TIME​/​SPACE

by Charlie Lim

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released June 2, 2015

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Track Name: Blah Blah Blues
I wasnʼt exactly alone when she left me
Figured I wasnʼt unhappy to live with my own world
I tend to make my mountains out of molehills
Iʼve always made my goddesses out of you girls

And Iʼve always had the chance to say
That I never got to scream when I drowned in your sea
You know Iʼve always been lonely so I guess I just got used to it
But I guess I got used to dragging you down with me

So my sandcastle has been waiting for the waves
I carry lost love like some tragic disease
And I wonder why she never came back to put out the flames
But when I called her this was what she said to me

"It makes more sense to stay underwater
Itʼs not that hard to sing about being hurt
Itʼs kind of lucrative to write a love song
Because everybody else just canʼt get enough

Itʼs always easier to be victimised
Always blame the one who got you burnt
Itʼs kind of funny how things turned out for ya
Because everybody knows
The truthʼs just not enough for the show
Because everybody knows
The truthʼs just not enough for the show"

Well I'm aware I'm gonna die someday
So I might as well go down crashinʼ and burninʼ
Oh my Lord, can you help me out here?
Oh my Lord, why didn't you just pick up the phone?

Oh my Lord, why did you forsake me?
You know I carried my cross, I was bound in sin's chains
Oh my Lord, you just not listenin'
But when I was on my knees this was what He said to me

"It makes more sense to stay underwater
Itʼs not that hard to sing about being hurt
Itʼs kind of lucrative to write a love song
Because everybody else just canʼt get enough

Itʼs always easier to be victimised
Always blame the one who got you burnt
Itʼs kind of funny how things turned out for ya
Because everybody knows
The truthʼs just not enough for the show
Because everybody knows
The truthʼs just not enough for the show"
Track Name: Bitter
Lately Iʼve been sleeping alone on my own again
Just me in an empty room on a single bed
Iʼve been trying all this time just to see
All the reasons you had given just to leave

Why am I so bitter about you babe
I donʼt understand
Was I trying to cash in the fantasy without the reality check
But I never wanted you to lie to yourself about happiness
When all you were was just a little lonely

Latching on to love like a moth to flame
But what are we gonna do when the embers start to fade
I donʼt mean to mess with the master plan
But when you put out the fire Iʼll just start it again
I guess Iʼll have to keep my distance for your defence

Pull me out of focus keep me in the queue
Iʼm a tired lover wilting hours in the waiting room
Embrace the silence when thereʼs nothing left
You got no room for demons when youʼre self-possessed

Why am I so bitter about you babe
I donʼt understand
Every time youʼre out in the sunshine Iʼll just sleep through it
But I never wanted you to lie to yourself about happiness
When all you were was just a little lonely
And all you wanted was the company

Whyʼd you let me go
When you still wanna know
How much I care, if Iʼd still be there
Whyʼd you set me free
If you need the sympathy
Come as you are, my tongue is undone

Was I spoilt for love
Have you had enough
Wait out the danger
You donʼt have to ask
This maudlin moment
Will soon come to pass
Track Name: Light Breaks In
Tiptoe round the wreckage of desire
No harm no foul, just hear me out
Staring blankly ahead across from me
The water’s calm, she reels me in

Deep in the night
Is that where you are
Hand to the sky
I’ll grab a fistful of stars
Deep in the night

Have we been thirsting by the fountain side
Come settle down, no room for doubt
We’ll cherish every night in our crooked sleep
The years go by, the light breaks in

Deep in the night
Is that where you are
Hand to the sky
I’ll grab a fistful of stars
Deep in the night

Pour out all your sorrow
Were you waiting for a sign
Only breathing just a little
And calling it a life

Will we have each other
To watch the world pass us by
Tell me your despair and I’ll show you mine
Tell me your despair and I’ll show you mine
Track Name: Conspiracy
I beat myself up
For letting you down
Wish things had gone my way

Counted my blessings
Not sure what I'm missing
Too young to be tired of change

Did I miss a beat
Of this conspiracy
I'm done with digging all the dirt

Denial's my disease
This plot I made believe
Keep hitting me where it hurts

Why do I keep on trying to fix what ain't broken
I'll bend us to break just so I can feel some emotion
And all I ever wanted was a sweet distraction
But you stayed long enough to turn into my only obsession

Pinning shadows down
I get worse when it gets darker
The light is too bright
I'm exhausted by the colours of you
Of your golden hue

Leave the bulb alone and
Let the flower bloom
Keep my sticks and stones
Don't trip over the fuse but I do
Because of you

Did I miss a beat
Of this conspiracy
I'm done with digging all the dirt

Denial's my disease
This plot I made believe
Keep hitting me where it hurts

Why do I keep on trying to fix what ain't broken
I'll bend us to break just so I can feel some emotion
And all I ever wanted was a sweet distraction
But you stayed long enough to turn into my only obsession
Track Name: Knots
I’m not fishing for an answer
Just untie the knots you knead
Does it always take a stranger
To snatch you out from the deep

So helpless in the half-light
When you’re not a man of faith
Wish you’d wrote it all on water
Watch it all go to waste

So help me understand why
Why you wanna go back
Still running to your past life
When there’s nothing left
And when you hear the silence ring through your bones
His shadow’s waiting to give up the ghost
So help me understand
Why you wanna go back

How many times did you let the devil through your door
Don’t wanna test the consequence of letting go

So helpless in the half-light
When you’re not a man of faith
Wish you wrote it all on water
Watch it all go to waste

So help me understand why
Why you wanna go back
Still running to your past life
When there’s nothing left
And when you hear the silence ringing through your bones
His shadow’s waiting to give up the ghost
So help me understand
Why you wanna go back

Don’t you think it’s for the best
That we don’t always get what we want
Oh how easy we forget
When we could’ve had it all
Track Name: Nothing More Cruel
Darling I’ve been trembling from your love all this time
Even when the ashes have faded it’ll be on my mind
I’m not praying for a miracle to get me by
There’s nothing more cruel
When the words are baited like a victimless crime

Am I growing up too fast
Or did I have it easy all this time
Was I paying the cost
Being cast in a role with no reprise

When all my fear surrounds me
Come on cut through the bone so I can see
The weariness I live in
From trying way too hard to make believe

Darling I’ve been trembling from your love all this time
Even when the ashes have faded it’ll be on my mind
I’m not praying for a miracle to get me by
There’s nothing more cruel
When the words are baited like a victimless crime

When cowardice is medicine
Have we been wired to feed off jealousy
Addicted to the turbulence
By my maddest edge you’ll define me

Darling I’ve been trembling from your love all this time
Even when the ashes have faded it’ll be on my mind
I’m not praying for a miracle to get me by
There’s nothing more cruel
When the words are baited like a victimless crime

So this is what we do to the ones we love;
Was it better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission?
Passion is poison, and success
Will take a man where his character cannot sustain him

If true love takes true independence
Then there is no method to this madness
Blind faith and childish reason
When the body cries, the spirit listens

Nightmares and nosebleeds
You’re the actor and the audience
Blow by blow, frame by frame
Silence begets silence
Track Name: I Only Tell The Truth
I only tell the truth because I love you
But all my words kept pushing you away
Remember the time when all the terms were simple
Holding out the doubt for better days

You can never know if you've tried your best
When you think you've still got time
So I stretched my sorrow across the cracks
To see if we'd intertwine

Every night I'm terrified of losing
A war we never won
And life keeps spinning
Like a broken record

But I won't catch you if you let go
I'll pick apart the things you let fold
If that's what you want I guess we'll move on
I'm sorry

I only tell the truth because I miss you
But there you stood so many worlds away
We'd scale the walls just before they crumble
Put it on the line just to reel it in

You were tempted by the devil's flesh
I was jealous as a God
So omniscient yet helpless
In a life out on your own

And while you sparkled in a different scene
I tunnelled through the hours
Replaying the past
Just like a broken record

But I won't catch you if you let go
I'll pick apart the things you let fold
If that's what you want I guess we'll move on
I'm sorry
I'm sorry