Every Single Day

by Richard MacLemale

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released October 1, 2009

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Track Name: Cranberry Lake
The summer of 75 I was ten
My grandparents owned an old cottage back then
It sat by a lake that was quite hard to find
The drive was a long one but we didn't mind

And every morning my grandma would make
A weak cup of coffee I'd gratefully take
And we'd watch the sunrise and when it was through
We'd plan out our day and the great things we'd do

Chorus
And everything seems so much fun when you're ten
We'd swim to the float, and we'd swim back again
We'd go to the old store and buy cherry soda and gum
The grownups would sit in the shade in July
And they'd watch us play and they'd desperately try
To not think about the adults we'd eventually become

My grandfather taught me to fish on that lake
We'd go out before everyone was awake
We'd sit there for hours and catch two or three
And I know that it was a big deal to me

And I had my first crush on that lake, way back when
I was so young, she was 16 then
To her I was only a kid, and I know
I thought she was pretty and I told her so

Chorus
And everything seems so much fun when you're ten
We'd swim to the float, and we'd swim back again
We'd go to the old store and buy Coca Cola and gum
The grownups would sit in the shade in July
And they'd watch us play and they'd desperately try
To not think about the adults we'd eventually become

Bridge
My father, he failed when he thought that he could
Find the old lake where the old cottage stood
It hid from my Dad but could not hide from me
And satellite photos and technology

I drove to the lake that we'd all left behind
I wasn't prepared for the sight that I'd find
A small pond of water, a hundred yards wide
I slowed down the car and I pulled to the side

Chorus
And this is the place where the old store should be
And that lake looks more like a small pond to me
The cottage is gone, all that's left is an empty space
And this little pond couldn't possibly be
The place where I had all those great memories
But it's so familiar, I know that I'm in the right place

Our memories color events of the past
The cottage is gone, but my memories will last
And deep down inside you, you know that it's true
It's people, not places, that matter to you
Track Name: Every Single Day
Remember the last one

He had a bad rep

Hung out in all the wrong parts of town

What did you see there?

What made you love him?

Maybe you like it when you're beaten down

Every single day

You take it upon yourself to pick up all the pieces

Every single day

You take it upon yourself to love him even more

I just wanna say

That you should be packing up and leaving in the morning

Cause every single day

You're making the same mistake and you won't hear my warning

Every single day

So finally you left and

you started over

Finally you'd had enough abuse

Dealing with the wide range

Wide range of emotions

And dealing with his short fuse

Every single day

You take it upon yourself to pick up all the pieces

Every single day

You take it upon yourself to love him even more

I just wanna say

That you should be packing up and leaving in the morning

Cause every single day

You're making the same mistake and you won't hear my warning

Every single day

You said you'd never walk that path again

You said you had a lot to think about

You found somebody new and you're excited

The problem is that things aren't working out
Track Name: Confused
You told me how bad you'd been treated
You told me so I would get closer to you
You told me about how he cheated
And now I believe that it's probably me that's been used

We were two lonely people
With nothing else to do
And you relied on me darling
So I'm confused...

It's hard to believe you were lying
It sounded so bad, the engagement you had
You told me how he wasn't trying
And you'd be the one who would end it before you got hurt

We were two lonely people
With nowhere else to turn
And you relied on me darling
You'd think I'd learn...

I know that I must sound ungrateful
But Saturday night you were nowhere in sight
They said that you'd gone back to his place
And they said that you left with a smile on your face, and I thought...
Track Name: Passing Through
I grew up slowly in this small town
and life was difficult for me
Once we outgrew playing with toy guns
we eventually grew up to see
Your personality and interests
had better be straight off the rack
That wasn't me and I had few friends
And that's why I don't wanna go back

So don't mind me, I'm passing through, I don't belong here
Yeah don't mind me, I'm passing through, I don't belong here
Keep your small town values, shops on main street
That's just fine for you
Don't mind me, I'm passing through

There weren't a lot of people like me
I found the few people that were
We stuck together and we made it through
not as easily as I would prefer
And some of us we grew up angry
A life of boredom and control
Our small town life was just a sentence
and you had to grow up for parole

So don't mind me, I'm passing through, I don't belong here
Yeah don't mind me, I'm passing through, I don't belong here
Keep your small town values, shops on main street
That's just fine for you
Don't mind me, I'm passing through

And there used to be nothing to do
And I can see that it's still true
And all the people stop and stare at my out of state license plate
And they're probably wondering about me
And they don't recognize my face
So they'll go back to their small town gossip and all their small town ways
Track Name: So Do You
Remember the times we spent together
in the hot summer sun
So how can you say that it's all over
how can you think you've won what never had begun
I really know now that you just don't care
and there's a wall up between us
I really know now that you just don't care
but it's too late to find someone who does

I just can't shake the memories that I should have had
out of my mind

So turn your back now and walk away
but keep in mind I'm not far behind
You have your life to lead, and I have mine
But do you know what you want to find...
I really know now that you just don't care
and there's a wall up between us
I really know now that you just don't care
but it's too late to find someone who does

I just can't shake the memories that I should have had
out of my mind
I just have trouble facing truth that hurts
Truth that I don't want to find
And oh... so do you
And oh... so do you
Track Name: Resistance
It will falsify, it will fabricate
It will hide from you and lie in wait
It will sometimes bully or seduce
It will come up with a thin excuse
It will tell you why you always fail
It will lead astray and hide the trail
It will reason like a lawyer would
It will claim that it's misunderstood

The internal war that never goes away
Cause no matter what, we fight it every day
And we feed it with our doubt and all our fear
And we use all our excuses when it's near

You will let it fill your head with doubt
You will give it life and let it out
You will listen as it lies to you
You will let it tell you what to do
You will fight it hard you will compromise
You will let it sway you with its lies
You will feel it take control of you
You will hate the things that it puts you through

It is always lying
to prevent you from trying
It will rip you off like a con man
It will try anything and everything it can
Track Name: Long Point Park
Verse 1
Right about June each year
boredom would disappear
'cause school had ended and though
I was too young to drive
Summer had just arrived
So my whole family would go

Down to Conesius Lake
Down the west road we'd make
one turn into Long Point Park
They had an old arcade
French fries and lemonade
We'd stay until it got dark

Chorus 1
We'd ride the Tilt-A-Whirl
We'd ride the Scrambler and
We'd ride the old carousel
Spend my last quarter on
one game of Asteriods and
fall asleep on the way home, and all would be well

Verse 2
In 1983
I received my degree
One summer left to hang out
I'd drive down to the lake
My friends and I would make
great memories, there's no doubt

And sometime after dark
We'd walk down to the park
Carousel songs in the air
We'd watch the girls walk by
We'd laugh and wonder why
They'd act like they didn't care

We were...

Chorus 2
Too old for Tilt-A-Whirls
Too old for Scramblers and
Too old for the carousel
We'd take a 12 pack out
to the pavilion and
hang out until the park closed, and all would be well

Bridge

All old amusement parks
one by one closing down
None of the kids want to go
Thrill rides with Multiple
G force and 200
foot drops is all that they know
Makes me nostalgic for
being a kid with my
lemonaide
and carousel serenade

Chorus 3
We'd ride the Tilt-A-Whirl
We'd ride the Scrambler and
We'd ride the old carousel
Spend my last quarter on
one game of Vanguard and
fall asleep on the way home, and all would be well
Track Name: Sane
Sometimes I feel like I'm not worth anything without you
Depression sinks me deep and I don't know what to do
What I guess I mean, what I mean to say
Is the feeling's been building up inside me again and it won't go away

When I look in the mirror and all I see is nothin'
It's not a good point of view
But I feel so safe and I feel so secure when I'm with you
When I get so low that I can't sink lower
And I got nowhere to go
I can feel so sane in this crazy world 'cause I love you so
And it's just enough, it's all I really need

Sometimes I feel like my life has left and passed me by
I can't succeed no matter how hard I might try
What I guess I mean, what I mean to say
Is the doubt's been building up inside me again and it won't go away

When I look in the mirror and all I see is nothin'
It's not a good point of view
But I feel so safe and I feel so secure when I'm with you
When I get so low that I can't sink lower
And I got nowhere to go
I can feel so sane in this crazy world 'cause I love you so
And it's just enough, it's all I really need

My friends all tell me that I haven't got my head on straight
They tell me not to get my hopes up but it's too late
'Cause life's not worth livin'
if you don't take chances
When you need somebody to pick you up off the floor
That's what love is for
Track Name: Twenty Dollars
Twenty dollars in my pocket
One beer left in the back of the fridge
Twenty dollars in my pocket
Time to go out for a walk in the dark

And it would be so damn easy
Half a bottle would do it
Yeah it would be so damn easy
Fall asleep and you never wake up...

Everybody's got their problems
Mine are much worse than most I would say
Everybody's got their problems
Mine could end up being fatal for me

And it would be so damn easy
Except the pain I'd leave behind
'Cause I wouldn't want to hurt you all
That kinda makes it difficult

Once long ago I was happy
Couldn't believe how lucky I was, and then
My reality ended
Ripped apart before my eyes

The drug store is open this late
One in the morning is nothing to them
Twenty dollars in my pocket
I could wash them down with the beer I've got left

And it would be so damn easy
Much easier than this
You get on with living or dying
Living is harder, but what the hell..

I've got twenty dollars in my pocket
The wind is blowing the tears in my eyes
So I'll go back to my apartment
Tomorrow's another day to decide

And it won't be very easy
The road ahead is so scary
But I gotta keep on going
At least there's one beer left in the back of the fridge
Track Name: Give Up You
I know that I could
give up alcohol
At least I'm pretty sure I could
And I could go forever
without my TV
...It'd probly do me good
I know that I could surely
give up vacuuming
I could do that with no regret
And I could give up all those
men's magazines
because I've got the Internet

Do I really need to mention
That I've got these good intentions
And I'm willing to work harder
So that I can earn your love
Baby you're the only reason that I even want to be here
And I could give up anything, it's true
But I could never, ever give up you

You're looking at me like I've lost my mind
You say "I've heard this all before"
You say I leave the seat up, track in dirt and put my feet up
leave shoes in the middle of the floor
You tell me other stuff, but I'm not listening
I think you're pretty when you're mad
Maybe what I'm offering is
really not the type of thing you
want from me but babe it's not too bad,

And I really need to mention
That I've got these good intentions
And I'm willing to work harder
So that I can earn your love
Baby you're the only reason that I even want to be here
I could give up anything, it's true
But I could never, ever give up you