Grimes Street

by Aleksander

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written, performed, mixed and mastered by jesse aleksander belor.
thanks to everyone who kept me sane; you know who you are.

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released August 22, 2014

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Aleksander Brisbane, Australia

AGE // 18

I choose to use my middle name Aleksander for my music. I usually play all the instruments on the track + sing + produce (record, mix and master). Creative control is key. I also love anyone who will take the time and listen.

"Basically, I am the Swiss army knife."
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Track Name: Backwards
mountains crumble, stars do fall
and an angel will do no such thing.
apparently my words have no meaning
and it seems like the seas of heaven are leaking.

lather, rinse, repeat.
it seems routine it can't be beat.
they say that talk is cheap,
I disagree, I disagree, I disagree.

happiness doesn't thrive on lack of sleep
but you know me.
I got a grin that goes from cheek to cheek.
but I guess more often than not there's a frown
and it's hidden underneath.

lather, rinse, repeat.
routine it can't be beat.
they say that talk is cheap,
I disagree, I disagree, I disagree.

liar, liar, my jeans are on fire.
liar, liar, your skirt burst into flames.
liar, liar, just sit in the passenger seat.
liar, liar, you're never gonna make ends meet.
Track Name: Uncharted Waters
while you’re out there
in the day’s air,
breathing in summer’s air.
i’m inside,
cloaked in night,
breathing out winters ice.
you keep cool,
i keep warm.
we both need each others arms
tonight.

my heart is racing away.
my eyes would never dare stray.
‘cause our lungs they breathe the same smoke
and our feet, they stand on different coasts.

while you’re out there
in the day’s air,
breathing in summer’s air.
i’m inside,
cloaked in night,
breathing out winters ice.
you keep cool,
i keep warm.
we both need each others arms
tonight.

fists fly but words walk all day
upstairs, when you’re not okay.
my mouth it keeps runnin’ away.
so, swim deep and dive with me j.

uncharted waters;
they lie ahead of us.
Track Name: Habitat
school’s out, i’m going home.
i punch the bag all alone.
we slide on by as we drive.
he blocked left, we hooked right.

no dice, the pigs never came.
there’s nothing to blame, when nothing’s the same.
the white skyline against the red sunrise.
another night of morning light.

light.

and that’s why i’m scared of cars.
Track Name: Neighbours
growing up, a boy amongst men.
thinking aloud, dark dreams among thoughts.
"write it down, it'll help!" she said.
step quiet, don't wake what can't be fought.

and this boy amongst men became a wolf among sheep.
and this wolf amongst sheep became a butterfly amongst the deceased.
and one day we looked back at that boy's old seat.
but a god amongst mortals cannot be seen by the people on the streets.

yeah, we were neighbours,
we were neighbours for so long.

time and money, life's tooth and claw.
and those slow swinging saws,
swing ever closer to your door.
it's not about what happens anymore.

and this boy amongst men became a wolf among sheep.
and this wolf amongst sheep became a butterfly amongst the deceased.
and one day we looked back at that boy's old seat.
but a god amongst mortals cannot be seen by the people on the streets.

yeah, we were neighbours,
we were neighbours for so long.
Track Name: Whiskey Peak
the whiskey burns as he coughs it right back up.
he cant stomach bad luck,
it tastes bitter and rough, he shivers to much.
but you know there’s nothing wrong with being cold.
because the ice does melt,
and the dust dissolves.

fading, fading fast.
i’m fading, i’ve faded.

you know that he will be right here.
he has nothing left to fear.
the sound of three cheers,
as he begins to steer.

he’ll be right where you left him.
he’ll be right where you left him,
in the shadow of the mountain.
he’ll be right where you left him.

i’ll be right where you left me.
i’ll be right where you left me,
at the bottom of whiskey peak.
i’ll be right where you left me.

i’m all the world’s ashes;
i’m burnt out and scattered.
i didn’t get much sleep last night
but it’s alright.
you didn’t do this out of spite.
and now this old town has lost its glow.
don’t you know?
that the lights are dimmed real low.

im real low.
im real low.

you know that he will be right here.
he has nothing left to fear.
the sound of three cheers,
as he begins to steer.

he’ll be right where you left him.
he’ll be right where you left him,
in the shadow of the mountain.
he’ll be right where you left him.

i’ll be right where you left me.
i’ll be right where you left me,
at the bottom of whiskey peak.
i’ll be right where you left me.
Track Name: Troy
Once upon a time,
he would have a fought a dragon just to keep it alive.
But now through those eyes,
lie’s a broken shore and its littered with the bones of before.

One man against the legions;
One soul to stop the sieges!
One king and one queen;
Two parts of a single being.

Three rats sitting on grimes street;
Doing nothing for a week!
Sleeping late and drinking more,
Behind closed doors.

The water’s rise but he just keeps on,
The moonlight’s red – something’s wrong.
So, he rushes back home and before long,
It’s him who needs help and the bottles gone.

One man against the legions;
One soul to stop the sieges!
One king and one queen;
Two parts of a single being.

Three rats sitting on grimes street;
Doing nothing for a week!
Sleeping late and drinking more,
Behind closed doors.
Track Name: Auchenflower
yeah, i’m sorry
that i’m not the man that i used to be.
i know its hard work for you but
you’re the only one who can set him free

i ain’t lying but i’m out here dying.
i can hear you crying and it’s got me frightened.
now, i can’t sleep and i can’t eat.
and i cant’ dream, i don’t know what it means.

i know,
and they know,
and you know.

it wasn’t me.
it isn’t me.
it can't be.

dear me, don’t set your sights so low,
‘cause one day you know, you’ve got to go.
i’m parked on the road,
pickin’ up crumbs.
these days i feel
like a setting sun.

so, i get on in and make a wrong turn
dad said son that’s how you’ll burn.
get on in and make a wrong turn,
when will i learn?

i know,
and they know,
and you know.

it wasn’t me.
it isn’t me.
it can't be.

just say you need me, again.
Track Name: Red
i haven't walked these halls in a while,
nothing's changed and i've walked for miles.
on end, it's the end.
and, it's coming round the bend.
will it save me or will it mend?
this isn't the message that i want too send.
it's an SOS and it's in distress,
can you come clean up your fucking mess.
mum, she said "jess, it'll be okay."

just say the word and he's dead.
the red dot will stay pointed at his head.
from when gets of bed
'til he gets in again.

i ain't a killer but i need the satisfaction.
all this talk will never lead to any action.
i promise.

i'm a little like a puzzle in a dusty old loft.
you wouldn't know i'm there and several pieces are lost.
it doesn't matter which ones they are, or who they were.
it's just that there gone and the dust in that loft will never stir.
forever to remain, slain and in blatant disarray.
i promise once again that i did not used to be this way.
just ask around, the town.

just say the word and he's dead.
the red dot will stay pointed at his head.
from when gets of bed
'til he gets in again.

i ain't a killer but i need the satisfaction.
all this talk will never lead to any action.
i promise.
Track Name: Old Enemy
walls, too protect, just a shield to deflect.
and, reflect off all the dust and the poision and the rust.
and the sea air and you wouldn't dare, drop them for anyone.

girl, it's just me.
i really try to be friendly.
girl, it's just me.
i'm not an enemy.

the incense burns for once i can't smell it.
the perfume and the clothes and the memories.
endless roads and treacherous seas,
much more stands between you and me.
there's history, there's history, there's history involved.
there's history, there's history, there's history with us.

girl, it's just me.
i really try to be friendly.
girl, it's just me.
i'm not an enemy.
Track Name: Opposite Day
shut up heart, let me sleep.
be quiet brain, let me think.
silence please, my old soul.
just let me live, for once just let me live.

i'm already there, i'm already there
but i'm still sitting opposite and empty chair.
and it's not fair but the good and the bad is an even share.

shut up heart, let me sleep.
be quiet brain, let me think.
silence please, my old soul.
just let me live, for once just let me live.

and if we still talked, i imagine that she would say
"one day a beautiful girl will lay beside you again."
and Dallas, he said it best "will it be my heart or will it be his?"
but it's obvious.

shut up heart, let me wake up.
be quiet brain, we already broke up.
silence please, my souls all torn up.
just let me live, for once just let me live.
Track Name: 180°
who's the man in the mirror? he's getting thinner.
wingspan wide, middle finger up looking like a sinner.
180 degree turn of the soul, stay gold, im never gonna fold now.
the love lockdown's over and i'm just grazing the cash cow.
you know how.
Preparing for the best and the worst and I still gotta get ready for fuckin' work.
some days the everyday sends rage to the brain, but its null and void when you've gotta maintain.

"so, fuck you!" he shouted at the sun.
"despite the words, I cant thank you enough."
"my, apologies." he whispered to himself.
"i'm awake now; i'm out of bed now."

true beauty doesn’t only go skin deep, you’ve got fathoms to seep through.
But you linger on the beach, semi nude, not even willing to dip your feet into the sea, dude.
Its cause you know there is fish in there but a conversation got you scared of anything there.
but i guess thats fair, if you're in the age range of first pubic hair and first day at child care.
aleks do dare to stare at fair girls with the red hair
but its not about the fibres its what lays underneath.
buried deep in the grey matter
you only care for the latter.
it's not what matters.

"so, fuck you!" he shouted at the sun.
"despite the words, I cant thank you enough."
"my, apologies." he whispered to himself.
"i'm awake now; i'm out of bed now."
Track Name: Leo The Lion
i've got a new motto and it's: fuck what they say.
since i've lived by it, i've been better of every day.
all those battles that i've won, yeah they've been grand.
and that war that i lost, yeah, she didn't understand,

i'm right here, they way you left me.
yeah, i'm right here, the way you want me.
i should've never got that new battery for my car,
'cause maybe we wouldn't have taken things so far.

i've got a new motto and it's: fuck what they say.
since i've lived by it, i've been better of every day.
all those battles that i've won, yeah they've been grand.
and that war that i lost, yeah, she didn't understand,

my name's leo and i'm a lion.
and i've been out here, steady trying.
just to open this goddamned locked door!
getting so frustrated that i might just roar!

i've got a new motto and it's: fuck what they say.
since i've lived by it, i've been better of every day.
all those battles that i've won, yeah they've been grand.
and that war that i lost, yeah, she didn't understand,
Track Name: Junk Mail
dear j,
i hope that you’re having a good day.
you just finished work
and i bet you still hurt.
so, you’re not coming over
and it’s not my cold shoulder.

you shot me down,
aimed straight for my heart.
well deserved from the start.
you’ve finally finished a work of art.

i put on my coat
and step out into the cold.
and, the wind still chills my bones
without your warmth – i am stone.

dear j,
i hope you’re having the best day of your life.
with no fights
and no lies.

you shot me down,
aimed straight for my heart.
well deserved from the start.
you’ve finally finished a work of art.

i put on my coat
and step out into the cold.
and, the wind still chills my bones
without your warmth – i am stone.

dear j,
i hope you’re having the worst fucking day.
because im not there to hold
and im sorry but i tried.
i know this is bold.

but its killing inside.
Track Name: Honey
Honey, do you remember, that time we smoked a cigarette?
Leaning out my window at about 3:00 am.
Honey, remember that time, that our cheeks were so wet?
You made us get coffee just to sort out the stress.

And, what about that day, we sat out by the waves?
Remember all the nights that I lied and misbehaved?
What about the time we saw some rock and roll?
I could have danced all night or danced until we’re old.

But, things were looking jet black.
Now, I stand with a rat pack.
all the good is in my thinking cap.
all the bad parts are in my knapsack

I hope your good!
I hope your well! ‘cause I can’t tell.
I hope your good!
I hope your swell! ‘cause I can’t tell.

Honey, do you remember, that time we had a bubble bath?
We talked about everything and drank honey jack.
What about when we got all dressed up?
Just to go get dinner and enjoy each other’s love.

Honey, do you remember the town by the sea?
It was just you and me, things didn’t work out so perfectly.
But all these things still make me smile,
but just for a second there, never for a while.

But, things were looking jet black.
Now, I stand with a rat pack.
I keep all the good in my thinking cap.
I keep all the bad in my knapsack

I hope your good!
I hope your well! ‘cause I can’t tell.
I hope your good!
I hope your swell! ‘cause I can’t tell.