Postcards From Vietnam

by The Pax Trend

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released August 16, 2014

Music by The Pax Trend
Lyrics by The Pax Trend
Cover put together by Geovany Uranda
Photograph by Daniel Bayona on MorgueFile
Mixed, mastered, produced by Ruston Chidester
Co produced by The Pax Trend

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Track Name: I'm Off Again
Rows of life like watered plants
They come and go, seasons flow
But I've been seeing funny things

How could I mistake a face
For yours in the lake when it's mine?
I've left myself behind

Where do I go?
What am I seeing again?
What does she know?
Where does she want to be?

Platformed ice I walk upon
This frozen pond will break
Sunshine and too much weight

It's bleak enough, I can hardly see
You staring at me with such a face
I can't stand, I look away

Where do I go?
I'm off again
What does she know?
Where does she want to be?

Rows of life like watered plants
They come and go, seasons flow
But I've been seeing funny things

Where do I go?
I'm off again, yeah
Track Name: Honestly, It's Not What You Think
It's real romantic how she came to up me like
"I'd really like to get to know you better, no lie"
She said, "I get off at a quarter till three"
The she promised me her home
To see the second part of the show
Oh no

Tipsy turvy yeah she tossed me around
No pun intended she made me go down, down
A while later she saw me again
She said, "I feel bad" and I didn't know where to begin
Cause I

I don't care I don't care
I don't care, I don't care
She was another piece in the game
And I don't care, I don't care

I met her at the cinema, she was so shy
She looked at me like I was the right guy
But looked unsure and a little confused
And I was annoyed by the way she talked and chewed
Oh well yeah

Tipsy turvy yeah she tossed me around
No pun intended she made me go down, down
A while later she saw me again
She said, "I feel bad" and I didn't know where to begin
Cause I yeah

I don't care I don't care
I don't care, I don't care
She was another piece in the game
And I don't care, I don't care
Track Name: Cakes
We always had a thing
In your room chipping paint
She debuted in a magazine
I spent my days around
Taking the bus uptown
Seeing a girl I found to be a talent
She didn't know I could not find what I was looking for

Never mind the bulk of it
It’s in your hands again
Stroking it and we know
You’ll come up roses again
So get over it, get over it
It’s too late to pretend
Promise me, I’ll promise you
We will not tell our friends
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Looked in my nightstand drawer
And saw a picture there
I turned it around back
And saw a blank stare
Staring right back at me
And all the unseen kings
They had a laugh about me and all the things that
I could not see and could not find what I was looking for

Never mind the bulk of it
It’s in your hands again
Stroking it and we know
You’ll come up roses again
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Track Name: Japanese Lights
Japanese lights on my ceiling
Always gives me this funny feeling
My hair grows at the sound of light
Let me know if you will come home tonight

Japanese lights on my ceiling
Feels like my thoughts are leaving
Polka dots on the radio waves
I’m just mending my broken ways

Take me with you.
I’m not scared, but I need you to make me happy
I now we have gone so far,
But it’s our time to sing our swan song
Take me with you.
I’m not scared but I need you to make me happy
I know we have gone so far but,
It’s our time to sing our swan song, yeah

Miserable crowds keep me far behind
Lifeless, loveless, clueless, open mind
Japanese lights bring me thoughts of you
I ride the warm wind from December to June

Take me with you.
I’m not scared, but I need you to make me happy
I now we have gone so far,
But it’s our time to sing our swan song
Take me with you.
I’m not scared but I need you to make me happy
I know we have gone so far but,
It’s our time to sing our swan song, yeah

Japanese lights on my ceiling
Always gives me this funny feeling
Japanese lights on my ceiling
Japanese lights on my ceiling, yeah
Track Name: Postcards
Drenched in a trench coat when your pencil met the paper
Did it alarm you?
Dignity satisfies the bravest minds
Not even in one thousand years' time

Postcards place things right back home
In my arms, here you are again

Back to the shore where closed doors washed up
Your beating heart was kept out of sight
Behind the curtain hidden from those lies
You cashed in what was stolen from your eyes

Postcards place things right back home
In my arms, here you are again

Postcards place things right back home
In my arms, here you are
Postcards place things right back home
In my arms, here you are again
Track Name: College
Well I knew you then
But I don’t know you know
That was long ago and I don’t even know how
We made that work

There were writings on the wall
There was a message for us all
That came long before the fall
That came before the fall

The kind of love you find in film
Oh, this is real
The stars align if you hope and you feel

Well my mama always said
Your friends they come and go
But, yes I know, I said, yes I know
Unless they make your heart grow
Track Name: Sure Azure Eyes
As I finish my cigarette
I can’t help but write your name in letrasets
My thoughts sift though and through
But I can’t think of the last words I said to you

Your name rings in my ears
The last sound a cut at my breath

You melt away into the land
As I reach my hand for you

Azure eyes as deep as you can go
The curls on your hair continue to grow
Stood by the willow of yesterday
Tell me a lie, tell me to stay

As I finish my cigarette
I can’t help but write your name in letrasets
My thoughts sift though and through
But I can’t think of the last words I said
Track Name: One Day
Shotgun shoot the sunshine
We don’t need it anymore
The fall was timeless today
It’s all in your mind you know

O

Looking through the fish eye lens
But look at the mess I’m in
Beautiful balloons soar the sky
I can see them through the ceiling vents

Well you know what you don’t
And you know that it shows
Fixated on what you see

Looking for the silence
Cause I can hear through these walls again
Life is more than this my friend
But we got this time to pretend

O

Well you know what you don’t
And you know that it shows
Fixated on what you see

Well you know what you don’t
And you know that it shows
Fixated on what you see