Keep Hope EP

by Mike McKew

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released November 11, 2013

All songs written, performed, produced, and mastered by Mike McKew
Lyrics by Will Barnes on track 7
Album artwork by Tim Kozak

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Track Name: My Head
standing at the top of the world, looking down from in a cloud
the air beneath my feet begins to spiral
i'm falling now, no one's around
through the sky, into a hole in the ground
i won't be found

i'm digging to the centre of the world, looking down to grey and brown
the thoughts in my head begin to scramble
i'm losing it now
i've lost it now
seeing red, strapped to a hospital bed
i've been found

it's all in my head, they said
it's all in my head
it's all in my head
i guess it makes sense

well now i understand what i did
oh that poor kid, sure hope he lives
it looks like i'm gonna plead the fifth
they think i'm sick
well i guess i'm sick
oh i'm not scared, as i'm strapped to the electric chair
it's only fair

it's all in my head, they said
it's all in my head
it's all in my head
i guess this is it

whoa, he pulls the switch
whoa, and that's it

and now i'm home, back in the cloud in the sky
what did i miss?
Track Name: Drown
the leaves all fall down and die
we're running low on whiskey and rye
the air is cold, and smells of smoke
but still we'll try and get by

we'll toast to friends that we've known
we'll laugh at jokes that they've told
they're in the past, but forever they'll last
we'll hold them in our hearts till we grow old

we've just made it back home
we're together but so alone
we drown our fears in liquor and beer
but still i'll hold you close my dear
Track Name: Broken
it's been days since we've seen the light
don't go outside, you might go blind
we're out of our minds, like every other time
no reason or rhyme that we can find

oh we're broken, oh there's something wrong
don't try to fix us, don't try to understand
oh we're broken, oh there's something wrong
don't try to fix us, don't try to understand

i hear voices in the sky, but they're not really there
and as hard i try, i just don't care
the sun just rose to the sky
and we're already flying high, don't ask me why
we don't know why

oh we're broken, oh there's something wrong
don't try to fix us, don't try to understand
oh we're broken, oh there's something wrong
don't try to fix us, don't try to understand
Track Name: Tides
we've done what we can
our next step depends on when they send us away
should we stay, or risk escape
don't be afraid

oh don't you cry, we'll make it alive
if we stay away from the pain caused by this place
we can't stay, we can't stay

so close your eyes, we'll leave tonight
we're not safe anymore
we'll make new lives and watch the tides
rise and fall before our eyes

smell the air, were in the clear
we'll never have to return
let's watch it burn and disappear
have no fear

so open your eyes, we're safe tonight
there's no need to worry anymore
we've made new lives, we can watch the tides
rise and fall before our eyes
Track Name: Your Ghost
it's so easy to tell,
hell, it's written on your face
you're in pain
you've gone insane
you're on your way now

and it's hard to say, but i'll say it anyway
these days you're just a shell with life inside,
on a slow decay
i can see it fade out

and i've known you for all my life
and it's hard to see you go
and i know you can't last a lifetime
and i know i'll see your ghost

and it hurts to say, and i think i'm gonna regret it
i think of the early days
with life inside, a vibrant display
i can see it clearly now

and i've known you for all my life
and it hurts to see you go
and i'm sure you can't last a lifetime
and i'm sure i'll see your ghost
Track Name: Sinking Ship
Our boat has struck the horizon
And we go over the edge
Where do we land, a deserted continent
And we're the only ones to survive

We watch as our sinking ship disappears
We watch as our sinking ship disappears

The island we found fell into the water
Now completely submerged we stand
Looks like we've lost our skeleton crew
Waves slowly bury us in the sand

We watch as our sinking ship disappears
We watch as our sinking ship disappears

At the bottom of the ocean
At the bottom of the ocean
At the bottom of the ocean
At the bottom of the ocean