Never Got Gone EP

by Jameson McGregor

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released March 19, 2013

produced by Ryan Row

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Track Name: The End
i've been thinking about the end
the day my lungs give out and then
my vision goes dim
and it chills me to the bone
everything i've loved and known
cut off, cut out

a hollow rage growing in the dark
losing light and time and track of what
i hoped i would become

i've been digging up my bones
out of pits i dug for years
to remember what i don't
and it shakes me like a limb
that everything i've ever done
got gone, got left

a hollow rage growing in the dark
losing light and time and track or what
i hoped i would become
i've been thinking about the end
and how everything i loved and lost
i'll have to lose again
Track Name: Never Got Gone
there was a darkness
that was rolling through my veins
and i hid from the light you gave
there was a cold wind
that was blowing out my mouth
but you were a burning flame
you were a burning flame

and for all the vain things
done by good ones
in the dark
it never got better
but you never got gone

there was a harsh word
that was rolling off my tongue
but you were calm when i came undone
there was an apprehension
that was tucked behind my ribs
but you were a sharper blade
you were a sharper blade

and for all the vain things
done by good ones
in the dark
it never got better
but you never got gone

i have got a problem
giving up what i've got
though you were calmer water
i kept flailing my arms

but you never got gone
Track Name: Ghost
i thought you were a ghost, breaking bread
like a newly formed opinion, growing legs
but you're an open wound, absolved of its shape
like a long-awaited feast without the taste

everything you touch turns to gold
but you hide it in a place that no one goes
you're a broken lock behind a hidden door
like keeping out the fire with wooden boards

sticking out your chest, you called it safe
hanging by a thread, you pulled and swayed
you're a higher bid with debts you'll never pay
like whiskey creeping toward an open flame

everything you loved has gone away
the casualty of pride and hope decayed
like the cry the crowning dusk extends to day
you're the one i always loved but couldn't save

creeping toward the end, you hang your head
breaking at the knee, you clench your fist
lifting up your arm to block the light
that gleaming picks you up and pulls you in

i thought you were my brother then
i thought you were my brother then
i called you my brother then
and i'll call you my brother then
Track Name: Cracking Sky
it came up dead
the day we left
our hidden fears
finally realized
i lost it there
i didn't mind
for you to see
me come undone

i didn't know
that it would be
the final fight
worth losing
having narrowly discovered
what i had hid behind
a blinding light
from the cracking sky

when the ash
had cleared away
i didn't feel
the final quake
but i could see
the hollow frame
of everything
disappearing

was it all
for this
the glorious
the glorious
did you mind
that we had
so many great expectations

when the light
was drawn away
the darkness came
we slipped away
where we would wait
with bated breath
for a trumpet wake
for a rising
a rising
Track Name: Wild One
overwhelming
you cannot be contained
in leather bindings
the turn of a word or phrase
overwhelming
these idols that you break
crumbling to the ground in place

you were running with iconoclast strides
god, you're wilder than we ever thought you would be
though we try, we can't pin you down
you're a wild one

you're greater

disconcerting
these figures that we form
we want more money
we want a higher bar
disconcerting
these idols that we carve
controlling like the wind to a sail

you were running with iconoclast strides
god, you're wilder than we ever thought you would be
though we try, we can't pin you down
you're a wild one

unbound
you're overwhelming
we build you a house
but you keep moving
maker
you're not done making
we gave you seven days
but you're still forming
so form these broken bodies
into gold
a great love with a lighter load
tear these temples down
stone from stone
crashing to the ground like broken chains

you keep running with iconoclast strides
god, you're wilder than we ever thought you would be
though we try, we can't pin you down
you're a wild one

you're greater
Track Name: When Death Came Calling
barely breathing
barely even hanging on
a dim light fading
you were crumbling from the weight
of a broken body
a hollow frame
when death came calling
you broke clean out of your skin
like you were running home

i still feel you
creaking floorboards, rushing winds
a picture fading
but i keep grabbing for the shape
of a broken body
a hollow frame
when death came calling
he broke clean out of the grave
like a falling chain

but it still stings
it still stings
when everything you love is fading
we all fade
we'll all fade

but there in darkness
we'll be caught up
in blinding light
the final curtain
cut short for the rewrite
when all the broken bodies
are coming up from open graves
and death comes calling
there'll be nothing left to give
or take away

nothing left to give or take away
we won't fade, we won't fade

every tear we shed in graveyards
will sprout and bloom
and grow a garden
where we won't fade
and you won't fade