Put It Into Words

by David Pollack

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released 14 January 2014

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David Pollack New York, New York

NYC native David Pollack was raised on the music of Paul Simon, James Taylor & The Beatles. At the age of 12, he began playing guitar inspired by post punk and indie rock acts like Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie. After successfully forming the bands Play in high school and Bridges in college, he is now pursuing a solo career and is set to release his first full-length album in the fall. ... more

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Track Name: Undress The Dead
It’s 2 o’clock in the morning and the warning sign is flashing
It’s calling my number, jamming up the telephone lines
passing on some dangerous secret messages to the depths of the unknown

Why’d you have to break it off? The pillows warm the blankets hot
It’s a good thing I guess
Drape the covers, undress the dead
Undress the dead

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning and the skies run high yellow red and blue
I check myself in the mirror and my eyes run dry from the dreams of the era
I’m walking on water collapsing to the beat of the drops

Why’d you have to break it off? The pillows warm the blankets hot
It’s a good thing I guess
Drape the covers, undress the dead
Pull the headlights, stop your alarms
There’s no need to worry, you’re up then you’re gone

So fasten your seatbelts
Cabin’s prepared for takeoff

It’s 8 o’clock in the morning
And I can’t see a thing except flashing numbers
And blurred colors
Oh how my eyes decieve me
Asking mysterious questions to the women of my dreams

Why’d you have to break it off? The pillows warm the blankets hot
It’s a good thing I guess
Drape the covers, undress the dead
Pull the headlights, stop your alarms
There’s no need to worry, you’re up then you’re gone
Pull the covers, undress the dead
Pull the seatbacks, stop your alarms
There’s no need to worry you’re up then you’re gone
Track Name: What's That Innocence?
So you stopped the pain
You cut it right off
You’ve become immune
Starting a fire without a fuse
Yes you are burning up
Your fever’s touched 102
But you can’t feel it no
Forever numb from your stirring past

What’s that innocence?
What’s your name no they’ve covered it up
What’s that innocence?
From the holy water towards the spirits above

Your story was thrown away
Taken straight out of your hands
You’ve had to start anew
Sketching out your diabolical plans
But you don’t know where to start
You’ve lost your bearings as well as your mind
No longer a prude
Taking orders from the seventh sun

What’s that innocence?
What’s your name no they’ve covered it up
What’s that innocence?
From the holy water towards the spirits above
What’s that innocence?
What’s you’re name no they’ve covered it up
What’s that innocence?
From the holy water towards the spirits above

You’re not ready for today
You’re not ready for tomorrow
So take those pills to end the day
This ain’t the last time that you’ve lied to yourself

What’s that innocence?
What’s you’re name no they’ve covered it up
What’s that innocence?
From the holy water towards the spirits above
What’s that innocence?
What’s you’re name no they’ve covered it up
What’s that innocence?
From the holy water towards the spirits above
What’s that innocence?
What’s that innocence?
Track Name: Why Not Now?
Sitting on the lawn with the suns rays upon us
Thinking about the future with the present in view
Vibes intertwine as my eyes gaze into yours
Eyes as bright as gold on this green afternoon

I said come on girl, are you ready?
The time is just as good as any
So why not now before the leaves turn brown and the temperature cold?
Why not now while we’re young and alive before we grow old?

Sitting on the couch, staring at the clock
With the moon’s radiance upon my pen and paper
Staring at the clock it strikes midnight as I begin to ponder
The confrontation to occur only hours from now

I said come on girl, are you ready?
Just like yesterday the time is just as good as any
So why not now before the tests come and go and course load thickens?
Why not now while we both have a handle on ourselves?
Ourselves

You seem like the kind of girl I can take a risk on
You’ve got that urban nationality and damn good personality

I said come on girl, are you ready?
The time is just as good as any
I said come on girl (come on girl, come on girl)
I said come on girl (come on girl, come on girl)

So why not now before the leaves turn brown and the temperature cold?
Why not now while we’re young and alive before we grow old?
Why not now while we still have each other to hold?
Why not now while we both have a handle on ourselves?
Ourselves
Track Name: Mean It This Time
Take my hand
Hold it tight
We’re on the road again
Far from all our friends
Take My Time
But don’t waste it
My clock is in your hands
Tick-tocking on command

Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time
Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time

The grass is at your feet
The pavement’s underneath
Your head is in the clouds
It’s flying all around
Your love is at the beat
Syncopated with the heat
Lights flashing all around
It withers to the sound

Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time
Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time
Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time

If you don’t think it’s right
If you don’t think it’s right
If you don’t think it’s right
Then don’t mean it

Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time
Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time
Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time
Yeah, It’s alright to mean it this time

You’ve been laughing in the stands
Contemplating all your plans
It’s about time you’ve played the game
Anthem’s been sung
So give it all you got
Give it another shot
And mean it this time
And mean it this time
Track Name: Hot Love
Hot love
Black coal
Plates they shiftin’
It's about to explode

‘Cause people talking from left to right
Overloaded and they can't get a bite
They're all so nervous like they got stage fright

From the Apollo, The show's tomorrow

Snake bite
Rattle
Dig deep
Into your soul

The pain is piercing pulling me out of control
It’s hard enough staying true to your zone
My hands are tied I can’t get to the phone

It keeps ringin’ I’ll keep singin’

I’m not trying to show my mess around this town
Grab a broom grab a mop and clean it up (Grab a broom grab a mop and ooh)
I ain’t feelin so hot but on this stage I’ll show you something that can’t be stopped

Tick-tock
Heart clocks
Prime swing
‘Til it stops

A roller coaster with an off and on switch
The curtains up, the lights are down and that’s it
It’s make or break this time the fire is lit
Time to dance take my hand

The serpents watch the fire grows and it grows
With every step the ohhs and ahhs like a drone
Swiftly pulsating deep into the unknown
Lightning and thunder fueling the hunger

‘Til it stops
Track Name: What Do I Do?
She stuffs in the minor things
Doesn't have to disagree
The banged up bills and silly rings
Running with a future casualty

She sends all her messages riding the fast lane
Missing every exit sign through stopping to complain
What do I do? What do I say to convey that everything will fade?

Write on the walls, don't take those calls
Express them with the words of deprivation
Don't change a thing, just lock the door and take a swim

I've heard all of those messages watching from the stands
Contemplating games of lies while playing the cards at hand
What do I do? What do I say to convey that everything will fade?
What do I do? What do I say when the door is closed to pass the day

Turn around
Fear the sound of her footsteps
The beat of her heartache
The murky surroundings
Let it go

Close the door; hear the window shut let the time slip away
Motor’s on, she'll ride past dawn
Out of her mind over the line

Deleting all mixed messages and throwing out the signs
It's gone past saving puzzle pieces and rummaging the ties
What do I do? What do I say to convey that everything will fade?
What do I do? What do I say when the door is closed to pass the day
What do I do? What do I say I hope and pray that it's all OK
Track Name: You're Playing Me
You’re playing me like a toy
But why should I bother?
You smoked me, like a cigarette
But when it’s down to the filter
You throw me down in the gutter

This ain’t the first time you’ve let me down
This ain’t the first time I’ve been around

Oh you’re playing me like a deck of cards
This time I know that you’re bluffing
That ace of spades’ really nothing

So give me one good reason
I should put faith in your face
Your po-po-po-poker face

This ain’t the first time you’ve let me down
This ain’t the first time I’ve been around
This ain’t the first time you’ve let me down
This ain’t the first time I’ve been around

You’re playing me like a garbage man
But why should I bother?
The heaps getting taller
You’re playing me like a hit record
But why should I bother?
The charts don’t even matter

This ain’t the first time you’ve let me down
This ain’t the first time I’ve been around
This ain’t the first time you’ve let me down
This ain’t the first time I’ve been around
Oh I’ve been around
Track Name: Balloon
Tell me if you’re off your feet
Balloon’s been filled up it’s a treat
To go high up over the mountain creek

A celebration that’s for sure
With purple clouds and bright shooting stars
That I’m sure are heading straight for Mars
I wonder if we’ll catch them

The pyramids now all go by
A desert storm sends sand to my eyes
Sensing a diversion she begins to fly

As far away as she can go
Around the world, around the moon
I’m hoping that she’ll come back soon
Or is this it?

I flew as far as the balloon would take me
I saw many beautiful pleasures and sceneries
But the one of note, a glimpse of you
Hoping that I’ll hold you soon
I’m running out of helium
What’s done is done - what’s done is done.

Your wings are too lethal
Your morals are none
But while I’m stuck here grounded
A balloon’s all I got
You’ve got the safety pin and I, I hope I’ve got you.

3AM I’m back on my feet
Balloon’s deflated on the side of the street
Sometimes I dream sometimes I think it’s real
I see her flying by the window
Track Name: Straight Through The Ceiling
You walk too fast for me
Galloping in stride creates a gustling bustling wind
I’ve had you on my mind
For two months it seems though it could have been three or more

Got that feeling I’m straight through the ceiling, oh no
She’s on my mind ain’t helping me healing (oh no)

Well I’ve been up and down
My emotions charged get the worst out of me
Walking past the second floor
Walking by that open door I see your head pop over the wood divide

Got that feeling I’m straight through the ceiling, oh no
She’s on my mind ain’t helping me healing, healing, healing (oh no)

And i’m not sure how much of this I can take
Because I’m reeling, I’m reeling, I’m reeling
I cannot sleep checking my phone constantly
Walking to class daily shaking, shaking, shaking

Got that feeling I’m straight through the ceiling
Got that feeling I’m straight through

Got that feeling I’m straight through the ceiling, oh no
She’s on my mind ain’t helping me healing, healing, healing (oh no)
Got that feeling I’m straight through the ceiling, oh no
She’s on my mind ain’t helping me healing, healing, healing (oh no)
Track Name: I'm Here They're There
If you don’t take me home tonight, if you don’t take me home tonight
I might ravage through my skin
If you don’t give me what I want, if you don’t give me what I want
It’s all good fun until it’s done

Staring up at the moon, the stars shooting from above
Because I know they’re out there, I’m here they’re there, it’s love

So give me back my poker chips, so give me back my poker chips
I need a job, my money’s gone
The water’s deep so sink or swim, the water’s deep so sink or sink or swim
I’ll stay afloat gliding on my back

Staring up at the moon and stars reflecting on the water
If I’m the chosen son then tell me who’s the chosen daughter?

‘Cause I know they’re out there
I’m here they’re there
Yeah I know they’re out there
I’m here they’re there
It’s Love

Well don’t expect me to quit
Because I know, oh I know that’s it

Walking ‘round the streets infused with people
Who don’t know where they’re going
They don’t know what they’re knowing

But I know they’re out there
I’m here they’re there
I know they’re out there
I’m here they’re there

I’m here they’re there, you’re here I’m there
I’m here they’re there
I’m here they’re there you’re here I’m there
It’s love
Track Name: The Reasons Why
So long, farewell
You’re probably coming back but you left too soon
The fog dilutes
The lights they burn like whiskey and cigarettes

Well it’s a negative positive reaction
She’s thinking with her head and not her heart
Sparks torn apart

Like hair at split ends
An international deluge that might set the break for good
I swear I hope it would

Well it’s a negative positive reaction
I’m thinking with my heart and not my head
Emotions reach the highest peaks the lowest lows a man could ever take
Will it break me?

I rest my aching bones
To the point the ache for more I close the shades
On society’s realities of shame
‘Cause she’s leaving the country and cutting it off
I’m forming bad habits I’ve got to cut off
And control my emotions cause she’s owning hers
And let them run free causing fires that spread
That are burning the city and pushing the edge
Towards the cliffs of Manhattan and places that I wouldn’t go
Straight under the bone

I know actions speak louder than words
But I can’t differentiate them with the words in my head
A bloated friend

Well it’s a negative positive reaction
That leaves you both stunned hot and cold
Well it’s a negative positive reaction
The heart and the head they show the signs
The reasons why