Control

by Jack Campbell

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A bunch of demos recorded in my basement back in Duluth, MN.

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released November 11, 2011

Cover Art photo by Seth Baker

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Jack Campbell Chicago, Illinois

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Track Name: My Mind is a Wreck
We all have something to hide
Sometimes I can't look you in the eyes

'Cause i can't believe the things i've done
there is no distance i could run
to get away
to finally feel safe
or to convince myself it's okay to go insane

But I swear there's nothing I can do
just won't stop feeling sad and forget what i wanna do
I just keep saying things that i don't wanna say
and if tortures me when i look in to your face

i can't stand to look at you
i wanna see you soon
i've got way too much pride
i hate everything i do

nothing's making sense
and this is nothing new
my stomach's feeling green
my heart is turning blue

i can't stand to look at you
i wanna see you soon
i've got way too much pride
i hate everything i do

nothing's making sense
and this is nothing new
my stomach's feeling green
my heart is turning blue

last night i fell again
one of these times i'm gonna break something

i'd better be careful what i say
i'd better be careful what i think
'cause my mind's a wreck, and I might not survive another day
maybe things would be easier that way

i wish you didn't have to see me this way
Track Name: Fake Sorries
This is slowly sucking out my soul
I may say the things that i wanna say
but those are the things i don't want you to know

don't listen to me
or my ramblings
i think i finally lost my mind
you think i finally lost my mind

and i told myself
i'd get some sleep tonight
now it's a quarter past five
and there's no sunlight

maybe if i just shut my eyes
i can accomplish this
maybe that's my handicap
think I'll just aim for a little nap

and i can hear your fake sorries
echo in my mind so please
why can't you just leave me be
you said that you'd be here, maybe

i told myself i'd write a song
i told myself i'd walk it off
but i've been walking so long
and your face still isn't gone

seems like i can only produce
on my worst days
when i know from the start
that i feel out of place

i end up wandering around
in the creek by your house
till i trip and fall
when your sail comes about

things were said there
it's best not to hear
if you wanna keep your happiness
all wrapped up tight and near

but we said them anyway
and it wasn't just any day
you held your breath, you stopped my heart,
without the sun it soon turned dark

and i can hear your fake sorries
echo in my mind so please
why can't you just leave me be
you said that you'd be here, maybe

i told myself i'd write a song
i told myself i'd walk it off
but i've been walking so long
and your face still isn't gone
Track Name: For Heaven's Sake
I'm glad to hear
that your heart
is locked up safe and sound

as soon as I took the wheel
i drove
this whole thing into the ground

and the look in your eyes
is the only thing that kept me alive
yet i stayed alone, except for my phone
which was lighting up all night long

and i don't know you
but i want to
i hope you like me 'cos i sure like you

i guess i never gave you a clue
i hate to tell you, but i'm really just not that smooth

i think i creeped you out
my senses tell me that it's time for me to back down
I'm everybody's friend
but I'd love someone to put my arms around

and if you think that that's you,
howdy miss, how do you do
but i'll never make a move
for the fear
that it'll turn my heart blue

but maybe i should take the risk, for heaven's sake
gotta trust my feelings, they claim that they're not fake
you're such a sweet girl and now i know
if you wanna stay sad you should just lay low
Track Name: Control
I had a hole in my heart
and now that it is filled
I've got something new to lose

we ignored all the warning signs
and now we're both obliged
to keep the other alive

and now that we're stuck
let's hope we get let down easy
I don't wanna feel a thing when I hit the ground
you deserve all the control you can get your hands on
so I'll give you the little I've got, I'm letting go of the wheel

I think I'm going blind
'cos I'm crashing down into everything
'cos I can't figure out what you mean
I look away when I feel ashamed

'cos I deserve all that i've got coming my way
I had the chance to be a man and to make the change
But I went and lost the fight and lowered my head
and now the guilt burns in my veins and I might aswell be dead
Track Name: Kaleidoscope
I’m so scared I’m gonna lose you, but there’s nothing that you could say

everyone that i get close to just seems to go insane

and i don’t wanna drive you away

i admit that my record is not that great

but I won’t take the blame; I’ve just been banking for when you’re not around

I’ve just been waiting for when you leave town

you need to be more optimistic, you need to clean your kaleidoscope

everything you see is tragic, but you’re all that I’ve got to cope

you’re the prettiest thing, that I ever have seen

but when you’re living your life, you don’t seem to believe

well start believing: when you find some guy, he’ll be the luckiest fucker in town

when you find some guy, please don’t forget I’m around

if you x-rayed my chest, you’d see a spot reserved just for you

sadly, it’s safe to assume, that the same doesn’t apply to you

but imagine it did, what of it then?

all the thing’s we’d have seen, all the places we’d been

well it’s not too late

my heart will keep beating, and I’ll make sure yours does the same

my heart just keeps beating, and I’ll make sure yours does the same

my heart just keeps beating, and it won’t stop as long as yours does the same