Pieces | Thinking (Demos)

by Joseph Ozment

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these are some demos of songs that may be on my next album. thank you for listening :)

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released May 5, 2017

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Joseph Ozment Memphis, Tennessee

Joseph Ozment is a singer/songwriter from Memphis, TN. He is a graduate from Rhodes College and has been writing songs since his freshman year of high school.

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Track Name: Pieces
Tell me you've never had a feeling like this before
Go to sleep on the couch and wake up again on the floor
I'll show you how easy it is to just lose control
Have a sip, take a hit and just let everything go
After all it's so easy to do when you're just
barely holding on
Everything seemed so right but now
everything seems so wrong
The older, the wiser that's how it's supposed to be
But instead you're just getting older and still don't know who you want to be

Don Quixote or the dancing queen?
The paparazzi or celebrity?
A tax advisor or the captain of a submarine? Another victim of suburbia or the next Cara Delevingne?
We've all got tickets to the disappointment show, are you the one we've come to see?
It's not as easy to be free as we once believed
there's now a price you pay to dream

I can't wait until I can see my friends again
So we can joke around and not talk about all the things that make us scared
It doesn't matter if some things aren't sorted out, I'm sure they'll just fall into place
Or at least that's what we tell ourselves so we can put on a happy face
And pretend that it's not eating us alive
That we're 21 going on 22 and soon going on 25
And that we don't know anything about our lives
Behind the next couple of drunken weekend nights, but it's fine, I'll soon decide, if I'm a

Man or a glorified mime
A rebel or simple mind with a chain of seaside slip and slides
I can't march to the beat of my own drummer when they shot him in the street outside
They've all got tickets to the disappointment show
Oh where am I gonna hide?
Here comes the bride
Lift the veil and be prepared to die

Excuse me if I can't help but feel a little aggrieved
I said I'd shut my pain away inside myself and you rolled over and agreed
But never mind that, now I'm focusing on me
Because there's never been such a difference between the work and the revelry

I know I've never had a feeling like this before
The facade has fallen down and I'm left broken on the floor
Now I pick up the pieces and stitch them together to try to make them look complete
But the picture has changed, it's not the same cuz there's one where two used to be
And that one doesn't look like me
Track Name: Thinking
Another year came and went, a disappointment like the rest
Little more than a reminder there's no way to be young again

We're all older and what's worse than realizing you're a passenger
In a series of processions until it's you who's in the hearse

I don't mean to sound morose, but the only Holy Ghost
That I've seen move folks to heaven is the thing they waste the most

And that's time thinking of the past, clinging to memories fading fast
Of our innocence before we learned that nothing ever lasts

And suddenly, the revelry overtakes reality
Happiness is destiny and pain an abnormality
We live with the promise of an end to our suffering
Never realizing it's a sacrificial offering
To love, everything is the opposite of something
And if it weren't for our burdens, we'd have nothing

To set us apart, like the yearning in our hearts to live different kinds of lives, yet to constantly desire
Our own grandiose part in someone else's work of art, well there's an open spot in mine, and darling you'd look mighty fine
Filling in those lines, and giving me your lovely eyes
To look into when I can't seem to silence my mind, make me happy love and stop me thinking all the time

A new year has begun, another failed revolution
Has shown to us the stamina of the way that things get done

Both in politics and in life, why would we change when we could lie?
To ourselves and to each other, that these are real tears we are crying

Over all the stupid shit we did, even though we got away with it
Seems that guilt is just as easy to betray as innocence

I don't mean to sound cynical, it's just too predictable
That only when convenient do we care for other people

And suddenly, the revelry overtakes reality
Happiness is destiny and pain an abnormality
We live with the promise of an end to our suffering
Never realizing it's a sacrificial offering
To love, everything is the opposite of something
And if it weren't for our burdens, we'd have nothing

To set us apart, like the yearning in our hearts to live different kinds of lives, yet to constantly collide
And though I don't where to start building my own life apart from all the chaos of the world, I hope to have you with me girl
To fill in all those empty spaces
I never noticed till you made me look inside
If you end up choosing not to come with me then that is fine,
I'll still think of you to stop myself from thinking all the time