Diamonds on a chain/Are not the kind of thing/That I can easily give to you/Would that bother you too?/Success: a sum of all the things you have/Minus all your past regrets/When you were left feeling used/And I needed some protection/And I needed just some time to recognize/All the things I thought were my fault/ And the things I should avoid/So I stop this sliding fall/Before I end up dead/I'm older now/And I can say/I've had my fun, but now it's time/To seal up all these cracks in my head/And I needed redirection/And I needed a little time to recognize/Oooo darling/There's things you should hold onto/And there are things you should avoid/Oooo darling/What's locked inside those charms around your wrist?/Does it end like this?/Tragic flaws are obvious/What's not is what a man can do/When he's nowhere that he wants to be/Drive away real fast if you want/You won't escape the things that always follow you/'Cause they are Closer Than They Appear/And I needed a brand new engine/And I needed a little time to recognize/Oooo darling/Got things you can hold onto/But I got problems to avoid/Oooo darling/What's locked inside those charms around your wrist?/Does it end like this?/Yeah, it ends like this.
from Native Son,
released August 18, 2010
Words and Music by Will Moran
Recorded, edited, and mixed by him;
All singing and instruments performed by him.