Leave A Light On

by Velcro Mary

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released November 6, 2015

Written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered at home by Jason Erb.

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Velcro Mary Charlotte, North Carolina

Velcro Mary is homemade indie rock from North Carolina.

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Track Name: Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night - Album Version
Take a pill
Take a bottle
Take a drink
To help you swallow
A roll of film
A cigarette
Another sip
To help forget

Here’s a pen
And here’s the paper
Sign your name
So they can take her
A wedding ring
A waiting room
Just hope the pills
Start working soon

For all you know you're in the right
Whatever helps you sleep at night

Take a pill
Take a bottle
Take a drink
To help you swallow
Track Name: Freezing To Death - Album Version
I'd like to come and see you but I cannot spare the clothes
Cuz you never let me inside and I always go home cold
I was freezing all through summer in a crowded parking lot
Put the heat on in the car but air conditioning's all I got
You said to call you when I got there but I probably should have left
Cuz while you sit warm inside your house
I'm freezing to death

If you have to give me something I could use an extra shirt
Bring a blanket to the hospital because this cold's starting to hurt
I could use something in long sleeves make yourself a mental note
If this is gonna last much longer I'm gonna need a thicker coat
Tried to call you from a pay phone swear to god I saw my breath
And although it's eighty-some degrees
I'm freezing to death
Track Name: Grow Up To Be Dead - Album Version
I heard you went to bed
I heard you went on cruise control
I heard you lost your head
And then you tried to sell your soul
I heard you nodded off
And everybody left you be
Wake up in the morning
And you grow up to be dead

I heard you called in sick
I heard you tried to fake a cough
I heard you were a prick
And then you turned your cellphone off
I heard you went to went to sleep
And then you missed everything
Wake up in the morning
And you grow up to be dead

I heard you took a job
I hear you get to cash a check
I heard that you got robbed
And no one bought your album yet
I hear that every night
You pass out on your leather couch
Wake up in the morning
And you grow up to be dead
Track Name: Something In My Eye - Album Version
None of you will ever know my intentions
None of you will pass the test on close inspection
Blame it on a friend who never came around when you were lonely
Blame it on a man who always held you down and broke you slowly
Blame it on a girl who never held your hand to make you happy
Blame it on yourself you never took the chance when you still had one

There must be something in my eye

None of you will second guess my direction
None of you will stand your ground and face rejection
Blame it on a boy who never called you back and took you dancing
Blame it on a girl who made you hold your breath and left you choking
These bruises never heal they surface on the flesh and leave you ugly
These sinners we call friends they always let you down and leave you hanging

There must be something in my eye
Track Name: Fifth Of July - Album Version
The car came and went and it left me behind
Standing right next to the loitering sign
A bomb in my pocket that just slipped my mind
don't bother asking me, i'm always fine

I still have some sparklers on the fifth of July
Sometimes wonder why I even try
And I get so lonesome i think I could die
I still have some sparklers on the fifth of July

There's a hole in my head and it's leaking again
But there's no need to notify my next of kin
Self-medicated with orange juice and gin
To leave is a shame but to stay is a sin

I still have some sparklers on the fifth of July
Sometimes wonder why I even try
And I get so lonesome i think I could die
I still have some sparklers on the fifth of July
Track Name: Fourth Quarter Funeral - Album Version
Crepe paper streamers
Dusty and limp
Hung with scotch tape
And bent paper clips
The numbers are in and
We’ve seen all the charts
Pulling the plug and
You’re breaking our hearts
With your fourth quarter funeral

Warm diet cola
And stale carrot cake
Portioned for friends on
styrofoam plates
The casket’s a rental
The speech is a bore
And I can’t help but feel
Like we’ve been here before
At your fourth quarter funeral
Track Name: One And Done - Album Version
It only takes one
Again and again
In the comfort of strangers
In the shadow of friends
You only need one
To make it alright
To shake out the cobwebs
And get through the night
You thought you were done
I guess not quite

It only takes one
At the end of the day
To stop you from shaking
And make it ok
You only need one
Or that’s what you said
To silence the critics
And put this to bed
It used to be fun
Or was it all in your head?
Track Name: Leave A Light On - Album Version
Don’t come over
I’m not older anymore
Your cold shoulder
Left me sleeping on the floor

Leave a light on in the dark
Keep a candle burning bright
I’ll be there when you wake up
In the middle of the night

My hotel year
In an ordinary town
Going nowhere
End up buried in the ground

Leave a light on in the dark
Keep a candle burning bright
I’ll be there when you wake up
In the middle of the night
Track Name: Smoke - Album Version
Two things move at the same time
Two things move in a straight line

You just taste like smoke lately
You used to taste like strawberries

Two things fruit of the same vine
Two things drunk on the same wine

You just taste like smoke lately
You used to taste like strawberries
Track Name: Seasons To Sleep - Album Version
If you're not well
Would you say something?
I promise to tell
Everyone nothing

Seasons to sleep
Secrets to keep
Penny a thought
Silence is cheap

If you believe
The face of your doctor
How could you hide
The truth from your daughter?

Seasons to sleep
Secrets to keep
She lies awake
Counting the sheep