Burying Caesar

Burying Caesar

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By Burying Caesar, 2017

Without Her

Watching that girl go by, thinking about her

Can’t help but wonder what I’d do without her

Catch myself thinking her name

And every day it’s the same

 

Though I may fall as I stumble without her

And I’m feeling so lost as I wander around her

I hope it’ll work out someday

Wish I knew that she felt the same way

 

Sometimes I fear that my dreams they may shatter

But sometimes I wonder if it even matters

Wish I could just let her know

But afraid that it might make her go

 

The sound of her laughter the sight of her smiling

Makes it all worth and makes you keep trying

No matter how hopeless it seems

You must always hold on to your dreams,

You must always hold on to your dreams

 

Watching that girl go by, thinking about her

Can’t help but wonder what I’d do without her

Catch myself thinking her name

And every day it’s the same

Watching that girl go by, thinking about her

Can’t help but wonder what I’d do without her

Catch myself thinking her name

And every day it’s the same

The Busker

He’s running from what he doesn’t know

He’s hiding from what he’s afraid to show

With his guitar upon his shoulder

All he can do is get a little older fast, fast

 

The vagabond, running forever

Roaming the streets, searching for treasure

All alone, sitting on his corner

When he goes he knows that there won’t be a single mourner

 

He’s running from what he doesn’t know

He’s hiding from what he’s afraid to show

With his guitar upon his shoulder

All he can do is get a little older fast, fast

He goes wherever the wind blows

Trying to get high but always ends up low

You see him in the street just asking for a chance

But all you give him is another dirty glance

 

He’s running from what he doesn’t know

He’s hiding from what he’s afraid to show

With his guitar upon his shoulder

All he can do is get a little older fast, fast

 

And in the bitter cold he holds his only friend

With it he’ll play his songs until the very end

He plays his solemn song for everyone to hear

The lonely serenader sheds another tear

 

He’s running from what he doesn’t know

He’s hiding from what he’s afraid to show

With his guitar upon his shoulder

All he can do is get a little older fast, fast

 

You see him on every corner everywhere you go

And every time you see him you just want to know

“How’d you get here, where’s the life you used to lead?”

He just starts to play again, his heart begins to bleed

 

He’s running from what he doesn’t know

He’s hiding from what he’s afraid to show

With his guitar upon his shoulder

All he can do is get a little older fast, fast

 

He’s running from what he doesn’t know

He’s hiding from what he’s afraid to show

With his guitar upon his shoulder

All he can do is get a little older fast, fast

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals

Hovey Jude Corbin: Ukulele, Bass, Guitar, Aux. Perc., Backup Vocals

Written by Roddy Cochran

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Piano, Ukulele

Hovey Jude Corbin: Drums, Bass

Jacob Felts: Guitar

Written by Roddy Cochran and Jacob Felts

Light Enough to See

Watching cars go by

Feel the hours fly

His life is strewn with yesterdays

Silently passing him by

Breath fogs up the glass

As the world rolls past

He gazes at the dreary sky

Hoping the time will fly fast

 

But he knows the way

Is light enough to see

And he knows it leads

To where he needs to be

 

Stops, gets off the train

Goes to work again

Get in line, and be on time

Every day is the same

Learn to live with life

Learn to run from strife

The rage in you is nothing new

Why can't you be satisfied

Cause he knows the way

Is light enough to see

And he knows it leads

To where he can be free

 

The worries of the night

Detain our wings from flight

Restrained to gazing at the clouds

Never to climb to that height

Go through the routine

Remember what you've seen

Soon the light will pierce the night

And all of the slates will be clean

 

Cause he knows the way

Is light enough to see

And he knows it leads

To where he's meant to be

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Piano

Hovey Jude Corbin: Drums, Bass, Aux. Perc.

Written by Roddy Cochran

Imaginary Romance

There was a girl I used to know

We were in love, but she didn’t know

We were together everywhere

The only problem was I wasn’t with her there


My imaginary romance:

And together but alone I danced

My imaginary romance has to end

As I go walking down these city streets

I see her in the eyes of every girl I meet

She breaks my heart each and every day

With every word she doesn’t say

 

My imaginary romance:

And together but alone I danced

My imaginary romance has to end

 

It seems no matter how hard I try

All she will do is pass me by

It seems our love is doomed to die

And I’m still left here, just wondering why

 

My imaginary romance:

And together but alone I danced

My imaginary romance has to end

 

We could have been together if she’d only known

I know without her I will always be alone

I love her so much yet my love is all in vain

Who knew imaginary love could cause such pain?

 

My imaginary romance:

And together but alone I danced

My imaginary romance has to end

 

My imaginary romance has to end

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Piano

Hovey Jude Corbin: Drums, Bass, Backup Vocals

Written by Roddy Cochran and Jacob Felts

Road Signs

Turn left on Juliet Street, too late to turn around

You say stop you say slow it down, can't bear to hear the sound

Of every word you say, pushing me further and further away

 

Turn left on Juliet street, right to the end of the line

I'm not lost, just don't know where I'm going.  I wish you would show me a sign

Of what you feel for me, and whether I should choose another street

 

And your road signs keep leading me on

And your eyes always lead me astray

I can’t help but thinking I'm wrong

That you never wanted to stay

 

You’re always chasing the horizon

But you'll never make it all the way

You need someone there, and girl I've got plenty of time to spare

 

But you're always busy when I'm asking (asking)

For you to spend your time with me

You can't make up your mind, to let me in or just leave me behind

And your road signs keep leading me on

And your eyes always lead me astray

I can’t help but thinking I'm wrong

That you never wanted to stay

 

Green lights and wrong-way signs everywhere I turn

But I won't get off this road till I can't drive no more

And will I ever learn, or am I on this road to crash and burn?

Turn left on Juliet street, now don't you understand?

Driving forever on this road wasn't what I had planned

But all exits have passed; I'm hoping the horizon gets here fast

And your road signs keep leading me on

And your eyes always lead me astray

I can’t help but thinking I'm wrong

That you never wanted to stay

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Backup Vocals, Piano

Hovey Jude Corbin: Guitar, Drums, Organ, Backup Vocals

Written by Roddy Cochran and Hovey Jude Corbin

Summer's Only Seconds Away

It was the last day of class and everything was topsy turvy

Five till the bell and then everyone is in a hurry

See you today but you know I won't see you tomorrow

No time to talk because summer's only seconds away

 

I saw you laughing

Couple rows up, five over

My one excuse is that you caught me off guard

Took me a moment

Just to regain my balance

But when the bell rang we were swept by the crowd

It was the last day of class and everything was topsy turvy

Five till the bell and then everyone is in a hurry

See you today but you know I won't see you tomorrow

No time to talk because summer's only seconds away

You reached the hallway

And I thought if I could catch you

That there'd be time enough to talk for a while

I tried to find you

But you slipped right through my fingers

The hall was empty and the summer had come

It was the last day of class and everything was topsy turvy

Five till the bell and then everyone is in a hurry

See you today but you know I won't see you tomorrow

No time to talk because summer's only seconds away

We could have stopped a while

The world standing still

Summer could be never ending

But now it never will

It was the last day of class and everything was topsy turvy

Five till the bell and then everyone is in a hurry

See you today but you know I won't see you tomorrow

No time to talk because summer's only seconds away

I knew I'd lost you

And I hadn't even met you

How could I wait three months to see you again?

I turned the corner

Never guess who I ran into

The hall was empty so we talked for a while

It was the last day of class and everything was topsy turvy

Five till the bell and then everyone is in a hurry

See you today but you know I won't see you tomorrow

No time to talk because summer's only seconds away

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Piano

Hovey Jude Corbin: Ukulele, Drums, Bass, Organ, Aux. Perc., Backup Vocals

Asher Corbin: Aux. Perc.

Written by Roddy Cochran

Fables

The Lion showed the mouse mercy

But there's no mercy in your heart

Should I ask why it's empty?

There's been no love from the very start

 

God, I need to hear from somebody what this really means, tell me

What's the point of this story?

If you really can explain to me this fable of my life

There's no happy ending anywhere, not for anyone baby,

Just a bittersweet feeling

All around me is the darkest night, won't you please show me the light?

 

You wolf in sheep's clothing

You serpent in disguise

Why didn't I see through you?

Why did I swallow all your lies?

God, I need to hear from somebody what this really means, tell me

What's the point of this story?

If you really can explain to me this fable of my life

There's no happy ending anywhere, not for anyone baby,

Just a bittersweet feeling

All around me is the darkest night, won't you please show me the light?

 

The nightingale was captured

You kept him in your gilded cage

But now he'll fly much faster

To turn his tale to a different page

God, I need to hear from somebody what this really means, tell me

What's the point of this story?

If you really can explain to me this fable of my life

There's no happy ending anywhere, not for anyone baby,

Just a bittersweet feeling

All around me is the darkest night, won't you please show me the light?

I'm done with living in this fable

Trapped in the tangled web you weave

I'll find the moral if I'm able

But now I see that it's time to leave

 

God I need to hear from somebody what this really means tell me

What's the point of this story?

If you really can explain to me this fable of my life

Now I've broken free from all your chains and I breathe the fresh air in, Time to greet the new morning

After all the battles that we fought the war is finally won

 

No one else should get to write my life; it's for me to live baby,

Time to write my own story

And the tangled tapestry you wove has finally come undone

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Piano

Hovey Jude Corbin: Drums, Guitar, Bass, Organ, Harpsichord, Backup Vocals

Maya Taylor: Violin

Jeremy Epstein: Viola

Maggie Ramos-Mullane: Cello

Dakota Thompson: Double Bass

Written by Roddy Cochran

Smoking Gun

The days are cold and the days are gone

How much longer must this chase go on?

You know you're tired of being on the run

When you gonna face the smoking gun?

And the road is long but the end is near

And the sun appears and the sky all clears

And you can't turn back but you can't forget

All the lives you took

And the one you're gonna lose any day now

Any day now, the life you're gonna lose any day now

 

Across the wilderness you've fled from me

How many miles will it take for you to see

No matter how far you run or where you hide

You can't escape from the guilt inside

And the road is long but the end is near

And the sun appears and the sky all clears

And you can't turn back but you can't forget

All the lives you took

And the one you're gonna lose any day now

Any day now, the life you're gonna lose any day now

Even in the darkest night I see you clearly

From the way you cling to life you love it dearly

Yet you destroy it like it's something to ignore

From the way I look at it you've lost the right to yours

And the road is long but the end is near

And the sun appears and the sky all clears

And you can't turn back but you can't forget

All the lives you took

And the one you're gonna lose any day now

Any day now, the life you're gonna lose any day now

The die is cast and the chips are down

We've gone too far down these paths to turn around

You may be quick enough to get around the law

But now we'll see who's the fastest draw

 

And the road is long but the end is near

And the sun appears and the sky all clears

And you can't turn back but you can't forget

All the lives you took

And the one you're gonna lose any day now

Any day now, the life you're gonna lose any day now

 

Any day now, the life you're gonna lose any day now

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Piano, Bass

Hovey Jude Corbin: Drums, Guitar, Synthesizer, Aux. Perc. 

Written by Roddy Cochran

Worth the Wait

You are the one for me and

I am the one for you and

It’s written in the stars that

I’m gonna be with you

Cause baby I need somebody

Somebody to love me

and I need your love so bad

You think he’s the one for you

But you deserve better

You don’t know what you could’ve had


You are worth the wait

And I’ll wait forever if that’s how long it takes

You are worth the wait to me

 

I’ve known you for so long

I long to hold your hand and

When will you understand that

I couldn’t do you wrong?

He doesn’t need you oh

Need you like I do

He just wants someone to hold him

But my love is stronger and

I’ve waited longer

When are you gonna let me in?

 

You are worth the wait

And I’ll wait forever if that’s how long it takes

You are worth the wait to me

Girl, you are worth the wait and

You’re worth your weight in gold

I’ll keep on waiting for you

Till I’ve grown old

‘cause girl you’re my soul mate

We can’t escape our fate

We’ll be together someday

I’ll be here waiting

Until you are with me

I know we’ll find a way

 

You are worth the wait

And I’ll wait forever if that’s how long it takes

You are worth the wait to me

 

You are worth the wait

And I’ll wait forever if that’s how long it takes

You are worth the wait

You are worth the wait

You are worth the wait to me

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Piano, Backup Vocals

Hovey Jude Corbin: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Synthesizer

Written by Roddy Cochran

Long Enough/Rising Tide

I'm sick of spending these days alone

I wish that you would pick up the phone

I'm tired of dealing with all of this on my own

But I know that you just won't pick up

All I want to do is ask what's up with you

But you'll keep me waiting till you feel I've waited long enough

 

How long is long enough?

Till we see the stars come tumbling from the sky?

I've already waited long enough

Now tell me when you look me in the eye

Do you see just any other guy?

 

Oh girl I've been waiting all my life

Just for everything to turn out right

And every day I've been hoping so hard that it might

But from the moment you came in the door

In my life I've never been so sure

That I had finally found exactly what I was looking for


But I'm getting tired of trying to prove myself

And trying to make you see

I know you're trying to protect yourself

But please just take a chance with me

 

How long is long enough?

Till we see the stars come tumbling from the sky?

I've already waited long enough

Now tell me when you look me in the eye

Do you see just any other guy?

 

I've already told you that you're worth the wait

But when I'm with you I just can't see straight

From the way you look at me I bet that you can relate

So I think it's time that you pick up the phone

I've got a good feeling in my bones

And I see no reason that we need to go it alone (go it alone)

 

How long is long enough?

Till we see the stars come tumbling from the sky?

I've already waited long enough

Now tell me when you look me in the eye

Do you see just any other guy?

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Oh all my life I been running

Don't know what I'm running from

I just know I gotta keep going

To the sound of the beating drum

But I need someone to tell me where to go

Oh all my life I been working

Don't know what I'm working for

What's the point of a life that's empty?

I gotta hope that there's something more

Somebody tell me what's the point of all this pain?


I can’t find a place to stand

The rock I have built upon has turned to sand

There’s no place that we can hide

It's all washed away by the rising tide

 

The walls are closing around me

Running out of air here fast

Let me know when the earthquake is over

Let me know when the storm is past

Throw me a line because I'm trapped beneath the waves

I need something to hold on to

Something that I know will last

I need someone to be my shelter

So I might survive the blast

Where can you run when the sky comes crashing down?

 

I can’t find a place to stand

The rock I have built upon has turned to sand

There’s no place that we can hide

It's all washed away by the rising tide

 

Oh everything we been building

All being swept away

Oh everything we been hiding

Illuminated by the light of day

This rising tide has washed away our sins

You just can't stop this water

This pulsing flowing tide

This is a day of new beginnings

Might as well enjoy the ride

This rising tide is bringing us a brand new start

 

I can’t find a place to stand

The rock I have built upon has turned to sand

There’s no need for us to hide

It's all washed away by the rising tide

 

It's all washed away by the rising tide

Burying Caesar

Artwork: Burying Caesar

Roddy Cochran: Vocals, Piano

Hovey Jude Corbin: Drums, Bass, Organ, Guitar, Backup Vocals, Aux. Perc.

Nola Loree Bartlit: Ukulele

Written by Roddy Cochran