River View

by Druze Bluze

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about

These are the sounds of two brothers in a basement.

Initially conceived as “Gainfully Unemployed” around the summer of 2013 when life was more up in the air, “River View” is a collection of 11 tracks that Max and Aaron assembled together. Some tunes first popped up a few years ago, and others came up within just the last few months.

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released March 19, 2014

1 - Aaron: drums
Max: everything else
2 - Max: lyrics, vocals and guitar
Aaron: lyrics, vocals, guitar and everything else
3 - Aaron: drums
Max: everything else
4 - Max: guitar
Aaron: guitar and everything else
5 - Aaron: drums
Max: everything else
6 - Max: lyrics and bass
Aaron: lyrics, bass and everything else
7 - Max: everything
8 - Aaron: everything
9 - Aaron: drums, lyrics
Max: lyrics and everything else besides drums
10 - Aaron: drums
Max: everything else
11 - Aaron: drums
Max: everything else

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Druze Bluze Highland Park, New Jersey

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Track Name: Something Happens
Something happens
Not the way you want
Maybe it's your fault
Maybe it's not

But it's gone forever
There's nothing you can do
Call up your friends
Who can root for you

Me, I've got an instrument or two
I'll write a song about it
I've been able to be true
And for the moment things are OK

The way some things work out
Can cause you a bit of pain
You can take some time
Some time to go insane

Are the chords too simple?
The words too direct?
Nah, how do you put limitations on how you feel?

Well, writing this song won't send me back in time
And I might be sad again when it ends
But for 4 minutes and 7 seconds
I get past it for a little

That's far away now
That's far away
That's far away now
And I love you, guitar, but there's only so much you can do
Track Name: Run to the Boathouse
Fell into the lake
Is anybody out there?
I don't see any help
And I'm not sure it'll ever get here

People walk around
Unaware of my position
They don't see my situation
In my state of desperation

You, you cannot, you cannot let go the memories
But you can, oh you can, reach down and bring them back
Now, don't forget, even though nothing will happen
But you can't, oh you can't, let them get lost in the past

I miss everyone
And everything I've ever done
And everything I've ever felt
And everywhere that I have ever been to

Just let it be gone
Everyone else seems to do it
Why can they just do it?
Are they not scared to lose it?

Hey, above the clouds there's always sun
You'll see it all one day
You will find out that once it goes
Away you'll be OK
To let it go and all those thoughts
Were never meant to stay
So let it go and slow it down
For your own sake
Track Name: Pennants
It's just another day
My brother's here to stay

I'll play the guitar
Do you like this song so far?

When things get tough
I'll call your bluff
I'll come through for you
Figure out what to do

You are lost and you are found
I'm just glad you're around
Track Name: The Long Change
On the bench and so are you
Feet are tired, but we gotta skate through
Are we gonna make it to the other side?
It's a long change, but the game is on the line
Track Name: Logical Reasoning
Standing in the subway car
Everyone's got a hand to hold
My right hand's collecting germs
On a pole that's old and very cold

It's nights like these I think of you
Wherever you are and whatever you do
If you come back, it was meant to be
But if you don't, it's all the same to me

I try to hold off my rage
I clap, snap, hand in the pocket
Clench my teeth, breathe through my nose
Crack my knuckles and cross my toes

It's about time I've met someone else
I wanna ask someone out on a date
It's been two weeks since I've gotten my
Haircut and it looks great

Kindle the fire and light the balloon
Most things seem to end too soon
If you'll come back, please let me know
But if you won't, then I've let it go

If two doors lead to the prize
And one's slammed shut and one's cracked open
Should you go the way you came in
If there's only a slim chance you'll win?

Going to sleep with 64 gigabytes on my chest
Unaware all its contents had just been repossessed
You can try to alleviate all your concerns
But after the rainbow, the rain always returns
Track Name: I Want to Be With You (But Not Forever)
I want to be with you but not forever, just not forever
Oh no, I want to be with you... but not forever, no, not forever
Oh no, I want to be with you... but not forever, just not forever
Oh no, I want to be with you... but not forever, just not forever

I have to be true to you - this is not forever, this is not forever
Oh no, I have to be true to you - this is not forever, this is not forever
Oh no, I have to be true to you - this is not forever, this is not forever
Oh no, I have to be true to you - this is not forever, this is not forever

Oh no no... oh no... oh no, no, no no no no!

You are not the one!
You are not the one, no no no!
You are not the one!
You are not the one!

Go! Doo doo doo....

You're not the one!
You're not the one!
No... you're not the one!
You're not the the one

You're not the one!
No, you're not the one!
You're not the one!
You're not the one

No, you're not the one
No, you're not the one
You're not the one
No, you're not the one, oh no
Track Name: Alternate Ending
I wanna be with you now
But I don't wanna be with you forever
I'm sorry you'll have to come to realize I can do better

Start to think of the end before the beginning happens
In which direction is the safest way out?
It's a maze I won't get trapped in

My strategy is not to say or let on to what I'm thinking
But let you smile at me while we sit here eating and drinking

We could get out of here, maybe have some fun
I'll walk away and quickly stop and then it will be done
Track Name: Four Down Territory
You are not going to believe me even if I told you what I knew
You are not going to forgive me even if I beg you 'til I'm blue
You are not going to release me even if I beg you 'til I'm blue
Track Name: Miss Mississippi
I went down to Mississippi
With just my brother in tow
It was a place I didn't think of
It was a place I didn't know

We first stopped in New Orleans
Saw some friends along the way
Walked up and down Saint Charles
Hoping the rain would go away

Will the streetcar ever come?
Did that hand grenade have rum?
We sipped on Bourbon and ate beignets
Down to the last crumb

America the free
America the brave
Saw the flying of Confederate flags
And the men who put 'em in their graves

Now, the big city's alright for me
But I miss Mississippi sometimes

Crossed the border
Into the state of which we speak
For maybe just a day or two
But we probably could've stayed the week

Our canopy was blue
With specks of white painted on the scene
We chugged along the highway
Houses few and far between

The Rebels won the game
The Grove came into frame
We spent all night with the fair-haired of the south
Without a name

When it was time to leave
We packed our things and said goodbye
And headed on to Memphis
With a twinkle in our eye

I miss Mississippi sometimes
Track Name: Business Cards
Come on.....

Did you get some sleep last night?
Did you just lie in bed?
Did you go out and party?
Did you hang out with friends?

What are you doing now?
Do you have any plans?
Are you gonna get a job
Or just sit on your hands?

And you know I know you're just
Trying to make some small-talk
You might even have a
Genuine interest in my life

My future is up in the air
Not quite sure what it's doing there
The picture's clearing but the focus is blurred
Please don't say another word

Why don't you have a girlfriend?
You should eat more vegetables
Are you coming over tomorrow
Before our friendship gets cold?

You can't just sit and watch
Seinfeld and sports all night
ESPN will be here tomorrow
And you still can't return a jacket for spite

And you know I know it's a
Tough job economy
But I'm more than fairly certain
You'll pull through one day soon

My future is up in the air
Not quite sure what it's doing there
What's LinkedIn for if I get left out?
Give me a connection, give me a shout

My future's here but I'm not caught up
I hear the second season kinda sucks
I want a nice, shiny legacy
As soon as I become an employee
Track Name: I Miss Everything
How many times have I said 'see you soon?'
How many times have I really meant it?
I try, I'd like to think I try

You fall out of touch and then it's too late
Can't remember where you were on that date
It's sad, man, sometimes it's just sad

Wish I could take everyone I've known
And everything I've ever done
And throw 'em all on the shelf

To take out for a little while
When I want a reminder
Or a quick little update

I can't move on and I can't go back
So I'm stuck here in the middle
Ruining what I have

Wanna make every moment last
Somehow always goes too fast
I know, yeah, come on, I know

Put off whatever's next
Make it count in the present tense
And go slow, yeah, make it slow

I can't move on and I can't go back
So I'm stuck here in the middle
Ruining what I have

But how do you move on?
You see yourself smiling in a picture and can barely remember yourself being there

Trying in futility to hold it all together
Like the flame of a candle fighting for its last breath

We started out at 12
Went down and up again
Without even being asked

I miss everything