How Original 2014

by Robert Borden

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released 02 April 2014

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Robert Borden New Haven, Connecticut

Robert Borden is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Connecticut. His unique brand of acoustic folk/pop music has been featured on the popular YouTube show, What The Buck?!, and he has since accumulated a wide following. Musical influences include Bright Eyes, Julia Nunes, Paul Baribeau, Orla Gartland, and Max Bemis/Say Anything. ... more

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Track Name: Matches
i'll go to the drugstore
and i'll buy a book of matches
and i'll light them one by one
till they've all turned to ashes
'cause i like the smell of sulfur
and i like the blackened color
and i love the thrill of closing my eyes
and hoping i don't get burnt this time

i'll call you late at night
'cause i've got an addiction
to your love and your support
to your fire and your friction
and i know it isn't healthy
but the knowledge doesn't help me
'cause i love the thrill of closing my eyes
and hoping you'll catch me this time

In this life not everybody wins
it's the saddest truth that i have come to know
that no matter how much love is in your heart
you might just end up alone

i'll beg and i'll plead
i'll get down on my knees
i'm at your mercy with tears in my eyes
hoping you don't hurt me this time

i don't think we'll ever speak again
and that is something i need to accept
'cause when the love of your life just passes you by
maybe it's for the best

so i'll go to the drugstore
and this time i'll just buy a lighter
'cause i've got my eyes wide open
and i'm walking into the fire
'cause i've missed your heat
even though it burns
because in this eternal winter
you're the only thing that's keepin me warm
Track Name: Until I Fall Asleep
I’ve got a belly full of coffee, and my goals are maybe lofty
Maybe not so far from where i wanna be
i wanna make a lot of money, making music, making love
me, i’m just cruisin’, boozin’ ‘til i fall asleep

I’ve got a heart that’s full of holes and although i’m often told
to take the life i’ve got and live it gracefully
i always start to feel the guilt and i can’t help but feel a chill
that blankets never kill, until i fall asleep

until i fall asleep i’m dreaming awake
no faith to light forsaken ways
until i fall asleep i grieve the mistakes
i’ve made until i fall asleep

I’ve got a mind exploding with creativity and masochism
Maybe not so far from where i wanna be
am i fine with getting by on my privilege and narcissism
maybe i’ll cry until i fall asleep

and will i feel okay if i spare a cigarette
or a dollar bag of pretzels to a man without a home
i mean as far as random acts of kindness
i’m rolling my blind blue eyes
just trying to feel a little less alone

cause i know my karma’s down the fucking drain
and despite my fickly, sickly brain
i know i’ve hurt the people i’ve loved
and they drone that sorry’s gonna heal the pain
but i know in an intimate way
that it won’t fix the people i loved

i’ve got a belly full of coffee and my goals are maybe lofty
maybe i’m not so sure where i’m gonna be
because i’ve hurt a lot of friends, whom i then never saw again
until the sacred nights when i fall asleep

until i fall asleep i dream awake
feel shame for so-called forgiven pains
until i fall asleep i feel so unsafe
lying alone, until i fall asleep
Track Name: Beyond Repair
i’m sorry you couldn’t fix me, i’m beyond repair
you’re so sweet, and you’ve tried so hard, i’ll love you till the day i die i swear

but how are you expected to live like that
when i take all of your love and i burn it down to ash
darlin how are you expected to live like this
when you’re shouting all your love straight into the abyss

your aesthetics and my genetics are no good match at all
you’re too beautiful and i’m too sad, the guilt i feel is too much to recall

and how am i expected to live like this
when every beautiful thing i touch turns to shit
darlin how am i expected to live like that
when all the love you’ve given me is a weight upon my back

and i’m breaking, knees shaking
heart aching, mistaking myself for somebody else
eyes open, your hope is brave
but it’s not gonna save me this time

how are we expected to live like that
when i feed you broken promises, that cut your throat like glass
how are we expected even to stay alive
when you’ve given me everything and i’m still unsatisfied

like a false god, i’ve always been a fraud
drowned in a sea of flaws, gasping for air i can feel it there
tantalizing, agonizing
the sun is rising, i think i should go to bed
please tuck me in

i’m sorry you couldn’t fix me, i’m beyond repair
but if you’ll lie with me, until i fall asleep, i won’t be so scared
Track Name: I Could Never Forget
i tried to lose your number
but instead i lost my mind
i tried forgetting what i felt
it was only a waste of my time

cause i can never forget how you
kissed me in the warm rain
in the summer you were big like sunshine
sweet like ice cream, soft as lullabies

i tried to love somebody else
but all it caused was pain
‘cause she could see right through me
see my blind romantic faith

cause i will never forget how you
held me, shaking, in the darkness
winter came and you held my hand
warm like fire, soft as lullabies

i could never forget
you are burned into my memory
like fireflies on moonless nights
like stars piercing their light through the sky

i tried to call your name out
but the words caught in my throat
and although my heart is broken
all that i have left is hope

cause i could never forget how you
loved me with your young heart
in my ear you whispered promises
you couldn’t ever keep, you wouldn’t

but i could never forget how you
made me feel so special
in the heavens all the gods will cry
fate has betrayed us, tragic lullaby

i could never forget
you are burned into my memory
like fireflies on moonless nights
like stars piercing their light through the sky

i could never forget
you are burned into my memory
a sad goodbye on our last night
a star explodes, but true love never dies