Excerpts From My Purple Journal

by Robert Borden

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released August 3, 2010

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Robert Borden is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Connecticut.

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Track Name: Infatuation (Demo)
I’m potentially profound
and I’m intentionally bound
to the words I say
they humiliate me
but I wouldn’t have it any other way
I need to tell you a little story
about the last girl who ignored me
I followed her home and watched her sleep
just kidding, I’m not really that big of a creep
but really, please don’t ever leave
‘cause I still dream that you believe
it’s so funny ‘cause
I know you’ll never see

no I’m not some sort of monster
no I’m not some sort of jerk
it’s just the way you flip your hair back
makes me wanna go berserk
no, you’re not some sort of angel
no, you’re not some sort of queen
you’re just the kind of gypsy
that colors all my dreams
you’re a part of my imagination
a figment of my infatuation

no I’m not some sort of monster
no I’m not some sort of jerk
it’s just the way you flip your hair back
makes me wanna go berserk
no, you’re not some sort of angel
no, you are no kinds of nice
but I’ve kicked myself so hard
I’ve used a thousand bags of ice
you’re a part of my imagination
a figment of my infatuation
a part of my imagination
a figment of my infatuation
Track Name: Mirror Mirror (Demo)
chorus: i can tell by your body language
you don't wanna be here any more than i do
you just love the mirror too much
and heaven knows that what you see
loves you too

verse: your vanity was too much for me
i had to walk away before you drove me to insanity
girl can't you see, you love yourself too much
to love anyone like me

chorus

verse: you always talk about yourself like you're some kind of goddess
but you need to learn the lesson that you're not perfect
most guys are looking for a big heart in a girl
i don't think anyone would want your big ego

chorus

bridge: let it go, let it go
let it go, let it go
let it go, let me go
away
(2x)

chorus 2x
Track Name: Doormat (Demo)
You own a timeshare in my heart
but you come and go just when you want
you track shit up and down the place
you shove your baggage in my face
but I won’t have it anymore
because

chorus:
I’m not your shoulder to cry on
I’m not your safety blanket
you take advantage of my old love for you and
frankly, I’m tired of all of this
how could you walk on me like that
like I was your doormat

your doormat

verse:
I felt like a helpless little child
when you stole my keys and drove me wild
you broke my heart without regrets
you stuck me right up in your net
but now I’m breaking through the mesh
because

chorus

bridge:
You make me wanna shout
you make me wanna throw you out
for all the little things I did for you
you didn’t notice

you make me wanna cry
you make me wanna say goodbye
‘cause all the little things I did for you
you didn’t care so

Chorus 2x

your doormat (3x)
Track Name: Turn To Dust (Demo)
verse: I had everything prepared
that I was gonna say to you
but then you look at me
and you erase my memory

so here I am in front of you
with an empty slate
because there’s so much to live up to
and not enough time today

oh why do we try to be lovely
when we know we’ll never be loved
love is only temporary
there’s never enough to go around

go around (5x)
‘cause there’s never enough to go around
go around (5x)
in the end we all fall down

chorus: these leaves, they look so beautiful
don’t they know they’re dead
soon they will fall off their trees
and turn to dust instead
so don’t act like you’re so high and mighty
you stupid yellow leaf
‘cause this is only temporary
soon you will be free

ladadum (5x)
‘cause there’s never enough to go around
go around (5x)
in the end we all fall down

bridge:
it’s all over
out shells sit smugly as we crumble to the ground
it’s all over
‘cause there’s never enough

to go around
go around (5x)
in the end we all fall down

chorus

ladadum (5x)
‘cause there’s never enough to go around
go around (5x)
in the end we all fall down, down
Track Name: 11:11 (Demo)
chorus: it's 11:11 and i'm wishing for you
but i doubt you have a clue, i doubt you have a clue
it's 11:11 and i just wish you realized
that i am human too

verse: it flew by so fast
it was just a lie we made up for a few laughs
so many things i'm so glad i never said
so many books on a shelf never to be read
a moment of weakness
it was such a beautiful mess
a reason to go, a reason to stay
oh a reason to get out of bed a different day

chorus

verse: fall into my imaginary arms
fall in love with my imaginary charm
go fall off a ledge but please don't break my heart again
you don't deserve to know that i still care, i still care

chorus

bridge: it's 11:15 and i was just sleeping
i woke up from a bad dream, i was waiting for you to call me
i was waiting by the phone, silently hoping all alone but you
never called, i was just waiting for someone to love me
someone to love me

chorus
Track Name: I Can Do Magic (On Your Heart) [Demo]
Chorus: it’s a shot
A shot in the dark
But all is not lost
‘cause I can do magic on your heart
abracadabra, you just forgot what I said
‘cause I can do magic
on your heart

Verse: over-excessive fluorescent light
Shoots from my fingertips and
Surrounds your whole body and lifts you up
Like in the movies
But this is no special effect
It’s just my way of erasing every regret that you had
About tearing my heart into shreds
So we can start over again

Chorus

Verse: Your mind is enchanted by everything
I guess it doesn’t need much help from me
Except that I can fly
Come soar with me
Here we can glide
Up and away from the people who think
Magic is a childish though, because they can’t
Feel what we’ve got

Chorus

Verse 1

Chorus

I can do magic on your heart
Track Name: Don’t Let Me Breathe (Demo)
verse: this air don't taste right, this air don't feel right
on my skin, on my skin
your voice don't sound right, your voice don't sound right
in this mindset i'm in
the sky don't look right, it shouldn't be this bright
at such a dark time
the air don't taste right, the air don't feel right
just something to keep in mind

chorus: there's change in the air, in the atmosphere
so don't breathe, don't fear
there's change in the air, oh it's everywhere
but don't let me breathe if you still care

verse: now i don't feel right, no i don't feel right
there's something wrong in my head
my hands are sweating, my hands are sweating
my feet are blocks of lead
if you don't feel right, just give up the fight
and kiss me goodnight
the air don't taste right, the air don't feel right
so keep me in sight

chorus


bridge:
i'd rather suffocate with you
than breathe alone, breathe alone

this air don't taste right, this air don't feel right
on my skin, on my skin
on my skin, on my skin
on my skin, on my skin

chorus 2x

this air don't taste right, this air don't feel right
on my skin, on my skin