How To Move On Except Not Completely

by Robert Borden

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $8 USD  or more

     

1.
03:02
2.
04:21
3.
4.
5.
03:58
6.
05:15
7.
03:15
8.
04:25
9.
10.
11.
12.
02:35
13.
14.
15.
02:58
16.
17.
18.
19.
02:47
20.

about

This is an album that Robert made all by himself I guess lolz.

credits

released November 11, 2011

All songs written, recorded, poorly mixed and mastered (sorry) by Robert Borden. Copyright 2011. Word.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

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

contact / help

Contact Robert Borden

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: City Dreams
verse: busy people walk down busy city streets
try not to step on all the busy people's feet
crazy city drivers, stoplights will not get in the way
honk at anything in your place
don't fall through the cracks
in the sidewalk

chorus: don't let your big city dreams become distant memories
my small town girl
the world is bigger than they make it seem
on reality shows in your tv
bright lights, big city, city dreams

verse: times square, lights are flashing, black cars music crashing
every single turn is a tourist trap (oh)
broadway, names up in lights
you're thinking, someday that could be mine
you know that luck is on your side
but don't let ambition become
a wish never granted
oh

chorus

bridge: people bump into you and they don't know your name
but you know that that will change
change, change, change
just hope that your dreams and al your wishes remain the same
after all of that fortune and fame, fame, fame

chorus 2x
Track Name: Closure
verse: we looked so much better
when we were down on paper
but then 3D you looks me in the eye
and I know that I wasted
a night replaying this moment
in my head ooh yeah

life is so much better
when I act it out in my dreams
but every morning I have to wake up
and face reality
you and your friends
staring at my tired eyes

prechorus: my palms are sweating
and now I’m forgetting how

chorus: I feel in love with you in the first place
I know the thing that caught me was your face
but beautiful girl don’t mean beautiful soul
and I don’t wanna love you
anymore

verse: I know you don’t want me around
I can feel it inside
my heart needs to come to terms with my head
to let these feelings shine
my last shred of dignity has been stripped
away

prechorus: my skin is shedding
and now I’m regretting that

chorus

bridge: I know you don’t love me
I don’t care anymore
all I want is some closure
and you out the door

chorus
I don’t love you anymore
Track Name: Mirror Mirror (Album Version)
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 (Album Version)
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: Rain
verse: the tears I cry for you are like rain in Seattle
just when you think it’s over the clouds turn grey again
and now my heart in my head are in a constant battle
that hasn’t resided since the rain began

chorus 1: the rain (2x)
the rain, oh the rain is like goodbye
and it won’t stop the pain

verse: every dream I have is a nightmare
oh, I wake up and I think it’s over but it’s just a continuation
I’m having a hard time grasping reality
it’s been a grey line since the rain began

chorus 1: the rain (2x)
the rain, oh the rain is like goodbye
it’s driving me insane

bridge: nowhere left to turn
I’ve run all my options dry oh, oh
and this weight on me
is the rain the pain
falling from the sky, oh

chorus 2: the rain (2x)
the rain, oh the rain won’t let me close my eyes

please let me close my eyes

chorus 2: let me close my eyes, oh
oh

close my eyes
close my eyes
Track Name: Paper
verse: I have plans in my head
to get you to fall in love with me
but it seems that when I deploy them
they end up backfiring

all my friends say
‘get over her, get her off of your pedestal,
how can you still love her
after all that trouble’

bridge: and you’re the cream of the crop
I’m just a face in the crowd
you are the apple of my eye
you turn me inside out but

chorus: you will never love me
I know it but my heart can’t feel it
I put on a smile so you’ll never see
what it feels like to put on a show for you

verse: I’ve tried and I’ve tried
to get over you
but every time I just wishing you were here
because I love all the things you do

like when our eyes meet and you look away automatically
I think it’s kinda of funny ‘cause you do it kinda spastically
and I know you’ll never want me the way I want you next to me
but just give me a chance, there’s so much we could be

prechorus
chorus

bridge: and I’m crying just trying to put these feelings down on paper
screaming just trying to get something out of my mouth
and everything I say or sing comes out like I’m shouting
‘cause I can’t stop thinking about how

chorus 2x
Track Name: Walkaway
verse: I guess I ran out of luck
‘cause I broke my mirror
in a fit of anger
well I lost my temper

‘cause when you walked out like you did
without saying goodbye
just because we had a fight
and you knew you weren’t right

prechorus: thanks for getting out of my sight

chorus: thanks, that was fun but now I really need someone
who can love me undoubtedly
who can be with me and still feel free
someone who knows it’s not okay
to just walk away

walk away, walk away, walk away ooh yeah

verse: how many times do I have to tell you
I’m not interested right
now I’d quite like you out the door
and we both know that you know how

prechorus: you got me thinking out loud

chorus

verse chords: walk away (3x) ooh yeah
walk away (3x)
walkawalkawalkawalka walk away

chorus 2x
Track Name: Monday
It was a Monday when you first caught my eye
It was a Monday when I had to say goodbye
And today is Monday and I have to let it go again

Chorus: so miss me today but break me down at your own pace
And leave me today but stay under my skin until Monday

And destiny can go bother someone else, yeah
'Cause I can move on without destiny's help
and forever from now on is better than forever never ever here

chorus

it was a Monday when you first caught my eye
it was a Monday when I had to say goodbye
and today is Monday and I have to let it go away, away, away

chorus 2x

it was a Monday when you first caught my eye
Track Name: I Can Do Magic (On Your Heart) [Album Version]
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: It Would Be Great
verse: If someday you should wake up and decide to love me
it would be okay
actually it would be great

if one time you would hold my hand and just be mine
I wouldn’t mind
yes, that would be just fine

chorus: oh, it would be okay (2x)
oh, actually it would be great

verse: if just one night you decided to treat me right
I wouldn’t start a fight
on the contrary, that would be alright

but usually, you walk by without looking at me
and it’s not okay
actually, it’s something that I really hate

chorus

If someday you should wake up and decide to love me
it would be okay
actually it would be great

chorus 2x

actually it would be great
Track Name: Turn To Dust (Album Version)
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: Still Awake
verse: your bitter voice
I need to hear
because never before
have you spoken without candy-coating your words

take your anger, bottle it up inside
send it all to me where I currently reside
in my mind there’s just unfilled space
just me and a notebook and a bed that I will never make

chorus: I’m just lying here, trying to forget
all of these regrets from the past
they haunt me with every breath I take
they try to break me, they try to sedate me
so why am I still awake?

verse: it’s so hard to forget
‘cause these memories won’t compromise
everything you’ve ever said to me
is archived in your big brown eyes
lend me your ears
and let me tell you why
everytime you look at me I die
a little more inside

in my mind there’s just unfilled space
just me and a notebook, and a poison I will take someday

chorus
why am I still awake?
Track Name: Infatuation (Album Version)
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: If You Wanted
verse: if you wanted to hold my hand
you knew that you could
and if you wanted me to be your man
you knew that I would
Track Name: The Same Song
verse: your hand touches
my skin
so accidentally
so glad no one else needs to see

your eyes
they meet with mine
and they dance around the room
wish it was just me and you

chorus: if we had this whole world to ourselves
I could proclaim my love for you
without being misconstrued
if we had one last day this last hour
would you be holding me
is this love how love’s supposed to be
Track Name: Coming Back Around
verse: count to ten
take a deep breath
another day lonely
and I’m only fooling myself

count to fifty
come and find me
and i swear to God if I come out alive
you will never break me

chorus: try and break me now
I dare you
try and break me down
oh I’ll keep running and coming back around

verse: tired of feeling empty
so broken and alone
but then you came around
and you taught me to know

I’m still breathing and
that’s enough
oh the tough get going
when the going gets tough
and I’m not breaking yet

Chorus

bridge:
I will not break
I bend but I’m safe
I will not take
the beating, I will not shake

and you can’t hurt me anymore

chorus 3x

oh I’ll keep running and coming back around
Track Name: Don’t Let Me Breathe (Album Version)
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
Track Name: Monsters
verse: is it bad that i stored your picture on my phone
and that i look at it whenever i feel alone
is it bad that i wrote you this letter in which i state
that i love you, gonna rip it to bits

prechorus: cuz who really needs it and by it i mean love
it's just it's so overrated is this really the stuff
dreams are made of cuz it's just not fair
cuz if this is a dream then it's my worst nightmare

chorus: cuz there's monsters under my bed
and there's monsters on the ceiling
there's monsters in my pain
and there's monsters in my healing
there's monsters in your eyes
and there's monsters in my room
there's monsters, monsters everywhere
by which i am consumed

verse: is it bad that i love you when you don't love me
is it bad that i miss you after less than a week
is it bad that i just wanna go to sleep
is it bad that i wanna wake up and forget all these things

prechorus

chorus 2x

is it bad i just want to sleep
is it bad i just want to sleep
Track Name: 11:11 (Album Version)
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