why are you like this (demo)

by Yo! The Moon

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about

This was recorded at a church by my best friend, who afterwards stole some french onion soup from the needy

All songs, other than "Fine, Great" are entirely my own

credits

released December 2, 2016

Thanks to Travis Love Benson, for recording and editing all tracks and to Samantha Bruck for giving me that pomegranate (and Carly Northup for delivering to my door)

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Yo! The Moon Potsdam, New York

Just a star in Orion's belt reincarnated as a small bug living in a birch tree currently having a strange dream about being a 21 year old college student pretending to play banjo.
What am I doing with my life? Honestly, my best

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Track Name: Still
I'm a limb on a tree that's a thousand years old.
Sometimes I wish I was less tired, more bold...
but I'm sitting still, in a mid-winter chill,
I'm a library book
I'm a window sill.

I'm a cloud in the sky you can follow with your eyes
I have no control, I have no disguise,
but when the sky is the sea
you can drown with me
but I guess that you'd rather stay dry...

The night's growing cold, I'm a held in breath
with no one to hold me close.
I'll just stay here and out of my depth,
dreaming's what scares me the most.
I don't want to complain,
I'm just a drizzle of rain.

Tie my to the post and I'll wave to the statues.
I'd never say no- 'cause that never stopped you.
For now I'll just sit,
waiting for my bulbs to be lit,
they told me that I was expecting it.

The night's growing cold, I'm a held in breath
with no one to hold me close.
I'll just stay here and out of my depth,
dreaming's what scares me the most.
I don't want to complain,
I'm just a drizzle of rain...
And you are the clouds
Track Name: Calling You
Calling you: conversation in my head.
Calling you- things were better left unsaid.
Calling you when things are feeling bad
won't make me any less sad
Track Name: Post-Post-Present
You sit way too close to me
and it makes me really nervous-
God I think this might be flirting,
but I don't know how to do this!
And all I wanna do is hold your hand
but I can't come out and say that-
can I?
All this makes me wanna die
all I wanna do is ask:
What are we?
....other than trash.

I can't tell if I'm flirting back
or if I'm just insulting you-
it's a wonder I can speak at all!
My words are getting all confused...
I think that I just called you "bro"
(I'm gonna stop talking now)
Maybe then I'll figure out how
not to attack you or confess.

What are we????
Other than a mess

GOD
What am I?
Other than stressed

And what are we?
Other than totally unaddressed.

What are we?
I couldn't even guess
Track Name: Spätzchen
I don't think I want to be okay,
I want to be "better".
I think I could find a way
to be better with you.
Maybe I can find the words to say
"you make me feel better".
I think today could be the day
I could... shut my mouth.

I can't look you in the eye-
I'm sorry.
I can't stand when you're near by
but that's more me than you.
I wanna tell you 'bout my life
and it scares me.
For now I'll pretend that I'm alright
so you'll sit near me
again.

It's like everything's alright
when you're near me.
There's no greater sight
than when you appear by me.
Everything's alright,
everything is fine.
It's about time
that I stop being scared.

I wanna be better

You make me feel better
Track Name: The Jaunty Anxiety Song
I'm scared to speak,
I'm scared of moose,
I'm scared of things
I've yet to lose.
You might think I could cut loose
but I can't.
Oh no.

I know things I shouldn't know.
It makes me sad
but I don't show it.
I can't sleep,
I'm scared of snow.
Oh.
Oh no.

I can never tell if I should speak.
I can't tell what anybody's thinking.
I just have to assume what everyone is thinking.
I don't want to assume what everyone
I don't want to assume what everyone
I don't want to assume what everyone is thinking.

Look me in the eyes
and tell me I...
Look me in the eyes
and tell me I'm fine.
(x2)

Shaking from my thoughts and not the cold,
I don't have a bed to call my own.
Shaking from my thought and not the cold,
I am here
completely alone...

And I don't want to assume what everyone
I don't want to assume what everyone
I don't want to know what everyone is thinking!
Track Name: Something
I wanna feel something

Yeah I wanna feel
happy
and hopeful
and something!
(x3)

Yeah I wanna feel
happy
and that's the way I feel.

The way you make me feel.


Wanna make you feel something

Wanna make you feel
happy
and hopeful
and something!
(x3)

Wanna make you feel
happy
and I hope that's how you feel.

The way I make you feel.
The way we both should feel