Impossible Human

by Brendan Willing James

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released February 3, 2017

Produced by Erin "Syd" Sidney
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jason Mariani @ Brotheryn Studios
2nd Engineer - Justina Powell
Additional Recording by Syd @ Co-Op West
Brendan Willing James - Vocals/Guitars
Joshua Willing - Guitars/Harmonies
Lee Pardini - Bass/Keys
Syd - Drums/Editing
Laura Mihalka - Cello


Words and Music -
All words and music by Brendan Willing James
except:
*Black and White by BWJ and Shane Alexander
*The War by BWJ and Joshua Willing
*Straight On by BWJ and Joshua Willing
*Wake by BWJ and Joshua Willing

Cover Photo: Mariana Schulze

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Track Name: Straight On
Why feel
why feel
why feel uptight?
straight on
the cure
he pushed inside
it will heal all that he feels
as he cries through the needles eye

I know
I know
it's hard sometimes
he thought that he could escape from his mind
but an orange peel
never reveals
the sourness of the rind

Oh my god
he crashed his own parade
we watched him float away

I feel
I feel
I feel tongue tied
Track Name: Staring
I'm not a creep across the room
I'm getting deep across the room
It's not that I'm dangerous
it's just that I'm high in a corner
my eyes lock on your eyes and say
come stare at stars tonight

there's something real to you
and I'm looking for something new
do you see me staring?
do you see me staring?
it's the real things that you do
that make my heart race
do you see me staring?
do you see me staring?

I have to be inside your eyes
I have to know you’re mine tonight
I won’t let you out of sight
it’s just that I find you exciting
My eyes lock on your eyes and say
Come stare at stars tonight
Track Name: The War
I creep around the city judging heart
maybe I'll get lucky when it's dark
The war

I try to talk the haze out of my head
maybe thoughts have meaning when they’re said
The war

I never had much success
holding my tongue, trying to say less
I'll outscream you
I'm the bender of ears
I'm the loudest one

The war
(are you ever gonna find your way home?)
Track Name: Don't Go Away
Early morning
coffee's made
running water
broken eggs
another trashcan overflowed
there's bread but it's all moldy
and still I can feel
your fingers in me
oh i long for the better days
when I wasn't so alone

Please don't go away

Fuzzy signals
lines were crossed
we got a little lost
like a twister on a tumbleweed
sucked up, no chance to bleed
still I believe
we'll find what we need
maybe west there's a better life
but I need you to breathe

please don't go away

started smoking cigarettes
inside again
started thinking about splitting time with friends
started writing love songs,
so you'll fall for me again

Early evening
still in bed
face down
in my head again
haven't heard
no messages
I would call
but I'm such a mess
still I can hear
i love you my dear
i believe there's another way
and I just need to say

Please don't go away
Track Name: Ain't Enough Love To Stay
Got enough reason to split and be gone with the sun
never could answer "can you tell me I'm the one?"
Wrote a letter one day
wasn't much to say anyway
ain't enough love to stay

Still we wanna break it down like there's something to save
I already know I won't ever stop feeling this way
I need to be on my own
so I'm breaking hard for home
ain't enough love to stay

I gave you my word
and I couldn't feel worse
but I'm tired of feeling drowned
there's nothing left to hold
I'm too young to feel this old
I gotta break away

Warning signs we never really thought would count
rumors everywhere people gonna talk about
I'm gonna let em fly
in time the truth will remai
Track Name: Woke Up On Pills
woke up on pills
woke up inside
woke up on pills
woke and denied
woke up inside
a fucked up mind
but no one's gonna tell me I'm out of line
I'm stronger than you

Woke up with chills
woke up outside
woke up with chills
woke up and cried
woke up with chills
and I wrote my will
no one's gonna tell me I'm outta time
I'm stronger than you

I woke up on pills
I woke up alive
I woke up on pills
I woke up and sighed
I woke up on pills
and I read my will
guess I wrote it last night when I died
but I'm stronger than you
Track Name: Wake
There's somewhere I've found
so open and wide
nothing is hurried
no one keeps time
where beauty and wonder
burn like a guiding light
toward the love inside

up in the sky
where the cotton balls float
the universe sings me it's syrupy notes
star paper cutouts with crudely cut edges and glue
tell me it's true

don't ever wake me…
(all of us are sleeping)

pendulum planets
swinging on thread
fingers of color
orbit my head
rivers of stars
pour into oceans of light
when I say goodnight
Track Name: Lost In This Love
It's crazy
I just can't stop pacing
writing it down might help
but I'm out of paper, and besides
I'm just too confused
I'm lost here
thinking I'm gonna break down
if I don't just say what I mean

Lost in this love
we can feel what we can't see

Baby
man that just don't sound right
maybe I'll say your name
I feel like a stranger
looking in
I feel hopeless
and I'm wasted
thinking I'm gonna break down
if I don't just say what I mean

Lost in this love
we can feel what we can't see
Lost in this love
we'll find pieces
we'll find us

A lonely heart will steal
every wound will heal
but what do you really feel?
when you're alone..

Lost in this love
we can feel what we can't see
Lost in this love
we'll find pieces
we'll find us
Track Name: Black and White
Here we are beneath the shelter
a place we never thought we'd find
tangled up alone together
you freed what I had locked inside

let it all begin
the world explodes in color
no more black and white
the waves are crashing in
blues and greens and reds
no more black and white
black and white

with you
colors come alive
right before my eyes
things I missed before
I'm not missing anymore

this feeling starts to change the weather
the sun breaks through to light the sky
all around us things look better
I see you for the very first time

let it all begin
the world explodes in color
no more black and white
the waves are crashing in
blues and greens and reds
no more black and white
black and white

with you
colors come alive
right before my eyes
things I missed before
I'm not missing anymore

one day when we are older
we'll look back and smile
on the day when we both took shelter

let it all begin
the world explodes in color
and the waves are crashing in
no more black and white
black and white
Track Name: Joy's Song
I lost my way
oh help me see
it won't be long
before I am gone

I need a cure
for what I ain't sure
but I got an empty old heart
that needs to get started again

Well,
sing your songs of worry
sing your songs of joy
you won't be here forever, dear...
sing your songs for momma
sing your songs for daddy
every life comes and goes

I found a road
where they drive real slow
singin' their songs
at the top of their lungs

Maybe it's home
the best one I've known
I'll just keep rolling along
til it's time to put on my best clothes

Well,
sing your songs of worry
sing your songs of joy
you won't be here forever, dear...
sing your songs for momma
sing your songs for daddy
every life comes and goes

I found my way
now I can see
when I am gone
don't cry for me
Lord bring me home
to the best one I'll know
where I'll be in heavenly company
I'll be your light from above