Burst

by Nate Leslie

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The third and arguably the most mature, creative, and well-produced solo album from Chicago rocker Nate Leslie.

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released March 1, 2012

All recordings, songs, lyrics, and artwork by Nate Leslie

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Nate Leslie Chicago, Illinois

Nate Leslie is a sonic alchemist creating his own blend of indie post-punk electro psychedelic rock. Whatever that means.

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Track Name: A Fork In The Road
n/a
Track Name: Balancing
Say all the wrong things
at all the wrong times
to ruin your chances
of sneaking into her window
late at night
take all the wrong turns
on all the wrong roads
to find your way
out of your arm's reach
split in two

I'm falling off
and I'm pulling back
I learned it from watching your balancing act
and I'm lonely, just like you're lonely
your broken bones
and your broken heart
you learned it from watching as I fall apart
and your lonely
just like I'm lonely

feel all the pulsing
and all the soft breath
that bring you back
hope that no one is watching
as you fall

my heart tears in two
down in your room
I tried to tell you
Track Name: Quickness
if you're here
come get it off your chest
let me take it off your mind
you're always second best
alone until the day you're old
ain't how you're meant to be
that damn boy stole your soul

because you never want it
until you haven't got it you know
that if you were really moving
you'd have gotten where you're going by now

I couldn't tell you why
but you're a halfway home
where no one stays inside
no I don't need to know your name
I already know your type
you're a person made for pain
Track Name: Burst
darlin' why
why you always gotta run
you always take the long way
and have your twisted fun
I know you by
by your lack of optimism
you'd change your ways
if there were books on how

baby, you're adrift at sea
sitting here right next to me
your only friends are the birds and whales
but baby I invented sails
so let me sail you home

my hopes are high
but then so am I
Love's the thing
that makes your heart run dry
baby why can you not decide
who you will
who you'll let inside

my hopes are high
but then so am I
Love's the thing
one thing I can't find
Track Name: The Hurting Has Me
we're right on top of it
somehow we stumbled across
the secrets of our dark minds
it's right in front of me
it pushed you to collapse
like you're standing on a fault line

the hurting has me now

it's slightly baffling
to fall apart at one word
we're slipping through the cracks now
we hide behind a face
and try to make you believe
while we're choking on the morphine

the hurting has me now

I want to fall asleep
without a pain in my chest
or feel like I'm in pieces
I'll break the brightest lights
I'll set my body on fire
if it means that I don't feel this

cuz I don't want to feel this
Track Name: The Fortune 500
it passes slowly
it makes my blood run cold
and I'm inside it
let it eat my soul
watch it choke me
until my head falls off
and I'm still smiling
cuz I can't get enough
enough
enough
enough

father hold me
father hold me
in your hands
hold me in your hands
Track Name: Occupant
I can see the light come over your head
I can see the light come over your head
I can see the light come over your head
I could be the light

I can see the dirt that's under your feet
I can see the dirt that's under your feet
I can see the dirt that's under your feet
I could be

I can see the tears about to overthrow your eyes
I can see the tears about to overthrow your eyes
I can see the tears about to overthrow your eyes
I can see the tears

I can see the crack running right through your disguise
I can see the crack running right through your disguise
I can see the crack running right through your disguise
I can see

I can see the things that you would rather hide
I can see the things that you would rather hide
I can see the things that you would rather hide
I can see I can see the things

I can see the hate get under your skin
I can see the hate get under your skin
I can see the hate get under your skin
I can see I can see the hate

I can see the pain sinking into your bones
I can see the pain sinking into your bones
I can see the pain sinking into your bones
I can be I can be the pain

I can see the fear creeping into your heart
I can see the fear creeping into your heart
I can see the fear creeping into your heart
I can see I can see the fear
Track Name: Martyr The Maker
don't stand by
let it hurt me
don't stand by
let it hurt me
my bed at night
tuck me right in
pull blankets up
it's cold

find your place
and stay there
Track Name: It Crept Up Behind You
I'm a desperate man and I'd kill to get a piece
I'm a loaded gun with a trigger beggin' please
I'm a cut-off tongue with nothing left to say
I'll be a dying man until my dying day

I'm the nightmare buried in your eyes
I'm the hands that are choking you with lies

baby come on

that perfect love
I have my doubts
you run inside just to fall back out
it seems that no one ever tells you why

I'm the hammer ringing out your bell
I'm the heartbreak for your show and tell

that perfect love
I have my doubts
you run inside just to fall back out
it seems that no one ever tells you why
your bleeding heart
is inside out
I run inside just to fall back out
I swear that no one ever told me why
Track Name: Paint Yourself Blue
staring at the sun
and drinking from a gun
and if you tread lightly you know you're having fun
the captain's in the hallway
I'm a bender first class
you say you don't want it
but I always hear you ask
won't you stop it now
come on and stop it now
no matter what you do
it ain't as bad as when you're
painting yourself blue
painting yourself

blew into your room
and watching you consume
you hate all of the answers
that are mostly falling through
no, you never told me
no, I never catch on
nothing is below me
and I'm bringing it along
come on and lay me down
won't you lay me down
try to catch you laying down
break in your house without a sound

painting yourself blue

staring at the sun
and pulling out a gun
and shoot it from the heavens
then turn your back and run
no, you don't want me
I know you never will
to hell and back is normal
when you've got me sitting still
come on and tie me down
won't you tie me down
close the door behind you now
break out your house without a sound

painting yourself blue

lookin up and down
take me to the ground
nothing is above me
when nothing is around
I've got all my disguises
I really blend in
I really try to hide it
when someone's looking in
oh try to hide it now
come on and hide it now
no one here will see me through
the fortress I put up
when I am painting myself blue
when I'm painting myself blue
Track Name: Snitch
build my body with your stones
form your dirt into my bones
your paper bag into my lungs
you put army in my tongue
you fire me up
you fire me up

I won't take your medicine no more
I won't take your medicine no more
I will take every good thing away from you

you build me like an empty house
an old balloon turned inside out
you split the opening in two
I name my problems after you
you fire me up
you fire me up
Track Name: Kings
we're living levitated
out hearts electrical
we're tongue-twisted, tied up
because our mouths are full
we keep our best poisons
for when we're all alone
in the darkest corners
inside our darkest homes
this is all a game
this is all a game

we're here to tear your heart out

we're living overloaded
the monster gnashing teeth
a violent avalanche
and we are underneath
it's really rather simple
because our minds are slow
we're gonna kill ourselves
until it's time to go
this is all a game
this is all a game

we're here to tear your heart out

the roof will cave in on us
extremities are cold
no one else can make it
the rescue boats are full
we keep our best poisons
for when we're all alone
we're gonna kill ourselves
until it's time to go
Track Name: Two Letters
how do you not understand
that I'm in the palm of your hand
save me for later
while I'm doing all that I can
I promise I won't make a sound
while the spark in my eye's on the ground
I know all the answers you have
let me show you how

you always say no
you always say no
you always say no
I know

you're totally out of your mind
all your strings up there slowly unwind
you bury your scars under shiny guitars
and you lie

let me show you how

you always say no
you always say no
you always say no

I know that you know
I know that you know

just one more time

I couldn't say no
I couldn't say no
I couldn't say no

but I know that you know
Track Name: Framework
I'm not the one in control
my face a mask
your heart's a door
make me move
make me sleep
there's living things for us to eat

I am hurt
I am hate
I'm all the evil you create
my body broke
a twist of bones
I crack my teeth on little stones

I don't believe you at all
I can't believe you at all
I'm staring at the faces buried in the ground
I'm staring at the faces buried in the ground
nothing
nothing
nothing without you
I'm nothing without you
I'm nothing without you
I'm nothing without you