No One's Beside You

by No Parking Police Department

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Recorded in less than 24 hours

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released July 6, 2014

All songs written, performed, recorded, and produced by NPPD
John Buckley: Vocals, Guitar
Dylan LeSage: Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar
Ricky Wagner: Guitar, Drums, Mandolin

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NPPD is an acoustic trio based in Massachusetts

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Track Name: The Willow
Six billion hearts
They've got hands and feet
They're all the same
But I feel less like me

They all still breathe
Through two solid lungs
But my breath
Has passed
My song is already sung
Track Name: Shout and Scream
I'm tired of these lonely days and solemn nights
Where the only thing to keep me company
Are these lost high up lights
It's getting darker as I walk through the mist
Cause I can't help but remember
The taste of every
Little kiss

How can I stay, when the only thing they offer
Is never there
When will they sway, and tell me what I want
Really cares

They say when you're unhappy
You only see grays
And no more colors
Truth is you'll never know
You're all alone
Until you break us

Get me out of this place it's taking me and driving me crazy
I'm beginning to hate this town,
A Scream is just sound
So shout out baby

How can I stay, when the only thing they offer
Is never there
When will they sway, and tell me what I want
Really cares
Track Name: A Thousand Years Times Ten
Summer promised clouds moving close
for when rain falls, what doesn't die will grow
I thought every flower had wilted in me
until you had led me home
and I sleep best with thee in these sheets

Now, miss, I may be a master at
letting these things, let them be as it is
But like a pup calling to a friend,
the wind again was pullin' me back in

Dear, help me thaw this ice in my chest
You are not garbage.
"You are golden," she said, "and you are a poet."
Now may I rest here 'til the morning ends?
Knowing our kingdom will stand for
a thousand years times ten.

Winter promised us cracks in our skin
the very life being taken right from under it
and even though we may have just met.

Madame, forgive me, I am a fool
when it comes to social cues
washing dishes or knowing
what makes you so cool
oh so cool.

Dear, help me thaw this ice in my chest
You are not useless you are the best
and you are golden
so may i rest
here my weary head
for a thousand years times ten.
Track Name: Tell Me That You're Gone
You packed your bags for new york
to play your magic song
now tell me why nobody
says to me that you're gone
and if you've left please let me know
whether you can stand
cause I've been waiting for you
to tell me "goodbye again"

Tell me why you go
Tell me why you stay
Tell me how you plan
to play your magic song all day,
just relax,
and sit back
in the big city

You tried to get me to grow up
that seemed like your big plan
well I'll tell you what I learned from you
and really what I can't stand
Your voice your lips your hips your kiss
all fake on some weird day
and so was your excuse
bullshit's the part you play

Show me how you know
Show me how you cared
You know you never
tried or seemed to share
your thoughts
your feelings

Who have you become?
How did you make it?
Where'd your green eyes go?
did you just fake it?
You took advantage of my sympathy
and now you take my friends behind my back
well you know your broken promises?
don't care about you or that
anymore
anymore, oh

Tell me who you are
Tell me where you'll go
Tell me if the real you
will ever really show
and take it back
every thing you did

Oh!

Tell me where you went
Don't tell me who to be!
I'll decide what
my heart wants to be
so just relax
and silently
tell me that you're gone

tell me that you're gone

Tell me why you go
Tell me why you stay
Tell me how you plan
to play your magic song all day,
just relax,
and sit back
and tell me that you're gone

Oh oh, tell me that you're gone
Track Name: We Never Won
Who are we
Where are we gonna go?
Just take it slow kid, you move so fast
Are we now? Will we stay here?
They all tell me the same
Smiling ear to ear

And as I'm watching days go by
I see it in their eyes
That they'll try to tell me who I am
We all want love, we all want joy
We're little soldier toys
Walking into a war we'll never win

But I, I won't die, not at the hands of my demons
No we, we won't lose, we'll be who we choose
And I'll silently sing along with you

Watch this child, he grows up so fast
He'll have to face the world
Before the hour's past
Beat the drum
Keep on time
We all take on the world
It takes what we supply

And as I'm taking every step
I know just what you meant
That our lives are just specks looking back
We all have hope, we all have rage
They strike head on every day
Making every choice for man

So I, I won't die, not at the hands of my demons
No we, we can't lose, the winner is who we choose
So I'll take a chance, and make a toast to you

Goodbye day, hello night
We may be okay, we might die
The time is soon, its the time the world will strike
A candle in the dark, a voice in the night
Oh we'll stay here, death soon near
But at least I have a song in my ear

So I, I won't die, not at the hands of my demons
No we, we can't lose, the winner is who we choose
So I'll take a chance, and make a toast to you

But I, I won't die, not at the hands of my demons
No we, we won't lose, we'll be who we choose
And I'll silently sing along with you
Track Name: Blue Mage
Do you know where the floorboard has been?
What stepping all the time spent pacing on it
back and forth in your head
With your decisions sobering

They say we loved like skeletons
We ran the last mile we'd ever need
You say you're the plump one but my friend
You're the head that needs to feed

Dear Katie,
I'm gonna be
The best company
The word alone has ever seen

You had me melted like miner's gold
At the foot of your bed, the tip of your teeth
I don't know which is worse
Thinking this was a blessing or a necessary curse

Could you grow up and give me a minute?
To collect myself, your faerie fire
Has spread to my bookshelves
The only things I had left of myself

But dear Katie,
I'm gonna be
The best company
The word alone has ever seen
And you may love me
But you said, "I never did", you see
Oh, dear Katie
Take your Aries eyes off of me

I used to care all the times we'd listen to The World Is... in your car. As I'd rub both your hands and help you skip class like I was happiness in the form of a man. But I'm a shadow of once was, and what you did was no just cause. So I think its safe to say, no matter which way The Shins make you sway. You were the death of me, so thanks sincerely for everything.

But fuck you Katie,
I'm gonna be
The best thing this place
Is ever gonna see
And then you'll be
A walking trvesty
The best company

And you'll say you miss me
but I'm not what you see
I'm just a boy
I ain't no Final Fantasy
Track Name: How It's Been
So you stay up in your cloud that you exchanged for all that you are
And go fast and die young in your pride and your sports car
When my friends cry out, I do the best that I can
You shout out "hypocrite", and say I am less of a man

You once had a grip, your ego that had no room
Made your worst intentions slip, so tell me is this
How you treated your friends back then?
Shine on, my old friend
I don't want to hear how it's been.

You swore that I was the one who tore down your blue sky
Isn't it funny how mere time was the thing that made your good parts die?
And I've come to term that the pressed leaves that you used to bring to me
Oh, they never meant anything.

You once had a grip, your ego that had no room
Made your worst intentions slip, so tell me is this
How you treated your friends back then?
Shine on, my old friend
I don't want to hear how it's been.
Oh, how it's been.

Remember when you were drunk
And telling me how you saw your wedding?
Please send a message to the groom
That his best, his best man will not be attending.

Why the fuck did I ever consider you family?

You once had a grip, your ego that had no room
Made your worst intentions slip, so tell me is this
How you treated your friends back then?
Shine on, my bittersweet end.
I don't want to hear how it's been.

Why did I?
Oh I shouldn't have.
Shine on you crazy diamond,
Oh like you could've had
Oh no, shine on, why I couldn't have.
Shine on, I couldn't have.
Track Name: No Parking Police Department
Once
I'm on the road
It's the last
time I'll be home.

Cause once
I'm on the road again
I can
Be anyone.

Though I'm scared
there's something for me there.
Still,
I don't know where

I know what's coming
coming down the road.
There's a man who told me:
"you can't park if you're alone."

Once
I pass a sign
That
I don't know,

and
see a sky
of
a different glow

Though I'm in a place
where a witch once cried,
we might be alone,
but that's alright.

Who knows who I'll be
coming down the road,
maybe the man who told me:
"You can't park if you're alone."
Track Name: I'll Be Okay, WIll You?
So you're all alone,
and no one's beside you
Just take your heart home,
and just let me guide you
I promise you that
this ain't a shitty place to stay.
You can take your life back.
you can be your own day

I'm only sixteen
but I can tell you all I know
It's just you and the trees
your job and your false hope
I'm only sixteen
but I know how you feel
if you get knocked down
I fall head over heels

I can tell you how you make me laugh and take me away
Your smile will last and I'll just sway, and dance tonight
to the tune your laughter makes
every step that your heart takes

"Hey are you alright?"
I ask behind your back.
What about tonight?
I'll help you keep on track (What about tonight? What about tonight?)

I'm only sixteen
but I can take you away
from your distraction
and all this decay
I'm only sixteen
but you'll know how I know
we'll be just fine
it's not false hope (what about tonight?)

I can tell you how you make me laugh and take me away
Your smile will last and I'll just sway and dance tonight
to the tune your laughter makes
every step that your heart takes

I know who I am now
I'm trying to be somebody else
Feel like I'm going south
And I need your help
I know who I want to be
I know that something inside of me
I cannot explain how
I need these pieces, you see
They're all I have left here
I see that my path ahead is unclear
I just need to know, now.
Will you guide me, my dear?

I can tell you how you make me laugh and take me away
Your smile will last and I'll just sway and dance tonight
to the tune your laughter makes
every step that your heart takes

What about tonight, What about tomorrow? What about tonight?