Glass Half Full

by Tim Goodwin

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released May 28, 2014



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Tim Goodwin Chico, California

Self-recorded DIY punk rock from just one man

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Track Name: Bursting at the Seams
I've been writing all these songs
Even though you'll never hear it
I know it's probably wrong
But sometimes I just can't bear it

Even in my deepest dreams
Your voice - it still surrounds me
Now I'm bursting at the seams
it's so hard to be free

I just can't take it anymore
Please excuse me if I stand up
and walk right out this door
I want to be left alone
'cuz I'll be better off alone
so please just leave me alone

I've been losing track of time
Lost in a sea of apathy
They've been blaming me for your crimes
And I can show no empathy

Still sometimes I can't sleep at night
When every time I close my eyes,
Every time I turn out the lights,
My head is filled up with your lies

And still I'm singing all these songs
I wish that I could let it go
Why is it so hard?!
I just want to forget it all;
take back everything that I lost
Get out of my head!
Track Name: Loose Ends
Why can't I be more direct and say what's in my head?
Well, all the words I'll hear will fill me up with fear and dread

Why, oh why, oh why must I hold tight onto loose ends?
Maybe I'm just tired of losing all my friends

I know it's all my fault
All my fault this time
I've lost all my friends
All the friends I love

I've tried everything
Everything I can
I keep holding on
Holding on to this
Track Name: Unknown Hero
Where did you go?
My unknown hero
Now you're just a whisper in the back of my mind

Since you disappeared
I've battled my fears
All I can think is rewind and rewind and rewind

Never had I thought to express myself in a
song, but you showed me just how
So I will swallow my pride and sing to you a
song asking "Where are you now?"

Lost on the highway without a road map, that's how
I felt when you went and left
Now I must persevere here on my own, but I
can't help but feel bereft
Track Name: Winter Never Kills Me
Can I just be warm forever?
Hold me in your arms forever
But when the winter comes
I don't know if it'll be eno-ugh

Can I just be warm forever?
Hold me in your arms forever
For when the cold days come
I don't want to be alone

Oh no
Don't leave me here alone
Oh no
Don't leave me on my own

I don't know if I can
Hold on this time
Will you stand here
by my side?
Will you take my hand?
and tell me it's alright

There's very little time
Before I must leave
"Things will get better,"
I have to believe.
Is this something I want?
or something I need?
Track Name: Dead
When my hero died nobody I knew cared
Why was I the only one to even shed a tear?
None of my friends knew his name,
Nor did they know his songs
He can't just disappear

And when my hero died, I heard he died alone
Nobody was at his side, his death had went unknown
He and I can't end the same
They have to know my songs
I can't just disappear

The day my hero died four more men were born
Not a single one of them will know what he stood for
Just another nameless face
that blends into a crowd
We all just disappear

The day my hero died was the day that I learned
Everything must have an end, even if it hurts
But hopes and memories live on
Inside our minds and hearts
They won't just disappear

And someday I will be dead, too
I hope somebody cries for me
And I can't just be forgot
I won't just disappear

And when I die, I want to know
I want to know I did not die alone
And when I die I hope someone is by my side
Someone to say "goodbye"
Track Name: A Cry for Help
There are times in my life
When I can't quite decide if I'm in the wrong or in the right
I can't quite decipher the difference
Between you and me
Where did we come from and where are we going to be?
When ten years pass

Your house down the lane
Too long it seems empty, I only see dark through the glass
Weeds overgrow your front lawn
I looked you up
How have you been? I would like to know if you are fine
Or not

I never answered your cry for help
You told me that your life is a living hell
I never answered your cry for help
If I could go back, I'd ask you to tell
How I can help
How can I help?

Stars glow with light
Separated by an empty void of blackened skies
I know you're looking up there
Light years away
They seem so close but in reality they are far

This is the last time
You'll ever be alone again
And this is the last time
I have to tell you "You're my friend."
Track Name: Insomnia
The bed I lay in
is all drenched and soaked in sweat
I'm all soaked in my own sweat
and I can't deny
the nightmares stay with me every night

I can't sleep
It's insomnia
I'm so scared
that I won't wake up

The sound of the fan above my head
Drones out everything I'm thinking of
it drones out everything I'm thinking
Tonight that's okay
I didn't want to think about you anyway
Track Name: We Reap What We Sow
There's someplace I'd rather be
Something I'd rather see
Well, it's not here
No, it's not even near these
Memories that I wish I could forget
I wish I didn't regret
What I can't change
What I can never change

I try so hard sometimes to stay awake
I guess it's not so good for my own sake
So next time I feel like I am a freak
Maybe I will just sing myself to sleep

I'd never take back anything I've ever said to you
Just know that everything I've said I knew was always true

I feel nothing anymore
And try hard to ignore
The worst of us
The worst of everything we've
Done to everyone we know
So we reap what we sow
Look what we've done
What everyone has done

Every time I am smiling it's a lie
Sometimes I feel like I just want to die
Why should I stay? What keeps me holding on?
You know what? Just forget it, I'll be gone

I always hoped that you would be listening to my songs
But it seems that my songs and hopes could never be more wrong

The stars are falling down at night
But no one even cares
The sky is falling down around us;
No one even cares
The world's crumbling into pieces
And no one even cares
Every day somebody dies
Why don't I even care?

So in the end was everything I've done worth it at all?
Maybe I'd know the answers if you'd just return my calls
Track Name: Inevitable Conflict
We cannot live
if we run from this madness
Why can't we just do this right?

I feel let down
by your assurances
You've left me here to die

We cannot win
if we're forced to face ourselves
When will we see
we've got nothing else, nothing else

I feel forced up
even if you're holding me down

We cannot live with ourselves if we run
Track Name: Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat
Mr. Speaker,

On Friday evening last, I received His Majesty's commission to form a new Administration.

Sir, to form an Administration of this scale and complexity is a serious undertaking in itself
But it must be remembered that we are in the preliminary stage of one of the greatest battles in history
That we are in action at many points in Norway and in Holland
That we have to be prepared in the Mediterranean
That the air battle is continuous
And that many preparations have to be made here at home.

In this crisis I hope I may be pardoned if I do not address the House at any length today.
I hope that any of my friends and colleagues, or former colleagues Who are affected by the political reconstruction,
Will make all allowances for any lack of ceremony with which it has been necessary to act.

I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind.
We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.
You ask, what is our policy?
I will say:
It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us;
To wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime.
That is our policy.

You ask, what is our aim?
I can answer in one word:
Victory at all costs,
Victory in spite of all terror,
Victory, however long and hard the road may be;
For without victory, there is no survival.

Let that be realised;
No survival for the British Empire,
No survival for all that the British Empire has stood for,
No survival for the urge and impulse of the ages,
That mankind will move forward towards its goal.

But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope.
I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men.
At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say,
"Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength."

- Winston Churchill
Track Name: Falling Apart
Don't look at me
Don't talk to me
Don't pretend you're my friend
When you're my greatest enemy
Just go away
And throw away
Everything you've done
I'm watching it all fall apart
It's falling apart

Living, loving, leaving, lying
Lauging at your own demise
Drinking, dropping, dragging, dying
Killed by your own filthy lies

I'm listening as you call my name
You ask for help and try to feign
Your innocence? Have you no shame?
Now everything begins to fade

One day not too long ago
We were friends, now I don't know
What made you push me away?
Why won't you tell me? What can't you say?

Do you even care anymore?
Now you drank too many and hit the floor
I couldn't have asked for a better sign
I leave your place, one last time

It's too late to fix what can't be changed
There's nothing left to try and save
You've left your scars, your damage is done
You don't know you've lost, so you act like you've won
Track Name: Don't Leave Me Alone
And so I wrote you all these songs
Tell me, did you hear them?
Maybe I wasn't wrong
Though usually I am

I don't want to have those dreams
Where your voice surrounds me
It seems to be a recurring theme
I try and try to be free

I just won't take it anymore
If I stand up, it'll be to show you to the door
But I don't want to be left alone
Please don't leave me alone

I've been keeping count of time
Every single minute that's passed
I've been blaming you for my crimes
Again I've finished last

Still every time I sleep at night
And every time I close my eyes
As I gather the will to turn out the lights
In my head, I'll see your eyes
Track Name: Personal Lullaby
Don't wake me up, please let me rest
I just want to sleep this time
My answer always stays the same
I will tell you that I'm fine

Turn the lights off and lock the doors
Don't worry until the dawn
But just one thing before you go
Will you sing me one more song?

My answer always stays the same
I will tell you that I'm fine
Don't wake me up, please let me rest
I just want to sleep this time