The Ebb And Flow

by MAKE NO BONES

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released September 3, 2015

Recorded by:
Pamela Parker at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, CA
Mike Sopko at The Garage in San Leandro, CA

Mixed and Mastered by:
Oz Fritz at Ancient Wave Studios in Nevada City, CA

Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocals: Austin James Hicks
Electric Guitar: Sam Kane
Electric Guitar: Mike Sopko
Bass/Drums: Ben Wallace-Ailsworth
Piano: Olivia Carrington

Cover Artwork:
Darren "Beeniehead" Wright

Special thanks to all of those who donated to the Kickstarter (This could not have been done without you), Saul, Elena, Miguel, and Vincent at Ancient Waves for making the finishing up this album a fantastic and relaxing experience, my friends and family for supporting me throughout the entire process, to my fans, and Jane's Dad for ending this album better than I ever could. This has been a hell of a ride and I'm so very excited to show you what I've done.

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Track Name: When Will I See?
*Verse 1*
I told the wind not to blow,
But it came any way and it shattered my bones,
If I have no say where I am,
Then whose thoughts are these? Who speaks like he can?

*Bridge*
I see perfection,
But god knows I need corrections

*Verse 2*
I gave my eyes a break today,
For all I've seens enough for me,
If you cut me I will surely bleed,
But it runs slow my blood,
It can't catch up with me,

*Bridge*
I'm long gone,
But I haven't been gone long

*Chorus*
When will I see clearly?
My eyes are an enigmatic tyranny,
When god shows his face to me,
I'll be sure to contemplate him thoroughly,
But soon of these thoughts I hope to let go,

*Verse 3*
There are no words for the questions I have,
But what good are words,
They can only be heard,
I hold close what I've learned,
And for this you should laugh,
Cause with just one part of the beast,
Each blind man was so sure

*Bridge*
Close my door,
I've seen it all before,
Even with a blind fold on,
I've seen it all before

*Chorus*
Track Name: Wide Eyed Thinking
*Verse 1*
Take me through the tangles of my mind,
As I slip in and out of time,
There's no body here anymore,
Feet off the ground,
I can see the sounds,
Of happy faces,
Waving from way down,
High hopes that I can find my way 'round

*Chorus*
Wide eyed thinking,
My mind starts tumbling,
Wide eyed thinking,
I get lost in my own grin,
What a pleasant sin,

*Verse 2*
Spiral growth,
As I try to cope,
But reality has no time to slow,
Every moment comes as quick as it goes,
We've all got our different ways of being,
All things depend on how we see 'em,
Turn on, Everybody's wrong,

*Chorus*
Wide eyed thinking,
My mind starts tumbling,
Wide eyed thinking,
I get lost in my own grin,
What a pleasant sin,
Track Name: Asking Ceilings
I feel weak in my bones,
What was once psychological has turned physical,
I can't think my vision blurs,
The truth creeps in as I try to deter,
Rather than inquire

I'm happy then sad,
Then I'm anxiously mad,
I'd pay rent to be content,
Can't pay in time though cause all that I spent,
Asking Ceilings questions,
And pretending everything is pleasant,

"Sounds like your depressed" he said,
"But Doc I already know this",
"Then I don't what to tell you kid,
I'll give you a pill" he said,
"Don't worry about the side effects,
I got meds for your meds"

I'm happy then sad,
Then I'm anxiously mad,
I'd pay rent to be content,
Can't pay in time though cause all that I spent,
Asking Ceilings questions,
And pretending everything is pleasant,

Right now I'm feeling fine,
But I'm high and I'm coming down,
I don't want to lose this life,
Just cause I can't turn around or figure out,

Right now I'm coming down.
Track Name: No Evil
*Verse 1*
I once heard of man with shallow holes for ears,
He sits in his tree way up high,
He shouts way out loud for the people to hear,
When they shout back he don't hear no reply,
That's cause no one can hear up that high,

*Chorus*
He just shouts he says,
"Hey, Hey, Hey!,
I've heard it all I say,
I'll tell you what's best and don't ask why,
These tuned ears,
Have heard all there is to hear,
The rest just waves passing by,
Oh just let them waves pass you by",

*Verse 2*
I've seen a feller,
With the eyes of a cave dweller,
His home dark as a starless sky,
His eyes can't adjust,
It's the only way he trusts,
He sees the same with closed eyes,
No one can see with no light,
He says,

*Chorus*
"Don't you see, see, see?,
Well all the light I've seen,
I'll show you what's best and don't ask why,
These eyes put on their show,
And what I see I know,
The rest just waves passing by,
Oh just let them waves pass you by"

*Verse 3*
I once thought of a man,
Who was sure he understands,
He thought himself so goddamn wise,
He thinks ten times over I hear,
As he strokes his short beard,
He contemplates right,
Let's just sit back and watch his neurons fire,
He says

*Chorus*
"Don't trouble your brain,
Your thoughts useless anyway,
I'll think enough for you and don't ask why,
I've got them thoughts,
That greet all you ever sought,
The rest just waves passing by,
I just let them waves pass me by"
Track Name: I Don't Feel Like Trouble
*Verse 1*
I can't buy you the things that you'd want,
I couldn't even buy you the things that you need,
I am selfish I know this,
I only wanted you for me,

*Bridge*
I'm so naive,
But aren't we all,

*Chorus*
And I,
I ran out of time,
And your eyes,
Could've stopped the clocks from turning,
But you turned away,

*Verse 2*
I'd like to think I was in over my head,
But I'm not even sure what out under is like,
I'm not scared I swear,
Now that I know what you're like it's alright,

*Bridge*
I'm so naive,
But aren't we all,

*Chorus*
And I,
I ran out of time,
And your eyes,
Could've stopped the clocks from turning,
But you turned away,

*End*
I don't feel,

I don't feel like trouble,
But trouble's all I got.
Track Name: And I Sing
*Verse 1*
I miss the things that I never really had,
Like a girl that I love or a strong healthy Dad,
Oh god am I doing it wrong?
So many people looking at me,
I don't know what to think,
So I turn my head,
And I sing,

*Chorus*

*Verse 2*
I got this girl she's a real sweet thing,
Ain't burdened by her looks she always says the right thing,
She's got eyes like the ocean,
When I stare I feel lost at sea,
"We've been going steady for a while now,
So I wanted to ask darling,
Will you be mine?
Will we sustain?"
She said "I'm sorry honey,
What was you name?"
And I sang

*Chorus*

I met a man along my way,
Who had died the other day,
What an experience wonder what he's got to say,
"How's it going?" I say,
He said "Good or bad, my friend, I'm just happy it's going,
Either way,
But every Day, is a beautiful day"
And he sang

*Chorus*
Track Name: Mindful Drinking
*Verse 1*
My rights have gone wrong,
I've done things a bad man shoulda done,
I'd say I'm sorry but I'm not,
Well I think that maybe bad man,
Has gone and won,

*Verse 2*
My feet are so sore,
Long time runnin from door to door,
Knockin on many cause I feel I must,
By know you'd think I love it but,
It's just lust,

*Verse 3*
My smarts have gone dumb,
Last I seen 'em in a broken bottle of rum,
With that rotten taste still on my tongue,
I yelled "Well in this life, the dead,
Don't belong!"

*Verse 4*
The louder I scream,
The quieter you seem,
It makes me question the way I sing,
How many more sounds til,
You figure out what I mean.
Track Name: A Long Drive
*Verse 1*
It's a long drive,
But I stop to make it longer,
I'm still lost but no longer do I wander,
Aimlessly I follow what I need,
Nothing now means everything,

*Verse 2*
I feel nothing,
Oh what a feeling,
You ask why do I care,
I say I don't know,
I empty my cup,
And smash it to pieces cause,
Fuck the tea the beauty's in the flow,

*Chorus*
You've got my tongue tied behind my back,
It's tough to speak when you move like that,
There's nothin stoppin me from dancing back,
But nothing's everything now I know that,

*Verse 3*
I slip away,
A feeling I hope that stays,
And I gain,
A lose that costs my name,
Who knew you could put a lifetime in a moment,
If it's nothing that's stopping you then nothing is all you need,

*Chorus*
You've got my tongue tied behind my back,
It's tough to speak when you move like that,
There's nothin stoppin me from dancing back,
But nothing's everything now I know that,

*Verse 4*
I turn around,
But I'll never look back,
Even if I could,
Well I wouldn't want that cause,
Familiarity is to good to me,
I can't go far without shaking my knees,

*Chorus*
You've got my tongue tied behind my back,
It's tough to speak when you move like that,
There's nothin stoppin me from dancing back,
But nothing's everything now I know that,
Track Name: Don't You Know?
*Verse 1*
Who stole my love away?
Give me a name,
Well with god,
There's an answer there,
But he's been away about as long as I awake,

*Chorus*
Don't you know?
By now, that's how it goes,
Ain't you heard?
That love was never yours,

*Verse 2*
I had a friend,
But haven't we all,
We sure know them well,
The drink and them drugs,
Was good enough for him
He's laughing at an end,

*Chorus*
Don't you know?
By now, that's how it goes,
Ain't you heard?
That life was never yours,

*Verse 3*
I met a travelin' man,
Who was always on his way,
Everywhere he stayed,
He said "Oh please don't think,
That I know where I'm goin,
Or that I'm a man of knowing"

*Chorus*
Don't you know?
By now, that's how it goes,
Ain't you heard?
Them thoughts was never yours

*Verse 4*
Don't you know?
Please tell cause I sure don't
Ain't you heard?
That I never said a word.
Track Name: Walking In A Dream
*Verse 1*
There's not a thought that haunts me more than you,
I have yet to be taught how to lose,
It feels silly but I think I'm losing my mind,
I can't hardly focus so I start playing out of time,

*Verse 2*
It seems obscene but I had a dream,
That I was you and you were me,
I sit and wonder which synthesis of sounds will help you to see,
That when I walk with you I feel like I'm walking in a dream,

I'm walking in a dream.

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