Live at Seville

by Josh Carples

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Five songs performed and recorded live on Jan. 29, 2017 at Seville Beauty & Barber Shop in the Cloverdale area of historic Montgomery, AL. Special thanks to C. DeWayne Cunningham, Sylvester K. Folks, Jen Powell, Malerie Bussell, and the Seville staff. These people made this EP and the video production that accompanies it possible.

See the performance: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIntZpeT7EAL4hh6h7sgQ5Uiw6uyYK2nd

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released May 23, 2017

Copyright © 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017 Josh Carples / Max Cherry Darling (SESAC)

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Track Name: Ocean - Live at Seville
There are so many things I can't explain, so I'll keep on hiding.
And there are so many things I wish I could change, but I tire from trying.
And it's been far too long, I must say, since I've felt the ocean.
And how quickly the timing slips away when we lack devotion.

And you don't know me.
And you don't see me.
And you can't understand when those days "just happen."

Another month has almost passed me by, and the words stop flowing.
I'm sad to say that it's no big surprise, as time has shown me.
All the ups and downs that find themselves at home change ever slowly,
And we convince ourselves that we are not alone, when that's all we can see.

And you don't know me.
And you don't see me.
And you can't understand when those days "just happen."
Track Name: Postmark - Live at Seville
I have never loved like this before.
I think back to the days when we both swore,
like only young love could ever think,
that the glimmer in our eyes would never shrink.

I befriended the bottle these last few weeks,
And fell into the valleys most wouldn't seek.
And the songs that inspire can also bring you down,
To notice the microscopic aspect of this town.

This is the letter I could never send.
I would not expect you to understand,
Especially when I can't explain it myself.

Familiar names all have familiar faces,
And I've been lost in these familiar places,
So pour me another drink, another taste,
So I'll forget what I remember that we once embraced.

This is the letter I could never send.
I would not expect you to understand,
Especially when I can't explain it myself.

Especially when I can't explain it myself.
Track Name: The Waters Won - Live at Seville
I see your face inside every song,
And the leftover pieces, and how they don’t belong.
They lay scattered across the dreariest land
That I still have yet to be able to understand.

Can we start this over?

The music always found the wind to push the sails
Through much bigger storms, but all with no detail.
But this time it was different because the waters won,
And we watched as this tapestry, as it slowly became undone.

Can we start this over?
Track Name: No One (Reprise) - Live at Seville
I know this is not the place where I should be,
And steps to change it are too far out of reach.
The things I’ve noticed, at least it seems to me,
That faking progress is hollow as it seems.

Wasting time is wasting away
For no one ever stays.

I’m changing channels when nothing else is on.
The time is passing, but it’s been far too long.
It’s so familiar, the taste of victory.
If I am dreaming, then let me stay asleep.

Wasting time is wasting away
For no one ever stays.

I’m too tired to fight this anymore.
Track Name: Fake a Smile - Live at Seville
Did we ever stop to face
The broken pieces in our way?
Shards of glass stick in our feet
And blood remains where we meet
Oh

Though the rain has washed away
Most reminders from those days
Still evidence is seen
And a heart desires to be clean
Oh

We fake a smile
As if we can laugh about it now
But there’s no way
We fake a smile
As if we can laugh about it now
But there’s no way, no way

There’s no way
We can laugh about it now