Note from the Georgian Hotel

by Josh Carples

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1.
I set a fire to keep us from the overwhelming winter chill And I see the end. Is this what we should anticipate when you get your fill? As days go by, I’m still left at night wondering what it means Apologies and explanations, they left me questioning How much time does it take to heal and is this scene even real? You make it look so easy… to walk away I’m setting afire all those memories in letters and photographs And I’m making a wish that the stars would help this fade away and come to pass As days go by, I’m still left at night wondering what it means Apologies and explanations, they left me questioning How much time does it take to heal and is this scene even real? You make it look so easy… to walk away You say, “It’s safe to say this fire has all but burned out”
2.
03:14
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
3.
It looks so clear upon the horizon And won’t we surely be surprised? It all comes crashing down at once With no one left to sympathize I know it seems so far away When no road is safe And this time, it may not take us all the way I don’t recognize just who I am And I don’t recognize your voice But in the distance lie all the signs They’re telling us to change course I know it seems so far away When no road is safe And this time, it may not take us all the way You said everything was fine I wasted wishes on satellites Maybe one day I will find a way, some way, I can make it right
4.
The news is always darker close to midnight. Three more hours for my mind to get right. But it’s no use, I know the destination As this voice conveys its desperation Hold your head up Please just open your eyes Don’t let this be goodbye Five more days until we say our goodbyes One year later, it still doesn’t seem right Midnight drives lead to our destination And our voices show our desperation Hold your head up Please just open your eyes Don’t let this be goodbye Because I can’t keep holding back the tears And there is just no closure here In these cold, white hospital walls
5.
03:28
Mesmerized in a trance-like stare Seeing reflections in the glass’s glare And wanting to ignore the ringing phone To pretend and act like no one’s home And I’ve stopped searching for the answers today And I’ll just flow with the mood of the music instead And the strangest dreams chase sleep away With news foretold of the coming day The familiarity serves to permeate The warming air of this awful place And I’ve stopped searching for the answers today And I’ll just flow with the mood of the music instead
6.
To hear your words out loud I’ve seen them written down And you already know everything Oh, so why am I still here Would it be so much different right now if it were me to come around? Would it ever change the way you feel? Have we reached the end? I’m driving for miles on end The sirens and street lights My song on the radio just won’t come in And I’m driving back to you We never found our way out of this place Would it be so much different right now if it were me to come around?
7.
Look around and tell me what you need to hear in here You never were too clear I wish I knew what to say but the words, they fail me now Do you see through the sound? Whispering so faint Lost in this strange, strange state So I’ll wait for a sign I’ll wait for a sign I’m hoping things would never change, but they always do for me Clarity is such a dream Finding what’s lost inside Counting the breaks in time So I’ll wait for a sign I’ll wait for a sign I’m here, but I remember the way that clouds formed on that day To you, it’s all the same, but the rain won’t keep me away
8.
Can we start to mend if it’s clearly the end? And you can stop the show because I’ve seen it before The hope was everything And for months, the days would find me wandering aimlessly To find my way Drifting in and out of sleep as time runs out Envisioning words that I need to hear right now Drifting in and out of sleep as time runs out Envisioning words that I need I know all the names of the players in this game And in this afterthought, I see the ending you bought This foolish reasoning These written words reminding I’ll cherish anything that makes a way Drifting in and out of sleep as time runs out Envisioning words that I need to hear right now Drifting in and out of sleep as time runs out Envisioning words that I need Oh, it seems so far, but I’ve been waiting for this Oh, it seems so far Tell me what did I miss? Oh, it seems so far, but I’ve been waiting for this Oh, it seems so far, but I’ve been waiting for… The hope was everything And for months, the days would find me… I’ll cherish anything that makes a way
9.
02:44
Is this the best, or even second best, or further down the line? Or is truth a bitter frequency I shouldn’t hear tonight? Am I strong enough to make it through for fast enough to run? I remember counting backwards, but never made it back to one So you say to give it one more day So you say, “Just give it one more day” Are you the voice of soothing conversations that pull me from the line drawn in the sand A final absolute I almost found that night Writing it down provides no safety net and the air is getting thin And your thoughts begin to worry me I’ve seen where they can end So you say to give it one more day So you say, “Just give it one more day”
10.
A sense of sadness flows through every word that you write I raise my glass to drown out the world as I get through the night It’s true, so true, that it is the little things we miss the most I hope this letter somehow finds its way up to your ghost How’s the view from where you stand? Is it not for us to understand? You showed me through these city streets And now you’re so far out of reach I found the bottom and this bottle will carry this note out to sea Although I miss you, I’m glad that you’re no longer suffering I can’t stop staring at this seemingly endless, starlit sky How I still wonder how to go on when missing a piece of your life This is where you should be Laying here next to me I’ll rush to the sea if you’re waiting for me It’s all over now It’s all over now Oh, this is where you should be Oh… laying here next to me It’s all over now

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released November 6, 2008

Copyright © 2008 Josh Carples / Max Cherry Darling (SESAC)

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