The Times

by Midnight Snack

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released September 9, 2014

all songs written by John Johnson

© 2014 Midnight Snack

recorded at Studio 101a, in Nashua, NH
engineered by Peter Brownlee
mixed by Brian Phillips
produced by Mike Johnson

thanks to Kathy and John Johnson, and Marilynn Duker, for supporting us on our quest.

thanks to Tom Holmes at Studio 101a for facilitating and guiding the production of this recording.

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Track Name: This Body
I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out
I want to break this shell but I don’t know how
Could someone please show me out of this house
I’ve had a good time just fooling around
But now I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?

I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?
I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?
I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?
I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?

I’m trapped underground in this sealed gold mine
I want to break through the rock, want to see the sun shine.
I guess I thought I might know you
I thought I might know you
I guess I thought I might know you by now.

I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?
I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?
I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?
I don’t even know myself, so how could I know someone else?

I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
I’m trapped in this body and I can’t get out.
Track Name: In Another Life
I never catch you at the right time
I missed the boat again – could I have one more try?
I’m always early, you’re always falling behind
Timing is everything, but its not on our side.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah baby!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah baby!
Maybe in another life
Maybe in another life
Maybe we can time it right in another life.

Do you love me or do you hate me?
Do you wish you could erase me?
I guess I’m not the only one… but I want you to be mine.
Timing is everything, but its not on our side.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah baby!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah baby!
Maybe in another life
Maybe in another life
Maybe we can time it right in another life.

Timing is everything but its not on our side.
Timing is everything but its not on our side.
Timing is everything but its not on our side.
Timing is everything but its not on our side.
Track Name: Nowhere To Be
You only drive for the destination
You only climb for the view at the top
You only make love for the climax
And you only perform for the applause.

You are going to miss the whole show
Nowhere to be, nowhere to go.
You are going to miss the whole show
Nowhere to be, nowhere to go.

You only play when you need a break
You only smile when they hand you a prize
You measure success by the outcome
You measure happiness with a number.

You are going to miss the whole show
Nowhere to be, nowhere to go.
You are going to miss the whole show
Nowhere to be, nowhere to go.

Everybody’s off to somewhere, but I’m not going anywhere.
Everybody needs to have something, but I don’t want to need anything.
Everybody’s off to somewhere, but I’m not going anywhere.
Everybody needs to have something, but I don’t want to need anything.

You are going to miss the whole show
Nowhere to be, nowhere to go.
You are going to miss the whole show
Nowhere to be, nowhere to go.
Track Name: Impermanent Beings
Don’t you hold on
Unless it means life to you
‘Cause you know it means death to them
When they pass you by you’ll never see them again.

Every fire burns out
You can’t keep your wood if you want heat
You can’t keep your food if you want to eat
When they pass you by you’ll never see them again.

We all fall from the top of a mountain
Tryin’a hang on to all our closest friends (but they’re falling too)
And we can’t see the ground but we all know its coming
So who gonna hold you then?

As you skydive
Forget about your parachute
Just pull your lover close to you
‘Cause when they pass you by you’ll never see them again.

As you sink down
The rocks on your feet are permanent
The air in your tank is limited
Let life pass you by, you’ll never see it again.

We all fall from the top of a mountain
Tryin’a hang on to all our closest friends (but they’re falling too)
And we can’t see the ground but we all know its coming
So who gonna hold you?

Impermanent beings – we are and we always will be,
And we always.
Impermanent beings – we are and we always will be,
And we always.
Impermanent beings – we are and we always will be,
And we always.
Impermanent beings – we are and we always will be,
And we always.
And we always will be
And we always.

We all fall from the top of a mountain
Tryin’a hang on to all our closest friends (but they’re falling too)
And we can’t see the ground but we all know its coming
So who gonna hold you then?

We are
We are
We are
We are – and we always will be
And we always will be
And we always will be
And we always will be.
Track Name: The News
I’m just waiting for the news to sink in
And I keep hoping that my grip will tighten
But I’m still trying to make this right.
I can see the wound but I can’t feel the pain
I keep making moves but I can’t feel the change
Its all the same.

I’m just waiting for the paint to dry
Looking for a new way to get you high
Feels like we’re taking the same old ride every time.
Every time, every time.

I’m just waiting for the sun to rise
Waiting for the water to hit high tide
So we can wash away this lie
I can see the wound but I can’t feel the pain
I keep making moves but I can’t feel the change
Its all the same.

I’ve been fooling myself for a long time, long time, long time.
I’ve been working myself for a long time, long time, long time.
I’ve been fooling myself for a long time, long time, long time.
I’ve been working myself for a long time, long time, long time.

I’m just waiting for the news to sink in
And I keep hoping that my grip will tighten
But I’m still trying to make this right.
I can see the wound but I can’t feel the pain
I keep making moves but I can’t feel the change
Its all the same.
Its all the same.
Its all the same.
Its all the same.
Track Name: Turning Into A Rock
I think I’m turning into a rock
I’ve been sitting in this spot for so long.
I’m losing feeling in my feet
And all I feel in my fingers is pins and needles.
I know I must have a heart
But I keep forgetting that its actually beating.
I can’t remember the start of this
And I can’t imagine this actually leaving.

Woah – I’m looking for love,
Looking for love.
Woah – I keep swinging but I keep missing.

I think I’m turning into a hole
‘Cause this hole in my heart has started eating my body.
I fill it up every night
But I keep telling myself I don’t need to.
I’m just trying to make ends meet
But I can’t even seem to find the beginning.
Well, its been so long now
That I guess they must have just changed the meaning.

Woah – She’s giving me love
Giving me love.
Woah – She’s writing me a message but I can’t read it.

I think I’m turning into a ghost
It doesn’t seem like anyone can see me.
I’m jumping up and down
Waiving my arms all around
But no necks are arching.
I’ve been in this spot for so long.
I’ve been in this spot for so long.
I’ve been in this spot for so long – I’m blending in with my surroundings!

Woah – We’re calling this love
Calling this love.
Woah – We use the right words but the wrong definitions.
Track Name: The Times
I’m sitting, watching the hour hand
And its spinning me very slowly
Its ticking me away
And tricking me into thinking

That its all gonna be okay
All gonna be okay
That its all gonna be okay
All gonna be okay.

I’m sitting, watching my house burn down
And its teaching me a lesson
That its never, ever gonna last
Its singing me a song

Singing its all going by so fast
All going by so fast
Singing its all going by so fast
All going by so fast.

Everything is changing all the time
And everything is dying while it grows
Everyone is laughing at themselves
Because they can’t keep up with the times
The times – you’re moving to slow.
You can’t keep up with the times
The times – you’re moving to slow.

I’m sitting, watching that boy I knew
And he still has the same eyes
And he still has the same mouth
But he’s not the one I loved

So where can I find him now?
Where can I find him now?
Tell me, where can I find myself?
Where can I find myself?

Everything is changing all the time
And everything is dying while it grows
Everyone is laughing at themselves
Because they can’t keep up with the times
The times – you’re moving to slow.
You can’t keep up with the times
The times – you’re moving to slow.
You can’t keep up with the times
The times – you’re moving to slow.
You can’t keep up with the times
The times – you’re moving to slow.
Track Name: Fine Line
I keep hoping that you’re gonna change
But ever time I look, you look the same.
I can’t seem to keep my eyes away
Something about you has got me locked in place.
But this is never gonna be pretty.
This is never gonna be pretty.
This is never gonna be pretty.
No, this is never gonna be.

From a safe distance you don’t look mean
But I know you’re the wildest thing I’ve ever seen.
You’re an animal just like me
And we all got wants and we all got needs.
But I could never take you home.
I could never take you home.
I could never take you home.
I could never take you.

It’s a fine line between wrong and right
Sometimes its not a line at all
But a shape that you can’t define
Sometimes its not a line at all.

I wish that I could keep my mind inside my head
But its pouring out of my mouth – look at what I said!
Honey, you’ve got the rights to me, but I don’t have the rights to you
Could you set me free?
Could you set me free?
Could you set me free?
Could you set me free?

It’s a fine line between wrong and right
Sometimes its not a line at all
But a shape that you can’t define
Sometimes its not a line at all.
Track Name: The Dry Season
In the dry season nothing grows, nothing grows.
So I pray to god, but I don’t know where to look.
I get scared sometimes, not knowing when it will rain again.
I’m losing my mind, not knowing if you’ll come again.

I’m floating on my back, staring at the sun, listening to the wind.
I’m drifting out to sea, waiting for a wave to take me in.
I get scared sometimes, what if this is it? My last ride.
I’m losing my mind, not knowing when this is gonna end.

In the dry season nothing grows, nothing grows.
In the dry season nothing grows, nothing grows.
In the dry season nothing grows, nothing grows.
In the dry season nothing grows, nothing grows.

And then it rains.