Spare Time

by Gary Melvin

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released March 17, 2008

Gary Melvin – Vocals, Guitars, Organ, Percussion
Robin Everhart – Bass
Michael Miley – Drums

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Gary Melvin
Drum Sounds Engineered by Greg Gordon
Mastered by Bernie Becker Mastering
Cover and back artwork by Gary Melvin
All other photos by Rob Mizell

All songs written by Gary Melvin
© 2008 No Need to Speak Music (BMI)

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Track Name: Make Me Whole
Come around, head hung down
A hazy shade of you
There's not much you wouldn't do
Losing time, and love in kind
They fade and drift away
The rear view has much to say

How could you wait
For all those years to get behind you?
The heaviest admission
A trying change is long due

Make me whole
These thoughts aren't mine
They keep me blind
Make me whole
Cool this fire running through my veins
And take me home

Simple plan, but big demands
The hunger stalls the feet
Stronger than gravity
It floods the mind, with convincing lines
The will itself can break
A refrain can wait a day

How could you brush off
Everyone who got behind you?
The deadliest addiction
A trying change is long due

Make me whole
These hands aren't mine
They keep me blind
Make me whole
Cool this fire running through my veins
And take me home
Track Name: Listen
Lost the will to wait for the sun
Leaving town in a hurry, a stranger on the run
Choosing not to read the signs
Sometimes our ears go blind

Listen up

Bent on being wrong and confused
Living with a curse is easier than the truth
Renew tomorrow's end each day
Forgets to live today

Listen up

Broken-hearted, woke up falling,
Gave up before it begins
Lonely illusion is only chosen
Remove your hands and

Listen up
Track Name: Out of Excuses
You toss and turn
It's dealing with a storm, a lessening
And while we age
The waiting is our ride, the reasoning

Are you ready for what you've been thinking of?
Watch your soul, it's all coming down
You're facing the wall now

You're out
Out of excuses
You're out
Out of excuses

The shape you take
Changes who we are, a weakening
In time forget
The work replaced the goal, a failing

Keep the meaning strong
Lose the waiting game and turn around
Keep yourself awake
Remember why we're here, the living now

Are you ready for what you've been dreaming of?
Watch your soul, it's all coming down
You're facing the wall now

You're out
Out of excuses
You're out
Out of excuses

Oh righteous cause for reprieve
Make it easy to believe in me

Watch your soul, it's all coming down
You're facing the wall now
Track Name: Life Is Not a Competition
I can't afford a decent room now
But my Beamer looks real fine
I save my money for the nighttime
So everyone can see me spend it and run my mouth

The names I drop keep me remembered
Now half the city knows my face
I show up late to keep the focus on my space
So everyone can watch my dance and be amazed
So everyone can see a scam as I pretend it's who I am

Life is not a competition
It's not about the cars and women
It's not what they see, it's if you're living truthfully
Don't look around for validation
All you'll find is false salvation
Don't play their game, nobody wins, there's nothing gained

I keep a steady flow of girlfriends
To decorate my arm at night
I'm making sure they look and act right
So everyone thinks I'm the man as the show ends

I have a family most would die for
At least it's what I always say
I can't remember why my father didn't stay
But everyone thinks I'm okay as I hit the floor
Now everyone has seen a scam, cause I know it ain't who I am

Life is not a competition
It's not about the cars and women
It's not what they see, it's if you're living truthfully
Don't listen to your television
It's selling you an empty vision
Don't play their game, nobody wins, there's nothing gained

Before too long the mask wears out
Confessing weakness now
And paths that hold us down
From here the life they see won't lie
It speaks of what's inside
And lets the race pass by
Track Name: After You Know Me
You can bet
That fewer words would work for me
It'd mean a little more
Don't forget
A heavy stare speaks truthfully
Honest as you are

Silence brings confusion
Where clarity calls home

Cry only after you know me
And I know you
Leave only holding a new truth
Believe the fall has taken you higher
So tears have a meaning

Time will pass
Wounds will heal, the sun will rise
Brighter every day
You can guess
The struggle lies on the road to me
Patience teaches all

A coward shuns the mirror
Where courage lights the flame

Cry only after you know me
And I know you
Leave only holding a new truth
Believe the fall has taken you higher
So tears have a meaning

Carry on with faith revived
Follow me home, and be alright
Track Name: Epiphany
Bad place to start
Broken wheels, broken hearts
Hindsight is dim
Scolded man, flush with sin
We lost a way
Burned a bridge, went astray
Ship run a-ground
Now the night falls down

One way to live means more to die
Slow down
One hard belief leaves grace behind
Hold on

Tear down the wall
Holding strong since the fall
Build back the light
That reveals the path divine
Open your eyes
To the chance a change provides
Wounds start to heal
When the war is not real

One way to live means more to die
Slow down
One hard belief leaves grace behind
Hold on
One changed mind means more to come
Move on
One new belief leaves it all undone
Wake up

Wake up
Track Name: Line It Up
She was ready, open hands
To be more than friends
And who would turn her down?
She's the kind of girl you want around

But I wasn't ready to be tied up
Or be close enough
I still had lots to learn
It's not my turn, right place wrong time, so...

Line it up
Line it up
'Cause I need it baby
So Line it up
Line it up
And do this right

Years alone taught me well
Gave me strength of will
Showed me who I really am
A better man who understands

But now that I knew what I wanted
All my chances failed
Can't get this new me off the ground
I'm going down, right time wrong place, so...

Line it up
Line it up
'Cause I need it baby
So Line it up
Line it up
And do this right

'Cause a man can only wait so long
Patience gives out and doubt comes along
So I'm down on my knees, hoping she's right beside me
Track Name: Waiting
Long days and nights
That stretch on for years
Patience keeps me company
While time disappears

Some would say we're holding out
For a fantasy
But what's the use in makin' do
When I dream of makin' love with you?

I've been waiting for a lover to rise
Rise up and show me
I've been waiting for a woman to shine
Shine down and set this poor boy free

Long day of flying
That puts her in reach
But I keep my distance from this powerful maybe
Convinced that I shouldn't speak

Could she be my saving grace
That I'm failing to see?
But what's the use in dreaming loud
If I let this angel walk away from me?

I've been waiting for a lover to rise
Rise up and show me
I've been waiting for a woman to shine
Shine down and set this poor boy free

You couldn't let me go
I guess I should've known
You shook the world 'round me
Funny how these things work out
Thank God you let it out
'Cause this is what love should be
Track Name: Always
We are walking as all before
Saying our lines, nervous hand on the door
Listen, listen as always goes on
Telling the days how the wheel goes 'round, goes around

Sunrise, light in dark, old room
Speak to me now of the time so soon
Come out into the space you found
Re-write the days, how the wheel goes 'round, goes around
Really goes around

Calling just to realize
Nothing left to realize
Paint the perfect life
Make a new sound
Hear a new song
Learning how the world goes around, really goes around

We are finding a way to move all
Changing around what is caught in the same fall
You always can find a new sound
Follow a wave, find it all around, all around
Find it all around

Calling just to realize
Nothing left to realize
Paint the perfect life
Make a new sound
Hear a new song
Learning how the world goes around, really goes around

Close your eyes, always is around you
Breathe your time, feel it come upon you, and through you
Thank you
Track Name: I Need You
Time goes by
And I still love you
While we fight
The world keeps turning

A lonely place
When you're right beside me
Don't turn away
I'll be right here

I need you
To open your eyes
And see me
I need you
To put it aside
And need me too

Find your way
And I will carry you
While we learn
The world gets easier

A lovely place
When you're right beside me
Don't forget
I'll be right here

I need you
To open your eyes
And see me
I need you
To put it aside
And need me too