Keep My Pace

by Jotham Yelle

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about

This is the second album made from my room in my parent's basement.

I recorded this whole album on the Zoom H4n Handheld recording device. I used Audacity freeware to layer the tracks.

All of these songs were written between March 21, 2013 - May 6, 2013, except for Keep My Pace, which the lyrics were written for a few years back, but the music and recording was all done in the same time frame as the rest of the songs on this album.

As you may already know, I write and record all the lyrics and music myself. (Until I have the means to record in a pro studio, then things might be more awesome).

I hope you enjoy listening to every single song on here, I loved making each of them.

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released May 7, 2013

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Track Name: Funny Thing
Funny Thing

Those eyes, like you’ve got something to say
I’d ask you what it is, but I’d rather you stay
Even though this is real
It’s just not how I feel
And now you’re speaking to me
You know you sound like…

Mhm, been told you come into his life, there’s magic at midnight
A funny thing; I bet it’s alright
Even though this is real
It’s just not how I feel
And now you’re closer to home
You know you’re closer

Your hands, like something’s hidden away
You’d show me what it is, but I’d take it in vain
Anything to conceal
Everything that I yield
And now you’re under the knife
Yet, make demands like…

Mhm, you’d think by now, there’d be daylight, instead of these dead nights
A funny thing; bet it’s about time
Anything to conceal
Everything that I yield
And now I’m looking to you
You know it is you

I know that you believe
Who knows, maybe we’ll see
I know that you believe
Who knows, maybe we’ll see
Track Name: Conflict
Conflict

We drew up pictures; island on the sea
We painted life time, we painted our time
Under the sun we had built memories
Until a conflict, this isn’t fine

Feels cold, without you next to me
Feeling old, you should be here for that

I have this image running through my mind
We’re singing loudly, we’re laughing louder
The glow on your face, like no other shine
Until that conflict, you know I’ve tried

Feels cold, without you next to me
Feeling old, you should be here for that

Feels cold, without you next to me
Feeling old, you should be here for that

How long’s it been?
How far is your heart from me?

How long’s it been?
How far is your heart from me?

Feels cold, without you next to me
Feeling old, you should be here for that

Feels cold, without you next to me
Feeling old, you should be here for that
Track Name: Security
Security

Hoping on every single moment
You’d lift me up, instead of all these let downs
I could swear, she told me that she loved me
Suddenly, security has vanished

Let me ask, what was it that you needed?
Actually, I think I know about that
It was wrong assuming things would work out
And now it’s gone, our time is up

I try to let it go, I want to let it go
Down with the rest of these, I hear you calling
It’s all I want lately, what I need, maybe
And I feel I’m changed to something that I’m not

Here I am, uncovered at the moment
My guard is down, with wall’s under construction
There you are, doing what you want to
Suddenly, the imagery has vanished

A light goes on, with darkness all around it
You’re standing there, with all the focus on you
Your back’s to me, I try to reach, to turn you
The light is gone, I’m torn away

I try to let it go, I want to let it go
Down with the rest of these, I hear you calling
It’s all I want lately, what I need, maybe
And I feel I’m changed to something that I’m not
Track Name: Always Near
Always Near

It takes a lot to believe in a dream ripped between two ill minds
But it takes even more to defend what’s alive in due time
All you hide, you will find
You will find in spite of your heightened fear

Have my heart, take my thoughts and my time while you speak
I have tried to decode all the signs, dust to skies
I am left knowing less than the best I could guess
I could guess that you are close, always near
Track Name: Life at Hand
Life at Hand

Oh, conversation slipped away
A demonstration of the past
The last of it, and all of it
You’ll breathe in

Superstitions never fade
The tunnel vision let you crash
A path beyond, what’s done is done
You’ll need it

I can’t stay inside this state of mind
I’ll find a way out

Agitated day and night
Concentration gone and out
I’d shout it all, and lose it all
So easy

Mitigate the life at hand
Intimidated I would run
A hundred miles, through all the trials
To leave it

I can’t stay inside this state of mind
I’ll find a way out

Take what I need and I’ll speed from this and on my way
I’ll be sure to look back again and this will go on and on and on
Take what I need and I’ll speed from this and on my way
I’ll be sure to look back again and this will go on and on and on

I can’t stay inside this state of mind
I’ll find a way out
I can’t stay inside this state of mind
I’ll find a way out
Track Name: Keep My Pace
Keep My Pace

I keep my pace
While we move through space
‘Cause time is no race
While my hands hold your face

We wake up new every day
The same things are true and so peace remains
A beautiful view, my dreams display
Everything about you, while you call my name

We’ll make some noise
Without speaking out
And how I want to shout
When I kiss your voice
Track Name: Earth
Earth

Life’s not too hard when I feel it moving
In fact, I know it’s good when it’s understood

And then you ask, “How can you understand it?”
“Truth is so vague and you can’t say you’ve found it.”

Let’s put it this way, there’s truth and it’s light
You ask the goat about the grass and he’ll tell you it’s life
But I bet you lay your blanket down on what you’d consider dirt
And as rest your body lightly, you’ve unsettled the earth

Come with me, there’s something you’ll see
Beneath the night sky, and you will feel it through your body

We are so small in the glory of it all
Makes me feel loved, and so incredibly free

Come with me, there’s something you’ll see
Beneath the night sky, and you will feel it through your body
Come with me, there’s something you’ll see
Beneath the night sky, and you will feel it through your body

We are so small in the glory of it all
Makes me feel loved, and so incredibly free
We are so small in the glory of it all
Makes me feel loved, and so incredibly free
Track Name: Cold Shapes
Cold Shapes

Change; I don’t care for it
But it’s all I know
And it’s stale, in my mouth, it’s mould
Spit it out of there

All the shapes that I feel are cold
Pictures shattered, gone
In a fire, oh so long ago
Go remember now

Cold, in the heat of things
I just can’t get out
And it’s old, older than I am
Solid under me

Got me high enough for the fall
But it’s over now
Took some time to pollute my mind
In the dark of shame
Track Name: Leads
Leads

Everybody wants some peace
But nobody’s got any leads
I’ve got some that you could try
You’ll have a lovely, lovely time

Can’t you see you’re making me
In love with every word you speak?
Don’t stop, just let it sink
It’s but a simple thing

Wait up, hold on, maybe just use your heart
As you’re standing in this moment,
As you think about the only one
Who has made a lasting mark from the start

Step right through your clouded thoughts

My mind is home
Where memories collide
My life is a path
Where I’m taking strides

My mind is home
Where memories collide
My life is a path
Where I’m taking strides
Track Name: Morning Light
Morning Light

Who, who, who can be there for you?
Why, why, why is it not enough?
I, I, I get me all caught up
Try, try, try, and it’s slipped away
Anywhere would be better than
Any time that is still unknown to us all

You could picture us when we’re young
How would we compare then and now?
I, I, I think not much has changed
Still remain in those simple things
But the truth is, we’re older now
So I ask, have we started acting it?

Open your eyes to the morning light
It’s all just starting
Open your heart to the warning signs
It’s all departing
Don’t rest your eyes ‘til the morning light
It’s all but easy
Track Name: This Dance
This Dance

Let’s take a step back, right now, this evening
Eyes on me, my love, hands on my shoulders
Let’s make this dance last, I think we need it
Hold on to me, dear, hold on to our hearts

I feel our hearts beat, with my arms around you
One rhythm we make, I write the notes in my mind
With words you whisper to me, I’m ignited
Go on and show me, go on, I’ll wait right here

Looks like there’s something we did right
And the whole world wants to see
Oh, suddenly I’m in love
Like before the lies, and there’s peace

You’d lift me up, but now I’m falling
You had my back, and now that’s all gone
Now all I want is all of it back

Just live in this dance
Just live in this dance
Just live in this dance
Just live in this dance
Just live in this dance
Just live in this dance