Maps and Plans

by Jotham Yelle

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about

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 and recorded between January 20th, 2013 and March 15th, 2013, except for Just My Universe and Good End, which were both written a few years earlier, but were recorded within the same time frame as the rest of this album.

I want to record this and other songs professionally, but for now this will have to do until I raise sufficient funds.

I write and record all the lyrics and music myself.

Please enjoy.

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released March 19, 2013

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Track Name: Maps and Plans
Maps and Plans

There’s never been an easy way to make this clear
When things are going well, I know I’m in for it

It’s like a beast I can’t control, I’m merely in its way
I watch it take my maps and plans and throw them in my face

I’ve given love, I’ve made enough mistakes to state my case
I’ve given in, I’ve let it go but it’s just never changed
You’ve called my name, I took the blame, I hung my head in shame
You’ve showed me past, I want it back, I want it bad

And all along I’ve paid the price, but I’m coming up short
And all the time that I’ve spent, I find I only want more
Hey, even though I’ve been a mess, I believe in this
Just because it’s in between, doesn’t mean I’ll let it be

I’ll admit, I’ve seen some better times before
When things were going well, I knew I had it all

I was a beast, I lost control, I nearly had my way
You watched me snap, I turned my back, while covering my face

I read my lines, I know them well enough to walk the stage
I breath in time to what’s inside of my own silent pace
You shake me fast, and watch me crash, I feel it resonate
You aim to give, show how to live, I just can’t say

And all along I’ve paid the price, but I’m coming up short
And all the time that I’ve spent, I find I only want more
Hey, even though I’ve been a mess, I believe in this
Just because it’s in between, doesn’t mean I’ll let it be
Track Name: Undoubtedly
Undoubtedly

Walking the streets, the lights, the sounds, the smell
Eventually, you’ll know the state I’m in

Counting my steps, a slow and lonely pace
Undoubtedly, I’ll get to you and that will change

For now all I need is this night to slow down
The touch of your lips
Try to hold on to me like I’ve known you

The sun is reaching up from his bed now
I try my best to leave, but I can’t go

For now all I need is this night to slow down
The touch of your lips
Try to hold on to me like I’ve known you
Track Name: Window Rhythm
Window Rhythm

I’ll tell you what, I know where I’m going
Hidden paths uncovered by knowing
Know that this lasts
Know that time’s faster

So tell me what you think that you’re owing
Give your back to everyone’s roaring
Show that this lasts
Show that time’s faster

Just before you‘re leaving, find another reason
To make this break, to make him go
Holding on to whispers, hands are keeping busy
They’re in your own, they’re not their own

Let me down slower, then faster
I need to leave from this disaster
Lasting longer than wished
Lasting long is your kiss

Why don’t you just go and ask her
I’ve finished up and followed the last turn
Passing up on your wish
Passing up on your kiss

Just before you‘re leaving, find another reason
To make this break, to make him go
Holding on to whispers, hands are keeping busy
They’re in your own, they’re not their own
Track Name: Trip
Trip

There’re stars where we left them
There’s a moon in the basement
They’ve kept out of trouble
They’ve left me with no choice

I’ve got my map and I’m making plans
Don’t expect you to understand

Heard all the secrets
Hurdled the nighttimes
Tripped on some bad luck
Trip is all I’ve done

I’ve got my map and I’m making plans
Don’t expect you to understand

Crashing hard, you slip on your dreams
Don’t look back, you’ll never believe
Picking up what’s broken, take a look inside of it
Can’t remember stealing, but you did and now you have to pay

Five little fingers
Navigate my skin
A stealth operation
You’d best head on out now

I’ve got my map and I’m making plans
Don’t expect you to understand

Crashing hard, you slip on your dreams
Don’t look back, you’ll never believe
Picking up what’s broken, take a look inside of it
Can’t remember stealing, but you did and now you have to…

Crashing hard, you slip on your dreams
Don’t look back, you’ll never believe
Picking up what’s broken, take a look inside of it
Can’t remember stealing, but you did and now you have to pay
Track Name: So Many Strings Attached
So Many Strings Attached

I guess it’s unconditional
I guess you still believe that, right?
I know it’s not that pivotal
I know it’s lost before it even started!

Standing where I thought you’d see

Coming up, tidal waves take over
Settle down, just see you take cover
So many strings attached I can’t run now
So many strings attached you’ll make me drown

I hope I’m not delusional
I hope the things that I said were right
It’s just not very musical
It’s just not sane and now you’re even louder

Standing where I thought you’d see

Coming up, tidal waves take over
Settle down, just see you take cover
So many strings attached I can’t run now
So many strings attached you’ll make me drown
Track Name: Just My Universe
Just My Universe

It’s not a place that I can hide
Rather, a beautiful lake, that I can dive into
And soak my soul, sink into the deep of her heart

This is my light
And you keep it bright

I have begun to realize
That with her in my life, I’m so much more
And listen to me, there’s more than just love in her eyes

This is my light
And you keep it bright

It’s almost more than I can take
Another wonderful kiss that makes me shake
I can see it so clear, she can always bring me up with her smile

This is my light
And you keep it bright

You are my life
You help me shine
Track Name: Other Worlds
Other Worlds

Voice 1:
Take time, my time

Voice 2:
We’ve got our whole lives

Voice 3:
Why would we get it wrong?
I thought this was love…

Voice 4:
I’ve got vibes other worlds can feel
And they’re vibrant for you
Track Name: Crave
Crave

Well since I made the mess, I suppose that I’d better clean it
I’m on my hands and knees, but then it hits me hard
Well now, I’ve always been here

This was never new, and I knew I would never see it
The many times I’ve been wrong
It makes me crave those words of yours to be right

Why may we touch
Inside of this much?

Why may we touch
Inside of this much?

Broken images, envisionment, guess you better just leave it
You’re on your hands and knees, but then it hits you hard
Well, you’ll always be there
Track Name: Easy On You
Easy On You

You look good as you cross my mind
And you, you made sense as you said my name then
You look for me and I see that same look
That I know well, I think that it scares me

Hey, just because this isn’t really for me
Doesn’t mean that I can’t speak at all
If you want to make it easy on you
You’re gonna have to take it
You’re gonna have to make it

Because I love this state of mind
And I love that it’s all mine
Because I love this state of mind
And I love that it’s all mine

Because I love this state of mind
And I love that it’s all mine
Because I love this state of mind
And I love that it’s all mine

I feel good as you cross my path
And we, we trade looks, well I’m on my way now
You keep quiet and I’ve heard that same sound
That we all know, I think it’s your heartbeat

Wait, hold on, lady, maybe this is crazy
Do you think that we can have it all?
If you think so, then we’ve got to prove it
We’re gonna have to take it
We’re gonna have to make it

Because I love this state of mind
And I love that it’s all mine
Because I love this state of mind
And I love that it’s all mine

Because I love this state of mind
And I love that it’s all mine
Because I love this state of mind
And I love that it’s all mine
Track Name: Good End
Good End

Learning all your hope has gone
Was not something that surprised you
But suddenly the place and time
Has caught you off guard and you’re alone

Looking for some words to replace
The feelings that come to wet your eyes
Regretting everything that you’ve said
Even when it’s never been your fault
And time has just been killing you

What good is the end if it only holds you down?
Beginning to shake at the sound of your name
‘Cause one look at you and we’re right back at the start
If only we could have built on something more

All that I know is I’m gone
No need to look back at all
Your face is painted in my mind
Your voice still rings inside my ears

Can’t smile when I hear your name
Now slowly I will walk away
I wish that I could forget
The time that I had spent with you
And now I grin at the thought of us

What good is the end if it only holds you down?
Beginning to shake at the sound of your name
‘Cause one look at you and we’re right back at the start
If only we could have built on something more

What good is the end if it only holds you down?
Beginning to shake at the sound of your name
‘Cause one look at you and we’re right back at the start
If only we could have built on something more
Track Name: I Imagined
I Imagined

Sweet silence simply survives
This thinking, thankfully, thrives
Undecided, unfulfilled
Verbally vile vanity

We wouldn’t want worthless waits
Although already angry
Bite back because beauty bailed
Clean conscience can cover crime

So sure, I wasn’t there to remember
And maybe my head was beyond me
And all the while I was going crazy
That never should’ve made me

Heads held high enough
I don’t believe in that
Oh, this holds me down
The way it holds me down

Dropped dreams directly deceived
Each entrance entertaining
Fall feels forgotten; forgone
Good grief get going get gone

Hoping has hindered heaven
I imagined intertwined
Just jokingly juvenile
Kid killing kindled kindness

So sure, I wasn’t there to remember
And maybe my head was beyond me
And all the while I was going crazy
That never should’ve made me

So sure, I wasn’t there to remember
And maybe my head was beyond me
And all the while I was going crazy
That never should’ve made me

So sure, I wasn’t there to remember
And maybe my head was beyond me
And all the while I was going crazy
That never should’ve made me
Track Name: Bad Game
Bad Game

You’ve got eyes and they’ve become my eyes
You breathe my way and I breathe you
Don’t make me blink I fear I’ll lose you
Another bad game, who’s team are you on?

Back and forth, the heart’s been worn
Systems fail, you’ve lost control

I’ve got time and it’s become your time
I thank you while I think about you
Can’t make this stop, I know it’s not right
Another bad game, how can I stop it?

Back and forth, the heart’s been worn
Systems fail, you’ve lost control