Western

by Nic Honey

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First album, all songs played on my old beloved western guitar. The songs were written on a journey westwards, living in different cities, spanning several years.

I went busking for a bit with these songs when I arrived in Amsterdam and the coins are the result of one of these hours, one Saturday in 2008.

Equipment when writing and recording:
My old Western guitar, my filthy Yamaha Bass, GarageBand, M-Audio Mobile Preamp, London City Telecaster, Shure S57 microphone

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released January 1, 2010

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Track Name: State of mind
Lonely
I just don’t know what to do with myself
But that’s only
Since being alone means that you’re not around
Am I phoney
When I say that I don’t feel no ground
When I’m with you
You drive me insane with my lightness

It’s you I want
Missing is just a state of mind
Hey, It’s easy, so hard
Missing is just a state of mind

Creepy
I am so restless I drive the streets
Make me sleepy
Don’t say a word for an hour or two
But don’t leave me
I am so sick of all this directions
still I’m one of them
I’m a reason, a breeding affection
Track Name: Open Mile
This is a waiting room - and I just don't know why
all our numbers get counted by
All these children sleep in their suit with one eye open
Hell I just don't know why
This is a changing room and I hear you cry
crying for my flesh and the steam I hold inside

I am tired
waiting for my open mile
All will be easy with my open mile

This is an empty room - and I just don't know why
dark squares on the wall and a cold blue light
I'm gonna build a house and fade away with it
Hell I just don't know why
This is a changing room and I hear you cry
crying for my flesh and the steam I hold inside

I am tired
waiting for my open mile
All will be easy with my open mile

All we children sleep in our suits with one eye open

I am tired
waiting for my open mile
All will be easy with my open mile
Track Name: The only thing
This pill has a force on me
I don't know how she makes me
but of this I need some more

And to make it all worse on me
I'm sleeping with my cloths on
She's the only thing I believe in


This pill has a force on me
The moment that she hangs up
the phone I'm falling down

And to make it all worse on me
I'm sleeping with my cloths on
She's the only thing I believe in

And to make it all worse on me - I will never say the word
'cause then I might know how all of this is wrong
And to make it all worse on me - I don't want to say the word
cause it feels so good I can't let go my pill


This pill has a force on me
those goodbyes are all heartbreaks
too short to live upon

And to make it all worse on me
I'm sleeping with my cloths on
She's the only thing I believe in
Track Name: Lonely spot
Sticking with the second best is wrong medication
cause every lie in love breaks bricks from that timeless mansion
I hate to hear about affairs all day and night they say

Jasmin had that spin for the trapped situation
and it sounds too bad that Sarah used to say that I'd need some patience
but when I'm dead I hope they say "Those cycles seldom made him blue."

Still by every lie
you're just a lonely spot in the world
Say right where you are
protect your only spot in the world

This city is a run, this city is a fun
and the rearview mirror shows a frozen desert son
I reached out and I felt that we don't wear no crown at all
Track Name: Note to future self
My friend I hope you're understood below
they replace and replace until the end of the row

I wish I knew the man you want to be
and stop to mind if the mob or the wise men agree


And the wind only lives and dies
Writings on the wall only speak to you and I
I'm hurting you when I comply
The wind only lives and it dies


It's men like us who maybe never learn
The outside is just a way for the inside to burn

I hope you tell your friends about me proudly
and make my story sound like I knew where I was flowing
Track Name: Burning is the only way
I'm feeling so shook up baby - shook by the light of your inner fire
and I love this drive - hey

I'm into the good old saying: "Waste your youth don't ever sell it"
but until you came - I found no place to ever spend it

now so happily I waste, hey baby, I'm a giveaway
just like fireworks I taste, say: Burning is the only way
Burning is the only way, Burning is the only way

I wonder if you see, baby - I wanna be your Mississipi
if you would only dare - hey
Track Name: City lights
City lights combine the broken
High and low - crazy and lonesome

Everyone here is asking for space
I only need some to make room for your embrace

I have grayed my hair in the wind,
never been closer to Rome
This city is a beautiful beast
but it's easy cause I am with you
So bring again the moving vans
I still dance with you, my home
Dadadada

City lights remind the runaways
To hold hands and fasten fairytales
Track Name: Water treats
Silence on the water
is everything I need
throw away your motor
enjoy the waterfiets

I'm treading water with nowhere to go
I don't push no one - keep swaying in the waves you blow

'cause baby in this city
is nowhere I can be
reading and roaming
glorious and free

I'm treading water with nowhere to go
I don't push no one - keep swaying in the waves you blow


You blow
You blow
You blow
You blow
...


I push no one
I push no one
I push no one
I push no one
Track Name: You, me and the road
I was walking down ol' road
like all those miles before
when up front a sign said "Let go!"
"There is only you, me and the road."

I whined and I turned around
to see who had always followed me
Cheesy old death looked keen and he rose a brow
He rolled his eyes in routine and said so:

"There is only you, me and the road
and I want you to go ahead.
Only if you throw it all away you'll see
what's left.
There is only you, me and the road
There is only you, me and the road"

All of the things I threw
had wrestled deep inside of me
It hurt us all but still the truth remained
I breathed in deeply when he said again: