Intransigence

by Douglas Miles Clarke

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The first of a virtual 2 LP set. The 2nd LP will be released in October in digital and vinyl. It is called Oh California. The story of being stuck.

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released July 8, 2015

Performed & arranged by

brant sankey
chris compton
chris maddin
douglas miles clarke
jeremy menking
jimmy dasher
jimmy hartman
jon harter
josh harter
k phillips
keith harter
lucas harrison oswald
marcus rubio
raul-esteban alvarez
scott fennel
thomas abercrombie

engineered by
brant lee sankey, BLS Studios, 1
chris compton, Comptons Headspace, 1
jon harter, Harter Studios, 4, 5, 6, 7,8,9,10
lucas harrison oswald, 1-10
douglas miles clarke, 1-10
made in san antonio, tx

All words & music written by Douglas Miles Clarke
Thanks to the weekly songwriting group.

Mixed by Lucas Harrison Oswald
Mastered by JJ at Golden Mastering Ventura Beach, CA
Art by Stephanie Macias/LittleBraveMusic.com

Produced by Douglas Miles Clarke
Copyright 2015

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Track Name: Magnolia
Magnolia, why d’ya hold it all in,
give me just a little sin and maybe I can let go
Magnolia, all your best defenses
are jamming all my senses, like radar and radio
Love is hard in hobohemia,
I’m suicidal till I’m seeing ya
Manners only mask my mania
so talk to me, yeah talk to me

Magnolia, hiding there in plain sight,
how about an invite, maybe une petite soiree
Magnolia, crawl to me on bees knees,
smelling of apologies and shaking with contempt
Single-minded double ammonia,
my insistence always bothers ya
I’ll be your one and only, maybe yeah,
so talk to me, yeah talk to me

Whydontcha whydontcha whydontcha while we're young
Maybewell Maybewell Maybewell bite my tongue
Idontknow idontknow idontknow right from wrong
so just talk to me, you just talk to me

Magnolia, well I don’t understand it
and I’ve been really candid with all my sordid lies
Magnolia, I'm drowning in your silence,
all the sex and violence is floating in the air
Barricades drive me irrational,
I want to feel you motivational
Crashing cars in the local shopping mall
if you’ll talk to me, yeah talk to me yeah
Track Name: Dandelion
Dandelion you're mine,
you're just impossible,
please be logical, will you
Dandelion, you're cryin',
“I'm not responsible”
You gotta learn to land on your own two, can you
Maybe this time you've got it sussed
Probably never thought about it at all
Somewhere in your head,
you’re chasing rainbows now
Like every other time,
every other time
every other time
every other time

Dandelion sublime,
wish that I could understand
But you don't even know your own mind, do you
Dandelion, it's time,
put away the fantasies
You gotta learn to stand on your own two, can you
Maybe this time you've got it sussed
Probably never thought about it at all
Somewhere in your head,
you’re chasing rainbows now
Like every other time,
every other time
Like every other time,
every other time
every other time
every other time

Why the same mistakes made over and over
(every other time, every other time)
Why the same old madness in your eyes
(every other time, every other time)
Why the same old pain
because you're doing it all again
You're doing it again, doing it again
You're doing it again, doing it again

Dandelion, you're mine,
you're just impossible
Track Name: Oh, Ellery
My words spill on the carpet,
a busted alphabet,
Jumbles of letters from excuses never made
And now, with all the sanity
hanging in the balance,
words short of malice
and a pending third degree
As you compose all the questions
and diagram the sentence
I'll be serving for these crimes I never did,
for crimes I never did

Oh Ellery, I’ll know by your eyes,
you're searching for lies
Imagining the words in between
Ellery, I'm filling in the blanks
and hanging all the thieves
that steal away your faith in me,
you’re so incredibly resigned

My love is cowering on the front stoop,
leaping through tall hoops
Hoping for a was that never was
And now, pacing in the dim light,
a dance upon the tight rope,
a walk upon the short plank
Please tell me you’re okay
Oh, Ellery
Track Name: Angelita
Oh Angelita,
I'm at that cafe where I meet you
I'm at the table in the corner,
we can talk the hours away
And I don't remember,
was it the battle or the surrender
that left our generals in disarray
and battered by war

Oh Angelita,
if I'd listened to your heart,
would life be sweeter
than all the roses that'd bloom
if you'd walk into the room
And is it treason or concession
to want to give you my confession
that love's the only weapon
that I have left to wield

Oh Angelita,
is that you looking in the window
I swear I see the sunlight
still shinin’ in your hair
And our sad theatre of war,
well it won't be showing films no more
Well, I say c'est la guerre,
you say c'est l'amour

Oh Angelita,
if I'd listened to your heart
could life be sweeter
than all the roses that'd bloom oh,
when you walk into the room
And is it treason or concession
that I want to give you my confession
that love's the only weapon
that I have left to yield
Track Name: Satellite
Satellite, while I'm sleeping,
what do you see as you fly by
Is it the city lights or the empty spaces
that look like heaven in your eyes
Or maybe you see through my lies

Satellite, was I dreaming,
did you come and go with me sleeping
And where was I, as you flew on by,
was I just hypnotized not to see you
Or maybe I finally realized

That I can't tell you why I can only see the sky
and not the world below like you see
If I had another view, well, I'd try to see like you
but the clouds they just get in my eyes

Satellite, are you receiving me,
‘cause I can't see you there in my dark sky
And I'm to blame that you went on by
And here I remain and I'm so unchanged
A flawed design that I can't minimize

And I can't tell you why I can only see the sky
and not the world below like you see
If I had another view, well, I'd try to see like you
but the clouds they just get in my eyes
Track Name: Don't Really Mean It
When you're lost in the bright light,
ain't nothing to do but run to the dark
‘cause you ain’t got the heart
Afraid of that ancient feeling,
explosions going off inside of your head
They’re inside of your head
So you're not gonna get there,
you're just lost in the game you've been playing
You keep saying, man, let me out,
you don't really mean it

It's a beautiful world
Sometimes it hurts most when you're not alone
‘cause you're just so so-so
And it's so beautiful forever,
wish you could change anything at all
but you're such a straw man
So you're not gonna get there
You’re just lost in those games that you're playing
and you keep saying, man,
let me out but you don't mean it
Just let me out,
you don't really mean it,
just let me out

It’s such a stone infatuation,
takes no imagination
‘cause you, you’re the center of it all
Just touch the infinite, babe,
maybe you'll find out you're nothing at all
Just pull on that thread babe

But you're not gonna get there
'cause you're lost in that game that you're playing
and you keep saying, man, let me out but you don't mean it
Saying let me out but you don't really mean it
Saying let me out but you don't really mean it
Saying let me out but you just don't really mean it
Let me out
Track Name: These Darn Kids
I’m loving my new flying car
I'm living at the speed of sound
I got elevators on my shoes
so my feet'll never touch the ground
Anything that money can buy,
all with a click of the mouse
It's here in the blink of an eye,
I never have to leave the house
But these darn kids they want everything,
they want it all,
they want it all,
they want it all

I got an air conditioned mind,
a heated year round soul
Forget solar energy
‘cause it’s not very rock and roll
And I’m thinking about right now
and I’m just living beyond my dreams
And if it all goes to hell, well,
what the hells it gotta do with me
But these darn kids they want everything
they want it all,
they want it all,
they want it all
They complain about life in a hundred years
Its not my problem
‘cause i won't be here
You want it all,
now you got it all

Changing your attitude
might make your gratitude clearer to me
We built a wonderful world,
I don't know why you can't see it
You got crazy ideas
and think we don’t understand
but you can work it out
while I'm outside getting tanned

But these darn kids
they want everything
They want it all,
they want it all,
yeah, they want it all
If there won't be a world in a hundred years
it’s not my problem
I won't be here
You want it all,
now you got it all
Track Name: The Rest of Us Here
Well, you stumble and spin,
mouth first into the room
You’re grinning like wildflowers
and smelling of doom
And all of your doubts
they turn to resolve
And then hang in your words
like a problem you can solve
Such a beautiful thing
that your unhappiness brings
such a state of despair
to the rest of us here

And out of your fears
and a fifth of consent
Assessing the blame
and exacting revenge
And the bridges you cross
they just go up in flames
It’s Sherman’s Advance
when you’ve got all the names
It’s such a beautiful thing
how your unhappiness brings
such a state of despair
to the rest of us here

You were face down on Willoughby Street
Talking to god on the cold concrete
Damned if he heard the prayer
from the rest of us here
It's such a beautiful thing
that your unhappiness brings
such a state of despair
to the rest of us here
Track Name: The Deep Blue Me
It’s another fine day to cling to the rocks,
breathe in the air as the water engulfs
It’s another fine day to swim like a fool,
you’re out in the blue with a shark on your tail
And it’s happened again,
you’re grabbed by the undertow
And it's over your head,
it can't be good when
you’re always the fish in the net
and wishing you'd never forget this again

A mighty fine life,
wrestling with crocodiles,
you’ll never know ‘em till the whites of their eyes
A mighty fine life,
beached like a white whale,
you’re ready to set sail with nowhere to go
And it’s happened again,
you’re grabbed by the undertow
And it's over your head
and it can't be good when
you’re always the fish in the net,
you’re thinking you'll never forget this again
Track Name: Reasons (End Title)
I'm walking on the concrete,
The shadows from the buildings
The airplanes floating softly,
The traffic's stop and go
Small change for the subway,
Staring out the window
Reflections spread like wildfire,
Just can't put 'em out
And there's forever in my pocket
Some secluded island dream home,
Another sunset that I can't see,
Keep staring at my own mind,
Find a reason to remember

Bluegrass and green river,
Mountains singing softly
Birds rush through the meadow,
And the sun comes tumblin' down
Any word can break the surface,
Ripples fill the whole horizon
Are those whispers that I'm hearing
From conversations in a deep sleep
And there's rainbows in my pocket
Is that sunlight on my fingers
‘cause love is tearing through the wires
And it's like I might be dreaming,
Find a reason to believe it