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Meant To Be

by Max Daniel

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1.
Emergence 00:40
2.
The Sell Out 03:02
v1 you came before us/ with an orifice/ with words so porous/ and words enormous chorus because of you we’ve/ come so far/ you are the sell out/ what did you do you’re so bizarre/ you are the sell out/ because of you/ we’ll fall apart/ v2 atop casinos/ you’re messiah/ beyond the fiends though/ you’re a pariah because we all know/ you’re a liar/ and you’re a weirdo and i’m fucking tired/ CH
3.
When I met you I could feel the sun when we met you were my salvation It seemed that we could be together peacefully/ I notice/ I can’t stay/ there’s no way/ When I met you I could feel the sun When I met you I could feel the sun when we met you were my temptation v2 it seemed that we could be living a fantasy i loved it/ she can’t stay/ there’s no way/
4.
v1 spent enough time thinking about what i’m thinking about/ might start thinking aloud/ i’m tired/ i’ve had it up to here/ turn off my mind/ give me a little space/ let me get some peace and quiet we all, just fade away CH we all, we all, just fade away v2 spent enough time thinking it out/ when i’m out and about/ can’t stop working it out/ i’m tired/ unsatisfactory/ thinking abounds i’m feeling like a clown/ feels like i’m feeling down/ we all, just fade away CH
5.
couldn’t wait another moment to approach the way it is/ putting up with all the torment to approach the way it is/ couldn’t waste another moment till i’d faced the way it is couldn’t wait another moment to approach the way it is
6.
The Man 03:32
v1 you think you’re the man/ but you’re just a mask with a game plan/ you think you’re secure/ a fortunate chum and you’re so sure/ they ratted you out/ reality sucks and it’s unfair/ chorus you think you’re the man/ v2 you think you’re the man/ you’ve got nothing to understand you’ve suffered enough/ you've got nothing left to discuss who’s laughing now/ everyone’s laughing out-loud/ CH
7.
Behave 03:17
v1 I never thought that I would be wasting my time away/ and I couldn’t stand the thought/ that/ ch we mostly/ behave automatically/ we can’t control/ almost anything/ it’s just peachy/ v2 i never thought that i would be feeling this type of way/ and i still don’t love the thought/ that/ CH v3 i never thought that i would be lost in this type of way and I just can’t stand the thought/ that/ CH
8.
it’s on my mind again/ where do we begin/ and where do we end and what’s the point of wondering/ are we all adrift/ floating our way on our lonely ship/ behaving without consequence/ who can say/ things they fall apart/ can’t satisfy/ my aching mind/ it’s on my mind again/ where do we begin/ and where do we end and what’s the point of wondering/
9.
Meant To Be 03:20
v1 it was a cold cold night/ he was sitting in his car/ heard a voice over the radio/ said if you thought long enough/ maybe you wouldn’t trust/ who you think you are what you knew/ he thought longingly/ fatefully/ it was meant to be/ v2 it was a lonely sight/ he was stuck inside his car/ he was thinking about what he’d heard/ couldn’t say very much/ he’d had enough/ of nothing in particular/ he thought longingly/ fatefully/ it was meant to be/ v3 will it change his life/ just a little thing he heard/ coming through the radio didn’t seem like much/ was it just enough/ to make him feel irregular could it really be/ anything that remains to be seen/
10.
v1 You/ You exist here/ What is it you’re looking for/ don’t/ don’t cry/ everything’ll be alright/ CH find yourself at the center of the storm make your peace with the signal and the noise center of the storm v2 you/ you belong here/ what is it you’re asking for/ we/ we are alive/ at the center of the storm/ CH
11.
Trust Me 03:05
v1 rumination/ leads to frustration/ without reason/ arbitrarily consumed in doubt/ chorus trust that/ i will find a way to be afraid/ pointless distraction/ can’t seem to make it go away/ trust me/ maybe/ i’ve been better lately/ v2 speak to me/ very quietly/ it’s unnerving/ can’t explain why/ i can’t clear my mind/ very frequently/ help me find/ a place away from here/ digging deeper still/ hasn’t helped me heal/ predictably/ CH
12.
v1 don’t burn us down to the ground, ground/ i thought that you might proceed out of spite/ don’t burn us down/ to the ground ground i thought that you might proceed out of spite continue until/ you/ burn us down burn us down burn us down to the ground, to the ground/ to the ground v2 don’t burn us down to the ground ground I thought that we might/ have put up a fight/ don’t burn us down/ to the ground ground how much can they do/ who will we turn to/ maybe we can still/ turn around turn around turn around slow it down
13.
v1 wondering if/ you’re coming around cause if you don’t/ they’ll never back down/ together we/ can reclaim the crown chorus pointless purity/ pointless purity pointless purity/ pointless v2 thundering plainly under the sun/ wondering mainly/ what’s to be done/ are we insanely/ beating the drum/ CH wondering if/ you’re coming around cause if you don’t/ they’ll never back down/
14.
feels like i’m losing control of my body/ lost control of my mind/ whatever i may believe, it’s gonna be alright/ can i control my intentions/ I no longer know what is real/ whatever the truth may be, it’s gonna be alright/ tried not thinking about it/ tried escaping my mind/ i think i might’ve found/ a way out/

credits

released August 29, 2020

Max Daniel: Keyboards, Trumpet, Vocals, Arrangement, Production
Adam Nash: Guitar, Bass, Arrangement, Production
Alex Nash: Drums, Percussion
Alexei Wajchman: Guitar (Track 2, Track 4, Track 7)
Misha Khalikulov: Cello, Viola
Matthew Szemela: Violin
Daniel Riera: Flute, EWI (Track 5, Track 6)
Steven Lugerner: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet (Track 2, Track 4, Track 6)
Jason Levis: Drums, Percussion (Track 3, Track 5, Track 6)
Rob Ewing: Trombone (Track 6)
Michelle Pliner: Vocals (Track 3, Track 4, Track 5, Track 7, Track 12, Track 14)
Kush Mody: String Arrangement (Track 7, Track 8, Track 12)
Matthew Wong: Horn Arrangement (Track 6)
Amelia Romano: Harp (Track 13)

all songs written and produced by Max Daniel
(tracks 1, 2, 7 and 13 co-produced by Adam Nash)

drums and grand piano recorded by Nino Moschella at Bird and Egg
Mixed by Scott McDowell
Mastered by Piper Payne at Infrasonic Sound

Pixel art by Romain Courtois

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