Genuine Attempt

by Josh Ford

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Josh Ford's First album of original music, "Genuine Attempt". Please enjoy it with your ears, or whatever body part suits you.

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released May 28, 2015

Special thanks to Will Nellis, Ethan Thomson, Austin Ciezko, Jeffrey Packer, Will Adwar, Zaj Vidal-Burgie, and Molly McQuilkin

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Josh Ford New York, New York

Josh Ford is an independent musician currently living in the back seat of your car

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Track Name: Lie
Lie to them
cause all you really want, it's out there
and I know what you're going through, and it's not fair
so find out where you're headed, and take me there

And lie to everyone, lie to me
and all the people you used to know
in the ages since you've been home

You'll wear my clothes
and hide them in a song that I don't know
the lyrics aren't beautiful, they're cold like stone
and close your eyes and hear the music
does it play too slow?

And lie to everyone, lie to me
and all the people you used to know
and try remembering why you need all those reasons to be alone
oh, why leave anyone, why leave me?
is it better to be on your own?
and go where you need to go?

And lie to everyone, lie to me
and all the people you used to know
in the ages since you've been home
Track Name: Ethan's Song
"Kiss me" she said, but she kissed like a stranger
while history warns you're the picture of danger
still chemistry claims you are not like the rest
but it's all too familiar this hole in my chest

"I'm sorry" she said, but I never did find it
guess i'm not acquainted with how you define it
"please tell me what's wrong," "darling never you mind it"
if love is a contract, you never did find it and

I'm trying, but you don't respond when i call out your name it's like
I'm dying, to be what you want although you don't want anything
you say, oh, you say it's not personal, dear, how could it not be?
how could it not be, this way?

Maybe I'm wrong, I'm just being too sensitive
taking a small thing and getting defensive
you gave me your love, oh but where is the rest of it?
where is the rest of it?

well, "I'm sorry" she said but I'd never have known it
if I hadn't walked in the room at that moment
would you have gone on as if nothing had happened?
was I just the footnote while he was the caption?

I'm trying, but you don't respond when i call out your name it's like
I'm dying, to be what you want although you don't want anything
you say, oh, you say it's not personal, dear, how could it not be?
how could it not be, this way?

And I've been trying far too long
to conjure up the perfect song
to calm the storm that's raging inside you
and love should be the first of things
that we declare the worst of things
to write about pretending that they're true
I'll never believe it
until I receive it from you
Track Name: Best
Take my hand
walk with me
and see the sights
although we try so hard to get it right this time
so far, so fine

Run like hell
run from me
if thats the way that love should be
i guess youve wasted love on me, i guess

and though we might
forget what we've learned tonight
to love me right
was so fucking close, but oh, not quite,
you tried your--

take my hand
is it true
that loving me
is killing you (repeat)

and though we might
forget what we've learned tonight
to love me right
was so fucking close, but oh, not quite,
you tried your--
Track Name: Seems Like New
I don't want nothing to do with you
no I don't want garbage that seems like new

goodbye to those years
don't cry, no more tears
only truth

I'm giving back all your blues, starting over
claiming youth, getting older
and I'm sure that we will meet again someday
but it'll be some other way

I wish that my words could be the truth
I try not to be so hard to see through
and soon we'll be nothing but lessons learned
and scars on our hearts that we know we've earned

goodbye to those years
don't cry, no more tears
only truth

I'm giving back all your blues, starting over
claiming youth, getting older
and I'm sure that we will meet again someday
but it'll be some other way

How do I begin
to be myself again
but without you

I don't want nothing to do with you
no I don't want garbage that seems like new

goodbye to those years
don't cry, no more tears
only truth

I'm giving back all your blues, starting over
claiming youth, getting older
and I'm sure that we will meet again someday
but it'll be some other blues
starting over
claiming youth, getting older
and I'm sure that we will meet again someday
but it'll be some other way
oh oh
it'll be some other way
oh oh
it'll be some other way
Track Name: Great Big Universe
Help me understand how to be alive
in this great big universe of mine
i feel so small
so easy to fall, so easy to die

but you help me on my way
and there isn't much to say
in this great big universe that we've made
so quick to decay, so hard to survive

but you melt me, I've never felt this way before
yeah you melt me, there's no one else I'm longing for
oh you melt me, so I'm knocking at your door

and this is how it feels
I'm scared of just how real
your world's become
and nothing is the same
I'm scared of how fast it's changed

Will you stay, until I run out of time?
and you make me feel like im alive
and will you say, I sometimes cross your mind?
in this great big universe of mine, whoah
Track Name: The Mountain Song
Your heart will be open
and I will be waiting for you
cause my heart is simple
and yours is a ticking atom bomb

I tried to feel broken
cause that's what you wanted, baby
you thought I was shallow
cause I didn't wish that I was gone

But that's just not the way
I'm sure that's not the way that love should be
you begged me so I gave
I guess that you could say I'm your giving tree

But I was not the same
and you should be ashamed
and soon you'll see all my promises have all just gone to waste
I wasn't yours to promise anyway

Your time isn't over
you still think I'm sleazy, don't you?
your story's still going
but I'm not a part of it at all

But I was not the same
and you should be ashamed
and soon you'll see all my promises
and all the time I put into this
and years from now, will you still know the contours of my face?
I wasn't yours to promise anyway
Track Name: Down With This Sort of Thing
Pick me up, dry me off
put me on the mantel or the pillow by the fire
that you got in the mail
signaling the soldiers dressed in white
from the annexed life you tried so hard to fight
ooh

your faces is cold, it feels like fire
you missed a date across the wire
the marble man says,
"relax, you're gonna find another better other half who's more my style"
but you just can't see it now, boy
fill your heart with lead
they'll never notice, never notice

I'm joining the fight, against the notion that my life
has only been, could ever be, more of the same
come join my cause, make it yours, do what you want
fall in line, follow suit of future kings
and down with this sort of thing, oh

I'm never gonna let them know
just what I did to make you feel at home
take my by surprise
do you feel everything caving in?
no matter what you do you're never gonna win
but it's all just petty lies
and you just can't see it now boy
fill your heart with love
they'll never notice, never notice

I'm joining the fight, against the notion that my life
has only been, could ever be, more of the same
come join my cause, make it yours, do what you want
fall in line, follow suit of future kings
and down with this sort of thing, oh
Track Name: Polite
I used to think people didn't know how to talk until they started up talking to me
I used to think I was just a no-good-for-nothing till I gave away my love for free
oh, it's not easy to lie when you know life is passing you by
so much faster than it used to go

oh, it's not hard to be polite, and it's not wrong to know you're right, so darling please don't tire of me

*whistling break*

oh, it's not hard to be polite, and it's not wrong to know you're right, so darling please don't tire of me

oh darling, please don't tire of me