The Mannequin

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Recorded @ Gray Road, December 2015

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released April 30, 2016

Produced and Mastered by Sam Cowan. All song by Commercial. And special thanks to BJs dog Bama, the most beautiful creature on Earth.

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Track Name: County Road 9
Got in my car and drove out of town,
Flipped on the brights and rolled the windows down,
Saw the stars in the dark night sky,
A shifting perspective as the world went by.
All of a sudden a fog rolled in,
Felt like cold hands held against my skin.
And I remember my old man sayin’,
that on nights like these,
you’d hear that guitar playin’.

Went to the doctor, cause I was in pain,
Said something’s wrong Doc, it’s right in my brain.
He had a machine, and put me inside,
Said “Hold on tight, you’re in for a ride”
Some hours later, when I was near dead,
Out came a code from inside of my head,
A Russian scientist was first to translate it,
It was transcribed to a song,
here’s how it went when I played it.

I think of them sometimes, I don’t think much at all,
I wonder if they’ll call, I wonder if they’ll call.

I know I’ll be alright, I’ll just go out at night,
And hope they see me, And come reclaim me.
Track Name: Never Enough
These days my friends and family can’t understand me,
Can’t see behind these eyes.
And now I can’t explain it’s such a pain,
Most times I’d rather lie.
I’m in denial, been here a while now it’s true,
So I guess that I’ll just get used to it,
Or change my point of view.
Change it into something new.

Now food don’t taste the same,
Seems like I should have been dead long before.
And all this scenery is so old to me, I find it such a bore.
I’m never satisfied, or well at least that’s what it seems,
But on the other side I’ve come to find,
The grass just not as green.

These days I’ve come to learn all that I yearn for is right before my eyes.
And how I used to be, a different me, I just can’t sympathize.
How much you loved me, I guess I didn’t understand.
Now it’s all I can do to hold on to you,
As you slip right through my hands.
Just like fists all full of sand.
Track Name: Advert
Well the other night,
It came to mind,
that maybe I,
just think too much.

So I’ll take drive,
or just get high,
oh Jesus Christ,
I think I might throw up.

But every once in a while,
I look at you, you look at me and smile.
And I remember all I’ve ever had,
Well i guess, it's not that bad.

Now I’ve lost pace,
with the human race,
and I can’t seem to place,
were competing for.

So I’ll sit right here,
and just sip this beer,
cause I’m thinking clearer,
than I was before.
Track Name: All Due Rspect
Another pill to swallow, what’s on the news today?
Can barely read the headlines, it brings me such dismay,
Hard not to see the patterns and read between the lines,
What does it really matter, it happens all the time.

I think about you often, and wonder where you are.
Passed out upon my door step, or driving in your car.
It hangs on like a stray dog, you cannot leave behind.
Come out into the daylight, then stumble back inside.

They gave me a perscription to complicate my mind,
The fostered my addiction and said that I was fine,
I think that I should quit it, I think but what’s the use,
They tell me my convictions, and are calling it abuse.

I think about you often, and wonder where you are.
Passed out upon my doorstep, or driving in your car.
It hangs on like a stray dog, you cannot leave behind.
Come out into the daylight, then stumble back inside.

But you, could have let me know,
So I could by some time,
To figure out whats mine,
And what I’ve got to owe.

I think that I’ll be fine,
I’ll probably just get by,
If I try to fake it.
I'll probably make it.
Track Name: Disobey
When I was little someone told me that I had to know the rules,
And if I didn’t fall in line that I would fall behind in school,
And miss out on the knowledge to get into college and join society,
That Shit just makes me madder, doesn’t matter all that much to me.

And when you move your mouth the words come out,
But I don’t hear what you say,
I’ll just laugh about it, scream and shout,
Cause all I do is Disobey.

This time it comes on stronger, lasts much longer than it did before,
That same old sinking feeling has me kneeling down here on the floor,
This thirst there is no quenching, it’s so gut wrenching, it tears me up inside,
What’s love but hearts left broken, words unspoken with no where left to hide.

And when you move your mouth the words come out,
But I don’t hear what you say,
I’ll just laugh about it, scream and shout,
Cause all I do is Disobey.

That thing you’re so obsessed with, hold so precious, gold and glistening.
I guess that I could care less, shut my eyes cause I’m not listening.

And when you move your mouth the words come out,
But I don’t hear what you say,
I’ll just laugh about it, scream and shout,
Cause all I do is Disobey.