Blanket Forever Forts

by Paul Sheppard

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A quick EP recorded to be sold while on a brief tour of Ontario and Quebec in October 2013.

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released September 27, 2013

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Track Name: The First Time That A Friend Died
the first time that a friend died I didn't know what to say
the second time it happened I learned not to say a thing
the third time I found out saying nothing really hurts
the fourth time, saying anything can sometimes be so much worse

I gave up on trying harder and only got real sad
I tried staying silent but I still got so goddamn mad
went away for a while when I didn't feel so bad
being away from it all with friends made me so glad

sure I drink a lot but I don't drink to forget
I don't drink to numb the feelings inside my head
i don't want to run away from all that instead
I want to run away with someone and not where we're headed at all
where we're headed at all
where we're headed at all

the first time that a friend died I was speechless enough
my first time with a broken heart made me a little more tough
but I still want all that peace, love, happiness, and stuff
a broken heart can never ever ever ever ever ever ever get enough

I want to see my mother and I want to see my dad
I want to see my sister cuz I've always thought she's so rad
I love my family and I love my friends
I love my enemies and all the hate mail they send

so I hope that you remember when you go to bed
all of your loved ones, living and dead
and all of the times you've spent with them
all of the lovely times you've spent with them
Track Name: The End Of The World
So this is it the end of the world now
It's funny to be standing here with you
Been through so much, died so many times
in your arms, never going back
Can't cross these paths again; they're set in stone
But that never stopped you, did it?

The flower in your name, the wolf of your eyes
Won't burn again so bright as tonight
So step inside, let me show you
just how very far I will go
Take my hand, say you trust me
I'll show you just how far we will go

So this is it the end of the world now
It's funny to be standing here with you
You see the stars shine, I brought them to you
I hope you like the way they'll sparkle
when they burn out like they all do
Everything dies, every living thing must die

So cling to me, let's see the world
and just how very far we can go
Take my hand, say you love me
I'll try to not fade away too soon
'cause this is it the end of the world
it's been so lovely to 've been standing next to you
Track Name: You Left A Note On My Dresser
you left a note on my dresser
i don't remember you leaving
i woke up late and your weren't there
… just a strand of your hair; and this
note you left on my dresser
beside my house keys
and the tips I made working bar last night
and my deodorant
you left a note on my dresser
can't bring myself to read it
cuz i know that things have been rocky
and our love might be falling through
and I hope this note on my dresser
isn't all that i have let of you

we met when we were too young
too dumb and ignorant
but i spent the summer beside you
and you made me better
so this note you left on my dresser
better not be my last words with you
I'll want to say that I wronged you
I'll want to say how sorry I am
I'll even write you a letter
but it's better that I don't send it
you left on my dresser
before I woke today
beside my house keys
right above my sock drawer

you left a note on my dresser
i don't remember you leaving
i woke up late and your weren't there
… just a strand of your hair; and this
note you left on my dresser
Track Name: The Wilderness
the wilderness wants you again
the wilderness only wants to be your friend
you can push it away if you want but I don't suggest it

that woman is calling again
she only wants to be your friend
but I think you want more than good looks on Thursdays

you can stay with me if you need a place to stay
you can run away if you need to get away

the wilderness came by again
I think it only wants to be your friend
or at least that's what I got from the cryptic note it left

I don't think she's coming home again
I don't think it's your broken heart she's gonna mend
but you can hope so, you can hope so

you can stay with me if you need a place to stay
you can run away if you need to get away
you can lie with me if you want someone to lie beside
but don't lie to me ever… don't do it

the wilderness wants inside
the wilderness wants behind your eyes
this is the time lovers say "it'll all be fine"

maybe it's time to try
leaving all those other thoughts behind
and finding another mind to crawl inside

you can stay with me if you need a place to stay
you can run away if you need to get away
you can lie with me if you want someone to lie beside
but don't lie to me ever… don't do it

the wilderness wants you again
the wilderness only wants to be your friend
you can push it away if you want but I don't suggest it

that woman is calling again
she only wants to be your friend
but I think you want more than good looks on Thursdays
Track Name: Leila
i watched a woman speak into the mouth of the man she loved
saying that she needed him
and then I watched him turn away

I watched the frantic, the searching, the videotapes scatter
across the living room
but still no one heard a single word she said

it was all lipstick and white sheets, wordless and wonderful
and she loved him like she never knew she could
the way she'd always laughed about

and this woman was beautiful, so scarred and selfish
a pessimist because she couldn't afford to be hopeful

and she'd pray at night
and she'd pray at night
for something else to love