Februaries

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Best of FAWM (February Album Writing Month) 2014 and 2015. Go ahead and download it, it's free, unless you choose to donate. But somebody listening rewards me more than any money ever could.

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released January 12, 2016

Every single little fucking thing by Robert Goldbach.

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Track Name: Speakerbox
LYRICS:

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disappoint you honey
it's that time of the year
I need to be alone now
February's here

You're going to find me at my speakerbox (speakerbox)
You'll find me glued right to my speakerbox (speakerbox)

If I seem absent-minded Im working on some tunes
If I always seem tired I got some work to do
Thanks for your understanding
though I know you got none
Believe me I am serious
I want to get it done

You're going to find me at my speakerbox (speakerbox)
14 songs, 28 days

Goodbye family.
So long, society.
Sleep is overrated.
Track Name: Do You Even Know How Unhealthy Your Lifestyle Choices Are
LYRICS:

Did you know it slowly kills you and messes with your brain?
It's inevitable
that it's your downfall
if you keep going this way.
Did you know how many people are killed by it every day?
The get drunk and drive
they crash and die
Or they simply waste away.

Drink drink drink drink away
While we are young we should have fun
We're gonna die anyway

Did you know it clogs your arteries
and settles in your veins?
Just the way to go
if you aim for a stroke
and an early death in pain
Looking at your eating habits
it's clear you get nothing done
Cause you are what you eat
What do you want to be?
A meatbag in a bun?

Chomp chomp chomp chomp away
Let those calories be your luxury
life's too short anyway
Chomp chomp chomp chomp away
Every girl and boy is made to enjoy
life's too short anyway

Did you know the consequences of smoking cigarettes
they are by far
the leading cause
of premature death?
Did you know that Marihuana
affects your daily drive?
You'll lose interest in
almost everything
and miss out on your life

Light it up, light it up, light it up, pass it on
Why should we care
why should we be scared
while life still goes on?
Light it up, light it up, light it up, pass it on
Every girl and boy is made to enjoy
and life's too short anyway
Track Name: It's Gone
LYRICS:

It's gone across the fields
it's gone over the hills
It's gone with the wind
Over the tops of trees
It's gone away

My sweet sweet heart
my dear old friend
when the groove runs out
up to its final end

I try to go along in these days
never wanted it to be this way
everything we had will be vanished
like it's just a fleeting fantasy
And as I look about where we stand
it doesn't feel like this is the end
Just an empty site
where something has died
and a hole remains
now that it's gone away.

Turn away, turn away
nothing we have left to say
Turn away, turn away
cause it's gone.
Track Name: Misspelled
LYRICS:

I thought we would do better
I sure know we once did
Now look at that disaster
marked up in red ink

And it just shows the awkward truth
Is this the best that we can do?

When did we unlearn?
When did the tables turn?
Shouldn't we be concerned
when "love" spells A-P-A-T-H-Y
What's been on our minds?
How could we be so blind?
You should know it can't be right
when "together" spells A-L-O-N-E

The test of time is tricky
And it gets harder every year
There are no second chances
We didn't know how to prepare

Now we are running low on time
We don't think before we write

How's it come to this
can't believe what we missed
is it just thoughtlessness
when "love" comes with an S-E-L-F
How could it escape our eyes
How couldn't we realize
something can't be right
when "sex" spells T-V

When did we unlearn?
When did the tables turn?
Shouldn't we be concerned
when "love" spells A-P-A-T-H-Y
What's been on our minds?
How could we be so blind?
You should know it can't be right
when "together" spells A-L-O-N-E
We can't go on this way
we should re-evaluate
We are bound to fail
when "we" spells I
Track Name: Calm Down. Come Over.
LYRICS:

I'm waiting for your answer
I sure know I explained
It isn't what it looked like
You just have to understand

Calm down.
Come over.

I'm waiting for your answer
since I texted yesterday
When I swallowed my pride and called you
you just pushed me away

Calm down.
Come over.

I'm waiting for your answer
I sure know I explained
When I swallowed my pride and called you
you just pushed me away

Calm down.
Come over.
Track Name: Jane Again
LYRICS

Jane, it's okay
The sun will keep on shining
and you still got that smile like in the days
hey hey hey hey
when just one look you gave me
made my entire day

Yes a lot of things have happened down the way
we are different now but it somehow feels the same
and I hope it's not too late to start over

Jane, I see your face
and I can see the lines in there
you didn't have as teenager
But hey, that's okay
You're every bit as beautiful
and maybe even more

Yes a lot of things have happened down the way
we are different now but it somehow feels the same
and I think it's not too late to start over

There's a lot of time that may have passed
the chances that are now long past
but Jane, we will make up for all of this

It's okay
the sun's come up behind me
and the scenery reminds me

There's a lot of things that happened down the way
we are different now but it somehow feels the same
and I know it's not too late to start over
Track Name: Like Ants
LYRICS:

We're one in many
alone we're just small
We live together
like ants
like ants
like ants
we soldier on

We're born to work hard
We're soldiering on
We're so replaceable
like ants
like ants
like ants
we go on and on

We don't know the reason
we hatch, work and die
what does it matter
what does it matter
like ants
like ants
like ants
we go on and on
Track Name: Where We Land
LYRICS:

That bar again
and I'm really glad to see you
though the occasion's not so great
You just got sacked
your company got shut down
so we will have one on your severance pay

And all those months, all those hours overtime
That time that you agreed to spend
Gone forever
with a handshake and a smile
Where we aim is just
so far from where we land

You'll start again
and we both know you will
though at that point it makes no real sense
You give your best
then the world turns against you
swipes you off your feet and laughs at your expense

Next time they ask you at a job interview
where you see yourself in five years or in ten
You might just shrug and ask
"What does it matter"
when where we aim is just
so far from where we land

And then we're drunk
and I really want to kiss you
we agree I'll walk you home
Then at your doorstep
you briefly say goodnight
shut the door and leave me standing in the cold

And as I walk home I keep thinking to myself
it's as ironic as it gets
It was not your intention
but you clearly made your point:
What we want is just
so much more than we will get.
Track Name: If This Is The Solution, I'd Like To Have My Problem Back
She's feeling tired and bored
and nothing really happens
She don't know what she wants
But seeking ways to get there
Yeah

She don't know where to turn
The world is full of offers
There's so many things to try
There's so many things to buy
You'll be a better you
The sum of your possessions

If this is the solution
If this is the solution
I'd like to have my problem back

As always somewhere else
Must be somewhere better
It is anywhere but here
It is anywhere but here
But still you gotta cope
And put up with your hopes

If this is the solution
If this is the solution
I'd like to have my problem back

Come fly away
right tonight
299,-

She's feeling tired and bored
It don't seem to get better
And everything she bought
It doesn't really matter

If this is the solution
If this is the solution
I'd like to have my problem back
Track Name: I Need You
LYRICS:

Well well
I got what I wanted now
so long, farewell.
It's on.
If this is what freedom feels like
it's only hell

Ref:
I need you, now I know
I need you here
I need you to be by my side
I need you
come back

10 p.m.
And I ain't going out tonight
I feel I can't
I guess that's what I wanted
guess that's what I wanted
guess that's what I wanted
Now I only want you

Ref.

Oh before you went away
I never knew
I'm not that strong
didn't think for so long
You don't know what you got until it's gone

Ref.
Track Name: Closer
LYRICS:

Goodbye
it's time to leave this place
I gotta leave it behind
gotta get away

Goodbye
maybe I'll miss you all
but I won't miss it as bad
as a life of my own

Even though I might end up on the street
it brings me closer to where I want to be
Goodbye
don't ask me where I go
but if I don't go now
I might just never know

And if I fall
I will get back on my feet
it brings me closer to
what I want to be so

Goodbye
this time it's no one else
when I'm far away
I will be closer to myself.