After Blue

by Sam Davis

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released September 6, 2016

All songs written, recorded, and produced by Sam Davis. Guitar and vocals all performed by Sam Davis. All songs recorded in my bedroom!

Harmonies on "See You Through The Night", "Underwater", and "Before I Knew You" were sung by Isabella Reyes.

Cello on "Someone Like You" played by Kaitlin Cullen-Verhauz.

Album art by Michael Davis.

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Track Name: See You Through The Night
Your eyes are like a whirlwind
Y never know where to look
You lead me like a snow storm
I never know where to go
You hold me like a rain coat (you hold me like the rain)
I never know when to wear you
Your eyes are like the first day of spring (your eyes are like the spring)
I’m light before i ever bring

I see you through the night

Your thumbs are like my garden
I never knew when to grow you
Your toes are like the end of the day
Pack you up and put you away

See you through the night
Track Name: Before I Knew You
i knocked on your door
there was an answer
from an angel
she told me you had stepped outside
you dandelion
so i searched up the block
tried to find you in a rain drop
i've never seen the sky cry so hard

im still learning to grieve
in your arms
i fear love after love is
always scarred

well i loved you
before i knew you
while i was still learning
to breathe alone

i knew you before we met
but i am still learning to stand
on my own

she tastes like the sea
salted water dripping on me
i've swam in the flood too much before
well she picked up my chin
soothed the caution in my being
this song sounds different
she is kind
my dandelion

im still learning to grieve
in your arms
i fear love after love is
always scarred

well i loved you
before i knew you
while i was still learning
to breathe alone

i knew you before we met
but i am still learning to stand
on my own

we planted seeds too soon after winter

well i loved you
before i knew you
while i was still learning
to breathe alone

i knew you before we met
but i am still learning to stand
on my own
Track Name: Pull + Pull
the other night you told me
you didn't want to be alone
i tried to hold you close
and you begged me not to go
but you pushed my face away
hid your eyes and told me not today
we sat in silence for a minute
sprung from black and white and into the grey

and i know that you’ll be the last one on my mind
when my eyes close and i'm trying to find sleep
and though you keep pushing me away
you're pulling me closer in
you're pulling be closer in

i'm stuck in your eyes
i'm blind by surprise
and i don't know which way to turn
whats too much for you
too little for me
and where’s that simple in between

and i know that you’ll be the last one on my mind
when my eyes close and i'm trying to find sleep
and though you keep pushing me away
you're pulling me closer in
you're pulling be closer in

i've lost all my assurance
please tell me where to go
i'm aching for your touch
but it might be asking too much
and i can’t read you like a book

and i know that you’ll be the last one on my mind
when my eyes close and i'm trying to find sleep
and though you keep pushing me away
you're pulling me closer in
you're pulling be closer in
Track Name: Underwater
You look at me like water
Trip over me like stones
You look at me like poison
I go inside to take you home

Underwater

I look at you like you're bleeding
But tears fall through skin torn
You look at me like I'm bleeding
But this is our new home

Underwater

Our home is here
no one else can go

when’s the last time you breathed
when’s the last time you slept
when’s the last time you ate
when’s the last time you wept
oh darling
i took you underwater
you took me underwater
underwater
Track Name: Someone Like You
when all is lost
and there’s nothing left to do
but mourn the loss of you
pack your demons
shove them in the trunk
forget their names
and steal someone elses

when all is lost
and you’re falling from high ground
scream someone’s name
someone you haven’t hurt yet

someone you haven’t lied to
someone who deserted you
someone who deserves you
someone like you

when all is lost
and your insides are running out
make a plan
to get someone to love you

when all is lost
and the tunnels are closing up
make a plan to love yourself

to love someone
someone you haven’t lied to
someone who deserted you
someone who deserves you
someone like you

when all is lost
and you’re someone else
know that, you’re still you
you tried to run
but youll never hide
far enough from whats inside
Track Name: Midwestern Boy
midwestern boy
he's got that midwestern charm
but his dad doesn’t like his guitar
midwestern boy
he's got that midwestern charm
and he dances
he’s got the prettiest feet
he knows that no one wants to die alone
if only his dad could see him now

midwestern boy
who’s growin' into a man
one that Sam will never meet
midwestern boy
he’s got those lady killer eyes
but he’s soft and sweet,
smells like candy

well he woke up and he found out he was bleeding from his lungs
too many cigarettes,
too many women breathing for him
well he woke up and he found out he was bleeding from his heart
and what did michael do?
he played his guitar

so here i am,
a new york city boy
trying hard to be my dad’s man
but i don’t got it in my genes
dark angels never whispered to me
i still got girlhood in heart
so here i sit
next to a father who is alive
but we cant even cry together

no one wants to die alone
if only
i could meet sam now

well if you’re dancing, i'm dancing
if you’re singing, i'm singing
if you’re living, i'm living
but if you die

no one wants to die alone
i won’t let you die alone
if only, we could see each other now
Track Name: Ballet Shoes (Outro)
oh, put me in ballet shoes
put me in those tights
put him in ballet shoes
put him in those tights

strip me of my long hair
strip me down to nothing
slice me open and steal the only thing that
taught me who i should be

put me in ballet shoes
put me in those tights
take away my binder
and put me out to fight

put him in ballet shoes
let him grow his hair
cuz i’m not sure where you come from
when i’m not even there
Track Name: Through Circles
making my way through circles
i don't do straight lines
making my way through circles
it just takes more time

but i make it, always make it of course i do
but i make it, though i'm naked in front of you

making my way through loop holes
i don't need your eyes
making my way through black folds
i don’t need to identify

the space that i marked up
in front of you
the trace that i wrote up
right next to you

i could look back on what is gone
but it wouldnt be you i was looking on
you don't have to know i was here all along

i was here, i was here
all along

making my trip through your shoes
and i'm in the way
taking my steps at slow speed
i've been counting the days

since the one you came through
my door since the one where i asked you
for more

i was here, im still here
but youre gone
Track Name: Would You Still
would you still want me if i was me
will you still love me when i am me
the real me
the one that you don’t see
the real me
the one that you don’t want me to be

will you still want me when i am mean
will you love me all the way when i’m fighting my darkest thoughts
well i, i am coming home
and i don’t know if that is you anymore

i don’t think i loved you when you were you
fighting bout the way we fought
fighting for who?
is it you or me`
who is gonna win this time
is it him or me
who you gonna hold this time

i met you when the stakes were high
and the love was good
and the high was even better
i met you were yours and
i made you mine
in that january summer time

i thought you fell into my lap
but really i pushed you there
you thought i fell into your life
but really i sprinted

i don’t think i love me when i am me
i don’t think i stood beside you when you needed me
how could you love me in the first place
how could i?
all i have are apologies
so why try