Cartography

by Amos Slade

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CRGB Nick Engbers is an incredible songwriter from South Dakota. This group rocks it, with just a touch of pop. Highly recommended. Favorite track: American Nightmare.
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released February 21, 2012

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Track Name: American Nightmare
I bought a diploma
spent four years in a coma
and every penny since they gave it to me

You hid behind my eyes
dressed up your dreams, disguised them as mine
but "only wanted what was best for me"

This American dream is a nightmare
This American dream is a nightmare

I could sit behind a wooden desk
but this guitar and these songs make me die a bit less
I've got a voice I'm gonna goddamn sing

I dragged myself through hell for you
the flames ate away everything but the truth
To be asleep is the only way to believe

This American dream is a nightmare
This American dream is a nightmare
Track Name: Fort Door Sign
I go on the internet
Fall in love with girls I've never met
And it's better that way
That way
I don't have to hear them speak

I drive my car down the street
Picture joggers in my passenger seat
And it's better that way
That way
I go wherever I please

In my chest there's an ocean
I would not dare swim in it
I hear it's dangerous
I hear it's dangerous

Dip a toe in your cool drink
Terrified when up to my knees I sink
So I runaway
That way
You don't go near my deep

In my chest there's an ocean
I would not dare swim in it
I hear it's dangerous
I hear it's dangerous

Bones scattered on the beach
Lick your wounds with my salty sea
Stings for you tastes good for me
At least you've got a heart that bleeds
Track Name: Love Well, Punish Well
I wish we could see that these plants come from a seed.
These aren't our bodies.
It was we who made them bleed,
and now we beg and plead.
This world is full of weeds.

My heart is waging a war on creation.
I doubt that I'll ever cut through.
I'll hold high a mirror, and hope you don't hear her,
pray you'll be distracted by you.

I wish we could see, but this world is lit dimly.
These aren't our bodies.
I'm thirsty. I'm hungry.
I go back to the tree.
I know just what I need.

My heart is waging a war on creation.
I doubt that I'll ever cut through.
I'll hold high a mirror, and hope you don't hear her,
pray you'll be distracted by you.