Shallows

by Tom Bem

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A concept album of love, betrayal, hate, heartbreak and forgiveness. Chronologically depicting the emotions through a break up.

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released March 3, 2014

'Blind' and 'Shallows' Co-Produced by Dexter Britain

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Track Name: Blind
All eyes on me,
everybody is waiting to see how
I am going to deal with you now.
You're the poison,
infecting my brain telling me 'it's okay,
time to move on, theres nothing to see here.'
I keep denying what i know is true.
I keep on forcing myself to stay in love with you.
I keep Ignoring it so i fail to see,
you're the cancer in my heart and you're killing me.

Oh I'm, I'm blindly loving you.

Oh, I've stalled
caught between what I know and how I feel,
I think it's time that I should move on.
Cos you're the poison,
keeping my sight from me keeping me blind,
blinded by love, hopelessly lost to you.

I keep on loving you, loving you blindly.
Track Name: Someone Else
There's this pain I cant explain
which only grows, don't go away,
the shame in your eyes is to blame.
I never thought I'd see from now
until infinity that our demise would be this way.
Oh I feel, it's a dream It's not real,
this is something I can't deal with.
Theres a chaos in my mind, a riot deep inside caused by you,
so tell me it's not true.

There's someone else, who's taking all your love.

Well haven't I been fooled, I've been used and I've been taught,
that no matter how hard I love, there's no-one I can trust.
There's a permanent void, now that I've been left no choice,
this is something I can't deal with.
There's a chaos in my mind, a riot deep inside caused by you.
Now that I know the truth.

There's someone else, who's taking all your love.
Track Name: Captain
The storm is coming now,
The dark’s engulfing me,
I’m in too deep,
She’s the temptress of this sea.
I’m submerged in her waters,
I choke as my lungs fill,
My ship is a wreck now,
My sails are empty.

Hope is all we have, it’s sink or swim.
Hope is all I have.

Oh, Captain, Captain,
This ship is going down,
Captain, Captain,
Abandon ship now
How do I compose myself?
Wake me up and clear my senses?
Swim to shore from the sea Bed?
Cos I’m drowning in your shallows.

So I breathe,
In between waves of emotions,
Crashing down on me,
Caused by the words you said,
Swirling round and round my head.
I’ve lost my compass,
And I’ve lost my first mate,
So batten down the hatches,
And anchors aweigh.

Hope is all we have, it’s sink or swim.

Oh, Captain, Captain,
This ship is going down,
Captain, Captain,
Abandon ship now
How do I compose myself?
Wake me up and clear my senses?
Swim to shore from the sea Bed?
Cos I’m drowning in your shallows.

Oh, Captain, Captain,
This ship is going down,
Captain, Captain,
Abandon ship now
The only way I’ll stay afloat,
Keep my head above the surface,
Is realise I need no boat…
Cos she’s so shallow.
Track Name: Marathon
It's a waiting game,
how long till I find I'm safe again?
If it's time that heals then I am so sick wishing my life away.
It's a poltergeist, in my mind that haunts my nights.
Not the type in sheets of white but a little tort feeling that I can't fight.

Its a marathon, and I'm running from you and your ghost that haunts everything I do.
I hope, I hope you know that I'll be fine. This time gonna run and not just hide.
Cos tonight I'm gonna outrun your ghost,
and these feelings that I hate the most,
exorcise these demons in my mind, and free myself tonight.

It's a purpose built
infected memory that keeps me ill
If you're the artist
the masterpiece is how I feel.
Well I'll keep running, a little out of breath but there's no stopping
till you chase and seek for me, just to find that you'll never catch me.

I keep on running.
Track Name: Shallows
I was the captain, blind to the mutiny
and for so long I've been haunted by the echoes of your love.
A marathon of resent, I'm exhausted by regret.
I've wished so hard to forget you, and start afresh.

My eyes which were only for you,
have looked for the new, but my minds hooked on the truth
Ive become addicted
to dwelling over why it's me who's afflicted
and you who inflicted.

I'm breaking down these wall that keep me treading these shallows
It's time to end this war in my head
I can't forget, so I'll forgive you instead
I can't forget you.
I've tread these shallows, shallows,
I've tread these shallows for far too long.

Stop me drowning.