Pipe Dreams

by None The Wiser

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The majority of this album was written during the first few months of living in a new city, thinking back on the times and people that used to be so important and wondering what might have been.
Sometimes you can't have what or who you want. Maybe you moved away, or said or did something you couldn't take back. Maybe things just weren't meant to happen the way you wished they would. Whatever the reason, and no matter how much you might want something, sometimes things remain unattainable Pipe Dreams. And that's okay, life is still all good.

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released April 14, 2016

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None The Wiser Vancouver, British Columbia

Acoustic Reggae-Rock Folk-Rap.

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Track Name: Something Better
Well I owe it to myself to give this crazy plan a try,
But I’ve seen so many people try and fail that I could almost cry.
But it’s becoming increasingly clear to me that I don’t really care,
About anything that has job opportunities out there.
‘Cause all I really want to do is play music all the time,
I hope that if I give my all to this that lifestyle could be mine

I can’t wrap my head around, what music does to me.
Why would singin’ feel so good, if it wasn’t meant to be.
Maybe I’m searchin’ for something that I don’t deserve,
But I guess you can’t stop me now.

I’m gonna find me something better,
‘Cause I want more than this,
Well maybe I need to surrender,
And give my all so this ain’t it.

Well I keep on doin’ the same old things, expecting different results,
Well I’m pretty sure that’s the textbook definition (of)
A little bit crazy, yeah a little bit insane,
Well I guess I learned a little bit in university.
And now I’ve got this piece of paper that says I’m educated,
But I still can’t find a job and you know I really hate it.
‘Cause all I really want to do is play music for the masses,
I don't think they’re gonna care ‘bout how I skipped a bunch of classes.

I can’t wrap my head around, what music does to me.
Why would playin’ feel so good, if it wasn’t meant to be.
Maybe I’m searchin’ for something that I don’t deserve,
But I guess you can’t stop me now.

I need to find me something better,
‘Cause I want more than this,
Well maybe I need to surrender,
And give my all so this ain’t it.
Track Name: Summertime Blues (Feat. Bootjack & Aria Day)
Summertime, summertime, summertime, oh.
Summertime, summertime, summertime, blues.

I’ve got these summertime blues, I don’t know about you,
But I’mma just start talkin’ ‘cause I got nothing to lose now,
‘Cause she’s long gone, she’s all ready moved on.
And I just keep singin’ even though I know that my phone’s not ringin’ (no)
She’s not gonna be callin’, ‘cause she’s already forgotten me.
But I’m still hung up on her, yo I never should’ve hung up on her,
On that long distance phone call girl I did you so wrong,
We were apart and that summer felt so long

Summertime, summertime, summertime, oh.
Summertime, summertime, summertime, blues.

Well it’s about time I be cleanin’ up my act,
And I know sometimes it seems like I be chasin’ ass (no),
I’m not really ‘bout that game, and I know it sound so strange,
That I feel broken hearted, even though it’s been so long since I started,
Anything that you might call, serious or real at all.
But these words keep flowin’ like waves on a beach,
These girls all seem so out of reach,
Was it something I said, something I did?
Either way I’m still alone and I can see she’s with him.

Summertime, summertime, summertime, oh.
She’s with him and he’s with her,
Hear me spillin’ out my heart girl with every single word
Summertime, summertime, summertime, blues.
And I pretend I don’t care, but who am I kiddin’ oh I wish that she was here

Say that I’m still fine waitin’ on an older time (oh I’m still waiting)
Still in line, still blind, just waitin’ on an empty mind (oh I’m still waiting)
It’s day or night, night or day, no time to fight, but you can’t stay,
It’s day or night, night or day, no time to fight, but you can’t stay.

Now that you’ve reached the last verse,
You should know before long I’ll be stayin’ in a hearse,
Stupid cupid, keeps messin’ up my heart,
He’s screwin’ up his aim and now I’m right back at the start.
His shots are so bad that there’s arrows in my eyes,
I’m gonna start to cry,
(Yeah) ‘Bout these girls that I don’t have,
God damn I’m supposed to be a grown man.
And I feel like I’ve lost her, though she was never mine in the first place,
Should be playin’ baseball tryna get to third base,
‘Stead I’m on the sidelines losing the three legged race.
‘Cause I’m all on my own, I can’t do this alone,
Girl you were never mine to lose,
It doesn’t matter ‘cause I’ve still got these summertime blues.

Summertime, summertime, summertime, oh.
Then it’s fall and next it’s winter, soon comes spring still I’m never gonna get her.
Summertime, summertime, summertime, blues.
You think I’m singin’ ‘bout you, girl ain’t it obvious you know I always do.
Summertime, summertime, summertime, oh.
And I’m still so confused, trying to find my muse.
Summertime, summertime, summertime, blues.
I guess I’m just too scared, rollin’ over at night girl and you’re not there.
Track Name: Way Things Used To Be
I’m like so what I’m leaving,
Not like I haven’t moved before,
I’ve left a few times,
Why should this one hurt anymore?
I guess it’s different now,
Haven’t known these ones since the age of ten,
And you would think it wouldn’t hurt more,
Just four years and some less, and now we’ve reached the end,
But it feels much longer now that it’s done,
But I know the next part has just begun.

And I knew that things would change,
But I had no idea that they would feel this strange
Because I’m walking through these clubs and I don’t recognize a single face,
Tryna move on, but I’m movin at snail’s pace,
When I look back how the years just flew by,
Tryna’ ask myself all the reasons why,
I couldn’t wait to be done with it
‘Cause I really hated that schoolin’ shit,
The people, the lifestyle,
The things that made me smile,
They’re gone now.

And for the life of me, I can’t stop thinkin’ ‘bout,
The way things used to be, no I can’t figure it out,
Is my life’s better now, well it’s hard for me to say,
What would have happened if, I never moved away?

‘Cause man I got this post secondary depression like all the time, and man I’m guessin’,
That I’mma lose my mind, if I try to find, something to replace those times,
You know I can’t, but I’ll never forget them (no),
The memories fade but it’s in my heart that I still know
Those people I adore, wish there’s time for more,
Thinkin’ ‘bout the times, passed out on the floor,
I’mma try to find, shit to pass the time, where the hell’s my piece of mind?
I think I lost it somewhere in the blur,
I’m all alone and now I’m thinkin’ back to her.
What would’ve happened with that girl, would I still be with those friends,
Would I have done things different if I didn’t know it had to end?
I think I probably would’ve but it doesn’t really matter,
This livin’ in the past shit’s gotta end it makes me sadder.
Gotta look to the future because it’s so bright,
Gotta do what I can to live the best life,
Gotta try not to frown because it’s over,
Gotta smile ‘cause I rode that roller coaster (and).
That journey’s over and the safety bar is raised off,
So go and get that picture that they took when you were way up,
So high, higher than you’ve ever been,
Look around, you’re surrounded by so many friends.
But don’t be sad, it’s just the end of one chapter,
One of so many in your happy ever after,
‘Cause every single person’s gotta start their journey somewhere,
If you never left you’d never figure out what’s out there
And I know it seems so lame,
But things will never be the same,
Yeah things are gonna feel strange,
‘Cause everybody has to change.

And for the life of me, I can’t stop thinkin’ ‘bout,
The way things used to be, no I can’t figure it out,
Is my life’s better now, well it’s hard for me to say,
What would have happened if…

And for the life of me,
The way things used to be,
I know it’s better now,
What would have happened if, nothing ever changed?
Yeah if I never moved away,
It could never be the same,
‘Cause everybody has to, yeah everybody has to change.
Track Name: Turn Back The Time
So here’s another set,
Of words about a girl that I haven’t met
Another one of those songs.
I hope I find her soon,
‘Cause I can’t spend another night in this lonely room,
I’ve been in here for so long.
When I find her, this song will remind her,
(And I) about all those nights before we met.
Or maybe we’re, already halfway there,
But neither of us have seemed to realize it yet.

But if I tried harder, then maybe I’d find her,
The girl of my dreams, that I’ve been waitin’ for.
But could I be with her, if I’ve already missed her?
Could we turn back the time?

Would it amuse you, if I could just use you,
As my newest muse to write my songs?
I don’t have enough fingers to count thoughts that still linger,
About all these girls that I’ve known for so long.
But what if one of those girls that I missed,
Was the one that was just waiting for me to kiss her?
I wouldn’t know because I never asked or tried,
What if that girl was, the one that would last a life?

But if I tried harder, then maybe I’d find her,
The girl of my dreams, that I’ve been waitin’ for.
But could I be with her, if I’ve already missed her?
Could we turn back the time?
Track Name: Before I Fall Again
At this house party a couple weeks ago,
I brought my guitar and put on a show (oh).
All my friends they were drinkin’ and havin’ fun,
And by the time that my whole set was done,
People keep sayin’,
Man you should keep playin’.
And this girl on the floor right in front of me,
I ain’t playin’ man she was a sight to see,
Blonde haired bombshell,
Want to get to know her so well.
And that look in her eye,
Made me start to fantasize,
Man did I see her wink then,
Well I bet that she thinkin’ (like)

“Damn, I wish he’d write a song about me”
But girl you can plainly see,
That this one’s all about,
The girls that I shouldn’t write about
Now I know they’re all in relationships,
I wish that someone would tell me this,
Before I fell for them,
Before I fall again.

I bet your boyfriend’s bigger than me,
But that ain’t special I ain’t nothing to see,
And he probably makes more money too,
But every dime that I acquire I’d be spendin’ it on you,
No I won’t that’s a lie, ‘cause I’m livin’ in this city,
So I’m spending it on rent but I wish you’d kick it with me,
Yeah I need a dollar I need it right now,
Girl next time I get paid I’ll be takin’ you out,
To the nicest place I can afford at the moment,
But then I remember that hand that you’re holdin’
Belongs to your boyfriend and he’s big and tall,
As I’m starin’ at you he’s been watchin’ me all night,
And I think that he wants to fight,
And I suppose that is in his rights,
‘Cause I’m singin’ ‘bout his girl,
And he can tell by your eyes you’re like

“Damn, I wish he’d write a song about me”
But girl you can plainly see,
That this one’s all about,
The girls that I shouldn’t write about
Now I know they’re all in relationships,
I wish that someone would tell me this,
Before I fell for them,
Before I fall again.

I’m gettin’ so sick and tired,
Of all these girls and liars,
Who act like they want me,
But really they’re taunting,
‘Cause I just don’t know what to do,
To show you how much I want you,
But I think that you all ready know,
I heard you whisperin’ to your friends
About me at my show you’re like

“Damn, I wish he’d write a song about me”
But girl you can plainly see,
That this one’s all about,
The girls that I shouldn’t write about
Because I know they’re all in relationships,
I wish that someone would tell me this,
Before I fell for them,
Before I fall again.
Track Name: At Least One Night (Feat. Aria Day)
This girl's lookin' so fine,
Not that there's any surprise
Wearin' that black dress that she loves so much,
Makes everyone in here wanna touch
Those curves, yeah look at that body,
Way that she movin' you know that she oughta be
Up on that stage or maybe the silver screen
Man she's so gorgeous I hope that she's into me.

I wanted to let you know, just how far I'd go,
Just to make you smile, at least for a while,
Or at least one night.

Girl take my hand then you'll understand,
That it's all part of my master plan,
To get you and I feelin' oh so high,
Can I have this dance?
Don't talk to me 'bout my two left feet,
'Cause I just don't care, got my hands in the air,
Lookin' oh so dumb, I'm havin' fun,
Girl give me a chance to love.

To be honest, I'm not really sure
When we left the bar for her house,
But I guess all that doesn't matter,
Now that we're making out on her couch,
Girl I must confess that I won't protest,
To watchin' you take off that dress,
Girl you look so fine can't believe you're mine,
At least for the night.

I wanted to let you know, just how far I'd go,
Just to make you smile, at least for a while,
Or at least one night.

Girl take my hand then you'll understand,
That it's all part of my master plan,
To get you and I feelin' oh so high,
Can I have this dance?
Don't talk to me 'bout my two left feet,
'Cause I just don't care, got my hands in the air,
Lookin' oh so dumb, I'm havin' fun,
Girl give me a chance to love.
Track Name: Dirty Texts
Girl you know I love it when you send me dirty texts,
My phone keeps beepin’ but I haven’t got to check it yet,
I can’t look at the shit until I’m all alone,
Never thought you’d get me so excited on a telephone.
But you got me checkin’ it like every couple minutes girl,
It doesn’t matter where I am in the entire world,
Yeah, ‘cause what’s a couple time zones,
You know if I was there you’d never spend another night alone.
And I know you really want me now,
You just gotta tell me how,
I’m sayin’ all these things about the nights we had before,
And because you’re far away it only makes me want you more.

Girl remember this, I can still taste your lips,
I can still hear the sounds of those nights we went wild,
All my friends they went home, had the place to our own,
I can still feel the scratch of your nails on my back.
And I know that, you’re so far away,
But I hope that, I get a text from you today.

Won’t reach the bedroom I’mma have you on the kitchen floor,
We’ll get to levels that we’ve never even seen before,
Yeah, I’m gonna have you seein’ starts,
If we keep doin’ this we’re gonna give each other scars
‘Cause we’re slammin’ into walls and we’re knockin’ over tables,
And we’re trippin’ over chairs, looking for something that’s stable,
Like a hurricane of lust, I can’t wait to get you naked,
Girl the house looks like a crime scene and the cops will know who did it
Baby I don’t wanna hurt ya but I know you like it rough,
And I know you like better when I say this dirty stuff,
And I’m sayin’ all these things about the nights we had before,
And because I’m far away it only makes me want you more.

So remember this, I can still taste your lips,
I can still hear the sounds of those nights we went wild,
All my friends they went home, had the place to our own,
I can still feel the scratch of your nails on my back.
And I know that, you’re so far away,
But I hope that, I get a text from you today.
Track Name: Need A Girl
Well it’ been so long since I’ve got laid,
You know I really need to get away,
Before long I’ll be givin’ up,
You know I really need a girl to…

Well lately I’ve been thinkin’,
About all those girls that I had back in school
And I know that I had been drinkin’,
But I think that they thought I was cool.
And I know that most of that,
Was probably all up in my head.
Either way well I don’t really care,
I just want to be back there again.

And I know that where I’m livin’s
Got nothing on a huge place like L.A.
But swear that all the most gorgeous girls,
Move here anyway.
Passengers feelin’ unsafe in my vehicle,
I’m turnin my head they’re so beautiful.
Made me crash my car,
Straight into my heart.

Well it’s been so long since I’ve got laid,
You know I really need to get away,
Before long I’ll be givin’ up,
You know I really need a girl to—
Hold my hand and rub my feet,
Scratch my back and kiss my cheek,
Yeah it seems like I have lost my luck,
You know I really need a girl to—

Fa-fa-fa-forget whadda ya think I was gonna say,
What kinda guy do you think I am anyway?
Naw girl I would never be so vulgar,
But when it comes to alcohol girl I’m a huge indulger,
And sometimes I get way too drunk,
And I just can’t seem to get it—
Through your head that I am falling in love,
So sometimes I just feel so dumb.
I’m findin’ it really hard to start,
I’m talkin’ to you and I’m fallin’ apart,
I wish it was easy why am I queasy,
Why can’t I get this shit off of my heart?
I’m talkin’ so fast I’m makin’ you laugh,
I wish I could find a way into your pants,
I don’t know what I’mma do,
To get all of this through to you.

Well it’s been so long since I’ve got laid,
You know I really need to get away,
Before long I’ll be givin’ up,
You know I really need a girl to—
Hold my hand and rub my feet,
Scratch my back and kiss my cheek,
Yeah it seems like I have lost my luck,
You know I really need a girl to—

Find out, what she means to me,
I wanna show her, how good her life could be.
Want her to find out, what she means to me,
I wanna show her, how good her life could be.

And I keep trying to find,
The girl that stands out,
I wanna show her my heart,
But I don’t know how.
Track Name: Inhale, Exhale
Now I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout this for so long,
Who am I helping by writin’ these songs?
I’m realizin’ that there’s nobody else,
I’m just singin’ for myself.

And I wish that I had someone to talk to,
And I know that I do it’s just hard to tell the truth.
I keep tellin’ myself that I’m takin’ the higher road,
But if that’s the case why do I feel so low?

I just inhale, exhale, smoke and mirrors,
I fake a smile, so I can get near her,
I’m adding to this strange illusion,
It feels so good but I know that I’m losin’ myself.

Losing myself, it’s bad for my health.
Yeah I’m losing myself.
Track Name: Figured This Out
I’ve been on this road for days,
I’ve gone so many ways.
I don’t know which way to turn,
By now you would’ve thought I’d learned.
But I can’t tell my right for left,
And so I haven’t found it yet.
I don’t know which way to go,
Got to find somebody who knows.

And by now, I should’ve figured this out.
Yeah by now, I should’ve figured this out.

I’ve been on this road for years,
I’ve shed so many tears,
No I haven’t don’t wanna lie,
To cry would mean I’d have to try.
But I haven’t even done that,
Although I’ve worn so many hats.
But none of them are fittin’ right,
I drink another bottle down tonight.

‘Cause by now, I should’ve figured this out.
Yeah by now, I should’ve figured this out.
Yeah by now, I should’ve figured this all out.
Yeah by now, I should’ve figured this out.

Well some day I’ll probably end up in a tiny little town,
Where I’ll find myself a girl and I can finally settle down,
But for now I’m just a wanderer, lookin’ for some place to stay,
But girl don’t get too attached ‘cause soon I’ll be on my way.
Track Name: Pipe Dreams
Well I’ve always been, such a terrible liar,
And I’ve always hoped, that I’d end up beside her.
But I never did, anything to deserve that type of girl,
Yeah I never said, anything to let her know.

Yeah she’s feelin’ the groove,
I just wanna look at her move,
I love the way she sway,
And all the words she say,
She’s showin’ me all of these things and I never knew,
That there was so much in this world that I had no idea about.
She’s movin’ her hips and I’m cravin’ her lips
And I’m wondering why it just took me so long to just figure this out.
And I know, that it’s easy for me to say,
But I’m glad that no body ever asked me,
How I feel about her.

‘Cause I’ve always been, such a terrible liar,
And I’ve always hoped, that I’d end up beside her.
But I never did, anything to deserve that type of girl,
Yeah I never said, anything to let her know.

Yeah she’s gotta man,
And I just don’t understand,
Why I keep fallin’ so hard for girls I,
Couldn’t get from the start.
I told you before I’m a hopeless romantic and I’m gonna travel the planet And I hope that some day I’ll change.
‘Cause I’m fallin’ in love with these girls that I shouldn’t and I know
I said that I wouldn’t so why am I feelin’ so strange?
And I know that it’s easy for me to say,
But I’m glad that no body ever asked me,
How I feel about her.

I keep having these pipe dreams cloud up my mind,
I hope if I keep searchin’ then someday I’ll find,
The girl I’ve been singin’ about all this time,
I hope that when I find her, that I’ll make her mine.
And I know that she seems happy with the man that she’s got,
I know that she can see what he is and I’m not,
I’m just such a bad liar, it’s easy to see,
I don’t want her to be with anyone but me.

I keep having these pipe dreams cloud up my mind,
I hope if I keep searchin’ then someday I’ll find,
The girl I’ve been singin’ about all this time,
I hope that when I find her, that I’ll make her mine.
And I know that she seems happy with the man that she’s got,
I know that she can see what he is and I’m not,
I’m just such a bad liar, it’s easy to see,
I don’t want her to be with anyone but me.

And I know, this could be about so many girls,
But it’s hard, ‘cause this song is about the ideal,
Girl of my dreams, that keeps fillin’ up my head,
This one’s for all of those pipe dreams I’ll never have.