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Words From Boxes

by Ali Suhail

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about

This album is a very personal project that is (or atleast seems like something) very different from the sort of music I normally make. I made these songs to make myself happy and gain some perspective over what matters to me. I hope it can accomplish something along the same lines for you.

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released 21 May 2013

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Track Name: DreamThang
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Day
All i see is colored shapes and memories
And clouds having fun in the sky
As we jump around in slow motion on white sheets
The wind picks us off into the night
Sparkles bounce off the surface in the eye
Every crystallized moment
Sculpted to a simple perfection
Light shining color into my eye

If this is all a dream than don't wake me up
Don't touch, Don't breathe, Don't move a hair

Let me go as i fall to experience
The endlessness of what i feel
Let me go as the wind possesses my all
This seems so real
Pick out the pieces and rearrange them as you like
There's no such thing as wrong

But i knew this was way too good to last
The sounds have begun to shatter the glass
Track Name: Celebrity
Find a way to colorize
your darkest black and white memory
So you can televise
All the reasons why you came to be
And if you're still ashamed
With all your might just throw away the keys
And stay locked inside
The mirrored room where they check your bones

And stare faithfully as they count your teeth

They made you the enigma
That you had always thought yourself to be
The unsurity
Has become your home i'm sure you can see

And stare faithfully as they tether them away
The cards on which you built this house of clay
Track Name: Strangers
Long winding road
where have you taken me?
Far from cities
Far from civility

No one's offered to help
tote these heavy memories
I don't know where what goes
These don't belong to me

This wasn't supposed to be

The spirals in your hair
were just a guise i see
In with the new
Out with simplicity

I fear everything
That coaxed away your purity
Such a lovely word
Never what it means.

How did it come to be?
Track Name: Colors
This world is not a place for dreamers
And i know how
It feels to be led astray
So i'll hold your hand and show you the way

No place is right for the likes of me
And i can see the way
Your eyes look at me now
So i'll hold your hand and tell you what to say

There's gotta be another way,
another plan
I've got no flags to show,
I'm just trying to be a better man
I'm looking for the few i need
out of all the things for which i asked
we've got alot of miles to cover
so follow me, take my hand

I'm looking for the tired minds
With shoulders that keep up the glow
whose multicolored picket fences
were beaten into monochrome by them.

I wanna take you far away from where
art is judged and compromised
by the same suits that eat your dreams
whose hate is covered by their plastic hair

There's gotta be another way,
another plan
I've got no flags to show,
I'm just trying to be a better man
I'm looking for the few i need
out of all the things for which i asked
we've got alot of miles to cover
so follow me, take my hand

Just throw away what you've been told
and get down on your fucking knees
And try to salvage whatever pieces
left of all those broken dreams right now

There's gotta be another way,
another plan
I've got no flags to show,
I'm just trying to be a better man
I'm looking for the few i need
out of all the things for which i asked
I know we've got alot of miles to cover

I know there's gotta be a better way
a better plan
just take your cross, wear it proud
make the shit hit the fan
you've already got everything you need
just grab your shoes and run with me
we've got alot of miles to cover
follow me and take my hand.
Track Name: Lights
Grapevines growing
on the walls of time.

They're leading to somewhere
I don't know but can call mine.

And I'm just watching the show

And I can't tell where to go

It's all just colors and haze
With fog on the looking glass

I know exactly what it is
I just can not describe it

And I miss my friends.

The ones I should've kept

Untill the end
Till we begin
Till all of what's
Broke will mend

I will follow

Through all the secret pathways
That trumped the ordinary roads

(that)Led to the pleasant disarray
That i could sometimes call home

And I just can't beleive

If this is it, or was it all me?

Untill the end
Till we begin
Till all of what's
Broke will mend

I will follow
Through to where these
Lights will take me
Track Name: Favors
hello my friend we meet again
just the usual or new frayed ends?
what else have you gotten into this time?

I see you've gone and made new friends
With charming smiles and sharpened ends
but we're still here repairing your smile

so what can i do for you this time?

We'll never run out of sympathies
For your paper cuts and skinned knees
I fear you'll have to stop for the night

You have to leave to find your home
But you built a house and now you're gone
This blanket won't keep you warm all your life

So just brave through the night

come on home
Track Name: Attics
We stood atop our hill
Looking down as the valley fills
Never knowing what it was like

Never knew what we had
Making failures out of little plans
Far away from worldly plights

Boy, Do I, Miss that time.

Marking all the streets and trees
Never knowing boundaries...
Yellows in a room full of blue

Never could associate
With their agendas and their hate
One and the same, me and you.

Boy, Do I, Miss that time.

And I, could not believe
That you could see
Everything beyond the eye
Could not believe
No one could be
So simple as you and I
When we were the heroes, like in my mind
When no doubts could survive.
Boy, Do I, miss that time.
Track Name: Baaten
Baaton ka maqsad nahi
Matlab agar pata nahi tou bus
Shor hai

Jhootay lafz aur jhootay chehray
Boltay rahengay ke tu kamzor hai

Kya tujhay pata nahi?

Uski haqeeqat koi na jaanay
Tere andar gum aik qayenaat hai

Yaad nahi kya tujhko ab kuch
Aik raat main bhoolgae ke woh tere
Saath hai.

Jo tu chahay

Sab kuch tou tere paas hai
Tu ab bhi uska khaas hai
Tu jhooti baaton say dill ko na rula
Jo maanga aur jo na mila
Kyun bhooljata hai istarha
Ke jo de sakta hai woh tou hai tera

Raaz abhi khula nahi
Bus apne aapko khona nahi
Aankhen band karke karle bharosa

(Kya hai
Woh cheez
Jo tere
Paas nahi
Kya hai kami?)

Sab kuch tou tere paas hai
Tu ab bhi uska khaas hai
Tu jhooti baaton say dill ko na rula
Jo maanga aur jo na mila
Kyun bhooljata hai istarha
Ke jo de sakta hai woh tou hai tera

Raaz abhi nahi khulay
Asliyat ko pehchaan le
Aankhen band karke karle bharosa.