Graceless States

by Inouye

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released January 20, 2015

Words and music: Guitars, Bass, and Vocals by INOUYE (Andrew Grace)

Drums by Tom McAdams & Alex Marchillo

Cello by Julie Mullen

Watercolor album art by Dongz Yu

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Track Name: Promises
Was I hot then cold
Did I force you into my mold
Did I pull you into me
Did I pull you selfishly

So Sing once more
Your voice cuts deep to the core
Your words they betray me
Your words they torment me

I can't turn away
What we built should have stayed

And I can’t speak
Did I force you to promise me something you couldn't keep
I can’t sleep
Did I want you to promise me something you couldn’t keep

Love gets lost
Mere words can’t explain the cost
of losing myself to this
of losing you to all of this

Why can’t we let go
Let sorrow take control

And I can’t speak
Did I force you to promise me something you couldn't keep
I can’t sleep
Did you want me to promise you something I couldn’t keep

I can feel you and you feel me too
we’re not far apart
But we’re far apart

I can't turn away
What we built should have stayed
Why can’t we let go
Let sorrow take control

And I can’t speak
Did I force you to promise me something you couldn't keep
I can’t sleep
Did you want me to promise you something I couldn’t keep
We both made promises we knew that we couldn’t keep
Track Name: Time Flies by like a Kite that's loose in the Sky
Remember the moment I saw your face
I lived like a runner but you kept pace
I saw you where the ships are close to shore
Of all the things in life I want you more

We’ll travel round the world till we’re old and grey
Sixty years go by and we’re here just the same
We’ll live and die together you and I
I can’t stay here forever but I’ll try

Time flies by like a kite thats loose in the sky
We’ve run this far so we’ll never say our final goodbye
Maybe today I’ll just pass away into the sea
You’ll stand at the shore and know that there is more for you and me
Track Name: Gone
I hear the sound of mama crying
I hear the sound of papa trying not to cry

I pretend that I can’t hear
I cover my heart and my ears because I fear

that you’ll tell me that she’s gone
yes you’ll tell me that she’s gone away

My big brother’s so distraught
And all my friends they start to talk but I don’t know why

Because they’ll tell me that she’s gone
Yes they’ll tell me that she’s gone for good

So just don’t tell me that she’s gone
You can’t tell me that she’s gone for good.
Track Name: Less than a Lover
We were running through the woods whispering in the night
Jumping in the lake and keeping out of sight

No need for pretense no need for cloths
we were swimming in the water so anything goes

We were painting like Pollock with multi colored paint
our bodies were the canvas our brushes lacked restraint

There were so many colors I couldn’t fear
I was certain but she would disappear

I wish she said it sooner
I wish I had known
That she had other plans
That I’d be on my own

When she said

I was more than a friend but less than a lover

When I see her
She don’t see me
But I want her to see me too

Things are changing but nothing has changed

It was several years later but just one too late
She came to me and said our love was fate

She said she was sorry
that she was all wrong
I couldn't listen for It had been too long
I wish she said it sooner
back when I could feel
we sat in silence for we knew I couldn’t heal

We knew and I said

She was more than a friend but less than a lover

Now when I’m near her I don’t see her
but she wants me to see her

things are changing but nothing has changed

She was married in spring
I in the fall
We saw each other in town and our eyes said it all
We wish that things were different
but we know that just can’t be
we’ve gone down different paths our love could never see

We can never be friends and never be lovers
Track Name: Sickness
First I do it to explore
Next I do it for the fun
Then I do it just because

Later I’ll do it to feel better
But I know it won’t
But I know it won’t

I tell myself that I’ll cut back
It might just work for awhile
But I know it won’t
But I know it won’t

This yearnings like a sickness
This sickness causes pain
This pain tears me apart

This yearnings like a sickness
This sickness causes pain
This pain pulls me into the dark

Weak I’ll do it just to feel at all
Last I’ll do it to numb everything
This time it will
And I’ll no longer feel
But I want to heal
Yes I want to heal

This yearnings like a sickness
This sickness causes pain
This pain tears me apart

This yearnings like a sickness
This sickness causes pain
This pain pulls me into the dark
Track Name: Can't Help Falling in Love
Wise men say only fools rush in
but I can't help falling in love with you

Shall I stay
would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be

take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be

take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you
for I can't help falling in love with you

Falling in love with you
Track Name: Life Moves On
I walked with thousands of people
so many people in my day

I sang to thousands of people
but only a hundred did hear

Will somebody care
when the old man dies
will somebody see
the beauty in the old womans eyes

I danced with thousands of people
so many people now gone

I’ll watch as my work gets older
Yes I’m getting older each day

Some young faces will not know
their voices are the last ones
who will say hello

Life Moves On

So I lie here with no one around me
No one around me but God

So I’ll sing my hymns of forgiveness
for everything that i’ve done wrong

Life moves on