Notes & Memos

by NISULA

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released December 31, 2016

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NISULA Rosamond, California

NISULA is a band from Southern California made of one person and a couple of guitars.

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Track Name: Six Feet
My mind is a mess of cables searching for connections
My heart is a marching band marching without direction
A coin flip decision that landed on the ridge
Should I build or burn a bridge?
I knew a word could fix this, just didn't know which one
'Hate' is so strong, and 'love' it weighs a ton
So I rambled trying to find the answer, dug a hole so deep
Just push the dirt in on me, and this promise I will keep

It won't hurt, when you finally forget
It won't feel, like I'm standing in your chest
Memories whether good or bad, will surely stick around
But at least I won't destroy you from six feet underneath the ground

So place a rock, or rose or a stump or a vase
To mark my grave and memory, the last time you saw my face
And those times I raised my voice, I hope the echo will recede
But if it all just went away, wouldn't I be getting off easy?

So while you're out there without me, fingers crossed you're happy
I'll be following the breadcrumbs, back to when you still loved me
And scratching my nails into the walls of this box
Counting the days you've been gone while I lay here to rot

It won't hurt, when you finally forget
It won't feel, like I'm standing in your chest
Memories whether good or bad, will surely stick around
But at least I won't destroy you from six feet underneath the ground
Track Name: Eight States
Headed home in the backseat of your new to you SUV
only 15 miles until home not wasting gas on the AC
Paused my CD player just to listen to the wind
On the radio's a country song, arm out the window you're singing

It could be all the white noise but you don't have a bad voice
I wonder if you'da gone far if it wasn't for us boys
8 states away with a fake stage name just to keep some privacy
In that life I don't exist but I wonder if you'd think of me

I've only seen the side of you that told me to behave
I wish he could see the time he wasted and the time that you gave
I know that life is just a string with pins all clipped across
Representing experiences gained or experience lost

But you my dear are the pin that holds me up against the wall
And at the other end is a woman who makes me feel 10 feet tall
To every question she's the answer, yes or no true or false
My every will, my every way, the purpose for my pulse

Our lives are just the results of circumstance
Our minds are symphonies, our hearts just here to dance
With you I'll be dancing hand in hand
We'll always been dancing hand in hand

So when you feel small
Look to me see what came from that pile of pieces without instructions
And when you feel weak
Don't. Give. Up.

So when you feel lonely
Look for me and find that without you I cannot function
And when the going gets tough
Don't. Let. Go.
Track Name: Out of Luck
They say if you don't like the weather, Just wait a few minutes
But it's seems like it's always raining and I'm standing in it
I can't stand the sound of silence so I hold plug my ears
I've been waiting nothing's changing, I've been waiting for years

They say it looks like you've got a case of the Mondays
Well I've been having a Monday kind of year
It'll all get better on the weekend, just wait for the weekend
I've been waiting nothing's changing, I've been waiting for years

Take the good with the bad, they said
Well maybe bad is the best I've had
If you go uphill on the way there, it's downhill on the way back
I've been waiting for the downhill I've been waiting for years

Ups and downs
Down and outs
Out of luck
my luck will come soon
Track Name: Love Lost in a Hotel Room
This hotel room smells of years and years of past guests and their fallen tears
Issues stacked on the bedside tables, hearts broken by the truth behind fables
Bottles line the dresser like targets, shooting each one in hopes i'll forget
The walls wreak of stale cigarettes, some would say this is as good as it gets

The floor creaks, the faucet leaks , the bed's as soft as mountain peaks
The table's shimmed, the walls are thin, it's ugly no matter what you dress it in
All this packed in my little rats nest, it's nothing fancy, no better than the rest
It's not very homey, but it's home because you're here

The peep hole's gone, it's just a hole in the door
I know the place stinks but I can't smell it anymore
Your shoes sit by the door, still tied in a bow,
Your bag is filled with receipts because you just never know

I spritz your perfume into the pillow to remind me, why i stay here I hope you find me
Wrapped up in your towel, with this song on repeat, you're such a heavy walker I can still hear your feet

The feeling's fading, you're almost gone, you went the same was as your big brother John
You were fast asleep, deep in dreams, your last breath blew my heart to smithereens
All that's packed into your final tomb, will come with me if I ever leave this room
It's not home but it's were my heart is, because you're here

I'll never leave unless you do
Here in this bed, i'm home with you
I'll bleed my viens dry just trying to saving this
I'm home with you, our home is my bliss
Track Name: Used to Be
I remember we used to be kids, The miles we ran and the things we did
The places we looked, the places we hid, I remember when we used to be kids

I remember running against the wind, The grass on my feet, the sun on my skin
Taking every punch right on the chin, Just waiting for real life to begin

Every leaf was a four leaf clover, the sun went down, but the day wasn't over
A life without trouble, weekends that never end, I remember when we used to be friends

Somewhere along the way, we lost it, We were trying to grow up but we did the opposite
Sliding down the same slope as all the others, I remember we used to be brothers

Now you're afraid you won't make it one day, Without altering your mind in some way
Well, life's a mountain so lets race to the top, Oh I remember when we couldn't be stopped

No better time than now, look back and you'll see how
to live life so free, being who you've always wanted to be

I see now that I'm still a kid, no mattter what I said or what I did
Same hopes and dreams i had all along, i'm gonna act on them, what could go wrong?
Track Name: Burned
Momma didn't raise no liar
But my papa taught me well
I learned it from the best of them
And I'm going straight to hell

I wouldn't say I'm not much a fan of the drink
But there's been plenty to have an influence over me
If I chose just one, it'd be the man who calls me son
It's a spitting image, you'll see

You've heard the story once, you'll be living it soon
Just like my mother you'll be singing that sorry tune
Like how'd I not think, you'd be leaving me here to sink
While you took the life raft towards the moon

Some lessons learned aren't so much taught as they are burned
Straight into the memory of a child
I had myself convinced that I knew the truth to all of this
That which you said onto me was so

And now I sit in the company of the unpopular outcast friend
Hearing a story I heard before, but never from this end
Now did you get fired, or did you just get tired
did you really get fired

*The thing about lies, is they're still there after you tell the truth
The thing about lies, is a lies a lies a lies a lie*

Momma didn't raise no liar, but my papa taught me well
I learned it from the best of them and I'm going straight to hell
Track Name: To the Good Times...
I find comfort in the smell of cigarette smoke
A late night in, a crooked smile, and a badly told dirty joke
A bristly whisker kiss, just before i fall asleep
A hundred mile stare thinking how'd you slip so deep
It'll change your life they tell you, when see that perfect face
A fresh clean slate, given by grace, a chance you have to take

I lost you to the good times, I lost you to the blues
I lost you to the successful extension of your youth
If I could just go back I'd listen for every single sign or clue
but I lost you, and the world did too

Every ocean has a shoreline you'll never reach if you don't start
Setting sail is the hardest but most important part
An infinite example of whats right and what's for the best
Asking what's the path to take now would be made in jest

I lost you to the good times, I lost you to the blues
I lost you to the successful surpression of the truth
If I could just go back I'd listen for every single sign or clue
but I lost you, and the world did too

Woulda been, shoulda been, oh man you coulda something big i bet
Just dabbling in disaster, hadn't even gotten your feet wet
Your soul had spoiled years ago these days you're just a shell
Regretful, nostalgic, spiteful, no logic; you've cast yourself to hell