The Tying Of Me Up With String

by Forest Marchini

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released May 9, 2009

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Track Name: The Tying Of Me Up With String
The Tying Of Me Up With String

There are too many voices inside my head
to pick one out and tell him to sing
They are blatant and believable
but never to an end do they bring
to the tying of my up with string
Make me a merry marionette

Dry your eyes, you say I will be your blanket
Tied behind my mind are my hands
Tried to find a new word for hope, found thankless
You'll find it unwinds in time

So warm, so safe inside the comfort I have found
I can't imagine life when left out in the cold
Why fight? It's so right, when in the night a fire's light
lies next to me and warms me to the bone

Please I cry, a break for a day I pray you
A theme in the dark, who are you talking to?
The time unwinds, along with cloth
bound round now, I struggle
Quite unkind, whispered into unhearing ears

I've not been me for years
divided by the sum of my fears
Well-kept secrets, keepsake regrets
had their hearts set on the tying of my up with string

Build me, thrill me
pick me up and then drop me
I don't care to climb so I'm down right now
Bill me, kill me
ask me if I know what to do
I don't care I'll save my soul somehow
I don't care I'll save my soul somehow
*&^*&^*&^*&^*&^*&^*&^*&^*&^
or I will bear it somehow and bow down right now
to the tying of my up with string

and as I'm brought by my new tether
strings and things pull me light as a feather
I'm free

decisions now seem like a bother
I think I walk a little taller with this collar
these strings
Track Name: Sweet Constellation
Sweet Constellation

I hover above and with a push and a shove, my hands make me run to love
I sit on a bench and in the gloom and the stench, my mind finds a new way to rhyme
Sweet constellation, inspiration
Why did I let you leave my love?
How do I make you stay these days?
Sweet constellation, inspiration
I need consultation, consolation
Sweet isolation, sweet separation

Another beautiful beast provides a poisonous feast
The well's long been dry see the thirst in my eyes
Sick tease rotation, my imagination
You leave me all alone to beat these keys and moan
Make me your own
Take me home
Make me whole

Thinking the wrong way it makes for a bad day,
Music, I don't want to play, I want it to play me
Sweet constellation, inspiration
Sweet confirmation in sweet sensation

Looking back now I don't think I've ever seen it better than this
I don't miss one bit the suffocation kiss,
I'm just glad I could fix it
with heartstrings clipped
and a mind unzipped
Track Name: Ticking Time And The Road
Ticking time and the road

Ticking time and road back to a better mind
running blind, unknown but on a better line
Catching a kit line, a new vice to pass the time
had I known how fast it flies, I'd have never tried
It's the only road you look at the tracks that you can't hide

City streets and the stale scent of someone's cigarette
nighttime finds me friendly, singing more than what the words meant
Skipping the trip, coming down into the world I rent
had I wandered longer, homeward I may not have went
Spirit my body home, it slows my soul's ascent

Ticking time and the road back to a better mind
city streets and the stale scent of someone's cigarette
A mixed-up man's shape and a voice that doesn't match his face
illuminated under a dark stage waits a better place
I wonder if I've wandered worlds under another face

Ticking time and the road back to a better mind
city streets and the stale scent of someone's cigarette
I wonder if I've wandered worlds under another face
Track Name: World Eater
World Eater

I'd been crazy, quiet, kept it in for far too long
please heed this song
I'd been living under clouds of guilt and sin
until a kick in the shins allowed me spin

I'd been waiting for a day when I could say
look what's come my way
well look what's come my way

affording constant sleep
discordant end will surely be
leaving restless reasons be
withered away the hope in me

I got a lot of little lies in me
my life was wrong
anyone who knew me could surely see
the worst of the world had realized in me
and I was gone
till I thought better, my soul to feed
color quickly returned to me
and into the beast I sang a silent scream

world eater
before the demon is fully grown
please keep the seeds that feed her
you'll wander alone along lots of streets
and meet her
fear's the name that she may not prefer

once I thought that I had reached an end
a notion came, afraid to begin?
which is worse I hope I'll never know
where can you go with no more road?

I gave up everything for a comfort now
and a fear to drown
I left me dreams behind to die
and in the end, as well did I

picked up and hung by my feet
blood rushed down
down into my head, into where I need
soul, heart, and brain were all where I bleed
and I was found
watched toxic thoughts slowly fall from me
come back into being what made me me
yell at your lesser possessor and she will flee

world eater
before the demon is fully grown
please keep the seeds that feed her
you'll wander alone along lots of streets
and meet her
fear's the name that she may not prefer
Track Name: One Sigh
One Sigh

Once I watched you watch me with intent
I caught you stacking facts inside your head
We never had to hunt for the hunger for me
Now look at us, wow
Look at us now
Look at us now.

Some nights I'm just not quite ready to write
I haven't learned to leave the herd and find the light
Confusion's caught me by the heal
And pulled me back to eternal wheel

Spun around now
Blood's flowing down

Blinked or blacking out

I came to life at some point – I was me
And someday I will cease to be
But in between I've seen a curiosity, a curiosity!
Life flows yes, no, maybe so, I don't know
I go yes, no, maybe so, I don't know

I heard you caught the curse
took a turn for the worse
I'd love to help you
but I'm driving my own hearse
We woke up once a week
to check for changes
and go back to sleep

Some days I'm too aware
no longer scared to care
Seems like this song should end with aah
------
And then again the cycle ends
Only to begin again
??
Track Name: I Realized Myself
Sweet Constellation

I hover above and with a push and a shove, my hands make me run to love
I sit on a bench and in the gloom and the stench, my mind finds a new way to rhyme
Sweet constellation, inspiration
Why did I let you leave my love?
How do I make you stay these days?
Sweet constellation, inspiration
I need consultation, consolation
Sweet isolation, sweet separation

Another beautiful beast provides a poisonous feast
The well's long been dry see the thirst in my eyes
Sick tease rotation, my imagination
You leave me all alone to beat these keys and moan
Make me your own
Take me home
Make me whole

Thinking the wrong way it makes for a bad day,
Music, I don't want to play, I want it to play me
Sweet constellation, inspiration
Sweet confirmation in sweet sensation

Looking back now I don't think I've ever seen it better than this
I don't miss one bit the suffocation kiss,
I'm just glad I could fix it
with heartstrings clipped
and a mind unzipped
Track Name: Began Again
Began Again

In the end, I found I was made
of a million preconceived notions
In the end, I allowed I had layed
on the bottom of a million oceans
As it is, I'm bound by time and space
behind a face fires a new emotion
In the end, I found I was made
of a million preconceived notions

I began again
all that I could do
I began again
if only you knew
that you could too

When every way but mine was wrong
I took the book and I sang the song
You wanna feel surreal as me?
then take a look into the eyes of the ones you're
judging

We'll begin again
nowhere else to go
We'll begin again
if only we could know
how our minds will grow
Track Name: Ladders
Ladders

I'm so tired and I'm a mess
Lying in my mind won't count for rest
Trying to be kind but I still don't feel blessed
When I lost control of my face
I think I lost the rest

I grabbed a hold on a ladder of sand
and when you threw me into the sun
you entombed me in glass
Life's moving fast, I'm losing touch
but I've made as much as anyone
climbing ladders with the heat of the sun on my face
Burning skin smell puts me in my place

Now here's how I see you
when you are blue
Life's like an orange
picked new for you
You're trying to find a rhyme
you're wasting your time
Just eat the damn orange
before the tree's died

But if you climb the tree
where can you go, what do you see?
Little you know, under your feet
is lying the seed you seek

I've broken free, I fall onto you
now we've found the ground
and the sound
of an orange falling to your hand
Time is heat here,
it makes grass on to land
Track Name: 16,000
16,000

Tomorrow I'm going to a tattoo parlor
on the back of my hand I will write one number
16,000 children dead every day from the choice I've made
no longer I can justify building a wall to stay high and dry

I was chugging along from day to day
when I felt ashamed I looked the other way
I felt a tugging at my base saying no time to waste
and before too long the wall gave way
The blood rushed back into my head
and when I hit the ground I knew it was the same
that flows from my brother and into the grave
and when I turned my head I felt to blame

Tomorrow I'll begin to live like I should
I'll share a little land and garden my own food
I'll share the joy of a world's weight lifted free
with anyone done fueling a pain machine

Tomorrow I swear I'll start anew
I believe I've heard the same from you
because tomorrow is the day that never comes
if the change will be today the change must come
and if the days must go by
I know you know how fast they fly
and if you are too tired to try
try looking into their eyes
Track Name: Old Friend
Old Friend

You have no love to lend,
when a friend’s on the mend
you send them attention
The past year’s been weird,
don’t realize my fears
please ease my ascension

Come on inside,
don’t be afraid to try
to remember the good times
We have to face our fears
and come to terms with the years
when we were blind

Now we see

Take me back, sweet memories, to a time
a time when life and light seemed to rhyme inside my mind
Show me what I’ve done to lose my friend
make me understand, pass strands of past lands across my hands
Pick me up and send me out again
out into a world I know no better than him

Don’t let it end like this
I simply must insist
we try again, old friend
I’m tired of looking behind,
tires my spine and eyes
I wanna look ahead

Before we’re dead

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