History for Sale Album

Artist(s): Blue October

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Tracklist

Ugly Side

length: 4:22
writer: Justin Furstenfeld, Blue Miller

I must have sneezed
On knees I freeze
I mean I just choked up
Somehow I slept
I dream, I mean
I dreamt of nothing
Able to breathe
A sweet relief
Now that you're here with me
A northern degree
Dove into me
Now I'm recovering

(Chorus)
I only want you to see
My favorite part of me
And not my ugly side
Not my ugly side

Hook up a C.B. Wave a way
For conversation flow
I'm shoved in your cave, to wage this rage
Don't let me go
A kick and a scream is all that seems
To mean a lot thus far
I won't let you on my stage, my page
You can't know
Yet you have to know

(Chorus)

So calm... and now it's dark
I look for you to light my heart
I'm in between the moon and where you are
I know... I can't be far

Clumsy Card House

length: 3:21
composer: Justin Furstenfeld
lyricist: Justin Furstenfeld
By the way
By your side I'll stay
If that's okay
Then by your side I'll stay forever
Here I am standing up
Because I want to fall in love with you

A sunless day
It was a clumsy card house rape
If that's okay
Then by your side I'll stay forever

Here I am standing up
To say I want to fall in love with you
Forever
Here I am standing up
To say that I want to fall in love

All our kids will play
A sunless day
The rain will come
The rain always brings our hero
All our kids will play
A sunless day
The rain will come
The rain always brings our here

Believe in heroes

Razorblade

length: 3:19
writer: Ryan Delahoussaye, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Justin Furstenfeld, Blue Miller, Matt Noveskey, Marcus Louis Delahoussaye
In the day by day collision
Called the art of growing up
There's an innocence we look for in the stars
To be taken back to younger days
When there was no giving up
On the people we held closest to our hearts

Yeah it is you that I remember in that glowing
It is you that took my first away from me
It is you I set my standards to... to every walk of life
I haven't met another you since you were with me.

(Chorus)
A brief bout with a razorblade cut me
I freaked out, thinking people didn't love me
I watched closely as the you I knew forgot me
In letting go, I am so proud of what I've done

In a way, I failed religion
I spit the wine from mouth to cup
And I reached for something more than just your God
Uncle, you spared not your children
And while your praying hands are up
There's no forgiveness for you! You sick fuck!

It is you that I remember in their bedroom
It is you that took their first away from them
It is you they set their standards to
You wounded them for life
You were a preacher and suppose to be above men

Sing with me
(Chorus)
A brief bout with a razorblade cut me
I freaked out, thinking people didn't love me
I watched closely as the you I knew forgot me
In letting go, I am so proud of what I've done

Calling You

producer: David Castell and Justin Furstenfeld
mixer: Tim Palmer
composer: Justin Furstenfeld
lyricist: Justin Furstenfeld
It's something I can't quite explain
I'm so in love with you
You'll never take that away
And if I've said a hundred times before
Expect a thousand more
You'll never take that away

So expect me to be
Calling you to see
If you're okay when I'm not around
Asking "if you love me"
I love the way you make it sound
Calling you to see
Do I try too hard to make you smile?
To make a smile

Well I will keep calling you to see
If you're sleeping are you're dreaming
If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me
I can't believe you actually picked me

I thought that the world had lost it's sway
(It's so hard sometimes)
Then I fell in love with you
(Then came you)
And you took that away
(It's not so difficult
The world is not so difficult)
You take away the old
Show me the new
And I feel like I can fly when I stand next to you
So while I'm on this phone
A hundred miles from home
I'll take the words you gave me and send them back to you

I only want to see
If you're okay when I'm not around
Asking "if you love me"
I love the way you make it sound
Calling you to see
Do I try too hard to make you smile?
To make a smile

Well I will keep calling you to see
If you're sleeping are you're dreaming
If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me
I can't believe you actually picked me

Well I will keep calling you to see
If you're sleeping are you're dreaming
If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me
I can't believe you actually picked me

Well I will keep calling you to see
If you're sleeping are you're dreaming
If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me
I can't believe you actually picked me

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

Chameleon Boy

length: 5:49
composer: Justin Furstenfeld
lyricist: Justin Furstenfeld
i changed my color for you
i shed my coat with caution
i lack the beauty you display
see here there are the bruises
and some were self-inflicted
and some showed up along the way
so i nod my head
im ready for the world to see
the secret i kept here inside the man you thought id be
slip into coma calm
the coma where i calm myself down
here comes excuses why i let you down

stand by for another breakdown
sound off the alarm
is this the chameleon boy i swore i wouldnt become
chameleon boy
chameleon boy

so now weve come upon the hardest thing ive ever done
its telling you that im a mess
what sort of mess i mean
is self-destructive gasoline
the kind that strips you of your best
and while i play insteadthe way that most would end up dead
you sleep alone at home and wish that i was in our bed
with this im telling you
my color changes back to blue
how do i ask you this
will you help me through

stand by for another breakdown
sound off the alarm
is this the chameleon boy i swore i wouldnt become
stand by for another breakdown
sound off the alarm
is this the chameleon boy i swore i wouldnt become
chameleon boy
chameleon boy

i try to think of all the people i look up to
or growing up who would i be
now the twisted part
whered all my idols end up
they all passed away
passed away

stand by
its chameleon boy
stand by
its chameleon boy
Chameleon Boy
I'm chameleon boy...
chameleon boy...

Sexual Powertrip (One Big Lie) Bla Bla

length: 3:05
composer: Justin Furstenfeld
lyricist: Justin Furstenfeld

I'm sorry for the way I treated you
I'm stuck in my ways to just run
In the opposite way when things get comfortable
I'll keep on licking till your flavor is gone
It's getting more impossible
To keep a straight face
And be trusted with
I love you
Don't trust my words when I'm in the bed with you
I'll bring the message, but the message gets lost
Yeah you opened your legs and maybe
I promised you
You didin't notice that my ankles were crossed
Can you show me how to treat someone?
I don't recall ever learning how
Because I keep fucking up
I keep fucking up

A Quiet Mind

length: 4:09
composer: Justin Furstenfeld
lyricist: Justin Furstenfeld
A slow strangle with feet on the floor
I've got 14 angels and we're sleeping alone
In the back of a cave, where the rest of us go
To feel normal

I call baby up. Leave me alone.
I'm in pain but I won't let you band-aid the wound
I'm mad at a stage where I can't even handle my own

Give me a quiet mind and I...
I love you
You give me a quiet mind and I...
I love you
Until the end

Give me strength to be kind... To combine
All the good things in life that were so hard to find
But I have and I won't let them go like I do with my friends

Still bearing voices... From front... From behind
They're the reasons I choose... When to live... How to die
When to cast... When to reel
When to buy... When to steal
When to fiend for the friends that taught me
Being inappropriate will

Give me a quiet mind and I...
I love you
You give me a quiet mind and I...
I love you
Till the end

3 Weeks, She Sleeps

length: 1:49
composer: Justin Furstenfeld
lyricist: Justin Furstenfeld
For 3 weeks, she sleeps
Through the rain
I've gotta try, to keep her dry
Or I'm out of ways
Self books, love cooks
Steel her away
Through you know, and where ya go
All in a day
So, la-di-da la-di-da ah-haa
Ohh-ohh-ohh-ohhhh
La-di-da La-di-da ah-haa
Ohh-ohh-ohh-ohh-ohhhh

Inner Glow

length: 4:25
writer: Justin Furstenfeld, Beth Miekos
i'm like a storm cloud eager when you go out
calm again
i'll ask permission for the wrong to win
drop the bomb and get your story out and get it on
in a haze the beginning of your days
gonna fall down
got to get back up but at your own pace
got to fill your cup and find the way
out of your own maze
yeah boy what you said now

and hide the rule book throw it in the waste
look strong
like you belong cause you do belong
whether right or wrong you belong

i'm on your side if you fail atleat you tried
to keep your aching celebrating wonder making heart alive
yeah and pride don't keep it all inside
don't keep your aching celebrating wonder making heart alone
write you own song

whatever happened to our inner glow
whatever happened to the song the soul the me i used to know
whatever happened to my radio
whatever happened to my song
it is my song

so here's a preview shove it under old-new
or call it rock or pop or bach or fuck
goddamn where did we go wrong
now there's a catergory for every song

yeah we only want to sing when we want to
yeah we only want a dream we can flaunt to
yeah we only want to fly by the side making love to the rhythm be a jeckyl and a hyde
yeah we only want a field we can run through
yeah we only want a beat we can drum to
yeah we only want to fly by the side making love to the rhythm be a jeckyl and a hyde

so stride if you fail atleast you tried
to keep your aching celebrating wonder making heart alive
and pride don't keep it all inside
don't keep your aching celebrating wonder making heart alone
write your own song

whatever happened to our inner glow
whatever happened to the song the soul the me i used to know
whatever happened to my radio
whatever happened to the song

gonna wake up strong ya we're all gonna wake up strong...

Somebody

length: 3:26
writer: Justin Furstenfeld, C.B. Hudson, Blue Miller
So you dropped me
Held me by my feet and let me go
I fell between the seat, but nothing broke
I've yet to feel that brilliant afterglow
The one I knew of years ago
Now I'm twisted
Twisted from the waist and spun around
Promised only sky but given ground
Realized the makeup is for a clown
The clown I knew of months ago

[Chorus]
I only wanted to be somebody
So ****ing bad, I came unglued
I only wanted to be somebody
So here we are now, face to face
And I'm ****ing you

So you caught me!
Wishing I were better than the rest
You hit me and left bruises on my chest
And when I wouldn't cheat
I spit upon your test
The test I tore up weeks ago
And now my fist is
My fist is for your face to **** the jaw
When I begin to rise, you start to fall
Now you know how it feels to drop the ball
The ball I threw back days ago

[Chorus]

So I'll just stand right here for now
I should have won, but how?
I break a smart *** grin
Who let the loser win?
Let's break a smart *** grin
Let's let the losers win!

Come in Closer

length: 5:26
composer: Justin Furstenfeld
lyricist: Justin Furstenfeld
The first born, my heart will call Truly,
A god-like boy of the sky.
The fog hissed away like a movie,
And serpents go home for the night.
The thundercloud rain hits the freeway.
The clowns put on makeup for show.
The nightfall, my skin crawl kind of evening.
And how the wind she blows.
How the wind she blows.

[Chorus:]
I want you to come in closer,
Come in closer [Repeat: x6]

Come dancing with devils.
Need not know their names.
We'll waltz like an army
for the fear of our pain.
Our souls become useless
As the day they were born,
In a rusted arm rocking chair,
Away from your storm.

But still, the truth remains lethal.
A lie made by man.
Where my shoes become hammers
And my words become sand.
Like a sour patch, a wedding batch
of roses you threw across my floor,
In the rusted arm rocking chair
Away from your storm

[Chorus:]
I want you to come in closer,
Come in closer [Repeat: x6]

I want you to [Repeat: x2]


Just come in closer, in closer...

Amazing

length: 5:05
How am I supposed to breathe?
I try to relax, I touch your still frame
So I can watch you closer
And study the ways I believe I belong to you

I scratch at your waistline, your doll hair
I dig up the thought of how your eyes glow
So I make you my religion, my collision, my scape goat
So have I found your secret weak spot, baby?

Can you pretend I'm amazing?
I can pretend I'm amazing
Instead of what we both know
Instead of what we both know
I cut to the punch line, baby
Can you pretend I'm amazing,
Instead of what we both know

Now our history is for sale
And for that I apologize
You see you're my only know-how
The study of when I believe I belonged to you (to you)
You see I've made you into something more delicious, my sweet ghost
So have I found your secret weak spot, baby?

Can you pretend I'm amazing?
I can pretend I'm amazing
Instead of what we both know
Instead of what we both know
I cut to the punch line, baby
Can you pretend I'm amazing,
Instead of what we both know

(I'm sorry, sorry)
(There it goes, back over there)