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running playlist for /r/songaweek, a challenge to write a new song every week. new songs on wednesdays before bed.

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released January 12, 2017

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chawps Brooklyn, New York

chawps is a multi-instrumentalist who writes and records himself independently. His goals are to sound like more than one person at a time and to blur the line between music made by machines and music made by people.

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Track Name: Again
chasing my tail again
constantly moving
never advancing
no matter the effort
i still never reach
i know i can't catch it
but i always end up back at
the start
Track Name: GHD
lyrics:

it's 9am and the sun won't shine
i barely notice while i smoke my mind
another day just like the last
looking forward is just like looking back

wandering from empty room to empty room
leaving lights on, turning up the news
clenching teeth and grasping hands in disbelief
and still refusing to accept defeat

i guess it's six more weeks of snow
cause i see shadows everywhere i go
Track Name: The Man and The Deer
one day a man was walking in the woods
when he heard something
crying.
he walked toward the sound
and found a small deer
whose foot was caught in a metal trap.
the man knew what he had to do.

he approached the deer, muttering
"please don't kick me"
in feigned hope.
"i won't,"
the deer replied,
much to the man's surprise.

"You can understand me?"
the man said in disbelief.
"please let me out," the deer pleaded with the man.
"Right, sorry," said the man.

as he wedged the trap open, he said to the deer
"i can't believe we can communicate.
this is absolutely incredible."
he looked up to the deer
who he had just freed
but the deer was running
deeper
into the woods
Track Name: Mason Jar
lyrics:

can't charm your way
out of who you are
or who you're gonna be
i won't forget
how quickly you changed
an instant autumn leaf

regardless of it all
all the things you said
i'm still glad we met
i'm still glad we met
Track Name: Net Loss
lyrics:

i must have a hole in my pocket
cause i don't know where all my money's gone
all my money's gone

i swear i had more than nothing in here
i should have known that i'd lose it all
of course i lost it all
Track Name: Humming Along
lyrics:

i wanna know what you're thinking
i wanna know how you feel
i want you to tell me what's going on
i wanna know the words to your song
Track Name: They Wave
Who's to know what that sound is for
Somebody sings while somebody slaves
And the fish?
They wave to the shore
Track Name: No Bars Held
lyrics:

no locks to keep the door shut
no shackles binding me
no warden spies my every move
no cameras follow me

this cell ain't got no bars
but i still can't leave
this cell ain't got no bars
but i still can't leave
Track Name: Believe Me
lyrics:

the lies we tell ourselves
are the easiest to believe
and it doesn't feel like magic
when i know what's up your sleeve
Track Name: Blue-Green
i can't recall the colour of your eyes
were they blue or green?
might have been somewhere between

we haven't spoke in years
it's been longer since i caught your gaze
but no matter how i try
i can't quite recall the shade of your eyes

i can't recall the colour of your eyes
Track Name: No Name #7
lyrics
by the time the game's been dealt you've already lost
so draw your card-- spades over hearts

the only constant here is change

stopped looking both ways when crossing the street
it's a wonder that you and i have yet to meet
Track Name: Simplexity
lyrics:
sometimes simple things are complicated
sometimes complicated things are simple
Track Name: Let's Go Back (To Where We Started)
lyrics:
if you have known the whole time
what kept you waiting in line?
i wonder if you knew
or even know now

let's go back (to where we started)
Track Name: Out
lyrics:
i don't know whose blood this is
but i don't think it's mine
couldn't say whose thoughts these are
but i have them all the time
someone else has been in here
i don't think i'm alone
the smell of blood is in the air
and i don't know if it's my own

i don't know who's been in here
but there's one way to find out

i don't know what happened here
or when i fell asleep
i couldn't say the time of day
or what day of the week
have i eaten recently?
why do i feel weak?
my memory's kind of hazy now
but something seems unclean

i don't know whose blood's in here
guess i should get it out
i don't know whose blood's in here
guess i should let it out