Falling From the Vine

by Micah Perkins

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Micah Perkins' first LP. Enjoy!

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released March 19, 2012

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Micah Perkins Omaha, Nebraska

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Track Name: I Feel Alright
"I Feel Alright"

I'm killing the spirit
I'm ruining the moment
and I don't care
no I just don't care

We're killing the miracles
and the consequences
of this are two fold
the better man dies
and doesn't get what's right
the poor man dies
and doesn't get what's right
I feel alright in my bed
but down the street and to the right
there's a homicide tonight

Stained in red
do my eyes deceive me?
am I unbelieving?
'cause when I said yes
you can bet what you'll bet
that I meant what I said
every word

I'm not that naive things won't get better
my society is under the weather
you hold the world in your hands
so come, execute your plan
Track Name: Red is Gray
"Red is Gray"

Life begun what is truth
slip of tongue with no proof
stand around we don't care
lost or found we're just here

Joining the song
to believe means belong
we're just here

Put yourself in your shoes
break the mindset that you use
bad is good when I should
red is gray, your insane

Joining the song
to believe means belong
we're just here
dancing around
to that awful sound
we're just here

Pick a day and mark it off
grass is green but then it stops
purposeful in finding rest
yet the morning comes again
the morning sun is dim

do do do
do you know who your maker is?
Track Name: Oh.
"Oh."

The water broke
and through the smoke
fire burnt out
I saw the wave
making it's way
so tall and proud
but I walked on
the fire's gone
and now I'm down

I thought you said
you would set a standard
and not let the floods come in
I thought you meant I could have my way and ignore
all the signs that point to my own good

So I was wrong all along
I hope I've learned
foundations laid on sand and clay
will make a way for worlds of pain
Track Name: Timid Lips
“Timid Lips”

I see travesty with my eyes
it’s coming my direction
indirectly they despise me
but I’m kind of scared
since you’re over there
waiting for an answer
you say “are gonna say anything
when the mockery is rising”

Well it’s a tough decision but I
understand where you’re coming from
or at least I thought I did
until you made it uncomfortable for me
I don’t want to comply
but I don’t want you to leave

Shake me from the car wreck I’ve become
heal me from being deaf and being dumb
am I so far away that even a phone call wouldn’t work
I think you gave a ring
but I chose not to pick up
since I was scared of being heard

I’m so scared
I’m so scared
since I saw the truth
but my mouth wouldn’t move
when directly they despise you

Shake me from the car wreck I’ve become
heal me from being deaf and being dumb
am I so far away that even a phone call wouldn’t work
I think you gave a ring
but I chose not to pick up since I was scared of being heard

I’m so scared
I’m so scared
since I saw the truth
but my mouth wouldn’t move
I’m so scared
Track Name: Trip Him Up
"Trip Him Up"

Trip him up and don’t delay
Pick your words and then rephrase

‘Cause this one’s pretty tough
But I think He’ll come around
Just don’t lay the seduction down

Trip him up and don’t delay
Put a big fat smile on your face
Bat your eyes and shine your shoes
Keep it and I know he will lose

Make your move before it’s too late
Do your best to keep his friends away
Pour on the shame to keep him from tellin’
Keep him awake at night
Because he deserves to die
And so do I

But trip him up and don’t delay
Stress him out until he caves

Jezebel you’re the best
You know how to arrest
Hearts of men to the death
Ripping their hearts from their chests
Track Name: Anyway
“Anyway”

The treetops sing with birds and things
all the while my stomach lies outside of me
with knots the size of Ice age Ice
I’m freezing to death with worry and unrest
among the best of those that lose control
the competition for the prize is ever there
but never mine I’d try to steal but that’s a crime

All I ever do
is just what you said
you don’t want me too
can I rest my eyes
‘cause at this point it looks
like I’m gonna die
anyway

I have pushed and I have pried
gone the way I thought was right
but ended up without a compass
to accompany on my journey
to the pit of hell or so it seems

Still, awake, death is my fate
unless God almighty finds a better way for me
because the narrow road
was smaller than I envisioned it to be

All I ever do
is just what you said
you don’t want me too
can I rest my eyes
‘cause at this point it looks
like I’m gonna die
anyway
all I want from you
is the truth on my terms
and permission to do what I want to do
Track Name: Knock Knock
"Knock Knock"


After all we’ve been through
I’d think you’d know I’d never leave you
Not in a million years
Not for a million tears
We’ve cried

Though I stand behind the door
if you let me in I will appear before you
so let me through

cause you thought by teaching
or maybe speaking
some good things
it’d be a good thing
but I say no
I want your soul
I say no let it go

I’d think you’d know I’d never leave you
Not in a million years
Not for a million tears
We’ve cried
Don’t you remember why I died?
Yet you're so cold inside

Although I've stand behind the door
if you let me in I will appear before you
although I've sewn in pain
it's my joy 'cause your my gain
Track Name: Let's Be Serious
“Let’s Be Serious”

Why don’t you cry on the inside
but shrug it off as if it’s fine
‘cause everybody knows
the times are to fast
to do something slow like that

And seriously do you think you’ll
be taken for sincerity
that kind of thing is for soap operas
and even those are considered a joke

Small talk, this is
the result of years
of staring at the wall
we call television
has taught us to
laugh it all off like the drunks do
without vision

But where is my relationship with my father?

Oh how you long to find your home
when the room is empty
you had a good laugh but now that’s past
and the peace you never had is gone
and it kind of makes you mad
‘cause it’s gone

Why don’t you cry on the inside
but shrug it off as if it’s fine
‘cause everybody’s souls are just big black holes
begging the question

Where is my relationship with my father?
Track Name: Consequential Relief
“Consequential Relief”

Were we not all raised?
to not believe everything
have we not all died?
and if we did
is there room for life?
and if we did
I think death is disguised

Trying to make us believe
the Life is such a hard thing
but if you let it go then you
will finally know just what heaven’s like
oh it feels so right

Have we not all heard
that what makes sense
is not absurd
but I propose a change
that what makes sense
may not fit in our brains

Consequential relief
has brought me to my knees
and the final word of the truth is heard
that if we let it go we’ll finally know
just what heaven’s like
oh it feel so right

If we let it go I know death
will show it’s face
Track Name: Wedding Gown
"Wedding Gown"

Drawn to the way her gown will display
cascades of bright white light
reflecting from the inside
eternity’s past will have brought her at last
to the pinnacle of her unending love
sent from above

Stay true my dear you’re a second away
open your ears and I’ll give you understanding
that out of the stars there’s not one that’s too far
for me to give to you

Frozen in place no veil on her face
she’s drawn to the way he’s drawn to her
so she thinks is this a dream?
the softest whisper says

Stay true my dear you’re a second away
open your ears and I’ll give you understanding
that all through the night I will be your guide
the evidence of your wedding gown

Out of the stars there's not one to far
all through the night I will be your guide
faithful and true, I'll be to you
the evidence of your wedding gown