Bucket of Lies

by Parallel Play

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released March 1, 2016



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Parallel Play Dallas, Texas

The members of Parallel Play grew up as alternative music driven individuals but have now found themselves invading the folk genre. Still, their "alternative" roots are represented in full musically and in spirit. Their discography includes folk renditions of alternative favorites like Green Day's "Pulling Teeth", The Cranberries "Linger" and Gin Blossoms "Found Out About You". FOLK ON! ... more

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Track Name: Bucket of Lies
You took apart my toy
Despite having one
To see if that fun havin' is so genuine
It's getting hard to sell
That you're so swell
Well I gotta tale for you in a place called hell
And in that dwelling is a one way ticket

That sugary coat so dainty
An accompanied quote so campy
You can put a big bow and lipstick on it
But all underneath it's a bucket of lies
The size of a fool you make me
Advertising the duel on marques
You can throw a big show and put spin on it
But all underneath it's a bucket of lies

Now that you've got the toy
It ain't quite the same
Your heart raced from name calling
The act's most of the game
You gotta fit the cause
To get the most applause
A tall tale with fingers crossed to prolong that lost
And it just cost you your initial intentions

Light alone tells
Far the one fell
Currency tips your scales
Hypocrisy fills your pale like water

Overflowing but not making it known
Go for the throat but now your nature is shown
Stacking the tactics for blaming
And you're Lacking the fact checks for claiming
Gotta certain set of lines for the ladies
Then certain set of lines for their babies
Alarming you're running
For something other than felon
Harming those you're telling
Kinda charming how you're selling
Track Name: When She Says She Can't
When she says she can't that means she won't
I've been down that road so many time that I can drive those curves eyes closed
When she says she can't that means she won't
It goes in circles around these hurdles when the answer's clearly shown

If I learned one thing
I tell you something
That old diamond wedding ring
Don't mean nothing now

When he says he can't that means he won't
He's acting helpless. He's just selfish with our time he calls his own
When he says he can't that means he won't
Don't even bother he just teeter totters on the couch in half his clothes

I seem surprise to find you want out of your vow
Once fallen for you now we both want off the ground

When we say we can't that means we won't
The entire planet had it with this match's flame that hardly glows
If I learned one thing...boys are dumb
I tell you something....you often do
That old diamond wedding ring
Don't mean nothing now
Track Name: Bottleneck
With another in your head
Won't remember what's been said
You gloss over papers read
Two leaf clover has been left

In a bottleneck with my options low as you leverage your truth
I'm intolerant to the portions now that define you
Your pocketbook made dotted lines that go down the center of me
Nobody took the allotted time to set these feelings free

The bottleneck has the right of way when one goes through
This rebuttal won't make the light of day to denounce you
Your statements were premeditated depictions of me
Bait and switch that's stamped and dated said to set us free

Mark above your mark for
A parted love that's far torn
Track Name: Going Along
I followed them voices
Lack of will to decline
Elated like rejoicing
To a march destined to be enclosed in a pine

I followed them voices
Motive still to define
Laminate these choices
An indefinite effect but it's one when aligned

How I keep to the inside
Follow close to what was designed
You see lines as lies for
Going along
Houw you're led to the outside
For every ounce of fight you bring pounds alike
Is your angst your guide for
Going along

I followed them voices
Clinched your hands to mine
You hear only noises
Echoing deceit to attritive minds
Track Name: Racket
You describe, something else
You denounce me as a resource though I said it myself
You quote me all wrong
All the spit, you would spray
Bit by bit, you rearrange me then you put me on display
To imply things I’ve done

You try to drown out my sound
That tactic can’t hack at my racket
Wisecracks comeback back at attack

You divide what you choose
Can’t decide, if, at any, long term damage you could do
I’m grounded and ready
You protest, with bad taste
A contest, to try and make the other make saltwater with their face
So profane and deadly

Started with you, ended with you, thinking through my reply
Pacing with my hands out, shaking, eyes down, making
Mothers react, others retract, behind my back all black
Pondering your reasons, leavin’, grievin’, she’s been
Plotting all of, this time when our love, should have been all above, our problems
But something made you doubt me, not see, only , angry
She’s broken a vow, I’m fired up now, I’m telling it how it went down
I’m opening the front door, scream for, encore, once more THREE! FOUR!

You retreat, to your friends
I’ll repeat, to prevent you from ever messing up the end
You can’t keep me down!