Say It

by Sama Dams

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released April 6, 2018

Written and Performed by Sama Dams
Produced by Sebastian Rogers
Engineered by Ian Watts
Mixed by Tony Lash
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering

Recorded at the Hallowed Halls and the Magic Closet in Portland, OR

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Track Name: Pockets
If looks could kill you’d win
You’re good and you know it
“How can I help you find what you’re looking for?”
You chew me out then
Damn
Did you get what you came for?

Ammunition for a fight
A stock hold in my safe tonight
Your mind sees all these things to use
For no good

What’s the use for pockets if they’re empty?
Fill them up with things you’ll use against me

You turn that cart around
Bare its teeth and you know it
Face-off in aisle four
Spill that milk on the floor
I can count to ten then what?
And I got what I came for

Ammunition for a fight
A stock hold in my safe tonight
My mind sees all these things to use
For no good

What’s the use for pockets
Here’s what I do
Fill them up with things I’ll use against you
What’s the use for pockets if they’re empty?
Fill them up with things you’ll use against me
Track Name: Driving By
In a minute start driving by
In a minute start driving by
Put your hands down
They just get in the way
For to watch a man die might save your case

In a minute start driving by
In a minute start driving by
Split chain that tire tread rips around
I’m just waiting for you to run me down

You don't know habit - burns like a flare in the rain
You can try to call me, but I won’t come home again
It’s a fair romance to let your lover feel no pain
Everyday I die to have my arms open
You can have your way

Are we really better alone?

In a minute start driving by
In a minute start driving by
Just a stranger to eyes behind the wheel
Head wrapped round to collide with chrome and steel

In a minute start driving by
When it hits me just close your eyes
Cut your breaks if you have to hesitate
Tears won’t pardon and gas won’t feel the weight
Feel the weight

You don't know habit - burns like a flare in the rain
You can try to call me, but I won’t come home again
It’s a fair romance to let your lover feel no pain
But everyday I die to have my arms open
You can have your way

Are we really better alone?

You don't know habit - burns like a flare in the rain
You can try to call me, but I won’t come home
It’s a fair romance to let your lover feel no pain
But everyday I die to have my arms open
You can have your way

Are we really better alone?
Track Name: Secrets
I've seen you do things at night,
I can't explain in my mind.
If you spill the beans,
They won't fit back in place.
There's no way out.

I know you
I know you
I've seen that face before
I can smell.
Your hair
Your clothes
I could taste you from a mile away
With that girl
You played me for a bird
Who else will she fool with those wings
Who else will she catch between her teeth?
Forgiveness sounds bitter
Put your hands over my ears
Make her face disappear

Radio my eyes are red
I can't erase these images
Do I know you anymore
Am I the one who egged this on?

I know you
I know you
I've seen that face before
I can smell
Your hair
Your clothes
I could taste you from a mile away
With that girl
You played me for a bird
Who else will she fool with those wings
Who else will she catch between her teeth?
Forgiveness sounds bitter
Put your hands over my ears
Make her face disappear
You fool
I don't know you
Run while you can

I know you
I know you
I’ve seen that face before I can smell
Your hair
Your clothes
Put your hands over my ears
Make her face disappear
Track Name: Say It
Just any hospital wait is enough
Something beholden to old love
Voice in the wires a haunted refrain spoken of
A way to turn back and get off

Waiting before time lets on what it wants
Passing around tacit omens
Take up the burden put out by good grace of the mob
They raced through the streets and strayed off

Say it, say it, stay in photographs
Gray away and cry for what your vanity told you
Say it, say it, call it home
The words of your conscience overgrown

Of course I pretend to be mad to speak up
Fever is warmer than old love
Hollow you out, fill you up with the dregs from my cup
They spit back in my face and step off

Say it, say it, stay in photographs
Gray away and cry for what your vanity told you
Say it, say it, call it home
The words of your conscience overgrown
Track Name: Down By One
Fear don’t
You gave me your word
You gave me your body
You comfort and you hurt

Don’t come
I changed all the locks
If you can’t find enough here
I’ll give you all the space to search

Think I’ll be fine here
Think I’ll do just fine here
Think I’ll just lie here
The ways I have to hold on down by one

Take some
Better truth than time
Better time than stalling
Better yours or mine

What’s just
Isn’t half the crime
It took all I had from me
It took all I had in me

Think I’ll be fine here
Think I’ll do just find here
Think I’ll just lie here
The waves upon the risen tide
Think I’ll be fine here
Think I’ll do just fine here
Think I’ll just lie here
The ways I have to hold on down by one
Track Name: Dig Ourselves a Hole
We dig ourselves a hole
Across the fire line
We wanted violence
You should have had his hand

We call each other’s own
Provide a saw shoot tale
And lie under where they fell

Who says our hands have the power
To choose right from wrong?
The left doesn’t know what the right does at night
You wake up that shot leaves your gun

If you quit talking
We’ll figure it out

It’s a cold day in hell
When the weather got to choose
Everybody called up
Everybody with a gun

You call each other’s own
Provide a saw shoot tale
And lie under where they fell

Who says our hands have the power
To choose right from wrong?
The left doesn’t know what the right does at night
You wake up that shot leaves your gun

If you quit talking
We’ll figure it out
Track Name: Western Love
Oh - and thanks for the gold and western love
Your head back forth, your eyes cried shut
If I dine before they call your fast off
Will two settings be too much?

Shoot an arrow past me
Wrapped with injustice to carry
Dead and covered
Dead and covered

Yeah - pretty dancers dwell deep down in the ravine
Right where they last fell, gone down fighting all alone
I call you out - how dare you even think like that
What’s done is done

Shoot an arrow past me
Wrapped with injustice to carry
Dead and covered
Dead and covered

Though we must break the spell, you know that all is well
Though we must break the spell, you know that all is well

My, how our hands have grown, a morning fling
Gave up light unborn for coffee, chocolate and disease
When I bought you flowers I bought my God given right to leave
And resize the ring

Ah, does it suit me well, you’ve had enough to say
Unholy Hell, yeah I got room for one last taste
Turn up in swelling numbers clawing at the gates
They can’t stand to wait.

Shoot an arrow past me
Wrapped with injustice to carry
Dead and covered
Dead and covered
Dead and covered

Though we must break the spell, you know that all is well
Track Name: Stakes
Do you still have all those boxes in the basement?
Do you still have all those plans hidden in your vault?
Won’t you call up all your friends to bring them back into your care
Hustle up to your high tower, you can defend them there

Have you saved up all the money you were keeping?
Made some sound decisions signed in blood
Meant to tell it to everyone before boils festered and weeped
Sorry son, you had your fun, now turn to bite your cheek
The itch is deep

You shouldn’t surmise you caught the whole world on roll
Together in strife, you collect your prizes in full
I’m calling tonight the end of the epoch again
Pull your stakes out of the land

Silly toys for your simple satisfaction
Keep your honest thoughts wrapped up inside
Fill up on your comprehension that has now caught you unaware
Put er there - your shake is limp, but you know I just don’t care

You shouldn’t surmise you caught the whole world on roll
Together in strife, you collect your prizes in full
I’m calling tonight the end of the epoch again
Pull your stakes out of the land
Track Name: Night Sweats
It’s been too long
For loss, it’s a nice change of pace
But at a cost
Been dry, torn up
Fenced in by the forces of the day
I’m turned and I’m tossed

Night sweats, a fate in hand
Night sweats, charmed by the man
Too many gods at home
Too dark a starry dome
The race gave me away

Pent up in dreams
Caressed by the fire of a flame
Too vast to stop
Today God made
But tomorrow the poor sucker slave
Grips bars aloft

Night sweats, a fate in hand
Night sweats, charmed by the man
Too many gods at home
Too dark a starry dome

The race gave me away
The race gave me away
Track Name: Ocean
One, two many times
Before you tell me anymore,
I should say, words can’t speak like your lies do
You’re gonna burn on down the highway divide.

I’ll cross the ocean
I’ll buy my way
But I won’t bide my time
Sitting by your fire

Your spit turns charred at every mark of your kiss
My nerves, singed and dark
Never dreamed to be that hot
Till you burned on down the highway divide

You deceived me,
With the hint of your eye
That torch licked my paw,
The invisible thread to your heart on fire.

I’ll cross the ocean
I’ll buy my way
But I won’t bide my time
Sitting by your fire.

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