Deeply Superficial

by Dan Dectis

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My first release. A record of what I care most about. Not unlike a large boulder on a shallow declivity, this record slowly built up an irreversible momentum until it crashed out of my brain and onto the internets.

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released April 5, 2010

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Track Name: Nothing Serious
All I wanna say to you my friend is everything I should have said, when I had the chance. I don't know why, or how, I let the time go by.

In a field of gray, drab and mundane. You radiate, you are the flame. You are the warmth, absent from this cold cold world. More so, than any I have ever known

In certain situations, circumstances may conspire, to provide the separation, between what we desire. Imposing complications, mitigations, machinations, all designed to keep us far apart.

Still I hope you go, so far away. Even though, I would hold you close, if I had the chance. I don't know why, or how, I'd ever say good bye.
Track Name: Gloom
Lyrics? Where we're going, we won't need lyrics.
Track Name: Unreliable Narrator
I wander along the path of my memory. Laid under, green leaves shades of uncertainty. But these days I, skew things a bit to favorably. I can no longer tell.

If it was real? Or maybe in a dream? Or maybe somewhere in between? Caught up on a memory, that never was. The unreliability of my memory will be the death of my sanity.

So I look for a shred of objectivity, but still I can't seem to shake the proclivity. For pushing, out of mind the things I couldn't stand. And I know it's true..

That you were not, the way I see you now, I reminisce a romanticized ideal caught up on a dirty lie, that never was. The unreliability of my memory will be the death of my sanity.
Track Name: No Words
If it was any other night, I would pack up my gear. And I would make my way back home, alone. But down the basement stairs, long locks of wavy hair, a warm smile over there, "Hey do you wanna go upstairs? Step out under the stars?"

And when our paths did cross, we were swept away, we'll never be the same. So I try to cope, with what I did to you, I know it's true: I deserve to feel, feel ashamed.

There are no words to justify.

Sitting in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, because we can't go home. I told you that I'd meet you there, bear the load and I swear: I did, intend to do just that. But you know that I am but a fool for whom foresight is not a tool, oh my. I went and let you down, and there are no words to justify.

I still remember when, down a narrow dead end street, past the bookshelves down the hall, a cozy world replete. With pleasant memories, warm trappings well at ease, dark curtains mirthful squeeze, I believe we had it all.

There are no words to justify.
Track Name: Go Slowly
Remember when the days were simple; you wake up you go to school. At the end of the day, when you get off the bus, you play till it gets dark.

But you had to rush ahead, there is so many exciting barriers. But you should take your time 'cuz you can't go back, to the way things used to be.

Now I don't mean to imply, that change is never good. It's just when you're young, and you see the world, you think you know it all.

But expectations have a funny way of, getting way out of hand. So you find the truth a bit harder to bear, than the dreams you used to hold.
Track Name: Stray
Well the other day a friend of mine, turned to me as he drank his wine and he told me how he'd lost his mind, long ago.

He told tales of hypocrisy, those content with mediocrity, their hopes and dreams were lost you see, many years ago.

Now I don't, know much, about living for tomorrow. I don't know how I could leave today behind.

Still I wish that I could see a way, to say the things I need to say, I'd know the path and never stray. I'd just know my way back home.

Now if you can't be true, to what is inside of you, I don't know how you'll make it through. If you can't believe, that you'll dreams won't ever leave, then there's nothing here for you.

Still I wish that I could see a way, to say the things I need to say, I'd know the path and never stray. I'd just know my way back home.
Track Name: Away Again
I don't deny, what I used to be. And I don't care what you say about me. Cuz I am just trying to find, some piece of mind. I don't try to hide, what I mean to be, I'll let yo know, just as soon as they tell me.

So many days, all left alone, I'd have taken my time if I'd only known:

It wouldn't matter anyway. All things must come and go. You and I are not exempt, our time will come.

So I try to forget, all the things I should have done. If I had just one more day, I'd probably throw it all away.
Track Name: Because
I was laughing at a joke that only you would understand, when the thought occurred to me. And you know it's true, in oh so many ways, I am here because of you.

And when I was flying in a far off land, well look who decided to come along. And you know it's true, in oh so many ways, I am here because of you.

Though the times they change. Now they take me far and wide. I never had any doubt, on where to go, when I'm feeling low. Won't you take me back, home.

I guess all I'm trying to say is: I am grateful for all that you have done. And you know it's true, in oh so many ways, I am here because of you.