Love Letter EP

by Martin Boehme

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The last of the music I wrote in my hometown, Council Bluffs, Iowa; an acoustic guitar, a keyboard, and my thoughts.
I dedicate this album to Ms. Anonymous y mi hermanito.

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released July 13, 2012

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Track Name: Love
Verse 1/
I told you all I will never fold or fall
broke the wall, now I'm gonna open all
of your eyes, from these lies,
death is an illusion, we're immortalized
apologize never, there's no disguise,
we are not a body we are not a mind
I am a perspective, I am a perception
I am a collection of growth and progression
I am an obsession with hope and direction
I am every sentence I wrote to express this
I am romance, I am depression
I cannot be held, I have no reflection
but I feel our thoughts when they intersect
and every single second forms a new connection
I am affection, you are affection
we are affection, we are a blessin'
//

Verse 2/
I'm independency
I am confidence, I am jealousy
I am honesty, and integrity
I am blasphemy, I'm the devil's seed
I am god's child, something that you
can't make heads or tails of, human centipede
unpredictable, insecurity
get so angry that I wanna murder me
stress cuts deep, like brain surgery
got a lot to say, but they ain't heard of me
too polite, they keep interrupting me
talkin' too loud, can't hear a fucking thing
muffling, so they never heard the fall
wondering if I did deserve it all
from the balcony, screaming, "value me"
heart into words, just call it alchemy
//

Verse 3/
I hope you're proud of me
gotta slow down, remember how to breathe
gotta go now I'm tired of counting sheep
audible sound, listen to how they scream
WAKE UP
'cause life is 'bout a dream
WAKE UP
but dreams are not a life
LOVE
no time to take it slow
LOVE
you want it you gotta make so
WAKE UP
and so I speak truth
WAKE UP
as candid as I can be
LOVE
I wanna understand you
LOVE
and you to understand me
LOVE
//

Spoken Outro/
true understanding is love...do you understand me?
which is to say...do you love me?
//
Track Name: Don't Leave
Verse 1/
an unplanned trip, it's an emergency
gotta get there urgently
and it's hurting me, life's full of uncertainty
but I never saw this coming
and I can only hope
that you don't go comatose
'cause all they told me is that you wouldn't wake up, wake up
and I don't really know
what I'd do with you gone
c'mon now, you know I'm the oldest
I'm supposed to be the first to go
//

Chorus/
don't you leave me, don't you leave me
don't you leave me behind
don't you leave me, don't you leave me
don't you leave me behind
don't you leave me, don't you leave me
don't you leave me behind
don't you leave me, don't you leave me
don't you leave me behind
//

Verse 2/
I stayed the night in the ICU
I didn't sleep, just in case this was the last time I'd be seeing you
you got me worried sick
quite literally, now I'm back in the hospital, you don't know what you mean to me
so won't you slow down
there's no reason for stressing out
I just need you to hold your ground
we're just here for a little while
and won't you hold on
there's no reason for leaving now
just let things float on
see what happens before we're gone
and I don't really know
how it came to this, but
//

Chorus x2//
Track Name: Smile, Rinse, Repeat
Verse 1/
my face was changed by Autumn hands
so like the leaves I fall again
so many things distracting him
'cause one is not enough
so many things swimming through my mind, just a minute's rest would be so sublime
but meanwhile while I'm thinking this, that time slips through my fingertips
so back to work, and back to life, I go along without a fight
I know how sweet the end will taste, I know my place I know my place
//

Chorus/
smile, rinse, repeat
come on now, show your teeth
the skys are blue, the clouds are gone
and it's so warm, but you're so worn, you're so
smile, rinse, repeat
come on now, show your teeth
the skys are blue, the clouds are gone
and it's so warm, but you're so worn, you're so worn
you're so worn
//

Verse 2/
lost I was, without my limbs
but I'm brought back by Autumn winds
so many men stronger than him
and anger leaves his tongue
slow down, the world is a mirror, the darker you are, the darker it is
let go now, and see a little clearer, life without living's no way to live
and slow down, the world is a mirror, the brighter you are, the brighter it is
let go now, and see a little clearer, don't you be so negative
//

Chorus//

Outro/
and tears come like the rain, and every storm's a little bigger
the past is gone forever and the sand is getting quicker
but I am not afraid to take your hand
take me away, to a foreign land
//
Track Name: Love Letter
Verse 1/
Dear Ms. Anonymous, I promise this
will be as honest and as calm as possible given the circumstances
my nerves are magnets for stress, my words deserve this canvas
I've learned to manage my thoughts better through verbal practice
'cause music speaks to me, I hope it speaks to you
I hope you get to read this letter, hope it reaches you
I hope that you're inspired by me when you read it
if you listen you can hear my heart beatin'
I show you all my weakness, so everyone can see
I pour my feelings out in every note and melody
but still I freeze when I see these dreams may never be
you think God's been listening to me?
I said to make you happy, no matter where I'm standing
I just hope I'm there so that I can see it happen
you know that I love you, no point in even asking
if you don't feel my words, than you've gotta feel my passion
//

Chorus/
don't go now (in the back of my head, I hear them voices sayin')
don't go now (but it's alright, I think I understand)
it's alright (if things don't go the way I thought I planned)
this is life (I gotta move on, and now I mean it, if you ain't gonna stop me than I'm leavin')
//

Verse 2/
that's metaphorical of course I'd never leave you
I need you much more than these other people who mistreat you seem to
and I'ma see through each and every one of my plans
these dreams'll be something for me to
live for. but much more than before, I'm something to live for
the world has taken from me, but I just wanna give more
that's what you taught me, strength and will
this change is real, ain't something that pain can kill
and basically I just wanna make you proud
you've done much more for me than made me change my route
you stayed around even you-know-who didn't
and if I don't really matter to them, than good riddance
acting like I don't exist anymore, I wasn't worth it
when all I ever wanted for them was to be perfect
but let's not get into that, I don't wanna cry again
that ain't the point of this, I'm trying to write a friend
//

Chorus//

Verse 3/
I must be too old for fantasies
all these fairytales got me, I can barely breathe
this negativity playing like a symphony
'cause things just ain't going where they're meant to be
or so I thought until I was forced awake
crying on the floor feeling like my heart'd break
I can't take no more, I accept my mistakes
the future and the past and the present I create
the blessing that you gave me is understanding
and the lesson has been taken, I guess it isn't fate
I guess I shouldn't blame anyone or anything for the life that I lead
gotta live more free no need to be lonely
no need to be so dependent had me sentenced to a life where happiness was controlled by my surroundings, but I found me
because of you, I can finally face these mirrors more
and you couldn't give me more, sincerely yours
//

Outro/
don't go now
don't go now
it's alright
this is life
//
Track Name: Follow You Down
Verse 2/
on the corner, I'm singing my heart out
and people walk by and they hum with the melody
I let them close, but still I'm so far and these
hollow vibrations just can't make them friends of me
am I a waste of your time?
accept my apologies
you're in a hurry
so go on and walk from me
//

Chorus 2/
and I'm lost in the rain, and I can't see a thing
I'll follow your sound 'til I can't hear you anymore
I fall for you now, but you can't feel a thing
I'll follow you down 'til I can't take it anymore
lost in the rain, and I can't see a thing
I'll follow your sound 'til I can't hear you anymore
I fall for you now, but you can't feel a thing
I'll follow you down, I'll follow you down
down, down, down
down, down, down
down, down, down
//

Outro/
I'm trapped in the aisles of mummified centipedes
half-broken smile, I'll show you a mystery
dance for a while, let's amplify synergy
I lean for the kiss and I swing and I miss and
I'm trapped in the aisles of mummified centipedes
half-broken smile, I'll show you a mystery
dance for a while, let's amplify synergy
I lean for the kiss and I swing and I miss and
I'm trapped in the aisles of mummified centipedes
half-broken smile, I'll show you a mystery
dance for a while, let's amplify synergy
I lean for the kiss and I swing and I miss and I
//
Track Name: Your Tower
Verse 1/
I stand and watch as your whole world is falling down
the tower you have built has crumbled to the ground
I'll build a new one if you'll help me find the parts
I know it's storming but I do not fear the dark
and I can't stop the rain, and I can't hold the sky
and I can't stop the pain or hold the ever-flowing time
no matter how I try, no matter how I love
I cannot help but cry when hope just isn't good enough, but
//

Chorus/
there is hope and there is light and there is hope and there is light
and there is hope and there is light and there is hope and there is light
and there is hope and there is light and there is hope and there is light
and there is hope and there is light and there is hope and there is light
//

Verse 2/
I'm not religious but for you I still do pray
if there's a god then he can help you find your way
and if there's not then I'll be here for you as well
I'm not a god but I can save you from this hell
and when I stop and look into your eyes they hold the future
and when I fall apart you stitch me back just like a suture
and I would do the same if it would cost me my own life
'cause you are like my angel gave me hope and gave me light, and
//

Chorus//

Outro/
and we can make it through the night and we can find another life
'cause there is hope and there is light and there is hope and there is light
//