Glorified Demos

by Steve Moss

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    A semi-autobiographical 11-song cycle of resolve, struggle, loneliness and love.

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04:08
2.
03:40
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03:21
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04:06
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04:28
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02:48
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03:00
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11.
04:44

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released October 1, 2004

Written, performed, recorded & mixed by Steve Moss
Mastered by Larry DeVivo at Silvertone Mastering

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Track Name: From Now On
Trouble is, I never stood a chance
I never stood a chance at all
Bubble burst, and now I recognize
I missed the writing on the wall

How could I know that I was causing so much pain?
Easier to run and hide
I will try harder from now on

From now on, I'll try to be a better man, now
From now on, I will try hard to understand
From now on, I will not be so damned demanding
From now on, now you will find I will try harder from now on

This is not a level playing field
And this is not a game of ball
Let me say now, in my own defense
I had my back against the wall

How could I know that I was causing so much pain?
Motivated by my pride
I will try harder from now on

From now on, I'll try to be a better man, now
From now on, I will try hard to understand
From now on, I will not be so damned demanding
From now on, now you will find I will try harder from now on

And if I get a second chance
I'll do my damnedest not to let you down
And if perchance I do
then maybe me and you can make it work out for a while if we try

From now on, I'll try to be a better man, now
From now on, I will try hard to understand
From now on, I will not be so damned demanding
From now on, now you will find...
Track Name: Without You
And there were times where I could almost
find the words to tell you how I felt
And there are days where every moment
finds me glad you left me by myself

I think that things are gonna be alright with me without you
You should have tried me on another day
I'm bad, but I don't mind

Maybe you thought that I'd come running back
afraid to lay the blame
Maybe when I was young and foolish
I don't want to play your games

I feel your blade between my ribs, and now I live without you
I've got my pride to tide me over
It's too bad, but I'm fine without you

I heard you found somebody new
to love and murder, over time
I don't pretend to care
these tragedies are human
Toe the line

Give me his number he should know he's better off without you
I've asked around and we agree
that we would have a better time without you
Track Name: Tonight
You won't be here tomorrow.
I thought I had another day.
And I've been waiting so long,
the moment slips away.

So don't leave today.
I want you tonight.
Tonight, you're mine.
'Cause all my life, I've had you in my sights,
and I've been biding my time.

You wouldn't say I'm patient,
but I knew you're worth waiting for.
And I've been waiting so long.
And I can't wait much more.

So don't leave today.
I want you tonight.
Tonight, you're mine.
'Cause all my life, I've had you in my sights,
and I've been biding my time.

So don't leave 'til tomorrow.
Take the morning train.

Just don't leave today.
I want you tonight.
Tonight, you're mine.
'Cause all my life, I've had you in my sights,
and I've been biding my time.
Track Name: Beaten Man
Try as I might, the feeling never comes to me
I don't want a way to show you - I don't want a way to know you
I don't care

Led to believe that things would turn around again
Take me down the road to freedom - take me down below
where I can be myself again

'Cause I know
Lord knows how I know
I'm not a beaten man

Well they had told me time and time again how different it would be
An opportunity to start again
Let's pretend

No time for love anymore
No room for joy anymore
I've got too much on my mind trying to be me

And I know
Lord knows how I know
I'm not a beaten man

All of the days far beyond my reclaim testify for my pain
Is that the end in sight?
Have I arrived?

I don't know
I've been had so many times, I just don't know
No, I don't know

I know enough to know how far I have to go
And I know
Yes, I know
Track Name: Don't Worry
Tell me why, every time I go to look you in the eyes
I think I may not be good enough for you?

Other guys' better jobs and better lives and better looking
Is there method to the madness with you?

Tell me why, every time I go to sleep at night, you tell me
"Don't worry - I love you too"

"Otherwise, something's wrong - I'll fall apart"
I don't know why
I don't think that I'm the right guy for you

But when you ask me if I love you, I say I do
And I can see the way you smile
You know it's true

Otherwise, something's wrong
I'll fall apart - I don't know why
I don't think that I'm the right guy for you

Tell me why you would choose a guy like me to fall in love with?
Don't worry - I love you too
But I don't feel like I'm the right guy for you
You know I love you, but I don't think I'm the right guy for you
Track Name: Hometown Eulogy
Nothing here to do
No place to go, and no one here worth talking to
People are so strange
and the things they do will get to you
if you let them have their way

There's no one here for me to play with today
My friends have gone away

No place left to go
The stores all close the second that the sun goes out of sight
Some things never change
but the things that do are cutting me adrift
alone, afraid

There's no one here for me to play with today
My friends have gone away
There's no one here for me to play with today
My life has gone astray

There's no one here for me to play with today
My friends have gone away
There's no one here for me to play with today
and I know sometime I gotta get away
Track Name: Not Coming Home
So tell your mama that you're not coming home
Tell her to back off - tell her leave us alone
'cause we've been talking about it for so many days
you think she'd take the hint, and we could be on our way

"Where are you going?" she says
"Where are you going?"
If she don't know where we're going we might have a good time

And tell your mama that she cannot come in
If she found out, she'd say we're living in sin
You fear the high-minded morals she clings to, so dear
She'll never know our secrets if we ain't even here

"Where are you going?" she says
"Where are you going?"
If she don't know where we're going we could finally unwind

Maybe when we grow up
then we can move ourselves out to the country
We'll have each other and our lives will be so grand,
but when your mama comes we'll have no fun, and... shake it up

So tell your mama that you're going away,
and tell her you don't know how long you will stay
and you can tell her I'll miss her when you say goodbye
it comes off like the truth if you don't know it's a lie

"Where are you going?" she says
"Where are you going?"
If she don't know where we're going everything will be fine
Track Name: Hard
I could use a little information now and then
to keep in touch; to keep me flying

'Cause I find the way you work can get a little out of hand
so play it straight; you make it hard

You make it hard for me when everything I do is all for you

You should provide, in kind, facilitation now and then
to keep me afloat; to keep my trying

You make it hard for me when everything I do is all for you
You make it hard for me with everything you do, but I love you

But I like a bit of challenge in my down time, when I can
You make me work; you make it hard

You make it hard for me when everything I do is all for you
You make it hard for me when everything I do is all for you
Track Name: Sullivan Street
Well, I was wandering, feeling dead on my feet, sun in my eyes
And so I turned on down to Sullivan Street, and much to my surprise...

How many times am I gonna find...

I found my baby down on Sullivan Street with another guy
She was walking down on Sullivan Street on the arm of another guy

How many times had she been lying?

It happens every time and I just can't shake it
Why do I find that every time I go to Sullivan Street I lose another girl?
Track Name: The Cost
Unspoken words that could have changed
the way that everything has played out
A time to act that has since run
The things inside not overcome
A burning wish, consumed by fire
The dying embers - lost desire

So goodbye, goodbye
You'll never taste what cannot be
Goodbye, I cry
A million tears - an endless sea

Never shared the way I feel
Feared rejection walling me in
The cost of failure, once so great,
now trivial, but it's too late
Resign myself; the paths diverge
A strangled wish - a drowning urge

So goodbye, goodbye
You'll never taste what cannot be
Goodbye, I cry
A million tears - an endless sea

And I never know how to feel
And I never know what to do

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