Hollowed Out

by Willowside Park

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released April 8, 2016

Music written by Willowside Park
Lyrics written by Sam O'Donnell and Chris McQuire
Additional vocals on "Atlas" by Joe Ivers

Recorded and Mixed by David Page of White Bear Studios
Mastered by Tony Dixon
Recorded at White Bear Studios, Chorley



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Track Name: Embers
Follow in my footsteps
I'm trying to make a change
But still I struggle every day
To finally act my age

These past few months have broken me
I'm not the man I want to be
This house is burning to the ground
And I'm the embers scattered round

And I'm the embers scattered round

Don't tell me that you thought of me
Ignorance of the third degree
My hands are tied down by my side
Your halo's fallen out of sight
Track Name: Old Sea Wall
Keep your apologies
Nothing you say now can bring back the memories
But I'll be fine
I've got all the time

And I'm still waiting for a chance to let you know
I don't intend on living here if this is the way that things will go
If you say so

I used to be so much more at home
Spending evenings on the sea wall just trying to feel home
And I can't say I did
No I can't say I did

This isn't how I wanted to start my apology
I spent the most of last year feeling sorry for myself
Constant sunshine won't bring me back to the way I felt
The way I felt

Didn't care about the warning sign
Hitting cold water makes us feel alive
Track Name: Atlas
Everything is so much I can't depend
On a helping hand, or my empty space
You need a strong head to win this game
Keep going past the wall until the end

The feeling that I get
When I break another bet
The records I set
The bars that I've met
Are worlds apart from you

All I ever wanted was the recognition
The weight of the room told this much
I am the bigger picture
Just test me to see who's bigger now

Just test me to see who's bigger now
Track Name: Fading
And I can't hear you
Even with all the things you say
We seem to be getting on fine
Then you push me away

I watch you come and go as I move around home
Trying to find a balance and figure out the problem
I'm always losing sleep
The moments that I need
To take a breather and show everyone I've changed

I can only paint love for so long
Pen to paper maestro
Cover these blank walls with memories
But they're falling from the corners
And now I'm hollowed out and fading

I can see the signs putting pressure on me
I can see the signs about whether I should stay

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