Transient

by Brandon Z. Smith

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released June 24, 2017

all songs written by Brandon Zachary Smith

Viola and Piano - Lillian Chernin
Bass- Ben Chernin

album art by Lidia Veloso

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Brandon Z. Smith is a folk singer from Michigan.

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Track Name: Mantra
so far dreary misfit
you're missing the point
these days will become
days I owe
not all at once
to rejoice or anoint
these days will become
days I owe
time lamented
and unsure
these days will become
days I owe
the warning signs
that I ignore
these days will become
days I owe
Track Name: Grab the Sun & Shake the Stars
Billowy dreams
followed to my own end
lost my footing
on the clouds and hope to land
transient to the sea
i'll make my way
reappear on brighter nights
and better days

to the statues
in the gardens of my mind
hear my prayer
when i'm in dire
all these years
I thought I could
well now I must
be a statue of my own
or turn to dust

with flimsy arms
and uncertain legs
i'll drift alone
among the waves
with timid brain
and tired heart
i'll grab the sun
and shake the stars
Track Name: Spires
automated days
a waste
automated days
a waste
wolf/sheep inspired
what to admire
under the waves
a ways away
under the waves
a ways away
under the water
someone yell fire
someone yell fire
Track Name: Daffodil Dirges
radiance
you could believe in
growing upwards
and unsure
season
to receive and
deliver much more

daffodil dirges
pushing through my high
is it really worth it
when will the sun decide
daffodil dirges
roots digging through my day
how might I proceed
what will the sun say

hey hey
you know you're doing alright

the wind will
but will I
move towards
a blue sky
the wind does
because
it doesn't ask why

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Green Bird
saccharine
ready to begin
things are shaping up to be
unknown and infinite
don't get excited yet
or burrow in the past
green bird circles tirelessly
on where to make a nest

i've never been so happy
I could try try try try
never felt room for me to

saccharine
you know that light within
streams may laugh
when you state your case
to the river's edge
just keep your head
don't give up or in
green bird sings and sends
an open invitation

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Shelf Life
only told
of the light of day
shelf life
the old away

world alive
stay inside
world alive
stay inside
but i'll
live
mine
Track Name: Animals Alike
what's to realize
you're locked in
your own eyes
your lover's lucky
if you come in late
seen the world
held up to the light
all teeth and all bite
words are only words
end take
how will you be fazed
in love with
your own gaze
in love with
all you'd gain
in bed with
all you'd say

why are the
animals
animals alike

what's to realize
still locked in
your own eyes
your lover's lucky
you came in at all
seen the world
held up to the light
all teeth and all bite
words are only
nothing at all

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: To Be
in the mist
of the morning
competition's bred
sunlight glistens
for me
for them
engines rev
for them
engines rev

there's nothing
to be
but to be
there's nothing
in the world to be
but to be
Track Name: Contrast
melt into colors
I can't understand
into shapes
I can never be
hoping for contrast
with the background
when all
around me blends
seamlessly

yes, its something
we could all predict
but its nothing
I could believe
shadows dance
to my unrest
when all
around me sleeps
dreamlessly
Track Name: Wander With Me For a While
this drag
this bore
been sold a pair
of broken wings
i'm sure
is this pain
a mirage
its been like a dream
wondering
where you are

wander with me
for a while
there's no need
to take form

this is how
we walk on the moon

come down
calm me
tell me there's
nothing wrong
just wait and see

this is how
we walk on the moon