Unfold Yourself

by Ian Ball

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PRODUCED AND ARRANGED \\ IAN BALL

SONGS \\ IAN BALL JOACHIM COODER

MUSIC \\ IAN BALL JOACHIM COODER MICHAEL TRITTER

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released July 22, 2014

MIXED \\ ADRIAN BUSHBY MASTERED \\ REUBEN COHEN

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Ian Ball Los Angeles, California

Stage left contact lens vocalist in UK beat combo Gomez.

LA based writer and producer.

Amateur synth dramatics.

Hamlet based album titles.

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Track Name: One More State
Hold me up to the light
Burn thru it, burn thru and ignite
There's one more state I've got to get thru

Never let me go or let me go when you go

How did time run out
Time's running out on me
Keep moving, I can't stay where I can leave
There's one more state I've got to get thru to get to you

Time's run out
Time's run out for me
Come closer, come close so I can see
Just one more state I've got to get thru to get to you
Track Name: Open Sesame
Do you get the feeling something's crawling out of your reach
Yeah you do
And when you start to fall you take it
You don't know when you're beat
Yeah you do

Open Sesame
And with a magic little pop sound
Another day out the window
In loving memory of the plans we made that went south
As if the obvious is unknown

Do you get the feeling something's crawling out of your reach
Yeah you do
BUt when you've come so far and don't make and don't make it
You don't show any weakness
Yes you do

I can make it go on I can take it go on

A promise so hard to keep
This'll be the last time
Say Open Sesame and close your eyes

But when you work so hard it's breaking
You can't hold all the pieces
Yes you do
Track Name: Open Night
You can change your mind I never want to change your mind for you
And if it takes all night whatever it takes all night for us
The door's open wide not every door is open wide

There's always going to be someone unforgettable that you don't know

You can take your time I never want to take your time from you
Is it space or light whatever you need to make it right between us
And on this Open Night we'll never forget to fight

There's always going to be somewhere more acceptable and beautiful
And in those loneliest moments don't be sensible
It doesn't hurt at all

There's always going to be someone unforgettable that you don't know.
So when you find yourself spinning don't be sensible
It doesn't hurt at all

All of the days that we have left to feel like gold
Recover. Recovery. Repeat.
Track Name: Memory Test
Concentrate, do you remember standing on the fire escape
Looking down over the city wondering if you still fitted in

Then you hear a song you remember drifting up from the street
Waiting for the moment of recognition to kick in

This is just a test
Turn on the lights for long enough
Check you're in the right spot.
This is just a memory test
Turn off your mind for long enough
Hits you in the right spot

Down the stairs eyes are half open into the car radio on
Drive thru the pink dot there's not enough alcohol in your blood
To get you back home

Fall thru the door turntable spinning D'Angelo and the Devil's Pie
The bass and the city and the touch of a new guy
Maybe this is where you belong

This is just a test
Turn on the lights for long enough
Check you're in the right spot
This is just a memory test
You've lived in your body long enough
You know that it's what you want when it hits you in the right spot
Do what you do it best
Turn off your mind for long enough
Track Name: Clearer
Morning sunshine burns my eyes
As we retake our place
Both of us agree to pick up where we left last night

If I keep quiet, maybe you'll be kind enough to separate
All the things we can't afford
And can't afford to leave behind

Does it get any clearer
When love is only part of the picture
You don't know what you're missing
Let in a little light

Decisions decisions
On how to decide
Will you accentuate the dark stain upon my lips
Or the circles around my eyes

Spoilt for choices either one is right
Do you still associate all the pain that you need to show
With the scars that you're forced to hide

Doesn't get any clearer
When love is only part of the picture
I don't know what I'm missing

To be nearer you I need to be clearer
Track Name: Living Longer
We've been here before it looks like here again
One day for sure we'll raise a glass to then
I'm not new here I should be used to it by now

My head is on fire I don't notice it at all
Still soaking wet smack bang in the middle of a beautiful storm
I'm not new here I should be used to it by now

When you take a step back you just trip over yourself
Coming forward ever slowly thru the black smoke unfold yourself
I'm not new here I should be used to it by now

I've been living like this so long
I've been living like this for longer than I can remember
From the inside it doesn't feel so wrong

Away from your arms I'm not used to it
Away from your arms I should be used to it by now
Track Name: Rocket Science
I must admit it took me by surprise
That 21 years old would be my prime
And now it doesn't matter what I do we're bound together

Into the light even when the pressure's on you you don't stumble
Commit to the life regular style
Even when the pressure's on you you won't crumble

Does the energy equal the energy out

Good Lord it shouldn't be this hard
Trying to separate the simple from the stars
And now it doesn't matter what I do we're glued together.

It's rock and roll
Not rocket science
Track Name: Changer
Way down the line or further down the road
I know it sounds cliché
But I made up my mind to sing prayers to my Lord
I know that he cares

It's coming not everybody's safe but it's coming

Way down the line or further down the road
I think that's what they're saying
But I made up my mind to sing prayers to my Lord
I know that he cares
He works for love and money too

Hold still don't fall in just yet
I'll seek it out for one moment more

It's coming not everybody's safe but it's coming
It's coming not everybody's brave enough to change but it's coming