Velvet

by Carbon Jacket

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Velvet is Carbon Jacket's 3rd studio album, and their biggest and best one yet. It features 14 painstakingly hand-crafted songs in a variety of styles for you to enjoy.

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released November 3, 2017

Antonio Aguas: Vocals
Thomas Cruz: Percussion
Julian Janssen: Guitar & Mixing
Luke Montalvo: Bass & Mastering

Copyright 2017 Antonio Aguas, Thomas Cruz, Julian Janssen, & Luke Montalvo

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Antonio Aguas: Vocals
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Julian Janssen: Guitar
Luke Montalvo:
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Track Name: Tonight
I won't forget you tonight, I just want you my dream
I just want to be free, I just want to believe
That I have self esteem, that I will be redeemed
I just want to believe, I just want to believe

I'm getting older
I'm getting tired
Of waiting up all night
Just to fall
down to sleep
Voices whisper that I'll never make it right
6 AM rolls around
Sirens screaming, blue burnt eyes
And I'll fall asleep when the clock strikes noon
But I'm resting on borrowed time

I'm waiting for the day when I can say I love you
I'm waiting for this moment, you're the girl of my dreams
I'm waiting for the day when I can smell your velvet hair
I'm waiting for anyone to be with me tonight

I won't forget you if you waste my life and strand me in the dark
I won't forget you if you postpone every day and break my heart
I won't forget you if you never return any single part of my livelihood
My dreams were good, I loved you from the start
But when all this dust has settled I'll be gone too long, too far

I'm waiting for the day when I can say I love you
I'm waiting for this moment, you're the girl of my dreams
I'm waiting for the day when I can smell your velvet hair
I'm waiting for anyone to be with me tonight

You're still the same as ever I know that you'll be just who I want
You're still the same and I won't change, I'll remain where I've come from
You're still the same, no I can't forget who changed my stoic mind
As you should, my bones are wood, I loved you from the start.
But when all this dust has settled you'll be gone too long, too far

I'm waiting for the day when I can say I love someone
I'm waiting for that moment, for the girl of my dreams
She's not real, no, no, no, no, not, not yet
I won't forget you, I won't forget the way you move
I won't forget you, I won't forget the way you move
I won't forget you, I won't forget the way you
Move me
Track Name: Good Not Great
I have some sort of precognition
That pleasantries are inhibitions
And I deserve better than I've got
Beauty's flaw is repetition
So give me all that I am wishing
If I'm insane then drag me out to get shot.

Life's good but not great, and I love to hate
Every mistake, for goodness' sake
Good but not great, declining rate
I need a better fate, give me intake
Good but not great

Do you see the lives on television?
I am this way because capitalism
I feel like normalcy is an evil rot
Earth owes me for my contributions
And excitement is the best solution
My own luxury is everything I've fought

Life's good but not great, and I love to hate
Every mistake, for goodness' sake
Good but not great, declining rate
I need a better fate, give me intake
Good but not great

Come on!
Track Name: Elegy
Write an elegy for my sympathy because I am done with this
Not one more day, I've gone away because honestly I'm pissed
At things you said, things you did, I'm calling your bullshit
My self-esteem still has steam, I'm not swallowing your bit

I don't want to be your self-hate machine
That you keep trying to drown in your tears
I thought you were my friend but there's limits to my ends
And you started pushing them far too near
I tried to lift you up but you're dead-set on giving up
Quit dragging me down with your fear
And I do believe you have more up your sleeve
So I'm cutting ties and leaving you here

Burn a candle so you can handle the facts of reality
Your dreams are dead 'cause you lost your head and blamed it all on me
Your guilt trip slip flipped my lid, now I know my enemy
I don't want to fight but I hope you see the light or you'll just keep wandering

I don't want to be your self-hate machine
That you keep trying to drown in your tears
I thought you were my friend but there's limits to my ends
And you started pushing them far too near
I tried to lift you up but you're dead-set on giving up
Quit dragging me down with your fear
And I do believe you have more up your sleeve
So I'm cutting ties and leaving you here

Where did your curiosity go?
Did you lose it in an empty hole?
Where did your empathy go?
All I know is you forgot that I used to know
Where did your friendship go?
I was never built to be your punching bag
When did the smile on your face drift away
and never come back?
Track Name: Someday
I never wanted to be
Anybody except for me
And when I woke up in this dream
I wished I could come home clean
To my white shirt on the
Ironing board, that's what I live for
For my black jacket on my chair
That's all I need, I don't care

This way you smell, I'll be okay
Whatever's left, I'll make it someday
Verdant coloring my skin
I'll breathe it in and live again

Brown on tan, these are my
Clothes will grow with me I suppose
Wearing a ring, so painted red
Exact zero, she's left for dead
Five years gone by, I'll never close
What is my heart? I'll never know
Apologize for what I feel
But never admit that it was real

The way you smell, I'll be okay
Whatever's left, I'll make it someday
Verdant coloring my skin
I'll breathe it in and live again

Every week my heart begins to wane
I never asked for no novocaine
I just wish gray would leave my eyes
Let them color as they remind
My head to stop falling so weak
Return the world to just one piece
Scatter daisies in my hair
Lest I tear up what I wear

The way you smell, I'll be okay
Whatever's left, I'll make it someday
Verdant coloring my skin
I'll breathe it in and live again

Brown on tan, these are my
Clothes will grow with me I suppose
Wearing a ring, so painted red
Exact zero, she's left for dead
Five years gone by, I'll never close
What is my heart? I'll never know
Apologize for what I feel
But never admit that it was real

But never admit that it was real
But never admit that what I feel was real to me
Track Name: Ledge
I crash my car right through that wall
Tipsy-turvy methanol
I cut my brakes but still I fall
Headache over Tylenol

I never left you alone.
I know it seems so lonely
But please don't doubt me now

I look both ways but do not care
Romantic dreams of air
Static whispers through my hair
Never repeat lest you beware

I never left you alone.
I know it seems so lonely
But please don't doubt me now

Hey
Track Name: Antithesis
I need someone to carry me home
Lay me down still in my clothes
Help me wake at the payphone, I'll be who I can see
In the sunlight, all alone

'Cause I can feel you, know you're here
I can smell you in the air
You're reflected in my stare
But I can't see you nowhere
I can't see anyone
The world's barren, all undone
A crisis of our age
Let me hear you when I

Lay down in the sunlight to revive
Everyone still pretends that they're completely alive
I'll do math in my sleep to control my destiny
And I'll make out with you every single night

'Cause I can feel you, know you're here
I can smell you in the air
You're reflected in my stare
But I can't see you nowhere
I can't see anyone
The world's barren, all undone
A crisis of our age
Let me hear you when I

Take some pills to make it all correct
Never, never, never let them whisk my mind away
I won't forget you, my love
So please, remember, who I once was

'Cause I can feel you, know you're here
I can smell you in the air
You're reflected in my stare
But I can't see you nowhere
I can't see anyone
The world's barren, all undone
A crisis of our age
Let me hear you when I

I need someone to carry me home
Lay me down still in my clothes
Help me wake at the payphone, I'll be who I can see
In the sunlight, all alone
Track Name: More Than Alright
I crashed my car a couple days ago
Walked back to her like baby I don't really know
The battle was fought and it tore me apart
And people look at me like I'm bleeding from my heart
But I'm back, yeah I'm back on track
And I'm losing that feeling that its slipping through the cracks
It's getting harder, despite the shit around
I just can't quite contort my face into a frown

And I guess
I'm finally
Maybe a little bit more than alright

I feel a bit better than alright
I feel more than alright
I feel like she's my light
My light, alright

I've just got to balance things out in my head
And then maybe I'll stop feeling a bit dead
Got to stop and go outside, figure out the rest of my life
And I guess the dues will pay
Then I'll be better than okay
And I'll fight until my voice drops
I swear we're gonna make it to the top

And I guess
I'm finally
Maybe a little bit more than alright

I feel a bit better than alright
I feel more than alright
I feel like she's my light
My light, alright

I crashed my car a couple days ago now
Now I'm walking wherever I go
Its alright, I'm making my way
I made my mind up I'm gonna stay
I'm gonna stand my own ground
Keep who I want around
Wake up tomorrow, do it again
Wake up everyday and let it begin

And I guess
I'm finally
Maybe a little bit more than alright

I feel a bit better than alright
I feel more than alright
I feel like she's my light
My light, alright
Track Name: Autumn
Autumn never felt so far away.
No matter where I drive, I feel it.
Hanging in the air.

Honey, feel me on your skin
Breath it in

Leaves are falling down the road.
Comforting my brain, I see them.
Whisper silently.

Honey, feel me on your skin
Breath it in

A window to the seaside, baby
Needs just a velvet rain, with no
Pressure to revive.

Honey, feel me on your skin
Breath it in
Track Name: Reflections
Reflections pass me by
Come and listen to the sun as it sets into the sea
Please hold my hand darling you know that I'll be fine
I'll be alright

Reflections pass me by
I'll hold the moon in my eyes on that lake at night
I need you by my side you know that I'll be fine
I'll be alright

Reflections pass me by
A mirror lifting to the sky walk along and find your life
Light streaming through my eyes my bones whisper inside
I'll be alright

I'll be alright
I'll be alright
I'll be alright
Track Name: Gimme Something
I never loved you like my heart said
I just wish I knew in that moment
When I threw it all away
That day, I left to find a better place

I'm walking
And I'll never hear your voice
You'll never hurt me now

Gimme something
Gimme someone to love
Gimme something to believe in

I wish I could reach back in time
To find myself walking right beside you
And I'd say "I do not like you, not one bit"
Why'd I never stop to think

I'm walking
And I'll never hear your voice
You'll never hurt me now

Gimme something
Gimme someone to love
Gimme something to believe in

I'm bawling balderdash, you're wishing that you could weep
But sand runs from your cheeks, tears tired in your eyes
Weeping through the skies, thunder in your mind
And left alone, I'll leave you crying in your bed
Maybe you'll feel what you said to me, hear me
I can't make it any clearer
Clearly I can live to hear it and I'll give
Anything to get away from you

Gimme something
Gimme someone to love
Gimme something to believe in

Gimme something to believe in
Track Name: Hollow Point Bullets
I wish I could lose my sense of object permanence
Wash away my world with the kiss of your lips
Stand in wonder every time you sit at my fence
White picket dreams surf oceans on your mist
I know the dollar in your pocket bought the bullets in my heart
And you knew how much I loved it why'd you leave me in the dark
Did it take a line of credit to buy the gun you shot me with
Did you take the time to think about what you did?

Or am I just a passerby, victim of a drive-by
Keep the doctor on the line, I gotta make it through the night
Just so I can wake up tomorrow, drown out the sorrow, find you so I don't feel hollow
Just so I can wake up tomorrow, drown out the sorrow, find you so I don't feel hollow

Jealous of shadows, my mind is out of whack
The flowers in meadows seem to be laughing back
I'm only here 'cause I have to be
You're plastered to the opposite wall like a masterpiece
You're watching all my blood pour out over me
I'm watching my love give a eulogy
I'm watching my love give a eulogy
You're watching my blood paint a picture on the street

Or am I just a passerby, victim of a drive-by
Keep the doctor on the line, I gotta make it through the night
Just so I can wake up tomorrow, drown out the sorrow, find you so I don't feel hollow
Just so I can wake up tomorrow, drown out the sorrow, find you so I don't feel hollow

I wish I could lose my sense of object permanence
Wash away my world with the kiss of your lips
Stand in wonder every time you sit at my fence
White picket dreams surf oceans on your mist
I know the dollar in your pocket bought the bullets in my heart
And you knew how much I loved it why'd you leave me in the dark
Did it take a line of credit to buy the gun you shot me with
Did you take the time to think about what you did?

Or am I just a passerby, victim of a drive-by
Keep the doctor on the line, I gotta make it through the night
Just so I can wake up tomorrow, drown out the sorrow, find you so I don't feel hollow
Just so I can wake up tomorrow, drown out the sorrow, find you so I don't feel hollow

Am I just a passerby, victim of a drive-by
Keep the doctor on the line, I gotta make it through the night
Track Name: Stay With Me
Please change me to the channel of your TV
I wanna be privy to your needs
I just want you to listen to my dusty sermons
I don’t want to fee like a basement servant

Stay with me
Stay with me
Stay with me
Stay with me

Don't tune me out on your radio
I swear my broadcast is comprehensible
My propaganda can make it all right
What's left is to make it through this fight

Stay with me
Stay with me
Stay with me
Stay with me
Track Name: Love, I'm In Love
How I loved you

How I loved your velvet hair

There she sat, his girl whistling in the park
So adorably true
There we sat, his whole world full of lovely art
So impeccably new

Love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Love, I'm in love, I'm in love

Little did he know that the world can't love you back
No matter how big is your heart
Little did he know that she didn't love him back
She just wanted to tear him apart

Love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Love, I'm in love, I'm in love

I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
Track Name: Lost Days
The left door leans on in to my brain where
I wish that I could send some information
Down to the floor again, I want more
Help to try, help me cry

Help me cry and hear my heart
I need to know where I can go to feel
Alive like anybody else
Lock my brain in maroon

The only way out is the unknown telescopic little
Lies my tonguebrush in it's home, muddy daisy dais
Crippled dragon let me see, let the legless carry me
Help me down, help me out

Help me cry and hear my heart
I need to know where I can go to feel
Alive like anybody else
Lock my brain in maroon

Rain falls inside my brain and helps me to feel my
Pain in nostalgia, hey man, I tricked ya
Just a prank, a trick up my sleeve, you really thought I was one to
Grieve for my lost days, all my lost days

Left door, leave me be
What is it that I can't see?
I gotta get away
From my lost days, all my lost days

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