Changes

As the title suggests something has changed. A long time ago, I posted a text about my second album that I’m working on. This album had the working title and was going to be called Something to remind You. However, in the last few weeks I started working on the music again and decided to change the projects title. It’s now called: Tales from the Ashtray. I have to admit I really like that title (and I don’t say that very often) as it sums up what the lyrics are all about: memories that I’ve left behind but that are still lingering somewhere, some still smoldering.
Anyways, what do you think of the title?

By the way, feel free to check out the lyrics here

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Give It Back – Throw It All Away

This is the tenth song of my Something to Remind You project
GIVE IT BACK!

Open your eyes to a dancer on an empty stage
You tore apart her play page by page by page
The crowd is gone
She’s all alone
With nowhere to call home

Another light shines on a screen behind your eyes
Every time you spark that flame your candle slowly dies
An empty room
A silent tomb
Is nowhere to call home
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The Devil In Me

This is the ninth song of my Something to Remind You project.

There are things that need to be said
That keep my heart locked inside my head
Remnants of thoughts, like ghost haunting me
I was thrown against a wall of concrete

There you stand in the middle of my mind
Confronted with the monsters I thought I’d left behind
You laid another demon dead at my feet
Can I ever give what you need?

If you believe in me
I might be able to see (AGAIN)
To fill the void (EMPTINESS)
I was left broken and destroyed

There he fades on a separate track
Like ripples he is never coming back
Twisting the knife, see the devil in me
Can you hold me so I can bleed?

If you believe in me
I might be able to see (AGAIN)
To fill the void (EMPTINESS)
I was left broken and destroyed

I wanna run and hide
And shed some tears
Lie down and cry
And give in to my fears

Give me your hand
Help me to stand
With that smile on your face
Take me away from this place

Can you take me away from this place?
Give me your hand
Can you take me away from this place?
Give me your hand
Take me away from this place
Bring me home

There is my devil again and he screams
You are not even close to what she needs
I am nothing like him, can’t you see?
Will you still believe in me?

If you believe in me
I might be able to see (AGAIN)
To fill the void (EMPTINESS)
I was left broken and destroyed

If you believe in me
I might be able to see (AGAIN)
To fill the void (EMPTINESS)
I was left broken and destroyed

Will you…?

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Burn It All

This is the eighth song of my Something to Remind You project.

There’s rain (RAIN), rain falling from your eyes
How can the starling crash if it never flies?
(YOU DID! FOR YEARS)
Been in that sky for way too long
Up and down and it all went wrong

The clouds got thicker, the sky turned gray
You take one step forward going two away
One song on a piano played in different keys
(BLACK AND WHITE)
What one shows, the other never sees

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever built
I’d burn it all down

You were lost (ALONE) and few ever knew
When the bridges crashed who’d believe you?
(IT HURTS! STILL DOES!)
The last stones thrown always hit the heart
A fork in the road where ways finally part (FOREVER)

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever built
I’d burn it all down

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever built
I’D BURN IT ALL…DOWN

Let’s walk outside for a while
(YOU AND ME)
See where it will lead us
(YOU AND ME)
Take my hand, let’s walk outside
For a while

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever built
I’d burn it all down

I want you to know
That everything he’s ever burned
I’ll rebuild

I hope I can

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Of Broken Hearts And Cracked Smiles

This is the seventh song of my Something to Remind You project.

It all began with you, the bridges burning
Twisting my words, still turning
There’s an end to every line, wake up from the dream
On a midsummer night, where have I been?
Outside, on the other side, see me hiding
Hear the scratch of you pen, you’re writing
Rhymes and lines and words that hurt
Your poetry is killing me

With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart

The last leaves of fall settle on the ground
You’re my approaching winter in a cyanide gown
Drown out the voices screaming in my head
Just let me go, why do you have to keep me instead?
Waving, on the other side, I sense you smiling
Hear the falling letters, oh you’re writing
Lines that die and words that hurt
Your poetry is killing me

With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart

And I open my mouth to scream
But the words won’t come out
My voice breaks so I suffer in silence
While your waves are crashing on my island

And I open my mouth to scream
But the words won’t come out
My voice breaks so I suffer in silence
While your waves are crashing on my island

With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken…
Heart

When at last we part, the city is destroyed
Annihilation, misery, come on fill the void
Colors that drain from a photograph
Tear me apart the way I cut you in half
Inside, on the other side, I’m dying
The sounds of a pen on paper, you’re writing
Verses and curses and words never heard
You’re poetry, you’re killing me

With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart
With a cracked smile and a broken heart (you’re killing me)
With a cracked smile and a broken heart (you’re killing me)
WITH A CRACKED SMILE AND A BROKEN…
HEART!!!

With A Smile

This is the sixth song of my Something to Remind You project.

It’s insane
All the ups and downs
Never knowing where to turn, where to go
And the pain
Not the worst I’ve ever known
When it’s gonna burn, burning slow

I’m afraid we
Might be headed in different directions
Afraid of chasing a reflection
You could use that gun on me tonight
With a smile

I’m a clown
The colors on my face
Washed away by tears, now replaced
Still a clown
So easy to erase
All of my fears, steps retraced

I’m afraid we
Might be headed in different directions
Afraid of chasing a reflection
You could use that gun on me tonight
With a smile

I know I shouldn’t think too much
Hell, I tried
I’d lie
If I said I didn’t care

So easy for you to say
Lift me up or throw me away
I wouldn’t blame you

What we’ve said
Tears I wiped away
I held you when you cried, wish I had
In my head
Still dream about that day
I held you tight, dreamer’s dead?

I’m afraid we
Might be headed in different directions
Afraid of chasing a reflection
You could use that gun on me tonight
With a smile

I care for you, I really do
Feel you here, so far away
Will you go? Are you coming back?
Will you ever stay?

I’m afraid we
Might be headed in different directions
Afraid of chasing a reflection
You could use that gun on me tonight
Or make me smile

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Banquo

This is the fifth song of my Something to Remind You project.

Turn that face away
Where tears have left scars in those eyes
Trace them all the way
From the lines on your cheeks to that cracked smile
No one’s gonna see, no one’s gonna feel
The pain I’ve left behind
In the warzone of a soul lies the wasteland of a heart
Even if you broke me, I tore you apart

When I close my eyes
I see you walking down the aisle
Feeling blue, draped in black
So beautiful in white
I’m the ghost, the Banquo by your side

Burn that fairy tale
On the pyre of a book read in the past
Love to no avail
Shouldn’t start, couldn’t stop, wouldn’t make it last
No one’s gonna see, no one’s gonna hear
The tears I made you cry
In the warzone of a soul lies the wasteland of a heart
Even if you broke me, I tore you apart

When I close my eyes
I see you walking down the aisle
Feeling blue, draped in black
So beautiful in white
I’m the ghost, the Banquo by your side

We were the devil and the dancer
The jester and the queen
Dark inside the light
Never to be seen

One more step my little dancer
Closer to the edge of the world
One more question I can’t answer
Closer to the edge of the world

Twist that knife around
Sever the cord, make the bones come crashing down
Shattered on the ground
Like memories in a trash can, left to rot, left to drown
No one’s gonna see, no one’s gonna heal
The wounds I left inside
In the warzone of a soul lies the wasteland of a heart
Even if you broke me, I tore you apart

When I close my eyes
I see you walking down the aisle
Feeling blue, draped in black
So beautiful in white
I’m the ghost, the Banquo by your side

When I close my eyes
I see you walking down the aisle
Feeling blue, draped in black
So beautiful in white
I’m the ghost, the Banquo by your side

I’m the ghost
I’m Banquo
I’m Banquo
Let me go
You’ll never let me go

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