Calm & Normal EP

by Rusty Clanton

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released October 28, 2016

All songs written and performed by Rusty Clanton
Produced by Cole Johnson
Mixed by Dan Diaz

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Track Name: I Love You (But I'm Leaving)
close your eyes and count to ten.
take a minute, breathe it in.
watch it mixing with the wind outside your window
like salt into the ocean

back to where I belong
pedal down, a brand new song
take one off to try one on 'cause there's no secret
to this life.

i love you but I'm leaving
i hope you figure out one day
what it is you're needing
but if you can't help yourself, I can't make myself stay.

every little chord and tone
ring them out stick by stone.
i know it used to be my home. It's far behind me
and I'm not lookin' back.
no, not even a second glance.
water over dirty hands
and though it doesn't make much sense right now
i'll let it just work out in the end.

i love you but I'm leaving.
i hope you figure out one day
what it is you're needing.
but if you can't help yourself, I can't make myself stay.

and though I don't owe an explanation,
you're kind of like sitting too close to a fire.
I know a few feet would make it better
but this chair's so heavy, it's late, I'm getting tired.
but long gone are the days where I sit by and wait
for you to just burn out or burn me up.
so this is goodbye.

i love you but I'm leaving.
i hope you figure out one day
what it is you're needing.
but if you can't help yourself, I can't make myself stay.
Track Name: You're In My Head
a thousand miles between
can't keep your face away when I'm asleep.
a song stuck on repeat
a drink this strong was never meant to keep you on your feet.

so tell me what to do.
you're in the morning.
you're every night after the day is through
i haven't got a clue.
everything I see is just a different shade of you.
it's taking over slowly all my thoughts.
if only I knew how to make you mine.

you're in my head, you're in my head again
can't keep you out, don't wanna hold you in
you're all around, you're underneath my skin.
you're in my head, you're in my head again.

your voice is every sound.
i see your face more times a day than I can even count.
you follow me around.
you're planted just as deep as any seed sleeps in the ground.
it's taking over slowly all my thoughts.
if only I knew how to make you mine.

you're in my head, you're in my head again
can't keep you out, don't wanna hold you in
you're all around, you're underneath my skin.
you're in my head, you're in my head again.

and if there's a cure, I'm not even sure I want it.
there's no better thing with which to fill my brain than you.

you're in my head, you're in my head again
can't keep you out, don't wanna hold you in
you're all around, you're underneath my skin.
you're in my head, you're in my head again.
Track Name: River and Spout
four walls, a roof, and plenty of
attention and food to fill me up
all my life should have been enough
to show me how to love you.

i'm sorry I don't always know
just how to let the small things go
or what to say when it matters most.
you make it look so easy.

if you're a river than I must be a spout.
where you deliver, I barely spit it out you know that
no one wants a taste unless it's flowing cool and clean.
you're what love is made of.
my imitation's cheap.

honest I don't remember when
i had a thought pass through my head
not about me in the end
and I don't know how to curb it.

can't help but wonder why I don't
ever feel ice in your tone
or have to hear I told you so's
heaven knows I've earned it.

if you're a river than I must be a spout.
where you deliver, I barely spit it out you know that
no one wants a taste unless it's flowing cool and clean.
you're what love is made of.
my imitation's cheap.

i don't wanna lose you.
i know you're not just a game I'm playing.
when'll I ever understand?
the more I know it
the less I wanna show it:
love means folding with a winning hand.
Track Name: Novels
in a world of places let's go somewhere we haven't gone.
we've got younger faces than our hearts are letting on.

and we won't place any stock in old days.
let's save up for something new.
someday i won't have to wait for you.

what if i asked, what if i asked you to stay?
what if it cost you your heart and your last name?

and we won't place any stock in old days.
let's save up for something new.
someday i won't have to wait for you.

and when we sleep at night I hope that we write novels in our heads
of what to tell the other when we wake.
and when morning comes before we're done with volumes left to choose.
lets say I love you.
just I love you
i love you
and i love you too.
Track Name: Calm & Normal
if I'm being honest, caller I.D. freaks me out.
i'd rather know that it's you by your hello.
our hearts are known for beating a little too loud.
don't you ever want it all?

take your shot if you mean it
and it might not just be a feeling.
i don't know what you're thinking.
i just call it like I see it and girl, we got it goin' on.

as long as you're alright, everything's alright with me.
i've never been one to worry about tomorrow.
it's just information. Everyone sends and receives.
so why do we keep on counting.

take your shot if you mean it
and it might not just be a feeling.
i don't know what you're thinking.
i just call it like I see it and girl, we got it goin' on.

don't you think it's funny how
we wander in and wander out
of everything and everyone we meet.
but, that's the way it goes.
i guess we're just a couple ghosts
to several-hundred people, you and me.

if only I were calm & normal.

take your shot if you mean it
and it might not just be a feeling.
i don't know what you're thinking.
i just call it like I see it and girl, we got it goin' on.