In the Background

by Scott Lippitt

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Befriend imperfection and be free

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released May 6, 2016

written/performed - Scott Lippitt
produced/mixed/mastered - Nick Seman
art - Corey Lippitt

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Scott Lippitt Cincinnati, Ohio

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Track Name: Great Fool
all these daydreams
they amount to nothing
i don’t even know what they mean
cycling in my head for weeks

all these big shots
trying to make more than what they’ve got
when really they aint got a lot
their money and their body will rot
primal feel it makes me want to scream

well i am a great fool
but i am grateful
for eyes that let me see
the scenery around me
and i won’t pretend that
i know whats going on but
at the end of the day at least i can say that my heart’s full

when i wake up
i am in the same body
i have got eyes that see
grateful for everything

please realize
that we ourselves are gifts of life
capitalism didn’t make the human eye
i’ll leave that for you to decide
primal feel it makes me want to scream

well i am a great fool
but i am grateful
for eyes that let me see
the scenery around me
and i won’t pretend that
i know whats going on but
at the end of the day at least i can say that my heart’s full
Track Name: Ghost of Imperfection
every day
he sharpens his blades
keeps the kitchen looking nice

he stays fit
he grows his ego
even though his heart has grown cold

he’s not free
no matter how hard he tries to be
he wants to be the best
he’s obsessed

the imperfect ghost
comes right at him
red sauce on his clothes
now it’s got him
he is losing control
what a fortune
maybe now he will have compassion

he’s got somewhere to go
he’s on the road
one of his tires has gone flat

he gets out of the car
shuts the door so hard
he scares off the help he would have had

the imperfect ghost
has found a new host
and it’ll be here for a while
until he learns to smile

the imperfect ghost
it comes right at him
red sauce on his clothes
now it’s got him
he is losing control
what a fortune
maybe now he will have compassion
it’s the only way to get rid of the ghost

you reap what you sow
the less you fear, the more you grow
Track Name: Sandstone Fear
she puts her hands up on the wall
pulls her feet up, starts to feel tall
she’s got to find the point where she can balance it all
because if her foot slips, she’s going to fall
the fear digs in her chest and finds a home

she has got a freedom addiction
it’s too late now, she’s trusting the friction
she’s got to find something that can hold her weight
the flakes are pretty thin, they might break
she’s feeling okay but not great

she has got a need to feel free
throws her fear to the wind
and looks out over the trees
she’s not coming down unless she slips and falls
hopefully today that is not in her cards

she’s halfway up, but halfway away
her fingers ache and her leg starts to shake
is this what it takes, is this what makes
freedom over fear feel so great?
put your body in harms way and make it out safe?

she has got a need to feel free
throws her fear to the wind
and looks out over the trees
she’s not coming down unless she slips and falls
hopefully today that is not in her cards

she has got a need to feel free
throws her fear to the wind
and looks out over the trees
she’s not coming down unless she slips and falls
hopefully today that is not in her cards

ooh to the top won’t you take me there?
Track Name: Arising and Passing
there is truth to time and
unstoppable motion
well things come and they go
some fast some slow

there is truth to life and
unstoppable emotions
well they rise and they fall
some short some tall

i just want to fall apart
let the breeze flow through me yeah
let the sun just take me away
i’m finally free

we’re all building a story
at least that’s what we think but
the past is past
and the future cannot be grasped

i talk about change but i
hate it when things do
it’s so ironically true
just between me and you

i just want to fall apart
let the breeze flow through me yeah
let the sun just take me away
i’m finally free

i just want to fall apart
let the breeze flow through me yeah
let the sun just take me away
i’m finally free
Track Name: In the Background
i’m like you and you and you
we’ve all got something we want to prove
no longer will i be a martyr
i’m growing up, now i’m smarter

i sometimes dream in the color green
you would understand if you knew what i mean
to say
or if i knew anyway
it’s funny how it all fades away

but i can be so much more than just your lefthand glove
and i can be so much more than just your background love
it’s not enough

my feelings float just like a cloud
move just as fast, strike just as loud

so buy some land and build a house
close the doors and lock your mouth

she says “i love you” and he does too
but they close the doors, all but a few

she moved on, he’s read the news
there is nothing left to do
it’s funny how it all fades away

but i can be so much more than just your lefthand glove
and i can be so much more than just your background love
it’s not enough
Track Name: Bald Guy
i used to know a man
who shaved his head
he went over to Asia
to find his way

ooh
he was looking for perfection
what a fool
cause there is no such thing

he came back to the states
and called his friends
he said “i must have made a mistake”
“i didn’t find the way”
his friends all said to him
“you were looking in the wrong place”

“ooh you were looking for perfection”
“what a fool”
“cause there is no such thing”

well he was a good man
but he didn’t understand
he was just a man
woah

his mind shone like the sun
but he didn’t understand
there’s no perfection
Track Name: Dissolution
we all have a mind we call our own
sometimes we call it “me”
well most of us don’t mind our minds
but i probably spend too much time
minding my mind

i sit and try to make things different
but control is just an illusion
we all are free
it’s just that we can’t see
see that we’re free

all of sudden i feel better
like your arm around my shoulder
or putting on a fuzzy sweater
yeah well i feel better
so much better

i ask my mind “who am I?”
and wait patiently for a reply
what i hear is “i am you”
but how can that be true?
there can’t be two

i try to control what i think
in pops a picture of the kitchen sink
i bet even you can’t not think
of that metal kitchen sink
we don’t control what we think

all of a sudden i feel better
like the smell of lovely lavender
or spending time with my mom dad and brother
oh i feel better
oh so much better oh
better
Track Name: Love Your Life
take your time
love your life
you will die
love your life
listen to the silence

and if you feel the way i do then you will
hold on
the day is long but you are strong and you will
hold on
the day you left i realized something
we are always dying but we’re always birthing

take your time
love the mom
of this earth
and of your own
listen to the silence

ooh
and if you feel the way i do then you will
hold on
the day is long but you are strong and you will
hold on
the day i left i listened to the sound
peace comes from within not without