On Love and Loneliness

by Michael

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Songs about love and songs about loneliness. Some are sad and some are funny and some are in between.

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released December 10, 2016

Michael Liu-Vocals, Guitar, Melodica, Banjo
Percussion-Josh Salant

Please check out the people who helped me make this album what it is:

Recording Engineer- Josh Salant/ Salant Sound
www.facebook.com/SalantSound/

Mastering- Peter Karl
peterkarlstudios.com

Album Art- Alexandra Anthes
cargocollective.com/AlexAnthes

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Michael New York, New York

Singer Songwriter based out of New York City.

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Track Name: Living Room
rivers, rolling through the valleys
racing under mountains
in the confines of my living room

my house, which i haven't left in 3 days
sanity left through the fire escapes
of my living room

and my locks and doors have betrayed me once again
trapped me in oh i can't even contend

and witness, to the sheer amounts of beauty
of cobwebs spiders built me
in my living room

ants that, pick up pieces of for me
of my crumbling heart comes tumbling
to the corners of my living room

these walls i paint with my eyes over again
your voice i thought i heard in the other room

as i pace around my house, i'm thinking of you
my lights and thoughts are blocked my curtains, they're blocked by you
shut the shutters, lock the house, shut my mind and shut my mouth and i'll disappear

i'll disappear
i'll disappear
i'll disappear
Track Name: Acorns
Sometimes you love me
Sometimes you don't know
All times you're capricious
I want to explode

Look at your phone
all throughout dinner
abruptly you leave
I don't feel like a winner

My texts are like acorns
forgotten by squirrels
buried so deep
deep in the snow

You hope they will rot
be forgotten by summer
buried so deep
deep in the snow

well they'll grow and they'll grow
into great oak trees don't you know
and you'll find, in some time
that my heart which you've curtly declined

will grow huge
it'll grow huge

For I am a tree and my roots they will spread and
they're big and they're strong
and they're brown and they're red
and they'll creep and they'll crawl
and they'll climb over you
I'll get over you
over you, I'll get over you
over you, I'll get over you
over you, I'll get over you
Track Name: Oolong I, Pretend
I have two shaking hands pumped with blood
from a nervous nervous anxious anxious heart
I have two shaking hands pumped with blood
from a overworking overburdened heart

And you come sit next to me
with a plate of food balanced on your hand
Some oolong tea and those sushi rolls
you learned to make in Japan

And I'll pretend like I don't care
and I'll pretend that I'm so cool
These conversations that we share
I feel like I'm back in high school

And I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
if you're pretending too
And I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
if you're pretending too
Track Name: Salt on Your Skin
And when I kiss you I taste the salt on your skin
your chest heaving I feel you forcefully push out wind
it makes a hurricane in my room x2

You turn to me and ask me what I want to eat
and I can feel your toes tapping on my feet
it makes an earthquake in my room x2

So then we sloth out of bed put on some clothes
but to our dismay we find whole foods closed
and I want you know how much you mean to me
and our time in this city spent adventuring
and I want you know how much you mean to me
and our time in this city spent adventuring
you swoon
I laugh
I got a feeling in my stomach this will last

So wander through the city streets unplanned
and the heat from your body melts ice cream in your hand
and your body is the sun and the moon
the stars in the sky that blanket sand dunes
Track Name: Driveway
Your 97 Honda Accord pulls up to my driveway
And I know everything is going to be okay
And your feet they touch the hot pavement from the burning sun
the heat rises up, up into the stratosphere
where the clouds are clear
and I can see now that I love you dear I love you dear

x2
And I can't see anything here but you
as your feet walk towards me wet with the morning dew
and the rising sun burns bright like your fiery gaze
and you smile so bright it burns in me for days

And your sun dress flows
like the wind comes and goes
but our love
our love is a rock which we can hide
from crashing waves of stress
your mother's texts
your creepy ex
and your monotone gray office text

x2
and your hands are rough but embrace me so soft
your touch elevates me to new heights aloft
and the morning sun burns bright like your fiery gaze
you smile so bright it burns in me for days
Track Name: Oolong II, Tar Sands and Black Oil
You come sit next to me
with a cup of hot oolong tea
my heart's in a boxing ring
it can't take anymore of this pounding oh no!

You talk to me about him
and last night
the sex was great
so I hear
Well that's great
that's fantastic
that's great
his made of plastic
floating in the ocean
waiting to choke some poor sea turtle to death

he's made of tar sands and black oil X4
Track Name: Alone
I can see right through her eyes
And I can see right through her disguise
And suddenly I can read her minds
I can read minds

She's wondering why I'm wasting her time
as her eyes catches those of another guy
he's 6 feet tall, blond hair blues eyes
and he's wondering why I'm wasting her time
and she's wondering why I'm wasting her time
and I'm wondering why I'm wasting her time
her time

Well the great epiphany I had today
I'll never get the girl, I'll never get my way
and it gnaws at me down to the bone
straight to the bone
And I might get married, married somebody
but will that marriage be out of love or be out of fear or being alone?
dying alone?

And sometimes I feel like an extra in somebody else's movie
Waiting to be edited out waiting for someone to delete me
I'll be in the director's cut edition
I'll be in the director's cut edition

And it might be a bit too optimistic to say
that someone will come along, come along my way
well that's not quite what time has shown, time has shown
and maybe i'll get married, married someday
but will that marriage be out of love or be out of fear of being alone,
dying alone
Track Name: Serena Williams
Seems like you're the Serena Williams of breaking my heart
And every time you serve the ball into the court I fall apart
You're up forty love and I'm not quite sure how to score
In this labyrinthine game of doves it's you I'm looking for
Track Name: Farm Party in Eastern PA
Well the moonlight blankets over
this great big farm
and you stumble in the mud
well you stumble in my arm
and my heart races on
I don't know what to do
and my heart races on
like I drank too much Mountain Dew
and my heart races on
I don't know what to say
and my heart races on
like the Predator's at bay
get to the chopper!

So then I stutter
and I stammer
and I don't know what to say
and then we stumble
and then we tumble
next to the bonfire's flame
the bonfire burns so bright
it reminds of the Albuquerque sun
where you come from

And the heat reflects
a burgundy blush on your face
it makes me wonder if there are
other guys running in this race
and the pearls of sweat
that glisten along your neck
makes me wonder if
i'll draw another joker in this deck

x4
Will I get lucky
and make you laugh all night?

or will it all come crashing
down down down down down down down?
Track Name: Hiking
And before I can even open my eyes
I smell fried eggs in the tent
and I can see morning fog in the air
and I can feel morning dew under my feet
and I hear good morning from you
you don't even turn around

you said I'm making eggs
I'll make extra just for you
I'll make extra just for you
Track Name: Lightening
Sometimes when I look at you
And I can see the lightening in your eyes
Sometimes when I look at you
You brighten up these overcasting skies

And if only for a second
you illuminate the path of my life
and if only for a second
you illuminate the path of my life

And sometimes when I listen to you
I can hear the thunder in your voice
and sometimes when I listen to you
I can hear the thunder in your voice

You wake me up from nightmares
in the middle of the night
to remind me that my dreams have a choice
well you wake me up from nightmares
in the middle of the night
to remind me that my dreams have a choice

And sometimes when I think of you
and your face when you listen
to me when I get blue
you always come around

Sometimes when you brush against me
I can smell your scent from the wind
and sometimes when your crying to me
I can feel it rain on my skin

We wash away our sorrows
and feel the cool breeze from the wind
We wash away our sorrows
together this new life we begin.
Track Name: Oolong III, Pier
It's quiet along the pier
and the only thing I hear
Is the sand give way to your feet along the shore

You come stand next to me
In your thermos theres oolong tea
it will keeps us warm tonight I hear you say

The clouds gives way
and the moonlight brushes over you
on your shoulders a silvery gray
and on your face the palest blue

the silence and the dark
juxtaposed with my pounding heart
Its hard to keep my hands from shaking around you
your eyes they pierce me they split me into you
you stare at me whatever shall I do?
you stare at me whatever shall I do?
whatever shall I do?
Track Name: Pressure Drop
And I notice the pressure drop
as you storm through the square
with your terrifying, furious glare
And I swore lightening bolts came out of your eyes
And I swore zeus himself descended from the skies
And I swore lightening bolts came out of your eyes

And I notice the passerbys stare
as they whispher to each other
whats going on? going on there?
And I've never wanted to be invisible more than now
And I've never wanted to see you happy more than now
Well your smiles I've taken for granted until now,
until now

And I can see the breeze blow back your brown brushy hair
And how I wish that wind were my hands
And I can see the sun slip a kiss upon your skin
And how I'd never thought I'd be envious of stars
I'd never thought I'd be envious of wind

And I can feel your lioness roar
As I stagger back and forth
like a tsunami hits the unsuspecting shore
And for some odd reason I want more
And for your smiles and your kisses I'll endure
And for some odd reason I want more
wanting more

And I can see the breeze blow back your brown brushy hair
And how I wish that wind were my hands
And I can see the sun slip a kiss upon your skin
And how I'd never thought I'd be envious of stars
how I'd never thought I'd be envious of wind
Track Name: Trash
And I know our relationship sounds
sounds like this chord
And I know some people take bets on when
when we'll get bored of each other
when we'll leave each other

But I love the way you tear me apart
And you love the way I yell in your car
And I love the hole you fill in my heart
Even if that hole is filled with trash
Cause you fill it so earnestly
and so honestly
and you only
do it for me

And I know our relationship is headed
headed for doom
And no therapist can heal us
or guide us through this gloom

But I love the way you tear me apart
And you love the way I yell in your car
Well I love the hole you fill in my heart
Even if that hole is filled with trash
Cause you fill it so earnestly
and so honestly
and you only
fill it for me