Cartography Volume I

by Bobby Blake Monroe

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Drums were recorded at Forty-One Fifteen Studios in Nashville, TN with Taylor Bray. Guitars, Bass, Vocals, and Keys were recorded at home by Bobby Blake Monroe.

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released 27 August 2013

Bobby Blake Monroe - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Mixing, and Mastering
Jeff Braun - Drums
Taylor Bray - Production on Drums

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Track Name: Put The Bottle Down
I've got to stop this
Put the bottle down on the grown
How could I start this again?
Now I'm right back where I fell

All the days and nights I stayed away just to satisfy my thirst
Everything you said ran through my head
But I never heard a word

I'm alone in this one now and I did it to myself
And I can't stand to watch this fall apart again

I pray this will stop
But it's not the way it works
The things I have lost
Will only make things worse

All the ways that I have let you down remind me of what I am
Just a man alone with idle hands
Trading whiskey for oxygen

I can stay afloat as long as it takes to make my way back home
The words I know you spoke,
Were the only thing to save my wretched soul
And I put my life on hold
To fix these leaking holes
Track Name: Rain
I've been thinking a lot today
A lot of things that I'd like to change
But I'll stay the same

Jealousy in an open room
With everything that I'd never do
Least of all to you

But it's never gonna feel the same
You're never gonna feel the same again

You can watch the rain fall down but It won't change nothing
You'll just watch the rain fall down

I've been thinking a lot today
But every time that I try to change
I just stay the same

Jealousy in an open room
With everything that I'd never do
Least of all to you

(You can watch the rain but you'll stay the same)

And I tried to be everything that you'd ever need
But my jealousy always gets the best of me
Track Name: Marriage
I don't want to say what I really think
So I'll stay quiet, calm, collected
I won't make a move unless you want me to

(That's not the way this work)
I can keep my thoughts to myself all night
(You'll only make things worse)
At the very least I could keep this together

I can be happy on my own
I can be happy all alone
Without the light to guide me home

Loneliness fits you like a glove
Your heart it breaks with each breath you take
And It won't stop unless you want it to

(The thoughts run through your head)
This isn't the marriage you want it to be
(And now our wedding bed)
Is the only thing that keeps us together

(We'll never make this work)

If love and compromise is all that's on your mind
Well, it's not enough
It's a lie
Track Name: Wait For You
It's not fair for you to ask me to wait for you
While you're doing all those things that you swore you'd never do
And I swear that I can feel the same way too
Give me girls with pretty names,
Give me anyone but you

If it makes you happy, If it's what you need than go
While you're out on Friday night, I'll be stuck here all alone
In my mind I'm right outside with my heart stuck on my sleeve
While you're spending all your nights with anyone who isn't me

It's not fair for you to ask me to wait for you
So now I'm doing all these things that I thought I'd never do
And I'm glad that you now feel the same way too
Cause all those girls with pretty names, they don't measure up to you

And this doesn't make me happy but I think that you should go
While I'm out on Friday night, I hope you're stuck there all alone
In your mind you're right outside with your heart stuck on my sleeve
While I'm spending all my nights wishing I was anyone but me
Track Name: Stay
"Just keep me close"
She said to me as we sat all alone
The darkness grew and then swallowed us whole
And there I thought that I would never be alone

She just stayed one night with me, and in the morning turned to leave
She just stayed one night with me, and until now I could not sleep

So stay if you want to stay
No, I could never push you away from me
Just say what you need to say

So I slept alone
Where every ghost would rest I laid my bones
Frail and brittle on the Atlantic Coast
There I thought that I would always be alone

Now I just stare out at the sea
And dream of everything that we will never be
I just stare out at the sea
And for now that's all I need

Ive been convincing everyone that I'm alright
Yeah, I'm just fine
But what's the point of holding on to all those nights if they're just lies?
There's no love without the pain it takes to make a compromise
And I will walk away tonight if that's what you decide