Coney

by Mel Stone

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Originally written and recorded for Bandcamp's Transgender Law Center nonprofit event, CONEY was intended to be a one-day-only release. Now, it will be available as a permanent fundraiser for the organization.

100% of artist's proceeds benefit the Transgender Law Center

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released August 4, 2017

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Mel Stone Portland, Maine

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Track Name: Passing
all the way
slipped through the early day
cemetery’s drowned in morning dew

near the churches draped with ferns
that want to see me burn
i felt the future buried below my shoes

i never thought to second guess
the plan i made at somebody's behest
a game of chicken to keep my arrow true
i always had to make amends
when i strayed from the perfect end
now i don’t know where i’m going
but i won't get there by waiting around for you

there's no way
the mystery can remain
digging through dumpsters, sifting for a clue

you’ve got a voice that i adore
and i’ve seen that face before
my knees are shaking and restless waiting for you

but, can't bring myself to send the text
cause i only pass on the internet
a careful angle to keep my smile in view
i always seem to make a mess
every time i drunk confess
how your hand keeps me steady
while the world spins underneath you

don't know what to expect
when you hold my eyes with that rough caress
smoke in the sky, electric bleeding hue
don't mean to be a hypocrite, but
let’s maybe slow it down a bit
let the current flow through and over you
pulling us into that deep, deep blue
Track Name: A Good Day Is Near
every day's a disaster, new sights to behold
my feed's full of horrors about to unfold
but if you're trapped in a moment controlled by fear
it won't be easy but a good day is near

so when the sky goes black
and your eyes turn red
and the spiraling thoughts
fill your crowded head
let it ride, let it break
it'll happen, we'll help it together

the earth is still spinning and dead stars still shine
even mountains can move one rock at a time
so when those d.c. fuckups put a ring in your ears
just know that it won't come easy, but a good day is near
yeah, it won't come easy, but a good day is near

so when the sky goes black
and your eyes turn red
and the spiraling thoughts
fill your crowded head
let it ride, let it break
it'll happen, we'll help it together

so don't think for a second that weak and alone
it takes strength to stand on your own
find the family that will stand up and cheer
it won't be easy but a good day is near
yeah, it took a long time, to say "i'm proud to be queer"
and it won't be easy, but a good day is near
Track Name: Daydrunk
punch drunk and i can't move my tongue
can't find the words
that would move this audition along
get me out of the spotlight i never asked for

stuck up in a casual way
telling me jokes
swearing it's really okay
"life is so short, so why even worry?"

winning me over
with a flick of the wrist
a sleight of hand
i never saw coming

wine drunk and I'm spilling your song
the one that sent where you swore
that you'd never belong
well look at you now
singing and smiling

turned up in the cover of night
touching my hand
away from the flickering light
seen on the street
as long as we're hiding

twisting me over
wound up like a top
spiraling
just like you wanted

daydrunk coming down with the sun
turning my head to the one
that you said I'd become
glossy and gaunt
famous and frozen

cold eyes and a cigarette haze
blood in my mouth
haven't seen sober for days
a small price to pay
to not have to miss you

cut down and sewn up
i can fix every flaw
but will it ever be
ever be enough for you

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