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Means To Me

by Long Beard

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g-radiation So difficult to pick a favourite track! "Long Beard" has been the best musical discovery in a long time. The lyrics strike a balance between telling a story, poetic beauty, and describing a nuanced feeling of melancholy. Musically, the attention to detail overall is astounding. And it's also pretty catchy. 10/10
Looking forward to the next release! Favorite track: Empty Bottle.
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jaws5 this whole project meshes into an ethereal dream Favorite track: Monarch.
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nirus I love this album so much. the whole thing fits as one that hits every feel progressively and like no other.
one should get pretty indecisive while picking a favorite track. Favorite track: Getting By.
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released September 13, 2019

Engineered and Mixed by Craig Hendrix
Produced by Craig Hendrix and Leslie Bear
Mastered by Heba Kadry

Guitars & Vocals by Leslie Bear
Percussion & Bass by Craig Hendrix
Synth/Keys by Leslie Bear and Craig Hendrix
All songs written by Leslie Bear

Photography by Adan Carlo
Album Layout/Design by Jaime Knoth

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Track Name: Countless
I tried moving closer to the city
thought maybe you would see me
more than once a week,
a month, a year,
then I moved away quietly

still hoping you would talk to me
through the colder months of fall
but you never called
you never called

I’m driving around mostly
trying to feel like I’m getting somewhere,
but when I hear you on the radio
I feel like I’m nowhere at all

I know I haven’t moved at all
Track Name: Getting By
getting by,
I don’t need to know what it feels like
I don’t want to be forgiven

‘cause only you
can make me feel like I need
something else to do
unless the truth
comes spilling out of
the dark you breathe in

I know
I know, I know you’re moving
it’s your faults they can’t see
but don’t think I wouldn’t notice
I don’t think I’m ready for it
I don’t think I’m ready for it
I don’t think I’m ready

getting by,
I know I want to work hard
I don’t know what I’m working for
tell me I’m doing alright
tell me I’m doing alright
tell me I’m doing alright

only you
can make me feel like I need
something more to do
and that’s the truth
something inside me
forgets that I’m alive

enough, I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
Track Name: Snow Globe
radiator breathes and sighs
“they’re not your, your, your people”
they don’t see the same
in me that they see in you

the last time I was driven away
looking back at you, baby
(aren’t you better off
without me rooted in your
town town town)

how could I have seen
all there is to see
and now I’ll crawl back
the same way that I came in
flooding the streets
lay down my leaves
at your feet

the last time I was driven away
looking back at you, baby
(aren’t you better off
without me rooted in your
town town town)

you pass the time on the edge of a roof
kicking at the sun for me
(aren’t you better off
without me rooted in your
town town town)

the last time I was driven away
looking back at you, baby
(aren’t you better off
without me rooted in your
town town town)

you pass the time on the edge of a roof
kicking at the sun for me
(aren’t you better off
without me rooted in your
town town town)
Track Name: Sweetheart
high school sweetheart,
don’t wait too long to marry-
well you’re married now

ten years since I’ve seen you
climbing out of my dreams
and your hair still swirls around me
and your legs are crossed inside me

throw me out, and call it distance
I still hate it, this town you left me
if you’re alone,
what am I?
if you’re alone,
what am I?

told you, about my first kiss
in the rain out of cvs
since then I’ve found
what I’m worth to myself

throw me out, and call it distance
I still hate it, this town you left me
if you’re alone,
what am I?
if you’re alone,
what am I?

thought you’d write to me when this was over
did you think of me spinning in the palm of your hand?
‘cause I think of you way too often
looking out every window that I can

all my life, I could see it
the little things I see in you
small town quiet,
I could live it
if you could live it too
Track Name: Empty Bottle
empty bottle
I never meant to taste every
sweet sweet memory

empty hearted
I never meant to leave
before I gave you all that I owed

you know it’s not
what I want
Track Name: In The Morning
in the morning
I step foot in my hometown
and I wonder if you’re still around

sitting by the side of the road
in your eyes, the world turns slow
our love never was
anything, save face, give it up

all the years you lived your life
all the years I’ve done you wrong,
I’ve done you wrong

these streets you gave me
in the water, you saved me
don’t say I don’t care
you’re the only one who’s there
you’re the only one who cares
Track Name: Forever
forever on the road
don’t it get lonely?
you’re out playing music,
I’m on my next delivery

if only I could be
the light you look for in the mirror
inviting the warmth
before you go to see her
as long as you know,
I won’t be here waiting
for you to come home
I won’t be here waiting
for you to come

when I saw your ghost,
you told me to be courageous
I’ve looked for you ever since
in the sunlight of the houses we lived in

if only I could be
the light you look for in the mirror
inviting the warmth
before you go to see her
as long as you know,
I won’t be here waiting
for you to come home
I won’t be here waiting
for you
Track Name: Means To Me
hey,
guess I should’ve known
I’d end up alone, and in time
all of this will fade

we wanted it,
it must mean something
time with you and me,
remember?

gold light feels right
home sweet home
what it means to me

if you hold me close
would you feel anything
would it make you cold?

and if I float
over you
would you see right through?

gold (summer’s)
light (over)
feels (hope you’re)
right
home (too long)
sweet (I don’t)
home (know)
what it means to me
home
what it means to me

it’s been two weeks since you first told me
I’m burning up in the backseat
said she must be a nice girl, baby
while I’m just waiting for somebody else
to hold me
Track Name: Monarch
wait,
I know it’s not true
feel it still within you
but I can’t say it’s alright

hate,
runs deep in me
forged in every ending
a fabric I can’t sleep in

I don’t know you
I don’t know why I come
just to see if you’ll have me
if you’ll have-

cain,
if only I was able to
carry the love in you

I watched over you
a puddle of concrete blue
a piece of the sky to steep in

I don’t know you
I don’t know why I come
just to see if you’ll have me
if you’ll have me

and if you let me
I will crawl back in my bed,
but if you love me
I won’t know what I am

cain,
if only I was able to
carry the love in you
Track Name: The Last
I don’t think that I could ever
be the one you remember
dead of night
under your porch light
close your eyes
and say goodbye
for the last time

I don’t think that I’ll find another
once and always a goner
driving down
through our state lines
while you dream
I’m thinking of
a name to go by

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