Kansas EP

by Rob Rice

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released August 20, 2011

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Rob Rice Overland Park, Kansas

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Track Name: The Artist
I don't think that this is the time
Or place to be drawing these lines.
I'm sketched out, I'm not complete,
I need you to help finish me,
I need you to help finish me,
I need you to help finish me.

I've never had an artist
represent me like you do.
They tend to get all abstract,
Or they choose the wrong hues.
Your hands were made to make me,
To fill me with beauty and life,
So please give it a try...

I don't think that this is the time
Or place to be drawing these lines.
I'm sketched out, I'm not complete,
I need you to help finish me,
I need you to help finish me,
I need you to help finish me.

Your work is far from average,
It speaks of valor and truth.
They just don't see how you see,
No one can come close to you.
Your hands were made to make me,
To shade me with color and light,
So please give me one more try...

I don't think that this is the time
Or place to be drawing these lines.
I'm sketched out, I'm not complete,
I need you to help finish me,
I need you to help finish me,
I need you to help finish me.
Track Name: Waiting
It seems that I've been waiting for you
longer than you knew,
I've been waiting for all these years
to see if you've come through.

I know it's not quite perfect yet,
but perfect don't exist.
I can feel in my heart that this
is as perfect as it gets.

Oh, I do need you,
And I know you need me too.
Darling, you're confused,
Are you sure you've thought this through?
Give it time, you'll know it's right,
and the second that you do,
I'll be waiting for you...

We've gone through this predicament
a few times in the past,
I think you've been gone long enough,
you'll see when you get back.

I've told you that I'll wait for you
for as long as I have to,
I don't think I could ever love
someone more than you.

Oh, I do need you,
And I know you need me too.
Darling, you're confused,
Are you sure you've thought this through?
Give it time, you'll know it's right,
and the second that you do,
I'll be waiting for you...

I'll be waiting for you.
Track Name: Screw New Shoes
I saw that you were empty,
so I thought I'd fill you up
With words of love and safety,
and to let you know that
you are enough for me.

But it didn't take long for you to
start leaking and to run dry.
Now I'm writing this just to tell you
I'll be crazy for you until the day I die.

Now that I'm holding you, girl,
I know there's no one who will
fit me as good as you do,
there's no point in trying on new shoes
if your favorite pair fits good.

I need your laugh and your smile,
They make me feel like a child.
I know that anything is better when
I'm doing it with you,
So why wouldn't I want to?

Can't you see that it has
always been this way?
From the start I've known
not to let you get away...

Some nights I lay in bed and
think of how lucky I am,
and then I think about that night
I met you soldering at school,
with your skirt hovering the ground.

We sang our favorite songs and
I've been falling for you since.
I don't think anyone can
make me feel as happy as your do,
and I'll never stop falling for you.

Can't you see that it has
always been this way?
From the start I've known
not to let you get away...
Track Name: Quicksand
The sand is quicker than we know,
our legs they move so slow
as we try to pull ourselves through.
The more we fight, the less we go,
the more likely our toes
are to never, ever move.

I've been hoping that you'd move slowly
to help us make it through.
But you don't listen, and you're in no condition
to say what we should do.
I've been waiting, patiently debating on
what should be our next move,
but I don't have a clue...

The light is fading fairly fast,
soon we won't see past
our hands in front of our face.
We've got to get out of this mess,
we've got to try our best
before we end up under the ground.

I've been hoping that you'd move slowly
to help us make it through.
But you don't listen, and you're in no condition
to say what we should do.
I've been waiting, patiently debating on
what should be our next move,
but I don't have a clue what to do...
Track Name: What It Means To Be Alone
I've been having trouble understanding
what it means to be alone.
What's the point when I could be with you instead
and always feel at home?
Why is it that time goes by much faster when
we're both in the same room?
But takes it's time when you're not here,
it's almost like it doesn't even move.

Oh, I try to get my mind off it,
but all I want is you...

I want your face to be the first thing I see,
so it will stay through the day
if you're not next to me,
and when I lay back down to fall asleep at night,
I want you by my side.

What's the point of sleeping in this bed
that measures more than 6 by 5?
If I can't be with you to share it comfortably,
why does it reside?
How can I get through today
when all I want is to be next to you,
holding hands while walking through
the streets of London, marveling at the view?

I want your face to be the first thing I see,
so it will stay through the day
if you're not next to me,
and when I lay back down to fall asleep at night,
I want you by my side.
I want your leg to graze mine when we walk,
I want to hear your voice clearly when we talk,
and when I lay back down to fall asleep at night,
I want you by my side...

It might get harder,
but when we are together we are stronger.
We'll fight our way through hell
and through the fire,
and we will become in love.
If we don't try, girl,
our love is bound to be swept under,
and I can't do without you any longer.
For me, you're the one.

I want your face to be the first thing I see,
so it will stay through the day
if you're not next to me,
and when I lay back down to fall asleep at night,
I want you by my side.
I want your leg to graze mine when we walk,
I want to hear your voice clearly when we talk,
and when I lay back down to fall asleep at night,
I want you by my side...