Another Awkward Silence Between Friends

by Shane Hunt

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released February 24, 2010

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Shane Hunt Phoenix, Arizona

A self-taught musician/singer/songwriter in Phoenix, AZ, Hunt has released four albums of solo material to date: 2000's Silhouette Room EP, 2001's Transcendence, 2003's An Awkward Silence Between Friends, and 2010’s Another Awkward Silence Between Friends & albums with Would-Be Savior? (Save Yourself) The LaTTer (The Hindsight EP) and Sydney Sprague (Do You Hear Me & Paper Crane). ... more

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Track Name: Serendipity Doo-Dah
There's a ghost of a smile on my windshield tonight-
my breath brought your fingerprints back into existence
and the forming lines trailing from my eyes
reflect the light like the lines of white on the blacktop roadside...

I try to drive the pain away, but I'm running out of interstate
and the distance won't agree to take you far from me...

You are the greatest thing that never happened to me-
You are a nightmare posing as the girl of my dreams
You are the greatest thing that never happened to me...
I'm still trying to believe...

So I squander the miles entreating traffic lights
with every passing avenue to aid me in evading you-
I'm anesthetized and hypnotized by the
Headlights and the exit signs, and suddenly I feel fine-

The wailing of the radio reminds me that we're all alone
and succumbing to the undertow is the only way to stay afloat...

You are the greatest thing that never happened to me-
You are a nightmare posing as the girl of my dreams
You are the greatest thing that never happened to me...
I'm still trying to leave...

Every time I speak your name, I'm ruminating razor-blades
and I start to see my greatest hits as hate-mail with your name on it... but I'm driving-
Track Name: Just Another Star-Crossed Tragedy
I wrote it out a million times before I finally realized there's nothing I can do to quit you-
I caught a trace of your perfume as I was walking through my room
I stop to see if you'll materialize- but you don't...
You don't...

and every time I try to speak these thoughts emerge I can't complete-
I'm at a loss to find what's on my mind-
I sleepwalk through the serpentine imbroglios that you design -
your scent has lingered on my sheets for weeks, so I don't...
I don't...

Because I'm hanging onto the fear that keeps you here-
and you're feeding off of the fear that keeps me near
and I can't seem to quit you...

The northern lights will shine tonight like apparitions taking flight-
the present tense is just a metaphor
for walking backwards towards a door to put them where we were before,
but you're still in my mind when you're out of sight- so they won't...
they won't...

Calamity won't cover up- like white out poured onto blacktop,
A superficial fix is not a change-
With all the thoughts we've re-arranged
Our hearts somehow remain estranged-
Once a rift begins it never stops- no it won't...
It won't...

Because I'm hanging onto the fear that keeps you here-
and you're feeding off of the fear that keeps me near
and I can't seem to quit you...

I believe you, so I can't leave you
I believe you, so I can't leave you
I believe you, so I won't leave, no...
I believe you and I can't stay here anymore...
Track Name: Revolver
Drinking in the evening with your fingers on my skin, and I wish you were attached to them
but you're up on the roof again trying to get over him- but you just end up over me instead

There's nothing I could ever say that's going to matter anyway- because
Every time I let you in, you let yourself back out again

I don't have a say in this- I'm just a part you play against and I'm not one for acting like I care,
So kiss me for the first time and hold me for the last time
Because when you come around I won't be there...

There's nothing you could ever say that's going to take this pain away- because
Every time I let you in, you let yourself back out again

And if I didn't love you I'd be hating you to death and burying you beneath the very deepest of regrets because every time I let you in, you let yourself back out again... Every time...
Track Name: Undone
Today I turned to kiss you, but the moment passed me by
I scoured the ground to see you but got lost in the sky-

I gave back what I wanted most times,
I took back what I meant to say
I gave back what I wanted most times and watched you walk away...

Head over heels, this is how it must feel to be undone...
Heart in my hands, this is where we began to be undone...

Today I swore I knew you, but you turned and passed me by
I searched the sky to see you and wound up in your eyes-

I gave back what I wanted most times,
I took back what I meant to say
I gave back what I wanted most times and watched you walk away...

Head over heels, this is how it must feel to be undone...
Heart in my hands, this is where we began to be undone...
Track Name: Spin
I wanted you to listen- I took my fingers off the wheel
Bleeding brake-light crimson – sirens slice the night like steel

I fell in love with a siren song and you stopped singing, so I’m leaving…
I fell in love with a siren song and you stopped—

Take my heart and go
You're cutting corners to the bone
Take my heart and go
Because I am not afraid to be alone…

I wanted an admission— I cut my tongue to help the cause
I fingered the incision – From virgin lips, a pregnant pause…

I fell in love with a siren song and you stopped singing, so I’m leaving…
I fell in love with a siren song and you stopped—

Take my heart and go
You're cutting corners to the bone
Take my heart and go
Because I am not afraid to be afraid to leave…
Afraid to be…

The first kiss was the sweetest because I couldn't taste the arsenic
I swallowed 'til I choked on it... My weapons were my weakness

I fell in love with a siren song and you stopped singing, so I’m leaving…
I fell in love with a siren song and you stopped—