You Are An Empty Artist

by I Used To Be A Sparrow

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released March 15, 2013

Written, performed and produced by I Used To Be A Sparrow.

Artwork photographs: Sanna Nilsson
Layout: Andrea Caccese.

I Used To Be A Sparrow is: Dick Pettersson, Andrea Caccese.
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We move like sparrows in the spring, everything is alright.

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Track Name: Laura
Must have been something
 that I kept inside. 
That wanted to get out of here.

Cause now every word has got your name, 
its all glowing inside,
glowing in here.
We move like wolves on the run 
chased by the morning sun.
I remember how we killed the night
by falling in love so easy
 everything was easy back then.
 But now my body aches 
from falling in love 
so easy, too easy.
Its 4 am and my head is still on
. I wonder where you might be tonight
 cause this city will swallow me whole.
Track Name: Warpaint On Invisible Children
Far away from this factory town we won't be surrounded.
I run into this with burning eyes
searching for that one thing that i know you hide.
You know, these things... they hurt.
Far away from this empty hole we will find just everything.
I know you feel it beating inside, hiding that one thing that you know I will find.
Track Name: Spring Knows Where You Live
Tell me everything
tell me all at once.

I´m getting bothered by the light of the sun.

Tell me everything 
that I need to know
 cause then we sink into the ocean.

This is not what we wanted, no.

but this is what we turned it into
I´m running for better times., but my legs are to tired

I´m reaching for the sun 
but my eyes won't open.
Darling keep your hopes and dream for another day.

We´re just staring at the sunset tonight

don't you ever feel you wanna get away?
Stuck on repeat like the crashing tide
Track Name: Skinny Leaves
While we count everything that we forgot

you and I, we shake like skinny leaves

I noticed something about you
 that couldn't be seen

before this box of mine 
opened up.
Are we going to the place soon - 
that we used to dream about.

Are we feeling everything we should? 
Its not easy for anyone
While I watch everything around me disappear
 you will shake this ground for me.
 I noticed something about you that couldn't be seen
before this box of mine opened up.
Track Name: I've Got The Feeling We Are Not In Kansas Anymore
Remember those rock and roll songs and endless nights.
Remember the burning fire we held so tight.
Those candles that we lit forever ago
The echoes of our steps as we move forward.
Our racing hearts , they skip before the fight,
We'll let september take the pain away as the story goes.
Track Name: Cannonball
Its always something
stuck in between
I can't seem to get it right
been chasing ghosts here before
oh so many times before
its like it had me already from the start
all caught up inside
If these trees could talk
i would stay here forever
don't follow me if you wanna stay safe
i´m just a cannonball
no need to climb higher
cause the words will never reach out.
Forever longing those golden beaches
where you always forget the time
I know these fences 
can't keep me apart
apart from what i really want.
But inside they are building walls around me
until then i just break ice
from the beginning to the end.
Track Name: Always The Runner
I´ve got this big hole in my head
 and I filled it with things that don't belong there

I´m always the runner

even if you
 create a home for me.
And then I dive into something 
that I really don't know anything about
 Just give me a kick man
 so I know what its all about 
cause i´m always the runner
I´ve got this strange feeling inside my chest 
but I won't let anything get in 
I´m always the runner
 and spring is the one
 who saves me from darkness
Track Name: Submarine
I've been living in a submarine all along, but it's quite alright.
I've been living in a bubble beneath the sea, but If felt just fine
until I looked up and stared at the sunset. Until I woke up, and wanted something more.
We had it all, you and I.
I've been living in a submarine all along, but it's quite alright.
I've been living in a submarine all along, and the sonar scans these depths, but no land in sight.
I've been drifting far away from the coast, cause up above it's all the same
Track Name: On / Off
On and off
you can see the lights go on and off
and inside my apartment
you´re like a stranger in the night.
I know you don't care
if the words comes out right
Cause i´m just someone
just someone
Save everything
that you were talking about
we´re building storms inside.
Save everything
that you were talking about
its time to kick it all out.
On and off
you can hear the sounds go on and off
and outside this window
i´m like a stranger in the night.
And now we´re building storms inside
times like these makes you wonder.
Track Name: Blindfolded
Maybe you don't know me, but I would jump blindfolded just to see If the fall would crush me down or if the wind will take me somewhere now.

This isn't what i long for. This isn't what I m looking for.

I tried to bring it all down here
but its caught in between us now
I know I cannot run forever
cause I will only run blindfolded.

Those scratched out 45s, and all those drunken nights that I carry inside. I could disappear into a black hole, but I know they'll hunt me down.
Track Name: July
Won´t you please 
unlock these chains.
I wanna get out of here 
before the world fucks it up. 
Its not always like this you know,
my thoughts always find their way back home.
While you undress me with your honesty
 I still think its lame to wait for something better.