The Cobblestone EP

by Arian Saleh

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released January 13, 2010

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Arian Saleh Brooklyn, New York

Bay Area native now in Brooklyn. Varied influences - from tango music to electronica, gypsy traditions to dub reggae - have helped develop a unique sound that is a rich blend of all these things.

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Track Name: Better in Blue
So what you wanna do love?
Do you know what’s coming for you?
Does it need to be true love?
Or could it be somebody new?
Remember when you asked me,
“Does this look good to you?”
Well in my mind,
You always looked better in blue.

I would never push you unless you wanna try
Do you have to force it or could we let it ride?
The morning just brings lies, so let’s set it aside.
You want to get to know me, I want to get inside.

I hear you’re searching for the one dear,
How is that going for you?
Well I know one that is right here,
And there’s nothing I wouldn’t do
Here let me tell you you’re my whole world,
Would that make it any more true?
Let’s wear tonight wrapped up tight girl
Better to impress you in blue.

I would never push you unless you wanna try
Do you have to force it or could we let it ride?
The morning just brings lies, so let’s set it aside
You want to get to know me, I want to get inside

I could tell you that I’ll give you more
That I’ve never felt this before
I could sing about your touch
How I need your love so much
I could hold you in my arms
Keep you warm and safe from harm
I could tell you of our lives
How they’re tangled and entwined

Blah blah blah
Blah blah blah
Blah blah blah

So let’s be real girl
What did you come here to do?
Speak it soft and let it linger
You know I will always come through
Take it off and let it slip slow
Then watch how I love watching you
After I dip down real low
I’ll leave you alone wearing blue

I would never push you unless you wanna try
Do you have to force it or could we let it ride?
The morning just brings lies, so let’s set it aside.
You want to get to know me, I want to get inside.
Track Name: Cobblestone
So now what happens next?
Tell me if I should wear my very best
Through streets I walk next to you
My fear is one day this cobblestone will come unglued
Your smile burns away the fog
If love is a flame then you just threw another log
I know this is all we have
I promised myself my bags would never be unpacked

I knew we would be here one day
Between my ears where my dreams must stay
I dream of you…

I’ve found home in this foreign land
It is not a place, but an embrace, a tracing hand
Did I thank you or not?
Though my mind may drift you’re never far from my thoughts
I leave nothing else behind
Though we may not speak I know the taste I seek to find
I know this is all we have
I promised myself my bags would never be unpacked

I knew we would be here one day
Between my ears where my dreams must stay
I dream of you…

One thing I know for certain
There are dark days ahead
So I keep closed the curtain
Rest here in our first bed
I reach out blindly and through
You are the light I keep
I have not lost or found you
And so I do not fear sleep

I knew we would be here one day
Between my ears where my dreams must stay
I dream of you…
Track Name: Wakeup
Don’t you ever try to bring me down to you
And I won’t ever do what you want me to
No don’t you ever try to bring me down to you
And I won’t ever do what you want me to

Do your worst and I’ll do mine but somehow I think you will win
There’s nothing left for me to do so fuck it I’ll just pack it in
There’s no way to burn this place down and still get out alive
Come with me now shut it off, let it bleed, I’ll drive

Don’t you ever try to bring me down to you
And I won’t ever do what you want me to

Don’t you ever slam that door unless you plan to break the hinge
Look at you you look a mess turn a caress into a cringe
How can you still stand to sit there inside your open vein
Everybody’s pain is the same and yet we all maintain

Don’t you ever try to bring me down to you
And I won’t ever do what you want me to
No don’t you ever try to bring me down to you
And I won’t ever do what you want me to

It was once but now it’s not just your habit
You could’ve left if but you had to grab it
And now there’s nothing left for us to say
We were once brothers isn’t life so strange
And still I can’t escape the hardest blow
I lost you years ago

Don’t you every try to bring me down to you
And I won’t ever do what you want me to
No don’t you ever try to bring me down to you
And I won’t ever do what you want me to
Track Name: By Now...
Understand the rules that you make
Understand the hearts that you break
And you’ll be…
Understand the chance that you take
Understand the walls that are fake
And you’ll be…
Closer to me

Understand that nothing is real
Understand the pull that you feel
And you’ll be…
Tell yourself there’s time you can steal
Tell yourself there’s stopping the wheel
And you’ll be…
Closer to me

Love you should know by now
Should’ve let go by now
Love you should know by now
The ways and the ways and the ways

Search for what you think you can claim
Seek out all the light in the pain
And you’ll be…
Drink before the rain has its say
Sink into the bend of the sway
And you’ll be…
Closer to me

Love you should know by now
The ways and the ways and the ways
Love you should know by now
Should’ve let go by now
Love you should know by now
The ways and the ways and the ways

Understand the truths that you tell
Understand the trick in the spell
And you’ll be…
Track Name: Unspoken
I need you
I want you
To tell me everything that you would wanna hear
To make us
Go walkin
Hand holdin
Whisperin such nasty in your ear

I’ll hold you
And scold you
And tell you all about the bad things in this world
I’ll teach you
Mistreat you
Until you’re well behaved and Daddy’s little girl

Don’t speak it
Just think it
We’re sinkin
Underneath that thing that has no name
I’ll tell you, you’ve tamed me
Don’t blame me, nothing’s ever gonna be the same

Undo it
Push through it
I knew it, you were the best game for me to play
Away dear
Don’t stay dear
There’s pain here, just what you’ve been looking for all day

You’ll call me
It’s all me
You’ll fall free losing all the sense you kept so near
It’s ok
It’s this way
So sit lay let me do away with all your fear

Just hate me
Just bait me
Just wait see I will fill that space you feel inside
You’ll feel it
You’ll steal it
Reveal it, when all you ever try to do is hide

Don’t want me
Don’t need me
Just know that I will only ever lie to you
And will do
My best to
Undress you test you and then snap your heart in two

You can touch it
You can taste it
You can waste it
Cause it will be the last you’ll ever see
I won’t be
Here tomorrow
No no no
But somehow you’ll always remember me