You Know Who You Are

by Tiger Darrow

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released January 10, 2011

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Tiger is an Austin, TX raised songwriter currently based in New York City.

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Track Name: Prologue (You Know Who You Are)
words left unsaid
don't have to be left unread
no names mentioned
pay attention

I want you to
feel my heart break
and hear what I have to say
I want you to
know all my passion and pain
this is the only way

to all of you lovers
to the "I found another"s
to the one who let his impulse get the better of him
to all of the best friends
who find themselves in bad situations
and to the one who got away
you know who you are

letters, postcards
won't speak from my heart
don't want to play games
but I won't say names

I want you to
feel my heart break
and hear what I have to say
I want you to
know all my passion and pain
this is the only way

to all of you lovers
to the "I found another"s
to the one who let his impulse get the better of him
to all of the best friends
who find themselves in bad situations
to all of you lovers
to the "I found another"s
to the one who let his impulse get the better of him
to all of the best friends
who find themselves in bad situations
and to the one who got away
you know who you are

©2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: In Love With A Boy
I'm in love with a boy who calls himself the capitol of a South American country
I'm in love with a boy who goes to Shakespeare camp
I'm in love with a boy who's in an indie band with a Spanish name
I'm in love with a boy who says he loves me the same

and he may not know this but I always remembered the capitol of Chile on all of my tests in elementary school because I always thought of his name
I still remember how he stood in line behind me for everything like graduation from the fifth grade
he writes me songs to make me smile cause I never listened to Wack white's warning about how you should never date a singer cause they'll tell the whole world, cause I’d tell the whole world myself anyway

and he would understand that last reference I made
cause we are so in sync, because we like all of the same things

I'm in love with a boy who calls himself the capitol of a South American country
I'm in love with a boy who goes to Shakespeare camp
I'm in love with a boy who's in an indie band with a Spanish name
I'm in love with a boy who says he loves me the same

he's the kind of person that likes to keep Austin weird and I wish that I could join him cause it's so boring here
he's the kind of person who could see past how stupid I sound right now and he'd say something like "oh no, it's okay it's the thought that counts"
he's a bike rider, song writer, heart breaker, brownie maker, sushi lover, guitar player, all of that and more

he already knows how perfect he is
he already knows how crazy he makes me

I'm in love with a boy who calls himself the capitol of a South American country
I'm in love with a boy who goes to Shakespeare camp
I'm in love with a boy who's in an indie band with a Spanish name
I'm in love with a boy who says he loves me the same
I'm in love with a boy who calls me every day
I'm in love with a boy I can't get off my mind
I'm in love with a boy who says he loves me the same

©2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: What Can You Do?
breathe in
breathe out
it’s the only thing
we can be sure about
words can only do so much
material objects only sedate
while we try to figure out why fate
plays such games on us

left right, left right
left right and you just might
find that the smaller steps are more efficient to get you there
hold tight, the stars bright
take a million years to reach our eyes but they don’t give up on their light

what can you do but just wait it out

there’s something to be said
fore letting it all go
even just for a little while
the pain is in your head
and it’s so hard to forget
but you need some relief

breathe in
breathe out
it’s the only thing
we can be sure about

©2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: The Writer
hold my hand and we will walk together down this road
I'll take your bag it's been too long you've carried this load
oh you've been breaking your back over things never did matter
and you've stood so strong in front of a window that was bound to shatter

read from the pages of your mind, I'm here to listen
we'll talk about how it's gonna be instead of how it's been
your past is a painful chapter, why reread it, let's move on
you've got so many future pages that you should be thinking upon

no you're nowhere near done
and it feels like you have just begun
so many pages left
and your spine is breaking already
I'll be here for you

you're the writer, the writer, the writer
I’ll be your reader, your reader, your reader
you're the writer, the writer, the writer

©2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Mr. Gingerbread
Mister gingerbread, you were raised in the heat of things
In the middle of the war between molecules
Your civilization came to be in a cookie tray
And like the rest of us, you were cut out and couldn’t help the shape
You seem so content while everyone else struggles
With looks and prosperity, love and popularity
Mister gingerbread, please tell me, what’s your secret
Mister gingerbread, please…

How do you do it in a world like this
You keep a smile on your face when everything is amiss
You stay so sweet when everyone else is so bitter
And you don’t seem alarmed when people are eating your arms

Mister gingerbread, your birth was an unnatural one
No mother or father just scientific fun
You made friends with Lady because you wanted fingers like hers
You and she had dates over tea with the other hors d'oeuvres
But then came the day your love was taken away
But your smile never faltered though your life was so altered

How do you do it in a world like this
You keep a smile on your face when everything is amiss
You stay so sweet when everyone else is so bitter
And you don’t seem alarmed when people are eating your arms

Just like the rest of us you never know which day will be your last
Unlike the rest of us, your life will seem to go so fast
You never seem to care, it’s hidden in the smile you wear
Please tell me- how do you do it,
How…

How do you do it in a world like this
You keep a smile on your face when everything is amiss
You stay so sweet when everyone else is so bitter
And you don’t seem alarmed when people are eating your arms

Mister gingerbread, I’m sorry that you had to go
Mister gingerbread, I think you have the right to know
That you had such a sweet demeanor
My plate could not have been cleaner…

©2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Distance Between Our Hearts
love is the most patient of all of the emotions
it’s just blinded by devotion
and the answer’s always “yes, dear”
love can see past boundary and travels all distances
it has perfect perseverance
and believes that nothing is an interference

oh what a picture perfect connection
oh what a complicated perfection
the distance between us is far, but it won’t define the distance between our hearts

the sound of snow falling creates a stillness in the night
I hear your voice on the other line
Harmonizing with the quiet
Slipping in and out of dream
Saying things that you don’t mean
Too late at night for conversation
I don’t mind just listening to you breathing

oh what a picture perfect connection
oh what a complicated perfection
the distance between us is far, but it won’t define the distance between our hearts

I hope you close your eyes and think of me
And about the future and how it will be
When we don’t have to fall asleep with the phone on our ears
Cause I have the most beautiful daydreams
Where we wake up to the sun’s warm beams
In a house of our own, finally no distance between

oh what a picture perfect connection
oh what a complicated perfection
the distance between us is far, but it won’t define the distance between our hearts
the distance between us is far, but it won’t define the distance between our hearts

©2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Ten Again
1, 2, 3, 4, Hopscotch was my favorite sport
count to 10, do it again
it’s been around since I don’t know when
you were more of the jumprope kind
if you had to, you would wait in line
a blue ribbon winner and only a beginner
what a success in a fifth grader’s mind
race me down to the track for fun,
but hurry because the relay’s begun
we’ll end the day with a volleyball game
and when it’s over, we’ll walk away in shame

we never thought of growing older then
we loved the life make-believe and pretend
naïve and so curious thought everything so serious
oh what I would give to be ten again

the playscape’s a castle and here is the dungeon
I’ll be the princess and I have been locked in
You’ll be my prince on your trusty steed just like in all of the movies we’ve seen
One day I’ll ask why you’ve been following me
You’ll look to your feet and say that you’re sorry
A playground romance, ignored at first glance
Cause neither of us knew what it really could be

we never thought of growing older then
we loved the life make-believe and pretend
naïve and so curious thought everything so serious
oh what I would give to be ten again

a, b, c, d read your books quietly
we were taught early on to whisper in the library
when 3:15 comes around, we’ll return to the playground
kids of our age wish that track and field was year round

1, 2, 3, 4, a, b, c, d

we never thought of growing older then
we loved the life make-believe and pretend
naïve and so curious thought everything so serious
oh what I would give to be ten again
oh what I would give to be ten again
oh what I would give to be ten again

© 2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Machines
No sleep
Cause we don't need it
Low fuel
Cause we aren't eating
Work hard
And keep repeating
Oh the cycle's vicious, but we aren't leaving.

All work is
Still play if
You feel it
That way

We've been working like machines
Don't know what the end means
We still see it in our dreams
It's still farther than it seems
We can see it
Just can't touch it

(We can see it, just can't touch it)

Recharge
But there's no reset
Restart
But you might regret
Have heart
It's not the end yet
You make it hard to proceed with hesitations

All work is
Okay if
You feel it
That way

We've been working like machines
Don't know what the end means
We still see it in our dreams
It's still farther than it seems
We can see it (We can see it)
Just can't touch it (Just can't touch it)

(We can see it, just can't touch it)

© 2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Takes Time
now that it's over
this chapter has ended
sometimes you feel you can't go on
all I'm here to do is help
when the roads get twisted
the potholes deeper
and your heart is doing somersaults
it takes time

you can try to carry love in a bucket, but it's only gonna fly away
people tell you it'll get better, but you'll just want to him stay
the words were only skin deep and they'll brush right off
but a broken heart is more complicated
and the pieces are smaller
and so much harder to pick up
it all takes time

it takes love
from the ones around you
it takes hope
in the life before you
it takes courage, it takes time
it takes love
from the ones around you
it takes hope
in the life before you
it takes courage, it takes time
the words of encouragement only seem to give a numbing sensation
to the pain that really lies within
but it just takes time

June has been hard, but have hope for July
all you can do is keep on moving, don't let life pass you by

it takes love
from the ones around you
it takes hope
in the life before you
it takes courage, it takes time
it takes love
from the ones around you
it takes hope
in the life before you
it takes courage, it takes time

© 2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Do You Remember
Do you remember
When I tried that simple game of trust
Do you remember
When that person said the outfit was a must
And I tried it on
And all the people started laughing at the way I looked in that stupid, stupid dress and
Do you remember
How I had broken down into tears
Do you remember
How you came over and told me while everyone hears
That it’s okay
And it’s the people that are stupid, not the dress and my decision was final and whatever I chose would be okay with you
Do you remember how I started feeling better
Do you remember
How I gave everybody the finger
Do you remember
How I walked out of that store with no dress, but at least I felt a little better thanks to you
And that’s my fondest memory of you

Do you recall
That time I was feeling sick and you felt sympathy for me
Do you recall
How every five minutes or so you would come and check on my
Do you recall
How every time you would, I would smile and say “you’re sweet” and everyone would get mad cause we weren’t doing our work
Do you recall
How we never really cared,
We brushed them off
Cause we were definitely and inseparable pair
And we laughed at them
Cause they had no friends and that’s kind of pathetic, but who really cares cause at least we have each other
And that’s probably my favorite memory of you

Do you remember
That day it was raining so hard
Do you remember
How I called because I was so scared
Do you remember
How I was embarrassed that I was scared of the rain and you said it was okay because you were scared of the rain too
Then we laughed
We laughed at each other, then at ourselves
Then we cried
We cried because we had just made fun of each other
The we were angry
Because we cried because we laughed at each other then we made up cause the whole thing was stupid in the first place
And maybe that’s my favorite memory of you

I could go on
But this could take forever
And I would go on
But I’ve run out of things to say that are clever
I should go on
Cause these memories are taking a lot of space in my brain and if I don’t let them out I can’t learn anything new
You are the best
I don’t know where I’d be without you
I look at all the rest
And smile cause they don’t have someone like you
And I know that’s kind of selfish
But I don’t want to share you cause you are mine and I am yours and we are inseparable together
And I have the greatest memories with you

© 2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Lost In Translation
you came along at just the right time to pick me up when I fell
but nothing ever comes so easily, with love it's so hard to tell
I didn't ever realize that your sights were set on her
but then again I'm not sure I knew what my intentions were

she's too perfect and she's too pretty and she'd be happy with you
and you can't see what I've been hinting at I don't know what to do

she's one of those girls who's got everything and more
you've given her all your love but she keeps shutting the door
you keep coming to me for help and it all just breaks my heart
but i guess that it's my own fault that I didn't tell you from the start

because she's too perfect and she's too pretty and she'd be happy with you
and you can't see what I've been hinting at I don't know what to do
I think we're missing a page here
something lost in translation

I know your heart is breaking
my hands are shaking
I don't know what to do
I think I have to tell you

but she's too perfect and she's too pretty and she'd be happy with you
and you can't see what I've been hinting at I don't know what to do
she's too perfect and she's too pretty and she'd be happy with you
and you can't see what I've been hinting at I don't know what to do
i think we're missing a page here
something lost in translation


I'm too scared of another heartbreak and I can't afford to lose you
I wish that I could keep my mouth shut but I have to tell the truth
she's too perfect and she's too pretty and she'd be happy with you
and you can't see what I've been hinting at I don't know what to do
I think we're missing a page here
something lost in translation

© 2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Make The News (Demo Version)
Babe it's obvious that this is what I wanted all along
To be interrogated
Never get a moment on my own and now my privacy is gone
Getting irritated
You must have known how much I really love embarrassment
How very kind of you
You didn't want to be with me, so baby tell me what you meant
Tired of thinking bout you

I'm convinced that it's wrong for sure

I can't let you do what you wanna do
If everything you're saying is the truth
If I'm gonna lose this all to you
Then you better be prepared to make the news

Nicknames, twisted games, things you said are running through my head
I'm so confused by you
Heart attack, keep coming back, need some reassurance I'm not dead
I need the feel of you

Why do we keep coming back for more

I can't let you do what you wanna do
If everything you're saying is the truth
If I'm gonna lose this all to you
Then you better be prepared to make the news

Hide it all away but you're asking me to stay
Gonna call it spring fling, say that it don't mean a thing

I can't let you do what you wanna do
If everything you're saying is the truth
If I'm gonna lose this all to you
Then you better be prepared to make the news

© 2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: With Love
don't let it get to you
the words are not daggers
though it feels like they sting so deep
sharpen your blades, if not
sharpen your senses
love was never meant to be this hard

dress your wounds and get back in the game
remember who you are

oh life is a miracle
oh life is bearable
with love

the careful keep living
but the reckless feel the thrill
because boredom overwhelms in time
the walls that you see here
can all be torn down
a barrier is no
excuse here

open your fists and breathe for a while
remember that this too shall pass

oh life is a miracle
oh life is bearable
with love

the irony is that the root of your problems
is so completely beautiful so why should you care

pack all your pain in a brown paper bag
those tears can be recycled in happier times

oh life is a miracle
oh life is bearable
with love
with love

© 2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: Sorry
secrets, hiding
all this lying
late night phone calls
come back to bed please
too much room for
accusations
who said what first
congratulations
thinking of the
innocent ones
never saw this
coming

I'm sorry
for changing your life
without giving you a say
I'm sorry
for making him mine
without giving us away

shouting, heartache
too old or too young
lost all trust and
reputation
refuge, bottles
tear stained, no pain
lay low, hold on
ready for the hurricane

I'm sorry
for changing your life
without giving you a say
I'm sorry
for making him mine
without giving us away

I'm sorry
I'm sorry
it had to happen this way

I'm sorry
for changing your life
without giving you a say
I'm sorry
for making him mine
without giving us away

© 2010 Tiger Darrow
Track Name: New Beginning
There’s a delay
On how my brain works and what I say
I can’t relay
The information, I don’t feel sane
There’s a delay between my mouth and my brain
I can’t relay, I’m simply not sane.

We’re nearing, we’re nearing a close
We’re nearing, we’re nearing the end
We’re nearing, we’re nearing a close

It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For me, for you
It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For me, for you

Wish there was time
To say the words I never thought to say.
I guess it’s fine
Today is never really our last day

We’re nearing, we’re nearing a close
We’re nearing, we’re nearing the end
We’re nearing, we’re nearing a close
We’re nearing, we’re nearing the end

It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For you, for me
It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For you, for me
It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For you, for me
It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For you, for me

There’s a delay
On how my brain works and what I say
I can’t relay
The information, I don’t feel sane
There’s a delay between my mouth and my brain
I can’t relay, I’m simply not sane.

We’re nearing, we’re nearing a close
We’re nearing, we’re nearing the end
We’re nearing, we’re nearing a close

It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For you, for me
It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For you, for me
It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For you, for me
It’s not the end, no
It’s just a new beginning
For you, for me

A new beginning

© 2010 Tiger Darrow