Small World

by James Linck

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released 07 July 2015

ALL SONGS WRITTEN, RECORDED, AND PRODUCED BY JAMES LINCK EXCEPT BROKEN VESSEL: ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY EDDIE LOGIX AND ADDITIONAL DRUMS BY DAVID KENDZORSKI, ANDREA: BASS GUITAR BY STEVEN KENDZORSKI, SPACE STATION: ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER JARVIS AND BASS GUITAR BY STEVEN KENDZORSKI, TAPE: ELECTRIC GUITAR BY STEVEN KENDZORSKI

MIXED AND MASTERED BY JON ZOTT

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James Linck Detroit, Michigan

Wistful nostalgia, of the vein innate to many millennials, is the mood pervading from Detroit’s resident alt-R&B crooner James Linck.

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Track Name: Broken Vessel
if i see you today, i wanna have something to say...

no c notes just playin' these middle c notes
in the haze of gray weed smoke, i'm staring through at the easel
when i check the peep hole there's no people
and i'm a dull pencil, a broken vessel..

so i watch psycho but muted with all the lights off
put on a little michael, put on rachmaninoff
i chain smoke 'til the sun starts comin' up
in a dark castle, a broken vessel

and i'm so restless tryn figure how to address this
the issue why no checks is coming towards my address
when i check the checklist, first is make a checklist
but i got no stencil, a broken vessel

and i just hate shit. i hate shit for the sake of hatin'
i'm runnin' outta patience. i'm bout to be a patient..
but i know all about the laws of feng shui.
i shouldn't left you standin' lone by the doorway.

and i don't trust 'em like shiny shields of justice.
i never been well adjusted, just fake it when i'm forced to..
and each week dreamin' up a new scheme,
to pay the rental, a broken vessel

all my favorite tv shows about men with trust issues
and then i watch tv, while i'm fallin' asleep
and the feeling's embedded in me and puts me ill at ease.

i'm a vessel. i'm a broken vessel.
Track Name: Spark The Babies
my social life's an inside joke
and nobody checks their spelling anymore before they post
i'm splitin' roaches and sick of sittin' home

imma spark the babies then i'll meet you at the painted lady
lookin' shady in my hoodie, faded
in a bar where they would never play this
so you know i gotta spark the babies

three's a party but nine's a crowd
doc said bank your likes for a moment of self doubt
i'm splitin' roaches and sick of sittin' home

imma spark the babies then i'll meet you at the painted lady...
Track Name: Buttons
let's have some fun
babe i always choke on your bong
what are you recoiling from
i must of hit it wrong

always seem so simple
tryin' to love you
now i don't know what i'm doin'
i'm just mashing buttons

it's may 29th
but it'll be many months by the time
you hear this song
i wonder what you'll be doin'

i don't wanna fight, it's our last life
but just like i told ya
i ain't tryin' to control ya
i'll put down the controller just to hold your hand now
Track Name: Small World
i'm screech and urkel
zack and theo
dwayne wayne in shades all mixed together
and kevin arnold is always narrating

i'm raph and leo
link and mario
teaming up to save the mushroom kingdom
but most times i fall like glass joe in the ring

you think you wanna be
with someone like me
but you should really think about it
there's a lot that you don't know

cause you could be my girl
the kind that can tell anyone about it now
you could be my girl
in a small world
Track Name: Whatup
sometimes i'm frightened of the future
or just sentimental for the past
but these hits i make 'em while i'm takin' hits
so i can hold my heavy heart right in my hands

this for the kids in the tiger fitteds
and all the chicks that let me hit it

whatup

this for the words in a pretty song
and all the people that put me on

you're sittin' pretty in your precepts
i'm drunk as fuck and talkin' shit
cause my friends are all dying or makin' plans
and i can't help but speak my mind on where i stand

this for the coats and the dead end jobs
and all winter with the furnace off

this for the shorts and the master plans
and all the summers that came and went

i can't do much but i can fill a cup
and turn it off for a while
Track Name: Top Five Tips
when you're still wearin' last night's clothes
and you're sick of your face and your phone
just say your name out loud and repeat it 'til it don't
even sound like anything anymore

stare into the mirror
'til you disappear
top five tips for takin' little trips
down the smoke rings of your mind

when you're twisted between the sheets
and she's lookin' at you so sweet
don't tell her that you love her
then dream about another
if you're prone to talkin' in your sleep

lie straight through your teeth
even while asleep
top five tips for stayin' outta shit
when your hundred's at a ninety-nine

if you follow these few tips
it'll make you completely rethink
all those nights you thought you knew
yeah i'm really for real dude

when you're setting out to write a song
and you know that the feeling is strong
don't call it top five if you can't think of four
and don't let nobody give you no advice about love
Track Name: Andrea
i got 1,328 friends
but i'm never quite as lonely as when i look at them
and sometimes i can't think of nothin'
that don't make me feel sad
but andrea got my name tattooed on her leg

cause she knows i'm ice cold
and we're both stuntin' on hoes

there's rappers in the dives
i don't go to the clubs
there's clubs up on our wheels and smoke in our lungs
there's pots in the road
and coke on the stove
there's glass around our roses and rats in our homes
a mattress in the alley and bugs in our beds
but andrea got my name tattooed on her leg

and i wear the same clothes
everyday i wear the same clothes

graffiti in the gallery and art on our arms
there's songs about paintings
and some paintings are scars
there's songs about love like there's always been
andrea got my name tattooed on her leg
Track Name: Space Station
where i can only guess
but home is where i lay my head
don't know the address
but home is where they'll send my checks

i've been dreamin' about my baby
since sunday afternoon
she's always changin' faces and walkin' outta rooms
but she knows her way back home

all most home

don't take much imagination
detroit is a space station
isolated with no escape from
fill your heart then watch it breakin'

always feelin' too little or too much
better put on this podcast of alan watts
wish there was an app that'd severely shock
when i try to text you after many shots

why do i believe in love
probably listened to too many marvin gaye songs
fearless exaltation was the sound of this town
now where do i belong
Track Name: Open Layup
i wanted an intro but feels like time is running out
please god let the right words come out my mouth
cause my debts they aren't like prison
where you might get out
only sentence are the sentences that i still can't spit out

don't ask me why
i sing about the past
and open layup but i didn't use the glass
and i know your brothers never coming home
but i just hope that he found what he was looking for
Track Name: Tape
i'm always fucking around
doing things that i should never do
but i'm not sorry baby
the whole worlds gone crazy
tryin' to act the way someone told him to

i fell asleep before
the rest of your messages came through
and i'm real sorry baby
but i can't help think maybe
they came in through the dream when i heard this tune

i keep breakin' your heart and mending it with tape
but i'll keep playing my part
cause i think that it's so great
that what i say on a tape
is just what i said
and even long after i'm dead
they can play it for you