Portrait

by Twisting Cells

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Portrait is a garage folk album by Twisting Cells recorded in Seattle in 2011

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released July 21, 2011

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Twisting Cells

Twisting Cells is a music project by Johnny Canvas which blends folk, garage, indie, electronica, blues, classical, and various teas for their health benefits.

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Track Name: I Don't Care About the Pier
Maybe we will be friends
in the end.
Maybe I will fuck up
in the meantime.

Baby, we will get ruined
with our tongues tied.
Baby, we will refuse
with our blind eyes.
Track Name: Alone's Not Enough
I could guess and assume you're tender.
But not everyone hates life like this.
I can tell by your eyes you're no pretender.
But I won't mention how they tend to twitch.

Stream up banners with your name displayed.
Hope you like it. It took all day.
This world is yours, what do you say.
But let me keep half for finding the land.

You're like the island.
Alone but the oceans there.

I could lie and say I'm happy.
Because not everyone hates life like this.
I can see by your smile you're so pretentious.
But I won't mention how I think about your lips.

Sent you a postcard and drew you a picture.
Hope you like it, it took all day.
A little island, with nothing around.
If no one's there for the volcano does it make a sound.

You're like the island.
Alone but the oceans there.

You're like the moon.
Alone but we can see you.

You're like the sun.
Alone but you affect us.

Alone but you affect us.
Alone but you affect us.

You're like the island.
Alone but the oceans there.

You're like the moon.
Alone but we can see you.

You're like the sun.
Alone but you affect us.

Alone but you affect us.
Alone but you affect us.
Track Name: Can't Act Normal in a Crowd
I've been looking a bit more than senseless.
Pretensions, disguised in the truth.
Fair to say I don't know what to do.
Fair to say I've never known what to do.
Track Name: I Tried Kicking God in the Mouth (And Missed Because He Wasn't There)
How they wish you good luck.
How they cross all their fingers.
And what's better than this?
Nothing.

How they smile at you.
How they laugh as you turn.
And who's new to this?
No one.

And I do not pray for forgiveness or to be spared.
I do not pray at all, there's no need to care.
Go ahead and pray.
No one's there.

How their pride shows like shadows.
How they mask yours in the dark.
And who's better at this?
No one.

How they guide you to heaven.
How they treat you like hell.
And what's better than this.
Nothing.
Track Name: Counting Thoughts
I've been counting these thoughts.
I don't care much at all.
Would you help me remember?
We can save 'em together.

I've been losing these dreams.
I don't know what to think.
Want to help me recall?
We'll just wake up when we fall.

Don't leave the call up to me.
I get caught up when I speak.
Want to talk in private?
No reason to hide it.
Track Name: Settling for the Sea
Lure me to the nectar, sweet deception.
I lament to praise you for this sour mention.
So cool and placid, but not after the acid.
Corrosive as they dance and I'm just actin'.
Been feeling fastened to this notion
that I'll never reach the ocean.
Just laying on the sand, settling for the seas.
But this is more than what those mountains brought me.

Salt the wound and connive it.
Twist the cell and divide it.
And no I can not hide it.
I can't help but mind it.
Avidity.

Hone into the caper, I'm the punchline.
I respect you for the offer, but really I'm fine.
Not much of a drinker, reserve your wine.
Laugh about it when I'm gone in the meantime.
Been smoking my ambitions.
Hoping the highs are wishes.
Instead of mindless stitches to keep me together.
I've been worse for sure.
And I've been better.

Salt the wound and connive it.
Twist the cell and divide it.
And no I can not hide it.
I can't help but mind it.
Avidity.
Track Name: Sheet White
The light of your eyes, it gleams.
The way your move your body.

Settle down with me and breathe.
I will show you purpose.

This might take all night but I won't mind.
This might take all night.
I never mind.

The pale of your skin is sheet white.
The way you scream relief.

Hold me close and disappear.
I'll try to keep you here.

This might take all night but I won't mind.
This might take all night.
I never mind.
Track Name: Stand
What do I do?
Where do I go?
Like you knew.
Like you'd ever know.
How do I go on?
How do I survive?
I've been doing nothing most of my life.

Can't stand to be around anyone.

What do I do?
Where do I go?
Like you knew.
Like you'd ever know.
How do I say this?
I can't fake a good smile.
I've been doing nothing most of my life.

Can't stand to be around anyone.
Track Name: Just Wait
I know. I know. I know I should try harder.
I don't. I don't. I don't think my head's straight.
I wait. I wait. I wait and nothing.
Just wait. Just wait. Just wait.

I'm gonna blow up. I'm gonna blow up.
I'm gonna blow up. I'm gonna blow up.
I'm gonna blow up. I'm gonna blow up.
I'm gonna blow up into little pieces.

I see. I see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I guess. I guess the drugs are kicking in.
I hope. I hope. I hope and nothing.
Just wait. Just wait. Just wait.

I'm gonna blow up. I'm gonna blow up.
I'm gonna blow up. I'm gonna blow up.
I'm gonna blow up. I'm gonna blow up.
I'm gonna blow up into little pieces.

I know. I know. I know I should try harder.
I don't. I don't. I don't think my head's straight.
I wait. I wait. I wait and nothing.
Just wait. Just wait. Just wait.