Self-Titled Album Lyrics



Here are the lyrics for the Self-Titled Cassmark album (2008):


*** Simple Ties *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

Downtown
I’ll see you around
There stare
Off the glare

Of memories a past
That never left your mind
The simple stories that
You know you’ll always find
A new beginning
In all that is unkind
The simple stories on your mind

Here we’re
Most of the downtime
There care lost in air
Memories all mine

Downtown I stand
Memories another man’s
Many days yesterday
Counterfeit keep away
Memories understand
Simple ties every man


*** Window View *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

All summers behind you
Greet you with nothing new
My what a window view
You smile all alone too

Tried to be the common bond again
Tried to stay the same
You’re not alone
I said again and then
I thought myself away

I like the fact there is
Nothing to really say
Where do you go for proof
Where do you hide away

Good people they’re near me
Wish they all could stay
Good people forever
Not just for today

And I know it has begun
Just as soon as it is done
And I know it has begun
Just as soon as it is done
I know it’s done

Summer’s behind you
Summer’s behind you
Summer’s behind you
Summer’s behind you

And I know it has begun
Just as soon as it is done
And I know it has begun
Just as soon as it is done
I know it’s


*** Flash *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

There’s still a child in you
Thought you’d start anew
And look too far ahead
You look for signs instead

Within your tainted youth
You would show some tooth
And look too far ahead
To think of what was said

Strange human head
Aura shades of red
Strange human head
Take the signs and make them spread

There is still a child in you
I thought you’d start anew

Take me far away
Not since yesterday
Take me far away
Not to yesterday
Take me far away
Not since yesterday
Take me far away
Not to yesterday


*** For All *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

Then there was nothing there
All in a day
So tired and aware
What not to stay

To lie all alone
Every chance you take
Why question all you know
For your own sake

A sign of the times now
A counting clock that’s on the wall
Your beaming it’s timeless
A moment lost but not for all

Man will not change man I know
So well I changed alone
There is another way out
To question all you’ve known

Your effort is merely
A mounted clock that’s on the wall
Still seeming it’s priceless
A worthy cost but not for all

Man will not change man I know
So well I changed alone
There is another way out
To question all you’ve known

Then there was nothing there
All in a day
So tired and aware
What not to stay
To lie all alone
Every chance you take
Why question all you know
For your own sake

Man will not change man I know
So well I changed alone
There is another way out
To question all you’ve known


*** Shallow *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

The sky a plastic dawn am I
To tag along the road behind
And try to be a friend all by
Myself until I turn to

Find in you something to do
I must be sad given all I once
Had some goals the jealous stole
By running water down a stream too shallow

On the sidewalk I would stand
Thought about it just as planned again
Give me now I’ll tell you then
And you can’t find where to end again

Timeless a time no more
Waiting to underscore
Everything to ignore
Shallow times to fend for

The sky a plastic dawn am I
To tag along the road behind
And try to be a friend all by
Myself until I turn to

Find you
Find you
Find you
Find you


*** Switches *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

Get outside
Before too long
I’ll tell you how I’ve tried
Could not decide
The choice of two
It always ends up tied
A split that comes from deep inside
A choice that has no stride

Civilly still
Waiting until
Ends of the line
Falsely fulfill

Where do I go from here for now
So many ways to find out how
Caught up with hopelessly old dreams
Confused with what’s to be redeemed
Civilly still
Waiting until
Ends of the line
Falsely fulfill

Get outside
Before long
You’ll tell me how you’ve tried
Not sure where it comes from
Split choice make my mind

Where do I go from here for now
So many ways to find out how
Caught up with hopelessly old dreams
Confused with what to deem


*** Rise *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

Red lines I hold on to
Remember all I do
No time here’s some for you
Your time’s in numbers too

Hopelessness and looking down
Standards of a boring town

Debt is not from lies and
Seldom told
There’s freedom in all to buy
When everything is sold

Uneven shape and size in
A fool’s gold
Bank cards tend to lie
In plastic molds

Constant search for freedom
Seeming there everywhere
Lack of funding
I don’t care

Suggested unmentioned overviewed
I learned a good lesson
In the nude

Constant search for freedom
Scaring there everywhere
Lacking standards
No repair

Red lines I hold on to
Remember all I do
No time here’s some for you
Your time’s in numbers too

Think to go in form of lines
I think of city signs
You never grew to grow
You should have claimed to know
Enough to change a
Time is spaced in ordered lines
I look for other signs
I never grew to grow
You wanted me to know
Of freedom born in
Lies the story tried to
Rise in passing light of
Seldom told
Still being sold


*** Rose *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

Lost it solid proof
Lasting sea of youth
Got a lot
Not a lot to use
Minding open to

Find it over here
You were just this near
Strangely undergo
Walking down below
All for fear of end
Unwarned to pretend

Lost it right there
Kind words impair
Never declare
Pointing in stare

For all the ones that know
Some story that she chose
A nice route a steady pace
To walk to a better place

Find it over here
You were just this near
Strangely undergo
Walking down below
All for fear of end
Unwarned to pretend


*** Miltown *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

Here is a spot
Made for your standing
Excellent boost
Parallel landing

Sometimes the ground
It seems so enchanting
Laughing out loud
At everyone’s ranting

Strain on my hands
Misunderstand
Results from timidness
Force to expand

Change a constant growth
Named enough for both
Used the words you know
Lonely oaths

Can’t be labeled by
What you question why
Give them all a sigh
Tell them all that I

Can’t be labeled by
What I question why
Take a deeper sigh
Wish them all this shy

All we should need
A new source of power
Alertness to stay
Within the hour

Sometimes the ground
Seeming so sour
A fire dispersed
The fire devoured

Can’t be labeled by
What you question why
Give them all a sigh
Tell them all that I

Can’t be labeled by
What I question why
Take a deeper sigh
Wish them all this shy

Strain on my hands
Misunderstand
Results from timid ness
Force to expand

Change a constant growth
Named enough for both
Used the words you know
Lonely oaths


*** The Bowl *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

Remembering when
A change in all then
Forever in a youth
That come and let it go

And all in one place
I’ve had a good trace
Still pointed out that
You really didn’t know

So vastly able
While turning tables
A lasting thought and
You ought to let it show

Wasted allowed you to
Save it I wanted to

A nice side your own sake
Don’t mention the mistakes
Unrealized it was fake
I’m in on your new take

Where I’d been
The bowl is again
Forever with the youth to
Come and let it go

Never just in case
To try and replace
A lasting thought that
You never could outgrow

Wasted allowed you to
Save it I wanted to
Face it for all of you
Take it I want for you

Wasted allowed you to
Save it I wanted to
Face it for all of you
Take it I want for you

A nice side your own sake
Don’t mention the mistakes
Unrealized it was fake
I’m in on your new take


*** Successor *** (Words & Music by Jim Louie)

Innocence so anxious
Expanding getting old
Persistent obsession
Endlessly uncontrolled

Redefined permanence
Signified by a sign
Simplified impatience
Lasting decline

Refusal willingly
Stayed alone with me
Confused we all agree
In finding sanity

Resistance so anxious
Implying to unfold
Refining repression
Endlessly to behold

Unsettled reclaiming
Innocence that was mine
Interpret simply by
Following the lines

Reject obsess over
Successor absentee
Your sight’s on October
Elusive memory
Render into order
Collection of debris
From the current border
Wanted it all for free

Refusal willingly
Stayed alone with me
Confused we all agree
Finding insanity

Existence so anxious
Expanding to withhold
Rewarded aggression
Endlessly uncontrolled

Unsettled renaming
Innocence that was mine
Simplified impatience
Lasting decline

Reject obsess over
Successor absentee
Your sight’s on October
Elusive memory
Render into order
Collection of debris
From the current border
Wanted it all for