Slave to the Grind

by Damn Fine Coffee

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released April 19, 2011

Music and Lyrics by Damn Fine Coffee

Jonn Buzby - Keyboards, Vocals
Wes Hare - Drums, Backing Vocals
Jay Rehm - Bass, Backing Vocals

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Jonn Buzby
Mastered by Brian O'Neill

Album Artwork by Joey Irizarry

Copyright 2011, Turn To Start. All rights reserved.

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Track Name: Do Us a Favor
How can you say life has treated you so wrong
When you're alive and still kicking right along?

So do us a favor and remember where you've been
Take time to savor it all

Don't claim the heights if you can't embrace the falls
Not every team gets the benefit of calls

Do us a favor and remember where you've been
Take time to savor it all
Do us a favor and remember how to live
Take time to savor it all

And I can tell you're searching for the way
To take your life and make it one more day
And I can see you're looking for escape
Take the time and make it right again

Take a look at your life - is it filled with such strife
That your only choice is kill your voice?
There's an easy way out from your troubles and doubt
But what's the fun in skipping to the end?

There is a place for everyone and everything
Track Name: Thyme
Pick a switch or choose a lever
Either one will do the same old thing
It's been this way forever and ever
Nothing will change

Time is gonna make us
Time is gonna shake us
Time is gonna break us down to nothing
When you find out time is a-wasting
What are you gonna do now?

Must we talk about the weather
Seems to me it's just a waste of time
What's your pain and what's your pleasure
I'll tell you mine

Time will reign - Don't try and fight it
Time will turn us upside down - There's no point in fighting anymore
Time will turn us inside out - There's no point in fighting anymore

Pick a switch or choose a lever
Neither one will change a single thing
It's been this way forever and ever
Nothing will change
Track Name: Another Wasted Moment
It's time to take a look at your life
And try out something new
How many times must you still try to dig a hole and crawl on through

So focused on the here and now
With everything you do
Oblivious to how you fail to take the nail and drive it through
You dig the hole and crawl on through

Don't look at me to ease all the pain
Like I have the strength to change the world
It's times like these we draw from within
To find all the patterns to unlearn

I hope you could learn from the past
And take an enlightened point of view
But blinders are still stuck in the way
And you won't remove them for long

Do I have a say?

Another wasted moment of your life
Another great mistake
Another careless romance of a heart you're gonna break

It takes some time to heal my heart
Seems not so much for you
Instead of taking time to learn
You dig the hole and crawl on through

So take a number if you please
I'm sure they'll call it soon
You'll run in line on bended knees
Another nail to get you through
Go fill your hole with someone new

It's funny how the time disappears
When life is a carousel to you
So burn your hand and reach in again
The fire's not the problem - It's you

Do I have a say?

Another wasted moment of your life
Another great mistake
Another careless romance of a heart you're gonna break
Track Name: So I Wait
I've waited so very long for you
But fate has kept you just out of view

So I wait for the day when I will face you
And I hope and I pray you feel the same too

I've lost patience with love that's untrue
It'd be easy to just give up hope on you

But I wait for the day when I face you
And I hope and I pray you feel the same too

I thought I found you so many times
Was blinded by rose-colored hues
And I kept looking for so many signs
And settling for so damn few

No more

We can choose the path of least resistance or more persistence
It's the choice that shapes our soul
Whether we will find the one and only, or just die lonely
Have no fear of being wrong

So I wait for the day when I will face you
And I hope and I pray you feel the same too

I've waited so very long for you
Track Name: We'll Find a Way
I awoke the other day to a clear reminder
Of what we set our minds to reach this year
If I knew the words to say
I could try and tell you how's it's all begun to disappear
If I could look the other way
It'd be easier than trying to fight this apathy you portray
Yes we are growing old and gray
If we don't take action now we're gonna let it slip away and that's not okay

We'll find a way to make things stronger a little longer
We'll find a way to break this sadness and push this madness away

You say you wanna eat your cake
It's times like these I wonder if you have any idea of what it takes
A sloppy bed is what you make
When your actions fail to back the words you know I wanna hear
This should be a give and take
But you're only giving out the junk I'd throw away
I might be making a mistake
But I stick around with hope tomorrow brings the clarity I have today

We'll find a way to make things stronger a little longer
We'll find a way to break this sadness and push this madness away

Hear me out
Ease my doubt
Won't you hear me out?
Won't you ease my doubt?

We can try and make amends
Looking through this crooked lens
Such a horrifying shame
We'll find something else to blame

We'll find a better way to throw this all away
Track Name: Crumbling Down
I've grown tired of trying
Weary of all this lying
Truth told, it's old

I've lost track of days
Weary in so many ways
And I ask why

But I know that I'll be fine
It's nothing new you see
To watch the world come crumbling down on me
And I've lost the will to fight
It's just not meant to be
Watch the world come crumbling down

Seems we've been here before
Short end of every score
Thrown in the towel

But I know that I'll be fine
It's nothing new you see
To watch the world come crumbling down on me
And I've lost the will to fight
It's just not meant to be
Watch the world come crumbling down
Track Name: Are We Near It
Were you saying something
Cause I heard nothing at all
Are you feeling nothing?
Cause I've felt it all along

If love is all we need
Why are we still basking in this pain?
If will set us free
Why are we still struggling with these chains?
Is it all we know?

Am I missing something?
Draw a line upon the sand
Make it crystal clear
So I can finally understand

If time is all we need
Why are we still racing everywhere?
If time will set us free
Why are we so absolutely scared?
Is it all we know?

Are we near it or are we just a long way away?

Are we losing something
Every minute that we wait?
Are we getting closer
To a more enlightened state?
Am I doubling down now
On another losing hand?
Is this all according to some fucked up master plan?

If faith is all we need
Why are we still reaching out in vain?
If faith will set us free
Why are we still trapped inside our brain?
Is it all we know?

Are we near it or are we just a long way away?

Were you saying something?
Track Name: Figure It Out
This happens all the time - this dance we do
A self-inflicted crime - so sad but true
What can we do?

This must be some mistake
This mutual discovery of feeling whole

If only we remained unsoiled
This time spent in recovery takes a toll

What I can't figure out is why we run so far away from what we hunger for
Why block this feeling out when sunlight's finally dancing through the cracks within these walls

This happens all the time - this game we play
A stalemate of our mind - it's not okay
What can we say?

Can you feel it?
Can you feel the call?
Can we shake it?
Can we stand up tall?

I'm ready to concede the possibility that we may fall
I'm ready to believe the willingness to bleed is worth it all

And so it's come to this
It's time to either to grab on tight
Or let it go

What I can't figure out is why we run so far away from what we hunger for
Why block this feeling out when sunlight's finally dancing through the cracks within these walls

Can we figure it out?

I think I'm ready
I know I'm ready