In Place

by Tarmac Adam

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1.
If I take the time to find the bones of it Compassion seems to be the great unknown of it Indulgence brings no peace of mind, we're all adrift Exposed, afraid and on display we still persist Lost in complacency At what cost The blind may never see Take me to a town called Mercy Save me from a life contrary If I break the binds to find the start of it Make my way into the very heart of it Embrace possibility Reach a place of humility Please take me to a town called Mercy Save me from a life contrary Make me less a judge than jury Give me a moment to speak truly Don't leave it all Don't be the last one out Now it's time to go
2.
Blindside 03:19
The burden of control Do you feel the weight of it? Does it take its toll? Can you see the state of it? If I could I'd give you soul To help you see the light as you lift As you reach to take a hold Be careful as you tighten your grip Take care of moments Less is chosen Hope to find Kinder life And despite the blindside On with the show When you have to make a choice And your head and heart are caught in conflict What motivates the voice? What's underneath the words as they stick? So I try to let it go Peel the layers back to find what I missed Getting harder as I slow down Giving in to thoughts I cannot dismiss Take care of moments Less is chosen Hope to find Kinder life And despite the blindside On with the show Kinder life seems hard to find Despite the blindside you gotta try a little harder Kinder life never too old Despite what we're told we gotta try a little harder
3.
Shut down Protect the zone Find positions where you're not so prone Fall over Mind the hook It's wearing thin Now watch and look Reaching for more to steal the thunder Breaking the myth that was boy wonder Watching a wreck as it goes under Wait for it to float again Look for the heart Don't stray too far A fallen star broken apart Start from now Begin to mend Make a choice Land of the living Take a turn for the land of the dead Find a hope A hope in hopeless Hang on to the last thread Reaching a higher ground to rest on Finding some comfort in clean air Looking forward to the best of Unashamed it's time to care Look for the heart Don't stray too far A fallen star broken apart Start from now Begin to mend This time around Goodwill may be found A fall from grace A demon to face Start from now Begin to mend The world is spinning lonely And it's taking us for a ride Be sure to hang on tightly So it doesn't pass you by
4.
Walk Tall 04:21
I wish I could've I know I would've I think I should've Taken the heat out I know better What is the matter Second guessing how How to make it Compared to others What am I missing now? A point of reference Sort of desperate Hang on to what's left Be proud to see others pleased With open eyes, open mind Rise above it all Walk strong, walk tall Never enough No matter how much Just my luck Glass overflows, still I'm empty The floor's flooding My feet are floating Call out the chaos of envy Just cannot see it Irrelevance of reason lost in fury Don't wanna be it Do something different Come on, wake up Allow other to be pleased With open eyes, open mind Rise above it all Walk strong, walk tall Steadfast and sure Walk strong, walk tall If I could I would 'Cause I know I should Leave envy alone, it's understood And I'll take a stand With this step I'll rise above it all Walk strong, walk tall Steadfast and sure Walk strong, walk tall
5.
Nine Lives 03:57
Watching the might fall Finally after it all Backwards Front is no more Spiralling down to the floor Crash the fourth wall Mindful of when to talk So a day comes and goes Now with all we know Nine lives to hold Stories will unfold What will they show? Broken for others to see In pieces, this token of me Patience Wait for me please Mindful Is this our disease? So a day comes and goes Now with all we know Nine lives to hold Stories will unfold What will they show? Leave the past behind Calm this anxious mind Moving forward slowly
6.
Wind it out Wind it in Wait to catch Impatience wins Stay with now Don't wish for an end Tomorrow's gone before it begins But today's the day Today's the day There is nothing as important There is no other moment Today's the day It's slipping away Nothing more important than right now Settle for less obvious Set aside the second best Break routine but stay with me Flying high while still within But today's the day Today's the day There is nothing as important There is no other moment Today's the day It's slipping away Nothing more important than right now Nothing stays the same No one else to blame
7.
Afterthought 03:51
Stare Take care Stare at a truth Wear out a tune Find a better mood Time to sleep Prepare to make amends Take care as day begins Moments like these will never be again If less is more I can't be sure I have my doubts I have my flaws Over time I find reward Difference Matters Make a difference Make a scene Things that matter outside routine Find an essence in something more than "what about me?" If less is more I can't be sure I have my doubts I have my flaws Over time I find reward In being more than an afterthought If less is more I never can be sure Stare at a truth Find a better mood Prepare to make amends Moments like these will never be again Stare Take care
8.
Holding 03:39
We're holding Holding on for dear life when we're divided All currency is lost now Have we decided Decided to believe in whatever others say Ignorance is short term bliss Believe in Believe in a free will While we're living Waiting for the thrill Always holding on to what we feel Try and care enough about the world We're lonely So take your hit one-forty characters only Minutes away till someone tells us we're worthy Worthy of more than this Let gravity find us ground Ground beneath our feet, it's time Believe in Believe in a free will While we're living Waiting for the thrill Always holding on to what we feel Try and care enough about the world Impatient So very impatient
9.
Tellingly 03:32
Tellingly I happen to be right back at the start How much left of me can stop me in my tracks Don't fall apart To question how To question how I'll ever make my mark It's important now Important now I think we should take breath to see what's underneath Beware deceit beyond belief Know what it means to be Suddenly I'm searching for a flicker in the dark It's a mystery how every flame begins with just a spark Inspiration comes when everything is still And I take breath to see what's underneath Beware deceit beyond belief Know what it means to be Indecision casts its shadow Grasping at my heels It holds me back I must take breath to see what's underneath Beware deceit beyond belief Take breath to see what's underneath Beware deceit beyond belief Know what it means to be
10.
The list is now fading Can't read it out Black to grey Grey to white Stuck in the middle of whereabouts Horizons call beyond the doubt It's the loneliest journey a man can take Carry the burden for others' sake This ship is sailing Move aside Pushing through the strongest tide Calm waters waiting I know inside A captain's call A captain's pride It's the loneliest journey a man can take Carry the burden for others' sake Out of a shadow into a light This moment is passing Is this moment right? I'm not sure if it really is the time to go Is it a choice or is it determined so? In some way I think I've done all that I can do While I feel so tired, I don't know if I'm ready to be leaving you It's the loneliest journey a man can take Carry the burden for others' sake Out of a shadow into a light This moment is passing Is this moment right?

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released October 2, 2015

Performed by
Matt O'Donnell - Lead & Backing Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards
Steve Paix - Keyboards / Saxophones / Backing Vocals
Nick Seymour - Bass
Josh Barber - Drums / Percussion

Written by
Matt O'Donnell & Steve Paix

Produced and Recorded by
Matt O'Donnell, Steve Paix & Rob Feaster
Drums recorded by Greg O'Shea

Mixed by
Rob Feaster at Quad Studios, Nashville

Engineered by
Jared Snowden

Mastered by
Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York

Recorded at
String Theory Studios, Melbourne
Sing Sing South, Melbourne
Quad Studios, Nashville

Additional Performers
Angie McMahon - Backing Vocals
Michael Evans-Barker - Percussion
Luke Dolahenty - Backing Vocals
Lachlan Brooks - Backing Vocals
Philip Nanscawen - Backing Vocals
Bill Morris - Tuba

Administrative Support
Liz Molina

Design and Layout
Milo&Co.

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Tarmac Adam is the studio creation of Melbourne, Australia-based songwriter Matt O’Donnell and co-conspirator, multi-instrumentalist Steve Paix.

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