Blame It On The Sidekick

by DartAjax

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This is my batch of songs written and record between March 2012 and January 2013.


released January 31, 2013

All songs written and performed by David Leonard during 2012 and early 2013.



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DartAjax San Francisco, California

DartAjax represents the solo recorded output of David Leonard, of San Francisco, CA. He (me) has played drums in a number of bands and still does. He plays all the instruments in the DartAjax stuff (usually drums, bass, guitar, and vocals). He wrote and recorded all of these songs on his own. ... more

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Track Name: With Me All Along
thought I knew where you had gone
you were with me all along
could have sworn I heard you go
behind the tree enjoy the show
you were with me all along
Track Name: Lighting Up The Outskirts
lighting up the outskirts
the power lines have failed us
leaking mustard and other gasses
to soar beyond and see behind we take a look
remember the comic not the kind that makes us laugh
riding out the grid in the book
lighting up the outskirts
now there's nothing to see beyond
the stars are all lit up
for us to wonder where they went
in the haze of visions not seen anymore
when there's nothing left we take a look
Track Name: As I Trip And Fall
this isn't how I think about the things I shout about after all
this isn't why I scream the dream I have most every night not at all
thought I was clever when I went into the pawn shop
and saw your wedding dress as I trip and fall
it goes together after all
thought the game was over
when I kicked the can in the middle of the road
but it was not
thought I was winning but I'm not trying to make a comeback
not at all
the tiger blood isn't in me after all
won't be bringing it in from far away
as I trip and fall
it goes together after all
Track Name: Down
far away for a while
now I'm drifting off
I sit back
this is the time I most fear
we're getting closer the land is near
the shaking the noise as my ears explode
I see the runway it sees me
I ask it nicely once or twice
to get us down safely down
I wake up and look around
glad to find we touched down
with my feet on the ground I'm down
the rolling escalator leads us home
the broken escalator now that we're down
Track Name: Imaginary Glue
I'm not going outside today 'cuz I can't
I'm stuck to my seat with some imaginary glue
holding me tight stuck inside
should have left a long time ago go for a ride
I know it's nice out there on the outside
not going outside today 'cuz I can't
I'm stuck to my seat with some imaginary glue
Track Name: Blame It On The Sidekick
blame it on the sidekick
the one that didn't make it big now clearly in view
little bean shaped head covered in colored thread
staring back as if it had a clue
fix the ink affix the stamp I can't find them
so I try to find a pay phone to call my soul
just to find it isn't home and it's not alone
blame it on the magic trick
that reminds me not everything is used
it's like one of those shows where no one knows what's real or not
it would just confuse us anyway
Track Name: Windy Day
as soon as my vision starts to fail
I look the other way I try to get away
when everything lands in pieces
I find them and hope they don't blow away
but it's a windy day it's a windy day
I'm running around trying to catch up with my mind
here like always
trying not to stir the dust
getting in my sight
seeing clearly through the clouds
it's a windy day it's a windy day
Track Name: All The Secrets
of all the places no one goes
we could have some fun
they don't come out in any guide
but there must be someone
to show us all the secrets
that can't be real
and I will find no evidence
they don't exist at all
and we would laugh hysterically
finding things to be alright
the upside down waterfall
flowing back into the air
now we have seen the secrets
imaginary psychic states
and I will find no evidence they don't
don't exist at all
Track Name: On My Watch
no idea no fun
no time no need to run
that's why this has come to be
I sit at the side of the table
shadowed from vision the filming was hidden
that's why this has come to be on my watch
Track Name: With Red X's
you and I can cross the street now
we're not walking on the sand
we talk about the green house
I know you understand
I feel the ocean tides
magnets messing with my mind
we walk along the sidelines with red x's on our hands
I know you understand and I take the stand
yeah I take the stand
Track Name: Let's Do Something Normal
let's do something normal for a change
get up early stand in line
fill up the car
there's lots of room it's a big one
get what we want
saw it while watching the game
do something normal
the normal way
I'm not going to fly away 'cuz I can't or cut in line
Track Name: Unrecognized
there's been little change on my mind
I've been trying to get back in line
so many times unrecognized
I face the fine out of mind
this is why I crawl across the floor
I try to see what's on the other side
over there and out of mind that's fine
see the object of confusion
so many times unrecognized
I face the fine out of mind
Track Name: Exploding Dice
when I first saw them
didn't know what I had found
seems crazy to laugh without a sound
exploding dice gambling with my life
undecided wrong again and that's alright
stumbled back into the forest
fired up a shady job
tired of belonging and my head is pounding
exploding dice gambling with my life
snake eyes winning not a chance and that's alright
Track Name: Sea Org Dub
take our test
it's just a survey
there's another level you need to go
it's for the best, the best
it's called hell
and I'm in it I can't take it anymore
Track Name: Stuck In Reverse
I stick out like a swollen thumb on a plastic shirt
I try to take my own advice and get there first
for the chance I may not get again they say
and now I'm stuck in reverse
over time the plates will change and you know I will ride again
Track Name: Crazy Cat
we walk for miles when the sun was high
I realize I chose the wrong side of the road
we were walking on of the road had just begun
I decided to choose a side
we had to go and find a place to hide
out of the way no one to see
we sit around you and me
we walk for miles to get home
figured we were all alone
look in the distance and see the crazy cat smiling back at me
Track Name: Smoke And Mirrors
thought I told you I stand for nothing
you told me I was crazy and I must stand for something you're right
it's just hard to get the point in a confusing atmosphere
where no one cares
that's why I call myself an incidental accident
on the side of a highway I have never driven on
might stop but I might move on
see the ramains avoid the pain move on
go for the shore I go for broke
selling things that don't exist
smoke and mirrors where's the fruit we grew?
Track Name: Rolling All My Chances
following you you run away
I bought you an onion
swore it was the sweetest fruit on the tree
gave it to you you laughed at me but took it anyway
it looks so nice
and I'm rolling all my chances
changing the color of the land above the world
it's orange now with fiery sunsets all around
we stick together in fear of the unholy sounds
we hear now before us
it looks so nice
and I'm rolling all my chances into being real
and on and on and on and on and on
I'm holding the time
and on and on and on and on and on
you're running with me
Track Name: Third Rail
keep your feet behind the line
and I swear I swear we'll be fine
keep your arms inside the moving car
we'll go far
as far as we can
don't even think about the third rail
it'll blow your mind
it'll blow your mind away