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Zone of Respectability (Vol. 1)

by DartAjax

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1.
Excursion 00:38
(instrumental)
2.
Thicker Skin 03:19
Chaos leads to brilliance And I'm sleeping at the alter I wake up delirious I'm not shouting when I ought to be Inside all around Things that try to frighten Hounding me it's hard not to see they're sinking in But we're not welcoming that circus anymore We need thicker skin We need thicker skin Damage leads to evidence I'm following the trail that led me here Hearing things Seeing lies It makes it hard to fix my mind Everybody tries It's hard to hide Hounding me it's hard not to see they're sinking in But we're not welcoming that circus anymore We need thicker skin We need thicker skin
3.
I've been trying to figure my angle My angle is me I cannot always cut the right degree each time I can't find Distant warning I have seen before It flies up to knock me down again this time Another ending of time This time I found out Behind the door that wasn't there before It freaks me out Please let me out
4.
Thought I was here Now I realize I'm not It was tomorrow and now it's yesterday And now I wonder what's getting in my way All the things I can't see what's next I try to see around the bend I had it good Had it good it slipped away And now I wonder what's getting in my way All the things I can't see what's next I try to see around the bend
5.
Clout Stamp 02:28
I answered the ad I brought all I had And you say it's not good enough But I've been here before I've walked through that door Please tell me what has gone wrong Am I fading away? Little by little into the wall My zone is wrong My clout stamp is losing its ink It's not as important as I thought it would be As the image fades out on me
6.
It was only fifteen seconds It was fleeting but it was fame When I saw your face on the newscast I would never be the same It was only twenty seconds Now you're messing with my brain I saw you at the turnstile I would never be the same It was only fifteen seconds It was fleeting but it was fame
7.
Reel Time 01:54
(instrumental)
8.
I can see the stars floating above the world I know where you are I know where you are somehow I can see the stars floating above the world I know where you are I know where you are somehow There's too much happening all at once I would sing a different song but not the one No just not the one from today I'm at the end of the line Looking at cyborgs Way at the end Laughing at androids I'm in the ocean swimming with robots Wondering who will replace me now Things are getting weirder Things are getting meaner Everyone is mean now you know what I mean And I'm wishing I could really find a way To suck up all this crap back into space I know it's going I feel it getting faster There's so much blowing in so quickly To what's left to what's left of my soul There's too much happening all at once I would sing a different song but not the one No just not the one from today Trying to control it Try and get a grip Nothing can terminate the feeling of the fear That this may be This may be the end of the world
9.
Common sense working overtime I don't want to use it anymore Overrated and dated It's fun to do what I want Yelling at strangers Who won't remember anything at all When I arrive I won't know Wherever is fine I don't mind Walking under ladders is fun Number thirteen my favorite one I'm eating ice and sitting in the snow I'm driving with nowhere to go Common sense working overtime I don't want to use it anymore Overrated and dated It's fun to do what I want
10.
I threw myself into a dream It was fun I woke up hitting the wall Fighting the ghost I found myself in a game This time I won The prize was more than I deserve It was you I was thrown into a test I lost But I've got you and that's enough to get me through
11.
I open up the door And who comes walking in? I say hello to myself It's been too long Where have you been? And I don't have the time to fix up all the things in my mind I go walking out This time not full of doubt It's nice to be back And for once not on attack And I don't have the time to fix up all the things in my mind
12.
Minivan Man 03:21
I was on the wrong side of the right side of the law I was in the badlands before they were bad Getting burned by the sun before they called it a tan Oh no here it comes again Oh no I wake up to find That I'm a hard working, hard living, middle lane driving minivan man I'm a hard working, hard living, middle lane driving minivan man I'm a hard working, hard living, middle lane driving minivan man I'm a hard working, hard living, middle lane driving minivan man I rode a horse with no saddle in the rain It kicked me off and still I felt no pain I invented drawing a line in the sand Oh no here it comes again Oh no I wake up to find That I'm a hard working, hard living, middle lane driving minivan man I'm a hard working, hard living, middle lane driving minivan man I'm a hard working, hard living, middle lane driving minivan man I'm a hard working, hard living, middle lane driving minivan man
13.
Hero 02:36
A funny vision occurred to me The president sitting by a tree Face in the shade He was snoozing with an ice cold beer I walked to him and I wanted to know Where did all your secret agents go They all just quit He wouldn't give them a raise I told him he was in danger And that I might have a knife If I had remembered I may have taken his life And then I'd go down in history With Oswald, Sirhan, and Hinckley And then once and for all Once and for all, once and for all I'd be a hero I'd be a hero
14.
Don't leave me high Don't leave me dry Don't leave me at all I will make the call I won't take the fall That's what it is Don't leave me here Don't leave me at all I won't take the fall And that's what it is This is not how I live And not how I'm going to die I won't take the fall
15.
Levels 00:51
I've been trying to figure out the levels of my mind We left one behind If I need it, let's get it On our way home
16.
Not My Fault 01:36
Sometimes things come flying in uninvited They come flying in Another kick in the teeth I tell myself it's not my fault I tell myself it's not my fault
17.
See that man on the 55th floor We want to watch him jump 'cuz we want some gore I jump for joy it comes on at four It makes my life not seem such a bore That's the news It comes on every day See that man on the 55th floor We want to watch him jump 'cuz we want some gore
18.
(instrumental)
19.
Chaos leads to brilliance And I'm sleeping at the alter I wake up delirious I'm not shouting when I ought to be Inside all around Things that try to frighten Hounding me it's hard not to see they're sinking in But we're not welcoming that circus anymore We need thicker skin We need thicker skin Damage leads to evidence I'm following the trail that led me here Hearing things Seeing lies It makes it hard to fix my mind Everybody tries It's hard to hide Hounding me it's hard not to see they're sinking in But we're not welcoming that circus anymore We need thicker skin We need thicker skin
20.
Uprooted 03:42
I'm having a time I could use some advice Everything is not What it seems it should be Trying to find the clue by ignoring the truth There is nothing to believe in anymore There is nothing left anymore Ignore the truth Ignore the truth Ignore the truth There is nothing to believe to believe in anymore There is nothing Here comes the warning shot Uprooted by a future storm I can sense what's going on with much alarm Uprooted by a future storm Everything that's upside becomes a normal day But we know it is not This is not the only time I've questioned my mind Things are happening I can't explain away in nightmares too scary to be real In a daytime too weird to be real Ignore the truth Ignore the truth Ignore the truth There is nothing to believe to believe in anymore There is nothing left anymore I hide my ears and my eyes all at once Here comes the warning shot Uprooted by a future storm I can sense what's going on with much alarm Uprooted by a future storm Everything that's upside becomes a normal day But we know it is not
21.
Wilhelmina 02:12
(instrumental)
22.
I woke up too late I woke up today Things falling out of the air We are running with nowhere to hide Going crazy on the ground in a state of disbelief I woke up too late I woke up today War is not a business and it should not be We woke up too late

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released May 20, 2019

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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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