As Others Are

by Alec Sloane

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Alec Sloane's debut EP As Others Are, released July 1st 2016, was named after an alternate title of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms. On the EP, Sloane implies the meaning of this title to be a promise to be happy, as others are. As in the Novel, this promise is not to be kept.

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released July 1, 2016

All songs written and performed by Alec Sloane
Produced and recorded by Chris Hunt
Album cover art by Elizabeth Sloane

Guitar, Piano, and Vocals-Alec Sloane
Backup Guitar, Bass and Drums-Chris Hunt

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Track Name: The Thoughts That Keep Me
I wish I'd known,
It seems so simple now,
Just leave it alone,
This song was always about you.

Do you still
Speak like I do?
And have you heard
These words since last time I saw you?

That I love you,
And that's the truth.
I know I'm a liar,
But don't let that get to you.

When I'm alone,
and no one's calling,
Do you know,
The thought that keeps me satisfied?

That I love you,
And that's the truth.
I know I'm a liar,
But don't let that get to you.

'Cause these are the things I wish you knew.
Track Name: Port of Call
Terrified, a glass by my side,
Seems to be my port of call.
The walls are blank,
My feet in a tank,
I'm waiting oh,
Waiting to fall.

But I guess I'll find you later,
On my own.
Guess I'll find you later,
When I'm old.

It's been some time,
Since I had the nerve to climb,
These walls,
On my own.

But I guess I'll find you later,
On my own.
Guess I'll find you later,
When I'm old.
I guess I'll find you later,
When I'm old.
I guess I'll find you later,
On my own.

Terrified, a glass by my side,
Seems to be my port of call.
Track Name: Wrong Side of the Door
I know that they,
Have come to take me home.
It's not far away,
But I don't want to go.

But I've been chased before.
Yes, I've been followed to the shore.

Don't run away,
I'm not too afraid.
I've always known,
Just how to pretend.
I curl up my lip,
So you won't see it shake,
And curl up my will,
So you won't see it bend.

'Cause I've been hated before.
Yes, I've been on the wrong side of the door.
Track Name: Some Days
Some days, you're right.
Some days, you're wrong.
Some days, it just don't fucking matter anymore.
And we beg ourselves for mercy.

Now everybody knows,
I'm a habit,
To be let go.

And now I find, every night,
That I just can't fucking sleep anymore.
And I beg my mind for mercy.

But everybody knows,
That I'm a habit,
To be let go.

Now everybody knows,
I'm a habit,
To be let go.
Track Name: Young Boy
When I was a young boy,
I set out to sea.
The waves were a-crashing,
all sides of me.

A crack in the ocean,
Found us apart,
And threw up a city,
From down in the dark.

But cut me in half now,
And count my rings.
A little bit older,
Means everything.

Then I was a baby,
Loose on a plane.
Clouds were a-rolling,
But I stayed the same.

A storm just below us,
Held you from view.
Thunder and lightning,
The Pilot Withdrew.

But cut me in half now,
And count my rings.
A little bit older,
Means everything.

When I was a young boy,
I set out to sea.
The waves were a-crashing,
All sides of me.

In a crack in the ocean,
That I fell right through,
Up came the city,
Where I found you.

But cut me in half now,
You can count my rings.
A little bit older,
Means everything.

Then I was a baby,
Loose on a plane.
Clouds were a-rolling,
But I stayed the same.

No storm will a-blow us,
I won't hide from view.
No Thunder nor lightning,
Between me and you.

But cut me in half now,
You can count my rings.
A little bit older,
Means everything.

Yeah, cut me in half now,
Nothing to hide.
When I was a young boy
I kept you inside.
Track Name: As Others Are
This is the end.
Oh, this is the end.
The dawn won't come now,
Take my hands, take my eyes.

And lead me on,
I won't need them anymore.

Don't need permission.
No, I don't need your Ok.
Won't ask forgiveness.
What more could there be to say?

But leave me now,
And lead your love away.

'Cause you told me.
Oh, and I believed,
That I'd be happy,
Happy, as others are.