Flora

by Spencer Newton

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released June 8, 2018

All songs written*, performed, mixed, and produced by Spencer Newton

This album was recorded and mixed at Acre Sounds in Springfield, Massachusetts between January 2017 and April 2018

A big thank you to all the people who continue to listen to the many demos and unfinished versions of these songs and others and have offered valuable insight in making them the best they can be: Siviva, Two Nose-Ring Joe, Caitlin, and many others.

Paisley: My biggest fan. You’re always the first person I send my songs to right after I’ve written them, and your support for me and my music means the world to me.

Evan and Ben: Both of you are my go to sources for feedback, and you never fail to help me get my music to where i want it to be. You guys are gold mines of friends.

For Dakota


* “The Middle” written by Jimmy Eat World

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Track Name: Lighten Up
I know you’re feeling so uncomfortable and you know
I know you’re suffering from multiple overflows
This life won’t ever give you what you won’t give away
And you know that won’t ever change

You don’t know exactly what you want
Or just exactly what you need
I know that you just want it now
You don’t have to be a debutante
Just have to live the life you lead
But you just don’t know how

You know you won’t last
You’re bound to break, burn out fast
You’ve got to relax
Or else its gonna blow up
You’re gonna freak out
You’re gonna stress out
You’re gonna melt down
Unless you lighten up

Your mind’s been thinkin’
And your eyelid’s sinkin’
And I think you’ve had enough
The worlds been drinkin’
And I bet you haven’t seen it all
The path you’re takin’s pretty rough

You don’t know exactly what you want
Or just exactly what you need
I know that you just want it now
You don’t have to be a debutante
Just have to live the life you lead
But you just don’t know how

You know you won’t last
You’re bound to break, burn out fast
You’ve got to relax
Or else its gonna blow up
You’re gonna freak out
You’re gonna stress out
You’re gonna melt down
Unless you lighten up

You know you won’t last
You’re bound to break, burn out fast
You’ve got to relax
Or else its gonna blow up
You’re gonna freak out
You’re gonna stress out
You’re gonna melt down
Unless you lighten up
Track Name: Blank Pages
I’ve got a white paged pleather notebook
With canvases as empty as the thoughts that seem to swim inside my head
And I can’t seem to ignite ‘em
No I can’t even write ‘em
So I think I’ll keep an empty book instead

I’ve got three black-covered notebooks
Just thinking about the next one how I’ll speed from front to back when it arrives
But this pen it doesn’t move
My mind can’t seem to find a groove
But the words that echo cut through me like knives

It seems to me
That I can’t write the words
That haunt me for ages
Can’t get from mind to matter
But they don’t matter
And they don’t care
For these blank pages
For these blank pages

I’ve got a stack of barren notebooks
Resting on a shelf collecting dust
Without a single note contained
And when I sit with one beside me
To leave the past behind me
I tend to close and leave it unexplained

It seems to me
That I can’t write the words
That haunt me for ages
Can’t get from mind to matter
But they don’t matter
And they don’t care
For these blank pages
For these blank pages

I’ve got a ten foot stack of notebooks
And all the words I said to you could
Fill about a hundred thousand lines
But they look so goddamn clean
So perfect and pristine
So maybe I’ll just save ‘em for next time
So maybe I’ll just save ‘em for next time
So maybe I’ll just save ‘em for next time
Track Name: Keep It
I see there's something strange about you
I see you open up your eyes
I see there's something wrong inside you
A secret way down deep inside
Something you can't hide

‘Cause I
I can see it now
Spilling somehow out of you
But now
After all is said and done
I could still be the one
'Cause even though I know your secret
I can keep it

I know that no one’s there to guide you
You know I'm one phone call away
I know you want someone beside you
I can be someone today
I can be someone today

‘Cause I
I can see it now
Spilling somehow out of you
But now
After all is said and done
I could still be the one
'Cause even though I know your secret
I can keep it

You know I love you deep inside
You know you never left my mind

‘Cause I
I can see it now
Spilling somehow out of you
But now
After all is said and done
I could still be the one
'Cause even though I know your secret

‘Cause I
I can see it now
Spilling somehow out of you
But now
After all is said and done
I could still be the one
'Cause even though I know your secret
'Cause even though I know your secret
'Cause even though I know your secret
I can keep it
Track Name: Thought We Had It All
Running your cheeks over my finger tips
Your head on my chest and the way that you bit your lips
All of those things that I can only miss
Where did it go I continue to wonder this

Oh I never let ya
Oh I never let ya fall
Oh we never had a mountain that was ever too tall
Oh and it was fun the time we spent with us, we had a ball
Oh we only thought
We only thought we had it all
Only thought we had it all

Walking away
Oh the thought is still killing me
And this wasn’t how it was supposed to be
I’m hearing it now
Oh I can still hear your voice
I’m seeing it now
That I had no other choice

Oh I never let ya
Oh I never let ya fall
Oh we never had a mountain that was ever too tall
Oh and it was fun the time we spent with us, we had a ball
Oh we only thought
We only thought we had it all
Only thought we had it all

Nowhere that I can call my home
No place that I can go where I won’t be alone
No place that I can sleep where I won’t feel the cold

Oh I never let ya
Oh I never let ya fall
Oh we never had a mountain that was ever too tall
Ooh and it was fun the time we spent together
Oh the times we never left each other, never jumped the gun, we had a ball

Oh I never let ya
Oh I never let ya fall
Oh we never had a mountain that was ever too tall
Oh and it was fun the time we spent with us, we had a ball
Oh we only thought
We only thought we had it all
Oh we only thought
We only thought we had it all
Oh we only thought
We only thought we had it all
Oh we only thought
We only thought we had it all
Track Name: Everything Else
My money is spent
I don’t think about the time or where it went
Or where you’ve been
But I still let it get under my skin

On a scale of one to ten
You’re high enough that I still let you in
Too high for me to see
The kinds of things you do to me

You drive me mad
And we both know it’s insane but
It’s not so bad
This good outweighs the pain
And I don’t underrate you
You’re something I can’t ignore

And I’ve told you I hate you
But I hate everything else more
Track Name: Lost In My Thoughts
Lie in my bed with nothin’ to do
Its three A.M. I’m thinkin’ of you
The fireplace roars and rain drips outside
I pick myself up and know that I tried

I follow myself for a while
Try to keep my mind from running wild
From running wild

But I ran my mind over
Remembered the truth
I dug out the things that
Remind me of you
I got lost in my thoughts
Of old and the new
And I scratched off your name
From this stupid tattoo

But I’ll put It back
If it gets you back

These permanent scars they sit and they pain
I try to remove but they still remain
Oh a picture of you is etched in my brain
If I don’t get it out I might go insane

I follow myself for a while
Try to keep my mind from running wild
From running wild

But I ran my mind over
Remembered the truth
I dug out the things that
Remind me of you
I got lost in my thoughts
Of old and the new
And I scratched off your name
From this stupid tattoo

But I’ll put It back
If it gets you back

I’m trying to get to the start
But this headache now aches in my heart

And I ran my mind over
Remembered the truth
I threw out the things that
Remind me of you
I got lost in my thoughts
Of old and the new
And I scratched off your name
From this stupid tattoo

And I ran my mind over
Remembered the truth
I trashed all the things that
Remind me of you
I got lost in my thoughts
Of old and the new
And I scratched off your name
From this stupid tattoo

And I put it back
Track Name: Months
January, I miss you already
February, oh please come back home
March and April, oh pretty soon you'll
Be back in my arms
Come May and June, I'll see you soon
July and August, is waiting for us
September, remember I'm here

A year is not so long
I'll be here ‘till you're done
The days they will pass in a second
The months gone like that I reckon
If a year feels too long just listen to this song
And I'll be right there to whisper in your ear
That time flies when you're missin’ someone
Time flies when you're missin’ someone

Heres comes October, I’m love drunk not sober
Your ETA can't come through too soon
In November, your birthday I remember
A few days later we'll celebrate mine too

A year is not so long
I'll be here ‘till you're done
The days they will pass in a second
The months gone like that I reckon
If a year feels too long just listen to this song
And I'll be right there to whisper in your ear
That time flies when you're missin someone
Time flies when you're missin’ someone

December finally, I kiss you kindly
I hold you tight and you fit like a glove
This year was long but it's finally over
Still can't believe you're back here, my love
Track Name: Here
Now you’ve gone
Had our last yesterday
This isn’t as easy as some people may make it out to be

And I never said
But I had so much to say
This isn’t as easy to go on my way without losing me

And I know
You’re not dreaming anymore
‘Cause you’re sleeping way too long
And I want to tell you badly to wake up
And be

All that time
It echoes through my brain
And it’s not as easy to keep it maintained like I did before

Some kind of bliss
Much harder to attain
And it’s not as easy to live with remains and the nevermore

And I know
You’re not dreaming anymore
‘Cause you’re sleeping way too long
And I want to tell you badly just wake up
And be
Here