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Where We End Up

by John Mapes

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The official second album by John Mapes

Cover artwork by Ally Burke
www.deadspiderhands.net

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released May 17, 2016

All songs written and performed by John Mapes
"Me Myself I" written by J. Armatrading
"Run For The Country" written by P. Westerberg

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Straight from the depths of an undisclosed Twin Cities basement location. John Mapes does the musics for you!

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Track Name: On Our Marks
Is it almost enough or is it never done
Making this seem like it’s had its run
Do we wait for it to stop, should we listen for the gun
On our marks, get set, drop. I don’t care who’s won

Try to keep things up and up on the narrow and straight
I could use what I got but they’ll use it as bait
Time to really hang it up and leave them all to rust
Pack it up and head out east, solitude or bust

A flash in the pan but I’d jump in the fire
I’d be the first to go down if it’s down to the wire
Do we wait for it to stop, should we listen for the gun
On our marks, get set, drop. I don’t care who’s won
Track Name: Everything
Everything is the worst thing ever
Time to freak out and pull out your hair
Any little change will result in disaster
I guess it makes sense to wallow in despair

OMG! Do you know what's gonna happen?
Well, No but I heard that it's gotta be bad
Nothing short of cannibalism
Scream with rage until you find out you've been had

Everything is the worst thing ever
Everything is a full scale freak out
Any little change will result in disaster
I guess it makes sense to scream and shout

Things are not the way you imagined
It hurts to wrap your mind around why
Time to panic and voice your opinion
rally for the cause before we all die

Everything is the worst thing ever
Time to freak out and pull out your hair
Any little change will result in disaster
I guess it makes sense to wallow in despair

It's hard for kids these days
to see things any other way

Everything is the worst thing ever
Everything is a full scale freak out
Any little change will result in disaster
I guess it makes sense to scream and shout

Everything is the worst thing ever
Until the next thing comes that's worse
Track Name: Me Myself I
I sit here by myself
And you know I love it
You know I don't want someone
To come pay a visit
I wanna be by myself
I came in this world alone
Me myself I

I'd like to go to China
And to see Japan
I'd like to sail the oceans
Before the seas run dry
I wanna go by myself
I've just room enough for one
Me myself I

I wanna be a big shot
And have ninety cars
I wanna have a boyfriend
And a girl for laughs
But only on Saturdays
Six days to be alone
With just me myself I
Me myself and I
Just me myself I

Don't wanna be the bad guy
Don't wanna make a soul cry
It's not that I love myself
I just don't want company
Just me myself I
Me myself and I
Just me myself I

I sit here by myself
And you know I love it
You know I don't want someone
To come pay a visit
I wanna be by myself
I came in this world alone
Me myself I
Track Name: Mother MSP
Say what you want but I think we’ve got it good
It’s not a question of thinking that we should –
Somehow, be entitled to so much more
It’s where we’ve grown up and it’s all that I’ve asked for

Winters can be brutal and summers can feel like hell
But still we go outside, shrug our shoulders and say, “Oh well –
Maybe, next year she will show mercy.”
But we know that it’s just a formality

Someday we will all return to her

She can forgive us but let’s not force our hand
Where you’re from, take pride in where you stand –
This land of 10,000 bands
They all proclaim the same local command:

Someday we will all return to her
Track Name: Hard To Believe
Raised to think that the world's your bitch
to do whatever you want with, whenever you want
Look around. We all trudge on
No ones better than the rest. We fail the same test

It's not always all about you. It's not always all about you
I know it's hard to believe, but you're just gonna have to make due
It's not always all about you

We're all taught that we're the chosen ones
A kind of narcissistic epidemic
Reach out to someone who
will benefit from your help with nothing in return

It's not always all about you. It's not always all about you
I know it's hard to accept, but you're just gonna have to make due
It's not always all about you

What are you gonna do. So what are you gonna do
When you finally accept you're not entitled just like all the rest

It's not always all about you. It's not always all about you
I know it's hard to believe, but you're just gonna have to make due

It's not always all about you. It's not always all about you
I know it's hard to accept, but you're just gonna have to make due
It's not always all about you
Track Name: Run For The Country
Have you decided
Where you belong
Among the swirling whirling masses
And the hurling throngs
You're still invited
To the leave them all behind

So take one long last look girl
We're running out of time

Run for the country
You could take my hand
And let the wind be your comb
Together we could roam the land

Run for the country
That's where you learn
That I'll be waiting here
If you ever should return

You've taken your back train
And I'm just taking my time
Are you really happy baby
They teach you how to lie

You wanted excitement
You wanted a thrill
Can you see the rain turn to snow
Or the sun set on the hill

Run for the country
You could take my hand
And let the wind be your comb
Together we might roam this land

Run for the country
That's where you learn
That I've been waiting here
For the day you will return

A hundred miles from home
I told you one hundred times
Not to roam

I don't need no pity
And I don't need no daily grind
Just one more you're in the city baby
It's bound to change your mind

Run for the country
You can take my hand
Oh let the wind be your comb
Together we could roam the land

Run for the country
That's where you learn
That I am waiting here
For the day you will return
I still waiting here
For the day that you'll return
Track Name: Forty
If things go according to plan then I'm half the way through
I'm lucky to have made it this far

It's just a test to show you how you've been along the way
I'm failing miserably

We never think that where we end up, is where we've ended up

You did your best but you'll never know if you could've done more
No sense in worrying now

I don't mind looking back, just be careful where you step
It's easy to get lost along the way

We never think that where we end up, is where we've ended up
We never think that where we end up, is where we've ended up

Forty is the new Thirty-Nine
Track Name: Sitting On The Fence
I don't know where to start, even though I'm half way through
I don't know where to start, even though I'm half way through

Somewhere down the line, I lost sense of direction
Maybe in another time, there was no sense of rejection

I'm just sitting on the fence, even though I'm taking sides
I'm just sitting on the fence, even though I'm taking sides

Somewhere down the line, I lost all my opinions
Maybe in another time, I stood by my convictions

I don't know where to start, even though I'm half way through
I don't know where to start, even though I'm half way through
I don't know where to start
Track Name: Before We Break
I've screwed it up
I've screwed it up
I've screwed it up

And now the road ahead is long
I got to figure out what I've done wrong
I've got to learn from my mistake
Learn it fast before we break
Track Name: Piling On
I know I'm just getting too old for this shit
But still it keeps on piling on
I try on every day but nothing seems to fit
But still it keeps on wearing on

And I feel my place slowly begin to shift
And I think that my time is kept in step
So many plans have all been set adrift
Only thing to do is to find the right ship

I'm just too old for this shit
I'm just too old for this shit
I'm just too old for this shit

And you better wake me up by noon