Maybe It'll Be Alright

by Geoff Ong

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1.
Neon Ocean 04:16
Isn’t it peculiar? The city breathing underneath your feet? Strange yet familiar A fever mix of colour and concrete In your eyes a constellation and in your Lighter flint sparks a trace of the stars Your lips draw close together as the Cherry tip of your cigarette burns Forever burning, never to burn out Moving together All the streets and buildings seem to sigh A sleepless whisper A heaviness is lifted by the night A backseat conversation in a Taxi slipping out into the dark Although its heartbeat becomes quiet The neon ocean pulses, flickers, and sparks Forever burning, never to burn out And I feel the night time in my bloodstream As the avenues all close up their doors For now no one can touch us, If we stay out for just a little bit more Forever burning, never to burn out
2.
Would it be wise? For me to come see you around midnight? Cos I miss your eyes And there’s never ever enough time I know this is more than just a crush Cos seeing you when I know I gotta go well it’s never enough So baby save me the weekend Cos I just can’t wait To see you out on the dance floor Here’s to these nights and a million more Baby save me, baby save me Checking my phone I needa see if your message has come through Cos I wanna know The next moment that I can get to you I know this is more than just a crush Cos seeing you when I know I gotta go well it’s never enough Never thought I’d fall so deep Could we stay in this memory? You’re my favourite way of losing sleep You’re my favourite way of losing sleep I know this is more than just a crush Cos seeing you when I know I gotta go well it’s never enough
3.
Is it weird to think we could’ve been Just strangers passing by in the street But the universe had other plans And now I can’t get you out of my head Maybe I’ll call Pick up the phone But I been stalling on what to say Write you a text Read it again Why can’t I just say what I’m feeling Cos the truth, the truth is that I’m into you Cos it feels right when I’m with you Timing and the rhythm The way we move together I’m into into you, yeah When I’m with you Everything is better A second or forever, I’m into into you, yeah And all at once, The fever comes, I’m up in the clouds again All in a rush, Forever young, I’ll never come down again When I’m with you Everything is better A second or forever, I’m into into you, yeah I know that you’ve been workin overtime But I just wanna get next to you You know you really caught me by surprise But it’s a feeling that I’ll give into Maybe I’ll call Pick up the phone But I been stalling on what to say Write you a text Read it again Why can’t I just say what I’m feeling Cos the truth, the truth is that I’m into you Cos it feels right when I’m with you Timing and the rhythm The way we move together I’m into into you, yeah When I’m with you Everything is better A second or forever, I’m into into you, yeah And all at once, The fever comes, I’m up in the clouds again All in a rush, Forever young, I’ll never come down again When I’m with you Everything is better A second or forever, I’m into into you, yeah
4.
Fingerprints 03:05
I feel your fingerprints In the fog and fading light Since I've moved back home, nothing really feels right Your voice lingering In the walls and curtains still Forgotten seconds, hours, minutes, and silences And I'm wondering all about how it began The people we are and the ones we were then Was it worth it? And maybe I think I could see you again Or maybe it's easier just to pretend It was worth it It was worth it But it's over now Yes it's over now Do you still remember it? The breath we used to wear? The give and the take of our compromised love affair And I'm wondering all about how it began And all of the words that lead up to the end Was it worth it? And maybe I think I could see you again And all of the questions, and could've beens It was worth it It was worth it But it’s over now Yes it’s over now
5.
I Don't Know 03:08
You sat cross-legged At the foot of the bed and said "I'm no good at growing old, but I won’t be young forever” You tossed your hair "I'm feeling lost again" you said, And shook your head the way you do when it’s all too much to explain Or something like that, I don't know I don't know, I don’t know, I don’t know Is it all in my head? I don’t know I don't know, I don’t know, I don’t know A hazy party Another shot or 3 and I Try to wash the anxious thoughts back out of my bloodstream The words sound blurry Talk some shit ‘til it’s boring I Try to stop myself before I say something too honest Or something like that, I don't know I don't know, I don’t know, I don’t know Is it all in my head? I don’t know I don't know, I don’t know, I don’t know Or something like that, I don't know I don't know, I don’t know, I don’t know Is it all in my head? I don’t know I don't know, I don’t know, I don’t know
6.
Jaded Look around the room, my hands in need of something to do You know, I hate it Scrolling through my phone, gimme something else to consume, oh do you do it too? You know I wish I that didn’t care and I tell myself not to compare but I’m hooked on the dopamine I get high on the jealousy Post a pic just to get away from All the bullshit in my brain And I know that it’s stupid But somehow I do it Over and over and over and over again I been stuck here in the middle of it Double tapping on a photo again And I know that it’s stupid But somehow I do it Over and over again So frustrated Tell me what do I gotta do to feel good enough? Why do I need the validation? Always seeking, searching, chasing down another rush, then another one, and then another one You know I wish I that didn’t care and I tell myself not to compare but I’m hooked on the dopamine I get high on the jealousy Post a pic just to get away from All the bullshit in my brain And I know that it’s stupid But somehow I do it Over and over and over and over again I been stuck here in the middle of it Double tapping on a photo again And I know that it’s stupid But somehow I do it Over and over again
7.
It’s 8:35 And I wish you could see this sky Twilight sinking toward the ocean The world moving in slow motion now You coulda been mine But you ain’t and you know the reasons why But you’re still in the words I write Though you’re halfway round the world tonight And I know I said that I never, that I never wanted forever But it’s still hard to say I don’t know you no more And I know I said that I never, that I never wanted forever But it’s still hard to say I don’t know you no more No I don’t know you no more Do you remember the time We went down to the water that night Contradictions in the sunset The trees painting their regrets in the light You coulda been mine But you ain’t and you know the reasons why But you’re still in the words I write Though you’re halfway round the world tonight And I know I said that I never, that I never wanted forever But it’s hard for me to admit I don’t know you no more And I know I said that I never, that I never wanted forever But it’s hard for me to admit I don’t know you no more No I don’t know you no more
8.
A bridge on a river The water flows with secrets and memories A place I remember, But it doesn’t seem to remember me Feels like ages and no time at all, simultaneous Like I crystallised all the time within my mind Since I last breathed this air Feels like I never left, like I never left Like waking into a dream Or slipping in and out of sleep I’m out of sleep And I’m just a melody And you’re just a memory of all the hours we wasted, all the hours we wasted And I’m just a melody And you’re just a memory Wasting hours in the moonlight, oh how quickly they slip by Do you ever think of all the hours we wasted, cos I don’t believe we wasted them A house on a corner Conversations hidden in the floorboards I went past and thought of knocking on the door Even though you don’t live there anymore Feels like ages and no time at all, simultaneous Like I crystallised all the time within my mind Since I last breathed this air Feels like I never left, like I never left Like waking into a dream Or slipping in and out of sleep I’m out of sleep And I’m just a melody And you’re just a memory of all the hours we wasted, all the hours we wasted And I’m just a melody And you’re just a memory Wasting hours in the moonlight, oh how quickly they slip by Do you ever think of all the hours we wasted, cos I don’t believe we wasted them
9.
6 months since I slept well I should’ve guessed I’d be letting myself down again Waiting on my damn self But I don’t know where I’d wanna go even if I wasn’t Stuck in my head Circling go round round and round again Round round and round again Compiling lies I Use to say I’m fine fine fine again Fine fine fine again Ohhhh maybe it’ll be alright Ohhhh Ohhhh will you wake me when the light arrives? Ohhhh Flickering lights on a screen Illuminate my face with electronic melancholy Will the summer come find me? I'm so sick of feeling tired and tryna turn it into poetry Stuck in my head Circling go round round and round again Round round and round again Compiling lies I Use to say I’m fine fine fine again Fine fine fine again Ohhhh maybe it’ll be alright Ohhhh Ohhhh will you wake me when the light arrives? Ohhhh
10.
Wreck Myself 03:25
Lately, daybreak Seems to arrive before I want it Splitting in two on the horizon Flooding my brain with all the things that I haven’t done Overthink about the returning of the sun Always feeling like I’m paralysed Forever waiting on some kind of sign It never feels like this is the right time Overthinking every little thing Hating on myself relentlessly Freaking out in my own head again Don’t wanna think about the ways that I’ve been messin it up Push it away and I’ll pretend that I just don’t give a fuck It fucks me up the way I wreck myself, wreck myself, ooh you know that I just I’m just, restless Chasing tomorrow on a breadcrumb Before movin’ on onto the next one Sometimes I feel like I should learn how to slow things down Freaking out at night every time I try to lay down Always feeling like I’m paralysed Forever waiting on some kind of sign It never feels like this is the right time Overthinking every little thing Hating on myself relentlessly Freaking out in my own head again Don’t wanna think about the ways that I’ve been messin it up Push it away and I’ll pretend that I just don’t give a fuck It fucks me up the way I wreck myself, wreck myself, ooh you know that I just

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released November 20, 2020

***Production, Mixing, and Mastering on "Fingerprints"***
Geoff Ong, ANKA, Phil Levine, Giosue Greco

***Production, Mixing, and Mastering on "Don't Know You No More" and "Save Me The Weekend"***
Geoff Ong, Phil Levine

***Mastering on "All The Hours"***
Hugh Ozumba

***Guitars on "Don't Know You No More"***
Michele Beneforti

***Guitars on "Save Me The Weekend"***
Matt Hoyles

***Cover Photo***
Christian Tjandrawinata

***Everything Else***
Geoff Ong

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