Busy Just Existing

by Sometimes the Cat

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released June 10, 2017

"BUSY JUST EXISTING"
Music, words, instruments, and voices by April
from the upcoming album "I Shiver"
written and recorded January 2016–July 2016

"NOVA"
Music, words, instruments, and voices by April
with lead vocals by Mr. Luke Slomba
written and recorded February 2016–April 2017

"FEVER DREAM"
Music, words, instruments, and voices by April
with keyboards by Mr. Josh Price
written and recorded June 2015–June 2017

"DAY OFF"
Music, words, instruments, and voices by April
with mirth against chats
written and recorded January 2017

Recorded and mixed by April at home, alone.
Special thanks to navy blue, magenta, green, and pearl.

Dress Dress Dress Recordings
GRR 034

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Sometimes the cat does what she wishes, but sometimes she doesn't. Either way, Sometimes thinks you should live your love through everyone.

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Track Name: Busy Just Existing
I live my life
Time goes by
I'm ticking down the clock
Until I die
I move on
I'm always moving on
I find it hard to hold on
To things before they're gone

You live your life, and I'll do mine
I'm busy just existing, I'm busy just existing

We live our lives
Those passing sighs
We're traipsing down through time
And there's no why
We proceed
We always have the need
We lead ourselves to we
But there's no place for me

You live your life, and I'll do mine
I'm busy just existing, I'm busy just existing

And I know that you would wish the best for me
 (and I know you would wish the best)
And I know that you would want me to be happy
 (and I know you would lift me up)
And I know that you can't see that I'm just treading water
 (I'm just floating in the sea)
And I know that you can't help but make me feel much smaller

But I ask of you:
Please live your life, and I'll focus on mine

I'm busy just existing, I'm busy just existing
I'm busy just existing, I'm busy just existing
 (I'm busy living my life)
Track Name: Nova (feat. Luke Slomba)
Nova knows it's hopeless
Nova knows it's hopeless
Her wants and thoughts are overwrought
And yet she still has hope

Nova knows it's hopeless
Nova knows it's hopeless
Her dreams of queens are out of reach
And yet she still has hope

Nova, Nova, please understand
The world's not out to get you, let it give you a hand
Oh, Nova, Nova, know you deserve the best
And don't you ever dare settle for less

Nova knows it's hopeless
Nova knows it's hopeless
Her love is somewhere high above
And yet she still has hope

Nova knows it's hopeless
Nova knows it's hopeless
Her heart has travelled oh so far
And yet she still has hope

Nova, Nova, even though it's hard
When the going gets oh so tough, hold yourself in high regard
And Nova, Nova, some will push you down
And don't you ever let those folks stick around

Be a supernova
Track Name: Fever Dream
I'm just a fever dream
Nothing is as it seems
Whether I'm awake or asleep
It doesn't matter to me

Slow march out of bed
Feel the pain throb in your head

I'm just a fever dream
Nothing is as it seems
Whether I'm awake or asleep
It doesn't matter to me
Summer sun that I can see
Feels like it has been weeks

Shiver under blanket warm
Melting, let's get the AC on

I'm just a fever dream
Nothing is as it seems
Whether I'm awake or asleep
It doesn't matter to me
Summer sun that I can see
Feels like it has been weeks
I'm just a fever dream
Nothing is as it seems
Whether I'm awake or asleep
It doesn't matter to me

Fever dream is waking up again
Track Name: Day Off
I'm taking a day off to see if I can get back on track
I'm spending time in the Rockies, walking off the beaten path
I'd like to learn about myself, I'd like to know more about who I am
I'd like see the woods, I'd like to learn to give a damn

And the clock reads eight forty-five
And I still am standing upright
And I ask you for directions
But you still don't know where I'm going

I'm taking a breather to see if I can get all my stuff done
I'm wearing pajamas even up until and through the afternoon
I'd like to walk through California, I'd like to take a ride through Washington state
I'd like to see the world around me and I know I need to get away

And the clock reads nine thirty-two
And my packed bag sits by my shoes

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Would you want to see the world, would you see the sights?
Would your move be permanent, or would it be an accident?
And would you ever go back?

I'm a distance further and I'm trying to increase the space between
I am loving everything, the sounds, the people, everything I've seen
I am playing every picture as a movie dancing through my head
I am wishing that it could be real, and yet I sit and dream instead