Mining The Floor

by Jason Slajchert

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released 01 February 2015

All songs written and recorded by Jason Slajchert. All rights reserved.

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Track Name: Happy Spelled E.M.P.T.Y.
It’s night, I’m underneath street lights, no place for me to hide, but all of this is mine
She said, go out and earn some bread, no place to rest my head, but somehow I’m not dead
I’m letting go, I’m getting ready to put on a show, I’m rested from the time, that I spent outside
I’ve got enough, love inside my heart, my wallet is still dry, but now I love my life

Carried out into the dark cold world, I refused to shut down my heart
I refused to obey the rules, I refused to lay down and die, I refused to hide
I was Looking out for any sign that might help me out, I refused to return to the start
I refused to flunk out of this school, I refused to refuse to try, I became who I was inside

Carried out into the open seas, I stood up and I ran to see, everything was ever Me
I’d never ventured past my knees, I’d never made it to the green, I’d never even seen
Staring out past everything that I thought I was, it’s empty now cause I’m Love
I set out to unlearn my my past, it wasn’t engineered to last, life is a garden, and we’re outcasts

It’s fair, you’re underneath the cares, no doubt that you should stare, but I insist I’m there
They said, go out and make your mark, no place that you can’t start, but somehow you got scared
But, you’re letting go, of all that they have told you to know, the birds are writing songs, the crowds stare at their phones
We’ve got enough, to go around, and we’re picking up, the pieces of their hearts, we’ve got all that we need (to see this through, and we were…)


Outcast, I love you, you’re gorgeous and lonely, you’re beautiful just as You are
Parodies cruel, we’re the sideshow, remember those nights in December, when we could
Outlast, I saved you, and you saved me too, we were huddled up just to stay warm, the
Irony’s cruel, man, in order to live, we must give up our grasping for, or give up our soul
Track Name: Amnesiac
Far removed from the origin of things I’ve got a shelf chocked full of books
That scholars wrote to capture what the victors of the wars wanted to say
Far away on a distant shore a radiant soul gathers all she can
To feed her family, but one of them won’t make it through the day

Far beyond this galaxy, and even deep inside of me
The Universe won’t let me go, I wasn’t told about the Gold
Deep inside transcending all we think we know about the world
Are troves of treasures outweighing everything that’s inside this black hole


You’re on my mind, and I’m on yours
Outside of time, ignoring borders
We could be more, than just survivors 
Colliding shores, galactic fires
Hope is spreading, we are shifting


Long ago, way deep inside a star were all the building blocks
For everything we think we know, For everything we think we know we know
Deep inside of every cell are even smaller particles
And they are made of even smaller particles, and so it goes

Next to you is an unassuming alien, an angel friend
Sure she looks human enough, she hails from where you’re really from
Everyone comes in the same, but no one gets to leave unchanged
Forgotten our divinity, remembering is all we need
Track Name: A Lighter Body
Well, I’m cutting out tonight a little early (I’m letting go)
Learning who I AM, apart from the man
Feeling twice as brave, and half as squirmy (I’m waking up)
I’m OK in this skin, it’s not who I AM

My yesterdays seem increasingly foggy (I’m letting go)
Cultivating peace, waking from the dream
Feeling twice as strong, and half as groggy (I’m waking up)
Making out with grace, see it in my face


Looking on, I can see, why I’m here
I’m going Somewhere, Somehow this time
Looking back, I can see, where I died
I’m not mixed up, or deceived at all

Looking in, I can hear, I can know
We’re going Somewhere, Somehow this time
Looking up, I can see, where I’m from
We’re all star stuff, we’re blinking in the sky
… we’re blinking in the sky


I think tonight we’re going out of body (we’re letting go)
I figure now could be, as good as any time
Getting grounded now, for a safe journey (into the stars)
I don’t now what’s out there, but I’ll bet it’s not far

Tomorrow seems like a mental construct (we’re letting go)
All we have is Now, I’ll step into my power
Carried up, to the seventh heaven (into the stars)
Swearing at the moon, coming down too soon!


I’m stepping out, into a lighter body…
Track Name: I Hope You'll Break My Heart Into
I hope you'll break my heart in two
So that I won't end up like you
You had your plans, you had my car
I never figured you’d go far
I hope you see the mess you made
So that you don't make more mistakes
I had my life, you had my heart
I never figured you'd go far
(We grew apart)


How can I act like I don't know where you have been, where you've been
Shouldn't I be concerned with better things instead of all the things you did to me


When babies stare, I stare right back
I'm not afraid of an attack
But when you look into my eyes
My own reflection shows my pride
You sold your soul for something else
Found out both parties were yourself
And now your healing from the deal
I hope you know it wasn't yours
(It wasn't yours to sell)


How can I act like I don't know where you have been, where you've been
Shouldn't I be concerned with better things instead of all the things you did to me


We planted grass where carpet lay
We built a house just for display
We had our plans, we made our marks
We severed ties, we earned or scars


You never mentioned that you were so hurt
I thought I was attacked, under a curse
It’s like you’re not even from planet earth
If I’m at fault I’m sure it’s not the first

You said you’d never break my fragile heart
Perhaps I should have sworn the same to you
We were inside a storm, no one around
No wind was felt, we did not hear a sound

I let you down, you let me down
I held you high, you hit the ground
Track Name: Mining The Floor
Underneath the Law, given by angels
Over and over we’re going back and forth
Reliving retelling, the myth is always growing
Carried by the Force, I know Her

Underneath the weight, of the entire thing
Over and over we’re going back and forth
Reliving retelling, the myth is always growing
Carried by Her grace, her face is

Shining, brightly before me
And rightly, so I’m a mess of a
God, we have gold in our veins, and there’s
Light in our eyes, but there’s pain in our hearts

Mining, the floor underneath me
And, thriving, in spite of the rest of the
Gods, who suffer from amnesia, our bodies
They serve as our temples for Now is all we have

Track Name: Regression
You saw me with a signature
I must’ve got it long ago
First read it on in a pyramid
Cared to jot it down upon a scroll

Knew that it was something special
Caught a glimpse when I showed you my soul
Underneath Orion’s belt, we took off our clothes and knelt
Feeling deep within our bodies, (you and I)


We’re deeply rooted
In a cosmic line of time
It’s all connected
but we’re trapped inside our minds

We’re deeply rooted
Outside of space and time
We’re all connected
What if we all could realize

This is not real life


I saw you with a problem
You must’ve found it long ago
First thought it was the answer
Now, you know it’s where the darkness flows

Knew that you were onto something
When, it no longer mattered
In the middle of the night, I could barely see your eyes
But, we could feel it in our bodies (you and I)
Track Name: The Strangest Fright
We set out for geographical delight
but fate would not allow us to stay together
We made our way to philosophical demise
but life would not allow us to bear the weather

We - set out - for Love, and we wrote it on the walls
And we cut all of our golden ties, and
We - made out - alright, but we figured that the slack
in the line meant that we had luck on our side

We’re alright for now, but our light is almost out
We’re both hungry now, and the life is dying all around
I don’t know where to start, it’s a shot in the dark
We’re both underneath a cloud, and signs are all around
It’s as if we’re all played out, and our songs are on the ground
No roots to keep them down, and no speakers for the sound



We set our sites on surviving, and we made it up the
Steepest part of the mountain side and
We were cold and numb, so we took off all our clothes
And we danced in the morning light

We - were young - for sure, but we knew that we would
Never make it without more supplies, so
We - made out - all night, wolves were howling
As the climax brought about the strangest fright

We’re alive for now, but our light is almost out
We’re both hungry now, and my Love, you’re lying on the ground
I don’t know where to start, navigation’s a lost art
This here mountain was our crown, but I don’t know how to get down
It’s as if we’re all played out, and your heart has gone to town
Without love we’ll probably drown, and we’ll sink without a sound
We’re alive for now, but our light is almost out
We’re both hungry now, and my Love, you’re lying on the ground
Track Name: Recovery
I can’t forget anything you said that night
I was a wreck, you recovered me from her bedside
All the energy that I had lost outright
You made me promise that I’d treat myself better


You were lovely then, and you are lovely now
The same salty mouth, the same furrowed brow
But, hanging onto all of those feelings, well I should know better

I was broken then, but I AM better now
You came in like a storm, I should’ve warned the town
We were perfect then, where are we now, perhaps I’ll go get her


I can’t allow everything to go one like this
I’ve made a mess of all the good things in my life
I’ve traveled deeper into what I thought I was
I made a promise that I’d learn to love better


You were lovely then, and you are lovely now
The same salty mouth, the same furrowed brow
But, hanging onto all of those feelings, well I should know better

I was broken then, but I AM better now
You came in like a storm, I should’ve warned the town
We were perfect then, where are we now, perhaps I’ll go get her

I’m not sure when, but I will come out, I’ll treat myself better
Track Name: Impossibly Alive
VERSE 1
Clear directions, easy answers
A script for asking why
Perfectly poised explanations
Invariably denied, invariably denied

Gorgeous sunsets, precious children
Bird songs at sunrise
Mind-blowing instrumentation
Invariably supplied, invariably supplied


CHORUS
You’re on your own, you got here first, now try to stand alone
Outside it’s cold, inside it’s worse, I’m still the same old dirt


VERSE 2
Perfect problems, paid vacation
Friends with which to dine
Upper lip can't help but quiver
When she just says she's fine
Invariably supplied

Perfect weather, scary danger
A thousand ways to die
A little kindness from a stranger
Invariably supplied
Impossible my obligations, I wish I could lie
Oh my god, my life is over
Invariably supplied, invariably supplied


BRIDGE
In many ways, you're on your own
Still I must face this sense that I am not alone
Is there a place where I can go
Where I can learn to stand alone


Biologic innovations, lives impacting lives
Astronomic implications, maybe we could thrive
We’re impossibly alive, impossibly alive