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AWFUL GOODNESS
©2004 Mark Baranowski


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Track list:
1. Life (9:39)
2. Time Sensitive (5:58)
3. Let Me In (6:08)
4. Pain (5:00)
5. Understand The World (5:22)
6. Lies (4:25)
7. No Explanation (5:48)
8. Anything (7:54)
9. Angie's Island (9:28)

Finally, a Mark Baranowski-Ryli Morgan musical collaboration! AWFUL GOODNESS is their self-titled debut CD, offering an eclectic mix of dark synths and basslines, heavy beats and captivating vocals...

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LYRICS

Words and music ©1997, 2004 Mark Baranowski

“Life”

Life
Gets shorter every day
It wouldn’t hurt you
To stop and pray
Love
Love each other
Don’t miss this chance
You won’t get another

How you live
Ain’t none of mine
Don’t fear for my soul
I’m doin’ fine
I go with the flow
I don’t claim to know
Tomorrow

Time
Passin’ by
You blink, it’s gone
Enough to make you cry...
There ain’t no lookin’ back
No re-run
So why regret? Forget
All that you’ve already done

How you live
Ain’t none of mine
I know where I’m goin’
When it’s my time
Can you say the same?
Live, like it’s more than just a game


“Time Sensitive”

Time is slipping through my fingers
You could say that my life
Is time sensitive
Days and nights get shorter
There's so much to do
Time is slipping through our fingers

Endless responsibilities
Countless desires
One life
Time sensitive

Time is slipping through my hands
I could say that this life
Is time sensitive
All we can remember
Gets further away
Time is slipping through our hands

Slipping right through our hands
Slipping right through our fingers

Wish that we could turn back the time
If only we could do it all over again


“Let Me In”

Outside it's pouring rain
I know you feel the same
If you let me in
I can make it better

Hey you, are you seeing visitors today?
By your facial expression
You could use some attention
Are you okay,
or did someone else treat you badly?
I know what you're going through
And what you need
Is what I'm here to offer you

Outside the rain comes down
But in here there are no sounds
Why can't you put down your guard
And let me in?
I'll make it better, I promise
So let's begin

I swear, everything will make a change
I know
Because I've been to where you are
It's hard to hold out your hand
Your pride gets in the way
But I could be the one to hold you
Until you're strong again
Remember
I'll always be here for you
Just consider me
Your best friend
To the end


“Pain”

Dark desires
Breathing in fire
Welcoming the blaze
Fueling my last days

No reason
Consistent treason
No right to live
Could you forgive?

I can’t help it
Pain is all I know
I can’t help it
Pain is all I know

Sinful intent
My message gets sent
Always loud and clear
There’s nothing to fear

I can see
They show it to me
That look in their eyes
A lovely disguise

I can’t help it
Pain is all I know
I can’t help it
Pain is all I know

I can’t stop it
It’s too late now
I wouldn’t if I knew how
Something in me tells me
“Let it be”

I can’t help it
Pain is all I know
Something in me tells me
“Let it be”
I can’t help it
Pain is all I know
Something in me warns me
“Let it be”


“Understand The World”

I want to understand the world
I want to understand the world
My family's down on me
My friends are ignoring me
I want to understand the world
Everything that it's coming to be
I want to understand the world
Everything that it's doing to me

I want to understand the world
I want to understand the world

Lovers at war with each other
Sometimes people find it hard
To express what's on their minds
I want to understand the world
Everything that it's coming to be
I want to understand the world
In every way that it's discouraging me

Can somebody help me
Get to the place I want to be?
But once we've gotten there, don't leave me
It may not be all it's cracked up to be

I want to understand the world
I want to understand the world

We only hurt the ones that we love
What can our problem be?
What are we thinking of?
I want to understand the world
Everything that it's coming to be
I want to understand the world
Every bad thing I've started to be

I want to understand the world


“Lies”

Lies
Vicious lies
Hurt the most when unexpected
How could I plan for this,
much less expect this?
I trusted you
And what the hell did you do?

I guess that's
what I get
You never actually said you were mine
Who are we to say
Someone else can't go away
Anyway?
Anyway
Damn these lessons...
Learned the hard way...
Damn you!
God damn these lies


“No Explanation”

Memories
In the end, that's all we own
If you live each day to the hilt
It's better being
Alone

Patience
I can't say I've ever had this
They say the longer you wait
Then the greater will be the prize
I don't understand this

There was a time
When I'd look for every reason
For the change of season
I tried to understand the world
But there's some things
That require no explanation
We're not supposed to know it all

Depression
Some of us know it more than others
And have learned to feed off of it
Dry your eyes
Take off the disguise
And listen to me
I know what I'm talking about

Let yourself go
You have no worries if you think that you don't
And why think any other way?
Trust in me
We all have to trust in someone
I won't let you down
I'll be there...
Remember that life
Is what we make of it
But who are you
To decide to take it?

There was a time
When I'd look for every reason
For the change of season
I tried to understand the world
But there's some things
That offer no explanation
We're not supposed to know it all


“Anything”

If you were to tell me
That you were never coming back
I wouldn't stop you, I'd just stand here
And watch you go
But if you should ever decide
If, by some chance, you change your mind
That it's with me you want to die, I won't be so kind

I'd give you anything
Anything you asked me for, girl
I'd give you anything

You took that for granted
You took my heart with both hands and ran
What could you possibly need
When you already had everything?
Maybe I tried too hard
Instead of pulling, I pushed you away
Way, way too far

You always said that I was stubborn
I used to think you were a tease
Who's right or wrong, and does it really make a difference?
There's no one else to make me happy
I used to think I owned the world
But now I feel my life isn't worth anything
Maybe you tried too hard
Instead of pulling, you pushed yourself away
Way, way too far

I'd have given you anything.