WEEKS

by Michael Poggioli

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My attempt to write and record a song a week for a year. These songs written in the span of January to August 2016. Enjoy 8)

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released January 20, 2016

Thanks to Josh Poggioli for his 2 cents
Special thanks to Rachel Donohue for the album cover

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Michael Poggioli Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Track Name: In One Year, Out the Other
So this is the new year
So help me to feel something different
I'm already making mistakes and its hardly been a minute

And this is a problem
Because I'm surrounded by people
Who should know how to help me fix this

But thats the thing that I dont know
To tie me up, to let me go
I graduate, but I'll be here
Somewhere about this time next year

And thats fine, Ill be fine
I just gotta get there first
I'm fine I say
While I'm about to burst

Thank you 2015 for not being the worst
Track Name: Final Semester
Winter break
Is scary
Short
And its very
Apparent
That I'm wearing
Less than I would than any other given year

Where is the snow falling?
It's not here at all, I'm calling
I'm in need of a snow day before I graduate
Before I leave this home

But I'm on a mission
And I can't quit it now
I'm on a mission
The times got me breaking down

Down Down Down Down

(Alright)
But I'm on a mission
And the objective is unclear
And I'm on a mission
And the times got me breaking down
Track Name: Mr. Monotheistic and the Search for Common Good
It can't be captured in a picture
It can't be captured in plural
The carmine brown and mustard paper whiskers
The annual year end mural
I'm so used to this routine
You'll shady bounce away from me
You'll see
Gather in different piles on the green
Slip away into the winter months
Why can't I trust I'll be ok
It's not as shady as it was during the fall

I think I'm up too late
Stuck in this sorry state
I think I'm seeing things I can't fall asleep
Visions of me and you
Back to our first debut
My minds eye collapses as it creeps

I'm monotheistic
and very artistic
and you will take your pick and thats ok
Lets Mano e mano
Bet your bottom dollar
that you are the collar that holds me down
All of this pressure
The world is against me
Get with this or that or whatever you fancy
Gravity
Is pulling me down
But I mean
What else would it do
Are ya feeling me
Its not all that bad
Hello me
Its been awhile

Its been too long in fact
Checking who's got my back
Making opportunities not obstacles
Visions of me and you
Back to our first debut
My minds eye collapses as it creeps

Wishing for something new
I need a new debut
Rake up the leaves and start again
Track Name: The Lottery
"Right this way dear
Pick your number
Wait in line here
With all the others"
She wants it more
She needs it more

Figures figures in her head
Maybe something else instead
She hesitates
But she writes them down

Ones her birthday
Ones her moms
Last ones left for her favorite psalms

Now she plays the waiting game

This weeks the week
She can feel it now
She sees the check
She takes a bow

She waits
She listens
She cries
But stiffens

She'll save for weeks
Just like before
From off the streets
Back to the convenience store

Maybe next time
She'll win
Track Name: One Minute to Midnight
I'll keep on taking water
From your ever expanding moat
Wallpapers plain and peeling
Where is your sense of hope
Let's stay inside the today
Where we won't be on display
I've got some choice words for you

You say you've found a new home
You've got a lot of nerve
Stumbling instead of falling
You've got a lot to learn

Let's ride this out
With our heads full of doubt
You got me what's your question
Let's find a different way
I've got so much to tell you I just need the words to say

You found me in a bad place baby
You're making me feel good
You've put me in a bad place baby
You got me real good

Let's ride this out
With our heads full of doubt
Run away you've found a new home
You've got a lot of nerve
Stumbling instead of falling
Ive got a lot to learn

I've got so much to learn
Track Name: Beautiful Mess
Right around 11
I'll be settling down
I've got a lot of things and luggage to unpack right now
But some how
I doubt
I'll get any sleep when I'm done

I'm not an actor
At least not a good one
Not a great one
Not a bad one
But one that's passable
But I cant possibly get past you
You can catch me
I don't have to say a word

I can't put up a fight
With what I can't put a finger on
I can frame this phrase from the bottom up
Moon to sun, son to father, farther up
Up and down with a downers touch
With a rhythm done did em sit em down
Bow bow bow, clap
(Oh snap)
We're a touchy subject she says
Forget it or regret it I guess
What a beautiful mess
What a beautiful mess she is
Just like any other I guess
What a beautiful mess

What are you doing
Who are you talking to
Where are you going
What are you listening to

Make me rowdy
I can still get rowdy
Tell tale signs of the worst coming out of me
We had our best times in the dark

It's never over
What a beautiful mess
It's never over to me
What a beautiful mess
It's never over
What a beautiful mess
Can you hear me

Can you hear me
Track Name: I'm Not Here For The Food, And Neither Are You
Wow How about that weather
Where was this in December
Now we're stuck in here together
That's alright by me
I am on the couch and you are on the floor
Messing with the dogs making me adore you

Just look at you

Every ones a chef
On a snow day
Watching you experiment
Leaning in the doorway
Lazy day
Wouldn't spend it
Any other way

Lovely
Ain't it funny
Getting bored of board games
With the given time frame
Maybe
We could make up nick names
I don't really care babe
Just keep me warm

There's no way we'll get out of this house
But that's ok because I don't want out
I speak plateaus
Foul balls
Everything you say to me strikes a chord
(A chord...get it?
It's an A chord)

Lovely
Ain't it funny
Getting bored of board games
With the given time frame
Maybe
We could make up nick names
I don't really care babe
Just keep me warm

It snowed a little bit
I mean a lot a bit
And I would be sick of it
If it weren't for you

Snowed in
Holding onto you
That's what I call a happy ending
Track Name: A Great Perhaps
Disappointing like a hotel breakfast
After miles of traveling
Runny eggs and really long waffle line
It's not at all dazzling

I can get my fill some other way
In fact that's why I'm here
Fill my tank up to the brim
And lend me your ears

Cus I don't need a hand

Gone from my life
Never gone from my mind
I don't just mind that
It despise that "Love" (put me here)

When I had problems with you I still had the chance to solve them
We were a heart attack, slip through the cracks while I would show you
My inability
To annunciate my feelings
Now I'm a liability
For our unfortunate success rate
With bad news

I am high school going on college
I'm still pulling weeds and I still lack the knowledge to thrive on my own
In this big old world

But I'm alright
I am fine
I'll reply when I find the time
I'm in search of a great perhaps and
I feel alive
I'm alive
All I can say is Aye Yai Yai
And try to look on the brighter side

<Instrumental>

But I'm alright
I am fine
I'll reply when I find the time
I'm in search of a great perhaps and
I feel alive
I'm alive
All I can say is Aye Yai Yai
And try to look at the brighter side

But I'm alright
I am fine
I'll reply when I find the time
I'm in search of a great perhaps
I'm alive
I'm alive
These long emails don't always suffice
But when she types I miss you it feels like I'm doing something right
Track Name: Sleeping Bag
I always appreciate it more
When I never see it coming
Surprise me with your laughter
I didn't think that'd be funny
So I'll keep cracking jokes
Until you crack a smile
I'm won't try to make this sad
But it's become part of my style

Is this what I need
Is this what I need
Are you what I need
Am I what you need

I need a symbol
I need a sign
I need a symbol
(Crash) not that kind

So watch me imitate
The immature, what's the matter
Between business and some fun
I'd always take the ladder
There's some clatter in my brain
And it won't go away
Say that it will turn out fine
And make your problems mine
And give you all my time
Give you all my time

I need a symbol
I need a sign
I need a symbol
(Crash) not that kind

Isn't that convenient
Where I am compared to you
I'm on a gym floor in a sleeping bag and I don't know what to do
Should I text you
Should I not
Should I text you or wait to see if you forgot

I need a symbol I need a sign
Track Name: Delivered
It's late
What's new
I'll wait
For you
It's late
What's new
I'll wait
For you
Please
Respond
It's been to long
Please

It's been a long day
And a longer night
But I need you more than I need sleep
It's been a long day
And a longer night
And my bed is putting up one of those fights
I told you bout
Earlier this week
I know I know
you're probably asleep
But by chance if you're awake
Could you let me know
It's kinda lonely up here
Surrounded by my fears
Irrational I know
But when my friends go
6 different ways
I want to be ready
Not including the ones I'll leave behind

4 years wasted
Overrated
It makes me want to laugh
It's just a phase see
Me I'm fine
I'm fine
I'll be fine
Track Name: The Wordmonger and the Strumming Pattern
So maybe I'll stay
Or maybe I'll go
Do the chances out weigh
The cost of the ticket? I don't know

Future friends
Environment
Urban or rural, normally I would be content

With anything
Give me a chance to say my mind
Tell me I don't face it, tell me that all the time
Call it dirty laundry
And I'll Leave it out to dry
Tell me I don't need it now
Tell me I'm fine

So I strum
I'll strum to fill my time
And maybe
Just maybe
Find a hidden purpose for this life
Leave behind a hurricane
Of Instruments I'll make it rain
I'll spell it out, find my brain
I'll find a way
To drain this energy

He walks down the stairs
Dry of all thought
But a riff in his mind and song in his heart and he sing
He'll sing it out
Track Name: Hola
Hola
Track Name: To China
Falling
Not so slowly
Down the deepest well I know of
A hole down through the core
Of the Apple we live on top of
Yea I know I miss you to
But I've got some bad news
I don't know if there's an end to this

Everything
Was going so well
Until I tripped and fell (x2)

I'm not sure
What will happen
If I make it past the core
But I have enough momentum
For sure
What a dream
This could be
To anyone else but me
I'm really done here yet
And I'm still getting faster
What a disaster
All I can do is wait

Everything
Was going so well
Until I tripped and fell (x2)

Maybe I'll pass right through
To the other side
Hope someone will catch me
And get me off this ride
Probably not

So I tripped and fell
I tripped and fell
Oh well
No need to dwell
There's nothing I can do
Track Name: Fire Alarm
Quick question:
How long's your arm?
Can you reach the fire alarm?
Could you pull it for me
Would you pull it for me
I haven't got time to explain

This basement
This couch
The things that travel by way of mouth
Indicate this is going south
I guess that you should know by now

That I can't move independently
I need an outside source of empathy
And now I'll admit
To some things I wish I had never did
In exchange
For 2nd
3rd or 4th, 5th...
10th Chance at this...

Quick question:
How long's your arm?
Can you reach the fire alarm?
Could you pull it for me
Would you pull it for me
I haven't got time to explain

A tsunami wave of sounds comes crashing
Out of my fingers they come lashing out
Thought I'd heard the worst
But sometimes it's the quiet things that hurt

Quick question:
How long's your arm?
Can you reach the fire alarm?
Could you pull it for me
Would you pull it for me
I haven't got time to explain
Track Name: Bang!
Bang Bang
The gun doesn't work
Please no applause
That's not how this works
I can't even rhyme
Not even after intermission

Sharks, Jets
PRs
Derogatory terms
"Move back where you're wanted"
But I only feel "wanted" right here

Drawing a map
Pre-show dancing
Tracing faces
Couples romancing
And a certain little couple
Stationed at the bottom of the stairs

And here I am
Bracing for my dose of the feels
In the place I've spent my spring the last 4 years
But I'm numb
I'm sure it'll hit me later I least expect the pain to sink in

Fake fights
Stage fright
Green room
Saaa dude
Nautilus
Makes me miss it too

Tonight, tonight
Tonight is the night
I'm gonna get my kix tonight
Tonight

Knock knock
Who's there
It's the chicken
Ha ha
Talking dog
Whatever...
Good bye
West side
I think we win
But just by a nose
Te Adoro
Track Name: @username
Wake up in a bed
Less comfortable at night
I can't even move
With cobwebs over my eyes
Aye yai yai

"Yikes" she's says
I say it right back
We're stuck in a sentence
And struck by a lack of words
A vacuum
Nothing to say or do

But hey
Come on over
Let's be in a bad mood together
This weather
It's killing me
And I can tell
It's killing you too
Track Name: Coffee Beans
There'll be a mug on the counter top
I can't take another drop of this wretched grass
I can't believe you drink this stuff
But I still put water in the pot

Me I'll stick to coffee beans
Help me get off of caffeine
I know I drink too much
I know you don't like it
You say it's much too bitter
"You're better off drinking liquid grass like me" you say

But I don't think it matters anyway

Cus while we're both still here
I get to see your eyes
Waiting by the stove
Is this grey morning light
Before they're fully awake
With makeup you want to hide

I just think you're beautiful right now
I need to calm down
Track Name: C U L8r
We used to share the radio
Now we use headphones
Theres no such thing as goodbye forever
I'll see you through my phone screen
Or maybe my day dreams
So I'll c u l8r
Track Name: Needy Apparently
I say goodbye
I say I'll come back
I say a lot of things
But I don't promise that
They'll come true
Did I just ruin this for you?
Did I just shatter your perfect picture image of me?
Don't take me too seriously right now
Don't take me seriously right now
I've gotta head out right now
This just a song

I'm fine I'm fine I'm fine

These past few days I've been on loop
Just searching for a sense of truth
Please if you bite don't leave a mark unless you plan to leave another one
I don't need help
I just need you
So sing this out
I need some proof
About the love we'll make and lose

You say goodbye
You say you're not coming back
You say a lot of things
That prove to me that
You're right
You're not coming back
And I'm fine that
I'm done with this
And done with that

Cause now that I've graduated
And classes are canceled indefinitely
I can definitely see a future that's not you and me
But that doesn't mean it's any clearer than it was before

These past few WEEKS I've been on loop
Just searching for a sense of truth
Did I say weeks?
Oh I meant years and look
There goes another one
I need help
I look towards Him
I sing this out
Oh please let me in
It's all due to the love I was made to lose
Track Name: Adios
Adios
Track Name: Beach Pepperoni
This song is for you
You know who you are

Hello ocean city
My god you're awful pretty
Mind if I take a seat and enjoy the view
You got me feeling a good way
A great way
Synonyms on synonyms

I like your blonde streaks
I like your brown eyes
I like our snap streaks
But I hate good byes
And even see you laters
Cus who knows when that'll be

I usually hate wind on beach but I don't care
Cus I get to see it run through your hair
And even tho you're not in OC baby
Maybe we can go see if we can meet up later
When I'm not 3 hours away and we can go get lunch and watch movie or go for a hike or something I don't know

This song is for you
You know who you are

So yea
Is this a thing?
This happening?
You switching sides?
Hotline bling?

<Flute boi>
Track Name: Take it Slow
How about this
I've got a proposal
I know this isn't normal
But I've acting differently these past few weeks
I know I know
But I've got no where to go
I know I know
I've got nothing here to lose
To lose to lose
But I just can't let it go
I know I know
You've got nothing to lose too

Baby we can cross that bridge
When we get to it
Maybe Spend some time with me
Til you're sick of it
Baby we can cross that bridge
When we get to it
But we can take it slow
We can take it slow
Nobody has to know
No one has to know

Take all the time
That you might need
But baby just save some time for me
We've gotta leave
We've gotta go
Baby there's one last thing that you should know

Baby we can cross that bridge
When we get to it
Maybe Spend some time with me
Til you're sick of it
Baby we can cross that bridge
When we get to it
But we can take it slow
No one has to know
There's something you should know
Although you probably already know

Oh wait
What's this
New thing
New twist
Never mind
Change of plans
Once again
New information just keeps on coming in
Now I'm done
But now I'm just used to it
Track Name: Walls
It's like a switch flipped
And I don't know who you are
So do you miss me?
I don't believe you
Do you miss me?
I don't believe you
And I can't say that I care anymore

But no you're right
You're the victim
I'm the bad guy
At least that how's you've been treating me
And I've got to wonder what you tell your friends
Do they know about every ounce of hope that I have been given

You say you miss me
You say you can't
You say you miss me
You say you can't
You say you're favorite day was Friday last time we really talked
Now you're tweeting that you're single on the boardwalk

I'm done with ranting to my friends
I just keep saying the same things
And you have nothing new to say
If you want to build a wall
Well I can build one too
This is the time last I'll write for you

Unless
You do come around
But wait
Maybe she'll come around
I've told myself too many times
To wait
For when
You do come around
But wait
You won't come around
That's it
I'm done with
Holding onto someone who refuses to hold back onto me
Yikes
Track Name: The Game
I'm pacing the floor
I'm pacing the floor
I'm pacing the floor

I'm pacing the floor
I'm checking my phone
I'm trying to prove to myself
That I can be happy alone

And while I'm pacing the floor
I start switching gears
I feel my mind start to return back to freshman year

Started out awkward making friends
Especially with Sean
A joke I'd told gone bad
But somehow we moved along
So we just started making trends
New jokes up every week
Soon turned to every day
Be careful how you speak
Every homeroom in the band room
Oh God just take me back
To when guy talk was girl talk and whoever had
The most amount of homework
And how teachers made us laugh
Creamy Remy and Thomas feely meely
Just think about us
Running through a corn maze
Screaming at whatever moves
Then Sean you lost your phone
But zombies gave it back to you

You lost the game
I lost the game
We lost the game

Shannon and Hannah
Emily and Brianna
And whatever "they" go by now
And countless other flings
Ended up not meaning anything
But we'd always bring up how
Nic dated a new girl every week
But we'll never forget 10-26-13

I kissed a girl
She got married
Gave her the world
Still got buried
Download tinder
Met a person
Meet a girl that can make nervous
Soon she turned into a friend
Then she was maybe more than just a friend
Now she's back to being a stranger
And I wish I could change that cus
I can't pretend like I don't care

Let's be young, head to the beach
Let's make up another sweek
Let's make up more inside jokes
Make it last before we leave
Keep me busy I'm pacing
I'm pacing I'm waiting
As soon as I get home at night I'm planing
The next thing
Let's sing
Let's scream
Anything help me anything
Keep my mind busy keep my mind occupied
Keep my mind busy
Keep her out of my mind

Because this is growing up
And this getting older
Straighten your back, comb your hair, pick up those shoulders
Until it's too late
And you end up
Staring at the ceiling
Because you've paced all day
And you're the only one who's still calling

Make the most of your time
Cus it'll hurt either way
And you mean too much to me
It's almost unhealthy
No it's definitely unhealthy
But I can't help but want to see you again
I just can't forget
And I don't want to
And I don't want you to forget about me

The game
We were busted for a game we never made
We were busted for a game we never made
I've got your back
But we lost the game

We lost the game
Water flower
I'm pacing the floor
I'm checking my phone
I'm trying to prove to myself
That I can be happy alone

I'm pacing the floor
I'm checking my phone
I'm trying to prove to myself
That I can be happy alone
Track Name: Just Because the Ship is Sinking Doesn't Mean We're Going to Die (but we might get a little wet)
I know it's getting late
And I should probably head home
But at this point I'm at least 4 more people's rides than what I planned for
So I'll take them home and sleepwalk back to you
But if you want to tag along I could do that too

Cus I like it when you're dizzy and I have to help you stand
It's just that it makes it a that much harder to dance

But I know that that won't stop you
And I know I can't stop you
Yep yeah
There she goes
Dancing right down the road
I just wish I could slow you down

This'll only last a night
I know I'll be awerite
Track Name: Take Your Time Leaving
Forget about setting up a scene
Or making up a story
Wasting the air in my lungs
Remembering the moments
That weren't so appropriate
But hey
At least they were fun
The "You know I gotta go"s
But "you make me want to stay"s
So I guess I'll just leave real slow
So here I go I'm walking
Waiting for you to stop me
Grab me by the collar of my shirt

*Whistles*

And I know I can't enjoy this
But I can't help but enjoy this
Hit me baby one more time
I'm Moving on from moving on
Stupid texts and boozing on
Im just doing what feels right

*Whistles*

Work
Talk
All talk
No play
I can't live this way

Just take a sec and live it
I need a second give it
Let me just spend more time
I'm
Forgetting how I acted
The old me subtracted
Hi I'm new
Nice to meet you

Until I change my mind
No way I can unwind
I'm screwed whatever I choose
To do
But we're in a world where everyone's an audience member and an actor too

I need you out of my hair
I might have to shave it off
Cus I can't let it grow out much longer I feel tangled up with everything
Now it's over
Now I'm back at the beginning

*Whistles*

Pretty good at openers
Pretty bad and ending things
And ok at everything between
Can't help it I'm addicted
But I'll write until I'm finished
And sit down and just shut up
Track Name: Walka Aka Aka
Let's keep this quick
Let's keep it simple
You keep me grounded
And I'll keep it real
Let's keep this quiet
Don't wake the neighbors
Cus not even I want hear this
So why would they?

***

What are you trying to say
I don't regret a single day
But I have the feeling
I will
Maybe as soon as tomorrow
I'm drunk off of you and I need to sober up

But right now I'm fine
But I know that'll change
And I'll call you up
Whenever I'm feeling strange
And you'll calm me down

I woke the neighbors
That's my bad
Next time I won't play the music as loud
As I wanted to
As I wanted to
Standing right here next to you
Track Name: F!nale
These past few months
These songs
Have acted as a kind of open to the public diary
And I'm certainly uncertain of some certain things I have to stop

For now

But don't worry
I'm always writing
I'll come out with something soon
But for now I need to readjust
To something more than just
Sitting in a room
Writing song after song because I feel like I have to

2016
Has been one heck of a year so far
It isn't even over yet
So here
It is
My almost year long project
Projected from my basement to your ears

***Noise***