Little Man in My Head

by Cheeky Chalk

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released March 4, 2017

Little Man in my Head
by Cheeky Chalk
Released 04/03/2016

Music written and performed by Cheeky Chalk

Vocals by Mark Chapman
Music by Mitchel Hudson

Recorded and Mixed at Sound Machine Studios Melbourne
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Mastered at Turtlerock Mastering
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Artwork by Ivano Martini
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Guest artists
Dave Cooper - drums, percussion and marimba
Paul Lambert - bass, percussion
Rachel Chapman - backing vocals
Jerome Smith - bass (Little Man)
Ask Clements - violin
Cerwin Martin - cello

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Track Name: Getting Louder
I left myself near a
glass of water which
Swiftly turned into wine
Found a perfect place
Just kept on going
Self destruct in 5
Sleep comes easily
When u get knocked out
The simplest alibi
But when you're waking in the gutter
And it's not getting no better, remember
You promised an end

Getting louder and prouder
The sound will make you grin
Until that river runs dry
We’ve had enough
When we say we’ve had enough
But it's hard to say when you can hardly speak
And we want it all
And it feels like everything
But then who needs to feel when u can’t see
Who needs to feel when u can’t think
Straight at all
Straight at all
No can't think straight at all

Twinkle twinkle little eye
No longer such a beautiful thing
The morning sun is telling me my fun
Has turned into a problem again
But I probably won't learn
Probably won't turn over a new leaf in my head
But I'll definitely say
And I'll definitely claim
That I'll never be the one to wander in the insane

Getting louder and prouder
The sound will make you grin
Until that river runs dry
We’ve had enough
When we say we’ve had enough
But it's hard to say when you can hardly speak
And we want it all
And it feels like everything
But then who needs to feel when u can’t see
Who needs to feel when u can’t think
Straight at all
Straight at all
No can't think straight at all

And all along we're down in the dirt again
Oh we keep scrubbing
Thinking we're cleaner then
It's not a race but we're not winning
Crawling under

Getting louder and prouder
The sound will make you grin
Until that river runs dry
We’ve had enough
When we say we’ve had enough
But it's hard to say when you can hardly speak
And we want it all
And it feels like everything
But then who needs to feel when u can’t see
Who needs to feel when u can’t think
Straight at all
Straight at all
No can't think straight at all
Track Name: Little Man in My Head
I'm going to have a little talk with my head
Tell him to start using logic and reason instead
Of these worries that he puts in a hat
Adds a pinch of paranoia, a puff of smoke
Pulls the rabbit out
The rabbit of regret

Hey little man in my head
I’m talking to you and you're mumbling back
Stumbling over the reason you said
You'll never be happy, get over it man
But answer me this do I not have a choice
To wake up and stand up and silence that voice
It's taken me so long to realize I can
It's over little man get outta my head

Thoughts float in the river
And they pick up little scraps
Trapping bugs that don't belong
And all those cutting blades of grass
You ask them where they been
Where were you while I slept
But the thoughts they never have no answer
Leaving you drowning and shipwrecked

Hey little man in my head
I’m talking to you
And you're mumbling back
Stumbling over the reason you said
You'll never be happy
Get over it man
But answer me this do I not have a choice
To wake up and stand up and silence that voice
It's taken me so long to realise I can
It's over little man get outta my head

So now I'm listening to my heart instead
It's been broken, caught fire, fell over and bled
And yet it’s still yelling the right words at me
Still telling a story of hope and be happy
It's found me my love and it's owning my thoughts
Catching all the good ones and throwing back the small
And it's cast a net wide for the right memories
Put the rabbit back inside the hat and that's where he'll stay

Hey little man in my head
I’m talking to you
And you're mumbling back
Stumbling over the reason you said
You'll never be happy
Get over it man
But answer me this do I not have a choice
To wake up and stand up and silence that voice
It's taken me so long to realise I can
It's over little man get outta my head
Track Name: Waterfall
When the waterfall full
Sometimes you got to climb a little
The hidden hill
Tree that tell a tale of hope
No one find it if they don't
Have a little feather
A little sliver of belief In there other bruddas

What about the water that is cold
What about the slime on the bottom of the track
Or the rope so old
That it frays every time that you swing
Singing like you didn't have a problem but it pays
To be cautious
Endorphins
Running so high that you
Looking down your nose
At the way that the guy
Like me
Says wait a minute brother
I don't wanna be the one who’s got to
Call the ambulance and then your mother
Say sorry miss Jackson but your son’s
Had another accident
Might never walk again

I’ll never say no to fun
I'm looking back on what we used to do
And it's closer to dumb
Risking this is what makes life taste
But you gotta let your brain catch up
With your running feet

So if man invent the wheel
Then he better use its full potential
Better still
Combine it with the gravity of slope
No one knows if there’s a car
No we didn't look that far
But it’s better to break bones
Than be still forever

What about the others on the road
What about the part where the trucks and the cars
Only looking for the quickest way to get to work
Certainly hurtling faster than you can possibly hope to go
Hope to god the timing’s right
Gotta have the courage
But suddenly drunkenly toppling
Towards that red light

Might mean you'll see the one
At the end of the tunnel first

I”ll never say no to fun
I'm looking back on what we used to
And it's closer to dumb
Risking it is what makes life taste
But you gotta let your brain catch up
With your running feet
Track Name: Love Letter
I thought love was a letter that I'd written long ago
But I found out they were scribbles that were written in the chalk
Tall stories that I told when I thought I knew myself
Now I know I've found the one so I've written it in stone

And now loneliness no longer got its hold on me
I was half before, now I'm 2, becoming 1 finally
It seems that I'm escaping
From a pattern of my own making
Waking from a sleep which had no dreams

So now my cupboard of worry is empty
And every bag is full
Of the pictures she's been drawing of me
look down left at the lines she's drawn
Painted my fate with an artist hand
Colours and tones that I could never hope to see
Now I write in my little book of letters
Words that never struck before
Love's a hard song to try and sing along
But she taught me every word

And now loneliness no longer got its hold on me
I was half before, now I'm 2, becoming 1 finally
It seems that I'm escaping from the pattern of my own making
Waking from a sleep which had no dreams

I left it all in a cold hard place
Thinking that I'd never get to fill that space cuz
It's a world that I hadn't gone
Didn't have my string so I had to moonwalk
Making sure I had a map of the way
Too scared to pass the point of no return
Then she came and she gestured forward
Said doesn't even matter if we can't go backwards
Cuz I got you here with me
Don't need a light and forget your string
Leave all your luggage oh my lover
I can take it from here

And now loneliness no longer got its hold on me
I was half before, now I'm 2, becoming 1 finally
It seems that I'm escaping from a pattern of my own making
Waking from a sleep which had no dreams
Track Name: Broken Mirror
You’re the
Crack on the pavement I step over
So I don’t break my mother’s back
You’re the shattered broken mirror
Giving me seven years bad luck
You’re the tread on my tyre
That’s worn down Just enough
I’m not usually superstitious
But my luck has struck such a bad chord with you

I cross my fingers
You won’t point your bony fingers at me
Cross my heart and hope to die
Your eyes slide into the east
It’s not a question
Of why or even how you do it to me
Our past is really all the answer I need

You're the wibble wobble ladder
I walk under
Without looking up
Cuz I know that downs the only way I'll go
If I keep drinking from the very same cup
Noise and poison
Follow you like two fish in a pond
It’s not just paranoia
You are the destroyer of me

I cross my fingers
You won’t point your bony fingers at me
Cross my heart and hope to die
Your eyes slide into the east
It’s not a question
Of why or even how you do it to me
Our past is really all the answer I need
All the answer that I need
The answer the answer the answer the answer
I need
Yeah our past is really all, It’s really all the answer that I, that I need