All of this is Coming to an End

by Daniel and the Dragon

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Daniel and the Dragon presents
“All of this is Coming to an End.”
An album consisting of 11 tracks

1. La Primavera
2. Nevada
3. Stop Playing Guitar
4. Battering Ram
5. Thousands (Eat)
6. I Do These Things Because I Can
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
8. Marathon Party
9. You Are All I Want
10. Punk Music in Reverse
11. the barriers

All the instruments were played by Dan Evans. He also did all the engineering, writing, and mixing for these songs, except for number 5, which Erik Kappelman co-produced.

Matt Lynch at Mysterious Mammal Records in Los Angeles did the post production on this album, and also some last-minute producing.

Thanks need to be given to a lot of people. Like my family, mom, dad, and my brother, Mike. Also, to Jeremy, Christian, and Geoff for letting me borrow their musical stuff. And to all my friends at home and at school that are responsible for creativity, in all sorts of ways. Oh, and thanks to you of course, for listening to this record and taking the time to read this booklet too (which Eric Johnson helped me design).
Please Enjoy.

Dan

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released September 25, 2009

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Track Name: La Primavera
Blankets up here in the windows
a blackout, even though it is daytime
ate me up inside for breakfast
and washed me down the drain.
The local kids are up and restless,
over-prepared for more explosions.
We intend to be the last ones
to subscribe to what they're selling
cause they know how you sold me out
and they're not gonna forget it

And you are this thing that beats in my chest
through every organ and into the sea.
And for all of this, you will be shot down
you'll be taken out of the songs that I sing.

Terminal overlays and a ticket
back to blizzards and snowstorms.
Lovers are all buying rings
and planning showers in the summer.
The night before you left me
I woke up and puked my guts out
and you wanted to say sorry
but I didn't understand
cause they all know you sold me out
and they're not gonna forget.

While we're upside-down
and singing songs in winter months with screaming guitars
we're making more ground: we are recovering

And blessed are you who comes in the name of the one
courageous and strong and still convinced of his love
but cursed are you if you return to his side once again
oh god don't do it.
Track Name: Nevada
The father came in through the doorway
and all that he heard was the sound
of the hardwood stairs and the off white walls
and decided to keep you around
counted off in pairs.

Who do we call to discuss this
yeah who are we gonna invite?
The wrong people gathered with boxes outside of the door
and twenty days into the new year, you arrived
and tore him from his own.

You're not alone, here in me you found a friend
and choking up, I will pull you from the wreck.
If I thought all the rest would set me free then I'd be gone
(but I'm not scared of this or anything)

So what do you think of me lately?
you can't look me square in the eye.
I break all the glass in the house when no one is around
and run until my body fills with acid
and I can't even breathe

And overwhelming
deeper than the water lying here beneath me
and overwhelming
and full of lies.

Hole in my head
I want you to stay.
All that I am
has been replaced.
And lover I held,
please set me free.
All that I am
wants you here with me.
Track Name: Stop Playing Guitar
Hands up where I can see them
unconscious bodyguards
nobody better say a word.
Hands up where I can see them.
Stop reaching for the phone.
I know you want to stay behind.

Slip up in conversation
You are an atom bomb
sleeping inside another womb.
Gather your reservations
and simply radiate.
I give my body to the beat.

Now your fever heats me up into the night
Your fever haunts me still into the day.
Your body heats me up inside the cold.
Your body heats me up and so I dance.

We drink to clever statements
we toast to happy ends
imbibing at each others' throats.
I see no resolutions.
Always just waterfalls
and water fountains and the floor the floor the floor the floor

Quiet in the next room.
Nobody will know
Nobody will know
Nobody will.

Quiet in your slumber.
Everyone will sing
and sing
and sing
and sing
and sing
and sing
Track Name: Battering Ram
Late nights add up to later night phone calls
after I bring them all the news.
A morning alarm and the back seats of cars.
The sky is falling in, its here upon the table.
And I am up against the wall.
But I plan on returning if you think I'll come home.

If you're savoring sleep, tell me what do you mean.
Yeah I toss and turn every night.
Take whatever you please
I will give you my keys.
You can leave when you want.

But still. . .

Train accidents and mighty power stations
take us where we belong.
In between sheets and the few meals we eat.
Thick carpets lie across the space you live from.
I awake with marks upon my knees.
But all this is gone by the end of the month.

But still. . .
But still. . .
Track Name: Thousands (Eat)
Doesn't anybody want it?
Doesn't anybody want it again?
Go back and forth
we will ignore
the matter burning in our own hands.

Baby don't you feel the ocean
rushing in on a hurricane tide.
Fade in and out
I've figured out
what has happened in the bathroom tonight

And what's been rearranged.

And all of this is coming to an end
And all of this is coming to an end.
And I've been burning with this all consuming fire
for you.
And I've been burning with this all consuming fire
for you.

Hurry drive me to the station
Hurry we have got to load up the train.
Flipped upside down
and spun around
I will stay here where I'm anchored.

Baby can't you be more patient?
Don't you know that this just eats me alive.
Flipped upside down
into the ground
I still feel like I'm dreaming.

And so let's keep it this way.
Track Name: Cristiano Ronaldo
There are no more wheels beneath me.
I will build them for my own.
But I still want you more than the others.

And there is so much static between us
and you don't see me even though
I once held your mouth against my own.

Gathering all the pretty flowers
pulling off their petals
just to strip them naked
like the others.
Swallowing all he is ejecting,
maybe you are different,
but he will sleep inside you,
Like the others.

Swift he twists you round his fingers
and breaks your heart straight to the bone
and you pretend there are no others.

Do you believe that he only knows your name?

*Gathering all the pretty flowers
pulling off their petals
just to strip them naked
like the others.
Swallowing all he is ejecting,
maybe you are different,
but he will sleep inside you,
Like the others.

Oh god, why am I always the last one to know?

bye bye jordan
bye bye jordan
i'm going to die.
Track Name: Marathon Party
We're chasing vodka down the drain
and spreading lies upon the floor.
Another round for being free
Another thousand miles (meters) gone.
You are the smile upon my face
so let's go hard until you're here.
I want to wake up and be dead
inside the hospital machine.

You took this so well.
One more time for being champions
while patrolling our realm
and sleeping deep into the day.

The race is long… I feel so damn tired
but if i give up… This time will be for good.

Get down get down,
everybody I am just fine.
Oh my god we made it this far.
I owe it all to you my friends and
Get down get down
everybody I am so high.
Oh my god we made it this far.
I owe it all to you.

I am not a machine: I am more than these synthetic wrappings
I am not a machine: I am more than just carbon and chemicals
I am not a machine: I am more than this everything madness
I am not a machine: Cause I am building cities out of glass
(I am more than the bullshit he feeds me
Cause sometimes I get so damn angry)

We're chasing vodka with high fives
and rum and many gin and tonics.
Throw in a full bottle of wine
just to awake upon the floor.
I am so sick of in betweens
and also-rans and maybe should haves
I want to fuck you til you scream my name and dig into my neck.
Track Name: You Are All I Want
So deep I am drowning
So deep I am drowning
So deep I am drowning
So deep I am yours.

Though it seems so long ago I know just where you are.
Blending in with empty spaces driving in the dark.

And you are all I want.

Wide awake with mouth still open the corridor is quiet.
Eastbound flights into the mountains, the last one to go home.
I know that you won't see me anymore.

But you are all I want.

I can't fight what falls to pieces even when you're gone.
Building up on other failures, adding to the mess I have got.
Maybe we lost it, maybe we lost it.
Maybe we lost.

so deep i am yours
Track Name: Punk Music in Reverse
Oh the stonemason's girl
she doesn't carve in too deep
she keeps a food on the ground
she keeps the bolts in her neck
and when we leave in the spring
nobody knows where we go
or if they ever see through you.

you'll find the same
you'll find the same in all the other boys
you'll find the same
you'll find the same in all the other boys

In the deep city floor
I am singing for you
I am singing redemption
and of your pump-faking friends
and when we leave in the spring
nobody knows where we go
how can you ever see through them
you know you do it so well.

so keep your best eye open
Track Name: the barriers
It shouldn't hurt until you're halfway
breaking up the aching with your stride alone.
Pushing through to noble endings.
Why do I keep putting on the same old broken
the same old broken head I have

and I
hurdle the barriers one by one.
this should be you and not me.
Up there ahead of this
and I
tear my whole body to smithereens
this should be you and not me.
but that is the one thing that

you don't see

I am all the broken glass and picture frames
consumed by all the worthless handshakes
but still i long for everything i know is just beyond my grasp
i'm reaching out
i'm reaching

and still with all of these songs that i sing
i mourn the end of the world
i mourn the end of our love
i mourn the end of the year.
with all of these songs that i sing,
i sing for things i have loved
i sing for things i still have
and sometimes it is all i am

but you don't see