Becoming Unravelled

by Aaron Gibson

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released August 17, 2012

All songs written by Aaron Gibson
Produced by Darren Bowls
Additional musicians:
Jackson Jackson on guitars except on Waiting and Brighter Days
Walker Beckman on drums
Darren Bowls on Keyboards and background vocals
Christer Slaaen played guitar on Brighter Days
Patrick Tetreault played guitar on Waiting


Aaron played the bass guitar, all lead vocals & background vocals on Fabled Middle Ground, and created many of the other sounds on the album with his bass.
Executive producers: Andrea Larson and a load of unusually supportive friends, family and Kickstarter backers to whom I owe great thanks.

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Track Name: Halves
Do you really think that we can get along
when I don’t like anything about you
I don’t like anything about you
the broken oaths left all these scars
but broken dreams can sometimes get you far

So could you find it in your heart to say goodbye

At one point solitary flesh and soul
but given a chance to know all there is to know
we took the risk and baby now it shows
the broken oaths left all these scars
but broken dreams can sometimes get you far

So could you find it in your heart to say goodbye
could you find it in your heart to say goodbye
Track Name: Fabled Middle Ground
I get so frustrated when I let people down
I can’t ever seem to find that fabled middle ground
and I end up walk’n too far behind the crowd
to see what’s up ahead

I’ve seen the sun rise a million times
and I know what that look is that’s in your eyes

I get so frustrated when you walk all over me
though I may deserve a bit of this prolonged agony
I never meant to make light of this tragedy
but good can come from this
no matter what you believe

I’ve seen the sun rise a million times
and I know what that look is that’s in your eyes
not one word my plea something that you’d buy
I’m not stupid, but for peace I’ll let you walk on by

It winds me up to see this great disharmony
when in fact we’re brothers in this world that was meant to be
a taste of heaven wrapped in love for eternity
dashed to pieces with one bite of the wrong tree
Track Name: Wool
existence in this place is not so good
sometimes I wish I was away
blue-chip prospects always in my face
that’s how I justify my stay
we’ve been beguiled for some thousand years
he’s pulled the wool over our eyes
pervert our site because it’s only tonight
tomorrow fettered in a lie

it’s not to easy living in the light
everything is there for all to see
earth views frames of your darkest nights
with a few strokes of a key
you can run but you cannot hide
your lumps are here for you to take
it still remains for you to choose a side
which lover’s heart your gonna break

but to love conquers a multitude of sin
so count me in

is there a difference between us?
I’m surely obliged to say no
at the end of the road we’ll both be dust
lost in the ebb or caught up in the flow

but to love conquers a multitude of sin
so count me in

I know love conquers a multitude of sin
so count me in
Track Name: Waiting
Don’t wait till I come back to be at home
I know rough times have hit the friends you know
I said I would be home soon
but this business trip took me further than the moon
I know your waiting for me
and I’ll be there
While I’m away I thought you might like some things to do
your brothers farm needs some hands
and down the road you’ll get your share of food
I know your waiting for me
and I’ll be there soon
I know it’s real real hard ... work to do
but..
keep your eyes on heaven you’ll gain the earth as well
because I’d give you the world
the hour’s near eleven, the lakes of fire swell
but I’ll would give you the world

Dear son,
something came up today
I need you to run into town
I haven’t heard from my family there
and, as of late, strange stories abound
I know they’re waiting for me
like you choose to do,
but letters sometimes go astray
so let them know that I’m here and I miss them too
and if they’d aim at heaven they’d gain the earth as well
cause I’d give them the world
the hour’s near eleven, the lakes of fire swell
but I would give you the world
Track Name: Up in Tangles
Always winding up in tangles
ends of the rope are so hard to find
my psyche slips, eager to circumvent the madness
in this tousled mass of twine
there’s a great celestial balance
just a pinch of what I want and more
first, I’ll attempt to conquer this here challenge
and take one step out into this storm

in time you will rain on both kinds of men
in time you will rain on all of them

so why should I be any different
what makes me think if I serve willingly
I’d be exempt from any sadness
an easy life’s not what you asked of me
so, I’ll expect that I might get wet
from time to time filled with uncertainty
about my horizon when the darkness closes in
but I know that you’ll cover me
I know that you’ll cover me

in time you will rain on both kinds of men
in time you will rain on all of them
in time you will reign all of them
Track Name: Brighter Days
cant describe how I feel today
direction?
which way is home
and I know your in control
but I’m a backseat driver
yeah
I don’t know if i can find a way to make it through
tuesday morning never looked so far away

I know my wife wants to plant her little gardens
by the sea
but...
don’t pay the bank
and they’ll disjoin my home sweet home and me
I don’t know if i can find a way to make it through
tuesday morning never looked so far away

I know my sons, they love to skate board with their friends at the park
work up an appetite , hope i can feed them before dark
sometimes it sounds so grim
you might think from my smile that I’m hold’n something in
but...
I don’t know if I could find a better way to live
every morning looks like such a brighter day

I found I’ve got friends all around me
and a depth of love that astounds me
and I found that the darkest place was my heart
but you took what held me down and broke it all apart

Icant describe how I feel today
direction?
I’m head’n home
and I know your in control
so I’ll let you take over
yeah
Track Name: Lost Myself
If I lost myself forever in the forest or the sea
would you keep on looking for me if I offered up some tea
If I though up an alias and kept my banner low
would you keep on looking for me even down in Mexico

It’s too far or too long to wait
and how could you know
I don’t have the brains it would take to grasp where you go.

If I went down to Hollywood (or some other level of hell)
Wouldn’t think in a million years I’d see you there as well
see you there as well
But you crop up in the darnedest places
inside my head and outer space
Can I hide from you at all
Can I hide from you at all

It’s too far or too long to wait
and how could you know
I don’t have the brains it would take to grasp where you go.

If I run tomorrow how far could I go?
cause I know you’d run faster than the wind could even blow....
Track Name: Filters
Sing to me once again
on top of everything, your voice is getting faint
stories of legends and men
that topple down get up and do it again
I let my fingers walk through pages
with some delights and with some harsh words
vital now and through the ages
certainty has now become absurd
but light filters down today
to wash all the blues and the grays away

Sing to me once again
I’m in the dessert with snakes and scorpions
my life depended on you
but not a word you uttered made it’s way through
walls built in neglect can crush a soul, hide it’s foundation
dark matter postulated to exist
life can’t make clear the confusion

Sing to me once again
intimate wisdom just can’t break it’s way in
and this is surely a sin:
to know the meaning but not to begin
Track Name: The Song of Woe
I wonder if my life is cursed
you’ve had a bad time but mine’s been worse
a livid sun beats down on me forty days every month it seems
you said you lost your job
but the folks after me are an angry mob
come to frighten and/or attack the substance of dreams I’ve had
roll into the hole and sleep
and you might find me crazy
but earth weighs too much from under six feet
to push up just one daisy
I’ve seen each thing in my life roll over
I not once had the luck of the clover
excepting with you

It seems an ill fated fad
everything I create’s ending up so bad
I should hide my head in the desert sand
till the corpulent lady’s song
perhaps I shouldn’t say
but the best time I’ve had was on my shortest day
but I find when I look to the morning
with no fear or warning
it’s going to be ok
Track Name: Insomnia
What a situation to wake into
can’t seem to get a response from you
tick..tock.. the clock just struck two
sheep fly right out the moon
I saw you there so I run there too
sticky situation to get into
cup on the table, stuck there with glue
you paint your teapot blue

Why do I lie awake at night
seems troubles always find me in the places where I need to be alone
why do I lie awake at night
there seems to be no reason but to understand the beauty of it all

I walk funny cause I got one shoe
can’t afford another one
who knew
money situations, a situation that’s new
I run down the list in my head
all the people angry
tax man slay me
disconnect notices
I think I’ll check out early instead

Why do I lie awake at night
seems troubles always find me in the places where I need to be alone
why do I lie awake at night
there seems to be no reason but to understand the beauty of it all

Got four kids from my better side
they like to hit the beach, surf the tide
but we can’t go the man took my ride
the man took my ride