Hyperbola

by Cowboy Dinosaur

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Howie Howard Slightly rootsy, slightly post-punk rock tunes with a hazy, spacy twist. All the details are right and there are a lot of them, rewarding repeat listens. Favorite track: The Rapture.
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released April 5, 2019

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Cowboy Dinosaur Portland, Oregon

Cowboy Dinosaur is an indie rock band from Portland, OR. Pulling from influences such as Silversun Pickups, Slowdive, and Blonde Redhead, Cowboy Dinosaur’s music is full of virtuosic guitar playing, heavy use of guitar effects, and lyrical introspection. ... more

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Track Name: End of Days
It's plain to see it's the end of days
My car will crash, and I'm ok
The darkened days won't go away
And my room is soaked by the flooding rains

I don't know how this all began
The seven trumpets or the four horsemen
Or maybe it's all in my head
But either way I'll stay indoors and lay in bed

And fall to sleep
No need to breathe
'Cause I'm in over my head
And it's too late
To see it through
I'll see you soon

(Guitar solo)

And fall to sleep
No need to breathe
'Cause I'm in over my head
And it's too late
To see it through
I'll see you soon
Track Name: Starry Night
Damned again under the sky
Your old moon fades to a friend of mine
And all we need falls right on time
This situation don't feel right
The funny part has got to be
I'm drifting away from knowing me
We drink the things we want to say
And come last call you stand over me

Starry starry starry night
I hit the ground and look up at the lights
The evening sky's never been so clear
And I have to wonder what I'm doing here
Starry starry starry night
I'm sure that things will be alright
And when you know you never care
And when I'm down they know me here

A sip of wine, a sip of beer
We come to relieve the stress in here
And after all we had to escape
A brand new way to disappear
And as for tonight, I'll drown my tears
With a sip of wine, and a sip of beer
I swallow until you don't know me and then
I get knocked down and get back up again

So, why do we do this to ourselves?
We're out of line and we feel like hell
I'm down here, and no one else
Feel in hope, and burn in health
So, why do we do this to ourselves?
Helpless and falling under a spell
Don't hide your bitterness, just sing
Sometimes you don't want to have to think

Starry starry starry night
I hit the ground and look up at the lights
The evening sky's never been so clear
And I have to wonder what I'm doing here
Starry starry starry night
I'm sure that things will be alright
And when you know you never care
And when I'm down they know me here
Track Name: When You're Ready
When you're ready to heal, let me know
But God only knows how things got so cold
All our heroes will die all alone
They can't do much more than fall to the floor

I know that you're lost
And you're trying to find your way home

If you can't find a way to feel love
Don't fight to control, just live and let go

I know that you're lost
And you're trying to find your way home

And I'll try, and I'll try, and I'll try
And I'll try not to let it go
Just let me know

When the lights won't come on anymore
Just change the bulb, don't lie on the floor
It's entirely possible I'm still in control
But how would I know?

And I'll try, and I'll try, and I'll try
And I'll try not to let it go
Just let me know
Track Name: Dreaming
I'm on the edge of the precipice
My fingers shake as I stare into the abyss
And I don't know how it came to this
But as I jump I wake up and feel remiss

I tightrope faster than I walk on the land
My pockets heavy, 'cause I've filled them with sand
And as I get to my bed, I fall down
My vision narrows to a point, and I fall to sleep

And I'm dreaming
About keeping
My hands tied
To the bottle
Dreaming
About keeping
Floating
To the bottom

(Guitar solo)

And I'm dreaming
About keeping
My hands tied
To the bottle
Dreaming
About keeping
Floating
To the bottom
Track Name: Down in Flames
You could do more, but you settle for less and less
We need to find you your floor
You're burning bridges, and you're sounding off all alarms
Another forecast of war
I search my chest for the energy to fight back
With all these broke metaphors
You are the anchor wrapped around my neck
As the sea turns from blue to black

And that's why I'm going down
I'm going down in flames
I'm going down
I'm going down in flames

You bide your time, but you're waiting to settle a score
Justification be warned
You couldn't wait for that one mistake to explode
And all the fallback you love
You could do more, but you're running out of time
'til I can't fight anymore
Like Sisyphus, I keep rolling this rock up a hill
Until it all falls apart

And that's why I'm going down
I'm going down in flames
I'm going down
I'm going down in flames

(Guitar solo)

And that's why I'm going down
I'm going down in flames
I'm going down
I'm going down in flames
I'm going down
I'm going down in flames
Track Name: Nevermind
Well, a moment of elation
Turns to bitterness and lies
Well, I prayed to God I would find you, but
Nevermind, nevermind

Well, a momentary lapse of judgment
Can determine the rest of your life
Well, I prayed I would find you, but
I was wrong
Nevermind

Well, I'm lonely enough to call you
But I'm not lonely enough to try
Well, I'd prayed that sometime I would finally find how to let you go
But, how do I? How do I?

Well, I'm doing fine
All of the time
But out of my mind
Behind the eyes
How many times
Oh, must I lie?
I'm doing fine
I'm doing fine

I want someone I'lll hold on to
I want something I can't float through
I want someone I'll hold on to
I need someone but that's not you

Well, a moment of elation
Turns to bitterness and lies
Well, I prayed to God I would find you, but
Nevermind, nevermind
Track Name: I Won't Stay
When I wake up from a dream
Turns a silence to a scream
And I know what's happening
It's that you're gone, gone, gone

Hey, hey, I won't stay
I won't cry, I won't beg
I'll start small, I won't call
(Whenever you aren't near me)
Hey, hey, I won't stay

The bitter moon
Well, I know what I should do
Move slow

Hey, hey, I won't stay
I won't cry, I won't beg
I'll start small, I won't call
(Whenever you aren't near me)
Hey, hey, I won't stay

(Guitar solo)

Hey, hey, I won't stay
I won't cry, I won't beg
I'll start small, I won't call
(Whenever you aren't near me)
Hey, hey, I won't stay
Track Name: Space Song
I feel small, and stand in awe of all I'll never know
It's so dark, and feels so far from out here on my own

I can't stand to see the horizon, it's rising and falling like the stars
Don't know what's out here waiting, but I wanted to go
And I want you to know

You don't notice just how far, 'til you're looking back on the world
I don't care to see what's begun, what is happening, and what is done

I can't stand to see the horizon, it's rising and falling like the stars
Don't know what's out here waiting, but I wanted to go

And when the dawn arises, I hope you'll be strong
You're gonna miss me, darling
'Cause when the day is breaking, I'm already gone
But I'm wishing, and wishing I'd stayed there
I want you to know

I don't know just where I went wrong, and why I'm on my own
Nothing to feel, just embraced by the sun, and the sea, and the stars

And when the dawn arises, I hope you'll be strong
But do you miss me, darling?
'Cause while I'm out here waiting, I know you'll move on
So I'm wishing, and wishing I'd stayed there
I want you to know

(Guitar solo)

And I want you to know
Track Name: Waves
Close your eyes, take a bow
The time has come, it's over now
I seek the truth and tell no lies
You can see it too, this is goodbye, for now

The cruelest fate, unwelcome games
Stop time, I can't win this way
I slow it down without a sound
Close my eyes, and think of how

Somehow we made it through the sound
Of thunderstorms and clouds
I did the best I could allow
But the waves will settle now

This is not the end
This is just a bend
This is not an apology now

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