Together Alone

by Will Gillespie

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1.
Everybody that I Love, everyone I took advantage of just something new to forget about just something else to try to get over. I've done a lot of stupid, selfish things made a lot of empty promises sometimes I wonder how I still have friends and how I'm going to keep them on my side much longer. Work it out and try to be better. Wait it out. It's going to get better. Live it out and try to be better. Shut my mouth and try to be better. Try to be better. There's nothing to be afraid of. There's nothing in the dar that isn't there with the light on. There's nothing to get over. There's nothing left to say except "good-bye" Take your heartache, turn it into Music. Work it out and try to be better. Wait it out. It's going to get better. Live it out and try to be better. Shut my mouth and try to be better. Try to be better.
2.
I was never your friend. I was just a means to an end. After I had served my use you were nice enough to cut me loose. We were never friends. We were never friends, you and I so let's not pretend we're going to try. We're just a couple of guys who used to hang out sometimes. I used to look up to you. That is something I will never do again. Took too long to figure out you don't know what you're talking about and we were never friends. We were never friends after all. I couldn't depend on you to call or follow through on what you promised to do. Shut your mouth and go away and don't come back. Well, you wouldn't call me anyway. We were never friends after all. I couldn't depend on you to call or follow through on what you promised to do. I was never your friend. How did you get into my head again? You have better things to do and I have better friends than you. We were never friends. We were never friends, you and I so let's not pretend we're going to try. We're just a couple of guys who used to hang out sometimes. Shut your mouth and go away and don't come back. Well, you wouldn't call me anyway. We were never friends. We were never, ever...
3.
I need a change of perspective, already made all the mistakes I'll ever need to make in this place. I need a change of perspective, have to find a new scene a little bit more welcoming than places I have been. I need a change of perspective. Whichever way the wind is blowing is where I'm going until I can't remember what I came here to forget. I don't know where I'm going but I'm not there yet. I need a change of perspective. I'm lost in the crowd. I want to hear myself thinking. I want to live out loud. I need a change of perspective underneath the open sky. Got to hit the open road, at least give it a try. I need a change of perspective. Whichever way the wind is plowing is where I'm going until I can't remember what I came here to forget. I don't know where I'm going but I'm not there yet. Sometimes to find yourself you've got to get lost. Sometimes you don't want to be found, just want to get lost. I'm going to go get lost. Going to go get lost. I need a change of perspective. I'm not in it to win. One place as good as any to begin. I need a change of perspective, already made all the mistakes I'll ever need to make in this place. I need a change of perspective. Whichever way the wind is blowing is where I'm going until I can't remember what I came here to forget. I don't know where I'm going but I'm not there yet. I need a change of perspective.
4.
One day you wake up feeling surrounded. Everything's crowded, but you're on your own. I'd rather be by myself than here with millions of people together alone, just another face in the crowd. All I really want is to live out loud. Together alone in this ocean of humanity. We are together alone. I want to know there's someone there in front of me. Can't let your guard down; not for a second. Losing connection together alone. Won't even slow down. Can't get direction. This is a hard town to be on your own. In this city of one-way streets how are you supposed to meet anyone? Together alone in this ocean of humanity. We are together alone. I want to know there's someone there in front of me. So disconnected. On our own. Here we are together alone. All the buildings that scrape the sky... Nobody will look you in the eye. Together alone in this ocean of humanity. We are together alone. I want to know there's someone there in front of me.
5.
Once again the Sun is rising. It's a brand-new horizon but I'm not quite done with tonight. Still celebrating. Tomorrow is waiting with its motor running. Daylight is coming. You can't go home again. They say you can't go home again. But after all that, once in a while you get to hang your hat with a friend. It's been a really long time. Twilight is blue now and it's just the two of us, nothing to do in no rush. Sitting here, fading out nothing left to talk about People are stirring and I'm getting worried You can't go home again. They say you can't go home again. But after all that, once in a while you get to hang your hat with a friend. It's been a really long night. I look at you and I know that it's time to go. You don't have to say so. I'll show myself out. It's all over now. It's been over for a while. I'm the last man standing. I'm the last man standing.
6.
You know what's coming. You can feel it in the air. It's too late now to go anywhere. Don't try to fight it. It won't do any good. There goes the neighbourhood. Don't try to fight it. Don't try to run. Don't try to hide it. You know what you've done. Don't get excited. I won't do any good. There goes the neighbourhood. Look at the skeletons of the buildings in this town. Walk through the ruins. Once it's up they tear it down. The vultures and the jackals pick at its remains. Don't try to fight it. It was always going to change.
7.
Barista, Barista, don't you know my name? Barista, I'm in here every day. I always get the same. Barista, Barista, won't you smile for me? Barista, are you not happy? I want some sugar with my coffee. I want some honey with my tea. Barista, Barista, it's not your real career. Barista, it's so clear. You're some kind of Artist, aren't you? I can tell from here. Barista, Barista, why are you so sad? Barista, it can't be that bad. I'm sure it's not the worst day that you've had. Barista, Barista, don't you know my name? Barista, I'm in here every day. I always get the same.
8.
Am I being unfair? Is that important? This is going nowhere. You can't just ignore it. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. Take it or leave it. Take it or leave it. You go to the window, stare out at nothing. Don't try to tell me you did not see this coming. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. Take it or leave it. I have a dark side. You witnessed that first-hand. Sometimes things just don't work out the way you planned. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. Take it or leave it.
9.
Black clouds, rolling in like waves, take over the sky. The wind's blowing trees around. The people all run inside because a storm is brewing and I don't know what I'm still doing here. Could've saved me years ago. You could have saved me now. A cold wind slaps you in the face it's too late anyhow a storm is brewing and I don't know what I'm still doing here. Getting way too quiet now. I think you've gone too far. It starts with just a crack before the whole thing falls apart and a storm is brewing and I don't know what I'm still doing here.
10.
It's hard to see right from wrong in the dark where the night is so long Don't wait up for me. I'm already gone, already on my way. I was young and I knew it. Not sure why I just had to do it. Don't wait up for me. I'm already gone. Already on my way. It's just the way it goes like I'm driving too fast with my eyes closed. Don't wait up for me. I'm already gone. Already on my way. Thought that I would be there. Promised I would. First thing I ever told you: I was no good. Don't wait up for me. I'm already gone. Already on my way. It's easier to be forgiven than to get permission. Don't wait up for me. I'm already gone. Already on my way. I'm already gone. Already on my way.

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This album is like a collection of personal letters. Each addressed to a different person or group. These letters tell a story. my story over the past couple years. What happened after "Learning How to Let Go".

I'm also talking to myself and to the audience directly. Taking a journey together through these personal letters.

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released October 13, 2017

Written, Performed & Recorded by Will Gillespie.
Photos by Susan Robinson.

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Will Gillespie is an award-winning singer-songwriter and playwright in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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