Alien

by Ian Kraemer

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the debut album by ian kraemer

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released August 13, 2016

every song performed and written by ian kraemer
horns on "ocean" performed by nicholas vardeh

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Ian Kraemer Turlock, California

born and raised in san diego, california, ian picked up guitar when he was 11 and started writing his own songs. he moved to turlock, california when he was 13 years old and has been recording songs and performing intermittently.

his main influences are weezer, oasis, and blur
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Track Name: King of the Castle
i know
what you want from me
youre the king of the castle
and im the peasant from off the street
taking your demands

i fell
by taking your advice
you’re the one who would kill me
and yet you taught me to survive
i almost died

i’m so afraid
yet there’s nothing that i could do
i’m so upset
yet there’s nothing that i could do
i can’t love you
yet there’s nothing that i could do

i see
who you really are
you’re the devil in a suit
taking a smoke from your cigar
but you’re still my star

i’m so afraid
yet there’s nothing that i could do
i’m so upset
yet there’s nothing that i could do
i can’t love you
yet there’s nothing that i could do

i left
a note for you
it’s there on the counter
and it’s gonna be over for you
Track Name: Ocean
I hear voices
In my dreams at night
They don’t hear me
They just fantasize
I just fantasize
About the life I don’t live

I don’t feel
This is my body
This is not right
I just fantasize
I just close my eyes
And live the life I don’t live

Force me in the ocean and drown my fins
And take me to the river and cleanse my sins
Cause I won’t hear ya
I won’t hear ya

I am not me
I am someone else
But it’s still me
As far you can tell
I just walk around
And this is the life I now live

Force me in the ocean and drown my fins
And take me to the river and cleanse my sins
Cause I won’t hear ya
I won’t hear ya
Track Name: Danny
Danny heard the birds outside
In the middle of the darkest part of night
He was trying to get to sleep
On his bed, with a blanket made of leaves

He couldn’t dream so he got outta bed
He was wearing nothing except his pants
And he went into his living room
And the walls were blue, just like he was that night

He can’t get over it
He can’t get over it
He can’t get over

The birds outside were still alive
Making noise and killing flies
And killing time he tried to do
But Danny stared into the sky

3:38 am and still
He couldn’t let himself give in
The birds were extra loud that night
He closed his eyes and said goodbye

He can’t get over it
He can’t get over it
He can’t get over it
Track Name: Torn
i tried to get back in shape
i tried to do everything
i tried to be able to get you to know

i tried to discover why
i tried to go back in time
i tried to get back to before we were torn

i feel that i never tried
i feel that i never tried
i’m feeling that everything i had done
it was just me attempting to run

i tried to apologize
i tried to explain my lies
i tried to express how i had felt

i tried and i failed each time
i tried to get away and just fly
i tried, now i realize that i was wrong

i feel that i never tried
i feel that i never tried
i’m feeling that everything i had done
it was just me attempting to run

if i could have left you alone
Track Name: Stuck
i
saw you
for the first time
in a while

i
keep you
in my lock box
with no key

and i
and i

i
stare you
in your eyes when
i’m alone

i
love you
but you’re never
coming home

and i
and i
Track Name: Pretty Song
I’ll sing a pretty song
That you’ll forget the instant you hear
You’ll rest your head on me
And go to sleep and dream tonight

I’ll find a place to stay
Out in the woods so far away
I’ll build a cabin there
And nobody will seem to care

The days are short
And the nights are long
And the world isn’t
Gonna end so much
As you’re there
You’re there

I’ll sing a lovely song
That you’ll forget the instant it’s played
I feel your hands on mine
We slip away into the night
Track Name: Fever Dream
Was it a fever dream
Was it a fever dream
Did I lose my mind
Did I lose me

Were you there or not?
Were you there?
Did you even see
Did you even

Remember back
When I called you
In the middle
In the middle of the night

You moved on
You moved on
You moved on
You moved on

There you were
There you go

There I go