ORIGINAL MUSIC

Original music produced for Necessary Outlet productions.

 

Take It All Away [for History]

lyrics by Jack Tracy
music by Clint Edwards & Jack Tracy
© 2016

Verse 1
You take the sofa that we chose together
You take the pictures we took in the fall
Take all the bowls and the dishes and glasses
I won't, no I won't, need them at all

You take the mattress, the one that we slept on
You take the bed frame, the one we repaired
The mirror in the hallway, the lamp from my mother
And all the clothes we shared

Chorus
Cuz I just can't bare to keep
Things that were ours
I only see the scars
So take it all away

Take it, take it
Take it all away

Verse 2
I have no interest in equal division
Don't say I'll regret it, I do what I must
How can you distinguish what's yours from mine?
I only ever saw us

Chorus
That's why I just can't bare to keep
What used to be ours
Still feel every scar
So take--

Bridge
But standing in that room
Free of any proof that us two were something
I still feel everything
With nothing
Nothing

But take all reminders
In hopes that I'll forget what we used to be
Have anything you want
If it echoes of you and me

Cuz in that empty room
I still see you
You don't see me
You never did
Doubt you ever will
Again

Verse 3
But you took the notes that you wrote me
And you took the cards that you gave on my birthday
You took the friends that should've called me
You took my yesterdays

You didn't take the memories
No they chose to stay
How I wish you could
Take those away

Together [for History]

lyrics by Jack Tracy
music by Adam Magnacca & Jack Tracy
© 2017

Verse 1
I could say something
Find the right words to repair any damage and get you to stay
I'll likely do nothing
Only reliable thing about people is they go away

Cuz I know the world
You can't trust your feelings more than you can trust most of what people say
Oh I know the world
Where nothing is promised, a moment's a moment, minds change everyday

Why fight to keep what only leaves you anway?

Chorus
Oh I've spent my whole life forging bonds I'll only sever
And I'll skip sincerity to favor pride at being clever
I would have to show my heart to not lose your love forever
And I'd hoped that you and I might stay together

Verse 2
When I close my eyes
I see the faces of those who I thought would be there till the end
But when I open
Most of the places where faces appeared are empty instead

Cuz I know this road
Exits are littered behind me I'm sure there are much more ahead
Oh I know this road
I've learned to not be so damned certain that merged roads won't fork in the end

How many strangers can you say were once a friend?

Chorus
Oh I've spent my whole life forging bonds I'll only sever
And I'll skip sincerity to favor pride at being clever
I would have to show my heart to not lose your love forever
And I'd hoped that you and I might stay--

Bridge
Defenses are tall
I don't think I can let them fall
It's harder to open a door
Than build a wall

Verse 3
But I'll say I'm sorry
Cuz for what seems like the first time I actually think that that's so
Tell you I love you
Make no excuses for all my abuses, just tell you and go

Cuz if this is the last of us then you should know

Chorus
That I've spent my whole life forging bonds I'll only sever
And I'll skip sincerity to favor pride, I'm so damn clever
But I hope you'll hang around

So you can change me for the better
Oh I hope you and I can stay together
Oh oh oh
Can we please just stay together?

LIVE SHOWS

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Duplex Cabaret Theatre, March 18, 2016

Songs of longing and desire -- wanting "more."    

All proceeds from this sold out show were donated to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.  Necessary Outlet would like to thank The Duplex for their generosity and hospitality.