Adjusting The Clock Again

by Berg

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I recorded all of these songs in Sweden in this little downstair room I found with a piano.

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released January 5, 2013

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Berg Chicago, Illinois

Berg - 21 Singer-Songwriter/Producer/Poet
Chicago|Sweden

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Track Name: Dandelion
Why do you keep watering me?
Don’t you see I’m only a weed
In your beautiful garden
Full of beautiful flowers and trees

You treat me like you want me to grow
You want my imperfections to show
I wonder if you even know
I wonder if you even know

That I’m a dandelion, not a flower
Don’t you know the difference between
A dandelion, not a flower
So why are you so good to me

Why do you keep watering me?
Nothing good comes of a bad seed
So, I have been led to believe
I ruin everything

I’m worse than the thorns of a rose
A maple tree where no syrup flows
It’s like you don’t care really at all
You just want me to glow
want me to glow

Like a dandelion not a flower
You see no difference between
A dandelion and a flower
Why are you so good to me?
Track Name: Person I Am
My father, he taught me that I'd be alright,
If I held to my word and kept my head up high
My father he showed me how gentlemen love
To do it expecting nothing in return
 
My love's on a string
slowly reaching its end
I've trusted my heart in so many ungentle hands
 
 My mother she showed me persistence is key
 Keep fighting for air even when you can't breathe
 My mother she told me while holding my hand,
 that she'd love me forever for just who I am
  
My love's on a string
slowly reaching its end
I've trusted my heart in so many ungentle hands
 But I still believe every word that they've said,
If it's love it shouldn't hurt me
Every word they said was I should be loved for the person I am
 
 My father and mother don't know me too well
 I've made many mistakes I'd care not to tell
 But all that I'm doing, I swear on my name
 is to love like my parents from cradle to grave

My love's on a string
slowly reaching its end
I've trusted my heart in so many ungentle hands
 But I still believe every word that they've said,
If it's love it shouldn't hurt me
Every word they said was I should be loved for the person I am
Every word they said
If it's love it shouldn't hurt me
Every word they said was that
I should be loved for the person I am
Person I am
Person I am
Person I am
Track Name: Down The Hourglass
Call it a memory, whatever you'd like
I remember all these terrible times
When I thought I had the world in my hands
And it wasn't too long before all the sand

Ran out, right down the hourglass
All of the sand went down the hourglass
All of those times I thought I'd always have
They always slip away

But I shake it off, act like this ain't the same
Pretend like I don't see the patterns don't change
Time after time, I get to close to the fire
and if history repeats itself, I will get burned

Then go out, down the hourglass
All of the sand went down the hourglass
All of those times I thought I'd always have
They always slip away

I've walked this path many times before
Can pick every lock on each of these doors
I know too well that I'll find a way
To dig a new whole and and stay in my grave

Go right down the hourglass
All of the sand went down the hourglass
All of those times I thought I'd always have
They always slip away
Track Name: King Of The Jungle
I'm in the shadows of the jungle
I'm the rustle in the leaves
Watching the storm that is a coming
All these hunters gathering

I know exactly what they want
I am the one that they came for
They think my mane's what makes me mighty, cause
They haven't heard me roar

I am the king of the jungle
You can tell just by my fangs
I'll keep on growling as they hunt me
Till I hear the final bang!

Once all their bullets are below me
I'll be above them as they stray
Ready to pounce at any moment
Every hunter is my prey

Watch as I strike, when least expected
They barely know what they're in for
Because every single action has a consequence, twice-fold

I am the king of the jungle
You can tell just by my fangs
I'll keep on growling as they hunt me
Till I hear the final bang! (x2)

Don't play this game with me, it won't happily
Don't play this game with me, it just won't end happily
Cause if you're gonna come into my field
And tell me how all of the rules should go
I'm gonna make you wish you had have left before it got this awful
Cause,
I am the king of the jungle
You can tell just by my fangs
I'll keep on growling as they hunt me
Till I hear the final bang!

I'm the king of the jungle
You can tell just by my fangs
I'll keep on just growling as you hunt me
Till I hear the final bang!
Track Name: Confusionaire
Stuck somewhere between the present and future
I can’t figure out what it is I want out of life
But to be happy,
But that doesn’t come easy though
Working these problems on my own
Don’t need your help, no
To pinpoint the answer
I don’t recall,
When I asked for your opinion
So just shut up
And let me resolve all my problems
And all my confusion by myself

Cause all along, I’ve followed the procedures
Believed every word,
from this room of non-believers, in me
I can see they don’t trust my very own aim
Cause they don’t think I can hit the bull’s-eye
Don’t need your help, no
To pinpoint the answer
I don’t recall,
When I asked for your opinion
So just shut up
And let me resolve all of my confusion by myself

I don’t need a guide to lead me out of my confusion
That tries to tell me things to improve on
To reach an expectation,
I don’t care much about
Why do you think you know me
better than I know myself?
Don’t need your help, no
To pinpoint the answer
I don’t recall, when
I asked for your opinion
So just shut up
Track Name: Robot Man
We're all in a rush to finally grow up,
and merge on to the highway of life
But while sitting in traffic on the way to our jobs
We shut off the music, now our rhythm is off
But that feels un-human, just so unnatural to me

I don't want to be just another robot man
Always being told what I can do and what I can't
Cause I was made human, not a robot man
I'm not gonna follow someone else's plan
Cause I'm not a robot man, not a robot man

We quit acting like kids
And start to forget that some things don't matter at all
And when we smile for the camera
We wait till the flash comes
And go back to a smile-less face

Well, I don't want to be just another robot man
Always being told what I can do and what I can't
I was made human not a robot man
And I'm not gonna follow someone else's plan
Cause I'm not a robot man, not a robot man
Not a robot man
I'm not a robot man, not a robot man
Not robot, robot man

Cause this is my life and
I'm the only me
There isn't a person that see's how I see
And if I sound crazy with a sliver of insane
Maybe it's because, I've got my own brain

I don't want to be just another robot man
Always being told what I can do and what I can't
Cause I was made human not a robot man
And I'm not gonna follow someone else's plan
I don't want to be just another robot man
I don't want to follow someone else's plan
Cause I was made human
Not another robot man
So I'm just going to be who I am
I'm not a robot man, not a robot man
Not a robot man, oh no
I'm not a robot man, not a robot man
I'm a human, I'm human
Track Name: I Can Rest In Peace
I'd rather keep a promise that I never made
Than tell you a lie and lose your trust
I don't know what you are to me
But you are good
I can feel it in my bones

Cause now I sleep, now I dream
Now I eat again
Now I fee, now I think
Now I believe that it's not me against the world
or the world against me
and it's all thanks to you that I,
that I can rest in peace

I can't promise we were meant to be
Because I have trouble caring for others
more than myself
But no matter what, you'll be special to me
More than I could ever put into words for you to read
Like you are good
I can feel it in my bones

Cause now I sleep, now I dream
Now I eat
Now I feel, now I think, now I believe
That it's not me against the world
Or the world against me
and it's all thanks to you that I can rest in peace
And if it means anything
Know how much I've said
let my words ring true
forever
Track Name: Taught Me To Breathe
From the rooftop we watched lights walking on water
Reflecting what looked like a lake made of fire
I swear everything looks so much more beautiful here
Because, it wasn't long ago when I thought I knew everything
Just a rich man holding on to his fool's gold
And no one but me could see how badly I needed to let go, yeah let go

But then, came you, you, you
Then came you, you, you
You were the light that I had needed
You were the one
You opened my eyes so I could see
Just how blind that I could be
You slowed me down, you made life simple
And taught me to breathe
You taught me to breathe

Looking back at this world while we're facing our sky
I swear none of these drugs ever got me this high
It's hard to believe nearly one week ago, I had nothing
I was wasting my time climbing ladders to heaven
Never did I ever think that maybe it's already here
I spent my last year waiting for something

But then came you, you , you
Then came you
You were the light that I had needed
You were the one
You opened my eyes so I could see
Just how blind that I could be
You slowed me down, you made life simple,
And taught me to breathe

I swear this world looks more beautiful from way up high
When it's me and you scraping the sky
(You taught me how to breathe)
Track Name: Eureka
I love those lakes in Minnesota
Never thought I'd runaway
To the land of my forefathers
Who chose to sail away
Across the Atlantic
From sea to shining sea
From where it is I'm standing
A wave is crashing over me,
Telling me

This is my newfound home
This is where the streets are gold
So I say, Eureka, I found it
Eureka, I found gold
Eureka,
I've discovered my newfound home

This is the land my family walked on
Where still waters run deep
Walking in their footprints, on the
same ground beneath my feet, I flew
Across the Atlantic
From sea to shining sea
And from where it is I'm standing
I'm starting to believe that this could be

This is my newfound home
This is where the streets are gold
So I say, Eureka, I found it
Eureka, I found gold
Eureka,
I've discovered my newfound home

The life they only dreamed of
That's why I'm here today
Uncovering where I came from,
to discover my destiny

I love those lakes in Minnesota
never thought I'd runaway
To the land of my forefathers
Before they sailed away

This is my newfound home
This is where the streets are gold
So I say, Eureka, I found it
Eureka, I found gold
Eureka,
I've discovered my newfound home
Track Name: Out In Your Orbit
T-10
I hear engine begin
I can't believe that It's happening now
Preparing to launch up
I'm ready to blast off
But worried if while I'm away,
You won't feel the same
And everything is gone
The feelings don't stay
After this astronaut has gone to space

Yeah I'm out in your orbit
Circling your globe
I'm hoping you'll still be there
When I make it home
Out in your orbit
Circling your globe
I'm hoping that you still feel the same,
When I make it home
Make it home

We exchanged pictures
cause I'm gonna miss you
I promise that will never change
But I don't want to learn,
When I finally return
That I fell out of your picture frame
The hands of time pulled you away
The feelings that you had, don't stay
All while I was out in Space

Yeah I'm out in your orbit
Searching the globe
Hoping you'll still see me the same
When I make it home
Yeah I'm out in your orbit
Circling the globe
Hoping you still feel the same,
When I make it home

Don't forget about the talks we had
Over space ice cream
Don't forget about the laughs we had
About if I ever joined the stars
I'll be right above you
Right above you
Right above you
Right above you

Just out in your orbit
Circling the globe
Hoping that you still feel the same
When I make home
Yeah, I'm out in your orbit
Circling the globe
Hoping that you'll still be around
When I make it home
I'm out in your orbit
Circling the globe
Hoping that you still feel the same,
When I make home
I'm out in your orbit
Circling the globe
Hoping that you still feel the same
When I make home
Track Name: Adjusting The Clock Again
The clock on the wall needs to be changed
but I haven’t got the strength,
To return back to the fact that
You're there awake and
I’m here counting sheep alone
I think it’s more than just the jet lag,
the reasons why
I can’t adjust to sleeping in this time zone
Because every day and night
I’m reliving in the times of you and me both

I’m having trouble, trouble
Adjusting the clock, again
doesn’t feel right at night
Trying to sleep with out my sunshine

Can’t trust my watch for too long
Can’t set my life around any
person, place, or time
Because I just can’t evolve
Takes me quite a while
To feel safe enough to settle down
To call a place my home
Or let any person close enough
to spend time with me
So that clock on the wall
I will leave unfixed until
I am sharing my time with you

I’m having trouble, trouble
Adjusting the clock, again
doesn’t feel right at night
Trying to sleep with out my sunshine