Pacific Notion

by Options

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made at home by seth
photo taken in longport, nj

reworked songs from older albums:
bones - driftwood metaphor
forget it, nevermind - i'm only gonna be here now
mind it - little victories


released May 6, 2017



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Options is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer Seth Engel.

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Track Name: bones
better than I've ever had it, so where's the hangup on satisfaction?
strung myself along for so long, I don't know how to not.
tangled up my stomach sleeping.
recall composure in the morning.
all I need are thoughts to myself with a way to get 'em out.

feeling like a dog been beaten down, but owns his bones.
everybody all around me now can be my home.
and I am just a bee without a stinger in me.
thicken up my hide and tough it out.
Track Name: forget it, nevermind
Forget about me. I couldn't believe you recalled my name unhesitantly. I could suppose it's starting to show, and yes it's a risk, but for now I don't know.

I'm trying again. This is this, that was then. If not me, who? And if not now, when? Maybe someday I'll decide not to wait, but how much longer can this anchor stay?
Track Name: mind it
this is all i've ever wanted
and i'm not breaking my promise
so why do I feel like you think it's a bad idea?
and i'm just being honest.
getting over feeling haunted
was a little more than daunting
but now's the time to let go of this old fear

I haven't been asking for excess.
Seem to always find me underestimating my own progress
but I think I'm feeling better now
knowing that I still can depend
on myself to stop and know when you can't commit, still play pretend,
and as per usual, let me down.

And I just want some peace now, but I'm scared
that I am far too blind to find it.
I just want to hold her, just be close to her
but I'm scared that she'll mind it.
but even if I could swallow my fear, I think it still might not be worth it
cause I'm a traveller now, and the summer's gonna end before I know it.

But then again, I'm not content to play the 145,
to sell myself short, or pretend I'm alive.
This time's gonna be different and no distance is gonna keep me from what I need. So let's get going.