Explaining What Went Wrong

by Sneath Clay

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This is a little embarassing for me to listen to now, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? This collection represents my first attempt at recoding some of my earliest songs. This album was released under the band name "Sneath Clay" which consisted of Travis Biggs and myself. Travis and I wrote the lyrics together. He sang lead and I sang backing vocals and "played" the instruments.

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released April 15, 2001

Lead Vocals: Travis Biggs
Lead Vocals, "The Orange Song": James Gillice
Backing Vocals: James Gillice
Music: James Gillice
Bass, "Happy Girl": Landon Cowen
Words: James Gillice/Travis Biggs
Cover Photography: Aaron taye

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James Gillice Sherwood, Oregon

I write songs and record them...and then, every once in a while, I release an album. Thanks for listening.

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Track Name: Riverside
She said, "meet me after dinner"
He said, "meet me by the riverside"
He jumped off rocks and she swore he'd die
Down by the riverside

Blue dress sitting in the summer light
That day they fell in love
Wishing on stars and holding her tight
Down by the riverside

Years passed, she got a little thinner
Now he's fat but less of a sinner now
All those years they spent their nights
Down by the riverside

Two kids were found in the picture
Mom, Dad, a kid and his sister
Found in a wallet they found in a hole
Down by the riverside

Time well spent and memories had
Down by the riverside

"I wish I could go back" she said
"Down by the riverside"
Track Name: Patiently Waiting
As I watched you in the light of the moon
On a bridge on that summer night
I couldn't help but notice how lovely you are

I see you smile with delight and I know
That I'd love to hold you tight
Wishing that life would just become that easy

Patiently waiting for your love
To come to me
In all its beauty and splendor
Patiently waiting for your precious love
Must I wait here forever

But good things come to those who wait
So now I just pray that will be fate
How can I help but fall for you completely

All our rides and walks along the beach
Your kindness shown to all we meet
Why's this angel left to fly so close to me

Patiently waiting for your love
To come to me
In all its beauty and splendor
Patiently waiting for your tender love
Must I wait here forever

Patiently waiting for your love
Patiently waiting for your love
Patiently waiting for your love
Patiently waiting for your love

Don't make me wait here forever
Track Name: Let Me Be
You almost stuck around this time
You almost didn't lie
I almost believed you
And I almost didn't cry

You say you don't believe in me
Well I don't believe in you
You give me things that you don't want
And you keep the things you do

You and I
We can cross the sky
Can I dream tonight
Of the morning light
Will it shine?
Will it ever shine down on me?

I almost hear you voice sometimes
I can almost smell your hair
I almost see you face at night
And I almost really care

So tell me why I feel so weak
When I look into your eyes
The ground falls from beneath my feet
And I'm falling from the sky

You and I
We can cross the sky
Can I dream tonight
Of the morning light
Will it shine?
Will it ever shine down on me?

'Cause I'm lost in the wreckage
And I'm torn by the sea
And if you see me floating helpless
Let me be
Oh, let me be

I almost want you back sometimes
I almost miss our fun
But you don't know what you have said
And you don't know what you've done

So you and I can't go back
To the place we were before
You've run off with some new face
Now you've slammed and locked my door

You and I
Will never touch the sky
Guess I'll dream tonight
Of the morning light
Will it shine?
Will it ever shine down on me?

'Cause I'm lost in the wreckage
And I'm torn by the sea
And if you think that something's missing
It's just me
Let me be
Let me be
Track Name: Another Sunny Day
Another suny day
Just wasting away
I've got a hundred million things to do

But it ain't no crime
If I spend my time
Spend my time dreaming of you

Well I jumped in my car
And I drove real far
Radio playing a tune

But every single song
That ever comes on
Always makes me think of you

I had another dream of you today
And that's OK
I'm still not over you but hey
Life goes that way
And I know that I will be OK
On another sunny day

Another sunny day
And I wish I could say
All the things that are on my mind

I need you now
But I don't know how
And the words I cannot find

Don't try and tell me now
Just exactly how
Our love went so far astray

I ain't that mad
Just a little bit sad
And I wouldn't understand it anyway

I had another dream of you today
And that's OK
I'm still not over you but hey
Life goes that way
And I know that I will be OK
On another sunny day

On another sunny day
I will be OK
And had I known that there would be
Such a price to pay
I would still do it all the same

Another sunny day
And I wish we could play
Just like we used to do

I hope I'm wrong
But those days are gone
And there's nothing I can do

Playing my guitar
Or driving in my car
It all seems just the same

With a little more time
I'll be just fine
So I guess I can't complain

I had another dream of you today
And that's OK
I'm still not over you but hey
Life goes that way
And I know that I will be OK
On another sunny day
On another sunny day
On another sunny day
Track Name: The Goodnight Kiss
Well i liked it when you looked at me
And I liked it when you smiled
And I liked it when you held my hand
When you made me go wild

And I liked it when we danced that night
We danced 'till 3 or 4
And I liked it when I took you home
And walked you to your door

And then you looked at me
With those beautiful eyes
And then you whispered
In my ear that it's alright
And I knew the words you spoke
That they could not be lies

And so I kissed you
And so I kissed you
And so I kissed you goodnight

Well I saw you just the other night
And things went rather well
You were so glad to see me
As far as I could tell

And we talked and talked for hours on end
About nothing at all
And I knew that we were not just friends
We were something after all

And then you looked at me
With those beautiful eyes
And then you whispered
In my ear that it's alright
And I knew the words you spoke
That they could not be lies

And so I kissed you
And so I kissed you
And so I kissed you goodnight

So now I know that come tonight
That I will be with you
And I will walk you home again
At maybe 1 or 2
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And I know that we will talk awhile
And let ourselves unwind
And then run out of things to say
And you will read my mind

And then you'll look at me
With those beautiful eyes
And then you'll whisper
In my ear that it's alright
And I know the words you speek
That they will not be lies

And then I'll kiss you
And then I'll kiss you
And then I'll kiss you goodnight

And then I'll kiss you
And yes I'll kiss you
And how I'll kiss you goodnight
Track Name: The Orange Song
There's an orange in a basket
In your kitchen by the door
And there's flowers on the table
From your date the week before

And there's a message on your message board
That tells you that he called
But the orange in the basket has now fallen to the floor

There's a picture in your bedroom
To remind you that he's gone
And there's writing in your journal
Explaining what went wrong

And I suppose you're probably wondering
Just why I wrote this song
It's to tell you that I love you
And I've loved you all along
I wanna tell you that I love you
And I've loved you all along

There are times when you are closer
Than anyone I've known
I can tell you all my problems
And you tell me of your own

But I guess I never told you
'Cause I knew that it was wrong
Never told you that I love you
And I've loved you all along
I wanna tell you that I love you
And I've loved you all along

What is to become of us
Now that he is gone?
What is to become of us
Now that you have heard this song?

There's a tear on your pillow
And there's sadness in your eye
And I know that you must wonder
Why he had to say goodbye

And you know that I am here for you
But I hope for something more
'Cause the orange in the basket
has now fallen to the floor
The orange in the basket
has now fallen to the floor

And I know you're probably wondering
Just why I wrote this song
It's to tell you that I love you
And I've loved you all along
I wanna tell you that I love you
And I've loved you all along
Track Name: Happy Girl
She's a happy girl
Living in her happy world
She's a happy girl but how 'bout me?

I feel I'm losing face
Falling all over the place
When sh'e in the room I can't see

Does she even know what she does to me?
Does she even care if I breathe?
She's so divine
I'm gonna make her mine
It might take some time
Just wait and see

Happy girl in the street
Happy girl I wanna meet
Gotta be with happy girl endlessly

I wanna be a happy boy
Wanna be her favorite toy
Happy girl and happy boy eternally

Does she even know what she does to me?
Does she even care if I breathe?
She's so divine
I'm gonna make her mine
It might take some time
Just wait and see

She's a happy girl
Living in her happy world
She's a happy girl but how 'bout me?

Happy girl won't you just talk to me
Happy girl won't you just walk with me
Happy girl I promise I will be true
Happy girl I think I'm in love with you

She's a happy girl
Living in her happy world
She's a happy girl but how 'bout me?

I feel I'm losing face
Falling all over the place
When sh'e in the room I can't see

Does she even know what she does to me?
Does she even care if I breathe?
She's so divine
I'm gonna make her mine
It might take some time
Just wait and see

She's a happy girl
Living in her happy world
She's a happy girl but how 'bout me?
She's a happy girl but how 'bout me?
Track Name: She Seems to Know When to Run
She seems to know when to run
She seems to always have fun

If I could have some fun with her
For just a little while
Maybe spend some time with her
And maybe make her smile

When she leaves I ask her to stay
She says to me "there's no way"

If I could just get her to stay
For just a little while
I know there are many ways
That I could make her smile

She seems to know when to run
She seems to always have fun

As I watch her walking down
The street with other guys
She looks and our glances meet
And I see it in her eyes

Please do not take her away
I am just hoping that she'll want to stay
And if her wild heart should stray
I'll go on searching
'Till my dying day

I want her to stay herre with me
But she says that this cannot be

I wanna spend my life with her
But I know I never will
Loving her's impossible
Oh man, that girl's a pill

She seems to know when to run
She seems to always have fun

She don't care about me now
And I bet she never will
Drags me 'round just like a clown
But I love her still

Please do not take her away
I am just hoping that she'll want to stay
And if her wild heart should stray
I'll go on searching
'Till my dying day
Track Name: Re-entry
Trying to live without you
In my life was hard
I hated each day and I feared
That my heart was scarred

Now I'm so glad that
You've entered my life again
Now I can play, work, sleep
And I can laugh again

When you were gone
I could hardly go on
Crying each night
And just waiting for dawn

I tried and yet failed
To forget your sweet face
I knew there'd be none
Who'd quite take your place

But then you re-entered
And turned me back into me
Reminded me how my life
Really should ought to be

Think of the things you've done
Unto the likes of me
Without you who knows
Where in the world I would be

Who knows why our love
Required such trials
Through thick and thin
We have travelled the miles

And so I now say
Without no resent
I, for misconduct
Sincerely repent

I thought with me
You were feeling pure apathy
Now I am glad that you're
Showing me empathy

And I'll try harder
To be what you want me to
Ask and receive
And I will give it unto you

Who knows why our love
Required such trials
Through thick and thin
We have travelled the miles

And so I now say
Without no resent
I, for misconduct
Sincerely repent

Re-entry
Re-entry
Re-entry
Re-entry

My heart was broken
When you went away
Now you've returned
And I know that you'll stay
Who would have thought
It would turn out this way

Re-entry
Re-entry
Track Name: Far Away
She's the one who brings
The sunlight to my eyes
She's the one who makes things bright

She's the colors of the
Newly setting sun
She's the water when it's dry

She's so far away
She's so far away from me
She's so far away
She's so far away from me

She's the quiet
Of a busy city street
When I'm low she makes me high

She's the sugar
Makes the bitter turn to sweet
She's the filling of my pie

She's so far away
She's so far away from me
She's so far away
She's so far away from me

And it seems that it's too far to go
Cause I am the only me that I'll ever be
Oh, and she is the only she
That'll ever mean a thing to me
Oh, and she is just another part of me

She's the one who makes me
Dream when I'm asleep
She clears the dark clouds from my mind

Whispers promises
I hope that she will keep
Then she leaves me far behind

She's so far away
She's so far away from me
She's so far away
She's so far away from me

And it seems that it's too far to go
Cause I am the only me that I'll ever be
Oh, and she is the only she
That'll ever mean a thing to me
And she is just impossible to keep

She's so far away
So Far
She's so far away
So Far
She's so far away
So Far
She's so far away
So Far
Track Name: Chance of Rain
[Instrumental]