The People You Love Become Ghosts Inside of You

by Human Like Me

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Our first EP, all written from June-December 2010 when we were just babies and had the sweetest girl that played piano with us. She had to depart to work on her future, and we started forging a new musical path from there. We don't really play these songs anymore but they forever have a special place in our heart! Feel free to have it and share it.

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released June 15, 2011

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Carrillo. All music and lyrics by Human Like Me. Artwork by Alejandra Aguirre and Heidi Post.

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Track Name: Too Proud For Eyes
time and time again i have fallen on my sword
while you have kept an ever watchful eye
your slips of the tongue in front of the lord
the steps that i retrace right back to where i lie
i am your creation now, something not quite human
but nonetheless the monster that you've made
but then again everything i ever wanted
for everything i ever loved sounded like such a fair trade

missiles on our beds where heads used to lie
with faces like foreign flags we make nothing but war
you left at dawn, you dismantled the sun
in the brightest of spring
and now the calendar conspires with the frame
to fade out the picture

set down your weapons if you could be so kind
set down your weapons
sell me your truths and deny me mine
your countless mistakes are blurring the line

set down your weapons if you could be so kind
set down your weapons
sell me your truths and deny me mine
all of your mistakes have blurred the line

too proud for eyes
we stare at each other's chests
as if on fire
you said my heart was a bomb
that you gave up trying to diffuse
i take aim at yours but neither of us realize
we're only drowning in our irradiated room
Track Name: Superheroes
These years have flown by
like hummingbirds in the woods,
and we could fill a few rivers with the lessons that we’ve learned. We are the definition of “to have loved and lost” but we’re still standing here when the court is adjourned.

Don’t you know that all you have to do
is shine my signal in the sky
and I’ll be there like my name is the Flash
right by your side

Things didn’t always go the way we planned
but we know that everything happens for a reason.
But tell me what more we need when it’s you and me because what if that’s all there’s left to believe in?

Sometimes I'm not there to catch your tears,
but I never want to see you cry.
I can't always be what you need,
but that doesn't mean I'm not gonna try.
There's a lot of things that I can't do,
and I'm not perfect but neither are you.
I can be your superhero

I'll always be the first one you call
when you need someone to make you smile
and we can figure out whatever comes our way
even if it takes awhile.
Just trust me on this when I say
I don't need a cape to save your day
I can be your superhero.

We’ve come so far, so don’t give up now.
There’s still time left to score.
You know that I’ll never let you down,
and that’s what superheros are for.

Don’t you know that all you have to do
is shine my signal in the sky
and I’ll be there like my name is the Flash
right by your side
Track Name: Inclement Weather
It’s like the sun and the clouds meshed all together, birds of a feather are what we seem to be.
I’m chasing fantasies while your dreams
become less real to me.
Maybe we backfired, maybe we backfired,
but the blast did nothing to put me where I please.

That was all you, chin up and smile.
I don’t have to be here but I think I’ll stay awhile.

The shipwreck sent me this driftwood;
the driftwood saved me from the sea.
The sea brought me back to the harbor
and the harbor introduced you to me.

This is a vicious circle, the cycle of nature.
At least the waves still sound the same.

And we can hoist our colors, set sail if we like,
but if the wind’s not on our side, is it even worth it to try?

Every time I’m almost out, you pull me back in.
I’m caught in your riptide no matter which way I swim.

You can bet my darling
that I’ll swim towards your light.
These waves, these currents
mean absolutely nothing tonight.
When the moon calls to the tide
and the ocean signals back,
well this ship might steer its course
if we don’t drop anchor too fast.
Track Name: Where We've Left Things
I feel like I am lost.
Am I nothing but an empty shell?
I am as helpless as a newborn.
I have crawled and ran;
I have stood and fell.

Betrayal is more than a word now,
it all makes sense.
I don’t know what I did to have this happen to me. Selfish is as selfish does,
and you’re going all out.
This has planted in me like a desolate seed.

And this is where we’ve left things, floating in the air.
I could not put the words
to the thoughts that were there.
You’ve left me alone here, I have forgotten myself.
My best and worst attempts at that concept
were following in your footsteps.

But I guess I can hold onto the hope that you’re happy now, because that’s all I ever really wanted.
I know you’d say everything will work out in the end, so that makes me feel a lot braver.
Track Name: How Well You Walk Through the Fire
Oh, what a tangled web we weave!
You map it out, you start to build
and then immediately you leave.
And nothing ever looks the same
as when you saw it last, especially me.
But I guess that’s what happens when
you come and go as you please.

I remember when we were young,
reckless and sure these things wouldn’t happen to us. We haven’t been the same since
those days when we would play
in fields of “the world’s tallest grass”
that stretched on until it reached the moon.
This childlike splendor that used to pull me through
is now just a far off memory and so are you

It’s funny how things change every day.
Your eyes are cold while mine are filled with concern. You’re here in front of me,
but you’ve never felt further away.
I’d give anything to go back to the way things were.

But at least we haven’t forgotten
what feeling is the best.
It’s not the one that makes you gasp for air
but the one of knowing
there’s something moving in your chest.
The flower that still blossoms in the snow
And I know why you hide your feelings
it’s convenience of control.
But I looked at you and you’re still my age
but you look awfully old.

We are afraid to cry.
Afraid to show weakness in our brother’s eyes.
This existence we haven’t yet embraced.
Why for? It’s a shallow farce, a lost cause, a fool’s race. We have made all the wrong choices
but we won’t come clean.
We are forever indebted to what we don’t mean.
Track Name: This Once Was Perfect
Let’s go back to our secret place
that no one knows but you and me.
And you can say what’s on your mind,
let it wander free.
This is where I’ll confess my love
on the walls of this cave.
And this is where you’ll fall into my arms
and trust me to keep your heart safe.

Shadows, shadows, try your best.
Darkness won’t hold me down.
My heart will keep me safe
and I’ll get you back safe and sound.

I am in over my head,
this feeling might swallow me whole.
Maybe I can open the door
before things get out of control.
I am in over my head,
this feeling might swallow me whole.
My heart gets heavy and I can’t see
much further than what’s staring at me.

Let’s go back to that quiet island
that we used to call home.
Lazy sunny days,
I can hear them calling my name,
but there’s a hint of sadness in their tone.
Remember that last sunset
we were so ready to see
everything else that’s out there
but oh, I wish it were just you and me.

I am in over my head,
this feeling might swallow me whole.
Maybe I can open the door
before things get out of control.
I am in over my head,
this feeling might swallow me whole.
My heart gets heavy and I can’t see
much further than what’s staring at me.

I'll come back to you.