The Archer

by Adam Melchor

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released March 31, 2017

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Adam Melchor New Jersey

Adam Melchor is a 24 year old recording artist from New Jersey. In his debut EP The Archer, Adam weaves intensely personal lyrics with colloquial melody to create a vivid yet vulnerable narrative. Carried by his folk guitar playing and impressive vocals, the songs showcase a musical empathy rare for an artist of Adam‘s age and comparable to contemporaries like M. Ward or Conor Oberst. ... more

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Track Name: Don't Invest in Me
Don’t Invest In Me Lyrics

don’t invest in me / unless its ghosts that make you money / like they do on your TV / could’ve sworn it was something / whenever your house creaks / turn the corner take a peak / although you thought you heard it speak / it was really nothing

I know this well / I know this all too well
I know this well / I know this all too well

and so don’t invest in me / I did the books on all returns never seen / and I won’t return when I leave / baby hold on to your currency / or anything meaning something to you currently / oh you’re something to see / but don’t invest in me

runnin’ from my senses / legs torn up from jumpin fences / all the denim the top collected / i’m hurtin now / this is my achievement / i’m only lonely when it’s convenient / no one earns that sort of treatment / nobody does

I know this well / I know this all too well
I know this well / I know this all too well

and so don’t invest in me / I did the books on all returns never seen / and I won’t return when I leave / baby hold on to your currency / or anything meaning something to you currently / oh you’re something to see / but don’t invest in me

I never know why I did you wrong
I never know why I did you wrong
I never know why I did you wrong
(I’ve read the signs)
I never know why I did you wrong
(I’m used to running them)
I never know why I did you wrong
(I know I should’nt cry)
I never know why I did you wrong
(but i don’t wanna hold it in)

I know this well / I know this all too well
I know this well / I know this all too well

and so don’t invest in me / I did the books on all returns never seen / and I won’t return when I leave / baby hold on to your currency / or anything meaning something to you currently / oh you’re something to me / oh you’re something to me / oh you’re something to me / but dont invest in me
Track Name: Brook Revisited
Have you ever seen someone with dreamcatchers for teeth
Islands in their eyes and fire in their speech
Hair grown like the willow tree and water runnin in their name
and so how could you blame
a river born is water that was meant to move
how could I catch water that ran through my youth
Everyday I wonder what you turned into and what you became

Are you the very same
Are you the very same

Brook who told me im the one who’s leavin
I was in the kitchen and my heart was bleedin
Oh i never knew if it was ok to feel it
Oh, I suppose I should know

The past is void and all the future’s too
and neither will make sense just as they never do
Julie called me up and when she asked me if I heard the news

I knew that it was true
I knew that it was true

when Brook told me Drew’s the one youre leavin
i was in the kitchen and my heart was bleedin
oh i never knew if it was okay to feel it
oh, I suppose, I should know

the loudest prayers are silent in the way they move
the greatest secrets ever found are in my youth

we’re all just a couple kids with dreamcatchers for teeth
islands in our eyes and fire in our speech
tryin to find some freedom from the troubled streams of form

Thats why i feel it all
Thats why i feel it all

When I told brook youre the one I needed
i was in the kitchen while my heart was bleedin
Oh I never knew if it was okay to feel it
oh, i should know
I should know you leave, you turn me to see my
body’s just a monument the spirit bleeds in
Drawn in like the river, drawn in like the brook and
oh, I should know, I should know

You’re never comin back
Youre never comin back
Youre never comin back
Youre never comin back
Track Name: The Archer
Wasted on the floor again and no one seems to mind
I can go back out and that would take up too much time
I’m still busy callin out your name wide eyed and face down on the pine
How I miss the colors of the leaves that grow in spring
And how you used to dance upon the rain and I would sing
How id give most anything to watch you twirl around for one more time

I need more time
I need more time

This is how you turned me to the archer from the arched
This is where you turned me to the marksman from the marked
This is how I learnt how to take the arrows in my back
And shoot them at the stars
But how they all just circle back and meet me at the start
And how they hit me hard enough to question who you are
And how you got so close to me
And how you got so far

I need more time
I need more time
I need more time
I need more time

The shrapnel of my faith in you is cutting through my skin
And somewhere in the mess around my body it begins
And i dont see an end to this
So i’ll enjoy the fire

I need more time
I need more time
I need more time
I need more time
Track Name: More Than Anything
More Than Anything Lyrics

My phone is down to one bar
From building up the energy
To yell at me
Through my pocket seams
Down the boulevard
It's an old friend whose voice it mumbles
Through the fumbles of
Bad reception's hands
That's when I realized
When he couldn't stop or start his sentences
It wasn't my connection breaking up
It was him

He said I need you now
More than anything
More than anything

Your mind's an empty warehouse
A facade of broken windows
Where the leaves in the yard grow
Older than the wind blows
And whenever you go there
Kept in the cobwebs
Under the front steps live the fears
you've exhausted
You are not the tenant
You are the patient
Swallowing steps just to get
out of the basement
and how is the view
is the roof what you're used to
being so low with a high that abused you

He said I need you now
More than anything
More than anything
I said my friend you can
Tell me everything
Tell me everything

Now when I drive on the parkway at night
I still swear I can see your ghost
Passing the exit where you used to live
all I wonder is if you'll ever find home
Oh and I said I need you need now
more than anything
Track Name: Past Hound
The morning’s heavy as the day begins it's growl
Wipe the sleep from underneath my eyes and try to figure this out
Something's different in the silence I pronounced
I can feel the faint howlin of a past Hound in the sound

All I know is you
All I know
Pororoca youre
All I know

My heart is heavy and this party's way too loud
Wipe the tears from underneath my eyes and try to figure this out
Plan an exit without saying bye somehow
Saying bye was never in my plans until this moment now

All I know is you
All I know
Pororoca you're
All I know
All I know is you
All I know
Pororoca you're
All I know