Drinks, Dreams & Songs

by Scot Thompson

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This is a collection of all songs written, recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered by Scot Thompson in Clontarf, MN 2010

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released January 1, 2011

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Scot Thompson Benson, Minnesota

Scot Thompson is a singer-songwriter and audio engineer from Benson, MN. He founded Disc Mill Records in Benson in 2015, and releases his own recordings on this page. For more info, email discmillrecords@gmail.com

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Track Name: Sleep
You reminded me of my doubts
and you picked me up
before you let me down

I am strugglin'
but I'm not sufferin'
I am strugglin'
But I've been through
worse than this

and I've got better things
to fill my time
oh, I've got my friends
and we're doing fine

We are singin'
cause we used to it
We are singin'
cause we're used to this
Track Name: Wind
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Track Name: Anybody Out There?
I need to put my past to rest.
I need to get over this.
It's been nagging and pulling
twisting and turning
It's so damn perverted
I let go of nothing.

I hold on to everything forever
I never let my mind rest

This is what it sounds like
to remember everything
and not being able
to do a fucking thing

This is how it feels to search
endlessly
for someone half as cute
for someone decent and someone true

I hold on to everything forever
I never let my mind rest
I hold on to everything forever
I never let my thoughts pass 

Is there anybody out there
who won't cheat?
Is there anybody out there
who won't leave?
Is there anybody out there
a little like me?
Is there anybody out there
that might mean something to me?
Track Name: oh-so-empty
she says:

Can you tell me what it is that you need to be happy?

Can you tell me how hard it's been growing alone?

You're always looking for something new to smoke, and somebody to drink with...

Well, I finally see your game, and I'd rather sit at home.

Cause what you want, you don't need.
and how you feel, is oh-so-empty...

I say:

Take me back to the place where we let go

Show me that smile that stretches from Willmar for miles

Can you get you foot off of my back
Standing tall, forgetting what you lack
It's been said, I've never really known anyone
I just get caught up when I'm chasing new, young love

but darling, what you want, you don't need
and how you feel, is oh-so-empty...
Track Name: Rings
Can't go outside
so lock the doors
Can't face the world
out there no more
She says I'm
'dwelling on the past'
This final shot will be
our last

When that day comes,
and we trade rings back,
I hope that it's the day
I get my life on track

Quit wishing things weren't
the way they are
Quit whining and boring my
friends at the bar
There's gotta be something
better to write about
There's gotta be someone
better to work it out

When that day comes,
and we trade rings back,
I hope that it's the day
I get my life on track
Track Name: Tonight
I've got nothing to do
But sit and wait for someone new
I can't help but think I'll be alone
until I move to somewhere unknown

Well I take a breath and count the time
I feel my life's on stand-by
while I wait for you

Who she is, I may never know
but i'll sit and think and ponder
just trying to get through
Tonight...

The darkness of the night suits me just fine
I walk the streets, thinkin' of how I've tried
to hang on to clearer states of mind
but there's a calling to find out where she hides

Well I take a breath and count the time
I feel my life's on stand-by
while I wait for you

Who she is, I may never know
but I'll sit and think and ponder
just trying to get through
Tonight...
Track Name: Schnapps & Cigarettes
Everything is upside down
I drove myself to a mountain town
Hiding from the fact
that we wouldn't make it
(we couldn't fake it)

but then I tell myself
If i look hard enough
I can find someone that makes 
it look like I never wanted you
makes it look like I never needed you
makes it look like...
I never pined
over you...

Candle light, it makes me feel inside
that there will be no other by my side
that ever compares to the way
you lit my fire
(that'll take me higher)

but then I tell myself
If i look hard enough
I can find someone that makes 
it look like I never wanted you
makes it look like I never needed you
makes it look like...
I never pined
over you...

Sippin' on schnapps 
and cigarettes
Grass and shots 
then more regrets
These machines don't work for me
They only keep you in my memory
Track Name: Dreams
it's the twisting of our tongues
the passion in our hips
it's the flames in our eyes
that makes me wish i could forget


it's been a year since any human contact
and since i've lost my mind
i've spent my time
sleeping and dreaming of awful things


like the time that you drown
i stood in the kitchen
with my voice so loud
screaming about how i couldn't save you
playing my heart like i meant to
telling the world that there was nothing i could do


i sang,

"My love was washed away,
i was there,
I saw everything.
the water filled her lungs
as i reached out and screamed
but she sank to the bottom
and i had to escape."

it's been a year since my last human contact
and since i've lost my mind
i've spent my time
sleeping and dreaming of awful things


like the time that i caught you
i barely recognized you
i was sleeping in a house 
full of long lost friends
you were reading stories
helping us all fall asleep
but when the house was finally silent
you laid next to me and sang


she sang,
"you left me for the mountains
you left me here waiting
if you stay, you'll go crazy
but if you leave, we'll never be
everything we said 
we said
we wanted to be"

it's the twisting our our tongues
the passion in our hips
it's the flames in our eyes
that makes me wish i could forget

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Mark: Hello.
The Travel Agent: Good afternoon, Sir. Can I help you?
Mark: Yes, please, I just quit my job. I am finished here. I want to get out of Japan. I want to go and live in Mosquito City. Can you sell me a ticket to Mosquito City?
The Travel Agent: Wait a minute. Let me just check on the computer…. Hi John, have you heard anything about Mosquito City? What? Oh! Have you got some tickets? Yes, John has got some tickets. I haven’t at the moment because it is a very popular place, but we can get you a ticket.
Mark: Ok. Is it a direct flight?
The Travel Agent: Yes, a direct flight.
Mark: I only want a one way ticket. I am not coming back.
The Travel Agent: No, you have to come back.
Mark: Can I throw away the other half of the ticket? Can I buy a return and then stay there? How can you stop me? I can do what I like. I am free. Once I get to Mosquito City, I can do what I like.
The Travel Agent: Well there are certain rules before you go … obviously by what you are saying and the way you are dealing with the situation, Sir, we are going to have to deny you…
Mark: You won’t sell me a ticket? Oh no I should have kept my big mouth shut.
The Travel Agent: You are a bit of an extremist.
Mark: How can I get to Mosquito City? If only I had kept my big mouth shut!

Mark: Ok, Now I have got a beard and mustache and a hat. I am going to go back into that travel agent and try to buy a ticket again. Here goes!
Mark: Hello.
The Travel Agent: Hello, Sir. Hello again. Can I help you?
Mark: Ah. Sorry?
The Travel Agent: Hello again. Nice to see you again. Can I help you, Sir?
Mark: I have never been here before in my life. What do you mean “Hello again?”
The Travel Agent: Oh! I thought you were somebody who I met previously…
Mark: No! I have never seen you before in my life.
The Travel Agent: …who has now decided to go to a fancy dress party…
Mark: No, no, no.
The Travel Agent: …Oh sorry, a Halloween party, is it?
Mark: I have never seen you before in my life.
Travel Agent: Wait a second. I will just go and get a …aah …sorry (on the telephone) Can I have security, please? Thank you. Bring three. Three.
Mark: Hello. Hello. I would like to buy a ticket to Mosquito City, please.
The Travel Agent: Well, Sir. If you just wait a minute. Oh, hello. Mr Johnson and Mr Jeeves (who are) standing (on) either side of you are security men that (who) want you to leave, Sir!
Mark: What is going on?
Travel Agent: You are disturbing people. Look the lady over there has fainted!
Mark: I will get my ticket somewhere else. Good-bye or should I say “Sayonara?”
The Travel Agent: You can say what you like as long as you leave the building.
Mark: Sayonara.
The Travel Agent: Goodbye!

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You reminded me of my doubts
and you picked me up
before you let me down

I am strugglin'
but I'm not sufferin'
I am strugglin'
But I've been through
worse than this

and I've got better things
to fill my time
oh, I've got my friends
and we're doing fine

We are singin'
cause we used to it
We are singin'
cause we're used to this

You reminded me of my doubts
and you picked me up
before you let me down

I am strugglin'
but I'm not sufferin'
I am strugglin'
But I've been through
worse than this

and I've got better things
to fill my time
oh, I've got my friends
and we're doing fine

We are singin'
cause we used to it
We are singin'
cause we're used to this