My most depressing work all in one EP!!! Yay!!
Trying to make it out of here. Aching only hits deaf ears. Slipping on these poison roots. Sinking deeper through the soil..makes me think I've got a hole in my chest. One that you refuse to fill. And underneath that naked breast lies an illustration only I can make. It's only 'cause you took my heart, I can feel my blood arriving late. Pull me out and choose to prop me up higher than the branches edge. My love for you is thicker than this tree above me. And I think I've got a hole in my chest. One that you refuse to fill. And underneath that naked breast lies an illustration only I can make. It's only 'cause you took my heart, I can feel my blood arriving late.
Mama's got a new car. By '95, my cuts have healed. I've been trying new things. By '97, I've made some friends. Daddy's leaving the haunting. By '99, the dog is dead. I don't know how I got here. By '01, I believe that it's cold here. Hitting a stone with my foot, on the verge to become one myself 'cause the trail is in the mist, but the others have seemed to trace it. Their fingers held by elders in the woods. And this is making my head spin. By '03, I've lost my mind. "Hey, get a whiff of this green". By '05, I've lost some friends. Learn to swim in these beds. By '07, the goosebumps form. Wanna make it alright. By '09, I believe that it's warm here.
As the water nears the drain and the cold hits my skin, I am out today. Tread the grey, cruel path trying hard to relax. I am sane no more because I know all the fears that creep into me will soon be gone when you are near. So why, you tell me, why? Why live through them? Phone your voice with my tips. Thank the waves for the fix. You are asleep tonight. Tread the black, jagged path trying hard to forget all of the glee I have lost. When you're away from me, don't let it be for long 'cause I will cease to believe this day can be bright without you. I'm sorry this just means I love you.
Death, you're a wreck and you can't even tell right from wrong. You're a cool guy, but I've changed my mind. 'Cause I've got something to say to you! I wanna be somebody new. Old hands can love like young ones do. I wanna feel from above, not below. Death, this war is a fickle man. Death, you kept your eyes wide open as my lids fell closed at least.
"I Know It's Late"
The door slammed shut on my big face. I know you know the truth, but I can't handle it anyways. I know you know. I based these chords on the old chords of my old friends. The ones that used to breath with me. Old friends of mine. And I know you're shy, but don't be shy so please say hi to me. Please just say hi to me. Drink 'till you puke and toast to the curves that have no real hearts. We'll cut the shit. And it's been quite too long my friend. God, it's been so fucking long my old friend. It's been quite too long my friend. God, it's been so fucking long my old friend. I'm sorry I called I know it's late, but I need a place to crash tonight. You're the only one I got. I know you know. I'm sorry I called I know it's late, but I need a place to crash tonight. You're the only one I got. I know you know.
"A Void Between You & I"
What is this cowardice, and what is this resentment that I can't seem to rid? For I can swim and I can breathe, but still I am a shell yet filled. Many days have fled, and I find that I still dread seeing you. 'Cause I feel quickly flowing out of my veins, soon to be with the other piece of shit scum.
"Kill the Bear"
Woke up and kept the filth coasting through my brain. Chilled by notes of Illinois as the cold clenched its fist around my weary, weary spine. Oh love, you gave yourself away like a piece of gum in the night. Oh brother, how you make me bleed with a knife so sharp. Kill the bear in me, too. Numb as the drops hit. I'm still flooding all the while. Such a fool for diving in. Such a nightmare in the day pressing hard, and not lightly on my chest. Oh love, you gave yourself away like a piece of gum in the night. Oh brother, how you make me bleed with a knife so sharp. Kill the bear in me, too. So bury this mask, 'cause you got what you wanted. Now what else can you possibly care about? This foundation's fuel had started leaking long before we got here. So what have you?!
released November 15, 2009
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