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I stared deep into the paint-soaked wood and thought to myself,
"This is perfect. No one can take this feeling away from me."

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released September 30, 2016

Recorded at Sleepless Sound Studio
Produced by Adam Laub and Lucas Kozinski
Mastered by Bob Iacano

Additional vocals on Next Time We Meet were
provided by Eryn, Alex, Rosalie, and Vince

The drum parts on Ritual and You & Me were
conceived with Kyle

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Track Name: On Repeat
I'm tearing into myself
Ripping up my head
I want to say the right thing
but say nothing instead
Do you think I'm balanced?
Some days I fear I'm wasting your time
with wordy explanations
Often without reason or rhyme

I'm stuck on repeat
Endlessly

I'm tearing into myself
Ripping up my head
I want to do the right thing
but I fucked it up again
Do you think I'm useful?
Some days I'm just a stick in the mud
Waiting around for someone
to see me there and pick me back up

I'm stuck on repeat
Endlessly
Track Name: Next Time We Meet
I turned down a drink or two
before heading off to sleep
Maybe next time you won't ask me
why I'm quiet and keeping to myself

I'm not calling out for help
I'm just worn down
I don't know where to keep
my eyes when we're speaking
So I look around
Everybody's so loud and I'm losing focus

I'll try to be someone else
Next time we meet
We'll all have a good time
I'll throw back a proper drink
Next time we meet
We'll all have a good time
Track Name: Supposed To Know
Wake me up when springtime's calm is near
I do this to myself every winter

Come to somewhere lost
Mid-afternoon, cross-eyed and late
for something I probably shouldn't miss
After all this time I've tried
to keep my head on straight
but I can't find a way back
to the state of bliss that I long for
It keeps fucking up my head at night

Wake me up when springtime's calm is near
I do this to myself every winter

Break down somewhere warm
Alone in a dark room, covered
Fixed to the glow
and numb in the head again
After all this time I've tried to keep my head
but I've already lost it.

How was I supposed to know?
Track Name: Leave
You need to leave immediately
but you're afraid that you have
nowhere else to go

You need to leave
just as soon as you
find the strength to stand
on your own two feet
Run as far as you can
and don't look back
You'll be better off
in your own hands

How did it ever get this far?
How did you let things fall apart?
When did you start hiding in the dark?
Weren't you always from the start?
Track Name: Scab Over
You don't love me anymore
and I've got to be alright with it
You're an off-beat melody
bouncing around up there
Though it might take time
All wounds will soon scab over
and all tears will dry
Forever stained on your shoulder
I don't think of you often
but when I do it's hard to
escape the thought that I hurt you badly too
Track Name: Ritual
I got stoned before I left the apartment
There was no one on the road
but I took it slow
I'm not really known for causing trouble

I got stoned just after dinner
and drove home
A thick fog was on the road
I checked my phone a couple times
but I wasn't putting anyone in danger but myself
and who the hell would even know if the light's low
and the window's rolled down?
It's one hell of a ritual

It's just a thorn in my side
that I can't pull out yet
I'm convinced that I need it
Just to keep a level head
Track Name: You & Me
Wouldn't you just love to be
Displayed for everyone to see?
Up on a big movie screen
Your starry eyes can't comprehend
The pain behind the act
Somehow convinced
that they live a better life
Than you and me

The lust for fame is a disease
Please state for the public
all of your insecurities
Sink the needle in my skin
Make me soft like a baby
To match the state of mind
that I'm stuck in

They take all that they need
from other people
Suck their blood out like a leech
There is no relief
when all your role models are celebrities
Somehow convinced
that they live a better life
Than you and me
Track Name: Poor Judgment
I called it a false alarm
Before I knew the whole story

I took you in my arms
but I didn't hear the sound of your voice
over my poor judgment

I didn't listen
It's not the distance
from home that hurts
In fact it keeps you sane
I'm always missing
the point when it is
staring me directly in the face

I tell myself this lie
That I'm humble and concerned
I barely hear you out
I guess I'll never learn
Just keep the fire burning
Why don't I put you first?
I'm always shutting down
and you turn for the worse

I took you in my arms
but I didn't hear the sound of your voice
over my poor judgment
It's not hard to figure out
You still hear the shouts
Echoing throughout the entire house