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released April 2, 2013

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Track Name: Lacuna
There’s a gap I slip between

Where most things pass with ease
Through the mesh of webs that are
Still haunting my head
There’s a lot of you or me
That I’ve had to reconstruct
From bits of other memories
Neither of us were part of
I bent a fiction, dulled it’s edge I bent a fiction, dulled it’s edge
Repurposed it, joined both ends
Now a certain shape is slotted in it’s place
(Now I can’t tell the difference)

Before it had an ugly history
(What was said, what was meant)

I scrubbed it raw and shined it through
(Now I can’t tell the difference)
Before it had an ugly history

(What was said, what was meant)

I scrubbed it raw and shined it through
You can have my lessons learned

Tired hopes, tired dreams

All of this it never happened

Blurry hopes, blurry dreams

Have to write it down, have to spell it out
Tired hopes, tired dreams
All of this it never happened
Blurry hopes, blurry dreams
Track Name: Tangled
I tried to say I’m a bit concerned
With all that you see in black and white
When you were fairly occupied
With fairy tales and the undefined I tried to say I’m a bit concerned
With all that you see in black and white
You want to lay around
And do nothing at all
But I don’t think
You’ve slept in weeks
You can’t help but
Romanticize the past
I couldn’t hear you across the room I was lost in waves and white noise
You weren’t able To sink yourself in
So I haven’t Earthed myself
You said it wasn’t what you planned
But you came out a better man
You thought I might have split in two That I came close
Pressed against the window
Track Name: Having Had & Lost Some Infinite Thing
Just the other day I read

That god’s the sun and it’s such an awful shame
We never saw it until now

We never could look straight

Just the other day I read

That I’m the only person I truly think about
I never saw it until now

I never could look straight

I couldn’t see the space between
Where you stand and where you’ll be

We can divide the distance in two
My proximity can be halved to you
We can divide the distance in two
My proximity can be halved to you

What you see is intricate

It coils and it nests inside

We are just some passerbys
Some background filler indistinct

I won’t suffer, no, not like he did

I won’t hang myself with another wish

But alone I sit atop my throne
With a kingdom the size of a skull
Such a lonely place to lay and wait
Forever mine and mine alone

I wont suffer, no, not like he did

I won’t hang myself with another wish
Track Name: Hundred Years
I haven’t left the house

In a hundred days

I saw you peek through the door
Pry it open some more

You said it’s been a hundred years
Since we last spoke

You can feel for my pulse

If it proves I’m not a ghost

Most nights I try not

To drink myself to sleep
Convince the clocks I still
Need more time to think
But every sip-sip-sip’s
Another tick-tick-tick
And I’m not done yet

I’ve half a bottle left

We can stay out late and
Hope to god it’s okay

We can stay out late and
Hope to god it’s okay

We can fall and still land
On our feet we’re okay
We can stay out late and
Hope to god it’s okay

I still tell myself

I can tell the difference
I still tell myself

I can tell the difference

Rid the night of the dark
Strip the light from the day
Rid the night of the dark
Strip the light from the day

But right here, right now, I know

I should just let it go

So tonight I dim off the lights, look up
Draw dumb pictures on the ceiling
Track Name: Hanging Off
I saw your mouth start to move
Shape the words I feel you

See things that don’t exist

See they never did and never will
Like all your friends outside
They’re still alive,
Where were you?

I saw your mouth start to move
Shape the words I feel you

See things that don’t exist

See they never did and never will
Like all the times you said
Could count on you,
Where were you?

You were hanging off

Over the edge of this shitty town

If it wasn’t hot enough it sure is now
Maybe we can dust off the brooms
Maybe we can sweep ourselves out

We can lay around doing nothing at all or

We can drive around while everyone’s asleep

We can lay around doing nothing at all or

We can climb to the roofbring something to drink

I tried to tell you across the room

I feel just like my dad when I stand like this
Military straight with my knees braced

I was someone else for a bit

But you had already jumped from the window
I pictured you falling tumbling down

I wasn’t sure then and I’m sure not now

That what I see is what everyone sees
That what I see is what everyone sees
That what I see is what everyone sees
Track Name: Sleep Talk
The bits and pieces strewn about
The bleached receipts, my parent’s house
Stub my toe on a cabinet

They thrifted from town

The mess of things we’ve left to do
The coffee stains, the local news
Your grandfather was partial

To the same type of shoes

The bits and pieces strewn about
Flux of seasons, my parent’s house
Down the drain I see more hair’s
Been falling out
There’s more thinning now

Is that my brother’s blood
coursing through my veins
When I try to take apart
piece back everything
Or the way I still need to
take drugs to fall asleep
Is that my father’s pride
or my father’s shame
A heavy enough hook
where I can hang my name
Or the way I still need
to take drugs to step outside

I think I’m just like you

I’m born and stretch into
The hand-me-down portraits
Relatives I’ve never met

Do you still talk in your sleep
When you think no one’s listening
Do you still talk in your sleep
When you think no one’s listening
I’d still like to think that there’s
Parts of me I casted myself

Do you still talk in your sleep
When you think no one’s listening
Track Name: Ordinary Lives
We’re set to crest and fall
Plateau another day

I still remind myself

There no such thing as fate

Then all at once it was halcyon

Then arrived the stubbornness of life
Then all at once it was halcyon

And nothing remained for a very long time
It was too short and too free

I still cherish wholly

You and I and our ordinary lives
Track Name: Dog Days
Here she can be still, rest her eyes

The same way she’s done a thousand times
She can lose herself to her head

And count the sheep, count to ten

She knows how restless she can be
About the creaking floors

That chime all night relentlessly
Reminding her the day is done

The knots and loops we tie at night
To free ourselves at morning light

I never want to wait again
Terminal, I’m at a loss

I never want to wait again
Not a second, not to pause

Our best attempt to guard against
Slowly creeping pass of time

Now a fleeting delusion of mine
But I tried
To slow it all to a glacial pace
To numb it all, stay comatose
To slow it all to a glacial pace
But I tried, but I tried

You’re a fool if you honestly think

You have say in what you believe

You’re set in stone, you’re skin and bones
And you’re all you’ll ever be

As we wake up different people each day

I still can’t figure out what has changed

You said “you were wrong to look for that in me,

You asked of me something that I could never be”

And the bitterness, it pools and drowns out my thoughts
When I’m aching for a second, just to pause

When every spark of inspiration is second-best

You wrote to me, “life is still beautiful nonetheless”