The Same Stories That Never Get Old

by CityCop

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released July 21, 2017

Recorded by Matt Very at Very Tight Recordings

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Track Name: The Golden Age of Concern
Even when my blood pours out,
Through my guts and out of my mouth,
The timing is so off, the noise is so loud.
Even when my bones are rotting in the ground,
I feel a quiver now, I feel your shiver now
Even when my eyes are old and worn out,
I feel a quiver now.
Even when my bones are rotting in the ground
Even when my lungs are old and worn out
Sanctioned home, quiet and alone
A predetermined groan (Keep me off your throne)
Sanctioned home, quiet and alone
A predetermined groan (Keep me off your throne)
Even when you smile my way,
I know you don’t love me unconditionally
Even when my bones are rotting in the ground
And I can’t believe this now,
So far away and so down.
Tell me, tell me, God
Why do you despise me?
Even when my bones are rotting in the ground,
Even when my eyes are old and worn out.
Sanctioned home, quiet and alone
A predetermined groan (Keep me off your throne)
Sanctioned home, quiet and alone
A predetermined groan (Keep me off your throne)
Even when you smile my way,
I know you don’t love me unconditionally
Even when my bones are rotting in the ground
Even when my blood pours out,
Through my guts and out of my mouth,
The timing is so off, the noise is so loud.
Track Name: Ibuprofen
Your hair smells like last night,
And both our heads are aching.
A traveling body sleeping soundly on the floor,
With a sign on the door.
Soundly on the floor with a sign on the door,
These are the times.
Scribbled so sloppy,
Scribbled so sloppy.
As if they had somewhere to be in the morning.
Your hair smells like last night.
All my peers around me, they laughed all night,
I know when I’m an old me, a tear will come from my squinted eyes
These are the times, these are the times
Your hair smells like last night.
Scribbled so sloppy,
Scribbled so sloppy.
Track Name: I Took the Ride
Have you ever stopped and thought about the pain you're causing us?
Have you ever stopped and counted how many tears have come from her eyes?
Do you ever get tired of erasing the past and covering the lies?
Did you picture this twenty five years ago with your hair dressed and your sixty nine countless?
Did you picture the problem when you got your fix at 2am with a crying child at home?
Well now you're left with problems, silence and a shell of what you used to love.
Can you feel my touch as I’m falling backwards?
Can you feel my heartbeat when I fall asleep?
I find comfort in dreams.
Can you see my eyes as they’re rolling backwards?
Can you see me die on the inside out?
It’s not too far behind.
It’s just too bad that I’m too scared to say anything.
It’s just too bad that you’re too sad to do anything.
And it’s just too bad that you’ve become the man that I hate.
And I wish I believed in God so I could have someone to blame.
But I wish you could pray to something so they take away all your pain.
Track Name: L'Ansia
Do me a favor,
I won't be home till later.
Maybe I just won’t come home at all.
The longer this goes on, the faster I fall.
The faster I fall, the longer this drags on.
But sometimes you just have to let me breathe.
Sometimes you just have to say you love me.
Unconscious feeling, self conscious healing.
And I’ll do it again,
And I’ll do it again.
This is the feeling of my heart slowly healing.
Will you be the person to crush my soul?
Will you be the reminder that I’m getting colder?
Every year it’s getting harder to break the mould.
And I don’t want to be here anymore.
You are the reason depression never ceases.
You are the knife in my back the migraine in my head.
You are the reason depression never ceases,
And I am a witness to that.
Track Name: I Could Have Stayed Longer
You told me that the distance would never affect or come between this
Oh, how things can change over time
And I’ll be deadly honest,
I’m afraid to cry sometimes
But that night as the cool wind was gazing through my window
As the sun was going down,
I let it all out, I had a smile while I did it
Because it all just felt so right
I have another year to go,
We’re both sitting in Ohio.
But it won’t last because one of us won’t leave
So I’m forcing myself to play it by ear,
Blocked out all the noise around me and I can’t hear
Sometimes when I sit on the front porch
Staring and thinking and caring, I get so low
Track Name: Bad Trip
Change it, but don’t break it
Fake it, but don’t break it
I know how you will take it
I’m just making sure you’re not mistaken
Fragments shatter, lungs against the glass
I long for answers of questions never asked
Am I really who I’ve found?
Am I just someone I can toss around?
The lines on your face are a realization
The feeling of this place has left me shaken
Believe me when I say I’m as ashamed as I’ll ever be
Why is it that whenever I see you, you avoid me?
Choose the cards you’re dealt wisely
Looking at my image in the mirror
Looking at my image in the mirror
Looking at my image in the mirror
I’m a little scared
I’m a little scared
See that the deed is done
And what’s the point of doing this if I’m not having fun?
I’ve been hiding, I can’t run much longer
Looking at my image in the mirror
Looking at my image in the mirror
Looking at my image in the mirror
I’m a little scared
I’m a little scared
Track Name: Homesick
Found myself face down in the town I grew up in
Even in my dreams, I cannot avoid the chilling scream
I guess I’m here to stay now, mother, your wish is my command
Mother, what would you recommend?
Remember when we used to build castles in the sand?
Remember when I got so drunk that I couldn’t stand?
Were you proud of me then?
Did you see my sloppy grin?
I’m telling you for the first time this year, I don’t really want to be here
I don’t want to see your tears
Drip down your aging face for even one more second of the day
I’m sorry that I couldn’t be a better man
And I apologize for not having a life plan
Thank you for always telling me that I can do anything
I appreciate the kindness but I’m not the one to blame
Break the mold, take a hold (I can’t be the one to tell you)
Break the mold, you’re the soul (I can’t be the one to tell you)
Call me what I was meant to be called, mother
Make me what I was meant to be made, mother
Break the mold (I can’t be the one to tell you)
Break the mold, you’re the soul (I can’t be the one to tell you)
Track Name: Day of Rest
It’s just really been hard for me to fall asleep this week,
It’s not like you’re here to know that
When you hear my voice, you think everything is fine
Your fake laugh is killing me inside
Things are changing a little now
The path I see is full of thorns and weeds
I’m a little sorry but not so much regretful
I’m a little angry but I’ll always be respectful
And I’m not sure I can live like this anymore
And I’m not sure I can live like this anymore
I, the tree
You, the leaf
I can’t help you if I can’t see
Standing tall as everyone makes a home on top of me
Tell me everything you want to hear
You were just another leaf to fall off the tree
Track Name: Cardinal
I’ve rigged up the courage
Sewn my head together
The colder months, I hide
The warmer days, I try
Is Sara still alive?
A hole cannot be filled with my heart
With feelings down inside
The red bird, it’s beautiful and spry
It’s building up a nest outside
The red bird, it’s bright and full of life
Making sure your tears will dry
It’s that smirk, it’s that small hope
It’s your face, now emotionless
It’s that laugh you had from what I can remember
It’s how sad you are when you’re alone
My twisted stomach is turning as the day goes on
And now I am alone
My eyes are burning
That’s just the way the day has gone
I feel it in my bones
My thoughts are running
But you know how the story ends
And now, I’m running home
My twisted stomach is turning as the day goes on
And now I am alone
My thoughts are running
But you know how the story goes
And now I’m running home
Track Name: 526 Gage
I’m a lousy actor and I’ve been begging for a chance to shine
You’ve called my bluff for the final time
This year is over, I haven’t stayed sober
The ache in my head is still here
And everyday I live in fear
The pain in my side is still here
Looked at the bottom of my bottle
And all it said was stop
My mind tells me every morning
When I feel that awful feeling
But I go with my gut
Instead of it healing