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released June 2, 2017

Mixed and recorded by Mike Moschetto at The Office Recording and Maximum Sound Studios

Artwork and packaging by Ben Walker

Written by PALHTH


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Track Name: Intro
I can't get away from here, can't seem to hide and disappear but know that I am all my fears

I tried to never fall behind, or ever cross your mind

Could I throw it all away
And if I did would you still stay
You're the reason that I am here

Look forward to a hole inside the ground
And the water that surrounds

I want to always see a road
I want to bend but never fold
Am I feeling the tension
Of my life in suspension

20 years of not enough focus has led me here hoping someone would notice
Track Name: Therapy
When I feel sad and alone
I'll try
Not to breathe quick and cry

Sitting in light but not outside

I feel my stomach knot inside
It's just a fucked up state of mind
It doesn't matter regardless

Why do I go straight to panic mode?
When everything is in control

My, understanding is flawless
But my dictation is tearing me apart
I guess I'm broken from the start

When I was only just a boy I fell in love
But it was much too soon for us to
Wake up and smell the roses blooming in your heart
But not enough space for me to flourish their eventually

I went to therapy for months, and I
Still touch my face when my hands shake

I try to keep it all inside but I
Never learn from my mistakes
And feel remiss in all of my actions
Track Name: Telephone
It's so hard to breathe
With the words that you put in my mouth
And the things that you think you see
It's your inability to say the things that you mean
I swear it's not as hard as it seems
Just know you're a complex that’s bursting apart at the seams

It's like it won't go away
The awful things that you say
I just want you to know
It's just dramatic and bullshit

Your mouth
It spews
No good news

Speak the truth

You're not real
I'm just fine
You're okay
So am I
Don't think twice
Track Name: Thick as Thieves
You always wanted to go outside
Run wild and hide
You could see it all from the window and that was fine.

It's like I haven't said your name in a long time
I miss the way that you saw the world
From your perch through your eyes in black and white
You're getting harder and harder and harder to find

You were the light that I looked for
But suddenly went out
I was the constant reminder
That things never work out
At all
Track Name: Expressions
We should probably write it down
All the times I came up short
I never get it right
We've done this dance before

The life moves from your face
Expressions change
The new's it breaks
Like my bones it cracks and aches

It's not a game anymore
Choice words and a treaty for the war

I'm not an outlet for your
Verbal abuse

I'll spend a lot of time and energy
To try and make things better than before
I'll sacrifice my dignity for you and you alone
No one else will know no one else will know

We should probably write it down
All the times I came up short
Track Name: 201
I could be a hallmark card
And know exactly what to say
Or I could fumble my words
And remain far away

I could be a man of faith
And answer questions everyday
I ask myself in private
And swim in my own wake

Sometimes it seems
When it comes to my dreams
You look the other way
Could it just be
I'm stuck between a rock and hard place
I can't see me
Living any other way
Than broke and suffering
Someone free me
From the heavy chains or normality

So should I go and walk away
From 7 long years of marginal stability
Do you still pray when you're all alone
Will I ever fall asleep on the phone again

If it hurts, then I'll let it
Tingling spine and finger tips

It's a comfort to know, when you're on the road
That anywhere else you can go just call it home
Track Name: Kris
I thought I would sing your words in a song
So you could hear them and still sing along
I thought I would get your ideas out audibly
So they could get off the paper honestly
You've got this all wrong
An apparition that’s suddenly clear
You're my intentions I wish to draw near
Since that first night we spent in Chicago
I hope you don't mind
Because it gives me a piece of sanity
Can't get you out of my mind
And your words they give me a bit of self esteem
When you walked right up to me
And you held me with your words
Pulled your body up against mine
Like two commas in a row
And like that
We were never suppose to happen
And like that
We made it work
Track Name: Cashmere
I want to sing so softly like cashmere
But all these clouds, dulling the color from everything

Pull me out of focus in frame through photographs of
No more bouts forget my face with subject to change my memories

Was it death
And will I be still
What else can I say
To solidify

It feels like nothing important to me and I can see that I'm to blame eventually I'll be okay

You promise that you care
Cause I need you here
The way you need me there
Track Name: East Pearl
12pm on a Sunday
We wake up in bed
Wearing nothing but skin
Roll over gently and squinting at light we let in...

Through the 7 foot windows we never bought shades for what else do we not need
This is the life that we chose subsequent from our infatuations and wonder

Do we
Have to
Tell me we don't
Need to wondering does
She love me or
Love me not

It's like the weekends are never enough

It's been too long since Diablo at home
Take out and face masks
I'm back to Grand Theft Auto alone
Why do we have all these photos in boxes and not in frames
Still the situation remains the same, still no shades

Do you think we'll ever beat that game
Do you think we'll ever block the light from getting in
I hope so...

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