Focus Groups

What if… after…

we die, we all get planets to ourselves

And what if… a human…

could body the control over the chunk of anything

And why must you cry?

blow a kiss and say goodbye,

a thousand times.

When I’m too late,

and your too soon,

we entertain the focus groups

 

The focus Groups

Agree that you

Are so grand

 

Silly… Creatures…

Self-appointed gurus with a mind behind our face.

Which by… the way…

Is an enormous fucking rarity in space.

But why must you cry?

Blow a kiss and say goodbye,

a thousand times.

When I’m too late,

and your too soon

We entertain the focus groups

 

Cause the focus Groups

Agree that you

Are so grand

But just stupid enough to not see it

 

So why must you cry,

singin yo oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Maybe when we’re older we can

find the place where older people

go to make the best of all this

fallin down the stairway all alone.

It’s just too far away love

 

So go home and sleep tight.

Wake up in the morning go do everything again.

Drinking and Netflix:

What if it doesn’t get better than this? 

 

Make Me Stay 

All or nothing jams the door

Save nothing else for nothing more

Different ways to make a life

Back and forth without the time

Up and down without a tide

What to do with all your time

What to make of all the space

Raise your arms but curl your legs

 

And you’re gonna make me stay

You’re gonna make me stay

Oh you’re gonna make me stay

You’re gonna make me stay

 

Who said your time was yours to waste

Who said our food was your’s to taste

Who said your father made your eyes

So you could watch him as he dies

Smell the sheets where he once lay

Hear his voice from younger days

Watch the cycle creep along

Watch the passion leave your face

 

Oh you're gonna make me stay

You’re gonna make me stay

Oh you’re gonna make me stay

You’re gonna make me stay

 

But what if you forget to say?

Say goodbye before you go

Say goodbye before you go  (X2)

 

Tell her everything’s okay

Tell her everyday you’d always fuckin love her

She’d give you reasons you should stay

She told you everyday she’d always fuckin love you

But ain’t the words just yellow stains

Escape your mouth and stay on your lucky shirt forever

Photographs of past mistakes,

The masquerade of all the reasons why you never left her 

Vibrant Way

 

False feet and dirty knees

I can feel my fortune fallin

Diggin or climbing trees

Whatever gets me out the farthest

Don’t know who’d hold on to me

Whoever does has major problems

But people are there for me

I’ve never once considered callin

 

Making promises and putting em down

Find out where it hurts and rub it around

I’m either hopeless or fucked But forgot to choose

I’m sure you never wanna see me again

 

Born and raised lovingly

No adversity to strengthen my name

With parents true and true

Naturally ill never repay

Maybe one day ill choose

To button up and head for the cold

No matter what comes to me

I only know to throw it away

 

Pissing people off all over the place

Being stupid in a vibrant way

I’m either hopeless or fucked But forgot to choose

I’m sure you never Oh im sure you never

Cause lately I can’t escape the blues

 

And hello My love bring me back

And hello My love bring me back

And hello My love bring me back

And hello My love bring me back

 
 

Find The Priest

 

Don’t know if it’s something wrong

Or just something new

Cause temptation and loneliness

Have got my head confused

But lately I look around

And all I see is you

Maybe I’m just really high

Or maybe it’s the booze

 

[CHORUS]

But maybe we could settle down

Please tell me there’s a priest somewhere in the room

Monday we could hit the ground

And Tuesday I’ll forget what I liked about you

We’ll fuck in rooms with dimmer light

Work from 9 to 5, till 10 o’clock we fight

Tell everyone to stay away

We’ll hide our insecurities, and call each other bae

And humans don’t belong

In the same room

For longer than half an hour

And less if it’s a full moon

But somehow I’ve come around

To make mistakes for you

If people think I’m oblivious

Then how dumb does that make you?

 

[CHORUS]

 

Ex Is Gone

The ex is gone

Walks down the hall

Before you leave

Its not your fault

Look back at me

I’ll trace the wall

Before you leave

You’re beautiful

 

[CHORUS]

Your’re heart will burn

Like crimson coal

And shimmer on

For your next Romeo

You’re good enough

You’re powerful

So when you’re gone

Please don’t waste it all

 

My sole regret

Is really not your fault

It’s all the things I didn’t know

About my self

I did my best

But I can’t walk you down the hall

No I can’t walk you down the hall

I think you’ve got to walk alone, but

 

[CHORUS]

 

Cause Emily who are you?

Not limited by me

Try to break rock bottom

And maybe then, you’ll see

The memories, I got em

Carved into oak street

The smell of an old bottle

Of candles and grated cheese

 

Cause this may be the hour Of new found love

Bash the Bishop all day

At the end of the hallway Is the door you choose

Can only be opened by you (3X)

 

Sand And Pocket Lint

Classic jokes and all the rest

You could bore me with your best

In your time, in my mind

But don’t pressure me to wear this hat

its too conventional a thing to do

With my life, and it’s my life

My values aren’t predictable

At illness wakes and death I laugh

It’s true, I do

 

Cherish sand and pocket lint

All my money it ain’t worth a cent

In your eyes, and your right

But I wont say my reasonin

My dreams are insignificant

This world, float away

 

Cause living in the light, I’ll shoot back at the sun

While my mind sits, and works in the shade

Sunburn skin will peel away

But my deepest thoughts are here to stay

 

Stay in the midst of all this average stuff

And maybe I’m a dick But it never feels like it’s enough

You said stick around oh darling Now you’ve held too tight

And as for second chances

All these second chances

And all these second chances

But its all we ever knew

Said it’s all we ever knew babe

Yeah it’s all we ever knew babe

 

So if you’re gonna make me make me

And if you’re gonna make me make me

And if you’re gonna try, if you’re gonna try

Maybe you should try X2

 

And maybe you should try

Maybe you should try

Maybe you should try

Yeah maybe you should try

And maybe you should try

Maybe you should try

Cause if you’re gonna try

You should fucking try Try-y-y

 

Illuminate Me

You said that you had never seen what it was

You had never seen what it was

Despite all the action

Despite all the action

But I know you caught a glimpse of pain in the dust

Involuntary shame is boiling up

It’s just an episode of passion

But when I asked about the passion

You told me take a sip of soda

And look out where your stepping while we run

Despite all the action

You’re mom and dad will likely write it off

And maybe it’s a trajedy

And maybe it’s the good dyin young

But they cant hide it all forever

Oh yeah what happens when their big boy is all grown up

Cause there’s this crazy thing called google

Where I can look up all the shit that you wont spill

So is it better that you tell me?

Or am I gonna have to find out by myself?

 

I ruminate the sound

The gunshot screetching sound

Illuminate me now

Just tell me something now

Why did that hand come down

He’s pulling something out

Breathlessly reachin out

To the people in the crowd

No penalty right now

Just take us through just how

The shiny blood came down

And painted public grounds

 

With the same red that I see right now

Fills the empty space inside your eyes right now

Gleaming fountains of tears drop down

Just tell me what I’m missin we could work it out

Cause once you let it out

I’ll gain a new perspective on the screetching sound

And well I won’t sleep much till school gets out

But is it better for the kids if they don’t know it now?

 

Cause there’s just somthin’ bout the way it was

Something bout the way that it was

Why wont you tell me bout the action

It’s just an episode of passion love

 

Summer Skin 

its all over dear

it’s all over dear

it’s all over dear

And its all over dear

 

Summer skin will fall apart

The blazing sun wont stay with me

Go outside to soak it up

Before the cool blue night’s breeze

Before the cool blue night’s breeze

 [CHORUS]

Waking up in the night

summer skin blood shot eyes

Laying down in the road

Can we do this when we’re old?

Cause a man when he dreams

Is still in love with the steam

That rises up to the sky

And leaves him cold as he tries

To recognize what she said

When she said summer’s dead

If I’m alive then you’re wrong

But where the fuck has summer gone

 

Cause the last breeze flows through your window

The last cicada sings

The last turtle crossing the road

The last of the natural things

Cheeks flushed with life

Violet red from the sun

I wouldn’t leave this if you paid me

[CHORUS]

 

Cause its all over dear [4X]

Make it stay [3X]

Don’t fade away

 

Waiting Room

Two hearts in a room

Three days have gone

Searching for the answers

But it’s hard And then we have to lie awake

Fake cheerful moods

Don’t comfort you

When you know they’re supposed to

She’s just too hard

She’s just too hard to lose

 

[CHORUS]

When she’s laying there in the waiting room

Crumbled magazines

No reading makes it easier

For the clouds to come and take her

She’s laying there in the waiting room

For the words you cant believe

That simple phrase collapses you

“nothins gonna save her”

 

oooo (X4)

I’m asking you to

you to (3X)

To take the time to say

Whatever you will say its cool

 

Stand tall for the group

A strong salute

When she meets her creator

It’s just too hard

She’s just too hard lose

 

[CHORUS]

 

And the beeping and signs, on the screen won’t stay

It’ll be a flat line in just a little more time

She’s taking off unless they’ve found another way

There’s nothing left to make it worth another day

 

Cause it’s hard to do

Too hard to do

If it made me lose my mind

It’s terrifying for you too

Cause it’s hard to do Too hard to do

Who knew before you died

That I’d fold before I knew

If it made me lose my mind

It’s terrifying for you too

 

Rainy Song

I’m gonna sing another rainy song

Someone come break me into flakes of stone

Cause not a single speck of dust would float

Your mother told you life would takes its toll

And someone else is, asking me to share the load

I’ll take this offer, this emotional episode

[PRECHORUS

And that’s how life goes.

You find a group of people to love.

And then, they die

So is it better to be empty, nothing gained and nothing lost

Or fill your life with people, just to miss ‘em in the end

Is it better for the girl who only wants to talk? No.

 

[CHORUS]

I’m gonna sing another rainy song

Humans are made to have a broken heart

But you’ve got nothing else to say child

When through the dust another day glows on

Cause it’s a wild wild world babe

And all you know’s the more friends you make

The more friends you’re gonna lose babe

Cause more love is more heartbreak

 

Be careful where you sing your rainy songs

Some people wanna stop and sing along

And spread the sorrow of a secret loss

Some people don’t know what it is at all

And someone else is, asking me to share the load

I’ll take this offer, this emotional episode

 

[CHORUS]

I’m gonna sing another rainy song

Because it’s always what I need

So don’t forget to put your game face on

When every motherfucking day goes wrong

 

I’m gonna sing another rainy song

Someone come break me into flakes, of stone

And not a single speck of dust would float

Your mother told you life would takes its toll

 

Don't You Stop Me

All the time,

He’s bending his own operations

But he tries and he tries,

To breath and hold on for dear life

And he shouts at his mind

You can hold me back from the world

But don’t you stop me now

Don’t you stop me, don’t you stop me now

Don’t you stop me, don’t you stop me now

 

And when thoughts come out,

I’ll runaway rather than face em

And it hollows me out,

Cause everyone next to me is fine

In desolate times

Go home and cry little girl, little girl

But don’t you stop me now

 

[CHORUS]

 

Go home and cry little girl, little girl

But don’t you stop me now

Don’t you stop, don’t you stop me now

 Don’t you stop me, don’t you stop me now

 Don’t you stop me, don’t you stop me now

Don’t you stop me, don’t you stop me now

 

The Drawer

Turn around, the drawer’s always halfway open

Reach down for the bottle that makes you golden

We’ve learned just one thing from years of coping

Don’t try to fix what’s forever broken

Hear sounds of blood hounds the pigs are snoopin

White walls but cant see across the room and

Tough life when nobody keeps a secret

Hot nights and stories of broken feet and

 

[PRECHORUS]

There’s nothing I could’ve done

So might as well have fun

And look into the drawer

And seeing as its done

I’ve got no other choice but to  take the booze and run

 

[Chorus]

No sleep, the put down of education

Steel bars would give you the same sensation

Drugged out to stay down and keep on workin

Poison the way out for generations

Break down and envy the dead and dying

Now now, the future’s got finer dining

Look around at your classmates on autopilot

No point in trying to satisfy em

 

Cut ties to keep up cause things are changing

Abide by false rules and incantations

Nightime apartide will feel your sadness

Look back at the white crane you see him wavin

Boys fight and men hide out in the shadows

Feels right to feel like a superhero

Come time for testing the sand you’re made of

No fear, just hormones and muddy castles

 

[PRECHORUS]

[CHORUS]

 

Fake smiles, and handshakes and ugly laughter

Hang out, but stay on the second chapter

We always want things we’ll never treasure

Come clean but hurt me and thank me after

Sore heels and can’t shake the heavy breathin

Caught up to the same shit you’re always feelin

Fall down and nothing could stop you squealin

Hard times and deadlines have got you kneelin

 

He takes his time. He’s alright with the world

Grown men don’t cry. Just drink till you’re blind and unfold

I just can’t get by what you told me, you told me

Just wait for the better times.

From the corridors, to the basement doors

You waited all your life

 

 

Tired Eyes

The grass is red

When mother earth is fed

The soil stays rich, for the roots

They reach and grab their food

A pitch black hole is just as wide

The crescent moon still pulls the tide

You’re still alive when no one knows your name

We’re all one in the same

 

So take me break me hold me down

What do you have to lose

 

And oh how you’ve tried and tried

To hold open those tired eyes

The only way, you’ll ever ever get your wish

Is if its shooting through the skies

Your lips grow cold

As memory grows old

You’ve made the best of all this precious time

You’ve loved yourself, you’ve loved yourse-e-elf

 

So take me break me hold me down

What do you have to lose

 

So pull me over the wayside

and roll me under high tide