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released March 11, 2017

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Track Name: Welcome To The Ribcage
Drunk in a past life,
Here's the hangover.
Make it the last time.
Sickening sober.
You're welcome in my ribcage.
Welcome to the ribcage.
The ribcage...

Broadcast the breakdown.
You missed the best bit.
See the mistakes now.
See me dissected.
Doing the same thing. [over and over]
Promise it's over, [over and over]
But it's neverending.
Tore myself open.
You're welcome in my ribcage.
Welcome to the ribcage.
You're welcome in my ribcage.
Welcome to
Track Name: No Songs
Coming home feels like an exile.
No songs to sing any more.
Walk alone. Rewrite your headstone.
No songs to sing any more.

Ambition remains but inertia takes you and takes You away.

Running your role as fingertips soften.
Not to mourn, not to flinch or to moan.
You will walk alone and rewrite your headstone.
There are no songs to sing any more.

Ambition enslaved by inertia day after day after day.
Track Name: Another Summer
Stumbled through a hibernation,
Tethered to an image of springing into life until you fall back down.
An idle runaground,
But "who's for one more round?", they always say.

'cause/but if you stay another summer,
we can forget our days are numbered
just for a bit and let the numbness settle in.
And if you stay a little longer,
we can alleviate this hunger.
It brings a reason to the long nights perishing.

I'm like you, a casualty|vacant.
Singing through a veil of sheltered irony unto the empty crowd.

And we kneel beside the exit sign.

Another summer? Another summer.
Another summer? Just one.
Track Name: Seven Years I Have Waited
Seven years I have waited,
just an anorexic martyrdom.
Here's your trial of patience
holding out until the punchline comes,
seven years I have waited here.
Severed, nervous and fated
to the certainty there's more to come.
All this time we have wasted,
Seven years into the cenotaph,
Seven years,
and painted in.

This is at last a last escape,
My sabotage, my best mistake.

This observer's effective, sends a permanent message.
Seven years in the basement, stranded stasis, standing stateless.

This is at last a last escape, _
My sabotage, my best mistake, _
You waste my time, my waste of space.
Seven years' saboteur.
Seven years I will wait here.
Track Name: A World Without
Filing a personal complaint,
Statement to mind for the mind of state,
One in a million's not enough.
We lost our guiding star,
Our lifestyle broken and gone too far too soon.

Discarded all we knew, to walk a world without you.
Quest for the boundless truth, walking a world without you,
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now.
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now.

One in a million's not enough.
Blameless the famous, a spaceman's bluff.
Orphaned from orbit, losing sight.
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now.

Discarded all we knew, to walk a world without you.
Quest for the boundless truth, walking a world without you,
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now.
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now.

Oooh, shine a little brighter now.
Oooh, shine a little brighter now.
Oooh, move a little closer.
We lost our guiding star,
With thoughts unspoken and gone too far too soon, too late to know.

Discarded all we knew, to walk a world without you.
Quest for the boundless truth, walking a world without you.
Discarded all we knew, to walk a world without you.
Step up, our moment's due,
'cause we all have to shine a little brighter now. [Walking a world without you]
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now. [Walking a world without you]
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now. [Walking a world without you] (Orphaned from orbit)
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now. [Walking a world without you] (Orphaned from orbit)
Guess we all have to shine a little brighter now. Brighter now.
Track Name: So Far Gone
Don't let this terrorize you;
We knew the end would find us sometime.
And if it tears inside you,
We are ephemeral, it's all tied.
I broke that bracelet for the last time
And turned to face the setting sun
I dropped my burdens and it feels fine
Now we are, we're so far gone and on
We're so far gone, so done,
So far gone.

And if they canonize you,
I rot eternal by the wayside
Your witness staring right through -
It bears no mention under daylight.

I broke that bracelet for the last time
You can't replace it now; it's done.
I dropped my burdens and it feels (just) fine
Now we are, we're so far gone and on
We're so far gone, so done,
We're so far gone, so gone,
So far gone.

So throw some lipstick on your fate.
I've seen the future, and this is how it tastes.
My hesitation was a lifeline.
I took the money shot and run.
I shed that skin, I leave it all behind,
Now we are so far gone.
Now we are so far gone.
Track Name: Credit Where It's Due
Credit where it's due:
I owe it all to you.
Track Name: Sadness
Living's evasion,
It's just busywork, a physical delay.
A knock at the door and,
There's a visitor, familiar, a calming embrace.
All else strips away at the end of your day, you find

Sadness will always be there,
'cause Sadness is always in bloom.
Sadness will always seem fair,
And Sadness will always be true.

It's there in the background,
It's there underneath all that you feel.
The noise that you carry,
Just a limitless tinnitus that won't be concealed.
Count up your feelings, there's one quite appealing, and
Sadness will always be there,
'cause Sadness is always in bloom.
Sadness will always seem fair,
And Sadness will always be true,
And Sadness will always have you.

Count up your feelings, there's one quite appealing,
You'll fall for again and again.
It's our neutral state, it's our mutual fate,
It is sadness, sadness will always be true.

And Sadness will always have you.
Track Name: (Can't Hit The) High Notes
You open up the door and let in light, it's too much light. Goodnight.
When you walk the adult world it's never worth that dreaded step outside.
Well, I did not agree to this and
I cannot believe in this, no.

I only dream in grey. I only live one day.
And I can't hit the high notes like you do.
Stilted is my spectrum, I only know dejection.
And I can't hit the high notes like you do.

And the headache is embedded, it's endemic to our deadened kind.
When you walk the adult world it's never worth that dreaded step outside.
Saying "I did not agree to this and
I cannot believe in this" - no more!

I only dream in grey. I only live one day.
And I can't hit the high notes like you do.
Stilted is my spectrum, I only know dejection.
And I can't hit the high notes like you do.
Revoke the participation trophy.

WOE IS ME|WOE IS ME|WOE IS ME|WOE IS ME|WOE IS ME|WOE IS ME|WOE IS ME|WOE IS ME|WOE IS ME|WHAT OF THIS?
We always said we'd try, this time I'm going down without a fight, c'mon.

I only dream in grey. I only live one day.
And I can't hit the high notes like you do.
Stilted is my spectrum, I squander your affections.
And I can't hit the high notes; lucky you.
I only dream in grey. I only live one day.
And I can't hit the high notes.
You wanna ride with me, you better grit your teeth.
Track Name: Threadbare
Tender, my resignation.
Say the same thing again.
If we're learning a lesson,
What your therapist said.
And you'll find me there.

Burn the evidence, better to just disconnect.
And you'll find me there.

When the bravery tames and we failures let everything fade away anyway, you'll find me there, threadbare.
Track Name: Nothing Alone
Well, I was wilted in the shadow of a joke that never laughed.
and I was there between the saddest reflections of the past.
And as we sleepwalk A to B,
We need a hand to carry through,
And all I have's this naked need.

For I am nothing alone,
I cannot justify this heartbeat,
or anything at all.
For I am nothing alone,
It's there in all the days we've been through,
And all the ways I need you.

And now there's no way to deny it, there is no turning back.
A final hope in our disquiet, and this is all I ask.
And as we sleepwalk A to B,
We need a hand to carry through,
And all I am is this naked need.
I only plead, Do this just for me.

For I am nothing alone,
I cannot justify this heartbeat,
or anything at all.
For I am nothing alone,
It's there in all the days we've been through,
And all the ways I need this.
[how I need this]

For I am nothing alone/Though I am nothing alone, you owe me not./For I am nothing alone, for I am nothing alone now./For I am nothing alone, do this just for me.

For I am nothing alone,
I cannot justify this heartbeat,
or anything at all.
For I am nothing alone,
So come on, justify this heartbeat,
And we're unbeatable.
For I am nothing alone,
It's there in all the days we've been through,
And all the ways I need you.
Track Name: Waste With Me
Life is incredibly painful
& signs will say we've been here too long, it's all gone wrong, it's all undone.
Your love song in need of an object.
You've still not quite given up yet,
So why not try, come on,

Waste with me.
It's an anaesthetic dream:
This inevitable need to feel the same.
Waste with me.
We could panic in the streets,
Or we could lounge about as down-and-outs,
Who never had a hope in hell.
Our promise is our will so there's a way to waste away.

Life is inherently worthless,
And I've got these demons to drown, or cram them down, just fuck around.
If that's the case, come on,

I promise, if you will it, there's a way...

& sure, I kinda wanna die but that's no obstacle; it's logical, and it's a
waste of a life either way, so whacha say,

Waste with me?
Just to face it fearlessly,
Stake our jaded, faded fight.
Basically,
If you could use the company,
You could waste with me tonight, alright?

Still
Tomorrow's just another awful day to waste away.
Track Name: The Floor Fell
The floor fell out of a beautiful place.
I could have made this kinder.
To find your share of an infinite space,
And place the rest behind you.

It stood a while, in homeostasis.
Deserved, a finer showdown.
But all can change if you once look away,
You finally meet your coda.

Desert, deserved and the desert beyond us (and the desert between us).
It hurt. This hurt: This hurt.

When the floor fell out.
and the floor fell out
of a beautiful
and the floor fell out.
Nothing tangible: Just an interval.
Track Name: Harshest Critic
And all this ambition,
Sown to perdition.
My harshest critic,
Overfed
And if you would listen,
"The mind is your prison",
My harshest critic...
Back to bed.

Temper the headache, the pain that you taught to yourself.
It's just the hatred of living that waits in the back of your mouth, get out.

And all this ambition,
Sown to perdition,
My harshest critic,
Overfed
And if you could listen,
and do what you didn't,
My harshest critic still wants me dead.
My harshest critic...
Back to bed.
Track Name: Rose from a Kiss
Damage is a natural consequence
Sets your present tense
Torn/okay
Funny how the routine just saddens you
Yet you manage to
Take away, eh?

Did they open your wounds and it's dried up that way?
Did they focus the locus, the side of the brain?
If that's all that this is,
When you rose from a kiss.

Gotta take a moment to free yourself
Since that tower fell
Years ago
Standing in the rubble of absolutes
Then you follow suit
Follow home

Is there nothing to put in the way you could feel?
Guess we're lucky to suck on a fairly good deal.
Heal like you're so over this
When you rose from a kiss like this
Shark-eyed, hog-tied, do what you do to me
Sharp-eyed dumb pride, translucent unity
Doesn't help, it's a wretched facsimile
Get your tourism bliss
When you rose from a kiss.

Gotta take a moment to penalise
Once you've seen inside
After dark.
Cuz we're sluts when we soothe
Cuz we've nothing to prove, no
Your euphoria is
Cuz you rose from a kiss
Track Name: Don't Want To Be Here
Don't
wanna be here
Don't wanna be
here I don't want
to be here

How you're defining a good time
Is not the same definition as mine, you know it.
How you're defining a good time:
I disapprove it. It's noninclusive.

Don't wanna be here.
It's not for me.
Bye-bye.
Track Name: New Year
Well - We did it. Survived another calendar limit.
Increase the number. Like the digits, we're back where we began.
If we didn't define by how we passed within it, confined by all the hours and minutes,
The blindness would be kind.
For we are the victims of time.

I hate to exist.
Time just makes it worse.
Happy new year, though.

Caged inside of the four dimensions,
Made of silence and pure intention,
Frayed asylum, it's all damaged design.
If we didn't define by how we passed within it, confined by all the hours and minutes,
The blindness would be kind.

I hate to exist.
Milestones make it worse.
Happy new year, though.
I hate to exist.
What's it ever worth?
A happy new year.
For we are the victims of time.
For we are the victims of time.
We are constricted by time.
We are the victims of time.