And So It Is

by The Rangebears

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released February 22, 2012



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Track Name: My Great American Novel Of A Life
What is in this force driving me forward?
Is it composed of my own inherit ambitions
Or of a need to fulfill mistaken expectations

Like the ones I gleaned from your eyes
Who am I looking to achieve these things for?
Are they for me or for you?

I'm still waiting for that day when you'll say to me:

You've done just what i needed from you
Now We can erase this distance between us
like chalk from a board,
with nothing but the faint remnants of
something under the surface
Track Name: Bop Bop Bop
These bones may splinter and crack
beneath all the weight your misconceptions place onto me,
it seems like I can never live up to me
These faults I try to right
but they bring me down,
make me want to hide underground,
and keep away from everyone around me

I am not someone who can make it all go away
I can't handle all of your and all my mistakes

This life I try to lead
but the regrets always need to gnaw at me,
as of yet I'm unable to rewrite history
And this past that's attached to me
that everyone save me seems to see,
that it's not something that can define me

I am not someone who can make it all go away
I can't handle all of your and all my mistakes

These thoughts that creep to me,
infest my mind and cloud my judgement every time,
they prevent me from ever seeing your true beauty
And this breath that I mistakenly mistook for mine
but I can never seem to find
cause all you do is take it away from me

I am not someone who can make it all go away
I can't handle all of your and my mistakes
But if you want to stand by me, maybe that's all I need
Track Name: Fingernails
Tonight I'll be digging up old wounds
Revisiting those self-inflicted scars
that have since healed over
I'll be tearing away

Tonight I'll be coming up for air
On the shore that sits at the end
Of an ocean-sized monument
To simpler times too quickly spent

Tonight I will most assuredly
Be contradicting everything I've ever said
Alternating between wishing you were here
And wishing you were nowhere near

In the absence of this meaning that I've been searching for
The constant looping nightmare of an ever present void
(Peel the scab back so that you may watch it bleed some more)

I know that you
Will leave me alone
But your memory won't
Track Name: Parellel & Away
Stare through me like I'm a window
Into a past you don't want to know
Blank expressions form in place of words
Silence is all thats heard
I always knew things would end up this way
I told you so the very first day that we met
Feelings that once not too long ago were there
Have hallowed out and simply vanished

Two lines running parallel and away
A point of convergence nowhere to be seen

You can't hold me accountable
For the scars you've been forced to show
I tried to cover you up buy I know
This is something you've gottado on your own

Write down all the things you could have been
Fold it up and set it down stream
Watch the current drag it down below
To the places you can't go