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lyrics

the tree of knowledge dropped its fruit
so you ripped loose a chunk of bark and ate it
embarked for ages on a quest
and found your will had faded
table displays of things that might have emblazoned
or maybe raised a fucking eyebrow
in earlier days just lay
deprived of praise and practically phased out
and i screamed your name loud
but what you became is all that rang out
cascading black you vacuum dragged through hell
and back to attract you
but nothing in this world distracts you
i'm flashing a light down a dry well
fail
attempting to will it to fill to the brim
with the gift that created this new trail
and though i'm fighting tooth and nail
i've no illusion that my stale act
would ever pull you from that old hat
soul trap
yeah leave it to me to expose that
and yeah i'm shutting up and numbing up
especially close up
the cable snaps
the fire cracks the span
and brings the smoke up
look at me in the face right now
and tell me who's the grown up
you keep screaming that the world is on fire
while i'm bailing from the flood
you can't tell me that the earth has stopped turning
as we watch the sun come up
do you know what you prevent
why prescribe yourself this consequence
i've got another name for what you'd label common sense
it's a pessimist's defense
we're never on the same page
if even on the same planet
it's like even when i'm good
i feel i'm being reprimanded
got me questioning my sanity
questioning the man in me
can't seem to understand
that this isn't what i planned to be
i tried to make it work
completely changing plans for me
i wear a fucking tie to work
i'm used to slangin' bags of trees
i tell you i can make it
you just sit there and laugh at me
tell me that i'll never change
it's hard when you be slamming me
constantly
telling me how you could never love me
and how this could never work
fucking cringing when you hug me
it's like most the time you hate me
the other times you tolerate my presence
it seems like you're a queen amongst a peasant
and i get it
i'm never really the man i'd wanna see you with
you've done your fair share
but it's impossible for me to quit
trying to swim to shore
but i'm just wading in a sea of shit
you tell me i'm the worst so much
i fucking start believing it
and i don't need this shit
do you know what you prevent
why prescribe yourself this consequence
i've got another name for what you'd label common sense
it's a pessimist's defense

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from Who Dares Wins, released December 17, 2013

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The Erratic Retaliator Strategy Chicago, Illinois

A destructive two piece with a side of anger.

Mike - guitar, vocals
Ron - bass, vocals

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