Pity Party Vol. 2

by Four Eyes

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released December 5, 2013

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Track Name: Neon Light
This town has so many bars
and we ride past them on our bikes.
We are soaked in neon light,
we cut through it like a knife and it leaves me blind.

How'd I get so worn down?
Like pennies crushed out on the tracks
showing our reflections back.
Where the year once was engraved we left a shining empty space.
Oh, we were so bold.
How did we get so bold?
Track Name: Birthday Song
You were born in a hospital gown,
Concealed what hid inside.
Sterilized your wounded heart,
They said you'd be alright.
They said you'd be alright.

I was born with a surgical tool,
and I came out alive.
Am I some kind of miracle
Or do I just survive?
Or have I just survived?
What have I survived?

Happy birthday to you,
and all our silly pride.
Happy birthday to me,
I hope it shows -- I've tried.
I hope it shows -- I've tried.
I hope it shows -- I've tried, I've tried.
Track Name: Straight Lines
Sights on the roadside,
I know, you know.
Clouds on a grey sky,
One more, I'll fold.
Oh you are a straight line
that I can bow.
I'm holding my insides.
I count my pulse and it goes,
"Oh oh oh..."

A glass for your tonic,
my hand to hold.
The apartment was haunted,
I know you won't.
The box in your closet,
the window's broke.
The light fell right on it,
you held the note,
like "Oh oh oh..."
Track Name: Waves
You had sand in your hair.
You said the water's warped the floorboards.
There was blood on your face.
You said you were okay.

There were lines on the shore.
We saw waves through heavy metal car doors.
I heard you call from the dark.
You said you were okay.
Track Name: Rust
South of here gravel stones pave
my old best friend's winding driveway.
We found some old batteries,
took your dad's flashlight, took off towards the pine trees.

Your legs ache with the rain,
you ran for miles to prove something to no one.
I took our bikes to the yard,
you told me they'd rust for a hundred years.
Track Name: Sounds
I hate the sound of the telephone
I hate the train that passes my window
I hate the sound I make when I'm alone
But when you're near my heart goes "Oh, oh, oh..."

I hate the sound of all the other bands
Except the ones my friends are in
I hate the loud bars and house parties
But when you're with me my heart goes "Oh, oh, oh..."
Track Name: Happy People
I'd be so delighted to grow old
waiting for you to come home.
What a pleasure it would be, if you'd let me,
I'd take your heart and I'd keep it buried.
I won't mind the wait at all.
My body will freeze over for you to thaw.

I would take such pride in my solitary life,
your name the only prayer I'd abide.
I'd sooner die alone than let the coffee grow cold
before I see you coming home to me.
I won't mind the wait at all.
My body will freeze over for you to thaw.
Track Name: Summer Sun
Alone in the summer sun, we were told these days would come.
The lines on the palm of hands divine your life will be long.

And I hope that such an oracle may be true.
Because your voice is just a wolf, your heart the moon.

We burned even in the shade.
We bared our teeth, we were not afraid.
Beneath the surface of the sand our souls are close at hand.

And I hope the stars align for you.
And I saw one summer night how they do.
Track Name: Here I Go
I saw a light through the neighbor's crooked pine
And I thought of you despite my better mind
This heart has always walked a crooked line.

We found a dead hair on my head last night
And I've never felt less like myself
Here I go, dying just like everybody else.
But what do I know?

What do I know about love?
We make the same mistakes they've always written of
What have we learned from all these books we can't get rid of?

What if all the walls fall as I passed you by?
Could I raise them up one at a time?
Could I hold you for a second try?
Track Name: Such A Bore
What do I want? (What do you want?)
Can't make up my mind. (Make up your mind)
I'm in a rut (You're in a rut)
It's deepening more and more with time.

Even the wind might do me in.
I think I'll stay indoors though you must think I'm such a bore.
Well maybe if it rains I'll be okay,
But I can't face the sun knowing what I've already done.
I just can't let my heart out any more.

Am I a fool? (You are a fool)
Should I have stayed to the rules? (You should have stayed to the rules)
What do I want? (What do you want?)
If it's not you (Oh, is it you?)

Even the wind might do me in.
I think I'll stay indoors though you must think I'm such a bore.
Well maybe if it rains I'll be okay,
But I can't face the sun knowing what I've already done.
I just can't let my heart out any more.