Sad States

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lyrics

I’ve been having trouble sleeping of late,
So I often spend the small hours,
Hopped up on a deadly cocktail,
Of thoughts of reinvention
And merciless self-doubt

A conflicting state that flies in the face
Of my belief in P.M.A
And that in context, I’m in a good place

And when it gets too hard I walk outside by the ocean,
There’s something about that setting that’s always made me feel centered,
There I write these songs as a coping mechanism,
As I stare into space and dream of adventures

It’s all such a sad state of affairs,
but I really do care, a little too much for some tastes,
So I overcompensate
With intense self-depreciation and humorous observations;
It’s a trick that I learned, growing up in the suburbs

And when it gets too hard I walk outside by the ocean,
There’s something about that setting that’s always made me feel centered,
There I write these songs as a coping mechanism,
As I stare into space and dream of adventures

Because I played by the rules,
Only to discover that the winners were playing,
a different game this whole time
So I hang it on my wall, a certificate I display with pride
So if anyone asks how I got here, at least I can say I tried….

And when it gets too hard I walk outside by the ocean,
There’s something about that setting that’s always made me feel centered,
There I write these songs as a coping mechanism,
As I stare into space and dream of adventures


And sometimes I wish that I could touch the sunset,
Put it in my pocket, and take it home,
But no matter how far I reach it evades me,
A reminder that something’s were never meant to be owned

credits

from Penitence, track released December 19, 2016
Brenton Harris - Vocals
Bryce Novotny - Guitars/Backing Vocals
Ty Noble - Drums
Ryleigh Novotny - Backing Vocals

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