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I am not unforgiving, like a storm with gentle hands
I am not in pecking order, an unfinished thought, a half completed verse

Spoken out loud, it's a hard idea to get across
A window stained with soot and rust
Will I refine before I find it's time
To be marked by a stone engraved with names

Spoken like a bright new star that somehow is always waning
A false display of grace so easily washed away
Like a sheen of actor's makeup, which he uses to further his trade
Lines and lines of over-dramatics, well scripted yet poorly played

The life you'll never know was the life you always had
A bracelet made of gold and grass
If I could only speak through these chattering teeth....
What if my judgements are not the virtue that I thought?

I saw your bet and anted up
It seems your pockets don't go as deep as you once thought
You see, I've got more character than I let on, or so I thought

Run away, all I'm good at is running away

Spoken like a bright new star that somehow is always waning
A false display of grace so easily washed away
Like a sheen of actor's makeup, which he uses to further his trade
Lines and lines of over-dramatics, well scripted yet poorly played

Don't speak so unrefined
Don't waste your voice on wasting any more of my time
Do you even think past things like turning every little petty pile of sand
Into a mountain of all the stupid problems that are caused
By the waves of discontent with the lives you can't figure out how to live
But maybe my judgements are not the virtue that I thought...

I felt alive when my heart wouldn't start
I didn't have the patience for another day
Weary with time, I blew out a sigh
And stubbornly drifted away

Tell me it's a sickness, a temporary madness
Tell me that you'll make sense tomorrow

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from It's Hard to Speak Through Chattering Teeth, released June 22, 2014

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The Will to Survive Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Adam am Vox/Guitar,
Austin eats Guitars,
Ben plays Bass,
Drumming by Adam.

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