The Great And Terrible

by Everyone Leaves

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released March 24, 2015

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Track Name: Better Than This
I'm sorry
I wanted to be
So much better than this,
But I don't think I can

I say these words to keep your body
Close to my heart.
I know you're gone, but I still miss you all the time.

I say I'm fine but I can't keep you from my mind.
You knew the worst of me.
You loved the things I hated in myself.

You saw my greatest fears.
You sat with me those sixteen years,
When I hated my self, and hated you
For loving me all the same.
Please look away.
But now, I've grown,
And moved away from home;
I keep my problems to myself,
Because you taught me that strength
Wasn't building good support,
But rather needing nothing of the sort.
I keep steadfast in faith not to the world,
But to your voice drilling deep inside my head.
I've known the worst of this.
I've cut off everyone,
Because you taught me that's how a man
Should be.

I'm sorry
I wanted to be
So much better than this,
But I don't think I can

I say these words to keep your body
Close to my heart.
I know you're gone, but I still miss you all the time.

I say I'm fine but I can't keep you from my mind.
I wanted to be so much better
But I'm not.
Track Name: Seeing Red
Lately I've been wondering
How many times in my life,
That I have said I love you and lied.

Maybe I was only keeping you here
Because I was too damn stubborn to let you go.
I've never been the best at letting my feelings show.

Choose your next words carefully,
Because they may well decide
How all of this will end.

Maybe I was only keeping you here
Because I was too damn stubborn to let you go.
I've never been the best at letting my feelings show
(Maybe I was keeping you here because I'm so selfish)

Though you were only three blocks from my house,
It felt like forever.
And the distance that I'd built between us
Made it not worth the walk.

And I can't believe that I
Wasted away; Wasted my days with you.
And I'll walk home without you; Three blocks back
To think about you.
I wasted away; Wasted my days with you.
And I'll walk home without you; Three block back
To think and doubt you.
Track Name: Black Umbrellas (Ft. Ilija Necovski)
I can't believe I'll never see you again.
I only wish I'd had a chance to say goodbye.

There will be more than a few short moments
Where this tears at the space beneath my ribs.
I don't think I can shoulder the weight of your absence.
I don't want to face a day without your light.
But that's not a luxury I can afford.

Though I'm sure I knew the sun would rise
Without you
I was never fully ready to wake up in a world
Where you were gone.
I based so much of myself on the person you wanted me to be
When I got older.

You were so selfless,
That even now I can feel you
Urging me not to dwell
On your passing,
You'd tell me just to pretend
That you decided to move away.
But I can't lie to myself.

Though I'm sure I knew the sun would rise
Without you
I was never fully ready to wake up in a world
Where you were gone.
I based so much of myself on the person you wanted me to be
When I got older.

I'm seeing death more and more in my life everyday
Like the guy who shot himself right across the street from where I live
And I'm can't get a grip on why bad things happen to the best people
But maybe that's why I have beliefs
So I can trust things happen for a reason
Life's not as bad as it seems just overwhelming
In the end everything's gonna be okay

I can't believe I'll never see you again.
I only wish I'd had a chance to say goodbye.

Though I'm sure I knew the sun would rise
Without you
I was never fully ready to wake up in a world
Where you were gone.
I based so much of myself on the person you wanted me to be
When I got older.
Track Name: Hide House
Not everything can be described in words you write.
Some moments only live beneath your skin.
It isn't always sadness that can lead you to the edge,
Sometimes uncertainty's enough to push you in.

I know what you want to do when I'm not
The steady hands you've grown to know.
I'll take the best that you can give
And build myself a home.

But I know, that I can be abrasive,
The way I place my words.
I think I'm worthless.
Get me out of this house.
I don't think I like myself anymore.

And I'm trapped in this house,
Like I'm trapped in my head.
And I'm trapped in this house,
Like I'm trapped in my skin.

But I know, that I can be abrasive,
The way I place my words.
I think I'm worthless.
Get me out of this house.
I don't think I like myself anymore.

Say nothing.
I think I'm better on my own.
I don't need you at all.
I don't need anything.
I'm just overworking myself,
To show progression.
I'll move out and die exhausted someday.

And I'm trapped in this house,
Like I'm trapped in my head.
And I'm trapped in this house,
Like I'm trapped in my skin.
Track Name: Push You Out
You were an out of focus picture of a life I thought I wanted for myself,
But I found somebody else.
You were all the little things I'd hoped that life would bring to me.
And I know I say I'm sorry all the time, but this is who I'll always be.

I won't take back what took me twenty years to give.
Breath in, relax.
It'll all be over soon.
I won't take back what took me twenty years to find a way
To give away
You pushed and watched me fall away.

You were an out of focus picture of a life I thought I wanted for myself,
But I found somebody else.
You were all the little things I'd hoped that life would bring to me.
And I know I say I'm sorry all the time, but this is who I'll always be.

Don't try to tell me I'm wrong, I've done this all before.
It always ends the same. I always feel this way.
Don't try to tell me I'm wrong, I've done this all before.
It always ends the same. I have to walk away.

You were an out of focus picture of a life I thought I wanted for myself,
But I found somebody else.
You were all the little things I'd hoped that life would bring to me.
And I know I say I'm sorry all the time, but this is who I'll always be.

I always said I'd leave here
Someday when I got the chance.
I never said I'd take you with me when I left.

I always wanted to be so much better than this,
But I'm so sorry I don't think that I can.