Songs to Forget Me By

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Written, Recorded and Produced by Chris Andrus

Copyright 2014 Bleeding Back

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released February 14, 2014

Chris Andrus - Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass
Shane Diablo - Drums
Zach Alvey - Guitar

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Track Name: Circumstances
Hold my head up
stand my ground
I never really ever got it down
And every night
I Try to drown
It under the alcoholic sound
Of empty cans Bouncing off the ground
And blame it on my circumstances
But I never tried to turn it around
Or take my chances

Pick my head up off the ground
don't remember anything about
how it got there ringing loud
must have been a disappointment
our empty heads all bobble around
locked in awkward ugly dances
and I never tried to figure it out
took the next exit

We're so alone alone alone
Just broken bones so far from home
we go alone alone alone
So sorry man, you're on your own

Cut my hands off
Sell my soul
Its not enough to cover what I owe
And every moment my debt grows
No way to ever recover
The vultures hover where I go
Blame it on my circumstances
They're uninvited
Yeah I know
I'll take my chances

Chorus

Hold my head up
Stand my ground
Never really ever got it down
Leave my bones in open ground
Or send them up thru flame in ashes
I guess I should just take my chances
Track Name: Soilent Greener Grass
for a long time we thought we were alright
and for a long time we were
till it exploded one day like a land mine
and changed the face of the earth
but oh well...
don't you wish we could be innocent
and go back to the other side?
we stayed up all night talking loud
about fist fights
and down the stairs came the heaviest shame
the sudden silence compounded the insult
And to this day a dark spot on my brain
but oh well...
don't you wish we could be innocent
and go back to the other side?
Don't you wish we could be innocent
and that all of our lives could be spent
doing something we wouldn't regret?
Let's go back to the other side
we stayed up all night
talking loud round the fire light
and then an instant revelation came
and in that moment
We knew it was not right
but in the morning we put back on our chains
and oh well...
don't you wish we could be innocent
and that all of our lives could be spent
doing something we wouldn't regret?
Let's go back to the other side.
Track Name: Got My Money
wear me down
it's been a long time
since I've been this down and out
it's getting harder now to breath
under this shroud
there's a better way
to work around this problem
when in doubt drink it all away
and leave it till tomorrow
but my heart aches
where you're at
you can't get anywhere from there
and where I'm at
it's hard to even care
and there's no going back
another path
a new direction
the same past
pitting every one of us against each other
but my heart aches
you've already got my money
you might as well throw the rest away
you've already got my money
just go on and throw my heart away
take your craft
devalue everything you are
there's nothing left
but scraps for dogs to fight over
where I'm at
it's all designed to keep me there
to break my back
trying to work around this problem
and my heart aches
you've already got my money
you might as well throw the rest away
you've already go my money
just go on and throw my heart away
there's no other time or place
for us to go
just feed me garbage
keep my mind and body slow
seems there's no other way
to get out of this hole
got my delusion
and my worn remote control
-Chorus-
-repeat chorus-
Track Name: One More Round
We hear you speak
and our knees feel weak
a clear strong voice and words of hope
you leave the room
and a sense of doom
comes creeping back into our bones
tomorrow
will bring sorrow
that's all we know
broken dreams
and busted seams
and everything is full of holes
you've no more chance
to prove you mean it
no more chance
to save your soul
cause tomorrow
brings sweet sorrow
that's how we know
to move on
got another round to go
another bruise for my ego
it's hard enough to let it show
it's hard enough to let it go
it's all in my hands
the blood, not the diamonds
i guess I just don't get the joke
I hear the crowd cheer
and we all disappear
i'm starting to think it's a hoax
tomorrow
brings sweet sorrow
that's how we know
to move on
got another round to go
another bruise for my ego
it's hard enough to let it show
it's hard enough to let you know
got another round to go
maybe i'll take this one slow
pour it back and let it go
throw it back and I don't know
got another round to go
another wound for my ego
hold it up and drain it slow
see if I can let it go
Track Name: The Question
Where do you find answers to all your questions?
They're in the clouds
decipher them by just the inflection
Smile upside down
How can you question what's in your hands?
And how can you question whats all around?
Will your feet never touch the ground?
Everything is good again
Like its never really been
Come with me and we'll pretend
That we've got it all down
Gravity
It only goes one direction
Into the ground
And all this time spent in my reflection
On the way down
And that's how we question
what's in our hands
And thats how we question
What's all around
Cause our feet never touch the ground
Everyone is beautiful
Like we never really were
Float an inch above the earth
And we'll never come down
-repeat chorus-
Track Name: Getting On With It
it's the weight of the sky
that is falling down on you
and you wonder why
no one feels it but they do
it's a subtle reminder
of all that you would do
it's the same old routine
that has somehow become you
on and then off
and then on again
do you remember why we were doing this?
Off and then on
and then off to get on with it
i've been a slave for so long
and i'll keep on running...
it's the walls of this room
that are closing in on you
the bulk never is
quite as good as the preview
just always remember
there's always some bleed through
from the same old routine
that has somehow become you
on and then off
and then on again
do you remember why we were doing this?
Off and then on
and then off to get on with it
i've been a slave for so long
so i'll keep on running
off and then on and then...
it's the rules that they break
that you can't even bend
but you'll always have me there to let you down
it's the problems they solve that you don't know
you have
so come on lets get on with it
it's always the same old trick of the hand
but you've got your empty pockets
to weigh you down
it's the rules that they make
that you don't understand
so come on let's get on with it
every broken heart that we'll never recover from
everything is gone and no one even noticed
it won't be long until everything falls apart
-choruscome
on now let's just get on with it
Track Name: Already In Flames
so you're already in flames
and i'm all the water here
not enough to quench the rage
of all these wasted years
and tomorrow wouldn't care
if we never had been here
we'll just burn and float away
tomorrow is half the world away
we couldn't run fast enough to stand in place
so you're already in pain
and there's no anesthetic here
and we all know who to blame
just point your fingers in the air
cause you never really say
what the point is anyway
we'll just burn and float away
tomorrow is half the world away
we couldn't run fast enough to stand in place
and there's no better way
just burn and float away
there's no better way
just burn and float away
we're already dead but somehow we're still
breathing
so you're already in flames
and there's no more water here
Track Name: Get it Right
it took a long time to come down
took too much time to come to this cold conclusion
as cold as the winters have become
it took a long time to break out
spent too much time wrapped in this cold confusion
as cold as my heart has become
I'll never get this right again
it's not like I ever tried to win
i'll never get this right again
I guess sometimes you just get lucky
It's all coming down now
and it feels like you should have known
this was coming
like the pressure that builds before a storm
It's all in the past now
it's so far but feels so close to your bones
like a voice on the phone that takes you home
I'll never get this right again
it's not like I ever tried to win
I'll never get this right again
I guess sometimes you just get lucky
it gives me the hope that I didn't need
to quell my spite
so I can fly away blindly
chasing something I'll never find.
I'll never get this right again
it's not like I ever tried to win
I'll never get this right again
I guess sometimes you just get lucky.
Track Name: Let's Be Honest
Couldn't run away from my whole life
couldn't run away from All that time
couldn't run away but you know I'll try
to burn it all
couldn't get away with all our lies
couldn't get away from the outside
couldn't get my pay but you know i tried
to burn it all
if we're honest
Its beyond us
Let's be honest
try to own our lives
in the hour
before we die
then say goodbye
cant get away from the fear of life
The coming quick release and the last goodbye
I have to find some peace and you know I've tried
You know I've tried
Let's be honest
It's beyond us
Let's be honest
Try to own our lives
In the hour
Before we die
And then say goodbye
Track Name: Bread Line
I've been waiting in a long line
waiting for some down time
waiting for a moment that could be mine
I been waiting for a long long time
I've been staring at the sun rise
wishing I had new eyes
wishing that we'd never have to say goodbye
at least not for a long long time
Lay down my head
or my heart instead
and we'll pretend
that everything is as it should be
I've been chasing down the wrong lead
hiding up the wrong sleeve
needing everything I never really need
I've been fiending for a long long time
I've been staring at the sunset
wishing I could forget
wishing there was no feeling of regret
been wishing for a long long time
there goes my head
or my heart instead
I can't pretend
that everything is as it should be
never would have let me know
that i'd die waiting in this hole
never ever let me go
i've been standing in this bread line
wishing I had more time
wondering was anything ever really mine?
except of course my place in this line.
Track Name: Flash Flood
I'm already down at the bottom
of a dry wash
and standing alone
walking across the empty desert
just thinking and kicking the bones
I thought I thought a thought that made some sense
turns out that I was just wrong
it turns out that I was just wrong
I thought I knew what world I was standing in
I thought I knew my right from my wrong
I thought I knew what was at the ending and
I thought I knew what was coming along
I was wrong
I've always been down at the bottom
of the tree that grows where I'm from
I've always known how I fit into it
just hiding under a stone
there's something funny underneath that rock
we'd better leave it alone
it's best to leave it alone
you thought you knew what life had in store for us
you thought you knew your right from your wrong
you thought you knew that life held much more than
this
we thought we knew but turns out we've been wrong
all along
and now
the rain is coming down
this dry wash to take me home
and now
the rain is drowning me
and everything I think I know
I'm already down at the bottom
of a dry wash
and standing alone
searching for artifacts and arrowheads
smiling and kicking the stones
something has lived and died
and turned to dust
I'll make a song from its bones
I'll make a knife from its bones
we thought we knew what life had in store for us
we thought we knew what was coming along
swept away with all of the detritus
layer of sediment
a white pile of bones
and now
the rain is coming down
this dry wash to take us home
and now
the rain is drowning us
and everything we think we know
repeat chorus
Track Name: Truth Like Water
So far away from here
It's safer there
Blue skies above to fall on you
Far away from here
It's safer there
There's softer ground to lie on
close your eyes and go
You feel it coming
You see the walls crumbling
Protect yourself with
Your books and your stubborn skin
And just pervert it
Manipulate it again
And flow around it like water
You're always changing
So far away from here
The sky is clear
There's softer ground to land on
Far away from me
You say your prayers
There's safety in the number
Just close your eyes and go
a fluid motion
you part and come back again
unharmed devotion
a book and credulous skin
you just pervert it
cite a new definition
and flow around truth
like water
and I'm left to swim
frustrated
and hated again
I'm drowning
in my awkward skin
Castrated
and hated again
i'm waiting
for this dream to end
eyes dilated
Manipulated again
you have your answers
in your books and your magic skin
one more exception
your rules are all crumbling
you flow around it like water
and I'm left to swim
repeat chorus
Track Name: Watch It Go
push it just to watch it break
apply pressure in the right place
just a touch is all it takes
if we can find the weak spot
so we just push and watch it break
break it just to watch it go
we can fix it down the road
thinking time will still move slow
we'll have so many chances
so we just kill and watch it go
just deny that there was ever any ugly in us
make your mind
the seed we sow
not a tear was shed
we will not stand for inconvenience
walking home just moves too slow
and now it's gone
yeah it was here but now it's gone
plastic jesus on the lawn
i remember so it must be real
and i can't shake it
but now you're here and it's all gone
it's a long way to come down
or to fall
but the grounds coming up fast
just stay strong
keep the throttle wide open
deny it all
cause we can make this stone fly
yeah we can make this house fly
fast enough to pierce the sky
what happens when the engines fail?
apologies for everything we've done
but now it's yours and now we're gone
a legacy competing with the sun
we light the fuse and then we run
what happens when the engines fail?
apologies for everything we've done
but now it's yours and now were gone
technology competing with the sun
we light the fuse and then we run
apologies for everything we've down
but now it's yours and now we're gone
burned everything we could get our hands on
called it the freedom to be wrong
called it the freedom to be dumb.
What happens when the engines fail?