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hey, what are you talking about?
I'm caught in this feeling here
you're falling on deaf ears and I'm fading out
remember that night that I crashed my car
and you were so worried about being late?
you stood wasted with folded arms
and you yelled at me about how you wanted more
I guess I'm truly amazed
at the way words roll off your back, Ms. Understood
it hurts because it should
and then went on about your dad and all you hate
about me being around with such sincerity
sat there crying under the street lamp
spitting daggers is so fucking convenient
I pump the gas and you hit the brakes
I run around for problems you create
scream and cry about art and influence
this crumpled car was not on my to-do list
you drown the sound and start throwing shade
at the Weakerthans and listening to Braid
you say that 'love' is a word with a meaning
and then turn and fly south on the weekends
I'm out of breath from just keeping pace
the southside stretch and your worn in face
I keep asking myself why I do this
you're so goddamn motherfucking selfish
you only seem to care when I'm on your way
you've only got my back when it's in your face
bleeding out, spilling guts on your front lawn
stitch me shut so I'm up and can be gone
you still can't hide your insecurity
with a million smiles, it comes between your teeth
spilling out with every sip of your cocktail
soaking into every thread of your dumb blouse
I keep thinking things happen for reasons
but truth is some things leave no explanation
I walked fourteen blocks while thinking
do the means always justify the end?


from Love Is Not Real, released March 17, 2017



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Basement Life Greensboro, North Carolina

Indie rock from Greensboro, NC. Former members of other bands.

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