Melancholics Anonymous

by Trever Keith

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released 30 January 2010

All songs ©2010 Surrounded By Tourists Music (BMI)

Written and performed by: Trever Keith

Mixed by: Chad Blinman at The Eye Socket in Venice, CA

Produced by: Trever Keith and Chad Blinman

Mastered by: Joe Gastwirt

Art Design and Layout: Aaron Tanner of Melodic Virtue

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Track Name: Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die
CROSS YOUR HEART AND HOPE TO DIE
I won't be long
I just remembered something
You should go on
before the light behind you fades

Such a shame about the weather
it feels like it's never going to change

Unbreakable
what's already broken
And so it goes
not a word is spoken
And the knife gets twisted deeper
with a grin
And it doesn't feel like anything
Begin to slowly fade

Such a shame about the weather
it feels
like it's never going to change

So all along you wanted something
And all along I didn't care
I don't blame you for never being there
All together now we crumble into this
Track Name: Sick of Me
SICK OF ME
So here I go again
falling headfirst into
this descent
I've tried to shed this skin
but somehow I keep slipping
back into it

Build a wall to stop these demons
Break my bones and I can't feel it
Late again
Late again
Shut my eyes to kill these reasons
Boil my blood to keep from healing
Late again
Late again

Obligatory grin
sometimes its too exhausting
to fit in
Why should I pretend
that I need everybody
to be a friend?

Build a wall to stop these demons
Break my bones and I can't feel it
Late again
Late again
Shut my eyes to kill these reasons
Boil my blood to keep from healing
Late again
Late again
Track Name: Incommunicado
INCOMMUNICADO
Did you get the message?
Somebody killed the messenger I guess
We may never speak again

But it seems like we're getting closer
It seems like we're getting closer
It seems like we're getting over
It seems like we're going under

Thank you for your patience
please continue holding
Your estimated waiting time
is something only
used to discourage you
Incommunicado
can't hear what they're saying
Shouldn't someone tell them
there's no point in waiting?
We've got to bury this
It's time to move on
Track Name: Polish
POLISH
Garbage in, garbage out

I can't stop this ship from sinking
So full of purpose
So full of meaning
I can't stop this chest from beating
And there's no air here
I'm barely breathing

If I lost control
please protect these things I need to be whole
I thought that there'd be more than this
This drowning feeling less and less
And all of the shiny polish on this soul!

In spite of these best intentions
You don't have to
If you don't want to
Just remember, “you're only as good
as what you once were”
But don't be so sure

If I lost control
please protect these things I need to be whole
I thought that there'd be more than this
This drowning feeling less and less
And all of the shiny polish on this soul!

Garbage in, garbage out
Track Name: Absolution
ABSOLUTION
It's not as easy getting numb
Deny the thing that you've become
You'll be sorry for the things you've said and done
Take a good look at yourself
You're just like everybody else
We make excuses for the things we can't outrun

If everything I've ever done was wrong
then thanks to you for pointing out
my glaring and my smallest imperfections

Let this be a lesson
I was only trying to set things right
There's no absolution
There is only will and means
selling faith to whoever will buy

I guess it's easier for some
To just ignore this droning hum
But you'll be sorry for the things you've said and done
The true believers tell themselves
they're not like anybody else
Do you believe that you've been true with anyone?

If everything I've ever done was wrong
then thanks to you for pointing out
my glaring and my smallest imperfections

Let this be a lesson
I was only trying to set things right
There's no absolution
There is only will and means
selling faith to whoever will buy

Maybe I'm uncomfortable
Maybe this got old
Impatient and insufferable
Feels like everything is wrong
Track Name: Half Asleep
HALF ASLEEP
Wake up now this time
you've been hiding
underneath the covers of your bed again
It's alright
I thought that I
could make this into anything I wanted
Suppose that I've forgotten
how to dream?
We could steal a little time away
And think of something more to say
to make it seem like it's alright
I thought that I
might feel something different this time
instead I don't feel anything at all

Are you awake or am I talking to myself?
Because I was hoping you weren't listening
You're such a fake
and I don't know if I can tell
I wish that I could fall asleep again

Wake up now this time
You're not fooling anyone
pretending that you're still asleep
But I don't mind
You said if I
woke up then I might never be able
to get myself to fall asleep again

Are you awake or am I talking to myself?
Because I was hoping you weren't listening
You're such a fake
and I don't know if I can tell
I wish that I could fall asleep again
Track Name: Bleeding Out
BLEEDING OUT
If all of this and all of that means nothing
It's such a waste of time
Indifferent, unkind
We pride ourselves in knowing that we're better
than everyone like you
Which one then am I?

I could never care enough
I could never give enough
I could never bleed enough to please you
You need everything

A give and take
through waking hours of dreaming
Building confidence
Preparing for the worst
So off we go intent on getting somewhere
Anywhere but here
as long as you're there first

I could never care enough
I could never give enough
I could never bleed enough to please you
You need everything

Fill it up until it's overflowing
So full that you can't breathe
Suffocate the dream
It's not enough to satisfy the aching
And so relentlessly
devouring everything

I could never care enough
I could never give enough
I could never bleed enough to please you
You need everything
Track Name: Say Goodbye Again
SAY GOODBYE AGAIN
Another lie on lips that say
"This might be a mistake but it's familiar"
It doesn't matter anyway
We'd still be heading nowhere fast

I should've stayed away from you
I almost never do the things
that I'm supposed to do
I should just stay away from you
That's why I don't

And do we get what we deserve?
And if we're satisfied then what comes after?
You'll never know until you learn
it's a beautiful disaster

I should've stayed away from you
I almost never do the things
that I'm supposed to do
I should just stay away from you
That's why I don't
Track Name: Melancholics Anonymous
MELANCHOLICS ANONYMOUS
I will come back to my senses
I will try and start again

It's almost like I never even
took a single step
I thought that I was getting somewhere
I hadn't even left

I'll be OK
I will be saved

I will pull myself together
I will come up with a plan

It's almost like I never even
took a single step
I thought that I was getting somewhere
I hadn't even left

I'll be OK
I will be saved

Do you know my name?
It's written in my breath on the windowpane

I will remember what I'm made of
I will turn it all around

It's almost like I never even
took a single step
It felt like I was getting somewhere
I hadn't even left

But I'll be OK
I will be saved

Do you know my name?
It's written in my breath on the windowpane
Track Name: Shine Box
SHINE BOX
Dead on? disappointing
You're wrong
I'm only halfway come undone
A sting that hasn't stung
but waiting

Go on suppose me
You can't disappoint me
You've already won
when I was never in your game

And we can't fall down if we don't stand
but there's no room in here to kneel
May the sun shine warm on your face
Until we meet again, God keep you
And there's no reward for good intentions
but there's a path that leads you down
May the sun shine warm on your face
Until we meet again, God keep you

All along still hoping
there's a chance of destroying
any glimpse of faith
The truth is what we know to be true

And we can't fall down if we don't stand
but there's no room in here to kneel
May the sun shine warm on your face
Until we meet again, God keep you
And there's no reward for good intentions
but there's a path that leads you down
May the sun shine warm on your face
Until we meet again, God keep you