With Friends Like These​.​.​.


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released September 23, 2012

Tracked and Mixed by Daniel Ernest and Mike Lester at EST Audio
Mastered by Glenn Schick


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Track Name: Different Strokes
I'm giving up
On searching for something that I don't want to leave behind
Track Name: The Final Half
This is why we won't make it out of this predicament alive
This is why we'll fall to our knees and be to wounded to continue to strive

The failures that you made
They weren't just mistakes
And it makes me sick to my stomach
That you never know the right words to say

This gut feeling has me questioning the promises you made
It's reached the point of suspicion so won't you come clean
I don't trust you and I don't believe a single word you say
You'll never escape this karma
I'll watch you waste your life away

This will come back to haunt you
Track Name: Places To Hide
There are some things I wish that I could take back
But I'll just let them slide for now
When will you see what matters most
I'll just sit here like a ghost
Why should anyone take your shit
You always kept me at the bottom of this pit
Your turn to fall now
We'll go our own directions
But you'll know what matters most

If you keep your head up and yourself in tact
Maybe one day you can find the life that I have

You live your life however you please
But that's no way for you to help us keep each other at ease

This is the one day I know you'll always regret
But you'll just let this go for now
I'll always know what matters most
This is no time for you to boast
So just leave this place
Don't even give it any second thoughts at all
We'll just leave here
You'll forever be stuck
Just know I'll always be near

As I sit here and watch you waste these precious years away
There's no sign around to tell me that you'll be okay
If you keep your head up and yourself in tact
Maybe one day you can find the life that I have

You live your life however you please
But that's way for you to help us keep each other at ease
You'll never know what it takes to be me
But lift your head up and maybe one day you'll take time and see
Track Name: Friends With Better Benfits
How pathetic can you be
How little can you see
We're better off without you now
We're moving on

You put yourself on a pedestal to raise your self esteem
You'll never see our true potential
We fell apart at the seam

I've got something you'll never have
Friends who were there from day one till the end
So why do I waste my breath
You'll never realize or see any
Any of this
Track Name: We Write Songs About People We Hate
Why'd you let anyone and everyone
Everyone you knew
Take advantage and slip between your thighs knowing you're supposed to be with me
Don't you look yourself in the eyes and wonder where you let your life go
Down the drain
Give it all up now
Let's just all move on

You're the reason that we failed
We never even scratched the surface
Of what was truly wrong
We should've known everything all along

Do you even know what you did
Did you ever even try
Those nights we spent together
Those nights died when you lied
Will you ever own up to this
Has it even crossed your mind
I hope the past comes back to haunt you every time
Track Name: K.I.Q.
It's starting to get more tempting
To let this all just end
It's becoming a constant struggle for us to coexist

I'm always treading in constant bullshit without making a sound
Trying to be there for everyone but myself

Where did we go wrong
Along the way we got lost
And everyday I know I should be grateful
But everyday the distance grows

Do you know what it takes to be me
Do you know what it takes to face reality
Track Name: Buckwheat
This is all my fault
I can cover up so well
I see every step you take
But you're blinded by the fact.
You're blinded by the fact that I know what I'm doing
There's no way this can end well

I won't make a mistake
I'll keep this all to myself
I can lie like no other
I'll make your life a living hell
It's survival of the fittest
This isn't a joke
Where the hell did you go
When I needed you most

It's the thrill of revenge
It's the time we didn't spend
When you were all I could think about
Now that it's done
I will never admit
It takes more than one to tear us apart

Start the fire
Start the fire
You'll regret what you have done

You've told these lies
For the very last time
I left you out in the dirt
It's time to move on
So forget everything
Everything we were
You brought this all on yourself

Start the fire
Track Name: With Friends Like These...
Maybe one day we'll work things out
But for now you have me down for the count
And this crippling exhaustion
Has made me move with steady caution
So we'll turn around
And never look back
But maybe one day you'll come around
I'll never be there for you again
You'll never find what you had in other men

Hopefully one day you can see how much you can change
I'm sick and tired of selling myself short for the sake of everyone but me

You blew the one last chance you had
But you'll leave this premises feeling ever so glad
Everything is alright
Or so it might seem
But you'll wake up and you'll realize it was all just a dream

It's only a matter of time before we can't keep up this act anymore
And I'm jumping out this window
And running for my life
I've gotta find somewhere safe for me to hide
I've gotta find anyway I can to make it out of here alive

I can do everything with friends like these while your life just wastes away on all the constant bullshit you create