Not For Lack Of Trying

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This is me doing coke off of Journey’s greatest hits on a Tuesday night
And hyperventilating in the bathroom while the boys watch the fight
This is me acting like I’m having a good time but inside I am dying
This is me not getting laid but not for lack of trying

And this is you not caring this is you sitting alone at the bar
This is you being cool doing whatever, wherever you are
This is your callous response and my jealous reply
I used to think of you as a pretty sensitive guy
And this is you and your leather and the sweatshirt that you leant me

And this is me in Massachusetts, drunk on a Wednesday afternoon
Trying to tell you I’m probably going to be home soon
But it doesn’t really matter I am useless and by the end of the year you will be headed for Texas
And this is me six months down the line and I am just trying to have a good time
‘Cause I could go anywhere but right now I don’t care I could pack my bags or change my hair

And this is you not caring this is you sitting alone at the bar
This is you being cool and I am lonely and you’d rather be a lone star
And this is you talking with your friends and I am not sure if I’m one of them
This is you looking out at the road and wondering where it goes
This is me being jaded and selfish me walking around in the dark in my bare feet
Because I don’t want to go home and I don’t want anyone else to see I’ve been crying like a baby
It’s not a big deal these things tend to happen all the time we can even make them rhyme
I know you well enough to know you’re sick of everything you see including me

And this is you not caring this is you sitting alone at the bar
This is you being cool doing whatever, wherever you are
This is your callous response and my jealous reply
I used to think of you as a pretty sensitive guy
This is you and your big wheels and me and my bicycle
And I hope it’s enough to carry me home
‘Cause I can barely carry myself
And this is me I am happy so fucking happy
And I don’t want to be anyone else

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from Past Tense, released December 1, 2016
Sidney Abernathy - Guitar, Vox
Kyler Christie - Percussion
Stella Martinez - Bass

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