Emotionally Unavailable

by Rational Anthem

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"Poppy on the clean and crisp side, with a lot of backing harmonies and a fun sound that counters what is generally a lost at sea mindset. In other words, it’s Midwest-influenced pop-punk that would fit great on a comp with bands like Dear Landlord, The Copyrights, [and] The Dopamines. 9/10" - Scene Point Blank


released June 1, 2014



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Rational Anthem Sarasota, Florida

Snarky melodic pop punk straight outta the USA.


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Track Name: Lloyd Christmas
A pleasure meeting as were both leaving
another good time but days are fleeting
its like you slip through my arms just in time
highway signs and county lines
im buying time youre collecting miles
but i bet youre landing right on your fucking feet

i try to keep composure when you ask me to hang out
but stupid words just spill right out my mouth

its just not knowing how this is going
creates an anxious sense of loathing
its just a lack of knowing how to communicate
an image sits in the back of my head
a moment thats dead but i wanna relive it
its being stuck in the right place at the wrong time

cant figure you...
Track Name: Thinkin' 'Bout Ya
dont wanna waste another day thinking about you
dont wanna be staring at the clock waiting on you
just wanna be able to get by not have to pretend to fuckin lie
dont wanna give you another second of my time
now im right back at square one
tell myself thats not where i belong
im better than this but in the end its fucking useless

cuz youre reeling me in youre leading me on
dont know what youre trying to prove by dragging me along
ill avoid your eyes theres something there that i despise
tell myself im through with having anything more to do with you

your not saying what you mean please say what you mean to say
dont want anything more to do with you
Track Name: Pink Triangle Pt. Deux
i see your face i hit the snooze sleep right through the afternoon
drag my feet across the floor ask myself what i do this for
maybe i try too hard im desperate name a reason ive thought of it
i get lose inside my mind just to pass the time
another boring story so ill leave it all behind

spending more time in my room mountain dews and a photo of you
still waiting wondering why you never said goodbye
maybe i aim to high and miss the mark burning bridges without a spark
hope starts to dissolve when your past has no resolve
another boring story so ill leave it all behind
i saw all of the warnings but i ignored all the signs

from my fingers to my head
my bloods still pumpin but my brain is dead
its those things you never said
that make me wish we never met
Track Name: I Wish I Could Be Happy
Replaying the argument and words she said
try to go back to sleep put the sheets over my head
suffocate in to my pillow sink further in to my bed

holding my ears tighter try to muffle out the sound
my temples start to swell and my head begins to pound
try to tie up ugly loose ends perpetually unwound
staying quietly bitter and burnt out all the time

and i cant convince myself that im happy
as i count up the ways
i take everything i have for granted

does it matter anyway?...
Track Name: Latch Key
teeth are clenched trying to trick my mind
to place me in a dreamlike state where i still feel alive
a dirty laundry list of petty grievances
empty houses on empty streets and im still a latch key kid

i could ramble on for days walking streets unpaved
looking in another direction its just dead ends and one ways

been called an asshole been called a friend
so goddamn self loathing but at least its honest
yeah im hotheaded boiling to the point of red
what i mean to say is im sorry for how ive been

this is how im saying sorry again
Track Name: Walking Blind
head in your hands you couldnt stand to watch her go
your voice starts to shake but you wont let it show
now youre tired and alone stuck in bed at home
if you never fucking tried then youd never fucking know

and its all those things i say that kept you running away
and its all those things you do that kept me chasing you

looking for answers i know ill never find
if hindsights 20/20 why am i still walking blind

couldnt remember why you picked up that phone
mixing too many drinks with a long drive home
if you controlled those anxious thoughts youd bring them to a stop
try to push the right words out but your tongues tied in knots

still walking i cant see i think you got the best of me
Track Name: No Call/No Show
an incoming call the screen glows so i contemplate
do i ingore and shut the lights off or do i reciprocate
the same dull situation its getting old
and its getting late
whats the point in pretending ill go
when i know this couch is where ill stay

i may ablige to humor my own mind
but ill still be a no call no show

let me tell you bout the last place i went
go too drunk made new fake friends
dragged out the night to avoid the sunrise
belly up just one more shot
take a right well avoid the cops
this nights not through til we all lose
our fucking minds that well never find in time
Track Name: Apartment Complex
apartment walls breathe in and out
i stare at paper and talk out loud
in hopes to find some clarity of mind
get out of my head and walk outside
attempt to regain some sense of pride
though i think what ill find will be the same

im making the grades and clocking in
with my foot in my mouth i dont make sense
waiting for summer heat to take me away
put on coffee and ignore calls
finding new ways to sit and stall
ill waste every goddamn minute of this day

you can take it all back and keep the change
i got little left to lose and nothing left to gain

im a thousand different people depending on the place
a procrastinating delusion that were keeping up the pace
im the never fleeting thought of how i dont know when to quit
a pessimistic version of a half ass accomplishment