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It's Only Permanent

by Rational Anthem

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1.
was I right to let myself sink so far down? was I wrong for letting you drag me around? What would I give for just one night to forget your name so now what so now what so now what so now what? save your breath I think I'll save mine too can't connect frayed wires worn through did I say the right thing or stumble over my words? did I hear you right tangled on the phone chord? don't you know I should have stayed back home in florida with my sick friends on those polluted beaches
2.
uncertainty winding closed roads gasoline soaking old photos tree lines pass moments in a flash my past is lost on the highway hearts locked in a trunk in the driveway still shot frames keep me sane pumping brakes to catch a glimpse speeding off another cliff please make it quick so I don't feel it I drive away in hopes I feel okay the wind sings husker du songs to a memory that's almost gone records spin 45s worn out the radius remapping my route fm waves in which I once bathed disregarding all I have known times a thief as it's closing life's windows west winds blow back to Chicago
3.
Let It Go 02:13
we said goodbye with words that miss future plans that won't exist now i'm on the long drive home worried thoughts seep through my mind pending answers I can't find now I'm at a loss for words I let you slip through my finger tips a grip to loose to constrict let it go so we said goodbye with words that missed I let you slip
4.
skin and bones scarred from the stones I threw in to the mirror I couldnt see what I'd become now I know aging alone is something that I fear I'll fix this now while there's a chance Then you showed up unexpectedly you brought me back from a ledge that I had slipped off you brought me hope in a time when I was still lost so afraid damaged goods was label I bought but you cleaned off the dirt until I reemerged left alone watching the coast drift off in rear view mirrors I could'nt see what was ahead moving slow winter snow falls hard on shifting gears ice piled up I stayed in bed then you showed up unexpectedly you're a straight flush the heart on my sleeve you brought me back from a ledge that I had slipped off you brought me hope in a time when I was still lost so afraid damaged good was label I bought you shook your head laughed instead now I know what I got but you cleaned off the dirt until I reemerged save me from what I was afraid of what I'd become you brought me back you brought me hope cleaned off the dirt you brought me home
5.
it seems that I'm falling and crashing wish you were here to pick me back up i know that your states away happy I guess this time I'm shit out of luck you finally found out where you belonged ten years to late to realize I was wrong flash back kids in Florida feels like I don't know ya too bad that's its all over see you around someday it seems that I'm drinking and thinking a mere attempt trying to readjust i know that you're in Philly not calling I'm in the Midwest collecting dust burning cliches hold my feet to fire slipping through a fraying noose i keep waiting with an anxious smile enough of me how are you? today I'm fine better off letting this die today I'm fine so long let this die
6.
where do we start? it's been a bad news year won't fall apart, won't walk alone through here still stepping on eggshells from past mistakes cracking until they break I came I crawled I conquered misery keep up the pace keep playing make believe we both relate but time has passed us by cutting off all our ties i was always searching for something else it was in front of me i could'nt tell now all the years that we spent have gotten lost in transit a lesson i wont forget we both parted ways and moved north chased new lives that could offer us more now you're just a letter and a date a reminder that time never waits you chased i ran i couldn't pump the brakes you turned a cheek a kiss 8 years too late i spoke my peace your mind was set in stone poisoning seeds I'd sown wavering it's nothing new I do I've been savoring forgotten scenes of you exhausting themes I've already used hoping they come back to life
7.
anxiously waiting pacing debating don't know what I'm supposed to do sick to my stomach and nothing can numb it do I mean anything to you? this time I swear it's not my fault this time I swear it's all your fault The decisions you made that pushed me away Cant hide it you can't hide it It's already too late there's no reason to stay Can't fight I can't fight it an empty postcard blank from the jump start can't find the words to say you're poking an prodding my heart is now rotting until you finally get your way
8.
my fingers crossed and I hope that I don't fuck this up winding through endless thoughts comes back to you it's not enough your voice is stuck lingering in the back the corner of memories in retrograde feelings I wish never fade I tell myself to relax gripping this old Kodak come back I'll be right here dead wrong still stuck on last year too much time left too kill will I ever be fulfilled? my eyelids fold fade to black to borrow time I sold records spin a melody the warmth and tone of honesty your face is stuck lingering in the back the corner of memories in retrograde feelings I wish never fade colors are faded and worn These corners are tattered and torn And you're starting to fade come back ill be right here dead wrong still stuck on last year will i ever be fulfilled?
9.
Dragger 01:46
signs are slowly showing bringing honesty in to light I'm past the point of knowing how to happily live my life I can't seem to let it go frustration fills my mind I tried to bite the bullet just to see what it tastes like there's not much I can do You're dragging me down time is moving slowly stealing everything that's in sight the lights have all stop glowing dragging me into the night I can't seem to let it go frustration fills my mind I tried to bite the bullet to see what it tastes like heels dug in to the dirt no rhyme no reason call me dumb call me worse I guess your dragging me down
10.
lost in my mind and it's never getting better cynical views and still feeling bitter fighting in the world but it's not punching you back deafening sound as knuckles crack this feeling won't last forever at least that's what they tell me reassurance and positive thinking might be guideless and deceiving lost in direction and I don't know where to start standing at crossroads so where do I depart? it'll get better better get better Don't say it's forever this better get better
11.
5am in Italy I embrace the lack of heat think of home back in my bed sleep so long feel like I'm dead though I kick rocks home with shoes made of stone still I try no more cold floors no more locked doors no more blankets made of wood boards no more fever dreams no more legal speed at the edge of disappearing in a puff of smoke in a sinking boat could you help please throw me a rope? by the time I hit 30 this body might be broke broke down shooting pains and foreign roads waking up in new times zone where'd they go the family picket fences tire swings the grass is always green I want warmth I want health quit killing time by killing myself I want strength I want ease a better reason for a better me I might be broke down

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released November 1, 2019

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Rational Anthem Iowa City, Iowa

Pop Punk born in Florida, Midwest living.

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