Pretty Low (2014)

Scott’s Selection: 5/7/2017 – 5/13/2017

Theme: LP under 25 minutes

Artist: Expire

Release Date: 6/17/2014

Runtime: 24:23

Label: Bridge 9 Records

Track Listing:

1). Pretty Low – 2:26
2). Just Don’t – 1:53
3). Fiction – 2:12
4). Gravity – 2:25
5). Nobody – 2:10
6). Old Habits – 2:24
7). Forgetting – 2:23
8). Callous – 1:46
9). Rejection – 1:45
10). If it Were Up To Me – 2:03
11). Second Face – 2:52

Lyrics:

1). Pretty Low

Forever cloaked in stress
Wrapped tightly around my chest
Constricting every breath I might take
Inch closer to the edge
Move closer to the end
A little closer to the day I might break

I didn’t know how far I could go
But baby, I’m feeling pretty low
Can’t stop now
Can’t lose control

Sinking like a brick
Thrown into the sea
Into the depths where no one else can find me
And if a day comes
Where I miss the the light
It’s only I that can turn the tide

I didn’t know how far I could go
But baby, I’m feeling pretty low
Can’t stop now
Can’t lose control

I’m at a crossroad
Where you choose
You either fight, or you lose
Refuse to let my life be reduced to rubble
When the shit keeps piling up, get a shovel.

2). Just Don’t

Sweet caress
Kiss of death
You slay me, baby
Been trying to find a feeling
But I can’t find it lately

So nothing good can come of this
So let’s just call it what it is
‘Cause I won’t shed another tear
For just another set of tits

Trying to find a feeling
That just don’t exist
Trying to force emotion
That just don’t fit

So let’s not try and get carried away
Put ourselves between a rock and a hard place
Four letter words with nothing to it
I tried, I couldn’t do it

The lights are on, but nobody’s home

Trying to find a feeling
But it just don’t exist
Trying to force emotion
But it just won’t fit

Fuck that shit

3). Fiction

You had me at hell no
I only want what I can’t have
You’re always slipping through my fingers
Ain’t that just too bad

I’m love with a work of fiction
Somewhere off in the distance
I’m in love with a list of things they tell me you should be

Programmed to TV pretty
Created such an ugly mind
Salivate for celebrity
Or a copy I might find

But if I had you in my claws
I’d expose every flaw
Peel back the plastic
Set fire to it all

I’m love with a work of fiction
Somewhere off in the distance
I’m in love with a list of things they tell me you should be

Programmed to TV pretty
Created such an ugly mind
Salivate for celebrity
Or a copy I might find

Peel back the plastic
Set fire to it

4). Gravity

I’ve been holding out
Never thought it would be this long
I fear the worst
I fear the worst is yet to come

Should I feel so fucking hollow?
Should I feel so alone?

I don’t want to breathe this air
I don’t want to take another breath
I need a way out
Give me a way out of this mess

Let me go and let me die
Release me from misery
Hang the rope, tie the knot
Let gravity set me free

Should I feel so fucking hollow?
Should I feel so alone?
I fear the worst is yet to come

I don’t want to breathe this air
I don’t want to take another breath
I need a way out
Give me a way out of this mess

Let me go and let me die
Release me from misery
Hang the rope and tie the knot
Let gravity set me free

5). Nobody

You put out your hand
You call you me a friend
Forked tongue
Behind a smile
Now we all know
A Judas exposed
It was only a matter of time

Truth be told, you’re nothing to me
Just a leech who tried to get my best
A last gasp before your final descent
Should’ve bit your tongue when you had the chance

Put out your hand
You call you me a friend
Forked tongue
Behind a smile
Now we all know
A Judas exposed
It was only a matter of time

No integrity
Riding coat tails
Made a name off the ones before
Lost focus
You walk alone
Just give it up
Nobody cares anymore

Nobody cares

No integrity
Riding coat tails
Made a name off the ones before
Lost focus
You fucking asshole
Just give it up
Nobody cares anymore

Nobody cares

6). Old Habits

A circle I can’t break
A past I can’t escape
No matter what I do
It all comes back to you
Regret that I can’t shake
The choices that I make
No matter what I do
It all comes back to you

Tried to find my own way, but no, I can’t
I knew you like the back of my hand
Old habits are hard to break
And it’s hard to fill that space

I come begging
I come crawling
Right back to your bed
Try not to think but your memory
Always rears its ugly head

A circle I can’t break
A past I can’t escape
No matter what I do
It all comes back to you
Regret that I can’t shake
The choices that I make
No matter what I do
It all comes back to you

Some come, some more go
But you still fill up my skull
Old habits are hard to break
But they don’t even come close

Old habits are hard to break
But you still fill up my skull
Old habits are hard to break
But they don’t even come, even come close

7). Forgetting

If a mind is a terrible thing to waste
Maybe lust is a terrible thing to taste
Put it to your lips
Try and think straight

We are all young, dumb, and full of shit
Say anything to get a fix
Never wanted to feel
I just wanted to forget

Misery loves company
I just need a warm body
Shelter from the cold
Maybe just for a night

Tell me it’s alright
Tell me everything’s cool
Put my mind at ease
Numb me up again
Give me what I need

We are all young, dumb, and full of shit
Say anything to get a fix
Never wanted to feel
I just wanted to forget

Teach me how to forget
I want to live like I never met death
Focused in on the pain for far too long
Now I don’t know the man I’ve become

8). Callous

I don’t know why we bother
To heed the words of our fathers
Turn in a day’s work
To turn as blue as our collars

But that world is your oyster
Got to find your pearl
Got to make your money
Got to find your girl

Burnt my tongue on first taste
Bit off more than I could chew
Choked down a few years
Dragging heavy boots

But that world is your oyster
Got to find your pearl
Got to make your money
Got to find your girl

Yeah, right

Kiss the ass of the man
Just to survive
Force a fake smile
Hold back the tears from my eyes
You can eat till you puke
Get your piece of the pie
Break your back till you can’t
and then roll over and die

9). Rejection

I only wish you knew
That when you pushed me out
It couldn’t come too soon
A few years more than I could take
But i stood on my own
Without your embrace

Begged for me to come home
But I couldn’t even care
I turned my face to the highway
And watched you disappear

Now you face the mirror of rejection
Your worst fear in the reflection

I wish I could feel your pain
I wish I could feel remorse
But you cast me out
Don’t regret letting things run their course

Now you face the mirror of rejection
Your worst fear in the reflection

I wish I could feel your pain
I wish I could feel remorse
But you cast me out
Don’t regret letting things run their course

10). If it Were Up To Me

Sworn to protect my blood and my flesh
From the harm of another
Look after little sister
Be a good brother

But the world is oh so cruel
and there is nothing I could do
When things don’t go as planned
And you were dealt an evil hand

No excuse for what you’ve done
You just get a slap on the wrist
Because if it were up to me
You’d burn like a fucking witch
Yeah, if it were up to me

So you stood before a judge
And he put you in the slammer
You should’ve stood before a bullet
Than stood before a hammer

If it were up to me

Sworn to protect my blood and flesh
From the harm of another
Well I failed, but never again
See you in hell, motherfucker

11). Second Face

Mind, body, and soul
I gave to you
But under your pale skin
I could see it all
Now we pass each other like strangers
When I would have stood toe to toe with gods
For you

I was naive to everything
I would’ve given it all
But I’ve seen your second face
Can’t play the role of the pawn
Every ounce, every ounce of faith
That I poured into you
I should’ve known all along
But I just played the fool

Count every second of every minute
Time wasted building up a hatred
Chose to ignore the truth
Refused to face it

Hanging by the tips of fingers
For too long I let it linger
I should’ve cut the rope
But I chose to live and suffer
When I should’ve just run for cover
Braved the storm
But it never stopped

I count every second of every minute
Time wasted building up a hatred
Chose to ignore the truth
Refused to face it

Chose to ignore the truth
Though I knew all along
Held on for my life
‘fraid to take, ‘fraid to take the fall

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