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This Too Won't Pass

by Can't Swim

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1.
They’re the ones out for blood so protect your young Mouth to mouth stole the air from inside their lungs Tried to hide in disguise couldn’t see the truth Now I know I can feel the evil in you What have we done who have we become Help me, there’s nowhere to run Make up your mind or be pushed aside Help me, there’s nowhere to hide No one is safe Cracked a smile when they tried to get me to crack Don’t they know I’m the one who stabbed them in the back It took sometime to realize, no sympathy for you and I Now I can finally feel the evil in me We’re all evil Wear the mask all the time makes mistakes in your prime All the reasons you can’t seem to make right Drink away all your crimes Take you pills snort your lines Let the evil creep in and it will Break you down
2.
My Queen 03:04
Pull the shade and trap the light in Illuminate the room so I can see your face I need to hear it in person I need to know it was worth it Took the risk and came on over Keeping count of everything I didn’t say Heard your breathing get lower The room was getting smaller as you Threw your arms around me way too fast What did it really mean? And questioned if I thought it all would last Will it all last? Blocking out our future with my past What does it really mean? If ignorance is bliss, then why’d you ask If it still haunts me It still haunts me Hung the pictures that you painted Hallucinations of love that was never there I felt you start getting nervous You put a gloss on the surface of my Favorite thing you ever drew Said it needed more Shaded in the grays And then you hung it on your door If nothing’s ever finished it ends up on the floor Just like we did Think about it when I’m falling asleep All the parts of you that I couldn’t keep My nightmares torment me much worse The longer you’re not here I keep my energy the lowest I can And try and think about where all this began For heaven’s sake could I forget That you found someone new I hope to god you’re haunted by this too
3.
I am let lagged from nights of over sleeping I am not sure about the women I’ve been seeing I don’t say the things I often mean Locked down prisoned by my own thoughts I am dead broke can money buy my time back I don’t say the things I often mean The writings on the photo that you gave to me Is all I have left The message that I read is that you still believe You wrote it on the picture of both you and me I said I had to go you said you don’t agree With broken glass beneath my feet Why did I leave I am homesick from sleeping on the floor boards I am up late with memories I can’t ignore I don’t say the things I often mean I threw away the photo that you gave to me
4.
Have a party at my funeral where no one has to grieve Drink and dance the night away where no one dares to leave Don’t make me turn this car around I’m driving us into the ground So I pedal to the metal as the engine kicks and screams Push it to the limit till it runs right out of steam I fade way in cruise control The distance starts to take its toll on me So let’s start again Wake me up I’m not getting younger Hurry up I can’t wait much longer How long will I wait Someone take me out of my misery In the middle of the night is where it seems to hurt the most Morning brings the light again but it’s still getting worse I drive into the desert sun Mirage of all the bad I’ve done In my travels I have left a trail of breadcrumbs, hidden clues Words within the lyrics that I wish were never true I fade away in cruise control The distance finally takes its toll on me So let’s start again Does anyone remember the ones in second place This failure seeps into my veins Will I be remembered for songs I didn’t write I fade away and lose control Save me from myself My worst enemy
5.
The scars remain I gave up trying to stitch or patch them up Their on display For everyone to use it how they want It all repeats The plays go up on the songs that cut you deep They want it all Their prying eyes Just waiting till you fall All of the seasons All of the days All of the reasons I felt this way So long All of the records All of the shows All of the nights Where I sang those words So long The iron fist It holds you down and it never bares the gift Oh what a shame A passing trend They’ll soon forget my name The lights went dark A bastard son that could never hit the mark Or fit the frame The more things changed The more they stayed the same When I look into the mirror decide myself I can’t muster up the courage to ask for help These problems keep appearing It’s clear I’ve hit the ceiling Who could ask for more than their name in lights I guess I’m something like a giant afraid of heights I’m searching for a meaning Reality is fleeting Splitting headache I’m paralyzed It’s like a war zone inside my mind All for nothing
6.
Noticing you noticing me Gather up all your things it’s time to leave I gotta know if it’s something that I can’t forget Can I rip my brain out straight from my head Noticing me noticing you Gather up all the things inside your room we gotta go If it’s something that I will regret Can I rip my heart out straight from my chest Cause I know it’s almost time for you to say goodbye Is there anymore compassion Or distractions from the pain we always feel And everything will come down crashing And show us that we’re all one in the same Noticing them noticing us Gather up the debris and all the rust They gotta know it was cracked underneath the foundation We drown in the sin with no hope of salvation Noticing us noticing them Gather up all the love of all your friends We were fucked from the time of creation The devils come and we’re his for the taking Hope is nothing but a virus it keeps you in check Hate is nothing but a prison like hands around your neck Always the same It’s time for you to say goodbye
7.
Welcome to the end of time I’m here to give you some peace of mind Together we’ll conquer, divided we’ll fall I’m here to tell you we’ve lost it all Swallow your pride cause there is nothing left Count all your blessings with each passing breath Show them your weakness, the kingdom will fall I’m here to tell them, you can’t kill us all This is it boys, this is war Cause I can’t take it anymore Can we take an oath? To never give up hope, We’ll make it on our own You and I Walking through the night to find the light So we, walk around this town like king and queen Make a scene for anyone that sees You and I Watching on the news The world’s abuse So we don’t believe no matter what they say Can’t escape, the evil’s here to stay Money, power, god, and greed Kill thy neighbor your enemy, Together they conquered divided us all I’m here tell you, to break down the walls This is it boys, guns up high None of us get left behind So who will tie the rope? It’s hard to do alone Finding out It’s not the way it was
8.
Amnesia 666 03:31
An empty house awaits A drive home way too late You said “I’m losing sight of all the things I knew” It’s clear You’ll never run away Is it different now you’re grown? Can you fall asleep alone? You said “I’m feeling every day get worse and worse” It’s clear That you’re the one to blame Will you notice me? Silent like a thief I sit and wonder about all those things you said Were you my lover? and did I love her? A fool I was to ever think you were the one Nowhere in the world to go No place just to call your own Your consequence awaits Your ignorance will break you down You said “I close my eyes and wish for better days” It’s clear You’re never gonna change You made it 50 years What’s maybe 50 more You said “The devil took my life and let it burn” It’s clear / that you ignite the flame This time it was different She said it she meant it Let’s rewrite the pages Together correct it And add a few chapters Suspense is the answer We’ll make it alright Forever your anchor
9.
Daggers 03:10
We looked through photos of the past And we come to terms with How good we all had it back then As if we hadn’t noticed Countless years of countless fights Always left me hanging on We cut them up and threw them out to forget If you blame your past for everything The past is all you’ll ever be I’ll show you what it’s like to be alone It’s all I’ve ever known My oldest friend don’t leave me Please don’t leave me hanging on I drive into the town we left And I come to notice It chewed us up and spat us out And made us lose our focus Countless years of countless fights Where I held on way too long These are the cards that we were dealt to forget If you blame your past for everything I swear it’s all you’ll ever be Deserving more but I keep giving you less I know it’s hard and I keep causing you stress It’s slowing us all down we’re swallowed by this town Throwing dice behind the alley at night To try and pay the rent but nothing goes right It’s slowing us all down we’re swallowed by this town I blame the past for everything I am I can’t hide it
10.
I made some plans And wrote them down For both of us They’re in a book Beneath my bed With a photo on the front The pages read Of things we’d see The ones you wanted most I’d take you to the places that I always said we’d go How can I be sure it gets better I’ve written every word every letter I just want to be wherever you are Sure I can be whatever you want I know it’s harder to give than to get You get what you give And that’s it A kid I was A teenager A foolish one The polo shirt I’d always wear You begged me to rip up You pierced my nose I shaved your head You came to all my shows And everyone one would always say “Don’t ever let her go” You just need me But I wasn’t there I know I never treated you fair And how much longer Will I regret Taking the bet That you’d quit So rip me apart And put me right back How you want You just needed me So how can I maintain You occupy my brain But still I wait for you It’s the best that I can So dress me head to toe Prepare me for the cold The longest winter yet Forever in regret

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released November 16, 2018

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