Semester Of Stress

by Fingers Crossed

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released February 5, 2010

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Track Name: The Ink Fades
someday the ink will fade and all that’s left are memories of sunny days and dues we’ve paid for every breath I took she took one away
/now I’m left watching the days pass me by, time does its worst with what’s left of my mind
/ boredom and nonsense lines the tales I weave to trick their minds, manipulate my closest friends or forget her and make amends
/ her eyes lie, like hot knives, through my mind, this is goodbye. I’ll take back, what’s my half, then what’s left, for you to complain about
/ someday the ink will fade and all that’s left are dirty graves, my huge mistakes, this lonely stage, with nothing else I’m here to say
/I won’t let time take rest of my mind, I may die young but to me that’s just fine
/ the ink fades, it never stays.
Track Name: You Are The Hell
The lights so bright it burns my eyes until they bleed, the only time I have to myself is when I’m dead asleep. I Try and pry those lids apart but the seal is just too strong. In my mind I shut off all the lights so all the pain is gone
/you are the lights that keep me awake at night.
You are the teeth, on the blade that rips through me. You are the hell, the first step of my downward spiral. You are the greed, that drains the life out of me
/Now, is the time, I feel ready to move on, the lights are burnt out, my thoughts are free to bounce on the inside of my head, I’m not giving in, It’s time to try again. I’m planting my feet, I’m ready and prepared, to put left in front of right and then repeat it all again.
Track Name: All We Do Is Lose friends
Watch out for ice on this bridge,
I lost my clothes and my skin is too thin
To keep the cold from getting into
all the shit that me and you been through
the car swerves, the guardrail sparks
a fire that once burned deep in our hearts
froze to death alone on the lawn,
I didn’t know winter could bite that hard

/repress the good times, let all the bad ones out,
our lives are intertwined, but I’ve been trying unwind mine.
depressed, full of wine, let all the bad come out, our lives were intertwined, but like a cancer, I’ve cut you out/
ice man asleep in the yard is asking for water to put out his heart, he said the fire burns in his lungs but you wonder where the smoke really comes from

/on the bright side, I can see his lies, his partied life is running dry. I’m the wrong guy, to see in hindsight. So, fuck the past from now on I live on cloud 9.
Track Name: HFU
Rewinding VHS tapes from 13 years ago, in my head those days hurt more than any pins and needles.
I’m trying to forgive and forget the time I spent alone, but it’s hard when reminders seem to hide on all walls and mantles

I’m being strong, we can all just get along. Fake smiles make perfect families, but fake smiles just aren’t me
Hooray for us, we don’t love as much as we distrust. Hooray for us, I’m leaving, it’s California or bust

It took years, for me to write down how I feel, and now the words are leaking out like tears racing towards my mouth, so I can spit them out at the microphone in front of me, what life evolved to be is nothing like the way it was or it should be
I’m being strong, we can all just get along. Fake smiles make perfect families, but fake smiles just aren’t me
Hooray for us, growing up was tougher than I thought. Hooray for us, getting out won’t hurt near as much.
Track Name: No Guts, No Glory
the night is young. We’re up “too late” talking ourselves into and out of relationship problems

you’re the asshole with no feelings. Breaking hearts and talking big game
you’re the one whose mom is screaming. Now it’s time that we’ll be leaving/

“You, get the hell out of my house, behaviors an issue, is there no shame within you?”

/well I guess not! And I’m not sorry I did any of this to you/

we’re just kids. Trying hard to make decisions, girlfriends come and go like seasons, moms complain without good reason/

we’ll stay up without permission, break guitars and our equipment/ just to tell the world our story, bear your soul, no guts no glory.
Track Name: XXX
The words we say, the lives we lead, the respect we have for ourselves and others is nothing that we should contain. I am not afraid to give my thoughts a name. Life is full of lessons I’ve learned, I know this is right for me

I won’t be dragged down, won’t be hopeless, won’t waste my life being wasted. I’ve seen torture, I’ve seen failures, I’ll always be Straight Edge

I’ve had some friends, who have abused the substance, not many win, it’s an uphill battle for justice. So heed my warning, think hard and you’ve gained nothing, I don’t want to lose more friends, they’re all I have left to believe in

I won’t be dragged down, won’t be hopeless, won’t waste my life being wasted. I’ve seen torture, I’ve seen failures, I’ll always be Straight Edge

Keep running from the pain, hide yourself, blow out your brains. So if you hear me throw an X in the air. I’ve accepted my choice, my cross to bear.