Your skin is my skin
Though we stretch and contort
We somehow give slack
We wrap ourselves in comfort
To keep safe what’s inside
The angels frolic and flee
And we can feel the light leave
I am the dark before the dawn
The calm before the storm
You are my needle
I am your haystack
Weak and weary from our predatory nature
I sit in my room at night, and I look up the things that people say about my band. I’m not on a hunt for negative or positive, I just want to know that people are still aware that we exist. Lately, I’ve been seeing more people post about how the lyrics that I’ve written have helped them overcome…
What do you guys think of these lyrics I'm working on?
"Surmount" For years I followed the footsteps of the man that walked before me and now I’m just becoming a shadow. A shadow of what I could have been. And I’m still waiting for the day that our expectations align with reality. But now I can’t withhold myself another waking moment. I am the controller. But I’m just watching life dissolve in my hands. We are the controllers. We’ve watched life dissolve in our hands. Humbled by this burden we’ve been given. Is it just me or are we completely hopeless? Are we helpless? We have been singing the same old sad songs for far too long. So I wonder, do they really help us cope with our grief? Or just numb the pain? When will the anxiety resurface and make us weak to our knees? Will we ever stand as a whole again? I will not let us waste life another day. Can we take what’s left of this misery and turn it into positivity? I will create my own fate. I am the controller.
One time my friend took a picture of me snorting peppermint tums and put it on facebook. Long story short my Mom somehow saw it and sat me down and asked me about my Cocaine addiction. The most awkward conversation in my life.
“Allo allo allo, Escoose my accent, i am try to remenber your eh…how you say…stupid american scum language. HA. I wanted you all to knowa that I feel much hate and disgust when I think of you (Matt, Cameron, Greg, Eric). It makes me a want to expell ze contents of my stoomack on ze floora. I pray that i dont think of your scummy faces when I am eating for it would ruin my appetite. I also knelt down in the sistine chapel and prayed that yous guys would be dead by the time that I returned to America. Even if you are alive and reading this, I will fantasize of bombs raining down upon your heads and shrapnel ripping you apart limb from limb.”—Ben. This is the email I wake up to. My friend is Italy for the week and gave me an update
It’s comforting to know that when Counterparts is over and done with, we will be able to look back on everything that came from this band, and we will be able to say that we truly stood for something, meant everything that we said, and that we owe all of the ups and downs to OUR hard work and…
For the longest time I have dreamed about being able to fly. For the longest time I have wanted to feel alive. But then I found you. You are the only thing that makes me feel like anything is possible.
Our once-solid path is starting to diverge And the space between us growing ever greater makes it hard for me to breathe. But no amount of distance can change my feelings for you. How can it be that a day I’ve always dreamed of, Could also be a day that I wished would never come? And we are slowly becoming two very different people, But I won’t give you up without a fight. This is everything I’ve ever meant to say to you. You could be thousands of miles away, But I’ll still see you when I close my eyes. We’ve come too far to let our story end like this, And we’ve come too far to let what we’ve built fall apart. We both know this is love. I will never forget you.
We decided to release the titles to all the tracks on our new E.P… You’re welcome. (; 1. Fresh Prince of the Jersey Shore. 2. Matt.0 3. Snooki’s baby. (The rise of Lucifer) 4. #Yolo 5. Rihana packs a punch. 6. Who hit who? (The untold story of Chris Brown.) 7. Kim’s new husband. 8. Britney Spears will save us from 2012.