Homebodies

by CITYLIMITS

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released July 28, 2015

Produced, engineered, mixed and graciously slaved over by Chris Pierce at Volume IV in New Brunswick, NJ from February to March 2015. Mastered by Bill Henderson / Azimuth in March 2015.

Cover photo by Drea Rose.

On this recording, City Limits was: Mike/Allon/Dave/Richie

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Track Name: This Is The Last Time, I Swear
Thought I saw you last night
On the road, you were driving home
I felt the knot grow in my throat
It's never easy to think about it

I could dwell on all the things that I've done wrong
The resentment's got its hold on me
Got it's hold on me
I'm losing sight and I can't save myself
From being unable to think correctly
Like I'm expecting

It gets harder
It gets harder
It gets harder

Give up or grow up
I can't carry the weight for too long
I'll collapse under the pressure
Trying to go to the well one too many times

Still in my head it's all I hear
Still in my head it's all I hear
Words that I wrote from past years
This is the last time I swear
Track Name: Distracted
It's been 500,000 times
I've tried to write along to my own words
The speed of light just isn't fast enough tonight.

I'm rising to the occasion, I'm falling through the cracks
The words they come in one ear but they don't come out in tact.

You think I'm going someplace else?
You think my mind's gone off to space.
But still I try to keep my feet planted on the ground
Fall into the same old hole, the same damn place.

I know you won't believe it
I know you think it isn't real
Oh, I feel a bit distracted
The panic breathing welcomes me.

500,000 fucking times

It's been 500,000 times
I've tried to write along to my own words
The speed of light just isn't fast enough tonight.

I'm rising to the occasion, I'm falling through the cracks
The words they come in one ear but they don't come out in tact.

The words they don't come out in tact.
500,000 fucking times
Track Name: Immovable Objects
You're checking out
And I wish that I wasn't
Finding so many good things to keep me around
It's not that hard to leave
But everything gets boxed in, cut up and laid out
By summer's end I'm hoping you could show me around

Thank you so much for the new motivation
Without your bravery I won't find mine
In the back of your mind, maybe the doubt still creeps
This leap of faith crossed more than just state lines

No one said it'd be like this
That over time I won't give a shit about anyone and feel let down
I'm hanging on a thread
The last one time to where I live
What I wouldn't give to have the same problems somewhere else
I could live with that

Is it the fear of being out by yourself?
Or the pressure you put on yourself for someone else
Is the negative side of every outcome the only thing that holds you back?
I've got everything I need to be alone inside the walls I built
I lean hard on bitterness and jealousy but they're things I've got no use for

No one said it'd be like this
Don't fill me in on the things I missed
I'm hanging on a thread
The last one time to where I live
What I wouldn't give to have the same
What I wouldn't give to have the same
What I wouldn't give to have the same problems somewhere else
What I wouldn't give to have the same problems somewhere else
I could live with that
Track Name: Pacemaker
You try and close your eyes.

Church bells and families
Salaries and property
I'm still asleep in this teenage dream.

You try and close your eyes
While the world passed by.

Focus on the little things
Just get me on a stage
Watch every effort blow up in my face

You try and close your eyes
While the world passed by.
I see their lives go by
But I still try
(I try I try)

I try to move at my own pace
Forget the world
Let it melt away.

Just let it melt away.

You kept your eyes shut tight
While life just passed you by

Fucked up priorities
Just get me on a stage
I tore up the map
Enjoyed the sights
I move at my own pace.
Track Name: Headlines
Center stage, all the rage
Dim the lights, the joke's on you
Imagine all the things they put you through
Crack all your eggs in the same empty basket.
Just look at the mess you've made.

You'll never be good enough.
You'll never go far enough.
Some of us weren't meant to leave.
That's what the headlines say.

You'll never be good enough.
You'll never break through enough.
Don't believe everything you read.
That's what the headlines say to me.

I remember having faith
Try to think a little clearer
Before every word became an open sore
Always counting down the days
Will I ever get a sign?
I throw my hands up at the sky

If I could swallow another winter
I just might make it out alive
Nowhere to go but up

Sometimes I feel like falling
Take a breath, we'll scream up at the sky
Sometimes I feel like dying
But I keep trying to ignore the headlines

Ignore the headlines

I think I'm drowning
I swore I'd never get in over my head
Throw me a lifeline, I swear that my eyes are turning red

And still I answer half-heartedly
"I'm fine"
"I'm great"
I lie through my teeth

Sometimes I feel like falling
Take a breath, we'll scream up at the sky
Sometimes I feel like dying
But I keep trying to ignore the headlines

Ignore the headlines

Here we are back at the start again
Trying to stay afloat
We're swimming in circles again.

You'll never be good enough.
You'll never go far enough.
Don't believe everything you read.
That's what the headlines say to me.

You'll never be good enough.
You'll never break through enough.
Don't believe everything you read.
That's what the headlines say to me.
Track Name: Homebodies
I got it in my head
To stick to what I knew
If I emptied out my thoughts on page
The words could be of use
To finally clear my mind
And have a strong excuse to avoid responsibilites
And find a new escape

Time passes by I don't think clearly when
I put my focus in poorly thought out fantasies

If I cut myself off, how far would I drift away?
I've got this mental image of being stuck at the same age
I'm good with bad decisions
If we'd made one there's some doubt
There's no point to feeling defeated if there's enough sense to figure this out

Time passes by I don't think clearly when
Every day ahead is scaring me to death

If it's a mistake
Then start it over
It can't be just me that has to wonder
If the right thing to say
Could match to how I feel
A body leaving home, falling asleep at the wheel

If it's a mistake
Then start it over
It can't be just me that has to wonder
If the right thing to say
Could match to how I feel
A body leaving home, falling asleep at the wheel