DARKERSIDE

there’s a darker side to everything

that’s why I tend to try not to think

there’s a darker part to you and me

we’re never who we want,

but I guess that’s meant to be

 

I’m pasting gray words over sun-streaked beats like

“I never met someone as dismal as me”

 

If the words make you frown, don’t put the pages down 

cause

when was the last time you forced yourself to think?

sometimes I feel like my brain was on the shelf 

and I picked it out just to mess with myself

cause there’s another side to me that darkness only helps

and I can’t say it’s me

but I can’t say it’s someone else

 

(oh/yea)

 

THERE’S A DARKER SIDE TO EVERYTHING

THAT’S WHY I TEND TO TRY NOT TO THINK

THERE’S A DARKER PART TO YOU AND ME

WE’RE NEVER WHO WE WANT

BUT I GUESS THAT’S MEANT TO BE

 

this is not something you can wash out with the sun,

this sits beside me every day until I’m gone,

cause I live between happy and haunted,

but that’s never what I wanted

so process me

take these words to sleep

if there’s any way I won’t be alone

this is it

it has to be

Terrified of never being what I wanted

so I’ll flip between happy and haunted

 

THERE’S A DARKER SIDE TO EVERYTHING

THAT’S WHY I TEND TO TRY NOT TO THINK

THERE’S A DARKER PART TO YOU AND ME

WE’RE NEVER WHO WE WANT

BUT I GUESS THAT’S MEANT TO BE

 

this is not something you can wash out with the sun,

this sits beside me every day until I’m gone,

cause I live between happy and haunted,

I live between happy and haunted

 

RADIKAL

Honey it fits you like a glove
Holding bones around you
Your mask with the worn-out mouth
Fills your lungs like I do 

Let's have a two-on-two
Sarcastic rendezvous
I still can't see what's wrong with you
though our minds are stuck like glue 

There's a fine line between falling and falling apart
and I just don't know where to start
There's a fine line between falling and falling apart
and I just don't know if I'm ready to start 

Yo
I gotta shake this hold
It's not like you're out to get me anyways
You and your pitch-black coat
My alter-ego could be anybody
else, and out there
It's not like I don't care
I just can't see myself doing something else 

I'm erratic, I'm a radical
Back at it like I was never damaged
To err is human, I have proved it
I'm erratic, I'm a radical
Back at it like I was never damaged
Don't tell me what I haven't lived
You only win the game if you acid wash your brain
Grow up just the same
Don't question how no one's different now 

I didn't fill myself with smoke but that's why I'm different now 

THERE'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN FALLING AND FALLING APART

AND I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START

You could do it all
You could take my fall
but I'd rather do it all myself
Cause either I think too much or I don't think at all 

I could do it all, I could take the fall
but you'd rather do it all yourself
Cause either I think too much or I don't think at al 

 

HUMAN

THE DAY I STOP BREATHING IS THE DAY I STOP FEARING YOU

I ONLY SPEAK TO PROVE THAT I'M STILL HUMAN TOO

 

We drew guns on the sidewalk back then, we were kids with wars in chalk, 

I used to think about when I''d die and how many questions I'd have for God. 

Cause even death sounds good until you write it down,

until you tell pen and paper where and how you will end your stay,

But today is not that day

 

THE DAY I STOP BREATHING IS THE DAY I STOP FEARING YOU

I ONLY SPEAK TO PROVE THAT I'M STILL HUMAN TOO

 

See I'd live in the fast lane if it wasn't covered in wet paint,

Cause my feet would stick and I would sound like the rest of them,

(sorry)

I don't mean to sound cynical, I'm just trying to stay original,

To be honest I'm scared of myself getting older and not doing what I want before I'm over,

 

THE DAY I STOP BREATHING IS THE DAY I STOP FEARING YOU

I ONLY SPEAK TO PROVE THAT I'M STILL HUMAN TOO

 

I just want to say what I want to say,

Not enough passion 

Not enough days

 

I'm still trying to figure it out

Scared that no meaning will come from my mouth 

 

CONQUER

Pay it forward, pay your dues

you better pick the life that we choose for you,

distract yourself until you’re dead,

you got a problem? no? that’s okay son,

I’ve got plenty and I’ll give you some.

Kids pour out your life and soul,

we don’t wanna be lonely but we love to be alone

 

A think tank, a think tank on treads, aimed at my head

 

EVERYTIME I TRY TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT MYSELF

A LITTLE BIT OF YOU LEAKS IN AND NOW I’M SOMEONE ELSE

I’LL CONQUER YOU

 

Kids pour out your life and soul,

yeah I know that I said that before,

but I’m kinda scared that you don’t love me and you’re just bored.

Cause it’s all for one, but that one’s for none, like way back before all this thnking begun,

When it was just me, so tread lightly.

Please

 

EVERYTIME I TRY TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT MYSELF

A LITTLE BIT OF YOU LEAKS IN AND NOW I’M SOMEONE ELSE

I’LL CONQUER YOU

 

No great story ever starts out great

we only choose to tell all the parts that we don’t hate

 

EVERYTIME I TRY TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT MYSELF

A LITTLE BIT OF YOU LEAKS IN AND NOW I’M SOMEONE ELSE

I’LL CONQUER YOU

 

DESOLATION SOUND

If home was where you wanted to go,
would you let me know?
If these are not the words that you spoke,
then I’m on my own,
I’m on my own

What if all my days replayed this?
Do I end the same if I faked it?
I’ve become what I needed least,
I want to be what I used to be.

If faith is all we need then why do I crave something more?
Or has this been said before?
Will I meet the reason why I count my griefs at night?
Or are you not there?

happy and haunted
not what I wanted

I want to feel alive
I don’t want to worry again
I want my head back
I want my brain to mend

I’m not scared of changing, no
I’m scared of staying the same,

What if all I’ve done is missed it?
Crash landed in the thick of it
I’ll leave my old haunts behind me,
and step forward to sleeping giants.

something has to change