On My Own Two Feet

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released 11 November 2004

Words and Music by Garen Gueyikian

Produced and recorded by Mike Shimshack @ The Shim Shack
Drums recorded by Jonathan Kaplan and Kyle Kelso @ Z Studios
Mixing and additional recording by Kyle Kelso @ The Soho Dungeon
Mastered by Scott Hull @ The Hit Factory Mastering Studios

Garen: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Keys
Nir Z: Drums and Programming
Pemberton Roach: Bass
Kyle Kelso: Electric Guitar
Chris Gignoux: Additional Electric Guitar on tracks 3, 6, 8, 9, 10

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Track Name: On My Own
It's such a simple thing
To let yourself go
The heartache that it brings
By now I should know
The feeling I used to get [The feeling that i get]
With every step that I'd take

My skin is tougher now
My skin is tougher now

Divided, Deny it
Tell me what do you think of me now
That I can get by on my own two feet
Don’t hide it, tell me are you a liar
Do you think of me now [now -->yeah]
That I, I said I, I'll get by on my own
Said I, I said I

All the little things
I’ve learned along the way
(Nothing can ever be picture perfect)
Help to heal my wounds
Without any trace
(On and on they help me carry on there)
Hands come unbound
And the only sound is silence

My thoughts are clearer now
(I’m all surrounded)
Thoughts come clearer now

Divided, Deny it
Tell me what do you think of me now
That I can get by on my own two feet
Don’t hide it, tell me are you a liar
Do you think of me now
That I, I said I, I'll get by on my own
Said I, I said I

It's a wonder I couldn't get away
There's a reason I never tried
Take a 3 by 5 and save the days
My skin is tougher now
Much much thicker now
Thoughts come clearer now
Track Name: Mark My Words
I wonder where you've been
While the walls were closing in
If I could go on
Pretending this was always wrong

Now I wonder who you'll turn to
When it starts to bring you down

Mark my words I will never bleed for you
Not if you don't want what you don't need from me anyway

I'll miss your attitude
I'll miss the way you quickly change your moods
That look in your eyes
And the way you flash your fake plastic smile

Now I wonder where your gonna run to
When it leaves you down and [out?]

Mark my words I will never bleed for you
I know you don't want what you don't need from me anyway [now that you?]
I spent too much time on my knees for you
Now my hands are washed from drowning in your sea
Consider yourself set free

Now I wonder who you’ll run to
When it starts to bring you down

Mark my words I will never bleed for you
Not if you don't want what you don't need from me anyway
I spent too much time on my knees if only for you
Now my hands are washed from drowning in your sea
I tell you mark my words this is the last you’ll hear from me
Consider yourself set free
Track Name: Uncovered
All of those times that you just go on running
Leaves me to believe, there’s a solitude you need
It takes you away to some place where your alone
How was I to know how this all would go
I know we never talk about it
Try to dance our way around it
My alarms they have sounded
If there’s a fear I think we’ve found it

Everything would be just fine
If maybe we could pass the time, well
We’re leaving this all uncovered
For the demons to hold us down
Everything in life just changed
From the moment that you walked away, well
I don't want to leave Uncovered, Uncovered

All of the things I say that you never understand
We got together anyway just not quite the way we’d planned
I run over that same moment in my mind
There must be some other way for us to pass the time
When you feel broken, bent or bound
I’ll keep you safe and sound
It’s a fight you’ll never win
Let the storyline begin

Everything would be just fine
If maybe we could pass the time, well
We’re leaving this all uncovered
For the demons to hold us down
Everything in life just changed
From the moment that you walked away, well
I don’t want to leave Uncovered, Uncovered

Though I try to press rewind
Nothing happens every time
There’s a line that I have drawn
It’s the line we’re standing on
No it’s nothing like you said
You’re like a book I’ve never read
I still want to be inside you
I take you for a ride tonight

Everything would be just fine
If maybe we could pass the time, well
We’re leaving this all uncovered
For the demons to hold us down
My life changed
From the moment you walked away
I don’t want to leave Uncovered, Uncovered…
Track Name: Sex in a Box (rewind)
Lay your mind on the pillowcase
I’m on the line I paint a picture that you can’t erase
All of the things that you know that I want to do to you

I take it to the back
I want to push it underneath
I try to fall between the cracks
I want to find some inner peace
I tell you that I’m sorry for this
I’m getting by
Well I did what I did
I couldn’t take it any longer
The way you bring me down
Such a bitter surrender
All this love we’ve rediscovered
Has got me feeling all alright

If I tried everything in the book to make you forget
If I said all those mistakes that I made were in the past
If I could take it back I would do this all again
If I could I would rewind

Sit back and relax
Keep track of the facts
As I gaze in the maze
Of your eyes they’ve been laced
With some kind of drug
That keeps me from looking away
I did what I did
I swear I didn’t mean it anything that I said
If I could have you back for one day
All the things that I would do and say

If I tried everything in the book to make you forget
If I said all those mistakes that I made were in the past
If I could take it back I would do this all again
If I could I would

I’d tell you all the things that I think you’d want to hear
Before you disappear

I tried everything in the book to make you forget
I took those mistakes I made and put them in the past
If I could take it back, I would do this all again
If I could I would rewind
Track Name: Vigil
What's written on your face, replaced all I hold sacred
You stole my breath away, How perfect your crime
Erase the day, innocence is over
Plenty of reason, couldn’t find the right rhyme, now
Where do we go from here?

I hold a candle while you sleep
I light a vigil just for you
Never keep it hidden here down below
So damn bittersweet to be able to let you know

Promises are a lie you deny it every time that I see you
Feelings of holding back they never subside
I craved the pain but now that it's over
Being with you is like emotional suicide
Where do we go from here?

Come again I feel alive
Had me feeling paralyzed
Come again I feel alive
The way that we take it back
It's quicker than a heart attack
[~To make] a long story short
Promises are for amateurs

Promises are for the amateurs
Promises are for the amateurs
I'm no amateur for you, for you
Making me scream
Track Name: Contagious
She’s like a drug when you’re addicted to love
That elusive answer that you can’t think of
Slowly pulling you in like she’s been sent from up above
She’s like a pill you get your fill
But then you still need more
She’s all up in your face in such a way you can’t ignore
Her standing there

Maybe this will be good for you
(Like falling down)
Maybe all of this will be good

Lay down in her open sky
You’re still waiting for her moon to rise
She’s contagious
She’s like a dream but none you’ve ever seen
Turns you into the man you never thought you could be
Now that we’re all alone she said
This is just between you and me anyway

Maybe this will be good for you
(Like falling down)
Maybe all of this will be good

Lay down in her open sky
Still waiting for her moon to rise
She’s contagious
Face down when you realize
All the love in this room has been swept aside
Come save us or just me

Sometimes she’s gonna treat you like
You’ve never done anything right
You were never more than a lover
And she was never more than just a dream
Track Name: If It's What You Want
When I think about the love
It makes me think of all the pain
Apparently I'm not the one you're dreaming of
When you see rain
Because I know rain makes you happy

I won't keep this locked up anymore
I feel it slipping though my hands
You shouldn't talk 'cause you don't know
How far this would go
You were the devil in disguise
You turned out to be someone I hardly recognize
If this is what you want
Then it's what I need

I know we fake from time to time
When there's nothing but the silence while we keep the car in drive
The way we act like nothing's wrong
Until it's gone
I only hope that now you're happy

I won't keep this locked up anymore
I feel it slipping through my hands
You shouldn't talk 'cause you don't know
How far this would go
You were the devil in disguise
You turned out to be someone I hardly recognize
If this is what you want then it's what I need

Is it too hard for you to see?
Is it too hard?
Or too much to take?
I feel like I can finally start to breathe
If we get back here someday we'll find out

We were barely hanging on
Now it's gone
I only hope that now you're happy
You're happy, happy alone
Track Name: Ain't That a Shame
You watch and you wait
Surrounded by things that you can’t relate to
and then you find yourself
in the corner of the room again
You try too hard
Now you’re left with all these scars
On any other day
you could make them go away

We wait too long
Now it’s swallowed us all
Ain’t that a shame
Ain’t that a shame

You break your back
You feel just like you don’t react
To anything on time or so it seems
the whole world passed you by
You tried too hard
Now you feel all torn apart
On any other day
you would know the words to say
But you think too much
Now it’s got you all messed up
Ain’t that a shame
Ain’t that a shame
Ain’t that a shame
Ain’t that a shame
Find someone else to blame

We wait too long
Now it’s swallowed us all
You know you think too much
Now it’s got you all messed up
Yeah

It’s like your mind is made up
That everything you gave up
Has all been done in vein
Has all been done in vein
Still you push away
You watch and you wait
Surrounded by things that you can’t relate to
And then you find yourself in the corner by yourself again
You try too hard and now you’re left with all these scars
On any other day you could push it all away
Ain’t that a shame
Track Name: Collide
I want you to corrupt me
I want you to make me bleed
I want to be your savior
I want to part your seas
Fill you up until you were whole again
I’d make you feel alive
So you don’t feel so empty on the inside
I want to be your lover
Never just your friend
I swear I’ll be beside you
Every chance I get
I wish you’d take me a little more seriously
When I say these things to you
But you act like you don’t know who I’m talking to

With all of these thoughts pounding in my head
All of the words I wrote in a letter I never sent
Lines that you won’t let me break
Times that you could never erase or change
Will our worlds collide the next time

I let you dig your hole too deep in me
Pretty soon you’ll let me down again
Will I still see you in my sleep tonight
Will I still see you in my sleep tonight

I wanted you to linger
I want you on my mind
I swear I’ll think about you
All the time
Take me a little more seriously
When I say to you
Don’t act like you don’t know who I’m talking to

With all of these thoughts pounding in my head
All of the words I wrote in a letter I never sent
Lines that you won’t let me break
Times that you could never erase or change
Will our worlds collide the next time

I want you to corrupt me
I want you to make me bleed
I want to be your savior
Track Name: My Voice
Leave me out of any games you play let me walk away
Settle things down let me go in peace
I spread my love all around
Every dirty secret turns me into a dirty lie
Now everything that you ever said was just to ease my mind
When I got caught inside your web
It was taking me over
You were leaving me under the ground

With my voice, with my hands
I will do anything that I want to do with them
It’s my choice, they’re my demands
They are strong enough to break your skin

Now that you’re gone I don’t need much of anything
That you have for me anymore
You left me alone
I said to myself maybe that’s the way
Maybe that’s the way my story goes
Another dirty feeling has pushed me over the line
Now everything that you ever did will kick your ass in time
When I break free from all these chains
They were taking me over
Now I’m rising over the crowd

With my voice, with my hands
I will do anything that I want to do with them
It’s my choice, they’re my demands
They are strong enough to break your skin

I’ve figured out my weaknesses
So I hide them from you
Every time you come around you pick me up then you let me down
It’s all that you ever do
There’s a nervousness that comes with this
But I cannot describe it
I hide out in the basement, in the alley
Where it’s dark and cold and you can never find me there

With my voice, with my hands
I will do anything that I want to do with them
It’s my choice, they’re my demands
They are strong enough to break your skin
Strong enough to break your skin