On My Own Two Feet

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1.
03:15
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
2.
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
3.
03:55
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…
4.
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
5.
03:27
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
6.
03:13
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
03:04
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
10.
04:12
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

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released November 11, 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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