Safe Away From The World Outside

by Salitter

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released 28 August 2015

Produced by Steve Hill at Monolithic Music
Mastered by Travis Bell at Adorea Studio

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Track Name: Quarter Life Crisis
I know that all of this has been my fault
And that I can fix it with just one phone call
But I've been drinking again
Just seven letters Dan, just click send
But I'm in no mood to talk and I just make it worse
No I don't think I'm wrong

Bet you thought I'd just let this go
Tell everyone to look out below

I'm getting tired of having weeks
Where I'm getting just about 13 hours of sleep
It's weighing down too much on me
And I don't expect you to understand
I wake up to a trial or a sentencing
I'm losing patience, will to live, and all of my dreams
I need something to get me through post college blues

Bet you thought I'd just let this go
Tell everyone to look out below

I never got a chance to say how much I hate you

I'm not gonna let this one go, I'm not gonna let this go
I'm not gonna let this one go, I'm not gonna let you go
Track Name: Stop Blowing Holes In My Ship
I need to stop sleeping with the shades pulled down
By the thoughts in my head that's been up in the clouds
Come and go, changing shape, as the wind blows them by
The time I open up my mind, I've already lost my mind

I pour my heart out into the glass house
Lost so much blood I think I might pass out
It's still half empty, it's not enough
Come help me drown and come top me off

If size doesn't matter what's the difference
Between a knife and a dagger, is it intent?
(It's just a matter of leverage
Take what you can get
Give nothing back)

We go from two step to tango
This torturous transformation
Is tearing my teeth from your tender skin
Time and time again I make this mistake
I trust myself not to trust what I may
Or may not consider the wrong thing to say
Like I love you, I need you, but please go away

I pour my heart out into the glass house
Lost so much blood I think I might pass out
It's still half empty, it's not enough
Come help me drown and come top me off

If size doesn't matter what's the difference
Between a knife and a dagger, is it intent?
(It's just a matter of leverage
Take what you can get
Give nothing back)

I pour my heart out into the glass house
Lost so much blood I think I might pass out
It's still half empty, it's not enough
Come help me drown and come top me off

(When you touch yourself and
remember how good I felt
I hope you think of him and relive all your guilt
It's time we grow up, it's time we both moved on
We can't keep doing something we both know is wrong
And when you touch your neck remember the marks I left
I hope you look at him and know that you feel less
Than you did for me 'cause now you're second best
You can have your life and I'll have my revenge)
Track Name: Madness
Feels like my feet are made of lead
My ass is anchored to my bed
Go fuck yourself and fancy car
I'm still amazed I got this far

I could make a living digging ditches
Look at this hole I dug myself
It's a tomb for all my demons
A pit for all my witches
Pretty soon I'll break through the sky of hell

We've all been pretty depressed lately
Wondering how we've ended up where we are
Questioning the choices we've made that lead us there
Did we miss something critical while we were staring at the clock?
Is it ok to feel regret for how we once felt?
To feel like we've wasted our time enjoying ourselves when we should have been enriching ourselves?
Are we the ones responsible for our faults?

I could make a living digging ditches
Look at this hole I dug myself
It's a tomb for all my demons
A pit for all my witches
Pretty soon I'll break through the sky of hell

I can't believe the man I've become
I lack all the things I need to survive
And hoard all the things that keep me numb
Safe away from the world outside
All I want is someone to hear me
To find some meaning in these words
I can't move on with all these feelings
And the thought of failure makes it worse
Track Name: Seventeen Twenty Nine
I've got no obligation to see this to completion
I don't owe you your happy ending

The scars I burned into my skin
Remind me of the times we spent
Believing everything we did
Would count for something in the end

And I never said
That I'd get through this
I never volunteered to be your hero
You're just as mad as I am
And I can't blame you
Without blaming myself

The scars I burned into my skin
Remind me of the times we spent
Believing everything we did
Would count for something in the end
But now I look back and I see
How foolish children might believe
A hopeless battle could be won
Can't turn back time it can't be done
Track Name: Quiet Kid
I'm not a quiet kid
You're just an idiot
Please tell me that I'm weird and I'll tell you that I agree with it
It's not that I have nothing to say
You might as well be deaf
Small talk is my personal hell, your time isn't worth my breath

From the back of class I watch, as the jokers make their jokes
Talking out of line while the fools just take their notes
I'll just sit here til the bell, I've got better things to do
They're all safe inside my head, safe away from all of you

I'm not a quiet kid
I could talk for hours if
I thought anybody cared, even just the slightest bit
It's not that I have nothing to say
You just wouldn't care at all
What goes on inside my head should put me between padded walls

The girls goes by in their low cut shirts and I just watch here from the wall
I have no idea why I'm here, this party wasn't worth the walk
I'll just stand here with my drink, this shitty music's way to loud
I can still hear myself think and that's all I care about

I'm not a quiet kid
You're just an idiot
The time that I spend all alone, you're damn right I cherish it
It's nothing really personal
And I don't mean to offend
The words that come out of your mouth, just can't fit inside my head

I don't care about your weekend, I don't care about your wife
I don't care about your huge exams, I don't live your life
I don't care about the weather, I don't care about your mom
I don't care about the girls at work, I don't care if you all drown

I'm no psychiatrist
But I'll listen if you insist
I won't tell you I don't care but in my head I'm thinking it
I don't care about your baseball team, I don't care about your kids
Oh just stop I beg you please, can you hear me? read my lips

I'm not a quiet kid
You're just an idiot
Please tell me that I'm weird and I'll tell you that I agree with it
It's not that I have nothing to say
You might as well be deaf
Small talk is my personal hell, your time isn't worth my breath
Track Name: Victory Lap (ft. Nick Firine from Anchors Away)
Prom night, 2009
I looked great in my suit and tie
Showed up without a date
But before the night got too late
Our eyes met across the room
And I thought that it was way too soon
She took me by the hand and showed me how to be a man

The lights were low and her parents weren't home
Oh my god, who the hell did you learn that from?
No, no, don't stop, a little faster now
I spent many nights alone practicing
But I never factored in balancing

Holy shit, it just feels so good
I'm a repeat offender and I'm knocking on wood
Am I moving too fast? Are these cuffs made to last?
Grab a handful of hair and tell me I'm the best

We heard your dad come in the front door
I left my underwear on your bathroom floor
Through the window I made my escape
With a big, fucking smile on my face
We silently said goodbye
Eric picked me up 'cause I still couldn't drive
But then your boyfriend found out
So we got better at sneaking around

Holy shit, it just feels so good
I'm a repeat offender and I'm knocking on wood
Am I moving too fast? Are these cuffs made to last?
Grab a handful of hair and tell me I'm the best
Shut your mouth and keep your eyes on me
Keep your feet in the air and let your hands roam free
Don't you let them hear you gasp
Handprints up and down your ass
It's so hard to hold it steady when you're arching your back

Sitting in the back row of chemistry class
Spent the last 4 years staring at her ass
Finally got a chance to make her all mine
6 months in and it seems to be going fine
Head to her house when I get out of work
But now I'm thinking I'm sort of a fucking jerk
Pulling out front of her family home
Can't wake her parents so I dim the lights real low
That's when I saw the craziest sight
This dude ass naked running into the night
Now I know for sure I'm down on my luck
"Cause I just lost my girl to some curly headed fuck
Track Name: The I Hate You Song
I hate you, you suck
Track Name: False End
Silhouettes can never die
No regrets, now it's a lie
Everything was going right
Would only ever end in trite
The body jigsawed in with mine
It's packed her things and gone to find
A man who has a stronger spine
You left me naked, cold, and blind

Go on, go on, pretend this is the end
I'll never be a lover turned friend
You'd shoot me down but I'll do it myself
With the safety on and the gun in my belt

Silhouettes can never cry
Alone in my bed I will lie
My empty chest misses your ear
My heartbeat you will never hear
I'm missing pieces left and right
Submitted to the passing light
Forgiveness you will never find
You left me naked, cold, and blind

Go on, go on, pretend this is the end
I'll never be a lover turned friend
You'd shoot me down but I'll do it myself
With the safety on and the gun in my belt

These words on the tip of my tongue
Are the only thing I'm hanging from
I'll use my teeth to make a wall
And shout them back up as I fall
It broke my heart to make you cry
I never once told you a lie
Forgiveness you will never find
You left me naked, cold, and blind

Go on, go on, pretend this is the end
I'll never be a lover turned friend
You'd shoot me down but I'll do it myself
With the safety on and the gun in my belt

Suck my dick, I don't need your help
Track Name: Home
Admit it or not, but you're giving up
You think I lied again so I've lost your trust
It seems like I just can't do enough for you to believe in us

You've asked this question a thousand times
I'm not sure what you think you'll find
Can we try to leave this mess behind?

I guess I'll wait for you to explain just how we ended up this way

It's cold in that bed by yourself
It's cold in that cell down in hell

This is so stupid, you draw conclusions from the smallest clue
A wild accusation about a time and place and it never turns out to be true
All I hear is excuses, all I get from you is that this time you'll change
Between the promises you make and the promises you break
I don't know what I can believe

It's cold in that cell down in hell, isn't it?
It's cold up there on your pedestal, isn't it?

(If I said I knew everything would I be telling the truth?)

And is that good enough for you anyway?
You know you're tearing us apart, we can't take the strain
If good intentions mattered we'd be home by now
But the story's not over, let's see how it ends
I'm hoping for a happy ending cautiously
Track Name: Bus Stops And Revolving Doors
Well I don't know what I'm put here to do
I'm drying up in all this social glue
Am I a disappointment to you?
That's okay, I feel the same way too

I'm getting way too old for this
Same old shit drowned in different piss
I'm tired of the way my will began to break
Under the pressure to be a good boy

Well I don't know what I'm put here to do
I'm drying up in all this social glue
Am I a disappointment to you?
That's okay, I feel the same way too

I don't know why everything I try to say comes out wrong the first time
I fumble my words, I stumble and stir just to get it out right
I don't think it out, I just spit it out and then you start to cry
I'm subtle, sincere, and though you can't here
I mean every word

No more, I can't
Can't believe I got this weak
How did this happen to me?

You don't like me? Well fuck you too
I don't give a damn about you
I'm tired of your attitude
You can do better? Well good for you
Bleach me out and I'll stay blue
Don't change me, I won't change you
What was that? I can't hear you
Lalalalala, fuck you too
Track Name: Whiskey Is A Boy's Best Friend
Do our mistakes define us?
Can we even change?
Will you ever forgive me or is it just a waste?
To drinking and smoking and keeping you here
It's been a week, it's been a month, we're pressing on a year

Does my silence define me?
Breaking it would probably break you to
Breaking apart and breaking your heart seemed like all that I could do
And if i could explain, then I would
I'd give you all the answers you know I should
Put the whiskey back on the shelf
But I don't have those answers myself

So did I redefine us from something rare to this?
We never felt like a shot in the dark but we wound up a swing and a miss
I know that it's hard for you to trust
Somebody that hurt you so much
But just give me a shot and I swear that I won't let you down

Does my silence define me?
Breaking it came close to breaking you
Breaking apart and breaking your heart seemed like all that I could do
And if i could explain, then I would
I'd give you all the answers you know I should
Put the whiskey back on the shelf
But I don't have those answers myself