Consider This Your Curse

by Over Stars and Gutters

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released June 27, 2009

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Track Name: Written in Green Ink
Written in Green Ink

Watching cars pass by, I'm staring at the street
Hazy nights are habits now, I just can't seem to beat.
Dressed up in Sunday's best with a fifth in my hand.
Two packs of cigarettes and thoughts of spoiled plans
No regrets, just retrospect, and things I should've done
but if you don't care, then I don't care, we'll leave it that way
And it seems that we're going nowhere
At least we'll make it fast
And it might not be what we wanted
but at least it might last
it might be just what we need to get it back... that true feeling

Waking up this morning never felt so fucking tough
drinks to get me out of bed and pills to keep me up
Things can't get too clear now, I wouldn't like what I see
I'll find myself the nearest bar, and grab the closest seat
My friends are disappearing, they're leaving one by one
I'll tell myself a little lie...that this is what i want
And it seems that we're going nowhere
At least we'll make it fast
And it might not be what we wanted
but at least it might last
it might be just what we need to get it back... that true feeling
Track Name: Less Is Moore
Less is Moore

Living here has shot me up with regret that I can't seem to shake
I know this isn't the first time you've heard this song
about hating everyone you see and the man you've come to be
but i've got to get a few things off my chest before I leave

Even when I'm gone, I'll be here with you
For all those things you did, you'll be paying for your sins
Consider this your curse for being self-consumed
I will do my best to watch this city fucking rot in hell

Sleeping here has filled my sheets with sweat that I get every night
These nightmares come alive every time I open my eyes
and even if I was faced with eternal peace, I'd jump face first into heartache
just to watch you come crawl, back on your knees

Even when I'm gone, I'll be here with you
For all those things you did, you'll be paying for your sins
Consider this your curse for being self-consumed
I will do my best to watch this city fucking rot

And I'll see you in hell for all those things that you did
And I'll see you in hell for every casket kid
And I'll see you in hell for every standard you let slip
And I'll see you in hell for this empire you built on shit
I'll see you in hell
Track Name: Treading Water
Treading Water

I've been treading water way too long
Find me face first dead in this sea
My demons just don't drown
My habits have taken me
A face in the mirror is unfamiliar
Staring back with hollowed eyes
A look of a defeated soul
A lack of total self control
And how in the hell did it come to this?

These songs sound like shit tonight
What the hell is wrong with me?
I'm a clinic for fucking up
I'll teach you to lose everything

As Everything Falls apart, As everything falls apart these days (where is the hope?)

Empty bottles and full ashtrays
The only Memories that I have
My friends keep running away
Like piss down the drain
Laugh it off for another day
I'll pretend everything will be okay
But as all my dreams are lost
Will I even know the cost?
You'll never know just how sorry I am

These songs sound like shit tonight
What the hell is wrong with me?
I'm a clinic for fucking up
I'll teach you to lose everything

As Everything Falls apart, As everything falls apart these days (where is the hope?)
Track Name: Anthem on Sheridan
Anthem on Sheridan

I've spent years on these streets chasing everything
I've watched better men than me come and disappear
Complacency, Naivety, those words always forsake me
and everything we want could be ours tonight

Those words don't mean a thing without the heart behind them
So live an anthem, live a flame ablaze
You can live with what ifs, and remember the times
But you don't have forever to make it count

When will you cross the line you drew in the sand?
Just let it wash away for hopes of better days
Are you alive? really living? have you simply just given in?
And when did all our dreams become not enough?

Those words don't mean a thing without the heart behind them
So live an anthem, live a flame ablaze
You can live with what ifs, and remember the times
But you don't have forever to make it count
Track Name: Pit & The Pendulum
Pit & The Pendulum

Twenty-three years and nothing to show
except some scars and some broken bones
hospital trips don't fix anything
if you don't want to fix it yourself

They say time, it fucking flies
spreads its wings through darkened skies
look where we were look where we're at
try pretending it's not that bad

No hope, no dreaming, I just can't seem to believe it
Those words meant nothing, I never should have paid attention

My sins are written on my face, bringing me back to the same place
I can't get away from it all, so I'll try solving it with alcohol

I've never been one for superstition
Black cats don't give me heart attacks
But with the way life has been
I swear she has me under her curse

No hope, no dreaming, I just can't seem to believe it
Good luck, good heavens, those don't seem to have room for me

My sins are written on my face, bringing me back to the same place
I can't get away from it all, so I'll try solving it with alcohol

It's funny how these are my best years
And I can barely face myself
I just stare at the bottom of my bottle
and put off anything that helps

No hope, no dreaming, I just can't seem to believe it
What's left, what's missing? is there anything worth keeping?

My sins are written on my face, bringing me back to the same place
I can't get away from it all, so I'll try solving it with alcohol
It makes sense how nothing turns out right
losing what i've got in near sight
And if this is all I've got
I'll just drown in it all.
Track Name: Never Again
Never Again

Say what you will, my ears are deaf
Everything has become a wreck
Do what you have to do so you can sleep tonight
But I had promised to give you everything, all you wanted was more

Your face launched a thousand songs
They had written about you
This will be my only one
Because you and me, we're finally through

You can stop with the phone calls
Pointed fingers don't do much good
I don't need your reminders to tell me of my mistakes
And I just hope he makes you happy, Because I'm just glad that you're gone

Your face launched a thousand songs
They had written about you
This will be my only one
Because you and me, we're fucking through

And we'll be singing
We'll be dancing on our graves
All the laughter will be meant for you
I hope you can hear every single word I say
So that you'll know we're better off this way

I can't believe that this really happened, all I can say is never again

All you were was his Helen of Troy
All you did was bring hell to this boy.
Track Name: Between Sinners & Saints
Between Sinners & Saints

Do you ever feel worthless?
Do you ever feel alone?
Do you feel like god's against you?
And disgrace is all you've known
Well just imagine what it's like to feel that every day
To always have questions and not know what to say.
But you've made up your mind, or maybe never had the chance,
cos anything that's different you don't seem to understand
You can surround yourself with fools to never lose face,
but you'll never have to worry about gaining any grace
If it makes you feel safe, if it keeps you secure
I may be poisoned but you don't have the cure

It's been too many times I've seen the same dance,
round and round you all go, you're always in step
you'll never take a risk, dare I say dream,
hatred masked in convictions bursting at the seams
it must be so easy to hide, to never make a stir,
to never question what your beliefs may incur
If it makes you feel safe, if it keeps you secure
I may be poisoned but you don't have the cure

Between sinners and saints, the part we play is all the same
So i'll fuck it up to know that i've lived and keep enough heart to hope that i'll forgive

Who needs the storms of life when you can sit on the shore,
worrying only about yourself and not a thing more
you've only got one life, and you'll let it go to waste,
always counting on the faith that you misplaced.
As everything crumbles around you, you pretend to be strong
but the truth is you had nothing all along
If it makes you feel safe, if it keeps you secure
I may be poisoned but you'll be the one that burns

Between sinners and saints, the part we play is all the same
So i'll fuck it up to know that i've lived, and keep enough heart to hope I'll forgive

And in case you didn't know, we all die alone
Track Name: I'd Rather be Dead
I'd Rather Be Dead

I know this feeling too well
Somewhere between hope and hell
Don't let this be your mistake
you've got so much to give
you still have so much to live
Get out while you have a chance

I was begging you please,
just begging you please
don't let this be on my head

We spend our nights alone
Wishing that we were home
Is this everything that you want?
Remember everything
Every one of your dreams
They've all been torn away

I was begging you please
Just begging you please
Don't let this be on my head
And I'd rather be dead than watch you fall
I'd rather have nothing and let you have it all

You sold your soul for some hope
Found on the end of a rope
Fuck you for not listening
If I could take it back
You'd be alive in seconds flat
The mourners would forget my name

I was begging you please
Just begging you please
You put this on my head
And I'd rather be dead than watch you fall
I'd rather have nothing and let you have it all
Track Name: Irish R&B Singer
Irish R&B Singer

Friday night, city lights, and everything's ablaze
we're all out basking in genuine malaise
this place has nothing for us
As our plans begin to rust

Fitting in, standing up, making up your mind
one night stands, dollar signs, morals left declined
to follow anything that leads
or to get what I really need

I'm sick of songs about redemption
I'm tired of stories that end up right
Just give me something I can relate to
Just give me something to get me through tonight

One true love, A fancy house and everything they want
Falling down, blacking out, is all you've ever got
But who's to say it's really wrong?
When it's all you really want

I'm sick of songs about redemption
I'm tired of stories that end up right
Just give me something I can relate to
Just give me something to get me through tonight
Track Name: All We Have
All We Have

Never regret any decision that you've ever made
Because in that moment you felt that it was right

Don't think too much tonight, everything will be alright
This war is never gonna end
Step back and look around you won't like what you see
Who are we living our lives for?
We have no other choice but to live for what we truly love

If i'm the one that has to die, I'll choose how i Iive
Chasing what I want, It may not be the best, but i can live with that, the choices they were mine
The status quo means everything but it don't mean shit to me I've left it all so far behind
And Every day's a brand new day, but shit just gets worse, if that's what it takes to feel alive.

We spend entire days with nothing but retracing steps,
but we're longing to progress
Our nights are wasted on trying to forget the past,
why do we change to waste our time?
We have no other choice but to live for what we truly love


If i'm the one that has to die, I'll choose how i Iive
Chasing what I want, It may not be the best, but i can live with that, the choices they were mine
The status quo means everything but it don't mean shit to me I've left it all so far behind
And Every day's a brand new day, but shit just gets worse, if that's what it takes to feel alive.

Heroes fall and money burns faster than they're made
so choose to closely guard your heart
All the shimmering I've ever seen has never turned out gold
You've only got yourself to trust
We have no other choice but to live for what we truly love.