One Foot Out The Door

by SecondShot

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released April 23, 2006

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Track Name: Last Toast
Quiet everybody please
Raise your glass and take your seats
Let us make a toast to celebrate the life that I am leaving
I remember every hand I shook
Without the help of eyes to look
But eyes in sight I found can blur
A person's view on good intentions

So I don't spend too much time regretting what I've missed
I would've loved to have had a chance to see my kids
But there are sacrifices made by all who live
Just wait and see

I'd like to introduce a friend
Janice Mary, would you stand
Would you please give some applause
To recognize what she has done
I did the best for you I could
I know it wasn't always good
But it's impossible to know how much you've had until you've lost it

So I put my drinking and career too far in first
I spent a little too much time with younger girls
But you still got the best of all my years
And still care enough to calm the fears I'm facing

Just this last loose end to tie
I'd like to give back everything
To all those here, so raise your glasses high
And take this final chance to say goodbye
Track Name: On And On
Wait another day or two
And repent into a glass that tells you
Everything is good enough
And there is nothing ever fucking here to do
There's no more vacancies in the place you always hope to be
And without intent and no remorse
You've taken a short path and run its course

There used to be more volition surrounding this place
It's been crushed and absorbed by the lines on your face
In an unending game of wait and see

It's a lesson to learn that there is no reward without compromise
At two in the morning the mood's turning grim
And on borrowed time
There's no one here I recognize
I'm listening but I can go on and on and on and on and

Time can be a bitch when it's ignored too long
And isolation is a bitter lonely friend
That suffocates itself
Win, lose or draw
You left an opening for some self-inflicted tragedy
And without intent and no remorse
You've taken a short path and run its course

It used to take more incentive to follow your pace
It's been slowed and absorbed by the lines on your face
In an unending game of wait and see

It's a lesson to learn that there is no reward without compromise
At two in the morning the mood's turning grim
And on borrowed time
There's no one here I recognize
I'm listening but I can go on and on and on and on and
Track Name: Forever Numb
Take two tablets and all in the morning
This span of attention is all but destroying
Your grade point, but don't worry we'll keep you focused
Your sex drive will suffer but you'll never notice

Look there's a symptom we must study and medicate
Weight gain, anxiety, and over-aging
Can't be cured alone
It's our job to prescribe you forever numb

What's that, you've gained some weight over the holidays
That's nothing a few uppers won't help you regulate
Of course they might cause you a long term addiction
In that case, they're more effective if you snort them

Ignore the TV commercials that spout side effects
Drowsiness, nausea, and higher blood pressure
We've got pills for that
So there's no sense in denying
All our means of profit sharing til nothing is left
Upping health care prices keeps our best interest at heart
It's our job to prescribe you forever numb

Look there's a symptom we must study and medicate
Weight gain, anxiety, and over-aging
Can't be cured alone
It's our job to prescribe you forever numb
Track Name: Take It From Me
She said I'm sorry that it has to be this way
I said it's fine, I'd do the same
And as I drive away into another disconsolate day
I know that things might never change

So is it really worth it to just ignore
All these words in my head
They're better off never being said
I'm looking for the answers
Pick up the phone
And I'll listen to these words
I'll pretend I never heard

Another night alone will probably go awry
Fall to the ground and so will I
Here's to another drink and drunken exchange
That once again I won't be remembering

But at least it's something different than a filtered truth
Were all these words in my head
Better off never being said
There's no turning back now
It's said and done
And if I end up being burned
Is there a lesson that I've learned

So what's to be expected
Or is the story told
I have taken on the world
That I've always opposed
There's no turning back now
It's said and done

And if I end up getting burned
Is there a lesson that I've learned
And if I end up getting burned
Is there a lesson that I've learned
Track Name: Government And Guns
There is no crime without intent
There is no war without instigation
An administration shrouded in protest
Somehow rose masses of against
Evil in its new iteration
I guess John Wayne's our newest President

I know some things never change
I know that this has been arranged
Now we're at fault and you're to blame
So shed another fucking vengeful speech
And tell us what we've won
More government and guns

There are no cheers without success
There's no fear without alteration
Why change horses while in mid stride
When we've all been taught to accept
Created facts based on omission
The view gets blurry behind swollen eyes

I know some things never change
I know that this has been arranged
Now we're at fault and you're to blame
So shed another fucking vengeful speech
And tell us what we've won
More government and guns

Murder is okay if we can justify the means
So sacrifice the youth to save the future
We can keep a class in check if everyone agrees
To keep federal funding from the poor
It's clear that we are all the victims of an idiot's decree
Citing death and persecution at its core
That now has focused on a foreign plight and left us here

I know some things never change
I know that this has been arranged
Now we're at fault and you're to blame
So shed another fucking vengeful speech
And tell us what we've won
More government and guns
Track Name: Drugs And Dogs
Lock the doors and shut the blinds
You can't run a business without some security
Everybody wants what's free
And guaranteed with purchase of your company
With a trash bag full of merchandise
The good and bad gets scissored up
And hoarded by the help
While glass lit from the bottom
Constitutes the smell
There's no job that pays quite this well

Now there is no escape
You're laying down on the bed you've made
All the money saved
Could never cover the price you paid
But for what it's worth
Remember that you wouldn't have it any other way

Your girlfriend sits with blackened eyes
A dog with ringworms passes on his way to eat
And shit next to my bedroom door
Excuse me if I'm feeling less like royalty
One man's treasure is another's curse
It's hard to keep good company
When you've locked yourself in hell
While glass lit from the bottom
Constitutes the smell
There's no job that pays quite this well

Now there is no escape
You're laying down on the bed you've made
All the money saved
Could never cover the price you paid

But for what it's worth
Remember that the buzz
will numb your troubles
So that you're awake
but not aware
Track Name: One Small Mistake
Where is all the action at
I'm set up for a brutal disappointment
And I'm pretty sure this time it's all my fault
I'd love to see some dreams come true
I've dumbed them down to make them seem
More feasible and easier to see them followed through
I'm not unaware that I'm drowning an experience away
I've repressed the scare that

Two years from now
I'll learn that getting laid the same
And paid out by a giant corporation
Lacks the benefits I've hoped for
When I wished nothing would change
I didn't realize I was flying off infatuation

Now there's nothing I can say or do to prepare
For the time that I'll be wasting every day
I'll let this blank stare tell you

One small mistake
Pushed me back to where I was before today
And now I'm seeing that with
No one to blame
I'm not comfortable but bored
Which left me unimpressed and holding breath
While wasting here

If there was anybody listening
I'd tell you what went wrong
But I gave that opportunity up years ago
So I'll whisper it all to myself
And write another song
That nobody's ever gonna hear
It's been another boring year
Of shit I thought I wanted
Now I'm reaping what I sowed
Where did my purpose go
And all that it takes

Is just one small mistake
Pushed me back to where I was before today
And now I'm seeing that with
No one to blame
I'm not comfortable but bored
Which left me unimpressed and holding breath
While wasting here
Track Name: Maybe Someday
All the weight of the change
From this new experience
Dropped an anchor
That is stuck between these boxes in the main room
Where we stayed
While you stayed in the living room alone

Today qualifies as calm before the storm
Still I'm gonna get us back to where we were
Maybe someday

What's at stake
Who's to blame
Is there anyone at fault
There's no logic
When it's torn against
The empathy that comes up
When I'm faced with the truth
That you're never coming home

Today qualifies as calm before the storm
Still I'm gonna get us back to where we were
And with any luck you'll see us all again
Maybe someday

I'm awake for a change
On a Monday afternoon
I've heard life happens between tragedies
So this is it I guess
I've made this place such a mess
But I'm never going home

Today qualifies as calm before the storm
Still I'm gonna get us back to where we were
And with any luck you'll see us all again
Maybe someday
Track Name: Dried Up And Dead
Dried up and dead at 21
Looks like I failed you
Living in the moment felt too good
So what happens next
When the course has run
It's too late now the damage has been done

By now I've sunken into a boring day to day routine
All there's left to do is self-destruct
Into a life built on complacency

Dried up and dead at 21
Turned condescending
Breaking all these bonds won't be ignored
So now who's to blame
To me it's all the same
Excuses never meant much anyway

Today becomes a clone of yesterday
That's the decision that was made
To start jumping through the rings of mediocrity

By now I've sunken into a boring day to day routine
All there's left to do is self-destruct
Into a life built on complacency
Track Name: Pack Your Bags
Nothing ever lasts forever
And nothing ever could've saved this
We're on a roll into the hole of another year
Save some breath and make it easy
Then take some steps because you leaving
Is nothing I can't numb
with a tenth or eleventh beer

I'm not sorry anymore
Pack your bags and find the door
There's a difference between change and adversity
Trace your steps until they're gone
And with your back against the wall
Tear the curtains down
And parade around
So the world can see you're still crazy

Wake up
How did you end up here
I guess it's fine
If you just wait and stay for a while
I'll show you a smile
And pretend it's real
It's a punishment for thinking
That two of us could share a drink
Without giving in
I'll see you again
On your next appeal

What's been said I haven't heard
What's another broken word
There's a trade off in disdain and security
In some time you will be gone

And with your back against the wall
Tear the curtains down
And parade around
So the world can see you're still crazy

Trace your steps until they're gone
And with your back against the wall
Tear the curtains down
And parade around
So the world can see you're still crazy

Light a smoke and kid yourself
There's nothing wrong
Tell a joke
That's on you while I play along

I'm not sorry anymore
Pack your bags and find the door
There's a difference between change and adversity
Trace your steps until they're gone
And with your back against the wall
Tear the curtains down
And parade around
So the world can see you're still crazy
Track Name: Done And Done (Part One)
Places everybody
Here's the game
We're gonna slow down just this song
To bare some inner pain
And the genre-bending twist
Is the acoustical guitars
So that kids and moms will love it
Just the same
You say it's just a lame attempt
To make it big
But showing you our hearts
We'll say
Is the punkest thing we did
But the truth is
We know it's harder
To get rich by playing fast
Still we know this song sucks
That's why we stuck it last
Yeah this song sucks
That's why we stuck it last
Track Name: Done And Done (Part Two)
It's over
Wipe the tears off of your face
Fast bands doing slow
Is the new musical disgrace
But in truth
It doesn't sound as bad to me
As I may claim
Cause I'd still take it
Over scream-core
Aren't emo vocalists supposed to sing
What's the point of screaming
Over minor chords in clean
By the faces that you make
I guess you're representing hurt
But it just looks like you're take a shit to me

It's the classic cliche
Of an encore with the ballad hit
And everybody's lighters lit
I thought the 90s ended this

Easy listening is nice
For break ups and make outs
It's a valid vice
But leave it to Cetera
Cuz his ballads kick your ass
Yeah we know this song sucked
That's why we made it fast
Yeah this song sucked
That's why we made it fast
Yeah this song sucks
But the end kicks fucking ass