Seven Years Bad Luck

by SecondShot

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released May 1, 2003

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Track Name: Sorry
Every step up is another step down
Every change is a target of blame but I've found
That if anything's at fault
It's my own ambition
Flailing 'round and 'round in circles
An antithesis to where it started

Sorry that the end of motivation crawled a little closer
Conscious that the road to the middle is a good deal shorter

Stretched some achievements as far as they'd go
Every afterglow comes to an end and I know
From experience that highs have to come from lows
Before they settle in the center
An antithesis to where they started

Sorry that the end of motivation crawled a little closer
Conscious that the road to the middle is much quicker than
The road up to the

Top me off I need another drink to make me feel at ease
And drown the beauty and the bitch of doing
Something that nobody else can see

Sorry that the end of motivation crawled a little closer
Guess I'll muster up all the angst I never had
And aim towards the wall
Until it coughs me up another answer
Track Name: Today
Awake from an uninspired daze
Belly upped and bound under the weighted blocks I've made
From an indifference to this disappointing phase
I've written off excitement as a testament of age

And killed an hour
With the local news at 10
Filled with all the insight of an episode of Friends
Another headline repeat happening again
Homicide and war with sports and weather at the end

Case in point:
Better off to disregard unchangeables
Further off from knowing what today was meant for
All its faults are shared with anyone who cares to see
That the best is always free
And the worst is always most sought after all

What should anyone expect
A couple TV generations learning by suggestive advertising
Making everyone accept
The more you have the better off
And I've been no exception
So I'm

Better off to disregard unchangeables
Further off from knowing what today was meant for
Strung up all these faults for everyone to see
How different can they be
Than the problems shared by everybody
I have been sold again

Better off to disregard unchangeables
Further off from knowing what today was meant for
All its faults are shared with anyone who cares to see
That there's a million things that tell you what to be
And a million things I never want to see
Track Name: Time and Money
Easy come easy go
Is the best thing that I've been told
So I take shit as it comes and then I throw it all away
Drink it down, throw it up
Only Excess seems to be enough
When dealing time and money nothing ever falls in place

There is cash that is not for waste
And these bills are 4 months overdue today
But time has a way to distort what's at stake
So I'll take this time and spend it on my best two vices
Whiskey and porn
Because I forgot what it was paying for
It must not have been important anyway

There are days that are not for waste
And today I'm one too many hours late
But time has a way to distort what's at stake
So I'll take this time and spend it on my worst two vices
Sega and TV
Because I forgot where I'm supposed to be
It must not have been important anyway
Track Name: Chump Rock
The weight of guilt is set in play
And agitates until the point that things will never be the same
Forget tomorrow
Changing places is the game
And I'm at fault this time around so I'll be taking all the blame
Which makes it harder

Our once inspired yesterday hasn't changed
But conditions of success have gone away

Your sympathy is all but lost
It takes it's toll and claims the cost
For years not wasted but abused
A lost investment
For what's been done and what's been said
Assumed the worst hoped for the
Best intentions have been misconstrued and forced an exit

I guess all good things have to end
Make amends
I'll never see you like I did the first time
Not the last time
This is over
Done and gone all in the same night
In the same fight
It's too late for contemplating yesterday
Track Name: Low Life
Ripping apart at the seams
And you've pulled all the strings off of me
Take some comfort or shelter in knowing what time can undo
In a way I'm...

Self trained to stay unaware
Learned it's best not to know or to care
But the actions of impulse don't leave the time to construe
I'm biding our time by

Leaving all these words unspoken
Making this the end, not broken
but faded like the innocence I watched you lose
Recalling everything so easy
Throws a wrench in seeing clearly
Truth was not what truth's become
I'm one and one for washing you away

It's the slow burn of learning without much support
Too much time alone gets my words all distorted
I'd write up a note to explain what they say
It'd be full full of more shit than I've been

Today is a long one that's short on regrets
One of many it takes to forget
That shelter of comfort is one that can easily unglue
I'm biding our time by

Leaving all these words unspoken
Making this the end, not broken
but faded like the innocence I watched you lose
Recalling everything so easy
Throws a wrench in seeing clearly
Truth was not what truth's become
I'm one and one for washing you away
Track Name: Two For Flinching
Hold that memory, I am
Remembering everything I can
I bet the three of us could last all weekend
I'll grab a beer you pour the shots
We'll give it everything we've got
To make it feel like no one's ever leaving

There's always some I never see
I put that blame on them not me
I didn't fly 3000 miles for hide and seek
But fuck it anyway
This shows a traveling circus and I know there will be a day
It will no longer house me

This cheer's to everything we've done and everyone we knew
It's true, these days went by too fast

The span of attention and one year that's gone
Has made us disappear, goddamn everyone
For neglecting this legacy, I'll prove what I've done
If everybody sees me wasted

Two for flinching bored as fuck
The last three days have been enough
For me to prove that I was right in leaving
And so this final round's on me
Cuz it's the last time that we'll meet
With our youth still in tact
This party's over

The time spent away created this stage
I want all the blame for what we do to a
Bathroom's destroyed, a flag's been defaced
My blood is on the walls
What can you do
Track Name: Business As Usual
Another day, not bad so far
Discussing layoffs on my second putt for par
I'm well adjusted and upper crusted
I take the scenic route home in the company's new car

Another day of business war
Another hundred fifty jobs have run their course
The work force complaining
The boss is saying
"Spread the profit margin or we'll take away your Porche"

Four fingers scotch, three cubes of ice
Left over sweet and sour chicken over rice
Half hour eating, eight hours sleeping
Up at 6am put in my ten collect my prize

Of weekly payments and employee's praise
Calculate next quarter's raise
Take one third of the difference in cash
Then horde the rest in stocks while Reaanomics kick your ass

And when I'm gone nothing will change
There'll be a business meeting right beside my grave
Dress code is formal, all talk is cordial
My body dressed in gold to pass my wealth on to my ghost
As my whole life is summed up nicely in a toast
Bequeath me fortune to who kissed my ass the most
Track Name: Successfully Lazy
A half empty drink
One last cigarette to help me think
I'll take tomorrow as a day that I can waste
I'm shortening weeks
By spending the afternoons asleep
Not remembering the nights I'm awake

Sometimes I'm bored but always free
Guess I've fulfilled my dreams to be
Successfully lazy

An hour to spare
The caffeine is keeping me aware
I'll take my breakfast while watching TV
I've lost over time
The social effects of 9 to 5
Out of sight, out of mind, withing reach

I'm sometimes bored but always free
Guess I've fulfilled my dreams to be
Successfully lazy
Track Name: Next Year
A collective conscious shroud in vertigo
Versus potential lobbyists with disappointing plots
Of strapping ribbons on and stopping cars
To advocate what's right
The separation has proven what is wrong

I wonder if those advertising stakes
Know the lack of difference it makes
When you can't fight a system
By bothering it's pawns
No plans have been deferred and there's new ones being drawn

I'd like to see someone that learns from their mistakes
Be the inspiration for a cause

But either way it's all the same
Some things don't ever change at all

Setting sights on conquering for shame
Rolling heads to allocate the blame
You can't change the past just by killing the opposed
The supported representing options that we never chose
Seem a little off the

Mark my words and read their lips
That there's more enemies to frame
It takes a cheat to know one
I've been disenchanted mostly by the Innocence we've claimed
Track Name: Seven Years Bad Luck
Unvictimized poor me piece of shit
The story has already been written
There must be a way to change up the end somehow

The money saved to uneducate
The politics to deregulate
Seem more lame cuz I'm not getting laid right now

The years go by too fast
But the days all seem to last forever
I underestimated severing ties with everything I overused
I've undergone seven years bad luck
Track Name: Rat Race
Taught from the earliest of age
That the path to fortune runs like a race
Or a fight where the loser takes his place
Basking in the filth of a working class wage

That was then, this is now
Screw the race, running makes me tired
And sore eyed from watching
The frontrunners pass me by

Again, as they splinter up their shins
I'll perfect the art of stepping aside
Watch the strong hide abuse behind a grin
And use the image as a boost to my pride

Wondering who'd want a job for the honor of hard work
In a time that promotes good intent as a build up to a fall
I'd sacrifice it all
To end up as an untested subject, not trained or abused
A noose of struggle's been prepared for anyone to use

It's been proven time and time again
Sacrifice is a trail that won't end

Every runner has to fall
I'd sacrifice it all
To end up as an untested subject, not trained or abused
The gift, exemption's been prepared for anyone aware
That you're better off to lose
Track Name: Face
Disregard everything, this shit would never change
I'm sick of dragging your dead weight
Go waste another day in the house you've made a stage
Or find a new free place to stay

This last retort is to prove you wrong
The final resort is to exclude you from
What you wasted a year of to make us see
We're better off this way

Three thousand miles away the story's still the same
I guess you can't unlearn bad traits
So light another smoke and the fucking joke
How great it is you moved away

I'll take this in stride and forget what's lost
Save up your pride, contemplate the cost
That you wasted a year of to make us see
It's time you stopped inspecting shit for free

Take all these words and ignore them all
It's becoming clear that you don't care
The final resort is to exclude you from
What you wasted a year of to make us see
We're better off this way