Patterns

by The Company Kept

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released November 6, 2015

Recorded at Lake House Studios in Asbury Park, NJ

Recorded and Produced by Erik Romero

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Track Name: Jack of All Trades
Pushing buttons till they break

Delicate foundations, they quake

While accusing you’re excusing your mistakes

You’re unrealistic

And the house of cards you built inside your mind

Is falling down around you

And the ashes you keep rising from will

Deepen till they start to drown you

Is there any evidence inside your mind

As the mob surrounds you

Wall to wall your lies have built it all

So rise and face the fall.

The final straw that broke your back, stretch it out upon the rack

You’re entitled to a rival, take it back

You’re optimistic. Open ended arguments, no one else is making sense

Juvenile for a while, you take a breath, Idealistic
Track Name: Fair
If nothing is fair then, why should I now start to care? Now I’m stuck again but this is nothing new.

I’m sorry to use you to my disadvantage but

I’m better when stakes are high. Your face changed but your name always stays the same.

I’ll whisper so that you won’t make me let you back in. These dancing doors open and close with every decision I have made. I love it when he talks to you.

Why won’t you let me in if it all feels the same? I love it when he talks to you.
Track Name: Nothing's Wrong/Right
When is it time to start?

I’m going nowhere and it’s taking me apart

Nighttime comes when day is done

Reminds me time and space will wait for no one

Say what you will but save me,

Cuz I haven’t been me lately

And I can feel something breaking all around

Things aren’t going badly, but that’s as good as things can be

Without something more.

I closed my head and locked it tight

But couldn’t stop the soundless fights

How can anyone be so sure

When nothing’s wrong but nothing’s right
Track Name: M
I am in love with you, and I can’t say how

I put chains In my heart in a box in a room

But couldn’t fix it with records or glue, and I’m sorry

'Cause I know what happens next

I can feel a change in thinking coming on

And I hope you believe me when I say

The love I gave you was an honest mistake

You’ll be sorry, 'cause I know

What happens next

All I have is fleeting love

I remember what it’s like to forget

And even I laugh, yeah even I laugh
Track Name: Charlie
Peering out of Piercing eyes,

He tells a tale of catonic demise. You are every one of us,

And so much more than everything he cries. And innocence is relative

To permanence you’ll never live to see. So make your last obsessions and

Prepare your last confessions, follow me.

Vampires and acrobats, computers and subway rats are

Ripping through my head. And Cocaine girls write melodies of glorious fidelities I dread. She says it as she’s ripping me to shreds.

Madness makes a man become

A martyr in the war for black and white. And solitary torture builds

A character of unrelenting fright.

So he lashes ‘gainst the masses

Carrying a flag of burning doubt. It billows through the ashes

Till the villages and cities are washed out.
Track Name: Pyrite
Where are my manners, I should ignore the holes in your plot.

The same lines in a different story are all I’ve got

And I heard your footsteps in thunder

Now you’re raining with nothing to lose

You left the day before yesterday and took all your dues

And I am not disappointed, you played your part

Faking more is just your art.

Angels, they faded in snow

Your ship went down with its crew. You paid for my time in pyrite, and I’m coming for you
Track Name: Bricks and Bricks
Is there nothing wrong?

Nothing I can say?

You built your world in bricks but

Liquor’s breaking up the clay

And I am living here, where no one gets my calls,

You’re killing all my messengers but I’m tearing down your walls

Is there nothing wrong? There are no more fair trades

Believe me when they come for you

There won’t be a parade

And every interaction, you just won’t fucking learn,

You build your pretty gardens up to see what hue they burn

And I am not god and you’re not saved.
Track Name: Fifteen
Should we let it die? Should we let it burn? The fire’s out

Should we let it rest in peace? Tell me when you want me off your crowded shelf

Isn’t any space for me

Time time time couldn’t heal any of the mess

All your lies, all my fears

Look me in the eye

Tell me that you always sleep at night

Tell me that you feel alive

Sing to me again, sing to me the song I’ve long forgot

Smoke your cigarette and leave

Sorry I was just wondering how much time I fucking wasted

How the war is won
Track Name: Parachute
Please ignore me, in time I’ll fade away

Don’t implore me to try to be around (lover)

We are nothing but impatient lovers trying hard to get it right

So desperate for that fleeting feeling we look past everything

Flying through turbulence to hide this out of sight

Dancing with nightmares to pass the time

Sometimes laughter’s the worst sign

We have lost ourselves in planning smiles, giving in and pushing through

Planting thoughts into each other in hopes we already knew

We are nothing but impatient lovers trying hard to get it right

So desperate for that fleeting feeling we look

Falling down through the in between

Starting over and holding on

Life’s an endless free fall

So when you’re ready pull the cord.
Track Name: Wolf
You wait wait wait, on the one

He’s not going to save you now

You’re the girl who cried ‘love’

You sprint in between the trees

In chase of the scent of blood

Flowing out from a broken heart

And even though you’re only in my head,

I see you bright as day. You’re the one they say is a wolf

And it doesn’t mean a thing, it’s nothing personal she said

She will be happiest when she’s ripping you to shreds.

The lights bounce off the lake as you stalk your prey

The outskirts of his periphery would make no discovery

Cold blue lipstick and leather tights catch his eye

He knows she’ll be his demise

And even though he caught it far too late,

He sees you bright as day

You’re the one they say is a wolf

And it doesn’t mean a thing, it’s nothing personal she said

She will be happiest when she’s ripping you to shreds

Please, just grant me this; she stood over him as he plead

Bury my heart underneath my bed

And she said oh.

Good night.