Mood Swings

by Charlie Siren

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released April 22, 2016

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Track Name: Twenty-Five
It's three A.M. I haven't had a good night of sleep
In at least two weeks but I've got the stereo up
It's playing all the right songs I need
and tonight I'll be just fine

I might be twenty-five, but man I'm still alive
Although folks most days just say I'm wasting my time
My time

I never had much interest in the things people do for money
I'd rather spend my time in the van with my friends and a bottle of whiskey

I might be twenty-five, but man I'm still alive
Although folks most days just say I'm wasting my time
My time
Track Name: The Fabulist
Look me in the eyes and tell me it's okay
And all the feelings that we've grown can just be ripped and torn away
Just like the outside of a picture that's been cropped
It all feels like a train wreck that we could have stopped

Go on
You said this time things were different (different)
Tell me, did you ever intend to come clean
Or is it just that you could never commit to one thing

The ground is crumbling beneath my feet
Trapped in a hole I didn't dig, two feet wide, and six feet deep
Well lately I feel like I've been recovering
Or maybe I've grown numb to all this suffering

Go on
You said this time things were different (different)
Tell me, did you ever intend to come clean
Or is it just that you could never commit to one thing

Take a good hard look
Tell me what you see
And if the quality would be
Of satisfaction to me
What I mean, is I need
Clarity in the things that you seek
and the reasons you keep them from me

Go on
You said this time things were different (different)
Tell me, did you ever intend to come clean
Or is it just that you could never commit to one thing
Track Name: Pull Me Up
My heart was thrown into the deep end
I thought no one could save it
A sinking ship into the ocean
Why me? She took everything I had
and through it all away, laughing while I scream
"Will someone save me?"
As you emerge out from the shadows
Oh how life can be so funny
It's like a joke without a punch line to take off the edge
Satisfied with emptiness

You know just what to say to get the best of me
When I drink too much and probably should get lost
But when you're here I feel like everything's okay
Your perfect smile just seems to fill a goddamn room
and I hope that you won't go

As three long years run down the tubes
You came and pulled me up
You're everything I wanted
You're everything I wanted

You know just what to say to get the best of me
When I drink too much and probably should get lost
But when you're here I feel like everything's okay
Your perfect smile just seems to fill a goddamn room
and I hope that you won't go
Track Name: Unforgiving
The lies you told and all the callow fuck ups that you made
The past is unforgiving, all the lines, they won't erase
I feel like you gave up on me so long ago
When I look into your eyes I see someone I used to know

I'd take you back if I knew that things would change
It hurt so bad to watch you go away

They said time could mend a broken heart
Well I've waited here so long and I'm just falling apart
Pick up the pieces and run far away
I never knew I'd ever see the day

I let go of you and me
I let go of everything
Track Name: Mood Swings
You know I can't stop grieving
For years I know I'll never get back
Rather just except it and let the past be the past
I'll keep on treading backwards
Just to find something that lasts

I understand that all good things must end
Maybe we all die alone
Is it the quest that makes us whole
To find a tear that needs a mend
Not sure I care to know

If all that matters is finding truth
Who's to say there is just one way
What's the use
Track Name: So Long
Day by day I think I'm growing used to
The way things change so rapidly
I lose my grip so quickly
Just help me out I need some room to breathe
And in due time I'll forget everything

It's like running a hundred miles without a break
Sometimes the thought of death can help to ease the pain
And when it's over I can't help but feel so numb
To all the lies you told and lines that you have drawn

Forget the ones who are constantly
Holding you back from everything

It's like running a hundred miles without a break
Sometimes the thought of death can help to ease the pain
And when it's over I can't help but feel so numb
To all the lies you told and lines that you have drawn

Even though I know the outcome
Still, I face this train wreck head on

Sometimes it feels like you never cared at all
Sometimes I wonder why you stayed so long
Sometimes if feels like I'm fading away
Just like the memories of you and me
Track Name: Moral Abdication
Expectation, it's killing you inside
Excruciation, all the things that feel right
and this sophistry can get the best of me
Almost every single time

A perfect family, they make me fucking sick
You go to church on Sunday, to pray away their sins
While you're left feeling lost, all alone,
and ashamed

Just drown out the bogus bullshit in your mind
Stuck in a movie that you wish you could rewind
They don't understand the struggle and I know you wish they would
But they don't get that
I wish they would

And I wish that things would change
Tell me why can't we all just be the same
And I drive til I run out of road
til I run out of places to go
Yeah

Just drown out the bogus bullshit in your mind
Stuck in a movie that you wish you could rewind
They don't understand the struggle and I know you wish they would
But they don't get that
I wish they would

And I'll drive
Til run out of road
And I'll drive
Til I run out of places to go

Just drown out the bogus bullshit in your mind
Stuck in a movie that you wish you could rewind
They don't understand the struggle and I know you wish they would
But they don't get that
I wish they would

They don't understand the struggle and I know you wish they would
But they don't get that
Track Name: Small-Minded and Selfish
I stood up and fought for something
I know what it's like to keep a firm hold on conviction
and the things you believe in
The hardest part is judgement
In which you lack the means to see your flaws
So you spew your bullshit all night long

You've got an opinion
And a mouth that won't stop movin'
non-receptive to opposition
Shut the fuck up man just listen
For a change, act your age
You've completely missed the point
You don't get it
Will you ever realize I'm not listening

I don't care about connecting with anyone else
I'm so sick of the bullshit
Convoluting computer screens with drama in a newsfeed
Good for you, you've got something to hide behind
To waste the time of others and mine

You've got an opinion
And a mouth that won't stop movin'
non-receptive to opposition
Shut the fuck up man just listen
For a change, act your age
You've completely missed the point
You don't get it
Will you ever realize I'm not listening
Track Name: Cravenness
Do you still think about the old days
Before you lost your job and started drinking
You used to laugh with her it seemed so happy
But all that's been replaced with violence and frustration

You can't go back on what you've done
Brought out the worst in me and all that I've become
I want to watch you sink so far down that you drown
Maybe then I'll finally move on

We both know you don't have the guts to face the truth
You made that clear the last time I saw you
And furthermore, I'm glad to know that you're not sorry
Because I'd go back for the hatchet the moment it was buried


You can't go back on what you've done
Brought out the worst in me and all that I've become
I want to watch you sink so far down that you drown
Maybe then I'll finally move on


You can't go back on what you've done
Brought out the worst in me and all that I've become
I want to watch you sink so far down that you drown
Maybe then I'll finally move on
Track Name: Indigent Mindset
Hopeless and broken and utterly depleted
You're every part of everything that's ever been defeated
When all you have has turn to dust how quickly would you turn to us
How long would it take you to abandon your convictions

We've come so far from where we started
These thoughts are weighing down on me
We've come so far from where we parted
Nobody's coming back for me

You never speak too honestly
You've never had to
You fall asleep but you don't dream
You're too afraid to

You'll never know or even see
All the things inside of me
You'll never find the things you seek
The secrets I keep
The writing on the walls have faded just like you convictions

We've come so far from where we started
These thoughts are weighing down on me
We've come so far from where we parted
Nobody's coming back for me

You never speak too honestly
You've never had to
You fall asleep but you don't dream
You're too afraid to