Bless All The Debris

by The Goodbye Party

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released January 24, 2012

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Track Name: Bless All The Debris
frostbitten winter nights, interrupted by fright
I felt so misunderstood when I used to be good
in the summer blues that wrecked and ravaged you
I did all that I could when I used to be good

recall the rich history of things that couldn't be
when all deflated egos are blowing down the street
and bless all the debris that's crushing underfoot
recorded in the times that I used to be good
Track Name: Spectres of Projection
it takes so long to know when you were wrong
and half a life to know that it's all gone
there's not a lot of rotten thoughts with me these days except
the leaden weight that makes my stomach ache

I got it now, your reasons for believing
that I was someone else in the change of the seasons

I never thought that the ugliness within
could spread out and take you down with it
to a place where words just go unsaid
where the spectres of projection rear their ugly heads

I got it now, your reasons for believing
that I was someone else in the change of the seasons
I saw through your fall and into your grieving
but I saw something else in the change of our season
Track Name: Air Sickness
a lonely ghost rides up front
cigaretted hand trails out the window
she says, "you can leave without a sound"
if the world's so terrible, how can you tear it down?

so tidy up your messy life
loose ends can hang you, they twist just like a knife
and you can leave without a sound
if you're so far, how can I hear you now?

a pilot is stricken by air sickness
easily disoriented by everything he'll never mention
by everything he couldn't mention out loud
Track Name: It's a War They'll Win
there's a matador with a cape of white
he's ready to give in
if it's a war they want
then it's a war they'll win

and the crowd looks on at the slaughter
he's lying on his back
blood runs in the sand
and cheers come from the stands

the roses at his feet
are signaling his defeat
the crowd is going home
Track Name: No Sound
sidecars without riders
webs without their spiders
rings without their fighters
sparks without their lighters
I'm listening now
but there is no sound
Track Name: Better Halves
I'm ashamed to say I'm falling apart
I'm afraid to say this day is hard
where have you spent your time away from home?
were you feeling completely unknown?

nothing seems to come across
without sounding frail and lost
I just want to begin
without your ghost inside my head

the signals dwindle until they're no more
dispatched from the feedback wars
the broken voices on the telephone
were you feeling completely unknown?

nothing seems to come across
without sounding frail and lost
I just want to breathe in
without your name inside my breath

better halves can only get worse
it doesn't matter who's lying injured
it's who decides to shoot first
better halves always get worse
Track Name: (I Got a) Feeling
well I'm gonna lose on chances that I'll take
and I need to make some things besides mistakes
and I need to learn to give when I would take
but I got a feeling

and I need to learn that I can't stay inside
and I need to learn to match my shame with pride
and that nothing can be fixed if you hide
but I got a feeling