Decomposing

by Exiles Among You

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released January 14, 2014

“Decomposing” was recorded by Dustin Reinink in the Cross Street Loft during December 2013.
All parts of all songs written by Mikey Stough in 2013.

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Track Name: Forced But Still A Smile
Watch the world wake up as I crawl in bed, I fell asleep inside your head and I’m happy just to stay there for a while.

But the city’s glow is calling me, a week from now you have to leave. So excuse me if I find it hard to smile.

I hope you’re here to hear me say: the world’s fucked up but we’re okay. The knot holds tight but the ends are snapped and frayed.

Feel a dull knife slicing through my heart, with approaching fall we fall apart. When the blood pours out I know you aren’t to blame.

Sink into ghosts of past and gone haunting my dreams when nothing’s wrong. You stand outside of my head just out of view.

But a storm is rolling down the coast with winds that shake and rattle bones. Desperation feels like home here without you.

I hope you’re here to hear me say: the world’s fucked up but we’re okay. The knot holds tight but the ends are snapped and frayed.

Feel a dull knife slicing through my heart, with approaching fall we fall apart. When the blood pours out I know you aren’t to blame.
Track Name: 54
I can’t even write about how I feel cause I’m not sure what to call it. If I asked you if you were sad would you tell the truth?

I have a sinking feeling whne I look back on this last year: best year of my life because of you.

But now I’m back where I started and I feel so alone. Never felt so insecure never felt quite so at home. Take a million feelings and hide them in my drawer. Ask my parents if I’m home: I don’t live there anymore.

The stars must be brighter from where you are ‘cause in Richmond it’s all city glow. I think that you’d hate this more than you would admit.

Still she wakes up to dreams about coming home and seeing what she misses. I wonder if I have ever made that list.

Now I’m back where I started and I feel so alone. Never felt so insecure never felt quite so at home. Take a million feelings and hide them in my drawer. Ask my parents if I’m home: I don’t live there anymore.

I want to get out of bed. I’d give it all just to leave when the weight of the world drags down on me. The weight of the world drags down on me. And I can see all the signs, oh yeah I knew from the start.

But the reason for staying’s engrained in my heart when 54 feels worlds apart.

54 feels worlds apart.
54.

Now I’m back where I started and I feel so alone. Never felt so insecure never felt quite so at home. Take a million feelings and hide them in my drawer. Ask my parents if I’m home: I don’t live there anymore.
Track Name: Notes From The Fire Escape
Well I still hate myself, but its getting hard to tell. I’ve got my shoulders high but my neck hurts like hell.

And I’m looking down, to avoid her gaze. If you’re fucked up, am I the one, am I the one to blame?

Spent myself selling out my morals and trying to drink myself to death. But I’m here and getting better, getting better is my best.

I feel down then drown my feelings, but there’s bodies floating up. They haunt my dreams with sunken faces of friends that I still love.

I wake up and I fell better. I wake up, I want to die. If I said it, then I meant it. I understand, you wonder why.

I wake up and I fell better. I wake up, I want to die. If I said it, then I meant it. I understand, you
wonder why.
Track Name: Friends, Faith and Franklin Street
The common sense of common men will spin a test of fate. Tomorrow's lies can sit between the window and your faith. You held so close to staying while you drank the river dry. Tomorrow if he left forever, would he say goodbye?

Oh everyone leaves, oh, and it tears you apart. From the skin on your bones to the valves of your heart and the pieces they take, well you can’t take them back. You fake until you break from the sleep that you lack.

Maybe we can smoke ourselves to death.
Maybe we can try to relate.
We’re already ghastly and out of breath, got plenty of friends that we could blame.

Oh everyone leaves, oh, and it tears you apart. From the skin on your bones to the valves of your heart and the pieces they take, well you can’t take them back. You fake until you break from the sleep that you lack.

Well there’s a picture you paint and in time it will fade but there’s one in your head that you just can’t erase. When she looks to the sky, she screams “God, how much more can I take?”

You’ve got that note from your mom, you’ve got the skin of your teeth. You’ve got a reason to stay, is it all that you need? When the sun comes up, do you finally feel relief?

You’ve got this picture you paint and in time it will fade but there’s one in your head that you just can’t erase. When she looks to the sky, she screams “God, how much more can I take?”
Track Name: Decomposing (Doesn't Feel So Bad)
You eat on plates we stole together and pretend that I don’t know that food that goes down the same way never tastes the same alone. You thought that I was shattered like the bones inside your arm, but hell I’ve dealt with worse that this.

When you’re broke it’s hard to fall apart.

We screamed until our throats were bleeding. We loved until it lost all meaning, we fought until our fists bled out. We wrote the words they’re so misleading: “Don’t forget me” you said while leaving. Like I’m supposed to work this out.

Apparently you were home this weekend but there wasn’t time to call. Like birds in spring, the time was fleeting: I’m always bitter in the fall. I swear it’s true that I don’t miss you: anger’s much harder to calm.

We screamed until our throats were bleeding. We loved until it lost all meaning, we fought until our fists bled out. We wrote the words they’re so misleading: “Don’t forget me” you said while leaving. Like I’m supposed to work this out.

If you’ve always been like this, why the hell did you need me? I’m trying to make sense of all your feigned integrity.

And if we’re being honest: I would of followed through. I know what you meant to me: Did I mean half as much to you?

And I have never been this angry, it’s been two months I can’t forget. All the promises you broke, and the ones I can’t take back.