Basic

by My Enemy

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released 06 March 2012
Dustin Lovell - vocals
Jeff Newman - guitars
Daniel Smith - bass
Travis Stagnitta - keys
Steve Savas - drums

Music and lyrics by Dustin and Jeff
*except Love is a Battlefield
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff
www.myenemy.bandcamp.com
C2012 My Enemy Records

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Track Name: Autopilot Blues
i know every crack in the sidewalk
remember each line in the sand
i might have stepped on many, crossed some more
it's what we live for

kick back, knock out the window
jump out, there's nothing going on
round here, not even a stone's throw
away from where we ought to go

i've lived the child, teen, and adult phase
still locked on autopilot blues
too many years no passion, too many bored
it's what we die for

i got behind in the big race, didn't i
i jumped the shark in the worst way, didn't i

autopilot blues, been living on borrowed time
autopilot blues, cruise control for life
Track Name: Basic
people can change their habits but not their hearts
moving in secrecy, there's just too many parts
to be delicate we miss
the point of ever having this lengthy conversation

the cold concrete suits me better
thank this velvet and plush leather
i like rain, i love bad weather
i go basic, it's just better

they won't let me buy a vowel to solve the phrase
commit then fade to black, it's all the craze
sharks can smell the blood we shed
and they won't stop until they're fed, it's human nature

people can create monsters that don't exist
fear is the only way through this
to be honest and forthright
it's difficult to sleep at night with no interaction
Track Name: Last One Down
save the goodbyes, keep your dry eyes
it's only two weeks till you start again
name the regrets, all the prospects
all intentions falling through the cracks

new year, nothing to see here
move along, it's just my atmosphere
it's a start to another round
one more drink to wash the last one down

waste the good times one the bad lines
you bought from some guy that you just met
trade the grey days for the black haze
farewell memories that fade away

it's a process, i make a promise to myself
then break it the next day
with expectations come limitations
it's a cycle, i break a promise to myself
then make a new one
with desperation comes salutations
Track Name: Always Never
it's knowing how to forgive
instead of how to forget
listen down one moment
the here and now is evident

when some doors close they never open

some how we were always never
supposed to stay together
killing with kindness i'm a murderer
some how we were always never

it's knowing when a wall's been hit
it's fixing all the damage
listen up loud and clear
remember what you hear

when some stars fall they never rise again

some how we were always never
supposed to last forever
killing with kindness i'm a murderer
some how we were always never

only seconds away from saying all i have to say
the minutes tend to take too long
hours always hanging on
only seconds away

some how we were always never
meant to survive together
killing with kindness i'm a murderer
some how we were always never
Track Name: Before I Get a Call from You
snow will fall in florida
tropical antarctica
palm trees in alaska

gasoline goes down in price
frozen water won't be ice
picket fences won't be white
before i get a call from you

switzerland will start a war
weed will be in every store
donald trump will be poor
before i get a call from you

enemies will become friends
everyone will make amends
skinny jeans won't be a trend
before i get a call from you

government won't be corrupt
irish will run out of luck
cancer won't kill us
as long as i get a call from you

tax returns make perfect sense
no one will be arrogant
everyone is innocent
as long as i get a call from you

the moon will not control the tide
and the dead will come alive
no one will tell a lie
before i get a call from you
Track Name: Front Royal
i can't make my dreams come true
but if i could i'd make 'em happen with you
you're so tan, so blue

i'm walking rank and file
i know better but i fake a smile
you're so fire, so ice

it's always been
it's always been you

i'm sick of missing ya
front royal virginia
5-4-0 area code

why can't you do what i do
that's the question strangling you
so far, so mine
i'm running countless miles
for the verdict of this trial
so wrong, so right

is the livin' easy
is the cotton real high
15 til take off out of my life

you made a dream
you made a dream come true
Track Name: Gemini
am i at war, have i found peace
the initial agreement was pretty easy to reach
i'm doing time, i'm doing life
solace is not a bargain when you give up the fight

now rain pours when the sun is shining
and the dark comes when the light is blinding
now i'm finding the less i try
the more i get it right

am i at fault, have i lost touch
these questions are destroying how sure i was
am i so wrong to not believe
someone's gonna come and take my hand
and provide relief


now the rain pours when the sun is shining
and the dark comes when the light is blinding
now i'm finding the less i try
the less i lose
the closer i get
the more i get it right
Track Name: Hell Might Be Fun
i lay quiet in a quiet room
so still it feels like a tomb
buried in my bed til noon
sweating like a prostitute in church
so hot it can't get much worse
the pearly gate stop was my first

i got rejected, not selected
i came last in the human race

it's just another day in hell
most of us are doing well
the food is never under cooked
and every table's always booked
it's just another night down here
making evil our career
we always cheat and lie
whatever we need to get by

on earth i was a quiet man
never thought i'd be the damned
nothing ever goes as planned
my heart was never black enough
i never killed, i wasn't tough
so gettin' in was kind of rough

i was accepted, not selected
i came in last in satan's draft
Track Name: Horseshoes & Hole-in-Ones
i'm always waiting for the ones who never come around
just made a mistake with one, you know she let me down
there's always decisions made that everyone would change
but reality always stays the same

there's something to be said for what we've left behind
but nothing immediately comes to mind
there's conversation to be had on sacrifice
but i'd rather go on with my life

horseshoes and hand grenades, closest i ever came
was finding one who knew my name
aces and hole-in-ones, just not for everyone
i've played this game still haven't won

walking in the shadows, killed dignity with pride
seconds on the clock run out and i just pass the time
wishing to forget everything that i left behind
cause i'd rather get on with my life

i'm done being a hopeless romantic
cause it always shows
heart on your sleeve everybody knows
permanently carved in stone
you dictate to us without sound
toes that never touch the ground
you act as if everyone lost count
Track Name: Love is a Battlefield
we are young
heartache to heartache we stand
no promises no demands
love is a battlefield
we are strong
no one can tell us we're wrong
searching our hearts for so long
both of us knowing
love is a battlefield

you're beggin' me to go, beggin' me to stay
why do you hurt me so bad
it would help me to know do i stand in your way
or am i the best thing you've had
believe me, believe me, i can't tell you why
i'm trapped by your love, i'm chained to your side

we're losing control, will you turn me away
let me touch you inside
before this gets old will it still feel the same
there's no way this will die
but if we get much closer i could lose control
if your heart surrenders you'll need me to hold
Track Name: Layers
you're looking at yourself thinking where did this go wrong
no one's feeling sorry for you
defined by someone else, inspired by every false love song
no one believes a single word you say

you're alive, you're alive
but feeling dead inside
you're alive, just strive
you have too much worth to hide
it's your life

if you could go back to when you were 18 and so lost
would you make a change or leave it all the same
triumphs have been scarce and victories seem rare
life is not a bitch it's just not fair
not you're living everyone's nightmare

you're alive, you're alive
but you're feeling like you died
it's your demise
you're alive, just strive
you have too much worth to hide
it's your rise

you're alive, you're alive
but feeling dead inside
it's your demise
you're alive, just strive
you have too much worth to hide
it's your life

you're alive, you're alive
but you're feeling like you died
it's your demise
you're alive, just strive
you have too much worth to hide
it's your life
Track Name: Something for Nothing
i'm always ready for this air to change
it's been so long, it's been a haze
but i know somehow i'll break the maze
read the words, turn the page

it's not supposed to be this way
i was proper born and raised
damned if i thought i'd be here today

i'm always waiting for that one phone call
it's been too long, ten years and all
but i've got progress now on my side
find the youth, earn the pride

i'll shoulder all the shame
every single promise made
never thought i'd be right here today

i'm searching for something
coming up with nothing
i'm searching for something lost

so far the landscape extends
i will my eyes to the end
look back and then turn away
wake up to a brand new day

i'm ready, i'm waiting