Academy

by The Shack

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released 24 May 2013

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Track Name: Half of Me Cares
I burned some bridges this week
Cuz losing friends is bittersweet
One day they're here an the next their gone
And no matter what you say you're wrong
No matter what you say they're gone

I learned self respect this week
No longer bothered at this mess I keep
I just long for weekends with a mass of sleep
Cuz my time here's temporary
Track Name: Half of Me Doesn't
Poor me this time I'm drawn across thin lines
Sue me this time you won't get enough in fines
Cuz I spent this whole month locked in my cold room nothing to do but
Wait for the snow to pass and for my tender rose to bloom

Cuz I can't close my eyes and let the next four months pass me by
And I can't stomach all the cries and whines and half hearted goodbyes
And while you're out there living life and I'm out on the open road
Well maybe I'm the only one who never felt at home

Allegedly this time I never cared and never made you smile
But fuck your attitude you know for you I'd walk a thousand miles
Another reason why I'm so glad I'm leaving this fall
I'm not usually sarcastic but I love you all

Cuz I can't close my eyes and let the next four months pass me by
And I can't stomach all the cries and whines and half hearted goodbyes
And while you're out there living life and I'm out on the open road
Well maybe I'm the only one who never felt at home

Well everything's supposed to be
So carefree with apathy
And I'm still trying to believe
Everything is not for me
But how can I rest calm at night
I cannot risk harm tonight
Too tired for another fight
Why can't I just feel alright?

Cuz I can't close my eyes and let the next four months pass me by
And I can't stomach all the cries and whines and half hearted goodbyes
And while you're out there living life and I'm out on the open road
Well maybe I'm the only one who never felt at home
Track Name: Untitled (Call My Bluff)
It's calling me out
It's bringing me down
It's bringing out my dark side
I am so frustrated
There's irony in cool
And apathy in fools
It makes me feel worthless
And unappreciated

Stop bringing me down
You're not that profound
You're not original
It's obvious now
And I know I'm not
But I still have caught
Myself from mistakes
I know that you are making

So call my bluff and call me fake
It's obvious your pride's at stake
Your downfalls awaiting
Cuz everything you love is faded
So can you stop this charade
End all your pain?
It's not like you have an image
So what's the point in condescending?

So ill go around
Move to a new town
And you'll be stuck in
Brighton is so overrated
You'll be stuck in this pit
Of day jobs that shit
And one day you'll look back
And start contemplating

"When did I go broke
Am I just a joke"
But no ones laughing
Cuz everyone's choked
On words in their mouths
It's so sad how
A mind went to waste
Rotted in this town

Whoa oh oh
What's the point in condescending?
Track Name: Failure By Design
You tell me
That it's alright this time
"Forget what I have done"
She say to me

It's not the first time in our lives
That we patch pain with "it's alright"
So let me tell you what it's like to be alone up on your couch on
Saturday night

Welcome to my life a rut of falling apart
An age old story of an always empty heart
I'm just a failure by design
I can't forget last night
It was the same damn every day
Every night



Remember when you told me
That I'm going no where
Well look at me now
I'm going somewhere

And all these memories
Are written through our wrongs
Our voices are our pens
Our memories are songs
Track Name: Dick Mittens (Feat. Mack Doyle & Chris Ross)
She said Michigan is perfect I just can't see what the appeal is, maybe it's just me?

Falling down feels like clockwork here
It's plain to me as I can see
I don't belong here

Happiness is waiting for us on the other side
If we can make it out in time

She said Michigan is perfect I just can't see
What the appeal is, maybe it's just me?
But I can't stand the weather it's cold outside
But tomorrow it'll be 75
And I'm stuck in my bedroom I've seen this before,
It's the same old lock on the same damn door
My sanity is broken like the roads
This place will never feel like home

Yo we keep it rocking here day by day
And we don't take no for an answer man
Detroit rock city we don't care what they say
Some unintelligible line Chris raps

And I'm so sick of the state telling us it gets better
It's a dead end home with construction sign portraits on the roads
It makes me feel like they don't want us to leave
They're filling our heads with hope
It's false I think, but I can't bring myself
To leave you behind
Track Name: Keep This All To Yourself (Feat. Logan Boyle)
It's really quite sad
How you feel better
When bringing me down
And it's not that great
How you hold us back
With money and sound

Keep this all to yourself
Your god will be right there waiting when you're in hell
So take back
All the things you lied and tried and buyed you didn't earn
Where's the price involved with nothing to learn?

Have you ever asked yourself,
"What else is out there?"
Besides this town we call home
And I'm so sick of it
The way you look down
On my soul

Keep this all to yourself
Your god will be right there waiting when you're in hell
So take back
All the things you lied and tried and buyed you didn't earn
Where's the price involved with nothing to learn?

I'm sick and tired of this god forsaken town
(You think you're better than this?
It's a long way down
Ill be damned if you're better than this
Track Name: Serotonin
Festered hope
Fostered dreams
Chased with coke
It promised me
A chance a peace
Or just to breathe
Or maybe just
Some fake relief

It's getting safer to exhale
But I don't dare to inhale
The fumes that foul and fuck my mind
It's getting stronger all the time

Cuz I can't keep track of my own mind
And I still get lost inside from time to time
What's the point in falling between the lines
Cuz sanitys just a point of view
I know I'm fine

I'm feeling
South of sanity
I don't want to miss a thing
I need your voice
Inside my head
It compliments mine
Like green to red

I'm not so solemn
Come next autumn
If you want problems
Hell I've got em
By the gallon
Fucking challenge
Like a callus
Built on malice
Track Name: The Shack
I spent my whole damn life in this town
And I can't remember what it's like in Massachusetts
All I have left are these romantic ideals
Of a place less close minded than here
But when I really think about where I'm from
I think about all the friends that I have and the memories we
Made like going out before Christmas playing solstice carols

And I can't forgot about the ones that I've loved and the ones who've left me behind
Katie and Kevin made me realize that here's really not that bad, here's really not that bad

Remember the days we used to song the songs on the radio?
Before it all turned to shit these empty headaches I get make me homesick
For the shack on academy it still stands through this time
And it no longer brings me down when I can't get the best out of my life from the sideline

Me and Kevin always fall for girls in turn
And Connor just sits back an watches the world burn
Will wore the drug rug for the 8th day this week
It's kind of funny how we've come to respect Academy
Katie got down on herself again today
But I told her everything ends up okay
Sarah came into my life turned it around
She made me into the man that I am now

The town limits are merely a guideline
(The shack on academy, it still stands well)
Track Name: Breckon
I left again left my brother to fend
For himself
I lied again, but is okay cuz We live in a shell

Something is missing
Winter is fitting
The bright side? It's over
I'm still growing colder

Oh my poor bones
Cracked and bruised and far too old
Fragile, cold
Oh my lost soul
It never did feel whole
You promised it the world
But I'd look past the pain,
The poisoned pond and shame
But they'll fool me again
The brightest hall I've ever walked through
Led me through the darkness thoughts I've held

I'm sorry mom
I'm sorry dad
I'm running from the problems I have
Filled with hate
I'm leaving this state
Behind
I'm sorry babe
But you know I can't stay
Forgive me and wait
Ill keep running from
All the things that I hold close
A rotting rose