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The Meds You Deserve

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1.
You say you’re ten minutes away I start to rearrange the room Elevate your pedestal so high So I can never reach you So I can always wonder why I’m into whatever you’re into That voice that tells me not to try Well somebody killed him Before I even learned to drive There’s a house I filled with grandeur Someone ripped off the whole place Emergency dispatcher said it sucks to be me I’m in a room that’s full of cancer And people in their seventies Thinking about my married friends It sucks to be me You’re in the shine of the present I can’t think of what to do with you Draw on the past like I’m bored in class I sat through the lecture But I don’t think I’m gonna pass I’m into whatever That voice that tells me not to run Well somebody killed him Before I even owned a gun I’m into whatever you’re into Sucks to be me There’s a house I filled with grandeur Someone ripped off the whole place Emergency dispatcher said it sucks to be me I’m in a room that’s full of cancer And people in their seventies Thinking about my married friends It sucks to be me
2.
Unplug 02:59
Exhaustion from a stock suggestion Meanwhile they’re flying off the shelf I’ve only got one mind with one eye Interference can’t be helped I woke up zoomed in on the problem As bill collectors slithered past Retreated for a birds eye view Found aspirations that won’t last My past a stove that I left running When I took a train downtown Realized it under the East River Power surge, service down The man beside me was a Buddhist He said “don’t feed the mind’s cabal” But I’m a child of computers Let me unplug it from the wall Exhaustion from a stock suggestion To sign a non aggression pact I cut a deal with my creator He raised the vig and i got jack He said he’s running deals all season And come back when I’m in a bind But I’ll be careful what I tell him Cuz he won’t let me change my mind My past a stove that I left running When I took a train downtown Realized it under the East River Power surge, service down The man beside me was a Buddhist He said “don’t feed the mind’s cabal” But I’m a child of computers Let me unplug it from the wall
3.
Hall Pass 02:59
I took 20 from the stockpile So I could drive to the apostles Can’t compete with dying mothers Renounced my faith inside a foxhole The man who’s laughing at the meeting Is doing 90 on the freeway Flashing switchblade at the driver Holding hands with the survivors And really, all the while As history’s been made I’ve just been myself And everything’s the same The student was ready But the teacher was detained Set the bail at 50,000 Held uptown to be arraigned And really, all the while As history’s been made I’ve just been myself And everything’s the same
4.
Alive for fleeting, subtle thrill Inhale the air atop the hill Before my rock rolls back down to shadows An aced audition for a play That spans a birth til Judgement Day We watch the role dissolve to shadows I took a long walk through a short trap door I ventured out knowing that I would be washed to the shore I took a long walk through a short trap door A day's work gone to cinders, who could ever want more? Alive for fleeting, subtle thrill Inhale the air atop the hill Before my rock rolls back down to shadows I long for hands to lift the veil And make the promise bound to fail To God, who’s long been in the shadows For the first time, again and again For the first time, again and again I took a long walk through a short trap door I ventured out knowing that I would be washed to the shore I took a long walk through a short trap door A day's work gone to cinders, who could ever want more?
5.
Have you ever walked into a place Where it seems perfectly regular But in your head you know You’re looking for someone in particular Well I did that tonight And knew they probably wouldn’t be there And even if they were I probably wouldn’t be prepared To have a conversation But if somehow I was There probably would be others I’d be inclined to buzz Into their life like it’s a sitcom Without knocking on the door And then I'd start to hang my clothes That used to just stay on the floor And at this point Well, almost certainly I’d be feeling alien From who I’m supposed to be The man who walked into a place People walk into all the time Who fully knew that he had somebody Particular in mind And just like a clock right twice a day I’d come up with a story And find my way back out Without using the word “boring” And maybe I'd be feeling bad Like any decent Catholic I’d try to stanch the wound Expecting nothing too dramatic And then the conversation Takes a surprising turn My steering might go out My cheeks would start to burn Until I'm left to finally see The error of my ways I’ll make full transformation In the next couple days But who’s got time For all that drudgery And life is long Imagine I could be The man who walked into a place People walk into all the time Who fully knew that he had somebody Particular in mind The man who walked into a place People walk into all the time Who fully knew that he had somebody Particular in mind

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released July 24, 2020

Skylar Sarkis - Vocals, Guitar
Ben Kotin - Guitar, Vocals
Jon Markson - Bass, Vocals
Alex Salter - Drums

Produced, engineered and mixed by Jon Markson

Recorded at Savaria Studios

Mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room

Additional engineering by Alex Salter

Artwork and Layout by Corey Purvis

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