Nichole Nordeman – Every Mile Mattered (Every Mile Mattered Album)

Every mile mattered! [Pre-Chorus]
I see shoulda beens, coulda beens
Written all over your face
Wrong turns and bridges burned
Things you wanna change
[Chorus 1]
It’s history
You can’t rewrite it
You’re not meant to be trapped inside it
Every tear brought you here
Every sorrow gathered
Yeah, it’s history
And every mile mattered
Mattered, mattered, mattered
Mattered, mattered, mattered
[Verse 2]
Get the box off the top shelf, with the black and white
Snapshots of your old self, in a better light
Ghosts and regrets back again, I can see it in your eyes
Send them home, let ’em go
Don’t you think it’s time? [Verse 1]
Spread the map on the table, with the coffee stain
Put your finger on the places, show me where you’ve been
Is that California, where your teardrops dried? Yeah

[Chorus 1]
It’s history
You can’t rewrite it
You’re not meant to be trapped inside it
Every tear brought you here
Every sorrow gathered
It’s history
And every mile mattered
[Bridge]
And every road and every bend
Every bruise and bitter end
All you squandered, all you spent
It mattered, it mattered
Mercy always finds a way
To wrap your blisters up in grace
And every highway you’d erase
It mattered, it mattered
[Chorus 2]
But it’s history
It don’t define you
You’re free to leave
It all behind you
Every tear brought you here
Every sorrow gathered
It’s history
And every mile mattered! You drew a circle around Georgia, can you tell me why?

Nichole Nordeman – Sound Of Surviving (Every Mile Mattered Album)

[Verse 1]
They told me
I’d never get to tell my story
Too many bullet holes
It would take a miracle
These voices
Inside my head like poison
Trying to steal my hope
Silencing my soul
[Pre-Chorus 1]
But my story is only now beginning
Don’t try to write my ending
Nobody gets to sing my song
[Chorus 1]
This is the sound of surviving
This is my farewell to fear
This is my whole heart deciding
I’m still here, I’m still here
And I’m not done fighting
This is the sound of surviving
[Verse 2]
These pieces
The ones that left me bleeding
Intended for my pain
Became the gift You gave me
I gathered those pieces into a mountain
My freedom is in view
I’m stronger than I knew

[Pre-Chorus 2]
And this hill is not the one I die on
I’m going to lift my eyes and
I’m going to keep on climbing
[Chorus 1]
This is the sound of surviving
This is my farewell to fear
This is my whole heart deciding
I’m still here, I’m still here
And I’m not done fighting
This is the sound of surviving
[Bridge]
I’m still here
Say it to the ache, lying there awake
Say it to your tears
I’m still here
Say it to the pain, say it to the rain
Say it to your fear
[Chorus 2]
This is the sound of surviving
This is my farewell to fear
This is my whole heart deciding
I’m still here, I’m still here
And I’m not done fighting
No, I’m not done fighting
And I am still rising, rising
I’m still rising
And I’m not done fighting
This is the sound of surviving

Royce Da 5’9″ – Barely Human (feat. Tech N9Ne)

[Intro: Krizz Kaliko]
Oheya
Oheya
Ey
Ey
I’m barely
Human
[Chorus: Krizz Kaliko]
Just stroke my ego
Call me your hero
I’m damned to be this good
I’m barely human
[Verse 1: Tech N9ne]
Cold heart
Sinister sicking ya so-so art
If ya seeking a beating, I can treat and give heapins
Make your ‘fro blow ‘part before yo’ flow starts
Wanna be chopping ’em, knocking ’em all in coffins
And I’m stopping ya slow go kart when I go Mozart
Intricate, never vintage in my sentences
I’m gonna make a bro go shart
Look at me, I’m gonna favor the yeti but with a machete
You better be ready, you in the medi of a killing
I’m deadly when I shred these
Somebody check my head please, I’m edgy
And I’m steady giving hella loving
And I thank you to my niggas who led me to the red beef
Barely human, rarely you in the midst of some scary ruins
Until ya try to swipe my independence, Harry Truman
The Nina, the Nickel, we coming very soon and
Building the wack rapper cemetery to bury you in

[Chorus: Krizz Kaliko]
Just stroke my ego
Call me your hero
I’m damned to be this good
I’m barely human
You stroked my ego
Now I’m your hero
I’m damned to be this good
I’m barely human
[Verse 2: Royce da 5’9"]
King Nickel, Lee Majors
Spending old money, the cake’s stale
I beam triple like three lasers on three pistols on a weight scale
It seem simple, I’m pro-meth, I’m pro-magazine
This literature unfold half
Your team lean with you and I’m a nomad
Roaming out in the street killing MC’s pencils, making ’em rethink
What they write and might end up in yo’ pad
I’m getting dome in my kingdom where
I promise it’ll be no crowning (I promise)
The flow harder than Medusa postpartum
The father of the child’s coast guarding post-crowning
I’m getting money my nigga, it’s funny that nobody thought of you
And if it truly is true to music and induce it to life then my future
Will sound like autotune
Bad grammar and y’all be fucking up no commas
For you to compare me to ’em
He would have to be out of his mind if he barely human

[Chorus: Krizz Kaliko]
Just stroke my ego
Call me your hero
I’m damned to be this good
I’m barely human
You stroked my ego
Now I’m your hero
I’m damned to be this good
I’m barely human

Nichole Nordeman – Lean (Every Mile Mattered Album)

[Verse 1]
Trying and tripping and torn
Reaching for more, but coming up less
Why are my memories of
You as the judge, me as the mess
[Pre-Chorus 1]
I want the medal
Don’t want to settle
I want the victory lap, You in the stands
Why is it hard to believe
You just want me
Just as I am
[Chorus]
I could stand, I could fall
You want all of me
I could run, I could crawl
You will always be
You’re not impressed, with all of my best
Not disappointed, when I don’t land on my feet
In everything, You are asking me
To lean
[Verse 2]
When did we learn to perform
To need the encore, to know who we are
When did we forget our place
Is not on a stage but safe in Your arms

[Pre-Chorus 2]
When will I let go
Be still and just know
When will I see, when will I just believe
[Chorus]
I could stand, I could fall
You want all of me
I could run, I could crawl
You will always be
You’re not impressed, with all of my best
Not disappointed, when I don’t land on my feet
In everything, You are asking me
To lean
[Bridge]
You ask me to trust
When You say I was enough
You made me lean
[Chorus]
I could stand, I could fall
You want all of me
I could run, I could crawl
You will always be
You’re not impressed, with all of my best
Not disappointed, when I don’t land on my feet
In everything, You are asking me
To lean

Nichole Nordeman – Dear Me (Every Mile Mattered Album)

Love, love, love, love, love
His name is love
Love, love, love, love, love

[Verse 4]
Dear Me …
You did not learn this in a day or two or three
So ask a lot of questions
But Jesus loves us, this I know
And there are no exceptions [Verse 1]
Dear Me …
This is a letter to the girl I used to be
Dear Me …
There are some things that you should know
It’s not my intention to embarrass or to shame you
What’s inside the rear-view mirror is closer than it appears
We do the best that we know how, with what we have been given
And the difference between you and I is, I’ve been given time
In time, you’ll see
[Verse 2]
Dear Me …
This is a letter to the girl I used to be
Some things are not as simple as we said
Remember when we thought there were a handful of some magic words to pray
A guarantee and a down payment on a mansion
Remember all the rules we made about the Body and the Blood
The hoops we made them jump through
Though He offers it to everyone
I’m so sorry
[Chorus 1]
Do you remember now the things I said I thought that I deserved
My flag, and safety, a place to learn
The things I know I didn’t earn
And bless their hearts, I’m sure it’s hard
But handouts don’t help anyone
And all the talk about the system
I sure hope someone can fix them
I said those things

[Verse 3]
Dear Me …
This is a letter to the girl I used to be
You’ll see, you’re gonna take the long way
And there is nothing you could do or say to separate you
From the love of God who made you just exactly as He meant to
And you cannot imagine all the places you’ll see Jesus
But you’ll find Him everywhere you thought He wasn’t supposed to go
So, go!.. [Chorus 2]
And hold all the mothers, whose babies bleed from bullet holes
And feel all the hunger, the bellies and the bones
Shout for the prisoner, cry for justice, loud and long
And march with the victims, as Jesus marches on
And sit at all the tables, ’cause Jesus eats with everyone
And dance to the music, if you can’t sing its native tongue
And cry for the wombs, the mothers and the empty arms
And hold high the warriors, fighting now for freedoms’ song
[Bridge]
And love, love, love, love
Like it’s your own blood
And love, love, love, love
As you have been loved
Love, love, love, love
Like it’s your own blood
Love, love, love, love
As you have been loved
Love, love, love, love, love
Like [you have been?]
Love, love, love, love, love
It’s all about love! Go!..

BROCKHAMPTON – Swamp

[Verse 4: Joba]
You do not know me
Don’t speak of my homies
You are a phony
Quit pinning shit on me
You gon’ bring out the old me
You don’t wanna know what I wanna do when y’all talk down on my name
I don’t wanna see you in the street ’cause I might catch a case
People smile when they face to face (woo, woo, woo!)
Then turn their back and switch up words you say (ah, ah, ah!)
Running to the papers everyday (woo, woo, woo!)
I’m running to the paper anyway (ah, ah, ah!)
[Hook: Kevin Abstract & Matt Champion]
Fucking commas up from the outside, from the outside, from the outside
Fu-fucking dollas up from the outside, from the outside, from the outside
They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? [Hook: Kevin Abstract & Matt Champion]
Fucking commas up from the outside, from the outside, from the outside
Fu-fucking dollas up from the outside, from the outside, from the outside
They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? Are you gonna tell me? [Verse 1: Ameer Vann]
My daddy taught me how to sell dope, turn grams into elbows
Light it up when the L rolled, black man used to kick doors
Wadn’t no bullets in the guns though, niggas still never argue
Raid the house like the task force, me and my niggas like drug dogs
Find the dope and we take off, fuck my girl with my chain on
Bitch, you tatted my name on it, Yellowstone I was raised on it
Actavis in my baby bottle, baby stroller was an Impala
Niggas like to talk down on me, when I see ’em I don’t hear about it
[Hook: Kevin Abstract & Matt Champion]
Fucking commas up from the outside, from the outside, from the outside
Fu-fucking dollas up from the outside, from the outside, from the outside
They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? [Video Intro: Ameer Vann & Robert Ontenient]
I could be here all day. They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? Come on, spit it out…
Me Ilamo Roberto y este es el camino al éxito. They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? Down They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? You’re gonna tell me what I need to know. You’re gonna tell me. They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? [Verse 2: Merlyn Wood]
Never would’ve have met my friends if not for satellites
Yeah I’ll cuff her even if she do not suck me right
Always planned to be a rapper when I failed at life
Luckily professor failed me at the proper time
Chh-chh, chh, I say please all the time, bitch
Chh-chh, chh, I like white collar crime, bitch
Chh-chh, chh, money digital broke and
Chh-chh, chh, Ghana prince in your messages
[Verse 3: Dom McLennon]
My daddy hate me for leavin’ then lets go crazy together
When I tell ya all the things that I’m thinking so that we could get better
But you wanna put my heart on the stretcher
I don’t got insurance for this pressure
Wanna find the benefits, I can’t measure
Try not to run out on my temper
I can see the ash and the ember
That was made from emotional texture
I don’t know why I took this endeavor
Non-identified with our presence
Non-identified we’ll surrender
All of my old friends fair-weather
Gotta treat my heart like a treasure, ’cause all I know is no one else will
[Hook: Kevin Abstract & Matt Champion]
Fucking commas up from the outside, from the outside, from the outside
Fu-fucking dollas up from the outside, from the outside, from the outside
They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say? They been talkin’ down on me, (huh) what ya say?

DJ Green Lantern – Ill (feat. Royce Da 5’9″ & Conway)

[Intro: Westside Gunn]
I’m so ill
(Welcome to Hell where you are welcome to sell)
I-ill
(All scars, we earn ’em, all cars, we learn ’em)
I’m so ill
(When them shells come, you better return ’em)
I-i-ill
[Verse 1: Royce Da 5’9"]
Uh, I came in here with enforcers and with the goons
I never fail, I aim for the stars, came up short and I hit the moon
I’m more G than Voorhees before he had the pumpkin face
Mac 11 thumpin’, chase bitches never dump them, make ’em get out
Control their minds, keep them down on that sunken place
Which is why your boy remains on top
I tell the baddest bitch around
"Hoe, you look like Tory Lanez jump shot"
I use to think raw sex was the sacred shit
‘Til I switch to faithful, ate some sushi from off the chest
Of a naked chick, now I just be dissing hoes
Yeah momma, your son’s grown
I literally turned down your wife so many times
Her pussy lips eyes grilling you while you’re licking it with your fronts on
Either get out my face or I’m defacin’ you with a comment
Rappers like a bunch of baby birds waitin’ for me to vomit
Nigga say that they the illest rhyming, now they got to see me
I’m what’chu call them Detroit problems, now they got DP
Now I got the AR, so now they gotta back up
Lying ’til they got a twelve inch nose, now they got three feet
I’m who your hoes thirst for, you’re the worst floor
Took the Book of Ryan, I keep my story low, I’m the first floor
[Chorus: Westside Gunn]
I-i-ill
(When them shells come, you better return ’em)
I-i-ill
[Verse 2: Conway]
Word on the streets is niggas mad, don’t ruffle a nigga’s feathers
Tell them sucka niggas I said, "Fuck them niggas," whatever
You niggas know y’all can’t fuck with me nigga, never
You can line them niggas up, put a bunch of niggas together
Yeah, extended clip in the pot
The kinda shit that I’m on is reminiscing the pot
Grippin’ the Glock, bandana on, look at the cops
Pickin’ this watch, got the hammer drawn, lift from the top
Nigga you not no gangsta, you just a rapper, I can tell
I can tell it’s fishscale, bust the plastic, I can smell
This for niggas behind the wall to keep the ratchet in they cell
Better stab you ’til you yell, while they passin’ out the mail, yeah
My automatic full of shells, they try to take me out before
But I had to just prevail
I know the goons, the little savages as well
I know the plug, make the call and get a package in the mail
It’s passionate that I’m rapping with these rap niggas for real
Street nigga, but I’m rappin’ like I graduated Yale
I ain’t attracted to the plaques and all the sales
‘Cause if I ain’t the illest rapper, then actually I failed
Look, you must got it confused
Come at me sideways, and get you yo’ spot on the news
You gotta be fooled, shawty get yous, goons body you smooth
Put you in a funeral home, body get views
[Outro: Westside Gunn]
I’m so ill
(Welcome to Hell where you are welcome to sell)
I-ill
(All scars, we earn ’em, all cars, we learn ’em)
I’m so ill
(When them shells come, you better return ’em)
I-i-ill

Don Trip – Puzzle Pieces

Please don’t answer that, I don’t really care
I’m just making conversation I felt tension in the air
Now I’m planning in the era where honesty is rare
But, leave it up to I, I’m gon’ bring it back in style
Food for thought, have a bite, thought I heard your stomach growl
I’ve been fighting all my life ain’t no throwing in the towel
Oh it’s me against the world bet I’m never backing down
Anytime, any place I be waiting in the lounge
From the school of hardknock but instead of cap and gown
We get bulletproof vests and a couple hundred round
No diplomas or certificates just bags of dirty dividends
Now we tryna clean it up buy a couple businesses
Promised momma this was it, promised I would get legit
Now I got a son and my baby momma with the shit
Back to the scale I go
Tried the honest living but the check was pretty low
Broken record here we go, back through life’s revolving door
Most my niggas got no talent if it ain’t involving dope
Goddamn, guess we trapped in the trap
Out here dying for a living
Now how backwards is that? Out here dying for a living
Now how backwards is that? [Verse]
Season greetings heard its snowing in hell
It’s some friends rooting for me really hoping I fail
Ah, well here I go again
Take a picture, show a friend
Even when I fall I’m right back up just like a bowling pin
Words can’t harm me I got alligator skin
You lil’ monkeys vs an alligator, alligator wins
Food for thought, have a bite, I been fighting all my life
I just go for what I want without ever thinking twice
Second guessing so unhealthy, if you off a millisecond
It’s a race against time and you dead if you in second
No, I ain’t make the rules and the rules I don’t abide by
Partners changing colors on a nigga like its tie dye
Focus on the mission staring on the prize wide-eye
Up close and personal I don’t believe in drive-by
Money make these bitches leg spread like a Wi-Fi
Come here messy bih let me stroke it like it 994
Tiger in this bih
I got money old enough to have off writers in this bih
All this balling maybe I deserve a title in this bih
Kill the game have them coming holding lighters in this bih
Who are you? Godspeed!

Higher Brothers – Wudidong

[Hook 1: DZ]
无底洞 X8
My chigga被火焰包围同时掉进了无底洞
Nike, Adidas 当做我陪葬品 无底洞
臭美的bitch卸妆水填不满无底洞
旧的不去新不来的feels like无底洞
[Verse 1: DZ]
Never 审美疲劳 灵感就像一口洞
人有各种癖好 刺激大脑后行动
面对嘴脸虚伪 哥们不予理会
百元大钞气味 深深将我吸引
大量资金来往超过额度导致账户冻结 get money up
Higher Brothers每年写的歌词长度连起来可绕地球两圈
擅长运用trap技术告诉他们大丈夫是如何成为的
Black cab车队最顶尖的driver无证驾驶快全部靠边
[Hook 2: DZ]
My chigga被火焰包围同时掉进了无底洞
Nike, Adidas 当做我陪葬品 无底洞
臭美的bitch卸妆水填不满无底洞
旧的不去新不来的feels like无底洞
[Verse 2: Psy.P]
Wi-Fi开开继续淘宝 快快塞满购物车
外卖还在来的路上 拆开快递等不得
White guy开始模仿我穿着 iPad出的每款都玩过
改改车的轮毂更宽阔 拜拜那些fake的烂货
Bitch看我开着GTR 主动过来说了几句话
性感内衣下面超短裤 越喜欢我越是脾气大
Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy Jordan, Gucci Gucci Gucci Prada
Daddy中文叫做爸爸 钱多钱少不同花法 就像

[Hook 3: DZ]
[无底洞 X8]
[Verse 3: MaSiWei]
Keep being awesome 快点叫我队长 ball like LeBron
前方那片绿洲在发光 产生无限遐想的我在摩拳擦掌
能融化所有的寂静 像帕瓦罗蒂在演歌剧
把愿望清单写进歌里是我的都带走绝不会客气
吸引力定律非常神奇 付出和收获终究成正比
虽然你是个完美主义 可视线无法从我身体上转移
他们举着牌子抗议 我站在领奖台上不太在意
内心妒忌会让你当场暴毙 弱肉强食国际的惯例
还站在原地看我远去 发自内心的我可怜你
我拼了命的改变命运就像个雇佣兵拿到了雇佣金
局势已被我逆转 我早就说过我有预感
睡到床上却又不能入眠 开始怀念录音棚的地板
[Hook 3: DZ]
无底洞 X8

Tokyo Jetz – Sunshine Baby (Viral Album)

[Chorus]
One time for the one time
You know, Florida baby from the sunshine
And my hands up, we ain’t giving a fuck
I’m just young and wild, you know livin’ as such
And we gon’ smoke weed, and get high
Rock ice, and get fly
One time for the one time baby
One time for the one time
One time for the one time
You know, Florida baby from the sunshine
And my hands up, we ain’t giving a fuck
I’m just young and wild, you know livin’ as such
And we gon’ smoke weed, and get high
Rock ice, and get fly
One time for the one time baby
One time for the one time
[Verse 1]
Top down, let the sun shine in it
Rat-a-tat it up, yeah we summer time living
We been smokin’ on the best but you know that
Runnin’ to the money like a four flat
One time for the come up
One time for the time we ain’t sleep ’til the sun up
Gold grill smiling, hold the paper like a phone
And I done been a lot of places but none of ’em like home
Where everybody know ya
Who ain’t from the hood, nothing like Big Soulja
Get the calculator for the chips and the soda
The boot, not the ‘nolia
Sunshine baby, one time for Florida

[Chorus]
One time for the one time
You know, Florida baby from the sunshine
And my hands up, we ain’t giving a fuck
I’m just young and wild, you know livin’ as such
And we gon’ smoke weed, and get high
Rock ice, and get fly
One time for the one time baby
One time for the one time
One time for the one time
You know, Florida baby from the sunshine
And my hands up, we ain’t giving a fuck
I’m just young and wild, you know livin’ as such
And we gon’ smoke weed, and get high
Rock ice, and get fly
One time for the one time baby
One time for the one time
[Verse 2]
Flops and socks, probably thinkin’ we country
Gold chains and rings, probably thinkin’ we money
Big booties and slacks, probably thinkin’ you love her
Yeah we out in finger lickin’, tell ’em it’s the replenishment
I don’t want to go to Texas, tell ’em fly me out to Florida
Moved to Atlanta, started to miss all the water
Then we flew to Cali, I was diggin’ the weather
Sun down, shit changed, and I ain’t feelin’ no sweater
Summertime year ’round, I ain’t never ’bout winter clothes
She from Augusta and she a Miami centerfold
Twist the dreads together, let ’em lock you from the sunshine
Pistol shape, yeah baby we from the gunshine

[Chorus]
One time for the one time
You know, Florida baby from the sunshine
And my hands up, we ain’t giving a fuck
I’m just young and wild, you know livin’ as such
And we gon’ smoke weed, and get high
Rock ice, and get fly
One time for the one time baby
One time for the one time
One time for the one time
You know, Florida baby from the sunshine
And my hands up, we ain’t giving a fuck
I’m just young and wild, you know livin’ as such
And we gon’ smoke weed, and get high
Rock ice, and get fly
One time for the one time baby
One time for the one time

Manchester Orchestra – The Silence (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

At a loss I lost my cool
I denied that I found you
I tried to be a basket case
I did not surprise you
I’m trying to find a signal fire
Let me know when I should move
But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don’t need me
Why do I desire the space? Why do I deserve the science to feel better about you? I was mourning after you
I was lost and lost my shape
There was nothing I could do
I don’t want to waste away
It was all I gave to you
Take me back and take my place
I will rise right up for you

But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don’t need me
All the while you waste away, you’re asking
"Did I really need another one to take me down?"
Everybody knows it’s something that you had to live with darling
Nobody’s gonna tear you down now
There is nothing you keep, there is only your reflection
There was nothing but quiet retractions
And families pleading, "Don’t look in that cabinet, there’s far more bad than there’s good, I don’t know how it got there"
That was something your father had burned in me
Twenty hours out of Homestake eternity
"You can go anywhere but you are where you came from"
Little girl you are cursed by my ancestry
There is nothing but darkness and agony
I can not only see, but you stopped me from blinking
Let me watch you as close as a memory
Let me hold you above all the misery
Let me open my eyes and be glad that I got here

Manchester Orchestra – The Parts (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

Turn off the alarm
Wonder where you are
I’d be a page in your book if you let me
Miles and miles of drones
Stain in a coffee cup
The truth will start to creep in if you let it
I wanted to know each part
Want to know each part of you
A yellow SUV
Britney Spears on the ceiling
You’d look my way but you weren’t talking to me
Pulling up to Rob’s, some Camel Lights, Averso
Your tan skin felt like universal envy
And I wanted to know each part
Want to know each part of you
Give it thirteen years
Both your legs up, you’re crying
Trying to push a life out from your belly
I’m a water boy, overwhelmed by the screaming
Your clenched teeth, nails dug deep into my meaning

I still want to know each part
Want to know each part of you
Who? You
You
Yeah I still want to know each part
Want to know each part of you

Manchester Orchestra – The Mistake (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

I don’t want to die alone
Tell me there’s another option for me
Standing like I shoulda known
I knew you’d accidentally look right inside of me
There’s nothing anybody could say
There was nothing anybody could do
You made up your absent mind and now the rest of us are here to amuse you
Everybody I know makes the same mistakes
Packaged up in different boxes, masking shame
Laying on the carpet spilt
You told me you were fairly sure that you’d marry him
Embryonic accidents, a native knife, you gotta finally bury it
There’s nothing anybody could say
There was nothing anybody could do
Everybody’s got their day
So number wisely if you know what’s best for you, man
Everybody I know makes the same mistakes
Packaged up in different boxes, masking shame
I don’t want to walk away from you
I don’t want to walk away from you
I don’t want to walk away from you
I don’t want to walk away, but you let me

And now the wheels are falling off of the car
Beside the hundred meter grave in the yard
Everybody here feels sorry for us

Manchester Orchestra – The Wolf (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

Said, "In truth I don’t really want to talk about it"
Christmas lights dangled sadly from the table in the operating room
Last I heard you’re an addict about it
Full of rage and Corona
Trying to blow the birthday kid candles out
Trap doors and the retaliator lead out
To the field where our extended families buried their lies
If you’re going, bring some faith and a flashlight
Follow signs that read
"It’s twenty miles before you finally see fire"
Now there’s something to say for the art of confusion
I got the courage to enquire where your body traveled all of the time
"I gotta climb out of this elevator, hadn’t move me once yet
Do I expect that it should really start now?"
The waitress oversees you levitating
Couldn’t think it to words and watched your body lift up into the sky
Everyone there was just in awe about it
Seen a miracle and drank away the thought from our minds
There was you and me
And nothing in-between
It’s right and wrong
Goes on and on and on
This is the wave that you could never conquer
Losing the smallest piece of truth we used to know
I wasn’t prepared to embark with the wolf of the mountain
It wasn’t a place that we could call our own

Now I don’t want to seem like it’s split at the seams
See the pain on the wall? This is the wave that you could never conquer
Losing the smallest piece of truth we used to know
I wasn’t prepared to embark with the wolf of the mountain
It wasn’t a place that we could call our own In the blink of an eye there’s a hole in your belly
Your body recoils ironically into the family planning aisle
Overhear, "I don’t know where I’m going
I’m going anyway
Don’t let ’em tell you that I never found…"
You and me and nothing in-between
It’s right and wrong, goes on and on and on
(How long you been looking for…)
The truth for me is grasping at the seam
So truthfully, do you want to die for me? See the blood in the street? There is nothing you’ve got when you die that you keep
You were all that you were, were you all you could be?

Manchester Orchestra – The Grocery (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

I want to know if there’s a higher love he saw that I can’t see
Looking back, it’s obvious now
You believe him or you don’t
So you load up your pistol and you press it to your lips
And you squeeze on the trigger, all it does is clicks
I want to reach above the para-blind where nobody could see
Want to hold a light to paradise and see if I could sleep
I want to feel the way our fathers felt when it swept them off their feet
I want to know about that higher love you saw that can’t be seen

The only obvious equation, you believe it or you don’t
I’ve been trying to find the right way to get out of here
I’ve been trying to find the right way to get out of here
This is the only way to go
This is the only way I want to know if there’s a higher love oblivious to me
So you walk in the grocery and you unload several rounds
"Don’t you dare move a muscle," cardboard cutout ads
I want to reach above the paradox where nobody can see
Want to hold a light to paradigm and strip it to its feet
I want to feel the way your father felt, was it easy for belief? "I don’t know where I’m going but I’m going anyways"
So you leave the apartment, grab the gun under the bed
I want to reach above the paradox where nobody can see
Want to hold a light to paradigm and strip it to its feet
I want to feel the way my father felt, is it easier for me?

Manchester Orchestra – The Sunshine (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

I already know that I don’t already know
You are the sunlight
I don’t really care if you don’t understand
You are the moonlight
And that’s alright, alright with me
Oh, that’s alright
I don’t really mind if you don’t really mind
You are the sunshine
You don’t have to know if you don’t want to know
You are the moonlight
Oh and that’s alright, alright with me
Oh that’s alright, alright with me
Oh that’s alright, alright with me
Alright (I’m) alright (I’m) alright (I’m) alright (I’m) alright

Manchester Orchestra – The Alien (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

You could not speak just laid amazed at all the damage
As the high school’s letting out
All the kids saying the same thing that they used to
It’s an alien
It’s an alien
It’s an alien
It’s an alien

The lights were low enough you guessed
Hospital food, there’s never enough medication
The doctor asked about your ears
You said your mom said you were made from a revelation
The revelation never scares
If you came from your drunken dad and a pair of scissors
Were you just finally letting go? Did you mean to take out all those people with you? Do you need me? Do you need me? The lights were low enough, you guessed
You swapped your conscience with your fathers medication
Limped from Rome to Lawrenceville
And on the way wrote out a self-made declaration
And when you got to Pleasant Hill
You forced the traffic to erase your family demons
And made a pact with you and god
If you don’t move I swear to you I’m gonna make ya
Do you need me? What’s your name? Didn’t mean to
Didn’t mean to
Didn’t mean to
Didn’t mean to
Oh I didn’t mean to
(Oh I didn’t take the time to learn to let you go)
Didn’t mean to
(Don’t let me go)
Oh I didn’t mean to
(Oh I didn’t take the time to learn to let you go)
Didn’t mean to
(Don’t let me go)
Time is here to take your last amendments and believe them on your own
Time is here to take you by the hand and leave you there alone
Time has come to take the last commandment and to carve it into stone
Time has come to take you by the hand and leave you here alone When the first officer arrived
It happened to be the high school bully of your brother
When you finally recognized
You felt some guilt that you had even let him touch you
Can you hear me? Do you need me?

Manchester Orchestra – Lead, Sd (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

I don’t think I want to be a dad
Nobody knew today would be the day he loses it
I’m lost without a single clue as to where I’m heading
I look for her because without her I’m going to sink
The snow is piling up, our temporary grid
It was just like this, this time last year
There’s nothing in the wind, just white up to the trees
And it’s been that way for eternity

The grocery, Elise, thirteen, was buried by your arrow
Steep shriek of the softball team, it rewinds me
Will you pray for me? repent, repeat
I’m a clock and a balance beam
If I die there’s nothing I keep that reminds me
Microscopic specks of love being raptured to you
I heard a sound that was paranormal
Must’ve thought I had begged him to bury me
Bleeding out, better buy one to get one
The snow is piling up, our temporary grid
It was just like this, this time last year
There’s nothing in the wind, just white up to the trees
And it’s been that way for eternity
The time has come to abide by your folly
It’s so unusually bright for the scene
You are the blood in my blood, you pretender
It took your blood on my blood to believe There are parts of me just stuck inside the grocery
In the produce aisle with the dead beats
Rustling trying to look busy but they’re high like me
There are parts of you, I see you argue with yourself and I think you’re crazy, really
We’re both running out of days, I pray you get by like me
This is temporary, I just heard I’m gonna be a dad
South Dakota, every winter someone loses it
I’m lost without a single clue as to where I’m headed
I wait for her because without her I’m gonna sink
Would you marry me? repeat repeat
There’s no clarity tomorrow
I’m not even trying to swat those demons away from me
Is it temporary?

Manchester Orchestra – The Moth (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

I want it all, I want it free
But nobody’s responding
The last thing that you heard was an inebriated slur
You can cry here all you want, but you don’t live here anymore
There’s a way out
There’s a way in
There’s a way out
There’s a way in
Forced myself to take a different name
Buried with metonymy
Decide for me
Throw the man you used to be away
Bury him with rivalry entirely
My entire life you’ve been obsessing with the light
The closer that you get, the further up you’ve got to climb
You wanna hear it hurt, you wanna feel it when he dies
If you walk that path alone you’ve got to look him in the eye
There’s a way out
There’s a way in
There’s a way out
There’s a way in

Forced myself to take a different name
Buried with metonymy
Decide for me
Throw the man you used to be away
Bury him with rivalry entirely
Forced myself to take a different name
Buried with metonymy
Decide for me
Throw the man you used to be away
Bury him with rivalry entirely
"What about our future?"

Manchester Orchestra – The Gold (A Black Mile To The Surface Album)

[Verse 1]
Couldn’t really love you any more
You’ve become my ceiling
I don’t think I love you anymore
That gold mine changed you
You don’t have to hold me anymore
Our cave’s collapsing
I don’t wanna be me anymore
My old man told me
[Pre-Chorus 1]
"You don’t open your eyes for a while
You just breathe that moment down."
Forty miles out of East Illinois
From my old man’s heart attack
[Chorus 1]
I believed you were crazy
You believed you loved me
[Verse 2]
I don’t wanna bark here anymore
Black hills, the colly
Wasn’t really dangerous for us
We just catch you coughing
What the hell are we gonna do? A black mile to the surface
I don’t wanna be here anymore
It all tastes like poison

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Can’t open your eyes for a while
You just breathe that moment down
Forty hours out of Homestake
And I’m trying to translate you again
[Chorus 2]
I believed you were crazy
You believed you loved me
You and me, we’re a daydrink
So lose your faith in me
[Bridge]
Can’t open your eyes for a while
You just beat that moment down
You can’t open your eyes for a while
You just breathe
[Chorus 2]
I believed you were crazy
You believed you loved me
You and me, we’re a daydrink
So lose your faith in me
Lose your faith in me
Oh, lose your faith in me