Everything Is Fine

by Much The Same

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released July 26, 2019

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Much The Same is a melodic skate punk band from Chicago.

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Track Name: Burner
My hands are shaking
Her words are breaking
My concentration and I can't tell her why
Can anyone hear me?
I'm almost screaming
My actions are leaving a trail of dead in my wake
How much more can I take?

I've spent the last year stoking this blaze
Burning this bridge we so carefully made
I'll sacrifice my time digging these graves
To make sure she leaves here unscathed

I'm barely breathing
From swallowing sentences
And now I see these words are only wind
I’ll collect the kindling
To burn down these pillars of memories
These burned words get silenced by the breeze

I've spent the last year stoking this blaze
Burning this bridge we so carefully made
I'll sacrifice my time digging these graves
To make sure she leaves here unscathed

Can I medicate these lapses in cognition with the answers
To the questions I'm not asking if you promise to be candid?

I've spent the last year stoking this blaze
Burning this bridge we so carefully made
I'll sacrifice my time digging these graves
To make sure she leaves here unscathed
Track Name: Snake in the Grass
Wait for me by the sea
I’ll tell you everything you needed to believe
Through encoded messages and texts
Communication at its best, that’s me
Can’t you see me smiling
Through the teeth made out of wood?
This feint’s not working out so good, you see
I’m a bit of everything, a farce from the start

You were the ruse, you were the cover, of a deception like no other
You’ll know the truth when you discover
I’m more than an inconvenient lover
I’ll try to keep the intelligence brief
This plot is not as thick as it seems to me

I’ll stand here outside in the cold
Waiting for an ally to relieve my post
A turncoat switched at your behest
Treason’s not so bad in jest, I’m told
My allegiance has been sold
An infiltrator in your care, a snake in the grass, I know you’re scared
But I won’t succumb to fear like a shade in the dark

You were the ruse, you were the cover, of a deception like no other
You’ll know the truth when you discover
I’m more than an inconvenient lover
I’ll try to keep the intelligence brief
This plot is not as thick as it seems to me

Can you release me from this service,
‘Cause no one here deserves this
The winds of change will clear the way
And leave me with a world to pave
You would bless me if you cursed this
‘Cause it’s too late to reverse this
We’ve come too far to clear the stain
I’ll build my house out of the waste

You were the ruse, you were the cover, of a deception like no other
You’ll know the truth when you discover
I’m more than an inconvenient lover
I’ll try to keep the intelligence brief
This plot is not as thick as it seems to me
Track Name: You Used to Have a Garden
This house isn’t the same, it’s worn and rotting
It’s lost its soul like its inhabitants
There’s no mercy for the weak
And the future’s looking bleak
Wish I could say I thought that you did your best
A reason you’re a coffin made of flesh
Wish you could be yourself, you were never anyone else

You said you’re scared you won’t see me in Heaven
But I don’t see you now anyway
You used to have a garden
It was beautiful, I miss it every day

Now I’m not saying everything was perfect
It was nothing that resembled normalcy
When you go in the grave, no one will call you brave
‘Cause you chose to stand by someone that destroyed us
Said you just took your orders from above
But you did nothing for love
And you never chose your sons

You said you’re scared you won’t see me in Heaven
But I don’t see you now anyway
You used to have a garden
It was beautiful, I miss it every day

You said you’re scared you won’t see me in Heaven
But I don’t see you now anyway
You used to have a garden
It was beautiful, I miss it
Every day you warmed the blade cutting our insides
Every day you massacred the time we gave
You used to have a garden but you destroyed it
Now it’s withered away
Track Name: Haunted
I've written many songs for someone else
So this one that I'm writing is for you and no one else
We can't look up or down, just simply straight ahead
May not see the silver lining, but it's there
And it's still unknown what the future holds until I take this road

This could be just what I wanted
It's haunted me so long
There's a part of her in every song that I've ever loved
Got to hand it to myself, 'cause I've done my time in hell
In a state of constant want, you're all I needed

Like a star that’s sadly burned out before its time
I cherished every moment that it felt like you were mine
The question marks are killing, it's hard to live not knowing
What we could be if you'd let me love you now
And it's still unknown what the future holds until I take this road

This could be just what I wanted
It's haunted me so long
There's a part of her in every song that I've ever loved
And it makes me hate myself, 'cause I put her through hell
In a state of constant want, you're all I needed

And it seems she's right next to me, speaking softly
This could be her ghost haunting me
She's haunting me

This could be just what I wanted
It's haunted me so long
There's a part of her in every song that I've ever loved
Got to hand it to myself, 'cause I've done my time in hell
In a state of constant want, you're all I needed

All I needed
All I needed
I'm not giving up 'cause you're all I needed
Track Name: Man of Science, Man of Faith
We built up all these bridges while our instincts tore them down
Determined that the vehicles of faith won’t save us now
We’ve exercised our options and conceded what we’ve lost
And the only thing we sacrificed was trust
Can’t seem to find a reason to go home

Can you define a miracle when you see one?
Will you rely upon your logic to save the day?
Would it be wrong to tell the story how it took place?
Man of Science, Man of Faith

Our exodus is imminent, we’ll have no tale to tell
We’ll poke holes in your storyline, it’s science that we sell
The fiction has been written, you see the writing on the wall
Still, the only thing we know for certain is that we know it all
Can’t seem to find a reason to go home

Can you define a miracle when you see one?
Will you rely upon your logic to save the day?
Would it be wrong to tell the story how it took place?
Man of Science, Man of Faith

All our lives we’ll try to spin the truth into a spire
Then hold it up to the light, so we can see right through the lies
So you want to waste your breath on someone else
Peddling the same story of heaven and hell
There’s no truth to your common threat

Can you define a miracle when you see one?
Will you rely upon your logic to save the day?
Would it be wrong to tell the story how it took place?
Man of Science, Man of Faith
Track Name: Homecoming
Is this my fate?
‘Cause you can't walk away from those things flowing through your veins
So sail away, straight in the grey
Failure's where best lessons have been taught
Tell me what worked out just like you thought

Find something real I haven’t felt in so long
Not since we all played that song, and they all sang along
It made me see what I've been missing
And that I've got to try so I can find some peace of mind
I'll take insanity over feeling empty

This is my fate
‘Cause you can't walk away from those things flowing through your veins
Round one is done, when the bell is rung, I'm gonna come out swinging like never before
I'd rather go out on my feet than on the floor

Cause this is real, I haven’t felt it in so long
Not since we all played that song, and they all sang along
It made me see what I've been missing
And that I've got to try so I can find some peace of mind
I'll take insanity over feeling empty
Even if it’s the death of me

I hurt people along the way
I think about it everyday
And it kills, I won't be seeing their face again
For seven long years I sat and thought how I could write a different plot
There's only one way to make it all seem right, and that's to have this in my life

Find something real I haven’t felt in so long
Not since we all played that song, and they all sang along
It made me see what I've been missing
And that I've got to try so I can find some peace of mind
I'll take insanity over feeling empty
Even if it’s the death of me
Track Name: Strangers in Fiction
This is it: the latest draft of our manuscript
But as these pages fold and expose
The problems I’m not willing to admit
Our only tragic flaw, we’re gardeners, not architects
Planting seeds only to watch them wilt
We should be digging in the trench
Until the structure topples just like meter in a song
Skip the page when you reflect on it
Still wondering, “How could this go wrong?”

Victoria, tell that story I love
Take it slow, you know I love the prose
If the setting changed, would the ending stay the same?
If the plot’s too slow, then you can choose your own

Pick up the pen; this can’t be how the tale ends
The twist was way too obvious for a second installment
If only we had known about the tragedy and loss
Whatever chapters you might chase you’ll never save me from this epilogue

Victoria, tell that story I love
Take it slow, you know I love the prose
If the setting changed, would the ending stay the same?
If the plot’s too slow, then you can choose your own
Our only hope is the finale feels like home

What if I break?
What if I can’t compete?
What if I hold up all my cards and let you see?
And if I say something that makes you stay
It would be a masterpiece of fiction crafted just to save face

Victoria, tell that story I love
Take it slow, you know I love the prose
If the setting changed, would the ending stay the same?
If the plot’s too slow, then you can choose your own
Our only hope is the finale feels like home

What if I write the words that can make this right?
Would it bring all these written pages back to life?
Track Name: In the Event of...
Listen close even though I cannot speak
Will you help me with these mouths to feed?
Tell my mom and my dad I'm not dead yet
They got me tied down to this hospital bed

And I'll still tell you everything is fine
Don't hold your breath, I fear this may take a while
This is just evolution telling me it's time
This is just evolution playing its hand, telling me it's time

I still sleep with my front door unlocked
To give the medics a better shot
A familiar book sits beside my bed stand lamp
To check myself when I can't say who I am

And I'll still tell you everything is fine
Don't hold your breath, I fear this may take a while
This is just evolution telling me it's time
This is just evolution playing its hand, telling me it's time
Track Name: Passengers
I’m not lost, I’m right where I need to be
Stuck in the past, like how I wear my history
Chances are we’ll capsize on this break
So if I’m not lost, can you point me the wrong way?

I'll take my chances on his sinking ship
It's better than wading
In tepid waters streaked with gasoline
These passengers make me feel safe at sea
The band will keep playing
Until the hull’s breached and we're in too deep

I have no high hopes of shaking hands with sharks
Or making waves while I wait to disembark
So I'll hold my breath and just swim here with the bait
Right here I'm lost and content way past the break

I'll take my chances on his sinking ship
It's better than wading
In tepid waters streaked with gasoline
These passengers make me feel safe at sea
The band will keep playing
Until the hull’s breached and we're in too deep

Wanna find out the hard way?
You’re gonna see what it’s like to swim alone
We all carry the same weight
We can be life vests for those we love

I'll take my chances on his sinking ship
It's better than wading
In tepid waters streaked with gasoline
These passengers make me feel safe at sea
The band will keep playing
Until the hull’s breached and we're in too deep

I'm not lost
I'm not lost
I'm not lost
I'm not lost

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