Quitters Never Win (Remixed and Remastered)

by Much The Same

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1.
Wish 03:00
Well you're in control and I know it 'cause I'm miserable again I don't understand how any of this makes me a better man You know I always run to you for some help with my life You know I always come to you for a little wise advice And all I get is pain Okay, so I'm exaggerating I'm just saying that's how it seems to me If all good things come to an end, then what about the bad? Am I cursed to never see the fruits of the life I wish I had? And can I try, one more time, to be pleasing to you? My futile efforts never seem to make my wish come true What can I do? I'll follow through with all these claims I never cease to make A promise to myself is one I promise to break But when I have you by my side then I can do what's right I'll become the co-pilot and you control this flight Then everything will be alright If all good things come to an end, then what about the bad? Am I cursed to never see the fruits of the life I wish I had? And can I try, one more time, to be pleasing to you? My futile efforts never seem to make my wish come true What can I do? This song's for me A reminder of how I intend my life to be Every word I sing Is an anthem against my own hypocrisy Let me be free Let me be free
2.
Conclusion 02:31
Now we'll move on with our lives and try to make things right To learn from past mistakes we made before If you want, I'll leave you be to figure out yourself Before you figure out what's defeating me There's no one left to turn to, another time we'll try to forget who tried And now we'll move on with our lives Not shedding tears, I'll get by (I'll get by) You're better off without it (You're better off without it) You're better off without him (You're better off) You're better off without it (You're better off without it) You're better off with anything Now who came out the better person, the better human being? And I'd really like to thank you for getting that person out of me I'm wondering how you're doing and I'm wondering how you've been And I really hope you're happy that you're happier with him That time we spent together, did it mean anything at all? And I'm not gonna sit here wondering why you didn't call? Not shedding tears, I'll get by (I'll get by) You're better off without it (You're better off without it) You're better off without him (You're better off) You're better off without it (You're better off without it) You're better off with anything
3.
New Years 02:31
I tore down masterfully constructed walls again I've got some rebuilding to do Brick by brick I'll try to put them each back in their place And leave no window to see through "It's 4:30 am on a Tuesday, it doesn't get much worse than this" I tried to be the kind of friend I always thought you needed And this is the thanks I get? Do I care to take the time to hear an explanation Or an unbelieved apology? I told you from the start there'd be no manipulation And no psychology Did you think that you could get away with using me And that things would turn out fine? Well I've got news for you, we all see through your little game And you've lost again this time And this time I won't cry 'cause you haven't earned it And all your chances have been blown And if you've treated everyone the way you treated me It's no wonder you're perpetually alone I hope you learn your lesson I hope you learn your lesson I hope you learn your lesson now I hope you learn your lesson I hope you learn your lesson I hope you learn your lesson now But you can count me out
4.
Liar 03:03
I have always been so proud of my honest heart So naturally the truth flows from my mouth Of course I have lied my share of times in my life But it's pulling the teeth they pass to even spit them out So it's so hard to find that I've been lying to myself all this time I say I know you but it's time I realized This life I lead is far from glorifying Redundancy is plaguing me, it happens all the time (happens all the time) Because I just keep trying And it's so dark in here And I need you near To ease my growing fear So now I know the truth that I've been missing all along Or maybe just didn't want to hear And I confess I'm a lifetime liar of the truest kind But I'm no longer blind And it's so dark in here And I need you near To ease my growing fear It's so hard to find that I've been lying to myself all this time
5.
Masquerade 03:06
Sitting here and reading your thoughts, my heart sinks once again 'Cause I caught you in another lie, find no truth in what you said You say that you'll hurt my feelings You say I won't understand I say you're just a coward Just a counterfeit friend And all the times I've been there, they didn't mean a thing At least not to you, but I know they meant something to me And I wish that I could give up, is that what you want from me? Because I'm still your friend even if you don't want me to be My promises are haunting me, not so easily shoved aside And yet I keep on trying to finally justify Taking every single word back, every pledge I ever made Because the friend I swore them to was nothing but a masquerade And all the times I've been there, they didn't mean a thing At least not to you, but I know they meant something to me And I wish that I could give up, is that what you want from me? Because I'm still your friend even if you don't want me to be Then you ask if something's wrong If only you could hear this song You'd just make up some lame excuse So it's no use (it's no use) listening to you And all the times I've been there, they didn't mean a thing At least not to you, but I know they meant something to me And I wish that I could give up, is that what you want from me? Because I'm still your friend even if you don't want me to be What do you do when you're not lying, do you have other words to say? Why do I have to try so hard to keep from pushing you away? I wish that I could give up, is that what you want from me? Because I'm still your friend even if you've never been one to me
6.
Hits Home 03:21
"She's just a friend," he said, "and that's all she'll ever be But I can't get these thoughts of her out of my head The cliche story once again, not as dramatic as it could be But I can't help the way my thoughts are being led" Can't you see she loves you in a special way? Maybe more than you will ever really know 'Cause your mind is focused on a fictional storyline You'll miss the happiness reality could hold "This all hits home," I said, "and I can't believe it took so long For me to finally see what's going on With so many troubles in her life, romantic feelings wear her down All she needs is someone that she can lean on" Can't you see she loves you in a special way? Maybe more than you will ever really know 'Cause your mind is focused on a fictional storyline You'll miss the happiness reality could hold I'll be your friend through thick and thin The kind that you can always run to When you're hurting and you need a helping hand I'll be your friend when things are great And all you wanna do is share your smile And your cheerful happiness I'll be your friend through your mistakes 'Cause we both know I've had my share And yet you never took the chance to run away I'll be your friend because you love me For reasons I may never know And that means more than meager words could ever say that means more than meager words could ever say You mean more than any words could ever say
7.
I've waited long enough and I've been putting it all off It's time I got myself going again I've made enough excuses to last 'til the end of time I've got to move forward with my plans I tell myself that I am not cut out for this I don't like anything that's happening now But when I think of losing everything I've done so far I know I've got to make it work somehow What good is a friend if you can't look him in the eye? What good is honesty if it feels like a lie? What good is a dream if you never even try? I thought that I was free and that I left that guy behind I wanted to believe that someday I'd reach the sky And if I don't press on then I'll watch the new me die And the sadder self survive This isn't as easy as they make it look on TV I'd never have guessed it was so hard And maybe you can hear it in the strain of my voice The perils of it caught me off guard But when you know that burning deep inside of you Is not something so easily ignored You get back on that horse no matter how many times you fall 'Cause it's better than everything you've done before What good is a friend if you can't look him in the eye? What good is honesty if it feels like a lie? What good is a dream if you never even try? I thought that I was free and that I left that guy behind I wanted to believe that someday I'd reach the sky And if I don't press on then I'll watch the new me die And the sadder self survive My life is chronicled in lapses of writer's block Opening a window to let my feelings be mocked You ask me why I put myself through this, to you I say If you've ever chased a dream you know I can have it no other way This is me today
8.
These last few weeks there's been lots of talk about the past About the true loves we've all lost and the ones we've never had Vicariously reliving the pain of saying goodbye to you Has left me wondering exactly what you've been up to I've long since gotten over the aftermath of my mistakes Had pointed out to me the error of my ways But the little things keep showing up inside my mind And a better friend than you were I don't think that I can find But now seeing you again Reminds me thankfully of why the bar was raised so high I'm not writing you this song To say I want you back it's simply that I hope I'll never lose you again I think about the days we spent together I come to realize it's all blurry and I can't remember All that much except how happy we both were back then And how these days I'm not even sure if I can call you friend But now seeing you again Reminds me thankfully of why the bar was raised so high I'm not writing you this song To say I want you back it's simply that I hope I'll never lose you again
9.
It's so easy to look outside myself and point out all the blame I'm saddened when I see a friend no longer acting the same I wonder how each one of them so easily falls away But the answer is identical to how I got this way No longer am I looking to you In darkness I have remained The struggling's a thing of the past And sometimes I miss the pain That pain is the evidence I'm fighting for a cause Every temptation a hurdle I know we can cross But then I let my guard down and the battle is gone Complacency takes over so I know something's wrong No longer am I looking to you In darkness I have remained The struggling's a thing of the past And sometimes I miss it Help me, help me find my way I'm tired, I'm tired of living this way I need you to bring me back home Because I, because I hate being alone, all alone
10.
What happens when it all comes to an end Gone from the one your closest friend There is no doubt your love is something real Goodbyes are hard, the pain will heal I wish I had some scholarly advice Something that could make it all go away But I will always be there when you call And offer a shoulder when you need to cry 'Cause I'm always here, I'll always care I'm praying for you I want you to be aware Someday not soon the memories of pain will fade away But a contented love will always remain I've been through this myself a couple times before I wish I could say it wouldn't be so bad (won't be so bad) Second song to you is not more cheery than the last I wish it didn't have to be so sad 'Cause I'm always here, I'll always care I'm praying for you I want you to be aware Someday not soon the memories of pain will fade away But a contented love will always remain your contented love will always remain There is no doubt your love is something real Goodbyes are hard, the pain will heal
11.
Thoughts get trapped inside my brain Break my ribs so I can uncage All these emotions that still dwell inside my heart 26 hours, where you remain And I'm force fed all this pain In heaping spoonfuls that are slowly killing me Wait for me But that's unfair to ever ask of anybody Are you still falling? I'm glad you found someone so you can breathe But not for me The tickle of knives is better than this But fresh cuts wouldn't help distract An already bruised and broken soul So this is my song to you To tell you just how much I miss you And I think about you every day Wait for me But that's unfair to ever ask of anybody Are you still falling? I'm glad you found someone so you can breathe But not for me
12.
Father & Son 03:41
Hello, it's me, your only son Writing to you now because I haven't seen you in so long Even though we live in the same home You're the father that I've never known I get up each day, you're already gone Drive past your office late at night And see the light still on Why do you care more about your job Than about the family falling apart? Don't even know you Can't understand you Never stopped to think of anyone else Hello, my boy, your letter hurt me so 18 years I've worked so hard, while I missed seeing you grow I was just trying to provide for you All my efforts thrown back in my face Every morning I'd say a prayer for you As I lose another day making it the best for you Someday you'll wake up and you'll realize And you'll thank me for how hard I tried Don't even know you Can't understand you Never stopped to think of anyone else It's always been about you (about you) But I'm a person too (I'm a person too) I feel like giving up I've had about enough Don't even know you Can't understand you Never stopped to think of anyone else I gave up more for you than you'll ever understand But you were never there for me when life went bad Son, I always tried to give you all the things I never had But all I ever wanted was a dad

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released July 3, 2020

Vocals & Guitar - Chris McGrath
Bass & Vocals - Frank Tsoukalas
Guitar & Vocals - Dan O'Gorman
Drums - Mook Snoreck

Recorded & Produced by Dan Precision
Mixed & Mastered by Mark Michalik

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