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lyrics

Dammit I'm
wide awake, but I can't seem to shake
the grip of my nightmares.
Just the fear of having less than my peers
rips me from all that's right here.

(Whether it be) recognition, independence, promiscuity,
I'm inadequate when I'm comparing you to me.
There's no truth to these shortcomings
yet I constantly feel outdone.

Recognition, independence, promiscuity,
I'm inadequate when I'm comparing you to me.
There's no truth to these shortcomings
yet I feel outdone.

Why do I breakdown every god damn detail
of your lives only to measure mine?
It's getting harder to keep myself back-to-back
with everyone out there
(as I watch the time go by).

How can I embrace the present moment
if I can't do the same for the life I've chosen?
I'm a disaster lining up back-to-back
with all of you out there
(I think I'm gonna lose my mind).

Hearing your stories detailing your glories
it feels like an indictment.
False narratives I concoct in my head
and so I'm reminded.

Of why I always feel so meager, so unworthy
to be in your presence, it's just so disconcerting.
Even alone it's unnerving how I
I feel outdone.

Why do I breakdown every god damn detail
of your lives only to measure mine?
It's getting harder to keep myself back-to-back
with everyone out there
(as I watch the time go by).

How can I embrace the present moment
if I can't do the same for the life I've chosen?
I'm a disaster lining up back-to-back
with all of you out there
(I think I'm gonna lose my mind).

I can't remember the last time I let myself be.
I've come to realize I'm my own worst enemy.
I've gotta channel all of my energy
to be come a better me.

Why do I breakdown every god damn detail
of your lives only to measure mine?
It's getting harder to keep myself back-to-back
with everyone out there
(as I watch the time go by).

How can I embrace the present moment
if I can't do the same for the life I've chosen?
I can't go on lining up back-to-back
with all of you out there
(WHAT A FUCKING WASTE OF TIME).

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from Split EP, released June 30, 2017

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Wayside Story Chicago, Illinois

Brian Werdell (vocals, bass)
Kevin Hsu (vocals, rhythm guitar)
Casey Murdock (lead guitar)
Alex Porter (drums)

No one ever accused us of being 'adults.'

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