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Nursery Crimes EP

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released November 9, 2013

All songs written and performed by Drew Clegg.

Recorded and Mixed by David S. Fylstra
at Candlewolfe Studios, Canadensis, PA.

Trombone on "Dying" performed by Alan Byron.
Additional Vocals on "No Change" by David Fylstra.

ANIMA Recordings 2014.
(ANIMA - 01)


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Track Name: No Change
When you come to terms with everything
And you realize your stale and broken
My time is lost
You wasted cause
Here's to thick skin
Your weak will held within
Quit wasting my time you filthy liar
I saw your soul once, it ran down your leg with your self esteem
I would pity you since your pitiful
I refuse to believe the spit dripping from your teeth
There is no change
Hope is dead
Track Name: Useless
Oh it's fun pretending you have morals
Shake your sense of guilt
Protect your fucking will
Yeah I'm nobody going nowhere
What's that make me when you fucked me like you loved him?
No surprise
You're gracious in your mothers eyes
Laugh at me
You lowlife
Belittle me
You dirty fucking breed
No surprise
You're gracious in your mothers eyes
No surprise
Your dead father lied
Track Name: Self Esteem
Quitting life
No self gain
I don't want to speak again
I'm a waste of skin
I'm a waste of breath
I try so hard
But I'm fucking sick of myself
I'm a joke I'll never change
In fucked up
In giving up
Selfish power trip
I'm fucking of it
Track Name: Get It Right
Oh a knife to my throat
You can't reverse all the words you wrote
Spit at my feet, gathering like shackles
I'm not perfect but I'm learning that I'm always wrong.
I'm trying hard but I never get it right
I'll never forget the day you left me
How could you leave me with no direction?
I can't stand this
Screaming obscenities just to break the glass
We will never hold on to who we truly are
It's not our faults
It's taken away
Track Name: Punchline
Use me
For what I'm worth
Take advantage
Please yourself
I'm not leaving you
You already left me
Now tell me the punchline!
I am not wanted here
I've been fucking up for 10 long years
Sinking in the guilt that held on to my fears.
Track Name: Living
Sometimes i feel like the only way out
Is to give it up and leave this god forsaken town
They would be better off without me around
So I'll bury myself and you won't miss me
Maybe I knew it right from the start
When you pushed me to the side to better yourself
Maybe I felt it living deep inside my head
I let it fuck me up
I'm done fucking up
I want to grab life by the pressure points and squeeze but it never works
Instead it holds me down and eats away at my will to live
The only thing I hold onto is my own thoughts
Everything else has failed me
Track Name: Dying
I fail at everything
Let the sickness take over me
I can't stand it, I am dying young
I remember the day I gave up
I know the feeling of neglect.
I welcome it with alcohol numbing my legs. They were worthless anyway
I couldn't stand on my own when I tried. The stinging in my chest, the rotting of my liver. What else is it good for? watching leaves stain the concrete. Death burns yellow and trees rust. It's been months, I blame it on the liquor, it's always there to break the fall. It turns my guts to stone. I can actually say what's on my mind. I could tell you how I felt when I should have. The ground hold my eyes as I fill with regret. And you chased it with guilt just to embrace how we felt. I let it take advantage of my feelings like a lonely shadow just wishing to connect to familiar feet. I let it abuse us. But now you're loved by another. The years grow long and frail and I know it's too late for me to hold you. I know I made a mistake by not reaching out. I know we were meant for more than this. And I know my hands are weak because I can't hold faith in anyone or anything.
And the cycle returns
Every day I'm alive is another day I take up space

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