Beginning of the End

by The Hobby

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This EP/album is the culmination of over a year of work, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks to all that have supported me up to this point, and to those that continue to support this dream of mine.
This is just the beginning.

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released October 7, 2014

Gabe Massey - Writing, recording, mixing, mastering

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The Hobby Wenatchee, Washington

Started in 2012, The Hobby is a music project where I rock out and write sad words to sad melodies.

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Track Name: Losing a Friend
And so, lost in his thoughts
Of all the ammunition used in the war he's fought
With weapons of words, he can't undo
He tried so hard, just to be cool

But things were said, and promises made
When it comes to emotions it's never a game
But this isn't like anything that's happened before
No, this time, this is something more

A conquest started, a whole war lost
It seems like nothing, but what's the cost?
To think some rivalry caused a bitter end
And this is how, to lose a friend

Anger in the purest form
And hatred sticking into the heart, like a thorn
Or a twisted knife, you can't pull out
No amount of "sorry's" can reverse that now

But things were great, before we started to tear
Now the future's only promise is up in the air
Feelings trailing after like a menacing cloud
Of everything you regret when your mind wasn't sound

You know if I could, I'd do it all again
I'd never say those terrible things that I said to you
Then I wouldn't be in this mess
Of words spewed in anger, but I must confess

That a conquest was started, but the war was lost
It seems like nothing now, but think of the cost
Now look what's happened, what's met its' end
It's sad to say, such a price to pay, to lose a friend.
Track Name: Nothing to Lose
The sun shines high and bright in the sky
See the impossible, but we might as well try
We have all this time, for which our actions show
But something seems wrong, this is something I've never known, but we let it go

Time passes in a blur and a haze
Spend our lives living inside of a daze
And as we go through the days, and the ending draws near
We know in the back of our minds, we have nothing to fear

The hot asphalt burns our bare feet
Watch the cars pass by as we run around in the street
But the alarm rings and the vista vanishes
You thought you had it all, but it was just a painful guess of what it'd be like when

Taken away
It was never meant to stay
Try again for another pass
But you know it's something I'll never have

Time passes in a blur and a haze
Spend my life, running inside of a maze
And as I wait for sleep I have everything I hold dear
And I know in the back of my mind, I have everything to fear
But nothing to lose.
Track Name: Push & Pull
Walk on in
Try to see through the maze, attempt to wade through the maze
Exposed skin
Drunk girls losing their minds, like they've got nothing to hide

All on a whim
Grab a drink, set it down, leave it uncovered for now
Someone walks up behind you, they're beside you
Taking you for a fool

The world's spinning at a faster pace, but
You know inside is the special place, where
This is all acceptable
It's all just push and pull

Take a sip of the drink
Piece together the night, too hard to think
Talk to a girl
She's got a nice smile, she makes your head twirl

Take it outside
All the scenes blur together, losing track of the time
The feeling of false love is in the air,
But you know you're letting loose tonight, too high to care

Look back in such despair, at
The life you had, now it's up in the air, you are
Feeling bad because you made a mistake, you were
Thinking with your heart but not with your brain, but now

The world's spinning at a faster pace, and
You know inside, that this is the special place where
This is all perfectly acceptable

It all starts here with the push and pull of the doors.
Track Name: New Year's Day
The cold air bites at uncovered skin
And there seems to be only me in the space I'm living in

The street lights flicker as the cars drive by
The reality of all of this is wrapped in a lie
The lack of feelings that exist in your eyes
It's nothing to worry about

Because the stars are all ablaze tonight
And the emptiness of everything fills the sky
With snow on the ground
Nothing makes a sound
I'm alone on New Year's Day

An annual celebration of the times ahead
A newly-found reminder of the things that went unsaid

I stand alone in the barren street
Devoid of life, or the living to meet
In a world gone dark, all the memories are on repeat

Now the sun comes up and illuminates the land below
A sure sign that life will start and begin to grow

But I remain in my accustomed state
It seems that all of this has become my fate
And I realize I've made a great mistake
But it's already too late

The stars are all ablaze tonight
And the emptiness of everything fills the sky
With snow on the ground, nothing makes a sound
I'm alone on New Year's Day

It's New Year's Day.
Track Name: Reflections
I'd gladly burden my life
To see that you got some rest, and some peace, from your strife
Just to help you feel comfortable again
To make you see that all of this is so much more than losing a friend

If I could
Take away the pain you feel so you won't harm yourself
Or jump under the bus, or give you all of my wealth
If I could do anything, I would give you some help
Because I love you too much, to let you go and watch as you fell

I've lived without you for some period of time
But I can't imagine an existence when you're not here by my side
I wish there were some way that I could get through to you
That I'm never far, and the ears you trust are always too few

But I can't escape this fear
That someday you won't be here
And that we're nearing the bottom, of this steady decline
And that we've passed all the warning signs

When you look in the mirror, is that all you can see?
A reflection of everything that you're starting to be?
But if you look really close, do you ever see me?

We know all the rules, and we know all the signs
We know the ways that we can both step over the lines
You mean so much to me, and it pains me to see
The culmination of the suffering and all the ways you believe

When you look in the mirror, is that all you can see?
A reflection of everything that you're starting to be?
But if you look really close, do you ever see me?

Do you ever see me?
Track Name: Breath
Always tired all the time
Crawling up this steep incline
This body aches, with familiar shakes
Of a sickness benign

My eyes will quiver in my head
And my breath runs hot with words unsaid
And my stomach turns, when I learn
About everything you do instead

Take a pill, down a shot of hope
Attempt to find another way to help me cope
And I'm always prone to being alone
And I'm falling down this slope

Cold sweats in the dead of night
Illuminated truths in the pale moonlight
Of secrets spread from his bed
Of sickness and insight

But my eyes quiver with some hidden dread
My breath runs hot with words unsaid
And my stomach turns, when will I learn
That everything you always do is all in my head

I'll never be the person that you want me to be
You'll always be swimming in someone else's sea
But if the time's alright, and you're lonely tonight
I can tell you what it's like to be empty

This headache will not go away
Rational thought is lead astray

This fever courses through my brain
Makes tough the tasks of the mundane
And as I suffer I begin to see
There's never a refrain

I'll never be the person that you want me to be
You'll always be swimming in someone else's sea
But if the time's alright, and you're lonely tonight
I can tell you what it's like to be empty.