Ambition

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Single off "The Party", out 2/10/17

lyrics

You're falling asleep on your best friend's couch
In the house where the wildlife tries to get out
The conversation continues downstairs
As you're tied up and beaten in this desolate chair

Take me back to where the night all began
Smiling faces and smoke beneath the ceiling fan
Different cells, we're spending time by ourselves
As she joins me on the deck, and she says,

"Do you ever go out at night and stare at the stars
And wonder why you're not passed out in the back seat of your car?
Cause even when you're so far from home, you're never alone,
But once everyone's gone, you'll fail to move on."

All faith is lost as we cross the threshold to the living room
Nervous and afraid, unable to sleep for days
Because the fires in my head make a path to the bed
Where she takes my hand and pushes me away

We stumble out through the door to the dirt outside
You could watch the light bounce off the windows as she cries,
"When are you gonna learn that all that you have tried to grow and build wasn't what you meant when you wanted to be fulfilled?"

"Do you ever go out at night and stare at the stars
And wonder why you're not passed out in the back seat of your car?
Cause even when you're so far from home, you're never alone,
But once everyone's gone, you'll fail to move on."

(I make my way inside this house of debauchery and sin
As the holiest one here tears the threading in his skin
They sit on the back porch, their silhouettes form into one
The faint hum of music repeating inside the sun)

She's sleeping in the guest room down the hall
Wiping her memory of a digital love
Done with a chemical art, feigned from the start
I'll never find the answers needed by my selfish heart

"Do you ever go out at night and stare at the stars
And wonder why you're not passed out in the back seat of your car?
Cause even when you're so far from home, you're never alone,
But once everyone's gone, you'll fail to move on."

"You're falling asleep on your best friend's couch
Just like you did when you were trying to get out
What you lack in ambition you make up in things that never came true,
And all of this is why I could never love you."

(I swore I'd never leave when we climbed into the pit
Of dismal intentions and crimes to commit
Now the blankets wrap around you and kiss you goodnight
Like you said from the beginning, "you'll never win this fight")

(Take me back before the night
Lead me shivering towards the light
Loneliness pushes in the pins
In this shell that I'm living in)

credits

released January 31, 2017
Gabe Massey - everything musical
Luke Strahm - artwork

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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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