Learn To Leave

by My Iron Lung

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1.
In Hiding 03:12
It’s these things I don’t want So I push and pull and navigate to the place I feel most comfortable Where I can keep my mind off everything, where I can keep away from you For the longest time I blamed myself, for the longest time I took responsibility for what was half your fault Merely everything changed, I realized i’m not the only one to have done something wrong Half of it was trying, something you weren’t willing to do Did you ever mean a thing you said? Does that crescent moon mean anything to you? The way it shines, the way I tried too, but that wasn’t enough, I guess nothing was And you don’t know how hard it’s been, these dreams keep me awake haunting me often Pull the covers over my head In hiding The only place I wanted to be In hiding Hold on tight to the things you love Let them go, if the ones you love don’t return then you know it is gone Don’t leave a place for me in hiding We live out our own dreams, no more hiding There’s no pain left for me in hiding, it can only mean i’m done with hiding
2.
I leave this city often but only partially, like a book left open again Up too early, eyes wide open, staring at patterns in the ceiling, unfamiliar with where I am Somewhere I am on the phone trying to connect here to there and back again, a voice that feels so distant, that feels uncertain It’s the time of the year, the season, it reminds me of where I was this time last year I abandoned a reason to stay here then a curtain fell right in front of me Somewhere I am on the phone trying to connect here to there and back again, a voice that feels so distant, that feels uncertain And we learn to leave, to see the world more promising, it serves perfectly, it proves it’s point that love is still mystery my eyes are open
3.
Damage 02:15
It’s been a rough start so far full of scars, tell me when i’ll lose them, was it me or miscommunication? It came in a dream, painted in a scene, where i’d rather not be, it’s misery to think about it It’s been a rough start so far, I had an open heart It came in a dream, painted in a scene, where i’d rather not be, it’s misery to think about it A lack of consistency, I think about it daily, painted in a scene i’d rather not be I’m closing the book, unfinished, until further notice I don’t wanna know how it ends Cause i’m responsible for all the damage that was done Cause i’m responsible, i’ll burn the pages when I am done
4.
Take a look inside my head, take a look inside at my heart, there’s a pain left there, see the scars? The moment you walked in the room, did you remember who I was? You learned your lesson but forgot to love With my back on the wall on the outside, it’s so much colder tonight With my mind on the negative, it’s so much colder tonight Was I wrong to expect? Memories fade, it happens to the best Does it hurt, can you feel the pain? They say it’s only temporary but it feels like a lifetime Finding ways to escape my self made doubt and again in the same house, finding heartache in old photographs It’s November now, the weather changes It’s so cold this time of year, when the ones you love don’t have ears to hear Having fears to overcome, I guess it’s best i’m on my own now, I guess it’s best Finding new ways to wake up each day Finding motivation from sunrise to sunset in the strangest ways, from sunrise to sunset To hear things out, to have an open mind, to listen without expectation This season is long, hard to press on, some lessons are harder to learn on your own, now I know If i could go back again I don’t know that I would Somethings aren’t meant to be, the hardest words to believe To find a way out, to escape my self made doubt Searching for answers, writing them down until I find my way back
5.
Somnium 02:30
Walk a line between day and night Natures clock, a way to keep things in order but only half of us wake up at the right time In the morning there’s a mirror in the hallway that you stare in, displaying an image; a reflection of all the choices made, all the time you’ve invested in things other than yourself From the hallway to the living room think it over slow, there’s a window that daylight hits, when it’s open you can hear it, the chaos in the streets Every day routine sounds just like how today feels; familiar Then the night strikes and you’ll find things to be different You can feel it, so careless and free, so dark and poisoning the night, warm blood and high spirits At the time, the low light fit us perfect like the shade of your face under dim light, it kept me staring until the shade departs, when the day arrives And i’m exposed to everything, the imperfections, the truth and lies Light and dark, neither can survive at the same time Only one lets you see, there’s beauty in survival, there’s beauty in leaving
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7.
Mend 04:11
We wait for things to change We wait for scars to fade Winter time losing daylight to sleep These hardwood floors are cold on the feet, haven’t felt like my self lately, not since that day and we wait for scars to fade Find the love you misplaced tear the photos down, rearrange things hold yourself, displace the pain a brand new way Winter time i’m feeling fine, family and friends say you’re looking better I can’t help but remember all those miles spent, all those words exchanged and all i’ve learned from them It’s my choice not to suffer it’s my right to let daylight hit my skin to end an era of what if’s, mishaps or could have been’s I owe that to myself, excuses, i’m tired of hearing them We wait for things to change and we wait for scars to fade To lose interest and meaning in this state, every day it’s farther away every day, it’s the time that it takes Excuses, I am tired of hearing them Always running from solutions, always thinking of the past and how the only way out is to let it go and forget We wait for things to change and we wait for scars to fade and today, memories replaced by new faces, new meaning and today, my thoughts replaced by new places, new meaning
8.
I see my future guided by me no hesitation, no need to worry I’ve been upset, depressed sealing up loose ends again but i’m staying up, staying in Just let it all go My mind has got me tangled in webs Just let it all go Getting upset with life’s dreaded moments Just let it all go Always on defense, always Just let it all go I screamed from the balcony over looking the city Just let it all go and in the morning the next day right before the train I said I don’t need these things So i’m packing my bags, leaving this place forgetting your face, I’m healing up nicely
9.
Sunrise, early morning Just waking up, my eyes still shut Overhear the tv from the other room The news says over a hundred deaths were reported and it’s only six am Tell us a reason for it They say it’s still unclear at the moment Is there reason for this? A reason good enough for death? Still trying to comprehend why thing’s like this happen Why i’m always on the other end, watching violence through a lens Always thinking of how i’d deal with it and how it happened, I can’t imagine, I can’t believe It’s a scene in the streets ordinary movements, ordinary action What was your first reaction when the lights went off? What was your first reaction? What was it like when you first heard the noise? What did you see? How’d it make you feel? Paint an image vividly So I can feel it, so I can understand A flash before the eyes, what does that feel like? Life flashing before your eyes, what does that feel like? When tragedy strikes just close your eyes It seems unfair the way life plays out It seems unfair to say I understand at all When tragedy strikes it doesn’t care for a name It has no reason to stop I woke up early, sat by the window the next morning Thought about death and yesterday It seems so unfair, the way life plays out It seems so unfair to say I understand
10.
Anchorage 02:44
I’m home again sitting in frustration, I’m finding out exactly how I made the same mistake twice I’m not turning around, I know exactly how this plays out Was I missing you or missing something else, at the time I couldn’t tell We were broken, we were both so broken How’d it happen? Back at home, now I know Staring in the mirror at my own reflection I didn’t know I had abandoned giving myself affection I found out what i’ve been missing for three years now, never really did love myself I know now, this feeling and just how to cope I haven’t lost all my hope Tear down every barrier, burn down the interior walls Rebuild a new life without this feeling So here I am finding closure So here I am finally rebuilding
11.
Certainty 03:01
I found out the hard way that nothing is permanent, that nothing stays the same, that everything is fleeting, there’s no way to keep our love safe Through bad weather and highways, through distances and time, this feeling I am having it burns a light pain but burns in a good way When you have so much riding on one thing and one day for no reason something leaves your life without notice and you’re left with nothing to fall back on The pain is futile, it is real, it is present, it is you lost at your lowest moment in life It’s the scenery that passes us so quickly that makes me miss old memories Sitting in the front seat watching everything pass by through the window Time is unstoppable I’m certain it’s fleeting I’m certain it’s gone I’m certain it is sadness weighing me down and I am certain it’s absence I am certain now more than ever that nothing lasts forever I’m certain it happens to all of us, we drift in opposite directions farther and farther away but no absence goes unnoticed, I’m certain

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released August 5, 2016

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