Silver Linings

by Less Than Jake

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1.
Three blocks from chaos with the demons by my side Got the devil on my shoulder yeah, I’m going out tonight When things aren’t going my way There’s only one thing left to say I'm Takin’ what I’m makin' spend it on a Saturday night Try to make a livin’, maybe I just ain’t livin’ right But I found my paradise The night is young. The Palomino is getting all my pay I want this night to last forever. I can’t face another day When things aren’t going my way There’s only one thing left to say I'm Takin’ what I’m makin’ spend it on a Saturday night Try to make a livin’, maybe I just ain’t livin’ right But I found my paradise Takin’ what I’m makin’ spend it on a Saturday night It’ll be alright I’m tryin’ to make a livin’ Maybe I just ain’t livin’ right But I found my paradise Hit the Atlantic and Loosey’s, The Hardback and Nelly’s It’s all fun and games till Monday morning One-shot always turns to four One thing I know for sure I’m gonna hit The Top before I hit the bottom
2.
Lie To Me 03:38
What’s wrong with the world today? Can I get anybody on my page? Count down till I lose my mind Not a shred of faith inside Still spelling out what went wrong Pick up the pieces and just move on Two drinks and I’m on my way To a place where I’m not afraid One simple lesson learned The flames we hold the closest burn the worst Say you need me one more time Tell me there’s more that connects us Than the days we’ve left behind Lie to me just one more time Tell me you can’t go on without me I’ll pretend that I’ll be fine, I’ll be fine Relive what I’ve been put through Have I got nothing else better to do? Just watch from my own sidelines Think of what I’m gonna change next time Jump in, buckle up, let's go See the places we should get to know I need a chaser when I swallow my pride and find a way to make it out alive More years with little meaning Fractions of my life repeating Feels like it takes forever Breaking off from one another Losing count of all the times I put you first and left myself behind
3.
Moving a bit further past the fray The suspended belief held deep in yesterday We were chasing our fate to take the plunge Pay twice the price for half the fun Trudging slowly through reality Wading through a sea of constant jealousy We were chasing our fate to take the plunge Pay twice the price for half the fun The ship has sailed the song’s been sung Always on the run and I keep on chasing Love is like a drug and it keeps me waiting I don’t want to go but I think I have to now Heading closer to finality Stepping farther away from my insanity We were chasing our fate to take the plunge The ship has sailed the song’s been sung Always on the run and I keep on chasing Love is like a drug and it keeps me waiting I don’t want to go but I think I have to now Love is like a drug and it keeps me waiting Always on the run and I keep on chasing I don’t wanna go but I think I have to now I think I have to now Extinguish all the flames It’s getting hotter than hell But it’s still cold in here Maybe it’s the subtlety A passive-aggressive casualty It’s hard to find the path when it dead-ends Keep marching on, on, on, on Always on the run and I keep on chasing Love is like a drug and it keeps me waiting I don’t want to go but I think I have to now Love is like a drug and it keeps me waiting Always on the run, every moment's faded I don’t want to go but I think I have to now Always on the run, I keep on chasing
4.
My only status quo is slipping when I’m climbing I’ve got a useless sense of timing So I apologize for jumping to conclusions I just don’t know what I should do Cause I can’t, give up, on what we’ve got Should we swing for the fences or not? Hold me up and take me on my way Through all the crowds and all the haze When all those people stop and stare Anytime and anywhere Someone to tell me to be, be who I’m supposed to It took forever but I found you Someone to carry me home when I’m breaking to the downside And when I’m riding too high And I can’t, give up, on what, we’ve got Should we swing for the fences or not? Can we say that we gave it shot? You know I’ll be there, Take the time, to realize Stop and notice passing moments Anytime and anywhere you go
5.
The Test 02:54
Toss the anchor, ditch the oars I know what’s worth fighting for Clip the wings, break the ties That bind me to this cheap disguise Day in, day out Maybe we get stronger in the end Dig way down deep inside And swallow all your pride Cause you know how it’s done But it takes a lot of work, a lot of drive Tell me when you see a version of me The person you want me to be Falling forward, crashing down Facing backwards, turn around Close the door on emptiness And skip the scene of discontent Day in, day out Maybe we get stronger in the end Dig way down deep inside And swallow all your pride Cause you know how it’s done But it takes a lot of work, a lot of drive Tell me when you see a version of me That you want me to be It’s better that you have a plan When you’re worse off than you understand I know we get stronger in the end
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Dear Me 03:17
Dear me, I confess. Most days I’m a mess I still act like I’m with it but I’m all out of one more shots to give They don’t know about me or what’s inside my head But in the end, it’s me alone Staring at my phone How did it get so bad? And does it sound crazy that I’d ask? I really wanna know when it took its toll Dear me, I’m not content. All these years and my nerves are spent And I’ve tried to be patient but why does it seem like I’ll never make it? Maybe I resent all the time in life I spent Staring at this phone, feeling so alone How did it get so bad? And does it sound crazy that I’d ask I really wanna know when it took its toll How did it get so bad? I know it sounds crazy that I’d ask I really hope you know what’s good for your soul Maybe we’ll go on to be “good for now” It’s better than being nowhere at all Dear me, I’ll be fine. It’s hard to leave what you love behind Sometimes you know it’s time to go
7.
Is it really the time that I should change my life Can I get away with another day walking out of stride Is it really the time that I should change my life I'll never get ahead, falling back instead, on a steep decline Did I cross the line This is the only way I'll make it Gonna hold my breath and face it Gonna do what they told me not to Gonna get myself through Do you remember the time I let things come undone Gonna face the truth, I got no excuse for being overrun Do you remember the time I let things come undone I can't pass the blame when it's all the same and I'm the only one Am I the only one? I can't help it I can't stop it Same things we all go through No matter the damage they might do
8.
I’m make or break No matter what it takes No treading on the same situation I live wide awake Repeat the same mistakes Things falter and I lose motivation But whenever I feel like nothing will get me by I won’t give up and I don’t know why I can’t turn off what I feel inside Sometimes I’m the king of the downside I’ll brush it off And learn to cut the loss Not living with this misinformation Give me a choice I choose to use my voice I speak softly but I carry my convictions You can’t get through You know you just can’t break me down If I stay true You know you just can’t break me down
9.
Lost at Home 03:20
Constant pressure every day Takes all my strength not to walk away As the days go by, I don’t care at all It's like the undertow pulled me out with the tide How can you save yourself from drowning in your pride? And I’m feeling like I am lost at home Feeling like I haven’t been blown away By a single day that I’m all alone “Maybe that’s just life?” that’s what they say Things I love always leaving me Got one hand holding on to who I used to be It seems that days go by and I’m not moving at all Guess I’d be happy if I find a way I could change this path I’m on but sometimes it’s easier to stay And I’m feeling like I am lost at home Feeling like I haven’t been blown away By a single day that I’m all alone “Maybe that’s just life?” that’s what they say The push and pull between the past and right now is a tug of war between my heart and mind My comfort zone’s been feeling like a prison again and I think I might have lost the war this time So I surrender
10.
Move 03:24
Somedays I stay home inside my bed I can’t move. I'm stuck there Wishing I was laying beside you instead but I’m here lost in my own head When you move it still makes me believe It erases those things that are wrong with me You consume all my thoughts And I don’t want it to stop It takes a hold of the best of me You get just what you see Most nights I'm by myself wide awake on the floor It’s not quite how I thought my life would go but here we are I know you’ve seen this before but you still won't walk out the door When you move it still makes me believe It erases those things that are wrong with me You consume all my thoughts And I don’t want it to stop It takes a hold of the best of me You get just what you see When you lose yourself, you’re never to blame I’m finding it hard to trust who I am again and again Desperate for answers, the world crashes down I don’t question why you’re still around
11.
Bill 03:03
Never thought that I’d grow up to be This punker kid with no identity Playing songs that no one knows At ill-attended shows Wondering what the hell this life is for I go for ALL but still want more You blazed a trail where there was none And I descended on My path in life, my destiny You paved the way for so many Why wait to honor someone when they’re gone The time is now, I’ll show you how Raise a glass to Bill and sing along When things were dark you were a light to me And everything you said would help me see You pick me up when no one can Shape the person that I am Keep reminding me what I’m here for Go for ALL and still want more You pull my heartstrings with those songs Of love and hope and loss And silly words that make no sense I hope you know how much you meant Why wait to honor someone when they’re gone The time is now, I’ll show you how Raise a glass to Bill and sing along Raise a glass to Bill and sing along Don’t wait to sing along Don’t wait, I can’t thank you enough For what you’ve given us
12.
So Much Less 03:17
Maybe I’m branding myself but I just can’t help, I can’t help but question Why’s it easy these days to catch a case of modern-day depression Living in the same state but we can’t relate, relate to one another Maybe I’m outta my mind, but I thought this world would be fine, But it feels like we’re so behind Don’t leave me here I’d rather disappear Than wake up in the same old skin the morning after It’s not ok, but either way, we’re gonna make it thru today Cause our differences are so much less than what the man on the TV say Here’s a conspiracy, it’s them vs me, I’m in the wrong reality Like someone flipped a switch and my life just glitched but no one can see Livin in the bad times and bad vibes. Only the jive gonna keep me alive And there’s a sign that says that the world’s coming to an end And I almost want to believe them

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released December 11, 2020

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