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released July 13, 2018

all guitars/bass/vocals written and performed by Christine Goodwyne
all drums written and performed by Caden Clinton
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Lon Beshiri
album art by Olivia Tinnin

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Track Name: Overly Verbose Email Series pt. III
i drained you when you were empty this time, you were right
you thought it was for validation, maybe you were overthinking it
i think you were

i tried to tell you what i meant by those words that night
i didn’t wanna make assumptions, and you didn’t wanna say it
i’m glad you did

you go off the radar, stop responding, leave me hanging
because you know it hurts me, i guess that i deserve it
i broke another promise to myself
i’m in debt

this is a pattern that i never meant to start
this is a feeling that you were never meant to feel

wish i could show you what you meant,
i wish i could show you what you meant,
i wish i could show you what you meant in my own language

i could make a list of all the things that make you enjoyable
but you would probably crumple it up and label it an act of pity

but people like you, you’re just blinded by you own self hate
and everybody’s rooting for you
when will you listen up
or just keep writing me off, writing me off, you just keep writing me off
Track Name: Borderline
go ahead
throw me the rope you know i'm too afraid to take
hand me the vase you know i'll drop
and watch it shatter, watch me fumble for the pieces
you've got me comfortable
in this pit that you dug just for me
you've seen how i tend to stay when i know i'm supposed to leave

wearing the clothes of a girl you wish you were today
but you'll change out of them when the sun comes up
and now you're trying my clothes, wearing my clothes, it's my turn
but none of them fit, none of them fit none of them fit

i was the one who wouldn't leave
you always loved to watch me bleed
i know you get a sick pleasure
i hope it makes you feel better
to know you're killing me

don't say you miss me
i learned my lesson last time i fell into your trap
don't say you miss me
i should rip your throat out for what you’ve done to me
Track Name: Erso
i heard you were trying to better yourself
but i don’t really care to hear it, i don’t really keep my ears open for that anymore

i heard you were getting a little lonely
but if anything you have each other i’m not gonna be your feminine vessel to pour into anymore

i go back and forth between wanting to help you
but i’ve done my time and it would be no use

you took a lot, you took a lot, you took a lot from me
you two took a lot, you took a lot, you took a lot from us
you took what mattered, what mattered the most
and this is me taking it back
taking it back, taking it back

and was it worth it
you try to fix it
it doesn’t hurt
it doesn’t hurt anymore
Track Name: $5 Subtweet
you remind me of
a version of myself
that never learned
to self reflect

passive aggression is your route of choice
i think you like being mad
oh you do, it’s kinda sick

so hold your breath
take a sip of water
count to ten
think of your happy place

god i hope you look back at this and laugh half as hard as i am now
it used to get to me
but i’m passed that now

tag yourself we all know who that was about
i’d jump right in but 140 characters isn’t enough to say what i think
and i think we should all try to grow the fuck up
say it to my face, i know it can be hard
after all i can relate, petty is my
middle name
my middle name

i don’t like the taste of soap
but i learned to scrub my tongue
you ought to try it
but that’s not your style
those words, you like the way they taste when they leave your mouth
how they won’t go bland
and they’ll get you why you what you want, every time
they’ll get you what you want
Track Name: They Only Care About My Fills And Not My Feels
I shouldn’t have told you that i kind of tend to jump into these kinds of things
that was the moment i made a target of myself
thought it was the last time i’d be coming over again
no, you took your time with me

i'd pay to travel back in time and warn myself she's gonna try to ruin you
oh, but it'll be alright
you're gonna get away just fine

it's not what i had in mind
it's not what i had in mind
this is not what i thought friendship looked like
you're not what i thought
i can recognize the red flags that you planted now
and i won't ignore them next time
Track Name: Five-Time 2nd Place Winner
you tried to break me down
you warped every mirror in my house
but i see through it now, and i know i’m not looking at a monster

and i won’t let you get, i won’t let you get away with this
cause i was always the strong one
and i will always be the strong one here

i told someone about you and now i’m
drifting, i’m tasting independence
for the first time in a year
and it feels like a new, it feels like a new feeling
cause i was your puppet, your project for so long

and i can almost hear the snapping of your bones
and the voices that your silencing for your own gain
i can hear it in my sleep, i hear it echo in my dreams
i won’t do it, i won’t do it

and i crave to see the water from your eyes forming puddles in your sheets
to see black clay smeared on your pillowcase
give you a
taste of what you did to me, it doesn’t feel too good now does it
take your pointed finger and turn it around

i’m waiting
ill keep an eye out next time i run into someone like you
and i can almost hear the snapping of their bones
and the sound they’ll make when i say their name
Track Name: I Know It's Only Fair
thought i was safe this time around
for what it’s worth you said you wouldn’t do this
but if i keep this up i know good and well i need to learn that

this is more than a coincidence
i’ve seen it happen one too many times
you knew exactly who you stood behind
you knew your place right from the start and now i see mine
i’ll try to remember you the way that you were
it’s getting harder i’m trying not to forget it
‘cause now everything goes to your head, and i don’t want to contribute

you’re only being fair

i’ve never felt more pretentious in the best and the worst way
than when you and i were six shots deep into bottom shelf whisky watching audiotree of this town needs guns
critiquing everything and watching videos of your band that i wish i didn’t like so much

i know you said it’s not the end of it
but i can sense every ounce of your hesitation
i know i promised i would wait around
but i’ve got an ego and a lot of pride
and it’s not as hard as i thought it would be
recently you’ve been making it pretty easy
and i think i like it better this way
and i know you’re not complaining

you’re only being fair

this is more than a coincidence, i’ve seen it happen to me one too many times
you knew exactly who you stood behind
you knew your place right from the start and now i see mine
i’ll try to remember you the way that you were
it’s getting harder i’m trying not to forget it
cause now everything goes to your head
and i know i don’t want to contribute
Track Name: Patterns
i’ve been watching you
and it’s a pretty dance you often do, it rings a bell front row and center pew
and I can taste them, the edges of your words are trimmed in gold and separated into verses in the back of my tongue
and I see ashes on your forehead that aren’t there but I’ve got rug burns on my knees, itching underneath tight denim
you’re no different than you’re enemy

this is not a competition, but i see you in the corner of my eye you’re keeping score
you’re no better than this
this is a show that i’ve seen before
i’ve seen both sides and i recognize these patterns

and it's in your head, and it's in your head, and it's in your head
it was always there and it’s in there now and it always will be
it’s not their fault, no it’s not their fault, no it’s no ones fault
it was in your head, it’s all in your head, and it’s here to stay

and i spent one too many nights banging my head against the wall to hear another voice telling me that i'm doing something wrong
so excommunicate me
you're no better than the fucked up doctrine that sent me running to your doorstep in the first place

i knew better than this
you’re better than this
you’re better
i knew better than this
Track Name: Rick's Toy Box
and you started to look ahead
you took a step back and then you, you, you
and you started to look afraid
you took a step back and then you, you, you

if none of it mattered
then why did i see you trying
and why did i see you crack
when i started to notice that you could be replaced by $20 at an adult entertainment store
and my right hand is all i really need, you’re just kinda fun to watch
funny how you got it backwards

a misinterpretation at its best, we can agree
I tried to tell you but you didn’t want to hear it you’re ego was in the way
i’m not as nervous as I may have seemed that night but I’ll give you that
I never wanted it to head in this direction but like you said,
that’s what you get

and you were just projecting
said you were just projecting
yeah i knew it the whole time
cause i knew what i was
and i know what i was
i know what i am, i know what i am
i know what i am

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