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Music to Practice Safe Sex to

by Pool Kids

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1.
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
2.
05:13
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
3.
04:59
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
4.
02:22
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
03:41
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
9.
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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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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Pool Kids Tallahassee, Florida

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    Gainesville, FL

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