Wastelands

by Thin White Lines

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released March 1, 2013

All songs written by Thin White Lines
Lyrics by Alex Ward
Recorded by Sean Thomas and Alex Ward
Mixed and Mastered by David Edtmaier at Miscreant Studios

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Track Name: Bad News
So here we are alone again
It's the same thing every time
So let's act like we're alone in here
Although it doesn't make you mine

Carry on with your worst nightmare
Carry on with pulling through your own damn way
We're your bad news
We'll take you down to where you want to go
We're your bad news
We'll take you down to where you've never known

The alcohol conforms us to
A weakness in our minds
Lack of honesty confirms us to
What doesn't make you mine

Carry on with your worst nightmare
Carry on with pulling through your own damn way
We're your bad news
We'll take you down to where you want to go
We're your bad news
We'll take you down to where you've never known

She called me just to find her alone
She woke me up to make her moan
We ground our teeth and skin to the bone
These early mornings remind me of home
Track Name: Wasted Time
We break down and believe in the words they say
We're not qualified in our own ways
So free me for today
We break out with means to complicate
And question the routines we hate
And why we should go your way

We grow up and believe in a bigger world
Holding grasp on bigger words
Holding hope that someone heard
We cave in and trap ourselves away
Don't show me the light of day
I can carry on this way

So don't waste your time on me

So wake up from this fairytale and live life honest
Because as far as we can tell, we are not trying

So hold me 'cause i've lost the words to say
Hold me 'cause i've lost the will to stay
Or you could turn around and leave me in the grey
Any golden hands could help me out
Any open ears could hear me shout
And open minds could see that doubt makes us feel alive
Track Name: Hey Jill
We can't just run around in circles, no
'Cause all we do is put up our walls and go
Step back, i don't wanna be on my own
Holding back to break the mould
Talk back, and take the others for a ride
We're falling way beyond my stride

Tell everybody i've got so much left to say
No i'm not running this is all part of my game
Go tell your mumma she's got something to explain
She can't say it to my face then who am i to plain

We can't find the rules in the walls that we know
When we're breaking out to watch them fall
So pick up the pieces of the puzzle you broke
Build us up then mock us all
Step back, we're running to the other side
Let captive hearts break free alone
Talk back, I don't wanna be on my own
You're breaking lives to make a home

Tell everybody i've got so much left to say
No i'm not running this is all part of my game
Go tell your mumma she's got something to explain
She can't say it to my face then who am i to plain

If she loves me this will all fall into place
So read my dirty work and cage the girl away
Track Name: Happiness
Let's go back to the start
Does it remind you of the twitch you feel in your heart?
So pull your mind aparty
We're trying to get by just on reason and a lucky spark
So turn your back and run
We're so much better off when you press us up against the gun
And again and again and again and again
You destroy and you burn, guess you're the lucky one.

Happiness comes on just like the drugs
The cold sweats, the regrets
The shaking, the shivers,
The threats to deliver, poison our veins with the shit you consider
All of this breaks us just where we stand
Break us just where we stand
Shoot us down where we land

Let's look back at the start
We all held our hopes so much higher than just where we are
Give us spectacular, yet, trivial at best in a crisis where we fall apart
We played a classic part of every little piece of every little unturned card
And again and again and again and again
You destroy and you burn guess you're the lucky one.
Track Name: Wastelands
I'll take you back to when i lost my mind
Safe at home. Don't you know,
That we were only out to find a home
A place we know and a place we'll grow
The obstacles we face got lost in time
Your distorted mind is all you know
And i was never out to cross the line
Between the truths i told, and the views you hold

Say you're better off dying in a wasteland you call home
Tell me you're better off surviving in the wastelands don't you know

Everything just seemed to fall in line in our own time
Don't you know just what the cost, just what the price of life
For the souls to grow.

Say you're better off dying in a wasteland you call home
Tell me you're better off surviving in the wastelands don't you know

Been down on the ground so long. At least i know where we came from.
Down on the ground so long. Don't you ever forget where you came from.

A little piece of us dies a little piece us grows
A little tremble inside, a little piece of us knows.

Just like we're stabbing a knife. Just like we're grabbing your throat.
(A little piece of us dies, a little of us grows)
The way your shaking inside. The way you're guilty, you know.
(A little piece of us hide, a little patience explodes)
Just like your conscious expired. Just like you fake what you know
(A little piece of us dies, a little of us grows)
The way you tremble inside. The way you struggle to grow
(A little piece of us hide, a little patience explodes)