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1.
02:39
Never had it, maybe never will bane of my existence still hurdle towards the apocalypse taste of blood now on my lips Never had it and they never will fight or flight is why they kill in light of the evidence every breath feels like a risk History repeats, the same old conceits more stale refrains we're doomed to repeat When the going gets tough, the tough cash in what feels like loss is a chance to begin The new class of caste, the same as the last Our dreams of the future are flags at half mast A promise of hope for poor huddles masses is a corpse on the floor, a ghost in the attic Angels in disguise, devils in the light No life on mars, no help for our plight Alternative facts and obscene acts Lost plots, bad math { Filling the brackets is just another racket Distracting ourselves from the parade of caskets Set ourselves on fire and we supply the matches }
2.
02:55
Sixteen, seventeen eighteen, nineteen I’ve got my whole life ahead feeling good about what's next What should I do with the rest of my life? I don't know what the answer is how can I get out of bed when this just feels so meaningless? I know what panic is I don't imagine it Twenty one, thirty one forty one, it comes undone how did we end up like this? those lips I should have never kissed! Fifty, not fifteen I'm fifty, not fifteen! found myself alone again thank God I've got my friends Vapor, its all vapor the mansion or the trailer you're here and then you're done it happens to everyone
3.
03:12
I had to put some things aside when I found out we were broken It turns out there's a chance that I took a lot of things for granted They tell me I'm funny They want to hear my stories I want to tell them I'm mourning They keep the conversation going I had a moment of reflection when I saw where things were going that I could never make things right let go of the line I was holding There's a lot to answer for and words manipulated My anxious thoughts are taking over as all our hopes have faded Mourning…
4.
03:04
Just open up easier said than done You don’t know anyone who’s ever held more than this It was a lie the kind you leave behind the ones that paralyze left deep by design Can’t we just rewind? erase the fractures from all time Just hold me close maybe it will be enough We can’t let anyone get to know who we are Just tell me how We can't be the only ones We’re building fences now a hedge around our hearts
5.
We care about the wrong things we get caught up and lose our way we deviate And we just murder in our heart we tell ourselves it's not the same and that we're not like them our hate is justified We believe in something we call it “love” but that’s not it we cheapen it We feel emboldened backward devotion we blind our eyes believe our lies
6.
02:17
Is this a panic attack? Like a tire that’s going flat It feels like I might crash I just need a chance to unwind I feel like I'm losing my mind It's only a matter of time before this machine goes off-line No I can't take it back it wasn’t wise to say all that I should just wear a mask Sleight of hand caught in the act Rabbit left inside the hat Lady who’s not sawed in half
7.
Yeah, sure I would If I tried I could Clouds were silver lined My path was defined From hero to zero in two seconds flat. Into the ether! Down on the mat! Taking me down a peg! Taking me down! Faking me out again! Faking me out! Here I thought I was a fortunate son Had a half full glass but it couldn't last Hey, what did I expect? Life without regrets? Sad untimely death world's last optimist
8.
The Armchair Quarterback points out the ways I lacked If I knew then what I know now could it be saved somehow? They say that hindsight is 20/20 I'm looking back and all I see is nothing Ideal versions of our former selves revising events of the stories we tell Painting our past in different light until we can't remember which version is right The Back Seat Driver still believes in force of will Just blink and make it so or pack your things and go The Angry Prophetess has things she can't accept She makes promises and some are never kept Making predictions of future events from fading mental pictures of what's now past tense If we knew the future we'd bet and make some money and then we'd forget all the things that made us happy
9.
Try your best to stay open even when you're broken Guard your heart like treasure love like there's no ledger Give yourself a break we all make mistakes it's best to leave them behind Don't forget, to use your voice and be wise with your time Fake until you make it only so much you can take, kid there's limits and I'm at mine Not much worse than a life of regrets no reason to be unkind Listen for small voices try to make good choices For as long as you live here make that smile a fixture Don't give in to pressure dress yourself for any weather Make this one promise with yourself, be honest Wherever you roam, this world is not your home! Wake up and live! You've got more to give!
10.
Here comes your warning A storm is forming Take cover now! Grab the bow! All hands on deck! Never saw this coming Missed warning signs there all along Our ship's capsizing It's too late for us to get out Let's go, take cover This one is really gonna sting We just lost everything Take medications Make preparations The sea is rough! You must be tough! We've all got vices We pay the prices You work it out! We've got to now! What if we never had a chance? What if we were damned all along? What if we are just born to die? What if everything is a lie? If we're not chosen, is it all broken? Is there redemption? We must keep hoping! If we're not frozen, or in the ocean... is there redemption? We must keep hoping! If we lack purpose, words to remind us Is there redemption? We must keep hoping!

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The debut album from Spoken in Tongues.

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released November 22, 2019

Recorded and Mixed at Planet Fun
Produced and Engineered by Billy Power
Drums Recorded at Verse Media by Eric Mitchell
Mastered by Christopher Colbert at Numberstation Studios
Additional vocals on Cages, Bluff and Repeat After Me
by Dan “Danimal” Richter

All lyrics and music by Billy Power
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