B E F O R E

by How I Became Invisible

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1.
Here we go again Another leading light on who we can't depend So we close our eyes Hold our breath and wait For one more sign that this won't be our fate You can try All you can But you're never going to understand All we want is One more night, one last wish One more day We're just tired of waiting For our lives to be dismissed One more day We're just tired of waiting We're just stuck in between The words we've given up And the ones we've taken for ourselves So we hold our breath and wait For a chance to change our fate Ignoring all the lies you sell and Walking straight through hell You can try All you can But you're never going to understand All we want is One more night, one last wish One more day We're just tired of waiting For our lives to be dismissed One more day We're just tired of waiting So we hold on to your lies One more night, one last wish One more day We're just tired of waiting For one more night, one last kiss One more day We're just tired of waiting We're just tired of waiting We're just tired of waiting We're just tired of waiting We're just tired of waiting
2.
Last night, as I was barely sleeping Your light was coming through in pieces And I don't know why, I don't know why So take this any way you want it I'm not one to keep a secret I like you, I like you You can write this down or write me off I never quite know when to stop The winter's changing into spring again And we're about to begin My heart is barely beating And I don't know where this is leading And I don't know why, I don't know why But I'm gonna try, I'm gonna try 'Cause I like you, I like you
3.
04:08
Bored again, this is beginning to be a habit Been forming opinion before acceptance Of your newer value system Been downing our afterhours Along with every drink in sight Of the latest fashion trend That I'll never understand Again Drunk again on everything I didn't get to Tell you, one by one they line up asking Why I'm here Don't say I'm insincere This bottle's long ago since emptied And the temperature went down an hour ago I stood up and declared My love for what's not there And I'd break the arms for everyone If it would lead me to your bed And get me inside your head And I'd take every last drop of this sea If it would help me understand Or let me fall asleep instead In a different bed Say that again? I must have dozed off in between The first verse and the second chance To get you away from me So this is the end of everything we had Appropriate it seems to me that from the bar room floor Everything's the same to me Everything is the same to me And I'd break the arms for everyone If it would lead me to your bed And get me inside your head And I'd take every last drop of this sea If it would help me understand Or let me fall asleep instead In a different bed
4.
Where did we go, what did we do How did I end up here with you With gun in my hand and blood on my breath Two warrants, a good chance for arrest I find myself gagged up and bound Metaphorically to your point of view Is this a means to your wicked end Or have I taken the fall again for you Sober and simple, afraid of a friend I trip over words and stumble to the end Of an era to sticking to what I don't know Would always be the trend I call you and call you and won't ever win Out over the silence that I can't begin To callously discard and try to let go As hurricane you starts to blow I trip over sidewalks, I slam into doors I step in traffic, my face to the floor I'm bruised up and beaten by what I don't know I'm cracked, I'm scarred, I'm sore I'm twisting and turning around in the air I'm the worst thing that happened, well at least I cared I want you to listen, I want you to know As hurricane you starts to blow
5.
Found the sun that you climbed Of your own design The stars light patterned off of All the new decisions you have made Hang the sun where it stays For the rest of your days A cliched metaphor for Every condescension you replayed In your head It's all in your head Is it better off dead Found the life that you craved In the one that you saved The scar's lights patterned off of All the little shards upon the ground A broken image of All the things you loved Are all that remained inside your head As you fell asleep to the sound In your head It's all in your head Is it better off dead Are you better off alone In one solitary moment Do you wish you haven't gone And filled your head With every silly moment done With useless words that don't mean anything Can you forget about your past Is it better off dead Is it better off dead Are you better off alone In one solitary moment Do you wish you haven't gone And filled your head With every silly moment done With useless words that don't mean anything Can you forget about your past Is it better off dead Is it better off dead Are you better off alone In one solitary moment Do you wish you haven't gone And filled your head With every silly moment done With useless words that don't mean anything Can you forget about your past Is it better off dead Is it better off dead Is it better off dead Is it better off dead
6.
Another November afternoon Searching for an elusive And unspeakable tune Maybe I gave in to you too soon And looked for the sun but I found your room Hanging outside your front door Looking for the answer to what you swore Was the last phone call I'd ever get before You fell asleep in the silence As I read my eyelids once more So say that it's not your way And outspoken token of my affectation Has lead us to this day I'll try to rise up to your eyes But the one explanation for your salutation Has translated as goodbye Another November night When I drink to the silence Til dawn's early light Maybe your would like to try To crack my smile To grin and lie Choking on the last words that you said I pick my battles carefully And I keep my head Above the waterline beside my bed You'll never hear my voice again Because my lungs are dead So say that it's not your way And outspoken token of my affectation Has lead us to this day I'll try to rise up to your eyes But the one explanation for your salutation Has translated as goodbye Just say goodbye Just say goodbye Just say goodbye

credits

released April 17, 2020

How I Became Invisible is:
N. Reed - vocals, guitar, bass, drums, programming, keys

Featuring:
Tom Farnham - guitar (track 2)

All songs lyrics written by N. Reed, music written by
track 1 & 4 - N. Reed, Cait Black, Sue Jahani, Marek Miller
track 2 - N. Reed
track 3 - N. Reed, Peter Samulis, Kevin Hann, Kyle Hann
track 5 - N. Reed, Peter Samulis, Kevin Hann, Tony Padron
track 6 - N. Reed, Matthew Herb

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Wayward Studios, 2020.

Special thanks to Nicole, Alexander, Kyle, Mom, Dad, Caitlin, Joe, Don, Tom, Matthew, Francis, Jordan, Shawn, Mark, Noonan, Jake, and a big shout out to Willis and Spoons for Adam. Love and kisses to all.

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How I Became Invisible Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

songs about science, sadness, anger, and transition. we're all in this together. so raise your fist and start to sing.

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