Don't Complain / Don't Explain

by Bare Mattress

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02:33
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02:45
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03:19
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02:48
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released February 26, 2016

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Hans Christopher (formerly of End of a Year / Self Defense Family)

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Track Name: Lark Lemons
Come on, drive
Too far away

Take line drive
Too far away

One last night
Too far away

Won't you try?
Too far away

War life tried
To stay
I'm away

Tried knife high
All day
Too vague

Too vague
Track Name: Phone
On the phone
On your phone
Sitting home
All alone

Carved from stone
Calculating the costs
To roam

You cry like a baby
When they don’t get at you

You cry like a baby
When they get at you, too

Hanging home
On the phone
Sitting home
All alone

Where to roam
Now that traveling
Window’s closed

Carved from stone
Ankle deep in the
Côtes du Rhône

Still at home
On your phone
Staring on
All alone

You cry like a baby
When they don’t get at you

You cry like a baby
When they get at you, too

X2
Track Name: Balance Zero
Born nineteen
Never had a chance to breathe
Never knew anything that wasn’t told to me

Something stirs
Inside me
Balance Zero
On the psyche
It holds me
And scolds me

and wishes I was better
wishes I was better

Why can’t I be better
Why can’t I be better
Why can’t I be better

Or allowed to roam
feeling soul
all else have

but instead
It’s me
and this other me

Locked inside a flat
With dark, high, legs
Too wet to climb
I spend my time

Down, I lost
Photos of her body
Taking things personally
And always the wrong way

Always the wrong way
Always the wrong day
Always the wrong say
Always the wrong way
Track Name: Free Yard
writing a lot
about the truth and what's inside
and you're nervous to die
and you're afraid to go outside

walking to my
about a block at a time
and you'll work late at night
and you're afraid to go outside

I never knew
you always seemed OK

I thank you totally
for the time of day

black and the white
like a sterno on its side
like a fighter in flight
you're afraid to work inside

talking all night
about the wrongs we all right
it's a quarter to five
and you're afraid to come inside

I never knew
you always seemed OK

I thank you totally
for the time of day
Track Name: Both
i don't give a fuck if you live or die