To Quote The Raven

by Stratford

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Breathless lullaby
Does nothing for me now
I spend my nights creaking floorboards
Like a ghost in my own house
Breaking every second just like you broke every single vow
Killing all the time I had in the hopes that you'll come around

I should have kept my mouth shut
I'm thinking of ways I could never trust my gut
Another night I'm losing sleep
Replaying promises you couldn't keep
I'm out of reasons to see you
And I just feel so betrayed
I tried everything I could
But you wouldn't let me stay
Let me stay

I look back on what happened somewhat often
And of course in hindsight I can see the signs
But I didn't think any were so obvious
That I would have been able to prep for the damage you caused
And like Poe's dear Lenore
Your sudden departure and the fallout it generated
Had me asking questions to anything
There was no reassurance
Just that goddamn bird telling me
That you're never coming back

Seven months of waiting
A broken brain and bloodshot eyes
Another failed attempt at faking
An internal last goodbye
We both used the word "forever"
Different meanings but the same damned lies
And I know I promised not to call
But I need your voice
Just one last time

Nevermore

This is the final effort
I'm lost and can't be found
I'm pushing past my misery
I'm getting off of solid ground

I should have kept my mouth shut
I'm thinking of ways I could never trust my gut
Another night I'm losing sleep
Replaying promises you couldn't keep
I'm out of reasons to see you
And I just feel so betrayed
I tried everything I could
But you wouldn't let me stay

Running on the boundary line
The line you love to dance on
You cross it back in forth
To prove I shouldn't take a chance on you
And I've been screaming in the hopes that you'll come back home
Won't you just come home?

Please, just let me stay
I've been trying so hard to forget your face
Please, just let me stay
I know by morning, I'll be gone without a trace
Please, just let me stay
I can't stand the distance I know you'll always choose
Please, just let me stay
I'm fighting for something I know I'll always lose

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released November 18, 2016

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Bobby Dunlap - Vocals

Thomas Erb - Guitars

Noe Vital - Guitars

Raine Erb - Drums/Vocals

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