Your Best Friend

by Your Best Friend

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    Debut full length from the now-defunct Michigan band Your Best Friend.

    Released April 18th, 2008.
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released April 18, 2008

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Track Name: Dear Heavenly Father
I feel like you're the opposite of me,
We look the same but it's the differences that you can't see...
I'm not saying you didn't raise me well,
I'm just saying you brought this on yourself...
I am aware that we all make mistakes,
But yours should not happen as often as they do, should they?
If you don't think that you are hurting yourself,
Why can't you see that you are hurting everyone else?

I know that you know that you have some problems,
What can I do to help you solve them?

You are going to hell and there's no one to save you on the way down…

I feel bad letting all this out this way,
I cannot help it and I could not find a better way...
You always think you're right no matter what,
This time you're wrong and there is nothing you can say about it...
Please understand what I am trying to say,
I do not want you to end up hating yourself someday...
Just think and be open,
I am only trying to help...

Your "dying" habits will lead you to your death...
Track Name: Keeping Company
I had too much to drink and I'm alone,
And I'm walking home to where you used to be...
But you're not there now, are you?
But you're not there now...
So now I praise the ground and I curse the sky,
I bless myself and I pray to die...
If you can't be with me now,
I'm going to where you are...

I'm coming to you...

We shared a room until you got married,
We'll share one now even though you're buried...
It's not the same, but we can pretend,
You'll never have to spend the night alone again...

So these gates are locked and this ground is wet,
I will climb over this fence,
And keep you company for the night...
I can see your place from the top of these gates,
My footing slipped and I fill with pain...
Kill me now...

Help me please...

This steel is in my body,
My blood has soiled the ground...
I'm screaming for you sister,
But I don't make a sound...
I hope that when they find me, they lay me next to you...
We'll talk until we fall asleep, just like we used to do...
Track Name: Near Perfect Wrists
One more left turn,
And I’ll be home to you.
And we can pretend,
Like this never happened.

One more deep cut,
And I’ll be gone for good.
And you can go on,
Living warm and happy again.

I will make you proud again;
If I can just save myself.

Now I’ll shed my skin before your naked eyes.
Do you like what I’ve become?

Now you’re here, and I cry out,
"Please father don’t see me like this."
Your open arms embrace me,
With my open wound still bleeding.
You say "What’s done is done,
We’ll go on to learn from this."
But I’m too torn apart;
I’m broken, I can’t be fixed now.

Now I’ll shed my skin before your naked eyes.
Do you like what I’ve become?

I’ve laid alone for eighteen years now.
This is how I wanna go on,
I don’t need anyone at all.

Let me lie,
One last time;
Let cold earth embrace my life.
I won’t lie;
Won’t say I’ve tried.
Still you stand strong by my side.

You find me cut open and cold,
Too dark to see what I have done.
Please father save your flesh and blood.
Don’t leave me, Don’t leave me.
Track Name: You'll Never Feel Anything Again
The past is haunting me like a ghost,
The kind that takes it's time and kills you slow.
Under a dim light down a dark hallway...
It whispers, "Give up now and let the rest die in vain."

Always waiting quietly to put an end to my misery,
With infallible conviction,
It steals the air I breathe from my lungs.

And when the crows fall dead at your feet,
You'll know the ghost has come to claim what it needs...

This ghost is inescapably relentless,
And it's clear to me that this will never end...
Forever repeating inside my head,
It says...

Well I don't believe in ghosts...
Track Name: The Path of an Illogical Liar
I used to know someone whose tales were taller than mountain tops,
He sang of a blasphemous staff and his songs were always in A minor...
His tongue spit poison,
And his ears were the gateway to his head,
And that's where he sat and read to me for eight years...
Tales of corruption, slander, and deception...
I would keep record to try and make connection to his head,
And that's where he sat and read to me for eight years...

"I will grow to be twelve feet tall before your very eyes,"
And I screamed, "Liar!"
In a matter of seconds, he had doubled in size,
And I screamed, "Liar!"

He looked down and said, "I'm twelve feet tall."
He spoke of truths I didn't believe at all...
I close my eyes and hide my face,
And promise myself that I would leave this place...

"I can walk through walls, I can walk through walls!
Why can't you? Why can't you?"
Somehow he passed through...
I just closed my eyes and repeated,
"I don't believe in you, I don't believe in you... I don't believe!"

If I bite my lip any harder, I'm choking on it,
I'll pound my chest and hit my leg because I don't want it...
I closed my eyes and hid my face,
And promised myself that I would leave this place...
So let it go...

But I am a fool to believe that I trust in my words as you do yours...

"I will swallow the entire ocean to do away with all that's pure!
Because I am hollow and it's the potion to do away with all my hurt!"
"This isn't happening! This isn't real! If can't see you, you are not there!"

You are not there...
Track Name: White & Red
He trapped the air in his lungs,
Opened up and screamed for hours on end…
When he ran out of oxygen,
He wiped the spit from his lips and he did it again…

Back from the dead, shades of white and red,
As your body meets the Earth's surface again…
Not here, not there, a blank white stare,
You move but your feet do not touch the ground…

You've been haunting me for so long,
You've been haunting me for so long…

Transparent legs can walk through walls…
And you're still acting after a curtain call…
Spend time like it were air to breathe…
Just like a shadow,
A shadow that never leaves…

Passing through walls,
You're the hair standing on end…
Too sad to cry, with piercing eyes,
You speak without making a sound…

Blood on my walls, up and down the halls,
You stand beside me in the mirror…
Locked behind bars, where I am, you are,
You are my shadow when the sun goes down…
Though you can't see what you've done to me,
I can see directly through you…

Just like a shadow never leaves…
Track Name: Close Your Eyes & Drive Away
Sometimes I feel like closing my eyes,
And driving my car until I hit something hard…
Don't act like you haven't been there before,
You hide from what you can't ignore…
So what happens when you are alone?

What happens when you, when you are alone?

This once I looked into the mirror,
And stared into my bloodshot eyes…
And I wasn't there,
And I, I stepped outside of my own skin…
And glared at the sap who was looking in…
And I didn't recognize myself…
Track Name: Decimals
Look what I did to your face…
Your cheeks are wet,
And your make-up is all over the place…
When your eyes are closed, I wipe them dry,
And place your tears on mine as if I cared…
It's to trick you into thinking,
That you're the one to blame…
And I think it's working…

I'll save my soul; you'll never have to know…

Look what I did to your face…
Your cheeks are wet,
And your make-up is all over the place…
When your eyes are closed, I wipe them dry,
And place your tears on mine as if I cared…
It's to trick you into thinking,
That you're the one…

If you could, just blame this on yourself…
Don't count on me if you need help…
And if you're in pain, don't let me know...
I hate to say it, but I told you so…

I'll save my soul; you'll never have to know…

Pretend this will go away and rest dear…
I'll do my best and tell you what you want to hear…
All you are is decimals, dollarsigns, charity, courtesy call…
Track Name: I'm Afraid of Myself and Everything I Haven't Done
I need to leave Michigan and everything I haven't done.
Oh, I'd die trying to be something worthwhile...

I promise so much of myself that it makes it hard to breathe,
I feel the weight of what I say because it's never what I mean.
We all need some direction, and I lie to myself,
I'm sick of this dependance, I'm sick of being helped.

Oh, I lie to make myself believe that I'm worthwhile...

Open wounds, they turn to scars,
In time they heal like broken hearts.
We're so messed up living our lives,
That I can hardly sleep at night.

All I see is where I am, and everywhere I'm not...
I feel the place where I have started is the place that I will rot.
I can't stay standing still too long, I'm afraid I'll never leave...
I'm afraid of myself and where I want to be.

Everywhere looks better than right here, oh I swear...
Track Name: Aboriri
I was backed into a corner,
And my hands were tied from two…
So I threw my hands into the air,
And I did what I had to do…
There were marks all over her body,
And she never speaks with her friends…
And we stopped showing up on Sundays,
And we will never go back again…

Lord, I’m not ready to have a baby,
So I give him back to you…
And I’ll take him back when I’m ready,
If you can ever forgive what I did…

If you could ever forgive what I did…

When will we be happy?
Where will we find strength?
Can we face our families?
When will you be safe?

Be safe…