Graduation Day Eve

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released May 19, 2017



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After starting a melodic-hardcore band with some of my closest friends up at school, I decided to begin writing more material. This time though, I wanted it to be an emo-style akin to the mid-90s. This is the end result, Minty.

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Track Name: Binary
Everything's in ones and zeros
I cannot get them out of my head
But a two
A two does not compute
Track Name: Make an Analogy
I have these visions in my head
My life's like a chase dream in that
I cannot stop running from all the things
That I am so scared of
I can't put my finger on it
But I'll never put a gun up to my head
I promise that

Everybody knows that you killed him
It wasn't a suicide
It'll never be a suicide

He was my friend
You used to be my closest friend

Suffice to say
I just made an analogy
To Kurt Cobain
Track Name: I Promise This Isn't a Song About Driving
100 miles of walking
It still fucked me over in the end
Now instead let's all get together
And complain about the metric system
How we're not using it
Why wouldn't we fucking use it?

It's only logical, these powers of 10
I could get used to it, after all
100 units of distance wouldn't seem so bad
In my car
Track Name: Like Rainclouds
Take a breath when you're yelling at me
It won't solve a single thing
But I doubt I'll do that thing again
I swore it before even if I laughed

Crossing my fingers crossed my mind
A few times

If I'm tardy, there's a simple excuse
Couldn't park or even get close
So I lost my temper
It's a lot like rainclouds
Do you think they're sad when they shed their tears?
(when they're losing their skin)

Crossing my fingers crossed my mind
Two or three times
Track Name: Burn Bright, You Beautiful Star
Always, without fail
You will compare
Yourself to somebody else
But it's not fair

You are the sun
And I am underneath
Warmed by your shining rays
Burn bright, you beautiful star

I wonder if you think
About dying out someday
Who'll shine in your place?
Who'll shine in my face?
Track Name: It Was a Lot to Take In
I was complacent to what you were facing. "It's all in my head", I said as I wept. Peaceful, you lay. That somber face that you made. All emotions were there, while we were so deathly scared. But you made it through the day. It was a lot to take in.

I hope you'd consider us loving. That feeling is always there; a softness that'll never escape me. You'll never fade away.

Was about to take you home, recoup the damage done, and then you were gone in an instant. It was a whole lot to take in. It's been two months and everything was fine since the last we tried to fix your insides. You just wouldn't eat and sometimes grinded teeth, trying to tell us something wasn't right.

A better measure of health is all the damage dealt to your heart, as it pulls on those strings. And out of all the things I've done, I'll always be proud of how I fought for you each step of the way.

Now I'm standing at your empty cage, wondering where all the time has passed. I miss you every day. But we were always meant to be friends in the end. It was a lot to take in.
Track Name: Graduate Level Maths
You're quite the catch
It doesn't imply that I think you belong to me
But rather, I am happy that we are together

I know you are smart
I think you're smarter than me
But that's fine, cause it's true
There's no one smarter than you

There's more to life than degrees
Even though I have two

Does that make me better?
Does that mean I'm a genius?
I don't think so
I don't feel like a genius

Six years in the same place
It will do a lot to you
But I found something better
A person to hold on to
Come with me, and you'll see

I don't feel like a genius
I don't feel very smart
Cause I've studied math forever
But I can't remember how to solve this problem
Track Name: Not Very Effective...
It's the day before graduation day
My second time around
I guess it's kind of important
The first day of my adult life
Is about to begin

But I still feel distant (I feel hollow)
Breathe in instance
Just in case you lose your footing
Take one step back
Don't you dare trip me
It's not very effective to be mean
On my graduation day eve
Track Name: Post-Modern
Waste away, I'll spend the days inside
Solitude never felt quite right
I'll be here, living in a post-modern life
Trembling beneath the sound of spite
This house is gone, sunken into the sand
But the memories, we won't soon forget

Life your life
Don't be scared to try
Something new
It'll be alright
(You'll be just fine)

Look at me, I'm a stronger man
Now that we are together
Before now, I'd fuck this up
I owe it all to my dumb luck
Track Name: Apsis
I lost you to a general disarray
The place where hope goes astray
A void, darkest in the absence of light
There's an apsis here, it's very clear
It's you I desire the most

Please come back to me
Hold onto the light, my dear
I won't lose you again
I'll fight against the dissonance

I'll never give up until it's over
If there's one thing I know, it's that
I miss you
Track Name: Coumarin
But still I wish you'd see my light
Come by for a while
Bask in it, feel my glow
You'll never know, unless you try

So for now, I leave you with just one kiss
Remember me, my serene coumarin
Next time we meet, we'll pick up where we left off