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Fire Escape (demos)

by The Challenged

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Fire Escape 03:54
Look at what I've done laying shattered on the ground thrown shit into the fan to cool me down Bandages are futile and painkillers are solutions Guilt and Weakness eats your insides out Irony winks at me bad luck in human form Gravity pulls at me as I climb Live with a mistake crawling in self-hate I'm reliving the trauma here I go...... Falling off the fire escape Crawling for my sanity Time will heal all wounds rehab for my bones Plant the seeds for positivity to bloom I'm passing out again drowsy from the meds Asleep into a nightmare I'll relive...
Lockout 02:33
Can't say sorry again Won't say sorry again today or tomorrow How was your day Dog pissed on me That's the way my day unfolded Forever is losing time Handles on the inside Stuck on the outside of what was mine I let down I can't do anything you approve
Hindsight 03:25
You didn't ask me to change you just asked me to listen I figured this all out while racing towards the red lights Feel lucky to be mad Fortunate to be sad that's a luxury that only people with time have the grass is always greener truth is always clearer from hindsight the value of any moment can only be appraised from hindsight (right now my only vision) You don't wait for me you close your shades I'm bringing your mail back and you keep waving me away An offer once made a smeared expiration date you miss 100% of the shots that you don't take
Kind Words 03:11
speak right now, tomorrow morning might be too late and I've got demons ready to escape. One more blow, a fragile ego hit in poor taste, inner regrets can only reconcile. Kind words erase the sorrows of 100 days. A long walk will reverse my self-prescribed mistakes. you packed your bags, folded my sheets back on the bed, disgust and fear blend into paste. Smear it on, it won't be a permanent strong hold, there will be healing left in its place.


released July 26, 2014


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The Challenged Brooklyn, New York

"your favorite 90's punk records eaten by a wild hog and excreted into a Brooklyn alley." NYC punk rock since 2001.

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