Waiting Out The Storm / I Am Both The Ark And The Titanic

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And though it has since calmed down
don't deny the abuse that once filled this house
front yard fights and endless nights as the family therapist
and though sometimes I made it worse
I just wanted some basic civility
over all of this fucking hostility
how do you just throw out all affection so easily
and no matter how mad you are
there's a respect that should stop you from going that far

and much like a storm of violent clouds
I would hear my home torn apart
forced wait it out
and though its the source of my stress
I relinquish my anger but I will not forget
and as I am up to my neck
drowning in flash floods of flashbacks from back then
I know you wont believe me
but I forgive all the times family lost its meaning

I come home you'd thrown the remote through the tv
but that's nothing compared to some of the things that I have seen
that I will not speak about
I don't want to think about it
much less have to say it out loud
but lets just say
full of broken furniture so quickly replaced
and apologies that never really held any weight
as if this daily routine would never see another day
regardless of how you both blow up over the smallest of things
and then we throw in some impatience, bipolar, and abrasive nature caused by a flawed childhood you both had
but it's becoming a cyclical path that I run from
but as I step off I see what is to come
unless I express it in this healthier way
I will be damned to repeat these exact same mistakes
these mistakes from when

and much like a storm of violent clouds
I would hear my home torn apart
forced wait it out
and though its the source of my stress
I relinquish my anger but I will not forget
and as I am up to my neck
drowning in flash floods of flashbacks from back then
I know you wont believe me
but I forgive all the times family lost its meaning


I Am Both The Ark and The Titanic

and I am both the ark and the titanic
bulletproof smile to helplessly manic
but the last thing I'd want is for you two to panic
when it's always been my job to pull you
out of the Atlantic

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from Archaic Memories And Past Lives, released May 3, 2016

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