Bayside What And What Not

Nighttime fades into day

And a big mistake you didn’t know you made

See if you can take it back

You thought that this was what it seemed

Fate doesn’t care about plans

You never knew life was a rubber band

The harder that you pull

The more it snaps back

The more it hurts

Sweetness did you believe in this

They got you good they got you

No matter what transpires

Your will can take you higher now

So don’t take out frustration

On your body

That junk will make you sorry

I’m taking my last stand

And to think they almost got me too

Don’t confuse bad for rebirth

Don’t mess around feeling like love is a curse

But you gotta make a change

Before you lose control

I’m not saying I know what and what not to do

Were all torn up from inside out

And I’ve had mistakes in my bed once or twice

That I put in my closet till I finally came to

And I realized I’ll always know what I have to do

Sweetness did you believe in this

They got you good they got you

No matter what transpires

Your will can take you higher now

So don’t take out frustration

On your body

That junk will make you sorry

I’m taking my last stand

And to think they almost got me too

Time is upon us

Be who you want to

Be who you want to be

Keep moving forward

Don’t live in the corner

Be who you want to be

Judges will judge

In the classrooms and the court

If you keep giving them their say

I’ll be who I want to be

So think what you want of me

Sweetness did you believe in this

They got you good they got you

No matter what transpires

Your will can take you higher now

So don’t take out frustration

On your body

That junk will make you sorry

I’m taking my last stand

And to think they almost got me

To think they almost got me

To think they almost got me too

Bayside Seconds Away

well I know the things you wear too easy

come on

fuck off

dont tell me anything

I can’t hear my thoughts through this broken mind

get up

get up

just tell me everything

just tell yourself

for your beliefs

fuck yourself for what you need

dont believe a word I say

really doesn’t Matter anyway

dont believe a word I say

well everything you know is just what they want you to think

come on fuck off

dont tell me anything

I know that everything will be just fine

get up

get up

just tell me anything

just tell yourself

for your beliefs

fuck yourself for what you need

dont believe a word I say

it really doesn’t matter anyway

dont believe a word I say

Bayside The Walking Wounded

I’m weak like a one-armed boxer

Throwing punch after punch

After punch I, I give in

I’m so dumb, I’m surprised

When they duck

A scared pair of walking soldiers

We’re all wounded anyway

In our respective ways

Scientists they couldn’t fix me

I’m so tired of getting out of bed

But who would want to die as a cowardly little child?

When our time is up, will we be ashamed or proud?

You stretch the truth like a crooked salesman

Telling lie after lie

After lie, but where’s the line?

You burn bridges, you’re breaking down dams

Scientists they couldn’t fix me

I’m so tired of getting out of bed

But who would want to die as a cowardly little child?

When our time is up, will we be ashamed or proud?

Let’s take this train for one last stop, I know

It’s not the end, but it can’t be that far

Scientists they couldn’t fix me

I’m so tired of getting out of bed

But who would want to die as a cowardly little child?

When our time is up, then our time is up

Scientists they couldn’t fix me

I’m so tired of getting out of bed

Who would want to die as a cowardly little child?

When our time is up, will we be ashamed or proud?

Bayside Sick, Sick, Sick

I curse to hell the magistrate who granted this unholy fate

But I know, I know I asked for this myself

I’m bound by law to hell and it’s sick, sick, sick

Humans have their needs, living in a fairytale, it’s tearing at the seams

The dank reject, the devil in a dress, exactly what you see

Sick, Sick, Sick, it’s sick, sick, sick

[Chorus:]

You made a mess of things

My what a mess you’ve made

I hate the way you make me feel

I hate the way you make me

In your world it’s cold outside

So button up and open wide

I hate the way you make me feel sick, sick, sick

Oh woah, oh, oh, oh [x2]

If memory serves me correct I gave you all, you gave me less

Your sexcapades deliver checks but can’t afford you self-respect

And it’s sick, sick, sick

Humans on their knees, living in a fairytale, it’s tearing at the seams

The dank reject, the devil in a dress, exactly what you see

Sick, Sick, Sick, it’s sick, sick, sick

[Chorus]

Maybe love is looking for someone to fill up holes

We grow up building lies with holes in all our walls

The watch can fall but here you were with spare bricks to save the day

And we pray it’s not too late

Spare bricks can be dead weight

Sick, Sick, Sick, it’s sick, sick, sick [x2]

[Chorus]

Bayside Loveless Wrists

Where will I be

When there’s pain as far as eyes can see

I’ll stand in line for days and nights, for making up lost time

And this is how it feels

So now I cut these loveless wrists

My head sure hurts today I’ll take another twenty pills and try to make my troubles go away

So now I cut these loveless wrists

My head sure hurts today I’ll take another twenty pills and try to make my troubles go away

Away

I once felt strong

It wouldn’t last for long

I wrap my hands around my neck

Kill myself again

Cut my arms with the biggest knife that I can stand

Why waste time

Lifting my head

Keep it down

And save face instead

Why waste time

Lifting my head

Keep it down

Save face instead

I once felt strong

It wouldn’t last for long

I wrap my hands around my neck

Kill myself again

Cut my arms with the biggest knife that I can stand

It’s more than I can stand

Bayside Rumspringa

I was a game

I guess that you just wanted to play house

Playing pretend one day has to end

You’ve gotta grow up but you want to go out

I’ve gotta leave cause I’m paid to sing, and

I’ll bring home the bacon so you can bathe in it

And I’ll catch the red-eye home if you insist

God knows you’ve got to sleep an extra ten fucking minutes

You’re real big shit in this shitty town

You’re burning up and you probably think I’m cooling you down

Real big shit in this shitty town

You’re burning up, you’re burning up

I thought that you were just plain selfish

But I don’t think that now

Cause I understand that I’m part of a plan

You sick little safe cracker, cleaning me out

You’re real big shit in this shitty town

You’re burning up and you probably think I’m cooling you down

Real big shit in this shitty town

You’re burning up, you’re burning up

Return to Heartbreak Road

Defining moral as you go

And you’ll keep looking back on your terrible acts

And it’ll plague your guilty soul

And you’re exploring all your options

And playing with matches

But when you leave tonight

Who’s going to clean up all these ashes?

You’re real big shit in this shitty town

You’re burning up and you probably think I’m cooling you down

Real big shit in this shitty town

You’re burning up, you’re burning up

Return to Heartbreak Road

Defining moral as you go

And you’ll keep looking back on your terrible acts

And it’ll plague your guilty soul

Return to Heartbreak Road

Return to Heartbreak Road

Return to Heartbreak Road

Return to Heartbreak Road

And now you’re calling me out

Oh, terrible me

Bayside Mary

I met Mary on a moonless night

But her starry eyes could make the world look bright

She was young and perfect and full of life

When she said, I’m gonna make it out one night

I’m gonna make it out one night

As time passed we both got old

From the bar she lived above she sat and wrote

By the light of blue and yellow neon signs

She wrote, I’m gonna make it out one night

I’m gonna make it out one night

So go on work all your angles out

Get a plan together, get your demons out

Cause Mary, the world wants to bring you down

But don’t you let them

I ran into her in Union Square

Her starry eyes were looking dim and scared

With her cigarette providing all the light

She said, I’m gonna make it out one night

I’m gonna make it out one night

It rained the night I said goodbye

When I lit her candle I never thought to cry

Cause Mary, you never were the staying kind

You were gonna make it out one night

You were gonna make it out one night

So go on work all your angles out

Get a plan together, get your demons out

Mary, the world wants to bring you down

But don’t you let them

There’s a moment that we chase

And we fall along the way

Cause we’re not looking when we run

And if that moment never comes

Save your breath

We only get so many trips around the sun

And there’s no lucky stars

So go on work all your angles out

Get a plan together, get your demons out

Cause Mary, the world wants to bring you down

But don’t you let them

Bayside Two Letters

I know, I know I should be better

I think I am to some degree

I can’t explain why it gets harder

The more people count on me

Maybe it’s all in my head

And nothing’s changed and I’m still in the basement

With no tattoos or mortgage payments

I’m not so good with tenses

I’m tensing up thinking about

What I’m supposed to call you now

It takes a lot to shake me

But my body breaks to figure out

How to leave the past behind

When it’s around all of the time

And I don’t know what I should call you now

I don’t know what I should call you now

I don’t believe that anyone

Runs from their past so easily

Unless they run towards someone else, and

I’ve seen you lacing up for years

I guess your future looks great

Well good for you

You’re still my inspiration

But less in tune and more abrasive

I’m not so good with tenses

I’m tensing up thinking about

What I’m supposed to call you now

It takes a lot to shake me

My body breaks to figure out

How to leave the past behind

When it’s around all of the time

And I don’t know what I should call you now

I don’t know what I should call you now

“Ex” sounds dirty I can’t say it

Sounds so final, and I’m still praying

For the worse or for the better

We’re nothing now, we’re just two letters

Hope you understand

I’m not prepared to call you just a friend

I’m not so good with tenses

I’m tensing up thinking about

What I’m supposed to call you now

I’m not so good with tenses

I’m tensing up thinking about

What I’m supposed to call you now

I’m not so good with tenses

I’m tensing up thinking about

What I’m supposed to call you now

And It takes a lot to shake me

But my body breaks to figure out

How to leave the past behind

When it’s around all of the time

And I don’t know what I should call you

I don’t know what I should call you

I don’t know what I should call you now

Bayside The New Flesh

If I should fall down would you wait for me?

If I was out would you be home?

If I should pray then would you pray with me?

If I fell in love would I be in love alone?

This isn’t half of what I thought it’d be

At what point does love become routine?

I had to wait, I had to wait, I had to wait to see

That who you are is not who I hoped you’d be

Now I don’t know where to go

I don’t know if this thing’s still working

My heart’s not beating anymore

And I don’t know if I bleed

Test it out just to see

Cuz the best that I can hope to be

Is strong enough to leave

I never lived and died by ecstasy

Fun’s never been my cup of tea

But now I try, but now I try, but now I try to be

The best I can for no one else but me

And I don’t know where to go

I don’t know if this thing’s still working

My heart’s not beating anymore

And I don’t know if I bleed

Test it out just to see

Cuz the best that I can hope to be

Is strong enough to leave

You’re such a shame love, what those animals say to ya

You’re such a shame love, what those animals say to ya

You’re such a shame love, what those animals say to ya

What they do when they came for ya

Just think it through, you never learned what not to do

A shame love, what those animals say to ya

What they do when they came for ya

Just think it through, you never learned what not to do

A shame love, You’re such a shame love, a shame love

And I don’t know where to go

I don’t know if this thing’s still working

My heart’s not beating anymore

I don’t know if I bleed

Test it out just to see

Is this the best that I can hope to be

And I don’t know where to go

(Don’t know where)

Don’t know if this thing’s still working

My heart’s not beating anymore

And don’t know if I bleed

(Don’t know if I bleed)

Don’t know if this thing’s still working

The best that I can hope to be

Is strong enough to leave

Bayside Phone Call From Poland

Well, Today is the 15th.

And you know what that means,

Time to sit and go through boxes of old pictures.

See if I can bring myself to,

The brink of giving up,

I never follow through, you tell me all the time.

Spend my days looking back,

And I wonder if you’re looking up,

From underneath someone who is able to be, everything that I’m not.

I’m visiting that grave,

And the epitaph has already been chiseled in my mind,

I’m breaking it all down right now,

The way I should have let you go,

And let you ruin one life instead of two.

I’ll spend tonight by myself,

For the first time, I’ll try to look ahead,

And find something that,

Isn’t doomed like we were,

Now all I need,

Is a second chance.

Spend my days looking back,

And I wonder if you’re looking up,

From underneath someone who is able to be, everything that I’m not.