Quinn XCII Candle

I was so tempted by you

To never press rewind and run through street signs

But now, I’ve seen all the truth

It’s covered on your hands, we’re losing our romance

You love starting riots, standing in the dark

Try to fight these giants, oh, you hate their bark

You know your ways get under my skin

The world’s tiniest violin on my shoulder like

“Oh, she’s too much to handle”

I’ve had too much of what you give me

Overdosing on this thing

You were my match, now I can’t put out the candle

Come and show me

Oh, she’s too much to handle

Come and show me

I can’t put out the candle

I was so blinded by you

The way that you love me and all it takes from me

But now I’ve seen all the truth, it’s written on your face

Can’t keep up with your pace, your pace, oh

You love starting riots, standing in the dark

Try to fight these giants, oh, you hate their bark

You love sounding sirens, drag me through the sparks

Tryin’ to fight these giants, oh you hate their bark

You know your ways get under my skin

The world’s tiniest violin on my shoulder like

“Oh, she’s too much to handle”

I’ve had too much of what you give me

Overdosing on this thing

You were my match, now I can’t put out the candle

Come and show me

Oh, she’s too much to handle

Come and show me

I can’t put out the candle

I hope you know it’s not personal

This can’t [?] ’til we’re miserable

I can’t put out the candle

Come and show me

Oh, she’s too much to handle

Come and show me

I can’t put out the candle

Quinn XCII Violins

Running in circles, never leave me alone

Say I don’t answer the messages or pick up my phone

Say we all need some time just to settle down

Won’t you come around cause I

Never can leave it alone

Tell me your stories but don’t leave out the lies

Cause I know I got some problems and I’m open to mine

So we all need some time just to settle down

Won’t you come around cuz I never can leave it alone

Talking’ bout somebody rolling’, boulevard dining

Making’ it count for efforts I can’t explain

Balling’ and feeling’ we drowning’

Never been humble ’bout playing the fighter

Never been broken, never been bothered

Suddenly changing’, thinking’ I’m never amounting to nothing’

Been chasing’ a stereotypical fantasy

Acting’ like everything happens for reasons

Still I just might hit

Been making’ me lose my mind, been telling’ myself why the hell did I write shit?

When you sit there with your long legs

Been bitching’ bout something’ I don’t know

You walk away realizing’

It’s so predictable where we just won’t go

And that’s wedding bells in a chapel

Been nibbling on the wrong apple

Living’ life, emotions you never can manage

They picking’ me out of a raffle

Number one heartache coming’ from memories

Number two pencils, style: we straighten out

Going’ opposite ways, these opposite days

Are making’ me think what to say now

And that’s real

Running in circles, never leave me alone

Say I don’t answer the messages or pick up my phone

Say we all need some time just to settle down

Won’t you come around cause I

Never can leave it alone

Tell me your stories but don’t leave out the lies

Cause I know I got some problems and I’m open to mine

So we all need some time just to settle down

Won’t you come around cuz I never can leave it alone

I’m coming’ around, been coming’ in closer

Been taking’ my time when they speeding’ off

Writin’ and signin’ these deals they supposed to

I don’t get motivation for something’ I wanna pursue

Spitting’ hotter than toasters

Saturday grinding’, I’m better off sitting’ back

Mixing’ and chilling’, some fucking’ Mimosas

Should we toast for’ making’ 1000 dollars in my pocket?

Like fine, that’s good for me now

Or say fuck it, I’m taking’ my shit to some levels

And bringing’ my friends over seas now

I can do it, but promise me every time

I’ll be down lower than hell

You digging’ me back to the surface

Back in the stage, you think I’m just cocky

But really I’m drowning inside

Feeling’ nervous, sound of the violins of the alarm clock

They waking’ me up when the hum stop

I’m dreaming’ we staying’ together but honestly you kinda act like it’s all games

And I’m tired with this, but it’s sad

Cuz I feel that you fine with this

And I’m mad as hell, but I cry for this

Just wasting my time

And it feels my game spin around for’ this

And that’s real!

Running in circles, never leave me alone

Say I don’t answer the messages or pick up my phone

Say we all need some time just to settle down

Won’t you come around cause I

Never can leave it alone

Tell me your stories but don’t leave out the lies

Cause I know I got some problems and I’m open to mine

So we all need some time just to settle down

Won’t you come around cuz I never can leave it alone

Quinn XCII One Day At A Time

Let’s face the truth

Sooner or later, no matter what somebody has to lose

I’ll be on the road and you’re going to school in Baton Rouge

And I promise you the world might love, but what’s this?

But what’s this?

I can’t explain how it feels like we have it all

When everything’s bound to change

I’m fearing that I lose my place inside of your picture frames

And I promise you the world might love, but we can’t stay

Tonight, we’re saying goodbye, chain-smoking cigarettes

We lie, pretend it’s alright

I say you’ll always be mine, don’t know what happens next

We’ll find some way to get by one day at a time

I know it’s hard

I’m dreading the moment I see you pack all that shit in your car

When one of us walks out the door all alone with a broken heart

So let’s make the most of this moment before it all falls apart

Whatever’s meant to be, just hold your head up

No matter where we go, I’m on your side

Let’s not make it out like we are fed up

There’s just no controlling when it’s time

Tonight, we’re saying goodbye, chain-smoking cigarettes

We lie, pretend it’s alright

I say you’ll always be mine, don’t know what happens next

We’ll find some way to get by one day at a time

Baby, baby, leave for the road

You don’t need my permission to go on your own

So don’t act crazy and turn around when you realize

The future’s hazy, just keep that piece of shit in drive

Tonight, we’re saying goodbye, chain-smoking cigarettes

We lie, pretend it’s alright

I say you’ll always be mine, don’t know what happens next

We’ll find some way to get by one day at a time

Tonight, we’re saying goodbye, chain-smoking cigarettes

We lie, pretend it’s alright

I say you’ll always be mine, don’t know what happens next

We’ll find some way to get by one day at a time

Quinn XCII Never Done This

As if I’ve never done this

[?]

Been here before

Been here before

As if I’ve never done this

I leave this open

Feel the way I want to fall

Down in this ocean

Need you to believe I belong

And I apologize

If I forget you along on the road

[?]

I got a lot going for me right now

It’s time to move on, time to move on

Sleepless in a hotel room

Do not disturb me

Bang-bang on the side door

Soundcheck in a minute gotta hurry

And I miss my family

Back in the midwest don’t worry

Brought my manners outside and the world ain’t so blurry

Making the move I said the wrong thing

She’s at home, think we’re living like kings

Pictures up on my wall still hang

Still got shit with dudes that she bang

Mostly all my time spend working

Mostly college girls stay twerking

Nights and weekend spends her time flirting

But everytime she hears my record she’s hurting

[?]

I leave this open

Feel the way I want to fall

Down in this ocean

Need you to believe I belong

And I apologize

If I forget you along on the road

I got a lot going for me right now

It’s time to move on, time to move on

Late night staying awake on the album

Think I might just lose it cause the whole time

He was at a party, I was in the basement saying

Think I like just music and my friends gettin’

Big jobs in the city rockin’ suit & ties and their girlfriends pretty

They banking on stocks but my world play witty

But it’s all good when it comes to Q don’t pity

And my fans say

My baby leave the light on

She never knows what I say

But I’m not that person I play to be

That’s just the name that you came to see

Shit I’m just Michael rotate my life in a cycle

Turns out we’re making the news

So I left my baggage in D-town

Check out my new sound

Roll down your windows and cruise

I leave this open

Feel the way I want to fall

Down in this ocean

Need you to believe I belong

And I apologize

If I forget you along on the road

I got a lot going for me right now

It’s time to move on

As if I’ve never done this

Gonna lie though

Been here before

Been here before

As if I’ve never done this

I need, I need to do these things right now

Runnin’, runnin’ until I feel all out (Need you to believe I belong)

Spinnin’ around, spinnin’ around my doubts

Sway with the move, away with the groove

As if I’ve never done this

Still got no job and I want to move outta’ here but I don’t know why (If I’ve, if I’ve, never done this)

I don’t know why (If I’ve, if I’ve, never done this)

No I don’t know why… (If I’ve, if I’ve…)

Quinn XCII Worst

By no means are we flawless

Those are things I would never say

There’s more, I was in my life

I wish that you were somewhere far away

You spin me insane by the words you use

Your constant nagging, your many rules

The yin to my yang still remains the one thing that’ll get me through

You’re the worst

At showing up two hours late like it’s nothing

And I’m the worst

At letting my guard down but you still love me

All our baggage and all our damage

Memories we hate, they somehow relate

You’re the worst

But it’s the best that we’re the worst for each other

Yeah, our love is timeless

But there’s times when I feel it less

Then I’m suddenly reminded

Of the days before all this mess

You spin me insane by the words you use

Your constant nagging, your many rules

The yin to my yang still remains the one thing that’ll get me through

You’re the worst

At showing up two hours late like it’s nothing

And I’m the worst

At letting my guard down but you still love me

All our baggage and all our damage

Memories we hate, they somehow relate

You’re the worst

But it’s the best that we’re the worst for each other

We’re alive in a broken home

But always come back to what we know

Yeah, it’s tempting to up and go

We always come back to what we know

You’re the worst

At showing up two hours late like it’s nothing

And I’m the worst

At letting my guard down but you still love me

All our baggage and all our damage

Memories we hate, they somehow relate

You’re the worst

But it’s the best that we’re the worst for each other

You’re the worst, the worst, the worst

The worst, the worst

And I’m the worst, the worst, the worst (I’m the worst)

All our baggage and all our damage

Memories we hate, they somehow relate

You’re the worst

But it’s the best that we’re the worst for each other

Quinn XCII Our Style

My baby leave the light on

She never knows what I say

We always fight till it’s dawn

Make up the songs that I play

But that’s just our style and we know

My baby leave the light on

She never knows what I say

We always talk till it’s gone

Laugh long at things that she say

But that’s just our style and we know

Started from the bottom like Ramona

Remember them old days I handed you my diploma

And now I’m feelin’ good we B-siding Coronas

My friends they keep on rapping while haters slide up their boners

Been bangin’ since ’92

Kindergarten to daydream

Tell me this shit go harder than somethin’ out of the mainstream

Tell me this shit go hotter than rollin’ up in a sauna

Believe we gone make it

That’s word back to my mamma

Like dayum when I be rappin I’m blacker than Obama

And dealin with more money, more money bring more drama

We sing it all like this

Baby I love the way you play my music all on the floor

(On the floor)

I tell you now girl what’s my secret, I just, I just got to know

(I just got to know)

We all wrong, in the long run

My baby leave the light on

She never knows what I say

We always fight till its dawn

Make up the songs that I play

But that’s just our style and we know

My baby leave the light on

She never knows what I say

We always talk till it’s gone

Laugh long at things that she say

But that’s just our style and we know

Got some beef like you co-sign the deli

Lovin’ them happy days I go Fonzarelli

Told ya

Sun shinin’ out the front door, beamin’

Had a real good day, tryin’ to have one more

Dreamin’ ’bout opportunities

Flashin’ lights and cities of gold

Breast signin’ everyday them titties are old

The best signing all them records and comin’ alive

Fan told me I made it far never would blow it

Flyin’ to Europe and I can bet you never arrive

That’s how we feelin’

So check the records baby we open paychecks in the mail

My girl need those

375’s Spend it on new clothes

(New clothes)

We’d have a Levi

Smokin’ on that who knows

Free melody rides bangin’ in the pluto

So bump my shit with them two hoes

Singin’ it like this

My baby leave the light on

She never knows what I say

We always fight till its dawn

Make up the songs that I play

But that’s just our style and we know

My baby leave the light on

She never knows what I say

We always talk till it’s gone

Laugh long at things that she say

But that’s just our style and we know

Quinn XCII Chase The Wind

You take the floor from me

Why you gotta spin it around

Throw intuitions out the window

Tell me honey, why do you make a sound

It’s like we always chase the wind, so

Baby slow down, baby baby slow down

Why you gotta run around and say that I’ll be home now

Baby why you stuck inside the water makes me know now

The way you always hit it makes me cry cuz we’re alone now

Baby slow down, baby, baby slow down

Oh, baby slow down, baby, baby slow down

I got a feeling that you might be enough for me

But how do I know

We could sit a while this might be the love for me

But still I’m not sure

And we walk around dancing

Dancing to the music

We be acting wildly

I be thinking stupid but you’ll be on your cell phone

Who is that my cupid

You catch me glance my eyes all the time

Don’t be surprised

By the notion, by the notion

That you’re a lie

We not open, no we not open

Oh you take the floor from me

Why you gotta spin it around

Throw intuitions out the window

Tell me honey, why do you make a sound

Its like we always chase the wind, so

Baby slow down, baby baby slow down

Why you gotta run around and say that I’ll be home now

Baby why you stuck inside the water makes me know now

The way you always hit it makes me cry cuz were alone now

Baby slow down, baby baby slow down

Baby slow down, baby baby slow down

Oh oh, I feel myself falling for ya harder each time

Part of me knows it’s a trap, knows that you’re trouble

My body even tells me so yeah I can’t seem to let ya go

The twisted game ya play ya make excuses just to cover your lies

Cuz ooh I like the way that ya move, I like the way that ya smile

I like the way that yours eyes pour into me, but

I hate the things that ya play when all ya want is to stay

Falling harder each day

See all these lies, so baby I could read you all these sad poems but

I need something that’s better than what I just left from

That’s music that’s passed me

That girl I’m thinking from last week, love is overly-rated

You got a problem everyone asks me if I’m single

And I say no, we go out, they stay home

I wanna say that I love you, but I feel my job is based on

Stayin’ in the moment, and we own it

But I still want you there in the morning

And I still want you by my side

Whenever we fight that’s a warning

Whenever we try to be humble

Whenever we try to be smooth

You better off being with somebody else

And I’m better off trying to be new, uh uh

See I’m better off trying to be new

You take the floor from me

Why you gotta spin it around

Throw intuitions out the window

Tell me honey, why do you make a sound

Its like we always chase the wind, so

Baby slow down, baby baby slow down

Why you gotta run around and say that I’ll be home now

Baby why you stuck inside the water makes me know now

The way you always hit it makes me cry cuz were alone now

Baby slow down, baby baby slow down

Baby slow down, baby baby slow down

Ooh I like the way that ya move

I like the way that ya smile (baby slow down, baby baby slow down)

I like the way that yours eyes they pour into me, but (baby slow down, baby baby slow down)

I hate the games that ya play when all ya want is to stay

Falling harder each day

Baby slow down

Baby baby slow down

(I hate the games that ya play when all ya want is to stay)

Baby slow down, baby baby slow down

Quinn XCII Bootleggin’

The date is nineteen twenty

Set the setting for you

Bootlegin’ my liquor

That’s cause I adore you

Rolling through my city

Shout it to the rooftops

All the while my family don’t know

Find myself in saloons

Downing gin like it’s juice

Stumble into the road

Automobile on the loose

Say “what up?” to my haters

I got money for days

I say fuck prohibition

Boy that alcohol pays

I’ve been drunk for ten hours my friend

But you ought to know

Life’s the best when your whole desire

Is to lose all control

Said do you like what I’m selling

Cause I got what you need

I’m the bootleggin’ man

We’re all in love with that green

Monday through Friday I’m leaving

I’ll be back soon to drink you down

Late nights are all that I believe in

Oh no! I don’t know where we went wrong

Show some respect to me

You could at least say goodbye

[x2]

So take note how I spend my days

Been searching for

Reasons to maintain my ways

Been fallin’ more

Everybody wants to know

When they’ll take me down

Strolling through these crowded roads

I love this town

Guess I’m faded at noon

Put down two barrels of booze

Speaking easy all day

Cause I got nothing to lose

Say “what up?” to my buyers

I’m supplying their thrills

Tell me what are you drinking

I can show you my skills

We’ve been dancing on tables

Way after cries for last call

Entertaining the notion

To celebrate till we fall

Say “do you like how you feellin’

After one day with me?”

I’m the bootleggin’ man

All the fun comes for free

Monday through Friday I’m leaving

I’ll be back soon to drink you down

Late nights are all that I believe in

Oh no! I don’t know where we went wrong

Show some respect to me

You could at least say goodbye

[x4]

Quinn XCII Walls

I find it hard updating you where I’ve been

Just know I’m there, just know I’m there

All these credit cards judge me on what I spend

I sense you stare, I sense you stare

All jokes aside, don’t tell me the way that I feel

‘Til you’re inside, you won’t know what’s lies and what’s real

Or if there’s something wrong

Assuming the things you hear ’bout me’s a done deal

There’s more to us than what we choose to reveal or what we don’t

See, behind these walls, it’s different

You judged off these minor glimpses

I’m still the same old kid you used to know

Behind these walls, you don’t see

You make up your own stories

Still do the same old shit we did back home

Behind these walls, behind these walls

You find it strange you’re not here, but I’m living anyways

Constantly complain it’s not fair that I’m seeing better days

Last time I checked, you were throwing knives at me all around

Whispering words, but when I confronted you, there was not a sound

All jokes aside, don’t tell me the way that I feel

‘Til you’re inside, you won’t know what’s lies and what’s real

Or if there’s something wrong

Assuming the things you hear ’bout me’s a done deal

There’s more to us than what we choose to reveal or what we don’t

See, behind these walls, it’s different

You judged off these minor glimpses

I’m still the same old kid you used to know

Behind these walls, you don’t see

You make up your own stories

Still do the same old shit we did back home

Behind these walls, behind these walls

See, behind these walls, it’s different

You judged off these minor glimpses

I’m still the same old kid you used to know

Behind these walls, you don’t see

You make up your own stories

Still do the same old shit we did back home

Behind these walls

Quinn XCII What The Hell Happened To Us

[Quinn XCII:]

We’re like a Wes Anderson movie

The way that we dress alike on purpose

But lately, we’re not feeling groovy

I could use the best advice, I’m nervous

So put down that phone for a minute

‘Cause I got more loving in me, yeah

It’s crazy, we’re in the position

We used to be the ones they envied

Something drove us insane

Maybe we were faking, faking

Something’s pulled at our veins

Now we’re stumbling, vacant, vacant, bleeding out

What the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

We never had any fuss

We never, we never had any fuss

We were up, and now we’re down

We were loud, and now there’s no sound

Like what the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

You’re like a Scorsese film

The way you try to murder these good fellas

I can’t help but assume there’s somebody on the side

And I’m too jealous

So put down that damn phone for two seconds

I got some yelling to do

Feels like I’m locked in my own cell

This whole time, the felon’s been you

Something drove us insane

Maybe we were faking, faking

Something’s pulled at our veins

Now we’re stumbling, vacant, vacant, bleeding out

What the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

We never had any fuss

We never, we never had any fuss

We were up, and now we’re down

We were loud, and now there’s no sound

Like what the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

What the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

What the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

[Kailee Morgue:]

What the hell happened to us?

We used to love, you used to trust me

Baby, I’m not having fun

This isn’t us, I’m getting lonely

You’re always saying that you’re sorry

Then you act like you don’t want me

Why would you tell me that you are in love?

Up on the shelf and I’m collecting dust

[Quinn XCII:]

What the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

[Kailee Morgue:]

We never had any fuss

We never, we never had any fuss

We were up, and now we’re down

We were loud, and now there’s no sound

Like what the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

[Quinn XCII & Kailee Morgue:]

What the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us? Yeah

What the hell happened to us?

What the hell, what the hell happened to us?