Checkmate

by solus rex.

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released 30 August 2012

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Track Name: Worth the Wait
i have been running for some time
looking for a brand new place to hide
but walls are paper thin
and doors can be unlocked
there’s not a place i've found on earth where you’ll be stopped

so then i stumble back to you
which i guess, only goes to show, oh
that every road is beautiful
no matter where it goes

yes, i have loved you for some time
living my life out in rewind
an attic in my head
i store the things you said
i can pretend that you’re still mine

so then i stumble back to you
which i guess, only goes to show, oh
if i don’t find my way back to you
i won’t know what to do

i’m not sure how long you’ll take
but you’re still worth the wait
let me be your last mistake
yeah, you’re still worth the wait
Track Name: Casino
it's like flipping a coin, but either way, I lose
(heads or tails, heads or tails, heads or tails?)
playing russian roulette with a loaded gun
(take the shot, take the shot, take the shot)
I am the king of hearts, but i am missing cards
(so i fold, so i fold, so i fold)
gambling with die that only show snake eyes
(roll the die, roll the die, roll the die)

your heart's a
casino
i leave with less than i came with
can't hide it
your eyes show
your hand has all the cards in it.
your heart's a
casino
with all the odds against me
i'm all in,
but i know
you're hiding something up your sleeve.

so against all odds, yeah, I went all in
(raise the stakes, raise the stakes, raise the stakes)
yeah, I'm scared to lose, but you gotta play to win
(play to win, play to win, play to win)
well, lady luck, lady luck, yeah, she called my bluff
(called my bluff, called my bluff, called my bluff)
having fate on your side just ain't enough
(better luck, better luck, next time)

your heart's a
casino
i leave with less than i came with
can't hide it
your eyes show
your hand has all the cards in it.
your heart's a
casino
with all the odds against me
i'm all in,
but i know
you're hiding something up your sleeve.
Track Name: Tooth and Nail
don't know what I want
but I can't stop now
I know what you mean
I just don't care
don't know where I came from
but I'm leaving now
if i should live or die,
who really cares?

you don't know what it's like to have to wait
yeah, you set the trap and I'll take the bait
well I hope that you, that you burn in hell
well I'm sure I will, if only time could tell

I will fight you
tooth and nail
love you, hate you,
what's the difference?
it always just ends up
with me in tears
are you looking for me
or a way out?

you don't know what it's like to have to wait
yeah, you set the trap and I'll take the bait
well I hope that you, that you burn in hell
well I'm sure I will, if only time could tell

you don't know what it's like to have to wait
yeah, you set the trap and I'll take the bait
well I hope that you, that you burn in hell
well I'm sure I will, if only time could tell
Track Name: Captain
sinking in deep
losing it
but the captain always
goes down with his shit

i’m here and now, and nowhere else
forever yours, but not myself

rotting from inside
rotting from inside
rotting from inside
rotting from inside

I sank the ship
just to see
if you’d jump in
and rescue me

i’m lost at sea, and all alone
not sure of where to call my home

rotting from inside
rotting from inside
rotting from inside
rotting from inside

you have no idea what i've become.
Track Name: The Witching Hour
it’s midnight
the witching hour
the shadows
they creep in through my door
why have you
why have you come here for me?
and are you,
yeah, are you friend or enemy?

oh, now the moments gone
yeah now the moments gone

your love is
like clockwork
i count the second ‘til you’re gone
try to hit
the reset
but seems my timing’s always
wrong,
wrong,
wrong
always wrong,
wrong,
wrong.
so long.


and when you
and when you came back on that day
you loved me
like you had never left me
so now I
i guess i’ll play along
but still I,
I feel there’s something wrong

oh, now the moments gone
yeah now the moments gone

your love is
like clockwork
i count the second ‘til you’re gone
try to hit
the reset
but seems my timing’s always
wrong,
wrong,
wrong
always wrong,
wrong,
wrong.
so long.

time can heal but not erase
these moonlit scars across my face
you measure love in tics and tocks,
but i, i’m just a second on your clock.

your love is
like clockwork
i count the second ‘til you’re gone
try to hit
the reset
but seems my timing’s always
wrong,
wrong,
wrong
always wrong,
wrong,
wrong.
Track Name: Tightrope
back and forth
bottoms up
will you wake
when you drop?

some stay safe,
some get lost,
not every savior
dies on a cross

every night
playing dead
to the devil
in my head

and i know
i’ll be fine
but what do i do in the meantime?

balance ain’t easy on a tightrope
you fell much harder than you hoped
balance ain’t easy on a tightrope
will you jump, or will you choke?

say you love
me tonight
change your mind
with the light


getting up
to go to sleep
trying hard
to keep the beat

and i know
it’s time and place
interrupting
someone’s chase

but if you
come back my way
can you promise me you’ll stay?

balance ain’t easy on a tightrope
you fell much harder than you hoped
balance ain’t easy on a tightrope
will you jump, or will you choke?


it’s been so long, i’m not supposed to
i guess it’s something i just got used to.


balance ain’t easy on a tightrope
you fell much harder than you hoped
balance ain’t easy on a tightrope
will you jump, or will you choke?
Track Name: Like Flies [Skeleton]
you chewed them alive
to spit out a lie
find a disguise
turn counterclockwise
well I’m much obliged
with such compromise
but it’s hard not to tie
a noose with those eyes
but you looked me in the eye
and still told the lie
you gave it a life by refusing to die
just tell it, tell it
“I know you’ll survive.”
Tell it, tell it
“this isn’t goodbye.”
You chewed up the lives of those that survived
Under the guise of a compromise
You sucked them in, turned them out
Made them squeal and give a shout
You left me with a skeleton, left me with a skeleton
How can this be happening
How come no one’s helping him?

I don’t know why I bother
When you’re always right
I don’t know why I bother
When you’re out to kill
A baby can cry, a yuppie can strive
But a spit of saliva will measure the size
Look at the sunrise, it’s melting my eyes
Running down cheeks like a good cry
We’re dropping like flies
We’re dropping like flies
We’re dropping like flies
We’re dropping like flies
It will not stop until you learn to try
Still dropping like flies but I realize
We’re just waiting to die
Just like every small fry
Goodbye everyone, I swear that I tried
Goodbye everyone, I swear that I tried
But it’s hard to survive when you’re born to die

I don’t know why I bother
When you’re always right
I don’t know why I bother
When you’re out to kill


why won’t you die?


I don’t know why I bother
When you’re always right
I don’t know why I bother
When you’re out to kill
Track Name: Marathon
down the corridors of my soul
I hear heavy footsteps echo
oh no, oh no
it’s a monster turning corners
always knockin’ on my heart’s door
hello, hello

you just sit there hoping your heart heals over in time
but you keep it on a shelf
yeah, you keep running from yourself
there is no medicine to fix me that i can find
it’s a living hell
so i keep running from myself

out the corner of my eye
i see a shadow i don’t recognize
oh no, oh no
these shapes are stretching from my feet
i guess this darkness is a part of me
oh no, control

you just sit there hoping your heart heals over in time
but you keep it on a shelf
yeah, you keep running from yourself
there is no medicine to fix me that i can find
it’s a living hell
so i keep running from myself
Track Name: Snow
You don’t know, know, know
What this is all about
So why don’t you just leave us, us, alone
So we can figure this out, out, out, out?

Winters come and go
Forever freezing one more “heart’s last hope”
It always stings so much more in the cold
When will it numb this feeling with paralysis?

Oh, you’re like snow, you’re too cold to hold for long
And maybe that’s why when there is sun, you are
Gone
Gone
Gone
Gone.

Glass frames our picture
A love that’s frozen in between white flakes
Our bodies melted as we lay right there
Cold and forming silhouettes to freeze and forget forever

And as they melt away
What will remain of me in memory?
Our tender bodies swim upon your tongue
As if it were a race to die by your hands first

Oh, you’re like snow, you’re too cold to hold for long
And maybe that’s why when there is sun, you are
Gone
Gone
Gone
Gone.

Snowflakes are made to melt
Did you fall from the same sky
Snowflakes are made to melt
Did you fall from the same sky?

Snowflakes are made to melt
Did you fall from the same sky
Snowflakes are made to melt
Did you fall from the same sky?
Track Name: Stage Two
so i have found
it's easier
to get along
without a heart
but i still, oh i still remember

how it was
once you left
it's still no different
just, much less
all over, all over again

do the days drag on
when i'm not around?
when you see the sun,
does it get you down?
how the night, oh the night, it takes me

and now you're gone
and it's just me
do i miss you
or this memory?
now we know, now we know it's over

you're lying through your teeth
if you said you didn't miss me.