Checkmate

by Solus Rex

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1.
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
2.
Casino 04:14
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.
3.
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
4.
Captain 02:36
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.
5.
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.
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Tightrope 04:52
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?
7.
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
8.
Marathon 04:20
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
9.
Snow 03:48
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?
10.
Stage Two 03:19
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.

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released August 30, 2012

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