SUBLIME WITH NO ONE (2015)

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 Warning

I've seen this show before, a tender heart forever aching

Everything I own is either broken or it's breaking

My friends are few and far, I ain’t got two cents to rub together

But I stay optimistic because I'm free in my endeavors

 

You say I'm a mess

But darlin, I must now confess

I'm falling further away from grace each day

My place in life and I intend to stay

Take this torch, I've seen enough

You can brace yourself it's getting rough

You have now been warned

 

Perception is my curse, all these faults made self-aware

The burden's overwhelming, pride won’t let me share

Maybe I'm controlling, maybe I'm insane

When it all falls down I know exactly who to blame

 

You say I'm a mess

But darlin, I must now confess

I'm falling further away from grace each day

My place in life and I intend to stay

Take this torch, I've seen enough

You can brace yourself it's getting rough

You have now been warned

 

You say I'm a mess

But darlin, I must now confess

I'm falling further away from grace each day

My place in life and I intend to stay

Take this torch, I've seen enough

You can brace yourself it's getting rough

You have now been warned

Social Ladders

We grow up but high school never ends

Climbing social ladders, making the right friends

The doors shut but legacy haunts us

Life ain't nothing but a popularity contest

 

Oh oh whoa oh oh

Whoa whoa whoa whoa

Yeah yeah yeah

 

Frustration take a hold of me

Life feels like a game of Monopoly

A never ending circle where the rich get richer

And the poor stay humble, let me paint you a picture see

Success measured by who it is who you know

And what you can afford to spend stroking their ego

I work on my craft, you perfect the trick

Kissin the right ass, sucking the right dick

 

We grow up but high school never ends

Climbing social ladders, making the right friends

The doors shut but legacy haunts us

Life ain't nothing but a popularity contest

 

Oh oh whoa oh oh

Whoa whoa whoa whoa

Yeah yeah yeah

 

Fuck the scene, fuck the clique, fuck the fraternity

Yo, I'll be writing songs ‘til Jah calls on me

So I'll be writing songs for an eternity

Because I refuse to pretend that I share that belief

I'd rather cash my chips in then be forced to conform

I got no dreadlocks, I got no uniform

So you can sell your soul

My reality made me a singer songwriter and a commodity

 

When I try to swallow my pride it's just like swallowing nails

Choking on lies ‘til the bullshit exhales

The business of being cool

It ain't about music

Practice your politics

Yeah

 

We grow up but high school never ends

Climbing social ladders, making the right friends

The doors shut but legacy haunts us

Life ain't nothing but a popularity contest

 

Oh oh whoa oh oh

Whoa whoa whoa whoa

Yeah yeah yeah

Nostaglia

Sometimes there's so much change

I just can't rearrange

Sometimes I fail to range

Fuck it, we're all insane

No sunshine, there is rain

No happiness in pain

Sometimes we stay the same

It took all night but that beast we tame

 

Yeahhhhh ohhhh yeahhhhhh

 

Days keep passing and we all get older

Times getting harder, youth is getting colder

I'm learning to resent the lessons I'm learning

And the world keeps turning, world keeps turning

 

Days keep passing and we all get older

Times getting harder, youth is getting colder

I'm learning to resent the lessons I'm learning

And the world keeps turning, world keeps turning

 

Gold years have long passed

Took it for granted but it went too fast

Now, simplicity is never unsurpassed

And it never pays living in the past

 

Miss the joys of innocence

Fuck playing safe and common sense

We always use to pull for the fence

But it all got traded for dollars and cents now

 

Yeahhhhh ohhhh yeahhhhhh

 

Days keep passing and we all get older

Times getting harder, youth is getting colder

I'm learning to resent the lessons I'm learning

And the world keeps turning, world keeps turning

 

Days keep passing and we all get older

Times getting harder, youth is getting colder

I'm learning to resent the lessons I'm learning

And the world keeps turning, world keeps turning

 

(interlude)

 

Days keep passing and we all get older

Times getting harder, youth is getting colder

I'm learning to resent the lessons I'm learning

And the world keeps turning, world keeps turning

 

Days keep passing and we all get older

Times getting harder, youth is getting colder

I'm learning to resent the lessons I'm learning

And the world keeps turning, world keeps turning

Maturity

Closing in on 30, still dressing like the 90s

Paying bills with a 6 string while my friends are corporate grinding

And I'm living day by day, in the moment you can find me

Years under my belt but I'm still working on my timing

 

What I'm sayin is that

Maturity ain't my priority

Youth, it ain't over until we had enough

You think you're smart as a fox

We'll both end up in a box

We're getting older but sure as hell ain't growing up

 

Now the hangovers get worse every month that passes

My vision is a joke, I need stronger glasses

And I'm aging like bad wine man, I'm slower than molasses

But I'll be damned if I let them drive that last nail in my casket

 

What I'm sayin is that

Maturity ain't my priority

Youth, it ain't over until we had enough

You think you're smart as a fox

We'll both end up in a box

We're getting older but sure as hell ain't growing up

 

We won't make it out alive

Despite what we might try

We all have our time

Why wait for life to show you time

Ain't nothing you can’t find alone

 

You see, Maturity ain't my priority

Youth, it ain't over until we had enough

You think you're smart as a fox

We'll both end up in a box

We're getting older but sure as hell ain't growing up

Fuck It

I never been thought as pretty

I never been in that great of shape

In conversation I ain't witty

I'm a highly functional basket case

 

Self-medicating with amphetamines

I spent too much time caught in between

Total failure and something great

A well planned risk and a definitive mistake

 

Fuck it, all of this is smoke and mirrors

Fuck it, there's nothing that I ain't prepared for

Passion is a bitch, you should get to know her

Cause living life safe is just dying slower

So fuck it, pour another whiskey shot

Fuck it, I'm drinking ‘til the feeling stop

They say I shouldn't swear so much at shows

But you'll never hear my songs on the radio

So fuck it

 

Acting on my impulses, yes I am

I ain't got not self-control

Slowing learning what the cost is

Of trying to monetize a soul

 

Validation found through ticket sales

Yo, I give my all to no avail

What could be, could be great

Unless I lose my will to fight during the wait

 

Fuck it, all of this is smoke and mirrors

Fuck it, there's nothing that I ain't prepared for

Passion is a bitch, you should get to know her

Cause living life safe is just dying slower

So fuck it, pour another whiskey shot

Fuck it, I'm drinking ‘til the feeling stop

They say I shouldn't swear so much at shows

But you'll never hear my songs on the radio... so fuck it

 

Fuck it, all of this is smoke and mirrors

Fuck it, there's nothing that I ain't prepared for

Passion is a bitch, you should get to know her

Cause living life safe is just dying slower

So fuck it, pour another whiskey shot

Fuck it, I'm drinking til the feeling stop

They say I shouldn't swear so much at shows

But you'll never hear my songs on the radio

 

So fuck it