What Does Not Define You

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Split this distance between happiness and mental disease
Walking this way would take a parting of the seas

I'm avoiding I, having difficulty using present tense, or anything that references the past. The words are tripping over themselves, drunk on trying to purge the worst, and it's losing rhyme or wondering if it ever had reason. Was this always a feeling? The worst of the worry is wearing me down, leads to dragging it on and dragging it out. The words lose their voice without ever having to shout, and the wear is worrying, the words don't fit where they should.

Split this distance between happiness and mental disease
Walking this way would take a parting of the seas

It's coping with the pain that I deal with every day, that makes me act out this way. I could never deal with tragedy but now I can't deal with feeling anything and I'm reminded in the bottom of every bottle I empty. I guess the problem was the scenes replaying in my head were louder than anything you said and to everyone I made sit idly by while they turned to echoes, you're right, the past isn't a love to hold, there's no house to live.

I only know that now because that's the only place I see you all together anymore.

Now in the worry and not knowing the placement of my frame, I wear and worry out the days, the city keeps collapsing around me as it bears the weight, so now I bury myself in warmth where I can find it and wish time softly away.

Split this distance between happiness and mental disease
Walking this way would take a parting of the seas

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from Stay Home, released May 19, 2015

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