Show Yourself

by Bare the Traveler

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released 14 September 2013

Recorded by Sid Mennon @ FireSound Studio - Winston-Salem NC
Mastered by Brian Foraker - Nashville, TN

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Track Name: 7pm: Wrestle With My Self-Loathing
i bet your face never knew all the words that you never ever got to say
trust me it don't matter to me in the least anyway
it's just a ride on the wrong side of town tonight i swear to you
and we know it's such a shame, all this shame, and we bottle up all this pain

and i take this pain, slit it's throat to put out a fight
lord knows i'm a betting man, but if you see what these eyes have seen in the night

this is me not giving in!!!

just breathe in, let me take you under
this sorta thing brightens up my day
it was me i was creeping up over your shoulder
"i know you dont mean it baby when you tell me to go away"

~I've been knocking, now I've opened up the door
~and I'm standing here staring at you, fetal, on the floor
~I'm back again, and this time you're gonna come with me
~there's a special place where we're going for you dirty fucking thieves

and it breaks my little heart to pieces
each and every time i catch you caught up in what he says
so i pray to the hollow earth beneath us
to open up and swallow us if it pleases

just breathe in, let me take you under
this sorta thing brigtens up my day
it was me i was creeping up over your shoulder
"i know you dont mean it baby when you tell me to go away"


i said slow down it'll only take a second
just to be worthwhile, act not so insecure
slow down it'll only take a second
just to be worthwhile, act not so insecure
~you're no good idea for me right now
~you're no good idea for me right now

you, you found your way now
yea you, you found your way now


there's a glare on tv screen but the plug is laying on the floor
"thats it man down man broken, i don't see myself getting out of this one tonight boy"
bop-bop-a-doop-ah-doop-ah-dow yeahhhh

THIS IS ME NOT GIVING IN!
Track Name: Weedle
stale air moves out my window, cigs and flesh leave the room
replaced by the smell of carolina, time just moves so slow
so is this life just wasted? no, I'm not thinkin' so
'cause I am my time wasted, so this is how I've grown
Big dreams spawn from my little mind, thoughts of lust and fame
if I am caught up in this spot I'll make the best of it
And when I'm done you'll know my name
cause I'm not broke I'm blessed by this head on my chest
cause for some reason it works better than yours
you're just so depressed I've got no lights in my nest
and I still sleep better than you
so, is this life just wasted? no I'm not thinking so
Cause I just love this moment, so I'm not growing old
I just couldn't give a single fuck now, if you think I'm wrong
cause who's the one that's caught up in the drama;
and who's the weird motherfuckers playing the song
so is this life just wasted, no I'm not thinking so
cause I am my time wasted, so I'm not growing old
Track Name: Dancing With the Witch Doctor
let's start this story at a pub
two different souls meet after travleing very far
they sit to connect, they drink to connect, but to no avail
they both sleep alone, with each other's firm betrayal

now, the time has come im told
and i'm out here on this road
and i'm so fucking cold
and this story's growing old
and so am i

it's hard to find a helping hand,
who knew the world being cruel can strike down with such a plan now
so save your cash and pack your chivalry
there's nothing wrong with getting out while you still can

the time has come im told
and i'm out here on this road
and i'm so fucking cold
and this story's growing old
and so am i

" just then a pair of eyes locked in on my footsteps
and i felt a rush like someone or something was moving in
i dropped the gun and my manners awhile ago and i seem to
be unarmed and not wanting to make conversation
i see you're just trying to live and so am i"


the time has come im told
and i'm out here on this road
and i'm so fucking cold
and this story's growing old
and so am i
Track Name: Life of the Party
im alive
oh fuck im alive
and im finding that im much better off without you
isnt it strange how life works out
i found myself awake for the first time in years
and I did it all without your help

so go ahead tell me im wrong
go ahead tell me im the one who changed
'cause ill have to agreee
i'm better now than i was when you knew me

my high horse led me to water
( gonna watch you drink it up, help you drink it up, let us clear the stream dry)
i drank the stream dry
(going back and forth, hunger thirst and pain, i bet your never gonna see me die)
at least i'm out here living instead of being too scared to try
you're right i'm the life of the party
and you're and you're you're
just away at camp
maybe someday you'll forgive me
for just being who i am

so here i am now
fucking nothing to hide
go bottle up your emotions
til you rot out your insides

i am who i am who i've been since day one
take it or leave it we both known i'm the best you've ever known

i am who i am cause i learned to grow and change
isnt it still nice feeling holier than the one who really built your name
Track Name: Mother My Training Wheels
As my nervous eyes opened up on that rainy day,
New Haven. I'm pretty sure you didn't know what to say.
I arrived with a smile and a pen,
told the first nurse that asked how its all gonna end.
Now I'm clean and I'm warm being told that I'm loved.
Lightning bolt strikes to the ground, makes an old familiar sound, reminding me of all my past mistakes, to any god that's up above, you couldnt show any truer love, that my mom has for me her perfect mistake.
theres a lesson instilled in our blood in our roots over time, I'm sure it makes sense to someone else, the river you walk along may not be your friend, assume nothing is on your side, sure I've lied, don't we all.
we get scared and then we get numb, our flaws are what make us such perfect mistakes, thats all we are
Track Name: The Ultimate Run
wellllllllll
hello sultry notebook why you lying in the rain
let me take you in and dry you off and see what secrets possibly remain yeaa

lets dry you off and cue the sun, a new day now begins
every branch of green and sky of blue gives proof that i have washed away my sins yeaa

but the story soon attacked me for i dug deeper than i should
by the looks of things around me, oh whys it always bad before the good yeaa

i proud myself on loyalty for miles they'll see me grin
i promise to return you but not too soon buckle up ill take ya for a spin yeaa


i'm just chasing the wind
but well meet again, my friend, it'll be alright

Well, I've been running frantically, but I can barely stand.
Trying to escape my thoughts, and get my body far from all these
people with their sleight of hands, putting blades into my dreams and plans, they take all in the world that's grand and throw it in my face.

and now I'm force fed images of lies, of freedom and a better life, by sticking straight on to the line and marching proudly forward
towards the plank that keeps me in my shackles drugged on their poisons, fearing everything and everyone I'm absorbing through my skin.
i come alive tonight
the sun the moon the stars they'll be by my side
(and I feel so messed up.
and now I'm all caught up)
in all the thoughts i've done lost over time the dregs of stress that once were mine, and now they're swept and piled high and I think I might just give up....


i'm just chasing the wind
but well meet again, and my friend, it'll be alright


everything will be alright
everything will be just fine