The Same Mistakes

by Smalls

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released 08 July 2014

recorded at JLiu Productions
Produced, Engineered by Johnny Liu
Mastered by John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studio
Album Art by Billy Sours
released on Negative Progression Records

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Track Name: Brand New
It sure has been one crazy hell of a year
i cried a couple of tears
for the people that forgot about me

and if i never speak to you again
well that's ok then
i will know you never cared about me

here's to late nights
of sleeping all alone by myself
you snore to loud anyways

a year of not falling for The Same Mistakes
a brand new year a brand new me
Track Name: We're Taking It Back
Its not fair and its not right
to think about you all the time
and everyone tells me
that i'm overreacting
but if you only knew
all the times i wrote to you
we're not meant to be
but that wont stop me from being happy

i'm a fraud, i'm a fake
there's mistakes that i've made
the biggest one being you
the fucked up jerk you turned into
don't mind me i'm just venting.

i'm pretty sure you're fucked up and torn
your heart is cold as the floor
that i was sitting on that night

when we were sitting on my front porch outside
got in a huge fight
and we knew this wasn't working out

you're constant complaining
you're always bitching
to be honest its unappealing
"oh woe is me, no one wants to be with me"

come on man, get a grip
no one wants to hear your shit
where's that guy i knew
the one that i used to talk to.

i'm pretty sure you're fucked up and torn
your heart is cold as the floor
that i was sitting on that night

when we were sitting on my front porch outside
got in a huge fight
and we knew this wasn't working out

i'm pretty sure you're lonely and i
don't have a thing left to say
but that i'm sorry it ended this way

i meant it
Track Name: Guilt
I've got this problem speaking too much
drinking slow, i beat myself up
more than you would ever know.
these are the things that keep me whole.

i came home to an empty bed last night
no one just Morrissey and I
he's shrewd but he's all that i have.

he's all that i have.

I've got this problem slurring my words
cutting ties, i practice this speech
well here it goes

these are the things that i think you should know

i'm sinking fast
i hope you choke
i know it hurts
but you should know
when i get home i want you out
your things are gone
but i'm keeping the couch

i wish i could tell you
everything that i was thinking
all the stupid shit that's on my mind
or why i get sad from time to time
these problems are mine
if i don't admit it i'm lying
i fumble with my words so much
i'm surprised anyone listens at all

i'm not someone who you can count on
(when i get home i want you out)
ill let you down and everyone i love
(your things are gone)

when i get home i want you out
your things are gone
but i'm keeping the couch
Track Name: The Internet Is A Terrible Place And I No Longer Wish To Be In A Band
I do this for myself no one else

im not a poet
im not a saint
i write awful songs
about people i hate

my head hurts from all this late night writing
when did my life become so boring?

life is not determined
by the breaths you take
but by the lives you touch
and the friends that you make

and if i ever had the chance to follow my advice
i'd go somewhere far away and i wouldn't think twice

i get fed up and breakdown
i say things that i dont mean
im immature and selfish
im a wreck and yes i know this

i just want to tell you im sorry
ill try my best to be happy
I'm always mad about something

life is not determined by the money that you make
but by the lives you touch and the chances that you take
my mom used to give me all her best advice
she said honey you don't need someone to make you feel alive.


i get fed up and breakdown
i say things that i dont mean
im immature and selfish
im a wreck and yes i know this

i just want to tell you im sorry
ill try my best to be happy
I'm always mad about something

life is not determined by the breaths you take
or the clothes you wear or the people that you date
and if no one likes our band
well then i guess that alright
i do this for my self. so fuck everyone else.

im gonna work on me
im gonna try my best
to make you happy
and when i let you down

i love you, I'm sorry its not easy
for me to open up just how i feel to you.
Track Name: Game Of Kings (acoustic)
i find it hard to believe
that you ever cared about me
you disgust me

i still remember the time and the place
and the smirk on your face
when you forever changed me

in a bad place
but I'm recovering
its a sad place
for social stuttering
i know i should forgive you
but you know its like they say
people never ever change
so i suggest you stay away

i took your pictures off my wall
and it didn't hurt at all
it wasn't hard and it felt right

it must be something that i lack
compassion or a heart intact
i was bored and you were right

i had a feeling that something was up
we stopped talking every day
you were busy it was strange

i went from seeing you every other day
to seeing you sometimes at shows
we hardly ever said hello

now that i think about it
i guess it was stupid
all along you were dropping hints
i refused to accept them

whats really going on?

i took your pictures off my wall
and it didn't hurt at all
it wasn't hard and it felt right

it felt right

it must be something that i lack
compassion or a heart intact
i was bored and you were right

its 9 a.m
Track Name: Tired
I'm getting tired of your shit
it pulls me deep in regret.

now all things aside
i won't run and hide
it's safe to say were losing pace
and getting out of step

you can try to make it right
but i don't think ill be alright
i could say what it means to me
truth is that I'm bursting at the seams

you've got a lot of nerve
to come in here like you know what you're talking about
why are you talking to me?

now all things aside
why won't you try?
so i can get some sleep tonight
or is that asking too much?

you can try to make it right
but i don't think ill be alright
i could say what it means to me
truth is that I'm bursting at the seams

honestly I'm hoping this might find a way to you
maybe you'll think of me and how you used to like me too
it's just the kind of kid i am
i never asked for much
i just wanted to hold your hand
i never had good luck

i wish we never met
i wish we never met

i wish you could try to make it right
but i don't think i'll be alright
i could say what it means to me
the truth is that I'm bursting at the seams.