The Names They Give Are Dumb

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released July 21, 2016

All songs written by Zack Daniel

Guitar and bass: Zack Daniel
Drums: Jesse Statman
Piano: David Wardell

Cello work on Seville, Spain and Orchestral Instrumentation on Work (Really Hard) provided by Dalton Deschain

Recorded in the Ice Plant and Kill Infinity Studios
Producers: Dalton Deschain, Wayne Silver

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Track Name: Broken Sky
You're not even a human being
That is what she said to me
After all those letters that were sent
And phone calls that just bounced back

The world could say "I told you so"
But hell I think you wouldn't have known
The walls were caving in, my conscience was under attack

And it's not easy
To assume everything's all right
We're all just praying
For a sunset on a Broken Sky

Just want to live and breath
Drowning above the sea
My rose has been stripped
Of any and all of its thorns

Collaborative suicide
Of problems critics will always find
All the doors are closed and the crowd wants to know what's next

And it's not easy
To assume everything's all right
We're all just praying
For a sunset on a Broken Sky

Got to learn to look back
And take the things that you said
To me
Baby
Please
Please

Throw my arms way up high
To catch a glimpse that stupifies
A shadow of myself is the only thing to look up to

She never really loved you so
That is what I oughta know
But it's been five years
Taken these days like a pill

And it's not easy
To assume everything's all right
We're all just praying
For a sunset on a Broken Sky

On a Broken Sky
Sunset on a Broken Sky
Sunset on a Broken Sky
Track Name: Hard To Explain
I found a reason
To abhor
Impeccably speaking
To your core
But then I found you
On the bridge
Wanted to thank you
For what you did

And relay to me

It's just really hard
To explain
It's just really hard
To explain

But then I knew
I flew on by
Like an angel
This blood won't rise
But now you think that
You got the right
To afflict me
With all of your lies

Who really cares?

It's just really hard
To explain
It's just really hard
To explain

And it's best to avoid your habits
Especially when there's damage to be done
And you just don't notice it
And it makes me feel like shit
And it ruins my fun
Getting help from no one
Shove a knife through my lungs

Size you down to a number
That's who you are
Let's make some incisions
Create some scars

Size you down cause we love you
That's who you are
Let's make some incisions

Size you down to a number
That's who you are
Let's make some incisions
Create some scars

Size you down cause we love you
That's who you are
Let's make some incisions

We're all just your friends
Not really
Just make fun of what you do
And see
Track Name: In Search Of Lost Time
I tried to press reply
To stop the suicide
It was not needed
It was not needed

You picked up the phone
Said you wanted to come home
You need to do it on your own
You need to do it on your own

Obstacles to jump
Doesn't seem so far from wrong
Don't make it a swan song
Don't make it a swan song

Find your place to hide
People telling you lies
Trying to find your cries
Cause I'm in search of lost time
Track Name: Isolation
Young man lying on a corner finding ways to relate
Trying to solve what he thinks is his biggest mistake
Told to just seize the day and experience the real with the fake
In his own way

He only talked once never talked twice which was good
Cause he realizes that no one listens as much as they should
Better watch where that bomb drops cause you don't wanna get hurt
By the public good

Isolation
Will trace way back to your home

Anticipate
Them
To say hi and leave you alone
Your heart is now carved of stone

Citizens walk across the street have the need to feel glad
It's a damn shame they can't look at you and pretend to be sad
It's not the words you say but the actions you undertake
That blankets the past

Obviously need to hitch a ride to avoid all you can
Synthesize your moves so you can come out like a man
I doubt the emotions you plan to put in place
Will work, and explode in your face

Isolation
Will trace you back to your home
Anticipate
Them
To say hi and leave you alone
Now you don't know where to go

Suicidally alone and constantly afraid
Got to live my life under a God damned shadow of shame
There's that urge to plug the plug from the rest of today
To a place I can relate

Conflicts of interest can turn this situation bad
Catharsis can form but can never really understand
Of the bomb that's dropped that's visible only to
The eyes of the man

Isolation
Will trace you way back to your home
Anticipate
Them
To say hi and then leave you alone

I say hi and beg to come home
She says hi and beg to come home
We say hi and beg to come home
Track Name: It's Been A Long Time
Take the train to New York City
Feeling so out of line
Go out to the Concourse shaking
I thought I was fine

It's been a long time

I never was quite so sure
We've talked once before
I think it's her eyes that make me sir
Nervous for what's in store

It's been a long time

Take my time
Don't press forward, please rewind
So I'll know I'll be fine
So I'll know I'll be fine

Take that scene from you and me
Beautiful dream that won't be mine
While you're stuck in complacency
I just want to die

It's been a long time

Take my time
Don't press forward, please rewind
So I'll know I'll be fine
So I'll know I'll be fine

So I'll follow your moves
Take my hand, where will we go?
Cause in the end, this won't improve
I'll cry as you say "I got to go"

It's been a long time
Since I've seen your face
It's been a long time
Since I've seen your face
Track Name: North Avenue
Painfully wipe away the things you've said
Aware of all the tears you held amongst all the dread

Know you're at fault for what was caused
Beat up a metaphor for what was lost

Signs are pointing all the way up to a fate
To criticize and bastardize and share all the pain

Time is up, you know what to do
Complain about the past on North Avenue

Take a break for a couple of years
Because someone's too scared to face their fears
Their fears

Socially inept, pressured through the stress again
Of an invisible man being objected to things being in

Curse out emotions you haven't responded to
Complain about the past on North Avenue
Track Name: Lose You
Keeping it quiet with the dirty word
Thinking it's just, when it's absurd
Thought you could get away with the worst
But you couldn't help telling what you've learned

It keeps you sane til you hear the truth
If that's the case, I don't care if I lose you

Hiding away to blind the eye
Cause you can't face the dirty lie
Everyone's got your trust to lose
You don't even now if the enemy is you

It keeps you sane til you hear the truth
If that's the case, I don't care if I lose you

Sunlight shines on a broken window
To give you some kind of hope
I guess tomorrow never knows
If it can switch back to cope

And now I sit blaming no one
While to get a certain someone
Look at yourself, you view a saint
Well I got one more complaint

It keeps you sane til you hear the truth
If that's the case, I don't care if I lose you
It keeps you sane til you hear the truth
If that's the case, I don't care if I lose you

Lose you
Lose you
Lose you
Track Name: Not So Sure
I've come to settle
The harm from my own skin
Can't contemplate
What I've done and where I've been

Not so sure
Not so sure

Unnecessary beings
To unpack this mess
And I'm staring at the small holes
In your dress

How so sweet
Love can be
So indeed
Inbetween

I just wanted to love you
I forgot the tears left by
To pull back the curtains
Of a once bloodied notion in a darkening sky

But you're not so sure
You're not so sure
I'm not so sure
If I'm as scared as I was before

Not so sure
Not so sure
Not so sure
Not so sure
Not so sure(Not so sure)
Not so sure(Not so sure)
Not so sure (Not so sure) fades out
Track Name: Seville, Spain
We hold our hands
Stare at the sky
Lover's quarrel passes by
Tonight
Under the starry night

Waltzing
Under the stars at night
Mother Nature bides her time
To carry
Out the moonlight

Dedicate ourselves
Just to be tough
Saying "I love you" is not enough
To measure
The amount to fight

Left my love in Seville, Spain
Dreaming my life today
When the seas
Start to drift away
Track Name: Show Us Who You Are
I see your picture on the wall
And it hurts to view it all
My mind's in outer space
The grimace and the grace
What a lost just so huge

And I see you with that grin
It makes my hair real thin
A drop to the floor
Don't ask what's the score
Leave the atmosphere confused
Pindrop to the muse
Forget what to do
Forget what to do

Microscopically annoyed
Had to find another ploy

Wanna be on center stage
Being all the rage
Something not to complain
Pray to be a star
Run from me to your car
And show us who you are

We're not all invisible
Your actions won't make me pull
Your pride from your empty hands

Sought to hate the abuse
Pains to say that I still love you
Track Name: War Games
Haven't had a sense of guilt
No call; the Earth was still
And now you want to change the rules

After days of searching fame
Now you're playing War Games

Duty called again just to see how you were
n how you felt when you took that girl
Was it well timed?

Doing harm when you think it's okay
Now you're playing War Games

Now you know how much it hurts

Never felt a wave of regret
Never put your problems to bed
Still playing the same old tune

Trying to make people afraid
Now you're playing War Games
Crossing out the option to escape
Now you're playing War Games
Track Name: What's It Worth To Me?
Don't turn your back
To what's happening next
Put your feet on the line
For when they think it's fine
My struggles; your price
Dime a dozen lies; no one is nice

Conflict for you and me
Stuck in between
Cut the veins that deep

What's it worth to me?

Photograph in the mirror
Acknowledge your bless
But we saw the worlds collide
And ended up a mess

I know that I love you
I think you like me
But when opposites attract
I'd drown in a sea

Conflict for you and me
Taking shots out of the dark
Cut the veins that deep
It's not working for me

Heads up, give me a kiss
Cause this heart is sinking low
Extract my prestigious bliss
So our meanings can fold

An audience critiques
Entertainer regrets
That's a stage that's missing
Fiction from fact
Call it a hit
Call it a miss
Doesn't matter
Who gives a shit?

Conflict for you and me
Stuck in between
Cut the veins that deep

What's it worth to me?
What's it worth to me?
What's it worth to me?

I just want to know
I just want to know
I just want to know
I just want to know
I just want to know
I just want to know
I just want to know
I just want to know
Track Name: Work (Really Hard)
Still kills looking like a mess
Pageantry shows being the worst dressed
Let's stop beating around the bush
Can't deal with you, need a bigger push

I work really hard
To believe in you
I'm not a fool
I can't trust you
I'll stop the attitude
If you can be you

Trying so hard to move the ground
Not seeing the sights, not hearing the sounds
No matter how much I yell
You'll be stuck in your own little jail cell

I work really hard
To believe in you
I'm not a fool
I can't trust you
I'll stop the attitude
If you can be you

You never had the courage
To try it yet
Kill off your feelings
With every step
Do what suits you
I'll try not to be you
Track Name: "Yes, Don't Stop"
I saw the devil in your eyes
Dressed up in a new disguise
To make me stop from loving you
To make me stop from loving you

And I know the words
The words are "Yes" and "Don't stop"
To make me stop from loving you
To make me fear for losing you