Im Just Killing Time

by Gold Route

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released November 19, 2015

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Michael Martenson and Brittain Clay at Undead Studios. All songs written by Gold Route. All drum tracks recorded by Brittain Clay.

Artwork and logo done by Jake Beaver. Album layout and coloring done by Colin Zyrek.

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Track Name: Reason
Let’s take a second to get this straight
you’ve lost your faith, you’re letting go
it doesn’t matter the path you take
or the times you flaked to reach your goals

we all have our reasons for giving up
maybe you figured its time
maybe you’re lost
we all have our reasons for letting go

but I’ve been trying my best to see,
what's been keeping you from me
from me

I’ve been trying my best to see
what’s been keeping you from me

you were not a doorway you were
just another stepping stone
a faulted foundation
brittle like my bones

so rid me of these skeletons
before they drag me down with them
I’d trade all this anger in my heart
just to see you come back home
Track Name: Mindless
Standing still in the face of your silence
I’m bringing up the past though it’s behind us
had I met all the requirements
maybe you’d face me with kindness

and I’m like,
“Was I the fool for trusting you?
I’m black and blue from the bruise
I keep hidden
cause we were both just kids back then,
I don’t really want to get into this now but
everything fell apart when you left town”

and all you could say was
“oh my god”

yeah.

wait up
where the hell you think you goin’ now?
you’ve changed
and you thought I wouldn’t notice how
I know you're never coming back to me
and now I wander with this vacancy

it’s been one year running
and I haven’t see nothing
blinded by the anger that’s been
stirring in my stomach
if I wasn’t mindless
then I would’ve seen this coming
now I’m calling it quits

sweet tragedy
come lay your hands upon me
and keep strangling
all the hope that I held too tightly

where did you go?
across state lines and winding roads
where did you go?
I’m just a stranger in your new home

sweet tragedy
come lay your hands upon me
and keep strangling
all the hope that I held too tightly

sweet tragedy
it keeps strangling
sweet tragedy
now you feel my sweet tragedy
Track Name: In Place
Stuck in place, inadequate
I can’t seem to handle this
abandoning everything that holds me back

all the thoughts run through my brain
perpetuating through veins
losing my grip on sanity

the gravity of my ambitions
weighs me down

ends won’t ever justify the means
I sewed the seeds of agony
cast them back into the weeds
the roots grow deeper than the trees

Am I selling myself short?
bought and sold on their accord
losing time I can’t afford
by lingering in this place
lost and jaded
this anger I’m faced with
just feels so contagious
but I can’t let this go

burdened by reality
everyone I held my faith in
cut loose and broke at the seams

I found my place inside these words:
ash to ash and dust to dirt.
Track Name: Focus
He goes in my stead
and steady this holds
when I was so ready
to break down these walls

a treason hidden underneath
the solitary suffering
uncovered it and let it sit
now it’s got the best of me

forced on by the choices I made
your trembling voice is the ghost that haunts me

travelling through my mind
passed my neck and down my spine
I felt it in my chest but I’m not compulsive
broke my stride to clear my mind
solemn saunter, checked my pride
calling out all my cliches
I guess we’ll take this day by day

I’m just killing time
enough to break the focus
I’m choking on another twisted tongue
we’ve broken everything we came to love

close my eyes and fall asleep
escape this black ceiling
my eyes lay beneath

still wearing this chain around my neck
cause its the only thing that I’ve got left
I’d like to change the way I think
but I can’t promise anything

We can’t promise anything

no I won’t paint this picture
like I’m some kind of victim
but don’t take my words and
poison and twist them
I know you told yourself it's for the best
and I was stupid to just go along with it
shedding light on places where I should fade out
and now I’ve gotta find a way to let this shade out

I’m just killing time.
Track Name: Mindless (Acoustic)
Standing still in the face of your silence
I’m bringing up the past though it’s behind us
had I met all the requirements
maybe you’d face me with kindness

and I’m like,
“Was I the fool for trusting you?
I’m black and blue from the bruise
I keep hidden
cause we were both just kids back then,
I don’t really want to get into this now but
everything fell apart when you left town”

and all you could say was
“oh my god”

yeah.

wait up
where the hell you think you goin’ now?
you’ve changed
and you thought I wouldn’t notice how
I know you're never coming back to me
and now I wander with this vacancy

it’s been one year running
and I haven’t see nothing
blinded by the anger that’s been
stirring in my stomach
if I wasn’t mindless
then I would’ve seen this coming
now I’m calling it quits

sweet tragedy
come lay your hands upon me
and keep strangling
all the hope that I held too tightly

where did you go?
across state lines and winding roads
where did you go?
I’m just a stranger in your new home

sweet tragedy
come lay your hands upon me
and keep strangling
all the hope that I held too tightly

sweet tragedy
it keeps strangling
sweet tragedy
now you feel my sweet tragedy