In Times Of Transition Leftovers

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If there was a darkest timeline for leftovers, In Times Of Transition would have to be it.

 

Suffering from writer’s block, I tried a different approach than the one used with Sorry For The Mess. Instead of forcing myself to write, I tried staying calm and only wrote when inspiration struck. Unfortunately, this still resulted in me documenting every garbage idea imaginable somehow: It ended up taking forever to sift through this mountain of shit!

 

Even so, I managed to find four rare nuggets of goodness. Going Back is the only one I actually remembered before putting this page together, but the other three are pretty decent too.

 

I’m still just shocked at how much cringe-inducing awfulness was written down though. Thankfully, I’ve gotten much better at self-editing in the years since. Be sure to check out roughly 200 pages from this era in the Fireteddy National Library though!

 

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01. Everything You Need

02. Going Back

03. Get Over It

04. Parting Ways

 

Everything You Need

 

Where are the answers to the questions unknown?

You can see many pathways, but not a clear one back home

There are risks to consider, oh consider the risks

With hands on your head, you’ll have to give in to this

 

You can choose to remain or you can still walk away

But it’s yourself that you’ll hate, it’s yourself you’ll betray

Where does it come from and what could it be?

Walking a tight rope with what you still cannot see

 

In the dark you proceed but you don’t know how come

You try to move forward but you still feel so numb

You’ll change with the wind and fall with the leaves

Is this everything you need?

Is it everything you need?

 

Where are the cynics for the life that we lead?

You can see many roadblocks, but it’s what you’ve perceived

There are reasons to lose it, but don’t lose it on this

With your hands in the air, there’s a point that you’ve missed

 

Is this everything you’ve wished for?

Does it feel like your first kiss?

 

In the dark you proceed but you don’t know how come

You try to move forward but you still feel so numb

You’ll change with the wind and fall with the leaves

Is this everything you need?

Is it everything you need?

 

You want to talk bluntly, but the words won’t convey

All the things that you’re feeling, they just get in the way

If the future’s uncertain, don’t rely on the past

Because it never repeats and the logic won’t last

 

Evolving fast and never looking back

But somewhere in your head you’re losing track

 

In the dark you proceed but you don’t know how come

You try to move forward but you still feel so numb

You’ll change with the wind and fall with the leaves

Is this everything you need?

Is it everything you need?

 

This is where the future bleeds, this is where you’re gonna be

It’s everything you need now honey, it’s everything you need

 

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Going Back

 

I don’t want to think back to those days

But I guess that I’ll revisit them to put them all away

In all the things I knew we’d never be

I hoped that you would turn around, that one day you would see

 

Instead you plugged your ears and turned on this

Think of all these wasted months, of everything you’ve missed

I told you then you’d long to hear those words

But you hid them in the past, so I guess they went unheard

 

You turned your back and left me, but I never made a sound

You thought I was above this as you landed on the ground

I don’t need a reason ’cause there’s no need to react

You can keep on moving forward, but I’m never going back

Oh I’m never going back

 

I always tend to think of what went wrong

But things happened for a reason and we learnt to move along

To find a space with lip syncs in the dark

From the feelings left unfinished to the beating of your heart

 

I’d promised you I meant the things I said

You swear you kept the thoughts there, but they all escaped your head

Though no one knew the words would make you cry

You think of what you did and never stopped to wonder why

 

You turned your back and left me, but I never made a sound

You thought I was above this as you landed on the ground

I don’t need a reason ’cause there’s no need to react

You can keep on moving forward, but I’m never going back

Oh I’m never going back

 

You copied down the phrases, all the words I wrote for you

At the time they all seemed meaningless, now they’re dying to break through

They leave the page and make a way for you to find release

But what’s to say when interest wains and time for love has ceased?

 

I think that I gave up on you, when you gave up on me

I chose to walk away from you, because I had to leave

 

You turned your back and left me, but I never made a sound

You thought I was above this as you landed on the ground

I don’t need a reason ’cause there’s no need to react

You can keep on moving forward, but I’m never going back

Oh I’m never going back

 

Now you have the words I wrote, but they’re lost after the fact

I chose to walk away from you and there ain’t no going back

 

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Get Over It

 

With all these happy faces

Comes a brand new out of style

You’re the target I’ve been gunning for

But I’ve grown from my denials

 

In all these nights of wondering

Our paths have led us here

It’s been written in the scriptures now

I’m just some poison for your ears

 

Find yourself a reason ’cause there’s always hell to pay

Somewhere in the distance we have all refused to say

Eventually your wings are clipped and there’s nothing left but shit

And it’s time now to get over it, it’s time now to get over it

 

All these years of searching

For the moment now to come

With razor sharp intentions left

I could taste it on my tongue

 

Now every voice is changing

To meet targets left unpaid

While they circle through our fleeting thoughts

For the antagonists we’ve made

 

Find yourself a reason ’cause there’s always hell to pay

Somewhere in the distance we have all refused to say

Eventually your wings are clipped and there’s nothing left but shit

And it’s time now to get over it, it’s time now to get over it

 

Strangers meet to come undone

And you’re not fooling anyone

Lies confined to dusty rooms

Minds entwined and now in bloom

 

No one ever wants to leave, no one ever wants to leave

No one ever wants to leave so soon

 

Find yourself a reason ’cause there’s always hell to pay

Somewhere in the distance we have all refused to say

Eventually your wings are clipped and there ain’t nothing left but shit

And it’s time now to get over it, it’s time now to get over it

 

No one ever wants to leave so soon

When everything around them falls to ruin

 

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Parting Ways

 

Goodbye to my family

I’m heading home today

There’s still a lot to talk about

But there’s nothing much to say

 

We came close as unions go

But that’s just life, I guess

In times of my transition

My transistors can’t digest

 

Changing, changing all the time

Life and dreams of passing lines

I know that this is not goodbye

Even though we’re parting ways

Even though we’re parting ways

 

Goodbye to my tragedy

I’m heading off today

There’s still a lot to think about

But there’s nothing much to say

 

We came close as friendships go

So that’s what I will grieve

In times of my expansion

There are things that can’t proceed

 

Changing, changing all the time

Life and dreams of passing lines

I know that this is not goodbye

Even though we’re parting ways

Even though we’re parting ways

 

We’ll meet again someday

We’ll meet again someday

 

Even though we’re parting ways

We’ll meet again someday

 

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