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Short Stories, Shorter Lives

by Ari

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released February 25, 2014

Ari. is Taylor Phillips, Blake Hester, Andrew Hall, Jake Kinnett and Simon Hall

'Short Stories, Shorter Lives' was recorded in Louisville, KY at Frontline Studios by Joseph Auermann

Album Art by Austin Foreman, Joseph Auermann, Carolyne Auermann and Sally Wegert

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Track Name: Blood
I'm at the same rock bottom.
I'd like to say Iv'e never been here before.
I'm always cut short on the dedication- no inspiration to put this down.
Give me some patience, I just need some patience to get up and get out.

They say it's all in the blood,
Well I can say I'm not the same as I once was.x2

It's crawling under my skin x3

Give me a reason- just give me a reason,
to pull myself back together. x2
Iv'e put this off for way too long.

And all the while,
I say I'll change.
But when do my words ever mean anything?

The guilt to live- it sets in.
I'll never be the same.
I'll take what I can
To build not to blame.

Blood don't change a man,
Unless the blood is on his hands.
Won't give up the fight,
Unless the bottom half's full of sand.
Track Name: Copycat (feat. Caleb Corrill)
Rich man, hey rich man give me some help here
I am a black cat that no one should fear
I come from stories you've heard long ago
But I play the part that nobody knows.

I am a copycat from the past
From when you were younger but you didn't last
I'm reeling back to give you a sign
Your heart black as fur, eyes slit more than mine.
You want the reason why you're still alive?
Iv'e been lenient you've been biding your time
The night's coming close when you're gonna find
Your days will be over, can't run and can't hide.

Can't stop can't stop to breathe
I can tell you this
You can take it from me
I'd hate to see this happen
So change your actions now

Can't stop can't stop to think
I can tell you this
You can take it from me
I'd hate to see this happen
So change your actions-

Cold hands and dead men are burdening me
Fathers and daughters are burdening me
Tragedy-blasphemy burdening me
This fucking planet is burdening me

I am the face of what you don't believe in
So try and cast me out
I am the face of what you don't believe in
So try and send me out

I took an oath with you
I sang along with you
But you killed it in your hands x2

(Caleb's Verse)
You think you wear that golden crown?
I'm about to turn your world upside-down
Change the polls with those bullet holes
I took the lead now were switching roles
This is your pulpit
Without distinction
We want your head staked
For amusement
You are a culprit
Bound for extinction
Fuck what you once were
There's no fusion
We're at the throat of your status quo
Fuck you and everything that you stand for.
Track Name: Moniker
I am the warring period.
I am the warring period.
I am the point in time
That makes you take it in.
I am the dying plague of old.
I am the one that you call home.
I am all there was- and all they'll ever be.

Renaissance man with your heart in your hand.
Sing along to the victory plan
Play us off with the snare of your clan
Gamble pride in exchange for land x2

I am the warring period.
I am the warring period.
I am the point in time
That makes you take it in.
I am the dying plague of old.
I am the one that you call home.
I am all there was- and all they'll ever be.

What is the point of dying alone?
When every nation is just skin and bone
They've been around ever since the start.
Why can't everyone just play their fucking part?

I will always be first.
You will always be second best.x2

I am the warring period.
I am the warring period.
I am the point in time
That makes you take it in.
I am the dying plague of old.
I am the one that you call home.
I am all there was- and all they'll ever be.
Track Name: Ten Day Dream
We are born when two souls collide
We're given names- we are identified
Some to live and some to survive
Some may say that's it then you die.

I'm obsessed with everything.
Because each speck of dust has an apparent world of meaning.
This is real- this is dedication
This is critical
this is life.

I'm asleep-but I'm not dead.
We're asleep- but we're not dead.
A second chance- I won't have.
A dead life- I won't have.

Wandering like we have no home
Thinking that we have to live life alone.
We climb by ourselves- pillars of stone
Pile on top of our backs like we have to atone.

I'm asleep-but I'm not dead.
We're asleep- but we're not dead.
A second chance- I won't have.
A dead life- I won't have.

I walk along the here and now
And we've fallen hard but don't hit the ground.
But I know- we have yet to see the sun.
Track Name: Riverbed
You can't run away
Can't run away from
The lies and pain
Covered in makeup
Can't catch a break
A classical shake-up
You're in a dream- you're lucid so wake up.

You're In a dream- You're lucid so wake up x4

I pushed her into the water
I raised the dead that day.

I stopped this, I stopped this
I let it all fall through.
When did this- this happen
What does it mean to you?

I pushed her into the water
I raised the dead that day.

I let this all happen
I kept it up for so long.
I ruined- ruined this
To sing the same old song.

I pushed her into the water
I raised the dead that day.

Sometimes it's better to burn your bridges
Instead of going back to bury them.

Bad blood ain't shit until you start drinking,
Bad blood ain't shit until you start drinking it all.
Bad blood ain't shit until you start drinking.
Bad blood ain't shit until you start drinking it down. x2