Bleed

by Chris Stowe

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released February 7, 2012

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Chris Stowe is a songwriter from Pennsylvania who formerly performed under the moniker "anniversary club." Chris is also the bassist for "white wives."

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Track Name: Bleed
i spend my days holding breaths
and steadying my hands
it's hard when you're afraid
i spend my nights out on the town
wishing i was somewhere else
it's hard when you're ashamed

it's alright to leave

i spend my summers chasing hopes and my winters giving up
it's hard when you're afraid
i do my drinkin on the floor
cause the further down i fall
the more i feel at peace

it's alright to leave

i remember what i like best is taking chances
i remember what i like best is fucking up
as hard as i can
i remember what i like best is learning how to dance
i remember what i like best is this

i throw my voice out over love
while kids all take their drugs
it's hard when you're alone
i count my friends on just one hand
without them i can't stand the nights that i'm alone

and they say
it's alright to leave
Track Name: From What I Remember
i remember when you packed your bags
i remember you were hiding your face that day
i remember you leavin
i got the letter that you left for me
it said that you had tried your best and someday
you'd hope that i'd understand

cause boy as soon as i settle down i feel like running
as soon as i skip town i start missin home
i pray that i'll be back around
but chances are i won't
just don't let the good feeling die and don't give up hope

i grew up hard but i turned out fine
just finding reasons i should stay alive
and i started writing them down
boys on the corner taught me how to fight
girls at the bar taught me how to treat them right
but that was never enough

cause boy as soon as i settle down i feel like running
as soon as i skip town i start missin home
i pray that i'll be back around
but chances are i won't
just don't let the good feeling die and don't give up hope

hiding from life only gets you so far
and picking up the pieces is getting old
just keeping my eyes closed is harder than it looks
but it's better than waiting by the phone

i learned to spend when money's gettin tight
i learned to burn things down i learned to drink all night
stayin alone won't get you through the nights
fallin in love is just killing time but it's better
than waitin around to die

cause boy as soon as i settle down i feel like running
as soon as i skip town i start missin home
i pray that i'll be back around
but chances are i won't
just don't let the good feeling die and don't give up hope
Track Name: Antinomy
you catch her walking down the stairs
she'll catch you staring and she smiles
and grabs her bag
and you wonder why she stays

you ask her where she's from
try to be smart, try to be clever
she tries not to laugh
and you woner why she stays

and that time you drank too much
when your father passed away
and you were angry
she just held your hand
she just held your hand

you hold the door and buy her drinks
she'll watch you bleedin on a stage
and everything changed
and everything will change

you tell her life feels short
some days you come undone
she tells you she's always been alone
and still wonders why she stays
she still wonders why she stays

and that night that you stopped breathing
she followed the ambulance and prayed
for the first time in years
and all your friends were there
she stepped outside to catch her breath
bumms a smoke from a stranger who says
he used to be somebody
she used to be somebody
Track Name: Everything is Timing
i can still hear your voice in the hall
i walked away knowing if i really leave i should call
but i couldn't pick up the phone
can't say a word with my heart in my throat
i don't need to do this, i just need you to come home

i'll be around if you miss me at all
i'll be around if you miss me

my heart hears the road when it calls
if i don't keep moving i might have to face all my faults
i couldn't stop this if i wanted to
i can't put down this pen for me, let alone you
i can't help singing, the same way i can't let you go

i'll be around if you miss me at all
i'll be around if you miss me

these walls can spin stories, chorus and verse
about how tired i am, and how i make it worse
i might have friends all over the world but at home
i'm still a ghost

so one more drink and a smoke
if i write this all down can i move out of this town
alone
this life that i lead looks stupid to most
and feels like a joke
but this man is the only man that i know how to be
Track Name: Please Call
i can't help being the fool that i am
it's no kind of life for grown men
i swear there's some hope in these songs that i sing
there might be some kids that should hear that

but i wasn't there when you got home from work
and i couldn't hold your hand
i couldn't lay beside you and say i'm not leavin
i couldn't be your man

and i missed it
missed the whole god damn thing

i know that you hung in as long as you could
i'm not much of a keeper these days
but i can't help thinking if you really go
i might pass away

now it's just me and this thing that i hate
a few pieces of wood and some strings
there's no pride in the songs that i sing
all they do is hurt the people i love

and i missed it
missed the whole god damn thing

the joke about me is i get on a stage
and i'm more honest with them than with you
now you're leaving cause i can't put down my pen
and somehow that makes sense

i'm sorry that i wrote this all down like before
i know that you hate that
i'll just try to keep my blood inside of this wound
i cut myself deeper than i, than i ever planned to

and i missed it
missed the whole god damn thing