The Elephant in the Room

by Bellwether

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released September 19, 2011

*Recorded, Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Nick Zinnanti.

**In Memoriam - Recorded, Produced, Mixed, Additional Instrumentation, and Mastered by Greg Tomao at The Tomato Farm Studio.

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Track Name: With All Due Disrespect
It seems as though that
“whoa”’s the only word you know and
all those hand claps
cant cover up what your songs lack
so lets be real
You’ll fake your life just for a record deal
lets cut the shit
You don’t care what you sing
as long its a hit

Why do so many people not give a care?
Is it that hard to write from the heart not the hair?
If the scene keeps on falling to more neon pop
Then I hope my heartbeat, b-b-beat just stops

I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of this
I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of this shit
I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of these actors pretending what they play is music

It’s offensive and tragic
the way you make mention
of Mark, Tom, and Travis
there’s more to their message
than whats on the surface
You can write melodies
with actual purpose

Why do so many people not give a care?
Is it that hard to write from the heart not the hair?
If the scene keeps on falling to more neon pop
Then I hope my heartbeat, b-b-beat just stops

I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of this
I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of this shit
I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of these actors pretending what they play is music

I’m sick but there’s something that I must admit
You’ve turned a cynic like me into a believer
Cuz I’m sick but I found an antidote for it
by letting go of my silence with
these actors pretending what they play is music

I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of this
I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of this shit
I’m sick, I’m sick, I’m sick of these actors pretending what they play is music
Track Name: Wishbone
It’s getting harder to find my footing
when the ground beneath me is always moving
and I’m spread so thin over everything
I can’t gain any momentum

I’d say that I’m running on E

They say that change is a fact of life
If thats true, then I’d much rather prefer the lie
Cuz deadlines have deadened my life
and I don’t like where my loyalties lie anymore

This is how man felt
when pangea split
his one notion of home and
he couldn’t commit
so he tried to hold onto each continent
and was ripped apart
as a consequence

I’d say that I’m running on E
But what’s closer to the truth is that
the tank has been ripped out completely


They say that change is a fact of life
If thats true, then I’d much rather prefer the lie
Cuz deadlines have deadened my life
and I don’t like where my loyalties lie anymore

My mom said “son, you’re only as broken as you choose to be”
and I said “Mom, don’t worry, I’m not settling for rock bottom; I’m just resting”

They say that change is a fact of life
If thats true, then I’d much rather prefer the lie
Cuz deadlines have deadened my life
and I don’t like where my loyalties lie anymore
Track Name: So You're Telling Me There's A Chance?
Please hold,
Please hold that pose
Just a second longer
Cuz this moments perfect
but memory’s not photographic
and I just want this to last as long as it can

When you’re at my side
I feel comfortably consumed
And the universe is just
the two of us inside this room

Tired of watching my life pass like drying paint
I’m a blank canvas won’t you please color my days
Tired of asking why nothing gold can stay
I’ll bask in the glow and forget the fade

Please stay in place
I’m transfixed by the way the moonlight catches your face
you’re a lighthouse when I’m lost at sea
and a good word in a world of apathy
there’s a building discography
of reasons not to believe in me
but you’re a new sound
and I don’t care about the past right now

When you’re at my side
I feel comfortably consumed
And the universe is just
the two of us inside this room

Tired of watching my life pass like drying paint
I’m a blank canvas won’t you please color my days
Tired of asking why nothing gold can stay
I’ll bask in the glow and forget the fade

I know the risk involved
when you think you’re invincible
but I can’t resist a pull
that’s so gravitational
Track Name: In Memoriam
I can’t believe it happened again this year
I was surprised when out came the tears
cuz for the first few hours all I felt was numb
as if somehow, someway death loses it’s meaning
from a lifetime of its repetition

I am looking to the sky
Looking for some sort of design

It’s far too dark for this to be a joke
I learned funerary etiquette before I learned to cook
and our community grows stronger
but its only temporary
and it shouldn’t take a death
no it shouldn’t come to that

I am looking to the sky
Looking for some sort of design
I am staring at the floor
from all this chaos that I just cannot ignore

I’ve seen so many things
Since the years I used to sing
Na Na Na Na Na

I am looking to the sky
Looking for some sort of design
I am staring at the floor
from all this chaos that I just cannot ignore
Track Name: Yup, You're a Shitty Person.
This is me coming clean
Coming clean about everything
You’re obsessed with being scene
Seen as some sort of mystery
Well heres the funny thing
You lack a real identity
So fuck a friendship,
you’re not even a person to me

And I stand by every slurred
Goddamn drunken misspelled word

Yup, you’re a shitty person (you should know)
Know that karma is what you are (a bitch)
You can’t brag that you always win
Cause it doesn’t mean a thing of significance when
You will just let anybody in
between your legs

Before this in the past
here's a couple things I need off my chest
Its pretty awful the actions you choose to defend
And manner in which you make your friends
Now onto better things
People of opinions and actual talents
'cuz no alcohol or touching at all
No one would sit with you for more than a minute

And I stand by every slurred
Goddamn drunken misspelled word
I wish you all the worst

Yup, you’re a shitty person (you should know)
that karma is what you are (a bitch)
You can’t brag that you always win
Cause it doesn’t mean a thing of significance when
You will just let anybody in
between your legs

Some people really try to believe, but you taught me
Some people just quote lyrics to make themselves think
that they’re emotionally deep

People know all of my mistakes
They don’t know half of yours
but they still like me more
how bout you tell me
what’s that say?
some of your friends are mine still
to mine you’re just a forgotten flame
the last line that I’ll write you
I’ve lost more friends than you’ll ever make

Be gone, be gone, be gone
Forget where you came from
You found a place where you can
always be fake, thats a place where you belong

Stay gone, stay gone, stay gone
from all the damage you have done
you said I never knew you
thats a goddamn lie
or I never wanted to
Track Name: Debt Consolidation
As I slip out of memory
and come back to reality I see
there was no such thing as a “we”;
just a you and me coincidentally together

For so long this whole things been over and dead
and I’m sad to admit that you’re still in my head
and I’m dreaming of good times that we’ve never had
and I’m stuffed full of all of the lies I was fed
All you were was a mirage
you were never next to me
despite the misleading imprint that you left
from a summer spent in my passenger seat

Give me back my money
Give me back all of my time you wasted
Give me back my best emotion
I will not forgive, I will not forget

Your pictures are falling down
don’t bother making up for it
I’m getting up and leaving this godforsaken town
It’s harder when you’re around
but don’t sell yourself short yet
I’ll take my final breath and sink into the Sound

When I have nowhere left
write this song on my chest
piece together the puzzle
uncover the rest
of the promise run empty
the words that ran dry
the sweet little nothings
we say when we’re high
all the nights spent alone
on the hood of my car
looking up at the sky
and counting the stars
that I so wish to be like
when I come of age
but storytime’s over
I’m turning the page

Give me back all of my time you wasted
Give me back my best emotion
I will not forgive, I will not forget

Your pictures are falling down
don’t bother making up for it
I’m getting up and leaving this godforsaken town
It’s harder when you’re around
but don’t sell yourself short yet
I’ll take my final breath and sink into the Sound

You’re goddamn right I burned that bridge
You’re goddamn right I burned that bridge
You’re goddamn right