basement

by allegra weingarten

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not all the words but most of em
this is a headphones type thing

art by etta friedman :')

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released November 5, 2017

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Track Name: zip code
i gotta talk to you
be careful where you go with that loud mouth
that shirt looks good on you
can’t stay mad thats what i’ve found
i put the bones away
the skeleton is gone, i made room
i chewed you anyway
now i’m spitting up bits and pieces of you

and i know the way it goes but let me tell you what i want
thinking on the drive home, try my best not to get lost
and even though our zip codes will be the enemy i’m not
eager to let it go, but don’t listen to me

i got a lot for you
i’m dripping with the words i can’t say
gotta get my fingers off of you
moment i do i find a window to run away
i know we’re wrong now
we’re making stupid moves we can’t get out
but i don’t really wanna calm down
we’re way past the point of out of bounds
Track Name: body that way
we talk in backwards plans
i said i wanted more than that
but i didn’t mean to put my body that way
i couldn’t see or smell your mind that way
stay gripping steering wheels
i feel louder than you can feel
but i didn’t mean to put my body that way
i wanna see and smell your mind these days
i wanna bite the bits and know the taste
get into it, my gory phase
i didn’t mean to put my body that way
i didn’t mean to put my body that way
but i can't rewind, i fall in line
saying stupid words to make the time go by
but i savor it, and taste your spit
ur the kind of guy who makes me work for it
can we find common ground?
like ur fingers in my mouth
i didn't need to put my body that way
i couldn't see the way that things would change
didn't need to put my body that way
i wanna see and smell ur mind these days
i wanna bite the bits and know the taste
get into it my gory phase
your flesh and skin is all i crave
i can't commit to things i say
Track Name: not a runner
i forgot, that i’m just not
a skin-soft sucker, loves you if you fuck her
cause i can’t assume projections of doom
i’d put you in the gutter but i’m just not a runner
you act like it’s cool, i’m bellyful
of gadgets and things, got tricks up my sleeve
i’m bareknuckle blue, and thinking of u
i’ll be a balloon, while you sit in your room

but you forgot that i’m just not
a big blade cutter, sharp like the others
but i’m no fool, i’m haunted by you
did i fucking stutter? i told you i’m not a runner

get the bait, and mutilate
we buried each other, in like 6 different colors
and i paid the cost of his slow thoughts
i don’t hideaway hunger, i get that shit covered
i hate to say i can’t escape
a straight up sick sender, he pulls and he bends her
but i’m not phased and either way
i like acrobatics, for you i’m an addict
Track Name: about you
you got it all wrong
i’m patient but my baby i don’t bark like a dog
so turn around and go home please forget
i tried it once i just can’t get in your head

you strung me along
my leash is getting weaker but my fangs they are strong
so go cower with your tail in your legs
i’ve grown sour and no you won’t see me beg

once you had me tamed and i was really all about you
tired of feeling insane but i didn’t want to doubt you
now i don’t feel the same way and i promise i’m allowed to
i wrote it with your name but it’s really not about you

look at me go
i’m busy building bridges bet you’re happy to know
so turn around, see i’m full and i’m fed
you better leave before you get in my head

and when you feel low
i bet you think i’m ready to receive all your blows
you can try, go ahead, be my guest
but the bullets no they don’t pierce through my chest

once you had me tamed and i was really all about you
tired of feeling insane but i didn’t want to doubt you
now i don’t feel the same way and i promise i’m allowed to
i wrote it with your name but it’s really not about you

you want me to behave but i’m really not about to
and you want me in your game but i’m better off without you
so let’s do it my way, i promise i’m allowed to
but i don’t wanna be safe, so i’ll stay being about you
Track Name: warmer
i'll pick you up if you are home
don't let the basement swallow you whole
and even though i'm not full grown
when it works, it works i know
i made a plan and it's for myself
try my best to be somebody else
do what you can and focus on your health
at least now i know these things can be felt

i'll be warm for you i'll try
been here before but back then i lied
getting closer to goodbye
but i'll be warm for you i'll try

pace back and forth when i thought it was dead
ringing in my ears and playing in my head
but i can't repeat what i said
please take it back you don't make sense
i know it's a burden i know it's a lot
and i know you're hurting the pain doesn't stop
and if i could i'd turn back the clock
scared that this is not what i thought

i'll be warm for you i'll try
been here before but back then i lied
getting closer to goodbye
but i'll be warm for you i'll try
i'll be warm for you i'll try
take your pills and say goodnight
line up the days and watch them die
getting warmer and i know why

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