The Used

Demos from the Basement tracks

Lyrics


1. MAYBE MEMORIES

As we trudge along through the mud
And we tried to call it home
But we weren't alright, not at all
Not for one second

Never have been one to write it down
Now I think I can
I know I'm stronger now
Who's looking south
Not me I'm not looking back
I'm done denying the truth to anyone
Cause I'm alive

You showed me how
You seemed to find a hole
But I just laughed and smiled
Begged and rolled my eyes
Even cried and
Denied the truth to you
Just like the truth to me
Mostly lied

I'm not going to look back

White it out like glittering wax butterflies




2. THE TASTE OF INK

Is it worth it can you even hear me
Standing with your spotlight on me
Not enough to feed the hungry
I'm tired and I felt it for awhile now
In this sea of lonely
The taste of ink is getting old
It's four o' clock in the fucking morning
Each day gets more and more like the last day
Still I can see it coming
While I'm standing in the river drowning
This could be my chance to break out
This could be my chance to say goodbye
At last it's finally over
Couldn't take this town much longer
Being half dead wasn't what I planned to be
Now I'm ready to be free

So here I am it's in my hands
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this

And won't you think I'm pretty
When I'm standing top the bright lit city
And I'll take your hand and pick you up
And keep you there to so you can see
As long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
And we'll drink and dance the night away

As long as you're alive
Here I am
I promise I will take you there




3. SAY DAYS AGO

I still remember a year ago
the times we spent
I think that I'm happier now
up from the down
by all means
it's strange cause I feel the same way

I think of what it looks like
I think of what it tastes like
same strange
said it's strange cause i feel the same

makes me ill

still remember what it tastes like
what it felt like




4. POETIC TRAGEDY

The cup is not half empty as pessimists say
As far as he's sees nothings left in the cup
A whole cup full of nothing for him to induldge
Since the voice of ambition has long since been shut up

A singer, a writer, he's not dreaming now of going nowhere
He gave heed to nothing, and all that he was....
Is just a tragedy

So he voyages in circles
Succeeds getting nowhere
And submits to the substance
That first got him there

Than in violent, frustration he cries out to God or just No one
Is there a point to this madness and all that he was....
Is just a tragedy

He feels alone
His heart in his hand
He's alone
He feels alone
I feel....

Then on that last day he breaks
And he stood tall
And he yelled... and he takes his life




5. A BOX FULL OF SHARP OBJECTS

It's our time to shine through the down
Glorified by what is ours
We've fallen in love
It was the best idea I ever had

[Chorus x3]
Today I fell and felt better
Just knowing this matters
I just feel stronger and sharper
Found a box of sharp objects what a beautiful thing

Do you want a song of glory
Well I'm fucking screaming at you

It's our time to shine through the down
Glorified by what is ours
We've fallen in love
It was the best idea I ever had

[Chorus x2]

Box of sharp objects what a beautiful thing [x2]




6. JUST A LITTLE

Suprise me im looking out looking out
Suprise me you jump back up on to your feet somehow

Suprise me im looking out looking out
Suprise me you jump back up on to your....

Things appear gone..things appear gone

Where'd you go?
Seems like your better half said it all
You're wonderful
Seems like your better half said it all

Suprise me im looking out looking out
Suprise me you jump back up on to your feet somehow

Suprise me im looking out looking out
Suprise me you jump back up on to your....

Things appear gone..things appear gone

Where'd you go?
Where'd you go?
You're wonderful
Seems like your better half said it all

Wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful

Angels can fly
Motivation....motivation (gulp)

Things appear gone..things appear gone..things appear gone

Where'd you go? where'd you go?
You're wonderful
Seems like your better half said it all
You're wonderful you're wonderful
Seems like your better half said it all
Where'd you go?
Seems like your better half said it all
You're wonderful
Seems like your better half said it




7. IT COULD BE A GOOD EXCUSE

Blind on a ledge, not a thing, not a...
Road of broken heart, not a thing. Not at at all.
You know...

Of things we hear, nothing's there.. nothing.
She said "Why do you watch me?" said 'why?'
You know..

Maybe a good excuse not to give a fuck. But I... Care. For You. Said alright. Could be a good excuse.

Full of love, just returned, just when..
You lied, it hurt and your pride... your pride.
Hurt. Pride.

And it is... not a thing...not a...you. It hurt. Nothing. And me. It is...these games.. are nothing.

Maybe a good excuse not to give a fuck. But I... But I... But I... But I... But I don't want you. And don't want me. These. games. are nothing.




8. ZERO MECHANISM

It takes more, it takes more
It takes more
And now that i'm willing to beg
Now it stands right in front of me
Dig this dirt out from under my nails
And I feel this, picture my face
Sad to say not today
It just, it takes more

It takes more, it takes more,
It takes more, takes more
It destroys me, i'm sitting here
It destroys me, i'm just sitting here
Destorys me, i'm sitting here
It destroys me, i'm sitting here

It destroys me, i'm sitting here
It destroys me, i'm just sitting here
Destroys me, i'm sitting here
It destroys me, i'm just sitting here

And it stands right in front of me
Dig this dirt out from under my nails
And I feel this, picture my face
Its sad to say not today
It just, it takes more

I'm just sitting here more
And picture my face, it takes more
Its sad to say, i feel this way
It takes...




9. GREENER WITH THE SCENERY

You took it back
How could you go and do something like that
My fingernail phase
Worst has got the best of you
I ask you and I know I need to change
You took it back
You ripped my heart out of me then you put it back
I'm pulling my hair
I let you just a million times
I love you even though it isn't fair

Change
Run we go around again in circles
Play this game over again




10. PIECES MENDED

Being faced with what I'm faced with I feel
Like i can't rock
Like a rock hit my heart
Atarted to chain the day
and exploded into pieces

Marry me
Stay the same
Lie to me and try to say you never will

I've got a feeling in my gut now fills me
With so much hope
Said fuck it I'm fine
Dine and dashed
The pianist peddled into morning.