Day In | Day Out

by As We Once Were

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1.
I've lost count of the paper cuts I've gotten trying to close this chapter of my life. I'm starting to chip away at the laundry list of problems in my mind, but I can only do so much taking it one day at a time. The date on the calendar reminds me that I'm not where I thought I'd be. I am still working towards a future that was never guaranteed. I know there's more to life than this. I'm always trying to remind myself that I'm capable of more than taking up space. It's so much easier said than done when you don't always feel out of place. My circumstances are uncertain every day. I've had to stand by and watch myself decay. I'm coming to terms with all I've missed, I'm hoping there's more to life than this. I'm holding out for better days to write all the wrongs that I have made someday. I'm feeling numb from this. I get the short end of the stick. I'm trying to stay golden. What's the significance of dealing with all of this? I'm losing grip on old excuses. I'm always trying to remind myself that I'm capable of so much more.
2.
Drained 03:22
No two flowers grow the same. And life will always change. And all I feel these days is drained. If you pass me on the street you won't recognize me, but that's okay because lately I don't know who I should be. Everywhere I go everything looks so mundane. I wonder if as time goes by I too will fade. I close my mind to mask out what's not right. You'll never know what you'll find escaping to the inside. All I want to know is that it's okay to feel out of place. And at the end of the day I know I'm fine with how I live my life. I'm sometimes left behind. I'll keep my head up high. It's exhausting always trying to be a light. A flame can't be re-lit if there's nothing to ignite. And all these words, you told me it's alright. But that means nothing to me, I'll always doubt my life. I can't change the past. The ink has dried. I can't wash it away. But how I've tried. It's always on my mind that time is not on my side.
3.
Hey there, it's me again. I'm wondering if we're still friends. I guess feeling like a bother is something that will never end. Go ahead and tell me I'm to blame for everything not working out this way. It looks like I'm on my own again, but that seems to be the current trend. Can you tell me what's so hard about honesty or what I did that made you lose faith in me? It's taken me roughly twenty years to realize that I should hold the door for those who walk out of my life. I'm sick of being punished for things I can't control. Living up to expectations has taken it's toll. You never see my side of things. You never know wrong from right. And just a piece of last advice: don't bear your teeth if you're not ready to bite.
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Daybreak 03:18
This is the first time in days I've been outside my house. And I'm always stuck in this haze. I'm followed by this cloud. This year is no different. Every day a vicious cycle, it's all the same. Still feeling distant. I'm lost again with nothing else to gain. Day in, day out I lose sight of the person that I've been and what I should believe in. I'm finding out sometimes I feel broken and worn thin, but the day must break in order to begin. The air has the same taste. It's bitter like before. But nothing's really changed. Just more than I had planned for. Please save me from all I've felt. Escaping from my old self.

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released March 2, 2018

Written and Recorded by Vinny Roman, Shannon Conway, Max Williamsen, and Bryan Anderson of As We Once Were.

Recorded and Produced by Seth Henderson at AlwaysBeGenius Studios.
"To Whom It May Concern" and "Daybreak" Co-produced by Dave Knox.
Mastered by Kris Crummett.

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Alt-Rock/Pop Punk band from the south suburbs of Chicago.

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