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    Rawbeartoe & Variex "Always Something" CD in digipak with 12-page lyric booklet.

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always was a hard worker but time to time wonder why I
would even bother to try to fight the struggle
now I can find trouble or write and stay humble
to the sound of one clapping hand in the fruitless hustle
effort is wasted on words and paychecks
forget owning a home when I can hardly make the rent
maybe I should save my breath instead of rolling another
pushing buttons and nodding my head along like a sucker

buried so deep beneath the surface, scratching itches leave me barnacles
I hope the scars are worth it, for this less than perfect carnival
a carbon copied version of perception so redundant
throwing rocks and using sticks to poke the sorest of the subjects
plus I know it doesn't matter if my point of view is skewed
and every relative encounter won't amount to something new
I hope to find some common ground and choose a spot to draw the line
or we can sit and watch it burn together knowing that we tried

(rawbeartoe & variex)
and so these notes we've left behind us
provoke emotions to remind us
it's merely thin skin we're shedding, weathered and leathery
letting go of what's been tethering us down forever

go on and try to wake em up because you know what they're bored with
but nobody's snoring, you're just not that important
nothing more than a parody of all your heroes
you've emulated, regurgitation is worth zero
what have you been doing that hasn't already been done
you should keep it to yourself, your songs are no fun
you must be on drugs, you've been speaking in tongues
everybody's got problems, why haven't you grown up

why try and hide behind these barriers and various other distractions
subtlety precious with my effigies' anatomy
I'm next to nothing special and it's just what I expected
mumbling extra messy messages with exits for my strategies
I act as if the consequential casualties I've caused
were used to benefit my future interactions with embarrassment
the truth is in the loosely structured idiomatic webs I spin
for pleasure and pain relief it's all just the same to me


from Always Something, released July 27, 2016



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