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

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lyrics

(rawbeartoe)
I used to be opposed to the game, so close the to the vein
but now I can't explain the reasons why it's not an option
I stay up late and I'm still not working
on a way to make it so much better than what it was today
mark my words and knock on wood
it's hard to find a new level to reach for with cloudy vision
take a step back and act as if it really matters
I want a lobotomy cause part of me is too complacent
it's all the same thing, sealed wounds, another rotting
gangrene scab forming over torn flesh
from the embodiment of disillusioned arrogance
experimenting with my head and I'm aware of it
sidestepping episodes, widespread acceptance
of a testimony from a lonely lesser known jabroni
put your lips to my ear to softly reinstate the fears
and watch the tears roll slowly down my cheekbones

(variex)
nobody knows the beautiful things only you have seen

(rawbeartoe)
it's not unlike me to notice but thanks for noticing

(variex)
every day holds a moment for opportunity

(rawbeartoe)
but by the time I'm aware of it miss my opening

(variex)
the way I hold myself up in public
is like I've got a bad habit that I can't shake
distracted in the face, always following the sunset
even if for nothing other than to stand straight
these damn legs on a crooked path for a decade
still converting dead weight into a useful head space
and it goes without saying it's a challenge
to sway the balance in the direction of wasted talents
but success to me is a finished project
not what's in my wallet, that's a foreign concept
isn't it, regardless of who's listening this significant part of
my existence is getting me higher than your opinions
living it since my beginning of over analytics
hell, I'm currently well versed in the art of cynicism
at the tail end of an observation all too aware
but not for nothing, why exactly should I care

(rawbeartoe)
so concise, it's like these slices of life
are so predictable counterfeit originals
more than twice I've felt lightning strike
yet still don't change my rituals, some would call it pitiful
as if the pinnacle of self awareness isn't enough
to be a burden on its own, it’s all so typical

(variex)
the typical daydream threaded through my aging perception
it takes some effort to embrace imperfection
I've chased my nemesis away from the depths of this
apathetic generation catalyst for pessimism
so is it any wonder why we lose our vision
become a contradiction and start playing the victim
of a dysfunctional system, like it’s a given
that this rhythm we’ve been living has built around us a prison, nope

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from Always Something, released July 27, 2016

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