Why Do I Do the Things I Hate? EP

by Trash the Dress

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released January 14, 2012

All songs written by Trash the Dress

Recorded and Produced by Mike Cervantes @ TheFoxboro Studios Grand Rapids, MI

Mastered by Jim Falzone @ Venus Mastering Nashville, TN

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Track Name: Why Do I Do the Things I Hate?
This is more than just a setback
Yeah I've done it again
As if Irony wrote the script
The things I hate have become habit
And I prove to myself
That talk is cheap
Unless you've got a strong will to back it

My worst days are when I'm honest with myself
I don't need a mirror, just silence
To know that I should be disgusted
I'm a hypocrite, though it sounds harsh
Who doesn't fit your definition

No one said this would be easy
So why did I think it would be?
Why do I do the things I hate?
I can take the blame but not the weight

The thing about compromise
Is something's gotta give
And it feels like the good left in me

It was a slow decay
To where I am today
What's worse is I didn't even notice

My worst days are when I'm honest with myself
I don't need a mirror, just silence
To know that I should be disgusted
I'm a hypocrite, though it sounds harsh
Who doesn't fit your definition

No one said this would be easy
So why did I think it would be?
Why do I do the things I hate?
I can take the blame but not the weight

I can take the blame but not the weight

I can't take the weight

If we're all living just the way that we want
We can't complain when we end up like this
If we're all living just the way that we want
We can't complain when we end up defeated

(I can carry the blame but not the weight)
Track Name: Seasons
Your stubbornness is set in its ways
Don't worry I won't forget it
You'll be the first mention
In my personal thanks

You think the pictures will bring back the happy times
But memories don't lie
I can see through my forced smiles
And through your empty eyes
That's enough reminiscing for one night

Seasons change and so did I
So I'll take back this life of mine
I won't be your punching bag anymore
My heads been filled with problems
And leaving you will solve them
I won't be your punching bag anymore

Slammed doors and handprints on my face
That's how I think of you these days
You can bet all you have
I'm done and I'm never coming back
That's enough reminiscing for one night
Yeah that's enough reminiscing

Seasons change and so did I
So I'll take back this life of mine
I won't be your punching bag anymore
My heads been filled with problems
And leaving you will solve them
I won't be your punching bag anymore
This is the first and only time
You'll be inspiring in your whole life
Here's my two cents embrace it
Here's my two cents embrace it

Seasons change and so did I
So I'll take back this life of mine
I won't be your punching bag anymore
My heads been filled with problems
And leaving you will solve them
I won't be your punching bag anymore
I won't be your punching bag anymore
Track Name: Past and Present
My stomach is in knots
And it's not because my balance is off
And if I trip you know it's not my fault
I'll just blame my circumstances
No one stands by my side
And I've finally figured out why
I've been impossible my whole life

My past is controlling my present
If these bonds are just a bomb
Then I'm the wick
And when the sparks fly I'll explode
And most times I'll provide the flint

Rocks thrown in glass houses will leave cracks
And my words will shatter what we've built and
I can't take it back
No, I can't take it back
I'm turning into what I said I'd never be
When I look in the mirror there's half my father staring back at me
But this is my life not his
And I hate that I can't tell the difference

My past is controlling my present
If these bonds are just a bomb
Then I'm the wick
And when the sparks fly I'll explode
And most time I'll provide the flint
And when the sparks fly I'll explode
And most times I'll provide the flint

Some days I've got a devil for each shoulder
Some days it feels like no one stands by my side
Some days I've got a devil for each shoulder
Some days it feels like

Bad habits use to give me some relief
If it's in my blood then I guess it's my destiny
But I don't feel any less alone
After I've said all the things I didn't mean
To my friends and you
The ones who mean the most

My past is controlling my present
If these bonds are just a bomb
Then I'm the wick
And when the sparks fly I'll explode
And most times I'll provide the flint
Track Name: You Don't Gotta Lie to Kick It
Looking back at us is hazy
(I'll take it back)
Cuz I don't know what I was thinking
I've got your attention
You've lost all of mine
Give up on who you are
And give in every time
I've been thinking of some big changes lately
And they have to do with you
They have to do with you

It's safe to say that I was second place
And I can do better than this
I can do better than this
Because I didn't go to ND
You think you're better than me
You won't do better than this
You know money isn't everything

I call it how I see it
I pick you up
You hold be down
As these waves crash on me
Your hand is relentless
I'm helpless
Or so you'd like to think
Stuck in this rut you dug
I'm sorry it's not true
Simply put I can't stand you

I've been thinking of some big changes lately
And they have to with you
They have to do with you

It's safe to say that I was second place
And I can do better than this
I can do better than this
Because I didn't go to ND
You think you're better than me
You won't do better than this
You know money isn't everything

You know
Money isn't everything

You don't gotta lie to kick it
You don't gotta lie

I'll raise my glass and preach this false cliche
That we'll all stay the same
But deep down who doesn't wanna change?
I just thought you'd never be
Every frat boys dream
You know that never really did it for me

If all these standards are just lines in the sand
Then I hope the tide comes up and washes everything you've written away
Track Name: This Won't Hold Us Down Forever
This won't hold us down forever

Reality sank in
Or rather hit me in the gut
Worse than the time we all realized
The house on Inwood Street was gone
I'm finally coming to grips
That cause and effect is all about consequences
And admitting I was wrong
This time I jumped in the fire
You can guess that I got burned
I believe in the common deceit
Self control seems like the simplest thing

This won't hold us down forever
Cuz everything breaks in time
Even the weight on our backs
You know what we're able to bear
We find ourselves disappointed and let down
This won't hold us down forever

Who needs critics when I beat myself up daily
When I'm down I stay there for awhile
But then I get up
And straighten my back
And dust myself off
And all the scars I have I've earned them

This won't hold us down forever
Cuz everything breaks in time
Even the weight on our backs
You know what we're able to bear
We find ourselves disappointed and let down
This won't hold us down forever

I'm aware of my mortality
And honestly
I wish it scared the "Hell" out of me
I can look at my hands and see
A past that haunts
And potential that's waiting for me

This won't hold us down forever
Cuz everything breaks in time
Even the weight on our backs
You know what we're able to bear
We find ourselves disappointed and let down
This won't hold us down forever