Right Jacket Pocket b​/​w If And Or When

by Matt LeMay

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I’m not sure where I should start - but hey I’m holding on, and I thought that maybe we’d talk, okay? If this were the part where parts are taped up on the wall, If I read them all would you walk away? Oh god, this is harder than hard, today Just limping along with no art, no say No idea why anyone tries anymore... But it’s hard to stay the same When you’re running out of things you wouldn’t change Climbing up the wall Like some spoiled child who still thinks you can have it all So here I stand With my hand in my right jacket pocket I lost it before I began! Affectation is an art And you can’t play the part with your heart in your hand So how do we hit our marks - and stay With no way back And no chance of keeping these thoughts at bay A round of applause, a bow, a fade The joke’s on me now Do you get it? Do you get it? It’s hard to stay awake When you’re losing ground with every step you take Running out the door One more worried mind, who can’t take his time any more But I wanted more than trying to keep our heads up with our eyes on the floor So here I stand With my hand in my right jacket pocket Fuck it! Give up while you can! Disaffection is an art And you can’t break a heart when you’re hardly a man
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When will it end? How long can we carry on? The words still get stuck in your throat You’re always about to... But you’ll never let go. When we look back, we won’t contest the facts They’ll be left in the letters and photographs we kept to connect us when we were alone. It’s certain lines of songs... Certain nights you wonder who’s been taken along, if it all goes wrong But what do you do when the night comes quicker? You see what you want, and your eyes get bigger You stay where you are And say to yourself, “we lost it, when we said that we would see it through” It was supposed to be true. It’s true. We’ve already on the line You can’t be kind And I couldn’t tell you the times that I told you “that’s fine,” I was trying to say “no.” So we get lost We can’t abide the cost So bide your time and then cut your loss... We never were just kids, you know We learned that lesson long ago When we thought that we could’ve been safe from the start If we fall apart. But what do you do when “apart” gets bigger? You see what you want and your heart beats quicker You stay where you are and say to yourself, “she’s gone.” What do you do when your mind gets sicker? You set her apart, and the lines get thicker And all that you want is to hear her say, “Love, we forgot it. But I thought you always knew: it was supposed to be you. It was you. It’s you.”

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released May 9, 2013

Written, performed, and mixed by Matt LeMay. Drums and loud guitars recorded by Phil Palazzolo at Seaside Lounge. Mastered by TW Walsh.

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Songs with words, guitars, and (usually) drums by former Get Him Eat Him singer/guitarist Matt LeMay. New music coming in 2019!

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