Pier Pressure

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What did you do to deserve these words?
How did your name become everything I heard
That day?

I haven’t looked back since the moment you said sorry to me.
I still have a lot of uncertainties about how I’m perceived.
I just wish that you’d see me the way I see you
Just as tall and just as old.

You all looked so cool, I thought that you would like me.
I thought I could fit into your jeans.

I don’t have much more to say; just I’m sick of always
Being second best.
I guess I’ll stop being so vague; I want this paranoia off my chest.
How do you want me to act? Like I don’t care at all.
What do you want from me now? Pass the bowl around!

My eyes are open wide! My legs are caught in moving tides!


from Tides, released October 23, 2013



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two-piece emo/punk from Hamden, CT.
"Aim towards the face"

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