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Make Yourself At Home

by Harmony Woods

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1.
Swing 02:17
Swing back and forth with me Tell me what it is you see Is it the skyline or the clouds we’re underneath? Lie in the grass with me Tell me all about your dreams Are they like mine? Do they help you stay asleep? Tell me everything about you you want me to know Hell, I’d lay with you for hours feeling the wind blow Please, darling, just speak slow
2.
Fancy seeing you here all by yourself sitting in the lowlight, the fractals in your eyes dancing around Say, are you lonely? You look like you could use some company but I’m not one to make the first move Then again, neither are you So make yourself at home although you weren’t invited Seasons change, feelings stay the same Incapable of thoughtful, conscious choices Seasons change, people stay the same, but I think that’s for another day So I ask how you’ve been You snicker and say, “It can always be worse, but shit’s been pretty rough these days” By now, I’ve detected you’re slurring your speech You’re grabbing your keys You’re starting to leave I impulsively say, “You should come with me” So make yourself at home although you weren’t invited Seasons change, feelings stay the same Incapable of thoughtful, conscious choices Seasons change, people stay the same, but I think that’s for another day “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” Despite all this, I still want you here by my side
3.
You slam the car door shut accidentally Profusely apologize You say “That’s not like me” Stereo lights turn on They shine brightly You turn the radio up, say “I love this song,” like you’re something out of a movie You say, “The night’s still young and I really don’t think we should be going home yet The city’s our song, let’s make this a night we’ll never forget” “Tell me, do you wanna go out dancing? Do you wanna feel the weight of the world lift off your shoulders under the blacklight as the bodies near us twirl around like geometric patterns too obscure for us to observe?” You’re slurring more than I have ever heard and I’m falling fast and hard for every word Then you stop dead in your tracks Every plan you’ve made is suddenly taken back, explaining, “One day we will die and only ghosts will be our friends” I said, “The city’s our song, let’s make this a night we’ll never forget.”
4.
Ghosts 04:30
We sit in silence, watch the wind blow, listen to our fellow strangers talk about the lives they’ve lived and whether they were all worth living Still, I stare at the people shivering there in their summer clothes Where they go when this is over, no one knows Death is not a stranger every life will have an end One day you will die and only ghosts will be your friend Cars are passing, people are rushing on by They’ve got places to go and things to do tonight They’re too busy to sit around and think about life If they’re not worrying, why am I? Death is not a stranger every life will have an end One day you will die and only ghosts will be your friend (We sit in silence, watch the wind blow, listen to our fellow strangers talk about the lives they’ve lived and whether they were all worth living)
5.
That's Okay 05:15
Don’t you think it’s funny how the tables turn? Retch in the passenger seat, you live and you learn Last year, I must’ve spent hundreds of miles sitting where you are now Don’t you think it’s funny how I’m the one driving you around now? Don’t you think it’s funny how the city’s changed? The way the light hits your face has been rearranged Last year, I felt as if I could count all the street lights on both my hands Don’t you think it’s funny how things never quite go as planned? I turn my head to discover you’ve fallen asleep Though drenched with sweat, you look peaceful and happy I could have sworn you’d changed But if not, darling, that’s okay The city’s always tearing itself down but you have always held solid ground
6.
Keep Going 03:28
Heard you on the phone last night You were screaming Later choking up some bile by the toilet, kneeling You didn’t tell me what was wrong I didn’t bother asking Now all I see in my head are the red lights flashing Your mother called you up last night She was screaming as if you meant to break her heart, as if you owed her something You said, “She don’t sound that fucked up when she’s only been drinking” Then you retreated back to bed calmly thinking, “Don’t keep going if it hurts you Don’t keep trying to do things you cannot do She’ll exercise the blame You know she’ll never change You know that it’s no use Don’t keep going if it hurts you”
7.
Burden 04:05
I’m the zit on your back that you can’t reach in the shower in the morning when you’re half asleep The pouring water that you’re wavering through I’m a burden to you I’m the crack in the door through which the sound escapes when you’re trying to be quiet after you come home late The narrow hallway you’re stumbling through I’m a burden to you My ears can’t bare the noise Retching in the toilet black Whiskey is your drink of choice Oh my god, wish I could take it back You allude it’s not a problem if you know the phrase to describe what’s allowing the choices you make Can’t you see what you’re putting the person who loves you through? I’m a burden to you A bottle hits the wall Another trauma I’ll have to unpack Your friends all warned me, I recall Oh my god, wish I could take it back
8.
Misled 04:27
I can’t feel safe around you, not when you’re like this Foaming at the mouth, hands balled into fists When I was young, my mother’s lover acted the same exact way But I won’t let that be you, at least not today But it’s hard to see the good in you after hearing what others have said Now all I want is the truth, but you’re frightening me instead You say, “I think you’ve been misled” Shards of glass strewn around us is all that I see Another day in the life of you and me When you were young, your father would sing to you each and every night How did you get like this? Is it all out of spite? ‘Cause it’s hard to see the good in you after hearing what others have said Now all I want is the truth, but you’re frightening me instead You say, “I think you’ve been misled” Now you’re crying ‘cause it all just hurts so bad You say, “Baby, please don’t leave me, you’re the best I’ve ever had You’re the only one I’ve loved and I can’t imagine life without you Why can’t we just go to bed and forget about this like we’re supposed to?” But it’s hard to see the good in you after hearing what others have said Now all I want is the truth, but you’re frightening me instead Looks like I’ve been misled
9.
“The best laid plans of mice and men,” is always what your mother said “Don’t even think about it You’re better off dead” “The love you take is equal to…” Your father always sang to you I hope that he meant it, but I don’t think he had a clue That one day, we’d be sitting in this hallway, shards of glass anchored between our feet Our heads in our hands, our bodies trembling The both of us aching for sleep But months ago, I promised you I would never dare to let us go to bed angry Can you feel the resentment building? So now that we’re sitting in this hallway, shards of glass anchored between our feet Our heads in our hands, our bodies trembling The both of us accepting our defeat I said, “Let’s just talk about it in the morning,” and hope you’ll ignore the aggressive way I speak “Tomorrow, we’ll be much clearer headed For now, let’s just go to sleep”
10.
Sagittarius 03:41
I wish I could ignore all the bad parts of you I wish I could love you the way I want to Kiss until our misshapen lungs collapse so we don’t have to think of the things we lack You don’t believe in astrology but you fit your sign to a T I long for stability but I know you can’t give that to me “Sometimes you can get everything that you want and still not be happy” Take your miscommunications Display them proudly on a shelf I’d say I would’ve given you the world but I don’t think that highly of myself
11.
Halt 03:31
Halt Don’t come any closer I know I’m walking towards you, just promise me that you will run away Halt My heart is beating faster Whenever I’m around you, I feel my insides putrefy and decay Halt I said last time was the last time I would ever call you but I need you to hear what I have to say Why is it that the people who hurt us are the ones we need the most? The more love I give, the more I end up feeling like a ghost Somebody else won’t make me feel at ease I had to love myself before you could love me Please, darling, just speak slow What are you thinking about? I’m dying to know I’m still wondering if I’m the one to blame Seasons change, people stay the same Why is it that the people who hurt us are the ones we need the most? The more love I give, the more I end up feeling like a ghost Somebody else won’t make me feel at ease I had to love myself before you could love me

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released October 4, 2019

Recorded at Silver Bullet Studios in Burlington, CT
Produced/Engineered/Mixed by Chris Teti (TWIABP)
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe (Hop Along, Cayetana, Modern Baseball)

All songs written by Sofia Verbilla

Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Keys - Sofia Verbilla
Lead Guitar - Chance Halter
Bass - Hank Byerly
Drums - Jeremy Berkin

Photography by Ashley Gellman
Layout by Becca Howes

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