Coping Mechanism

by Maulskull

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This song is dedicated to life and the inevitable struggle of coping with loss, failure, death and disappointment on all of our paths. As dark and uncertain as this journey may be, there is always a way into the light. To all of my friends and family who have left this earth, I will always love and remember you and the light that you all shared with me, forever... Music is my coping mechanism. What's yours? -Maulskull-

R.I.P. T.K.M
(infinite)






VERSE ONE:

Tell me how your pain works,
and does it stay within you permanently?
When every word you let them say begins to hurt you gently?
This heavy burden that you made was just to learn there's really nothing at the bottom of that plate they tried to serve you empty,
you curse on everything you touch,
so let us feel the anger that your severed fingers clutch,
we don't get to leave the danger for a better reason once and life's the queen of haters so you never bring her much.
Tell me how your pain is toxic and it's rotten to the core and how it leaves you feeling lost and more forgotten than before,
you don't believe in being bought and sold for profit anymore,
I guess we'll see if you can stop them when they're knocking at your door.
An open coffin on the floor and it's waiting for you to climb into it,
when time has ruined everything you love while you're flying through it,
and life is losing when you really won if you lied to do it,
they draw the line in the sand and decide the side you're choosing.

CHORUS:

And this could be my coping mechanism every time I'm feeling broken from the world I get to live in I'ma know,
that even when it's hopeless I can hope it isn't over 'cause I know I keep you closer to me even when you go (repeat)

VERSE TWO:

I still remember your face in the picture perfect memories that I visit with often,
for the different worded remedies with their limited options,
not a bit concerned with anything that we didn't accomplish,
so we lived as worthless centerpieces with little to promise,
given an honest chance to show you that I cared,
I know your prayers were never answered and I hope you left them there,
you don't need them,
so show them that your foes are unprepared and that you know there aint' nobody there to hold you when you're scared.
I can see you feel the rain with no protection from the fear of knowing everything is fake and so pretentious when it's clear and transparent,
so pay them no attention when they're near,
we think they're perfect but they hate their own refections in the mirror,
and I could say it's just a catalyst for hate and envy,
and how it's made to overshadow us and drain us empty,
and now it's taken so much out of us we're saving every little bit of faith to go without it till the day we're ready.

CHORUS:

And this could be my coping mechanism every time I'm feeling broken from the world I get to live in I'ma know,
that even when it's hopeless I can hope it isn't over 'cause I know I keep you closer to me even when you go (repeat)

VERSE THREE:

So let me coast,
and let me feel the need to chase the ghost of who I thought I used to be before the fear replaced the hopes,
I feel like every other time I seem to think I make it close,
I realize that I've become the very thing I hate the most,
no home,
I've been to fucking hell and it's cold,
fell in a hole with dark dwellers in my skeleton skull,
telling my whole life story while I'm selling my soul,
how many miles for your glory am I willing to go?
I don't know,
but you left in the beginning of the spring so you never got those flowers that I didn't get to bring,
and you never heard those ballads that I didn't get to sing,
I guess I waited so long they finally didn't mean a thing, huh?
And sometimes I wanna stare at your angel,
then I realize it's just an empty chair at the table,
where you sat the last time that you were there with your halo,
and a smile for my tears as you faded with the day slow...

CHORUS:

And this could be my coping mechanism every time I'm feeling broken from the world I get to live in I'ma know,
that even when it's hopeless I can hope it isn't over 'cause I know I keep you closer to me even when you go (repeat)

credits

released April 3, 2013

Lyrics by: J. Messinger (Maulskull)

Produced by: J. Messinger (Maulskull)

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