I, Imperfect

by New Miseries

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released June 23, 2012

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Michael Kesselring at Soundmine Recording Studios, Marshall’s Creek, PA.

CD/Tape available at dullestrecords dot bigcartel dot com.

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Track Name: All Hollow
Autumn in me
Withered, empty
I am the embered bridge

I writhe, I shudder
Sinking under
These sins that bless me

A fevered promise
That I might stop this
Blushing bothered
I am faulted

When I expire
Leave hung the wire
And bury me a fucking liar
Track Name: My Ruin
There are times when the burning in my eyes
Outlasts this breath that I can't catch
(Callous)
And I am left unequipped to pass the time
As I count all the things that are not mine
(Stolen)
To-a-T I'm a sick-day absentee
Letting life pass before me
(Broken)

I spoke in slurs to every reassuring face
Swearing at the thought that we're all
Victims to our time and place

Hide my eyes- I let the cries just dissipate
I wish that I could feel it all; I can't afford to relate

The younger me, he wants back his dignity
A gem I pawned to chances gone
Turned my cheek and said
"So long..."

When will this tired age ever fucking end for me?
When will the hurt I hold grant me the light to see?

This sordid, littered room will serve as my sanctuary
Kick the chair, but shed not a tear
Address me to the mortuary
Track Name: Dying Breed
Romantic, what is it but a dying breed?
In a cheap life clouded by
Such worthless wants and needs

I won’t pretend

My eyes stay shut
Hands tied
Our throats cut

Every ship that I once sailed is sinking fast
Weighted by the notion that everything would somehow last
Enamored with the fact that I’ll just never be enough
The lights go out, I drown in doubt
I’m signing off on love

To lose my life- a minor fee
When all I am is at war with me

Every ship that I once sailed is sinking fast
Weighted by the notion that everything would somehow last
Enamored with the fact that I’ll just never be enough
The lights go out, I drown in doubt
I’m signing off on love

A gift into ungiving hands
What is left here for me?
I’m broke on sympathy
No arms left to hold me

These eyes weigh heavy
Sickened by the guilt of greed
When intentions are wrought with lust
It’s time I plant this seed

A gift into ungiving hands
What is left here for me?
I’m broke on sympathy
No arms left to hold me

No hope in me.
Track Name: Rain
I’m fighting for the memories in the back of my mind
Lost in dull retrieve of a heart dimming from bright
The latter of this life leaves me with bare bones to wear
There’s no heart upon these sleeves nor a single tear to spare

The glass cracks at the windows edge when I tell myself it’s still okay
My hands shake at the fucking thought of all the love I let slip away
I’m taking back these tired words in hope it all might end today
I’ll carve this heart into my fucking wall and let it all come crashing down on me

I’m throwing knives at all your wounds just to remind myself I’m still alive
All alone at night, head in hands- the hope and how I let it die
Every chance we take is one we’ll later fucking throw away
It’s forever better to burn out than to fade away

You held that picture in front of my face and you asked me
“Will this ever be us someday?”
And I whispered back so softly,
“Some things never fucking change…”
Track Name: Lise
Goodbye to waking up on cold floors far from home
"Au revoir" to being stuck in the places I once roamed
I'm giving back the bullshit that trailed me like a ghost
For once in life I found my sight, my home is in your arms
I'm without me?
I'm without you.
Promise me you'll see this through

Goodbye to waking up on cold floors far from home
"Au revoir" to being stuck in the places I once roamed
I'm giving back the bullshit that trailed me like a ghost
... I found my sight, my home is in your arms

In my darkest of days, I wished for this life to go away
I was the brightest of lights just burning out and pouring out apathy

I couldn't bear to feel at ease
I couldn't bear to feel at peace
I couldn't bear to feel anything

If your love was the last thing that I felt
That would be enough

The sun can sink, it can rise up
See if I give a fuck

What's right here before our eyes will never change
It stays the same

You are my angel and that is all that you will ever need to be
To me
Track Name: Truant
“Things can only get better”
At least that’s what I hoped you’d say
A light through all this darkness
Here to kiss my scars away
I never thought I’d be here
But I don’t wish against it now
I shudder sick with all this shame
As my head lifelessly bows

(Truant love, come home)

You were the one
My answer- the gun
I am undone

Fought for a love in rust
My god what have I done?
I’m so alone

How she promised she would change
And how I wished my heart away

Now I’m blinded as I stumble
Into a makeshift grave

…I’ll just let go.