Old Habits

by Self Talk

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You say you never knew my name
No, you just didn't like the taste when you'd say it
You tell me that you knew my game before I played it.
I'm a body and you are a body bag
A perfect love or a perfect convenience?
Or maybe I just didn't know what it meant to mean it?

But I used to feel the summer in my dirty, cracked feet
"Oh god, don't let those touch my sheets".

You're biting your tongue
Open your mouth, show me what I've become
You said "You'll never be someone that I respect"
I'll be the last of all your regrets.

You feel a sting in your lungs when you breathe?
Say you'll never change, say you'll never leave.

And take me to the back room of your house
I won't give you anything real of myself
But we'll dive back into old habits
Maybe we'll die right here on the mattress.

You're biting my head off
Open your mouth, show me what I deserve
I know I didn't break all my bones to build a home
I guess that's what you'd prefer.

Did I learn to be almost everything that you wanted?
When you think of me, think of everything you've forgotten.


released April 12, 2017
Produced, recorded and mixed by Aaron Dobos at Sing Sing South in January 2017. Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio.

Original photo "i'm a streamer!" by super awesome: www.flickr.com/photos/thorntocon/4422102174/

Design by Tom Lanyon.



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Punchy pop-rock, inspired by heartache and hindsight, nostalgia and new beginnings.


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