The Emergent Property

by What Matters Most

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released January 22, 2011

Produced by Stephan Hawkes at Interlace Audio - Portland, Oregon

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Track Name: Stop the Rot
If I had things just my way I’d keep it all the same
No matter how hard I try nothing ever changes

Its all gone a stray
The life I tried to make
So ill tear it down and start again

You and I weren’t meant for this when the damage done exceeds the past limit
We will fade

The grasp I have on life is slipping away
And I feel its time to re arrange

And I have learned
To wake with myself
I’ve been alone for far too long I know
I could never love you half as much as you loved yourself
You will find the peace sought after as long as you can see what really matters

These days run red just like you said
You thought wed end up worthless
Its not just you I fear it’s me, it’s me

Time to think straight if I can justify
Then maybe you’ll find that place
Its not just you I fear it’s me, it’s me

And it doesn’t make sense, there’s no difference between

What I said, what I meant
There’s gotta be something more than this
Track Name: A Turn for the Worse
Caught up again in this mess
Can someone get me out of here
I just get buried deeper

Oh how this guilt can make you choke
Stuck in your throat as you try to swallow
I know I’ve been here before
And it’s all the same

I lay low
And watch the conversation boil
Like I had a fucking choice

Take whatever you think makes you bleed
You are the thing who steals it from me
And now we both lay down and close our eyes

Bleed me empty, I’ll be coming
Why can’t you see, why can’t you see?

Times not on our side
There is no fire to ignite
While you swing my body high

I’ll keep my fear right here, and far from you

Why’d I wait so long to say
I know

I dug this grave to remember where I lay
And maybe some day I’ll learn not give myself away
Track Name: Dead in the Water
Your impulses have lead to my escape
All of these broken hearts are linked to me

It’s all familiar, I’ve been here a thousands time
And I’ll forgive you this never meant a fucking thing
We all fear something that we end up dying alone
We all fear something but we all die alone

And I believed it all, that this was all my fault
You’ve gone too far

Give it up
Sometimes intent is not enough

Your fake and I know it you’ll never fool a fucking soul
No I wont miss you and everything you put me through
We all fear something that we all end up dying alone
We all fear something but we all die alone

And I believed it all, that this was all my fault
You’ve gone too far

Give it up
Sometimes intent is not enough

You fed me to the lions how could I forgive you?
You sold me empty lies so how could I ever trust

Your impulses have led to my escape
All of the broken hearts are linked to me
Its all familiar I’ve been here a thousand times
And ill forgive you, this never meant a fucking thing
Track Name: Embrace
My thoughts are scattered I got lost in the madness
Now time has slowed to a grueling pace
My past took its hands off my fucking throat
Now I’ve resurfaced not for air, but to float

Now that you got what you came for your leaving am I just supposed to forget?
Now my insides are growing empty and it’s all because
The truth that beset my body is a lie that could not move me
Or anybody closer to what you thinks real

And now ill take my words back slowly on a promise that has been made
While you were losing focus we grew through the static

And I became this monster just look what you created
How could they forgive me for anything

I regret everything with you

Now that you got what you came for your leaving am I just supposed to forget
The means that led me to you have all but caught up to you and your careless sense of pride
Well it doesn’t seem so hollow when you look me in my cold eyes
What it means to follow this broken line

And I became this monster just look what you created
How could they forgive me for anything

Promise me you wont think any differently of yourself
Embrace the dark side of things
Track Name: Are We Home Yet
I wish that I could start over, I could see clear what really mattered
Time would stand still just for a second is this behind me have I missed it all?

Oh the lonely road why have you taken me underneath the storm why have you taken me underneath

Don’t save me now there’s nothing to salvage all of these days I took for granted
I can’t forget things that I never did I lose sight have I lost it all

Oh the lonely road why have you taken me underneath the storm why have you taken me underneath

All of my time went towards something else now I can’t stop, now I can’t dream

Are we home yet
Are we home yet?
Track Name: Pretender
Look me in the eyes tell me this is all but over
Give me a reason to show my true face

I swear I can smile again there’s something I need to find within
You say my mind will heal with time these thoughts wont drag me under
I know I don’t seem to care its hard to feel this useless
These tears have long since dried ill try to smile one more time

I lost all my faith that ship sailed off long ago
Now I fear its too late to keep this from sinking deeper and deeper
Feels like I’m treading quicksand ill stand and watch this from distant shores

Oh I’m pushing and fighting maybe I’ll find it here, I’m pushing and fighting

I swear I can smile again there’s something I need to find within
You say my mind will heal with time these thoughts wont drag me under
I know I don’t seem to care its hard to feel this useless
These tears have long since dried ill try to smile one more time

You will soon find out there’s more to me than I let show
I’m the pretender