Break Down The Walls

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released March 18, 2016

Recorded and Produced by Tom Simmons at Shamus Studios in Buchanan, NY.
All music and lyrics written and performed by Jake Albi

Break Down The Walls is

Jake Albi - Guitar/Vocals

Kaitlin Damico - Bass/Vocals

Nick Greto - Guitar

TJ De Rosa - Guitar

Adel Santa Teresa - Drums

Photography by Julianne Farella

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Design and Layout by Joey Bilotti

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Track Name: Everything Causes Cancer
Imagine your life is like a hospital bed
Everything, everyone on it is sick
And every one of us is a patient somewhere, someway
There's no treatment today

There is no cure
For you and for me
So just leave me here to die

Because everything causes cancer
And that just goes to show
You don't get close to anyone
'cause in the end you'll know
That everyone is bluffing and
They're all so full of lies
Life's just like a tumor, in a great disguise
Woah

I just want remission

This great phenomenon, it rips us apart
Don't you know that your god don't have a heart?
I never asked for this
I never wanted this
Track Name: Dog Pound
I promise I will miss you when the winter comes to town
Cause nothing is impossible when you're around
And I've been feeling like a dog in a pound
So rescue me before they put me down

The goodbyes are over, that's what I told her
And I've been acting so much older
Always on my shoulders

Telling me what's right from wrong
Knowing if I'm weak or strong
Will I miss you badly all year long?

I promise I will miss you when the winter comes to town
Cause nothing is impossible when you're around
And I've been feeling like a dog in a pound
So rescue me before they put me down

I'll fight the feelings, they lose their meaning
Like the dust that falls from the ceiling
I know I'm not appealing

You know I hate the way I feel
Heavy like a heart of steel
Stomach's in my throat is all this real?

I promise I will miss you when the winter comes to town
Cause nothing is impossible when you're around
And I've been feeling like a dog in a pound
So rescue me before they put me down

I promise I will miss you when the winter comes around
I promise I will miss you when the winter comes around
And I've been feeling like a dog in a pound
So rescue me before they put me down

They're gonna put me
Don't let 'em put me down
Track Name: I See A Lot Of Me In You
Everything I wanted didn't go as planned
Living my life a half empty kind of man and I'll
Finally acknowledge, the thoughts that I've had
Maybe tonight I won't end up so mad at
Myself because lately, you've been trying change me
And all it's been is toxic, and I just been watching the clocks tick
And it's part of the process, the opposite of progress
Start it all over again, Where does it end?

And I, see a lot of me in you
And it scares me
That means you see me right through
And it haunts me
I know we get along, so well so well
And now it sure feels like you hate me, and I hate you

Blame me all you want to, it looks like common sense
To me and to everyone, just look through the lens now I
Know I desire, somebody else's fire
And I'm way too terrified to put out my own and I
Thought I'd be happy
I thought I'd be happy
Why am I not happy? Anymore

Chorus
Track Name: June Gloom
It's the june gloom
It's like a dark room
Waiting for my life to change all by itself
And I've been trying, oh I've been dying
I'm just trying to get somebody to notice
And I know that in the end I'll probably blow this

Oh my god it's just another song
About another kid who went and lost his fun
Give me a break, I've heard it all

What can I even possibly say?
To keep my audience entertained
Cause they've heard it all, I'm ten years late

This is the part where I tell you how I'm feeling
And you should pick up that I'm not feeling okay
But I won't do that I really don't want to bore us
So instead I'll skip it and go straight to the chorus

(chorus)

You don't know how much I've questioned myself
Every single fucking thing I do two million times
Every night

You will never want to hear about
Any of my problems or complaints
But how 'bout now? How about now?

This is the part where I tell you I'm getting better
But truth be told you wouldn't fucking care
And I do think I am smart enough to realize
That the hook is the only part of the song you'll memorize

(Chorus)

This is the part where I tell you I don't need you
But it's evident that it simply isn't true
And I hope you made it this far into my song
And I hope the stupid melody gets stuck inside your head
Like Glue

(Chorus)
Track Name: Little Brother
Don't treat me like your little brother
Cause I'm more of a man that you will ever be
And don't treat your girlfriend like your mother
Cause one day she'll come cryin' right to me

Everything yes everything that I want to say
Is written in this melody that I wrote about you today
You've been a narcissistic and condescending piece of trash
The thought of growing up for you will never last

But that's okay, yeah that's okay
Cause everyone you love will leave one day
And you'll wonder why, you'll wonder why
Just use your eyes, for once in your life

(Chorus)

Don't treat me like I am your father
Cause unlike him I will be right there for you
But I stick around 'cause I want it to work as badly as you do
So if I don't, find someone else to use

Don't be a tool, an unwritten rule
I've got this whole thing planned out
I'll play it cool
And I'll say I'm fine, and you'll say you're fine
Then walk out the door, down different lines

(Chorus)

Don't treat me like your little brother (brother)
Don't treat your girlfriend like your mother (brother)
Track Name: Attitude
Everyone's so condescending, it makes me sick
And I can't wait until the day where I will never see any of you again
Because the parties every weekend are repetitive
And all the guys just brag and all the girls they seem to like it

The class is graduating, and I'm still waiting, what am I waiting for?
The way college talk takes over rooms, I ignore
Next year the new beginning, my head is spinning
But when they come home, will things be different?
Will things be different?

I've been told I've got to change my, change my mood
I've been told I've got to change my attitude
But for real, not on the outside, 'cause all this time
I would have made a really great actor

And I know that's cliche to say I hate this town
But I really can't be here anymore
Cause it's killing all the confidence that I had before
And graduation's such a bore

Everyone's so nauseating and irritating and I'm still hating it
A few more hours of this shit and then I'm over it
Now off to college where the faces change but the personalities
Don't change at all, they don't change at all

I've been told I've got to change my, change my mood
I've been told I've got to change my attitude
But for real, not on the outside, 'cause all this time
I would have made another great actor

And I know that's cliche to say I hate this town
But I really can't be here anymore
Cause it's killing all the confidence that I had before
And graduation's such a bore

My attitude is changing
My confidence is ranging
I've been told I've got to change my attitude
I'm gonna change my, change my, change my mood
Track Name: Interlude: Body Language
So take it from me
I've got a fever through the ceiling
A hundred and three
You are the pulse that is still beating
Alive in me
You are the cut that is still bleeding
Enough for me to want to stop the blood, and stitch it up
I can't seem to read
I can't seem to read your body language anymore, anymore
Track Name: What A Mess!
I fear that I am growing apart from you
A couple words that I have mumbled for a year or two

And now it's going to all unfold
And now I gotta do it all alone
There's no one there that I can hide behind
Just like every time I felt sorry

I never thought that it couldn't work out from the start
But now it feels like every thing I say don't come from my heart

You're running fast and I am crawling slow
I think it's got me at an all time low
You're doing laps around my head and I
Can't catch my breath, and then you'll do it again
And then I'll fake it, and say I stayed with you

Goddamn, what a beautiful mess you are
Goddamn, what a beautiful mess you are
I stayed in bed and then you woke me up again
I stay amused because I know you like to use me as a crutch
From time to time, it keeps you line
I'll keep you in my mind forever
Goddamn, what a pile of shit you are

And now I gotta do it all alone
It will be difficult or so I'm told
'Cause starting over is a bad idea
I feel stuck, out of luck, and now you're running a much
All over town, you make such an awful sound

And now I'm running fast enough to catch you
I'm doing great, I think I can outlast you
You call it love or you can call it lust
But every time you leave me in the dust
When will it be where I can finally trust?

Goddamn, what a beautiful mess you are
Goddamn, what a beautiful mess you are
I stayed in bed and then you woke me up again
I stay amused because I know you like to use me as a crutch
From time to time, it keeps you line
I'll keep you in my mind forever
Goddamn, what a pile of shit you are
Track Name: Temporarily
I think it's impossible to love someone forever
Because human beings are multi-partnered creatures
But don't take that the wrong way
I know that I'll love you one day
At least temporarily, but not necessarily

Because both our situations aren't so ideal
And I know that he mistreats you
Oh how I know that he mistreats
Because you tell me on the phone
When you are on the verge of tears
And all I say is that you should leave him
But you won't for two more years

Like a clothespin in July
You'll leave me out to dry
For a washed up, no good loser
That I still wish was me

Answer honestly
Where do you see yourself four years from now?
Are you getting drinks for free?
But it's a tragedy to all the men
You've dragged to hell

I think it's improbable to block out all emotion
But that is all I've done since we fell out of love
Ten years from now, you're alone in your apartment
The Front Bottoms will come on
I want you to think of me, but not in a bad, bad way

If I had my say, you'd be here with me today
Slowly getting bored of me
And I've seen all your tricks and you're still with that piece of shit
And I wouldn't have it any other way
Any other way

Answer honestly
Where do you see yourself four years from now?
Are you getting drinks for free?
But it's a tragedy to all the men
You've dragged to hell

And all I want to say is that I conquered you
Just one tim for good luck, now I'm feeling I'm stuck

Answer honestly
Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
I know you're getting drinks for free
But you're a travesty to all the men you've dragged to hell

And all I want to say is that I've conquered you
Just one time for good luck (one time for good luck)
Now I'm feeling like I'm stuck (feeling like I'm stuck)
Just one time for good luck (feeling like I'm stuck)
Now I'm feeling like I'm fucked...
Track Name: Stranger
We're headed home
We're going north
She looks at me
And the story starts

Could I have given you any more proof?
We are the digital soldiers of truth
And so we met this lone stranger on a train
He said you're growing up, you're not insane

He said I'll see you
I wouldn't want to be you
And off he went to preach his prophecy
Ride with the unknown
And then you go home
I guess that's just how people are these days

Are you free?
In this tragedy?
I'm waiting for
For what's in store
And now here it comes
And I don't know why
I've got to grow up and show up
Give me some time

Could I have given you any more proof?
We are the digital soldiers of truth
And so we met this lone stranger on a line
He said it's not a phase, you gotta give it time

He said I'll see you (He said I'll see you)
I wouldn't want to be you ( I wouldn't wanna be you)
And off he went to preach his prophecy (his prophecy)
Ride with the unknown
And then you go home (and then you go home)
I guess that's just how people are these days (are these days)
Are these days (are these days)
I guess that's just how people...
Track Name: 1926
I had to say goodbye one week ago from tonight
It was the hardest thing I ever had to do
And I think I'm back to normal or what I think is normal
I still hear everything that you once said, in my head

But the year you were born
Is burned into my memory
And the numbers are all I've seen

And if I could be just half the man you were
Maybe I can call this skin I have a home
And not a prison
I know these last few months were hard
Now that they're over
I hope you're with me everywhere
And every time I am scared, and boy am I scared

I had to walk you in and then I had to walk you out of
The only place you want to be now
Now it's been a little while
So I know I see your smile
Walking down the boardwalk again

And I think it's so that we lost a great man
And today we remember him

And if I could be just half the man you were
Maybe I can call this skin I have a home
And not a prison
I know these last few months were hard
Now that they're over
I hope you're with me everywhere

Now that I know that you're not scared
You're not scared
Anymore
You're not scared
And if you're not, that I'm not
Scared