Last One Standing

by Ashley Riley

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released July 22, 2008

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Track Name: It Matters
You know who you're supposed to be
I've watched your slight reprieve
Just to see, just to see

You've laid there far too long
I know your scars aren't gone
They cut you deep, they cut you deep

But it matters where you stand
And it matters where you sleep
You may crave the cause the effects are what you'll keep
What you'll keep

You know what you're supposed to need
It's not enough you beg and plead
How can this be, how can this be

You know you're built for more
The space you fill, it's not yours
You're so unsure, you're so unsure

Cuz it matters where you stand
And it matters where you sleep
You may crave the cause the effects are what you'll keep
What you'll keep

You must find a different way to stand
You must find a softer place to land
You must find a different way to stand
It matters, it matters
What you'll keep
Track Name: What It Is
Doesn't this just seem a little barbaric
I know you have a soul well I wish you'd share it
If you spill some blood well we can clean it up or just wear it

Doesn't this life leave ya a little bit lonely
I can't recall the last thing that you told me
Last time you took my hand told me you understand oh just hold me

Well is it what it is or do we just leave it that way
Is it what it is oh, oh is it all the same
Well I won't leave it that way

I know we all just want to feel we're inspired
Our beacons burn but we're all so damn tired
Try to create some time a little sacrifice is required

Well is it what it is or do we just leave it that way
Is it what it is oh, oh is it all the same
Well I won't leave it that way

The sun will rise and the stars they will fall
Well I'm not saying that we'll get to it all
As long as we're together we won't feel so small
We won't feel so small

Is it what it is or do we just leave it leave it that way
Is it what it is, is it all the same
I won't leave it that way
I know it's not the same
I won't leave it that way
I know it's not the same
Track Name: Good Excuse
We've all got such a good excuse
We're weapons of mass destruction
Bound and determined to shred up
Each others hearts and minds
Oh tell me where I can find
I need a quiet place to hide

The streets are littered with magazines
Covers cover what we don't want to see
Stare blankly at our T.V. screens
Watch em edit reality
Fall as quickly and as quiet as a snowflake
Can't feel the weight until the branch breaks
Look around and curse the mess that we've all made
OH- well who's gonna pay

We're weapons of mass destruction
We're bound and determined to shred up
Each others hearts and minds
Oh just tell me where I can find
I need a quiet place to hide

Move as targets unaware of the direct aim
Placed upon by the giants in this cruel game
They send their signals through the air so silently
Before ya know it our morals are extinct
There's a cost to living in a free world
Watch a dollar split in half as the costs soar

We're weapons of mass destruction
We're bound and determined to shred up
Each others hearts and minds
Oh just tell me where I can find
I need a quiet place to hide

Do we only know desperate times
When tragedy pokes us in our eyes
And do we know what we're standing for
And aren't these the moments we've been fighting for

Oh with our weapons of mass destruction
We're bound and determined to shred up
Each others hearts and minds
Oh just tell me where I can find
I need a quiet place to hide

We've all got such a good excuse
Track Name: More Forgiving
I wish I was more forgiving
But I'm not
I held myself to a higher standard
Now that's shot
It's not as high as I thought

I never asked to be the one that could save you
And I don't acknowledge any progress you've made
Won't place a bet on any hope that you've saved to
Restore this broken bond

Well so much has been left unsaid
I think it's best to keep it in our heads
You look at me as though you're proud that you've bled
Well you can take your wound and walk, walk

I wish you were less deceiving
Or less caught
You dug a hole to the core of the earth
Just to see if it was hot
Well, was it hot

Now you're acting like you're shocked it was easy
The lines you spin spew out as quick as you breathe in
What's the matter you're an ace at retreating
Did you slip in your own swamp

Well so much has been left unsaid
I think it's best to keep it in our heads
You look at me as though you're proud that you've bled
Well you can take your wound and walk, walk

Why you acting like you're shocked
Cuz it was easy, oh easy
The lines you spin spew out as quick as you breathe in
You just breathe in, just breathe in
Oh what's the matter you're an ace at retreating
Did you slip in your own swamp

Well so much has been left unsaid
I think it's best to keep it in our heads
You look at me as though you're proud that you've bled
Well you can take your wound and walk, walk
Oh you can take it all, you can take it all
you can take it all, you can take it and walk
Track Name: Way Back
I always thought there was something to be said for loyalty
And I never thought I'd hear myself say the words and set you free
My heart is just a muscle you can't break it
And I've laid it on the line cuz I can take it
But still I count the beats

I only notice nature when I'm in my car
The road never seems too lonely till I've gone too far
But I always thought that you would be beside
And I never stopped to think about what I'd need
I always turned around

I gotta find a way back on my own
I won't expect anyone else to guide me home
In the night I reach for you
With the morning comes the truth
That you, you're already gone

I only wanted something I could call my own
Yes it's taken me some time but now I finally know
I never thought that you would get impatient
The best moments of our lives are in the waiting
And so I say to you

I gotta find a way back on my own
I won't expect anyone else to guide me home
And if I reach for you
Well I already know the truth
And I'm gonna be alright
I'm gonna be alright
Track Name: Throwing Punches
Throwing punches like you plant a kiss
Leave a mark so big it can't be missed
I show my teeth that all I've got
Heard em say I never had a shot
Well, what's it to ya
I stare right through ya

I've never been left with much more than a bruise
I think of respect as a game
And you lose

Throwing glances like I'm not here
Well is it obvious that I don't care
Cuz my whole life has been a cloud of dust
To people like you who just live to judge
Well, what's it to ya
I stare right through ya

I've never been left with much more than a bruise
I think of respect as a game
And you lose

I'm out of chances so I've been told
But the preaching choir still wants to save my soul

I've never been left with much more than a bruise
And I think of respect as a game
Oh you lose
I've never been left with much more than a bruise
And I think of respect as a game
Oh you lose
Well you lose
Track Name: Last One Standing
Tiny tragedies all around me
The in crowd is dropping like flies
This has got to be some kind of legacy
As far as I can see there's no more blue skies

Well if this is how it feels to be the last one standing
I think I'm gonna sit down
And if this is how it feels to be the only one with anything
I'll watch it burn to the ground

A year of thunderstorms and silent sirens warn
To say your prayers, don't save your goodbyes
This could go quick or slow the fact is no one knows
Just enjoy the show because you're stuck on this ride

Well if this is how it feels to be the last one standing
I think I'm gonna sit down
And if this is how it feels to be the only one with anything
I'll watch it burn to the ground

Oh minor miracle just come and take me home
I look the same but you can't see my insides
I didn't used to fear the thought of staying here
But studies show the loss of my pride

Well if this is how it feels to be the last one standing
I think I'm gonna sit down
And if this is how it feels to be the only one with anything
I'll watch it burn to the ground
Track Name: We'll See
I won't condemn the things that you like to do
Cuz at your worst I see myself in you
I try to turn my head but still I can see
Try to tell myself at least it's not me
Oh, oh we'll see

I won't let you confess it all to me
Cuz I know way too much more than I need
See I am not your conscious, I'm just your friend
You're handing in your pink slips, you're turning things in
To me
Oh, we'll see

I can see
You, you're slipping from your reach
And you think you're free

I know that you always want like company
Don't let the fact that they're with you put you at ease
Cuz I can fill a room of people with speed
They all flock together when the liquor is free
Oh, we'll see

I can see
You, you're slipping from your reach
And you think your free

Time it won't change
Change is something we must do
Oh..........

I can see
You, you're slipping from your own reach
And you think, oh you think your free, yeah
Oh pretty baby just wait and see, yeah
Oh, we'll see
Track Name: Bad Habits
Deep breath close my eyes
I'm still searching for paradise
You ask what I think I'll find
And I say I'm not giving up my place in line
Not this time

Yes I know what's good for me
But it's only bad habits that I can keep
I push and pull and try to lead
But the strength of my demons is no small feat
It's not easy
So I'll try to write you a happy song
But I don't like the way I feel when nothings wrong

My thoughts run an inch too deep
They're growing roots in my head
Interrupting my sleep
I need some fixing up
I tell myself I'll do it but it's not enough
It's not enough

Yes I know what's good for me
But it's only bad habits that I can keep
I push and pull and try to lead
But the strength of my demons is no small feat
It's not easy
So I'll try to write you that happy song
But I don't like the way I feel when nothings wrong

Things I want can be falling into place
Then I'll find a way to make it blow up in my face
Just not today

Yes I know what's good for me
Just close my eyes and I'm living my dream
I push and pull and now I will lead
And the strength of my demons just can't compete
Not with me
Track Name: Goodbye Seems Right
You can't hurt me like I thought you could
Cuz I don't miss you like I thought I would
Let things happen they'll do what they should to you

All that time spent being good for you, well
I was learning what not to do, hell
I hear it's warm down there so pack your bathing suit

Goodbye seems right
Stop wasting time
You know it's time to leave

You think I'm bitter don't misunderstand
I'm not the credit just the helping hand
I'm rinsing clean of the paint that splashed on me

I've learned only the contestants change
With broken hearts we start another game
It's only halftime you wonder why you play

Goodbye seems right
Stop wasting time
You know it's time to leave

Like a puzzle with a broken piece
Still fits the slot but there's a space between
I watch you gather all the things you need
My eyes are dry but this feels bittersweet

Goodbye feels just right
You've been wasting, stop wasting my time
You know you gotta go
Oh just leave me
Just leave me alone
You know