New Fiction

by The Smyrk

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released March 10, 2007

music by: C. Barone, N. Logan, A. Sadowitz
lyrics by: D. Flake
produced by: B. Kenney & A. Mendel

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Track Name: It Was Nice Meeting You Again
You'll try to paint me into the lines of a past love
But the tint won't saturate, won't match, when the two shots are lined up
But that's still six months away
And clear as a picture
I'll capture everything you say
And I'll still remember

And though I wanna forget
Time makes intentions irrelevant
Until we all fall victim
But I'm still tempted
I'm trying to attempt it
Wanna pre empt this tonight

I'll try to make you into who I wanna see
But you won't change, I'll recut the frame until it works for me
But that's still six months away
And clear as a picture
I'll capture everything you say
And I'll still remember
Track Name: Dial V for Venom
I was your armor
But you disappeared
And yes I woulda loved for you to stay
You were never there
I persisted
You insisted you weren't made for me
So close, you had to be free
I blinked and you fled the scene
I just looked up, you were gone
It's so wrong because

I can't
It's criminal, I just can't get over you lately
But I'm tryin to, baby
I want to but I can't
It's criminal, I just can't get over you lately
But I'm tryin to, baby
Forgive me, but I

Where are you now?
Can we pretend this never happened
You're a rorschach spot in my mind
All black and white, it's a sign
I see the sleight in your red right hand (tap tap and thumbs out)
Through the cracks
Your precognition is lackin
Although, it's such a secretive war
And I want to but

We could have been so perfect
You and I
We could have been so perfect
So tell me why
I sheltered you from the dark
Nothing could keep us apart
It was perfect
I was so deep in a love
Close as the blood
It was perfect
Perfect
Track Name: Conflict Addiction
It seems my mistakes
Are scratched in ink never erased
An angel with a hip to break when
I just wanna move on
Cause she knows
It precipitates the friction
My baby got a conflict addiction
It's wrong
To go on

This time I tried to compromise
She likes it best when we fall
So tell me what it feels like getting over
I tried I tried to make it right
She won't accept it at all
So tell me what it feels like getting over

She knows what it takes
To make my patience shake
Accusatory glances whisper
And upset the tone
Cause she knows
It precipitates the friction
My baby got a conflict addiction
It's wrong
To go on
Track Name: Aphasia
You said I had every reason to trust you
You said there's no way that you would ever let me down
But you put doubts in my head
Wonder what's underneath my bed, so
I can't see any reason to trust you now

Cause if I just stand by, I deserve
Whatever I get but I can't help but be concerned
You won't make this better...

I could get involved but it's like
I don't even care
I don't feel, I don't feel right
I'm at war with myself
I would get involved but it's like
I don't even care
I'm at war with myself

You failed
You missed your calling
I should scream at your gates til I'm crawling
I think it's sick
I think it's appalling
Cause I need you to lead but you're stalling
Track Name: My Weakness
Honestly, I never believed in love at first sight
(Now I know better)
Because you got my eyes, my heart and my tongue
Locked in a dogfight
(I can't get it together)
'Cause you're so strong and tan
And lean and lovely
I can't stand when you walk by
Your eyes take, trap me in the colour and the shape
You make it difficult to talk right

But, forgive the delay I just had to make sure it's real
I know I can assure you, this is how I feel

I got a crush on,
Hope I don't overstate what I'm about to
(What I'm about to say, my)
My time is less worth the livin' if the livin' is
Without you

Forgive the delay I just had to make sure it's real
I know I can assure you, this is how I feel
I got a crush on you, I do, I do on you
(Couldn't you tell? I just assumed you could tell)
I got a crush on you, I do, I do
Track Name: New Fiction
Maybe it's the taser talkin
But that feels like an illegal hold
And though your synapses fire
I know your heart's still cold
Maybe it's the sarcastic smile
From the man on the screen
And when he presses face against the glass
I'm not listening

Keep us all contained and paranoid
Dependent won't you
Keep us in the dark and just destroy our common sense
Won't you just
Feed us what you want us to hear

Stop all the statements you make
And justify what you break
Cause we're not above suspicion
These days, all we get is New Fiction

Maybe it’s a short in the wire
From the satellite feed
And all the pistols on stun
Clocked to radio speed
Anyway the world is on fire
But you're never gonna let us see
Cause you wanna stand on hot coals
Panic is what we need