The Stress Kills

by GreyMarket

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released May 7, 2016



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GreyMarket is a rock band hailing from Tampa, Florida.

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Track Name: Minutiae
Fine two-car garage
It pairs up with your watch and couch and wife and life and dog
Got it together

Ladders for us all
Better hope the rungs don't break no one can take the fall
No one at all

Your job says nothing about you
Your friends say everything about you
Your credit card bills say you're
Lost in the minutiae
Like life's little joke

Try this on for size
Do I have the things I own or do those things have I?
My mind's gone

This is gonna kill ya
Track Name: Tied in a New Knot
A decade spent with a foot in mouth
I guess that I can stop it now

Can't figure out

How I got it wedged so far down
How did everything go so south?

Tied in a new knot
Tighten the noose up
Tied in a new knot
Hold fast
Don't it slip til my heart beats back

Shut it down like a defeated club
We'll get it right in the overdub
So over love

Tied in a new knot
Tighten the noose up
Tied in a new knot
Hold fast
Maybe you'll bring me my heartbeat back

Baby you're bringing my heartbeat back
Track Name: Airplane
Nobody understood us trying
It's all for naught
This albatross'll never fly
It's sabotaged

All of the crew
Gone out the door
Who can pilot this airplane?

Looking to you
Final resort
Can you pilot this airplane

Take the controls
Throttle to full
You can pilot this airplane

I hope you've got your parachute packed
'Cause you're gonna need one

You're face to face with an undone situation
Track Name: Lunacy
Am I ever had in mind?
Think I might be losing mine.

All my fault
Trapped and caught

Got a padlocked heart
Missing parts

Add up
All the breakup
To a breakdown
Made to feed my lunacy

Think I might have lost the plot
Maybe it was always just an inkblot

Round and around and around and around we go
Round and around and 'cause we just don't know
Round and around everybody says let it go

I can't let it go

Tie me to the ceiling
Take a crack at my insides
Add up
All the breakup
With the breakdowns
And you'll see my lunacy
Track Name: Reality
I'm bleeding heart romantic
You're stoic and pedantic
It's problematic

We're even split depressive
Your future's more impressive
I wish I had it

If I go Godspeed to oblivion
Could I arrange another outcome?

Would it miss us?
Can we just tell it
To mind it's business?
All that I ask for
Is your touch
Thought it was simple
But I've asked too much

Maybe I was dramatic
Overly emphatic
I just tried to appreciate what I had
While I had it

I know I jumped the gun
It's my M.O.
It's how I come

If I go lightspeed to oblivion
Could I arrange a new decision
If I could close the miles between us
Could we try
To get it right?

Forget about your plans
Can't plan God damned reality
Track Name: Don't Let It In
Cutting you deep
Breaking you down
Destroying your sleep

Take what they say
Throw it away
Cover your heart
And never be shamed

Don't let it in
Don't let it in
No one can make
You slave to your sins

I know
I heard the joke
I couldn't laugh
I thought I would choke

Maybe you're struggling
Buried in doubt
Burning your feet
With your head in the clouds
Maybe we're clinical
Broken and cynical
Don't know the game
But I'm sure that the winners will
Somebody's stripping my wires inside
Peel back the circuits
We'll find out it's I
Never let
Your dying set
Your living then
We'll all run riot again

Don't let it in
Don't let it in
Tables will turn
And dealers will flinch

Why did no one tell me
How to break the spell
Burning karma
On my way to hell

The horror

Don't wait for clues
Don't look for signs
Don't live in fear
Of wasting your time

Don't let it in
Don't let it in
Don't let it end
Before it begins

Don't lose your nerve
Steady the course
Troubles will come
And they'll come in force
Track Name: I'm Warning You
Looks like my smokescreen is working too well
Lost my meaning but no one can tell

Too much faith in my capabilities
You've misplaced the trust
I can't do enough
I'm warning you

Looks like my compass ain't working too well
Lost my bearing but no one can tell

Someone should have told me long ago
There's a time when your mind goes
And it's alright
Just find the light
To follow you down
Track Name: Thrown to the Wolf
No fairy tale
I promise you miss piggy tail
The beast is real

You've gotta know
I've been thinking differently
The beast in me is free

Run, you hide
I'll break inside
You'd best get right
Been thrown to the wolf tonight

You're gonna see
Pure, unfiltered desire
The beast is gonna breathe fire

Hey, you sinners
It's that time of night
Time to let yourselves run wild
No animal control in sight

Run, you hide
I'll break inside
No lock so strong
To keep you holding on
Straw or steel
You're my next meal
Your gut is right
Been thrown to the wolf tonight
Track Name: Welcome to the Blackout
One minute to gather your life up
One minute, gotta prepare
I know you value your heartbeat
I know you're gonna get square

Admit it I know that you're frightened
Admit it, you're running scared
You're face to face with your nightmares
That fear's the only thing keeping you here

Hold on closely to the ones you love
And count your blessings there are stars above
The last light leaving better chill your blood
When the sun goes down
Welcome to the black out

Got hope maybe you'll get through
Got heart but you only got one
Don't blink, it's all around you
Don't sleep til the morning comes
Track Name: Almost an Always
Got stakes in you
And you in me too
The feelings mutual

Your thoughts inside of me
And I'm sure
I've been inside you

I know you understand everything
All the feelings can't just stop
Watch the turning page

It almost was an always

We get so tired
Tired of asking
What good am I for you?

I know you understand everything
All the feelings can't just end
Watch the turning page

It almost was an always
Track Name: Malady
Whatever happened to me?
I was oh so set in my settings
I know, so sure of my surety

Now I've gone weak at the knees
I'm a fly, caught
Drawn to the stick of her lips
I can't quit

Baby's ways are changing
Men into mentalists
How concerning burning the
Man into manic and
Pardon me
Part of me's panicking
My Lady Malady's making me crazy
We always go crazy
Oh, my Lady Malady

She puts the love in me

Struggling violently
In a full blown spat of sexes
Our own stone battlements

Could this be love?
Stoking my embers
Igniting my temper
It's love

Built up my wall
But it's made out of straw

Baby you're making me a madman
Could this be love?
Could this be love?
'Cause I can't seem to get enough of it
Track Name: Consider Phlebas
Every hero flawed

Robots with thoughts
In minds the likes
Of living gods

Cultures on the rise
How long until we all sublime?

If it's a battle for our hearts, minds, and souls
You'll be the martyr for the cause
You already have control

Fearsum endjinns grind

Ergates has left
No we're bereft
Left behind

Begging for the chance
To be our own special circumstance

Watch, now
The ink in your pen is running out
Just clock, tock, tick, tock, tick, stop

Consider Phlebas as you stand
Windward plans
Nothing is taller, greater than
The legacy of a man