This May Hurt a Little

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Released 06/12/12

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released June 12, 2012

Tracked and mixed by Chris Hummel at Kolossal Studios. Mastered by Taylor Larson at Oceanic Recording. Art by Kensuke Creations.

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Battleghost Richmond, Virginia

Four piece pop-punk band from Richmond, Va made up of Dorian Cooke, Graham Walker, John Bowman and Nick Craven.

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Track Name: Take a Breath
Sunsets always drag us to a new low
We live cashless and fast 'cause we learn slow
Maybe too many shots went to our heads
But we'll rest, take a breath when we're all dead.
Track Name: Three Times a Doozy
Tonight just got cracked open
and my judgement is just as blurry as my eyesight
as the night stretches on.
Out of the corners of my eyes I see past plastic cups
through empty bottles
Someone that has never shown their face here before.

This night could be the best mistake of our lives.

This rooftop plays the songs that we never hear when the city comes alive
in the dark of night and fills the spaces we all miss.
Tonight we all seem to share good times as we make it hail
cause we already spent the rest of our money on the cheap thrills that never fail.

Stomach hurts, head throbs
in this room that stenches of
regrets from the last night
my two minds begin to fight
(piece together last nights recap, fragments of mistakes we both had)
one for what is not said
one to see you in my bed
we quiver, we quiver
maybe this is not what we wanted in the end but I know.

This rooftop plays the songs that we never hear when the city comes alive
in the dark of night and fills the spaces we all miss.
Tonight we all seem to share good times as we make it hail
cause we already spent the rest of our money on the cheap thrills that never fail.

Numbers were another rule to bend
we had the time of our lives with our best friends.
And we all know as the missing spots fill in
it will fade, mistakes made
Take this secret to your grave.

Tonight we're busting out of our front doors (It's our demise)
and we have never seen this place before (The best mistake of our lives)
All the nights we get right, we never saw this coming (through blurry eyes)
but we take this secret to our graves.

This rooftop plays the songs that we never hear when the city comes alive
in the dark of night and fills the spaces we all miss.
Tonight we all seem to share good times as we make it hail
cause we already spent the rest of our money on the cheap thrills that never fail.
Track Name: Backdoor Bandits
The steam in these windows of my car let me know
my friday nights sometimes go too far.
'Cause I know
with my years
of playing fields that aren't well maintained
It's better just to play with the lights off.

Whats a kiss without show and tell?
Just some lips that were too hard to sell
If the devil never knew between heads or tails
Would everybody still think he was from hell?

Everytime I have to come home to you
lying seems to come way easier than the truth
When this starts coming back my way
burning bridges leaves me building my own highway.
But I admit that results of my acts only left me screwed.

Whats a kiss without show and tell?
Just some lips that were too hard to sell
If the devil never knew between heads or tails
Would everybody still think he was from hell?

(FUCK YOU)

Your kiss goodbye is my disgrace
I'll always finish last in the first place
And it's always the same race.
Track Name: Reckless
All hearts are torn between two crossroads
we never thought it'd last forever.
Hold out the hand that holds your life alone
the other one held us together.

It's the weight of your words dragging me
down to your shackled displays of abandoned love
Just leave me crawling my thoughts for a breath.

Your steps leave me reckless
each footprint cuts my chest
It makes me want to give up the life that you gave.
Yet I want you to know that
i'll always want you back.
Until the day my hopeful eyes close for good.

If you need more time you can have all you need
but I cannot wait too much longer
When that time comes it'll be said and done
and I will not be any stronger.

Your steps leave me reckless
each footprint cuts my chest
It makes me want to give up the life that you gave.
Yet I want you to know that
i'll always want you back.
Until the day my hopeful eyes close for good.

Until the day
my hopeful eyes close for good (x2)

As our hearts run farther
our hands remain tied.

Your steps leave me reckless
each footprint cuts my chest
It makes me want to give up the life that you gave.
Yet I want you to know that
i'll always want you back.
Until the day my hopeful eyes close for good.
Track Name: The Past Is On Holiday
The past is on holiday
every line and memory just screams
I hate you and i'll be okay
And I know we had some good times
but they fell by the waistside
If I still had your friendship I would throw it away.

Is this more then running in circles
or maybe hitting targets built by your bullshit.
The photographs are gaining gravity
when this floor becomes the death of me.
It makes me think this is it.

The past is on holiday
I've been thinking of what to say
when our paths cross on another day
Time's past, seasons changed
things will never be the same
Since you ripped yourself away from everything.

Is this more then running in circles
or maybe hitting targets built by your bullshit.
The photographs are gaining gravity
when this floor becomes the death of me.
It makes me think this is it.

Sticks and stones will kill you
but these words are what will send you to hell.
I wish I never knew you.

(So you can take back all of your hopes and dreams
it's not my fault that you couldn't live up to them
It was fun but understand that people change
and some of us can't keep our promises).
Track Name: Poor Lloyd
Let your sweet lips spill to me
more twisted stories, more backwards memories
It's too late to take it back now
While I watch you waste your youth
on what you still think is the truth
What we had is still around
if you'd only stop to pick me off the ground.

The way you play these games
goes way over my head
The way you play these games
God knows i'm better off dead.

So tell me i'm not perfect
only if you believe you are
Tell me my life is going nowhere
ignorance only goes but so far.
This is the way it is now
this is the way it will be
I hope you will remember me
as you tell all your stories.

Do i look like i'm made to amuse you
insults you spit but never regret
like i'm supposed to know what to do.
When lonliness begins to control you
what would you do if I said that there's no turning back now?

The way you play these games
goes way over my head
The way you play these games
God knows i'm better off dead.

So tell me i'm not perfect
only if you believe you are
Tell me my life is going nowhere
ignorance only goes but so far.
This is the way it is now
this is the way it will be
I hope you will remember me
as you tell all your stories.
Track Name: Manchester Lullabies
Headlights don't show things all that clearly
push past fog on the windows if you want to see.
This evening beckons with cool sunsets that seem to only call out to you.
Where this broken ride takes us, I don't want to know
I left my troubles in my room I don't want to go home.
Can we take the long way back, the taste of this freedom isn't gone
(isn't gone) Just yet.

The whole world never really knew you
before today blending in is all you ever could do.
But this world opens it's ears
when everyone is filled with tears.
and words can't express fears or show how much they miss you.

As the moon drenches tears on these loved ones
it blends an image of every daughter and every son.
To know that they'd be gone forever.
As this woman drapes her heart over caskets
each pair of eyes barely knows the worst fact is
Is that they're looking for the very first time.
They're looking for the very first time.

The whole world never really knew you
before today blending in is all you ever could do.
But this world opens it's ears
when everyone is filled with tears.
and words can't express fears or show how much they miss you.

Don't wait til the journey home
to realize that your night's all gone.
Track Name: Our Glass
This is all we've ever wanted
but all we ever got
were a few sunsets
marked with perfect thoughts.
Our intentions were so low
now we're following the brightest star
and are on our way back home.

You will never see what I am seeing
or comprehend why this heart is beating
For what is real and what is right
this is love and this is life.

You dug a hole
and heaved your heart in
and covered it up with the dirt
everyone else has already walked in.
If you set sail and you fail
your SOS calls will mean nothing.

You will never see what I am seeing
or comprehend why this heart is beating
For what is real and what is right
this is love and this is life.

I'm breaking this hourglass
trying to forget the past.
I hate this.
All those nights we spent alone
trying to find our way back home
all lead to this.

This is where the road goes out
and you find yourself
at the bottom of the ocean of lies
you tried so hard to believe
but you never believed in yourself.
(I'm breaking this hourglass
trying to forget the past.
I hate this. (I hate this).
All those nights we spent alone
trying to find our way back home
all lead to this.)
Track Name: What They Want To Hear
It's the last time
I try to keep my tongue in
You can't talk shit and suck way worse than these other kids did.
You can feel proud
about how your footsteps might be heard
but believe me your chances of not getting lost in the snow are pretty low.

Keep up with your sound
'cause i've always found
Mimicking everything that's in heaven always leaves you hellbound.

Feed these kids a catchy chorus
it's just more of what they want to hear
To get you where you don't have to think to care
Lyrics taking you way out of this town
make them want to tear the house down
And don't you dare forget the breakdown.

So we'll sit back and watch you go down in flames
watch everyone forget your name.
Just give us inspiration to keep making fun of your charade.

Keep up with your sound
'cause i've always found
Mimicking everything that's in heaven always leaves you hellbound.

Feed these kids a catchy chorus
it's just more of what they want to hear
To get you where you don't have to think to care
Lyrics taking you way out of this town
make them want to tear the house down
And don't you dare forget the breakdown.

Place down spike strips behind steps you take
It's your down fall.
You'll just fall back on your knees for more
Track Name: Colors
Hey wait one more minute
theres something I've needed to get off my chest for a long time.
I've planned this out line by line
but your eyes made courage run from my mind.
This place in time makes these lines
rhyme in the right way and I never thought I would say
these lines I sing over you
I'm just praying to god that you feel the same.

I left the light on
and stepped out for a breather
Because I couldn't take the heat
and I guess you couldn't either.

That innocent smile you wore everywhere
had fingers crossed behind your teeth.
You glided into a world of control and dispair that I never could see.
Your halo is made out of cardboard boxes
from where you keep all of your broken hearts
I never thought the most perfect girl in her world
would tear my whole world apart.

I left the light on
and stepped out for a breather
Because I couldn't take the heat
and I guess you couldn't either.
If I had to place my bet
i'd say it'll never be right
Is this all you have to give
having your faith is a sad way to die.

So come on love and tell me a secret
'cause i'm the kind of boy you know can keep it
Between you and me and everyone you know
go have yourself a good time being alone.

Turn your heart into a grave and bury your pride
cover up all the bullshit that you keep inside
I see your true colors shining through
and reality seems to be new to you.

It takes a fistful of fear to get this party started
and the strike of a match to burn it down
As we sift through ash we'll find the broken hearts
of all the lost lovers who never found their way out.

Of those butterfly eyes and heavenly smile
with the devil on your shoulder (devil on your shoulder)
I needed a place to keep warm
But your heart keeps growing colder.
Colder!
Track Name: Sounds Of Silence
Silent sounds you make I know are never mine
tomorrow has me dreaming of a few more weighted lines
With eyes that shatter tension bring me closer without words
motionless mute angel look at me and mute the world.

While I fall
you have it all.

Yet i'm certain that this life won't pass me by
without a high
Just to wave to you passing by
I refuse to say bye.

Your lips look softer everyday I go without their touch
as desire swallows me whole but it's not enough.
I think it's bad when I hear all these countless memories
hoping that one day you could fill a whole book up with me.

And we'll be
everything we both need.

Yet i'm certain that this life won't pass me by
without a high
Just to wave to you passing by
I refuse to say bye.

We can stay here til we die
cause i'm not saying goodbye
(mute this whole world)

Yet i'm certain that this life won't pass me by
without a high
Just to wave to you passing by
I refuse to say bye.
Track Name: Shawty
(Shawty)

Babygirl what's the problem
he must be trippin' if he thinks he's going home
with you tonight.

Well I know he thinks he's got style but he's not taking you home
I'll be damned if he thinks he's taking you from me.

He can play the prince all he wants to
but don't call me when he gets whats coming
he better start running or baby start running to me.
Start running to me.

Babygirl whats the issue
I know he's got friends, well i've got friends too
Babygirl he's a problem
i'm gunna solve him across this parking lot.
Across this parking lot.

He can play the prince all he wants to
but don't call me when he gets whats coming
he better start running or baby start running to me.
And he can call the shots if he wants to
if he's got the nerve then tell him I gave the go
So you know.

When my nine iron meets his tail light
then we'll be singing all night. (x4)

We'll be singing all night, all night.
And I will never turn down this radio my love.
As long as our favorite song
is on then we'll be going strong
as long as your in my arms
then I will never let you go.