The Truth About The Twenties EP

by Merit

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released March 30, 2013

This EP was recorded in December of 2012 at JM Studios in Gilbert, AZ. It was recorded and mixed by Joe Gerhard.

lyrics by dain griffin & jake krauss
music by merit



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Merit Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Bummer Jams. RIYL: Texas Is The Reason, The Promise Ring, Jimmy Eat World, Saves the Day, The Get Up Kids

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Track Name: The Truth About The Twenties
When we first met I thought it was love and hope,
It felt like time was mine and you'd be all I'd know,
How could anyone else know what we've done and seen?

Now when you're around you're always dressed in gold,
And it's so hard to see the truth with the lights down low,
In the night I'm by myself and all the lights turn green.

They say it's not the truth but it is for me.

I was better all those years ago.
Track Name: American Gods
I'm slurring my words again,
I'm trying to forget how we got this lost.

I don't know which way to go,
The road's so long and dark,
And you'll find me where you left,
In this land not built for gods.
I don't know which way to go,
But I'm searching for the truth,
All these gods can go to hell,
The sun it shines for you.

I'm burning for you again,
I'm lying to myself and now you're gone.

Living as a shadow,
Wishing for only snow,
You're my last piece of gold,
The last peace my mind will ever know.
Track Name: Interlude
The heart knows what it wants,
But sometimes it's wrong,
It's just there to pump blood through your tired body.
Track Name: Portland
You said, "Portland is calling"
And how did we get here?

We lost it all
Again and again

I'm just trying to remember
A face that I used to know
Track Name: I Don't Believe In You Anymore
I'm outrunning the weather,
Cause I've never been that tough,
I'm outrunning you,
Cause I swear I've had enough.

Does it keep you up at night?
I hope it does

Does it haunt you?
I hope it does
Track Name: We're Still Flying
Some people say
Life's only worth living if you're not alone
And you can only cross the universe with a hand to hold
I think they might be right
And I don't even have someone to hold tonight

I live my life by stories
Tales of love and hope
Things I've never known
All these things I lack
My brain gets so off track
It's not much
But it's enough

I heard you say
"I don't think that you're ready for someone like me,
My life is just too busy, you're so out of place"
And even if you're right
I'm begging you, don't send me home tonight