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To Keep You From Giving Up

from Old Reliable by RMS Olympic

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    "Old Reliable" (2013) on transparent red cassette
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    Limited to 25, hand numbered
    Made by the lovely DIY punx at Driftwood Records

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I worry I might never cure myself of this disease
It's an action I rely on to keep my troubled mind at ease
I know this bottle was supposed to just be celebratory
But the pills won't seem to put me to sleep

I can even see concern now in the face of my dear dog
She is usually more preoccupied with her food
And her bi-daily walks
She wants to bark at her rival in apartment 13
But tonight she won't stop staring at me

"Why must you do this to yourself?
Don't you know if you go
I've got nobody else?
What would I do without you?
Isn't my love enough
To keep you from giving up?

I traded my home town for this cage
Everyone here is an inmate of inconsolable rage
Mutilating our bodies to watch our old selves fade away
Plagiarizing just to fill up the page

I was blinded by youth at the time
I tried my best to see you through the tears
That were forming in my eyes
My heart was breaking in my chest
So I could barely hear you say
"I'm sorry that it has to be this way"

Now my glasses are fogged up again
I guess I still blame you for leaving me alone
With this fucking ball point pen
And nothing but time to keep reliving that night
On the front yard of that yuppy house
We had our last fight

Where you said "You can't help destroying everything that you touch"
And I said "Please don't abandon me like everyone else I ever loved!"
And you said "Each day you kill yourself
And I can't lie down and die with you
My dear Nathanael, I still love you
I just don't know what else to do

Can't you see that I'm going through hell?
But I'll have to be strong and rely on myself
'Cuz I know now
My love will never ever be enough
To keep you from giving up"


from Old Reliable, released March 5, 2013


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