The Palindrome Years

by Max Bornstein

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released July 26, 2014

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Track Name: Friend
I
I love you
But I cannot
Continue
To be ignored and be your friend
I think we've simply reached our end
and I've discovered a brand new you
Who I don't understand

You
You loved me
But you do not
Treat me the same that you used to
And all I know is that I miss
Everything we used to do

We
We are still friends
But we will not
Revert back to our old ways
Where one of us would always finish the other one's
Phrase

This
This is brand new
But in a word
I've flown askew
From all of the events I've been tryin' so hard
To undo
Track Name: Abandon
Please do not abandon me
Once was blind but now I see
I will take her anywhere
Raise her up, wind in her hair

If she were to leave right now
I have no idea how
I would get back on my feet
Never sleep and never eat

I've been
Bleedin' on the floor
I've been
Messin' at your door

Please do not abandon me
Once was blind but now I see
I will take her anywhere
Raise her up, wind in her hair

See her image on my wall
Wait around for her to call
Seek her help but always know
I've come from high down to low

I've been
Bleedin' on the floor
I've been
Messin' at your door

Please do not abandon me
Once was blind but now I see
I will take her anywhere
Raise her up, wind in her hair

No one but you
Could do that to me
No one but you
Could do that to me

Please do not abandon me
Please do not abandon me

Please do not abandon me
Once was blind but now I see
I will take her anywhere
Raise her up, wind in her hair
Track Name: Never Thought
Walkin' through the snow
Where we used to go
Goin' through our long talks
Counting up the blocks
Staring out my window
Noticing the thin glow
Where you used to greet me
I forfeit, won't you just come see me?

Never thought that I'd be missin' you
But you never know
What's kept in store
For the brokenhearted whore
Never thought that I'd be cravin' you
But you cut me off
Turned your head and scoffed
And left

I remember weekends
So much time together we spent
Kissin' on the floor
Oh no, your mom is at the door
Button up your red coat
Write me all your little notes
Talk until you're blue
Just can't stop me from still feelin' you

Never thought that I'd be missin' you
But you never know
What's kept in store
For the brokenhearted whore
Never thought that I'd be cravin' you
But you cut me off
Turned your head and scoffed
And left

Never thought that I'd be missin' you
But you never know
What's kept in store
For the brokenhearted whore
Never thought that I'd be cravin' you
But you cut me off
Turned your head and scoffed
And left
Never thought that I'd be missin' you
But you never know
What's kept in store
For the brokenhearted whore
Never thought that I'd be cravin' you
But you cut me off
Turned your head and scoffed
And left
Track Name: You Don't Understand
Hidin' my objection on this cliché fuckin' list
Pushin through my frustration, do you get the gist?
Fightin' my oppression on my claustrophobic mind
Talkin' to you and you can't read between the lines

You don't understand
What it is to take my hand
You don't let me feel
What's left in love and makes it real

Dreamin' up confessions and thinkin' 'bout your lies
Breakin' up emotion at every fuckin' sight
Drowinin' in a pool of my pessimistic thoughts
Runnin' through those hurt heart thousand twisting knots

You don't understand
What it is to take my hand
You don't let me feel
What's left in love and makes it real

You don't understand
What it is to take my hand
You don't let me feel
What's left in love and makes it real
You don't understand
You don't unerstand, no, no
You don't understand
You don't understand, no, no
Track Name: Without You
It's tough to stay awake
When someone's on your mind at least
24 hours a day
Is all it takes to fall in love with somebody
New and wrong
Or right until you realize that you were never
Really that strong
Enough to face your fear that they were really gone

I'm moving on
Why does that feel wrong?

I'm
Without you
If time and love won't abide
The heartbreak won't subside
I'm
Without you
If time and love won't abide
The heartbreak won't subside

I'm moving way too slow
But quick enough to figure out
That I was never really in the know
A stupid boy will over-think the ending
Again and again
Obsessing over details and all the time we spent
Together or apart, I guess you made up your mind

I'm moving on
Why does that feel wrong?

I'm
Without you
If time and love won't abide
The heartbreak won't subside
I'm
Without you
If time and love won't abide
The heartbreak won't subside

Personality reset
Point to all of the regret
It's not fair to her or me
Why can't I get her to see?

I'm
Without you
If time and love won't abide
The heartbreak won't subside
I'm
Without you
If time and love won't abide
The heartbreak won't subside

I'm
Without you
If time and love won't abide
The heartbreak won't subside
I'm
Without you
If time and love won't abide
The heartbreak won't subside
Track Name: Not the Only One
When your bones are in a tizzy and you're bumpin' wall to wall
'Cause you're always fuckin' dizzy and you're never gonna find her
Sleepin' on the floor and laying in the dark
And trying to find the door but no one's even here yet
Never gonna find her
Never gonna need her
Never gonna see her
Ever again
Never gonna find her
Never gonna need her
Never gonna see her
Ever again

Why'd you have to go and tear me apart?
You're not the only one who has a fucking heart
Living on the side with all my shame
But I'm not the only one who should take the blame, no

Whoa
Whoa
Whoa

Losing track of time and writing things down
But you hate your fucking rhymes
And they never even liked you
Steppin' on the cracks when you're walking down the street
And you can't even relax 'cause you're never home anyway
Never gonna find her
Never gonna need her
Never gonna see her
Ever again
Never gonna find her
Never gonna need her
Whoa

Why'd you have to go and tear me apart?
You're not the only one who has a fucking heart
Living on the side with all my shame
But I'm not the only one who should take the blame
Why'd you have to go and tear me apart?
You're not the only one who has a fucking heart
Living on the side with all my shame
But I'm not the only one who should take the blame, no

Why'd you have to go and tear me apart?
You're not the only one who has a fucking heart
Living on the side with all my shame
But I'm not the only one who should take the blame
Why'd you have to go and tear me apart?
You're not the only one who has a fucking heart
Living on the side with all my shame
But I'm not the only one who should take the blame, no

Whoa
Whoa
Track Name: Open Heart Surgery
You look so tired and you look so weak
Forced to under those hospital sheets
I reach the door that says 309
I walk in, you tell me you're fine

You are so brave and you are so strong
You've been goin' through so much for so long
I start to cry and you start to hug
You give me a bit of a tug and you say

Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery

I am so scared and you are so calm
You reach your hand out to grab my palm
You look at me and I look away
You tell me that everything'll be okay

You broke my heart and you broke your heart
Now you've got a chance at a brand new start
I start to leave as the nurse walks in
I hear her say that your chances are thin

Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery

Today's the big day and I pace the floor
Glance at the clock, a quarter past 4
I fall asleep in the waiting room chair
I wake up to find the doctor there

"I'm sorry son but he didn't make it,
I'll let that sink in for just a minute."
"I'll be okay, please leave me alone."
I sat there for hours trapped in a zone

Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery

6 months from then and here we are now
I made a promise and I made a vow
I'll never lose someone ever again
Without them knowing that I love them

From time to time I think about you
How you would breathe and how you would move
What would say if you were still here?
Probably that you'll stay for a year

Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery
Track Name: Half
I am too far gone too tell you
What I think about you and
I am moving on from this as far as
I can tell and you are shifting out of mind and
Fading into memories from the past 2 years
That clearly meant nothing to you at all

This is not
What I would call
An open call for you to push me down
Until
I fall apart
My broken heart
Will learn to mend itself and I
Won't allow you
To put me through
The same shit that I
Knew was wrong
'Cause all along
You had me think that I was
Half

Staring into nothing for
Extended periods of time is
Wasted on you and the thoughts thereafter are a
Product of the love we shared and the good times
That I once had an affection for but I
Resent them because I

This is not
What I would call
An open call for you to push me down
Until
I fall apart
My broken heart
Will learn to mend itself and I
Won't allow you
To put me through
The same shit that I
Knew was wrong
'Cause all along
You had me think that I was
Half
Track Name: Staying Home
I've been saving this song for a rainy day
About the place where I'm never afraid
Walking around night on those familiar streets
Head up to the door and turn the key

I'm staying home
I'm staying home

Walk past hanging pictures stuck to all the walls
A million and one memories, I can name them all
Turn the corner into Mum & Dad's room
If I'm lucky maybe I'll see them soon

Wonder if you ever knew
What's left between me and you

I'm staying home
I'm staying home
I'm staying home
I'm staying home
Track Name: Stood Up
You and I
Were fireflies
In paradise
But all your lies
Made me feel
Like you could steal
All my love
(All my love)
Friends like you
Don't pay their dues
You always lose
My point of view
You act so well
Can't read your tell
Not at all
(Not at all)

Right in the thick of this
You're making brand new lists

I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home

Why'd you say
You wanna stay
We'll be okay
You'll never stray
Only to
Get me through
All this time
(All this time)
What's in sight?
The traffic light
Use all my might
Just to fight
The thought of you
With someone new
Please don't go
(Please don't go)

Right in the thick of this
You're making brand new lists

I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home

Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?

I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home

I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
I've been stood up
And I wanna go home
Track Name: Leave You Alone
Feelin' mad and I don't why
Maybe 'cause you're gone
If that's true then it makes sense but
Not for long
My brain is a puzzle that I cut up just to fit
My mind is imploding bit by bit by bit

The only reason why
We said goodbye
Is because I
Need to let you go
And leave you alone

Down the stairs and out the door
Take a walk around
The neighborhood is filled with such
Familiar sound
Time & space were a miracle to share with you
All along you had me ranked at number 2

The only reason why
We said goodbye
Is because I
Need to let you go
And leave you alone

Turned out the lights
Had the last fight
I've fallen down
Gagged, tied and bound

The only reason why
We said goodbye
Is because I
Need to let you go
The only reason why
We said goodbye
Is because I
Need to let you go
And leave you alone
Track Name: I Can't Take it Anymore
My escape from this world is to
Lie down on my bed
Slippin' into a coma but a
Little more dead
No need for painkillers in this silent world
None of the drama from the
Boy meets girl

I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore

Step away from heartache and my
Wandering mind
Get away from her and I draw
My own lines
Fears and doubts can't harm me in my
Vivid dreams
Back in reality
Nothing's as it seems

I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore

I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore
I can't take it anymore