BRICKS

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1.
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU I am afraid Every minute, someone whose path I have crossed dies Regret firmly grasped in both hands Regret heavy enough to pull both shoulders from their sockets If only I would just let go Like money, you can’t take it with you
2.
14 YEARS ENDED IN 10 MINUTES When I brought you home, you were no longer than my forearm Riddled with parasites and injury, we brought you back to health You grew strong and determined Your anger sent you into a frenzy that Summer day, and you were never the same Seizures took your strength and your health The pain of telling her she’d never be a mother My failure of mind, body and spirit You were the only child we’ve ever known Your life matched our marriage You became weaker and weaker Sicker and sicker Laid on a metal table you passed the same way you came in to this world Your head in my hands
3.
COMPASSION FATIGUE In trying to help you find yourself, I have lost a piece of me If I was blind, I could still read your life story; running my fingers over the scars Trying to feel something different Choosing a pain by your hand All I want is to help you heal All you want is to survive Your story becomes my story I shove its dirt into my mouth I rub its ashes into my eyes My ears ring Stare into the void long enough and it stares back
4.
"AMERICA" IS JUST A WORD This is the land of the free, and I am its stepson I have the freedom of speech but the right to remain silent The freedom of religion, and the right to be judged for it “America” is just a word, but I use it It’s a product I walk on its ground I bathe in its water I eat its food Drive its machines I am an American, but what does that mean?
5.
DEATH CINEMATIC I was too young to understand You were lying inside of box, dressed to kill I remember how your face and skin looked Something wasn’t right Everyone wearing variations of black This was the first time I saw my father cry People I rarely see; all of them crying It felt like a movie Now, as a man, death still seems cinematic
6.
I'M TAKING IT ALL BACK Every time our eyes met Every word spoken Every touch Every smile Every laugh Every promise made and broken Every drop of ink Every curse Every beat of my raging heart Every moment of madness Every fist through every wall Every bottle emptied Every lie, and every truth revealed Everything crushed into the ground I'm taking it all back
7.
My Wall 01:19
MY WALL Father forgive me For I am not who I’m supposed to be A light in a dark world My bulb needs changing I know I’m not as friendly as I should be I feel guarded Years of piling bricks to make this wall stand firm You can’t come in, but you can leave anytime “Love your neighbor as yourself” Why is this so hard for me? When did I become so distrusting and cynical? I can take a punch, but not a fucking compliment? Pathetic I’ll try I will try But, please understand… This wall is all I have to protect me The only thing standing between me, and who I should be The hammer is in my hands, but I’m afraid to swing
8.
PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTING Eating and drinking and smoking and snorting and injecting and walking and talking and running People are exhausting Laughing and screaming and recycling and trying to save the fucking world but failing People are exhausting Threatening and gnashing their teeth and scraping and tearing and crushing People are exhausting Stabbing and shooting and slicing and punching and kicking and torturing and fucking and raping and sedating and following blindly and itching and scratching and burning and self-medicating and numbing and promising and lying and loving and hating and breeding and swallowing and choking People are exhausting
9.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY If I sit still for too long, my mind starts to wander I’ve always been better at thinking on my feet Instead of sitting in a chair, flipping through channels and scrolling through feeds The audacity of boredom Someone is struggling to find a place in the shade until nightfall Sweating and stinking in the same clothes for days and weeks Asking others for anything they can spare And, we all have plenty to spare I don’t have to search through trash for sustenance My bed is soft and clean I have the luxury to sit in a climate-controlled room and gaze out the window Choosing whether to take part in the outside world She stood in the middle of a tourist crowd with a sign in her hand, and tears falling from her head dropped in shame He sat in a wheelchair under an oppressive Sun for hours with his cup and amputated limb facing the passersby I had a wallet full of money gained from just being born I split it between them Happy birthday

about

BRICKS is:
Christopher S. Feltner
Guillermo Pizarro
Ry Sikora

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Lyrics:

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

I am afraid
Every minute, someone whose path I have crossed dies
Regret firmly grasped in both hands
Regret heavy enough to pull both shoulders from their sockets
If only I would just let go
Like money, you can’t take it with you


14 YEARS ENDED IN 10 MINUTES

When I brought you home, you were no longer than my forearm
Riddled with parasites and injury, we brought you back to health
You grew strong and determined
Your anger sent you into a frenzy that Summer day, and you were never the same

Seizures took your strength and your health
The pain of telling her she’d never be a mother
My failure of mind, body and spirit
You were the only child we’ve ever known
Your life matched our marriage

You became weaker and weaker
Sicker and sicker

Laid on a metal table you passed the same way you came in to this world
Your head in my hands


COMPASSION FATIGUE

In trying to help you find yourself, I have lost a piece of me
If I was blind, I could still read your life story; running my fingers over the scars
Trying to feel something different
Choosing a pain by your hand

All I want is to help you heal
All you want is to survive

Your story becomes my story
I shove its dirt into my mouth
I rub its ashes into my eyes
My ears ring

Stare into the void long enough and it stares back


"AMERICA" IS JUST A WORD

This is the land of the free, and I am its stepson
I have the freedom of speech but the right to remain silent
The freedom of religion, and the right to be judged for it

“America” is just a word, but I use it

It’s a product
I walk on its ground
I bathe in its water
I eat its food
Drive its machines

I am an American, but what does that mean?


DEATH CINEMATIC

I was too young to understand
You were lying inside of box, dressed to kill
I remember how your face and skin looked
Something wasn’t right

Everyone wearing variations of black
This was the first time I saw my father cry
People I rarely see; all of them crying
It felt like a movie

Now, as a man, death still seems cinematic


I'M TAKING IT ALL BACK

Every time our eyes met
Every word spoken
Every touch
Every smile
Every laugh
Every promise made and broken
Every drop of ink
Every curse
Every beat of my raging heart
Every moment of madness
Every fist through every wall
Every bottle emptied
Every lie, and every truth revealed
Everything crushed into the ground
I'm taking it all back


MY WALL

Father forgive me
For I am not who I’m supposed to be
A light in a dark world
My bulb needs changing

I know I’m not as friendly as I should be
I feel guarded
Years of piling bricks to make this wall stand firm
You can’t come in, but you can leave anytime

“Love your neighbor as yourself”
Why is this so hard for me?
When did I become so distrusting and cynical?
I can take a punch, but not a fucking compliment?
Pathetic

I’ll try
I will try
But, please understand… This wall is all I have to protect me
The only thing standing between me, and who I should be

The hammer is in my hands, but I’m afraid to swing


PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTING

Eating and drinking and smoking and snorting and injecting and walking and talking and running

People are exhausting

Laughing and screaming and recycling and trying to save the fucking world but failing

People are exhausting

Threatening and gnashing their teeth and scraping and tearing and crushing

People are exhausting

Stabbing and shooting and slicing and punching and kicking and torturing and fucking and raping and sedating and following blindly and itching and scratching and burning and self-medicating and numbing and promising and lying and loving and hating and breeding and swallowing and choking

People are exhausting


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

If I sit still for too long, my mind starts to wander
I’ve always been better at thinking on my feet
Instead of sitting in a chair, flipping through channels and scrolling through feeds

The audacity of boredom

Someone is struggling to find a place in the shade until nightfall
Sweating and stinking in the same clothes for days and weeks
Asking others for anything they can spare
And, we all have plenty to spare

I don’t have to search through trash for sustenance
My bed is soft and clean
I have the luxury to sit in a climate-controlled room and gaze out the window
Choosing whether to take part in the outside world

She stood in the middle of a tourist crowd with a sign in her hand, and tears falling from her head dropped in shame
He sat in a wheelchair under an oppressive Sun for hours with his cup and amputated limb facing the passersby
I had a wallet full of money gained from just being born
I split it between them

Happy birthday

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released April 12, 2017

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