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Real Risks

by The Torn ACLs

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1.
Springtime 02:52
I show up right on time at the same time every day I show up right on time at the same time every day Just hoping for once it won't be late But every day I have to wait Oftentimes these nights don't have a single thing for me And the mornings only make me dizzy It's obvious the sky won't have us all staying dry It's obvious the sky won't have us staying dry So run for cover This isn't any cloud you'd want to be caught under Oftentimes these nights don't have a single thing for me And the mornings only make me dizzy But I try to catch that little bit of daylight on my fingertip I try to catch that little bit of daylight on my fingertip I try to catch that little bit of daylight on my fingertip When it's the closest that it gets, I close my eyes and make a wish I try to catch that little bit of daylight on my fingertip I try to catch that little bit of daylight on my fingertip I try to catch that little bit of daylight on my fingertip In the middle of my shift, I look outside and savor it Oftentimes these nights don't have a single thing for me And the mornings only make me dizzy
2.
I'm a mess, I'm a wreck I'm so sick, I'm on broken legs You should be here with me Watching out for security I'm not remembering to take my pills or tie my shoes Pay my bills or chew my food I lost it I lost it I lost it Running off, running off I don't know how to make you stop You left me with nothing of mine Moving on to other crimes You're the culprit I just do the time, time, time Taking steps is so much more than leaving And going home is fending off the freezing Certain days are easy for a reason Easy days are easy for a reason But only if you've got those seeing hands The looking back, the making plans, control Control So talk to me, I can't be all alone Wandering the streets, dropping quarters in the payphones, oh Control I lost it Control I lost it
3.
Mad 03:48
There was something, just a step or two away, away With my eyes peeled, I'm not looking anyplace, place Just a whisper, now I'm sure I'm not alone, alone Moving faster, I'm just trying to get home, home I don't think I need to start running yet It drives me mad It drives me mad It drives me mad Who belongs to those faint little movements? I don't know and I don't want to see I won't give myself away so obviously I won't, no I won't You're gonna have to work for it, work for it It drives me mad It drives me mad It drives me mad Mad Mad I don't think I need to start running yet
4.
Illusionists 02:46
Illusionists make their living every day in tubs of water Get the heart rate slow Let the next one go And the next one Then the next one You might be outside, but you're taking a bath in it The escape artist trains with locks and keys Half the job is waiting, half is speed Upside down in chains Peril is my middle name I'll get out, I'll get out You think it's all been rigged There aren't real risks You think it's all been staged You don't know what's at stake Magic isn't magic on a Monday morning, Monday morning, Monday morning Magic isn't magic on a Monday morning, Monday morning, Monday morning Monday morning Monday morning
5.
Textbook Kid 03:55
He's a numbers man with the cleanest hands As long as it adds up, he understands But he's a textbook kid, jumping off of the bridge If it doesn't do what he thought it did Well he's a numbers man, but he doesn't have a plan When it jumps off in the streets He's a textbook kid, through his flinching eyelids He's watching out for the flashes and beeps She makes him write her name all over Walls and signs on every corner She likes to see it there all around The ice cube where she lives He's going out in a hooded sweatshirt Making those emphatic gestures She likes to know what he's doing at night It helps her get to sleep Evidence, evidence Lettering in the brightest reds Hiding and trying not to get caught Almost every night She walks out with expectations Trees initialed, hearts in pavement If they don't have words for her Then that's cause for concern Everyone's trying really hard Everyone's trying really hard

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released July 13, 2012

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