The Hand You've Been Dealt

by Johnny Manna

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released December 7, 2014

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Track Name: Upswing
Still two hours left in this place that's supposed to decide my future.
All it's taught me so far is how hard it is killing time in a library.
Still I hope I get something interesting, like maybe a text from you or someone.
Just give me something to look forward to when I finally get out of here.

In the long run though, I'm not sure where I'm going.
I just keep playing it by ear, hoping for a breakthrough, or just something I can work with.
It's becoming so hard not to dwell on the past.
Fighting routine's proving to be even harder.

I know, or at least hope, that someday everything comes around.
I just hope I live to see that day.

If gas prices don't kill me soon, irony sure as hell will.
Searching for the right passion, something, anything to set my life right.
Surrounded by people who know exactly what they're doing.
Or so they say, maybe, maybe they're just like me.

In the long run though, I'm not sure where I'm going.
I just keep playing it by ear, hoping for a breakthrough, or just something I can work with.
It's becoming so hard not to dwell on the past.
Fighting routine's proving to be even harder.

I know, or at least hope, that someday everything comes around.
I just hope I live to see that day.

Sometimes it's okay to just throw the hand you've been dealt.
Just be careful 'cause there're only so many cards in the deck.
Track Name: Forever
I can't believe just how far we've come and gone.
From a couple of kids with no direction, and so much to depend on.
The quiet streets, they won't miss us.
But little do they know, we'll be back soon to finish what we started now and...

It seems so long, we're too far gone.
We'll never fix what's done, but we'll show that we can do better.
You're not alone, it seems so close.
Just know that there's no rush you've only got until forever.

You make the bittersweets of everybody's life turn for the sweeter, sort of how I drink my coffee.
The timing's great, so tell me why do you wait for the answers when you've already had them, sorry.

It seems to long, we're too far gone.
We'll never fix what's done, but we'll show that we can do better.
You're not alone, it seems so close.
Just know that there's no rush, you've only got until forever.
Track Name: Not Too Far
You can't wait to see yourself through all the rain, to ride right out of the slump that you're in.
But i'll make sure that you're not alone when you're out.
I'll throw myself to block you from all harm.

I know you'd do the same, because of just how much you care.
I know I can't complain, but I still wonder why you're there.

I can't live this way, constant worry and fear.
But I know that somewhere there is a light.
I know you'll always stay, you'll never be too far away.
I can't help but thank you for all you've done.

I know you'd do the same, because of just how much you care.
I know I can't complain, but I still wonder why you're there.
Track Name: The Stone and the Glass House
I have beaten you today.
Don't act so surprised that your way didn't go so well as you planned.
Oh, I can't wait 'til you think i'll lend a hand to pull you out of whatever shit hole you get yourself caught into yet again.
You think I'm dumb enough to fall for this?
You'll be back to square one, this will never end.

Well I'm counting down days until you face the truth that in the end no one else was really there for you except for me.
Wow, look how much good that has done.
I'll be forgotten by the end of the month.
But I'll make sure you haven't won.

Don't you worry, my foundation will hold, but it seems that yours is made of glass.
One more mistake away from being destroyed, along with all excuses you've used in the past.
But that's your hand, your choice, it doesn't have to be.
We can build up stronger support, just you and me.
I know you probably don't want that, it's the best way to go.
It'll be the last time I listen, when you say no.

Well I'm counting down days until you face the truth that in the end no one else was really there for you except for me.
Wow, look how much good that has done.
I'll be forgotten by the end of the month.
But I'll make sure you haven't won.
If you just look out, you'll see bright as day that in the end there's really no better way.

I can't believe that I just found myself thinking some good things about you.
Where did I go wrong?
How did I just forget everything you did to me?
Wow, the power of looks is so incredible.
To make someone forget the reasons for their hate.
It's like some kind of trap that always ends in suffocate.
So i'll still be here fine, unlike your broken home.
Too corrupt to pass time, while you're in it alone.

I have beaten you today.
Don't act so surprised that your way didn't go so well as you planned.
Oh, I can't wait 'til you think I'll lend a hand...
I have beaten you today.
Don't act so surprised that your way didn't go so well as you wished.
So shut your mouth you stupid bitch.

Well I'm counting down days until you face the truth that in the end no one else was really there for you except for me.
Wow, look how much good that has done.
But no more games, c'mon you got to admit that in the end you know that you'll feel like shit.
So unless suffering is all you want, just get out now and save yourself the distraught.
Track Name: Not Here, Not Today
You know just how I feel.
You're too naive, it's like you can't even hear the doorbell ringing inside of your head.
You ignore the fact that it's always been me above the rest.

And I know just how it feels, to be alone in a crowded room, like there's no one there but you.
But I promise it's not the end, just because you can't see the sun doesn't mean that it's gone.

There's no more blame on you, and you have nothing to use against me.
But I can't let you face this life alone, not here, not today.

Can't you see how much you mean to everyone?
I swear we don't judge.
I promise we mean no harm.
Even though you might be just feeling numb, I promise there's an end to it, despite what your past has taught.

And I know just how it feels, to be alone in a crowded room, like there's no one there but you.
But I promise it's not the end, just because you can't see the sun doesn't mean that it's gone.

There's no more blame on you, and you have nothing to use against me.
But I can't let you face this life alone, not here, not today.

Do you really want it all to go to waste?
If I were you I don't think I could live that way.
Shunning everyone who tries to help, and drowning in the well of sadness that you call your life.

And I know just how it feels, to be alone in a crowded room, like there's no one there but you.
But I promise it's not the end, just because you can't see the sun doesn't mean that it's gone.

There's no more blame on you, and you have nothing to use against me.
But I can't let you face this life alone, not here, not today.

But if that's really how you want to live then go ahead, it's your life to waste.
Track Name: Pipe Dreams
Everyday these old stories pave the way with no regard for what they say.
Can you imagine where we'd be without the knowledge to let it be?
You can't control what has been done, that doesn't mean you haven't won.
Tear down the boundaries, fight the time.
That's how I knew that I was fine.

You can't believe how it feels.
To take a loss, it seems so real.
I have been told not to give in to that aching feeling in your skin.
This holds the key to eternal wealth.
I'm no longer lost inside myself.

Everyday these old stories pave the way with no regard for what they say.
Can you imagine where we'd be without the knowledge to let it be?
You can't control what has been done, that doesn't mean you haven't won.
Tear down the boundaries, fight the time.
That's how I knew that I was fine.

People will tell you how it is, but they're not figured out.
Some will make you think that you're the one who's got all the self doubt.
Even the pipe dreams in your head will find their own way out.
The pain is gone that was brought on when I always drove passed your house.

Everyday these old stories pave the way with no regard for what they say.
Can you imagine where we'd be without the knowledge to let it be?
They say "keep on trying," you can't, there's always room for one more hand.
Tear down the boundaries, fight the time.
That's how I knew that I was fine.