The Pain I Bury

by True Self

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released July 1, 2019

Recorded/Mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, IL
Mastered by Wyatt Oberholzer
All songs written by True Self


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Track Name: Intro/Endgame
I've never wanted to fight
Choosing fists over tongue
Why would I burn a bridge when I could easily cross and see the side you're standing on
Why would I fold to your point of view when you seem just as unhappy?
The only difference is that I express distress openly while you hide yours

Lets talk about it
How we're pushing for a unified society while building a rift between people in our communities
A push for change a global need
But you forget who needs saving
Howselfish can you be?
To think the world was meant for only you
While people in the streets have no homes to go back to
Pushing for a utopia you feel is jear your grasp and to accomplish that you'll murder the lower class
Track Name: Phaedrus' Knife
You try and push for change in every medium, but do you know yourself well enough to advocate for what is claimed to be truth by your identity?
Sympathetically or knowledgeably aware of the nature of everyone's existence; where empathy can be a grasp on truth and lead the soul in the direction it should be headed.

Have you achieved a level of self control at which you can handle the fourth kind of madness? Or will divine inspiration consume you whole?
A lack of love and perception.

See all sides
Help someone grow
Maybe then you wont feel so hollow
Track Name: My Stance
Equal ground for all
Life is hard enough without your shit
Track Name: Leech
angsty kid with imbalances blaming life all the time
Hanging out with a short list of friends getting high all the time
An instigator that grunts for change contradicting all the time
Nothing new, another leech on the scene hiding their toxicity
Another leech on the scene
Another leech on the scene

Just a trend to fucking hop on
Another cause you'll drop in ninth months

what's next? Crawling from scene to scene. Leeching off of anything that will feed your craving.
Numbing pain only prolongs your suffering, do you have an end game?
Live this way and you'll end up alone, I hope you have an end game.
Track Name: Bitter
I see you
Looking at me
Eye to eye
But it's not you I see

Just a shell of who you used to be
You never take anything seriously
Nothing at all

I see you
Looking at me
Eye to eye
But it's not you I see
When all is said and done, how will you remember me?

Will bias flood your brain or will my actions break through your thick head?
Always treating life like a game thinking it will get you ahead
When in truth you don't move
Just complain and decompose
Stagnant and unwaivering
You refuse to grow
Track Name: False Self
Sometimes life is difficult and painful, and sometimes life is joyful and full.
With awareness you can minimize the pain and maximize the joy that surrounds you. We were all born with a mind,id, an ego, a soul. We all start similar and develop as we grow into what we see around us. Life is just a projection of your thoughts.
What you dwell upon you will become

Full of hatred
Floating through life
Wondering why it's hard to get by
Stop blaming everything else
And take a look inside
Change your outlook
Change your mind
Track Name: Lost Perspective
This disapproval is from your view, not mine
Stop treating views like truth, only hearing stories from one side
Instead of condemning others lets try to understand
Your critique's are like homing pigeons
They always return home, never land
Instead of trying to manage others actions why not first work on yourself?
I bet you won't

Every act that you've ever preformed since the day you were born is because you wanted something
Even in acts of charity and kindness, you made the contribution because you wanted something
Now in a position to judge you upturn your nose all because someone wanted something?
We all just want something

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and judge -- and most fools do
But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
To see situations from all points of view

Everyone you meet has fought a hard fight.
How fucking dare you try and devalue their life.
Your head is black
Your heart is black
You are alone.

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