How To Live Without Blood

by The Traditional

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released January 13, 2015

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Track Name: Skeletons
Oh my God.
Is this punishment for the life I live?
Because I can’t be anything for anyone.

When you drown
You won’t be worth the breath it takes to save you
On my way down
I hit every single low possible
When I found you out
You were shocked, you were stunned
With an open mouth
You looked like a bitch in front of everyone

Oh my God.
Is this punishment for the life I live?
Because I can’t be anything for anyone.
And I’m sick
Of all your skeletons
You want to cover them with skin
But you can hide this when you’re dead

When you drown
You won’t be worth the breath it takes to save you
On my way down
I was too far gone, you couldn’t save me
When I found you out
You were shocked, you were stunned
With an open mouth
I looked like a fool in front of everyone

And I screamed and prayed for salvation
But I didn’t mean it
I just wanted to sleep again at night and
You begged, you pled for forgiveness
But you didn’t mean it
You just wanted to sleep again at night

I screamed and prayed for salvation
But I didn’t mean it
I just wanted to sleep again at night and
You begged, you pled for forgiveness
But you didn’t mean it
You just wanted to sleep again at night
You just wanted to sleep again at night
and I hope that you can’t sleep at night
I hope you don’t wake up

Oh my God.
Is this punishment for the life I live?
Because I can’t be anything for anyone.
And I’m sick
Of all your skeletons
You want to cover them with skin
But you can hide this when you’re dead
Track Name: How To Live Without Blood
I woke up in the state where my father used to live
It made me wonder how a man could stand to leave his only kid
But that’s how we deal with our problems, isn’t it?
Isn’t it?
I can’t convince myself it is

I want to wake up in someone else’s body
I want to wake up as someone else
I wan’t to wake up in someone else’s body
Against their will

This silence is a science
We pick it up as we go
The silence is a science
We pick it up as we go

I want to blame myself
but I’m blaming everybody else
And it’s my fault and I know it
If you’re the blood in my veins
This is how to live without blood

This silence is a science
We pick it up as we go
The silence is a science
We pick it up as we go

I want to blame myself
but I’m blaming everybody else
And it’s my fault and I know it
If you’re the blood in my veins
This is how to live without blood

This silence is a science
We pick it up as we go
The silence is a science
We pick it up as we go
Track Name: My Brother Is The Sea
When my father was laid to rest
I was 14 years old
Cold hearted, no goals
My mother, she did her best
And when I finally got the nerve
I made my clean break
For the golden state
But my head just came home worst

But my brother is the sea
And he speaks to me
Yeah he speaks to me

Do you think that it is worth it to be,
The mother of a liar or the father of a God damn thief?
You say you love unconditionally
But the heart is not a martyr, it may beat but it don’t beat for me
Yeah it may beat but it don’t beat for
(Heart may beat)
Yeah it may beat but it don’t beat for me

When my father was laid to rest
The pressure I felt in my head and my heart
Was enough to send me next
And I’m done
You tell my brother that the worst is still yet to come

Do you think that it is worth it to be,
The mother of a liar or the father of a God damn thief?
You say you love unconditionally
But the heart is not a martyr, it may beat but it don’t beat for me
Yeah it may beat but it don’t beat for
(Heart may beat)
Yeah it may beat but it don’t beat for me

But my brother is the sea
And he speaks to me
Yeah he speaks to me
Track Name: Marilyn
I was in the front seat of your car
I didn't realize that the light was changing red
or your battle scars
And my heart was fleeing
Are you still believing,
California’s gonna call my name again?

Someday, Somebody’s gonna love you
Someday, Somebody’s gonna care
But it ain’t me

If you can breathe again
Don’t waste your breath on me
It’s gonna hurt to call this off in the long run
If it can beat again
Don’t let it beat for me
Yeah, Your heart will never feel the same again

Woo!

I was in the left lobes of my brain
I didn’t realize I was thinking about myself
And how much I’ve changed
And my heart was fleeing
Are you still believing,
California’s gonna call my name again?

Someday, Somebody’s gonna love you
Someday, Somebody’s gonna care
But it ain’t me

If you can breathe again
Don’t waste your breath on me
It’s gonna hurt to call this off in the long run
If you can see again
Don’t even look at me
Yeah, your heart will never feel the same again

Marilyn
I know you’re feeling this
But I know you’re scared to death
Of what your heart, it wants to say but
Marilyn
I know you’re full of shit
Because I know you’re feeling this
Yeah, your heart will never feel the same again

Marilyn
I know you’re feeling this (Oh no my Marilyn)
But I know you’re scared to death
Your heart will never feel the same again
(My ex lover, My ex best friend,
My everything, My everything
My Marilyn)
Track Name: Disaster
My mouth is waiting for the perfect time
To tell you I’m alright
To tell you I’ll be fine
But my fingers they won’t let me take my time
They know I’m not alright
They know I won’t be fine
Until you’re all mine

Because I made this mess
So I’ll clean it up
Or die in it, I’ll die in it, I’ll die

Disaster
I’m coming for you
And I won’t let you down
Like I always do
Like I always do

These knots we’ve tied have come undone
our hearts just can’t beat as one
I broke my heart to break yours
I won’t ruin my life to save yours
The words you spoke were never true
and I’m not sure what to say to you
What do you expect from me?
You’ll never get an apology

Because I made this mess
So I’ll clean it up
Or die in it, I’ll die in it, I’ll die

Disaster
I’m coming for you
And I won’t let you down
Like I always do
Disaster (Disaster)
I’m begging for you
and I won’t make you wait (I won’t make you wait)
Like I always do (Like I always do)
Like I always do

You made the call but I took the fall
I won’t make you wait
Would you make me wait?
It hurts to say but it’s worse to feel (hurts to say)
I won’t make you wait
How long would you wait?

Disaster
I’m coming for you
And I won’t let you down
Like I always do
Disaster (Disaster)
I’m begging for you
and I won’t make you wait (I won’t make you wait)
Like I always do (Like I always do)

These knots we’ve tied have come undone
our hearts just can’t beat as one
I broke my heart to break yours
I won’t ruin my life to save yours
Track Name: Do You Miss Me Yet?
So tell me how you feel about misery
And how it hurts to hear my name
Now how about honesty
What’s the last thing that you honestly said?
How about monogamy?
I’m not just blaming you we’re both terrible people
When it comes down to it
We’ll take what we get
and leave before it hurts

But I’m not coming home
and death is a cop out
I’ll just learn to live alone
Try to dig myself out
Of this hole that you dug for me
Of this hole that you dug for me

Until I’m driving through the sky at 110
Wake up in a hospital bed
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
My love do you miss me?
My God do you miss me?

I’m afraid of the way you say that you’ll be back again
I’m afraid of the way you say that you’ll be back

I’m not coming home (I’m not coming home)
and death is a cop out
I’ll just learn to live alone (I’ll stay alone, forever alone)
Try to dig myself out
Of this hole that you dug for me
And every time I drive by Highland I’m looking for you (I’m wasting my time)
But I’m afraid of what I’ll see
Look what you did to me

Until I’m driving through the sky at 110
Wake up in a hospital bed
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
My love do you miss me?
My God do you miss me?

Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss me yet?
Do you miss the way that I scream your name?
What’s the last thing that you honestly said?
Do you miss me yet?
Track Name: Haunt You
I was dreaming
Thinking of you while I was sleeping
Not sure if I was still breathing
The agony was killing me
But I got to thinking
Maybe I should fight off my demons
But then I thought “No I’ll just keep them”
Remind me, that I’m still breathing

It’s 10 degrees and I’m burning up
I’m not afraid to admit I’m not enough
Can you feel it in your chest that you’re alone?
I’ll do what it takes just to find my home

The holes in your head
From the things that you do
When you’re alone in your room
Are gonna come back to haunt you
The words that I write
And the things that I say
And the people I move
Are gonna come back to haunt you

It’s 10 degrees and I’m burning up
I’m not afraid to admit I’m not enough
Can you feel it in your chest that you’re alone?
I’ll do what it takes just to find my home
and did you find your home?
I hope you find it

The holes in your head
From the things that you do
When you’re alone in your room
Are gonna come back to haunt you
The words that I write
And the things that I say
And the people I move
Are gonna come back to haunt you

I’m gonna come back to haunt you
I’m gonna come back to haunt you
(I will come back for you, come back for you, come back for you)
Track Name: Constant Battle (Let It Go)
I read the words that you wrote over and over again
I prayed that I was who you were thinking about when you wrote them (When you wrote them)
If I called you late at night would it be foolish? (Would it be foolish?)
If I called you, just to hear you, and you knew this
Could you let it go?
Like I let you go

I play this game with myself where I get to drunk to walk or talk
all I can do is watch as you smoke your cigarette
and wear your heart out of your chest
And I thank the lord I let the worst 8 years of my life just up and walk away
So I’ll sort through the shorts of this ashtray of my past
and smoke one for every time I was happy
I’ll smoke one if I’m lucky
If I admitted I was foolish to break your heart
I’m lying to myself
I’m bound to fall apart
I don’t love you, no
And I got to let this go
Like I let you go
But I can’t let this go
(I’ll admit it, I still feel it, we both know what “Do you want to get a drink?” means)
Like I let you go

I’m at a constant battle between my head and heart
it’s always what I long for versus what I lust for
If I picked my brain to find a better way
Do you think I would leave or do you think that I would stay?
well I don’t know
But I gotta let this go
Like I let you go
But I can’t let this go
(I’ll admit it, I still feel it, we both know what “Do you want to get a drink?” means)
Like I let you go

Could you let it go?
Like I let you go
Because I can’t let this go
(I’ll admit it, I still feel it, we both know what “Do you want to get a drink?” means)
Like I let you go
No I can't let this go
Track Name: Run
Well I locked the door and left my keys inside the mailbox
incase you came home
And I went inside and found the letter that you wrote me
It says you need to be done
Anthony, I swear to God that I still love you but I can’t pretend
I want to see your face again
So I went upstairs and put my coat inside the closet
I saw the mess that you left

And all the signs said to run
But I did what I thought had to be done

And I can still see the look that was on your face
When I found you out
You could have caught every single fly in that bar
With your open mouth
Only one, I swear to God it’s not what it seems like
You better think before you act
Well it seems to me like honesty has always just been
Too much to ask from you my love

And all the signs said to run
So I did what I thought had to be done
And all the signs said to run
So I did what I thought had to be done
But what has to be done?

And all the signs
All the signs
Yeah all the signs
All the signs

But all the signs said to run
So I did what I thought had to be done
And all the signs said to run
So I did what I thought had to be done
but what has to be done?
What has to be done?
Do you have to be done?
Do you have to be done?

You abandoned me
This is your fault
I’m a sucker for the sound of your voice but
Don’t mistake this for a sign of weakness
We are finished, we’ve been hurt but you
Need not worry where I’ll be in 5 months
In a gutter with your taste on my tongue
I’ll make up the rest as I go
Don’t feel sorry, God knows I don’t
Don’t feel sorry, God knows I don’t
Don’t feel sorry, God knows I don't

And all the signs
All the signs
All the signs
All the signs