I Think It's Time You Packed Up & Left My Head

by The Drive Home

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released October 25, 2013

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Track Name: Small Talk
You’ll fall over the drama you’ve kept hidden away
Under the covers you’ll spend each of your waking days
This small talk will get you nowhere

And the sun’s not so bright
That you can’t see where I am and where you haven’t been
Where time is and where you’re wasting it

You couldn’t keep your eyes set on your knees
Let alone a lock and chain between your teeth
I should’ve taken the hint that
This drive home alone would be its hardest

So many afternoons were spent out by the lake
Little was I to know you were skipping stones
Into the side of my head
Even in the summer you brought the rain to my place
I took my seat on your chair without legs
And always wondered why I fell

I hate secrets, that’s why I’ll never fucking keep them
You told me to keep up, but I’m losing this conversation
A steady dreamer; patience, please keep this at rest
I used up all my sick days so I’m calling in dead
Track Name: 0305
I spent eight months stuck in this head of mine
Trying to get out of a shitty state of mind
I guess I should’ve seen this coming when
You started to blow me off
It took me a while to realise that your doormat
Had my name all over it

Whispers from strangers that I didn’t want to hear
Turning into images of all my biggest fears
Playing out stories that I couldn’t bear to watch
I tried everything but I couldn’t switch them off
Struggling to believe it would get easier with time

For too long now you’ve had a hold on me
But your grip’s starting to loosen and I’m finally free
I took our photos down and stowed them away
You’ve left the side of my bed
And I can finally rest my head again

I’ve been waking up to this ghost town street
At five a.m. for the past few weeks
Wondering if this routine will take my mind off
The thought of where you’ve been
And the things I wish I hadn’t seen
And I know it’s not working but I won’t give up on trying

I can still feel your arms around my waist
Every night when I turn off the lights

For too long now you’ve had a hold on me
But your grip’s starting to loosen and I’m finally free
I took our photos down and stowed them away
You’ve left the side of my bed
And I can finally rest my head again

My friends all see the look in my eyes
Like I haven’t felt a thing since you said goodbye
And it was so easy for you to move on from me
Just like it was for you to leave

I gave you every fucking ounce I could
You never stayed like you said you would
Track Name: Gutless
late night drives are the last thing i need for this night
'cos right now i need my friends just like any day before
you're the type that likes to tease our trainwreck named jealousy
tell me how long did you hate yourself for wanting his company?

still too gutless to admit it
i was too gutless to fix it

i'm sure he drove you home
he missed the turn off when he turned you on
one day you're gonna be all alone
and i won't be there to help you
read my letter over all you want
there's only one of us who'll get choked up

i'm pacing the street where your best friend lived
it was always such a nice house
two-storied bullshit of where you were when you weren't
i settled for last, you were out stealing the best of my intentions
and save the boredom my knees are too weak to give enjoyment

still too gutless to admit it
i was too hopeless to change it

i'm sure he drove you home
he missed the turn off when he turned you on
one day you're gonna be all alone
and i won't be there to help you
read my letter over all you want
there's only one of us who'll get choked up

and i've spent too many nights yelling fuck you at this goddamn phone
you said you'd never trade coming home to me for anything
there are some days that make me think that i'm okay
and then there's days like today

i'm sure he drove you home
he missed the turn off when he turned you on
one day you're gonna be all alone
and i won't be there to help you
read my letter over all you want
there's only one of us who'll get choked up
Track Name: Three's Company
Please inform me if you know how I should spend my days
I thought this mind was my own but
It seems it’s wasted on wasting away
Hollow halls and shallow seas will bring me to my knees
Even if I close my eyes your face will haunt me endlessly

Coated rooms with your lying eyes
This tight chest calls for sleepless times
I wish this heart would beat as fast
As my mind makes it out to be

You still complain about the town you grew up in
Don’t write it off as the sad mistake you’ve made it
Two-facing friends that you say you care about
Hold your throat for the breath you won’t let out
Save the drama before you swim deeper
With the type you talk about

I can tell by the way that you’re dressed
The summer season is how you wear your best
You change perfumes not as easily as his scent
Overwhelms you
I just hope someone buys that bar for me
And a taxi home at four a.m. with your friends

You still complain about the town you grew up in
Don’t write it off as the sad mistake you’ve made it
Two-facing friends that you say you care about
Hold your throat for the breath you won’t let out
Save the drama before you swim deeper
With the type you talk about

Let that guy with all his ink tell you what it is about me
You won’t miss
He’ll drop his lines while you drop like rain
You’re hooked line and you’re sinking
But I could always swim
And you could only drown

You still complain about the town you grew up in
Don’t write it off as the sad mistake you’ve made it
Two-facing friends that you say you care about
Hold your throat for the breath you won’t let out
Save the drama before you swim deeper
With the type you talk about
Track Name: Drive Home
I’ve spent countless nights in a cold hard bed
Trying to fill my goddamn head with something
Instead of my empty thoughts at two a.m.
Missed conversations between these fingers and your skin
I’m exhausted

I’ve been trying so hard to just feel fine
And as much as I do most of the time
I can’t help but still miss when you were mine

And this is four a.m.
And I guess this is how it ends
And distance makes the heart grow
And this is the drive home
Track Name: Heights
weeks on end with these headphones echoing "i won't give up"
i tried to convince you to fight for me but you never fucking tried
you spent your nights in arms of others instead of trying to save us

i can still hear the remnants of that voice at the end of your driveway
as you whispered those words to me for the first time
after years of friendship it finally felt like you were mine for good
you took me by surprise and i fell even harder that night

i remember the days i told myself that this conscious mind would never break
and i remember feeling so sure about all the choices that i'd made
but i've gotten to a point where i'm not sure about anything anymore
and i keep telling myself, reminding myself i will be okay

packing up my shit was one of the hardest things i had to do
but you left me with no choice and i was stupid enough to believe that
one day you'd realise what you were throwing away
you never did, you think you've moved on to better things
and that you got your own way

i remember the days i told myself that this conscious mind would never break
and i remember feeling so sure about all the choices that i'd made
but i've gotten to a point where i'm not sure about anything anymore
and i keep telling myself, reminding myself i will be okay

all the words and promises you turned your back on
don't hurt as much as they did 5 months ago
time didn't wait for me, the world kept turning
it was up to me to make the choice to pick myself up off the floor
and face my fears, put these hole-worn shoes on
and step out the front door
just step out the front door