Empathy

by Why They Fight

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released February 6, 2016

Recorded by Duncan Slack with Groom Lake Productions
Mixed and Mastered by Max Barksdale
Written by Max Barksdale and Why They Fight

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Track Name: Apathy (ft. Tommy Gates of Dead Set)
This is for you and you alone
Track Name: Trees
Trees Lyrics

You tell me how
You're broken holding on too tight
You say your life
Is dark but let me show you some light

You're not as bad
As you make yourself believe
Just follow me

Take the rest of me
It's all I've got
I keep trying to be
Everything that I'm not
If you could see
What I see in your eyes
Would you kindly
Keep me broke; hold me tight

Here we go again
The same old wreck
We've been stuck in
These cycles work like circles
In our heads
But we just try to break free

I'm a mess and when
I get on track I'm lost again
You said I'm always perfect
But tell me is this worth it?

Take this from me
Close your eyes
Fall asleep
Take this from me
Close your eyes
Fall asleep

Take the rest of me
It's all I've got
I keep trying to be
Everything that I'm not
If you could see
What I see in your eyes
Would you kindly
Keep me broke; hold me tight
Track Name: Empathy
Empathy Lyrics

Quit freaking out at me
Can't you see it's hard to keep on moving

With the weight of the world
Tied around my feet
It's dragging me slowly
(It's hard to keep going)

And I'm just another checkmark baby
(On your list to fuck over today)
And I'm only trying to say this maybe
It'd be best to stay, away,

(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Just stay away)

Why don't you show a little empathy?
A false hope sense of sympathy?
Throw yourself into the sea
And wash the pain away

Come on, take another breath with me
And sing our bedtime melodies
I could make up harmonies
If only you would stay
Away

Alright
Check check can you hear me through your ignorance
Cashing out is the way you live your life
Your change of passion is nothing but irrelevant
When the sense you carry causes strife

I'm just another checkmark baby
(On your list to fuck over today)
And I'm only trying to say this maybe
It'd be best to stay, away,

(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Just stay away)

Why don't you show a little empathy?
A false hope sense of sympathy?
Throw yourself into the sea
And wash the pain away

Come on, take another breath with me
And sing our bedtime melodies
I could make up harmonies
If only you would stay
Away
Away
Away

(Solo Section)

I'm just another checkmark baby
(On your list to fuck over today)
And I'm only trying to say this maybe
It'd be best to stay, away
But I'm just another checkmark baby
(On your list to fuck over today)
And I'm only trying to say this maybe
It'd be best to stay, away

(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Stay away, stay away, stay away from me)
(Just stay away)
Track Name: Forts
Forts

Please understand
Well I am tryin'
To break free from
False dreams and nicotine

You were right
Yeah you were right all along
My walls have only made the worst for me

So I guess I'll see you in my dreams
Ill close my eyes and fall asleep
It's not so bad when I relive our memories
But it's so damn hard
Just to breathe

Please take my hand
And lead the way
Away from
My false sense of self esteem

Tell me again
You're here to stay
Warm nights with you
Always got the best of me

So I guess I'll see you in my dreams
I'll close my eyes and fall asleep
It's not so bad when I relive your memory
But it's so damn hard
Just to breathe

2,3,4

I'm sorry
I'm so sorry

So I guess I'll see you in my dreams
I'll close my eyes and fall asleep
It's not so bad when I dream of your memories
But it's so damn hard
Just to breathe
Track Name: Sympathy
Sympathy

6/8 6/8 4/4
Wake up, in cold sweat
On the back porch
I'm strung out
Left to dry
I've been wrung out
Again

I've got three bucks and some change
I pray that you feel the same
About the way you thought about me
When I left

Well I know
You know
We know
They all know that
I'm no good for this

But I know
You know
We know
They all know
I'm trying
And I'm sorry

(Verse 2)
The summers we got wrecked in garages
Meant so much to me
Where we spent all our nights out drinking
Just remember we're free

And when the whole town caught fire
Well we just got high
We sung the melodies
All drunk and out of key

And I know
you know
We know
They all know
That I'm no good for this

And I know
You know
We know
They all know
I'm trying

And I know I will let you down
And I know I will let you down
And I know I will let you down
[I let you down]

But so did you
I got the message that
I'm better off alone
And when I'm miles away
I'll miss the graces of home

But I, won't let, this kill me
Not yet
I'll take my chances outside
I'll chase my dreams till I'm dead
I have hope

And I know that I will let you down
Track Name: Letterbox
Letterbox

Hey, how are you?
Do leaves fall faster
When I'm gone?
And do you feel better
When I'm wrong?
I'm always wrong

I'm just confused
How I could feel this
all along
And how you despised it
when you're wrong
You're always wrong

And maybe I should get some sleep
My dreams and I
Have never been at peace
And maybe you could finally breathe
And let the words against you sink in
Let the waves crash down
Like what you did to me

Can't say I miss this
I feel more lost when I'm at home
And maybe it's a sign I'm best alone
Your "guidance" hurt more than you know
You'll never know

Did you expect this?
Well where was I supposed to go?
When all I have is what I know
But still I found this more than home
I'm letting go

And these words choked back
Are suffocating me

They tie me down
'Till I can hardly breathe

And maybe one day you'll learn to see,
That all I ever wanted,
Was to make you proud of me

And maybe I should get some sleep
My dreams and I
Have never been at peace
And maybe you could finally breathe
Let these words against you sink in
Let the waves crash down
Like what you did to me

I found a way out of this mess
Become self reliant
Can't trust anyone
But this feeling in my chest

And maybe now you know best,
But I refuse to die and know I
Lived here in regret

And maybe you could get some sleep
My dreams and I
Have never been at peace
And maybe you could finally breathe
And let the words against you sink in
Let the waves crash down
Like what you did to me