Gallows Humor

by Make War

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Recorded/mixed/mastered in my basement in 3 days, inspired by my time spent as a professional free-loader/angsty teen/unprofessional human being.
I appreciate anyone taking the time to listen to my music and for reading these album credits. You're beautiful and I love you.

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released February 8, 2014

All music and lyrics written by Branden Downs.

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Make War Woodbridge, Virginia

Make War is Branden Downs.

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Track Name: I Am
I am such a wreck
Hide behind tinted eyes
Void of self-respect
Broken homes pave the streets that we’ve walked
Tonight

You are everything
I could only try once
It’s for you that I will bleed
I have nothing left to grab on to
Tonight

I am such a wreck
I can’t keep myself up
I can’t learn to forget
Hope you learn to live with yourself
Tonight

You’re my beauty queen
With a venomous tongue
And low self-esteem
Hope you learn to live with yourself
Tonight

Here the happiness dies
But I wouldn’t know anyways
Track Name: This Lonely Lifestyle
Victory gin, a sip for each sin
Leaks through my pores but still I pour it in
My veins don’t react, my lungs turn to ash
I can’t get to sleep and I know you won’t come back

So now I’ll starve and I’ll bleed
I don’t know anything
My teeth are cracking in half, but don’t feel so bad
This is my fault

You’ll never know if you never grow
I cannot speak and now my scars are starting to show
I’m wasting my life, time after time
My fingers are numb and I can’t feel my spine

So now I’ll starve and I’ll bleed
I don’t know anything
My teeth are cracking in half, but don’t feel so bad
This is my fault

There’s something wrong with my head
But I keep it to myself instead
Because I can’t lose any of you
I’m tired and cold, just get me through
I’ll follow you
Track Name: Drown
Pale black eyes aimed at cloudless skies
Keep your head up, crawl back in your bed
And sleep until the night time
When the relapse hits I know it will destroy me
But I’d rather die a coward
Than live a life that I despise

I am nothing, I am nothing

I’ll drown today in my mistakes
I’ll scream it
I don’t love you anymore

I am just a vessel for their doctrines to be spread
And everything I think about is better left unsaid
Every single day I come to grips
With reality and what it’s supposed to be
This is giving in, this is giving up

I am nothing, I am nothing

I’ll drown today in my mistakes
I’ll scream it
I don’t love you anymore

This house is not a home
This house is not a home
I will die alone
I will die all alone

I’ll drown today in my mistakes
I’ll scream it
I don’t love you anymore
Track Name: Fourteen Days
I’m left with fourteen days and every hour I will stay awake
Combat tired eyes and snow that doesn’t stop
The only fight that’s left that’s worth fighting for is pushing me away
The clock drills holes into my head, mimicking my movements
Nothing left to contemplate, nothing left to do today
Rooftops keep us high, but what do we know

We’re all susceptible to their ideals
Burning books for peace
Kill for what you believe

I fall back down from time to time, I heave and cough, blood dripping dry
Thoughts and motives have all worn away
I’m sure I never get a single thought inside of your head
There’s nothing left for me to see I’ve given in to apathy
And conversations I can’t manage seem to occupy my days
But I will be alright, yeah, I will be just fine

We’re all susceptible to their ideals
Burning books for peace
Kill for what you believe
Track Name: Blood and Feathers
Wake up and run out the door
Your fleeting love, forevermore
My decision to expire has proven right
I awoke to find you gone
No trace of you, no goodbye call
I’ve never felt so alone

I’ve wasted my whole life
Trying to make sense of wrong and right
But I’m just losing my mind

Your weathered hands and cotton mouth
Neon signs and senseless doubt
One more night to feel alive
Now I know what it’s like
To live and learn, to lose my life
I am such a wreck

I’ve wasted my whole life
Trying to make sense of wrong and right
But I’m just losing my mind