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Apathy is lethal
You’re letting moss grow
You’re covered in resentment
About how life tends to go
I don’t see you making an effort
To better anything
Try getting off your ass
To see what life can bring

This place has stayed the same
It’s your heart that has changed
This place has stayed the same
I’m not promising better days
You bitch this town’s gone to shit
I don’t see you trying to fix it
You bitch that you’re drowning
I don’t see you trying to swim

Pessimism is lethal
You’re down on yourself
Hating how you’ve been treated
Not looking at the wealth
Of friendships around you
They blossom and they bloom
You ignore and let them wither
And hope that spring comes back soon

You can say you hate the Midwest
But I’ll call you on a lie
We’ve planted hearts in this soil
We’ll watch them grow or die
And even if we branch out
We’re planted underneath this sky
Our hearts are in Indiana
No matter where we lie

I’ve seen men deny
Where they’re from
No higher form of blasphemy
It’ll burn your tongue
No worse form of shame
I’m ashamed of what you’ve done
We don’t need you here
Just remember where you’re from


from Not The Same EP, released October 3, 2016



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