Creatures of Habit

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released January 15, 2016

Guitar: Chris Rarogiewicz, Cody Oullette
Bass: Vincent Rios
Drums: Mike Poulin
Vocals/ Keyboard: Thomas Pinatti

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Track Name: Meatlocker
Meatlocker
Put my whispers in a bottle push them down to the bottom
wishful thinking never got me shit now that I think about it
so I sit down on my top step
look out at the clouds beds
and bend reality until my head has got me lost for breath
lost for words, lost in turn, god it hurts I wish we weren't so easily compromised I yearned for her learned on a curve
fell behind I slur my words one my drink my throat IT BURNS
I need to think of something quick before my broken heart, IT BURSTS

Becoming level headed mind set of a mental headache
soothed by a hypothetic sedative that measures breaths
it's like MEDICINE THAT OPENS UP CONTROL ROOMS IN OUR HEADS LETS US IN TO MESS WITH SHIT at that point we're better dead
the mind of a pessimist finds clues and messages
in aspects of everything, find themselves at the precipice
ready to address the niche that's got them bent like this
and we obsess over details that probably don't exist

My brain is returning to it's normal state
heart rate is pumping at a steady pace
the pain is subsiding slipping away
leaving a space I need it to stay
please keep me up please hold me down
it's confusing as love and you're walking out
on everything we've created inside of us opened a hole and tumbled to the now
wondering how we got to this place
I'm on top of the world and I'm not coming down
I'm sick of the ground I'm climbing higher
there's something I found and it made me a fighter
I'm not going back won't turn to the past
fire in my mind is burning brighter
loop the noose push it through ring my neck and pull it tighter
Track Name: Hour Little Secret
Hour Little Secret

Clock's spinning time's sticking with it's sticky fingers
Leaving mini fingerprints from a hand with twelve digits
I'm growing older now and I'll admit I've been a cynic
For a fifth of my years here, attitude is acidic
Not one more minute of this precious life that I've been given
Will be taken from me by some chopped liver old opinion
I'm finished, this is my time life's for living
I'm fed up with your intoxicating pessimism
Your life is cataclysmic isn't it?
Fear of death is no longer imminent
Kick rocks there's no lake to skip it in
So deep in the winter you feel like you're intimate
Where's those sun rays Lana Del? There's no fucking cinnamon
I'm sick of this missing shit falling back in the pit again

Chorus
Tick tock we're all on the clock
they tell me that my watch
will, catch me eventually
he always does
tick tock we're all on the clock
they tell me that my watch
will, catch me eventually
he can, kick rocks, kick rocks

I wake up every morning on the same side of the bed
With the same disheveled hair and same dragon slaying breath
With the same disheveled hair from positions that I slept
And kept on the same clothes as how yesterday was dressed
Fuck it I might smell funny lack money I'm twenty, something
And I'm running from nothing I'm becoming something
Somebody, wondering, where I'm headed
Wandering under trees underneath
A sun that is crumbling, my world cuz it revolves at such speeds
that it rotates my head 180 degrees
I feel like the clock has got me on a leash now
And I don't wear my watch, my watch wears me out

Chorus

Tick tock we're all on the clock
they tell me that my watch
will, catch me eventually
he always does
tick tock we're all on the clock
they tell me that my watch
will, catch me eventually
he can, kick rocks, kick rocks


I'm miserable at best begging Katie that she's missing me
Antihistamines are no longer a mystery to me
When I get out of bed I can hear my bones creak
And my hair line's pushing back like a football team
Sometimes, it's like the world's up against me
And sometimes I can barely breathe
Sometimes, I just wanna scream
But if you ask me how I'm doing, I'm just peachy

Chorus
Tick tock we're all on the clock
they tell me that my watch
will, catch me eventually
he always does
tick tock we're all on the clock
they tell me that my watch
will, catch me eventually
he can, kick rocks, kick rocks
Track Name: Mystery ft. Samuel Lathrop
Mystery Lyrics

She told me that I had her in the palm of my hand
that I could act exactly like who I am
so I did I showed every single side of me
and to my surprise she still sleeps beside me
it doesn't really make sense up in my head
all the way at the tippity top of the mountain
and imma hold on to everything she said
like it's my last breath, it's not worth the argument
dimples so deep that I got lost in em
by the time I climbed out I was exhausted
my eyes met hers we conversed though I didn't know it yet it already hurt
my teeth hit her lips and she kissed just like this
they fit so perfect I just can't resist

Chorus
It's not easy to be with me
I am just a mystery I don't need your sympathy
cuz I'm in love with me e e e e
I'm in love with me e e e e
I'm in love yes I'm in love

Then came the heartbreak not soon after
immediatley cutting ties to smiles and laughter
a slight deadening of light in the eyes is natural
but this brings a whole new meaning to love shackles
a story with a twisted end will always keep you listening
attentivley positioned like you're sitting with your mistress
I couldn't find a pulse so I went home quick
and if you're looking for patheticism this is it
broken kneeling at the top of the steps
sat a bleeding heart beating himself to death
pumping blood that wasn't there just hopeful thinking into a spiral stare
sunk down to the bottom I electro shocked him
had a bad reaction and immediately lost it
said he felt like someone stuck his head in a socket
then melted like chocolate in a pants pocket

Chorus
It's not easy to be with me
I am just a mystery I don't need your sympathy
cuz I'm in love with me e e e e
I'm in love with me e e e e
I'm in love yes I'm in love
yes I'm in love, yes I'm in love
Track Name: Paint Splash Love
Paint Splash Love
She's broken cuz he broke her
she smokes til her throat hurts
she stays, you'd think she'd learn
but she turns to the sun til the words don't seem to burn
he hates her more than she hates him
an incompetence competition is what they're living in
and every little bit of it is blame blame pass it
to see who can get the other to do more back flips
cheat cheat what goes around comes around
believe nothing that comes out the mouth
these trees stunt their growth
and she'll speak in tongue until she kills them both
he tries to bite his tongue and
stakes rise the lies keep coming
she cries but keeps the drum beat and I don't know why but she still loves me

I need her more than she needs me
without her I can't breathe never mind speak
followed her boot prints deep into the leaves
we'd turn back now but we're lost in the trees
trap her keep her put her in my notebook
and never let her go I need her the meter is broken
love her death and although I never spoke it
right hand's in my left so I know that she knows it
wrapped up tied tight intertwined
in each other and I laugh like I'm not surprised
for every kiss I give I get two in reply
I'm pushing my luck and she's moving the line
I try and I try and I try to cross it
I lie and she cries that I've finally lost it
she pushes me out then closes the draw bridge
and I'll bang my head against the door until she drops it

There we sat under a star lit sky
like a canvas stretched across our points of view
with intentions of keeping us blind
as I stared into your eyes you followed my lead and stared back into mine
the colors twisted and warped into something
creating a tension I happened to like
the world could collapse around us
and I don't think I'd notice
I would paint you something nicer but the brush is broken

she said go home
so he did and left her all alone
in his head she's so cold
but his heart knows
her breath is so close
it's the only thing he wants to hold
so I do I'll ignore every bone in my body and chase you until death haunts me

I've got a little bit of n addiction to you
and I don't plan on hitting rehab any time soon
but if you'll have this dance then I'll take two
and I'll hold your hand just like it holds the fuse
we'll fall so hard that our bodies will bruise
and I'll cradle the feeling because I love you
and we'll lay on our back and stare at the stars
until the sun comes to kill the moon
Track Name: Silent Treatment
Silent Treatment
Frigid air was creeping in through every little crack in the wall
all that I knew that falling now would cause
impeccable withdrawals mixed with missiles
that would lift off when you got pissed off
and eventually fizzle down to numerous missed calls
so that you could list off pointless improv.
this shit is cris cross you're acting skitzo
I want to kill you right now but it's purely visceral
I'd smack your face, thought we were past this phase
with a raised brow turned down, if that's the case...
you claim your ass is out of class from me
so explain why your ass is so attached to me
my words cut deep like you have to bleed
yeah it has to be this way I have to beat these things
into your head while I hold your neck down
and shove it down your throat cuz I'm past retreat
if I want to fit it all I need a faster beat
you never fucking listen but you're asking me
what my god damn issue is but we past this street
like a month ago bitch do I have to scream?
am I talking to a wall bitch? answer me!
if this house were glass I'd shatter sheets of it
reaching frequencies past the peak's summit
it baffles me you could be so facetious
but this is how it has to be cuz we love it

Chorus
When the sparks fly I'm alive, when the sparks die so do I
turn your back on me this time smile kid and cut the wings off of mine (x2)

Left me with a pocket full of dead ends
eye sockets full of circles with a message
attached to the inside latched with a pin slide mechanism locked in it
I've kept this inside my head come set me free
the mess I left haunts and it won't let me sleep
but you sleep so peacefully as sedatives breech
your blood stream it just seems I must let you be
but nah fuck that gotta get you up out of this bed
cuz it's all my fault that you're laying in it
with a machine in your neck that controls your breath
and everything you would of said just pounds in my head like
If you weren't such an asshole I never woulda left
don't act like you didn't smell it on my breath
Yeah but you just opened up the door and you stepped
we were both infuriated who the fuck could
think ahead?
If you were there wonder if you woulda helped me
Of course I woulda helped you if you woulda let me, just hold my hand
Just get out
I cant
Yes you can, fuck you, just go
But I still love you
I don't
I don't I don't love you no more she said to me oh yeah oh no
I don't I don't love you no more she said to me then closed the door

Chorus
When the sparks fly I'm alive when the sparks die so do I
turn your back on me this time, smile kid and cut the wings off of mine (x2)
Track Name: Take Me Back ft. Alisa Velasquez
Take Me Back
It makes me happy to think back
Warm weather green grass
Anything I could possibly want is exactly what I had
Chasing girls around the tarmac
Playground, backpack full of love letters
collecting them like they're fat cash
Had my first kiss right over there
So scared that I nearly stood her up, but I went, we fell in love
At least I did, can still smell the peaches in her hair if I try hard enough
My first bicycle, got it at the swap shop at the dump
Just me and dad in his truck driving on a garbage run
I miss that so much, didn’t last long enough
first five to ten years were the best ones
Flat tire pumped it up, loose nuts, tightened them
Pushed me down the driveway and I broke my arm on the first bump
Whole class signed my cast and I felt loved
It was kindergarten 1995 I was tough

Chorus
Take me back to the days, when we were young and restless
Wish it never had to change, when, we still had our innocence
so I'm looking through the memories, and flipping through the pages



It makes me happy to think back to when winter storm meant happiness
Snow day, toss my back pack and the lunch mom packed in it
Grabbed my winter hat and I'm out into the passionate
White weather of rapid winds that mother nature has us in
Lying on my back until my gloves start to freeze
Time to pack it in I'm happy that these memories are part of me
Drinking hot chocolate by the fire marshmallows til I'm wired
Fall asleep with my sisters and dog, the height of being
Such a sight to see there's nowhere else I'd like to be
Than playing catch in my front yard if it wasn’t too bright to see
I might of seen this scene as something that defined the likes of me
And held the moment just a little longer as it tried to flee
That's ok, grimy knees, dirty, rolling in the leaves
Climbing trees like I should be hiding acorns in my cheek
These memories I share will probably die with me
But ill cherish them until they start to flicker and play hide and seek

Chorus
Take me back to the days, when we were young and restless
Wish it never had to change, and, we still had our innocence
so I'm looking through the memories, and flipping through the pages
tonight imma reminisce way back when, way back when




Living life so easily, had the whole world ahead me
So young and naive, life was but a dream
there's nothing that I couldn't do
back when I still believed in miracles
when there wasn't any rules, do you remember
the magic of summer night fireflies dancing in the sky
I know the past is behind us but I still remember the love

Chorus
Take me back to the days, when we were young and restless
Thinking bout how much I miss it
so I'm looking through the memories, and flipping through the pages
tonight imma reminisce way back when, we were kids
Track Name: Petals
Petals Lyrics
This rose is falling apart
it's losing all it petals and it's burning in the darkness
the stems become weak and withered by itself
not bright enough to stand out screaming for help
yeah, he can hear her cries but he can't reach her he's frozen in the ice
he loves the sound of her voice
he wants to get closer he's addicted to the noise
he can't get enough it drives him mad
he slams down that fist and the ice starts to crack
beats on the ground until his hands are bloody
picks himself up out of the water and starts running
his bare feet crush the snow
he isn't scared to freeze he doesn't need his coat
her voice gets louder, he's close
he spots that dead flower holding on to her last hope
he picks her up and carries her home
paints her into the picture and watches her grow
watches her roots spread to a wider base
as the petals come out and add color to her face
she gets her life back and she gets stronger
rips out her roots and she begins to wander
he watches her walk away
he can listen for her cries but he can't make her stay
they don't regret it they needed each other
gave a hand to one another when they were both in trouble
saw each other's weaknesses and both understood
cuz she was dying and he just needed that push
so he sits out on his front porch
waiting for her to come burst back through the front doors
sometimes he thinks he hears her when it's pouring
that voice, she's his favorite part of the story

Chorus
kept one of her petals and he clutches it close to his chest he loves her she touched him (x4)

Kneeling out in that pouring rain
freezing in the forest screaming her name
you've never felt so weak and you just wish you could wake up from this dream
but nope it goes on life won't stop hurting
you know better, love shows no mercy
choke those tears back hold your head up
wait here she comes, better get up
your heart skips a beat wait no that's not her
you hate love but you love the fact that it hurts
laying on your back in the snow
as each flake covers you and you lose feeling in your toes
disappearing into the ground under the trees
don't care enough to get up and just leave
you don't wanna live your life without her
rather stay here and lay here and die like a coward
drag your feet, slink into the house
spread out on the floor with your head against the couch
lifeless staring at the ceiling
counting the cracks and comparing them with your feelings
there's not enough, head back out down the steps
and count the stars while you freeze to death
there's not enough head back out down the steps
clutch her petal to your chest as you freeze to death

Chorus
Kept one of her petals and she clutches it close to his chest he loves her she touched him (x4)
Track Name: Broken Pictures and Dirty Dishes
Broken Pictures and Dirty Dishes

Two halves make a whole
She hate one of mine
That left a hole so she's climbing inside
Pushing out my better half
Is this what I let her have? Individuality is all that I've ever had
I better grab my center of gravity and pull
Before I'm deader than a fish out of water I'm fucking hooked
Reel me in stomp me gut me cut me up I'm fucking cooked
It’s sunny but the clouds are what keep my going I'm dying look
I'm allergic to this shit someone get an epi pen
And push it through my swollen heart so that I can breathe again
Cuz I'm better at this sick shit
Sometimes I just wish that
I could have it both ways but this isn’t Christmas
And I'm not six, shit, home is locked can't get in it
knock and knock but defense mechanism knows she's present
so it shuts me out, I'm homesick
can't take another minute
I'm coming home to broken pictures and dirty dishes and

Chorus

That’s how I’d like it to be I never asked for anything
I just wanted a little sleep
But you had to give me everything
and that's not how it should be
I never asked for anything
but you had to go and give me everything
now I'd rather have peace than sleep
haven't see myself in a while
it's too bright to step out
clouds can't protect the ground when the sun beats down their morale
until they fade away and split up and dissipate
into the crowd of seagulls that pass over as they head south
Half of me is falling out she’s pushing through the other side
Falling down falling down
Won’t stop until we’re two combined
I haven’t even scratched the surface the security is perfect
Understatement, I built the thing and I don’t understand the inner workings
It hurts me let me in it's me help me shelter from
everything I'm out of service if you don't open up ill self destruct
and your demise will be the end of us
the melted plugs will burn us up until there's nothing left but chemical dust
I don't understand this process like I can't learn physics
I'm not a cynic I just wanna visit hurl me in it
I miss it I'm livid with this decision burning sturdy bridges
I'm coming home, to broken pictures and dirty dishes and

Chorus

That’s how I’d like it to be I never asked for anything
I just wanted a little sleep
But you had to give me everything
and that's not how it should be
I never asked for anything
but you had to go and give me everything
now I'd rather have peace than sleep

A fragile state of mind isn’t something to fuck with
Cuz if it never develops on it’s own it needs crutches
Yes crutches can be nice but they can leave you stuck in
A number of ruts that will leave you more generic than Teddy Ruxbin
cuz if you don't take care of yourself you will become dependent
and then the fundamentals of who you are become irrelevant
cuz who are we as human beings without a sense of self
I'm telling it how it is cuz I feel like I fell in this shit
and I'm somebody else mixed with myself
and I'm feeling sick that out of what's left of me
there's little left to waste
that's why I'm belting it out
I've been dwindling away for a while now so I'm letting it all out
and it's lifting me up off the ground
and I'm gonna come crashing down
and once I finally hit the ground
I'm walking right in my house
sit my ass right on the couch
when I was six, this isn't how I envisioned it
I'm coming home to broken pictures and dirty dishes and

Chorus

That's how I'd like it to be I never asked for anything
I just wanted a little sleep
But you had to give me everything
and that's not how it should be
I never asked for anything
but you had to go and give me everything
now I'd rather have peace than sleep
Track Name: I Make Waves
I Make Waves

Why do I toss and turn in my sleep my dreams concern me
close my eyes take off my shirt slip into my sheets and begin my journey
to the end of the word
it's a destination not an era
it's a place you can stand bury your feet in the sand
the ocean floats above us, hold my hand
promise that it won't fall on us, won't fall
in the dream I'm so strong I could hold it in my palm
head back looking up lump pin throat
wondering when gravity is gonna let it go
I see the waves crash but they just hang there
suspended peaceful kind makes me wanna stay here

I've had this dream before but not the same way as this is
this one's different
this time I have to listen to the slightest hint of hieroglyphics in it
because this similar scenario has always been riddled with it
but tonight, tonight theses familiar symbols have my face widdled in them
and they all appear to be looking at me, painted red but who would bleed
just to fill the cracks of the grooves they carved out just for me
I'm in this cave with an open face looking out at nothing
just ocean waves spilling down the sides from up above me
I'm taking it in I'm taking in everything
every smell taste touch
the ceiling's laced with strings which attach to my fingerprints
pushing their way through everything I'm made of
perfectly molded into my fingerprints
shooting straight up through the structure above
tied like little nooses around each wave
realizing this is everything that controls us
every move I've ever made
any decision I've ever struggled to agree with myself upon
meant nothing, it was pointless because the tide had already gone
as I look closer
on the strings journey up to the clouds which are actually waves
they seem to be infused with some pivotal weak points which support the cave
I then saw why I was here
and why even though I knew I was asleep I couldn't push through
because in order to control the strings controlling you
you need to realize there are strings controlling you
just then I lifted my arms as high as humanly possible
and threw them down with such force
that not god himself through all his wrath had a chance of stopping them
it shifted a support beam
causing a tectonic plate shift
lifting what would have been known as the largest tsunami ever
up into the sky like a spaceship
to come crashing down on the thin rock layer sitting up above my head
to crush it to pieces, peacefully
and crush me, severing the final string's last thread
I learned to control the tide and connectively gravity itself
using the strength of only my fingertips
the universe doesn't control me
the universe doesn't own me
I make my own decisions and I will decide my own fate
I'm taking the wheel my name is Thomas Pinatti and I make waves
Track Name: Fears
Fears Lyrics

Since I was a kid I was too scared to dance
In front of an audience, in my defense
I was too skinny too scrawny too lanky
too many times I tried to time the steps
In the bathroom mirror and I kept trying
But it didn't reflect, felt like dying
Just wanna hide inside my head at weddings and other events
But I kept at it and now I'm the best
Just kidding I dance like shit
I look like an idiot but to hell with people's opinions

Chorus
Let it all go let it all go
Worst fears and all let em all show
Take em all out by the window
Let's give these people what they came for (2x)

Used to be scared of the dark, now I'm scared of broken hearts
Broken bones among other things
Had my share of both and it's why I sing
Now I'm scared of public speaking, heart disease, and working on the weekends
Getting fat, weak, and lost in the bleakness
Was an adrenaline junkie no I'm hardly feening
For the rush of the speed coming off of the street
When all I can think of is skin off of me
Yeah my fears are the boss of me
But not for long cuz I'm tossing each
I'm tossing each
I'm tossing each, get em outta here, I'm tossing each
anxiety is not for me, my brain it haunts my heart it eats
I've got you trapped can't you see?
I can't believe it the monster speaks!
he's climbing walls crawling beneath
and when I bring it all down I'm gonna drop it on top of the beast

Chorus
Let it all go let it all go
Worst fears and all let em all show
Take em all out by the window
Let's give these people what they came for (2x)

- I feel anxiety itching inside of me
eating the very fabric of this sad society
this hunger can't be fed I'm in over my head
so I'll just hold my fucking breath until I'm dead - (x2)
pull it apart across the seams
you're not taking my life this is larceny
escaping from the better parts of me
has become something I'm used to and it marks the beast
yeah we're ready to fight so we're marching feet
throwing hands til the cards are beat
we'll scrape and crawl til we start to bleed
and our enemies backs are too far to see

Chorus
Let it all go let it all go
Worst fears and all let em all show
Take em all out by the window
Let's give these people what they came for (2x)