Was a Time

by Biiko

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released December 25, 2016

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Track Name: What if I
I try too hard to find an easy answer when there's work involved
like when you say something bothers you, it needs to change
i simply walk away

cause i can't be bothered to try
because what if i fail?
Track Name: Haunted
decision precision
it's the hardest mark of accuracy
did i make the right choice or did it make me?

well, i used to mind that my soul felt haunted
effortlessly disaffected
now i've come to find through my wiles and my ways
there's no end of days, there's just apathy
there's just a point where you stop trying
there's decisions to make and options vying
i just wanted to tell you what you wanted to hear
but my tongue got too heavy from the weight of the decision

where's that smile?
i fought for you for so long
there's no denying my decision
everything screamed to me
i fought for you for so long, i fought for you
i fought for something

i fought for something that brought me out in me

but what of all of the paths i could have taken?
and what of all of the destiny i've shaken off my shoulders?
or there's no reverse, just
reverberations from the drop in the pool
i watched the ripples echo across my
body of water, makes me wonder if i made a good

decision, where's that smile?
i fought for you for so long
there's no denying my decision
everything screamed to me
i fought for you for so long,
i fought for you, i fought for
something, opened my eyes and saw
i fought for you for so long
there's no denying my decision
everything screamed to me
i fought for you for so long
i fought, i fought for my decision
Track Name: Another Way
i wish you could save a place for me
like a checkpoint before autosave deletes my everything
i knew what i wanted, but past tense is the key
don't mean i won't remember all the best before the downswings

i only want to make you happy
but i need to be alone
can't explain it to myself
and that's what stings the most
all the lovely things about you
are doing battle in my brain
with all the nights of sulking
makes me feel like i'm insane

i know i never got those orchids
or all those other greens you wanted
i never was the best at saying
just what i'm feeling
cause i was so tired of pissing you off

and baby, why would i ever, ever want to do that to you?
it don't make sense
and it's what i'm trying to wrap around
i know i gotta funny, funny way of showing that i care
but i do
you live in my heart
but please use your head

i only want to make you happy
but i need to be alone
i can't explain it to myself
and that's what stings the most
all the lovely things about you
are doing battle in my brain
with all the nights of sulking
makes me feel like i'm insane
Track Name: The Death of Me
a grin that feels familiar,
a sleight of hand so similar
the grass is always greener i guess
but does that mean anything can be the best?
or is this all searching for a comfortable meaning

well shit, i hope not

saw all those movies in my pubic teething
celebrities always looking out for director dream teasing
if i could find a way that reality might please me
then i could do away with the inbetween so boring

it's all a fault of my own
so much input it's hard to control
the subjectivity of an art imitating life, permeating the whole
essence of what it is to be real; be real with you.
i'll never be reynolds or gosling
but that doesn't mean you'll never think i'm awesome

you know my name is Biiko
but they keep calling me Mr. Grumbles
well, maybe they think that's all i do with no real clue
how i deal with troubles


live a trailer and breathe all the deleted scenes
everything is easier when you have that edited sheen
cause no one wants to see
the hero drop a deuce or do dry cleaning
so take the best of the best
and let me compare it with anxiety and doubt
self confidence revisions
maybe i will, maybe i won't coin flip decisions

never say "let's work through this" and always go with "take it or leave it."

what a perfect recipe for bullshit.

to be fair, i sang this line at least two dozen times
before i chose take seventeen as the best sample i could provide
it's just my story is filled to the brim with mistakes and typos
so it's not that i'm above it,
just i don't know a better way to make you care