Mercy Rule

by Birthday Boy

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released January 30, 2018

Birthday Boy - Mercy Rule
Recorded and Mixed at Gradwell House
Mastered at West West Side Mastering
Written by Birthday Boy
Cover Artwork by Paul Granese
Released 1.30.18

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Track Name: Strangers
Is it worth it, I don't know
To feel good for a minute or an hour or so

If I want a little more
Do I have enough to score?
Or wait. Until. It's over.
Or wait. Until. It's over.

It's a waste, a waste
Its the point I know

There's a stranger in my house
Can she tell me what my life's all about

There's a stranger in my veins
Can she help to ease the pain
Or wait. Until. It's over.
Or wait. Until. It's over.

It's a waste, a waste
It’s the point I know
Track Name: No Fun At All
Tell me why should I refuse,
When I don't wanna choose
Is it cause I won't lie to you?
Is it cause I won't lie to me?

So tell me why you…
Have to leave
Tell me why you…
Notice me
Is it cause I?
Have nothing
Or I’m just no fun at all

If I could…
Then why should I return?
Is it cause I won’t lie to you?
Is it cause I won’t lie to me?

Tell me why you…
Have to leave
Tell me why you…
Notice me
Is it cause I?
Have nothing
Or I’m just no fun at all

You don't want anyway, that I've always been a part of
You don't want anyway, so you can always look down

So tell me why you…
Is it cause I?
Have nothing
Or I’m just no fun at all

Cause I’m just no fun at all.
Track Name: Through The Sound
All I want - to have it all
You fought it once, but it won't fall

You lost it once, but it's around
You're holding on, through the sound
You'll lose it all not to be found
You're holding on, through the sound

I've never held as much as anybody else
I'd like to know just what it means

Lost your voice, it fits you well
Told me once, I'll never tell

I'm feeling good but it never lasts
I can't keep up, with what I'll never have

You lost it once, but it's around
You're holding on, through the sound
You'll lose it all not to be found
You're holding on, through the sound

I’m feeling good
I’m feeling fine
It never lasts
It never…

I'm feeling good but it never lasts
I can't keep up, with what I'll never have

I've never held as much as anybody else
I'd like to know just what it means
Track Name: Future Me
I don't want to see another face around me.
You're included too.
This is just a game that I think I am playing.
I don't want to lose.

This is just a reason for me not to be here
You should leave me too
This is just a game that I think I am playing
I don't want to lose

Don’t wanna lose.
Don’t wanna lose.

Let go of me.
Let go of me.

And if you don't, I won't forgive the words you spoke.
And if you tell me you won’t forgive me…
Cause I’m fearing the future me.
Fearing the future me.

I don't want to see another face around me
You're included too
This is just a game that I think I am playing
I don't want to lose

I don't want to be with you.
You don't want to be with me.
Track Name: Mercy Rule
You should know…
That I will. That I can’t. That I won't.
It's a trick it seems, to believe in me in me.

Holding on to things that I don't want to lose
Makes it hard for something new
Try to find the words that speak to how I really feel
Anything to make it real.

It's a shame, to want to get away
But the trick it seems, to believe in me

Holding on to things that I don't want to lose
Makes it hard for something new
Try to find the words that speak to how I really feel
Anything to make it real.

Can't you see the loss?
Not a shame at all.
Can't you see my faults?
Not a shame at all.

Holding on to things that I don't want to lose
Makes it hard for something new
Try to find the words that speak to how I really feel
Anything to make it real.

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