Push a Button

by Mentalease

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released January 17, 2019

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Track Name: Push a Button
Push a button and happy comes out
Like the sun hiding behind moving clouds
Like a perfume scent you barely catch
In the air your first love used to wear

Push a button and happy comes out
Like a breath of air when you're coming up
Sometimes it's too hard to do something else
Tapping away the day until you're emptied out

It was there and then it left I guess I'll do it again
I guess I'm lying I don't really like that
If I leave tonight I might miss out on something
So I Check it again
Check it again
Check it again

Push a button and happy comes out
Brain on autopilot, nodding off
I think I've seen this before, I don't even know anymore
I'm staring out, I'm staring past it

It was there and then it left I guess I'll do it again
I guess I'm lying I don't really like that
If I leave tonight I might miss out on something
So I Check it again
Check it again
Check it again
Track Name: Selfie
Staring
Into a reflection
Maybe it’s just fiction
Baby what’s the difference

Even
When the mirror’s perfect
Words still reading backwards
Almost doesn’t matter

Your selfie’s like a mirror aiming out
Not quite what others see
But how could you tell
How could you tell

Hoping
For some sense of self
Got you tied up with the masses
All the same reaction

Bleeding
Out a little blood
Sacrifice it to the gods
You know someone's always watching

Your selfie’s like a mirror aiming out
Not quite what others see
But how could you tell
How could you tell
Track Name: Lost Opportunities
Fighting with the fatigue
Last decades honoree on the marquee

Breathing like the sound
Of the tires tearing away from the wet concrete

Who thought it would happen to me
Hanging so delicately

They sent you away so long
Memories coming back like fakes
They sent you away so long
So many lost opportunities

Rules bending to break
Swelling in me like a close fitting dream

Eyes staring through the steam
Can’t shake the feeling of judgement coming

Who thought it would happen to me
Hanging so delicately

They sent you away so long
Memories coming back like fakes
They sent you away so long
So many lost opportunities
Track Name: Avert a Gaze
If you only listened enough to hear
The echoes coming back all sound the same what a waste
I've been listening to the words you repeat all you say is
What a waste what a waste what a waste

I just want to say something to you
Not this other face
Putting up a version of the person that
You want to play
Look straight away
Avert a gaze

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