The People Next Door

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released October 28, 2014

Crystal King: Lead Vocals
Cory Cline: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Engineering

Music by Cory Cline. Words by Cory Cline, except for "Stay", written by Cory Cline and Crystal King.

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Track Name: No Interest in Being Good
I paid my penance and I said my prayers
Went down to the lake when there was no one else there
I killed my pain and I bathed in the blood
And I walked home through the woods
Got no interest in being good

I laid down my life and I humbled my heart
Lookin' for a clean slate and a new start
But you can't kill what gets you hot
You can tie it up in knots
But that only works till the rope rots

Now I got no interest in being good
I don't wanna do the things I know I should
Wouldn't give a damn even if I could
Got no interest in being good

I covered my ears and averted my eyes
Found some new rules for me to live by
But the yearning never leaves
And I couldn't help but take a peek
At the sin you had for me

I cut off one hand right at the wrist
But then I ran out of hands to cut the other with
Five long fingers left to roam
Grabbin' up all that they could hold
With no intention of letting go

Now I got no interest in being good
I don't wanna do the things I know I should
Wouldn't give a damn even if I could
Got no interest in being good
Track Name: Stay
Stay awhile
You don't have to keep running away, child
You don't have to run, we can be safe inside
Far from the truth, deep in the white lie
Safe inside

You were hiding for days
And refused what I gave to you
You turned me away
When I came to rescue you

You said that you were hurt
But I would never hurt you, so I knew that you were
Lying through your fat lip and crying your blackened eyes
Far from the truth, you falsely accused

But I forgave you somehow
'Cause I knew you were just confused
But you're safe with me now
'Cause I know you love me too
Track Name: Ambition Is for Assholes
Never leaving
Means never longing for home
But never knowing
All the places we would go

We've got a lot of choices
We've got a lot of time
But you've got all the answers
When the questions are mine and not yours
All this fucking pressure
We're missing out on our best years

Smoking menthols
Means throwing up by your car
And drinking too much
Is exactly how much we brought

We've got a lot of choices
We've got a lot of time
But you've got all the answers
When the questions are mine and not yours
All this fucking pressure
We're missing out on our best years

Must decide
Where I wanna be
Before I
Even turn nineteen
Or I'll pour
My tuition down the drain
Track Name: Intimacy
It's happening again
Right in front of me
I'm trading a sure friend
For a dubious fantasy
For one chance to know you
Deeper than the shell you let me see
One Chance to show you
More than you care to see of me
But we're all eyes and skin
Bound by fear and sin
I wish you would let me in

I just wanna touch you
But I'm afraid that you'll run
I might wanna kiss you
But maybe you'll take it wrong
One chance to show you
The trembling insecurity
One chance to know if you'll
Turn away when you finally see
That we're all eyes and skin
Bound by fear and sin
I wish you would let me in

I wanna be naked and wounded
And hemorrhaging the truth
I wanna be naked and wounded
And bleeding into you

I just wanna know you
Track Name: Best of All Worlds
If anything is possible
It's 'cause everything is happening
In an infinite universe
A million layers overlapping

One with no anger
One with no fear
One where you're lying next to me
Then the one we have here

The one where you are some place else
And I can't get to sleep
The one where I learn too late
What kind of love I need

One where I ponder
Some invisible universe
And I keep dreaming us together
In the best of all worlds
Track Name: A Good Soldier
Fed from the pulpit
Black and white and absolute
No care to read it
Drink the blood, assume it's true

Yours not to make reply
Yours not to reason why
Yours but to do and die

Just sugar coat it
Spare the truth and spoil the flock
Never mind the context
Force your fables into law

Yours not to make reply
Yours not to reason why
Yours but to do and die

Be a good soldier
Shut up and share in the suffering
Learn to follow orders
Never question authority
Track Name: What If the World Ends First
Everyone's waiting
They're waiting for a rapture
And they're bettin' it's gonna come
Sooner than later
'Cause the market, it's a bull
And your mortgage is prime
When the interest is low
And the end is nigh

Oh a finger is hoverin'
Over the doomsday button
And the preachers are hollerin'
Reciting Revelations
We're all so certain
That we're living the end times
But what if the bombs drop
Before the horsemen ride

What if the world ends first
What if the atoms all burst
What if there's no one here when your king returns
If this world was made for us
To live and to learn and to love
Then why are we so hell-bent to blow it up

Does it count if you force it
And find an easy end to everything
Call it the fruit of the scripture
Or just self-fulfilling prophecy
When the blood flows and the smoke clears
Will you finally receive your king
Or might we wallow here for a thousand more years
Of famine and disease

What if the world ends first
What if the atoms all burst
What if there's no one here when your king returns
If this world was made for us
To live and to learn and to love
Then why are we so hell-bent to blow it up
Track Name: Peace in the Air
So it ends when it ends
Say goodbye to your friends
And say a prayer
That one day you will hear
Their sweet music again

Sometimes father know best
But this time he might've overstepped
He tried to save you from the shame and the regret
But it was hope that he saved you from instead

So take the safest road
Find the appropriate gate
Buy the cheapest ticket
On the loneliest plane
And when you're soaring high between here and there
Well I hope you find peace in the air

He had the talent and the means
Hit Nashville at only 17
But no one told him just how hard it would be
And he could not stand to watch you fail at the same dream

So make it a window seat
So you can take it all in
And fly out past the edge
Where the music ends
And when you're soaring high between here and there
Well I hope you find peace in the air

We had a good thing
We had a good thing
We had a good thing
But you lost the will to sing
You lost the will to sing

So take the safest road
Buy the cheapest ticket
Make it a window seat
So you can take it all in
And fly out past the edge
Where the music ends
And when you remember me
Please remember me well
I never meant to become
The face of your guilt
Oh but I just couldn't help
But find a melody in you
And once it was heard
I couldn't unhear the truth
When you're soaring high
When you're soaring high
When you're soaring high between here and there
Well I hope you find peace in the air