Coping Mechanism

by Steady Decline

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released June 9, 2017

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Steady Decline Dublin, Ireland

Steady Decline are a 4 piece Pop Punk band from Ireland which consist of members of Homecomings, Dream State, Versive & Hostile Smiles.

They formed in late 2016 and spent the next few months writing and recording their debut ep 'Coping Mechanism' which will be released on Friday the 9th of June through Never Meant Records
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Track Name: Front Porch
I'm running out of ways to say this, but you let me down again, I used to hang on every word and every lie you ever spread. You always told me not to give up, that you'd always be here but the days drag on and the months they pass, we haven't spoke in a year.

I never thought we'd leave it like this all those years that I wasted on you, I don't even know you anymore. You swore you'd stay, but time won't wait, I keep trying to find a way, but I don't know you anymore

You know you did this to yourself, you lost touch with all your friends but I'm still hanging on to words that I know you never meant. Some day I hope you see, the friend you lost in me but I won't be waiting so don't come back, I'm better on my own.

I'm better on my own.

I never thought we'd leave it like this all those years that I wasted on you, I don't even know you anymore. You swore you'd stay, but time won't wait, I keep trying to find a way, but I don't know you anymore

All those nights that we spent on your front porch, take them back, cut me out like we never met, I wish I could forget you cuz I don't know you anymore
Track Name: Stay The Same
I'm letting go, of all the nights I spent without you, in my head, trying to figure out a way to make you stay but all along it's getting obvious that I could never trust you all your lies are wearing thin.

I can't believe that it's taken me this long to see, that your not good for me.

You were the only one to ever make this place feel like home but where were you a year ago when I was on my own? I thought some time apart would mess me up but I'm better than before, I'm counting down the days until I don't think about you anymore.

I let go, of all the times you tried to push me off the edge, it's getting hard but I can't take it anymore or all the lies you feed yourself to help you sleep at night but I'm not gonna take it anymore won't let you play me like your fool.

I can't believe that it's taken me this long to see, that your not good for me.
You were the only one to ever make this place feel like home but where were you a year ago when I was on my own? I thought some time apart would mess me up but I'm better than before, I'm counting down the days until I don't think about you anymore.
I don't think about you anymore.

I still drive passed your house almost every day, I still think of all the things that I, I never got to say. Time moves on and people change I guess I always thought that you and me we'd always stay the same.
Track Name: Coping Mechanism
Something's telling me that I should walk away, cut my losses and learn from my mistakes. These days drag on, with you around and I can't find the words to move on.

From every single spell you ever tried to cast on me, I've had it up to here with all your shit-talking my name and all those games, inside my head, you manipulate my every word.

We'll drink the night away, murder your memory, fuck what your friends all say this is my coping mechanism. To get over you, it helps me through your unwritten truth this is my coping mechanism.

I felt dead inside, trapped in your lies and I can't wait to feel alive and free from all your torment you made me feel like nothing, you broke me down a thousand times but I keep coming back.

I think i'm finally catching up on all the nights you left me sleepless, the bags under my eyes have seen enough to know you're not worth anything from me, and everything we used to be is fucking dead.

We'll drink the night away, murder your memory, fuck what your friends all say this is my coping mechanism. To get over you, it helps me through your unwritten truth this is my coping mechanism.
Take back your memories they don't mean a thing to me.
Track Name: Start Over
I walked passed your house tonight, but you're not home, I'm dying just to see you and tell you everything. Like how i've been since you moved east, I wrote you once a week but I could never send it. I knew i'd never change your mind, that you'd never be mine so I keep to myself and start over again.

I'm sick of staring at the walls tonight, trying to find some distance, I doubt you ever even think of me. When you get home, I won't be waiting by the tree, where you first told me that we would never change.

You really messed me up this time, i'm broke beyond repair, empty promises & photographs mean nothing to me now. So i'm writing down a list. what I could never say to you, I hope it finds you well.

I'm sick of staring at the walls tonight, trying to find some distance, I doubt you ever even think of me. When you get home, I won't be waiting by the tree, where you first told me that we would never change.
If you come home, don't come looking for that same boy cuz you won't find him, he's gone and forgotten, ever since you left him all alone waiting for you to come home.
Track Name: Erase Me
Haven't slept since the night you left, going over the words you said, can't get used to this emptiness, yeah that's fine, it's alright just take your time

I'm hoping for someone to save me now, these days and nights have been dragging me down.
(To figure this out, I'm nothing without you now. I can't stand this house and the way that it brings me down)

If I could just escape, leave you behind today. I need to erase every memory of you and me.

I keep seeing you everywhere but you always disappear, contemplating in my despair, it's not fair, that you're there and i'm here.

I'm hoping for someone to save me now, these days and nights have been dragging me down.
(All by myself, with no one to help me out. I'm lost in my head and the way that it brings me down)
If I could just escape, leave you behind today. I need to erase every memory of you and me.
Track Name: Battlescars
I guess I should have known better than to trust you again, you'll always do this to me, cut me wide open and an expect me not to bleed, what was I thinking? I guess I really never thought at all, you left me hopeless, waiting by the phone for you to call, this time I give up.

These battlescars are all iv'e left to show, from years of your abuse. Wish I could find a cure, or at least the words, to get me off this ledge. I can't take another day, feeling this empty. I give up, i'm not strong enough, you win this round again.

I never thought we'd end like this, I wasted so much time on you. You're in my head again, I can't move past this. (You were the only one to ever make this place feel like home, I guess i should have known better)