Thick As Thieves

by Face Value

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released June 3, 2016

All tracks written by Face Value
Tracks 1-4, and 6 recorded and mixed by Paul Leavitt at Valencia Recording
Track 5 recorded and mixed by Will Beasley at Valencia Recording
All tracks mastered by Paul Leavitt at Valencia Recording
Photo taken and edited by Nicole Fallek

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Track Name: Constellations
When my world shakes around me
I get cold feet and hide under the table
But the wounds that I've been bleeding from
Turned out to not be fatal

I've had so many knives in my back, and the blades are getting dull
But I still keep their skeletons in my skull
You don't even buy what you sell
But you could never tell
I know you all too well

(Chorus)
Drown myself to sleep
I made these anchors out of blankets and the sheets
I thought of you all week
But that could never help my tongue to ever speak
The alleys and back-ways, I use to slip away
When calm and collective clashes with the mayday
I'll take what I can keep
and free myself from these blankets and the sheets

Encouragement builds a stronger state of mind
I'll cross those borders if you give me time
In life you can't fast-forward, pause, or rewind
Just see it through

(Chorus)

Cut the ropes that tie me down
I dream my shackles will kiss the ground
Where you once stood in front of me
Incinerate your lock and key

I mapped a course to my salvation
Locking on my destination
Chills at night keep me from sleep

Contemplation, heavy breathing
Constellations on the ceiling
One day I'll scream, Fuck the Old Me

(Chorus)

My shots recoil
Plant me in soil
But not just to spoil
It's hard to be joyful when
My shots recoil
Plant me in soil
But not just to spoil
It's hard to be joyful
Track Name: Concrete Steps
I know it's been a while
Got to stop counting miles
Don't have to say a word
Can't keep these feelings stored

I knew you had to leave
Left my blood on your street
I was tied by my feet
You were sick with defeat

Once a week we changed the pace
Our state of mind, another place
The things I'd give to relive the days
Will things turn out the way you say

All the nights we'd get trashed
Cigarettes we never ashed
Concrete steps are in the past
But the burns will everlast

Your roommate kicked our asses out
We fled until the sun went out
Stuck like wax on a candle mount
Together we always could surmount

Is the grass as green as you expected
Confirmed from towers you erected
Judging from your bloody feet
It seems your dreams were bested

(interlude)

Once a week we changed the pace
Our state of mind, another place
The things I'd give to relive the days
Will things turn out the way you say
Is the grass as green as you expected
Confirmed from towers you erected
Judging from your bloody feet
It seems your dreams were bested
Track Name: Tongue And Cheek
The reflection is deemed to parish
It bothers me
I haven't been doing well
Clutched fists never seem to flourish
It's haunting me
But you could never tell

In a city of tourists I'm
The only one that stays
In a land of settlers
I'm the only one that strays
Strays away

(chorus)
I resent what you represent don't
Play your cards like your innocent, when the
Time comes and our paths don't cross I won't
Take it as a loss
I resent what you represent, I'm
Not content with what's present, I
Haven't been keeping the weight stored
Making my back sore
Damaged poor so you can save yours

Your confessions are a worthless gamble
It sickens me
The color's turning pale
Prosthetic made on an anvil
Resharpen me
The past is just a tale

In a city of tourists I'm
The only one that stays
I've been biting the tongue and cheek
Waiting for the day
Spent away

(chorus)

I found a home in this grave
But I'm not resting peacefully
Laid in the bad that I made
But I'm not sleeping easily

(chant)
I found a home in this grave
But I'm not resting peacefully
Laid in the bad that I made
But I'm not sleeping easily
Track Name: Lackluster Philanthropist
Lackluster philanthropist
Feeling good as good as good gets
Go ahead promote forgiveness
False prophet lay in your own mess

Your disciple gave it all away
Now I know what you mean is not what you say
Lead the battle accusations made with haste
You're not on the front lines
Say it to my face

(chorus)
Prolong the sting underneath the skin
I've been tending
It's leading to repeated ends
Rewrite the words just to never send
Restart a heart just to beat again
You kept me in your back pocket
And then you swept
Me under the carpet

You're a fake a façade a mistake
A lie that, could never take
Hold of me
Ahold of what you thought you could be

A polished cover with a tattered spine
A warming face with a selfish smile, your lies
Will catch up to you, I can oblige that the
Ones that you loved you
Will no longer confide

(chorus)

Friends turn to liars as ash comes from fires
Beauty to dirt
You've become inert
Friends turn to liars as ash comes from fires
Beauty to dirt
You've become inert

(chorus 2x)
Track Name: Currency
The case is
I know you've seen a million faces
But only a handful are missed
And I just want to be on that list
You could have used more honesty
The slightest bit would've been more than enough for me
I never filled any voids with sympathy
And maybe that's why they're empty

Chorus:
I could use two words because frequently
I'm at the lowest of lows in your frequency
And the best form now of your courtesy
Is if you're drawing a line draw it next to me

The truth is
I wish I could just forget this
Because it's keeping me awake at night
And sleep's the only way I got by
Cause consciencly I'm a nervous wreck
Ditching my words to the back of my neck
And the only thing to help enough
Is s weak hand and a bad bluff

Chorus (1x)

Cause I thought I had eternity
To spend all my time like currency
On things I don't have currently
But right now I'm spent

Don't set it off
Just leave me to rot
I don't care to know whether it's worth it or not
To walk a mile in my shoes you'll have to untie the knots
Just let it go
Don't worry
Don't set it off
Just let me be
I had a grip of the start but I can't seem to grasp the ending
Never thinking of me
I've got these ears on my head
And they've been dying to ring

Chorus(1x)

Cause I thought I had eternity
To spend all my time like currency
On things I don't have currently
But right now I'm spent

I'll use my own authority
To grasp all these opportunities
That recently have been new to me
That came and went
Track Name: EFF Sharp
So what you're wax poetic, you think your words will discredit me
I beg to disagree
So you say your a glass half empty, I'll rant about how I'm always full
You're a lease I won't renew

You'll never learn

Don't follow me further into
This shallow grave, just push on through
Get a grip cuz I know you're lonely
Fill your cup cuz I know I'm not worth
You're, you're time

I'll admit we were as thick as thieves
I learned that nothing comes free
Don't mistake this for inopportunity
You're a pendulum swinging between
Common sense and sympathy

Don't expect yourself to grow
Find you own way
And ride it through
Get a grip cuz I know your lonely
Fill your cup cuz I know I'm not worth
You're, you're time

How can I meet your expectations when I can't meet my own
Your vengeful actions come packaged with a conflicted tone
Your fighting fire with fire but you can't take the burn
You traded solace for malice at every fucking turn
Fill your cup cuz I know I'm not worth you time
Fill your cup cuz I know I'm not worth your time
Get a grip cuz I know your lonely
Get a grip cuz I know your lonely
I'm not worth your, I'm not worth your time