Bitter EP

by Of the Pack

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released November 2, 2013

Of the Pack is:

Richard Dutka - Vocals, guitars
Eric Dutka - Drums, percussion, backing vocals
Nick Friars - Bass guitar

Recorded at XXII-22 Productions Studio
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Erik Gurney
Album Art and Design by Jordan Yen

Music and Lyrics written by Richard Dutka
All songs performed by Of the Pack

Official Release Date: November 2, 2013

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Track Name: Sea the Shore
Well we finally can't see the shore
And no one knows where we are anymore
The waves strike up and they crash back down
Just bodies all left out to drown

But here we go again once more
Let's dive down to the ocean floor

I'm diving out into the sea
'Cause there's no one out there left for me
The waves strike up and they crash back down
Just bodies all left out to drown

Just try to do the best you can
As you inhale water on the way to land
Well the waves crash up and our lungs sink down
Just bodies all left out to drown

But here we go again once more
Let's dive down to the ocean floor
This is where I've come to die
And peacefully I close my eyes

It's not a game, it's not a test
I need no one and I need no rest
Well the waves crashed up and my lungs sink down
Progressively I'm sinking down

But here we go again once more
Let's dive down to the ocean floor
This is where I've come to die
So peacefully I close my eyes

I'm diving out into the sea
'Cause there's no one out here left for me
The waves strike up and they crash back down
Just bodies all left out to drown

Well we finally can't see the shore
And no one knows where we are anymore
The waves crash up and they all sink down
Just bodies all left out to drown
Track Name: Shallow Grave
Well I lost it all again but no I never had a plan
You say to check underneath my nose
But most of the time it is things I'm trying to forget
Things I'd never be looking for

Taken from the things I did learn from you
I remember how you taught me, having a heart is for the fools
You said that I could have yours if you found it some day
But you don't care much for looking, mine will be gone soon anyway

That's why I dug myself this shallow grave
Just in case it turns I am still awake
Keep me with these strings being lowered down
I might serenade with my living sounds
Track Name: Life Ain't Fair
You're a sick, sad man and everyone knows
That we're all just your pawns, yeah some meaningless drones
Stepping up the stairs to your flight of success
There's no need for our names to be addressed

You say it's all right for me, I gotta step up the same
You say it's all right, I'm never wasting time on an emotionless day

You tell me
Life, it ain't fair
And you don't control your fate
Life, it ain't fair
And it's not changing today
Life, it ain't fair
Though you want to place the blame
Life, it ain't fair
No you don't know what to say

Well where does this stop once you reach the top?
Eventually it must be done
No it never ends inside of your head
Odds against yourself that it can't be down

You say it's all right, I gotta step up the same way
You say it's all right, never wasting time to hear what they say

You tell me
Life, it ain't fair
And you don't control your fate
Life, it ain't fair
And it's not changing today
Life, it ain't fair
Though you want to place the blame
Life, it ain't fair
No you don't know what to say
Track Name: Sleeping Pills
Pulse has doubled since the beginning of the night
Mind has redefined itself the uncountable of times
Pacing back and forth with my thoughts all gone astray
I'm drawing lines out on the walls, I'm counting out the days

I'm only out to get myself at this hour of the night
Could it be you're becoming me? That can't be a good sign
These self-inflected worries are drawing out like days
These soothing capsules comfort me and take it all away

Now I've lost all control
See, you knew that's what you had in store
Drifting, oh drifting away
Please, oh please give me more
And just let me sleep
Just let me sleep

My eyes are closed, shut tight, no light could get inside
But images they spin around like reels played in mind
If only I could picture black this might all just slow down
But I'm laying here attentively and listening for sounds

Now I'm only out to get myself at this hour of the night
Could it be you're becoming me? That can't be a good sign
These self-inflected worries are drawing out like days
These soothing capsules comfort me and take it all away

Now I've lost all control
See, you knew that's what you had in store
Drifting, oh drifting away
Please, oh please give me more
And just let me sleep
Just let me sleep

Pulse has doubled since the beginning of the night
Mind has redefined itself the uncountable of times
Pacing back and forth now my thoughts have gone astray
I'm dependent on these sleeping pills, to take it all away
Track Name: The Vulture
I'm coming out to kill from the top
And I'm looking out for you
Not much to do when you're lying there helpless
And your soul has left you too

You're scrambling around
Trying to find a way to stay safe
But all that lays around you is just wide open
You pretty well have sealed your fate

But it's times like these I'm lonely up here
waiting for you to go
It's a morbid thought, I can't help but excite
when your heartbeat starts to slow
I scavenge 'cause I'm famished and I
can't take you out on my own
So I'm waiting up top, overhead
for your last breath to be drawn

In a panic, a depression an obsolete state of thought
You forget all that you know
Riding carefree, on gusts in the clouds
Life don't look so good below

You preyed upon the innocent, you preyed upon the weak
It was a way to stay proud
But never lose a battle that you don't fight for
And don't stand out in a crowd

But it's times like these I'm lonely up here
waiting for you to go
It's a morbid thought, I can't help but excite
when your heartbeat starts to slow
I scavenge 'cause I'm famished and I
can't take you out on my own
So I'm waiting up top, overhead
for your last breath to be drawn

I'm still waiting up at the top
Waiting out for you
Watching you there as you're even more helpless
No friends to call out to

I prey upon the innocent and I prey upon the weak
It's a way I stay proud
I won't lose this battle, I've got nothing to fight for
As I wait for your cry out
Track Name: To Be Loved
Time, can you feel it winding down?
Your mind, it's not so safe and sound
It's not like I want to be the bearer of bad news
It's just nice this time 'cause I feel like you've got more to lose

I just want to be loved

Life, feel it slipping through your hands?
Control, it's not for you to plan
I'd hate to see what you have just all fall apart
But I can't convince myself it's not a place to start

'Cause I just want to be loved
But I can't care about your love

Well the heart wants what the heart wants
And no it doesn't forget
About when you gave up on yourself
And took what you could get

Time, so much has passed away
Life, well I'm still alive today
It's not like I want to be the bearer of bad news
It's just all fucked up and there's nothing left at all to lose

'Cause I just want to be loved
But I can't care about your love
Track Name: Nothing Lasts
Right in your hands is where I placed my heart
Watching it slowly, but surely fall apart
Tight in your grasp, the last place that it will lay
Leave me without words to say

And if it's gone, well just let me know
There's nothing left to cling to so just let me go
I gave it all to you but you gave it all away
So just who has my soul today?

Rip out my heart, I don't care anymore
Left it fall to the ground, let it lie on the floor
Nothing ever stays ripe here, no it always rots
You think I'm for the chase, but I've been sitting in one spot

Let me take my energy I'll transfer some to you
Level off this playing field, and see from different views
But nothing I could say would last more than a few weeks
Level off again until not another word we would speak

It's not that you've got something that I haven't got
It's just sick desire but it's something that I want
You take it all from me 'cause I'd give it all to you
So I'm sitting here with nothing, but what else can I do?

Let me take my energy I'll transfer some to you
Level off this playing field, and see from different views
But nothing I could say would last more than a few weeks
Level off again until not another word we would speak

I tried to get it back but it's been gone so god damn long
I spent too much time worrying about what I did wrong
If only I could go back and take all that was mine
Figure out before it fell apart and save myself some time