NO MAX AMOUNT

by Puzzlecuts

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released March 24, 2017

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Track Name: No Max Amount
You're still waiting for your chariot
To come around the carousel
And take you to where you're supposed to be
To some cocoon where you can come to be
The cosmopolitan; someone everybody has time for
Just because you're YOU
And just because you read from the script that they gave you


There's NO max amount of how many times you CAN repeat
At higher volumes, a broken record
NO MAX AMOUNT of caped crime-fighting you can do
NO MAX AMOUNT to how much you can jump at nothing
But half-truths and hysteria
There's no max amount to just how lost you can get now.

If you think you found magic, it'll saw you in half
Within its grasp
And when you're pulled apart they'll tell ya to walk it off
You can walk it off, right?
Oh here it goes...
Putting one foot in front of the other....
Just legs and blue jeans now...
They run to you without a head (in the opposite direction of it)

NO max amount of how many times you CAN repeat
At higher volumes, a broken record
NO MAX AMOUNT of caped crime-fighting you can do
NO MAX AMOUNT to how much you can jump at nothing
But half-truths and hysteria
There's no max amount to just how lost you can get now.

We could use a little more critical curiosity about our absolute certainties
Track Name: Cynic Express
Dandelions trying hard to look like daisies for you
They show their colors for a while, but ya hate what they turn into
Because the flowers turn to fuzz and just spread
Every kid makes a wish on them
I guess they've never heard of 11:11
I'm wishin on a falling star that will ultimately crash & burn
Cosmic dust like all of us are, existing in a blur

She says, "It's DYSFUNCTIONAL, it's ANTI-SOCIAL!
I'm sick of seeing you like this
Just hiding behind BEDROOM BLINDS like ya do
Is that your move?"
....yeah that's my move...

'Cuz yeah, I've got some feelings in here
They overwhelm my good taste when they want to
And I just beg them, "Please don't throw me in the lake of regrets!!"
*Splash*
I'm learning how to swim in it though
And waterproofing the best I know how
All vacuum-sealed up in the cellophane of "Everything will be OK"

Regrets haunt you to your grave, some get carved into the gravestones too
Regrets can cost you your chest if that's where you let 'em rest

I entered this world / WITH THE RAIN / and found a train / that i could take:
The Cynic Express / I CAN'T HAVE FUN / with the things / that everyone / else seems to love
Track Name: All Wound Up
i'm still here - in the rest of the world
blowing out my candles with each year
still wrestling these safety nets today -- rematch!
this time it's personal; they've had me trapped
Like a fly in a web - to buzz in place til killed by spider hands

been down just like the life got kicked out of me
seeing greyscale everything
can't get me off the ground
i'm weighted down by all the haze that surrounds

but if gravity cooperates with me
my shoulders might not feel so damn heavy
a thousand pounds a piece - man, i ain't Hercules here
guess Mount Olympus can wait til I'm

All wound up to go any direction
All wound up to go
All wound up to go any direction
All wound up to go

it takes forever to feel at home in a run down rental
why settle down when the earth itself won't
its fault lines shake us still
but since when have earthquakes even woke us up
we don't feel enough
we just curl up next to rubble when they're done

and our foundation is just junk now
those puzzlecuts made in the blindness of love
are just cracks in the floor where it can't support
the frame we built anymore

but if gravity cooperates with me
my shoulders might not feel so damn heavy
a thousand pounds a piece - man, i ain't Hercules here
guess Mount Olympus can wait til I'm

All wound up to go any direction
All wound up to go
All wound up to go any direction
All wound up to go
Track Name: Remaining Flame
You can discipline the simian all you want
But it won't ever speak your language.
And no amount of talk talk talk can change
What it'll take to learn a lesson.
I made you such an angel, oh that halo effect
It stretched as far as it would go now
To a monkey with a head that's full of mush
I'm just a monkey with a head full of mush now...

You wave your goodbyes like they're magic wands
Nothing really disappears
It just gets blurry in your drunken haze
Kill the bottle, black out, and pull the drapes
What did you really escape?

That's when I put our remaining flame
Right up to the gasoline tank
To ignite again or just go way
Sky high into lethal rain
Turn the rest to lethal rain
Coming down on this damn city
What a pity, what a shame....

Give no chase, replace whatever we once were
Pass go, collect 200 dollars
You'll go 'round n 'round that circle again --
I won't bear the burden of caring.
Three cheers for the sooner we move on
That's the sooner we feel better
Better than wasting our precious time just trying
To put a Humpty Dumpty back together

And my love is MINE - I pay all its bills
So it bends to my will.
It comes from me, so it only makes sense
That I could take it back again
Excuse me while I take it back again....


That's when I put our remaining flame
Right up to the gasoline tank
To ignite again or just go way
Sky high into lethal rain
Turn the rest to lethal rain
Coming down on this damn city
What a pity, what a shame.
Track Name: The Easiest Dopamine (Apathy Song)
No natural bridge between this world & me
I am an island and I floated out of reach
A no man's land between this world and me
Merrily merrily merrily, life is but a screen
I am an island, I floated out of reach
Living off the scraps that wash up on the beach
But I get the sun
I'm in the sun
What about you?
What do you trust?

Well you can trust in wanderlust and pixie dust
To show you answers yeah, if you just land somewhere foreign
Where your problems aren't even pronouncable
Yet still they seem to follow you wherever you go...
Just now you're driving on the wrong side of the road.
Air-headed tourist leech living overseas again
And driving on the wrong side of the road.

Reclusive habits, they are slowly building up
Until your life boils down to them and they're kinda who you are now.
Reclusive habits slowly building up
Til they're all that's left and they're kinda who you are now
They're kind of who you are.

And it's a crime against my own humanity
To always be content with the easiest dopamine
My biggest problem is apathy...............
But who cares?

No natural bridge between this world and me
A no man's land between this world and me (It hovers in between)
I am an island and I floated out of reach.
Track Name: New Strings Attached
I think about that Fight Club scene a lot where the strangers are joining in
If you beat yourself up long enough I guess you draw an audience
And I don't want to follow footsteps anymore in the shoes that I once wore
Because I won't follow where you've taken me before.

Brand new strings attached
New tension, it pulls me back
I'm hanging in free-falls by the strings attached
Over your abyss, this new nothingness
That mocks any meaning I give it.

Like a broken toy you once electrified
You know it's got that stupid look of hope still painted on its eyes.
Tangled up, have we not struggled enough?
Tangled up until we learn to cut the brand new strings

We're gonna try to fill it up & fail.

MONOLOGUE:
yes friends, our hero once again has been punished by the plot.
whatever was forming has now been cremated shapeless.
the echoes of what were are the only thing left to be heard -
and he hears them with his five senses
each and every sense still HEARS them
as together, we wait for the echoes to fade.

but behold, all is not lost....
he still uses her netflix.
Track Name: You Could Let It Kill You
Well the world ate its own sub-sandwich, now we just get the crumbs.
We get the crumbs.
Hey kid, do ya want to be heard?
If you want your words to be heard, gotta get knees to jerk.
It's all reaction-based - just follow the hype & fan the flames
Of any fire that burns.
Because context don't matter, perspective don't matter anymore
As long as there's war, you can be a warrior

And all your cigarettes will burn
The already-toxic air between us made worse
At our ground zero
Blowing smoke in the face of
Dependence on anything -- besides the nicotine

You could let it kill you
Feet stepped in the wrong shoes, running someone else's race
Hey hey hey
You could let it kill you
That comfort eagle's claw carries you like you're afraid to be
Free free free

You want to feel like you are
A firework shining in the dark
Bursting with sparks
Yeah, you know how to spark
But you never thought about all the fuel
That pooled up around you

So why not go get married & watch each other grow into our XXLs?
And get bored as hell
You can get fat, I can get forty
And we can get so damn boring

And you could let it kill you
Feet stepped in the wrong shoes, running someone else's race
Hey hey hey
You could let it kill you
That comfort eagle's claw carries you like you're afraid to be
Free free free
Track Name: The Loudest Voices (Usually the Drunk Ones)
Sometimes rational people can't get rid of their fleas
And they scratch until they bleed
Possessed by ideology - they roll their eyes infinitely
And protect it as their personal identity

You stamp yourself with a branding iron and say
"I proooomise, I'm this thing!" and so you are
The self-fulfilling prophecy to fuel a herd mentality
Another crime against your own humanity, you know it is.

On the backburner it sizzled
So used to that sizzle sound
Catches fire when you forget it
By then it's already done
Guess we were already done
Guess we were already done
Guess we were already done
Now crows are starting to come....

If you only hear the loudest voices know
They're usually the drunk ones, yeah they're drunk
On whatever they're supposed to drink
So they think what they're supposed to think
Ideologues don't have your remedy
Don't let them drive you anywhere.

Don't let them drive you.

Let's get back on top
From the bottom with the teardrops
And all the darker blues
That the waves washed up with someone's cement shoes
Weighted down by what they stepped into
Trust your balance to those cement shoes and they won't do a a thing but sink you.

And get back on top
From the bottom with the teardrops
And all the darker blues
The waves washed up with someone's cement shoes
Track Name: Belong to the Waves
With strong glasses, you can see a speck
of light waits at the end of the tunnel you've been crawling in
There's no shortcuts, you have to ride it out
Gotta move through all the doubts
And see the world for its underground when that's all you feel

But those feelings belong to the waves
You can't change how fast the world rotates.
They belong to the waves & lunar phases
Go throw rocks at the moon
Sometimes that's all that you can do

And you believed the world that you once held
Was nothing but a shell
You gave an inch to the dread you felt
And it dunked on you
Like MJ in '93
You're sprawled out underneath
Wondering how you'll ever feel complete

Those feelings belong to the waves
You can't change how fast the world rotates.
They belong to the waves & lunar phases
Go throw rocks at the moon
Sometimes that's all that you can do

Just remember
We're gonna get through this
We're gonna be victorious
We're gonna make it back home
We're gonna know we're not alone

Let's recap:
We're gonna get through this
We're gonna be victorious
We're gonna make it back home
We're gonna know we're not alone