Don't Forget

by Final Outcome

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released July 6, 2015

Final Outcome is:

Joel Pipher: Guitar
Joe Gribble: Drums, bass, guitar, vocals

All songs written by Joel Pipher & Joe Gribble.
Performed/engineered/mixed by Joe Gribble, with the exception of some parts on tracks 4, 8 & 11 performed by Joel Pipher.

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Track Name: One Day at a Time
At the age of 22, I’d been to 4 of my friends’ funerals
I swear to god this town is fucking cursed
And I’ve never understood the good intent behind the phrase
“Hey, you know it could always be worse”

I’ve been fed a sense of wonder from the moment I was hatched
And when that wonder dies you must grow up and face the facts
But when I’m left with mental sickness that they want me to explain
It’s like an itch where you can’t find the right place to scratch
I used to take pills with my breakfast every day to keep me sane
But when they caused too many problems I had to find another way
It’s no one’s fault that I’m so fucked up, though I often blame myself
But I am slowly learning how to feel okay

With every new place, the more progress I make
The more I think about all the mistakes I have made
But if you stop dwelling on the past, your regrets will fade

I’m okay, I swear I’m learning to deal with this life
One day at a time, I’m trying to look on the bright side

When you feel trapped like a spider underneath a mason jar
Try and remember to commend yourself on just getting that far
And instead of trying to escape, you should try calling that jar home
It’s important you know how to be alone
It’s important you know how to be alone
It’s important you know how to be alone

And you’ll be okay, I promise you will learn how to deal with this life
Just take it one day at a time, and you will learn how to look on the bright side

You’ll learn to find the blessings in a curse
The wind that stole your hat is the same one that lifts her skirt
And once you understand happiness is caused by luck
You’ll stop chasing fake bliss and then you’ll give less of a fuck

And don’t worry, in time you most likely will find
That woman or man who’s worth your time
And if you don’t, then that’s fine, throw out that image in your mind
Of that elusive “missing piece,” someone to make you feel “complete”
Only you can help yourself, you shouldn’t need anyone else to make you whole
Track Name: Scenery
I don’t give a fuck about who thinks who’s the best
You thought you got away with murder, but I just held my breath
And I watched as everyone settled for less
As you follow in the footsteps of everyone you love
Spit out some mediocre bullshit and the kids will sing along
But then there’s the few who see right through

When innovation is a lost art, we lose our motivation before we start
You can’t fake inspiration and pretend that this painful repetition is something of substance
Track Name: Do Better
Take another look at the consequences of your actions
Spite is no excuse to make yourself less of a gentleman
Every time you hop in bed with a girl you barely know
You must know you’re nothing more than a notch on her bedpost

Re-think your maturity, ignore your insecurities
Twenty minutes won’t go far, there’s more to you and who you are

Hey, take her home
You’ve known her for an hour now, she seems like a classy girl
Yeah, take it off
You only need one night and she’ll have all you’ve got to give

Take another look at the morals you have now
A product of the media and the bullshit that they sell
She is not a toy, no, she is someone’s daughter
Give yourself the self-respect that you know you deserve

Re-think your maturity, you can’t fuck your insecurities away
Twenty minutes won’t go far, there’s more to you and who you are

Hey, take her home
You’ve known her for an hour now, she seems like a classy girl
Yeah, take it off
You only need one night and she’ll have all you’ve got to give
It won’t do a thing for your damn self-esteem

And to be honest, I just think you could do better
There’s more to life than drunken lust, set the bar a little higher
And to be honest, I just think you could do better
Don’t open up to drunken fucks you won’t even remember

I hope you can do better for yourself
She won’t remember your name
Track Name: Living
There’s a bitter taste of jealousy that comes with every memory
That’s why I’m separating you from me, to keep my mind intact
And I don’t want your sympathy, just know I won’t be settling
I’m fed up with my apathy always holding me back

Sometimes the things you think you want
They are completely different from the things that you need
And sometimes the answer is so obvious
Just barely out of reach

But I can feel it now, I felt myself grow stronger
And you can’t hold me down, now I’m cutting off the anchor
And I can finally breathe with my head above the water
And you can’t fuck it up because now I’m living for me

Sometimes the things you think you want
They are completely different from the things that you need
And sometimes the answer is so obvious
Just barely out of reach
Track Name: Not Penny's Boat
Every day to him is just one more he has to wait
And every day to her is one more keeping him away
Every night between they can’t help but lie awake
The days drag on for so long and there is so much that they would like to say
He’s found meaning in the saying “home is where the heart is”
He knows he’s found something worth waiting for

Too scared to fall in love when love can fall so short
It doesn’t need to be said, it is always in the palms of our hands
So take it for what it is

Two hours down the road, it never seemed so far away
Two hours on the phone just to keep her head on straight
There’s no one left in town but all the people that she hates
And they can try to deny it, but they both know that they’re so fucking scared of it

She’s found meaning in the saying “distance makes the heart grow fonder”
And every day he wants her more

Too scared to fall in love when love can fall so short
It doesn’t need to be said, it is always in the back of our heads
So take it for what it is

She says she can’t just sit and wait for the inevitable to play out
All the fears that she has made, in her own head she can’t be safe
Because she gave in
In such a vulnerable place, there’s only so much she can take
And he knows she’s still worth the wait
Through all the heartache and the pain, they fell in
Into love
Track Name: Illusion
You’re actively avoiding the truth while you claim that you’re preaching it
And this hypocrisy doesn’t sit so well with me
You’re recruiting others to help you corroborate your lies
While stubbornly defending your fucked up alibi

I’m so tired of faking politeness and trying not to offend
Grown adults who still rely on imaginary friends
There’s no logic in that ancient book on which you still depend
I say it’s high time for all this shit to end

The world can’t coexist with the awful things you because your god told you to
Keep clenching your fist around your outdated worldview, we’ll move on without you

We’re trying to expose you for the fucked up cult you are
And we’ll start to see the progress we have made
The rest of the world’s evolving and small minds will go extinct
Your influence will slowly fade away

I’m so tired of faking politeness and trying not to offend
Grown adults who still rely on imaginary friends
There’s no logic in that ancient book on which you still depend
I say it’s high time we put this shit to bed

The world can’t coexist with the awful things you because your god told you to
Keep clenching your fist around your outdated worldview, we’ll move on without you
Track Name: Alone
I wake up on a friend’s couch with the sun in my eyes
I slept in all my clothes, and I’m sweaty and hungover
I’m 24 years old, and every day I’m getting older
Statistically I’m young, but I still feel like I’ve wasted my life

The smell of wet grass and earth, small town summer nights
Make me nostalgic for high school, when I felt alive
And social interaction was a regular thing
Now I can barely talk to girls, and I just really don’t want to bother anyone

Maybe I’m meant to be alone, and that’s alright
I’ll be fine
I’ve been shy my whole life, and I don’t think I can fix my mind

I come home every night after a long day of work
At a job that doesn’t pay enough, to a cat for a wife
The window’s view of the skyline, tall buildings and city lights
Should fill me with wonder, but instead I just feel small and out of place
And I’d like to have someone to spend
The rest of my life with, but it seems like instead
I’ve wasted all my chances and fucked up my safe bets
So rather than go searching, I think I’ll just stay in bed

Maybe I’m meant to be alone, and that’s alright
I’ll be fine
I’ve been shy my whole life, and I don’t think I can fix my mind
Track Name: Dress Rehearsal
I’ve spent four years up on this stage playing this fucked up version of me
And I hate every line I say
Every action’s been rehearsed for weeks and strategically put into place

And when the curtain calls the mask comes off the wall
I’m too afraid to show my face
When the spotlight’s on, the words spill out without a thought
And everything I do, I do for everyone but me
A sheep in wolf's clothing just trying not to be eaten alive

You’ve spent the last four fucking years watching this awkward mess I’ve made of myself
And you can’t even tell that everything I do is all for show
I’m just reading from the pages as I go

And when the curtain calls the mask comes off the wall
I’m too afraid to show my face
When the spotlight’s on, the words spill out without a thought
And everything I do, I do for everyone but me
A sheep in wolf's clothing just trying not to be eaten alive

I know in time that I will find the strength to throw this face to the floor
But until then, it’s here that I stand
Waiting for the curtain to close me in
Track Name: Ups & Downs
There’s only so long you can dwell on something that never made much sense
They say that when you find it, you will know when it’s for real
And I can say that now I feel the best that I have felt in years

You brought out the best in me and hid the worst away
You taught me how to live, you have shown me how to grow
I’ve seen how weak I was, and I’ve come into my own
I can hide inside a bottle, or I can take it in and know there’s always ups and downs
But I’m never alone

I’ve gotten so used to the push and pull
That I’ve forgotten just what it felt like to be in control
To have something you want without all the bullshit that comes with it
So why hold on to the past when the future’s as it is

You brought out the best in me and hid the worst away
You taught me how to live, you have shown me how to grow
I’ve seen how weak I was, and I’ve come into my own
I can hide inside a bottle, or I can take it in and know there’s always ups and downs
But I’m never alone

I’ve developed this new sense of pride in being me, and doing the best I can
It’s not about reaching perfection, it’s just seeing the beauty in what stands in its place
Track Name: Don't Go Where I Can't Follow
I’ve done this all a few times in my life
I’m not placing blame, I just think it’s fucked
I seem to do this all the time
I’ve done this all more than I would have liked
It hurts to say, but I can’t escape it
It takes over the mind

I just can’t shake it off
Cross my heart and hope to die, I’ll never know the reasons why

I’ve known nearly as many as the years I’ve had to live
Two decades, wasted lives with so much more to give
Every swing hits closer to home, I’m scared to death of the pitch that sends it in

Bite my tongue, get the thought out of my head
I wish you would not put that weight on me

Don’t go where I can’t follow you
Don’t put that weight on me
Track Name: Me Again
I’ve been high for a month, I’ve lost sight of who I am
Convinced myself to be everything I hate
Yeah, it’s fair game but it hurts just the same
And I can’t be alright until I’ve tasted the shame
I’m still there, I’ve settled into my new skin
But I know that you’re at home in worse shape than I’m in

Last night I had a dream I cut myself wide open on the kitchen table
Restrung my arteries just to keep my heart beating
I guess I’m ready to try again
I guess I’m ready to try again
I think I’m ready for this to end
And I guess, I guess I’m ready to try again
I’m ready to find myself and then
I’m ready to be me again

Yeah, it’s fair game but it hurts just the same
And I’ll give up the grudge if you’ll give up the games
I’m still there, and that’s exactly what’s keeping me here
My fucked up sense of pride can take the blame, I don’t care

Last night I had a dream I cut myself wide open on the kitchen table
Restrung my arteries just to keep my heart beating
I guess I’m ready to try again
I guess I’m ready to try again
I think I’m ready for this to end
And I guess, I guess I’m ready to try again
I’m ready to find myself and then
I’m ready to be me again

Last night I had a dream my scars healed and my heart beat like a drum
I guess the worst is over
I think I’m finally me again
Track Name: Don't Forget
I’m tying up loose ends and planning my goodbyes
I’m pushing forward to the finish line
I’ve accepted that what I’ve spent my whole life
Working towards was just a waste of time

I lost what I was looking for
And I can’t keep this up anymore

I’m just so tired, I guess it’s time
To just let go, I’ll be alright
I can't still tell myself this isn’t over yet
Say goodbye but don’t forget

I’ve made my peace, confirmed my doubts
I’m raising my white flag, I’m bowing out
That was the last straw, this is the last drop
This is the last song, this is my last stop

I can’t do this on my own
I’m giving up, I’m going home

I can’t ignore this sinking in my chest
I’m moving on, I’m done with this
I wish it wasn’t over, but I can’t pretend
Say goodbye but don’t forget

Now it’s time to cut these ties
Just pull the plug and let it die
Set me free, please loosen these binds
And mourn the death of yours and mine

Sell my things, clear my plate
Cut my losses, and clean my slate
The spark is gone, the dream is dead
Say goodbye but don’t forget

I can’t hold on, there’s nothing left
We had our fun, but I’ve come to accept
The memories are all that’s left
This is goodbye, but I won’t forget
Hang up my guitar, put down my pen
Close this book, this is the end
I promise you’ll always be my best friend
But I can’t go on
Goodbye and don’t forget