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Mistress

by Us & Them

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I call the suicide hotline once or twice a week, but it's never for me.
I just inquire the liar at the end of the line until she shows up in my sleep.


She's got a key to every locket and she keeps em in her pocket with a couple always up her sleeve.
She'll tie me to the anchor of my fabricated anger as she's selling me her cellophane dreams.

And I can't help myself, you know I’m gonna crawl right back into the hell I gave myself.

Pulled out a .45, loaded and live, said, "don't you fuckin' think twice!
"I'll take your peace and quiet and turn it into a riot tonight!"
She said, "calm down honey, you can't help but make a hell of a scene!
Just calm down honey, point the gun at someone other than me!"

Shit, I can't help myself! You know I’m gonna crawl right back into the hell I gave myself.
My mistress of distress destroys me with her every breath until I feel no more.

I was looking down on solid ground, but I thought I'd drowned til you came around.
Then open skies received my eyes and with you in sight I thought I'd be alright.
But soon she roused the thunderclouds to send torrents down and douse our common ground.
When I shake her off, she comes on twice as strong. Thus, I gain no ground the longer she's around.

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released September 18, 2015
Composed and performed by Us & Them
Recorded at The Brown Owl studios in Nashville, TN
Mixed and engineered by Edsel Holden of Redact Studios
Mastered by Ryan Morris of RAM Records
Artwork by Adam Franklin

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Us & Them Nashville, Tennessee

Formed in Nashville TN, Us & Them write and play original rock music with power and grace. The members came to Nashville from distant homes, bringing along their myriad of musical influences. Us & Them compose with precision and play with passion. Whether you're sifting through the narrative lyrics of Interstates or losing your hearing at a live show, Us & Them are happy you're along for the ride. ... more

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