.​.​.​Or Else!

by Porchlord

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released January 2, 2015

Aaron - Vocals, Guitar
Evan - Bass
Tim -Drums
Dalton - Guitar


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Porchlord Bowling Green, Kentucky

We're a kind of pop punk band from Bowling Green, KY.

Aaron - Vocals/Guitar
Dalton - Guitar
Evan - Bass
Tim - Drums

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Track Name: Or Else
I can barely seem to find
A way to keep scraping by
Just leave me here
And let me unwind
Cause there’s a method to all this mess
I let emotion burn when I decompress
I inhale and I let it envelope my chest again
Maybe one time maybe ten
Until I’m seeing red
Then rinse and repeat until I go to bed

I’ve been wearing out my throat
Over obsessing, losing hope
These knots can’t be untied
I’ll just run and hide I’ll see you whenever
Afraid of failure, afraid to try
To make a change means changing sides
I hear you when you cry
“You better get it right, or else” but whatever

I tend to overcompensate
Without thinking I leave it to fate
By ignoring the signs
Until it’s too late
And then a pattern begins to emerge
I scream as loud as I can til my soul is purged
Every wound is earned and every stone unturned
A new lesson is sure to be learned

I keep on telling myself that it will one day be done
This will end and will not mean a thing to anyone
Track Name: Closure is Closure
Wasted light
Gone away
Maybe I’ll live to see another day
Empty hearts
On display
Showing off everything we’ve gained
There’s no fucking comfort in pride or shame

But I feel release when I throw out blame
That’s how I never make mistakes

Twist of fate
Always falling short and running late
Can’t always
Turn the phrase
When confronted I just run away
Maybe one day I’ll find the strength

And maybe one day I’ll fall and break my neck
Maybe, one day, I’ll follow the beating in my chest

I wish that it could stay this calm
Oh, but peace like this only comes
Before it goes wrong
I’m waiting but I won’t wait long
Until it picks up momentum and smashes
Into a wall
And you could calculate
At what force I’d disintegrate
But it doesn’t put me back together again
As a whole or a part of what’s called a man
There’s no denying my simple nature
To place the blame on everyone
Because I know it’s their fucking fault

A pen’s not sharper than a sword
These words fall on deaf ears by the score
I can’t make up for what I’ve done
But closure is closure, and I’m one step closer
To having some
Track Name: Forever for a Hundred Years
The winds of change keeping knocking me to the ground
The passing years have tarnished my view of this once great town
In desperation I try to get out
But leaving means leaving behind what I can’t live without
Can I change or has it just been too long?
Doesn’t matter if I’m right or wrong if answers can’t be found

Cause my time’s invested
In turning thoughts to something real
I have no time for certainty
I have no time to kill
It’s labor intensive
To let go of resentment
I have to say enough’s enough before I can’t get out of this

Never satisfied
That’s what builds the drive
Losing sleep while I daydream away my life
Forget and regret every wasted night
It’s so hard not to do when there’s no ending in sight

Can’t waste time on all that glitters is gold
What we build we build with our hands

I have to find a way to say that
Enough is enough

A stone doesn’t worry after lost time
But that doesn’t mean that I forget mine
And the wind is always blowing away
The air is never the same
Track Name: Maybe
I’ve been holding in my thoughts
Holding in hope that you might stay
But for a price you can be bought
And Tulsa seems so far away
Now I’m dying of suspense
It’s fitting
And I know it doesn’t matter
Because your answer will kill me anyways

I’ve heard some people say
There’s a distinct difference between
Making a life and a living
So what’s it gonna be?
You won’t find peace out there
There’s no need to get impatient
Other things will be just as big
Stand with me and face it

I want you to leave
And chase your dreams
But where does that
Leave me?
Maybe I’m just being selfish
Maybe it’s for the best
So do what you will with this
Cause it isn’t over yet

I can’t do it alone
Track Name: Kung Fu Treachery
I try to find a sense of urgency
But since my nerves got shot in the parking lot
It’s getting hard to sing
I try to care about these days gone by
Apathetic to everything I do except tonight

I try to see things in a better light
But every single night it’s a constant fight
To fall asleep on time
I get too far inside my head to think
I need to shut it down I need to stomp around
I need to scream

Everything else disappears
But the loud ringing sound in your ears
So let’s get washed away. Tomorrow we’ll be nearer
To what we loved before we started to fear

I can’t deny that this means everything
To hear you scream and shout my own thoughts out
Right back at me
I’m feeling better than I have in days
With a clearer mind and a sense of what I need to be

I wish I knew what was happening here
I wish I knew what you could see loud and clear
I know I wished for nothing more
I know I wished and then I wanted more
What more could I ask for than a living room floor?
Track Name: Myself and Others
It was the blinding sun that woke me up
And helped me burn away the morning fog
Clarity eludes us all, and all in all
We can only tell what we recall

Let’s get it going before we call it quits
Stop telling stories and start building legends
The streets are empty
But that’s not how the story ends

I won’t forget how I found myself in others
I learned how to forgive my brother
But most importantly I learned I could forgive myself

Have you heard this before?
Stop me if you’re feeling bored
Well I hope you never forget
That it took this long
To stand proud and tall
Well I hope you never forget

Hey man, it’s okay
Soon I’ll be moving far away
Don’t think it’s too late
I’ll carry you in my heart every day
It’s a lot to take in
And it comes from deep within
It’s overwhelming now that we see the end

You’re gonna have to roll that window up
If you wanna get your cigarette lit
I can’t believe that I’m still screaming
I can’t believe that I’m still breathing

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