the flat stanleys

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Thank you to everyone that's ever supported us. It means the world to us to release this. Also sorry to the girls in the dorm next door who would probably rather pay $40 for this band to break up than $4 for the EP so they wouldn't have to hear me record background screaming. Anyway, thank you everyone. I love you all. Except you, Ed.

- Brian

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released October 5, 2016

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don't take this too seriously. also don't take this too not seriously.

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Track Name: Look, I love you but you really fucked me over big time
All your information came at me so quickly
so I couldn't understand
any of the words that you thought were so clever.
What's that got to do with me
alone at a subway station or
me alone hiding in basements,
trying to avoid the fleeting sense
that everyone was leaving.

Everything you do is so dramatic
it's not funny, no one's laughing.
and you're so fucking sensitive it hurts me too
but what's that got to do with me?
absolutely nothing.
so please don't tell me what they think about me.

'cause they don't care and I don't care until I'm lying on the floor.
If everybody's been through this, could we please get it over with.
'cause right now no one fucking cares that I am walking out that door.
'cause there are cracks between the lines
the type that don't fill up with time.

walking to my car from your house never felt so short
I can't find out my shaking hands
or how to turn the wheel without hitting a tree.
I wish I would fall asleep (because then you'd never see me again)
but searching for red flags in rose tinted glasses it never worked for me
Everything you do is so dramatic
it's not funny, no one's laughing.
and you're so fucking sensitive it hurts me too
but what's that got to do with me?
absolutely nothing.
so please don't tell me what they think about me.

'cause they don't care and I don't care until I'm lying on the floor.
If everybody's been through this, could we please get it over with.
'cause right now no one fucking cares that I am walking out that door.
'cause there are cracks between the lines
the type that don't fill up with time.

and there's a head shaped hole in the wall
from when you ran across the room
and tried to teach me something about pain
that I hadn't learned in highschool.
you said I'll partake in all the planned activities
and I'll show up for your concerts
and I'll listen to your songs before they come out on the web first
I said I'm having an outburst 'cause I can't stop thinking about how you felt when I started drinking and drinking some more.
you were trapped in Baltimore.
Track Name: The Ballad of The Space Cadet
This is the story of the most brave my most fave space cadet.
This is the story of the most brave my most fave space cadet.
This is the story of the most brave my most fave space cadet.

They said he was invincible they said he wouldn't die
and then my most favorite, the most brave space cadet
dropped out of the sky.

Now this is the story of my most fave, the most flat space cadet.
Now this is the story of the most brave, the most flattened space cadet.
This is the story of the most brave my most fave space cadet.

But you wouldn't understand, he's a space traveling man.
traveling man. (traveling man)
traveling (space) man (traveling man)
traveling man
traveling man
Track Name: One Sided Fist Fight
I've never been in a fight but I've gotten my ass kicked
for something dumb that I said about some guys girlfriend
that wasn't that dumb 'cause at the time it was factually correct
now my face is wrecked.
if it's neither here nor there then, you still seem to care man, an awful lot more than you let on.

I'm taking my seatbelt off 'cause it's making me uncomfortable
and when I crash headfirst into a curb I will finally get to fly
maybe I'll land in somebody's hands. someone who doesn't make me anxious 'cause everyone that I know does.

I wanna be fixed by doctors
I wanna be operated on
I need you to take me to the hospital
even though there's technically nothing wrong.

I wanna be fixed by doctors
I wanna be operated on
I need you to take me to the hospital
even though there's technically nothing wrong

but you'll say you love me for the sake of the tradition.
Track Name: when you wanna die but you got a 9 a.m.
Late night conversations turn to late night drinks
as I crawl on hands and knees
to someone else's arms
and we'll both close our eyes
and pretend that I'm not me
but then I open my eyes and I'm alone in my room again
with screenshots of conversations that we had when I didn't introduce you as "my friend"

and I will help you look at schools
and I will help you plan your future
the one that doesn't involve me in any sense
but that's your right
and I will help you sleep at night
at the expense of my own body
but every day only feels okay
until I wake up in the morning

this double twin bed swallows me whole
the jersey sheets become my lifeline
thank you Carlo, Jason, and Meghan
and anyone else who was around
when I was lying on the bathroom floor
and then sky became the ground

it's not my time, it's not my time.
not quite yet.

nothing is that bad, not really, you tell me
as I sit alone in bed and try to make sense
of the dots on the ceiling
soon they'll become mountains
and my eyes will put off the climb
that I know that I must make
but not quite yet, I'm not prepared
I need to do my laundry and cut my hair

I need to acknowledge all the things I can't ignore anymore
like my cut off shorts and the
box of nicotine patches
that's always empty and lying on my desk.
but not quite yet.

these words have so little meaning, anyway.
you remind me as I walk back to my place.
through the crowds of everyone that you thought I could be.
but that's not me, that's not me, not really.

nothing is that bad not really
you tell me as I sit alone in bed.
nothing is that bad not really
you tell me as I sit alone in nothing
is that bad? not really.
you tell me as I sit alone in (bed) nothing
is that bad? not really you tell me
as I sit alone in bed