In All Her Glory

by Lake Miniscule

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released August 13, 2009

All lyrics and music written by Derek Burrell.
Produced, engineered and mixed by David Shirey and Austin Ruhstorfer.
Recorded in various homes and studios across Allendale, MI, Grand Rapids, MI and Grand Haven, MI.
Artwork by David Bravo.

Personnel (in order of appearance):
Derek Burrell, David Shirey, Austin Ruhstorfer, Caitlin Antuma, Nolan Shepard, Keean Mansour, Matt McCue, Alex Burrell, Rachael Pineiro, Tom Shirey, Josh Wesley

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Track Name: My First Chew Toy
A mask, a dark, cold room for rehearsal
Alas, apart we are, once and for all
Just fetch me the waiter, and I’ll talk to you later
The sullen, irreversible, unknown

Something’s bound to be changed
But I’m not one to change things
So your choice is yours to misplace
(Get it right)

And it’s the only way out
Can’t you see that?
Well I’d like to thank you
For wasting our days
And for all this time
Yeah, for all this time

A room full of dishonest people
With dishonest histories with disloyal friends
I know it’s belated, but I had to say it
(Good day to you)

I’m unscathed, I’m intact
I am caught between acts of submission and advertence
I am no ship of fools, I am merely a faux work of art
Cut of cardboard and tacked to a wall
(Get it right)

And it’s the only way out
Can’t you see that?
Well I’d like to thank you
For wasting our days
And for all this time
Yeah, for all this time

You’re not the person you once were
Well one time’s enough
(You’d do well to leave this place
You’d do well to leave this place)
You’re not the person you once were
Well one time’s enough
(You’d do well to leave this place
You’d do well to leave this place)
You’re not the person you once were
Well one time’s enough
(You’d do well to leave this place
You’d do well to leave this place)
You’re not the person you once were
But who am I to judge?
For I am simply no better…
Track Name: Better?
Today, I tied my tongue
And woke up dreaming that I was alive
Well, I saw you wasted and lost out in a parking garage
Was it me, or was it something you were trying to fix?
I passed it up until you passed out on the concrete floor
I couldn’t stomach the sight of it, still…

When the both of our hearts stop beating
I keep my calm and I fake it with a smile
Let things get better for a while
I’ve no complaints
However, I wish for once you’d brood a goddamned moment of what you do
Well, I swear I’d give most anything just to patch things up with you

Show me up, let me down, tell me anything
(Give me drugs, give me pills just to fall asleep)
I was a cadence line amongst the commonfolk
(I chose to hide my face behind a cloud of smoke)
And now that I’ve grown stronger (it is understood)
Well, I can hardly breathe (as if I ever could)
I kissed a girl in April (and then sick in May)
And so I couldn’t make it for your wedding day
If I am here till Wednesday, I am here to stay

When the both of our hearts stop beating
I keep my calm and I fake it with a smile
Let things get better for a while
I’ve no complaints
However, I wish for once you’d brood a goddamned moment of what you do
Well, I swear I’d give most anything just to patch things up with you

I’m a sunk, lost cause, and everything’s changing
Now I’ve lost my point of view, so I wish you well
And I wish you well

This isn’t my idea of safety
Though I guess now I am safe
So I won’t forfeit
No I won’t stop until you end this
(Call it off)
And even if that lasts forever
Nothing changes, now or ever
No, no, no

When the both of our hearts stop beating
I keep my calm and I fake it with a smile
Let things get better for a while
I’ve no complaints
However, I wish for once you’d brood a goddamned moment of what you do
Well, I swear I’d give most anything just to patch things up with you

I’m against all odds, and everything’s changing
Now I’ve lost my future, too, so I wish you well
And I wish you well

This isn’t my idea of safety
Though I guess now I am safe
So I won’t forfeit
No I won’t stop until you end this
And even if that lasts forever
Nothing changes, now or ever
No, no, no
Track Name: Racer X
On your feet, my friend
You stumble now, you will again
Trust me
Just don’t look surprised to see me
I was tired of being alone
What is happening while I’m gone?

If it has been so long, just say it
You tried to hold your breath and couldn’t
That might not be so bad, now would it?
If it has been so long…

‘Cause I’m waiting for this to divert your focus
And besides, you never stick around
Besides, you never stick around

Maybe someday we could clean this mess we’ve made
Reclaim those reasons why you’ve stayed
And we’ll regress for a short time
We’ll wrong our rights like last time

You might not sleep so well
And on that subject, sleep at home
(Sleep at home)
Won’t you stop? Please stop
I’ve got it, I’ve got this
And I’ll get you too, I promise

If it has been so long, just say it
You tried to pace yourself and couldn’t
That might not be so bad, now would it?
If it has been so long…

‘Cause I’m waiting for this to divert your focus
And besides, you never stick around
Besides, you never stick around
So come if you’re lonely, for this night only
And besides, you never stick around
Besides, you never stick around

Let the houseboy serve his master day by night
The convict serve his prison time
And return home to his family
‘Cause after all, he’s family
And that will all be lost forever

‘Cause I’m waiting for this to divert your focus
And besides, you never stick around
Besides, you never stick around
So come if you’re lonely, for this night only
And besides, you never stick around
Besides, you never stick around

Just be happy we can finally close our eyes
We’ll have a laugh, we’ll say goodnight
But we’ll never look past this now, will we?
No.
Well, I’m sorry
This is war, I’m certain now
Each person that you live without is a person that you live with
Yeah, a person that you live with
And this will all be lost forever
Track Name: Well Done For
Well, I held a million dollars to an open flame, an open wound
I choked on every toxin I calcined
Then I burned my own two hands in this
And sure enough, I choked again
I tired out, so promptly, I declined

I am embarrassed for myself and all those childish things I did
It was a blur to me, ’cause she was seventeen, and I was just a kid
And so we’ll take our vows and all those precious things we had in mind
And we will throw them out the window
Yes, we will throw them out the window

And we’ll take back every solace, every whim, and every plan
I could cross myself, swear up and down I’m never doing this again
And it will serve as a reminder of the havoc I had wreaked
And I was wrong, how I was wrong

But if, in fact, she’s leaving, I’ve got nowhere left to turn
I’m serious, I must be headed somewhere (somewhere)
Or I will stare and watch the vast array of colors that appear for all my life
And just kill time

Well, I had a million dollars once
I had a big name
A fortune at my feet, one might say
As if I’d won the chance, the lottery
And true to form, I am feigning new excuses each and every day

How I slept soundly for the first time since my lover had my throat
I’ve sacrificed that lassitude, I know
And if I’m forced to step aside, well then to hell with all of you
I am done, well done
Track Name: My First Chew Toy [Reprise]
A mask, a dark room for rehearsal
Alas, apart we are, once and for all
Just fetch me the waiter, and I’ll talk to you later
The sullen, irreversible, unknown

Something’s bound to be changed
But I’m not one to change things
So your choice is yours to misplace
(Get it right)

And it’s the only way out
Can’t you see that?
Well I’d like to thank you
For wasting our days
And for all this time
Yeah, for all this time

A room full of dishonest people
With dishonest histories with disloyal friends
I know it’s belated, but I had to say it
(Good day to you)

I’m unscathed, I’m intact
I am caught between acts of submission and advertence
I am no ship of fools, I am merely a faux work of art
Cut of cardboard and tacked to a wall
(Get it right)

And it’s the only way out
Can’t you see that?
Well I’d like to thank you
For wasting our days
And for all this time
Yeah, for all this time

You’re not the person you once were
Well one time’s enough
(You’d do well to leave this place
You’d do well to leave this place)
You’re not the person you once were
Well one time’s enough
(You’d do well to leave this place
You’d do well to leave this place)
You’re not the person you once were
Well one time’s enough
(You’d do well to leave this place
You’d do well to leave this place)
You’re not the person you once were
But who am I to judge?
For I am simply no better…