Something Worth Writing

by Voluntary Madness

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released June 18, 2017

Alex Matkovic - Guitar, Bass, Lyrics, Back-Up Vocals, Percussion
Dana Chamberlin - Lead Vocals, Lyrics, Piano, Trumpet
Nathan Wolfe - Lead Vocals, Lyrics
Abi Arnold - Lead Vocals

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Track Name: Poison Routine
I want to be clear now
This feeling inside, it's just so sweet, but when I
Wake up I'm feeling so down
But then I do it again, and again, so sweet, sometimes I

Wonder if one of these nights
I will push myself past the point
Where there's no turning back
But in this moment I like to believe
That my loss of control hasn't taken control over me

Woke up Monday hungover
The hair of the dog, give me life, can't complain, it's on me
But if I could do it over
You know that I would, can't pretend, C'est la vie, sometimes I

Wonder if one of these nights
I will push myself past the point
Where there's no turning back
But in this moment I like to believe
That my loss of control hasn't taken control over me

Every night when I look in the mirror I see
The face of a stranger staring back at me
Someday I'll finally
Break from this poison routine
...probably

Sometimes I
Wonder if one of these nights
I will push myself past the point
Where there's no turning back
But in this moment I like to believe
That my loss of control hasn't taken control over me
Track Name: Treasure Troves
Coats and clothes and all you owned
Discovered like unsettling treasure troves
The remnants of you, here to stay for good

Your book is dog eared on the bed
I skim the final words you must have read
I think about how for you, it's like time just stopped

When i see you now
It's only in still shots
How will I learn to let you go? I may never know. I may never know.

Your writing marks a day in June
Who could've known that you'd be gone too soon
The calendar flips on with or without you

And at the bottom of your drawer
Memorial cards of those who've gone before
Fifty years younger, but now you've joined them

When i see you now
It's only in still shots
How will I learn to let you go? I may never know. I may never know

Four years since that day in mid May
The shock no longer feels quite the same

Stopped being consumed by missing you
Is it reason for joy, or for more pain?

I can't explain....

When I see you now
It's only in still shots
But from time to time, in my mind's eye
I see your smile, and it's clear for just a while

When I see you now
It's only in still shots
But from time to time, in my mind's eye
(you're clear for just a while)
Track Name: PBR and Pressure's On (Narrow Victories)
I’ve spent a lot of time fuckin up, seems that i can never do enough
I need a chance to show that i can cut it, and make something of myself.

My life is a series of narrow victories i didn’t earn.
Turns out when you struggle with something, you always win or you learn.

I’ve spent a lot of time losin track of what I need to do to make you proud
Maybe it’s time your pride is something that I decide I can do without


The pressure’s on! I’m gonna cave if I have to be led by hand
I’m flying solo from now on, I decide where I land.

(BADASS TRUMPET SOLO)

I don’t wanna be alone, wonder where i’ll end up. Cuz right now all this help you’re giving me just hurts. I know everything you do is in good will. But it’s just too much.

I spend a lot of time inside my head, what used to be my shelter now i find i dread
I’m gonna try to find a way to show you that i can do this without help

Holy grails and fountains of youth I feel like I’m grasping at air
I’m gonna find a new direction, my current path heads nowhere
I’ll never be your version of perfect, I’m gonna stray
Scrutiny I feel from all directions, leads me the wrong way

I’m gonna break away!

I’ve spent a lot of time fuckin up, but honestly I feel I’ve done enough
I know that I will do something I’m proud of if I can just be myself!
Track Name: Bottomless Mimosas
Used to take my coffee with a little cream and sugar
Now I can't stand the sweetness, bitter's what delivers
Every night, fight or flight, I lose sight
Of what I want

Sunday mornings, sweating in the kitchen
And there's something missing, then I realize
I could have, all through brunch, bottomless mimosas by myself

Take me back on that path, to life's finest things
Yellowstone's great hot springs, Saturn's rings, and grander dreams

It is within my reach, and once I reach the peak
Perspective shifts, I'm on the edge of the cliff, and I can see

These ghosts in my head they don't own me
They don't even really know me
Though they try to control me
I just let them be 'cause
Dark clouds, they'll continue to roll by
But when they go I know that I am fine
The world is vast I am not confined
I have still got time

I once got tricked on a Tuesday night
When the gin and juice whispered it wasn't worth the fight
But now I know that it lied and I find
A new peace of mind

It is within my reach, and once I reach the peak
Perspective shifts, I'm on the edge of the cliff, and I can see

These ghosts in my head they don't own me
They don't even really know me
Though they try to control me
I just let them be 'cause
Dark clouds, they'll continue to roll by
But when they go I know that I am fine
The world is vast I am not confined
I have still got time

Take me, on the path to grander dreams
Take me, on the path to grander dreams
Oh take me, to grander dreams
Oh take me, to grander dreams

These ghosts in my head they don't own me
They don't even really know me
Though they try to control me
I just let them be 'cause
Dark clouds, they'll continue to roll by
But when they go I know that I am fine
The world is vast I am not confined
I have still got time
Track Name: Summer Song
Feeling good this summer
Wear a pseudo smile
Mind is filled with clutter
I’m on trial

Suit and tie look classic
Your basic mannequin
I’m fiberglass and plastic
Hollow within

The fragments of my dreams
Are ripping at the seams
Like these faded, worn out jeans

No more roads discovered
Cognitive decay
Imagination smothered
Nothing to convey

The fragments of my dreams
Are ripping at the seams
Like these faded, worn out jeans

I can’t stand the constant
Feeling that
I’m not enough
And though I try to be tough
It always feels like I’m breaking my
Bones and it’s draining my soul
But I can’t let go
No I can’t let go

Feeling good this summer
Wear a pseudo smile
Mind is filled with clutter
Stuck here for a while
Track Name: Battle Cry!
Fortune's sold and
Virtue dies
The rich get rich while
We get cast aside
But we won't fall in line
We'll stake our claim and
Raise our fists to the sky

This is our battle cry!
A unifying voice to win the fight
The revolution starts at midnight
We want to believe
In a life that everyone can lead
The revolution's flames will set us free.
Change only comes if we make it ourselves

Kids go broke, the
hungry die, but
you get rich and
turn away your two blind eyes.
Don't think this shit will fly,
We'll break this chain and
Take the world by surprise

This is our battle cry!
A unifying voice to win the fight
The revolution starts at midnight
We want to believe
In a life that everyone can lead
The revolution's flames will set us free.
Change only comes if we make it ourselves

Nothing's quite the same as we were
told that it would be
The future's up to us, we must stay strong
Just wait and see
It won't be easy
We must try everything that we can

Fortune's sold and
Virtue dies
The rich get rich while
We get cast aside
No, we won't fall in line
We'll take you down!
We raise our fists to the sky

This is our battle cry!
A unifying voice to win the fight
The revolution starts at midnight
We want to believe
In a life that everyone can lead
The revolution's flames will set us free.
Change only comes if we make it ourselves