Thicker Skin

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"Dukes Up" is about comparing past relationships to present relationships and seeing how they correlate with one another.


(Recalling what I can't miss.)
(Everything that I miss about this.)

I've been struggling giving up thoughts of you on nights like these.
Listening to all The Killers songs, and trying to sing along with you without embarrassing myself.

This is a cry from the cutter.
Handwritten notes to my mother.
"I'm stuck thinking I can't live without her."
"Giving up all the long trips, your sad excuse of a friendship."
"Truth is you never wanted this in the end"

Recalling what I can't miss, everything that I miss about this.
Like the time that we first kissed talking about Blair Witch, and I'd be an idiot. if I turned a blind eye to every time I can't hide from you. 'Cause it hurts to see your face.
But I'm sentimental 'cause I fucking miss you
I guess I'm sentimental 'cause I fucking miss you.

(And I'd be an idiot)
If I turned a blind eye.
Stuck running and I can't hide.

Well if yu want the truth man, the only person I can't stand is me.
Give up on you 'cause why the fuck would you want me?

This is a cry from the cutter.
cliches we told one another, Pat I sware that everything's okay.
Sick of believing in bullshit, you're fine, ya trust me I heard it.
Starting to come face to face your time with me was probably a waste.


from It Is And That's All, released March 24, 2017
Written By: The Spectators
Produced, Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered By: Patrick Farmer
Additional Engineering by: Steve Perrino


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