Nothing Can Save Us

by Robes

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Robes second E.P. released on their own Strange Place Records.

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released 21 July 2009
Produced by Brian McTear / Recorded at Miner Street Studios in Philadelphia, PA / Mastered by Paul Sinclair and Paul Hammond at Fat City Studios in Blue Bell, PA / Music and Words by Ryan Shafer and Greg Nearhood / Arranged by Robes / Published by Robes Music / Photography: Meridith Osifchin / for more info visit robesmusic.com

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Track Name: Nothing Can Save Us
Trying to live this life with no regrets
Killing myself with all this medicine
I know I should have called it
Should have called it long ago
But I let feelings get involved
Until push came to shove

So poke your head out of this grave
'Cause there's nothing worth saving that can't be saved.

I found a pattern with easy decisions and hard regrets.
If it don't eat me up I still know what to expect.
We're frozen deer staring down the barrel of a gun
When the hammer hits the bullet
Then it will be known,
That nothing can save us
No, Nothing can save us
From the strangers of ourselves.

So poke your head out of this grave.
'Cause if you can't change this then you can't be saved.

I held your picture to the window
In a confessional booth I said,
"Lord I'm sorry.. but now what do I do?"

So lay your head down in that grave.
Nothing can save us
It just can't save us
From yourself
From myself
Not this time.
Track Name: Soft Spite
I took a shot, I lost the bet
yet
you are the one who complains
I'm caught in a web,
I'm caught in you.
I'll stay there till there's something to do.

I just wanted it so bad
nothing ever comes that fast.

another bet I lost again
now
I'd pay to hear you complain
cut from the web
cut loose from you
I'll stay there till there's someone new
for you.

and I just wanted it so bad
nothing ever comes that
fast
I know.
I've lost.

staring out to see
as far as I can see,
I know I've tried
so I'll dig out my own spine
prove it's been there all the while,
I know you doubted it all the time.

and I just wanted it so bad
somethings just don't come that
far.
Track Name: If They Ask
last night
when i closed my eyes
for hours i lied awake
without a word I could say
its just easier
to lie
by your side..
tonight,
I'm so in love with you
I'm glad I didn't say
all those terrible things
(I mean) It's a tragedy,
a catastrophe,
pure blasphemy,
a mess indeed.

if they ask about me
tell them I sleep fine.

and if they ask about you,
i'll tell them that you spend every night
by my side.

I know
this seems hard for you to take
but there's an added weight
just by you being here
and when you're not here
there's still a weight,
there's still a wake
I'm still awake...

so if they ask about me
tell them I sleep fine.

and if they ask about you,
i'll tell them that you spend every night
by my side.
Track Name: Dorian Gray
life is yours to take
but time can get in the way
so maybe it would be fine
if only we had a little more time
for ourselves.

and maybe we'd pay for this
if a dream was the same as a wish.
but far and away things are the same
if you want to own and love it you've got to pay.

you were so transparent
but there you were...

well I'm a liar and a thief
I stole your faith to believe in me
when there's so much left to steal
don't take it away and make this all real.

minutes bend to hours
hours break to days
it makes it easy to find a reason to leave
when you've got to stay.

you were so transparent
but there you were...

well I'm a liar and a thief
I stole your faith to believe in me
when there's so much I can see
don't take that away
don't take it from me
If you need something to believe
then believe not to trust in me
because when the devil offers a trade
(even though) my soul will crumble
my hand will shake.

hold out for heaven, hold out for better things.
Track Name: I'm Floating On You
I overheard a new life was calling you
I guess that this life is killing me
less then you.

take my hand sweetheart
it may be the last time
I've got my life full
and you've got your heart full
and I
don't know why..
I don't know why
you're drowning in me
while I'm floating on you.