Tell Me I'm Alright

by City Mouth

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released December 4, 2015

City Mouth is Matt Pow, Reece Krider, Erik Burklund, Troy Sennett, and Dan Bretz
All songs written and performed by City Mouth
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Chuck Macak
Keyboards and additional engineering by Nedim Melkic
Drums performed by Cale Sennett
Additional vocals by Gabby Kupry
Guest vocals and co-writing on Only The Strong Survive by Anthony Jay Sanders
Guest vocals and co-writing on Sleep Debt by Alice Pow and Jeff Schaller
Artwork by John Williams II, Matthew Bactat, and Matt Pow
Group vocals by Matt Przeslicke, Erik Burklund, Julie Brownell, Bill Pow, Adam Pow, Becca Pow, Alice Pow, Gabby Kupry, Kyrsten Bilkey, Brobi, Sam Deanne, and Colton Holmes
Group vocal composition assistance by Sam Deanne

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A pop punk/indie rock/pop band from the south suburbs of Chicago.

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Track Name: Only The Strong Survive (ft. Anthony Jay Sanders)
AM I THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS ACHE IN MY JAW
FROM BITING MY TONGUE TILL I BLEED OUT
AND I WANT TO BELIEVE I’M DOING BETTER THAN BEFORE
BUT I CAN’T BEAR THE WEIGHT OF MY CONSCIENCE ANYMORE
AND I’VE GOT THIS FEELING WE’RE ALL KILLING OURSELVES
JUST TO FACE THE DAY, JUST TO PROVE WE’RE ALIVE
SO DON’T ASK ME WHAT I’M DOING WITH MY LIFE
I’M NOT LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER, JUST A BETTER PLACE TO HIDE

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WHEN YOU SAID I WAS IMMATURE
I’M JUST A KID ON THE INSIDE
YOU KNOW THERE ARE PARTS OF THESE SONGS THAT ARE ALWAYS YOURS
SO COME BACK AND CHANGE MY MIND
AND IF ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE THEN HOW DID I GET HERE
MY FRIENDS HAVE DOLLAR SIGNS FOR EYES AND I’M DEPENDING ON FEAR
SO DO IT FOR THE CASH (CASH), DO IT FOR THE MONEY
DO IT ‘CAUSE YOU’RE SCARED HALF TO DEATH OF WHAT’S COMING
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PATH, YOU KNOW NOTHING EVER LASTS
AND ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE

I WALKED A MILE WITH YOU AS JUST A VOICE IN MY EAR
IT’S LIKE ADVICE IN MY HANDS WITH MICE AND MEN PLANS
YOU SWAYED ME BACK AND FORTH LIKE A DULL CHANDELIER
YET I STAYED CENTER BUT NOT BETTER WHEN YOUR MESSAGE BECAME CLEAR
THAT I WAS YOUNGER THAN A NUMBER COULD SAY
LIKE EVERY DIGIT WAS A RIVET IN MY GROWING PAINS
THEN YOU ASK ME WHAT I’M DOING WITH MY LIFE
HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WHEN YOU SAID I WAS IMMATURE
I’M JUST A KID ON THE INSIDE
YOU KNOW THERE ARE PARTS OF THESE SONGS THAT ARE ALWAYS YOURS
SO COME BACK AND CHANGE MY MIND
AND IF ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE THEN HOW DID I GET HERE
MY FRIENDS HAVE DOLLAR SIGNS FOR EYES AND I’M DEPENDING ON FEAR
SO DO IT FOR THE CASH (CASH), DO IT FOR THE MONEY
DO IT ‘CAUSE YOU’RE SCARED HALF TO DEATH OF WHAT’S COMING
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PATH, YOU KNOW NOTHING EVER LASTS
AND ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE

I’VE BEEN SKIPPING OUT ON CLASSES TO WRITE SONGS INSIDE MY DORM ROOM
AND OTHER DAYS I’M TOO AFRAID TO GET OUT OF MY BED
PURPLE MARKS BELOW MY EYES REVEAL THE IMAGE OF DEFEAT
WILL YOU STILL SAY THAT IT’S WORTH IT IF I’VE GIVEN UP ON ME
AND AM I THE ONLY ONE

YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WHEN YOU SAID I WAS IMMATURE
I’M JUST A KID ON THE INSIDE
YOU KNOW THERE ARE PARTS OF THESE SONGS THAT ARE ALWAYS YOURS
SO COME BACK AND CHANGE MY MIND
AND IF ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE THEN HOW DID I GET HERE
MY FRIENDS HAVE DOLLAR SIGNS FOR EYES AND I’M DEPENDING ON FEAR
SO DO IT FOR THE CASH (CASH), DO IT FOR THE MONEY
DO IT ‘CAUSE YOU’RE SCARED HALF TO DEATH OF WHAT’S COMING
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PATH, YOU KNOW NOTHING EVER LASTS
AND ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE
Track Name: Sleep Debt (ft. Jeff Schaller and Alice Pow)
I’VE PUT A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY
IN THE POCKETS IN MY EYES
AND IT’S GONNA ALL ADD UP
AND LEAVE ME FEELING NUMB INSIDE
AND I’VE SEEN A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE
DISAPPEAR INTO THEIR THOUGHTS
AND I AM ON MY WAY
JUST LOOK RIGHT THROUGH ME, I’LL BE GONE BEFORE YOU KNOW

SO CUT IT OUT, DON’T YOU WAIT
FINISH THE BOTTLE BEFORE YOU LOSE YOUR FAITH
FIND GOD IN WORDS OF DRUNKEN RAGE
AND HELL IN THE FEAR TO LEAVE THIS PLACE
‘CAUSE I’VE BEEN LIVING IN A DEVIL TOWN
AND I KNEW IT THE WHOLE TIME
DESPITE THE BITE MARKS ON MY DRUNKEN VEINS,
I THOUGHT THAT I WAS FINE

ALL I KNOW IS I CAN’T STAY HERE
THIS IS AN OLD GHOST TOWN
AND I’VE KNOWN FOR YEARS
AND THERE’S A MILLION LITTLE VOICES
SCREAMING IN MY EAR
AND THEY’RE JUST WONDERING IF I’LL SURVIVE THIS YEAR

THE MOTIVATION NEVER LASTS
LET’S HAVE A TOAST TO GOING NOWHERE FAST
IF I EVER GET UP OFF MY BACK,
I’LL BE DOWN AGAIN IN SECONDS FLAT
‘CAUSE THIS IS THE FARTHEST I COULD EVER GO
TO ATTEMPT TO DO MORE DAMAGE
AND IF IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU FLINCH THEN I’VE GOT NOTHING
I’VE GOT NOTHING

ALL I KNOW IS I CAN’T STAY HERE
THIS IS AN OLD GHOST TOWN
AND I’VE KNOWN FOR YEARS
AND THERE’S A MILLION LITTLE VOICES
SCREAMING IN MY EAR
AND THEY’RE JUST WONDERING IF I’LL SURVIVE THIS YEAR

‘CAUSE I’VE PUT A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY
IN THE POCKETS IN MY EYES
AND IT’S GONNA ALL ADD UP
AND LEAVE ME FEELING NUMB INSIDE
AND I’VE SEEN A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE
DISAPPEAR INTO THEIR THOUGHTS
AND I AM ON MY WAY
JUST LOOK RIGHT THROUGH ME

AND YOU WASH ME OUT OF YOUR CLOTHES
SO THERE’S NO MISTAKE THAT I’M GONE
I JUST CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS TOWN
THOUGH IT’S CLEAR THAT I DON’T BELONG

AND YOU WASH ME OUT OF YOUR CLOTHES
SO THERE’S NO MISTAKE THAT I’M GONE
I JUST CAN’T GET OUT OF THIS TOWN
THOUGH IT’S CLEAR THAT I DON’T BELONG
(I HAVE A HOME
IN THE PLACE WHERE I GREW UP
BUT I WANT A BIGGER TANK
I WANT A BIGGER CUP)
[I JUST NEED A LITTLE MORE TIME
THOSE CIRCLES YOU’VE BEEN RUNNING ARE MINE
I’VE GIVEN UP ON GHOSTS AND YOU AND SLEEP TONIGHT]

ALL I KNOW IS I CAN’T FEEL MY FEET ANYMORE
SO DON’T ASK ME WHICH WAY I’M WALKING
OF A MILLION LITTLE VOICES, YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT ECHOES
ON THE SILENT NIGHTS ALONE, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT’S KEEPING ME AWAKE
Track Name: Dropout
YOU SAID “I THINK YOU’RE JUST GIVING UP”
IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT
YOU THINK I’M BETTER THAN THIS
BUT YOU ARE SADLY MISTAKEN
I’M A DEAD MAN WALKING
CAN’T YOU SEE ME DECAYING
AS I LAY IN THIS BED

I’M GONNA NEED YOU TO TELL ME I’M ALRIGHT

MAYBE THE DRINKS AND THE LATE NIGHTS
ARE PART OF THE SAME GUN
IF THAT’S TRUE,
I’VE BEEN STROKING THE TRIGGER
AND KISSING THE BARREL

I’M GONNA NEED YOU TO TELL ME I’M ALRIGHT

AND I DON’T KNOW IF I’LL MAKE IT PAST TWENTY
THESE DAYS ARE LIKE NIGHTMARES
THESE NIGHTS ONLY FADE
AND I DON’T KNOW IF I’LL MAKE IT PAST TWENTY
AND I DON’T KNOW WHICH WAY IS UP
AND I DON’T KNOW IF I’LL MAKE IT PAST TWENTY
AND I DON’T KNOW IF I EVEN WANT TO
Track Name: The Best of Me
THE GHOSTS NEVER SEEM TO DIE
WHEN YOU'RE UP TREMBLING AT NIGHT
AND EVEN THE BEST ONES, THEY END WITH THE SAME STING
WHY DOES IT FEEL SO BAD TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING

I'M WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK AND POSSESS ME
THE WORST PART IS THAT YOU'VE GOT THE BEST OF ME
IN A BOX THAT YOU'VE BURIED BENEATH YOUR SHEETS
AND NOW I'M WONDERING IF IT'S KEEPING YOU FROM SLEEP
YOU CAN HOLD MY HAND BUT THE BOTTLENECK SEEMS MUCH MORE PROMISING
DON'T YOU THINK
DON'T YOU SAY A WORD

IF THE NUMBNESS IS OUR ONLY COMMON GROUND
AT LEAST WE'VE GOT SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
WE WERE THE SADDEST SIGHT TO SEE,
DRAWING BLOOD FROM THE TEARS IN OUR SEAMS
AND I CAN’T SAY I’M SORRY
WITH THE TASTE OF YOURS STILL ON MY TEETH

I'M WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK AND POSSESS ME
THE WORST PART IS THAT YOU'VE GOT THE BEST OF ME
IN A BOX THAT YOU'VE BURIED BENEATH YOUR SHEETS
AND NOW I'M WONDERING IF IT'S KEEPING YOU FROM SLEEP
YOU CAN HOLD MY HAND BUT THE BOTTLENECK SEEMS MUCH MORE PROMISING
DON'T YOU THINK
DON'T YOU SAY A WORD

MY MOUTH IS DRY FROM THE WORDS THAT I HAVE SWALLOWED
AND I'M CHOKING THROUGH MY STAGGERED SIGHS
YOU BITE MY LIP BUT I'M TEARING THROUGH YOUR BODY
JUST TO EVEN UP THE SCORE

I'M WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK AND POSSESS ME
THE WORST PART IS THAT YOU'VE GOT THE BEST OF ME
IN A BOX THAT YOU'VE BURIED BENEATH YOUR SHEETS
AND NOW I'M WONDERING IF IT'S KEEPING YOU FROM SLEEP
YOU CAN HOLD MY HAND BUT THE BOTTLENECK SEEMS MUCH MORE PROMISING
DON'T YOU THINK
DON'T YOU SAY A WORD
Track Name: Shovel
I COULD SWIM THROUGH YOUR OVERACTIVE TEAR DUCTS
AND THE RIVERS DOWN YOUR FACE
WE WERE NEVER CLOSE TO NOTHING
I STILL SHIVER AT YOUR NAME
BUT THE WATER IS CALMING AND THE MEMORY IS FADING
SO I GUESS I SHOULD BE SMILING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
IT’S A BALANCING ACT, IT’S A DANGEROUS THING
THE WAY WE TREAT OUR EMOTIONS SO FLIPPANTLY
IT’S INFATUATION TO THE HUNDRETH DEGREE
AND I CONFUSE IT FOR LOVE IN MY UNCERTAINTY
AND WHEN I WALK THROUGH THAT TOWN, I CAN FEEL IT FOR MILES
THIS EVER PRESENT SILENCE IN THE PLACE OF MY HEARTBEAT

BLOOMINGTON WON’T CRY FOR ME
BUT CHICAGO SLEEPS ALONE SINCE LAST DECEMBER
WILL YOU REMEMBER ME WHEN IT ALL GOES SOUTH
‘CAUSE THIS TIRED CITY HAS RUBBED ITS EYES FOR THE LAST DAMN TIME
FOR YOU AND ME
I’LL FIND A BETTER WAY TO RUN MY MOUTH
‘CAUSE THIS IS THE LAST SONG YOU’LL GET TO SAY I WROTE ABOUT YOU
I’M MOVING ON
AND GOD I HOPE THAT’S TRUE

I WAS WRONG WHEN I TOLD YOU THAT I LOVED YOU
I DON’T THINK THIS FELL APART
BUT I THINK WE BUILT IT BROKEN
WE WERE SHATTERED FROM THE START
AND THE SONGS THAT I’VE WRITTEN ARE MIXED WITH THE WRECKAGE
JUST ANOTHER GRIM REMINDER OF THE BOY I USED TO BE

BLOOMINGTON WON’T CRY FOR ME
BUT CHICAGO SLEEPS ALONE SINCE LAST DECEMBER
WILL YOU REMEMBER ME WHEN IT ALL GOES SOUTH
‘CAUSE THIS TIRED CITY HAS RUBBED ITS EYES FOR THE LAST DAMN TIME
FOR YOU AND ME
I’LL FIND A BETTER WAY TO RUN MY MOUTH
‘CAUSE THIS IS THE LAST SONG YOU’LL GET TO SAY I WROTE ABOUT YOU
I’M MOVING ON
AND GOD I HOPE THAT’S TRUE

DIG ME A HOLE AND I’LL BURY YOU IN IT WITH ALL MY MEMORIES
I’VE GOT A SHOVEL, I’M JUST AFRAID OF SEEING THEM LEAVE ME
KNOCK ME OUT COLD AND I WON’T SAY A WORD
PUT ME IN YOUR PLACE
I WILL ADMIT I DESERVE EVERY BIT OF GRAVEL ON MY FACE

BLOOMINGTON WON’T CRY FOR ME
BUT CHICAGO SLEEPS ALONE SINCE LAST DECEMBER
WILL YOU REMEMBER ME WHEN IT ALL GOES SOUTH
THIS TIRED CITY HAS RUBBED ITS EYES FOR THE LAST DAMN TIME
FOR YOU AND ME
I’LL FIND A BETTER WAY TO RUN MY MOUTH
‘CAUSE THIS IS THE LAST SONG YOU’LL GET TO SAY I WROTE ABOUT YOU
I’M MOVING ON
AND I'VE GIVEN UP ON YOU