Synthetic Happiness

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Placeholder's Sophomore EP "Synthetic Happiness"

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released December 1, 2017

Jake Thomas, Colman O'Brien, and Nick Lewis.

Artwork by Ian "Tuff Gus" Bush.
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jake Thomas.

Produced by Jake Thomas.

Special thanks to Charles Walker, Eric Smeal, Joshua Robbins, Sarah Blumenthal and everyone who has supported us for this amazing first year as a band. We love you!

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Placeholder Charlotte, North Carolina

Jake Thomas -
Guitar/Vocals

Colman O'Brien -
Guitar

Nick Lewis -
Drums

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Track Name: Orange Ceiling
The feeling of numb came as comfort to me
Why can’t we just take all the anger off
Just swallow these please
Focus on the pain going
Fall asleep

Strung out these
Pills aren’t working
They are killing me
I can’t feel a thing

Synthetic happiness brought on by drugs I take
They watch me lie on the floor
Now sweating I’m not feeling right
Please help me stand on feet
I can’t see

Strung out these
Pills aren’t working
They are killing me
I can’t feel a thing

Strung out these
Pills aren’t working
They are killing me
I can’t feel a thing
Track Name: Joshua
Your mom she locked you in the
Bedroom when she was so fucked up
To take your shit off of her hands
Your step-dad, he came in so late
Drunk off his ass, he stumbled your way
To take you on with his own hands

You wanna be your own
Your own
They wanna say you’re wrong
You’re wrong

I came home on that Sunday
You left a crack pipe on the stairway
Your problem is you are no man
Your baby, she’s well on her way
Selling herself to just make ends meet
I’ll miss her when she turns up dead

You’ll never be your own
Your own
I gotta say you’re wrong
You’re wrong

I can’t believe you’ve gone bad again
Cutting the snow up with shaky hands
Your lies tell you that you are a man
The truth says your life has different plans
Track Name: Building Six
You got me so cold
But now I’m drinkin’ and I’m feelin’ the warmth
We’re gettin’ so old
See all this weed? No, we don’t care anymore

Now everybody’s screamin', "we’re in love"
I’m so fucked up and I ain’t even tryin’
We spent so many seasons all alone
Fuckin’ locked up and feelin’ like we’re dyin’
We're feelin' like we're dyin'

Nothin’ to prove
There’s just no reason for a bad attitude
Nothin’ to lose
No need to leave or sit and stare at our shoes

Now everybody’s screamin’, "we're in love"
I’m so fucked up and I ain’t even tryin’
We spent so many seasons all alone
Fuckin’ locked up and feelin’ like we’re dyin’
We're feelin' like we're dyin'
Track Name: Afraid
To take an image of your love
And raise yourself and others above
Everything you see
Will make you feel an awful load
Of desperation to become
The one you want to be

It’s still so easy to remember now
Staying at home and feeling

Afraid of where my mind will take me
Afraid of taking off
I can’t wait to put the past behind me
I hate what I’ve become

Was scratching at the wall for reasons
To take my life before the seasons changed
I tried it all
Was sent away to lay my head down
Forced me to stay but all they heard was
Begging to go home

It’s still so easy to remember now
Hospital beds and feeling

Afraid of where my mind will take me
Afraid of taking off
I can’t wait to put the past behind me
I hate what I’ve become
Track Name: Woodford Reserve
Say what you mean
Stay the fuck away from me
Hand over all your words of hate
Spit your emptiness at me