Exit Wounds

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released May 17, 2011

Written, Arranged and Produced by Paul Megna
Engineered by Paul Megna, Don Piper and Brandon Wilde
Recorded at Ponyland, Between the Trains, Saltlands Studio, and Brandon's Basement, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed and Mastered by Dave McNair at Sterling Sound

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Track Name: Hollywood
I wiped the drool off of my chest
It was the only thing that you had left
To give to me cause you could not stay
The velvet rope around your neck pulled you away

You pushed me to the ocean state
And at the water’s edge I ruminate
Til the thought police can feel me pray
For all of those misguided souls to break away

I can tell by the look in your eyes that you’re gone for good
Why do the beautiful ones run off to Hollywood

You think that love is what you’ll get
When you star on screen idiot
You had it once but you failed to see
Cause all of you self-serving fools love misery

I can tell by the look in your eyes that you’re gone for good
Why do the beautiful ones run off to Hollywood

Mmmmm, Mmmmmm
Mmmmm, Mmmmmm

Hey moviestar, did you sell your face
So you could buy the farm out at Maggie’s place
And did you rearrange all your scars
Cause you hate the way you are

You are just a victim, You are just a victim
Yeah you, are just a victim of our time

I can tell by the look in your eyes that you’re gone for good
Why do the beautiful ones, Why do the beautiful ones
Why do the beautiful ones run off?

Megna 2010
Track Name: Hope & Pray
Oh, the further down you go the higher is the climb
But I don’t have the spine
To do what I must do and screw who I have to
To get my ducks in line

But if I hope and pray for a better day
Then everything I need will come my way

The harder down you fall the brighter are the lights
When you reach new heights
I, know you’ll never know the lengths that I will grow
When my belt’s not so tight

You gotta hope and pray for a better day
And everything you need will come your way

I’m always looking for the light – it’s heavy on me
You only look for it at night – it’s heavy on me
You always do just what you should – it’s heavy on me
You’d do the same thing if you could

You gotta hope and pray for a better day
And all the things you need will come your way
You gotta hope and pray like it’s your dying day
And all your obstacles will fall away

It’s heavy on me
It’s heavy on me
It’s heavy on me
Track Name: Good Thing
Surely you know what this means and I won’t stand in your way
Naked and cold like the trees tapping on our window in dismay

I can’t breathe in this house the air is full of decay
Shatter the glass and pull me out or I will drink enough to float away

Every time I see your pretty face
I put my failings on display
I swear, You were the one good thing
You were the one for me, for me

If you leave me tonight, you should take everything
Our wedding bed, that antique light – I don’t want to see where we have been

Every time I see your pretty face
I put my failings on display
I swear, You were the one good thing
You were the one for me, for me

This is a call to every one – wake your daughters, rouse your sons
Take your aim and shoot to kill – if your friends don’t hurt you you’re lovers will

Are you listening? I can’t hear you breathing
Are you listening? I can’t feel you dreaming
Are you listening? I can’t feel you breathing

You are the one, the one I need
You are the one, the one good thing
You are the one

You are the one…
Track Name: Hornet
I could a sworn it just by the way your wings were spread
You are the hornet inside my bed

I shoulda known it when they kept calling you the queen
You are the hornet behind my screams

You’re dancing around like a flame in the fire
As hot as it gets you don’t ever perspire
You’re dancing around in those red shoes you found
Playing it cool in your silver nightgown

I shoulda sworn it but I built a nest for you instead
You are the hornet that stings my head

You’re dancing around like a flame in the fire
As hot as it gets you don’t ever perspire
You’re dancing around in those red shoes you found
Regardless of rhythm you’re always stripped down

We fall, One and all
Down we fall

You’re dancing around like a flame in the fire
But you’re gonna drown in your wave of desire
You’re dancing around in those red shoes you found
But some little starling will swallow you down

Down, down, down
Track Name: Wild Animals
Hey, you know it’s not okay
to treat me in this way,
I thought I was your lover
If you do that again
I cannot pretend
we won’t kill each other

There’s a million reasons why
wild animals don’t cry

Cause I’ll be out that door
of this you can be sure
I’m not like your others
Who took what they had to
especially when you
descended like a vulture

You don’t understand a single word that I say
You don’t understand a single word that I say
You don’t understand a single word that I say
If you did you wouldn’t treat me in the same way

Hey, I bet you think you’re smart,
daddy’s work of art
ended up a failure
Wait that’s me I’m thinking of,
let’s take off these gloves
and move out of this trailer

There’s a million reasons why
wild animals are shy

You don’t understand a single word that I say
You don’t understand a single word that I say
You don’t understand a single word that I say
If you did you wouldn’t do things in the same way

This is not a love we should be part of
but it’s the only one we’ve got
This is not a love we should be proud of
so let’s make a new start
Track Name: I Don't Want Yr Love
I don’t want your love cause it comes at a price
And I cannot afford illusion in my life
You always listen well when you talk about yourself

I don’t want to be any place you are
Cause all the people there are blinded by the stars
And I cannot pretend that I am one of them

I don’t need you stepping on my love

I don’t want your love cause it comes at a price
And as good as it gets I’d never do it twice
Cause twice is once too much when you’ve had enough

I don’t need you
I don’t’ need you
Stepping on my love, stepping on my love
You think you’re above me

Nobody loves you when you lose
Track Name: Drink Myself Alive
Just because I say
That I will be okay
Doesn’t mean you should
Do things for my own good

What gives you the right
To be so impolite
I’m hanging from your noose
And you still wanna fight

That was a stupid thing you said
You’ll never get it out of me
It’s a wormhole in my head
Tearing out a part of me

I’ll change my wicked ways
If you will do the same
And I will love you more
Than anyone before

Don’t look so confused
Everybody’s bruised
I got one foot in the grave
And nothing left to lose

That was a stupid thing you said
You’ll never get it out of me
It’s a wormhole in my head
Tearing out a part of me
It’s tearing out a part of me
You’re fucking with the heart in me
Track Name: Land That Time Forgot
You’re walking around, Your head in the clouds
Everyone else gets lost in the crowd

Your heart’s on your sleeve but you don’t believe
That anyone else can help you succeed

I like what you’ve got, you’re not afraid to be what they are not

You’re so unfulfilled cause you’ve lost the will
To follow their lead and eat what they kill

I love you to death, You smoke when you’re stressed
You sexy girl, You’re such a mess

I like you a lot, you’re living in a land that time forgot

You’re walking around, Ahead of the crowd
Such happiness is never allowed

Like it or not, we’re living in a land that time forgot
Track Name: This Disaster
What is going on with you the foot is on the other shoe
You treat me like a bastard
Every time I leave your house I lose the man inside my mouth
I’m feeling this disaster

You’ve got a way about you
I won’t last the day without you

Staring at this movie I wake up for the crying scene
Wonder how we let it get that far
If all that we have left is this one final Technicolor kiss
I’d rather be the stand-in then the star

You’ve got a way about you
I won’t last the day without you

When the angels come for me
I will not go comfortably
To a place I don’t deserve to go
I’ve never loved wholeheartedly
There’s always been that part of me
Trapped inside a blizzard of control

You’ve got a way about you
I won’t last the day without you
Without you

Sometimes it gets so dark, Sometimes I can’t get started
Sometimes I lose my way, Get lost outside the garden

I can hear you screaming through the trees
I can feel you calling out to me
I can feel you screaming through the trees
I can hear you calling out to me
I can hear you screaming through the trees
Track Name: Jellybean
Sleeping children walking backwards through the summer sun never seem to lose their faces once their life’s begun they spend their lives creating them until they realize everything they thought we were was only a disguise everything I thought we were was something we were not you told me so yourself and your words hit me like a shot
everyone surrounding me is racing towards their death I haven’t even started so I can’t be finished yet

I don’t think life’s different now I think it’s still the same everyone around me is just sharing the same brain I guess they find it’s easier to be part of the whole then searching for a reason why they buy the shit they’re sold I was always searching for a reason not to go and I am only telling you because you shouldn’t know I’m writing you this letter cause it’s clear you’ll never see the reasons why I do the things that make you call me me

You don’t understand me, You don’t even try
You don’t understand me, I just want to fly so high

Bananababy Jellybean you know I love you so I must have been an idiot to ever let you go I could have swore I told you once that I had things to do but couldn’t make those sacrifices that you begged me to I couldn’t make the sacrifices couldn’t make the change I had to keep on doing everything to stay the same and if you read the news today then I am sure you’ll find that you can’t live forever if no one gets left behind

You don’t understand me, You don’t even try
You don’t understand me, I don’t want to die alone

Baby please come home

If you’re always waiting for your moment to arrive one day when you wake up your whole life will pass you by and you’ll be left with nothing maybe something but not much just a feral animal that you can never touch
Track Name: Yr Party (Bonus Track)
I do not understand
The little things
The ones that make you dance
And make you sing

I wish to God
You did not have to go
But even more
I wish my feelings showed

IF YOU COME BACK NEXT THURSDAY
I WON’T CHANGE A THING YOU’LL SEE
I HATE TO SPOIL YOUR PARTY
BUT I’M NEVER GONNA BE THE WAY YOU WANT ME TO BE

We never recognize
Until they’re gone
The ones we break in half
And feed upon

IF YOU COME BACK NEXT THURSDAY
IT WON’T CHANGE A THING YOU’LL SEE
I HATE TO SPOIL YOUR PARTY
BUT I’TS NEVER GONNA BE THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE