The Wrong Target

by SMOTZ & Benji Lee

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    Track List:
    1. Mental Patience
    2. Wrong Target
    3. Desire
    4. I Can't

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released July 28, 2015

All songs written, performed, produced and engineered by SMOTZ & Benji Lee.
Mixed and Mastered by Sean Lee

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Track Name: Mental Patience
I thought i would take my time, but i feel fine getting ahead of our plans again. I thought I could make my mind up well before I jumped right back in to the same mix ripped up the map, lost the compass. this is all I ever wanted, so why do I recall trying hard to forget my last thoughts? the second that I move my mind to any other goal behind, I already forget what it was. //

I'm waiting for the end.waiting for the end of the world and I'm racing toward the edge. waiting for the end of the world. //

Everybody's preaching "no regrets" but I've got no feeling left in my finger tips. can't get a grip.
I've been holding on so tight to my own devices That I just can't pretend That I've got my mind open, 'Cause I'm given all I ever wanted. so why do I hold it against you when I let it go. Is failure set in stone? I kill today to get tomorrow, blow every second I borrow. I'm a loose canon, abandoning this ship every time I feel the waves hit. //

They said I can't see the forest for the trees, but I am over everything. Can't see the trees because I'm watching the birds fly by ahead of me. somewhere down below I hear the sound of chainsaws chopping down the life I should be living. I'm busy anticipating the skyline just to see If what's to come is what I want, If not I'll make it happen And if I can't, I'll find someone who can and crown them my captain, but I'm prone to mutiny. the second I see that things aren't stacking the way that I wish, I'll sink this ship, go down with it and ask what happened.

So impatient I kill myself trying to get to the end of this. I resent how I let it get to me every time I remember my past //

and You pull me back to the present, Help me find what I've got to lose.
When I lose my mind I guess I'll have to let you slow my steps just to prove.
Track Name: The Wrong Target
I left this town in a hurry
truth told, it was burning
to the ground
i got out while i still could

It all came down to a burden
of proof and a verdict
They called us out, took a count,
lined us up and it's like

Everybody's waiting for their chance just to pull the strings
so I will go out silent. Not saying anything


And so it may seem
It's not what you wanted, baby
I don't blame you
It's not misunderstanding
How they're leading you on


we keep calm and press on
make enemies with
our last hope at lost cause
if they have the same wish

it's epidemicly connected to the mental need
to be the best, pat the back, bring the kids, feed them. Shhh!

It's getting harder and harder to keep my head down
out of commission, my vision's been the best. Now
I'm finding I'm so overwhelmingly unimpressed
by local legends hell bent on convincing me they're the next sound

Oooooh, step above the let down
the system's shot but the ignition is sound
and the burning out is a burden now
You only get one shot if you built your own gun now

My dreams die when I say they do
but whether i'm speaking or sleeping I can't convince you
that success is written by my own convictions
and unless you can live off of the rhythm, you're through


And so it may seem
It's not what you wanted, baby
but I don't blame you
It's not misunderstanding
they're leading you on

Perception is king
Your crown is the product you're making
We spend our whole lives
regretting our time not wasted
Playing along


This is not a solution
but it's a step in the right direction
I've got haters on both sides
fighting over a close tied ghost ride
on a track with no traction

This is not a delusion
giving up could be improving
if your ego is all this scene has to profit
If shame's your weapon
and you've got insecurities cocked,
take your shot
but you've got the wrong target


And so it may seem
It's not what you wanted, baby
but I don't blame you
It's not misunderstanding
they're leading you on

Perception is king
Your crown is the product you're making
We spend our whole lives
regretting our time not wasted
Playing along
Track Name: Desire
except for you, my love, there is no one left. except for you, my love, i have no strength to step.
so i have been standing still somewhere between day and night. the ground beneath me is shifting backwards
and i have been fighting the waves of paradigm, but the waves keep flowing faster and

// I desire you. i desire you. //

except for you, my love, there’s no rest inside and except for you, my love, there is no light. so i have been standing still somewhere between day and night. the ground beneath me is shifting backwards and I have been pulled by the waves of paradigm,
but I know your arms can pull me faster and

// hallelujah //.
Track Name: I Can't
He said the sun waits for the west to come. it's not going anywhere. see the horizon is lined with traces of what will always be there.

I took a long look at my steps, back tracking to find exactly where I went wrong. Shook, but I can't shake the feeling something's missing. and I can barely remember how it feels to hurt and time has proven to be the worst.

yet we are relentless. we have endless reasons not to turn around and run. we lower defenses like we've already won.

// I can't hear, ‘cause all of a sudden it's like everybody's talking at once. I can't see my own hand in front of me. I can't remember how this is supposed to feel, it's supposed to be. I can't feel anything. //

picked up the phone book and dialed every number, but the dial tone insists I'm alone. Shook, but I can't shake the feeling that I'm being watched. and how can I pretend that I've never felt this way before and now I'm ready for just a little more,

but these shadows seem endless and we have so many reasons to embrace them all one by one. will this world stop turning before the shadows bury us? //

He said the sun waits for the west to come. it's not going anywhere.
see the horizon is lined with traces of what will always be there. //