Sympathizer

by We Hold Hands And We Jump

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shithead We Hold Hands And We Jump is masterful at creating beautiful pieces of art. The lyrics are relatable, and they're executed in such a graceful way that the entire album became an emotional experience for me. Favorite track: Song For The Black Bear That Ate Me.
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The fans weigh in:

"Sympathizer sounds like the pills you take at 6am so that you just be yourself for one more day. Sympathizer is a 4 year old child silently watching TV in a crack house."

"This album is making me tear my organs out and place them on my bed beside me one by one in anatomical order so i can die looking at the best friends ive ever had and how ive mistreated the only things that ever cared for me."

"Sympathizer is a hell of a record with great instrumentation and honest songwriting and is a great companion to a cold winter day."

"This music is perfect for this time of year imo. I wanna a spot looking out over the snow falling on state college and listen to this album."

"We can throw rocks at passing trains."

"Sound quality is shit and your lyrics make you sound insane. I really think you need medication, but keep living in your world of suffering lying to yourself about your fucked up life."

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i found the psp i got when i was in middle school, today

i plugged it in to the computer and found that there were no games on it

but the space was all filled up

what? how is the space all filled up with no games on it?

oh, it's got a bunch of music on it.

OH, IT'S GOT MUSIC ON IT.

OH NO.

Long story shart, that was maybe five hours ago.

Wait, what time is it?

Okay, more like six hours.

Fourteen year old me makes me real real sad.

I listened to all the music I had on there and was transported to the bottom bunk, illuminated by a psp screen

back to before i had a cellphone or a facebook

or a job

back when listening to mp3s off a psp in the dark past my bedtime was a transcendental fucking experience

so, yeah, i'm more than ready to kill myself while listening to Say Anything now.

so come over and help me die because i crave death like i crave sushi

and i already spent like $40 on sushi today so i'm running out of options

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released January 24, 2016

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Track Name: Heroscape
In another life I'd consider you a good friend
Statistically, I've died in it by now
How come you've never even visited your hometown
Don't you wonder if your lack of love's innate

When is late too late
In your opinion to change
Are you as powerless as I was
I know you know who I am now
I know you feel ashamed
You taught me how to believe some are just born evil
It's a shame it had to end the way it did
It's a shame it had to end the way it did

I heard you moved to Brooklyn with your backpack
Just you and foggy streets and skateboard wheels
I heard you hurt somebody back in college pretty bad
I heard you slipped something into her drink

How far is too far
In your opinion to draw the line
I know you're not as Catholic as your mom
But she could trust you
And if I could trust you
I got kinda scared that I could end up like you
So I'm kind of glad it ended like it did
But part of me still sings just like you did

You were my best friend, but now you're a rapist
So I threw you on the curb
And the fact is, I should have seen this coming
There's a reason violence is a noun, not a verb

It lasts forever
It's who you are
If you like making people bleed and leaving scars
It's hard to care how it's justified
You taught someone how to kill a dream, a heart
And if they cannot fight you back, I know someone who will
It's me, I'll start
It's me, I'll start

So if I see you at a show someday
I've practiced in the shower what I'll say
Fuck all that, I hope that you die young
Without any remorse leaving my tongue
Track Name: King Of This Bunkbed
I'm running out of songs to write
I'm running out of way to say I want to die
I'm running out of chances to cry wolf
I was sober all night

I can't have sex with you
And I can't hold your hand
I can't sleep next to you
And I can't be your man
I can't be your man

I'm running out of ways
To show you that I care
But is it still as meaningful
When you know it's hard to say, and I am scared

There's a song I used to sing
When I was home alone, and in my bunkbed
And it sounds like this, except
A little quieter, for

I'm ashamed of how I really feel, oh I'm
Ashamed of how I really feel, oh I'm
Ashamed of how I really feel, oh I'm
Ashamed of how I feel

Here comes the good part
Here comes the good part
Coming up, coming up, coming up

I can't explain why it's so comforting
'Cause really, I don't know
There is something to be said
About never leaving home

(instrumental)
Track Name: Song For The Black Bear That Ate Me
I know what I want
Happiness, it's pretty simple
Isn't that universal
I know I am strong
I know I am strong of spirit
What's stopping me from getting things I want
Nothing

It's not my fault I'm not great at anything, it's
Not my fault I'm not good at much, it is
Not my fault I am master of no situation
I've ever been in, I've ever been in

(instrumental)

I believe in God
I think that's an understatement
I've looked death in the eyes, I've moved past it
And I'm still alive
It's icy and it's slow
And it comes to me on bridges when infinity's below
It's within my grasp
I am a train, I can't find the tracks

It's not my fault I am aging so quickly, it's
Not my fault I'm this far from home
I have never been closer to dreams of being
Two years old
I'm crawling on the carpet
I like to go downstairs
So I go there

(instrumental)

I know what I want
That's the difference between me and you
Trust me, I know it way better than any of you bastards do
I love anyone
Who takes up arms
Against a system that fucks them and causes them harm
And I wouldn't say it's romantic
It's a war fought with sobbing and suicide in lieu of arms

And I know this part by heart
It's familiar from the start
It's that all-destroying smell
I guess this is rock bottom
I've always wondered what that felt like
Doesn't feel like much
I guess I'll never know
You might never know
Pray you never know
Track Name: Tower Of Silence
You know it's hard to say but you know I'll try my best
I've tried a lot of times but most of those times I've guessed
It isn't easy to at all, to admit there's something wrong with me
Wrong with me, wrong with me

And i don't want to be here, i'm sure you understand
What it feels like to have another person in your head
I'm getting sick of all the noise, getting sick of being
In this state of mind
State of mind, state of mind, state of mind

(instrumental)

Now I'm all alone here and I think
This could use a cleaning
'Cause it stinks in here so bad
I don't know how I can stand it

How'd I ever let it go this long
I blinked and I was twenty
Well, that scares me deeply
I'll never blink again

Some boxes full of wine
And suddenly, a rush of new sensations from behind

Picture of a young man drinking
Sound of an old car driving
Visions of our ship sinking
Memories of angels singing
Who let the prisoners out of their cage
Who left the keys lying next to the grates
Is anyone else left thinking
That we don't control our destinies
That we should let them be
When people die, do they give up their dignity
Or not, or not, or not

I was sleeping in a deathbed
I woke up
I guess it wasn't mine
Well, that's the greatest pleasure I have ever known

You tell me I sound crazy
When I try
To better myself, oh
Inspiration is a demon in disguise

Most of the time, I feel alright
That's part of the problem
That's part of the problem
That's part of the problem
That's the worst part and I make light of it
I'll crack a smile
Then you'll crack a smile
Then we'll laugh
Then we'll laugh
Then we'll laugh
Laugh, laugh
But when we laugh, we get self-conscious
Conscious, conscious, conscious

We start sweating on our smashed up faces
The combination of our respective parents' genetics
Folded into a brand new kind of thoroughly wasted space
Personality-less apes
Impressions of what our parents thought of us
And remnants of the names the big kids
Called us on the playground back in school

(instrumental)

Our personal years never really meant anything
The combination of our respective parents' genetics
Folded up in a little paper box from KFC
Personality-less apes
Reflections of what we see in mirrors
After staring at ourselves for hours
Chanting incantations all the while

(instrumental)

They told me it gets better, they were wrong
They told me it gets better, they were wrong
If you honestly think it gets better, well, you're lying to yourself
But that's not the worst part about it
you can make light of it
you can make light of it
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Track Name: Song For A Young Falcon
Picture a bell so great
The ringing never ends
Find that the eyes of gods
Peer out from everything
Picture a fire so warm
It sets the woods ablaze
Somehow I can see you there inside it
Forever I am waiting here to find it
And it's easy

It's so easy
It's so easy to give in

Even in my darkest days
There's little hints of light
But it's pretty dark at night
It's harder by the day
To pretend I don't miss the old ways
I don't miss my old friends

(instrumental)

No more senseless pain
No more sound of rain
No more bills to pay
No more fighting fate
No more fighting fate
No more fighting fate

Sometimes, in a quiet room
I'll hear an awful sound
Sometimes it passes by like wind
Sometimes it sticks around
I don't wanna live like this
I don't know how to live like this
I don't need medication, I am fine
I'm sorry I don't show it all the time
I don't need medication, I am fine
I'm sorry I don't show it all the time

(instrumental)
Track Name: Heading Towards Certain Death
(instrumental)
Track Name: Sympathizer
I didn't eat today
Or yesterday
And I can't say I'll eat tomorrow
Eating gives me energy
But there's that I would need energy for
Don't live like you're dying
Live like you're dead
You don't have to be scared
Of any of the things
That could kill you
'Cause everything around you could kill you
And I know that's true

There's nothing left that makes me happy anymore
And that's the case for absolutely everyone
But if you're not ready to admit that yet, it's fine
We'll get there if we try
That's growing up, that's what growing up is
We get older 'til we die
And mature until we're dead inside

I saw my heart today
I felt it say
"Kid, you're on the right track."
I didn't believe a word
I just couldn't take in what I had heard

I spent the best days of my life working late
I missed the party of a lifetime putting money in the bank
I miss the only thing that matters in this world
So consistently, that you might guess that
I'm some kind of masochist

(instrumental)

I wasn't made for this world
It's a little too harsh for me
I know a lot of folks who feel the same way
I know a lot of folks who tried hard to escape
You can do that if you try
That's suicide, that's what suicide is
No one you know is gonna end up right
But everything will end, somehow
Everyone will get a little bit better
Everyone gets happier, sometimes

(instrumental)

Just once, I'd like to smile and mean it
Just once, I'd like to smile and mean it
Just once, I'd like to smile and mean it
Just once, just once, just once
Just once, just once, just once

That's enough.