No Rest for the Nerdy

by Alpha Riff

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The precursor to the album "From Beta to Alpha Riff" comes with a bang! Two tracks written during the writing process for the debut album, they reflect a few of the ideas that did not make the album.

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released 30 March 2013

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Track Name: Love is an Achilles Heel
If I were given superpowers
I would want the power to rewind
Bend time backwards, take it back to early life
Undo all of my wrongs
Just stops me in my tracks, far gone
(Did you even learn from these lessons?)
(Yeah, I did)
Give myself a few do overs
To cover the the lack of closure
Show you that I understand
And am in your corner forever and always, once again
I'll step up from a boy to a man
Act the way someone does when they say they're your best friend

So look, c'mon let's be honest
It's obvious, I wouldn't have started
(The passion)
The way this trip came about
(The blood)
Was cause you were roundabout
Most important
Series of events to restart, rebirth
This man's dwindling life, dwindling worth
Something had to die for a greater chance at Earth
And rest in peace, cast off heavy bonds chaining me
Cause I'll embrace these arms uplifting me
Remember the source of your happiness
Don't take it for granted, for lack of bliss
Can ruin community and unintentionally
Push the people you love the most
Away for good, as simple as it seems
You were my early muse
You may never have had a clue
That I would come this far
And in the process have done so much harm
(Shit, I'm sorry)

If I were given superpowers
I would want the power to rewind
Bend time backwards, take it back to early life
Undo all of my wrongs
Just stops me in my tracks, far gone
(Did you even learn from these lessons?)
(Yeah, I did)
Give myself a few do overs
To cover the the lack of closure
Show you that I understand
And am in your corner forever and always, once again
I'll step up from a boy to a man
Act the way someone does when they say they're your best friend

This is a passive-aggressive state
Indirectly affecting emotions across this tile hardened slate
The directness of this slightness was never made
To say that worth was measured between placing my heart on tape
Or where you stand in its place
The results of all of this could blow up in my face
And when the towers come crumbling down who will catch my fall from grace?
It's you, but more
I implore you to listen
Forgive me for missing
The words that were said to me in those vulnerable moments
Atoning for ignoring stresses for glorified fulfillments
Egocentric
Narcissistic
Letting it go to my head
Without people like you in my life
I'm honestly better off dead

If I were given superpowers
I would want the power to rewind
Bend time backwards, take it back to early life
Undo all of my wrongs
Just stops me in my tracks, far gone
(Did you even learn from these lessons?)
(Yeah, I did)
Give myself a few do overs
To cover the the lack of closure
Show you that I understand
And am in your corner forever and always, once again
I'll step up from a boy to a man
Act the way someone does when they say they're your best friend

Now, on verse three
I won't plead or explain my misdeeds
The fault is all mine for what happened between
Hope is all I have for acknowledging things
My achilles heel is holding these feelings
To close to the vest like I couldn't stand dealing
When reality is better than fiction
In every decision and not to mention
Love's an affliction, carve it out
But I'm passed all of that
I just want my friend back
There are no similes or methapors
I pepper this song for
Cutting to the chase
Is where I'm at
Foundation basics
Cut out the sick and twisted
Mix it, dismiss it, delisted
Get a grip, fix it

Life is the cruelest of all jokes
But it's a joke worth laughing at with the best friend anyone could have
And tonight, I'm going to think about that.

If I were given superpowers
I would want the power to rewind
Bend time backwards, take it back to early life
Undo all of my wrongs
Just stops me in my tracks, far gone
(Did you even learn from these lessons?)
(Yeah, I did)
Give myself a few do overs
To cover the the lack of closure
Show you that I understand
And am in your corner forever and always, once again
I'll step up from a boy to a man
Act the way someone does when they say they're your best friend
Track Name: Cold World Division to Warm Oceans
We could be amazing...

From alpha to omega, gamma, theta
A wave of rays to save ya
And they mutate, morph into
A quasi-real state
Give us time to celebrate
This essence, convalescence
A heightened test bed of
Rational, irrational thoughts
Like lightless pots
Calling kettles for unforeseen settlements
This accident, the incident
Was a big bang for minor auto brains
Where we'll restart our worlds in the very same way
Very same way, very same way

We are the enemy, the key
Aligned symmetry, a piece meal divided before kings of men united
Like a pair of crooked clubbed rooks on the chessboard of life