The Long Haul EP

by A WORK OF FICTION

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released September 23, 2013

Vocals/Rhythm Guitar - Matthew Deulley
Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals - Justin Adkins
Bass - Ricky Whittle
Drums -Dustin Deulley

Recorded by Steve Perrino
Mixed and produced by Bryan Becker
Album art by Justin Adkins

Guest Vocals on "Impact" and "Call Me Home" by Kyle Galloway and Madeline Finn, respectively
Programming and Orchestration on "Aftermath" - Bryan Becker

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Track Name: Complicate The Situation
I have a tendency to overreact over reactions of other people taking the crap that I have no problem dishing out. It comes out of my mouth, and then I think about it over and over and over. And there's a million things I wish I had said, but in the end instead I'm thinking that I wish I was dead because I started this whole mess, and said it's for the best. While all the while this whole thing's got me depressed.

You should've stopped me when I said,
I didn't need you anymore.
I should've said something instead,
Of letting you walk out that door.
And you blame me for everything,
But I blame me for so much more.

I can't believe that I thought that it was enough, to just pretend that everything was fine, but you called my bluff and now you're with another man a better man than I am. And I just tell myself "Get over, get over, get over." It never seems to work out when I'm involved, it's like the time that I said "Do or die.", and died after all because I let you go and then, wanted you back again. Oh tell me when I can begin to understand.

You should've stopped me when I said,
I didn't need you anymore.
I should've ate my foot instead,
Of letting you walk out that door.
And you blame me for everything.
But I blame me for so much more.

If I close my mouth, could I save myself from these frustrations.
Cause with my open mouth, I only complicate the situation.

I have a tendency to overreact over reactions.
And then I think about it over and over.
Track Name: Impact
Well I've learned that pride comes before the fall.
So I suggest you hit the brakes before you hit the wall.

You're heavy-footed on the gas pedal,
Heading for a crash that'll settle what you said before.
And all the problems that you'd find,
Make me think that all this time it made you happy,
You just keep asking for more.

There's no such thing as invincibility,
And you're much too close for comfort,
To the things that make wonder why you beg for sensibility,
When you've thrown it away so long ago,
And you swear that I don't know,
As you're swerving off the road.

I know it's hard to stay in control,
And I know that saving face is just as difficult.

You're moving forward in the fast lane,
And never looking back to the past to what you learned before.
It seems to me that what you'd see would give you warning.
I believe it would be wiser to just put the brake to the floor.

There's no such thing as invincibility,
And you're much too close for comfort,
To the things that make wonder why you beg for sensibility,
When you've thrown it away so long ago,
And you swear that I don't know.
There's no such thing as immutability,
And the brake line must be busted,
Seems to me we shouldn't trust that,
Things can change.
But soon you will believe,
You're headed for a train set in its tracks.
And I feel bad for you now,
Brace for impact.

(There's no such thing...)

Yeah, you saw your words are tied to the tracks.
We'll be here all night long.
And if you want a conclusion here's a futile illusion.
The words you never spoke was your only hope.
You speak in broken, practiced tongues.
Just set the script down and go show your teeth,
Dissecting every word with a fine comb,
A sick sense and apparatus of apathy.
A sick sense of apathy.
Track Name: Aftermath
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Track Name: Dear Brother
It's been a year since I've been here to see you,
And sixteen since I've seen your face.
And oh, when I get there to be with you,
I swear I won't miss this place.

Well it was summer the day that you left us,
The day after the 4th of July.
And ever since then it's been winter and snow,
And I know, yeah, I'm sure I know why.

Cause a catastrophe took you away from me,
And things will never be the same.
And this Ohio summer has never been so cold in my life.

I still remember the last time I saw you,
A frame frozen in mind.
And the note that I wrote you,
I left it at home.
I couldn't get it; I didn't have time.
I didn't have time to look back on the memories,
That we could have had by now.
And year after year I wonder why I'm still here,
While you're up somewhere in the clouds.
Where are you now?

Cause a catastrophe took you away from me,
And things will never be the same.
And this Ohio summer has never been so cold in my life.
And though the seasons change and all our memories fade,
One thing will never go away.
The words on your gravestone say all the things I'm trying to say.

Here lies a brother and friend.
I know I will see you again.

Cause a catastrophe took you away from me,
And things will never be the same.
And this Ohio summer has never been so cold in my life.
And though the seasons change and all our memories fade,
One thing will never go away.
The words on your gravestone say all the things I'm trying to say.
Track Name: Good Intentions
Oh, the weight that's on my shoulders.
I feel it pulling me down.
I am a man of good intentions.
But all I touch burns to the ground.

Can we please start this whole thing over at the beginning of the end?
Because I'd like to know where we went wrong with everything we planned.
Was it worth it in the first place to travel down this road?
Well I'd like to think so.

Woe is me, I can't believe that we could be so happy.
And then throw it all away, can you tell me what really happened to good intentions?

Is it enough to say I'm sorry?
Is it too much to say I'm not?
I'd like to know it's possible that you and I simply forgot,
How to love. But can we get back all the things that we let go?
I'd like to think so.

Woe is me, I can't believe that we could be so happy.
And then throw it all away, can you tell me what really happened?

They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
And I swear that your hands forced me to pay the devil's pension.
He says that the road to freedom is found within the wreckage.
And he laughs as I realize we'll never make it back.

Woe is me, I can't believe that we could be so happy.
And then throw it all away, can you tell me what really happened?

Woe is me.
Track Name: Call Me Home
Well I'm beginning to think, that this was all a part of your plan.
Just to knock me down again and again, then turn and save me.
And I've seen it now and then, the way that your pretend to be my savior.

So this is it, this is my only chance.
I'm gonna start again, but this time on my own.
And there will never be another day,
I know the games you play,
You'll never call me home again.

Well, I finally cut the tethers that hold me down to this.
Remind me why I chose to hide instead of rising up to shake my fist,
At the world, for taking what was mine.
And I see it all the time, but not this time.

So this is it, this is my only chance.
I'm gonna start again, but this time on my own.
And there will never be another day,
I know the games you play,
You'll never call me home again.

There were times when you'd call me your home.
Now my heart is as hard as a stone.

(Please just let me go.)

I wanna be alone.
Cause I can do this on my own.
There'll be no stopping me this time.
I'm gonna live like I'm alive.