Self​-​Indulgent One​-​Take Woefuls EP

by Goodbye Blue Monday

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1.
I tried to write an optimistic song But the words got twisted and it came out wrong And all the hopeful words that I could have said Got knotted by my hopeless tongue instead How can there be so many good things? How can none of these good things come to mind? I’m trying hard to pull my heartstrings But I’m tripping on the lines I tried to write a love song But my heart turned black and it came out wrong Instead of all the ways that I care about you I can only sing about the hell I put you through Now it sounding like a gimmick Now it’s starting to sound just like a fad I wish I had some other lyric But when you’ve never been happy then it’s all you have Why must I be so miserable? Why are misery and I inseparable? I swear I want to write something I swear I want to be someone better But I get tangled with the letters And I can never tie the words together Misery, misery I tried to write a miserable song But the chords hit a stroke and it came out wrong Lock it up lock it up with the major key So nobody can understand the misery Why must I be so miserable? Why are misery and I inseparable? I swear I want to write something I swear I want to be someone better But I get tangled with the letters And I can never tie the words together Misery, misery.
2.
IT’S WORST IN THE MORNINGS Woke up from a fractured dream of a sleepless night You woke up to face the nightmare of a brightening sky An alarm in your head, ringing heart echoing with dread, bloodshot eyes Woke up with the terror of the thought of going outside But you’ve got a list of things you’ve gotta get done today Of all the things that you should’ve done yesterday Piling up, riling up with every delay You know It’s worst In the mornings When it hurts Without warning You could stay cowering in your room But the whole day’s towering over you Cause it’s worst in the mornings Bury your head in the pillow or in the sand Bury your thoughts in the grip of your shaking hands Just a dark silhouette trying hard to take it step by step, if you could stand Then you can bury your heart in the mask of a smiling man Oh sun oh son what have you done? Just another burning challenge to overcome All your troubles, and your struggles you have to confront You know It’s worst In the mornings When it hurts Without warning You could stay cowering in your room But the whole day’s towering over you Cause it’s worst in the mornings Tomorrow can’t come quick enough This is worse than yesterday And tomorrow you will say the same And the day after until maybe one day You’ll face up to what’s in front of you And stop putting off your plans And take a knife to your wrist so you don’t have to spend Another day in the life you can’t fucking stand But I can feel it I can feel it I can feel it I can feel it I can feel it I can feel it I can feel it spreading like a fungus Across the whole of my existence It’s what I’ve become now it’s who I am I would try to resist it but I know I can’t It’s spreading like a fungus Spreading like a fungus It’s what I’ve become now It’s who I am now Spreading like a fungus Spreading like a fungus It’s who I am now I would try to resist it but it’s spreading like a fungus
3.
Take your pills You can feel the weight returning And the burden is unliveable Unstoppable That means you gotta take your pills Now you can feel your heart start running And the race is unbearable Unwinnable Only thing you can do Take your pills Though they make you retch and heave Though they leave your mouth chalked and parched Though they can offer no relief Though they can’t change what you are Choke em all down Choke em all down with pride Choke em all down Choke em down with your pride Here’s one for the highs, and one for the lows And one to smooth out the in-betweens A little for the ups A little for the downs And some to stop you slipping now you’re slipping Crying screaming Take your pills Take your pills Yeah, sedate your useless body Dim out those dark places Until reality is foggy And friends become unfamiliar faces. Take your pills Dull your pathetic senses Shadow your shame in cloud A lick of paint on your defences Before they all come crashing down. Choke em all down Choke em all down with pride Feel em rotting out Rotting out your insides Here’s one for the highs, and one for the lows And one to smooth out the in-betweens A little for the ups A little for the downs And some to stop you slipping now you’re slipping Crying screaming Take your pills You raging cunt of disappointment Suspended in an air of discontent A dying fly in the ointment Sucked down the drain of supplements If this is how it’s gonna be this year Then let this year be the last If this is how it’s gonna be once again Pop the lid, spill em out, raise your glass And choke em down Choke em down Choke em down Choke em down And choke em all fucking down
4.
DON’T TELL ME You’re sitting on the sofa While I’m self-harming in the bathroom I think you need to think this over Why waste your time with me when you know what I will put you through? You tell me you love me and you get no response Still holding onto me when I’ve completely withdrawn And I’m coldly detached while you try to connect And try to understand and try hard to accept Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh Don’t tell me this is what you wanted Don’t tell me this is what you had in mind I can tell that you are exhausted Hoping everything will be alright Lying next to you when you feel like a stranger With your arms around me, waiting for my mood to change but I can still feel your tears running slowly down my back I’m aware, can’t understand during a panic attack So turn off the movie cause I can’t sit still Cancel that night out cause I’m too unstable Stick that food in the fridge, I can’t stomach another meal Turn off the light, I need more fucking time to heal Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh Don’t tell me this is what you wanted Don’t tell me this is what you had in mind I can tell that you are exhausted Hoping everything will be alright Everything will be alright But when I’m awake all night, I’ll run my finger up your spine I’ll still reach out for you even when my health is in decline My arms flapping on Valium find their way round your neck I might not be there for you, but I’ll still remember to check Even though you tell me not to, I will still apologise I might have a blank stare but I will still try to meet your eyes Even if I pull away I know that you will pull me through The blood on the floor comes from a heart that truly loves you

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SURPRISE; A NEW GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY EP.
Download exclusively available through MTAT.

TRIGGER ALERT; SADDER VERSIONS OF SAD SONGS.
Recorded sloppily in one-take with additional instrumentation and backing vocals added thereafter, recorded/mixed/mastered by at home in isolation. Brand new song "Don't Tell Me" is the romantic punk rock zinger that ye didn't know ye needed in yer life.

Vocals/guitar/keys/piano; Graham Lough
Backing vocals; Sean Arnold
Artwork by Alberto Morillas Bravo
All songs written by Graham Lough
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A limited edition CD will follow......in future.
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released May 15, 2020

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