Going Away

by My Good Name

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released August 19, 2011

All songs written & recorded by Chris Learned.
( Special Thanks - Daniel Roll, Brian Mitchell and Jared Bauer for helping me flesh these out before recording, and performing at the shows. )

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Track Name: Diamond In The Rough
Slow down. You're talking too fast.
I want to enjoy this. Let's make this last.
Tell me your story, from beginning to end.
I want all the details. I wanna comprehend.

VERSE 1
Tell me the first time, you pulled yourself in.
[And] Started to realize, your life was a sin.
"I'm full of regrets, from decisions that I've made.
I got the hand that I wanted, But forgot how to play."

CHORUS
"All I wanted, was to be someone she could love."
But honesty failed, and she shattered your trust?
"She took the words from my mouth, and the air from my lungs.
She was the light in my dark day...
My diamond in the rough."

VERSE 2
Lets not forget - X2

Let's not forget the way she ripped you to the bone.
Like a vulture ,with a taste for blood.
Let's not forget, the wreckage she left behind.
Leaving you to pick up, the few pieces you could find.

CHORUS
"All I wanted, was to be someone she could love."
But honesty failed, and she shattered your trust?
"She took the words from my mouth, and the air from my lungs.
She was the light in my dark day...
My diamond in the rough."
Track Name: Forget About Heart
VERSE 1
You've got the future in your hands.
It snuck up and caught you, ruined your plans.
Who says this has to be, something you want?
Just put on your face, forget about heart.

Is it time for you, to go and throw it away?
Or mold to their standard, and live with it day to day?

VERSE 2
You've got all the elements, but the chemistry fails.
The mercury's rising, and you're doubting yourself.
When it boils over, what will you do?
[Cuz] nobody's perfect. Not even you.

Is it time for you, to go and throw it away?
Or mold to their standard, and live with it day to day?

BRIDGE
God help me make this work.
Don't let me make things worse.
I've got so much to lose, but so much more to gain.
God help me make this work.
Don't let me make things worse.
Is my cup empty or full?
[Or] Are they basically the same?


Is it time for you, to go and throw it away?
Or mold to their standard, and live with it day to day?
-X2
Track Name: Okay With Me
VERSE 1
I don't know, where i have been.
When i get back I'll tell you that -
It's "Where I Belong"

I lost it all, all my friends.
Everything I ever had.
[but] I don't regret a thing.

VERSE 2
Just leave me be, to find myself.
Keep your advice, [cuz] i don't care,
What you may think of me.

A spark of hope. Blink of an eye.
Step outside and touch the sky.
Then I awake, and it's real again

CHORUS
You have no idea who I am, and you won't
But that's okay with me.
You have no idea where i've been, and you won't
But that's okay with me.

BRIDGE
You'll never get to meet me, if I have anything to say about it.
I've gone away on borrowed time to find, me
- X2

"Ah Ba, Ah Da ,Bop Ba - Ah ba, Ah Da, Bop ,Bop Ba"
-X4

CHORUS
You have no idea who I am, and you won't
But that's okay with me.
You have no idea where i've been, and you won't
But that's okay with me.
Track Name: Messenger Of Goodwill
VERSE 1
Here I sit, and I wonder...
"How could you let yourself get here?"
So much promise, trampled over.
By the heels of fear. The heels of fear


VERSE 2
You lost yourself in the chaos.
Never found your way back home.
You pushed away the guiding light
Told the angels to leave you alone.

Now you sit alone and wonder...
"Will my life ever be the same? Do I deserve a peaceful slumber? [or] Do they speak the truth? Am I insane?"


Drink down your poison.
Do whatever you must to ease your pain.
Drink away your failure.
Find someone else to blame.
Drink down your poison.
Do whatever you must to ease your pain.
Drink away your failure - Every one .
Find someone else to blame.


"I know nothing, I'm just a messenger of goodwill."
Track Name: Lightbox
VERSE 1
Peel back your scalp.
Implant their lies into your head.
They'll tear you down.
rebuild you to their structure.

Their the ghosts walking through your walls.
The white noise in all your calls.
Forget the hope that you thought you had.
They manufactured that.

CHORUS 1
[ And ] Every place that you ever go,
They have control.
They're replacing all your thoughts,
with scenes from the Lightbox.
[ And ] Everyone that you'll ever know,
They have control.
They're replacing all their thoughts,
with scenes from the Lightbox.

BRIDGE
You only say what they want you to.
You only do what they let you do.
You make think that you have no choice....
But you still have a choice if you have a voice!

CHORUS 2
[ And ] Every place that you ever go,
Take back control.
Stop replacing all your thoughts,
with scenes from the Lightbox.
[ And ] Everyone that you'll ever know,
Give back control
Stop replacing all their thoughts,
with scenes from the Lightbox.
Track Name: That's How I Roll
VERSE 1
I saw my reflection in a mirror today.
This face just isn't the same,
As it used to be.
It's aged, and it's weary.
It's growing old and growing cold.

VERSE 2
I'm learning more and trusting less,
With each day that I'm alive.
I'm starting to expect, the actions unexpected.
It's every man out for himself.

CHORUS
It's so unusual, the chain of events.
But, I won't hold a grudge.
I have no regrets.
The path i take is mine, and yours is yours alone.
It's every man out for himself.


CHORUS 2
It's so unusual, the chain of events.
But, I don't hold a grudge.
[ Cuz ] I'm the bigger man.
The path i take is mine, and yours is yours alone.
It's every man out for himself.

And i'm a man out for myself...
Track Name: Static Man
VERSE 1
Static Man, his environment is static charged.
Everything he touches sparks and burns to the ground.
Gotta make a get away.
Short circuit while he can.
Run Static Man, run so far away from the static land.

VERSE 2
Wrong wires have been crossed.
You feel you're losing your mind.
You've lost your firewall.
Nothing to hide behind.
Stand up and face the music, Awful as it may be.
You'll surely drown ,if you don't get out of this digital sea.

CHORUS
It's calm and quiet, while on standby.
Give everything I have, not to be alone.
Waiting for my exit stage right.
I'm lost in the machine.
Why can't I get home?

VERSE 3
You're getting stronger by the second.
You're starting to glow.
You've finally found that motivation, that you'll need.
It wont be long until you get to hold her hand.
Static man - Static man

CHORUS
It's calm and quiet, while on standby.
Give everything I have, not to be alone.
Waiting for my exit stage right.
I'm lost in the machine.
Why can't I get home?

ENDING
I found my way to the entrance of hell.
When it opens up, I will make my escape.
I found my way to the entrance of hell.
When it opens up, I will make my way home...
Track Name: Going Away
VERSE 1
I'm going away now.
[ And ] I'll never return.
[ Cuz ] All my bridges have been burned.
I'll be forgotten.
Like a book on the shelf.
Oh please, dear God...
I could use some help.

Your therapy, it wont penetrate me,
To my spine where I need it the most.
So lend me a hand, or maybe an ear.
To you, the words i speak are crystal clear.


VERSE 2
The plan is set.
I have no choice.
[ I've ] Been screaming for days, and I've lost my voice.
It's been set in motion.
Chiseled in stone.
Respect my request.
"Let me die alone"

Mistakes that I've made, You'll laugh about soon.
While gathered with those, you simply can't stand.
I'd rather you not, and just stay at home.
Rest your head in bed, "let me die alone"

CHORUS
I'm going away now.
[ And ] I'll never return.
[ Cuz ] All my bridges have been burned.
I'll be forgotten.
Like a book on the shelf.
I've come to terms with going to hell.


I won't look back.
I won't ask why.
I just wanted a chance to say...

"Goodbye"