Games
written by: Jak Locke

from Lifelike Sounds (November 30th 2023) (5:23)
I used to play this game where I'd call on a girl
Who I still carried a torch for, try and ruin my world
And talk about the way it ended and the lies I told her friends
And skate around and round if maybe we could try it again

I used to play a game, I'd pretend I'm in love
Until the act of believing it was more than enough
To make me feel that it was real and there'd be no way to repeal it
Til I realize I'm still dealing with the last time I did

Back when we were effortlessly beautiful with poison souls
Trading promises of nothing that we'd ever dare uphold
Memories can't hurt us, only all the things we never stole
How could there be any regret since we'd never get that old?

I used to play this game, I'd waste hundreds of days
On dead end places and people since they always would stay
Their petty dramas entertain from heights of curious disdain
Until eventually remaining turns you into the same

I used to play a game, I'd refuse I could fail
And I'd talk down about everyone with zero details
While I would do nothing at all, a rhythm bitter and banal
Cuz staying low and thinking small means that there's nowhere to fall

Back when we were effortlessly beautiful with poison souls
Trading promises of nothing that we'd ever dare uphold
Memories can't hurt us, only all the things we never stole
How could there be any regret since we'd never get that old?

When tomorrow landed, there was nowhere to run
Don't count the casualties, you'll never be done
So many games, now did you have any fun?
When tomorrow landed, there was nowhere to run
Nowhere to run, nowhere to run

I never thought I'd be there when the stories ended
The way I understood, I'll never understand it
I gotta live this present, can't disown my wreckage
It's all mine, what troubles my mind is I can't find any message
I never thought I'd be there when the stories ended
The way I understood, I'll never understand it
I gotta live this present, can't disown my wreckage
What troubles my mind, I can't find any message

never performed live