Simple, Not Easy

by My Torn Genes

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released February 8, 2019

Cover art by Emily Marier

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Track Name: Welcome to the Church
Welcome to the church, now come on in
You see, God loves us all even if you’re from a broken home
Have an unpaid loan, an annoying groan

But if you’re a sadist, a faggot, or are draped in chains
You can say goodbye to God’s blessed rain
Because our lord only loves the people that we, His people, choose to accept
You home-wrecking whore with no home of your own
You come to us except you reek of shame and regret
You fill our church with dread

We cannot help you evil people
We’ll help out when you’ve left the needle
Filthy, wicked, rotten souls
Come back when you’ve closed your holes

God may say that He loves all
But He just loves His chosen children
To love you would be a fall
Wait, what’s it say again?

Listen, anti-anti-Semites
As I recite,
“Do not judge, that you be not judged.”*

All these Christians seem to love to say,
“The Crucifixion, just the greatest thing”
Their emotions run so wild
As their hearts go from tender to mild
Do you not realize what His death was like?
Guess not if the pride strays the humble mind

See, the physical pain wasn’t so bad
Compared to suffering the sin of every man
Imagine when innocent eyes see bloodshed
They respond like their little world ended

But this man was perfection
Dying as He bared the world’s corruption
His guilt had to be a shocker
But still He cried, “Father, Father”
This is the holy, joy-filling crucifixion

Tell me how it is that you feel no shame
When you know that our sins kill Him
This guilt I bear is getting harder
But still I cry, “Father, Father”
Track Name: Simple, Not Easy
Get a job, get a job, get a job, get a real job
Turn it off, shut it down, it’s so loud, gonna pull the plug
All your dreams gone to waste, and you know not gonna happen
Moving out, go to school, pay your bills, gonna lose my mind
Welcome to the game that is life
Welcome to the game that is life

They say, “Life’s a gift”
But I don’t recall asking for it
It’s a game where everyone’s against you
Keep your eyes on the light through demise
Don’t listen to the heartless charlatans
They will take you down to their level
You got to look to the light through demise
And make your life worthwhile

Turn it off, shut it down, it’s so loud gonna pull the plug
All your dreams gone to waste and you know not gonna happen

Life is a simple enough concept
All you got to do is find your place
Simple, sure, but it’s never easy
No one ever wants to keep their space
No one cares about your plight
Welcome to this game that is life

No one cares about your plight
Welcome to this game that is life
Life can be such a challenge
But it is a one-time trip
And it won’t happen, no, it won’t happen again

Life is a gift, it’s a test, it’s a game
But no one even seems to know how to play
Why can’t anyone just say how it is?
If we can’t understand, then why even try to pretend?

If we can’t understand life
Then how can we do it right?
There may be no correct answer
But I don’t want to spend the rest of my days searching it out
All we can do is be honest in the here and now
Track Name: Let's Get Out
No, baby, I can’t wait now
I really wanna go, go, go, go
I wanna hit the road right now
I don’t wanna be here anymore, no

Oh, baby, can you feel it?
I wanna hear you say it, scream it
Let’s get out of our house right, right now

Oh, baby, c’mon, let’s leave
We really need to go now, now, now
I don’t even care where we go
As long as it’s not here anymore, no

Yeah, my love, we need to get out
Yeah, right away
I can’t take it anymore
I’m suffocating in here

Oh, baby, can you feel it?
I wanna hear you say it, scream it
Let’s get out of our town right, right now

Oh, my love, we need to get out
Yeah, right away
I can’t take it anymore
I’m suffocating in here
Track Name: Our Own Tides
I never knew what would become of me
I have to admit, though, I should have seen this coming
What is it? What became of us?
Got to admit things got torturous
But when we fell apart
Admit it, things looked bad from the start

I guess it was just me
Years passed, we grew apart
This is just how we are
Had I known things would go this way
I would have stayed far away
We all are different people
Fighting through this tide of life
I’m drowning, I’ve been left behind

I never thought that I would be stuck here
But my growth was so slow, did the same things every year
Said, “goodbye,” left it all behind
Got to admit, was a bit jealous
You were moving forward
Forget it, I guess I’ll look onward

I guess it was just me that was stagnating
We all fell out of reach

Oh, and now we all went down our own paths
We have our own lives
And now I feel like I’ve been left behind
Years passed, we grew apart
This is just how we are
Had I known things would go this way
I would have stayed far away

We all are different people
Fighting through this tide of life
I’m drowning, I’ve been left behind
Things change, it’s how it is
I need to get past this
Why did I have to end up here?
I should have changed things that year

Get a job, get a job, get a real job
Turn it off, shut it down, it’s so loud, gonna pull the plug
All your dreams gone to waste and you know not gonna happen
Moving out, go to school, pay your bills, gonna lose my mind

Welcome to the game that is life
So, welcome to the game that is life

We all went down our own paths
We have our own lives
And now I feel like I’ve been left behind
Things change, it’s how it is
I need to get past this
Why did I have to end up here?
I’ve been left behind

We shared all our dreams
And even though they were crushed
I’ve got to give us credit

We held together well
But the good times have become such Hell
I tried hard, but there was nothing I could do

It went on for too long
It had to end
I tried hard, but there was nothing I could do

We had fun, but it’s done
We had to grow
Tried so hard, but there was nothing I could do
Track Name: Hope For Me Yet
Let’s be honest here
I’m not who I’d like to be
I’m just a kid who’s got a lot of things to say

But words are so meaningless
When there’s no one listening
And it’s okay I am left alone
We all seemed to be growing
But now it’s me you’ve outgrown

I’m just a kid alone with his songs
A hypocrite once again in the wrong
I fell behind and it’s no one’s fault but mine
Perhaps I’ll get it right next time

Let’s be honest here
I know we're not at all close
"Who withdrew from who" does feel far too grandiose
We shared our dreams in such a blinding haste
Well, ashes to ashes, I guess, a lot of good dreams to waste

I’m just a kid alone with his songs
A hypocrite once again in the wrong
I fell behind and it’s no one’s fault but mine
Perhaps I’ll get it right next

I’m just a stupid kid alone with his songs
A hypocrite once again in the wrong
I fell behind and it’s no one’s fault but mine
Perhaps I’ll get it right next time

But I’m still here
There’s hope for me yet
At least, that is what I believe
So please don’t give up on me quite just yet
Track Name: I'm Still Here
I may be smart, but I’m not wise
Trying hard just to not ruin lives
Every time I make a mistake
You’d think there’d be a lesson I take
But these times I just seem to fall
Dear God, what’s the point of it all?

I may have failed time and time again
But I’m still here

I’m never going to give up
And I’m never gonna settle with what you call enough
I’m never ever going, going to give up
And I’m never gonna settle with what you call enough

To live and learn
For good times, oh, still I yearn
My strife will end
I just need to get it through my head

My friends are getting by just fine, something they’re doing (right)
Right along this path of wrong, it seems that I must
Try again to get it right, oh I will try again
I will try again

Oh, these times I just seem to fall
Dear God, what’s the point of it all?
I may have failed time and time again
But I’m still here

I’m never going to give up
And I’m never gonna settle with what you call enough
I’m never ever going, going to give up
And I’m never gonna settle with what you call enough

I may be smart, but I’m definitely not wise, I never know what to do
I may be smart, but I’m definitely not wise, I never know what to do

To live and learn
For good times, oh, still I yearn
My strife will end
I just need to get it through my head
Track Name: I Swear I'm Fine
Sometimes I wish I never opened up my eyes
Because all these rampant images are burned into my mind
You don’t care what I say, you’ll do it anyway
I guess I don’t care either, so have a nice, egregious day

I would have never got your cruelty, your sickening iniquity
But time has made me realize that truth is conditional
I’m feeling oppositional, incivility
Now I don’t care about anything
See, but that’s okay
I’ve always been this way

Why does everyone think that I shouldn’t be alone?
Can’t you see that I don’t need people to feel at home?
No one should be worrying for me, you see
I’m okay, I’m okay, because I’ve always been this way

Sometimes I wish I never opened up my eyes
Because sometimes what is right and wrong is really just a lie
I don’t care what you say, it’s untrue, anyway
I see this will never change, no, not any day

This world’s full of cruelty and sickening iniquity
Still you keep on asking me why I want to be alone
So jaded, I am like a drone
So can’t you see why I push away everything?
All I have to say
I’ve always been this way

Why does everyone think that I shouldn’t be alone?
Can’t you see that I don’t need people to feel at home?
No one should be worrying for me, you see
I’m okay, I’m okay, because I’ve always been this way

I’ve been alone for all these years
But I wouldn’t want it any other way

Why does everyone think that I shouldn’t be alone?
Can’t you see that I don’t need people to feel at home?
No one should be worrying for me, you see
I’m okay, I’m okay, because I’ve always been this way

But when I fall down
I don’t need anyone to come running to my aid
I’m okay, I swear I’m fine
In this is life of mine, I’m fine with it this way
I swear I’m fine with it this way
I swear I’m okay
Track Name: Passerby
I know we’re on the go
But there’s something we forgot
Yeah, there’s something we forgot, missy

These days just pass us by
We should take the time to try
Yeah, we should take time to try to see

Oh, our lives just passed us by
Remember when we had nothing but time?
Yeah, I thought it’d never quit
Tell me, love, do you miss it?

Now since we’ve grown older
It seems somehow we forgot
It’s like we’ve forgotten how to live

Oh, our lives just passed us by
Remember when we had nothing but time?
Yeah, I thought it’d never quit
Tell me, love, do you miss it?

Yeah, I think now is the time
To live again, instead of just survive
No, don’t worry, love
I believe everything will be all right

Tell me, love, do you miss it?