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1.
Your kiss, like poison on my lips A venom with no antigen Toxin sinks in, through my skin Into my bloodstream, laced with sin Your nails scratching down my back The blood red marks they leave behind Leave no trace, we can't trace back Or find the feeling to remind me of The love I once felt Before this sickness set in
2.
It was just past nine o'clock I was just closing up shop I stepped out onto the lot I could have sworn I smelled your cigarette Smoke drifting in little ringlets I used to smoke with you Even when you told me not to Who are you to tell me what to do? You couldn't even take care of yourself But you asked me, so I tried to help But I got caught up in you Even when you warned me not to It was all that I could do Your smoke had clouded my eyes I could no longer tell the pleading from the lies So you worried about my health While you slowly killed yourself Cigarettes work too slow And I learned that you turned to more When I saw the pills that you spilled on the floor The liquor on your breath Was holy wine and blessed I worshipped the air you breathed But then once you didn’t want to breathe To save myself, I knew I had to leave But I was in too deep The smoke choked, the ash consumed me I had to break it up to get out And that's when, my friend, you broke You almost then turned into smoke It was a short hospital stay I should have visited every day But I still hadn't found my way How I regret that I left you that way But I had to pick one of us, and baby that was me I cleaned up all the blood That you shed in the bathtub I picked the pills up one by one And I threw them all in the trash I opened windows for smoke and dumped out the ash You called me the next week Said you were sorry and feeling weak But getting stronger and maybe soon We could try again to live But I knew then that I was through with all of it I didn't want to die And I felt like I had died But something deep inside Was yearning to breathe again So I gave it as much air as I can I cleared out all the smoke Brought your things back to your old home Where your mother gave me a hug And she said she's sorry, but that don't make no difference I knew I loved you, but I just had to quit it Now sometimes I smell that smoke The cigarettes you like to toke And when I do it brings me back To your face, in a place where we loved
3.
Let me kiss your lips and forget that I don't love you Let me kiss your lips and pretend I'm not in love Let me kiss your lips and forget the one I once held close Let me kiss your lips and pretend I'm not alone Lie to me and tell me I'm really not that obvious Then tell me you want me again Lie to me and say something to turn me on You know what I wanna hear I wanna know I'm not that desperate I'm really not alone I'll wake up tomorrow morning With someone to call my own With someone to call my home Let me kiss your lips and forget that I don't love you Let me kiss your lips and pretend I'm not in love Let me kiss your lips and forget the one I once held close Let me kiss your lips and pretend I'm not alone There's a line I've been longing to sing to you And these words you should hear while they still ring true There's a lie in the lines I've been singing through There's a lie in my life and it's you. And these lines don't seem to come from anywhere The words just come through me from someplace unreal But they're mine, yes they’re mine, oh they're mine, they're mine Don't you know I'd rather lie than feel? So let me kiss your lips and forget that I don't love you Let me kiss your lips and pretend I'm not in love Let me kiss your lips and forget the one I once held close Let me kiss your lips and pretend I'm not alone Oh please let me kiss your lips and forget that I don’t love you Let me kiss your lips and forget that I’m alone Let me kiss your lips and pretend that you’re the one I once held close Let me kiss your lips and pretend that I’m in love I'm not alone, I’m not alone, I’m not alone I’m really not alone I'm not alone, I’m not alone, I’m not alone I’m really not alone
4.
Sleeping pills, simple thrills Daydreaming of pretty girls The summer makes me feel so high A telephone, I should have known You'd never leave me all alone But this time I won't make you mine A sideways glance, a second chance At catching up on lost romance But I know that I have to avoid Your little games, like dancing flames I know the joy will end in pain But I feel overjoyed Drifting into your alcoholic lips Poison tastes best when kissed Mesmerized, by hazel eyes Lost inside your hand in mine Your air is always mist or smoke Choking lungs, and twisting tongues We sink beneath a setting sun I wish we'd never kissed, but spoke Drifting into your alcoholic lips Poison tastes best when kissed Sinking into your morphinic lips Poison tastes best when kissed So we kiss We kiss We kiss
5.
Scars 05:59
Scars on her arms And you know they're not from you Where've you been? What's his name? What the hell did he make you do? All alone in the night All alone with your knives And he whispers Into your ear: Whom do you love the most, my dear? All alone, how do you sleep? All alone between the sheets? Would the moon and stars and night provide You better company? I've been sleeping in the woods I've been sleeping less each night I've been waiting for the people To turn out their lights All alone, how do you sleep? With the wolf between the sheets? Do you howl at night? Would I provide You better company? I've been waiting for the moon I've been waiting for your light All alone, all alone I've been waiting for the night. All alone in the night All alone with your knives And he whispers into your ear Whom do you love the most, my dear? And there's scars on your arms I'm sure as hell they're not from me And the spirit in my bones Compared to this is so weak

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released August 2, 2013

All songs and lyrics written by Christoph Whitbeck

All songs recorded by Christoph Whitbeck in a house in New Haven, CT in the late Spring of 2013

Artwork & design by Christoph Whitbeck

Guitar/Vocals/Keyboards performed by Christoph Whitbeck
Bass on tracks 1 & 3 performed by Andrew Pappas

Mastered by Mike at Enox Productions
www.EnoxProductions.net

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Christoph Whitbeck New Haven, Connecticut

Christoph Whitbeck is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and playwright living in New Haven CT. Notable projects include:
The Devil Plays Poker (an original rock opera)
This Criminal Soul (a rock and roll band)

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