How's Life Without Me

by Safe Bet

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“How’s Life Without Me” is a collection of songs that I wrote in 2015 about someone that I hold incredibly near and dear to my heart. This person was my best friend and first love. Because I was a bitter, negative person, I pushed her away. These songs tell my thoughts and feelings about this person and our situation. Although I wrote some of these songs over a year ago, I still stand by everything I put into this album.

To the person this album is about… thank you so much for being the greatest friend I’ve ever had. I never would’ve guessed that this is how things would be between us at this point and for some reason I still haven’t accepted any of it. However, I am extremely fortunate to have shared a love so great with you for so long. I’d give anything in the world to have it back. Regardless, I truly hope you find happiness in every aspect of your life.

I love you.

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released April 22, 2016

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Sam Henderson at Always Be Genius Recording Studio in Crown Point, IN

Anam Merchant - album artwork
Grant Arnold, Adam Massey - gang vocals (song 6)

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Track Name: Heartstrings
Can we forget about all of the heartache, and all of the mistakes we promised we wouldn’t make?
I’m trying my hardest to push the hurt away, but it’s hard to ignore you in every way.
You’re tugging at my heartstrings, and I’m beginning to break.
You’re tugging at my heartstrings.
I’d say sorry, but sorry’s nothing more than a five letter word that you’ve learned to ignore.
My words don’t mean anything anymore.
Track Name: Commonplace
We fell out of love for the same reasons we fell in.
I loved your habits and your flaws, but soon they wore me thin.
We began to argue more and more, and we just fought for the sake of fighting.
And I know what we had is gone for good, but you can’t blame me for trying
To make you notice me again, to get things back to how they were,
Before our bitterness set in, when you used to be my cure.
I guess I wasn’t cutting it, and loving me became too much work.

You grew jaded, and your love faded.
And I’m still waiting for conversation.
I’m unwanted, and feeling hated’s an understatement.
Well I’m broken, and you’re outspoken.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m fucking hopeless.
So goddamn lonely, and feeling like this is so
Commonplace, commonplace.

I never wanted it to be like this.
For us to sit here and just call it quits.
The past few months you’ve been fucking with my head,
I’m so tired cause you wore me thin.

We fell out of love for the same reasons we fell in.

You grew jaded, and your love faded.
And I’m still waiting for conversation.
I’m unwanted, and feeling hated’s an understatement.
Well I’m broken, and you’re outspoken.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m fucking hopeless.
So goddamn lonely, and feeling like this is so
Commonplace, commonplace.

I never wanted it to be like this,
Cause feeling like this is so commonplace.
I never wanted it to be like this,
Cause feeling like this is so commonplace.
Track Name: Irrelevant
Well I’ve been meaning to ask you, how’s life without me?
Is it all that you wanted and everything that you hoped it would be?
I’m moving forward, but I haven’t moved on.
I still want to start over but you seem to disagree.

I’m thinking of good enough reasons to call you,
But I can’t find one that would be worth your time.

I’ve become irrelevant in your life, you just don’t have the time for me.
I’ve never felt so unwanted in my life. Washed up, abandoned, lost at sea.
I can’t believe that I let you inside. You broke down my door, forgot the key.
I’ve wasted away all the time I’ve tried to show you what you mean to me.

Well I don’t believe in anything, but I still believe in you and me.
I just don’t understand, this was never the plan.
To become strangers to each other, it's so damn hard to see that

I’ve become irrelevant in your life, you just don’t have the time for me.
I’ve never felt so unwanted in my life. Washed up, abandoned, lost at sea.
I can’t believe that I let you inside. You broke down my door, forgot the key.
I’ve wasted away all the time I’ve tried to show you what you mean to me.
You don’t know what you mean to me.
You don’t know what you mean to me.

Maybe you were right, this is for the best.
And I guess being done is fine by me, but I lost,
I lost my best friend.

My heart feels heavy and I’m losing sleep.
When you left you took what was the better half of me.
Who knew I’d ever sink this deep?
What the fuck did I do to make you stop loving me?
Track Name: 20 Months
20 months thrown away,
I know we’ve both seen better days.
My family’s asking where you’ve been, and it’s hard to tell them
Oh it’s hard to tell them

That you’d rather throw it all away, instead of fight for your love for me.
That you’d rather close the books, never pick me up again, dust me off and read me.
You don’t need me.

Knowing that you’re done, you’re gone, you’ve moved on.
It’s so fucking hard to cope with.
Told you that I loved you, and you said it too,
But you didn’t have to lie about it.

I wish you fucking meant it, wish we could’ve mended, wish we didn’t end it,
But now it’s done and it’s over with. (and I wish you meant it)
But now it’s done and it’s over with. (and we could’ve mended)
But now it’s done and it’s over with.
I wish we didn’t end it, but now we’re done.

So a few days later, you told me that you want to get together.
You were looking for some closure, and I lost my composure.
I told you, I thought you wanted space, so I’m giving it to you.
I couldn’t help it when I saw you, and I told you that I loved you,
I wish that I could undo everything we’ve been through.

It goes on, we started talking again.
I was ready and willing to try and be more than friends.
You were too, so we did,
But it felt the same so we quit.

You said you were trying your hardest,
But I just wasn’t feeling it.
I wanted to feel loved and instead I felt none of it.

(I wish you meant it cause you fucked me up again.
You always know just how to get inside my head.
And now it turns out that you meant none of it.)

I wish you fucking meant it, wish we could’ve mended, wish we didn’t end it,
But now it’s done and it’s over with. (and I wish you meant it)
But now it’s done and it’s over with. (and we could’ve mended)
But now it’s done and it’s over with.
I wish we didn’t end it, but now we’re done and I’m over it.
Track Name: January
That night on the car ride home,
I looked into your eyes and I could tell something was wrong.
And now, every time I get stopped at that light,
I tear up cause it brings me back to that night.
That night that you stopped loving me.

Your love was so cold, fitting for the weather at the time.
How stupid am I to try and reignite
Something that burned out so long ago?
If there was something I could do to get you back, I’d do it tenfold.

I just want you to love me the way that you used to.
The stories that we wrote down mean nothing to you anymore.
I hope you lie in your bed and you fall asleep lonely like I do.

All my mistakes, and misunderstandings,
They show that I care, they show that I’m trying
To figure you out and why you tore me down.
I’d cross an ocean for you but you’d rather see me drown.

And maybe this empty space is where I belong,
And I wish I could erase all the wrong lines that I’ve drawn.
Cause now you’re messing with me, and you don’t give a fuck.
So I’m done playing your games cause I’ve been your pawn for far too long.

I just want you to love me the way that you used to.
The stories that we wrote down mean nothing to you anymore.
I hope you lie in your bed and you fall asleep lonely like I do.

Forever in my vision,
But always out of reach.
If only you’d leave my mind,
I’d finally get some sleep.

I just want you to love me the way that you used to.
The stories that we wrote down mean nothing to you anymore.
I hope you lie in your bed and you fall asleep lonely like I do.
Track Name: I Miss
I miss the old us, and I hate the distance that we’ve made
I miss the old you cause this new one’s just not the same

I miss that feeling in my chest that I’d get when you’d tell me you love me
I miss the kindness of your heart and your head, why won’t you tell me you love me?

It’s so messed up
That I feel so unloved
But nothing fucks me up more than when

I Miss You comes on the radio
And I sing along
I swear I hear you singing too
But I blink and then you’re gone
I’m sorry that it didn’t work
I know that I did you wrong
I wish it was easier for both of us
But you know I can’t move on

I miss your face, its just as pretty as your personality
I miss the way you’d call me names,
and goddamn do I miss your family.

I miss your house, and I miss your dog,
and I miss your out-of-tune piano.
I miss you so much, but now you’re gone,
And I’ve faded away like a shadow.

It’s so messed up
That I feel so unloved
But nothing fucks me up more than when

I Miss You comes on the radio
And I sing along
I swear I hear you singing too
But I blink and then you’re gone
I’m sorry that it didn’t work
I know that I did you wrong
I wish it was easier for both of us
But you know I can’t move on
You know I can’t move on

Well it’s funny, how you’re the one with closure.
And I just can’t get over it.
The tables have turned
And all that I’ve learned
Is I’m weaker than I’ve ever been.
Just talk to me,
Why won’t you talk to me?
I miss my best friend,
It’s just not the same,
I’m stupid for thinking that it could be anyway.

But nothing fucks me up more than when

I Miss You comes on the radio
(don’t waste your time on me)
I Miss You comes on the radio
(don’t waste your time on me)
I Miss You comes on the radio
(don’t waste your time on me)
I Miss You comes on the radio
(don’t waste your time on me)

I Miss You comes on the radio
And I sing along
I swear I hear you singing too
But I blink and then you’re gone