Constant Reminders

from Modern Teenage Insect by Ryan Velvet

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One of the earliest tracks I started writing for the record. Recorded half-step down, it took me so long to come up with a chorus, and even to record it. I got so frustrated, very close to scrapping it. However for whatever reason, probably the lyrics and general mood of the track, I always kept working on it.

Even now while hearing it, I imagine something like more of a Dave Grohl-y type scream for the chorus rather than the wimpy whining. Alas, my vocal prowess hasn't reached that level yet. Maybe one day.

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Constant reminders put me back
Saturday nights spent all sad
Why is it that you still live on
in my mind?
Everything you talked about
Seems to appear without a doubt
Standing here wishing I could
Rewind time

I never meant anything I said
That might have hurt you
Knowing that you are better off
Is a fitting punishment

With only the best intentions
I wasn't worthy of your affection
Everybody's short of perfection
But in my eyes you were the closest to it
Thats why I was hurting so much
Jealousy became a monster in me
Thats why I had to distance myself
Because I couldn't live through the hurt again, but I-
(Because I didn't want to be hurt again)

Fell in love with your works of art
And that was including you
Enchanted, enamored with who you are
Is a stake right through my heart

Cause everything reminds me of you
Cause everything reminds me of you
(That I once knew)

Well I guess that it goes to show
What a pathetic loser I am
Being unable to cope with the
Consequences; that I can't
Live with, even a few months later
I wish that my feelings would peter
Even if we spoke again
I broke the branches that fell in hand

But I never meant anything I said
That might have hurt you
Knowing that you are better off
Is a fitting punishment

Cause everything reminds me of you
Cause everything reminds me of you
(That I once knew)

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from Modern Teenage Insect, released December 25, 2019

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