Changing States

by Meet Me @ The Altar

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released April 28, 2018

Special thanks to everyone who made Changing States come to life:
Téa Campbell (Lyrics/Guitar/Bass/Mixing)
Edith Johnson (Lyrics)
Ada Juarez (Drums)
Matt Judd (Mastering)
Amandine Galli (Graphic Design)
Courtney Coleman (Lyrics for Note to Self)
Claire Floyd (Photography)
And You (for being great and listening to our music and supporting us!)

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Meet Me @ The Altar

Meet Me @ The Altar is a energetic WOC pop punk band, consisting of guitarist Téa Campbell (Florida), drummer Ada Juarez (New Jersey), and lead singer Edith Johnson (Georgia).

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Track Name: Here's to War
Forced to be stuck inside my dreams cause I can't succeed with all this weight on me
The same old shit but a different day
Gonna dissipate the things I've come to hate
You say I can choose what I wanna create
Then tell me to swallow my fate

I’m not your slave on your ship you coward
I will not please you
I won’t obey your rules, they’re fragments
to my summary
Won't stand down, I'll fight it
I'll put out the spark you ignited, try to clear the shit in my head
Push away the words that you've said
You can't control me anymore
Let's start the battle, here's to war

Your diatribe won’t make me cry
Pull me back if you want to
Pull me back you can try to
I will stand tall
Your words go unnoticed
They’re decrepit
I’m fed up and over this treatment you give
Restrained by your fabled bullshit

I’m not your slave on your ship you coward
I will not please you
I won’t obey your rules, they’re fragments
To my summary
Won't stand down, I'll fight it
I'll put out the spark you ignited, try to clear the shit in my head
Push away the words that you've said
We won’t allow this anymore
Let's start the battle, here's to war

Minuscule’s what your mind is
Can’t be held back by your blindness
Revolt, step up, never mind this
Converge, submerge
Minuscule’s what your mind is
Can’t be held back by your blindness
Revolt, step up, never mind this
Converge, submerge

You’re so damn selfish but claim you can't help it
Removing myself from your games
Outgrown your bullshit, won't stand to be helpless
Took your picture out of the frame

This treatment lies right before our eyes
An occurring sight, that won’t subside
Impressionable?
No longer
Be the upper hand
How come we’ve been so scared?
Track Name: How Could You Ever (Lie)
Should I forgive you?
Should we continue this helpless preview of never ending lies?
Are you satisfied?
Forget forgiving
Forget this feeling
Of hopeless rules that I cannot abide
How could you ever lie?
I knew you’d choose to hurt me
I know you never even tried

Fell for your tricks even when I saw them
Those endless games really were the problem
You knew your ways, you really can’t deny
Told me you loved me and that you cared
And I believed you cause I was scared
Of losing you and all our precious time

Should I forgive you should I continue this helpless read through of never ending cries?
Should I even try?
Forget forgiving
Forget this feeling
Of needing you when all I did this time
Was sit and analyze
How bad you’d really treat me
And how I didn’t realize

Your selfishness kept me in my place away from you and in my own space
Oh how I knew this shouldn’t ever fly
I can’t believe you’d sit and see me
Feel like a flea that’s trapped from leaving
This helpless mind you put me in this time
How could you ever?
How could you ever lie?
How could you ever lie?
You lied
How could you ever lie?

I’m glad
That I will never be yours
You made me sore
I’m glad that I am finally free
From this aching war
You hate me
Love me
Please just make up your mind
Don’t understand why you can’t decide
You hate me
Love me
Stop fucking with my mind
I don’t have much time

Your selfishness kept me in my place away from you and in my own space
Oh how I knew this shouldn’t ever fly
I can’t believe you’d sit and see me
Feel like a flea that’s trapped from leaving
This helpless mind you put me in this time
How could you ever?
How could you ever lie?
How could you ever lie?
You lied
How could you ever lie?
Track Name: Note to Self
I swear I was doing better
But I can't even recognize my face when I look in the mirror
All that stares at me is a coward
Lost in my misery
Every step feels like I'm falling down
All I want is just to find out how I got like this tonight
I want to make it right
If I promise that I won't give up
Can I solve this?
Will it be enough?
Am I worth saving?

I can't escape this affliction that controls my life
Please get me out of the cycle that I have contrived
It won't get better if I never let it
I'm tired of the doubts and lonely nights
I wanna say goodbye to the thing that makes me cry but
It won't get better if I never let it

I've never felt validated
What do I have to be sad for?
You know they have it worse
Although your pain, it's hurts, it's not enough
This heart of mine can't take much more
It's been crushed up and stepped on and broken into tiny fragments
But I'll find the glue to put it back together

I can't escape this affliction that controls my life
Please get me out of the cycle that I have contrived
It won't get better if I never let it
I'm tired of the doubts and lonely nights
I wanna say goodbye to the thing that makes me cry but
It won't get better if I never let it

Don't wanna feel this anymore
I can't continue to ignore
That it's getting bad
This is where it ends

I can't escape this affliction that controls my life
Please get me out of the cycle that I have contrived
It won't get better if I never let it
I can't escape this affliction that controls my life
Please get me out of the cycle that I have contrived
It won't get better if I never let it
I'm tired of the doubts and lonely nights
I wanna say goodbye to the thing that makes me cry but
It won't get better if I never let it
Track Name: Switchblade
I always said you’re the one for me
I never really knew that I could be so naive
All the times you would say some shit
I’d ignore like it was never said through your black hole you thinks so brilliant
I can’t believe
I never woke from this bad dream

Don't cut me with the switchblade you pressed to my throat
Be delicate
You already killed me with the words you wrote
I'm so damaged

You're all that I wanted
But I think it's safe to say you meant more to me than I did to you
You've caused me so much pain
But I love you just the same
Please break the spell you've cast on me

You hurt and caused my heart to bleed
I didn’t care cause I wanted to be your pretty little lady
How was I too blind to see
You drained the life right out of me
Right out of me
Regret, remorse
Step up, revolt

Don't cut me with the switchblade you pressed to my throat
Be delicate
You already killed me with the words you wrote
I'm so damaged

You're all that I wanted
But I think it's safe to say you meant more to me than I did to you
You've caused me so much pain
But I love you just the same
Please break the spell you've cast on me

You pressured me to be selfish
You pressured me to be spineless

I saved, my life
You saved
You saved, your pride
I saved
I saved, my life
You saved
You saved, your pride
I saved

You're all that I wanted
But I think it's safe to say you meant more to me than I did to you
You've caused me so much pain
But I love you just the same
Please break the spell you've cast on me
You're all that I wanted
But I think it's safe to say you meant more to me than I did to you
You've caused me so much pain
But I love you just the same
Please break the spell you've cast on me

One day I won't think about you anymore
One day I won't think about you anymore
Track Name: Changing States
Wish that I could take back all my time
Precious time that I wasted all on you
You let me fall while I reached for your hand
Pulled it back like you always do
Nothing ever came from this
Just angry minds and balled up fists
Can’t stand it, won’t stand it

You put me in a toxic state of mind
I’m changing states this time

Don't wanna waste
My life away
Don't wanna wither in this place
You kept me hidden in
It's such a shame
I'm never coming back
The pain you caused me
Won't leave a scar this time
I'm taking back what's mine

Don't wanna waste
My life away
Don't wanna wither in this place
You kept me hidden in
It's such a shame
I'm never coming back
The pain you caused me
Won't leave a scar this time
I'm taking back what's mine

I’m changing states this time

You’re selfish
Or I’m needy
When I needed you the most is when you called it quits
Forgotten
Mistreated
Didn’t know you would throw me out
Contradict
Your feelings
Back and forth in your my mind
Don’t know what to do
I’m stuck here
Misleaded
How do I know how to please you?

How come you would?
Waste your time to treat me like a fool

Don't wanna waste
My life away
Don't wanna wither in this place
You kept me hidden in
It's such a shame
I'm never coming back
The pain you caused me
Won't leave a scar this time
I'm taking back what's mine

Don't wanna waste
My life away
Don't wanna wither in this place
You kept me hidden in
It's such a shame
I'm never coming back
The pain you caused me
Won't leave a scar this time
I'm taking back what's mine

Left me a mess inside my head
With nothing to clean with but my hands
Hoped it would be just you and me in the end
Gasping for air that I don’t need
Stifled, you didn’t release me
Stuck here with ongoing thoughts
When will this end?

I’m changing states this time
I’m changing states this time

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