Empathy Monster

by Sean Real

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pinned through to the floor writhing in pain no one can hurt me like my body can *** california paid sick leave includes preventative days so why do i feel so much shame? so why do i feel so much shame? for staying in bed when i can tolerate the pain when i can just work right through the pain but why do i think i deserve to? you don't think anyone else does, what's so special about you? can i survive the way he died? run out the clock on my own time and i can't think of stress as a health hazard 'cause i'm too busy being stressed on being healthy but why do i think i deserve to? you don't think anyone else does, what's so special about you? it's a joke that men do conquer inherently now i'll try to conquer my own body the punchline is when we succeed and blame that shit on you *** giving in, i'll give myself that gift but what's a gift from me?
2.
02:46
maybe these glasses work maybe they bring out the fine and your sense discomfort distracts me from mine and maybe you see me better than you and maybe i see you better than me maybe you see me better than you maybe i see you better than me
3.
how can i get over you when my brain doesn't know you're not here it's such a simple machine sometimes trouble sleeping, that's not news but it always feels like the first time melatonin, it's amazing how much work it takes just to shut down and i'm gonna try replacing your drug with another traffic's been low in my room it's the same air that you breathed out and i'm not trying to save it, but when i'm in there's nothing i can do but lie down down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, and it makes me stronger to know and it makes me proud when i deal but my brain still rewards me every time i smell your tiny skin flakes blowing by your tiny skin flakes blowing
4.
i'm standing in your weird empathy if sound is just changes in air pressure your words sweeten the air you breathe your words sweeten the air you breathe and your words sweeten the air i breathe your words sweeten the air i breathe the things i think i hide come out in my smell and all the particulars that waft off you why do i feel i know them so well why do i feel i know them so well why do i feel i know them so well can i let myself get excited can i let myself want? tell me again, tell me again that you like the way my nervous mouth dances that one breath could last me the weekend 'cause i need it most when the time is mine 'cause i need it most when the time is mine thought i left all that shit back in junior high but it's the same in my brain same snags same misfires but the first time feeling is here too it's hear when i hold you and at least i can laugh this time at least i can laugh this time at least i can laugh this time mercilessly (please) mercilessly (please) mercilessly (please) mercilessly (please) mercilessly please, mercilessly tell me again, tell me again that you like the way my nervous mouth dances that one breath could last me the weekend if i can help not squeeze all the air out if i can help not squeeze the air all out if i can remember to breathe
5.
i asked for a new life i promised not to waste one second and i got all i prayed for but i got it one piece at a time one piece at a time one piece at a time and piece by piece by piece by piece i'm wearing my bones down and piece by piece by piece by piece i'm wearing my bones thin i've got a picture in my head of how it should look when it's done oh but the assembly's made to change and all the parts and labor are getting in my vision's way and piece by piece by piece by piece i'm wearing my bones down and piece by piece by piece by piece i'm wearing my bones thin and piece by piece by piece by piece i'm wearing my bones down and piece by piece by piece by piece i'm growing new bones in
6.
03:42
i've been inching towards a better me the more i do the more i see i'm best when i'm around you and when i'm not i've still got some of what you've left inside reacting with everything in sight *** i'm no stranger to fantasy but you've stretched out the meaning i've even thought before about being a dad but i've never wanted kids this bad!

credits

released June 9, 2017

These songs were recorded in San Francisco and Oakland, CA at The Pink House, Rachel Hamburg's House, and The Grand Newsstand
(thegrandnewsstand.com)

They were written and recorded by me, Sean Real, except "Take... Me out..."(ON TAPE ONLY) performed/recorded by Courtney Riddle
(written by Norworth & Tilzer, 1908),
and Nina Berman wrote some lyrics in "Paid Sick Leave"

Side B of the PHYSICAL TAPE is my EP "Shy Sun" and was a birthday present for Courtney

"Paid Sick Leave" is a demo i made for my band
Real Real Talk (realrealtalk.com)

Ash Clayton wrote some of the music for "Sweeten (live)"
Dannie Murrie (littleteethmusic.com) did the rapping on "2years"

All the songs were mixed by me, and mastered by Ash Clayton

Courtney Riddle designed the album art & did a lot of emotional labor to make this release happen <3

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