Split Lip Serenade EP

by JJXO

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released July 15, 2013

Written by: Jeremy Haffner and Stephen Cohen
Lyrics by: Jeremy Haffner
For producer/mixer/master information see individual song credits
Artwork by: Tim Peterson
©Tragic Greek Music (ASCAP)
℗JJXO

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Track Name: On The Leash
I am too short sighted.
I keep you on your knees on your knees, On The Leash.
I am so divided.
You tell me what you want, but I don't know what I need.

On the floor, on your knees, On The Leash, ready to die, I want you.
On the floor, on your knees, On The Leash, ready to die, I need you.

I am too selfish and vain.
I keep you running in circles and chasing the tail of deeper emotion.
I am so bored and afraid.
I am your shadow looking back at you, looking at me.

On the floor, on your knees, On The Leash, ready to die, I want you.
On the floor, on your knees, On The Leash, ready to die, I need you.
On the floor, on your knees, On The Leash, ready to die, in my eyes.
On the floor, on your knees, own you, own you, own you, own you, own you, own you.

I am too short sighted, I keep you...
On the floor, on your knees, On The Leash, ready to die, I want you.
On the floor, on your knees, On The Leash, ready to die, I need you.
On the floor, on your knees, On The Leash, ready to die, in my eyes.
On the floor, on your knees, own you, own you, own you, own you, own you, own you.

©Tragic Greek Music
Track Name: Too Much
If this is happy, I choose sad, 'cause happy should not taste this bad,
In my heart and in my head. If I were breathing I'd choose death.
If this is me then I choose you, and you are all I want to do,
But every time i try to hurt myself, I'm really loving you.

I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much for you.

If this is love then I choose hate, 'cause nothing quite humiliates
Like the feel of being told that you are special when you're not.
If this is blonde then I choose black, and once I'm gone I won't come back,
And you'll remember me when he won't break the skin or kiss it back.

I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much for you.
I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much like you.

If this is peace then I choose war, and I have not been here before.
If this is pleasure I choose pain, and I will love you once again.
If this is good then I choose bad, 'cause you're the best I've ever had.
If this is smart then I choose dumb. If this is feeling I choose numb.

I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much for you.
I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much like you.

I'm in your sheets with honest eyes.
If this is truth then I choose lies.
I left my bottle in the trunk.
If this is sober I choose drunk.
If this is cordial I choose rude,
My fucking lifelong attitude,
And something that we share,
But not enough to make it right with you.

I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much for you.
I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much. I'm Too Much like you.

And even though you know you're his, it feels like cheating 'cause it is.

©Tragic Greek Music
Track Name: Nothing To Let Go
Fat black marker on my fingertips,
Leaving fingerprints on the spots you missed.
Filling in the margin where you drew your kiss,
Where you wrote your wish,
Where you clench your fist.

Let me cause you pain, I do it right.
I promise I will eat your soul.

So when you die, it's easier for you, with Nothing To Let Go.

Paranoia, laying on the floor.
Always lock the door. Always ask for more.
Giving up your body like a little girl loves the whole damn world.
It's the price you pay to...

Let me cause you pain, I do it right.
I promise I will eat your soul.

So when you die, it's easier for you, with Nothing To Let Go.

This is how you let me, this is how you let me, this is how you...

Let me cause you pain, I do it right.
I promise I will eat your soul.

So when you die, it's easier for you, with Nothing To Let Go.

©Tragic Greek Music
Track Name: Grind
I don't regret a single word that I've said.
Let it drip down off the back of your head. 

Watch the cross hook kiss, and if you're winding up dead in the water.

Mothers hide your daughters.
Snuck out, and busted, and I can't be trusted.

I come where I'm called. I'm the shadow of a cross on the wall,
Plus creativity, if you like to play.

Move slowly. Rush to crush the flesh, you show me sound, and taste, and touch.

In lust and sweat I trust.

Up. Down. Slide. Front. Back. Grind....Slide...Grind

I love you. I'm thinking of you. I'm stealing from you, Mami.

I've got the talent if you've got the time. 
Come over.
I'm dying to show you.

Peel back the pretenses and blow you away with a blink of my eye.

Up. Down. Slide. Front. Back. Grind....Slide...Grind

And you can take it if you want it, Mami, to the floor.
And you can break it if you buy it baby, ‘cause I’m yours. 

You’ve got the head nod body drop, listen to my heart stop.
If I die, just leave me here.
And if you want me, you’ll keep it ugly, you’ll beg and take and serve and scrape to let me know you love me.

Up. Down. Slide. Front. Back. Grind....Slide...Grind

©Tragic Greek Music
Track Name: Built To Destroy
You and I need each other. Built To Destroy one another.
You and I need each other. Built To Destroy.

We're in the business of corrupting innocence.
We keep ourselves for sale. We do it very well.
You're just the kind of trouble I've been looking for.
I'm going to step outside, and find a place to hide what we have found.

You and I need each other. Built To Destroy one another.
You and I need each other. Built To Destroy.

I never have to push, 'cause you're already there.
This force is chemical.
It's out of our control.
These bruises on my body keep you in my heart.
I'll never let you go.
You've carved your name into my bones.

You and I need each other. Built To Destroy one another.
You and I need each other. Built To Destroy.

The joy of corruption;
I've never paid for all my sins.
The struggle surrendered;
You are my favorite punishment.

You and I need each other. Built To Destroy one another.
You and I need each other. Built To Destroy.

You and I need each other. Built To Destroy one another.
You and I need each other. Built To Destroy one another.
You and I need each other. Built To Destroy one another.
You and I need each other. Built To Destroy.

©Tragic Greek Music
Track Name: Get Used To It
Put the money in the bag, pick up your clothes.
Find your shoes, and get your story straight on the drive home.
If you can find home.

And what a precious thing to do, you try to feel,
You try to prove that you can make a choice if you have to.
And what do you...

You Get Used To It. You Get Used To It.

But baby I’m through with it. I can’t take the hit.

I can’t handle it. I don’t want that shit.

You Get Used To It. You Get Used To It.
Rarely slow and never painless.

Blown out angel city nights, unconscious days.
The music plays. We try to make it last, but it flies by.
Every time we die, I bleed a little.


You’ve got your tight little red dress, tequila eyes.
We’re sharing lies, and meeting at our hips by the back bar.
Take me to your car.

You Get Used To It. You Get Used To It.

But baby I’m through with it. I can’t take the hit.

I can’t handle it. I don’t want that shit.

You get...

Fascinated by the pain.
You’re born to bleed.
You’re built to bruise.
You’re always at your best when you use me;
When you diffuse me.


Bore myself to death again,
Twice in the heart,
Once in the head,
You only show me how to abuse you.
It’s just what you do.

You Get Used To It. You Get Used To It.

But I can tell that you’re through with it.
You can’t take the hit.
 You can’t handle it.
You don’t want that shit.

You Get Used To It. Maybe you'll Get Used To It.

Rarely slow, and never painless.

©Tragic Greek Music