HONEYMOON HAZE

by Former Vandal

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Honeymoon Haze is a story of losing love.
An exploration into the blurring of lines between the world in your hands, and the one in your head.

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released July 7, 2017

Written by Quinn Wentz.
Produced by Quinn Wentz.
Additional production by Matt Riefler.
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Matt Riefler.
Additional percussion on "GOOD KID" and "MISTRESS" by Christian Delzoppo.
All photography by Alison Resac.

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Track Name: FIRST DRAG
such a newer flame,
burn me closer.
suffocate my brain,
take the edge off.
you don’t have to stay,
i’ve got vices now.
cower,
cope,
and take the first drag.
Track Name: ANATHEMA
hands like a sickness, a fever dream when we touch
i breathe into your weakness and live in your lungs
tell me, baby girl, don’t it taste so sweet
something about the borderline does it for me
it’s friction, but it’s just enough
finger on the trigger, can you call my bluff?
she said “come on, baby boy, don’t it taste so sweet?
something about the outlaws make me weak”

“theres a devil in every bruise”, you told me
“but nothing’s quite as pretty as the black and blues”
but there’s an angel in your blood flow too
a skin-kneed, last-ditch attempt at innocence

so come and cut your teeth
on the edge between what’s good for me
and every little thing i want
you know, nobody does fucked up like us
come invade my veins
you’re the fix i keep an arm’s length away
no, i never wanna risk the rush
honey, i’m afraid i’m gonna love it
just a little too much

kiss me with a swiftness cause beauty doesn’t last long
and i can wreck a good thing enough on my own
so tell me who the hell’s idea was this?
just a trainwreck kid and his accomplice

well, ain’t it beautiful the way it burns?
something romantic in the way it hurts
they tried to fix us but we just got worse
if they’re going guns out, then we’re coming out first

when it all burns down the word around town
will be those cold-souled kids have really done it now
Track Name: GOOD KID
i’ve been pissing off all the neighbors
i’ve been doing bad things lately
mama raised me right, but she ain’t here tonight
baby, there ain’t nothing that can save me

i’ve been swapping morals in for favors
i’ve been making real bad choices
mama raised me right, but she ain’t here tonight
when it comes down to it i’m a...

good kid just dying to be fucked up
never had an issue so i’m always trying to cause one
good kid but i’m living like a lost cause
daddy’s got the money so i never need to ask much
oh, i’m a good kid
oh, just a good kid
good kid just dying to be fucked up
never had an issue so i’m always trying to cause one

baby, you could fuck up my whole life
how’d you know that’s just what i like?
you wrap my hands around your throat and say
“tell me that you love me like it matters either way”
if you’re up for it
if you just submit
yeah, the fuse is lit
we could burn the city down
and mess around among the ashes, baby

now that i think about it
you’d be fine without it
BUT TELL ME, BABY, WHERE’S THE FUN IN THAT?
Track Name: TAKE IT SLOW
she said, “you walk too fast”
But that’s just how people move
if everything is fleeting
why should i wait on you?
you wanna fix me
just like the doctors do
“Take your pill and just sit still”
and be just like you.

she said, “hey boy, you think you could quit?
just stop fucking around and just sit for a bit.
why you gotta keep moving your hands like this?
Can’t you just find peace in idle movenment?”

well don’t you think I wish i could stop shaking?
but the pills never helped anything.

they all say
“hey kid, you’re burning out.
come on, take it slow
yeah, you’re losing your sight
from the sun in your eyes
don’t you know?
baby, take it slow”

she said, “you talk too fast”
that’s just what people do
my tongue is just a vessel that
my heart bleeds through
well, you wanna fix me
your friends, they hate me too
you want me simple, honey
just like you

she said, “hey boy you think you could quit?
just stop fucking around and just sit for a bit
yeah, it’s getting real old, i’m real sick of your shit
godspeed finding someone who can put up with it”

well don’t you think i wish i could stop shaking?
but your lips never helped anything

“baby, you don’t have to move too fast
it’s all here and you’re gonna miss it.”
Track Name: HOLY
i’m numb again, i’m losing flavor
ain’t nothing like the aftertaste
you’re back again, your habit’s breaking
you keep me close
yeah, i’m your crooked faith

stitch my lips inside your smile
i can be the urge you suffocate
passed out on the kitchen tile
i’ll be the sip you never wanna chase

come and fill me up with smoke and fuzz
heaven on your tongue but it’s a hell of a rush
holy ground
wrap your hands around me are you craving a buzz?
perfect for a second and that’s more than enough
holy ground

it’s 6 am, my lungs are paper
i swallow fire just to lighten up
i know we’re friends but i think it’s safer
if i keep my eye on how our bodies touch

it’s just the way i keep my nerves at bay
it’s just the way i keep my demons well fed
i give them just enough space to play
and they let me keep my head

(i could be your vice if it’s worth my while)

hit
kiss
switch
holy ground
Track Name: MISTRESS
“boy, don’t you lie to me”, she said
“you only wanna love me cause the well’s run dry”
she’s got her hands on me
but i didn’t have the heart to tell her
that she’s half way right
and that she’s probably better off
with her boyfriend either way.

this is the honeymoon before the sunset
you’ve got me feeling good but i’m not yours yet
you’ve got another man, and that’s quite okay
yeah, you’re probably better off
with your boyfriend either way

i romanticize all my bad highs
you know, that’s not the type of lover
that you want in your life
you can lead me to your room
but you know i can’t stay
yeah, you’re probably better off
with your boyfriend either way

you only say my name
like a lie you can’t take back
i know you feel that heavy hold
of all the substance that we lack
well, i’m no better baby
i won’t love you like he can
and you’ve got better things to do
than hide the truth about where you’ve been

this is the honeymoon before the sunset
a blind euphoria, but we’re a bad bet
you should be home with him, not where you lay
yeah, you’re probably better off
with your boyfriend either way

take it back, every mark on my back
every stolen look of longing, you owe him that
take it back, every kiss on your neck.
“babe, i promise, this means nothing
it won’t ever happen again.”
Track Name: ROSEBLUE
I'm sorry, love, my charm is gone.
This party’s loud, am I getting through?
"I'm sorry, love" only works for so long.
What if I can't love as much as you?

give me just one more, and I'll make it through.
some fucked up form of relief.
the pinks and blues, should we take those too?
I wanna be so gone I don't know when you leave.
cause heaven knows that you'll leave.

I'm sorry, love, but I'm off tonight.
I'm a little drunk and falling through.
I shouldn't be calling, you know why.
If I let you in, I could fall for you.

so fuck it.

give me just one more, and I'll make it through.
some fucked up form of relief.
the pinks and blues, should we take those too?
I wanna be so gone I don't know when you leave.
cause heaven knows that you'll leave.

i hear your voice, you speak my end.
glory, glory, mercykill.
over before it begins.
glory, glory, mercykill.