Peak Misery

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Peak Misery

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Peak Misery
miscellaneous owl

Sometimes I feel like I've run out of words
What's the point in even trying?
Sometimes I feel like I've run out of sounds
I'm just an echo on the line
Repeating that old 1-4-5

Everything ends in the end
Sometimes things get better
Sometimes they pass, like the winter ending,
Dark clouds, or stormy weather
Sometimes they don't, you just get older
Without some redemptive cinematic arc
Wasting your life, more or less,
On momentary pleasures and mediocre art
Lighting matches to stay warm in the dark

What if I want to believe
I'll hit peak misery soon, and life will improve,
The world is kind, I still have time
To do everything I wanted to do
Will you lie to me?
Lover, do.

Everything ends in the end
Sometimes things don't get better
Sometimes they pass, like the winter ending
Dark clouds, or stormy weather,
And sometimes they don't, like when they say
You'd better go to see her while she still knows your name
Or like the phrase "palliative care"
That slips out and hangs in the air

Sometimes I think about the trees that fall
On the misty mountain slopes--is there a sound?
Without a singer, can it be a song?
Was I ever even here at all?
A passing tone, a footnote,
Or a clarion call?
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Phlebia - Peak Misery

She’s got those sonic booms, she comes in with a bang
She’s got my tray in an upright and locked position
She’s got me in first class, she’s got the finest ass
Her cargo bay’s the size of a 747

Before you clear for take off, you’ve got to check the METARs
She’s fogging up my mind, it’s like her TAF is IFR
Girl, I need to blow my vapor trail when I get with you
Our frequent-flyer miles got me feeling kind of blue…

Balls to the wall, and we’re going on a mission
The way she cranks my engine, know she’s got that intuition
She’s got a bad attitude, she’s gonna raise my altitude
Yeah she keeps my cabin pressurized, she’s got me in the mood
Yeah she fills me up with fuel, she brings me up in elevation
And she’s got the finest tools to do my cockpit calibration
And she’s climbing to the top, I’m flying high on her mystique
But she pulls back on the throttle right before I reach my peak!

She’s got the finest concessions, she’s my in-flight refreshment
And when she brings me gingerale, she’s looking so delicious
She’s got that landing strip, the nay nay to my whip,
She's got that swift approach, she's got me flying coach

And when you clear for take off, you have got to check the METARs
She obscures my visibility, her TAF is IFR
Girl I need to blow my vapor trail when I get with you
Our frequent-flyer miles got me feeling kind of blue…

Balls to the wall, and we’re going on a mission
The way she cranks my engine got a lack of inhibitions
She’s got a bad attitude, she’s gonna raise my altitude
Yeah she keeps my cabin pressurized, she’s got me in the mood
Yeah she fills me up with fuel, she brings me up in elevation
And she’s got the finest tools to do my cockpit calibration
And she’s climbing to the top, I’m flying high on her physique
But she pulls back on the throttle right before I reach my peak.
this is misery...

Ooooooh, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ooooooh, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!
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Re: Peak Misery

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Peak Misery - Brown Word and the Big Whine

I was young when I first reached peak misery
And I never want to go back
In the midst of my best days
Staring down the barrel of nothing

Peak misery - when you hate your friends
Peak misery - (when) every road's a dead end
The winter persists within your heart
Love is alien territory

I was young when I thought I knew misery
But winter's never been longer
In the midst of my best life
Found myself 'neath a specter of doubt

Peak misery - can't find your friends
Peak misery - every road's a strange one
The spring eludes your very heart
Love is taken for granted

You know the sun reaches the peaks
Before it kisses the valleys
YYYYYeeeeeaaaaahhhhh boy, I tell ya!

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"Peak Misery" by The John Benjamin Band

Nowhere to go but up from here

I saw you preach peak misery
You said the end is guaranteed
When will we reach peak misery?
Will you insist if I decide to disagree?

Nowhere to go but up from here

I saw my friend genuflect
Knees on the floor, head on the deck
I said "My friend, I guess this is it.
You can have my place down there in the shit."

Nowhere to go but up from here

I think we're due
You better think that too
Keep your mystery and grace
It's all misery
Cold as outer space.

[GUITAR SOLO BY MO]

Nowhere to go but up from here
blippity blop ya don’t stop heyyyyyyyyy
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Peak Misery - Paco del Stinko

A Million light years from home
You left the Earth so long ago
The only thing you'll ever know
It's just you all alone

One ship for 45
Encased permanently inside
Cryogenically alive
And awake in your mind

Peak misery (Continuous Indefinite)
Peak misery (Continuous Indefinite)


Eternity is yours to keep
There's no decay and you'll always breathe
And you never know just what to believe
It's only you who hears you speak

Peak misery (Continuous Indefinite)
Peak misery (Continuous Indefinite)
It's peak misery
It's peak misery


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Vom Vorton

We’re having a party
Yeah we’re having a ball
Though we’ve nothing to celebrate
No nothing at all
That’s exactly the reason
That the drinks are all free
We finally reached
Peak misery

We’ve set up some games
That no-one enjoys
To pass the time
until the world gets destroyed
Will we get blown up
Or will we be drowned?
Either way, let’s have
Another round
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Peak Misery - ShoehornTC

Well it sucks when your in it, is it the end or just beginning
Will they walk, are they always going to stay.
Everyday’s a nail biter, are they a runner or a fighter
Are they home, will they never go away.

Who you wanna be, can you make it through the weeds
Can you stand peak misery…

Well I walk for a destination, give my brain a nice vacation
Let me know when I’m getting off the ride.
Everyday could be a whopper, a literal show stopper
Are they here, where’s a safe place that I can hide.

Who I wanna be, can you make it through the weeds
Can you stand peak misery…
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Peak Misery - Hot Pink Halo

***

We found ourselves somewhere
We didn’t want to be
Walled in by cardboard
As we tried to move
From point A to point C

Here we go again

At least we’re not stuck on
Misery Peak
As the Antarctic eats
Right through our bones
While we wait for the
Clouds to break

We found ourselves surrounded
By snow and rain and sleet
While a fresh cold
Raged inside my head
Leaving no place for retreat

Here we go again

At least we’re not on top of
Mount Hopeless
Surveying the land
Our dreams of water dashed
While the heat beats down
Ferociously

We found ourselves exhausted
Edging on delirious
Playing real life Tetris in a tiny house
And to top it off
I got my fucking period

Here we go again

At least we’re not travelling the
Road To Nowhere
Stopping here and there to duck and cover
When they broadcast
A bomb scare

At least we’re not stuck on
Misery Peak
As the Antarctic eats
Right through our bones
And we wait for the
Clouds to break
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Peak Misery
- caravan ray

The pressure was building up
The pressure was building up
The pressure was building up, I could feel it
The pressure was building up

For the past 2 weeks I could feel it coming nearer like a freight train ominously rolling down the track

5-4-3-2-1
Lookout, here it comes
My baby says she's done with me
Leaving me in peak misery
5-4-3-2-1

Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na

Nailed it on the head
Yeah I nailed it on the head
Totally, I prophesied exactly what she said
Apparently a chap like me who maps his life extensively on spreadsheets is not what the ladies really want in bed

Misery Level 1 - that's a paper cut
Misery Level 2 - is the flu
Misery Level 3 will bring you existential gloom
If her hand is on the door you are at Misery Level 4,
and if she walks on through
Mister, that's when you are at...
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Nick Soma - Peak Misery

Life keeps slowing down
Yet time's running out
Have you ever felt
Like tied to a rock?
Now I'm in this rut
Can't seem to get out
And what's it all about
It don't matter much

Take a walk, try to sleep
Have a drink, feed the cat
Sweep the floor, do some chores
Have a cigarette break
Same scheme every day
Nothing seems to make sense
And I think I'm approaching
Peak misery

When the sky's overcast,
I don't want to go out
Then the sun's shining down
And it's making me sad
What's the meaning of life
I believe there is none
And I don't know why
I still keep hanging on

'Cause the dream, it is gone
No more joy, no more sun
I'm alone in my bed
Stoned out of my head
Play a song, sing along
But it doesn't make sense
Because I am approaching
Peak misery

As the hours go by
Another day's lost
Right before my eyes
Present turning to past
I remember a scene
Like it was yesterday
But years have gone by
And I'm wasting away

Take a walk, try to sleep
Have a drink, feed the cat
Sweep the floor, but what for?
Have a cigarette break
Same scheme every day
Nothing seems to make sense
And what's even real
Hitting peak misery
In my mind, only void
Paralyzed, paranoid
I have nothing to hide
I'm dead on the inside
Just a shell of myself
And I need something else
Destination reached
Peak misery
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Peak Misery - Sweeney Toad

Pack it up folks no things to see here
But fear in the faces of 1000 races shook
Ancient Caucasians ghosted 1000 occasions
all on Facebook, I Took out the trash

but it never went away It overstayed and crashed
it came but never dropped spent money never stopped
caught lizards as a child made pretend to be a wizard cop
grew up a thought prisoner a lot lizard’s thought

Gizzards go down smooth like smoothies
Peruse the umbrella section never mention uzis
In class en mass, Instead we intend then question why
Why didn’t we mind inquisiting, it’s suspension high

Glowing plateaus drinking from the garden hose and
we froze in the nuclear winter wearing bargain lederhosen
nothing upon nothing like rivers and sea
Retreat to the mountains climb peak misery



Wash your hair with listerine, Your mouth is a mystery
Roll outie five thou, I was deep history

Your mother is interesting, Radioactive and glistening
She was hard to climb, she is peak misery

Wash your hair with listerine, Your mothers a mystery
Roll outie five thou, I was deep history

Your mouth is interesting, Glossy and glistening
You are hard to climb, you are peak misery



Bring home the bacon I ain’t never mistakin
A taken woman for a blatant Satan
But I’m praying’ for a new way today

Dude yay, we making big time
Big rhymes rigged crimes run and smell them
Tell them we just around the block
Watch me knock a cock off a block of cocks

And I Space dock, just had to get that shit off my chest pressed for time
got the president on my mind, fine
Let me tell you bout this mountain of misery
Figured we’d meet in a place like this, history
With a stiff lip crisp kiss listerine hits differently

mistakenly bitter hit me up on Twitter
I won’t respond I’m gone probably sifting through the litter
We get bored press forward, you swore to stay amazed
Your eyes stay glazed as we praise and pray



Wash your hair with listerine, Your mouth is a mystery
Roll outie five thou, I was deep history

Your mother is interesting, Radioactive and glistening
She was hard to climb, she is peak misery

Wash your hair with listerine, Your mothers a mystery
Roll outie five thou, I was deep history

Your mouth is interesting, Glossy and glistening
You are hard to climb, you are peak misery
Sober GF: I can't explain why but I hated it

Toby Rok: Sweeeney Toad...I can’t explain why, but I like it...

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Peak Misery
Berkeley Social Scene

So many feelings that I’m trying to get out
Stuck inside of the corners of my mouth
Are you listening?
Can’t you see?
I’m reaching my peak misery

This nice guy tried but lost the girl in the end
I took my chance but then was betrayed by a friend
Tears of rage
Woe is me
I’m approaching my peak misery

So many days that I can’t get out of bed
Even my dog wouldn’t care if he found me dead
Is there anything else
There for me?
I’ve arrived at my peak misery
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Parkway North - Peak Misery

We're living in peak misery

It's been so long since we've seen the sun
Had to get out of there
Now we're on the run

Hiding underground, only out at night
No clue how much longer now
There's no end in sight

Oh, when will this be over?
Oh, when will we call this home again?

We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery

Listen to the missiles flying overhead
Hear them whistling
As we try to go to bed

Every single day spent fearing for our lives
All my dreams filled with
My poor mother's cries

Oh, when will this be over?
Oh, when will we call this home again?

We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery

We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery
We're living in peak misery
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Balance Lost

Like a child who treads the same path
Without learning something new
I'm afraid of changing
And where's the world I thought I knew

Retreat into books and journals
Bring the past to life
I lost myself
And we're approaching midnight

When the river reached the sea
I thought I could trust my compass
Give a man a current
Or he's directionless

But I heard a voice
As if from the beyond
I'm not giving up
There's still time to move on

Hold off, friendly bombs
Promising release
From the Squalor bring me hope
Turn this misery into peace
From the Squalor bring me hope
Turn this misery into peace
From the Squalor bring me hope
Turn this misery into peace
From the Squalor bring me hope
Turn this misery into peace
From the Squalor bring me hope
Turn this misery into peace
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