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(Verse One)

When I hear you shout a word
Obscenities and tones
I own them then I throw them back
We’re left feeling all alone
Forced to deal with ourselves and all the things we lack
Said some things we didn’t mean to say
We know it now, we’ve got it on replay
Didn’t mean to wake up mean today
But push became a shove now we’re left layin’ (hey)
Just one moment set a course
And you know coarse words become them hoarse vocal chords
And the sound of slamming doors
The silence left behind in an old house with no remorse
But eventually that fades away
We realize we’re just two broken people
Who don’t intend to damage
But find it hard to manage
In moments when it’s frantic
We shed the pretty packagin’

(Chorus)

And BOOM
Even though we know
That it hurts to blow, up
It turns into a chain reaction
And I don't want a chain reaction
(BOOM)
If we choose to grow
We pull together slow, ly
Forgiveness is a chain reaction
Then we can have a chain reaction

(Verse Two)

When the days that follow lift
We find the courage
to speak and shed a little armor
It’s like a toe in the water here
We check the temp and hope it’s warm enough to swim (yeah)
Yeah what we have is such a gift
But a gift is easy to forget when the recipient
Isn’t present for the present
We sour like a lemon and our words become so venomous
Even though we’re grown
We can’t articulate the things we want
And we ain’t got the tools to stay afloat
And so we cover up the hurt again
That mask is off as soon as we need oxygen
So how do we make peace when
We’re both left in pieces?
We realize we’re two broken people
Who don’t intend to damage
But find it hard to manage
In moments when it’s frantic
We just shed that pretty packagin’

(Chorus)

And BOOM
Even though we know
That it hurts to blow, up
It turns into a chain reaction
And I don't want a chain reaction
(BOOM)
If we choose to grow
We pull together slow, ly
Forgiveness is a chain reaction
Then we can have a chain reaction

(Bridge)

Am I responsible for happiness in you?
While acknowledging that I don’t know what happy is to me
With every birthday card and every anniversary
I want you as my partner not my adversary
As this walk of life we go down
Sometimes becomes a showdown
My decisions, your decisions, we point fingers and we know now
That it’s not that hard of a riddle
And the truth’s somewhere in the middle
You can throw that baking sheet on the ground we’re like that peanut
Brittle
We begin to feel so little

(Chorus 2x)

And BOOM
Even though we know
That it hurts to blow, up
It turns into a chain reaction
And I don't want a chain reaction
(BOOM)
If we choose to grow
We pull together slow, ly
Forgiveness is a chain reaction
Then we can have a chain reaction

credits

from The Rhymer​/​Educator EP, released April 27, 2018
Songwriter: Joe Ruiz
Instrumentation: Sinima Beats
Recorded at Always Be Genius Recording Studios
Registered with BMI Music Publishing

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Rhymer/Educator. Peace. Love. Community. God. Music. I write songs for me for you. Email for Features/Bookings: RhymerEducator@gmail.com

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