.​.​.​After the Fact

by Hit Home

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released March 19, 2016

Engineered by Carl Stoodt at the Record Company
Produced and Mixed by Ben Walding
Mastered by John Naclerio

Hit Home is:
Cory Best (Drums)
Max Monahan (Bass)
Mateo Garcia (Guitar & Vocals)
Angelo Gambatesa (Guitar & Vocals)

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Track Name: worn
I've been sifting through new configurations of solace
and reinterpretations of closure
Slowly learning
the subtle difference
between moving forward and moving on

I've been drifting

For what felt like forever time was standing still
Transfixed on all the things that could go wrong
and regularly conjuring up new fears
I've been drifting
in and out
of settling but i'm still yet to find my place.
Track Name: Picturesque
I was a blank slate awaiting color
a silhouette waiting patiently to fill out

I know it makes you sad
it makes me sad too
Neither you or I have seen me
in so long

Perhaps the entirety of my being
is some poorly thrown together
assortment of
fragments of my former self

I can only hope
it fits together
in some way
Maybe someday
I'll form your new favorite shape

Emptiness is just room to grow

We could be
picture perfect in a fractured frame.
Track Name: Opaque
In seeking consistency I constructed a series of patterns that never repeat
In retrospect I never lost my temper
but you found your way with more flare and grace

Developed a jealousy so stubbornly ingrained
A futile attempt to do the same
Mimic your shadow to no end

I wish I could see my green eyes reflected on yours

So together, yet so opaque

In seeking consistency I constructed a series of patterns I never believed
In retrospect you never lost your temper
but you felt the same
and never got to say.
Track Name: Augury
My sense of self worth has frozen over
and yours still burns like hell.
You're scared
and growing older

Never convinced that a thaw will ever come
It's been stuck in my head forever
Oh the horror

Behind your eyes
do the colors look exactly as mine

If I swallow my pride
I will never stomach it.
Track Name: Someday Find the Words
So far removed from your neck of the woods
Split bark from growth rings
think of rekindling
the embers turned to ash

The hollow seek sanctuary
temporary understanding

So far a late bloom
foliage blending in

The hollow speak transparently
In your eyes at least

For all the things I can't describe
and all the things I choose to hide

Silently.
Track Name: Unsunset
It's when my worst gets the best of me
when I forget to close my casket and everyone sees
Blue moon nights
when I sleep

The shades of the sky
birth a distrust
Deciphering the sun
could it really be warm out
I still can't go outside

It's early
can I wake up now
I like the quiet after the storm

I like the birds.
Track Name: Lackluster
We were metaphors for each other's wounded pride
It wasn't long until we caved
back to our old ways
We said we'd change
we stayed the same

We said we'd change
we stayed the same

Soft spoken
delicate and restless
We'll tear each other limb by limb
and watch them grow back
the innocence we thought we had

We said we'd change
we stayed the same
we said we'd change
but it's too late for that

Retracing each other's outlines
with closed eyes
Our patterns changed shape
but left us in the same place
vulnerable and exposed
A hollow sense of repose

We'll be buried with our stories on our skin
waves of smoke will carry
withered bones and heavy stones
and all the things we'll miss.
Track Name: Vernate
Burdened, fearful and self deprecative
It wasn't supposed to be like this

Growing up and growing distant

Heavy hearts sink with such haste
you were gone in a
Moment's notice I know
I remember

And it feels like I've forgot about everything else
Feels like yesterday cause I think about it just about
every other day

Playing catch up with things i'm ahead of.
Track Name: To Heart
Face flushed
it hit like a ton of bricks
And I could try to trap your breath between pillows
But I couldn't keep you here

Instead you left knots you tried to knead out from far away
bruises forming in its wake
Remind me to stand straight on my own

My voice grows coarse
and faint
Before it's drowned out

Wake up to the sound of your rattling bones
and the shadows i'll never see again
the times when you knew you meant more to me than anything

I take these things to heart
and try to discard them nonetheless
Try to

I put my heart in my head
and left it that way.