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released August 9, 2016

All songs written, produced, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Geoffrey Ryan Franchi (BMI) with the exception of I Won't Be There ft. HazRduS, which was written, produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by Geoffrey Ryan Franchi (BMI) and HazRduS (BMI)



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Shortcoming King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Shortcoming is Punk Rock/Pop Punk band from King of Prussia, PA; who's music similar to such artists as Green Day, Blink 182, SUM 41, New Found Glory, Goldfinger, and many more pop punk/rock bands ranging from 90's through the early 2000's.

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Track Name: Falling Back On
/spare me the truth
/and tell me lies
/I'm following far behind

/spare me the pain
/save your honesty
/because I'm falling back on mine

/just leave me here, I'm fine
/just go
/it's alright
/eventually I'll die
/'till then I'm falling back on...

/spare me the bullshit
/I'd love to play
/I'm gonna beat you at your own game

/did you lose your self-esteem before you met me?

/just leave me here, I'm fine
/just go
/it's alright
/eventually I'll die
/'till then I'm falling back on...

/I'm giving up on time
/because it can't help me now
/I tried to do what's right
/now I'm falling back on...
Track Name: Confidence
/all wounds heal in time
/but time is money
/and I am a buck short too late
/don't make it harder on yourself
/you know it wasn't going to last forever
/don't change
/tomorrow's another day

/if it wasn't so hard
/I would have left you long ago
/since then I've grown
/if it wasn't so hard
/I would have never thought about being alone

/all wounds heal in time
/but time is something that I don't have
/I brought it on myself
/I really thought that it would last forever

/but you changed
/because we all change in time
/and nothing can stay
/but it's all for the better
/forget you anyway
/tomorrow's another day
Track Name: My Best Friend
/what a loss for me
/but what's victory without humility
/hold my own, keep my cool
/don't show augmented frustration
/it'll be okay tomorrow in school

/stab me in the back
/you say your my friend
/I'm losing track
/when will this end
/I don't need you now
/you'll do it again

/today I fight for me
/subversively assail on others without showing sympathy
/find my wit, never side
/drop all of my feelings from shameful deeds after stealing back my useless pride

/stab me in the back
/you say you're my friend
/I'm losing track
/when will this end
/I don't need you now
/you'll do it again
/you're not my best friend
Track Name: Can't Go On
/everyday is harder than the last
/can't look ahead, can't hold onto the past
/what we don't understand isn't clear
/what we can't comprehend is another thing that we fear

/and all the words I meant to say
/they came out the wrong way
/I hate this game, don't wanna play
/I think it is better this way

/I can't go on
/I can't go on living this way

/it's not just words when you mean every word you said
/I can't let everything you say go to my head
/and at times I find myself to be
/when I let things get to me, I'm my own worst enemy
Track Name: Half as Bad
/I can't find the words to say
/they're written on paper, crumpled up, and thrown away

/I don't feel half as bad as you
/and I don't wanna
/I don't feel half as bad as you
/and that won't change
/live my life
/live my own way

/you wouldn't give me the time of day
/you were hanging out with guys that I despise instead of me

/you stayed inside that night
/boarded up the windows
/shut off the lights
/years later you've changed
/I don't feel the same about you
/and if you don't want me to,
/then why is it so strange?
Track Name: Naive
/you need some time to settle matters on your mind
/you think your fine, but really you're a mess inside
/misunderstood, maybe you should break it down
/you wish you could, but it's hard enough with him around

/you must embrace what you have inside
/you have to face what you cannot hide
/you didn't realize what you had at steak,
/with all the risks you had to take

/now that he's sorry
/and you're still vulnerable to him
/open up your mind,
/and learn to take it in
/he's gonna be this way
/he's never gonna change
/he's gonna stay the same
/he's never gonna change for you
Track Name: Only Reason
/and now I realize the only reason
/is because you thought we had something
/now I see that you don't need us
/you'll just take what your future brings

/you played your life like a game of poker
/cards faced down so you can't see
/trying to bluff with your fake smile
/it never came close to fooling me

/now and then when it all ends up the same again
/you always laugh at everyone who thinks you are their friend
/if there's not reason to deny,
/why are you still telling lies?
/it's all a ride
Track Name: Shortcoming ft. HazRduS - I Won't Be There
/you kept me waiting for so long
/again you say that he's finally gone
/can't have you all to myself
/well I'll just sit around
/put my feelings back up on the shelf

/so when you're with him
/I want you to know that I don't care
/so when you want me, and you're finally ready
/I won't be there

/you kept me waiting for so long
/every step I take, you're leading me on
/I'm moving on, I wish you well
/that's right, I'm moving on
/I'm freeing myself from this hell

/you think i’d stand here while other ladies walk on by
/i saw that cutie gimme a sign and the awkward eye
/like she knew i had someone but that someone didn’t have this guy
/i’m half pissed that she didn’t try
/i woulda left in a sec, no regrets , but i guess, i forget,
ur a mess, and i check all ur threats, and ya texts,
now i best go and jet
/you’re a wreck but u rep for your rep
and ur left with ur Ex
/girl you know that we had something
/you kept me on the outside, i mean frontin
/thinking i would stick around you gotta another thing comin
/a brothers gotta keep moving why hang around for nothing
/you talk that wait a sec crap, gimme a minute
/u done had your chance lemme start at the beginning
/your illusion of winning was the only thing that kept me grinning
/now you see me now you don’t this is how i finish
Track Name: 28 Daze
/pick and choose your battles wisely
/the scars that remain will reveal the story
/an easy read autobiography
/I'm not sorry
/sticks and stones making pet names for me
/whips and chains hold me down securely
/at her will she will please or hurt me
/without warning

/no, I'm not insane I just need to be alone for awhile
/alone for a very long time
/they get the best of us all the time
/no, I'm not in pain I just need to take a break from the game
/playing was never my thing
/she go the best of me again

/she's a wreck and she's gunning for me
/that's just the tip of the iceberg forming
/read the signs and then heed this warning
/I'm still horny
/take it out on me
/scream and shout at me
/at the end of her bi-polarity
/she is fiery
/she inspires me with her ways underneath the bed sheets
Track Name: Alright
/damn right
/they'll never get to hear your side
/I've got the last word and the mic
/lets do it again
/you used me
/emotionally abused me
/you confuse me
/we're talking in circles again

/who knows what songs we will sing in time to come
/who know how tomorrow will be

/everything is gonna be alright
/just hang in a little longer
/don't give up the fight
/everything is gonna be alright
/it just takes a little time
/it's gonna be alright
Track Name: The End
/why do I open myself up
/like a book so you know what's coming up
/I better stay a mystery
/turn the page if you don't like what you read
/it could be worse, but you won't stick around to see
/I guess this means you're gonna leave

/wasting time
/pretending I'm feeling things I can't define

/I can't wait till the end
/I'll be better off tomorrow

/dyslexia in its own complexity
/has an effect on the way you look at me
/hopeless romance and failure in symmetry
/start a new chapter written in ink of green
/draw a picture that in time will stay with me
/that's sentimental and stains my memory