Tell Me It's Not a Habit

by Trust the Medic

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Tell Me It’s Not a Habit is the first EP from Philadelphia quintet, Trust the Medic. The band formed on a Fall evening in 2011 when Billy Hauser (the vocalist) was playing an acoustic set on the sidewalk of Temple University and caught the attention of Mike Porreca (the guitarist). After only a week of knowing each other, they started jamming every day. Mike knew of a talented guitarist (Clinton Tustin) who also went to Temple University. As soon as Clinton heard Billy and Mike’s chemistry, the rest was history. This EP is a perfect concoction of melodic, post-hardcore instrumentals and impressive, sassy vocal work. Drawing influences from a wide range of genres including: pop punk, progressive metal, pop and hardcore, Trust the Medic brings a refreshing, tasteful new sound to rock and post-hardcore.

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released November 4, 2013

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Track Name: Drowning On Vacation
It’s something I said
Can we just be friends?
Little nothing binge
Don’t squeal revenge
This is the minute that my lips tip into stuttering
You caught me
Running out of erasers when my words of love were up to pace
I need this to end

And I know that I’m running for back-up
But my coat tail is tangled and the convict-ersation is catching up

Took my coat off
Said, "Come inside"
Who’s the boy of your dreams
Skittles, Chopin and sprite
Warmed my lips for the night
Slurred words as your guide
Slurred words as my bible

Words of love hide
Words of love seek
And love starts its drowning

So just drown me if you are drowned

So just drown me if you are drowned
In the words I’m failing to ground
I’m tired of two week apologies
But fresh out of lasting love now
I mix up this four letter noun
Cause you catch me when my mind is out
I just want to tell you my love lie
My love lie

(You’re drowning in my yoke
And I want you to know it
You’re drowning in my joke
And I want you to laugh it off)
I want to crack the yoke of the sun
To illuminate my slips of the tongue

I made a mistake and I’ll be one
But, don’t tell me I’m immature when I just simply don’t give a shit
About us
It was something I said
Can we just be friends?
The message is useless

And you know that I’m so sad for her
Cause I’m instigating while were behaving
I just cannot be friends

I said, “Take your clothes off for the night
Don’t be scared by my words
It’s only me they’ll bite”
Let’s move on from what I said
Get your legs to spread
Soon you’ll give me ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

Words of love hide
Words of love seek
And love starts its drowning

I always knew not to say I love you

So just drown me if you are drowned (x3)
In the words I’m failing to ground
I’m tired of two week apologies
But fresh out of lasting love now
I mix up this four letter noun
Cause’ you catch me when my mind is out
I just want to tell you my love lie
My love lie

So just drown me if you are drowned
In the words I’m failing to ground
I just want to tell you I fucking lie
When I tell you I love you
Track Name: One Roof
Her tear glands once unbroken

Poured a glass of tongue to the ones she did not need

Mom was moving on so carelessly

His masculine mask melts mascara

Watch a glass man burst from the manic pressure of greed

I'm waiting for her next solo stampede



Let's start with where the anger started

(Tell me please)

And end with where he went retarded

And I'm afraid to write about this

Cause every single time

I become a slave to the memories of one roof



Seventeen years and one roof

Until I caught you naked and that's the truth

Seventeen years and one roof


Said you'd open doors for me dear daddy

Said you'd open doors and now the roof's blown off

I hope you loved that whore dear daddy

Cause she stole the place where I'd sleep it off



Her fears are words not spoken

Wish it all could stop 

So I could hear her real story

Open up and tell me mommy

I have the other half of your heartache

And when you get a chance pass the misery to me

I won't allow any more crying



Let's start with where the anger started

(Tell me please)

And end with where he went retarded

And I'm afraid to write about this

Cause every single time

I become a slave to the memories of one



While we find why we're angry

I'll wish I was a fucking better son


(right now) (x4)



Let's start with where the anger started
(Tell me please)

And end with where he went retarded

And I'm afraid to write about this

Cause every single time
I become a slave to the memories of one



I'm known to bottle this up

My tear glands broken overflowed the cup

A lit fuse on this family bond

You blew up the most kind-hearted mom 


Said you'd open doors for me dear daddy

(A lit fuse on this family bomb)

Said you'd open doors and now the roof's blown off

(A lit fuse on this family bond)

Hope you loved that whore dear daddy

Cause she stole the place where we'd sleep you off



Let's start with where the anger started

And end with where he went retarded

And I'm afraid to write about this because every single time

Become a slave to the memories of one roof
Track Name: Sex Addict
Tonight
(can you please just)
Wipe the crust away from my eyes
(I think I need ya)
Waking up is not feeling wise
Can someone wipe the lust from my eyes?

So, fucking wheel me out on a gurney
Desert me
On all the bridges we built and burn them
I’m burning
Thought I was in
But, didn’t know in’s where they’d turn me
Woahhh
I didn’t know in’s where you’d turn me
Never knew that all of you would turn me in

Turn me in

These flings burn me turn me in

That’s why I become
a sex addict again
So I can stay young
and have at it again
Baby the night’s young
When love is lingering and getting old
Don’t let me think about
How I threw our love away
To be a sex addict
I’m not a sex addict

I missed the part where you missed me
could this be
another episode where I ditch the other half of my heart-ache is speaking up
Misery loves company

Never really did I want to go
But I just kind of had to
Did I tell you that I lost myself on the road?
Or did I not really have to
There’s a part of me that looks at all the parts of me
Leaving just a partial me to analyze the parts of me
How can I make you understand?

Your eyes churn me from within

They see me become
a sex addict again
So I can stay young
and have at it again
Baby the night’s young
When love is lingering and getting old
Don’t let me think about
How I threw our love away
To be a sex addict

Let’s be honest
I’m trying to cover up our past
But my covers are on them

Be all that you can
Just know that my silence is on your side
Our shared heartbeats lied when they died
Take a seat where our hearts used to beat
Or meet me on the other side
My heart valves untied
My arms open wide
Track Name: My Hazed Eyes
On that summer day we met
You redefined best friend now you’re a silhouette
And it’s so scary how we act the same
Fast forward 7 years and you jump in front of a train

I wish I knew what you were going through
Cause I was probably going through it too
Should have called me twin what a twist
Guess phone tag and really lonely minds never mix

Last time I
Saw ya told ya I was fine
I shouldn’t have lied
We’re in this battle together

Wish you could see where you stood in this world
Hundreds of people would die for you

I try to put words on growing up but it never works
Had a best friend fly away
So I’ll join a band to seem all fine and dandelions
But, I’ll be honest cause’ this one’s for you

There’s days I can’t see five feet in front of me
There’s days I thought I was out on the hunt for me
There’s days I thought everyone had a gun
But, you figured it out for me
This is the moment where it all changes
I’ll live the happy life you wanted me to live (x2)

If only you had known that I went completely insane
(As well)
But, you couldn’t see through your eyes, so
How could I expect you to see through mine?

We were blind to the fact we were blinded by growing pains

But, you couldn’t see through your eyes
So how could I expect you to see through mine?

I try to put words on growing up but it never works
Had a best friend fly away
If only I could fly to you

I couldn’t see through your eyes
Because I couldn’t see through mine

I would have helped you if I could focus through my hazed eyes
Track Name: High School
The car broke down
on this underground avenue

It was the first time that I was alone with you

(Can we do)

The unpredictable

(The unpredictable when nobody's around)

And break our phones

(Bit through my lip and have been bleeding on your thong)

Cause time is running out as were suffocating in the fumes

(With you)



If only I knew 
what happiness was

Then I would have 
Not-a been so stupid



Meddling for love in all the

Dirty opportunities I'm hoping that you tune into this

To every single girl that I hit and don't miss

This is my chance to admit

This is my chance to admit

Tune into this

Infatuation is contagious



When I was in high school

I was looking, gearing, rearing for love

Thought it would change but didn't know what it was

Now I'm out of high school

Still the same gotta change my train of thought

Cause love can catch you but it can't be


Caught



Oh all I know is love won't be the same


I reached the peak, spoke an avalanche

You couldn't speak up 

Buried in my words, I made you desperate

But what's the fun in loving how to learn if you can't learn to love

I'll never learn to love

I swear I'll learn to love

I'll never learn to love



For the moment let's inhale the smoke of teenage youth

Let's be less than ruth

For all we know this could be our last day


I'm already contagious with infatuation

I know it's such a sin its just the way I love
 (You're ruthless) (x2)

I'll make you addicted

You are addicted



When I was in high school

I was looking gearing rearing for love

Thought it would change but didn't know what it was

Now I'm out of high school

Still the same gotta change my train of thought

Cause love can catch you but it 
it can't be caught
Track Name: Tell Me It's Not a Habit
Dive in bed phone a friend to help you
Find one answer to all your problems
Can’t you see your
Desperation
Can’t erase from
Can’t erase from

This is after freshman year you found your
Convenient group of university actors
Can’t you see your
Friends are leaving
For their next audition

And this song’s not for everyone’s understanding
And neither are the other ones on the album
It’s just me venting out the habits that I can’t stand
And if you can’t relate then buy another album

We’re falling in love with shots at falling in love
We wish we floated in silence and didn’t try so damn hard
My body’s been over-schooled and yet my mind’s unaware
Just tell me it’s not a habit
I’ll tell you you’re a liar

See a counselor he’ll tell you that its alright
And you can think your way out of all your problems
Take a pill, search google till you can’t sleep
And play a phone game of cop and thought robbers

Avoiding every situation that you can’t beat
Will never change all of the reasons that you hate yourself
Just be bold when their hands hold ya
And tell you that you can’t change

We’re falling in love with shots at falling in love
We wish we floated in silence and didn’t try so damn hard
My body’s been over- schooled and yet my mind’s unaware
Just tell me it’s not a habit
I’ll tell you you’re a liar

We’re falling
In love
With falling
Victim
And we’re artists
In line
To make something
Worth dying for

We’re falling in love with shots at falling in love
We wish we floated in silence and didn’t try so damn hard
My body’s been over- schooled and yet my mind’s unaware
Just tell me it’s not a habit
I’ll tell you you’re a liar

You’re a liar