by Stress Dolls

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Stress Dolls are:
Chelsea O'Donnell - vocals/guitar
Brian Siklinski - lead guitar
TJ Luckman - bass
Madison Rich - drums


released August 18, 2016

Recorded, mixed & produced by Justin Rose at GCR Audio
Mastered by Dan Coutant of Sun Room Mastering
Song written by Chelsea O'Donnell (BMI)

Cover artwork by Chelsea O'Donnell



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Stress Dolls Buffalo, New York

Alt/pop/rock hailing from Buffalo, NY

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Track Name: Pills
Sweet girl don’t you know that I’m a lost soul?
I’ve played this deck before— it’s not my first rodeo
I’m mediocre at the bluff but much better
At laying my cards out plain

I take my pills
They keep me sane
Well they can save me from dying
But they don’t save me from shame

Sick kid don’t you see that I’m a failure?
I’ll play this role but I’m nobody’s savior
And in this go-between our talk is thick with expectation
I can’t change what I am, it’s in my binding
A knot that comes apart— always unwinding
A short and selfish path leads to dead ends beyond the green

I take my pills
They keep me tame
You can save me from trying
But you can’t save me from blame
For that I take my pills
They keep me sane
Well you can save me from dying
But you can’t save me from shame

He takes his pills
Claim they keep him sane
But they don’t stop him from drinking
And they don't carry his name
But with those pills
He’s found his way
Carved like the tree of a lover
Listing out his numbered days

You look better with the lights off
But you’d feel better with the lights on