I can't even begin to describe how liberating it is to listen to a CD like this. Lead singer Chris Carabba is a lyrical genius whose talents probably derived from a lot of heartbreak. Sometimes, emotionally damaging situations bring out the best in us. Armed with his acoustic guitar, he tells tales of girls who break hearts and the guys who endure the pain. During the emotional choruses of many of his songs, he strokes the guitar with so much anger and pain that you can feel it. The best song on the cd is EASILY The Best Deceptions. Listening to the lyrics is like following a story. The song is about an ex-girlfriend he broke up with, but who he still hears about. When the chorus comes up and he screams "So Kiss me hard, cause this will be the last time that I'll let you", you can't help but feel the emotion.
Other noteworthy tracks are....
The Brilliant Dance
Screaming Infidelities---a very depressing song yet liberating.
This Ruined Puzzle--- The chorus where he sings "Does he ever get the girl", is well written.
The Good Fight.
A must buy for emo fans.