The Fourth Floor

The Fourth Floor

 Moville, Iowa, USA
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Growing up in a town with less than 1,200 people, The Fourth Floor was started out of boredom. Two friends wanted to play music and started by learning a few cover songs, but transformed into something special. Original music with honestly heartfelt lyrics from any musical genre they see fit.

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Lyrics

Your Tone of Voice (Part II: Perfect Status)

Written By: Justin Pilar, Chris Divis

I backed up into your blade.
I'll turn right around, stab it in my chest now.
Took back what I forgave;
I'm sure your heart-felt sorry's meant shit anyhow.
You needed perfect status;
Enough of this; who cares what you needed?

You said you wanted me.
You said you'd always be there.
And if you want me, I couldn't care.
You said you wanted me.
You said you'd always be there.
And if you want me, I couldn't care less.
I'm gone like I should've all along.

You misled me to believe,
No one's better, did you ever really love me?
Can't keep from wondering;
So bite your tongue bitch, I don't wanna hear this.
You needed perfect status;
Enough of this; who cares what you needed?

You said you wanted me.
You said you'd always be there.
And if you want me, I couldn't care.
You said you wanted me.
You said you'd always be there.
And if you want me, I couldn't care less.
I'm gone like I should've all along.

You said, quote, "I will never leave,"
But I watched you go.
You see what your lies have done to me?
Thought you should know before I go.

You said you wanted me.
You said you'd always be there.
And if you want me, I couldn't care.
You said you wanted me.
You said you'd always be there.
And if you want me, I couldn't care.
You said you wanted me.
You said you'd always be there.
And if you want me, I couldn't care less.
I couldn't care less.

Figment

Written By: Justin Pilar

I can't think.
My thoughts are running in a faster speed,
Because I'm used to being in your dreams,
Romantic scenes,
But now I'm free and,
You don't seem to be enjoying the real-life me.
Is something missing from what you had seen when you're asleep?
It's make-believe.

So turn me into what you've always needed,
Twist my shape to fit your one design.
But don't feel like your heart is being cheated,
Who said that what is real ain't in your mind?
Everyone is worth it, give it time.

Tell me lies.
Be sure and sell it with your tearful cries.
You're doing wonderful; Now take your hand, slap me again.
Cuz I can take it.
One more time,
Cuz I'm a cheater, baby; Hit me twice.
You should've seen her when she screamed my name,
Beautiful pain; You just can't stand it.

I was everything that you had dreamed of.
A format that you thought could not go wrong.
The tears run down your face and through your make-up.
Are you surprised that I was with you for so long?
Everyone is perfect 'til they're gone

I can't hear,
Just raise your voice a little in my ear,
The words are fluttering and don't make sense, rephrase again,
Your tense is wrong, girl.
Don't you fear,
Your tongue is working fine, just speak it clear,
Did you remember that your spine is strong, and you're not done,
So sing this song

Take me out and leave me by your doorway,
Make me feel what you do late at night,
Show me what it's like to feel so empty,
Kick me while I'm begging at your side.
I'll wait here all my life starting tonight.

Breathe, Breathe (God, Please)

Written By: Justin Pilar

Breathe; I really need you today.
I never thought that you'd leave me this way.
Breathe; this isn't over yet.
There's so much more that I never said.
God, please let me sleep tonight.
You took my friend and I can't close my eyes.
Please; this can't be happening.
Who knew one call could change everything?

When I'm falling faster, who will catch me?
I need you here so I land safely.
When I'm holding on, but just barely.
I need you here if my grip gets weak.
Tell me that I'll be just fine.

Breathe; don't say anything.
Save your strength; just don't stop listening.
Breathe; if only for a little while.
My knees collapse and crash into the tile
God, why did you take him now?
I needed him more than you anyhow.
Please, tell him I'm struggling.
Without him here, I can't feel anything.

When I'm falling faster, who will catch me?
I need you here so I land safely.
When I'm holding on, but just barely.
I need you here if my grip gets weak.
Tell me that I'll be just fine.

I'm missing you; and all the things that you do.
The famous smile; we knew that was you.
I'm pulling through 'cuz you are watching me, too.
Just like your friends in this room; we love you.

When I'm falling faster, you will catch me.
I know you're here so I can rest easy.
Now I'm holding on, but just barely.
I know you'll reach when my grip gets weak.
Tell me that I'll be just fine.

She Fell For Me Like Gravity

Written By: Justin Pilar

He knows that she’s a cheater, but he will never leave her,
Cuz he knows that he’s done it too,
Just open up and tell her the nights that you kept from her,
Cuz I bet she already knew

She moves on so much faster, she knows he’s not the last one
To make her feel the way they do
Her heart is always broken; it’s shattered, never stolen,
But what’s a young girl to do?

And he left her there all alone.
Tearing at the seams.
But she crashed so hard, so damn easy.
Like gravity, she fell for me.

He’s afraid to fall in love, but the girls all push and shove,
To find out what he’s got to give,
By morning he’ll be gone like a shadow on the sun,
He’s adding her to the list.

She’s running back to him; they’re wrong and not a fit
There’s no one else for her here
They scream and then they shout; this is not what love’s about,
But she’s got to have someone near

But she needs to break her heart sometimes,
So she can breathe.
She'll find someone to break her fall tonight,
Like gravity, she fell for me.

You bitch and you complain about who should take the blame,
The truth is that you both are wrong.
A single phrase is said, spinning thoughts inside your head,
But the words will all soon be gone.

You don’t know what you have ‘til it’s gone and in the past,
It was there but you couldn’t see
The things you took for granted are things I’ve always wanted.
But no one took a chance on me

And he left her there all alone.
Tearing at the seams.
But she crashed so hard, so damn easy.
Like gravity,
But she needs to break her heart sometimes,
So she can breathe.
She'll find someone to break her fall tonight,
Like gravity, she fell for me.

My Halo

Written By: Justin Pilar

A December snowfall destroyed my life today,
What is going on? She was so young and unafraid,
The tears begin to roll. I feel so lost and so betrayed,
This can't be real. This is a dream, but I'm not sleeping,

If you ever need a friend, just let me know,
I will be there 'til the end, I won't let go,
I can take you by the hand if you need help,
I will make you understand it's not your fault that I am gone,

As I stop to catch my breath, it hits me then, I've lost my friend,
I wanna call you on the phone, a dial tone repeats again,
Then a voice calls to me, it says "Believe and get out of bed,
'Cuz life isn't long, you gotta stay strong," It's what she said.

I won't let you feel this way, I'm in your heart,
'Cuz tomorrow's one more day, it's just the start,
I know this wasn't your plan, no, not at all,
I will make you understand, it's not your fault that I am gone,

I will be here to conquer your fears and wipe away tears.
Just say my name if you need anything, just think about me and I'll be right there.

A December snowfall took her life away,
What is going on? I miss the friend you stole from me,

If you ever need a friend, just let me know,
I will be there 'til the end, I won't let go,
I can take you by the hand if you need help,
I will make you understand it's not your fault,
I won't let you feel this way, I'm in your heart,
'Cuz tomorrow's one more day, it's just the start,
I know this wasn't your plan, no, not at all,
I will make you understand, it's not your fault that I am gone,

Have you ever seen her face, or felt her embrace? This one's for you.
All the times that you had shared, she knows you cared. It's for them, too.
Let her story lead the way to a brand new day, and think of her.
Or become a better friend, a woman or man, than what you were.

A December snowfall changed my life today.

Discography

2006 - "Rushing It With Patience" - 18 tracks.
2009 - "The Online EP" - 11 tracks.
2010 - "The Halo EP" - 5 tracks.
2012 - "Every Poet Needs a Masochist" - 17 tracks.
2012 - "The Snack Pack EP" - 7 tracks.