there's no "i" in betrayal

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A typographic novel using lyrics from 4 separate songs by two different bands. The story is that the leader singer of Brand New, Jesse Lacey (red text) was cheated on by his girlfriend with his childhood best friend, member of Taking Back Sunday, John Nolan (black text). The red text is angry, verbal, and aggressive towards Nolan, and the black text is in response in a less hostile manner---so, two different voices, which was the goal of the piece.

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  • THERES NO I IN BETRAYAL

  • BACK IN SCHOOL THEY NEVER TAUGHT US WHAT WE NEEDED TO KNOW, LIKE HOW TO DEAL WITH

    FOR TWELVE YEARS IVE HELD IT ALL TOGETHER, BUT A NIGHT LIKE THIS IS BEGGING TO PULL ME APART.

    I PLAYED IT QUIET, LEFT YOU DEEP IN CONVERSATION.I FELT UNCOOL AND HUNG OUT AROUND THE KITCHEN.

    I REMEMBER THINKING I KNOW

    KILL YOU

    DESPAIR,

    BEST FRIEND COULD

    YOU NEVER WOULD,AND NOW I KNOW I WANT TO

    LIKE ONLY A

  • I REMEMBER THINKING I KNOW

    KILL YOUBEST FRIEND COULD

    I started something I couldnt finish

    best friends means, well best friends meansand if we go down, we go down together

    well I cant regret, cant you just forget it?

    AND NOW I KNOW I WANT TO

  • EVERYONES CAUGHT ON TO EVERYTHING YOU DO.

    EVERYONES CAUGHT ON TO...

  • EVERYONES CAUGHT ON TO EVERYTHING YOU DO.

    broken down in bars and bathrooms all I did was what I had to

    dont believe me when I tell youits just what anyone would do

  • JESSE, STAY

    ASLEEP IN BED.

    AS IF THIS HAPPENING WASNT ENOUGH,

    I GOT TO GO AND WRITE A SONG JUST TO REMIND

    MYSELF HOW BAD IT SUCKED.

    IGNORE THE SUN, THE COVERS OVER MY HEAD.

    I WROTE A MESSAGE ON MY PILLOW THAT SAYS,

  • live without ittake the time to talk about it, think a lot and

  • CHOKEI HOPE YOU ANDDIESO DONT APOLOGIZE.

    SEARCH YOUR CELL FOR SOMETHING WITH WHICH TO HANG YOURSELF.

    THEY SAY YOU NEED TO PRAY IF YOU WANT TO GO TO HEAVENBUT THEY DONT TELL YOU WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR WHOLE LIFE

    HAS GONE TO HELL.

  • its something unforgivable CHOKEand Ive got a twenty-dollar bill that says youre up late night starting fist fights versus fences in your backyard wearing your black eye like a badge of honor

    from friends who never loved you nearly half as much as mesoaking in sympathy

    dont believe me when I say

  • AND I CANT LET YOU, LET ME

    DOWN AGAIN.

    EVERYONES CAUGHT ]EVERYTHING YOU DO.

    EVERYONES CAUGHT ON TOAND I CANT LET YOU, LET ME

    DOWN AGAIN.

  • EVERYONES CAUGHT ]EVERYTHING YOU DO.

    its just what anyone would dodont believe me when I tell you

    all I did was what I had to

  • 11-YEAR-OLD KIDS

    JELLYFISH

    SO IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL A GETAWAY? TELL ME WHAT YOU

    GOT AWAY WITH.

    CAUSE IVE SEEN MORE SPINE IN

    IVE SEEN MORE GUTS IN

  • those words at best were worse than teenage poetry fragment ideas and too many pronouns stop it, come on youre not making sense now

  • WINDSHIELDTHROUGH THEWHEN YOUR HEAD GOES

    AND AGAINYOU FORGET YOUR SEATBELTON ALL THE ROADS

    DRIVE YOURSELF

    HOME

    AND

    HAVE ANOTHER

    DRINK

    I HOPE THERES ICEAND YOU CAN THINK OF ME WHEN

  • this is me with the words on the tip of my tongue and my eye through the scope down the barrel of a gunremind me not to ever act this way again

  • BUT I FOLDED AND I TOLDTHESE ARENT THINGS I

    SAVED TO SINK YOU

    AND I WILLBUT I FOLDED, I TOLDSO DRAW OR

    THROW

    BEST FRIENDSBEST FRIENDS

    EXPLODE

    ITS FUNNY HOW YOUR WORST ENEMIES ALWAYS SEEM TO

    TURN OUT TO BE ALL OF YOUR

  • youve had your chance and folded dont hold your breath because youll only make things worse

  • END THISCONVERSATIONANDSO LETS END THIS CALL

    IN THE SMALL OF MY BACK

    AND IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL TACT?YOURE AS SUBTLE AS A BRICK

  • is this what you call tact?I swear youre as subtle as the brick in the small of my backso lets end this call, and end this conversationtheres nothing worse

    I swear, you have no ideathe jealousy that became me thinkingthat you always had it way too easy

  • CAUSE YOU LEFT THE FRAYSWELL TELL ME WHAT YOU GOT AWAY WITH

    FROM THE TIES YOU SEVEREDWHEN YOU SAY BEST FRIENDS MEANS

    SO IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL A GETAWAY?

    FRIENDSFOREVER

  • best friends means I pulled the trigger, best friends means you get what you deserve

    best friends means I pulled the trigger, best friends means you get what you deserve

    best friends means I pulled the trigger, best friends means you get what you deserve

    best friends means I pulled the trigger, best friends means you get what you deserve