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What You’re Running From

 1. Last Summer
2. What You’re Running From
3. California Gold Rush
4. It’s About To Get Real
5. Divisions
6. Never Say Never
7. We’ll Never Make It Out Alive

The Whole Shebang

1. You’re Not Funny You Stupid Clown
2. A Fifth Of Feelgood
3. All’s Well That Ends Well
4. Argyle
5. Blisters
6. Drop The Act
7. Anchors Aweigh

What You’re Running From

Last Summer

and if you leave
you leave me with nothing
and if you stay I’m afraid I’ve got nothing left to say
so long as I may for these answers
row me to the shore
blow me a kiss but don’t blow me away
don’t blow me away

and on the beach
where you held me last summer
we met with the stars and danced until we were swept away
and we swam like we knew towards the current
and I begged to your face like a door
to be like the tide but not like the waves
no not like the waves

and I knew right then we were done
and I asked you with eyes like the sun
have you even looked at what you’re running from

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What You’re Running From

I can’t wait forever
though I wish I could
put my name next to forever
like you said you would
but I can’t stop these thoughts from freaking me out
and I’ve never felt like this

fuck I’m scared we’ll never get out of here
well aware that everything happens for a reason
still haven’t found mine yet

and I’m flipping through these pages again
trying to find where everything went everything went wrong

where will I fall asleep tonight
there’s the van or I could fight with three dudes
and try to score the couch
listen I believe I’m finding my way
way out from under this shit
but I’m gonna need someone to listen up

I don’t need anyone
I’ll do this all by myself
and don’t you try to talk me down
you know that never helps
I’m sick and tired of this routine bullshit
it’s killing me

but I’m trying to teach myself to breathe
if these last seven years have meant anything
more than a few blown tires and a bad rv
I know I have the will inside me
inside of me

through all the meaningless tirades
over earth’s greatest highways
through all the messes we made
I swear this is all of me
I’m asking you honestly
have you even looked at what you’re running from
yeah have you even looked

that’s when you close your eyes “stop screaming”
so I step back inside it’s easy
to think the stakes have never been this high
we can’t be happy where we are

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California Gold Rush

move to the west coast
forget your friends back home
throw all your drama in a suitcase
become unknown
abandon the empire
that nine to five life
you’ve got a whole big batch of big plans
and now you’ve got to get it right

but when that day comes to leave
you’ll catch sight of the ocean man it never really shines like this
and “I’m not scared of being alone,” she said
but I know her better than that
and it’s the way she flips her hair in the heat of this conversation
it’s saying more than the lack of her motivation
and she swears to me her only thought is to leave
but it would take too many hands to count the friends that you would leave behind

we took the long walk all the way from 81st street down to the boardwalk
we never saw the rain roll in

California’s got nothing on me
unless you’ve got the guts to take back all these years
California’s got werewolves and zombies
I’ll fill in the blanks with anything anything to keep you here

what if I showed up at the airport
and I had all my things packed too
what if I said I had a ticket
and a seat right next to you
what if I sold all my guitars and quit the band
man they would kill me
what if I said you made this harder
than I ever thought it could be

remember when we used to ride around the backroads
of Kempsville late night just to pass the time
screaming every line

why are you afraid of being part of something real
too afraid to call this home
why are you afraid of being part of something real
I know you’re home

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It’s About to Get Real

take a step back I get it
can’t say I regret it
cause a love like that is a love that leaves
it’s not enough for me
I bit off more than I can chew
my heart’s been beaten black and blue
the floodgates are open
and I’m coming for you

sometimes I wanna split my head
on the side of the road just to get you off my mind
but your face would look better spread
across the asphalt this time
you tried to get all my friends to hate me
and I never stood my ground
this is the last time you try to change me
I’m not backing down

if it’s a fight that you want then you came to the right place
came to the same place
I’ve got to get this off my chest
you know I’m better than the rest
the dark deeds on my mind
won’t be nearly as fun if you don’t act surprised
and I won’t feel better
and I can’t feel

better gotta get back to where my head was at
gotta do my best to shut my trap
I can’t contain this I can’t contain myself
I can’t contain this no I can’t contain myself

you can call me dull and broken
and make fun of all my friends
but you’ll never make a mistake like this
(like this) like this ever again

you left a note next to my nightstand
just to prove that you were right
like you had any clue at all I drove all night,
I had to get away I had lost the will to fight
I found the alleys of Richmond
an old friend laughed and he said quietly
“I can get you through the night”
so I gave everything

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Divisions

take a look
yeah one good look
and tell me then what do you see inside
the picture your mind took
“two people with a shot at everything”
that’s what they would say when they would look up at you and me
we’ve been up
yeah, way up high we were the best of friends
we had the best of nights
but lately I’ve been feeling there’s a little something holding us back

what happened to the old days
when I knew everything you were about to say
not every mistake you were born to make
I’m already on the next page
and we might have had a good thing
but I guess in the it was never enough
bad decisions bring good divisions

“tell me
I’m banking on something real
‘cause baby if it doesn’t start to feel like it soon
I’m fucking out of here”
she said and it might make for a better story
if I told you that I couldn’t shake you
but even the worst times are starting to fade too
like pages in my mind that are starting to wear through
but I guess here’s another song
about someone not worth it all

she’s doesn’t want the ”boy” in boyfriend
just the “man” in romance
I start to think that I’ll never grow up
and I missed another chance

so these are the new days
when I could care less about all that you have to say
and all the mistakes you are bound to make
we were never on the same page
and we might have had a good thing
but I guess in the end it was never love

bad decisions brought good divisions

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Never Say Never

I’m sick of what you told me
of what lies on the road ahead
big crowds big lights and the highway
one day I’m sure it’s destined to end

where do you think we’re going
our lives are intertwined
just think about all the high times
one day I’m sure they will arrive

you’ll never never never understand
why we never got that far
why we never wanted more
with the clouds in my eyes
the breath in my chest
dear friends we were never second best
we’re almost there

not ashamed of the scene that we found
in shambles like wreckage from a quake
we’ve slowly become so stagnant
and I think it’s more than I can take
of them and their downward spiral
of this end leading to a means
it’s all or nothing from here on out
tomorrow night I hope will bring

big lights our time
these dreams this life

I’ll bring the shotgun and you bring the bass
we’ll live for this moment we’ll die by our ways hold hope close

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We’ll Never Make It Out Alive 

some things should just be said
some things are better left cold and dead
sometimes you need to hold your breath
and take the story to the end
all we thought we could be
all the sweetest memories
they made for a great story
but now you could go on without me

leave me alone tonight
the next six months won’t make you feel like
remembering how you felt when you met me and
thought this was smart
it will only get harder
you’ll find yourself farther
down a dark twisted overgrown road

we tried to pick up pieces in the dark
but you can’t really fix it if it never really worked from the start
and try as we might we’ll never make it out alive

these battle scars are oh so deep
the good fight was lost to your deceit
listen good and listen to me
this is the only way  it can ever be
no way we’ll ever find our way back to that day
last summer

you hid your eyes from the sun and me
as I led you to where I would leave
I looked you somewhere in the face
where I thought your eyes might be

“we loved our city by the sea”
I told her “there’s nothing left for you and me
take a look and face your nightmares
or you’ll never stop never stop never stop running”

I guess the worst is over

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The Whole Shebang

 

You’re Not Funny, You Stupid Clown

 

We’ve been around for a long time

Thinking about this day

When all the words we have to say

Will start to matter

(Well they’ll start to matter now)

I’ve gotten off my high horse and never felt so good

To be alive from all those crazy times that

Made me who I am and who you were

 

Give me the chance, give me the time

Give me the chance to make this mine

It’s in my veins, this is the time

Give me the chance

 

Let’s go, let me see you put ‘em out

Right now, tonight we’re gonna have some fun

Just know, we’re taking every chance until our time has come

Let’s go, let me see you put ‘em out

Right now, tonight we’re gonna have some fun

Just know, we’re taking every chance until our time has come

 

Well this aint our first rodeo

And we’ve seen you come and go

Like the change of winds and tides

And fashion victims, wait in line

We aint on top, but we aint bottom

Battle scars, damn right we’ve got ‘em

Fighting the good fight on four wheels

Do you even know how good this feels

 

 

Give me the chance, give me the time

Give me the chance to make this mine

It’s in my veins, this is the time

Give me the chance

 

Let’s go, let me see you put ‘em out

Right now, tonight we’re gonna have some fun

Just know, we’re taking every chance until our time has come

Let’s go, let me see you put ‘em out

Right now, tonight we’re gonna have some fun

Just know, we’re taking every chance until our time has come

 

We’re gonna reach for the stars

We’re gonna look past mountains

We’ll hold you where you are

And you’ll never forget the weekends

 

Let’s go, let me see you put ‘em out

Right now, tonight we’re gonna have some fun

Just know, we’re taking every chance until our time has come

Let’s go, let me see you put ‘em out

Right now, tonight we’re gonna have some fun

Just know, we’re taking every chance until our time has come

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A Fifth of Feelgood

 

Whoa, this town won’t be the death of me

 

I put the phone down, I didn’t like where your words had been

Your downer style couldn’t kill my smile

I admit, you never win

I said I swear, and I meant it, this is a part of me

You won’t find me crossing my fingers

 

Outside there’s a world there’s never been

I’m finding strength places that it’s never been

I’m cutting off all the weights in my life that have brought me down this far

 

I’m feeling, I feel alive in my own skin

Rebuilt anew trying to be who I used to be

Not just fighting and working just to live

but maybe making it worth it now, to give what I have to give

 

Outside there’s a world there’s never been

I’m finding strength places that it’s never been

I’m cutting off all the weights in my life that have brought me down this far

and I’ve found with a fifth of feelgood

I can navigate through seas with the darkest skies

I’m getting back to the point in my life where I meant it when I say

 

Whoa, this town wont me the death of me

 

This feels much better than the first time

I feel alive and much stronger

not naive and alone

so I hope that you got what you wanted

while I ride into the sunset, (sunset), sunset

 

Outside there’s a world there’s never been

I’m finding strength places that it’s never been

I’m cutting off all the weights in my life that have brought me down this far

and I’ve found with a fifth of feelgood

I can navigate through seas with the darkest skies

I’m getting back to the point in my life where I meant it when I say

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All’s Well That Ends Well

 

Well I don’t want to feel this way anymore

Like I’ve been washed down the drain

Straight through the pipes, into the floor

And giving up is something I’ve always done best

Throwing years and years away

Two shots directly through the chest

but it’s time for change

 

No more arguing, no more lying eyes

I’ve been floundering for months

 These old chords are my disguise

 

All’s well that ends well

I’ve given up on the past, if you couldn’t tell

I don’t wanna think everyone is just like him

But I could be alright admitting it

 

Well I don’t wanna be your fair weather friend

How could you make me feel so worthless?

How could you throw me off the edge of it?

And even if I didn’t mean to, I forgot you

Rather, I forgot who you were

I won’t forget what you’ve become

Come on, give me a reason

 

All’s well that ends well

I’ve given up on the past, if you couldn’t tell

I don’t wanna think everyone is just like him

But I could be alright admitting

All’s well that ends well

I’ve given up on the past, if you couldn’t tell

I don’t wanna think everyone is just like him

But I could be alright admitting

 

That I’ve got some problems

That I may have taken this too far

That it may have been hasty to throw this away

 

All’s well that ends well

I’ve given up on the past, if you couldn’t tell

I don’t wanna think everyone is just like him

But I could be alright admitting

All’s well that ends well

I’ve given up on the past, if you couldn’t tell

I don’t wanna think everyone is just like him

But I could be alright admitting it

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Argyle

 

Madness hides in mistakes done over with a smile

We haven’t felt each other in awhile

I’d like to put you in this song and string you along

Old flames die hard, and I’ve never been so glad to see that face

Maybe I can’t get things right

Maybe I’m the worst mistake of all time

So take a chance girl, take a chance girl

Swallow down this line

 

And all I want is everything you’ve got

And all I want is everything

 

Remember me every time you fall asleep, haunting all your dreams

You’ve got that style in the corners of your smile

It’s good for me to chase after everything we used to be

 

It’s going down tonight, we’re gonna party like it’s 2009

Better say your prayers, ‘cause we’re going all out

Going pound for pound, I bring the noise like your nightmares sound

And we were born for this, and we can never live it down

 

And all I want is everything you’ve got

And all I want is everything

 

Remember me every time you fall asleep, haunting all your dreams

You’ve got that style in the corners of your smile

It’s good for me to chase after everything we used to be

 

It’s good for me to chase after everything we used to be

It’s good for me, let me pinch myself, is this still happening

It’s good for me to chase after everything we used to be

It’s good for me, you knock me out, I’m still here smiling

 

Remember me every time you fall asleep, haunting all your dreams

You’ve got that style in the corners of your smile

It’s good for me to chase after everything we used to be

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Blisters

 

Like three big steps with a loaded gun

The only thing to do is come get some

Don’t like the blisters on my silver tongue

 

White noise keeps me sane

Why does logic end illogically

And honestly, I’m crippled carrying my hearts one strength

 

Midnight sorrows come and go

and I’ve got nobody left to know

My dreams fade in and out

it feels so good to be down for the count

You strangle the sense from me

Driving me to crazy things

Your crazy bitch logic ruins everything

 

Six weeks in a concrete room

The camera starts to shake as we start to zoom

All this time spent forgetting time with you

 

White noise keeps me sane

Why does logic end illogically

And honestly, I’m crippled carrying my hearts one strength

 

Midnight sorrows come and go

and I’ve got nobody left to know

My dreams fade in and out

it feels so good to be down for the count

You strangle the sense from me

Driving me to crazy things

Your crazy bitch logic ruins everything

 

Your smile is like a one way ticket out of here

Your eyes have looked in mine and lied for the last time

 

Midnight sorrows come and go

and I’ve got nobody left to know

My dreams fade in and out

it feels so good to be down for the count

You strangle the sense from me

Driving me to crazy things

Your crazy bitch logic ruins everything

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Drop The Act

 

So, you’ll take this all away if I promise not to say a thing

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the ground

It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten down with you

Take off your coat, take off your shoes

We’ll drive away these winter blues that I could live in

I should’ve known that someday you would give in

 

I’ve been writing all day trying to come up with the right words to say

that I don’t hate you, I just don’t want anything to do with you

Come on, you know you get it, you can’t be that naïve

Don’t hit me up three months later asking for reprieve

 

Before I jump off this roof wont you tell me what for?

Before I cut any deeper, doctor, hit me with the cure

I’ve got a good reason for calling you out

This aint a game

 

So drop the act, let me go on

I’ve been up all night

So drop the act, let me go on

I could go all night

 

Take off your coat, take off your shoes

We’ll drive away these winter blues that I could live in

I should’ve known

 

Before I jump off this roof wont you tell me what for?

Before I cut any deeper, doctor, hit me with the cure

I’m spinning my tires now and going nowhere

You say spread your love elsewhere

I’ve got tons to spare

 

So drop the act, let me go on

I’ve been up all night

So drop the act, let me go on

I could go all night

 

And to think, through all of this, I thought I knew you

And to think, through all of this, I never knew you

Let me go on, let me go on

I’ve been up all night, I’ve been up all night

 

So drop the act, let me go on

I’ve been up all night

So drop the act, let me go on

I could go all night

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Anchor’s Aweigh

 

Drink caffeine to keep your heart beating

You’re the saddest thing I’ve ever seen

I picked you out of my teeth and I’ve got damn good reason

Stale friends thrown out with eggs and bread

Bad friends go out with glory

Dead friends go out, just go out

 

Veins splitting bone, chest ringing with tone

I’ll sing the song that’ll take you home

You’ll be alright alone

Just hear the sound, I hope you’re proud

Beat yourself down from the inside out

You would be lost without me

 

Anchors aweigh, my friend

Anchors aweigh

 

But the ivory casing on the keys

They don’t know why you have to leave

But they sing about it best

Another sad song just like the rest

Talk your way out of this one boy

Make no mistake, your every word has been wasted

 

Veins splitting bone, chest ringing with tone

I’ll sing the song that’ll take you home

You’ll be alright alone

Just hear the sound, I hope you’re proud

Beat yourself down from the inside out

You’ll be alright without me

 

I haven’t seen you in so long

It feels like I haven’t seen the sun

You told me you’d be there, I guess that you lie

You’re more than meets the eye, a whore in disguise

Why would I forgive you? Now exit stage right

I hope this is goodbye

 

Veins splitting bone, chest ringing with tone

I’ll sing the song that’ll take you home

You’ll be alright alone

Just hear the sound, I hope you’re proud

Beat yourself down from the inside out

You’re better off without me

 

You’re better off without me

Anchors aweigh, my friend

I never want to trace this back

And let the record show – I’m happy once again

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