How I wish I was an ocean
All Time Low - So Long Soldier (feat. Anthony Raneri of Bayside)
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All Time Low - So Long Soldier

Back in 95 
A little boy from just outside of London
Took a fated trip across the ocean
And little did he know
That he would find
His voice in verse and chorus
Making wishes on his broken stereo

Can’t shake that noise from his bones
Hear it all play out in distant echoes

So long soldier
Cruise controller
Satellite trajectory
Guide us into reverie
And come down
To voice a generation

Late 2005 
The boys got plans as crazy as his friends
They take their chances driving west alone
Give em’ six more years
And see what time will do for hopeless dreamers
Singing wishes to their broken stereo

You can’t shake the noise from their bones
Hear it all play out in distant echoes

So long soldier
Cruise controller
Satellite trajectory
Guide us into reverie
And come down
To voice a generation

My Iron Lung - Late Bloomers, Early Caskets
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My Iron Lung - Late Bloomers, Early Caskets

Just like the seasons changing,
Just like the leaves keep falling.
I want to take it all back,
Every word I said.
Change the way I saw things,
Change the way I felt about love.
Realize my words still linger,
Realize that I’m still here and you’re not.

My eyes are closed,
My stomach is sick
But it gets so much worse than this.
I’ve realized I’m weak and lost the things
Important to me.
There’s no way to eat,
There’s no way to sleep
When things like this keep happening,
But I’m just one to hold it all in.

Just like my mind keeps racing,
Just like I’m lost in my own head,
Some desperate measures
Call for taking chances
So I’ll keep my head clear
And remember
Everything that falls apart
It brings new meaning.

Learning there’s no certainty,
That there are no certain objects
Or certain things
That stay the same.

Early graves.
Early caskets.
Wrap my body around soiled trees.
I am one with a broken earth that surrounds me.

The Jealous Sound - Your Eyes Were Shining
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The Jealous Sound - Your Eyes Were Shining

Pray you don’t know how this feels
I pray you don’t go home alone
I pray you don’t know
I pray you don’t
I pray you don’t know
I pray you don’t

I pray your things are neatly packed
I pray a love that you had lost
Might take you back
But you’re on your own now
You’re on your own
You’re on your own now
You’re on your own

I pray that someone cares for you
This life and love I withdrew
And shake, but it won’t shake your soul
There’s grace when you wake
But it won’t take control
And the archer he bends like the bow
Breathe in release and let go
But mostly I want you to know

When heaven opens wide
And lets you in
And your eyes were shining
And somehow I believe
You were beautiful again

The love that you need
Is the love that you find
Even though it’s not me
Even though it’s not mine

I pray these words from in your mouth
I pray forgiveness finds a way
To make it south
But you’re on your own now
You’re on your own
You’re on your own now
You’re on your own

But I pray you don’t just because you can
If there’s a mark then it isn’t a brand
Brave as you face the unknown
There is grace when you wake
Find a way to atone
And the archer he bends like the bow
Breathe in, release and let go
But mostly I want you to know

And you have let me down
And you have disappointed me

Circa Survive - Suitcase

I’m buried in your glow.
Will you take me with you when you go?
I’ve been following your eyes.
Going back, around, and then subside.

When you realize, when you realize my name.
And suddenly your mood begins to change.
When you realize, when you realize I’m gone.
I never said I want to you stay.

I hear it in your cries, you dismantle my disguise.

When you realize, when you realize my name.
And suddenly your anguish begins to change.
When you realize, when you realize I’m gone.
I never said I want to you to stay.

I’m buried in your glow.
Will you take me with you when you go?
I’ve been following your eyes.
Dismantle my disguise.

When you realize, when you realize my name.
And suddenly your mood begins to change.
When you realize, when you realize I’m gone.
I never said I’d wait here for long.

With the Punches - Face Value
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With the Punches - Face Value

Safe to say that
you missed the point
of all your favorite lines
you don’t stand for anything at all
rather than take the time
to learn to do it right
just sell yourself and lie
because to you it’s all the same

if your only claim to fame
is the names you drop
your word’s not worth
the breath it took to
spit it out

from the clothes you wear
to the car you drive
to the company you keep
they’re all just worthless commodities
hear what you’re telling me
but I’m not everybody else
we’ve seen it all before
we’re not impressed
but what did you expect

All the nights spent searching for
new ways to seem more interesting
and it’s all just gleaned from magazines
of someone else’s life
Find your own personality
a heavy dose of humility
and you might not be a joke
to everyone around you

you’re so “this year”
where will the trend stop

I’m not everybody else
I’ve seen this all before

The American Scene - Grip
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The American Scene - Grip

When the heat breaks I still won’t know where I belong
When the rain comes you’ll be a thousand miles gone
Picture me sweltering in an august blacktop parking lot as
I’m trying to get some sleep
I was carrying the dingy ring my mother gave me when
I asked if we could talk and you just turned to face the wall
When the sun went down we washed the salt off of our skin
and promised not to think about tomorrow until we had to.
You said it takes slow strong steady hands to handle something delicate as this

I feel like screaming my lungs out but I’m keeping my mouth shut
Picture me with my tongue between my teeth cause you don’t want to talk.
I’ll remember you when I point my body to the west because you said that
That you can tell the difference

From eastern states I’m calling time and time again
When I came home I found your lips all chewed up and eyes bloodshot.
I had my knuckles scraped and black and blue
If separate continents are exactly what we need then can we handle what that means?
And now were sleeping to the sound of the way things won’t work out.

So we begin here at the end
The place the silence settled in and took a hold of you
It takes a toll on me.

Such Gold - Storyteller
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Such Gold - Storyteller


The midnight drunks go walking

Happy, looking sad, and talking destiny
This is what the city pays for, I can see
The neon lights resist the fight against separation anxiety
This is what the city pays for, I can see

The dream they sell
I’m hooked; I’m overwhelmed again
And I wish that I could say the days alleviate
This artificial pain I never thought that I’d be feeling at this age

But the drunks don’t go to sleep
They linger just like you and me
This is what the city pays for; what I need

What’s happened to me?
And then I have those dreams, too
The ones where I’m running around like a fool
To make things better for you

Like the good storyteller
You once knew me as
Try to hold it in my head
That no time has passed
Since I stood in circles with automatic friends
Not worried that the means justified the end

‘Cause life without love
Keeps my eyes wide
And my house stays clean
When I don’t let people inside

Transit - Skipping Stone

I’m getting good at saying goodbye
But I’ve always been better at believing
That you’re better off
Wherever you go, go with all your heart
Worn out and broken in like hand me downs

And every memory is like a skipping stone
You’ll never understand how long it took the tides
To bring them back to us

I’m getting good at saying goodbye
Saying goodbye
Wherever you go, go with all your heart
Worn out and broken in like hand me downs

Every memory is like a skipping stone
You’ll never understand how long it took the tides
To bring them back to us
And we grow into those sadder songs
And leave our love behind in every single line

Maybe that’s the only place it can really live
But you could never understand
You don’t care, you don’t care
You would never understand
You don’t care, you don’t care
Wherever you go, wherever you go
Wherever you go

Every memory is like a skipping stone
You’ll never understand how long it took the tides
To bring them back to us
And we grow into those sadder songs
And leave our love behind in every single line

I’m getting good at saying goodbye
Saying goodbye

The American Scene - Safe For Now
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The American Scene - Safe For Now

We turned rest into home, and sank into the things that we didn’t know.
We took off our clothes to keep away from what seemed to be so impossibly unavoidable.
And we might need to come back down; we might not lose the love we found.

I’m not leaving this room till you can tell me the truth.
Did you really think I’d just watch you leave?
Like that’s just how it is? Yea that sounds like me.
But I knew better than to think that you’d be done with this so soon.

And I could feel the cold creeping out of your skin.
Calmer by the second we let silence settle in.
And left the things we couldn’t say buried with those bedroom days,
That blurred into an image of the simplest parts of us.

Did you get it all out?
Are we safe for now?
Did this brittle boned bending of mine make you feel a little more alive?

Turnover - Sasha
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Turnover - Sasha


I called you up to say goodnight
I thought that things would be alright
But I guess I was dead wrong
And I just want to stay asleep
Because thoughts of you are all I dream
But when I wake up you’re gone

For weeks the days I spent felt like forever
I couldn’t get you off my mind
I wondered how you got inside my head
And made me think that you were mine
I thought you meant it when you said forever
I guess that was a lie
I still get choked up when I think of you
It happens all the time

Well there’s a place that we used to go
I pass by now and feel alone
And wonder if you ever stop here like I do
And someone told me that they saw you there one night
Skipping rocks down by the water
All alone, tears in your eyes

For weeks the days I spent felt like forever
I couldn’t get you off my mind
I wondered how you got inside my head
And made me think that you were mine
I thought you meant it when you said forever
I guess that was a lie
I still get choked up when I think of you
It happens all the time

Your time’s all gone
It’s all been spent
Who’s left by your side
Not me anymore