Empty Basements

by Trash the Dress

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Debut album on Capeside Records

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released 25 June 2013

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Track Name: Nomad
I’M LOSING GRIP OF EVERYTHING THIS WORLD IS NOT WHAT I WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE I’M THE MIDDLE GROUND OF THE TWO ENTITIES SCREAMING IN YOUR EAR BEGGING YOU TO STAY I’M LOSING GRIP OF EVERYTHING THIS WORLD IS NOT WHAT I WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE I’D COME CLEAN BUT YOU’D HATE ME THIS PHASE OF LIFE MIGHT BREAK ME
Track Name: My Best Days
SELF PITY IS AN EASY PILL TO SWALLOW BUT HARD TO DIGEST I SWEAR IT’S GETTING THE BEST OF ME THESE DAYS IT’S SAD HOW EASILY I BREAK LIKE A FAIR WEATHER EDGE KID ON HIS TWENTY FIRST BIRTHDAY MAYBE I’M TOO HARD ON MYSELF IT’S EASY TO FALL INTO WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE SOLID GROUND SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME MY BEST DAYS WON’T BE THE ONES THAT I RELIVE IN MY HEAD AND I CAN’T GO BACK AGAIN I’M NOT AS YOUNG AS I ONCE WAS I’M NOT AS OLD AS I’M GONNA BE BUT I CAN’T LET FATE DECIDE WHETHER I HAVE GOOD YEARS AHEAD OF ME WE USED TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE WANTED FROM LIFE I GUESS YOU FIGURED IT OUT CUZ IM STILL HERE TALKING TO MYSELF IF I HAD KNOWN THAT THREE YEARS DOWN THE ROAD WE’D BE IN THIS MESS YOU CAN BET I’D FIX IT ALL SOMEHOW MY IDEAS OF HOW THINGS OUTTA BE ARE WHAT MESSED ME UP THE MOST
Track Name: Awkward Phase
LIFE HASN’T TURNED OUT ALL LIKE I WAS PROMISED NORMALCY NEVER FOUND ME IN THE FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE I’M A YEAR BEHIND EVERYONE ELSE DOING ANYTHING BUT CATCHING UP YOU SAY I DON’T MAKE SENSE TO EACH THEIR OWN I GUESS MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN AN AWKWARD PHASE BUT I CAN FINALLY SAY THAT THIS FEELS RIGHT IT TOOK ME TWENTY SOME YEARS BUT I’LL MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME AND MAKE THE MOST OF THIS TONIGHT IT’LL BE A MIRACLE IF WE MAKE IT OUT OF GARY TONIGHT THE VAN’S OUR INN AND SUNLIGHT WILL BE OUR SIGN THAT WE MADE IT OUT ALIVE WHETHER YOU’VE LOST OR NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO LOSE BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD THAN ANYTHING WE’LL LEAVE BEHIND (YOU’VE NEVER LOST ANYTHING AT ALL)
Track Name: Make It A Double
THE FALL MAKES ME SICK THIS NEW WEATHER NEVER SEEMS TO WORK OUT IN MY FAVOR CHANGE AND DEATH ARE MY BIGGEST FEARS THEY COME AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR IT’S SO EASY TO START FEELING HELPLESS I MISS THE WINTER AND THE SPRING BACK ON INWOOD STREET OUR NIGHTS WERE PARTIES AND SPEEDWAY COFFEE IT’S OBVIOUS THOSE FOUR WALLS KEPT ME FROM FALLING APART I PASSED OUT HOLDING MY BREATH WAITING FOR AN EASY DAY THAT NEVER CAME JUST GIVE ME ONE BLUE SKY TO MATCH MY HOPELESS FACE I KNOW LIFE’S OKAY I JUST WANT IT TO FEEL THAT WAY I’M SUCH A LETDOWN AT LEAST I’M STICKING TO WHAT I KNOW I’M SUCH A LETDOWN WE CAN’T KEEP GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS IT’S SOMETHING I TRIED MYSELF TRADEWINDS TOOK ME FAR FROM WHO I’D THOUGHT I’D BE GHOST’S FIND E IN TRANSIT ONES I’VE TRIED TO FORGET THEY’D SAY “MAKE IT A DOUBLE, THIS FEELINGS GOTTA LAST” GHOST’S FINDE ME IN TRANSIT
Track Name: Eyelids
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DAYS WHEN I COULDN’T GO UNNOTICED BY YOU NOW I’M STARING AT A BLANK PAGE THINKING UP A CLEVER WAY TO CURSE YOUR NAME NO I WON’T LET YOU BURY ME LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE YOU’VE GIVEN UP ON AND FORGOTTEN IT’S NOT FAIR YOU CAN HIDE MY SKELETON IN YOUR CLOSET WHILE I’M HERE WITH YOUR FACE BURNED INTO MY EYELIDS EVERYTIME I BLINK OR STRUGGLE TO GET SOME SLEEP THOSE NIGHTS THAT YOU FORGET ARE PLAYED OVER IN MY HEAD MY GUT’S EMPTY LIKE MY PASSENGER SEAT AND THOSE PROMISES THAT WERE TOO HARD TO KEEP I’M A NAIL THAT YOU BEAT DOWN IT’S SAFE TO SAY I CAN HOLD THINGS TOGETHER NOW CAN YOU SAY THE SAME WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT I WON’T PULL YOU OFF THE GROUND I WON’T PULL YOU OUT OF THE GRAVE YOU DUG YOURSELF THE ONLY POISON I KNOW TO MAKE YOU FADE AWAY HAS ONLY MADE YOU GROW LIKE A PARASITE ON MY BRAIN
Track Name: DeLorean 88
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER AND ALL WE DID WAS PLAY WE’D TIE OUR SHOES SO TIGHTLY AND RUN OUTSIDE ALL DAY BUT NOW THAT WE ARE OLDER WE CAN LOOK BACK AND SAY “OH HOW THE YEARS HAVE CHANGED US ” AND “BOY WEREN’T THOSE THE DAYS” THOSE DAYS ARE OVER THOSE DAYS ARE LONG GONE LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND THE GOOD TIMES TO COME OUR HOME WAS BROKEN ONE WHOLE NOW HALF THEY LEFT US THEY LEFT US A BROTHER’S BOND AND HOPE YEAH THAT WAS ALL WE HAD BUT WE STAYED STRONG AND WE MOVED ON LOOK TO THE FUTURE LET’S BUILD A TIME MACHINE AND RELIVE OUR MISTAKES WE WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING WE WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING (WE STAYED STRONG AND WE MOVED ON)
Track Name: Martinsville Sunburn
HE SIGN IN YOUR YARD CATCHES MY EVERYTIME THE THOUGHT IT’S BEEN THERE FOR MONTHS HAS MADE IT HARD TO DEAL WITH BUT EASY TO SHRUG OFF YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC IS PLAYING ON REPEAT IT’S LIKE YOU KNEW I’D NEED IT WHEN YOU LET ME SINK THIS DEEP GOODBYE MEANS GOING AWAY AND GOING AWAY MEANS FORGETTING THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE AND IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN SO MUCH FOR A HAPPY ENDING
Track Name: Faults
DRIVING AT NIGHT BRINGS OUT THINGS YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D SAY OUTLOUD I GUESS THAT’S WHAT BROUGHT US HERE FOR SO LONG YOU WERE FLAWLESS FOR SO LONG YOU WERE THE GROUND I STOOD ON I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT EVEN THIS HOME COULD HAVE FAULTS AND CRACKS IT’S JUST SOME NIGHTS I WISH THAT WE COULD GO BACK I CAN’T IMAGINE SEEING THINGS THROUGH YOUR EYES YOU KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR ME YOU KNOW WHAT BREAKS ME FALSE SECURITY AND BLIND FAITH ARE BETTER THAN NOTHING AT LEAST BACK THEN I BELIEVED IN SOMETHING YOU BROUGHT ME THIS FAR AND I’M MORE THAN GRATEFUL FOR THAT IT’S JUST SOMETIMES I WISH THAT WE COULD GO BACK THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO THIS THAT YOU CAN’T SEE I’D LEVEL WITH YOU BUT WHAT WOULD THAT DO I’D COME CLEAN BUT YOU’D HATE ME YOU CAN’T BLAME ME IF I TURN MY BACK THIS ISN’T ABOUT YOUR SELFISHNESS IT’S A LAMENT BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT THE SAME PERSON I KNEW BACK THEN DON’T GET ME WRONG WHEN I MENTION CHANGE IT’S NOT TO BE NOSTALGIC IT’S A WAY TO COPE WITH WHAT SCARES ME MOST I’VE GOT AN UNSURE FUTURE AND RIGHT NOW ABOUT AN OUNCE OF HOPE
Track Name: Gut Check
I USE TO THINK THAT STABILITY AND SETTLING WENT HAND IN HAND THAT’S WHY I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET MY HEAD ABOVE THE CURRENT ABOVE THE PRECEDENT THEY SET YOU’RE THE BRANCH THAT I HELD ONTO YOU’RE THE ONE WHO PULLED ME OUT YOU PUT UP WITH SO MUCH FROM ME A BOY WHO SAYS HE WON’T GROW UP WHO SPENDS HIS WEEKENDS SPILLING HIS GUTS AND SLEEPING IN PARKING LOTS I’M A MESS THAT YOU DON’T DESERVE I’M SCARED OF THE TWO THINGS THAT ARE CERTAIN IN LIFE; THINGS WILL NEVER STAY THE SAME AND WE’LL ALL FADE AWAY IN TIME IT’S THINGS LIKE THIS WE TRY AND FORGET BUT DON’T LEAVE THE BACK OF OUR MIND IT’S A DAILY STRUGGLE I THINK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME I HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING I CAN’T WRAP MY HEAD AROUND THE FACT THAT IN SIXTY YEARS IT’LL BE LIKE I DIDN’T EXIST I DIDN’T EVEN MATTER (I’M A MESS THAT YOU DON’T DESERVE)
Track Name: Empty Basements
I’M LIVING OFF LAST NIGHT CAUSE MORNING BRINGS THE TRUTH I’M NOT AS SPECIAL AS THE P.A. MAKES ME SEEM I REARRANGE MY ROOM SO THE THINGS I HAVE FEEL NEW DON’T SAY THERE’S NO TRUTH IN THIS SOMETIMES IGNORANCE IS BLISS I HATE GOING TO SLEEP IT ALWAYS LEAVES ME A DAY OLDER WITH NOTHING TO SHOW FROM THE DAY BEFORE EMPTY BASEMENTS MARK THE PAST SIX YEARS OF MY LIFE BONDS WERE MADE AND BROKEN UNDER THOSE CEILINGS AND LATE NIGHTS I COULD HIDE FROM THIS HARSH WORLD AND CONFIDE IN LIKE MINDS EMPTY BASEMENTS MADE ME WHO I AM WHO I AM INSIDE THREE YEARS LATER I FIND OUT YOU TOOK THE HIGHEST GUARANTEE I’M STILL HERE DOING THIS AT LEAST I DIDN’T CASH IN MY DREAM THERE HASN’T BEEN A LIGHT SHED FOR ME NO STANDARD SHOWING ME THE WAY I’M STILL HERE STRUGGLING TO FIND MY PLACE WHEN YOU’RE BEST IS NEVER ENOUGH YOU FIND OUT WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF