Around The World and Back

by State Champs

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released October 14, 2015

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Track Name: Eyes Closed
I know it takes some time to find the light and get through the winter / And I used to sing about you in my life / But now I've reconsidered it all / These days remain fairly incomplete / But I won't wait to say that something's gotten into me / And to think we thought we made this place our home / You should know, I'm still wondering / How many stories have you told / Where you made it through hell with your eyes closed? / It's not that easy anymore (believe me, it's not easy) / If seeing is believing, than everything you say is misleading / You told your story, but I don't feel sorry anymore / Selling yourself too short is the only way to break your decision / And I thought I told you to make your move / But you wouldn't listen / And to think we thought we made this place our home / You should know, I'm still wondering / How many stories have you told / Where you made it through hell with your eyes closed? / It's not that easy anymore (believe me, it's not easy) / If seeing is believing, than everything you say is misleading / You told your story, but I don't feel sorry anymore / I've got a list of things to tell you and some time to kill / I told you that I'd settle down but I probably never will / At least I made up my mind / This is goodbye
Track Name: Secrets
You caught me in the right place at the right time, so I'll just dive right in / Say you've got a blank space in your right mind, well here's my second wind / Oh, your idea of me blown away, away / Something in the past tense didn't make sense for this to / follow through / What did you expect to happen? Were you mad then with nothing left to do? / Oh, you're making me sick. What is this? / Had we been drawn to close before? / Because I dropped my forgiveness, it's lying face down on the floor / I've got more secrets than you'll ever know / Another year and you won't let it go / Too many times I told myself to hold on / But it's too late for me, now I'm as good as gone / Funny how we go way back and we said that we wouldn't let this come between / Everything and is it true that I could look past memories and stay obscene? / Oh, your idea of me blown away, away / Something's telling me I never could have ruined everything you want in life / Because you never put in effort, and the truth is you were never doing it right / Oh, you're making me sick. What is this? / Am I the one you can't ignore? / Because I dropped my forgiveness, it's lying face down on the floor / I've got more secrets than you'll ever know / Another year and you won't let it go / Too many times I told myself to hold on / But it's too late for me, now I'm as good as gone / It turns out I don't go down that easily / You'll never really know what this means to me / And no, it wasn't ever too much to hold / But you stole your own self control / It turns out I don't go down that easily / You'll never really know what this means to me / And no, it wasn't ever too much to hold so just know / I've got more secrets than you'll ever know / Another year and you won't let it go / Too many times I told myself to hold on / But it's too late for me, now I'm as good as gone / Not everybody wants an enemy / Call me the culprit and that's all you'll see / You were responsible for finding a way to catch on / But it's too late for me, now I'm as good as gone
Track Name: Losing Myself
I said I'll always remember the wood grain beneath my feet in a busy street / I never said I was angry, but I think I'm still in misery / But it's what I needed and you took me by surprise / Sometimes I think I'm bound for losing it all / And I thinking I'm weighing - I think I'm weighing us down / But no, I won't fall, and I wouldn't trade it - I wouldn't trade it. I'm down for life / Another day I was selfish, it reminds me of my wasted youth and all the one's and two's / I try to live in the moment, it reminds me of the time we spent trapped in your apartment / We attract what we're ready for / It's something I can't ignore / Sometimes I think I'm bound for losing it all / And I thinking I'm weighing - I think I'm weighing us down / But no, I won't fall, and I wouldn't trade it - I wouldn't trade it now / Maybe some promises were broken; wasn't holding tight / But now I wanna know what it feels like / Sometimes I think I'm bound for losing it all / But I wouldn't trade it - I wouldn't trade it. I'm down for life /Call it off, I've made my move / I'm defenseless and I could use some time on my own and a place to say / I'm losing myself in the best way / Done with anything basic / I've had enough of the same shit. Tell me why / We attract what we're ready for / It's something I can't ignore / Sometimes I think I'm bound for losing it all / And I thinking I'm weighing - I think I'm weighing us down / But no, I won't fall, and I wouldn't trade it - I wouldn't trade it now / Maybe some promises we're broken; wasn't holding tight / But now I wanna know what it feels like / Sometimes I think I'm bound for losing it all / But I wouldn't trade it - I wouldn't trade it. I'm down for life
Track Name: All You Are Is History
I'm a realist and an optimist / But I swear to you, I'm not getting over this / Walking tall in a small town / Full of yourself when you're feeling down / And that's all that matters to you / Can't pretend anymore / Talk is cheap, I said that before / But you can still taste it / And that's one more reason why you're never gonna make it / I've had enough of all the talk on how you're saving me / Talk like you're self assured / But all you are is history / Speak slow, I want you to know that / I'm a realist and an optimist / But I swear to you, I'm not getting over this / You've got the right be all that you wanna be / And that's extraordinary / Is it worth the risk? (Can you handle it?) / I can't pretend anymore / You don't wanna leave, you said that before / Oh, but you can still taste it / And that's one more reason why you're never gonna make it / I've had enough of all the talk on how you're saving me / Talk like you're self assured / But all you are is history / Speak slow, I want you to know that / I'm a realist and an optimist / But I swear to you, I'm not getting over this / Fall back in line, it's too much to expose / It's your design and that's the way it goes / I think I know my limits, and how to make good decisions / It hits home, so just go
Track Name: Perfect Score
Always the last to fall asleep / Always with a dream in mind / Carried the weight, but honestly / I still got left behind / You think it's easier to find / What's wrong than to figure it out / Tonight I'm gonna make you feel alive / And that's what it's all about / Because lately we've been all about our privacy / But we're not as alone as we would like to be / So take me to a place where it's just you and me / And you won't wanna go home / Oh no, I'm mixing up my words again / Who knows when I'll make a move but / She comes and she goes and she does what she's told / It's bittersweet, but it's enough for me / Always the first to make amends / Try to find that perfect score / The city's not the best place for me / But I keep coming back for more / You think it's easier to let all the madness pull you in / Tonight there's a fire inside you / So let the flames begin / Because lately we've been all about our privacy / But we're not as alone as we would like to be / So take me to a place where it's just you and me / And you won't wanna go home / Oh no, I'm mixing up my words again / Who knows when I'll make a move but / She comes and she goes and she does what she's told / It's bittersweet, but it's enough for me / So just no that you're heaven sent, not irrelevant / We're one in the same / And even when I'm across the Atlantic / I'm right where you're standing / So don't look down
Track Name: All Or Nothing
If I forget where I am when I wake up, I close my eyes / Sometimes it's better to hide the emotions and stay inside / The postcards on your walls / I left them blank because they don't exist at all / You moved on, and that's common sense / It might be the way that you're always staring at me / If I stay or if I go and risk everything / She said it's all or nothing / All or nothing / A day with no ending is what this is like / You know, we may be pretending but we've still got tonight / She said it's all or nothing / All or nothing / I can't remember a day I was patient and not afraid / To be persistent, but now I can't resist it / And I won't wake up to see that day because / The postcards on my walls / Say what you mean to me, but always seem to fall / You moved on, and that's common sense / It might be the way that you're always staring at me / If I stay or if I go and risk everything / She said it's all or nothing / All or nothing / A day with no ending is what this is
Track Name: Shape Up
When I tell the story of this decade / The memories and melodies are never the same I knew that we prevailed / Knew it all too well / Never end up stale / Another thing that I wish I knew / Is how you're gonna sit me down and make me choose / There's no doubt it will turn around / So I'll tell myself that I'm / Not a victim / But I'll own up to the mistakes that I made / I can see through it all / The world's never gonna fall back / Ask where you're at / Out with the old / Let the truth be told / Shape up, and stand tall / When I tell you why I don't act my age / It compliments the fact that you've got nothing to say / I knew that it took time and a fucked up mind / Just to stay in line / But all the value I could demonstrate / And all the places that I've grown to hate / Well, they bring life, so I'll say it twice / I just wanna know what it's like to rebel / So I'll just tell myself that I'm / Not a victim / But I'll own up to the mistakes that I made / I can see through it all / The world's never gonna fall back / Ask where you're at / Out with the old / Let the truth be told / Shape up, and stand tall / I could lie if you wanted / But in the night I think of all this time and all this space / And all the tracks in the dirt that we could retrace back home / I'm not alone / Don't put my story back on it's shelf / I was choked up but my tongue untied itself
Track Name: Back and Forth
I'm always pacing back and forth inside / Just to find out what it is / That you would take to make you feel alive / And the days non repetitive / Well in my defense, you weren't like all the rest / I can't pretend I know everything / When I'm expecting less it just makes more sense / But we, yeah we / We could still be anything / Living a life in symmetry / Just don't grow too reliant on me / 'Cuz I'm not the person I wanna be / We could still be anything / I want the world to set you free / Just don't grow too reliant on me / 'Cuz I'm not the person that I wanna be / Thought I was tangled up in this position / And thinking I could improvise / What goes along with spending time on your own / Is making sure you always open your eyes this time / But this is all I've got, I know it's not a lot / I can't pretend I know everything / When I'm expecting less it just makes more sense / But we, yeah we / We could still be anything / Living a life in symmetry / Just don't grow too reliant on me / 'Cuz I'm not the person I wanna be / We could still be anything / I want the world to set you free / Just don't grow to reliant on me / 'Cuz I'm not the person that I wanna be / All the lights create more strife / And I'm telling you, If it's meant to be / The last thing I'd ever wanna do / Is leave you hanging like tapestry / And I can lead the way / As long as you don't stray too far from me / I'm always pacing back and forth inside / Just to find out what it is / That you would take to make you feel alive / And the days nonrepetitive / We could still be anything / Living a life in symmetry / I hope your tears are drying on me / 'Cuz now I'm the person I want to be / We could still be anything / I want the world to set you free / And I hope your tears are drying on me / 'Cuz now
I'm the person I want to be
Track Name: Around The World and Back featuring Ansley Newman
Been around the world and back this year / Told myself I wanna face this fear / But I don't think I can stand on my own / She's got eyes like spring, legs like the summer / Everybody says she looks just like her mother / But I think she wants that left alone / There's too many ways to say goodbye / But it's quite the opposite this time / Sometimes I can't help but say / I'm falling in love and it's scaring me / It came to me in a dream / Now all that's left is our empathy / But this is just the life I ordered / one step back and two steps forward / Sometimes I can't help but say / We're making history / Been around the world and back this year / I never wanted to be so sincere / I'm not a hero or a saint / But don't push me away / When you believed in me it brought us together / Everybody says that it won't last forever / Close your eyes, don't cut the ties, it makes sense / There's too many ways to say goodbye / But it's quite the opposite this time / Sometimes I can't help but say / I'm falling in love and it's scaring me / It came to me in a dream / Now all that's left is our empathy / But this is just the life I ordered / one step back and two steps forward / Sometimes I can't help but say / We're making history / Our history / You pulled me in like a tidal wave / And let ourselves just float away / With no direction, or a way to rewind / Yeah, you pulled me in like a tidal wave / Thought that it was my mistake / And we'd fall apart before I say goodbye / But it's quite the opposite this time / Sometimes I can't help but say / I'm falling in love and it's scaring me / It came to me in a dream / Now all that's left is our empathy / But this is just the life I ordered / one step back and two steps forward / Sometimes I can't help but say / We're making history / Our history
Track Name: Breaking Ground
I've been waiting for the sun to come up and to let you know / There's a reason that I up and left about a week ago / If complaining is your only move / Then it’s all about my whereabouts and what I plan to do / I'll never find your heart in a place like this / I'll never find your trust when it doesn't exist / I wanna start over, where do we begin? / I thought I was stronger than to let you in / I'm finally learning how the tables are turning / So let's start this over, but where do we begin? / Sometimes you can read my mind / It's like we're always breaking ground at the same time / And I noticed you don't show it / With Boston still on your skin / The answer isn't where you are, it's where you've been / And you know it, So control it, 'cuz I figured out / I'll never find your heart in a place like this / This town isn't yours to miss / I wanna start over, where do we begin? / I thought I was stronger than to let you in / I'm finally learning how the tables are turning / So let's start this over, but where do we begin? / Am I strong enough now to keep my feet on the ground? / Can I tell you how I'm feeling with out making a sound? / Am I strong enough now to keep my feet on the ground? / So long, here's your song
Track Name: Tooth And Nail
When all else fails, I'll just assume I'm overtired / But I'll go tooth and nail to find a way to stay inspired / She's got a beautiful mind but my heart strings are bending / How could I enter a maze with no ending? / There's more to me than where I came from, so / I'm running away from the days that made me unstable / And I'm taking a chance on the lesson I learned / It's that, whoa, you got the best of me / But no, you won't take what's left of me / So I'm running away, I'm running away from you and me / The piece that's missing is buried underneath the ground, you see / If this is temporary, I don't wanna lie to myself anymore / Well baby, I'm breaking out of this upstate town / I'm steering away from the safe and sound / There's more to me than where I came from, so / I'm running away from the days that made me unstable / And I'm taking a chance on the lesson I learned / It's that, whoa, you got the best of me / But no, you won't take what's left of me / So I'm running away, I'm running away from you and me / I always wanted to be somebody / That makes everybody feel like somebody / I'm sorry to say I don't love you more than myself / No need to cry for help /