The Finer Things

by State Champs

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Nich Kerzman
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Nich Kerzman They've matured so much I'm just so proud of this epic piece of art that they've put out.

It's heartfelt and catchy. It's poppy but hits you hard.

It's awesome. Favorite track: Elevated.
Duncan Ash
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Duncan Ash This is a fine thing Favorite track: Critical.
Aron Lewis
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Aron Lewis I've listened to this album over and over so many times already! I'm enjoying it a lot - one of the best pop-punk releases I've heard in a long time. I hope you go far with it! Favorite track: Elevated.
Tom Pickens
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Tom Pickens This is such a great record. It is catchy, edgy, and a clear stand out from the rest in the genre. The vocals are raspier and more real. The guitar work is more refined, tighter. The bass is rumbling with a hint of that hardcore "gangk" tone. The drums are popping through the mix and carrying the beat well. All together a very impressive album that will give others a good run for their money. Favorite track: Critical.
Dino Ratsavong
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Dino Ratsavong Upbeat catchy Pop Punk (with a blend of bits & pieces of Pop Rock, in my honest opinion.) The vocals are top notch and the guitar notes just grabs you from beginning to end. I jam to this album almost everyday. Favorite track: Nothing's Wrong.
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released October 8, 2013

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Track Name: Elevated
Pulled aside as if I was the wrong one, you said it all and you made me the lost one. Elevated by your greatest mistake, now I'm all alone. I bet you couldn't tell that I felt the same way, struggling just to get to the next day. I'm not force fed lies while I'm by your side. Shaking your head doesn't change this. Preparing myself for a train wreck, I can't be saved. So tell me why can't you see this is where you need to be? You know, it's taken it's toll on me, but I don't feel invisible. Tell me why can't you see this is where you need to be? You know, it's taken it's toll on me, so I'll hope for a miracle. Yeah, I'll hope for a miracle. Holidays tend to make me feel whole again. Rainy days make me feel like the dream is dead. I can show you what it's like to be down when you're all alone. I'm quite aligned to your design. What's mine is yours, and that's just fine. I'm finally acquiring the state of mind that everything is gonna be alright. Shaking your head doesn't change this. Preparing myself for a train wreck, I can't be saved. So tell me why can't you see this is where you need to be? You know, it's taken it's toll on me, but I don't feel invisible. Tell me why can't you see this is where you need to be? You know, it's taken it's toll on me, so I'll hope for a miracle. Yeah, I'll hope for a miracle. And if you want to be free, I can't be the one to make you believe. You've still got this promise to keep. Step back and wash away the reckless intentions. They're leaving me breathless. Find a way to stay in your skin. So tell me why can't you see this is where you need to be? You know, it's taken it's toll on me, but I don't feel invisible. Tell me why can't you see this is where you need to be? You know, it's taken it's toll on me, so I'll hope for a miracle. Yeah, I'll hope for a miracle.
Track Name: Deadly Conversation
We’re indifferent to this deadly conversation
I know you know we both know that it's...

I wonder if you think I'm still right there
When you make up your mind
Slower than the changing of the seasons
Wouldn't you know I've come to terms?
That you wouldn't even care if I choked up and stopped my breathing

This isn't something more than life
I hope my calendar breaks tonight
Before the morning comes
I hope you know that
We’re indifferent to this deadly conversation
I know you know we both know that it's wrong
To stay outside
Like ships in the night
I know you know we both know that it's wrong
So carry on

I wonder if you think I’m wasting time
I bet you got it all figured out
But must we try to break the ice
Beneath this heart of mine

I was perfectly lonely
I want you to show me
How you'd ever change my mind
When I was the same kid?

This isn't something more than life
I hope my calender breaks tonight
Before the morning comes
I hope you know that
We’re indifferent to this deadly conversation
I know you know we both know that it's wrong
To stay outside
Like ships in the night
I know you know we both know that it's wrong
So carry on

So don't you ever say my name
When it comes to who keeps you sane
I know that you're already gone

Cause when reality sets in place
You’ll be showing the world your second face
And we can carry on
I hope you know

We’re indifferent to this deadly conversation
I know you know we both know that it's wrong
To stay outside
Like ships in the night
I know you know we both know that it's wrong

This isn't something more than life
I hope my calender breaks tonight
Before the morning comes
Before the morning comes
Track Name: Hard To Please
You've got a plan inside a deep breath,
but it always comes out the same.
I never said there'd be a last chance.
Looks like I'm leaving the fast lane.

I've been told to find The Finer Things,
but you know that won't make sense to me.
You followed your past mistakes.
Whether you bend or break,
I still wait for you to cope.

But you ignored
the call 'cause you grew up.
You'll be thinking all
our memories have made you hard to please now.

Maybe I'm a bad person.
Maybe I don't wanna walk before I crawl.
It only matters if it's worth it,
so does it even matter at all?

Maybe I'm a bad person.
Maybe I don't wanna walk before I crawl.
It only matters if it's worth it.
I think I'm just afraid to fall.

But you ignored
the call 'cause you grew up.
You'll be thinking all
our memories have made you hard to please now.

Take what's left, make it your last request.
I think it's obvious we'll both escape the selfishness
before I'm gone.

I'm turning pages in a place that I know.
You've got your wages, but you've got nothing to show.
I keep turning pages in a place that I know.

It only matters if it's worth it.
I think I'm just afraid to fall.

Maybe I'm a bad person.
Maybe I don't wanna walk before I crawl.
It only matters if it's worth it,
so does it even matter at all?
Track Name: Prepare to Be Noticed
How'd you know that I would act this way?
I turn my back, you rebel, we stay the same.
You make it easy to believe that I know
who you are and why you're insecure.
I'm not certain yet, but I'll make sure
this will all get through to you.

I could never resist, so prepare to be noticed.
I hope that you know, inside I find it hard to rewind.
No, I don't wanna walk alone.

How'd you know that I could break this way?
I'm in town, it feels like we're miles away.
I'm still searching, while you're learning
who you are and why you're insecure.
You're not certain yet, but I'll make sure
this will all get through to you

I could never resist, so prepare to be noticed.
I hope that you know, inside I find it hard to rewind.
No, I don't wanna walk alone.

(No, I don't wanna walk alone)

That's saying something; what I'd do for you when
we both have next to nothing.

I could never resist, so prepare to be noticed.
I hope that you know, inside I find it hard to rewind.
No, I don't
No, I don't
No, I don't

I could never resist, so prepare to be noticed.
I hope that you know, inside I find it hard to rewind.
No, I don't wanna walk alone.
No, I don't wanna walk alone.

I could never resist,
(That's saying something)
so prepare to be noticed.
(what I'd do for you when)
I hope that you know,
(next to nothing)
inside I find it hard to rewind.
No, I don't wanna walk alone.
No, I don't wanna walk alone.
Track Name: Over The Line
What's left to lose, I painted all these pictures but you..

Is this distance calling my name,
I think persistence is this price that we pay in the end.

I can try to survive in a world of common sense,
But can I stand in line and wait just like the rest,
Pain loses so much weight when I leave the ground,
The most that could be presented to me is here right now.

Over the line every God damn time,
And you're still waiting on me to let go.

What's left to lose?
I painted all these pictures but you couldn't choose,
All of your company.
But is this distance, calling my name?
I think persistence is this price that we pay in the end.

Not a sound can be drowned If you don't stop listening,
To the ones who believe,
They only like it if you foresee.
I'm seeing red,
and as a result my dreams,
were left unsaid, how could this happen to me?

When I'm over the line every God damn time,
And you're still waiting on me to let go.

What's left to lose?
I painted all these pictures but you couldn't choose,
All of your company.
But is this distance, calling my name?
I think persistence is this price that we pay in the end.

I'm looking past the ones who fell back in the race,
Another day that I can tell the wasted space.
I'm looking past the ones who fell back in the race,
You can see it in my face, in my face!

What's left to lose?
I painted all these pictures but you couldn't choose,
All of your company.

But is this distance, calling my name?
I think persistence is this price that we pay in the end.
Track Name: Simple Existence
I'm in a wasteland, but nevertheless
I can try to see this clearly
And I can say that
The day that we met
I just had to have you near me

I fell asleep in a city that doesn't
Thought I was special but you know I wasn't
It's just hard to believe that I won't be
Held responsible, for the things that you now know

I'm coming for you
I'm coming to make sure everything I heard is true
What's it like to be the one who waited
Long enough to see the day that I could feel again
I'm coming for you
I'm coming for you and your simple existence

Let's re-arrange this
When everything falls, I can't make out all the signals
But it's strange that
The distance is how we keep it so original

I fell asleep in a city that doesn't
Thought I was special but you know I wasn't
It's just hard to believe that I won't be
Held responsible, for the things that you now know

I'm coming for you
I'm coming to make sure everything I heard is true
What's it like to be the one who waited
Long enough to see the day that I could feel again
I'm coming for you
I'm coming for you and your simple existence

Hearing all the words you kept inside your head
When the struggle came to construct these lies instead
No telling you where this will go
But as long as you know

You're responsible, for the things that you now know

I'm coming for you (oh, oh, oh, oh)
I'm coming to make sure everything I heard is true (you know it's true)
What's it like to be the one who waited
Long enough to see the day that I could feel again (I could feel again)
I'm coming for you
I'm coming for you and your simple existence
Track Name: Remedy
We played through the scenes
Called it a remedy
You can take care of me
But you know nothing about me

You started talking about
How lately the weather compliments my mood
Cause when the sun doesn't shine
And it rains in my mind
Like I got nothing left to prove
Baby it's difficult
To call you out on being cynical
Maybe you're beautiful
That doesn't mean I'll stay amused
So I'm just saying...

We played through the scenes
Called it a remedy
You can take care of me
But you know, I know

We played through the scenes
Called it a remedy
You can take care of me
But you know nothing about me

I started thinking about
Your smile that you buried in my pillow
But the present disaster
Made you choke on your laughter
Over something I don't know
(GO!)
When did I do something wrong
Besides stay up way too late
To write these songs
So I'm just saying
while you're still waiting...

We played through the scenes
Called it a remedy
You can take care of me
But you know, I know

We played through the scenes
Called it a remedy
You can take care of me
But you know nothing about me

I've got no time
(to make it seem like I've been trying)
I've got no time
(For staying true)
I've got no time
(to make it seem like I've been trying)
I've got no time
(For staying true)
Well I've got no time

We played through the scenes
Called it a remedy
You can take care of me
But you know, I know

We played through the scenes
Called it a remedy
You can take care of me
But you know, I know
Track Name: Nothing's Wrong
Personally, I think I'd much prefer to stay.
Between you and me, there's too much standing in the way.
But you'll go on;
keeping everything in belief as you sip on something strong,
wishing you could make your own history.

All in all, I'm doubting everything lately.
So tell me, what's it like to fly?

Here's to something that you said would be nothing.
I braced myself for this (Only you could ever hold me back)
Here's to hoping you put thought in your judgement,
or this is how it ends. (This is how it ends)

January, I took the time to settle down.
Between you and me, that stress comes crawling back,
but you'll go on; saying "can you sing to me?" and pretend that nothing's wrong.
We still know it's not how it used to be.

All in all, I'm doubting everything lately.
So tell me, what's it like to fly?

Here's to something that you said would be nothing.
I braced myself for this (Only you could ever hold me back)
Here's to hoping you put thought in your judgement,
or this is how it ends. (This is how it ends)

And all this time we could be changing our ways to find out

We've been here before.
Nothing ends up the same.
We've been here before.
The promises made fuel the game.
[x2]

Here's to something that you said would be nothing.
I braced myself for this
Here's to hoping you put thought in your judgement,
or this is how it ends.
(This is how it ends.)

Here's to something that you said would be nothing.
I braced myself for this (Only you could ever hold me back)
Here's to hoping you put thought in your judgement,
or this is how it ends. (This is how it ends)
This is how it ends.
Track Name: Mind Bottled
Slept the days away
When I was waiting and no one was around
To be interesting
And I tried to find a way
To follow footsteps away from my hometown
I wasn't listening

My heart's beating so you know I'm alive
Don't hold back on your chance to decide

Was it all worth it?
(I'll build the highest bridge
Only to burn it)
Was it all worth it?
(All the love you gave
When I returned it)
Oh I returned it
You know I think about it now and then
I bet you thought that I would start it again

Counting down the days
Until we leave and move on to the next town
I'm in that state of mind
Where I bottle everything inside my head
And stare at the ground
But it's gonna be just fine because

My heart's beating so you know I'm alive
Don't hold back on your chance to decide

Was it all worth it?
(I'll build the highest bridge
Only to burn it)
Was it all worth it?
(All the love you gave
When I returned it)
Oh I returned it
You know I think about it now and then
I bet you thought that I would start it again

I'm not afraid of what I'm worried, worried about
Can't stomach the thought of an endless doubt
I'm not afraid when I've got something left to give
So I want to know

Was it all worth it?
(I'll build the highest bridge
Only to burn it)
Was it all worth it?
(All the love you gave
When I returned it)
Oh I returned it

Was it all worth it?
(I'll build the highest bridge
Only to burn it)
Was it all worth it?
(All the love you gave
When I returned it)
Oh I returned it
You know I think about it now and then
I bet you thought that I would start it again

Start it again
Track Name: Critical
I’ve always wanted what I can’t have
and I’ve been making it a note to feel what’s left to feel
and put my shoulder to the wheel
Everything about me used to have a mind of it’s own
I’ve got what’s left of me, some positivity
and no more waiting on a dial tone
because I’ve loved and lost a cause
and that’s enough to never let you forget me

We’ve been gone for too long to see this happen again
Then again, you’re too gone to say that’s not what you meant
You’re crying, I’m not trying
I won’t let this life get so critical

Remember the time you asked me to let go?
Where did you want me to begin?
Take a stand
You know you haven’t got what you came for
and recently, my counter seems to be the place to be at night
You were right, I must be wrong for wanting you to know
I let go of the old
and you don’t deserve to see where it leads me to be
and doesn’t that make you question why we were here in the first place?

We’ve been gone for too long to see this happen again
Then again, you’re too gone to say that’s not what you meant
You’re crying, I’m not trying
I won’t let this life get so critical

I’m like a boy lost in a city
not wanting to be found
Everything is a sight to see until you come back around
I’m like a boy lost in a city
not wanting to be found
Everything is a site to see until you come back around

We’ve been gone for too long to see this happen again
Then again, you’re too gone to say that’s not what you meant
You’re crying, I’m not trying
I won’t let this life get so critical
Track Name: Easy Enough
You've got me thinking about it.
Don't know my way around it.
Got me wishing I could say the things I don't.
See, I was traveling; the mess that we were in
could only make me wanna stay out on the road.

But when the trust falls, missed phone calls,
long live the problem child.
But I think I'll stay a while.
Now I don't think I'll ever
feel like this again.
I'll never feel.

We're suspended in time
from the likes of you,
but I'm willing to prove
you've got more fight left in you.
We're suspended in time
from the likes of you.
Yeah, it's true.
So you can take it from me,
I just wanna be more than a memory.

(You’ve got me thinking about it.
Don’t know my way around it.)

Impeccability is what you said to me.
See, I was busy trying to figure out
what it is that you were talking about.

Don't think I'll ever feel like this again.
I'll never feel.

We're suspended in time
from the likes of you,
but I'm willing to prove
you've got more fight left in you.
We're suspended in time
from the likes of you.
Yeah, it's true.
So you can take it from me,
I just wanna be more than a memory.

It's hard enough for me to say this.
Easy enough when you're the faceless.
It's impersonal.
I just thought you should know.