Stuck in New York City

by The Vansaders

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released 20 January 2014

Recorded, Mixed & Produced by Stacy O'Dell
Mastered by Chris Muth @ Taloowa Mastering
Keys written & performed by Marie Kim
All music written & performed by The Vansaders
Be A Primitive Records

©2013 Lifestyle Choices, All Rights Reserved

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Track Name: End of the Line
Ask yourself one more question
About the life you live
I’ll give you a half-assed answer brother
What else could you expect from this

Been a while now since we’ve braved the weather
On the summit monument
Now we're struggling and frustrated
What else could you expect from this

End of the line boy end of the line
Standing in the dark where your left bored and blind
End of the line boy end of the line
Where all your hopes and dreams they leave you behind

You're all messed up hungover as hell
Worries and rage fill your mind
Well you better brush up cause it don’t get no better at the end of the line

End of the line boy end of the line
Standing in the dark where your left bored and blind
End of the line boy end of the line
Where all your hopes and dreams they leave you behind
Track Name: In Revelry
Here again out in the streets alone walking home
I don’t know how I ever make it back alive

“Just one more”, turns into three or four
“What the hell, I’ll stay out drowning with you all night”
We’ll sing our drinking songs
Laugh till we break our lungs
We will forget consequences tonight

And in this revelry we live until the end
No compromise this time the world meets our demands

Pull the covers over anchor eyes
It’s no surprise that I feel like a train wreck tumbling’ once again

Nights like these never cease
I’m amazed I could ever... ever breathe again
We will sleep when we’re dead
Right now we’re rallying’
We will forget consequences tonight

And in this revelry we live until the end
No compromise this time the world meets our demands

We will sleep when we’re dead
Right now we’re rallying’
We will forget consequences tonight
And in this revelry we live until the end
Track Name: Highway to the Sun
It's been ten long years since I've eased my mind
Every time I come up, I just can't unwind
I wake up with only two short hours of sleep
and no rewards for us to reap

Just another endless cycle I find myself in
Can't hold it together without crashing in
The world is closing around my soul
I just need to find a little escape
I just need to stop staying out late

Drivin' down the east coast
Lookin' for something couldn't get at home
I hope to find it down along the road
On the highway to the sun

I've been talkin' to a good friend of mine
We've been shooting the shit, workin' out every line
Plotting our course to free, every dime taken into account

We've been hittin' the road, committing our souls
to a weeks respite tonight
We're gunna pull our weight, we're breaking out of this city
you best your ass we're gunna do it right.

Drivin' down the east coast
Lookin' for something couldn't get at home
I hope to find it down along the road
On the highway to the sun

With plans to take us far from home
Bags packed and a radio
Foot on the pedal and its go go go
On the highway to the sun

And we go and leave it all behind
we're going our own way, so we can find
just a little bit of something that could keep us around
for another day, just another week
I'm really damn tired and I need my sleep
Justa little break, just a little flight
Is gunna take me through the night

Drivin' down the east coast
Lookin' for something couldn't get at home
I hope to find it down along the road
On the highway to the sun

With plans to take us far from home
Bags packed and a radio
Foot on the pedal and its go go go
On the highway to the sun
Track Name: Stuck in New York City
I was born in the city
No one could take that from me
but I found some comfort by the beach

I grew up by the water
I began to adore her
But now I’m dragged back to the street

I’ve been around for a long long time
playing clubs and filling up my head
With learned facts from righteous men who’d
probably be better off dead

Now I’m stuck here in the city
and it ain’t looking pretty
on my own alone without a friend
These towers are erasing the life anticipated
full of melancholy cigarettes

Been growing for a long time
with all those lessons in my mind
I’m finding it hard to keep steady
My hands are shaking
My nerves are quaking
and I was born ready

Told by a wise one one day that I’d find one
A home in this jungle of sin
Man you're a liar, my only desire
is to find my way again

Now I’m stuck here in the city
and it ain’t looking pretty
on my own alone without a friend
These towers are erasing the life anticipated
full of melancholy cigarettes

Because This town is full of hypocrites who are bleeding at the seams
running loop around your head and leave you
drunk and shouting blasphemy
You try to stand above it all like one of those enlightened
but you're tied down by chains and
realize that’s just how it goes
Track Name: Everything We're Not
Pour Another Shot
Fill my beer up to the top
tonight we're going out

My boss is a creep and you spent all week on your feet
But we're not thinking about work tonight

We storm through this weather (woah-oh)
And now we're free to do anything want
Stay out all night together
And we'll celebrate everything we're not

(We're no longer) 22
and my gray hair stands as proof
We've lived through ups and downs
You look perfect in that dress, and I can't wait to see what's next
We’re gonna’ paint this town in Red

We storm through this weather
And now we're free to do anything want
Stay out all night together
And we'll celebrate everything we're not

We storm through this weather
And now we're free to do anything want
Stay out all night together
And we'll celebrate everything we're not
Track Name: Bullet
I got a bullet
and it's engraved with a name
He's gunna feel it

Ya!

With all that he's taken
there's no feeling in my heart
just one thought left in my head

This ends today
he's human wreckage
Broken dead inside
and he deserves no grace
Grace from me
I'll make the difference

You hurt the wrong man's kid
there's no forgiveness in my heart
just one thought left in my head


He made his choices
and I can live with mine
knowing he can never do it again
cuz he's six feet under
Track Name: One for the Silverbacks
File this under treason
handshake and a stab in the back
I know
these days are killing me too slow

So sick of the season
cold air rips through my bones again
I feelthat the sun's been out of site for weeks
so get me out where I don't have to be

Around no one who is gunna bring me down
surround myself with my drunk and loyal crowd
because tonight we'll measure success
by the good times we spend drinking with our friends
in the morning I'll be hurting but I'm on my feet again

A long walk back to the station
eyes down with a song stuck on repeat
I know there's no real pint to going home
so I don't
I walk the streets with no reason
There's nothing out here for me to find
but I feel this night could end in revelry
so get me out where I don't have to be

Around no one who is gunna bring me down
surround myself with my drunk and loyal crowd
because tonight we'll measure success
by the good times we spend drinking with our friends
in the morning I'll be hurting but I'm on my feet again

Cuz I don't wanna be round no one who is gunna bring me down
surround myself with my drunk and loyal crowd
because tonight we'll measure success
tonight we'll measure success
tonight we'll measure success
by the good times we spend drinking with our friends
in the morning I'll be hurting but I'm on my feet again
Track Name: No Plans
Flip through old pictures of the past
Blackout nights and acid laughs
when nothing slowed us down at all

Always more trouble to get in
we celebrated all our sins
with no consequence or regret

No plans for tomorrow
no schedules to follow
a soundtrack to simpler times
we set fire to our fears
and toast up more beers
and burn out into the night
like a dead street light

Would it be a crime if I
left without warning, goodbye
just packed my bags and hit the door
cuz I've been drinkin' for a week
I'm so damn tired but I can't sleep
I'm lost in thought of when things were easier

No plans for tomorrow
no schedules to follow
a soundtrack to simpler times
we set fire to our fears
and toast up more beers
and burn out into the night
like a dead street light

I raise my glass up to the ones
a toast of things to come for us

No plans for tomorrow
no schedules to follow
a soundtrack to simpler times
we set fire to our fears
and toast up more beers
and burn out into the night
yeah we burn out into the night
yeah we burn out into the night
Track Name: Ballad of Jeny and Steve
It was another late night
the bars were all closed
we shuffled into the street
planned up our next meet
then separate ways back home

But what I wanted to say
is you should come home with me
it was the first time we met
knew you weren't like that
so I smiled and watched you leave
I knew you'd be with me

You moved in that fall
but then came the dog
just two kids playing house
messing around
without a care in the world

Except that your dog ruined everything
shits everywhere, pissed in my chair
loves to bite little kids

now the only time we speak
is to fight about that beast
I'm telling you for the last time
it's Roxy or me

Your demon dog
likes to bark from dusk till' dawn
two times last week
we got visits from the police
darling, we're out of time
I caught the neighbors digging a grave just it's size
for the last time Jeny
it's your devil dog or me
Track Name: About Last Night...
Try not to wake, the alarm keeps going off
another late night, harsh consequence
take for aspirin, coffee by the gallon
I'm out the door, I'm out of breathe

Because last night we went out
my friends showed up to through it down
booze and stories
Mark was dancing by himself
all these headaches
are the price we pay to play

Extended lunch
then back to getting nothing done
I count the minutes till' I get some sleep
then the phone rings
it's always something
I'm out the door for just one drink

We went out
my friends show up to throw it down
booze and stories
Mike D was passed out on the ground
all these headaches are the price we pay to play

Chris and Aki's place
Zack's industrial space
or just some dive bar
it's been a long week so I'm having too much to drink

We go out
my friends show up to throw it down
booze and stories
rooftop alarms are gunna sound
all these headaches are the price we pay to play
the price we pay to play
Track Name: In The Park
We just met
we had a long night
but we did it right
we didi it right

I'm not afraid of danger
not afraid of strangers
cuz I just wanna love you
I wanna love you

In the park, in the street
in the back of my friend's Jeep
anywhere I don't care
as long as you're there
In the bathroom of your bar
in a dim lit subway car
let 'em stare cuz I don't care
if anybody else is there

You told me to come back
and you'd buy me a drink
we ripped through the night
yeah, we got ripped at the seams

Drunken eyes and hazy
yeah, we made our goodbyes
I promise to you babe
I'm gunna love you one more time

In a cab, on the beach
to hell with all those cops we meet
anywhere, I don't care
as long as you're there
In a public bathroom stall
in the food court of the mall
let em' stare cuz I don't care
if anybody else is there
Track Name: Moving Home
Late at night when I’m on my own
I wonder what my future holds
I’m on borrowed time and i owe it all to you
I think about my history
the wasted days and hurt feelings
take another hit and blow it all away

Mother says don’t become like your father please
Son tries his best to let her down
This city’s got him dropping to his knees
as does the thought of moving

Home
Moving home....

I heard him say I am dying from the cure
Like father like son, we were over before we begun
It’s too late for apologies boy you can’t go living a memory
Let go of it son, let go...

Mother says don’t become like your father please
Son tries his best to make her proud
This city’s got him dropping to his knees
as does the thought of moving

Home
moving home

He ran away,swore he’d never come back
Cutting his teeth on words of regret
tied to the floor, just trying to stand
all of this talk of moving

Home
Moving home...

This city’s got him dropping to his knees
as does the thought of moving.