some sad songs (EP)

by River Strauss

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An EP of a few sad acoustic songs I wrote.

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released October 5, 2015

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River Strauss NCR, Philippines

Acoustic pop-punk/emo singer/songwriter guy from Mandaluyong, Philippines. Influences include The Wonder Years, Real Friends, Mayday Parade, All Time Low, blink-182, Green Day, and a bunch of other bands.

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Track Name: DRNKNLV
I've built a habit
Of watching out for cracks
In the walls
And waiting by the door
But I feel homeless
Deathly afraid
Of heartache
I've gotten good at running

Oh, I'll be ready
When whatever this is
Begins to collapse
Oh, I'll be ready
But I'm not sure
If I should be proud of that

I was drunk in love
Now I've got a hangover
They never made aspirin for this
Now I'm trying my best to stay sober
But I'm all alone tonight
I'm all alone tonight

I lack the spine to
Stick around when things get too heavy
Say what you want
Call me a coward
It's not like you're wrong
Might not say I'm alive
But for now I'm surviving

Oh, I'll be ready
When whatever this is
Begins to collapse
Oh, I'll be ready
But I'm not sure
If I should be proud of that

I was drunk in love
Now I've got a hangover
They never made aspirin for this
Now I'm trying my best to stay sober
But I'm all alone tonight
I'm all alone tonight

(Why isn't there aspirin for this?)
(It's hard to stay sober when you're all alone again)
Track Name: Waitress
I spent the whole day
Stuck in my bed
Filling my head with
Whatever I can
To drown out the things
I know about her
I know her too well
Then again, I'm not sure
But I know little things
Like her favorite colors
I think it was grey, and dark green, and lavender
But I may be wrong, and that's as much progress
That I've made so far in trying to forget her

And my eyes shine like stars
When I see a pretty stranger
With features that force me to
Remember her face
Like an old picture with pasted magazine cut-outs
To fill out the white spaces that faded with time
I hate that I paint her smile in my mind
On reflex when I see some girl she looks like
Why does moving on have to take too much time
But all that it takes is a name to miss someone

I swear that I'm trying
My best to feel better
But our love left a ghost and I fear it'll haunt me forever
So here's to the memories
I wish would leave me alone
Oh, I know it's my fault why I always end up in the cold
On my own

I was out with our friends
And they told me about
How one time they saw a waitress
Who looked just like you
So I faked a smile
To be polite to their story
To be honest I don't like it when
You're mentioned to me
It's just I'd rather pretend
I woke up from some dream
And I'd forget everything
After one of these mornings
But it's taking its time
And I'm trying to be sober
Cause I was drunk in love
Now I've got a hangover

I swear that I'm trying
My best to feel better
But our love left a ghost and I fear it'll haunt me forever
So here's to the memories
I wish would leave me alone
Oh, I know it's my fault why I always end up in the cold
Oh, I swear that I'm trying
My best to feel better
But our love left a ghost and I fear it'll haunt me forever
So here's to the memories
I wish would leave me alone
Oh, I know it's my fault why I always end up in the cold
Oh, I know it's my fault why I always end up in the cold
Oh, I know it's my fault why I always end up in the cold
Track Name: A Heisenberg Of Common Life
Faulty streetlights remind me
Of the on and off certainty of us, I'm certain it's too late
In the night to be stumbling in these streets
It's too late in the night to be thinking thoughts like these
I'll be late tomorrow morning like I always am to everything
This second-rate heart can't take another heartbreak
No, it can't

(Oooh, oooh)

Now I'm fighting (I'm fighting) the urge to fight myself
Over trivial matters, it doesn't really matter that,
Who I was would've hated what I had become,
Well who I am likes that the old me is gone
But there are nights, too many nights I second-guess
Where I'm going, I keep going with no idea where

(Oooh, oooh)

I'll fall asleep the way I do
Passing out from watching too
Many episodes of Breaking Bad
This keeps me from thinking about
Every thing I'm now without
And realizing I spend every night this way
I think I try way too hard
To keep the loneliness away
I think try way too hard
To convince myself that I'm okay
(To convince myself that I'm okay)

Killing time while it kills me
Wasting time, I am wasting away, I'm just wasted youth
Way too young to pretend to know what love is,
But in the scope of forever aren't we all kids?
Forever hooked on the high and thrill of real-life romance
Wishing we weren't too smart so we could give it a chance

(Oooh, oooh)

I'll fall asleep the way I do
Passing out from watching too
Many episodes of Breaking Bad
This keeps me from thinking about
Every thing I'm now without
And realizing I spend every night this way
I think I try way too hard
To keep the loneliness away
I think try way too hard
To convince myself that I'm okay
(To convince myself that I'm okay)

I'll fall asleep the way I do
Passing out from drinking too
Much so I won't remember you
This keeps me from thinking about
Every one I'm now without
And realizing I spend every night this way
I shouldn't be trying this hard
To keep the loneliness away
I shouldn't be trying this hard
To convince myself that I'm okay
Track Name: 19
Another Friday night, I got no plans to keep me from my bed
And even if I did, I know I wouldn't have the money for it and
I'd sing my songs in bars but they'd just bum people out at best
They'd rather hear an acoustic cover of "Just Give Me A Reason" or "Moves Like Jagger"
It's not that I hate pop songs it's just sad songs are more my thing
Call it catharsis or complaining, just don't complain to me

But you're out there
Somewhere out there
And you see the same things I do
And this song's my
Lost wolf cry
So sing along cause I'm howling to hear you

Meet me on the last train home
I don't like these long commutes alone
And I spend too much time on my own
The way everyone else wastes theirs on their phones
And in the night, I can't sleep right
I'm running out of feel-good quotes
To keep my thoughts in line
But at least this time, I know I'll end up alright

Another empty night, and this place can't seem to keep me from my head
It's crowded here but it's just me and these empty bottles of beer
I can't pretend to be interested in NBA talk and sports car specs
Maybe I could've just stayed in bed but there's still no new episode of The Walking Dead
I don't have anyone here to talk to about Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties
I'm just dodging cigarette smoke, but I'd rather be bored here than bored at home alone

But you're out there
Somewhere out there
And you see the same things I do
And this song's my
Lost wolf cry
So sing along cause I'm howling to hear you

Meet me on the last train home
I don't like these long commutes alone
And I spend too much time on my own
The way everyone else wastes theirs on their phones
And in the night, I can't sleep right
I'm running out of feel-good quotes
To keep my thoughts in line
But at least this time, I know I'll end up alright

Though I know I'll be fine
I could use some reassurance
So I'm hoping that one day
Soon I'll see you in existence
And I wouldn't have to dream
Just to wake up in disappointment
I guess I hate the thought of being
A non-special kind of different
Oh, I know I'll be fine
But I could use some reassurance
I'm 19 and I'm hoping
That my 20's won't be hopeless
I'm done with dragging my feet
Like the past was in my shoes
So I'm burning the bridge between me
And who I thought I should be
Track Name: To Martin, From Finn
I thought you'd be happy to see me
The baby you left that went boomboom on a leaf
On that day I just cried. Did you hear me?
If you did would you have changed your mind?

And I thought I'd be happy to see you
Cause I thought you were gone forever
But when I looked in your eyes
That look in your eyes
Was Ice Kingdom-cold and it held no reflection of me

(Heh, it's fine... Whatevz)

I guess I was a fool
For thinking you'd be cool
And I wanted to make you proud
But Dad, you ripped out my arm and you did the same to my heart
Dad, you ripped out my arm and you did the same to my heart
Yeah, you ripped out my arm, like you ripped out my heart