From Nerve Endings To New Beginnings

by Don't Wait Up

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released March 18, 2014

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Angry and sometimes sad pop punk from the queen city.

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Track Name: American Spirit
One lonely cigarette and
my own backyard
just trying to finish the words
these old sad songs
I wrote over this past year
I guess
I finally got over it
In fact I see a new face when I sing them
and
I'm making progress like it was my bed
Too early in the morning
Haven't learned my lesson
quick draw from your hip when I let down my defenses
my friends all say
I could be more optimistic

But I'm a pessimistic fuck
and opportunists seem to miss their mark on me
now a chicken with my head cut off
and only this moment of unknowing decides my fate
even if it doesn't mean anything to anyone but me
at least it meant something

My only hope is now
you read what I wrote down
READ WHAT I WROTE DOWN
It's right in front of you
READ WHAT I WROTE DOWN
keep a song to sing too
Track Name: L'esprit De L'escalier
Where'd you go?
You know what
I don't wanna hear it I've heard enough
And this time, I'm calling your bluff
cause all I've know for the past six months is disappointment
I'm learning what it means to be alone
Track Name: Crow Call
Your smiles got adopted they
don't relate to me
your heart beat slowed its roll down to
an artificial speed
you got a taste of plastic
elastic had its way
of making it seem fit
when it's a stretch really

been mining dictionaries
for golden words to say
while you sit and pick my brain away

and collage all my mistakes
into one deleted scene
but my outtakes aren't amusing
if I'm not even on the screen

so why does it still seem
like there's an alternate ending

it was like your hair turned my hands red
standing over ruins
welding white while there's still fight inside my head
but that guilty conscience let me see your selflessness for selfishness

when you told me you missed me
needed a friend confided in me
admitted you were scared
of what they think
and how hard it would be
when I was right there for you

let me feel the strain in your embrace
of you never letting go
and then you let me go
and called it growing up and moving on
I call it copping out and running from
your problems
running from your problems

so where'd you go
I'm right here and you didn't even see me
you disappear
and I fear you'll never come home

so I want you to know that each night I dreamt about you just for it to wake up untrue and feel alone
Track Name: Ok
wish I was calm like water on a pond
not the thirsty fawn at dawn
who's reflection scared him off
am I a rock
or the spitting image of
will one gust turn me to dust
or can I trust what I'm made of?