Pastimes

by The Offseason

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Recorded at Getaway Recording in Haverhill, MA
Produced by The Offseason and Jay Maas
Mixed and Mastered by Jay Maas

digital copies can be purchased at negativeprogressionrecords.bandcamp.com

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released May 14, 2013

All songs written and performed by The Offseason

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Track Name: Can't Sleep
i had no reason to stay back with you
we knew we had to learn the world outside your room
but i always keep on looking back
wondering about the path you took
do you have yourself all figured out?
enough for you to turn around and say
the past was something great
but i love the way we’ve changed

‘cause i can’t sleep
every night you still haunt me
it’s not in what you do
or what we’ve both been through
i guess i just miss you

what exactly did i lose
when i gave up my life with you
watching lesser men all take my place?
they don't know your handling the way i did,
but has it changed?
‘cause i still see frustration painted on your face
your boyfriend always lets you down
so why do you keep him around?
i thought you would know better by now

‘cause i can’t sleep
every night you still haunt me
it’s not in what you do
or what we’ve both been through
but you should know that
i can’t sleep
all your problems still trouble me
i want to save you
from all that you’ve been through
i guess i miss you
Track Name: '98
everyone i know
has it better than they think they do

i used to have better days
they haven't happened since '98
and i've done my best to live with the torment
but these are my weights that i'm forced to carry

i refuse to believe
i can't do anything with these clipped wings
'cause life is boring
stuck in this birdcage

can someone take this burden away?
i want to leave this disease behind me
and it's made its mark on this hospital heart
and ripped all my freedom apart (ripped all my freedom apart)

i refuse to believe
i can't do anything with these clipped wings
but when will my time come
to lose these limitations and be someone?
'cause life is boring
stuck in this birdcage

everyone i know
has it better than they think they do

(this will never end)
this is the only fight that i may never win
waking every night in cold sweats with unsteady hands (this will never end)
but that won't change the fact that i've got bigger plans
and i won't let this keep me down
i just have to work this out
there's no better time than now.
don't count me out

i refuse to believe
i can't do anything with these clipped wings
but when will my time come
to lose these limitations and be someone?
'cause life is boring
stuck in this birdcage
Track Name: Deadgirl
you’ve got another thing coming
if your best traits are the worst things for me

i couldn’t believe that my eyes deceived me
but i should have seen this coming miles away
you starve for compliments like some sort of adolescent girl,
and that don’t sit well with me

it becomes clear,
sad and sincere
you hate to be alone
but it’s not my fault
no one can handle
the kind of clinger you claim you aren’t

you’ve got another thing coming
if your best traits are the worst things for me
don’t tell me
that i’ve got another lesson to learn about your ways
‘cause you’re just trouble to me

you still expect my friends to read
your wild emotions on your sleeves
but they’re just decorations to get you noticed by the creeps
what will it take to say “enough,
and take back all your fucking stuff!”
‘cause i’ve got no good use for what you’ve given me

you’ve got another thing coming
if your best traits are the worst things for me
don’t tell me
i’ve got another lesson to learn about your ways

‘cause you’re just trouble to me (you’re just trouble to me)
and you're too much for me to take

don’t say you’ll be the one i want
(you’ll never be enough)
don’t say you’ll be what i had hoped
(you won’t be enough)
don’t say you’re everything i want
‘cause you’re not happy on your own

you’ve got another thing coming
if your best traits are the worst things for me
don’t tell me
that i’ve got some other lesson to learn

you’ve got another thing coming
if your best traits are the worst things for me
don’t tell me
that i’ve got another lesson to learn
i've got no other lesson to learn
Track Name: Spit Trash
i’ve had a lot of time to think about who you've been
and why it’s pathetic that you’re still rotting
in that smoke-stained skin you’ve been bathing in
since the first day i ever met you

how old do you have to get
for this routine to look so deliberate?
you never quit all the habits you’ve made
like cigarettes for dinner and the cheap beer you drink
you’re just rock and roll delusional
and we still taste your stink

the long nights by streetlights were something of a pastime
but we’re not eighteen anymore
if the weight of your world is too heavy to hold
then pack up your shit and go home

give up the gold
you can’t keep depending on people you owe
telling them sweet lies that you’ll get them next time
to keep your intentions on hold
this isn’t a game you can cheat through to play
and expect all your stories to have some meaning
to me you’re just a ghost
a self-absorbed soul with nobody to host

the long nights by streetlights were something of a pastime
but we’re not eighteen anymore
if the weight of your world is too heavy to hold
then pack up your shit and go home
long nights, streetlights, time spent by your side
it’s just not the same anymore
it’s been five years away and still, nothing has changed
this isn’t the world that you know

i’ve got a little bit of worn out patience for your expense
just don’t try to waste my fucking time again

long nights, streetlights, time spent by your side
it’s just not the same anymore
if the weight of your world is too heavy to hold
then pack up your shit and go back home

i’ve got a little bit of worn out patience
Track Name: Unsettled
another night i've wasted thinking
nothing on this path has changed
i'm still unpacked, still unsettled
still complacent with these ways
i keep together being average
i still play my days by ear
but what am i still doing here? (yeah!)

the 9 to 5's are getting to me
i need to get back on the road (whoa oh oh)
take me west, take me anywhere
let my ambitions take control

but everything is easier said than done
making all these trade-offs to get what you want
it's never fair until you get where you want to go

i'm still not satisfied
as far as they know, i haven't tried
my life is on the line, but is that enough yet?
i can't say i'm done with this scene
and everything it's meant to me
'cause i've still got my reasons to believe

i'm so sick of being average
afraid the end is getting near
and i could choose to never write again,
but there's still ink inside this pen
there's still battles i can fight
that will add meaning to my life
so what am i still doing here, yeah
Track Name: Collecting Dust
where did everything i once loved go?
i never asked to be this left alone,
with my thoughts and wasted dreams
'cause you see, i have gotten good at killing time
and getting bored with american life
reminders of my better years
have burnt away and forged new fears
i don’t want to tell my friends
how stagnant and burnt out i’ve been
i know nothing stays the same
but why must we change?

get me up out of bed
and get me to move instead
i’ve gotta face the fact that we act the way we see ourselves,
and i’m just collecting dust

there’s no safer place than in my head
the rest of the world wants me dead

but i’m past the point at 25
where i should care to be alive
and practice self respect
keep my dignity in check
well, let’s jumpstart this motivation
break these chains i’ve made myself
if i only gave a damn,
i could do more than i think i can

get me up out of bed
and get me to move instead
i’ve gotta face the fact that we act the way we see ourselves,
and i’m just collecting dust

(don't give up, just get going)
i've had enough of myself, still staying dormant
expecting someone else to save me from indifference
i’ve been a victim of my wasted time by letting everybody else decide
but i will never let myself stay pushed aside

get me up out of bed
and get me to move instead
i’ve gotta face the fact that we act the way we see ourselves, (see ourselves)
reminders of my better years
have burnt away and forged new fears
i don’t want to tell my friends
how stagnant and burnt out i’ve been
but i’m past the point at 25 (don't give up, just get going)
where i should care to be alive
and practice self respect (don't give up, just get going)
but i'm just collecting dust
collecting dust