Time Alone

by The Way Back

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The Way Back is:
Jared Norton - Lead Vocals/Bass
Matt Tyler - Guitar/Vocals
Alex Shanahan - Guitar/Vocals
Andrew Provenzano - Drums

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released 01 December 2012

All songs written by The Way Back. Recorded and mixed by Jared Norton. Mastered by Chris Kasper. Female Vocals on track 9 by Erika Sorenson.

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Track Name: Drifting
You're drifting far away from me
I'm finally free
But I still dive into the sea
The wall between
It's tearing me apart to be
always switching teams
I know you're not the one for me
but still I bleed
Track Name: Take It On
I've run away from these responsibilities
for too long, but i'm ready now
it only took a life time to figure out
that only I can see
the person I can be
But I know that I'm ready now
To see the why when I've been looking for the how
I've been looking for the how

I can't shake it off, so I'll take it on
I can't shake it off, so I'll take it on

Theres so much more to see
of what's inside of me
And I'm sure that I can bring it out
I'll find the words and I'll shout them out loud
Then everyone will see
the person I can be
And they'll know and be ready, now
to find the why when they've been looking for the how
They've been looking for the how

I can't shake it off, so I'll take it on
Track Name: All I Could Ask For
I see the way out
but this is just beginning
Every new word that I shout
is an anchor that I'm sending

To the bottom of the ocean of this town
I thought that I'd eventually come around

But I'm more than content
working 50 hour weeks if it means
that I can be where I want to be every weekend
instead of away from all my friends
I know it's hard to understand
And it looks short-sighted or wishful
But looking at the sun set over Wisconsin
Writing songs and getting by
That's all I could ask for

I've been in this neighborhood
for as long as I remember
I've been told that it's no good
and I should venture onward
I could just get out
and find a new beginning
but if I gave up now
it would be my dreams that I'd be sending

To the bottom of the ocean of this town
I thought that I'd eventually come around

But I'm more than content
working 50 hour weeks if it means
that I can be where I want to be every weekend
instead of away from all my friends
I know it's hard to understand
And it looks short-sighted or wishful
But looking at the sun set over Wisconsin
Writing songs and getting by
That's all I could ask for

But at times the air grows thin
and I think about what could've been
If I'd gone away and did what they say
Would I be more than what I am today?
It's not too late to pick up slack
I could walk away without looking back
I might even get my life on track
but what would I have if I couldn't say that I'm

More than content
working 50 hour weeks if it means
that I can be where I want to be every weekend
instead of away from all my friends
I know it's hard to understand
And it looks short-sighted or wishful
But looking at the sun set over Wisconsin
Writing songs and getting by
That's all I could ask for
Track Name: Teenager Games
You pretended I had a chance
like this was part of the dance
like we were seventeen and starting just to hold hands

But that's never what it was to you
It was nothing till you said it was through

But then it started to show
that I was food for your ego
with every compliment I watched your head grow

I was never more than nothing to you
It was something then you tell me we're through

So now I'm cutting you off from me
I'm getting to old to be
dealing with your stupid insecurities
And I don't need anything from you
I think you're getting too old to be
acting like you're seventeen
leeching off your so-called friends
So it's time to grow up
and put your teenager games to an end

You say you're just going out for a bit
and you'll call me when you're leaving
but it never works like that
I wait till one in the morning
It's a familiar story
So now I've wasted another night
and you're telling all your lies
coming up with all these stupid alibis
But I know what the truth is
You got drunk and didn't give a shit

So now I'm cutting you off from me
I'm getting to old to be
dealing with your stupid insecurities
And I don't need anything from you
I think you're getting too old to be
acting like you're seventeen
leeching off your so-called friends
So it's time to grow up
and put your teenager games to an end

I'm getting so fucking tired of sifting through all these liars

So now I'm cutting you off from me
I'm getting to old to be
dealing with your stupid insecurities
And I don't owe anything to you
I think you're getting too old to be
acting like you're seventeen
leeching off your so-called friends
So it's time to grow up
and put your teenager games to an end

So now I'm cutting you off from me
I'm getting to old to be
dealing with your stupid insecurities
And I don't owe anything to you
I think you're getting too old to be
acting like you're seventeen
leeching off your so-called friends
So it's time to grow up
and put your teenager games to an end
Track Name: Stay Young
I'm not scared of getting older
I'm scared I won't stay young
And with every day that passes I'm running out of chances
to prove myself

Is this the one (is the one)
Is this the product of everything I know
Is it better than before
Will it be met with more
Than apathy and indifference
Does it make a difference?

I know I shouldn't care what you think
But the truth is that without you I'd sink
I've been forgotten too many times
To believe that you'll be around forever

Now you see
What you've done to me
Now you see
Why this needs to be the change I need
Now you see
What you've done to me
Now you see

I don't care that I'm getting older
I care that you're still gone
And with every day that passes you're running out of chances
to prove yourself
Were you the one (were you the one)
were you the one that I need to be complete?
I'd be better than before we could have so much more
than what you left behind

I'm not scared of getting older
I'm scared I won't stay young
Track Name: Gone For Good
I'm counting down the days
I'm counting down the hours
Until you cure the illness that's been growing in my head

This desperation, I just need some motivation
But every night it's still a fight between my body and my head

Cause you mean everything to me
But I'm just so sore from knocking at your door

And I can't take it in stride anymore
I think you're better off leaving me down on the floor
because I know you now and it'll never be like before
It'll never be like before

It's been so many days
It's been so many hours
Since I thought that you'd come running back to me
I was waiting for you to come running back to me

But I guess you're gone for good
I still think that I should let you know
that you're not alone

I guess I'm alone

And I can't take it in stride anymore
I think you're better off leaving me down on the floor
because I know you now and it'll never be like before
It'll never be like before

I can't take it in stride anymore
I think you're better off leaving me down on the floor
because I know you now and it'll never be like before
It'll never be like before
Track Name: Setting Sail
I've been told that I'm making a big mistake
I'm throwing my life away for nothing

I've been told I can't do everything I set out to do
I'm gonna do this just to prove it to you
You're just a hoop that I'm jumping through

I'm sick and tired of hearing all the ways that it could fail
I'm setting sail for something big
I know what that entails
I know it won't be easy but I'm a sucker for pursuit
Discouragements are nothing more
Than fuel to find the truth

about this world
and what I need to keep living in it
so I'm not gonna waste a minute

I've been told that I'll never make a name for myself
My life will culminate with dust on a shelf
and that I'm lost and that I need to find help


I'm sick and tired of hearing all the ways that it could fail
I'm setting sail for something big
I know what that entails
I know it won't be easy but I'm a sucker for pursuit
Discouragements are nothing more
Than fuel to find the truth

about this world
and what I need to keep living in it
so I'm not gonna waste a minute

Now I stand
painting pictures with the broad stroke of my hand
It's finally a prize within my grasp
and my ambition's going nowhere fast
Track Name: What's Best For Me
I think I'm starting to see it now
the way it works when I'm not around
I'm just a joke that you tell your friends
and I don't think I wanna make amends

I think I'm starting to see it now
the way you thrive putting others down
you're just a pest that's inside my chest
and I don't think you really know what's best

I know you're not what's best for me
But it's so hard to simply be
at home alone each night
I feel so helpless, it makes me reckless

I've tried the last three years to see
what it means to mean something to me
but I'm still alone at night
I feel so reckless, I'm fucking helpless

There's still a light in the darkness of
the tunnel you seem to be above
I know there's so much more
than the bullshit you've been fighting for

I know you're not what's best for me
But it's so hard to simply be
at home alone each night
I feel so reckless, I'm fucking helpless
Track Name: Sinking
I'm slowly sinking

I'm falling down into a pit of stagnation
I'm a glutton for damnation
and it's getting hard to stay
around where I grew up
it doesn't seem like it's enough
to pull me out of bed each morning
and get me through the day

My conversations resonate in my head
I can't escape from first impressions
or what I should've said
It's hard for me to let it go
when I could've done so well
Instead I'm where I started
Feeling sorry for myself

Am I still sleeping
Am I awake
Am I just dreaming
Or have I changed?

I'm starting to see what I've been told
My whole life and it's making me feel so cold
This place I've grown to call home is just that
and it won't keep its promises
or keep your life on track

I'm slowly sinking

I'm such a flake deciding who to become
am I the one who's got the story
or the one who gets things done
when I look into the mirror I see questions staring back
do I keep pursuing ghosts or is it time now to turn back

Am I still sleeping
Am I awake
Am I just dreaming
Or have I changed?

I'm starting to see what I've been told
My whole life and it's making me feel so cold
This place I've grown to call home is just that
and it won't keep its promises
or keep your life on track

This ocean's swallowing me whole
I can't tread water anymore
I'm ready to get out now
If only I knew how

Am I still sleeping
am I awake
am I just dreaming
or have I changed

I'm starting to see what I've been told
My whole life and it's making me feel so cold
This place I've grown to call home is just that
and it won't keep its promises
it won't keep its promises
Track Name: Time Alone
I'm stranded on an island
in the middle of the sea
calm but deadly water surrounds me

I've called you out so many times
that I can barely speak
it seems that no one's listening to me

I begged for stable ships
but couldn't control my loose lips
and now I'm waiting here for someone to rescue me

Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
I know I have to find somewhere to go
But I'm kind of enjoying the time alone

I'm living on an island
in the middle of the sea
Calm and tranquil beauty surrounds me

I used to scream and shout
and ask what this is all about
but there was no one listening to me

Where do I go from here?
Where do I go from here?
I know that I should find somewhere to go
but I'm really enjoying the time alone.