Songs About Girls and Other Disasters

by Yorktown Lads

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1.
It's been years since I've tried to write a song Hard to do with so much going on I Let my friends and fans forget me 'Cause my muse just went and left me With nothing much to say Maybe that's okay But I need something to write about A little something to write about I need something to write about Right now Changed my job and it took away my time Made me think think I'd really passed my prime But then you called and made me ponder Why put it off any longer Put that stuff on pause Get back to how it was Give me something to write about A little something to write about I need something to write about Right now So jump on in beside me baby We'll see what happens who knows maybe We'll start a whole new song Hope it doesn't take too long Till we'll have something to write about A little something to fight about Maybe something to lie about Or maybe something to cry about Give me something to write about Right now
2.
I've not felt this way for a while now Like I've got someone to please Love got so far out of style now And my heart's down on it knees Well I asked her for her number but I chickened out I ran away before she knew what I was talking about Well she makes me feel so awkward in the best of ways Looking for the words to say I just wanna make her smile She's got a look that I can't forget Overdressed most every day And though I don't know her well just yet I'd like think that could change Well I asked her for her number but I chickened out I ran away before she knew what I was talking about Well she makes me feel so awkward in the best of ways Looking for the words to say I just wanna make her smile When Cupid shot me with his arrow It felt more like a gun My heart beats fast, my sight is narrow If I could, I'd just run run run run Well I asked her for her number but I chickened out I ran away before she knew what I was talking about Well she makes me feel so awkward in the best of ways Looking for the words to say I just wanna make her smile Make her smile Make her smile Make her smile
3.
I've always wanted time to ask But then again I've got plenty I filled it up with so many things instead You've always been right there so still Waiting, but just out of reach And there's a chance well never meet Before you leave Why don't you stop and say hello Would you do that for me before you go Before you leave Would you be so kind Not to let me leave everything we've worked on all behind Hello and how are you today The weather’s fine where you are Small talk with a low of sixty-two You say you're back and now in town Searching for Discovery And there's a chance you'll pass my street Before you leave Why don't you stop and say hello Would you do that for me before you go Before you leave Would you be so kind Not to let me leave everything we've worked on all behind
4.
La La 02:42
She's a shy little girl with her hand on her head Trying to relive her dreams in her bed You can try little girl, but you won't get ahead Till you stop that dreaming, get out of that bed I thought Romance had gone away I thought my chances had all gone grey I sat alone through sunny days But that all changed the moment you looked my way 'Cause I la-la-la-la-love you Do you la-la-love me too I have to know, it sounds cliche But you're the one runs through my head every day Now I came to love loneliness and it's perks If you have no expectations, then nobody gets hurt But stopping the tears, in itself isn't worth All the things that you'll miss if you don't do the work I thought Romance had gone away I thought my chances had all gone grey I sat alone through sunny days But that all changed the moment you looked my way 'Cause I la-la-la-la-love you Do you la-la-love me too I have to know, it sounds cliche But you're the one runs through my head every day And I'd never have a problem solving any problems Might come our way And my promises are solemn I won't ever leave If you'll just promise that you'll always stay Now she's my little girl with her hand on her head But she stopped that dream and got out of her bed We can try little girl, take it slow, clear our heads Take some time from the fear and start falling instead
5.
Sick of Me 03:00
I wish I could fly away To some far country where they don't work all day Escape from all my cares The guilt and pain of my careless words Most of the time I'm fine It's just another day But sometimes I can't take it anymore And I want to get away Sometimes I'm sick of me Don't wanna be that guy Wanna shed my skin and make a change But I'm too scared to try Sometimes I'm sick of me Until it makes me cry Sometimes I'm cool But then I'm such a fool Not who I wanna be I'm just so sick of me Most of the time I'm fine It's just another day But sometimes I can't take it anymore And I want to get away Sometimes I'm sick of me Don't wanna be that guy My words alarm but often harm Only trying to pass the time Sometimes I'm sick of me So much it makes me cry I do mean well but it's hard to tell That I love so desperately I'm just so sick of me I'm just so sick of me
6.
Around 02:33
Why do they call it falling when it feels like a climb Love never gave me anything, I gave it all of my time And now I'm left looking for more ways To spend all the countless boring days Why do words ring truer when they're said in a song Falling in love with you didn't take very long But you would deny me that great pleasure Of being with someone through forever If this is what love is I want nothing to do with it I'd rather keep my head safely up in the clouds If this is what love takes I don't think I am up to it I want to stop my falling but I don't know how Ever since you left I've been walking with my head on the ground Never left or right or up or front I've only ever been down But you threw the question to the ground How long were you gonna hang around Around Around
7.
Dear Ethan 04:22
Dear Ethan I used to be in your shoes On the outside looking in Singin the blues Dear Ethan I've got a lot to say Cause I've been there, I've fallen And it looks like you've done the same She wants you But only inside your own head To come back to come around And make you wonder why you left The secrets are so bitter From times that you've fought Her favorites seem so chipper But she's calling the shots So dear Ethan Whatever you do I'm here to help Not to intrude Dear Ethan Whatever you say I'm here for you Don't turn me away Dear Ethan When did you first shake hands With a smile, turned around And you left to take a stand But you came wandering back Ignoring the signs She don't mean to let down Not all the time
8.
Rewind 02:47
I remember I remember when You opened the door and let me in I said how do you do You said I'm fine, how 'bout you Your smile's what kept me afloat Form breaking down and losing hope If you wave to me I'll wave back you see Oh that's when things were fresh and new Before I tripped and fell for you I Scared you away and I wish I could take it back I thought I had a shot this time But thoughts began to eat my mind Slap in the tape and hit rewind so I can try it again I remember I remember where I cried for help but you didn't care You just let me be With tricks up your sleeve I may not fit into your archetype But people tell me it'll be alright If I run from you But that's hard to do Oh these were words far from the past When I tripped I fell quite fast Scared you away and I wish I could take it back I thought I had a shot this time But thoughts began to eat my mind Slap in the tape and hit rewind So I can try it again, I can try it again
9.
She says remember me When you've moved on to bigger crowds I know you're gonna be Like a rising sun don't love me now When you're famous won't you come home to me I'll give you a kiss and we'll be together I'm not much right now But somehow she sees That I could grow And she's got plans to bail But before she leaves She has to know When you're famous won't you come home to me I'll give you a kiss and we'll be together All my life's spent waiting for a break to come around But could she keep her promise Could she love me if I'm found Sitting in a hotel room in New York City Everyone I know is miles away Blinded by the limelight Easy come, easy go, right Everything I never wanted on a silver tray When you're famous won't you come home to me I'll give you a kiss and we'll be together
10.
He's talking about her He mocks and he taunts He swears like a sailor And he gets what he wants Everyone loves him He's the life of the ball Who needs a conscience When you can just fool them all He's got it down, got it down, got it down, got it down He's got it down, got it down, got it down, got it down He lives in the moment He'll cut her some slack He gived her a flower But when she turns her back The insults start pouring His friends are laughing out loud They never consider The nasty things he says when they're not around He's got it down, got it down, got it down, got it down He's got it down, got it down, got it down, got it down It's not a popular opinion But I'm not trying to be cool I've grown tired of his dominion And I'll no longer play the fool He's got it down, got it down, got it down, got it down He's got it down, got it down, got it down, got it down He's got it down, got it down, got it down, got it down He's got it down, got it down, got it down, got it down
11.
Home 03:16
From the mountains to the sea And all the spaces in between There's no place I'd rather be than my home I've traveled all around Man I kissed some holy ground But no place I've ever found like my home When I'm down and all alone Nobody's picking up the phone I run outside and let the sunshine in Seems I'm busy all the time Without a reason or rhyme Gotta get outside and thaw my heart out Lettin' the sunshine Lettin' the sunshine in Whether dirty or it's clean Or something in between The greatest place I've ever seen is my home And as the sunset unfurls I know my place in the world And Brian says we've got the prettiest Girls back home Running late I gotta go So much running to and fro Take the time to let the sunshine in When you get to feeling old Nights are long and days are cold Gotta get outside and thaw your heart out Lettin' the sunshine Lettin' the sunshine in I've got blue skies up above And is if that weren't enough Everyone I've ever loved called this home We all live some, then we die We're only here for a short time But I know where I'll spend mine
12.
Pronouns 02:26
I waited so long for you to come around And I waited so long, so long to hear the sound But you ran off and left me hangin’ My tune is now flat , the one I’m singin' This place is familiar, I've been here before But the streets have changed, I don't know anymore You waited waited to break the news, the news to me And you could qualify to be my enemy My mind was blown when yours exploded I should've backed out before you called it Left me with old thoughts that I'm still thinkin' Hanging to you when we're both sinkin’ I'll stand right here as you walk around Half in space and half in the ground We are both terrified of what may come of this We both got some folks that might get envious I would wait yet another go-round But I'm leaving here, and I'm leaving soon But if you find yourself with open arms here I'll make the time, and you'll make the time And we'll have the time
13.
I like shoes, most guys do Maybe won't admit it but they like shoes And now I got the blues, what can I do Hate to admit it but I'm not cool I used to wear Vans, I used to wear Chucks I used to wear Doc’s but I don't no more I used to be an all-star, I used to be a punk I used to be cool but I ain't no more oh yeah Orthopedic lifts, Doctor Scholl's Makes me feel like I'm a hundred years old I had to give up all the kid stuff Hate to admit it but my shoes suck I used to wear Vans, I used to wear Chucks I used to wear Doc’s but I don't no more I used to be an all-star, I used to be a punk I used to be cool but I ain't no more oh yeah With arches falling down It really hurts to walk around Look at these sweet crocs I found Somebody kill me now I used to wear Vans, I used to wear Chucks I used to wear Doc’s but I don't no more I used to be an all-star, I used to be a punk I used to be cool but I ain't no more oh yeah Oh yeah... Oh yeah...
14.
It's Back 03:23
I was in love with a monster and she hurt my feelings bad One magic day she went away So I could lose all the feelings that I'd come to have But slowly now I'm turning around to find It's back for seconds, this time it's my mind It's back for more apparently my heart was not enough before And to think I thought that I was done, I was done It's back for me And I don't know how much my heart can take, you see I used to think she was the only one, only one You heard correctly, it's out there Making other fellas sad Don't let it get too close to you Or it'll drive you up the walls and over cliffs completely mad You may think she's changed, you might be torn It's up to you but don't say you weren't warned It's back for more apparently my heart was not enough before And to think I thought that I was done, I was done It's back for me And I don't know how much my heart can take, you see I used to think she was my only one, only one And from the moment I found her I wanted to be around her She took my loving away And left me nothing to say It's back for more apparently my heart was not enough before And to think I thought that I was done, I was done It's back for me And I don't know how much my heart can take, you see I used to think she was my only one, only one It's back
15.
Wish I, wish I could stand alone with you Wish I, wish I could see, could see it too But things just aren’t that simple When you’ve got a lot to say And the ear you want to listen Has slowly gone away Wish you, wish you didn’t, you didn’t know Wish you, wish you could let, could let me go I can help you with all your troubles If you promise to help with mine And things will go together You’ve just got to give them time

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released January 13, 2015

Produced, Written, and Performed by Yorktown Lads
Mastered by David Guerrerro

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Guitarist/songwriter/vocalist for venerable powerpop band sparkle*jets u.k.
His new side-project is Yorktown Lads.

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