Settling

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released April 29, 2014

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Written & Recorded in Eric's Basement
Engineered & Mixed by Eric McNelis
Produced by Sleep In
Mastered at The Gradwell House by Dave Downham
Artwork by Brian Mietz, Dinerstate.net
Released on Hide Away Records

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Sleep In. Collingswood, New Jersey

Hand-crafted Rock n Roll.

The neat indie-emo arrangement of the record is amplified by the song lengths. Never too long, never too short. - Punknews.org

Their songs are soaked with smooth harmonies, on-point vocals, and brilliant guitars. They seem to combine aspects of modern emo, with a traditional rock rhythm. -T3M

..giant hooks and mathy guitar parts. -Noisey
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Track Name: I Do Know and I'm Not Sorry
I do know and I’m not sorry.

Well I speak best with laughter
I mean well but I’m a disaster
I may be a bad star
And maybe it won’t get me very far
But at least I’m still a star

And I’m far too informal
I thought I was normal
But that may not be what I want to be
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Look beyond yourself you may see a bit clearer

Go ahead and take your best shot
You haven’t seen the best that I got
I think you’re gonna need a head start
You don’t want to miss the best part

Well I know why you’re staring
I’m too stoned to care
And I’m well aware that I’m a man of my vices
Oh so self righteous and slightly pretentious
How you gonna let this get to you?

Go ahead and take your best shot
You haven’t seen the best that I got
I think you’re gonna need a head start
You don’t want to miss the best part

I know I’m dangerous when I’m sharp so I dull the edges
Trying to smile just to say, “I’m okay.”
Playing the underdog but I’m always swinging for the fences
It took a while but I’m on my way
I’m on my way
I’m on my way

Go ahead and take your best shot.
Track Name: Sleep Sound
sleep sound.

Things change
We often wish they didn’t but it’s okay
And you can start again, it’s a brand new day
You know that there’s a better way

So be strong for the sake of those around you
Because there is hope beyond whichever fate has found you

But we all need you now
If your thoughts try to keep you down
Let it out and you could take a different route
Find a way around this
Well we’ve all seen better days
Only love will keep us sane

There is no longer strength in our convictions
But we are not victims there will be strength in our forgiveness

But we all need you now
So there’s no time for feeling down
Let it out and you could take a different route
Find a way around this
Well we’ve all seen better days
Only love will keep us sane
It’s a shame we blame ourselves

Turn it around but don’t get too proud
There’s still an awful lot of ground to cover
Sleep sound but let it out, just get it out
And take care of one another
Just take care of one another.
Track Name: Streets
streets.

She convinces me to take the drive
So I hop on 55 and ride to the coast
To bury another ghost in the sand
Or let it drift away in the waves
Or carry me away from here
Sometimes I want to disappear

I’m only here for the day
I had to get away
Then she lays down next to me
And she says, “Hey, why don’t you stay the night?”
Implying we don’t have to fight
About where we’ve been or what we’d done before
Because it doesn’t matter anymore
Society’s got us twisted
But we don’t have to listen to what they say
Or what they expect from us

I think we must
We’re no strangers to lust

And if we break at the first sign of pressure
Then maybe lesser people deserve to be where we are
And to feel how we feel
So tell me is this real enough for you?
Don’t tell me if this isn’t real because I don’t want to know the truth
About you, about this town
About all the love we fake or the rules we break
Because I won’t feel the same when I wake
And her legs are shaking while my heart is racing
And then she’s telling me to slow it down
Well slow it down, we’ll slow it down
Then pick it right back up

We realize that it’s close to 5:00
We’ll finally close our eyes and sleep the day away
Then I’ll try to forget your face on my way home.
Track Name: Bound To Fold
bound to fold.

Let things come together now
Let’s find something better out there than the pain we share
Let things run together now
Life is just and life is fair
Even with the hearts we bear

We’ll think of something
To take our minds off living if the past ain’t giving us hope
I’m quick to judge and
Honey, I’ve been livid and acting timid to cope

Let things fall apart
And let them go to waste again
Start thinking with a different plan

We’ll think of something
To take our minds off living if the past ain’t giving us hope
We’re always bluffing
So play the hand you’re given and someone’s bound to fold.
Track Name: Small Scars
small scars.

I want to dream again
Oh how I long to be led by a voice within
But if it’s all in my head then I’ll live while I’m living and rest when I’m dead
It’s not that bad

But I can’t help losing sleep
When I’m lonely and in too deep
Oh the secrets I can’t keep
I’m sorry darling
Damn, you’re gorgeous but you’re not for me
So I’ll drift through another night
I’m not great but I feel alright
Though it tears me up inside to know I’m only getting lonelier as days go by

I’m losing steam again
I started thinking I’m happy with where I am
But I’ll hang in the gallows for being so damn shallow
And I’ll admit there were better times
I held you close as we slept on your parents’ bed
And I was dreaming of falling in love but I knew it was all in my head
I was just desperate enough to pretend

But I can’t help losing sleep
When I’m lonely and in too deep
Oh the secrets I can’t keep
I’m sorry darling
Damn, you’re gorgeous but you’re not for me
So I’ll drift through another night
I’m not great but I feel alright
Though it tears me up inside to know I’m only getting lonelier as days go by
To know our struggles get more difficult the harder we try
To know I’m hanging by a thread and barely getting by

So you take me home
Take a drink and take me out of these clothes
I’ve been on my own for far too long

But I won’t lose sleep over someone I wouldn’t want to keep around me
So forget about me
And if I had the chance to glance upon her one last time
Well I’d turn and look away
And if I had the chance to walk beside her one last time
Well I’d turn and walk away.
Track Name: Antisocial Darwinism
antisocial darwinism.

My darkest days came when I lost faith in myself
So my little slice of hell was all I had to share
It’s my cross to bear
The burden of the self-aware
So when I’m judged by all the people who were never there I just don’t care
If this is evolution, then I’m the missing link
I’m not here for your approval or to start some revolution
I’m here to make you think

I’ve been popping off at the synapse and biting my tongue
So when all is said and done, I hope you had your fun
And to all the fools who thought we were finished
We’ve only just begun

I’ve been popping off at the synapse and biting my tongue
So when all is said and done, I hope you had your fun.
Track Name: A Lot To Say
a lot to say.

They fade in and fade out
The colors aren’t shading in
What made its way out
Of the memories I had chased out
But maybe it’s not too late
Because I could think them over
And there goes another day
But I’m not feeling older

What do you want from me?
I’m learning as I go but I don’t know where I’m going
Oh no, I think that it’s starting to show

Well happiness is understanding the nature of sorrow
So I’ve been sulking and hoping for a better tomorrow

Get it together, boy
Figure it out
You know your head is too heavy to carry all that doubt
Why can’t you just roll with it?
Or better yet, why can’t you take control of it?

What do you want from me?
I’m learning as I go but I don’t know where I’m going
Oh no, I think that it’s starting to show
And I never thought I’d feel this low again

Get it together, boy
Figure it out
You know your head is too heavy to carry all that doubt

What do you want from me?
I’m learning as I go but I don’t know where I’m going
Oh no, I think that it’s starting to show
And I never thought I’d feel this low again

But maybe it’s not too late
And there goes another day with the memories I had chased out
I get so distracted that sometimes I forget to breathe
I think we could all relax if we just sit back and let the future be
There’s still a lot to say and not enough time to say it
And it’s naïve to think
That the world we perceive
Is the one we should believe in

There’s still a lot to say and not enough time to say it.
Track Name: Come Closer
come closer.

I’ve been waiting for a sign
Or some stranger passing by
To walk into my life
And trace the dotted lines

So come closer to me
Let me see the things you’ve seen
We’re too happy to grieve
So forget what you believe
Oh come closer

I’ve been waiting for a ride
To the ocean or countryside
For some moment in time
To change my mind about you

So come closer to me
I’ve been sleeping on my own and I’ve been driving to the sea
We’re too happy to grieve
So forget what you believe
Oh come closer

So come closer to me
I’ve been sleeping on my own and I’ve been driving to the sea
We’re too happy for all this grief
So forget what you believe
Oh come closer to me.
Track Name: Starting Over
starting over.

The chip in my tooth somehow wound up on my shoulder
We sing the blues as if the music has gotten slower
And I’m thinking of starting over
But I thought I should let you know first.

Well I’m no leader but if you’re lost you can wander with me
We’ll turn our backs to our front doors
‘Til we reach that other shore
Because I’m bored of these hollow shells
If honor’s dead, then it lives on in my head
But I never saw it coming
You can always learn something from them

I’m getting back to basics
Singing in a basement
Where the only people that matter to me reside
And it’s getting better the less I try
Because the world outside doesn’t matter at all tonight
No the world outside doesn’t matter at all tonight

Well I’m no leader but if you’re lost you can wander with me
We’ll turn our backs to our front doors
‘Til we reach that other shore
Because I’m bored of these hollow shells
If honor’s dead, then it lives on in my head
But I never saw it coming
I should finally stop running from them

Oh, I’m starting over.
Track Name: Settling
settling.

I tapered off for the summer
Because the winter lasted far too long
I found another way to live and I was wondering
Do you understand where you went wrong?

Well I won’t let it break me
I won’t let it take me hostage
I won’t let them shape me
Or criticize the shape that I’m in.
No.

I fell asleep and it was autumn
I’ll be ready for the spring by June
The way we dance around the seasons
It’s as if we need a reason not to justify the things we do

What’s it gonna take?
No, I can’t relate to all this pettiness and people with petty thoughts.
And it was setting in that I was settling

But I won’t let it break me
I won’t let it take me hostage
I won’t let them shape me
Or criticize the shape that I’m in

What’s it gonna take to make this real?

I’m telling grace
To work its way
Into my soul
Make me whole
Let it go
Set a goal
Take control
Change the world.

I won’t let it break me
I won’t let it take me hostage
I won’t let them shape me
Or criticize the shape that I’m in
What’s it gonna take to make this real?
And to make you feel something more?

What’s it gonna take?