FAWM 2019

by John Vermeersch

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released February 28, 2019

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Track Name: Snow Angels
Verse 1:
Snow angels, snow angels
In wet grass
You didn't have to blow me off
You did it anyway

Chorus:
Because those days are gone forever
Now those days are gone

Verse 2:
I never found you
But I have tried
This should be easier to do
You make it harder because

Chorus:
You don't really seem to miss me
Life is changing permanently
I don't think that I've accepted
All those days are gone

*solo*

Chorus:
I've been looking for a picture
I'd move on but here's the kicker
Life is boring and I miss her
Now those days are gone

Verse 3:
Snow angels, snow angels
In my head
I'm living in another time
I'm looking for another

Kind of commitment
Another love
Call me next time that you're off
Track Name: Seventeen
Verse 1:
I think I'm finally out of metaphors for time
But I'll act like I'm inspired
I guess I could leave it now
But I wanna go forever

Chorus:
I could use a coffee maker
I've never been a morning person
I could be happy
If it wasn't always storming

I think I love you
More than being seventeen
You look like a magazine

Verse 2:
We used to chase the fireflies through fields
Under full moons in the summer
You always used to shrug me off
But I never gave up trying

Chorus:
I could use a coffee maker
I've never been a morning person
I could be happy
If it wasn't always storming

I think I love you
More than being seventeen
You look like a magazine

Bridge:
I choked again
I'm sorry
I hope you know
I'm trying

I'll do my best for you
And I hope that's good enough for you
Track Name: Sunday's Dream
Verse 1:
Have I always been this tired all the time?
I don't think so but I don't know if I know

Chorus:
Waiting for Sunday's dream

Verse 2:
I'm so scared of ever having to go back
God I'm trying so hard to see the value in it

Chorus:
Dying in Sunday's dream
Track Name: I Wanna Stay Here
Verse 1:
Don't say it's over
I really tried
But I still have all those nightmares
I'm a social butterfly

I think I loved you
Like everyone
But my sweaters are in pieces
And I'm coming undone

Chorus:
The summer slipped away that year
The future's always been something to fear
Just like my friends all disappeared
Oh God, I wanna stay right here

Verse 2:
Everybody loves you
Everybody cares
Till it's time for them to help you
Then nobody's ever there

They say they miss me
But they don't call
Then again, I don't call either
Do I care at all?

Chorus:
The summer slipped away that year
The future's always been something to fear
Just like my friends all disappeared
Oh God, I wanna stay right here

*solo*

Chorus:
The summer slipped away that year
The future's always been something to fear
Just like my friends all disappeared
Oh God, I wanna stay right here
Track Name: Time is Loaded
Verse 1:
You can never have a say if you're not invited
And you'll live life out of touch
Invite me to parties and I'll just watch
And that's more than good enough

I can't replace my luck-based fate
And now my life's a lottery
It took me years, but I think I get it
There's something wrong with me

Chorus:
Life is cheap and time is loaded
I wanna be sixteen again instead
Don't mind me cause I'm just visiting
Mark my words, nobody's listening

Life is cheap and time is loaded

Verse 2:
For all the pain, at least it's living
And some people can't manage that
I hate the grind but at least I've got one
No matter where I'm at

I'm less naive than I used to be
And I don't feel as young
These people will never be my friends
But at least we all had fun

Chorus:
Life is cheap and time is loaded
I wanna be sixteen again instead
Don't mind me cause I'm just visiting
Mark my words, nobody's listening

Life is cheap and time is loaded

Bridge:
We always used to say, when we were young
No matter what happens, we won't fall apart
Is this a bold step or just a mistake?
I guess I'll throw myself away

*solo*

Chorus:
Life is cheap and time is loaded
I wanna be sixteen again instead
Don't mind me cause I'm just visiting
Mark my words, nobody's listening

Life is cheap and time is loaded
Track Name: For Real
Verse 1:
I hope you're happy like I'm trying to be
Although I wish that you were nicer to me
It's the simple dreams that break you the most
Why won't you come inside, baby?

Chorus:
He could never be the one
Though I know he seems like fun
He'll never know you like I do
He doesn't love you

Verse 2:
I've been trying to imply how I feel
But you say it's better to say it for real
I can't say "I love you" in ten words or less
Although I'll try for you

Chorus:
I know I could be the one
Spend the summer having fun
He'll never know you like I do
He doesn't love you

Bridge:
I know you put on a face
For him
I know you're lonely and sad
Again

*solo*

Chorus:
He could never be the one
Though I know he seems like fun
He'll never know you like I do
He doesn't love you
Track Name: Fake Friends
Chorus:
I'm up too late again
I've been thinking about fake friends
This whole last year's been hell
But since you asked, I'm doing well

Verse 1:
I woke up at 2 or 3
Didn't feel like doing anything
Stayed in bed and spent the day
I hate being awake anyway

Chorus:
I'm up too late again
I've been thinking about fake friends
This whole last year's been hell
But since you asked, I'm doing well

Verse 2:
One mistake and that's your year
You'll end up hated like you feared
No one liked you, you should go
I really, really tried, you know

Chorus:
I'm up too late again
I've been thinking about fake friends
This whole last year's been hell
But since you asked, I'm doing well

*solo*

Chorus:
I'm up too late again
I've been thinking about fake friends
This whole last year's been hell
But since you asked, I'm doing well
Track Name: So Much To Say
Verse 1:
It's like you're always busy
And your phone is always dead
You thought you'd get some free time
But you're overbooked instead

I know the words by heart
But I choke up halfway through
It was so much more consistent
When I used to sing with you

Chorus:
Trip over every word
There's something bugging me, but I'm not sure

Verse 2:
Another fucking blizzard
It doesn't seem like spring
I sleep another hour
Not doing anything

I used to give this effort
You used to have more time
There used to be more reasons
To live past that goodbye

Chorus:
I'm older everyday
But I really wanna see a younger face

Verse 3:
I never knew you too well
I guess that that's okay
Cause I still know you better
Than most other things these days

I'm hung up on cliches
This draft is crap, I think
I can never figure out
How to really mean something

Chorus:
There's so much left to say

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