Souvenirs

Official band website for Souvenirs, from Carpinteria, California

Posture Of Apology

01 - Proof

the boat's bow dipped hard

we'd turn around but we're too far

and I intend to get what I paid for

swift motion made you sick

you retreat below the deck

and I held your hair as you clung to porcelain

 

then we hear the cries

everyone is shouting, "such a breathtaking view!"

but we missed their rise

and you say that strangers cheering's not the same as proof

 

I can't believe

that you can't believe

anything that you still haven't seen

 

we drift slowly to the dock

someone says, "it's not your fault;

the season goes until the end of May"

I'm uplifted, you stay low

wonder if it's mirrors and smoke

you say, "till I see them, they're not real to me"

 

but we heard the cries

everyone was shouting, "such a breathtaking view!"

but we missed their rise

and you say that strangers cheering's not the same as proof

 

I can't believe

that you can't believe

anything that you still haven't seen


02 - Roman Candle

I go off like a roman candle

spitting sparks from a mouth so mean

I say all the things I've kept locked away

now they're burning past my teeth

 

at least I can say

without holes in my soul

set in my way

I know I can't take what I'm told

 

I'm surprised my smile stayed this long

I guess I've just gotten good at hiding

the unease that grows within me

any time you speak

 

I want to sleep

but I can't stop the spin

I fight the world

but the world always wins

 

at least I can say

without holes in my soul

set in my way

I know I can't take what I'm told


03 - Ocean Blood

take everything that you'll ever need

burn it down or let it sink

all she needs is the palm trees

and sand in the street

rent is steep

sleeping on the couch

have to move again to a smaller house

second job in another town

to live an die by the beach

 

pack up and leave before the sun goes down

comb the beach for things that you let drown

 

saltwater running through your veins

you need to think about your family

9 to 5, minimum wage

is not what it used to be

in over your head

fight to stay afloat

clouded sight by the summer fog

five words to describe you:

forever true to the beach

 

pack up and leave before the sun goes down

comb the beach for things that you let drown

all you know

is that you've gotta go

pack up and leave before the sun goes down


04 - Bend & Break

crosses hold up the phone lines

to our holy communication

but you don't sound like an angel

and you say

bend and break for me

I'm worth everything

no, you don't sound like an angel

 

when you gonna stop stepping all over me?

you know that I can't get away

when you gonna let me down easy?

cause I'm around when you need me

 

you move slow like a landslide

and you're just as devastating

you're always taking

and you say

bend and break for me

I'm worth everything

no, you don't sound like an angel

 

when you gonna stop stepping all over me?

you know that I can't get away

when you gonna let me down easy?

cause I'm around when you need me


05 - Net Worth

write home about the war

the things you saw

you can't ignore

your growing doubt

clouded sight

still you fight another night

you saw a flag half-mast

wonder which friend passed

 

and I wake up

to all my bad dreams on TV

and the bombs still drop

wonder why it's you not me

 

live now, streaming

bright burst

blue and green

brought to you by the worst

cable news net worth

a million sons

foreign war

all they need to make profits soar

 

and I wake up

to all my bad dreams on TV

and the bombs still drop

wonder why it's you not me

 

I can't look away

gotta know how it ends

I can't look away

 

and I wake up

to all my bad dreams on TV

and the bombs still drop

wonder why it's you not me


06 - You Affect Me

feel it in your backbone

creeping up to your skull

yeah, you say you'll do anything

so they know what you mean

you say you affect me

yeah, it's hard to explain

I'd give up my left arm

if I could hold you with the right

everything would feel right

the sentiment is new to me

and when I close my eyes

all I see is you

 

no

you don't have to be afraid

know

that your heart is gonna break

cause we'll never be the same

but we'll be ok

 

so you're looking for love

just like everyone does

you want your share of it

but don't use your body

don't be untrue to yourself

I've already done that

I'll tell you right now

you'll get tired of playing

the role of a stranger

take it in slow, kid

it's a long ride

and everyone is scared, but

 

no

you don't have to be afraid

know

that your heart is gonna break

cause we'll never be the same

but we'll be ok


07 - Float

took a step outside

you said, "don't be long"

what you didn't know

is I'm not coming home

I never thought I was the type

to let love fade

but I'd rather leave than

push you away

 

something that I want

can't be found in you

I know it hurts, but it's the truth

you were my anchor

in the worst way

but I'd rather leave than

push you away

 

I'm sleeping better without you beside me

but I won't pretend like I don't miss you nightly

I thought you knew me now I know you don't

maybe it took a flood to remember I float

 

had to take a seat

needed eye contact

but I wouldn't show

you already know

focused on your phone

sea in my eyes

that's when I

took a step outside

 

I'm sleeping better without you beside me

but I won't pretend like I don't miss you nightly

I thought you knew me now I know you don't

maybe it took a flood to remember I float

 

I can't see what is ahead

honestly scared to death

I can't see what is ahead

I'm honestly scared to

 

I'm sleeping better without you beside me

but I won't pretend like I don't miss you nightly

I thought you knew me now I know you don't

maybe it took a flood to remember I float


08 - 70 West

red light

paints your face

blue eyes

fade to grey

 

arms open wide

sleep is reaching for you

don't close your eyes

cause I'm not ready to go

 

late night

long ride

let Sean drive

at the worst time

 

arms open wide

sleep is reaching for you

don't close your eyes

cause I'm not ready to go

 

I saw you standing on the side of the road

looking like you'd seen a ghost

 

arms open wide

sleep is reaching for you

don't close your eyes

cause I'm not ready to go


09 - 4th & Holly

where were you?

where were you after dark?

I'm waiting for the sun to come up

or the headlights of your car

did you ever feel

you had kids too soon

juvenile ambitions are proof

 

broad shoulders

doing my best not to be you

on the corner of 4th and Holly

I saw your point of view

I went too far

lost myself to spite you

now we don't talk

I don't blame you

 

maybe you were the reason we got by

your best was not enough but still you tried

now my back is bent in a posture of apology

I know I've asked a lot

but please forgive me


10 - Let You Down

I've been watching you

from the window of your house

watch you pacing back and forth

but I never make a sound

I'll find out who hurt you

put a brick inside his mouth

cause I'm the only one

who knows you inside and out

 

if I could, I'd tell you

this will all be over soon

you don't know but I'm with you

here inside your room

I'll find out who hurt you

put a brick inside his mouth

cause I'm the only one

who knows you inside and out

 

the more you love someone

the more they will let you down

so go run back to him

I won't make a sound

I won't make a sound

© Souvenirs 2017