Hands On The Stereo (Deluxe)

by Hands On The Stereo

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released January 5, 2017



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Track Name: Ladder Match
We've got to remember
to stay ahead of the weather
whether we like it or not
this is all that we've got
so forget all your fears
take control of the life you've got here
its what you already knew
but don't ever want to forget about

This isn't the life we chose
but its the life we're living
Forget what you've been told
just get up and take control
Cause its a long way to go
when you don't know where you're going
But I'm not done

Sometimes you need to step outside
catch your breath and remind yourself
of who you are and who you want to be
bits and pieces of our past mistakes
to help prepare us for a better day
cause in Jersey it's hell
and we're hung out to dry
but living your life is always worth the try

These autumn days will never be the same
Cause like the leaves, I'm changing
Track Name: Into It, Over It
I'm right here trying to explain
but you're not even listening
I thought I'd heard it all before
Those words were laughable at best
You swore i never cared
but you could care less

Who said that I didn't even care anymore
I always knew you'd be the one to go and start this war
I turn my back and out come the wolves
You used excuses and went straight for my throat

I know the memories never change
but the people always do
Although it was never your intention
So I'll say thanks for all the slander
and all the lies that you've thrown up
You're nothing more then a number on a bathroom stall
You're nothing more then a god damn liar

I'm not even mad, I just don't care anymore

You're nothing more then a goddamn liar
I know I'm better now that its over
Because you think with your head
and not with your heart
I should have picked up on this
right from the start

I'm not even mad, I just don't care anymore
Track Name: Party Baker
You play the cards the way they were dealt
but someone at the table is cheating.
Kept like a secret. You're a machine, ya, I'm a machine.
Of the scene that never was,
sometimes you need to wake up
and realize what you already got.
Like I ever gave a fuck.

I'm not a winner, I'm a dreamer
disguised as a loser.
They'll never catch on to what I've been doing.
I'm not ashamed, even if we're caught up in this game.
I wont let them take this away from me.

(wake up!)
You need to get me out of this bed,
cause I don't know whats going on in my head
Is this a dream, cause this never was anything I expected
I would leave if I could then I'd pick it up where I left it.
Track Name: Time Machine
Last night i made this time machine
and i went back when everything was right
but i couldn't stay for long
the alarm woke me up
and you were gone
and i made my way down these steps like I've always done
the light flickers off cause i left it on
but i don't see anything wrong with
telling you how i felt
about these last few years without you

You can't always get what you want
from people that never really knew from the start
I've had this knot tied inside
and i want it out
but i know the truth
wont get past my mouth this time

close your eyes cause you're coming with me
we're going back but it wont be easy
forget everything (forget everything!)
right now, everybody's gonna ask why i left
and every second step to every chance that ever passed me by
Track Name: Slumberjack
And I can't go on
this situation unbearable
and with one quick stroke of the wand
I choke my judgment is terrible
not even bringing the life
to every bright light
could keep me up
all through the night
I was to fast to act
I fell short on tact
I knew I'd never win my fights

This heavy breathing
I clench my fists
can you read the fine print
quit speaking in tongues
you son of a gun
you know I'm your number one

It makes no difference
Its time to go home
they want to hold us down
but the show must go on

and now that I've got you on the spot
and I'm too far gone in this game to let go
I know I got you bothered and hot

what I'm about to tell you
is straight from my heart
I'm at square one
so don't even start
I'll take the stage on the world's behalf
my words will tear you apart

bloody knuckles and noses
won't keep you from keeping
your hands to yourself
as I lay dreaming
Take what's left, it's all I have
This life my be the death of me
Track Name: I Know How You Are
Maybe if he keep her sad, she'll finally fall for him
and everything that he is and
maybe if he treats her bad, she'll finally let him in
like all of them

Before you go i need you to know
that he does not deserve a single second your worth
I'm done, I've said this before
I called it straight from the start
Tonight I'm set on
I'm gonna win your heart

Lately, this feeling she's had
is stuck beneath her skin
but it's too thin to cover anything
and lately I've been feeling so bad
its hard to see you like this
and she will never know
Track Name: Show 'Em What You're Made Of
Hey where you going kid?
There's much more then we know out there
I need you to know that I'm still here searching for
The answer to every question that we ever asked
and every night we spilled out but I'm still asking
why you locked your heart away
the best are bound to break

Cause I'm missing you there on my left side
You're trading this in for the best times of your life
i know you got it in you
pick it up again and burn it down with me
so sing with me, one more time
and show them what you're made of

You fill your head with doubt
it makes its way right through your mouth
and now i know that i can never change your mind
so you decide are you in or out?
You locked your voice away
your chest starts to ache
Track Name: You've Never Been to South of the Border?
I took the road less traveled
trying to find another reason to stay here,
but I can't give these second thoughts
another second chance
cause in the end, i know that I'll be wrong
I know that I'll be wrong again

This Changes Everything

I never want to go home
I'm glad to call this my own
Two years is just not enough
not enough to let go
I left my heart on the road

I remember playing every show
during all those weeks we were out there on the road
I can't think of a better way to show them what I've got
to give and prove to them, that I'm happy here
and I'd never trade this in
no anchor brings me down
to drown alive without a fight
oh my God
I've got to stay right here
I'm on my own

This changes everything
Track Name: Tara
I've got something I can bet my life on
and now i know I should keep you around
My hearts on the prize that my eyes have never found
so don't ever doubt
My integrity, sure as hell means a lot to me
This voice becomes weak after weeks
You still mean everything
if that means anything

And that's the best I could ever do
while I'm staring down at my shoes

Everybody knows what I'm about to say
so please stay awake if you're worth all the waiting
if it makes you stay

The whiff of your aura buries me
in an avalanche of blissful memories
its the best i could ever do
its the best i could ever do
Track Name: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Don't worry, I'm gonna come home tonight
the snow might slow me down, but that's alright,
I guess this might, give me another chance to see my plight
and oh no, I left my wallet at home
along with my phone
so please baby, don't yell at me
I'll find a way to let you know that I'm okay

the snow is coming down hard now
I'm sorry sir, i can't stick around
I crossed my heart that I'd be six feet under the ground
if I'm not home for dinner
I can't leave her
but black ice beat me, to the punch
I guess your father's blessing wasn't blessing enough

Would you remember me
if I left this town and everything
around, around me

I'm sorry, but i won't be coming home tonight
but don't worry cause
I'll find a way to let you know that I'm okay
Track Name: Can't Stop Kids Like Us
Let me see you with your hands up high
lock me up, we're stealing these stars tonight
I'll hang one on my door
i wont have to wish for you anymore and I
will show the world that we can
make this work
(we might just get away with it)

Don't tell me that its over
because kids like us will never let them
take our heart or stop our breathing
take this town and make it ours tonight

It makes my heart sting
to hear the phone ring
and you tell me where
where i need to be
you always want what you can never have
(but it's so hard because it's right in front of me)