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All songs written by Kristopher Roe
except "Giving Up On Love" - Music by Kristopher Roe and Jasin Thomason

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released February 7, 2015

Recorded at the Blasting Room - Ft. Collins, Colorado.
Produced and engineered by Jason Livermore and Joey Cape.
Additional recording at Orange Whip Recording, Santa Barbara, CA
by Angus Cooke.

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Track Name: Giving Up On Love
These last few weeks
I've been confused
sometimes I wonder if
I'm better off alone.

you fall in love
then break your heart.
you fall in love again
its never ending.

I used to have this friend
who took his fiance
to see billy idol
a couple weeks before
their wedding day.
the chick got backstage
and left my friend outside.
next day he called
from a hotel
asking for a ride.

I guess I'm giving up on love [x3]
'cause it really kind of sucks

uninspired
and growing tired
why am I always
so attracted to drama?

so here I am
grown up at 23
will someone tell me
what it takes to be happy?

I play in my band
and write a lot of songs
about relationships
and how mine went wrong.
maybe I'll meet that special
girl along the way
then she'll break my heart
and leave me crying.
Track Name: Summer Wind Was Always Our Song
These break-up songs make sense again
And i really wish they didn't.
Sinatra's singing summer wind
And i'm thinking of the night we met.

Just one last time
Can i hear you say?
"You're my little boy
I never want you to go away"

Where are you?
Please believe in me.
I'm not hanging up the phone
'til i hear you say,

"I love you.
I need you near."
Just give me one last chance
And i'll never let you down again.

Oh and what i wouldn't give
Just to kiss your lips again
To hold your hand next to my heart
And wake up with you in our apartment.

Just one last time
Can i call you my sweetheart?
My best friend
Why do all good things come to an end.
Track Name: I.O.U. One Galaxy
"I.O.U. One Galaxy"

stars are out tonight
and you're the brightest one shining in my sky.
it's like every wish I ever made came true.
the day I woke up lying next to you.

will you be my best friend
if I offer you my heart?
'cause it's already yours.
we could hang out every night
and watch the sun go down.
as long as we could watch it rise again.

gave me a valentine.
it's these little things that stand the test of time.
I've saved the tickets from the shows that we've been to.
and a thousand other memories of you.

will you be my best friend
if I offer you my heart?
'cause it's already yours.

gave you this i.o.u. today.
it said good for one galaxy.
once I build my rocket to the stars.
we'll fly away just you and me.
Track Name: Bad Case Of Broken Heart
today I'm missing something
in this small new england town.
here's to you my best friend.
just wanted to say that I miss
having you around.

I'm staring at your picture
and dreaming that I could hold your hand.
we'd walk down to the ocean
and I would write your name in the sand.

they say sometimes you need some time apart
but I've got a bad case of broken heart.
and you're the only one who's got the cure.
and I can't live another day without seeing you smile.

2000 miles between us and I guess that I'm the one to blame.
relationships and heartaches,
these two things are one and the same.

the radio plays a love song.
I smash my fist right through the dial.
here's to the broken hearted.
a generation born in denial.
Track Name: Up, Up, Down,Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
today was a good day.
I didn't even have to use my a.k.
at least I didn't get my heart broken anyway
wasting time in east new jersey.
guess I could tell you 'bout
the snow covered rooftops,
sunsets, shooting stars and picturesque backdrops.
or how I went and hung out at quick-stop
and pretended that I was in clerks.

sometimes you gotta stop and remember
that your not gonna live forever.
be young, think smart, stay true
and just follow your heart.

remember the times we watched "karate kid"
and memorized every line
skipped school and went to the arcade
hung out and played galaga all day.
stole a car and we drove to michigan.
600 miles with no destination.
except to get in the car and drive
and see where we'll end up.

sometimes you gotta stop and remember.
that your not gonna be young forever.
think smart, have fun, stay true
and don't ever grow up.

out of all I've learned in life
you always keep your friends close to your heart.
'cause who will help you if you're falling down.

and everything is o.k.
Track Name: Road Signs And Rock Songs
postcards on the floor
but this pen can't write lonliness no more.
waking up all alone
on the opposite side of the coast.

I'm commited to insecurity and you.
and love is overated.
it leaves you devistated
heart ripped in two

roadside state of mind
boulevard of broken dreams washed out this
time after time I was lost and looking
but knew I'd never find
what is mine in a world that's so unkind.

and love is overated.
it leaves you devistated.

the only things I know are
road signs and rock songs and lonely hotel rooms.
but still I need you here, whats new?

it's 6am. las vegas doesn't look so cool
once the sun come up.
I draw the blinds and I dream of you.

I'm committed to all these memories of you.
and love is overated.
it leaves you devistated.
love is overrated.
Track Name: If You Really Wnat To Hear About It
another lonely seaside town
where the seasons closed it down.
but if you close your eyes
you can almost hear the sounds of crowds gone by.

another year you'll all be here
falling in love and watching sunsets and sunrises.
it'll be grand and just what you planned
'til tomorrow comes and you've said your last goodbyes.
he says he'll write, but he won't write
and you will waste your time
so stay the fuck home and greet everyone with goodbye.

on this lonely winter's day
while all the crowds were still away
I realized the attraction
to temporary smiles and holidays.

boardwalk dreams all boarded up
another souvenir made to be broken.
chasing the sun isn't my kind of fun.
I'd rather sit and catch snowflakes on my tongue.
when summers gone I won't be sad
as you cling on to all the good times that you've had
'cause being alone isn't really all that bad.

don't ever tell anyone anything
or else you'll wind up missing everybody.
don't ever tell anyone anything.
Track Name: Fast Times At Drop-Out High
alone at last. just nostalgia and I
we were sure to have a blast.
for you it was just another Sunday
in a small Indiana town.

I went by the place where you and I
wrote our names in wet cement
and for a moment remembered how it felt
to have no one understand that there's this dream
and they're not part of it. how soon we do forget.

the house was gone but the piano lingers on
and so does the fire that burned it to the ground.
you can take away all of my rights to see the day
but you can't take away my love for the day.

then there's the time that you took me aside
and said I was not your only son
childhood is so fucked up.
I never had any closer friends
than the ones I had when I was young.
alone again just you and I
nostalgia wave goodbye.
I think it's time for me to go.

Every day I come by your house and I pick you up
We go out we have a few drinks
And a few laughs in the spring
You know what the best part of my day is?
For about 10 seconds from when I pull up to the curb to when I get to your door
Cause I think maybe I'll get up there and knock on the door
And you won't be there
No goodbye, no see ya later no nothing
Just left
I don't know much but I know that
Track Name: Song For A Mix Tape
today I made you a mix tape
and I decorated it with lots of stars.
it had all my favorite songs.
there was jawbreaker and armchair martian
built to spill and the descendents.
hell I even put one of ours on it.

falling for you was the easy thing to do.
if only somehow I could make you hang around.

today I made you a mix tape
to say exactly how I feel inside
and make you feel it to.
these are the songs that make me smile
and cry myself to sleep at night
when I'm lying without you.

I love you more than I ever loved anyone before.
hey silly girl I'm begging you.

all of these songs they remind me of you
I hope that you like this song.

did you ever listen to the words and melody
do you feel the pain inside
the way that it hurts me?
when your in your room at night
I hope you'll be singing along.
and make me a tape of your favorite songs.
Track Name: You Need A Hug
maybe you should work for "sick of it all"
or get a job with the l.a.p.d.
did someone switch your ritalin with ephedrine?
Just don't take your fucking problems out on me.

I'd buy you a little fuzzy bunny
I'd put you on my x-mas card list
if you'd promise not to take your job so seriously
and realize you don't have to be so pissed.

life ain't all that bad. life ain't all that bad.
even if henry rollins is your dad.
life ain't all that bad. life ain't all that bad.
buck up little camper, don't be sad.

maybe you could go hunting with ted nugent
and see how many animals you could kill.
I'd pay all of my friends just to hang out with you
and take you out to sizzler for a meal.

I'd take you to my favorite karoke bar
and you sing "let the sunshine in".
you could stomp my ass into oblivion
but that doesn't mean I'll put up with your shit.
Track Name: How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Got out of bed today.
I'm in love, what can I say?
I'm really happy to be
somewhere with someone who makes me happy
I took the bus downtown.
All day long I walked around.
I looked at all the sights
And thought about how lucky I am now.

I was sick of being down
So I gave it all away.
2000 miles from all I know.
So much better off today.

I'm still waiting for the world
To come crashing down ahead.
And I'm still waiting for someone
to call me up and tell me "You're dead."
Sometimes I wonder what was going through your head.
Hey, I don't know,
But I won't go there again.

You make me smile so wide
When I look into your eyes
And when you're not around
You know you're somewhere stuck inside my mind.

I was sick of being down
So I gave it all away.
2000 miles from all I know.
So much better off today.

And I'm still waiting for the world
To come crashing down ahead.
And I'm still waiting for someone
to call me up and tell me "You're dead."
Sometimes I wonder what was going through your head.

Hey I don't know,
But, I won't go there again
No I won't go there again.
Track Name: Teenage Riot
3 years gone by and still everyone screws up our name
no matter what you do still some things never change
seen a lot of the world, met a lot of friends
got a lot of fond memories
there's nothing like playing a basement show
on a saturday night in pennsylvania.

start the show, here we go
jumping in the crowd
we've gotta tear this building down.

the cops show up as usual
to try and ruin our fun.
it's time to show 'em all
just how its done.

gonna have a teenage riot.
they'll never understand
what it's like to be a kid today.
gonna have a teenage riot.
let's blow 'em all away.

another night we'll be
staying in some crack hotel
and sneaking everyone in
through the bathroom window.

gonna blow up everything in sight
and get chased away into the night
by some crazy bastard with a
shotgun in his hand.

start the show, here we go
jumping in the crowd
we've gotta tear this building down.
the cops show up as usual
and try to ruin our fun.
its time to tell them all to fuck off!
Track Name: Song # 13
The time has come to say goodbye
To all our past regrets. i'm sorry to inform you
But i doubt you'll really ever understand.

Friendships aren't built on false promises
I've failed without defeat.
In this game of disrespect
I'm a victim-a small town tragedy.

Here's the difference between you and i
I'll tell the truth and count my blessings
So thanks for all you've done
But i won't let you get the best of me.

You think i'm just a kid but
You don't fucking get it.
I'm strong in my convictions
And don't you forget it.

So many things are left unsaid
But i won't even waste my time
For us to go our separate ways
I hope you miss me when i'm gone.

Friendships aren't built on false promises.
I've failed without defeat.
In this game of disrespect
I'm a victim of small town rivalry.

Farewell to all my friends
With self respect intact.
Nothing will last forever
Never looking back.

End is forever.
Track Name: Hello And Goodbye
so long my friend, don't say goodbye
just give me one last kiss beneath this glowing sky.
we'll go walking through the park
and hang out in the rain.
tell a joke and watch me smile
as we drink away the day.

and know the next time that you
make a wish upon a star
I'll be wishing on the same one that you do
and every night I'm all alone
in some burn out highway town
I'll be thinking of the day that I met you.

hello again, it's been to long.
what happened to our love
since the last time I was gone?

I detach myself again
and lose something everytime.
the solutions in the problem
temporarily alright.

and know the next time that you
make a wish upon a star
that sometimes it might actually come true.
our conversation can't consist of hello and goodbye
and the silence between saying I love you.
and sometimes I wonder 'bout that too.