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end is forever

by The Ataris

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1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
"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.
4.
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.
5.
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.
6.
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.
7.
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.
8.
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
9.
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.
10.
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.
11.
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.
12.
Teenage Riot 02:58
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!
13.
Song # 13 02:25
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.
14.
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.

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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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Honest rock n' roll, played loud, recorded to analog tape.

Founded in 1996.
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