Before Leaving

by The Rotaries

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released 10 August 2012

All songs written by The Rotaries
Recorded, Mixed, Mastered by Matt Labozza
Thanks everybody! Friends, Family, Matt Labozza, Mike Dyer

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Track Name: Tomorrow's Game
For too long I've waited on the day
And I hate to say it but
No one's listening anyway

The day never came
Cause it's always tomorrow's game

You can't help it
Nor can I
Feelings change

And though you're only a name
So am I

You're all alone
Leave it up to tomorrow's game

Everyone will tell you something different of course
Lose your place in line and you've lost the right to blame
Place your bets on tomorrow's game
Track Name: Of Age
There's not much left to say
Close the door don't look this way no more
Wake up it's not that hard
Lying on the floor won't get you anywhere

If you want to push your luck
Chances are she will never be free
Your friends all say it's fine
Pay attention stay on your side
Everyone says good enough
But I give up and your faith gets broken
I don't know what else to say to you

Don't repeat what I just said
Try to make some sense in your own head
No thanks on looking back
Life moves on and you can't say goodbye

If you want to make a scene
Chances are she will find you out
Your friends all back you up
Pay attention you're wasting your time
Everyone says take the hint
She knows something that she won't tell you
There's nothing else you can do

No we're only moving one way
Young too young and we'll never be old enough
Track Name: So to Speak
So to speak
And they never say
It's all it's cracked up to be
Well I'm all ears
And my heads empty
So change my mind
Or wave goodbye to me

I wade on as if this never ends
Just keep pretending somethings coming my way soon
Oh i just wish someone had said the word "stop"

Open up all those days
The bus is leaving anyway
It's way too much
Or not enough
Why would I come back here

I wade on as if this never ends
Just keep pretending somethings coming my way soon
Darlin I just wish that you would spend some time with me

There you stand opposite field
You never looked so beautiful
Understand the frown on my face
I'm through with wasting my time on you
Track Name: I Can't Tell
Anything other than two
It's just frustration all tied up with losing you
But I've tried to slow down
Maybe I'm thinking too much
But if you really don't notice
Everybody is new at this

All these years
Are the start or the end
I don't know
I just can't tell
And I hate to go
But you just don't care about me

We'll always be out numbered in the end
And I get so mad about it
But they're all my friends
And I find it hard to be okay
With pretending you're okay

All these years
Are the start or the end
Of what?
I just don't know
Who will stay or go
I just can't tell
Track Name: Problems for Sale
I'll never be afraid of you
There in lies the problem for me
Now you will stay
And then you will leave
There's no point in asking questions

I won't ever know
Cause you have no answers for me
And if I ever ask you to stay
Well you don't care

This is no joke
You push me away
Find out what I meant to say
I don't want to be your friend
Taught me how to say goodbye

You won't ever know
Cause I have no answers for you
And if you ever ask me to stay
Well I'll be gone anyway

We won't ever know
We have no answers for anyone else
And if we ever wanted to stay
Well we could
Track Name: Part of the Reason
There's been a lot of talk
But it's not making sense
It don't mean a thing
It doesn't mean a thing

Cause I've been looking out
And my friends are around
But it don't feel right
Nothing feels right no

Part of the reason for all my extra time
There's only snippets of meaning
And no one at my side
Dear you look spent
It's time to go again

Standing on your feet never looked so good
Don't look at me I never understood a thing
I'm out of ideas but it's only one life
A game with no rules
No ones a fool

It's such a lonely hole I've dug myself
I was ready when you were
But you could never tell
This makes no sense
It's now time to go
Track Name: Plain and Simple
What's the idea if it's not heard
You can't have it no you can't have it
So much unsaid and what's done is done

Watch your back in the yard
You were always warned he'd go too far
And all thats left is that scar
That you know so well
Oh don't play dumb with yourself

Here comes the cold
Go put on your coat
You're giving up again

I won't worry cause oh we'll meet again
Track Name: Red Letter Day
You push too hard who needs it more than you
Cut your losses meet me on the roof
Late night is when I tell you how I feel
Cause I want to see what happens if I don't let go

Red letter day
You're wet behind the ears
Next they're gonna find me on the floor

Reasons to find reasons when there are none
And all those times you could've had some fun
Who you are don't mean who you will be
Cause I can bet that you don't ever think of me

Way back when
I think of now and then
Leave it in the car
Or maybe stay just one more night
Just do something now
Or not at all
Track Name: Temporary End
Things will change just wait one more day
Everything comes to him who waits
Oh he hates that
He hates the fact that his mind's at home
He'll never know
He takes his time to fall asleep

Do's and don'ts we're way too old
Oh he knows that
Just hates all the shit that gets left out
It's getting cold he's got to say
Before she goes

It was sometimes hard for him that
He was always home and she was alone
But time moved on so long ago that
He was never worried at all
Time cuts no slack
Don't expect to get any back

Couldn't stay but wouldn't leave
There's only one life she can lead
But she's getting old
He's getting old
She's got to say
Before he goes

It was sometimes hard for her that
She was always home and he was alone
But time moved on so long ago that
She was never worried at all
Time cuts no slack
Don't forget I won't be back
Track Name: Before Leaving
I said the wrong thing twice
Show me the door
It always ends like this
Never like before
What I want is what I need and I want to leave

It'd be so nice to stay on top of everything
Never in my favor is the song I sing
The time it takes to run away
Always wanting more
You only say the right things
Behind closed doors

I want to show my face but I just won't
I want to tell you something different but I can't
I want to know about all the things they see
And I'm gonna know about it before I leave

Same old night life
The place to be
I want to say it to you
I want to say it
Took my chances long enough just let me know

At least play dumb you know I'm easily fooled
Severing your ties will not rewrite the rules
Over and over again
Fake the upper hand
You never get to asking why
Cause nobody else will understand

I want to show my face but I just won't
I want to tell you something different but I can't
I want to know about all the things they see
And I'm gonna know about it before I leave

I want to show my face but I just won't
I want to tell you something different but I can't
And I want to know how long the drive is from here to there
And I want to know just when to leave

What's gonna happen to me
I wanna know before I leave
And I want you by my side
No matter wrong or right
Track Name: Unaware
So here I am
And there I'll be
When's it all supposed to add up for me
Shoveling the snow
Sweating in the sun
I'm only happy on the run away

I want to be
But I just can't change
You get what's coming anyway
I've found the truth is just as bad
A drink is just good
I'm only half understood anyway

Listen to yourself
You say your heart is here but your mind is there
You'll only be happy
Unaware

I guess it's sad
Life on a lite bright
Everybody's glowing just the same
That means if he is no different
Neither are you
I'm just so scared to start new again

Listen to yourself
You say your heart is here but your mind is there
You'll only be happy
Unaware

You're never happy on the run away
And I'm still going back on the things I do
But why do I agree to carry on oh man
My friends are growing up and moving on
The days ahead of me
Are never getting better than the memories
I'll never be happy til I'm honestly
Unaware
Track Name: Leading Line (B-side)
Everybody's leading you on
And now you're throwing out all of your lines
Don't ever show up on time cause
Less is more
So much of what's good and bad
Whether you're happy or sad

Every doubt carries weight
So you know
Just take what you need from me
And I'll be on my way
All I need is something new
With someone else

Now all I see
Is taking over me
It's so hard to disagree
You're gonna work for him too
And fall through the cracks
I'm not worried about that

Trying to stop what you know just won't start
And now it's too late to see where I'm coming from
All I need is something new to change my mind
Oh soon you will know the leading line