Before Leaving

by The Rotaries

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1.
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
2.
Of Age 03:38
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
3.
So to Speak 03:49
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
4.
I Can't Tell 03:31
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
Unaware 03:55
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
12.
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

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released August 10, 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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