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The Basement Takes (2015​-​2016)

by VARSITY

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    Limited to 500 Copies. Released by Run For Cover Records.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Basement Takes (2015-2016). You get 7 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 15, 2019
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    Pre-order of The Basement Takes (2015-2016). You get 7 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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Taken By Surprise
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04:08
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03:01
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04:08
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02:49
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03:22

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releases November 15, 2019

Performed By:
Stef Smith - Vocals / Keyboards / Synths
Dylan Weschler - Guitars
Pat Stanton - Guitars
Jake Stolz - Bass (1-3), Drums (4-8)
Paul Stolz - Bass (4-8)
Spencer Smith - Drums (1-3)

Recorded, Engineered & Mixed by Dave Vettraino at Public House Sound Recordings in Chicago, IL 2015-2016

Mastered by Sarah Register

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Track Name: Cult of Personality
Didn't mean to fantasize
Hangin' out behind your eyes
You don't tell me what I'm talkin' about

Couldn't help but complicate
Plagiarize or imitate
You don't tell me what I'm thinkin' about, doin' without

You wanna make it end
But can you let me pretend
I'll see your face up on the other side

You tell me give it up
Humiliations enough to keep me company through the night

Guess I didn't realize
You were everybody's type
Couldn't run or quit, I figured it out

I was pissed when I came to
Underneath your pedestal
You don't tell me what I'm thinking about
Anyhow

You wanna make it end
But can you let me pretend
I'll see your face up on the other side

You tell me give it up
Humiliations enough to keep me company through the night

My body is a burden
And I'm trying to put some weight on you
My legs are heavy working
Can you carry me a mile or two
I have a heavy pressure on my mind
Here are some thoughts to think
My major motivation
Is my cult of personality
Track Name: So Sad, So Sad
So sad, so sad
I could never make you stay
Too bad, too bad
I could never walk away

So sad, so sad
I reply upon cliche
To help me explain
Why I will never be the same

Trying to be a perfect circle
Neat just like I take my drinks
A crumb upon my plate leads to a week of crying streaks

I could never walk away...
I could never make you stay

It's such a shame
Even wind knocks me around
It’s not that I don't try
It’s just that I'm better on the ground

What if I gave
My ambition for a brain
Only a fool
Would approve that trade

Trying to be a perfect circle
Weak just like I take my drinks
A crumb upon my plate leads to a week of cryin' sleep

I could never walk away...
I could never make you stay
Track Name: Eye to Eye
I wake up, hang out
Wondering if it was my idea
To pass up a handout
Isn't that just like me

You're up in my zone
Making small talk in my sleep
I can't stand to go home

I didn't ask to be here
but as far as I'm concerned it’s only fair
Was I really so wrong not to let you know
but I couldn't find out

I wake up, space out
Wondering if it was my idea
To pass up a handout
Isn't that just like me

You're up in my zone
Keeping myself company
I can't stand to go home

I didn't ask to be here
But as far as I'm concerned it’s only fair
Was I really so wrong not to let you go
But I turn on myself

Eye to eye to eye to eye…
Track Name: Kelly
Walk into a circle
Walk into the sun
Our favorite books are all bricks
Our favorite bricks are all gone

Everything I notice
Occupying space
Everyone around me
Falling into place

You don't wanna hear it, do you Kelly
You don't wanna be here, do you Kelly
I didn't mean to do you wrong, Kelly
I'm just trying to tell you that I’m sorry

Why so heavy handed
When we're wide awake
Can you stop pretending
For your own sake

I went onto the rooftop
On my lunch break
Why so heavy hearted
Was it all a mistake

You don't want to hear it, do you Kelly
You don't want to be here, do you Kelly
I didn't mean to do you wrong, Kelly
I'm just trying to tell you that I'm sorry
Track Name: Second Act
I made a list of the people who left
And swore up and down that they would come back
It was the length of my body twice over
And over, they told me the distance would make me grow stronger

But mother, don’t worry
Tell your people we’re coming back
It’s not that easy
Why does everyone always leave me

Wasting away
I’m never coming back
Haven’t you said
I need a second act

I’m never coming back
I won’t look back
I’m never coming back

If finding yourself is something that matters
Well me ask me again and I’ll tell you just who you are
It won’t cost anything except your loyalty
Why don’t you promise me

You’ll try not to worry
Every time is a compromise
It’s not that easy
Why does everyone always leave me

But,

Mother, don’t worry
Tell your people we’re coming back, coming back
It’s not that easy
Why does everyone always leave me

Wasted away
I’m never coming back
Haven’t you said
I need a second act

I’m never coming back
I won’t look back
I’m never coming back

But mother, don’t worry
Tell your people we’re coming back, coming back
It’s not that easy
Why does everyone always leave me

But,

Mother don’t worry
Try not to worry

I made a list of the people who left
Track Name: Smash
It wasn't right
To start tonight
Dissect my lines
What I was thinking

There's nothing to get
It's only a script
It's only a trip
What you were thinking

I thought a soccer ball could have it all
It made me feel like I was seven feet tall

Hey, no offense
Before you begin
I'm phoning it in
What were you thinking

It was all right
Thought you were bright
You're still a ten
But I'm not thinking

I'm tired and I'm stupid and I think I can't get bored
I'll back you in a corner with extended metaphors
I hate talking about myself and hate to be ignored
I'm out of jokes I’m out of luck I'm out of scores

I thought a soccer ball could have it all
It made me feel like I was seven feet tall
I thought a baseball bat was where it was at
A revolutionary way to fight back
Track Name: Still Apart
You don't even know my name
You don't even know the game anymore
You don't even know my name
But you want to

Have a little decency
Stop, stop playing around me
Used to getting what you see
But not this time

I know I shouldn't go out after dark
Hanging around all these cars in my car
But
Was it me or tell me
Are we still apart

Hanging all around my neck
I don't see with her like that
Have a little self respect
Don't you wanna

Follow me around for days
No use trying to dodge your gaze
Have it any other way

I know I shouldn't go out after dark
Hanging around all these cars in my car

Was it me or tell me
Are we still apart

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