Forward Progress - EP

by The Black Sox Scandal

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02:57
2.
03:48
3.
03:11

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released 01 April 2014
Written & Performed by The Black Sox Scandal
Recorded by Joe Dell'Aquila at Exeter Recordings
Produced by Joe Dell'Aquila & The Black Sox Scandal
Additional Production on Tracks 2 & 3 by Doug Rockwell
Mastered by Azimuth Mastering

The Black Sox Scandal:
Tom Smeaton - Vocals
Dan Lisi - Guitar
Zac Wong - Guitar, Keys
Colin Hyland - Bass
Brendan Williams - Drums

Artwork & Design: Mallory Guzzi
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The Black Sox Scandal Ewing Township, New Jersey

Originally started with a few songs in the basement of the TCNJ music building, The Black Sox Scandal is an alternative rock band based in Ewing, NJ. We released our debut acoustic EP, "Nothing Seemed So Perfect," in March 2013. We're currently in the process of writing a full-length album that will be electric with full-band. ... more

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Track Name: Realign
A process of excess
Was never supposed to be
A choice that would subside
Until the day that we collide
Maybe you and I realign

Call this a situation
The fall from elation
Expected for sure, you’ll agree
I’m tied
Like a ring ‘round your finger
It’s needless to say that
You’ve had your way with me
But how hard could that be?

A process of excess
Was never supposed to be
A choice that would subside
Until the day that we collide
Maybe you and I realign

I feel like my hands are tied
As I stare at two-thirty AM in the eyes
Forgive me to hang on the words off your lips
Just know that I’ve had quite the history with this
I’d love just to spill but, oh, where would I start?
I’m an expert to show someone tore me apart
So, trust me, there’s space in my heart

A process of excess
Was never supposed to be
A choice that would subside
Until the day that we collide
Maybe you and I realign

It’s hard to keep myself in line
When my thoughts race me all the time
And I try, I try, to steal your kiss
But I’m just not built to handle this
I’ve known you short but oh, so sweet
When we graced the nights in summer heat
I can’t sit tight, no, never here
The same room I once held you near
I’ve failed before and I’ll fail again
As I spill my ink and snap my pen
If I’d wake up now, I’d hope to find
Our paths had somehow realigned
Wake up, wake up, maybe we could realign
Wake up, wake up, maybe we could realign
Help me find it, help me find it
Maybe you and I could realign
Track Name: Capsized
I heard the Hudson River screaming
When I finally hit the ground
I count the beats of my own heart
Because no one else will make a sound
I got to get out of here
It turns out I can’t stand it after all
While you’re trying to tear me down
And lift yourself above me as I fall

Don’t say hold steady now
The act is tired, my patience’s growing old
But here comes that wave again
The one that sweeps right through
And swallows me whole
Go speak mind and call me a loner
Just know someday you’ll say I showed you
Capsized, I’m turning over
I’ll find my great escape

I’d try to run but it’s not worth it
So I just tread and hold this in
How hard it is to keep my temper
And water underneath my chin
You’ll swear it’s obvious
Why people cut my throat and I should see
Then I’m sure I’ll figure out the reasons
For all these holes you’ve cut in me

And here comes that wave again
To sweep right through
And swallow me whole
Go speak mind and call me a loner
Just know someday you’ll say I showed you
Capsized, I’m turning over
I’ll find my great escape

I can’t help feel that I’m still sinking
Though I should feel worlds apart
It’s no surrender ‘til the end
Or when this wave comes in
And swallows me whole
Go speak mind and call me a loner
Just know someday you’ll say I showed you
Capsized, I’m turning over
I’ll find my great escape
Track Name: Anchors
I heard an empty sound on the radio today
It took the place of all those things you used to say
I’m just the optimist while we sit here wasting words
I say it every time, but maybe that’s the last we’ve ever heard
Shout, shout! The whole room spins and people won’t let go
Why we live so anchored down, I swear I’ll never know

You could be my rock
And I’d keep you anchored to the floor
At once, I thought I missed you
Now I couldn’t need you more
Can you save me?
Would you save me?
After everything, would you still stay
And save me, be my anchor after all?

Now we’re right back where we started way back when
But time passes by the people that we’ve been since then
At night, the highway burns an auburn shade of red
A sky filled with everything I had the chance and know I should have said
Take, take a part of me that I know isn’t real
Why we live so anchored down, I swear that I can’t deal

You could be my rock
And I’d keep you anchored to the floor
At once, I thought I missed you
Now I couldn’t need you more
Can you save me?
Would you save me?
After everything, would you still stay
And save me, be my anchor after all?

You could be my rock
And I’d keep you anchored to the floor
At once, I thought I missed you
Now I couldn’t need you more
Can you save me?
Would you save me?
After everything, would you still stay
And save me, be my anchor after all?
After all, can you save me, would you save me?
After everything, my anchor after all
After all, can you save me, would you save me?
After everything, my anchor after all…