Nothing Seemed So Perfect

by The Black Sox Scandal

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1.
Capsized 04:01
I heard the Hudson River screaming When I finally hit the ground I count the beats of my own heart 'Cause no one else will make a sound I gotta 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 Capsized, capsized, capsized 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 It 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
2.
Anchors 02:58
I heard an empty sound on the radio today It took the place of all the 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…
3.
Tell me what you never, ever told me Before I go, I just wanna know What tomorrow brings And if I’ll be spending alone without you Tell me, won’t you tell me what I can do? I know, I know I could stay in doubt Or keep holding out I’m spending so much time just thinking of you Everything fell in place so fast Too early for perfect when it never lasts Weeks went by, but we’d both see There’s something about the dynamics of you and me Tell me what you never, ever told me Before I go, I just wanna know What tomorrow brings And if I’ll be spending alone without you Tell me, won’t you tell me what I can do? I know, I know I can’t stay in doubt Or keep holding out I’m spending too much time just thinking of you Promise found in the winter air I saw it in the spark off your long brown hair So beautiful in the soft moonlight Fate felt secure as we held so tight Bulletproof, though the night was young And three simple words danced their way off my tongue The months went by, but we’d both see Why can’t you just make yourself vulnerable like me? “I know we can make this work” Do you remember those words that you said to me? On the pier as we stared at the ocean Your head on my shoulder, I asked you for honesty Trust me, still, I would pick up that phone And I couldn’t care less to know the intent was wrong Even gone, there’s this much for certain I know you’re the one that I’ve wanted for so long But I’m sorry if I didn’t turn out As the person you wanted me to be Tell me what you never, ever told me Before I go, I just wanna know What tomorrow brings And if I’ll be spending alone without you Tell me, won’t you tell me what I can do? I know, I know I can’t stay in doubt Or keep holding out I’ve wasted too much time just thinking of you
4.
When push comes to shove they say You gotta get out of your own way And I do agree But when pieces don’t come together My greatest threat’s in the glass Looking back at me I’ve been alone and forgotten But I’ve had people talking The worst of two extremes If I said that the words didn’t get me That they never affect me I’m lying through my teeth But there’s always time we’ve left to change Open your eyes and tell me You won't find I’m over you At long last I’ve found my voice again And all told, your time is through Truth is, there were mis-held perceptions All the flaws in perfection That drew these critics here And I’ve spent too much time in the fire Pushed back the liars and Wasting in my fears But there’s none left to stop me now It’s amazing how much the time can turn your way And my path might have fell of course But I’m on track now I just need a place to say Open your eyes and tell me You won't find I’m over you At long last I’ve found my voice again And all told, your time is through There's always time to change And I just need a place to say it There's always time to change And I just need a place to say... Open your eyes and tell me You won't find I’m over you At long last I’ve found my voice again And all told, your time is through Open your eyes and tell me You won't find I’m over you At long last I’ve found my voice again And all told, your time is through
5.
X Me Out 03:37
So here we are, you never wanted any bit of this But you never made it anywhere close to obvious And I can never hold my breath again On the words that leave your mouth Like daggers pressing deep against my skin So X me out, there's no turning back now I've been waiting here all night. Just let me know if it's really over We can move on if you learn to let go, And let me leave, as a distant memory So here we are, you work it like you wanted this to be Everything you crossed from my heart without the cost of me I needed anything to pull me up again You think you’ve got me figured out But trust me, you don’t get the half of it So X me out, there's no turning back now I've been waiting here all night. Just let me know if it's really over. We can move on if you learn to let go, And let me leave, as a distant memory So X me out, there's no turning back now I've been waiting here all night. Just let me know if it's really over We can move on if you learn to X me out, there's no turning back now I've been waiting here all night. Just let me know if it's really over We can move on if you learn to let go, And let me leave, as a distant memory
6.
Make me spit out a thousand words that I never meant And I’d be lying if I said that I could fight it anymore It’s just in everything you say And every word that takes your breath There’s always longing for a feeling we left in the past You know it just as well as I That fate can’t be stalled and everything dies And I know everything I’ve heard She said, nothing seems so perfect in the end Don’t tell me it’s over now We all just need a reason to believe Don’t tell me it’s over now Our time will come again Forgotten promises and everything we’ve built falls to the ground Half-heart goodbyes are all that’s left and maybe I’ll see you around And I know that I can catch this fall She said, suppose you’ve got to prove it after all Don’t tell me it’s over now I just need a reason to believe Don’t tell me it’s over now Our time will come again When I tell you this was everything to me I don’t exaggerate I swear I bled my soul and shelved my life To hold this feeling in the air It’s over, ALL of this You know I told you twice that I was through But my heart keeps beating on I’ll make it out alive without you Don’t tell me it’s over now I just need a reason to believe Don’t tell me it’s over now Our time will come again She said, nothing seemed so perfect in the end

credits

released March 12, 2013

Written by Dan Lisi and Tom Smeaton
Produced by Doug Rockwell & The Black Sox Scandal
Recorded by Doug Rockwell at Animal Sound Studio
Mastered by Doug Rockwell

The Black Sox Scandal:
Tom Smeaton // Vocals
Dan Lisi // Acoustic Guitar, Synth
Zac Wong // Piano, Synth

Additional Musicians:
Assorted Percussion // Doug Rockwell
Synth on Track 6 // Doug Rockwell
Moral Support // Joe Zorzi

Photo by Danni Siminerio Photography
Artwork & Design by Anthony Galasso
www.antgalasso.com

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