Hold Your Own - EP

by Back To Normal

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derek wetenkamp These guys and gal have a rad sound and make good use of the dual vocals. Not to many ladies have good pop punk vocals like Sarah does! Favorite track: Rule Two.
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Back To Normal's debut EP.

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released October 9, 2012

Back To Normal is:
Sarah Camden
Mike Frohnapfel
Orion Burke

Recorded at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, OH
Produced/Mixed by Jim Wirt
Mastered by John Naclerio
Guest vocals by Kris Jones

Label: Apparition Records
A&R/Marketing: Denis Simms
Design/Illustration: Jackie Lee
Booking: backtonormalband@gmail.com

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Track Name: Intro
We’re not a secret to be kept
We’re not a story left untold
This town hasn’t dragged us down just yet
We’ll end up on top of the world
Track Name: The Let Down
Stop talking about 2004 'cause I'm getting bored and it's our turn to settle the score
I wouldn't take this from anyone else but you
Which is crazy, 'cause you were the absolute worst to me
And to think that just last week, I was down begging at your feet
Ten bucks says it was easy watching me sink

I spent a long time thinking about, thinking about how you let me down
And now I know that I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on anyone
But the one in the mirror making everything so much clearer
I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on you

I'm a total mess from the cold of your shoulder
But now I'm used to it and I'm never going back
I told her everything, how we're making history
With a lifetime guarantee that you'll be the one missing me the most
Out of anyone on the East Coast

I spent a long time thinking about, thinking about how you let me down
And now I know that I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on anyone
But the one in the mirror making everything so much clearer
I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on you

We can't be friends, no we can't, 'cause it never works in the end but I'm trying, I'm trying
We can't be friends, no we can't, 'cause it never works in the end but I'm trying, I'm trying

We can't be friends, no we can't, 'cause it never works in the end but I'm trying, I'm trying
Every song I wrote this past year has been about you in some way shape or form in hopes you come crawling back for more but I need that like I need a bullet to the head
I'm better off dead, I'm better off dead

We can't be friends, no we can't, 'cause it never works in the end, I'm trying, I'm trying

I spent a long time thinking about, thinking about how you let me down
And now I know that I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on anyone
But the one in the mirror making everything so much clearer
I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on you
Track Name: #sorrynotsorry
It’s like I never happened, what better way to have it?
All I ever was to you was just another bad habit
What were you so ashamed of? How come I always wondered why
Every time I tried to call you mine my tongue would always get tied

The high road can’t be seen on the maps I keep
I’ll drag you down with me, I’ll drag you down with me
We were on fire but now it’s burned out
Like every street light shining downtown that once led my way to you

Everything I do, I hope finds its way to you
The poison from her lips is destroying my conscience
Everything I do, I hope finds its way to you
The poison from her lips is destroying my conscience

I’m already down, so why don’t you just kick me?
Or maybe you could grow up ‘cause you know you’re no longer sixteen
Everything I had defined changed right before me in the blink of an eye
No one will ever satisfy the bar you managed to set so high

Everything I do, I hope finds its way to you
The poison from her lips is destroying my conscience
Everything I do, I hope finds its way to you
The poison from her lips is destroying my conscience

Every night is sleepless spent wishing that I could keep this
Safe inside my mind right next to everything I’m starting to miss
Her deadly looks always left me hanging, her favorite noose
My friends say “hold your own” but I can’t help my grip has gotten loose

The high road can’t be seen on the maps I keep
I’ll drag you down with me
The high road can’t be seen
Track Name: Keep Virginia Beautiful
The east coast may be home
But I want to go where no one knows my name
I stay up late when I need to get up early and can never make things right
But this awkward thing we’ve got going on ends tonight
Or maybe not ‘cause I don’t have the courage to be considered alone
And all my friends are busy whenever I come home
I’m tired of being stuck in your shadow, this cloudy overcast
Left on by what everyone swore wouldn’t last
But I managed to keep up all my faith when you managed to simply toss me away
Like an old magazine full of bands that you now hate

And I thought you would be different
And I thought you weren’t like the rest
And I thought I could count on the one who kept me from hitting the ground
Just before I lost my self respect

The east coast may be home
But I want to go where no one knows my name

I can’t get down with poetry, their contrived metaphors and forced rhyme schemes
It won’t help me face the facts, I’m down and lonely
‘Cause the only thing that ever brought me up was seeing your face at the end of the month
As you watched my band play for some grungy club

And I thought you would be different
And I thought you weren’t like the rest
And I thought I could count on the one who kept me from hitting the ground
Just before I lost my self respect

The east coast may be home
But I want to go where no one knows my name
So far away ‘till I can’t see my house anymore
And hopefully I will be half the person I was before you met me

I wish I could swim back to shore ‘cause I’m sure it’s so much safer when I’m home
And the only thing keeping me afloat is the constant hope that’s tearing up my soul
I wish I could swim back to shore ‘cause I’m sure it’s so much safer when I’m home
And the only thing keeping me afloat is the constant hope that’s tearing up my soul
Track Name: Rule Two
Sure I have a problem with obsession, even worse at keeping possession
I’ve gotten used to letting go but this chance is crucial so
Should I give up and be brave or should I just keep digging my own grave?
No regrets or play it safe, the choice is yours don’t hesitate
Show me what you’re working with ‘cause you move on so inconspicuously
Eyes on me the coast is clear, no one’s around so please stay here
I’ll keep my feet nailed to the floor, not ignoring you but so much more
Is this my fault?

Am I over you? ‘Cause the days don’t seem to drag on through
No I’m not over you ‘cause you’re on my mind all of the time
And honestly, I just want to let go

And yeah you take the right precautions but don’t even tell me you don’t want to try
To get this right don’t try to end this tonight
And I’ll work twenty four/seven with my efforts gone in the blink of an eye
For an eye won’t make you satisfied with you and what you’ve done with your life

To say I miss you would be an understatement, if I got another chance I’d take it
In a second if you meant it, I couldn’t leave you defenseless
But you talking to me honestly has got to be nothing but unhealthy
Take a shot my guard is down I’ll hold my tongue just to keep you around
I put down every piece of advice I’ve never felt so alone in my life
What am I supposed to do when everything finds a way to remind me of you?

Am I over you? ‘Cause the days don’t seem to drag on through
No I’m not over you ‘cause you’re on my mind all of the time
And honestly, I just want to let go

And yeah you take the right precautions but don’t even tell me you don’t want to try
To get this right don’t try to end this tonight
And I’ll work twenty four/seven with my efforts gone in the blink of an eye
For an eye won’t make you satisfied with you and what you’ve done with your life

You’re the best at changing subjects, but I’m the best at holding grudges
You’re the best at changing subjects, but I’m the best at holding grudges

‘Cause you’re quite the catch even if I haven’t caught you
Quitting isn’t on my list of things to do for the next six months
I’ll write to you if I get the guts
Black holes forming around me, I’ve got black holes forming around me
Track Name: Hold Your Own
I try my best to keep a positive mental attitude
The only way I can make it happen is pretending that I hate you
It’s a backwards mindset, I get it, but you weren’t easy to lose
And deep down, deep down, deep down we both know it isn’t true

I lost a lot of friends in two thousand and ten
But I thought you would be there ‘till the very bitter end
My mom sat me down on our broken couch
She said, not everyone will stick around, but you still have to

Hold your own
Life can be a bust most days but keep your head up and find a way to
Hold your own
Everything will be okay

I try my best to keep all of my expectations low
But my hopes are high, I can’t deny
This is running away
So I’ll have to face
Florida waves or Jersey snow just to get away from all I know

Route thirteen is telling me this is where we’re meant to be
But every time someone finds something better they always leave
My panic attacks are a regular thing
But Connecticut will never let me forget

Hold your own
Life can be a bust most days but keep your head up and find a way to
Hold your own
Everything will be okay

I’m getting obviously desperate
That song was always your favorite but never the way that I sang it
You left to go to college upstate and I still miss you every single day
That all hides behind the smile cracked on my face
Jealous and forgetful but I remember the things that count
Like how you said you cared, and then walked out
My wallet in my pocket and my heart stitched on my sleeve
So I guess that you can see, I’m as ready as I’ll ever be

Hold your own
Hold your own
Life can be a bust most days but keep your head up and find a way to
Hold your own
Everything will be okay

Hold your own
Everything will be okay
Hold your own
Everything will be okay
Hold your own
Life can be a bust most days but keep your head up and find a way to
Hold your own
Life can be a bust most days
Everything will be okay