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Empty Halls, Future Friends

by Samuel Powers

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Remember all those times at J.A. high Your thoughts were clouded And every time she passed you by You wouldn't shut up about it She's like a voice talking over the film With pretty looking face, but still annoying all the same You've never said a word to her before You say you know my brother, and I can't be any different than him Think this'll be a great four years She’s a fire through the trees, she burns a hole right through me Strike a match and watch it breathe, she’s burning right through me Saw her standing over there, a fiery sight, something divine Take a breath and slow my nerves, I move a little closer She’s as vibrant as the sun, and she’s as mist from dusk to dawn I wait for her to break the dark and brighten up my heart One, two, three, say you don’t have a chance with me But that’s okay, don’t want it anyway One, two, three, just get out of my way We all wanna be loved So please shut up about it She's making her way into your heart
Seize the day, don’t be afraid, just ask her out The worst thing that she could say, is just get out of here But you don’t know how it feels to be a runner up, a second choice Back then she knew me as just the little Matthews boy Grant me the pleasure of your company Give me your hand and give me time to prove that we can make it through We’re gonna make it past graduation, past Keiner and Frankie We were meant to succeed (Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey) Class has begun Mr. Hunter lose the gum When I look at her nothing else matters I think of where our lives could be Father took daughter and left me here alone in Philadelphia Who knew growing up could be so tough Do you know how many kisses were wasted I never had to test my feelings about you I told you to go and you listened I told you to go but why did you listen to me Now I’m leaving Grant me the pleasure of your company Give me your hand and give me time to prove that we can make it through We were gonna make it past graduation, past children and through old age We were meant to succeed (I’m the one who cares)
Listen my best friend let me tell you something dark Listen my best friend, there’s no fooling me I’ve got desire, got the desire to kill I’ve noticed a change in you, a change in the chemistry I’m an undead creature of night You’ve got desire, a desire to thrill Go get the girl The sun makes room for the moon It’s got me scared, oh so scared Will the nightmare be over soon I’ll kill the girl, the one who cares The girl who cares Madam I beg you tell of the myth, the crooked spell It’s too sad to reveal Five dollar fortune, it’s an unfortunate sale I see your destiny, a young love ends tragically Keep her away from me there is your fortune, poor kid I wish you well Go get the girl You’ve gotta get the gun, you’ve gotta get the gun, you’ve gotta stop your son
Sad Shawn 03:27
All our lives we've been walking on our own We've been wondering where you went for so long Give up, get up Which do you prefer I still don’t know You know I'll be here for you And you still have her You pick me up when I'm falling But lately I’ve been wasting all my time I’ve been moving forward Pressing onward for so long, my brother take me home We are your family, if you will have us please You don’t have to be a poor bastard with no home The trailer is cold tonight Just sleep outside to get her off your mind
The Exits 04:15
Grow up move on, if it's better for you Just tell me the truth, and do what you've gotta do We trade these halls for a future unknown All I wanted was a friend for the journey home Hand to heart and heart in hand we leave this memory laden path And find our footing in the pages of a story yet written We live our lives looking back to love once scribed And find comfort in the words “I’ll never leave your side, I’ll never say goodbye” So will you waste another year I'd waste the best of me on you Oh my best friend will you stay here Just stay or is it time to say goodbye Or come with us It’s never easy and it’s never fair You left so abruptly and changed the plans It feels like I’ve been abandoned again by all my friends [I love you all and life will go on] I love you all and class is dismissed now Take a breath go make us proud I love you all, class dismissed


released January 6, 2015

All songs written by Samuel Powers. Recorded at Barber Shop Studios, Hopatcong, NJ. Produced by Brett Romnes and Samuel Powers. Mastered at Studio 4 by Will Yip. Artwork and design by Shotgun Management. Photography by Morgan Schrader.


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