What You Wanted To Say

by Survival Soundtrack

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What You Wanted To Say was recorded on March 29th, 2013 through April 7th, 2013 at Ivory Recordings in Des Moines, Iowa.

Album artwork by Cheyenne Rawhoof.

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released May 10, 2013

Survival Soundtrack was:

Tori-Kai Drummond- Vocals
Jamison Messerschmitt- Vocals/Guitar
Tyler Stodghill- Guitar/Vocals
Joel Buckallew- Bass/Vocals
Wyatt Timberlake- Drums

Special thanks to Andrew Ferren, Justin Flaws,Cheyenne Rawhoof, Amanda Bartlett, Sam Boesen and Carl Ferren.

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Track Name: Every Single Morning
Every single morning the lights from that old beat up car
shine into my room and wake me up just in time to
wonder where I'm at, and wonder who you want to be
and If I stay in bed, will the same thing happen to me?

So I try, to stand up and make things right
But its cold, and it isn't any warmer outside
And I know, it's time for me to make to make up my mind
But my mind's been made up for a long time.

You're never gonna figure this out if you won't say "It's not about me"
I'm tired of over-complicating all the things in my life, just to make you happy
When you're never around (never around)
I can't be proud of all the things that I've done
but at least I know this means I'm moving on.

I refuse to sing another melody
about how you were always there for me and how I miss your company
and I know you never really want to hear from me
and I don't really think I need your sympathy
so take back all the things that you gave me.

Like all those late nights, when you said it's alright
but in the end you just wanted to stay up and fight.
Now everybody knows, and no one's surprised
to find out, you ran out of time.

You're never gonna figure this out if you won't say "It's not about me"
I'm tired of over-complicating all the things in my life, just to make you happy
When you're never around (never around)
I can't be proud of all the things that I've done
but at least I know this means I'm moving on
from this place and the things that got carried away
With you, when you left me here on my own
Don't forget me (don't forget me) Don't forget me, Don't forget that you left me alone.
Track Name: Summer
Well I'll try not to reminisce, but if I said I didn't miss you and all the space you left in my bed.
I'd make some time, to fit all of my lies into, that empty place that used to be you.
So hold on tight, and never let go, this chest is full, but it doesn't show
And maybe life, is out of control, I wrote this song, just to let you know

You were everything I wanted, and every night I spent with you, makes this harder to get through.
And isn't it ironic? That you made all my dreams come true and now I only dream of you.
When the sun fills up your sky, I'm only starting to close my eyes
Well maybe this explains my, unfortunate, fucked up life.
Track Name: Worth The Wait
You always said the things you left behind were just holding you back from the things you could
Have, well its true, but that's nothing new to me
I think you're going overboard, with thoughts about, being proud, and getting out of town
I don't expect you to stay here forever, I just wish that, this place would look better to you.

What's so good about the life that you're living?
Was it worth it, was it worth the wait, did it hurt you in anyway?
I know you do things your own way, but I'm not alone when I say, that everybody knows
You're such a waste.

And every time you say that I cant give you what you need,
It leaves me guessing cause I know that you won't really leave,
Taking chances never really seemed to see you free,
So I'll just wait until the day when you can finally see.

What you need, what you've done, that you're not the only one
Who needs time, to decide, what to do with their life.
If you're not, on your own, this won't feel so hard
So I think, what you need, is to depend on me.

Don't be the one who leaves me here alone.
Counting the moments until you come home.
To my front porch without any light.
This place feel so empty without you.
Track Name: Sunrise
I woke up this morning, saw the sunrise through my roommates open window.
It was a beautiful thing,
so I rolled away and went back to sleep.
It's been a long time, since this town felt like a place I'd want to settle down.
After you left all I did was sit and think about, what a desperate bunch of kids we were to sit around
With nothing but ourselves.
Track Name: What You Wanted To Say
It used to be like this, every single night felt like something new, even though all I did was talk to you about all the of things we were going through, how we thought we knew.
Now I'm all alone, walking down Carter Avenue, and the only light that I can see, is from that old church sign that says something, about how I should be, Afraid of everything.

Is this what you need to be happy? A place far from me, and a college degree
It just seems so fake, but I guess you never did say
never did say what you wanted.
What you wanted to say.

Take me back, to the place where you treated me more like a friend cause I'm
Losing this, battle against all your firsthand companions.

I know (I know) what they think of me.
But it just goes to show that when someone's in need, they sit there in their comfortable houses watching shows about dudes with fake tans and Jesus tattoos.

Is this what you need to be happy? A place far from me, and a college degree
It just seems so fake, but I guess that's all that you need when you're running away
From the mistakes you made, but I guess you never did say
never did say what you wanted.
What you wanted to say.

Stop stalling on your way to your knees
You're already down, don't be so proud
Of a book you stole from a hotel room
While you met up with some girl that you barely knew.
Track Name: North Shore
I think of the things that I could have done
Without you in my system
I wish you would listen because
I won't be here one day
It's getting harder and harder to say that

I'm not sure but I think I'm indecisive
Every single word, counting and counting again
What did you say? I stopped paying attention
All of your words mean nothing to me anymore

So what does this mean?
I'm running on empty in this cold winter air
And I hate everything you are
This time North Shore's too far

Maybe this isn't quite the bright side I've been dying to find
But I guess it's better than sleeping with you at night

All of these sad songs make sense to me now
I'm neck deep but not ready to drown
I hope that you know this means bridge underwater
The one you never bothered to cross

I'd breathe underwater
Survive just to tell you
That beat in your chest
Is almost as empty as you

North Shore's too far
You've gone too far
Track Name: Familiar Faces
I'm standing at the corner of a place I don't know anymore

You're drowning me, and I can't take another chance to pull you out of your misery
When all you see is your reflection on the walls that you built to keep me from finding out
That everything, you said to me was just another one of your late night stories
You're so naive. Well maybe someday you'll grow up and think about me for a change.

Let me go, I'll walk for hours in these shoes
Before, I'd spend another minute here with you
Listening to you gasp, for air.

I'm standing at the corner of first and main, waiting for the light to change
I know I haven't been quite everything, you wanted me to be.
I'm starting to see, familiar faces that I've never seen before.
I'm never gonna find my way back home from here
I'm standing at the corner of a place I don't know anymore.

Just take me home, its like you cant even be happy when you're running away from me
And I'm on my own, just waiting for someone to come and pick you up off your knees.

Get on your feet. Drop your needs.
I can't take staying awake.

I'm standing at the corner of first and main, waiting for the light to change
I know I haven't been quite everything, you wanted me to be.
I'm starting to see, familiar faces that I've never seen before.
I'm never gonna find my way back home from here
I'm standing at the corner of a place I don't know anymore.

I need you here, but if you're not sorry, I guess it's time to write my own story.
Track Name: Dignity
It's not that hard to figure out who you are
You're just another victim of false tradition
You're selling dignity because of fear.
I hope you're writing every word you hear
Because you tend to forget anything that
Makes you feel like you have
wasted all these years.
And I don't really care if I don't sound sincere
Cause You can't find yourself, you're never gonna find yourself.

Can you find the answers to the hardest questions? Can you think for yourself while you avoid suggestion? Sometimes it's about figuring out what's worth it and what doesn't make the cut. It doesn't mean enough.


I didn't want you to be, the only thing in the world that I can't bear to see
But it's true, I'm not giving up on you, I'm just doing what's best for me.

If you're not willing to accept the fact that everything you know is subject to change
Then I guess you, Can always be certain that your life is a burden, to everyone you know.

That's not the way to think.