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Oh, To Be Anyone

by Art School Girls

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1.
Low Like Me 04:12
Everybody's just as low as me It warms my heart to see I'm not alone in wishing I was someone else I've seen people shoving friends aside Stepping on their heads reaching for peace of mind As I scrap them all for parts Slowly fixing all my faults I wonder who's gonna call me out next And send me back to one Everybody's keeping score like me, And I can't help but see The tipping scale that lurks in every kind hello I've been talking down just like the rest I can still be better if I can't be best. With a narcissistic paranoia always on the clock, please just  Don't wag a finger at me, I'm just like everyone In our heads buried deep, People we've all yet to meet, While we're walking on our sleep. Don't you know they're digging upwards? Hands sticking out of the dirt. So come one, nice guy, take a swing I need to meet you, know your sting For once, you'll be out in the open, Unlike anyone Somebody told you you were grand But you lost your purpose once again. Where is your conscience now? Everybody's just as low as me It warms the heart to see I'm not alone In wishing I was someone else We've known ourselves for far too long, Now we carry around the times that we've been wrong.  And in every young and nervous mind, There's this recurring bottom line: It's oh, such a burden to live, And to be anyone.
2.
I roam the forest when she's warm, And hide beneath her tree line. I know her trails, she guides me home. But, when I dream of crystal shores, She clouds up her skyline, Lays down a blanket, blocks the roads, Because she knows She can't let me get that far The world so large, forever lost on me, When she lays me down. So I write this snowed in, once again In a Northeast chokehold. She pins me down for days on end. And when she's done with being cold, In her rolls the thunder. I run for somewhere to keep dry. Though I try, She won't let me get that far The world so large, forever lost on me, When she lays me down Far from the beaches where nobody knows my name. Still, they're calling. I will never get that far The world so large, forever lost on me. Now I lay me down
3.
Stag 04:16
Tonight the music drowns the voices of our kind Push through the crowd to me, we'll watch the fools unwind And in our silence we can see the fear and pride The rage and the heartache fall together before our eyes  And as the faces fade between the flashing lights The music floods the room with tales of sleepless nights Well I'm not afraid of the great imitation  Although I've yet to get it right But I'm in the need of some self medication If I'm stepping outside tonight  I know by know the walls are thin So I get uptight when I walk through the door  And the cloud starts closing me in If you see me, I won't be there long I slip in, I slip out, I'm gone Now I stumble round as the loneliness grows Peeking out from the holes in my shroud In the light of the things that no one else knows, I am frozen, a stag in the crowd. I know better than to trust my sight But a glare in the eye of a face walking by Will follow me through the night. If you see me, I won't be there long I slip in, I slip out, I'm gone. And as I walk away, still, the current flows on Every moment a book on the shelf And I rush to the corner, where, suddenly I look past myself

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released October 25, 2015

Jack Riley: vocals, guitar, rhodes
Aidan O'Connell: bass
Dan Liparini: guitar
Elliot Wallace: percussion
Taylor McCoy: vocals
Teresa Hayward: vocals

All tracks recorded at The Hartt School of Music
All tracks recorded and mastered by Matt Baltrucki
Album artwork by Kevin Cifone

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