My Shortcut Home

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released January 6, 2017

We'd like to thank our friends and family who have been there for us since we started this whole "thing", it doesn't go unappreciated. Thank you to all of the bands who have played shows with us and the fans who continue to support us.

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Westmore Oswego, Illinois

We're a Pop-Punk/Alternative band from Oswego, Illinois; a small town right outside of Chicago. We're actively working on expanding our reach throughout the Midwest and beyond, help us out by simply spreading the word or by buying our debut EP "My Shortcut Home"

Thank you and we hope that you enjoy listening to our music as much as we love sharing it with you.
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Track Name: Declaration
We don't expect you to understand because how could you?
When you realize that your fate is in your hands
You can do almost anything.
And there's not some invitation asking for us to be there when you come to your senses
Quit jumping over fences and come to terms with what we've wanted all along

This is why we never let you hold us down
This is how we'll show you that all the time we spent
And the dedication was never wasted
This is our testament
It's our declaration that we'll take the world by storm

We always gave more than we'd ever take
You could say it's in our nature to question everything
But there's not a doubt in my mind about what I'm doing with my life
I'd rather die than be forced to live with shackles around my feet
I'd rather reach someone through the words I write than be stuck with the hate that comes with your 9 to 5

This is why we never let you hold us down
This is how we'll show you that all the time we spent
And the dedication was never wasted
This is our testament
It's our declaration that we'll take the world by storm

As much as I love these Chicago suburbs
I've gotta leave the midwest
And get on with this life I've chose to lead
It's the price we have to pay
Let us be

As much as I love these Chicago suburbs
I've gotta leave the midwest
To get on with this life I've chose to lead
It's the price we have to pay
Let us be

As much as I love these Chicago suburbs
I've gotta leave.
Track Name: You're Drowning, Just Don't Say It Out Loud
Tell me that I called it quits too early
and I'll point you to a mirror
Show you a fake
Every attempt you've made to make amends has been two-faced
You sold me out
You're just trying to save yourself
And if I could run the clocks back to right all of your wrongs
You'd still fuck up and cower behind all of your dishonesty

As soon as I set the record straight
I'll leave this place and you better pray that you'll never see me again
And again
Still you try to deny you'd die just to make a scene

Scream to be heard
Act and pretend anybody's listening
Well rather I just don't care
Your aesthetics have gotten lazy
And when this is all over we'll gather ashes from all the bridges you've burned
And throw them in your face

As soon as I set the record straight
I'll leave this place and you better pray that you'll never see me again
And again
Still you try to deny you'd die just to make a scene

Get gone
The party's over
Drown in all the accusations you've thrown in my face
I'll just stand still and smile
While you crumble and break
Get gone
The party's over
Drown in all the accusations you've thrown in my face
I'll just stand still and smile
While you crumble and break

I want you to break
Get gone

As soon as I set the record straight
I'll leave this place and you better pray that you'll never see me again
And again
This is the same story that I've heard a million times
Still you try to deny you'd die just to make a scene
You'd die just to make a scene
You'd die just to make a scene
Track Name: How To Save A Life
Step one, you say, "We need to talk."
He walks, you say, "Sit down. It's just a talk."
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
You begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
'Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
Pray to God, he hears you
And I pray to God, he hears you

And where did I go wrong? I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'll say he's just not the same
And you'll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
(With you all night)

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Where did I go wrong?
(I lost a friend)
How to save a life
Where did I go wrong?
(I lost a friend)
How to save a life
Track Name: Actors
The worst of this is finally over
Get ahold of yourself, get a grip
Unlike the rest, I found out the hard way
But at least the storm has cleared
I can't live with your past, don't have time for regrets
Every washed up memory deserves to die and stay dead

Well it's not that easy
It never has been and it never will be
I've got this long list of truths that talk about this town and what it's done to you now
I would run but it's easier said than done when all this constant weight is always holding me down.
This feelings is nothing new

All this time spent by the front porch
Wasting my days, waiting for you to come around
But you continue with the same old game
That I'll never have the guts or integrity to play
I've never claimed to be a saint
But you sure do play it off that way

Well it's not that easy
It never has been and it never will be
I've got this long list of truths that talk about this town and what it's done to you now
I would run but it's easier said than done when all this constant weight is always holding me down.
This feelings nothing new

Paint all the mistakes onto the canvas in the hall
Make it match all the broken details of your life on the wall
Pay no attention to the actors acting their way (into your room)
Karma's gonna come around and you'll get what you deserve
Oh I can't wait for the day when it's you against the world.
Cause you'll lose

Well it's not that easy
It never has been and it never will be

I've got this long list of truths that talk about this town and what it's done to you now
I would run but it's easier said than done when all this constant weight is always holding me down.
Well it's not just you, it's all the drama and the bullshit this place has put me through
This feelings nothing new

Karma's gonna come around and you'll get what you deserve
Oh I can't wait for the day when it's you against the world.
Cause you'll lose.
Track Name: While The World Was Sleeping
If I could go back to when we were just kids
We were 15
That basement was full of ambition, sweat, tears and broken guitar strings
We lost so much time while the world was sleeping
With every step, I was slipping further away and it's not easy
When every step that's taken effects the person I'll become
The lines we draw become so critical

So here's a toast to all the nights and all the madness
To the times we stayed awake
Stuck here
Watching as it all changed
We were wrong when we thought we'd seen it all
You've seen nothing yet
We were wrong
You've seen nothing yet

I need these words like a bullet needs a gun
I know, I know where I came from
We fought our battles and we won
But I'll pave my own way
My name won be erased
You wrong wrong, I was right
And now I'll make my own fate

I'm keeping it together
I'm only getting closer

So here's a toast to all the nights and all the madness
To the times we stayed awake
Stuck here
Watching as it all changed
We were wrong when we thought we'd seen it all
You've seen nothing yet
We were wrong
You've seen nothing yet

I'll go back to the room we spent our nights in before
Remember the days I went in and out that door
And although this is so much different than what we expected
It's all I've been waiting for

So here's a toast to all the nights and all the madness
To the times we stayed awake
Stuck here
Watching as it all changed
We were wrong when we thought we'd seen it all
You've seen nothing yet
We were wrong
You've seen nothing yet
Track Name: My Shortcut Home (Ft. Michael Martenson)
You can't relate
Can't find common ground or share a single trait with anyone else
But we're still so young
It's not that bad
We can say we don't need them
We don't need anyone
We'll regret it all at the end
I'll just figure out this one by myself

In between the thoughts I have of who I am and who I've been
It's easy to give in
To call it quits
Well I feel like this
So paper thin
Pulling pages out of the book I built out of my own consequences

You're the road I need to save myself
My shortcut home
Or maybe it's just some sense of selfishness
That keeps me who I am

In between the thoughts I have of who I am and who I've been
It's easy to give in
To call it quits
Well I feel like this
So paper thin
Pulling pages out of the book I built out of my own consequences

I know what you think but I need to leave
I'll find myself somewhere else in this world
I'll dwell on you for what it's worth
And I'll scream these words
I just hope you're listening
I just hope you're listening

In between the thoughts I have of who I am and who I've been
It's easy to give in
To call it quits
Well I feel like this
So paper thin
Pulling pages out of the book I built out of my own consequences