Try Harder

by low fields

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about

i wrote this in the last few months, it's been really crazy but thanks for everyone who has listened along the way and for sharing and giving me feedback it's really cool to get to sing to you all

credits

released August 12, 2013

all songs written and recorded by jp nederveld of low fields except verse 2 of bill your brain and the guitars on bill your brain which were done by connor kirby and stratton roberts of the fantastic band POSTER respectively. thanks to them for being fucking cool

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Track Name: bill your brain (with poster)
i can walk without touching the ground
i can talk without making a sound
it’s inside your head
this world of make believe

bill your brain for a month or two
call it quits then caress your car door
pull a bullet from your brain
so your feet can breathe
bull a bullet from your brain
so the pain will cease
Track Name: try harder
take me
like your favorite drug
put me on your tongue
then i'll steal your soul
and leave you all alone

use me
you'll never be the same
always in one place
you'll never be the same
and i think that i've changed

hold me
i act like such a child
i'm scared i'm lost, alone
run away for good
don't ever wanna see your face again

i tried i tried i tried
Track Name: hiding in public
cruelest love
broken heart
give yourself
to someone else
feel all right
for a little while
then all alone
again

your emptiness
can't be filled
with anyone
or anything
i don't know why
you lie awake
in your bed
by his side

nothing feels
all right
you cant keep on
like this anymore
there's nothing
left the lights are out
you've given everything
away
Track Name: growing up fucking sucks
i'm seventeen
and nothing makes sense to me
i just wanna sleep
i just wanna sleep with you

and growing up
fucking sucks
i think i might kill myself
i think i'll see you in hell

i'm seventeen
and nothing makes sense to me
i just wanna sleep
i just wanna feel something
Track Name: satan's got me
my pastor told me
there's war raging in my heart
that jesus and satan
want me for their own
it's pretty fucked up
to say that to a six year old
i'll cut my heart out
i'm not worth fighting for

fill my bathtub with bleach
i take showers when it rains
hope my house gets struck by lightning
then i'll really be free

my mother told me
there's two sides to my mind
and that both are actually me
i'm two people inside
it's pretty fucked up
to be your own best friend
split me in half
i was born condemned
Track Name: leftrightleftright
i'm so lost inside my head
watching buildings burn down
homes destroyed
put your hope into anything
for it will become your enemy

so it's left right
up and down
get my feet back on the ground
left right
up and down
can't tell if i'm lost or found
up down
left and right
let's go out and get lost tonight
up down
left and right
i think that i'll die tonight

i'm in this waking dream
distorted reality
and i feel so far from free
jump into the river
covered in chains
maybe i'll learn how to swim again

so it's left right
up and down
get my feet back on the ground
left right
up and down
can't tell if i'm lost or found
up down
left and right
let's go out and get lost tonight
let's go out and get lost tonight
i think that i'll die tonight
Track Name: leaving
you opened the window
and climbed on the fire escape
without even saying goodbye
without even saying goodbye

there's a place where i grew
up where i used to go alone
i think that i'll take you
i think that i'll take you there

i left boston
without even saying goodbye
i left boston
without even saying goodbye

i want to live
i want to feel alive
but how do you know if
you're actually doing it right?
Track Name: i feel like i am dying
i think it’s kind of funny how
everything can fall into one place
i think it’s funny how
everything can fall into on place

and you’re too tired to get out of bed
and i’m too apathetic to open my eyes

i think it’s kind of funny how
we sat in the back seat of my
parents car and kissed
and undressed each other
how curious we were last year
we got real drunk and walked around
without shoes on