Fighting Words

by NEIGHBORHOODS

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NEIGHBORHOODS debut EP "Fighting Words, released on Man Overboard run label Lost Tape Collective. Produced by Nik Bruzzese

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released March 27, 2012

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Track Name: Year After Year
Pick your head up till the bottles empty
Lay your head down and try to forget me
Pick your head up till the bottles empty
Lay your head down and fucking forget me

Year after year
We fail and struggle just because of fear
But I'm assured that we'll find something real
But we just make mistake after mistake
So pick your head up, lay it down
And seal your fate
Track Name: PA to NJ
These days I wake up to
A burning sun thats shining through
My window at 3:00 PM
Of course you’re busy like all my friends
But I’ve been trying harder now
To reach the roots under tis town
Pull them up and plant something that I can call my own

So lets move forward
Keep the past where it belongs
Buried under words and songs
I thought I told you that I was wrong

And I know that I couldn’t fix you if I tried
Because you’re just not the one for me
You call me out on my past
But it’s like walking on glass
Because you’re just not comfortable with me

These nights I go to bed
Warm pillow under my head
I flip it over to find relief
But I still smell you on these sheets
So what’s a boy supposed to do
Try and escape the ghost of you
Every night gets harder as I struggle to forget your name

So lets move forward
Keep the past where it belongs
Buried under words and songs
I thought I told you that I was wrong
So lets try harder
Do the things we want to do
I’ll hand you this IOU
And promise that I’ll see you soon

So I take the next train home
PA to NJ alone
Without a single person to phone
Alone

[Chorus]

So I’m driving myself home
And I called to let you know
This time I’m not letting go
So I’m driving myself home
And I’ll have you fucking know
This time I’m not alone
Track Name: Twenty-Three
Not twenty-three forever
And I'm not wasting time

Well I can't sit and blame this all on you
But the way you're standing in my driveway
The streetlights make it arguably true
I tried to take hold of myself
But these pictures of you and I
Fucking waste of time
Keep falling from my shelf
And oh, slow down
You're out of touch
You're out of bounds
And I don't want to feel left six feet beneath the ground
And oh, I know
You didn't mean to do anything to me
You don't mean anything to me

Not twenty-three forever
And I'm not wasting time
Not twenty-three for the rest of our lives

And so we pull off into
This parking lot of an old town we know
And I'm not going home all alone
No I just can't afford to let this go
I'm not going home
Track Name: Frostbite (Feat. Nik Bruzzese)
Driving fast with the windows half way down
My ashtrays filling up I'm getting closer to your town
And I don't mind the cold, but the pressures getting old
To live up to your expectations I feel I might unfold

And this thing called love
What is it anyway?
It's just a selfish vice to make everyone feel okay
But if your family's not enough
And if your heartbeats slowing down
I'll be standing at your front steps with my feet frozen to the ground

This is a message to all the other boys standing right outside your room
They'll never know you like I do (They'll never know you like I do)
This is a message to all the other boys standing right outside your room
They'll never know you like I do (They'll never know you)

These fighting words left us where we are
Which is sitting awkwardly on your street
Waiting in your car for someone to say a thing
You know for sure it won't be me
These stubborn bones have long been known to slow up every decent thing
And I honestly believe
I love you more then what's his name?
That stupid clown or anyone else that you ever meet

This is a message to all the other boys standing right outside your room
They'll never know you like I do (They'll never know you like I do)
This is a message to all the other boys standing right outside your room
They'll never know you like I do (They'll never know you)

These fighting words have kept my head down for months
Locked away in my room putting ice on the punch
These fighting words have kept us right where we are
Stuck with no friends but alcohol, alone at the bar
(Do you honestly not see? That nobody knows you quite like me)
(Do you honestly not see that nobody knows you)