Basement Confessions

by The Academics

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1.
04:34
Let's crack open a beer Let's watch the race car chase its tail 'Round the turn they disappear Wave goodbye to all their friends 'Cause there's children in jail There's women crying all the time But I hope you'll stay a while And you put your armor on And you built things with your hands Turn that house into a home It's a new look for what was there 'Cause we all sleep too much We miss sunrises all the time And we never seem to care Don't you go down the river Don't you go down today Tread the water Until the riptide takes you away And I saw a shooting star So I decided to shoot back Watch it retreat up to God Where all our wishes stop to collect And I wondered which one was north So I could find you all the time Just by the light you leave behind And no we can't live forever Yea we all burn out someday But I know you'll shine forever I hope she'll be okay
2.
02:38
I'll remember this Let me reminisce about it For a little while then I'll be done I was so young then And I'm so young now Don't know if I can but I'll get older somehow So will you I'm still just learning how to live and love I was so young then And I'm so young now Don't know if I can but I'll get older some day So will you I'm still just learning how to live and love I'll remember this Let me reminisce about it For a little while then I'll be done I was so young then And I'm so young now Don't know if I can but one of these days I'll grow up So will you I'm still just learning how to live and love
3.
04:29
Oh if I was nineteen again I think I'd try and live every day As if it were coming to an end Put on my shoes and run away 'Cause I'm so lonely 'Cause my friends never stay the night And oh, I've got a feeling And oh, I think I'm leaving And oh, I've got to get off of Long Island After the gold rush it was purple haze Dark sides of moons and walls to break Went to Cassadaga found my place XO's on my wrist that's a figure 8 But you know that you're not the only One who got caught inside themselves And oh, you've got a feeling And oh, you know I'm leaving And oh, I'm sorry love but it's time for me to go You are my bright sky The starlight that pushes back the night I wish that I could be the same But I lost my soul a couple Julys ago I'm holding on to the moment here You're all a part of something bigger than I am But we've got summer love So anything is possible You make me happier
4.
So why'd you call If you didn't say anything at all Were you just bored And by yourself Wishing that I had been somebody else It's such a shame It's such a shame Oh would you say That we're in love Or is there some word that I am not thinking of Something more vague More like your face Or a feeling that we both can't seem to replace Is this just a game Is this just a game And I met a girl Walking through the park With a feather in her hair And a sleeve over her heart I said put down your guard I could be the one She said you can never know when someone's hiding what they love It's what I learned that day It's what I learned that day So I drove home To Brooklyn Heights And I decided that night I was gonna change my mind But when I woke up All I saw's the sun It kept peeking its head from behind a cloud in the sky But I stayed the same Yea I stayed the same I couldn't help Dream of her eyes Every boy wanted her yea and soon it was did I But it was just a lie So I let her run They say it's best to make free the hearts of those you love But it's here I'll stay It's here I'll stay (I love you so)
5.
04:02
Leaning against the tree with her hip Smoldering cigarette-born smoke on her lips Sitting in sand the sun's on my hands The sun is in my hands and it lights up this land Sunsplotches dance as light filters through the trees We like the trees will soon sway in the breeze And the mountains will melt with the coming of spring There in the ash lies a beautiful thing It's how we laugh all day into the night The light's burning then burned uncannily bright All coming down, down to the ground The comfortable ground it feels safe and sound The cloud's like me float swift through the sky This gust of wind is mother earth's sigh But you could not help but to smile around the face As we return to this magical place Never again will you have to frown All coming down, all coming down All coming down, all coming down
6.
Lying on the ground with a dried up taste in your mouth Just sitting there with the wind in your hair and it's beautiful out Well things fade, yea shit goes away what a shame Yea things change and then one of these days When you can't think of any more reasons to live And you've tired out your brain by thinking about it And you did so at your health and your heart's expense And you say to yourself that it will all make sense (well it won't) But you can get real high You can get real high And when you're real high You'll forget for a while I never felt so dead or alive at the same time I never felt so defeated without even trying I've written too many songs about the same goddamn thing But that'll never change, yea each day I'll sing That when you can't think of any more reasons to live And you've tired out your brain by thinking about it And you did so at your health and your heart's expense And you say to yourself that it will all make sense (well it won't) But you can get real high You can get real high And when you're real high You'll forget for a while
7.
All of my secrets dissolve in the sweetness A house in the sun All of my neighbors have gone to the mountains To pass through the years But the diamonds and memories still remain here In a house on the east southern shore A house on the east southern shore I spend all of my days asleep in the hallways Sinks have run dry And I ask myself why I'm alone in such a beautiful place All of my secrets dissolve in the bleakness Of hollowed-out walls Filling with dust and the emptiest feeling that I've ever known And the rest of my time here is written in stone In a house on the east southern shore A house on the east southern shore I spend all of my nights Waiting for daylight Stare at the sky And I ask myself why I'm alone in such a beautiful place
8.
Don't you move a single muscle Or you'll scare away the one that you love Everyone here is meant to be here So if you are not there then why do I care The last time you called I was drunk at a friend's I said I missed you, you said broken hearts mend Go back inside and enjoy your free time But you are not there why can't you be there I woke up with the thought this morning That I will embrace the ephemeral Each second spent on you is wasted I can't control the things you want I said dad I can't sleep she's stuck in my dreams She never leaves there it's the last place we share He said son you'll be fine just give it some time If she's meant to be there then she'll always be there But I wonder if she looks out her window And thinks of my laugh and the way I made her to She knows I miss her when she wears my T-shirt But my stomach still hurts, did I do all I could? And she said if you're hungry then you can eat your heart out But I want that moment to last a lifetime It slipped through my hands and now it's gone Thought you'd return just like the night sky But no one ever turned out the lights Now I know you are gone, you are gone You are gone, you are gone Where'd you go, come back home Where'd you go, come back home You are gone, you are gone You are gone, you are gone Come back home
9.
03:21
We keep acting out the play I guess we were born this way Two lovers with shaky legs And always one moment too late As both our hands entwine Your heart is crushing mine I'm waiting for the day When I will be replaced All of your pretty lies In your blood-orange disguise Tea cups warm your hands As we sink into the sand To a place we wish was now I'll get you back somehow It's only a matter of time Placeholder won't you take mine

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The freshman effort of singer-songwriter Adam LaGreca.

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released February 18, 2011

Adam LaGreca -- Vocals / Guitar / Piano
Declan Diemer -- Lead Guitar
Tom French -- Drums / Vocals
Claudia Matos -- Female Vocals
Rachel LaGreca -- Female Vocals

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Indie Rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

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