Dear World

by Ordinary Things

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released August 4, 2016

Recorded Winter 2016 by Kyle Gilbride- www.whereveraudio.com
Mastered by Kris Hayes- easyplateauproductions.com

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Track Name: What We Deserve
The past lies like a nightmare upon the present
Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history

Waiting for the next life
To come to you from each step you take
Waiting for a lifeline
But there’s no staircase and no open gates

One day we’ll get what we deserve

We’d talk about Marx and Engels
And how far we’d come
In our own square
Set the chairs to our own table
We’d live better than we ever could’ve then
We’d be better, we’d be better

We’ve been fighting for the next life
Every victory makes me want it more
It’s the fight of our lifetime
And we won’t forget what we stand for

One day we’ll get what we deserve

We’d talk about Marx and Engels
And how far we’d come
In our own square
Set the chairs to our own table
We’d live better than we ever could’ve then
We’d be better, we’d be better
Track Name: Hole
My body’s a place
I’ve kept captive my whole life
Except for a few moments
Except for a few nights
And maybe sometimes
In my anorexic prime
I was driven by the freedom
In controlling my body my life

My body’s a place
No one lives in here but me
From time to time invaders
It’s never safe or empty
And mostly I desert it
As I have much bigger plans
Hope was here first

Before despair even began

I’ve never felt this empty before
Like somebody drained by body
With three thousand open sores
All that was left was my heart and my soul
But it wasn’t enough to make me feel whole

My body’s a place
Those who touch it are tourists
With greedy eyes they gaze my size
For an unwelcome visit
Burn my body when I leave it
It was never really mine
A tale of two cities

The best and the worst of times

I’ve never felt this empty before
Like somebody drained by body
With three thousand open sores
And all that was left was my heart and my soul
But it wasn’t enough to make me feel whole
Track Name: Hindsight
You dream the sound of alarm
It's still so dark outside
It's just the crack of dawn
and you keep searching for the light
in your life

You keep telling yourself
that some day you will be
free from the shackles of money
or at least that's what you need
to believe

'Cause you're dying on the inside
and you're losing control
You don't do what you love
You don't do what you anymore
and you're starting to fear getting old

You're starting to feel more and more alone
with each new person that you meet
And to think that when we were older
Things would start to get easy
But you're still working hard, juggling two jobs
Making just enough to pay the rent
It's so hard to get ahead when you're
Constantly struggling

'Cause you're dying on the inside
and you're losing control
You don't do what you love
You don't do what you anymore
and you're starting to fear getting old

and someday we'll both look back
and feel nostalgic and laugh
at how we overthink everything
and how we've made it exactly
where we wanted to be
just maybe
Track Name: Dear World
A stranger asked me how I spend my time
Or what I do with the moments that are mine
I try to make a list, try to write it down
But all I hear is a draining sound

I built this for you so I don’t forget
I can’t let myself fall in love again
Dear world, I’m giving you my all
Will you be there to catch me when I fall?

Come on, come on. Just ask me.
Come on, come on. Prove me wrong
I'm trying to live with this decision
I'm just trying to be strong

I think of what we’ll do, try another list
Imagining a day that we make things different
There are no saviors, we’ve gotta make it out alive
No dream will ever save you; we’ll save ourselves this time

Come on, come on. Just ask me.
Come on, come on. Prove me wrong
We’re just trying to build our city
We’ll make each other strong

Come on, come on. Let's get going
Come on, come on. We can't stay
Everyone here is so lucky to be alive
Every day is groundhogs day

I won’t light myself on fire
Just to keep you warm
I won’t light the world on fire
Just to watch it burn
Track Name: Defeated
I don’t want to feel defeated anymore
Though I can’t ignore how hard it gets
Through life regrets and challenges
And how often I feel broken down

I want to dream again
I want to believe we can
I want to feel like I did when I was young
And just a bit more naïve

I don’t want to feel upset anymore
Though I can’t ignore, it’s not easy when
You get jaded more and more every year that you age

I want to be out in the street with a sign protesting the war
Changing no borders, with the hope that there will be none anymore
I wanna be marching on May Day with a youthful heart
And a motivation that
Maybe this year or maybe next year
Or sometime soon we’re all gonna change the world