Outgoing

by Year Without a Summer

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As the sun starts shining, YWAS emerge once more to chronicle the pain of the winter months. 'Outgoing' is based on events that happened in September 2016-March 2017. It's best enjoyed in order because of segues and stuff but you can listen to it however you like. YWAS don't judge you.

Lyrics consider life, death, hospitalisation, socialising, public transport, football and 'Twin Peaks'. Musically, we've used more keyboards this time (including sub-bass), played in different time signatures and tried to play guitar in different ways.

All contributions gratefully received. Thanks for selecting Year Without A Summer as your chosen vehicle.

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released June 19, 2017

written, performed and produced by year without a summer

all instruments year without a summer except:
drums on 'flatpack heartz' and 'last rail replacement bus to trancentral' by Jim Dooley (jimdooley.net)
drums on 'the black lodge' by axzoul via looperman.com

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Year Without a Summer Coventry, UK

byron // godwin // shelley // polidori

We are from Coventry and make lo-fi emo. We are moths.

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Track Name: Flatpack Heartz
it was the early part of the century
and we knew we'd burn out eventually
but we made the most of our energy
sparked off each other's company
and the only things we cared about
were buying cds and going out
we could keep the real world at bay
we could just grow up some other day

when I was 25, I realised
if one of us died and one survived
no-one could say we'd never been alive

you could never see yourself
as a flatpack heart bought off the shelf
loud and hard is how you'd play
you lived your whole damn life that way
I still have all the cassettes
from the first year that we met
they may not get played again
but I will still hold onto them

and now I'm 35, I realise
if one of us died and one survived
no-one could say we'd never been alive

I will remember you in some awful club
watching some awful punks we both loved
I will remember being that bunch of punks
Track Name: Cov Goodbye
I get drunk and nobody cares
I slump unconscious at the foot of the stairs
I try to get up but my feet are like lead
there's a three mile walk before I get to my bed
and sometimes I think I should be reimbursed
when the people who love me make me feel worse
no surprise when they start to disperse
now there's vomit on my new Converse
I can't stand it, I can't even stand
but people tell me "well, you've got it in hand"
do you all find life this hard?
is everyone's coping mechanism facade?
I left the party like an hour ago
I've been walking round the streets pretending I don't know
where you can buy a beer at a quarter to two
and you'll be sure nobody even notices you

and people say "hey, aren't you the one that
used to host those parties?
now the fun never stops because it never gets started?
and it seems like the problem you have is
you see things too darkly
wouldn't you feel less down if you went to more parties?"

i've been out and nothing felt right
but I still stayed out until the end of the night
a bad night that never turned good
then it bled into my Saturday mood
And the thing I find if I've had a drink
is it only amplifies whatever mood I'm in
and if I go out despite feeling low
then it won't be much fun for anyone I know
I try to say I won't drink this weekend
By three on Friday, my resolve has weakened
And you may not find the answer in a San Miguel
but we'll have to have a couple to definitely tell
and I thought I'd go out and be a hit like Drogba
but instead I'm more like a failure like Pogba
can't make a pass without falling to the floor
and abandon expectations that I'll ever score

and people say "hey, aren't you the one that
used to host those parties?
now the fun never stops because it never gets started?
and it seems like the problem you have is
you see things too darkly
wouldn't you feel less down if you went to more parties?"
Track Name: Last Rail Replacement Bus To Trancentral
this whole year, basically, i've felt useless
could call friends but I'd feel like a nuisance
dreadful fear I don't match my potential
no more use than a kitchen utensil
used to dream of renown like a pirate
dreaded scourge of the Ribblehead viaduct
teachers telling my folks I'd be famous
not some nobody, basically nameless

but don't write me off not just yet
don't drop out, don't forget
don't write me out of the rest of your memories

wanted things to go down like a mystery
no known links and no family history
no ID, same old vital statistics
no distinguishing characteristics
paid in cash for a ticket to Brighton
train delayed due to passengers fighting
like a shipwreck that ruins a junket
hit a rock and went down with the sunset

but don't write me off not just yet
don't drop out, don't forget
don't write me out of the rest of your memories

but don't write me off not just yet
don't drop out, don't forget
don't write me out of the rest of your memories
Track Name: The Black Lodge
i got the news today, you were in hospital
I'd been out at a gig, John was in Portugal
I tried to get there but too late for a bus
besides I didn't know if you would want the fuss

I won't say everything is okay when it obviously isn't
I won't say things have been fixed for good
when they probably haven't
and I wish there was more I could do but there probably wasn't

what kind of friend am I to celebrate your failures?
what kind of friend am I to wish you hadn't tried?
only this time am I glad you haven't made it
'cause like Dale Cooper I am glad you're still alive

It's easy to feel down when you're so self-critical
I know you need to work stuff out, I know it's difficult
I know there'll be some things with no immediate cure
Just know we've got your back, just know that's what we're for

what kind of friend am I to celebrate your failures?
what kind of friend am I to wish you hadn't tried?
only this time am I glad you haven't made it
'cause like Dale Cooper I am glad you're still alive

if you just needed to know that you're beautiful and precious
if you just needed to know that you're valued and treasured
if you just needed to know that your life is precious
well I guess I thought you already knew?

what kind of friend am I to celebrate your failures?
what kind of friend am I to wish you hadn't tried?
only this time am I glad you haven't made it
'cause like Dale Cooper I am glad you're still alive