Chasing Lights

by Reckless Serenade

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released 17 August 2013
Recorded and mixed by John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studio
Produced by Reckless Serenade
Artwork by: Michael Rivera

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Track Name: LVLFD
College ends in may
I hope I find a job that pays
A little more than minimum wage
Pray for some sun and a place to stay
And the 90’s died and ran away
20 years caught in a daze
The only thing that remains plain as day
Is lakeview lost field day

Let’s dye our hair grey
We’ll beat old father time to the chase
We’ll drink cheap wine and toast to our fate
Pretend that we’re happy
Oh we’ll never change
If we close our eyes we’ll stay the same
We all know that’s a lie but hey,
It’s worth the shot kid, don’t complain

It’s a long way down,
But I can see the bottom
Let’s hope these wings will blossom before we hit the ground

Keep these fears alive
Through every nightmare that arrives
I fear that time is not on my side
I’ve never been good with forsight
There used to be a peace of mind
Where I could draw a silver line
But lately I’ve been drawn so tight

It’s a long way down,
But I can see the bottom
Let’s hope these wings will blossom before we hit the ground

My eyes might stare forward, but my heart is still homeward bound

I wrote this cause I couldn’t sleep
I hope it comforts somebody
I wrote this for a younger me
I hope that he’d be proud of me

It’s a long way
It's a long way

Oh my god the sun is rising,
(It's a long way down but I can see the bottom)
Keep your cool and mind your timing
(Let's hope these wings will blossom)
Close your eyes
(Before we hit the ground)
Jump on my count, jump on my count

Oh my god the sun is rising,
(It's a long way down but I can see the bottom)
Keep your cool and mind your timing
(Let's hope these wings will blossom)
Close your eyes
(Before we hit the ground)
Jump on my count, jump on my count

It’s a long way
Track Name: With Us, Without Us
I need to shave, brush my teeth and take a shower
Take some pills to keep my head from staying sour
I used to care too much, now I don’t care enough
The middle ground I never found remains untouched

I’ve spent so long writing sad songs
But I’d like to think those days are gone

I can’t sleep tonight
I am caught in the back of my mind
It’s been 5 years since that fateful night
And I’ll place flowers on the grave
Hope that we may meet again someday

Do you remember ninham tower?
We would stay up there for hours
Overlook this dying town
Pray to god we’d have the power just to leave here in a few years
We were younger way back then
Our wasted time was all well spent

I’ve spent so long
Feeling so wrong
I really hoped those days were gone

I can’t sleep tonight
I am caught in the back of my mind
It’s been 5 years since that fateful night
And I’ll place flowers on the grave
Hope that we may meet again someday

Route 6 goes on forever!
Route 6 goes on forever!
Route 6 goes on forever!
Route 6 goes!!!

Keep calm, the world will keep turning
(With us, without us)
Keep calm, the world will keep turning
(With us, without us)
Keep calm, the world will keep turning
(With us, without us)
Keep calm, the world will keep turning
(With us, WIthout Us)
Without us
Track Name: Sunrise
I thought I knew my thoughts
But it turned out that I did not
I watched them float around the room like pretty strangers
And I caught your fiery stare
I was shaken but I wasn’t scared
I was warm but I remember sensing danger

She said let’s leave this town
If we leave it right now
I’d feel lighter and younger again
I would feel all my aching bones mend
If we opened our eyes
Took in this starry night
We would realize there’s still so much time
Till sunrise

She heard the words that I left out
She said I don’t believe in doubts
That there is beauty in the facing of our fears
But I felt a broken heart
Beneath the talk of this new start
She said to live for every day of every year

She said let’s leave this town
If we leave it right now
I’d feel lighter and younger again
I would feel all my aching bones mend
If we opened our eyes
Took in this starry night
We would realize there’s still so much time
Till sunrise

Take my weathered heart for all it’s worth
Tear it down to pieces just to see if it still works
And when are you done with the remnants please just throw them to sea
I will thank you for the mercy

Take my weathered heart for all it’s worth
Tear it down to pieces just to see if it still works
And when are you done with the remnants please just throw them to sea
I will thank you for the mercy

She said let’s leave this town
If leave it right now
I’d feel lighter and younger again
I would feel all my aching bones mend
If we opened our eyes
Took in this starry night
We would realize there’s still so much time
Till sunrise
Track Name: Cage Rage
I said I couldn’t but you wouldn’t take a no
You grabbed my arm I said “let go”
You laughed and asked “Do you really believe in the ghosts on this road?”
I said “I really don’t know but I’m not sure that I’d like to”

I said hey

I’ve heard the stories of the hotel burning down
The rows of trees that stumped this town
I watched you leave
And you swore you’d return with an answer or two
On that Friday in june
It was the last time that I saw you

I said hey

I knew you so well. So long

Steer clear of tree street
Steer clear of tree street
Steer clear of tree street

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

I said hey
Steer clear of tree street
Track Name: Diamond Kid
Hey kid your downward stare
Can’t keep the world out there
It’s knocking so, so loud don’t be scared
If you could only know
Just how far you will go
Well maybe then you wouldn’t feel so cold

You closed the blinds on every window
Said your head was a mess
You slammed your bedroom door
Said you needed a rest
Oh how long can this last

It cuts deep, and the bags under your eyes feel heavy
It’s been a rough week, and you just haven’t been yourself lately
And you used to find, solace in the sunlight
But not this time, you’re dreading every sunrise

You hide yourself away
To keep the wolves at bay
Don’t you know that you’re a diamond kid
You miss the good old days
You just can’t hide the pain
Don’t you know that you’re a diamond kid
Don't you know that you're a diamond kid

You feel cheap, and your eyes are green with envy
You feel lost at sea, tired, scared, and lonely
And it’s been so long, since someones asked you what’s wrong
But you’ve played along, though you feel like you don’t belong,

You hide yourself away
To keep the wolves at bay
Don’t you know that you’re a diamond kid
You miss the good old days
You just can’t hide the pain
Don’t you know that you’re a diamond kid
Don't you know that you're a diamond kid
You're a diamond kid

Hey kid you lost your way
Just know that it’s okay
We’ve all burned in silence and we’ve all had to pay but
You’re not alone in this
I just can’t stress that enough
I just can’t watch you give up like this
It just hurts too much

You’re not alone in this
I just can’t stress that enough
I just can’t watch you give up like this

(Diamond Kid)
There’s a light, there’s a light at the end of this
It’s been so dark for so long, you can’t imagine it

(Diamond Kid)
There’s a light, there’s a light at the end of this
It’s been so dark for so long, you can’t imagine it

(Diamond Kid)
There’s a light, there’s a light at the end of this
It’s been so dark for so long, you can’t imagine it

Diamond Kid
Track Name: Winter Bones
Color myself jaded
All the years I thought I’d wasted
Every song I wrote and hated
Well I guess they’re worth it now
I am learning to take things in stride
I am finding myself in the words that I write

I’m watching you across the room
Your weathered eyes poured out like the moon
Over this sleeping town
And I couldn’t help but smile as you bit your lip and riled up the boys for miles around
I had no doubts
You had me in the clouds

And I said “oh no, tell me you won’t go
We could stay up all night, talk until the sunrise
I could think of nothing better, than you and me together
And if you’d give me just a chance to prove you’re everything I need
If you’d follow my lead, the weight the world wouldn’t feel so heavy”

Color myself jaded
All the years where I just waited
Not to feel so alienated, well I guess those days are gone
I’m starting to feel alright
With your help and your hand I will be just fine

It felt like time slowed down, I felt my heartbeat twice as loud
As my feet began to move
And I snapped out of this trance, when I saw that you caught my glance
And there was nothing left to do, I walked up to you
And I told you the truth

And I said “oh no, tell me you won’t go
We could stay up all night, talk until the sunrise
I could think of nothing better, than you and me together
And if you’d give me just a chance to prove you’re everything I need
If you’d follow my lead, the weight the world wouldn’t feel so heavy”

You looked towards the floor
Cheeks flushed and smiling, you warmed me to the core
You laughed and shut the door
You said “You were in my dreams, now you are in my arms
I’m learning to wait out the weather, to never, oh never, say never
You were in my dreams, I feared of false alarms,
I can think of nothing better than you and me together,
Just tell me you won’t go, we could stay up all night pretend we won’t grow old
Just tell me you won’t go, we’ll talk until the sunrise warms our winter bones

Warms our winter bones.
Track Name: Missile
Leave what’s behind you
Love what’s around you
You will be free soon too x2

You blew through this town like a missile through manhattan
I did not know that you’d go, oh I swore that this could never happen

Leave what’s behind you
Love what’s around you
You will be free soon too

I’m so sick of self destruction, I could just crumble
All these words sort of just stumble out in search of a function

Leave what’s behind you
Love what’s around you
You will be free soon too

I found myself a pair of worn down headlights
Illuminated my way forward in hindsight
Still I feel so caught up in the twilight
These old familiar chills run up my brand new spine

You were a missile
You were a missile

(Leave whats behind you)
I finally found a fire in my stare
(Love what's around you)
Hidden in the world out there
(You will be free soon too)
I am free and I’m aware x2
Track Name: Our Year
Twenty years has brought me here
The cusp of something still unclear
The future’s screaming in my ear
So I slam the door
And I’m not sure what sucks more this empty house that I ignore
Or your new boyfriend I abhor with every fiber of my core

Who’s keeping score, whose keeping score, whose keeping score?
I’m always losing

Picking at sutures that I sewed myself
That’s the last blood you’ll draw babe
Your photo’s off my shelf

I am through throwing punches, let me make this clear
You’ve wasted a good month, but you cannot take my year

Wake up drained my head in pain
The words I never meant to say
Escaped last night, my cool has died in vain

(I love my friends)
I’ll live and I’ll learn and I’ll die
(I hate your friends)
And I’ll find a brand new song to write
(I love your friends)
About me and my friends and how you never meant a thing to them
(I hate your friends)

Who’s keeping score?
I’m always losing

Picking at sutures that I sewed myself
That’s the last blood you’ll draw babe
Your photo’s off my shelf

I am through throwing punches, let me make this clear
You’ve wasted a good month, but you cannot take my year

Picking at sutures that I sewed myself
That’s the last blood you’ll draw babe
Your photo’s off my shelf

I am through throwing punches, let me make this clear
You’ve wasted a good month, but you cannot take my year

Through throwing punches
(Our year this is our year)
Track Name: Weather Permitting
My head is a hurricane
Cloudy thoughts storm my weathered brain
Heard the silence ring in the rain
We were young then, but now we are old
Hidden in secrets we never let go
We are haunted by all that we know
Let it grow

Honestly, I need you in the worst way
(Can't you see you mean the world to me)
How can it be it still feels like yesterday is only a day away
I’m writing this just to stay sane

I wait out the weather
But this storm’s still raging
I hide in my room like a kid
Hope nothing's changing
I pray to god you will come home
And warm up this chill in my bones
But I know better now then to put all my stock in a ghost

Honestly, I need you in the worst way
(Can't you see you mean the world to me)
How can it be it still feels like yesterday is only a day away
I’m writing this just to stay sane

TV static fills my eyes
Paints my walls with grays and whites
I feel my brain on rewind
Another sleepless night

I’ll find myself in time
Man made and measured
A thorn in our side
If I could I would touch up the sky
Add in the lights
With my mind as the paint brush
And my heart the guide

We will grow despite to spite our sorrows
(lightning lights our way through the seas)
Turn bloodshot eyes towards tomorrow
(The thunder cuts away memories)
Hide the time we feel is borrowed
(The rain will heal everything just wait and see, just wait and see, just wait and see, just wait and see)
We’re tracing shadows cast by the lights that we once followed
Track Name: Burn Brighter
I’ve been chasing ghosts
Fixated with the blood on the hands of everyone that I know
Oh I know I’m no different, but I like to pretend I am

And sometimes I just can’t believe myself
These actions always hurt more than they help
Oh I know I’m not different but I like to pretend

I’ve been swallowing my pride,
To take a look inside
And it’s not much but it is a mine
A little flame that longs for light, tonight

I’ve caught every stare
From every single passerby that I know just doesn’t care
And I know they’re no different
But I like to pretend they are

Oh I’ve been losing sleep
And sometimes I just fear I’ve gotten into deep
And I know I’m no different
But I like to pretend

I’ve been swallowing my pride,
To take a look in side
And it’s not much but it is a mine
A little flame that longs for light, tonight

I’ve been swallowing my pride,
To take a look in side
And it’s not much but it is a mine
A little flame that longs for light, tonight
Track Name: Chasing Lights
Sick and tired, sick and tired of the sun in my eyes
Of the worn down thoughts in my sick and tired little mind
You know I’ve tried once or twice
It’s never gonna be as easy
I’m just hoping it won’t stay so hard I’ve
Thought it over many times before
But I can’t break the ties

I’ve been dying to let go
I’ve been holding on tight
Stopping at these green lights
Babe I know, I’ve been so alone
Trying to find home
Tonight tonight we’re chasing lights

Sick and tired, sick and tired of the vacancy signs
Hanging off of my own sick and tired vacant eyes
You know I try so hard sometimes
It’s never gonna be as easy
I’m just hoping it won’t stay so hard I’ve
Seen the night so many times before
It feels new every time

I’ve been dying to let go
I’ve been holding on tight
Stopping at these green lights
Babe I know, I’ve been so alone
Trying to find home
Tonight tonight we’re chasing lights

I’ve been growing old forever
I've tried for years but still I cannot keep this life together
I’ve been growing old forever
I fought for years but still I fear these brittle bones are tethered
I've been growing old, I've been growing old forever
Forever

So sick of the silence that we make for ourselves
So sick of all the searching for some worth in myself
I wanted to know what it’s like to feel alive
But I’ve just been so angry just to show some fight
Tonight we're chasing lights
We're chasing lights
Track Name: 2 A.M.
I felt darkness, in every breath that escaped me
Couldn’t keep the sun from setting on this tired city
Lost and lonely, keeping time with this offbeat heart I keep

You see, there was a sadness I couldn’t explain
I kept it quiet, kept it hidden away
I hoped for better days

It was 2am and my car could not get faster
Deep in thought, not sure what I was after
There must be a reason for the way I was losing mind to feel fine
I was thinking bout the world and where I fit
I didn’t know then what it meant to just exist
To preoccupied with everything I couldn’t fix
I longed for light, I found it, I found it

I felt fire die down to gleaming embers
I felt chills run up my spine,
I remember feeling trapped in a storm I could not weather

It was like my life was a show
And curtains were dropping
I was sitting in the back could not stop watching
No I couldn’t help from watching

It was 2am and my car could not get faster
Deep in thought, not sure what I was after
There must be a reason for the way I was losing mind to feel fine
I was thinking bout the world and where I fit
I didn’t know then what it meant to just exist
To preoccupied with everything I couldn’t fix
I longed for light, I found it, I found it

I was a captain, my heart was an anchor falling fast beneath my sinking ship
I was a captain, my heart was an anchor falling fast beneath my sinking ship
And you were a life boat
The light of a light house that I can’t believe I almost missed
Oh my god, I owe you everything
And we caught the sunrise sneak up past the horizon
Streaks of gold ran up our tangled spines
This fire raged inside

It was 2am and my car could not get faster
Deep in thought, not sure what I was after
There must be a reason for the way I was losing mind to feel fine
I was thinking bout the world and where I fit
I didn’t know then what it meant to just exist
To preoccupied with everything I couldn’t fix
I longed for light, I found it, I found it