Shelf Life

by Clever Girl

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Recorded in 5 days at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA

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released July 23, 2015

Recorded and mixed by Robert Cheeseman
Mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering
Produced by Robert Cheeseman and Clever Girl
All songs by Clever Girl

D Rock - Vocals
RyNO - Bass, guitar, vocals
Blake182 - Guitar, vocals
DURG - Drums, vocals

Additional vocals and guitar by Robert Cheeseman

Lyric video for Band Shirts: youtu.be/Zktv6OHFuUI

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World's greatest unsuccessful punk rock band.

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Track Name: Dried Up
Hey! Hey! I never get that excited anymore

I think I'm all dried up
Where did the feeling go? I guess it comes with getting old
Out of faith and out of luck
And I don't know why, but I've come to realize

Hey! Hey! I never get that excited
Hey! Hey! I've been living fast, must have burned out at last

Nothing seems all that fun
Goodbye to highs and lows, I'm living in the middle
As it did when we were young
Go ahead and hype it up, I can't seem to give a fuck

Hey! Hey! I never get that excited
Hey! Hey! I've been living fast, must have burned out at last

I doubt it's coming back
Best not to live in the past
I'll find a new way, something, just less exciting
I'll find a new way...
Track Name: Thompson Park
Step back and let it all sink in, I can't wait to see you laugh again
The season's over, a little older now, add on a scar or two
No matter what you do
I'll never turn my back or ever walk out on you
Just stay true

Well it was, well it was, well it was hard to let it go
Well it was, well it was, well it was hard to let it go
And I let it show, but goddamn I let it go
That's unconditional

You're not the best, I'm not the worst
But we come together and somehow we make it work

I know it seems so hard
When you're down and out, the other side seems so far
Feels like we're drowning in the gray
Stick to your gun, I swear you'll find a better day

No matter what you do
I'll never turn my back or ever walk out on you
Just stay true

Well it was, well it was, well it was hard to let it go
Well it was, well it was, well it was hard to let it go
And I let it show, but goddamn I let it go
That's unconditional, through it all.
Track Name: Wyoming
Here's to the lonely nights, long drives and roads untested
We found our way through the bar light
True friends, we sail ahead, there's so much life to live
But one day I'm coming back for you
One day soon I'm coming back for you

It's so hard to think about, all the beauty that surrounds,
when I'm not seeing it with you
It's so hard to fake it now, without you around
I'm turning sleepless to see-through

I took a swan dive over the edge and I can't ever jump again
I'm too high to ever land
And that's just how it's gonna be, if you waste your time with me
You'll get some sleep

Two thousand miles to go, ten days from our home
We smoke our thoughts under starlight

It's so hard to think about, all the beauty that surrounds,
when I'm not seeing it with you
It's so hard to fake it now, without you around
I'm turning sleepless to see-through

No more sleepless nights
One day I'm coming back for you

I'm see-through without you.
Track Name: Decade
I make my way down these city streets
With you by my side it means everything
We live by the moon and we're back on our feet
As we stare through the windows and enter a dream

I don't wanna let it go, because it feels like home
I never felt like you turned your back on me
So we'll walk down another broken street

I don't wanna let it go, because it feels like home
Nothing lasts forever, but we'll try
To make the most of the moments in our lives

It takes time to get it right, running fast will get you nowhere
Long nights, tired eyes, I'll work for those that I believe in

And I don't wanna let it go, because this is my home

Of all the places that I've wished I could be
I've never felt so at home like on these cracked and broken streets

It takes time to get it right, running fast will get you nowhere
Long nights, tired eyes, I'll work for those that I believe in

So when the walls fall down, you know I'll stick around
We'll make a life in the beauty of this town.
Track Name: September
Oh the things we tell ourselves so we can laugh it all off
But you're not laughing anymore
It seems the writing on the wall somehow just finally crept up
It's dark as blood, black as our hearts
Another season change, I watch my hair turn black to gray

September comes and goes, just like a wrecking ball
But I'm still staring at the same wall

You'd think by now we'd have it all figured out and locked up
But we're still scratching at the door
We're making progress I suppose,
although I really don't know just what it is I'm striving for
I'm out of things to say, I left my fear in yesterdays

September comes and goes, just like a wrecking ball
But I'm still staring at the same wall

Some days I see darkness
But I'm doing my best to still live in the light
And I don't think there's anything wrong with not acting like you've got it right
We're alright for at least tonight

September comes and goes, just like a wrecking ball
But I'm still staring at the same wall.
Track Name: None of My Old Band Shirts Fit Anymore
Feel the lights hit my eyes and think I'll never change at all
How could I be so wrong?
Oh the drinks and the parties we used to throw
My god, we were so young
But it's grown clear to me

Opening my closet doors just got me really thinking
Has it really been that long?
Since the day we waited years to finally come around, well
I remember every song, the long drive, through the night,
away from home

Well none of these shirts fit, I've lost track of friends
But I'd never trade these memories for the money I once spent
We were young and we were bold
Now we're broke and growing old
If I had the chance, I wouldn't change the past
I love these punk rock songs

And I still love to sing along to "Let's Go!" and "No Control"

Now we think we've figured it out, what life is all about
With business plans and mortgages and savings for our kids
Sure I miss those reckless days, they live in photos in the frame
But looking back, I'm happy now, for the first time I can say

And I still love to sing along and wear shirts that are too small
And even though I've heard it all
Well I still love to sing along...