An Introduction To Rock And Roll

by Graduating Life

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This album is meant to be listened to cover to cover, that means sit back relax download this on your phone for the sweet gapless playback and enjoy.

I put my all into this release and now im broke LOL

I'm so glad i got to do this one with my friends, thanks Ryan Ellery for recording this and making it sound just how i want this was the most fun i had making a record. Thanks sam kless for all the call and response vocals. Thanks tyler povanda for all the really good sounding vocals, 100000x better than mine on this for sure. Thanks ryan again and eric butler for backing vocals, and thanks to eric for the sick trombone solo. Also again thanks to ryan for doing that guitar solo battle with me and other guitars they sound sick.

That's it, hope y'all like it

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released July 7, 2017

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Track Name: Check Out That Band Save Face
Verse:
You and me used to make shapes on the wall with the light of our phones
Laying next to you always made me feel less alone
Now we've aged and I hope that we're not growing apart
Cause though those shapes were little they still feel like a big part

Chorus:
Of me, of you, of what we do
Of who we are, I still remember what we lived for

Verse:
I would always drive you back to your apartment after we got out of school (YEH YEH YEH YEH)
We’d watch a vhs of dinosaur and I’d fall asleep on you
I know I still fall asleep too early almost all the time
But hopefully you never leave because when I sleep you're on my mind

Chorus:
in my dreams, we're rich, we've got internet
We're still who we are, but we never have to worry
We watch anime, and eat food all day
And never work, cause working is for suckers

Bridge/Outro:
(cool down build to big sf style end)
I want this dream
Track Name: Arkadelphia
Acapella Intro:
Say what you wanna, take what you wanna it’s never gonna change a thing

Verse:
I think you belong with me
I know i’ve got my flaws but i think that’s always been plain to see
What do you think about me leaving? I know it’s not eveyones thing

Bridge:
But could it be yours?
For just one second?
You know i need this
You know i need us

Pre-Chorus:
You can’t argue
If i know i suck
And that’s soo true
But i never told you

Chorus:
I thought about leavin’
When we were arguing
It’s always ‘bout nothin’
And i’m just soo damn scared
You thought about leavin’
I could see it in your eyes
And that’s just the problem
Sometimes we’re soo much alike


Chorus:
I thought about leavin’
When we were arguing
It’s always ‘bout nothin’
And i’m just soo damn scared
You thought about leavin’
I could see it in your eyes
And that’s just the problem
Sometimes we’re soo alike

Outro:
We’re soo much alike x4
Track Name: GOD KILLER
[I’d like to think when I die i’ll be remembered as good, but it doesn’t matter anyway

Cause we’re here years later and people are forgetting your name

Oooooo ooooooo

*cue bass note and bell hit*

Sometimes I pick my brain about why i can’t do anything, worth mentioning on a headstone

There is no reason why the ones we love have to die, but i think it sucks we’ll never know

Ooooooo ooooooo

Bridge:

When your friends accidentally die would you still like to credit a man in the sky
For what happened to him, a part of a murderous gods plan to take away someone’s life

]



Chorus:

Well it’s been a few years and I just gotta say cheers because you did whatever you wanted when you were alive

And I’m depressed just such a mess but this year im trying my best to keep my dreams alive

I wish I could finally give in but I keep thinkin that things will get better before I die

You can't be a man if you cry so what are you and what am I but some people who couldn't handle passing of time


Bridge:

I know where
Where your friends go
Where they go when they die
They go in the
In the ground to
be forgotten over time

So let’s have more kids so when the funeral ends we’ll have a little gleam of hope in our eye
And get messed up when they finally grow up start to fuck pollute and then die


Pollute and then die
In the blink of eye
While our world is ravaged
By religious fanatics
the US fights in the name of christ
Whether they admit that or not
And boy what i would give
To tear down that fucking cross
Replace blind human faith
With realities cold hands
Wake the masses up make them finally understand
This is it

I only dream now, my body’s free now and maybe somehow ill meet the ones I love beyond the grave
Track Name: World Famous Rock Song
This country’s fucked in almost every way
This planet sucks I’m tryna leave today
Would ya miss me? Or would ya just keep to yourselves
Yeh i guess the internet is cool but i wanna see hell

Verse:

Flash forward your entire cities ruined all the things you have been doing mean shit to me
You wanna place my point of view as a minute one but the fact is that i am the majority



Chorus:

Use tremelo cranked in the lead for the chorus


This country’s fucked in almost every way
This planet sucks I’m tryna leave today
Would ya miss me? Or would ya just keep to yourselves
Yeh i guess the internet is cool but i wanna see hell
Track Name: Kill Me
Kill me Kill me
I need some relief
My life is fucking pointless
Kill me kill
I mean it this time
This world makes me want to die





Verse:

How many times before you finally start to hate
everyone in this world that knows your name
High school stylized drama i’m done with it
Please don’t act like i give a shit
some peoples ideas make them sound so fucked in the head


I think that i must have been put on the wrong planet
This ones got people that look just like me
Except they kill by color and love by faith
But only when it’s convenient
They’re don’t care about what happens in the least
So tell your friends that you love them
Argue less cause it’s pointless
In the end we all sleep in the same shallow graves

Chorus:

Kill me Kill me
I need some relief
My life is fucking pointless
Kill me kill
I mean it this time
This world makes me want to die


Build:

I always want to get away
I think about it everyday
Im not happy with this place
But its still here when I wake
The constant articles you post
School shootings, racists and golden globes
People can be disgusting x2
Track Name: Cold Raviolis
I'm tired of failing
its makin a whole in my heart and in my head ive finally lost all control
i quit my job for this but nobody gives a shit
so this year will be my last of playing shows

you claim you're diy but ya dont wanna die die die everytime you see the word millennial
oh were entitled but im sleepin on tile and eatin cold raviolis at the show

ive got somethin to say
i think your friends are fake
they're taking pictures of their plate while im eatin my while im eatin my cold raviolis at the show

ive got somethin to say
i think your friends are fake
they're taking pictures of their plate while im eatin my while im sleepin like
while im takin time try to realize
because how could i ever be the guy to have his life work out fine
you complain about your major that you dont know what to do i know exactly what i want but it'll never come true
lms retweet your life is a performance piece your audience is fast asleep cause you are boring just like me

i need what you need but way more than you think
Track Name: Die! Murder! Die!
Sitting up at 12am, god damn I'm always thinking
I gotta pay the insurance on the van, I gotta pay for the tags and brake pads
This year has been lots of fun but I haven't had a job so that's no income
I've been living like degenerate shit at my fiances moms house eating food with my benefits



Chorus:


I got this feelin in my bones that I'm never gonna make it oh no no no
I don't even like to dream that much but with my sort of luck ill always be fucked
Do you
Want to
Be like me because
I don't
Want to
Always lose with things I love

Outro Bridge:


Hold on to things you'd never leave from
And maybe when they're gone
They won't be so far away

The things you love consume your life and never let go
Its a beautiful thing you know
But listen up bud, one day you'll have to give up on all the shit that you love and finally let it all go
So while were here in this moment lets enjoy it
All the heartache and annoyance that has made us all the hollow people we were never born as
Track Name: I Can't Sleep
Verse:

Worry I don't wanna do this shit when I'm
30 cause I keep freakin out
I love all the people I have with me now
But I'm feelin like I need some fuckin help


I don't wanna sound repetitive
I worry cause I don't have a plan
And all the choices that I made
Have made me who I am today
A broke piece of shit who is touring with his friends
And when I'm finally home I can never get rest


Pre-chorus:


I can't sleep


Chorus:

I can't sleep for the 2nd time this week
And I got worries but you know I need peace
I'm layin in my bed with a throbbing in my head
I keep suckin down these pills to put my ass to rest
I havent felt like this in a long time (echo)
Even though I say I'm doing just fine (echo)
I'm broke (I know)-echo with Eric
They'll say (I told ya so)
I told ya so x2
Track Name: Front Row Seats
Verse:

I’ve always stood on my two feet
I never thought that i could be
Someone who didn’t have a purpose
Or a good personality
I guess the church just fucked me up
When i was young i used to love
Dreaming of what i might become
And how i’d never be alone


Chorus:

So if you’re hearing this i don’t care
I’m fucking selfish yeah i swear
I’d always ask what could i be
No answer ever came back to me


Bridge:



Life is pointless
It is worthless
To try to impress
Anyone you look up to cause they are the same
My life is pointless
And i am worthless
I can never tell if i’m making progress
Making progress
Faking progress
Let’s be honest
I’ll never make it
Making progress
Faking progress
Let’s be honest
I’ll never make it



Chorus:

So if you’re hearing this i don’t care
I’m fucking selfish yeah i swear
I’d always ask what could i be
No answer ever came back to me
And if i end it all tonight (half time)
Would you please never ask why
Because if you just open your eyes
Hell is real we’ve arrived
Track Name: To The End
Intro:
Don’t say don’t say things will get better cause they won’t they won’t they’ll stay bad forever and the people you love will die everyone that you love will die
And they'll never come back no they won't
“THEY WON'T”

Verse:

I never thought that I would ever be old enough to worry about life and stuff and how to pay for bills n such
(I don't want to say) its a rude awakening cause
(I'm doing just fine) but man this shit is everyday

And I know everyone agrees that life is too much, but also everyone knows that not living is no fun
So stay home and play games today, hangout with your friends real late while you still can (you still can)

Chorus:
Don’t say don’t say things will get better cause they won’t they won’t they’ll stay bad forever and the people you love will die everyone that you love will die
So quit saying you feel so blessed because from the moment you were born you were cursed for death you're like me I'm like you




And all the places that you'll ever go
And all the people that you'll ever know
Hold them tight to you
And when leave never let that feeling loom

Outro:
I'd say, I'd say things would get better
But if I did I know they'd never
Being happy seems like a lie
That we believe but don't know why
Soon the ones you love will start falling away
And the friends that you have never stay the same
And your memories will start distancing
Themselves from the place you keep everything
And when its time for final goodbyes
I hope we can look the ones we love straight in the eyes
This is what life is all about
Death is what life is all about