by Wayward

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released March 23, 2017

Mixed by Taylor Lewin at Humans Win! Studio, Minneapolis MN
Album art by Anja Gridley



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Track Name: Gingerbread
I've been siting here for a couple hours
And I don't know exactly why I bother to stay awake
Pretty soon I'll be a basketcase - basketcase
I've got no energy left to think
About anything deeper than my facebook feed
I know I'm being stupid but I just keep scrolling - just keep scroll-
And I think that I know why...

All my life if just a deception
My imitation
Of what someone
Called perfection
I already know what I'm doing, but
Somehow I think this chase will end in satisfaction
You could stand at a distance and look on
And take notes how to not do this all wrong
My whole life is made of Gingerbread

A cookie-cutter job
do cookie-cutter work
Have a cookie-cutter collar
On a button-down shirt
You know, my house is made out of candy,
And I've got a sugar green lawn
Everything is sweet on the outside
But it's only a matter of time before my world is gone
And I think that I know why...
Track Name: Yesterday
Yesterday, I held your hand and you held my heart beating
Yesterday, we went on walks and talked too late in the evening
Yesterday, I told you something that made you laugh so pretty
Yesterday, I kissed your lips and you said, "I'm so glad we're getting married"

I don't know exactly where we begin
But I pray to God I love you every second
Cause we both know
That as we grow old
Time just passes, won't let us retake

Yesterday, I tied a string around my finger to tell you how I love you
Yesterday, we had too much else to do - we only made time to argue
Yesterday, you curled up next to me and you said, "I love you"
Yesterday, it hit me just how much it hurts when I'm without you


Yesterday, I left three roses by your grave and I told you I miss you
I miss the days when I could hold your pretty face next to mine and kiss you
I miss the way we'd stay up laughing and crying and just being best friends
Yesterday, I thought this lovely life with you would never end

Track Name: Thursday
It's a Thursday, and I don't want to go out
But it's 6:30, gotta get to work and clock today's hours
But on my drive it's raining, and that don't help anything
Like really raining, like, I almost hit that guy on the bike
Get to my building, and I sit in my cube
And if I'm lucky, I might walk the halls and see you
And say how you doing - how's your patio and how's your wife Sue?
Then we'll say something funny, so we don't feel awkward when we walk away and resume

Don't listen to the voice
Don't follow where there's cash
Don't let them make your choice
God built you for more than that
God gave you heart,
Created you with dreams
So just think while you work hard
Cause success ain't what it seems
Success ain't what it seems

Check your heartbeat - if it's still going
Then I would strongly suggest life if just knowing what all
What all your blood pulsing through your veins is moving toward
Tell me what's the war that you're fighting all your battles for
Think about it, when's the last time that you really knew
What your intention was for all the random stuff that you do?
If you can think of honest reasons, great,
Or else it's just noise,
And wasted life


Come on everybody - come one, come all
Come black, white, or striped - big, medium, or small
Choose yourself a mold and we'll stuff you in good
Get one or two more degrees
And your life's shaped how it should be
Don't ever stop to wonder how it could be
When you're feeling like a cog in the machine
You never asked for meaning, just for money
So why would you complain?


... I see a sea of people walking forward, covered eyes
Never sure quite where they're going, never stopped to wonder why
All they hope for is the weekend, all their purpose to survive
I look down at them but realize we'll been walking stride for stride