Getting By

by Sweatshirt Weather

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released July 5, 2011

Tracks 1, 2, 4 produced by Rob Freeman.
Tracks 3 & 5 produced by Jim Wirt.
Mixed by Rob Freeman.
Mastered by Justin Hergett.

All songs written and performed by Sweatshirt Weather.

Sweatshirt Weather is:
Christopher Stewart, Daniel Inskeep, Nathanial Adams, and Chad Kulaga.

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Track Name: Be Someone
i made up my mind after years of misuse
i've spun out i'm strung out with nothing to lose
i spent all my days living in my dreams
i guess i'm just not what i've wanted to be

and i spent all my nights waiting for the sun
fighting to wake up and be someone
be someone be someone

i stopped sitting around and failing class
and i planned my route, i found my path
if it's ever too much, i'm only a phone call away
only a phone call away

so i called back home and told them i'm done
i saved up, i packed up for this i will run
to the end of the road till i find the coast
a new night, a new town, i've found my home

do you know this means so much to me
cause i am where i need to be
and i know that this is truly me
and i'll go back there eventually

i stopped sitting around and failing class
and i plotted my route, i found my path
if it's ever too much, i'm only a phone call away
only a phone call away

so let's go
to the end of the road we'll find the coast
a new night, a new town, we'll call this home
Track Name: Down On My Luck
i spend my nights awake just dreaming of the next year
where i'll be safe and i'll be sound anywhere but here
take a look inside and see how much i've changed
but when the day is done i swear i'm still the same

the night grows old and i'm still just the same kid
who wishes on lights and takes it on the chin
fighting for my friends and shooting for the stars
i always come up short, but i'm never that far

well i awoke to find pins in my hand
lights in my eyes got me too weak to stand
i need a place for my thoughts to hide
a permanent head for my mind to reside
so i pen these thoughts to tell you how
i've been getting by up until now
i'm down on my luck, but i'm still here
so pick me up and we'll make it through another year

my heart guides; i close my eyes
it's me and the road and in the moment i know
i'm already home so call my friends
and tell them that i'm never really alone.
Track Name: However We Can
lets just melt into the sheets
forget our plans made for the week
watch the sunset from my window
a thousand shades of red and pink
and when that sunset burns away
the moon arrives to end the day
our bodies soaked in this vivid light
we are no strangers to this sight

tonight's the night that we make this forever
we'll get there however we can
i'll give you the world if you give me your heart
i know what we got is a work, a work of art

and it wasn't quite the morning
when we woke up it was storming
we watched the rain and loved its sound
we watched the drops as it hit the ground
and when we finally saw the sun
the blankets knew that we were one
can we stay like this
will you be the one?

you're the reason that my heart keeps beating everyday
i'll keep breathing if you keep believing in this love
Track Name: Midwestern Love
Sunday came and went
i rest against the windowpane
and head back home
It was never my intent
To leave you at the end of the day
But I've got rent to pay

Oh, your hair's in my bed
Your voice in my head
Telling me to sleep but I just write of you instead
This midwestern love
has kept me above the water
and I can't see the bottom

'Cause all I need is just a little bit of time
To figure out exactly where I'm going and why
But in the meantime I'll just keep on writing lines
And telling stories of this Indiana life

The leaves turn as the temperature drops
drinking up on a small town rooftop
October air
and this affair
Take me to a place that's perfect and rare

Oh, this semester's been rough
But we've still been tough
I know that we'll get there if we want this enough
It's just a matter of time
Before I scale the highway again
Track Name: Open Up The Sky
i saw that bird again today 
it sang a lovely song to me
i think it knows the way to happiness
i'll listen carefully
it, it told me sing, it told me to fly
so i smiled and opened up the sky

i went sailing above the trees 
and the streets that we lived on the other day
and i'm sorry about the rest of you
the ground got the best of you now
the best of you now

i kept the secret safe in the safest place i knew
i buried it underground and then the grass grew 
up, high towards to sky, longing to fly
the grass would finally know what it's like to be alive let's go

sailing above the trees 
and the streets that we lived on the other day
and i'm sorry about the rest of you
the ground got the best of you now
the best of you now

open your eyes, learn how to fly
let the wind take you, let them all lie