Irony's Got the Best of Me

by High Hopes

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released November 1, 2014

All songs written by High Hopes
Tracked, mixed, mastered and produced by Adam Schwichtenberg
CD artwork and design done by Simeon Nelson
Featured vocals on track 2 written by Tim Landers of Misser

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Track Name: Irony's Got the Best of Me...
I'm looking back on past mistakes not sure what to believe in
I'm terrified my present goals stays lost in translation
My bones run on batteries
My minds asleep
So where is the give and take

Does luck bring me anything, anymore
My insides are spread out amongst the floor

Open the curtains draw back the shades
To burn the thought of being out of place

I'm looking for answers etched in my head
I've lost my connection again

I've made my plans I'm still one year down
I'm getting lost in growing up so why am I around
Irony has got the best of me
Three more seasons left change but yet we'll still stay the same

This air is too cold to hold my breath
A past with regret
Sometimes we forget that there's still time to move on
There's still time to move on

I've made my plans I'm still one year down
I'm getting lost in growing up so why am I around
Irony has got the best of me
Three more seasons left change but yet we'll still stay the same
Track Name: Time Well Spent Feat. Tim Landers of Misser
Do you remember our lives back then
We used to talk about the things we could have been
But I still wonder I still sleep with the thoughts at night
Do you still think of me now

Where have you made your bed
I've only heard excuses
They rot inside my head
Providing hope that's useless

Thinking back on all the things you should have made right
Does the feeling of guild keep you up at night

Wasting my time again
Drying your eyes to forget
All of the time we spent
All of the time ill regret
Wasting my time again
Just getting sick and upset
All of the time we spent
I wish we'd never had met

The price of honesty
Was ending up here on my own
On my own

Thinking back on all the things you should have made right
Does it kill you knowing I'm alright?

Wasting my time again
Drying your eyes to forget
All of the time we spent
All of the time ill regret
Wasting my time again
Just getting sick and upset
All of the time we spent
I wish we'd never had met

(Tim Landers)
You followed me

And I'm finding out, the true story
Writing out, this history
Just winding down, I feel what I see
You followed me, you followed me
Track Name: The Mess You Call Your Plans
They say actions, speak louder than words
And I can tell this hasn't even crossed your mind
So watch me carry my faults into the dirt, before I dig my grave
I'll never take back, any of the words I said
Until the soil rushes over my head

I'm sleeping with my mind on
Trying to shake this thought but the fireworks are gone
When you manipulate and wonder why
I tell my friends you're wasting my time
Its not my fault that your hearts so cold

I was just doing what I should
But you took off like I knew you would

And lately it escapes me just how much you've erased me
From the mess that you call your plans
So where do I stand

I'm sleeping with my mind on
Trying to shake this thought but the fireworks are gone
When you manipulate and wonder why
I tell my friends you're wasting my time
Its not my fault that your hearts so cold

Has your fix of apathy been filled
Now can you sleep at night
Now can you sleep at night
Just lay me under let me rest let me be
I'm in better company
Lying six feet under
Track Name: Losing Ground
Verse 1:

Making choices to plan ahead
Facing the facts of my life to create an end
(Having regrets)
Keeping grounds just to not collapse
Drowning your words, talk is cheap
(Can we make amends)
Packing bags just to stay instead
Ignoring chances that could have been
Drawing lines between fiction and fact
Asking why if I know that I can

Chorus:

Breaking my knees just to get what I need
Only to find that this work wasn't worth it
Clenching my teeth while my hands start to bleed
The ground is slipping out under my feet

Verse 2:

Feeling deprived of sleep again
Daylight goes into the night as I draw the line
(Just let it go)
Burning pages to skip ahead
Ending the book, light a match
(Watch the story end)
Watching sand in the hourglass
Watching my future repeat my past
Drawing lines between fiction and fact
Asking why if I know that I can

Chorus:

Breaking my knees just to get what I need
Only to find that this work wasn't worth it
Clenching my teeth while my hands start to bleed
The ground is slipping out under my feet

Falling under losing ground
Falling under losing ground
(Falling Under)

I never thought I'd be the one to let it get this far
I never thought I'd be the one to break