Split EP

by Wayside Story

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Split EP with Better Days (UK)
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Full Split EP available at betterdaysxwaysidestory.bandcamp.com

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released June 30, 2017

Music/Lyrics by Wayside Story
Recording/Mixing/Mastering by Joe Scaletta (Word of Mouth Recordings)

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Wayside Story Chicago, Illinois

Brian Werdell (vocals, bass)
Kevin Hsu (vocals, rhythm guitar)
Casey Murdock (lead guitar)
Alex Porter (drums)

No one ever accused us of being 'adults.'

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Track Name: Back-to-Back
Dammit I'm
wide awake, but I can't seem to shake
the grip of my nightmares.
Just the fear of having less than my peers
rips me from all that's right here.

(Whether it be) recognition, independence, promiscuity,
I'm inadequate when I'm comparing you to me.
There's no truth to these shortcomings
yet I constantly feel outdone.

Recognition, independence, promiscuity,
I'm inadequate when I'm comparing you to me.
There's no truth to these shortcomings
yet I feel outdone.

Why do I breakdown every god damn detail
of your lives only to measure mine?
It's getting harder to keep myself back-to-back
with everyone out there
(as I watch the time go by).

How can I embrace the present moment
if I can't do the same for the life I've chosen?
I'm a disaster lining up back-to-back
with all of you out there
(I think I'm gonna lose my mind).

Hearing your stories detailing your glories
it feels like an indictment.
False narratives I concoct in my head
and so I'm reminded.

Of why I always feel so meager, so unworthy
to be in your presence, it's just so disconcerting.
Even alone it's unnerving how I
I feel outdone.

Why do I breakdown every god damn detail
of your lives only to measure mine?
It's getting harder to keep myself back-to-back
with everyone out there
(as I watch the time go by).

How can I embrace the present moment
if I can't do the same for the life I've chosen?
I'm a disaster lining up back-to-back
with all of you out there
(I think I'm gonna lose my mind).

I can't remember the last time I let myself be.
I've come to realize I'm my own worst enemy.
I've gotta channel all of my energy
to be come a better me.

Why do I breakdown every god damn detail
of your lives only to measure mine?
It's getting harder to keep myself back-to-back
with everyone out there
(as I watch the time go by).

How can I embrace the present moment
if I can't do the same for the life I've chosen?
I can't go on lining up back-to-back
with all of you out there
(WHAT A FUCKING WASTE OF TIME).
Track Name: Worth the Ride
​Looking back, it's amazing to think about
where I started from with where I am now.
Once consumed by my insecurities.
Dictated by what others expected of me.

I kept striving for whatever seemed normal,
allowing life to fall right out of my control.
I could have yielded to a self-fulfilling prophecy
but thank god I fought for my autonomy.

I made the time and I dug up the effort,
committing myself to the ultimate adventure of
re-framing my past and pursuing my passions
setting myself free...

I take pride in how far I've come
giving myself up to ask the right questions.
Throwing it all into confrontation.
Leading the way to my aspirations.
When all is said and done, let me tell you,
it was worth the ride.

I know it's cliché, but really, hard work pays off
cuz now I'm living by my own agenda.
Finally chasing down my true desires
with the freedom and energy I fought to acquire and earned.

I'm done striving for whatever seems normal,
I'm taking life right back into my control.
Making time to write my own true story
just for me...

I can't erase or replace those parts
forever painful, but I'm ready to start
scripting a brighter scene, a new memoir.
Depicting a shining star from an old scar.
Though I've been torn apart before,
right now I feel untouchable.

I take pride in how far I've come
giving myself up to ask the right questions.
Throwing it all into confrontation.
Leading the way to my aspirations.
When all is said and done, let me tell you,
it was worth the ride.

I'm done
with everyone
trying to change me anymore.
I know that I've got to say
I don't need them anyway.

I can't erase or replace those parts
forever painful, but I'm ready to start
scripting a brighter scene, a new memoir.
Depicting a shining star from an old scar.
Though I've been torn apart before,
right now I feel untouchable.

I take pride in how far I've come
giving myself up to ask the right questions.
Throwing it all into confrontation.
Leading the way to my aspirations.
When all is said and done, let me tell you,
it was worth the ride.