Young Adult Fiction

by Wayside Story

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mitchattitude This was definitely love at first listen, love it when that happens! Favorite track: Let's Go.
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Jacob Harlan This is pure-bread pop punk done well. I downloaded on a whim because of the one dollar price tag and found it to be well worth more. Favorite track: Fear and Loathing in Suburbia.
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letzgetzesty amazing offering. absolute gold...your new favourite pop punk band Favorite track: One Day.
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Paula C Wayside story is the quintessential modern Chicago punk pop band. Young Adult Fiction is a solid EP by an up-and-coming band.
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released August 5, 2016

Music/Lyrics by Wayside Story
Recording/Mixing/Mastering by Roye Robley
Artwork by Shannon Conway
Additional harmonies on "Snake Eyes" by Kris Lohn (Stop Drop Rewind)

Thanks to everyone who listens to our music and who made this possible, including everyone above as well as friends, family, and fans!

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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: Let's Go
It’s summertime again, and I’m sitting by the porch
waiting for you to stop by and open up the door
of that Toyota Sienna that you drive so carelessly
over highways and through our city

So as you scan the radio for that one silly song you know
with our friends all sitting close trying to think of where to go
Looking up places by satellite
Trying to decide where to get drunk tonight

Let’s go to the west coast
Let’s go to the beach
I know as long as you’re close
anywhere is OK to me

As time goes by it seems that I don’t see you anymore
so let’s move away, I’ve got my things so open up the door
of that Toyota Sienna so we can drive away
on the highway out of this city

So let’s all move to Chicago and start playing in punk rock shows
All our friends will get up close to listen to the songs we wrote
Shining bright under the stages lights
The marquee will read "free live music tonight"

Let’s go to the west coast
Let’s go to the beach
I know as long as you’re close
anywhere is OK to me

Let’s go to the west coast
Let’s go to the beach
I know as long as you’re close
anywhere is OK to me

Let’s go to the west coast
Let’s go to the beach
I know as long as you’re close
anywhere is OK to me
OK to me
Track Name: Silver Lining
Insight, you forced a nervous wreck
I’m tripping on my rehearsed lines
though I know none of them
will make this better

And I guess you’ve heard this all before
from all those other guys but
I ain’t those other guys

And I know what went wrong
You faked it all

I never wanted to call you out
I only want to be there for you
I hope you know that your pain is mine too
I wish you nothing but the best
of your silver lining

Inside I still can't fathom it all
I know that these words are true
but somehow you just
can’t understand them

And I know you’ve heard this so many times
but those were other times and
this is another life

And I know what went wrong
You faked it all

I never wanted to call you out
I only want to be there for you
I hope you know that your pain is mine too
I wish you nothing but the best
of your silver lining

I don’t care that you think
there is no reason to be
mad about all of this but
I am so furious

And you don’t care what I think
You are unreasonably
over melodramatic
You are fucking pathetic

I never wanted to call you out
I only want to be there for you
I hope you know that your pain is mine too
I wish you nothing but the best
of your silver lining
Track Name: Learning Curve
This song goes out to everyone who feels left out in the world
You know who you are and I know you think the world owes you something
But you gotta take it yourself

We might not like how all this started
We've been through hell and back again
But we won't leave here brokenhearted
just a little bruised and bent

I think it's safe to say we're here to stay
You better get used to it
cuz we won't quit
not as long as we can play a bit

If we keep searching for
opportunities to learn from these mistakes
we'll show them we've got what it takes

We won't be pushed back onto square one
We will fight until the end
When they look back on all that we've done
it's more than they can comprehend

I think it's safe to say we're here to stay
You better get used to it
cuz we won't quit
not as long as we can play our shit

If we keep searching for
opportunities to learn from these mistakes
Don't stop or hit the brakes
We'll show them we've got what it takes

If we keep searching for
opportunities to learn from these mistakes
we'll show them we've got what it takes
Track Name: Snake Eyes
Cold November night
we stood side by side under city light
waiting for southbound bus number 22
and just like that I turned and talked to you

I don't believe in fate
but I believe in taking chances
I couldn't concentrate
I'm always making second glances

So I'll go home again, alone as my thoughts swirl inside
I couldn't wrap my head around you even if I tried
And all those things I felt about you, I don't think were true
I liked the idea of you more than I ever liked you

You weren't quite the conversation-setter
but I'll admit that I'm not much better
And I think that actions speak louder than words
and your lack of them's telling me that this won't work

I don't believe in fate
I'm getting tired of taking chances
You left me to suffocate
in my own fairy tale romances

So I'll go home again, alone as my thoughts swirl inside
I couldn't wrap my head around you even if I tried
And all those things I felt about you, I don't think were true
I liked the idea of you more than I ever liked you

Desperation hit me slowly
I feel like everyone is taunting me only
And even when I have my friends to keep my head up
I still feel so lonely

Will I ever know what love's like?
Is it another thing I can't get just right?
I was planning in my head every word I never said
and everything we never did that night

So I'll go home again, alone as my thoughts swirl inside
I couldn't wrap my head around you even if I tried
And all those things I felt about you, I don't think were true
I liked the idea of you more than I ever liked you

So I'll go home again, alone as my thoughts swirl inside
I couldn't wrap my head around you even if I tried
And all those things I felt about you, I don't think were true
I liked the idea of you more than I ever liked you

You were only just a daydream
I liked the idea of you more than I ever liked you
But then you turned into a nightmare
I liked the idea of you more than I ever liked you

You were only just a daydream
I liked the idea of you more than I ever liked you
But then you turned into a nightmare
I liked the idea of you more than I ever liked you
Track Name: Fear and Loathing in Suburbia
Every time I’m here with you
I feel like there must be something better for me to do
so why do I still keep coming back to
the suburbs every year?
There must be something drawing me here
I know that it’s where I grew up
but does that even matter?

I’m not sick of going home, just
sick of all the summertime drama
What good does it do ya?
I’m fine living on my own, I’ve
got my inspiration
to keep me alive

It seems like I’m always being led on
by all of my friends, but everybody’s busy
Yeah, they got no time for me
And she is always there at the start
but every year she breaks my heart
all over again
Oh God, when will it end?

I’m not sick of going home, just
sick of all the summertime drama
What good does it do ya?
I’m fine living on my own, I’ve
got my inspiration
to keep me alive

I’ve lost hope in the future of this place
And I don’t know if I can stay here anymore

I’m not sick of going home, just
sick of all the summertime drama
What good does it do ya?
I’m fine living on my own, I’ve
got my inspiration
to keep me alive

I’m not sick of going home, just (I’ve lost hope)
sick of all the summertime drama (in the future)
What good does it do ya? (of this place)
I’m fine living on my own, I’ve (And I don’t know)
got my inspiration (if I can stay here)
to keep me alive (anymore)
Track Name: One Day
Caught up in desire
Always you and I were
more than just friends, we
we made things too tempting

Lost all sense of timing
I don't care who's eyeing me
As long as you're here
there's nothing to lose, dear

Please wait
I'm writing for you
I promise one day
I will tell you the truth

Won't you please just stay?
I'm dying to prove
I can be your everything
your runaway sound excuse

Take flight
to get a good view
You'll see from a bird's eye
I'm always thinking of you

I know it stings tonight
I'm feeling it too
But I promise one day
I will tell you the truth

My mind's racing too fast
I can't seem to move past
mistakes of my past love
But all that I ask though

Is you don't forget me
I'm more than a memory
You can take your time
Just read through my chorus line

Please wait
I'm writing for you
I promise one day
I will tell you the truth

Won't you please just stay?
I'm dying to prove
I can be your everything
your runaway sound excuse

Take flight
to get a good view
You'll see from a bird's eye
I'm always thinking of you

I know it stings tonight
I'm feeling it too
But I promise one day
I will tell you the truth

Was it always you?
Will it always be you?
It was always you
And it will always be you

Please wait
I'm writing for you
I promise one day
I will tell you the truth

Won't you please just stay?
I'm dying to prove
I can be your everything
your runaway sound excuse

Take flight
to get a good view
You'll see from a bird's eye
I'm always thinking of you

I know it stings tonight
I'm feeling it too
But I promise one day
I will tell you the truth