Worth the Ride

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​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.

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from Split EP, released June 30, 2017

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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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