Carry On

by The Way Away

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released September 10, 2014

Engineered by Xander Moser and Erik Lamp of Treespeak Studios
Produced by Xander Moser, Erik Lamp and The Way Away
Mixed by Xander Moser
Mastered by Tom Garneau at Audioactive
All songs written and performed by The Way Away
Group vocals were done with the help of Infinite Signal and Let Yourself Go.

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The Way Away Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Way Away is a pop punk band from Minneapolis. No hype, no gimmicks, just some dudes making music.

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Track Name: Retrospect
Take your time, find the rhyme to reasons why
It’s nothing that I haven’t heard before
Line by line, you run and hide and fall behind
But you won’t stand beside me anymore

After all I knew you seemed too good
So there’s no way that you could be true

This is for you and me, and everything we’ll never be
I guess you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone
This is for eyes that see everything you did to me
I guess you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

Walk on by, stolen glance from sore eyes
But I can’t stand the sight of slamming doors
So lock them tight, throw the key and stay inside
‘Cause I can’t stand the sight anymore

After all I knew you seemed too good
So there’s no way that you could be true

This is for you and me, and everything we’ll never be
I guess you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone
This is for eyes that see everything you did to me
I guess you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

Don’t look back; some things are better in the past
Track Name: Always
I can’t even notice as the colors start to change
I found my favorite in your eyes that summer day
Even with the seasons one thing always stays the same
I still gasp for every breath you take away

There’s still nothing I could say or ever do
You’re the one I could never bear to lose
Don’t speak, listen close to my heart beating through
Though it’s mine, it’s still keeping time for you

Now I’m hanging onto every word and dial tone
By a thread of every heartstring that you’ve sewn
Take my hand and just let go of everything you’ve known
Without a plan, but you’ll never walk alone

You told me to let you go but I swear I won’t
Don’t you know I can’t do this on my own?

There’s still nothing I could say or ever do
You’re the one I could never bear to lose
Don’t speak, listen close to my heart beating through
Though it’s mine, it’s still keeping time for you

Heart’s worn on short sleeves wear thin but still a sight to see
I’ll say what mine reads; if you choose to stay, I’ll never leave

Until my last breath, with all I do
Until my last breath, it’s all for you

There’s still nothing I could say or ever do
You’re the one I could never bear to lose
Don’t speak, listen close to my heart beating through
Though it’s mine, it’s still keeping time for you
Track Name: House of Cards
Choking on the bad taste that the flavor of the week leaves stained in my mouth
No matter how much I grind my teeth, I just can’t ever seem to wash it out
Strive to stay shameless enough to make you famous
A sideshow you embrace
I’d rather stay nameless and have a voice to say this
Than to be just a face

So just hold tight the fists you’re raising to the skies
Like knives pressed to your necks
If that’s playing your cards right
Then I think that it’s time to reshuffle the deck

Tip toe around walking on those calloused souls that you sold to stand so tall
Standing so above us below, oh but lo and behold you just might fall
Strive to stay shameless enough to make you famous
A sideshow you embrace
I’d rather stay nameless and have a voice to say this
Than to be just a face

So just hold tight the fists you’re raising to the skies
Like knives pressed to your necks
If that’s playing your cards right
Then I think that it’s time to reshuffle the deck
Track Name: This Time
I’ve held the weight of the world so tight inside of my chest
That every breath is a lesson and heartbeat a test
I come closer to closure every time that I rest
But I wake

I’ve found patterns of pain hung deep inside of my mind
I’ve walked hallways of heartache, though wounds heal in time
I’ll turn my back and believe, I’ll leave what’s broken behind
When I wake

I’ve been stuck in this state between relive and regret
Through every thought and emotion I wish I’d forget
But I’ll put back together all the pieces I left
That I’ll break

From what’s broken we choose what we see
I’m just finding what’s left here for me
What’s left for me?

Break the walls down that I’ve kept inside
‘Cause now I’ve found something can not hid
I’ll break down and find eventually
Who I’m meant to be

This time, I’ll watch everything fall
So why can’t I feel anything at all?

It took all of this time but I think that I finally see what’s left for me
Track Name: Take Me Away
Hello lonely, how’ve you been?
I’ve never seen you take the shape of something beautiful
And now I’ll surely fall again,
While every move I make is scripted by the strings you pull

You did what no one dared to try
On my last hope, you somehow brought me back to life.

As I wait for you to walk through that door that I’ve chosen,
I can’t help but think how long that it took to swing open
You’ve opened my eyes, now I’m staring at life unafraid
I’ll say my goodbyes, now that you’re mine just take me away

Turn a new leaf, burn the page
Of chapters in your life that ended short of second rate
I’ll put your green eyes center stage
And fill the pen with lines designed to prove you’re worth the wait.

But if I script the scene just right,
By then you’ll know all the things my words can’t write.

As I wait for you to walk through that door that I’ve chosen,
I can’t help but think how long that it took to swing open
You’ve opened my eyes, now I’m staring at life unafraid
I’ll say my goodbyes, now that you’re mine just take me away

You don’t have a clue just how much I cling to everything you do
In an empty room, I find I have everything when I have you

As I wait for you to walk through that door that I’ve chosen,
I can’t help but think how long that it took to swing open
You’ve opened my eyes, now I’m staring at life unafraid
I’ll say my goodbyes, now that you’re mine just take me away
Track Name: Two Sides to Four Stories
Bite your tongue and run, cover the tracks and all your bases
Clean your slate and wait to wipe the smile from both your faces
There will be a day that you’ll find everyone you left behind
But I don’t know when

Until then
You’ve made your bed; I hope you find rest
Because I know lying’s what you’ve always been best at
Our lives are just stories with endings unread by you
That you tore in two

You could buy your lies ‘cause talk is cheap; that’s something you knew
Set your eyes to mine and tell me things you know I’ll see through
There will be a day that you’ll find everyone you left behind
But I don’t know when

Until then
You’ve made your bed; I hope you find rest
Because I know lying’s what you’ve always been best at
Our lives are just stories with endings unread by you
That you tore in two

Save your breath for breathing; don’t ask why I’m leaving

There will be a day that you’ll find everyone left you behind
It’s not if but when

Until then
You’ve made your bed; I hope you find rest
Because I know lying’s what you’ve always been best at
Our lives are just stories with endings unread by you
That you tore in two

Until then
You’ve made your bed; I hope you find rest
Because I know lying’s what you’ve always been best at

My life’s now a story without words to waste on you
Track Name: Full Circle
Where do I begin?
I know where it starts, but can’t forget the end
It now settles in
That these tear-stained eyes won’t meet yours again

And so I begin, and I can’t breathe
The wind behind my back just blew away from me
Now I can’t pretend I’ll ever be
As whole as I was with you standing next to me

You know I have the will if I could only find a way
To carry on the best part of me as it slowly fades away
If my love for you could save you, you’d live forever and a day
I’m lost without you, and I’d give the world
If I could find a way to make you stay