Days Gone Bye

by For The Sake Of Leaving

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released December 17, 2014

Engineered by Vince Carpentieri
Additional engineering, mix and master by Giuseppe Polito @ One Beard Studio
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Track Name: Compass Rose
I’ve spent so many days confiding in what we were that all the time gone by has somehow now caused the bleeding. I told myself you walked away to make us back on track but somehow I feel like you left just for the sake of leaving. We’re still standing, hurricanes won't get us bending. Like ducks to water we start over. Let me recall, past the woods and the mountains, what we built: our path was never-ending. Knuckles turned white and my elbows got bruised, there’s still blood on my knees and my heart has cut loose. Each time you’ll have to face the demons in your sleep just think of us and we will stand along no matter what.
Track Name: Bobarino Gravittini
You’d be very surprised of all the dreams I make at night where I’m a fire eater who tries not to get burned. It’s always getting harder just to breathe in our hometown, its claws have tightened up the grip ‘round my neck. Do you still believe? Do you still recall? Unbury our childhood, unbury our life. What have we become? Where have they all crawled, our days gone bye? Fire. I’m burning out just to be a part of this damn freak show, among these ashes there must be the kid I was. I’d love to be the roaring voice of our ambitions and yet I can only find comfort in these flames. Endless highways to take us far, cheap flights to dreams of glory, if only I could cherish forever the quietness of this parking lot.
Track Name: Carcosa
Fuck these words and fuck these walls, the cracks are getting deeper. Burning roads and fainting shores, destroying is good for healing. Feel the skin cuts growing deep within the dreams we taught ourselves to sacrifice, and dim their lights. Here lie the ruins of our empire and all the ships that we had to sink not to look back, but to regret. Rusted hearts beneath these cracks, sharpened knives behind our backs. We’ve been just holding our hopes down for all this time, if only we had enough nerve to shut our eyes wide. Once the roots get severed there’s one last thing to do: we’re heading north. In this very night we won’t be anonymous.
Track Name: Medic!
Settle the score. Words like gunshots to my ears, breaking through the night. Anthems to a decayed love, ghosts of what we were. Fake the pain and drain the shame, this is what we’ve got. How i wish you left me be, salting my own wounds. Can you figure out the tragedy of watching the disease of your life and being the one forced to bear the consequences? I do, and each of your words is a nail to my coffin. Hating you is the only thing that will help me break the wood. Corpses on the battleground, pieces of my mind. Pick the fragments, dodge the fire, today I still fight. Hold on, hold fast. Thousands of words will never be enough to express how I feel, you always talk of heavy loads yet you don’t clearly know what a real burden is.
Track Name: Days To Come
Carve your name into this wooden cross, then burn it down. I’ve been stretching my limbs for too long, to what end? One by one I’ve watched my teeth rot to the floor. Flayed to the bone, this sickness has become safety. Do we still have the right to die as we please? The worst part of being deaf is that you can’t even hear your own cry. This sterile air has led to unproductive lungs and that’s how the infection’s grown. Can we get out alive? Lay your head down, I still believe that I can get you out alive.