Tales From High School

by Rowan

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Original lyrics and instrumentation all written while I was in high school
I'm not quite as sad now, I promise

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released August 28, 2015

Produced by Sean Sebastian at Bard Rock Studios
Photo by Ettie Wahl

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Rowan New York, New York

just a little selkie stuck on land

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Track Name: Two Devils
when you were younger
you were blissful in youth
now that you’ve gotten older
you can see the brutal truth

when you’re trapped between two devils
and you don’t know where to turn
what do you do?
cause they took the angel from your shoulder
tied her up and bent her over
and gave a push
when they offer you two evils
and they say you’ve got to choose
what do you do?
i’d say pick the one you’ve never tried before

sin - i’ll show you how it’s done
so please excuse me if i just wanna have some fun
sin - it gets a bad rap
but when you’re bleeding on the pavement we’ll see who has the last laugh

when you’re trapped between two devils
and you don’t know where to turn
what do you do?
cause they took the angel from your shoulder
tied her up and bent her over
and gave a push
when they offer you two evils
and they say you’ve got to choose
what do you do?
i’d say pick the one you’ve never tried before

love - i think it’s such a bore
it’s your loss really cause romance is such a bore
love - i’ve got no one
so i’ll keep downing all these drinks til i forget i’m so lonesome

when you’re trapped between two devils
and you don’t know where to turn
what do you do?
cause they took the angel from your shoulder
and gave a push
when they offer you two evils
and they say you’ve got to choose
what do you do?
i’d say pick the one you’ve never tried before
i think i'll pick the one that i've never tried before
Track Name: Pushing Daisies
wake up my darling
you’re a few days old and don’t yet know what’s in store
oh yes my darling
you don’t know pain and you sure as hell don’t know cold
wake up my darling
there’ll be plenty of time to sleep when it’s too late
It might seem slow but it’ll be over
before you can blink

pushing daisies up from our bones
where they’ll take us, nobody knows
when the rains have washed away all our names
from their permanent homes
etched in stone cold grey

wake up my darling
you’ve got more days to remember now that you’re old
wake up my darling
you grew out of the habit of needing someone to hold
wake up my darling
i’ll stay with you until your hands grow cold
It might seem slow but i’ll be worth it
or so I’ve been told

pushing daisies up from our bones
where they’ll take us, nobody knows
when the rains have washed away all our names
from their permanent homes
etched in stone cold grey

wake up my darling
do you even know who’s singing this song to you now?
wake up my darling
there’s so many things we didn’t find out, how?
wake up my darling
I’ll stay with you until your hands grow cold
it might seem cruel, but it’ll be worth it
or so I’ve been told

pushing daisies up from our bones
where they’ll take us, nobody knows
when the rains have washed away all our names
from their permanent homes
etched in stone cold grey
Track Name: Clear Skies
look out my window it’s the morning and i gaze upon an unforgiving view
the leaves fallen they lie they forgotten, rotting on the ground
the clouds have formed
the storm is brewing sinister and stern
still in my heart i’ll be thinking of you and dreaming of clear skies
thinking of clear skies

the time has come the winds they are a changing
sending us someplace completely new
though it might seem daunting draped in shadow shrouded in mystery
remember without darkness light doesn’t mean a thing
doesn't mean a thing

i close my eyes and stand in a stillness to dream of a better time
when things were simpler
we didn’t have to worry bout the way things were or why
but just because you dread a moment doesn’t mean it’ll never come
so forgive my silence, i thought you knew and i thought you’d realize
that i’m no good with goodbyes

the time has come the winds they are a changing
sending us someplace completely new
though it might seem daunting draped in shadow shrouded in mystery
remember without darkness light doesn’t mean a thing
doesn't mean a thing

take heart in the fact that you and i will meet again someday
oh we must
take comfort in the fact that I’ll still feel the same way i do now
this I trust

there can always be clear skies
painted in your mind

the time has come the winds they are a changing
sending us someplace completely new
though it might seem daunting draped in shadow shrouded in mystery
remember without darkness light doesn’t mean a thing
doesn't mean a thing
Track Name: Ode to an Abusive Relationship
clearing out the clutter
in the back of your mind
kissing all the bruises
that run up your spine
tracing constellation
through the freckles on your skin
hanging round for someday
though it’ll never begin

cutting through the lines
in the palm of your hand
marks left on your neck
holding you in my command
tell me kiss and make up
before things get too bad
don’t let me make the tears come
i know you get so sad

i think i’m getting lost
in the recess of my mind
i can’t seem to find you
but i can’t be left behind
i think i’m getting lost
in the moments of my life
please don’t make me hurt you
make me put away the knife

patching up the weak spots
on your alcoholic heart
kissing all the hurt places
that tear you apart
trying just my damnedest
to fix you up myself
hiding all the sorrows
in bottles on the shelf

i think i’m getting lost
in the recess of my mind
i can’t seem to find you
but i can’t be left behind
i think i’m getting lost
in the moments of my life
please don’t make me hurt you
make me put away the knife

I say tell them it’s my fault
I can’t keep in control
i say tell them my fault
im the reason for the blows
i'll say that I’m to blame
for loving you that way
I'll say that im to blame
and I’ll cry away my days

packing up your things
in a neatly folded stack
crying and yelling telling him
i won’t come back
begging for forgiveness,
though sorry just won’t do
healing all the bruises
by finally leaving you

i think i’m getting lost
in the recess of my mind
i can’t seem to find you
but i can’t be left behind
i think i’m getting lost
in the moments of my life
please don’t make me hurt you
make me put away the knife
Track Name: Mother
Mother, Mother
I know your face, or so it seems
I think I’ve seen you in my dreams, My
Mother, Mother
Did you even say goodbye?
When you left me there to die?
Oh, Mother, Mother
Did you find comfort in our strife
Because you didn't gave me life? My,
Mother, Mother
And I know that I was bought,
By daddy’s mistress, this i’m taught by
Mother

Mother, Mother
You’re better than before it’s true,
But what am I supposed to do, with
Mother, Mother
All the meals I never ate,
When your words still carried weight, oh
Mother, Mother
I realize things take their time
But there’s no reason there’s no rhyme, to you
Mother, Mother
I think that you meant well,
But so do devils in their hell
Like mother

Mother, Mother
I was young, I was naive
Children shouldn’t have to grieve,
Mother, Mother
When you found me on the floor
Did you know I needed more, from you
Mother, Mother
The bathtub’s filling up
With my blood and with my guts
Mother, Mother
Tell me when I’ll realize
That there’s no point in telling lies, to you
Mother
Track Name: Neverland
Let’s play a game, let’s hide and let’s seek
In the dusty corners and under the sheets
Oh, but don’t go far
can you help me find brother, he’s probably under the bed

Peter are you hiding
tell me what you’re finding
are you playing with your toys
or those lost boys
Peter come on out now
cause it’s almost nightfall
daddy’s gone away
you don’t have to be scared
anymore

Daddy hit mummy, now peter won’t speak
stares into the corners, he can’t sleep
oh he won’t understand
why when he looks for his brothers, he won’t ever find them again

Peter are you hiding
tell me what you’re finding
are you playing with your toys
or those lost boys
Peter come on out now
cause it’s almost nightfall
daddy’s gone away
you don’t have to be scared
anymore

Never grow up it’s a trap don’t you see
peter wants to run away, he says he’ll be free
oh but where would you go
for turn after turn, we all have to learn to grow old

Peter are you hiding
tell me what you’re finding
are you playing with your toys
or those lost boys
Peter come on out now
cause it’s almost nightfall
daddy’s gone away
you don’t have to be scared
anymore

Let’s visit mummy in the cemetery
she’s with john and michael now they’ve all gone to sleep
oh to die young
and with angels in hand they can fly and they’ll never land

Peter are you hiding
tell me what you’re finding
are you playing with your toys
or those lost boys
Peter come on out now
cause it’s almost nightfall
daddy’s gone away
you don’t have to be scared
anymore
Track Name: I Will
We both know you’re stubborn
and pretty dumb sometimes
you forget where you put your things
and chew your nails all the god damn time
oh, but so much of the good in me
is cause of you, i know it’s true

when you smile your face has to stretch to fit it all in
nothing quite lights up a room
like that silly grin
god you’re just so happy
it’s quite hard to make you mad
cause you work so hard to make everyone around you glad
you know you do

nothing feels quite as good
as your hands
when i wake up next to you
nothing feels quite as right
as your arms round me
and we both know
that i’m not one for writing love songs
but for you,
i think i Will

so it comes as no surprise
i think i like you being mine

you make me feel alright
when everything goes wrong
and i can say with some certainty
that we sure get along
when i’m with you i’m absolutely never bored
and i can say it feels pretty good
to be adored
you know it too

nothing feels quite as good
as your hands
when i wake up next to you
nothing feels quite as right
as your arms round me
and we both know
that i’m not one for writing love songs
but for you,
i think i Will

So I hope this reassures
I think I quite like being yours
Track Name: I Just Want to Stay With You
Caught
Me thinking in the past
It’s dark sometimes
cause some memories didn’t last
It’s tough to forgive
the girl i used to be without
poisoning
the future i can see

Now
everything is gonna change
Don’t know how i’ll feel
But right now I just feel strange
I don’t want to be
apart from you for long
so i’ll hide
the aching in my song