The Way It Was

by YSSY

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1.
Hope sucks, I know You and I, we’ve done it all before First sun, then snow Then I’ll ask a question you don’t have an answer for But I could run, I could run, I could run You could go, you could go, you could go We could try, we could try, we could try Then at least we know I could run, I could run, I could run You could go, you could go, you could go We could try, we could try, we could try Then at least we know At least we know At least we know Smart ones, we learn That sweet heat, it just gives way to rain Tables will turn And you’ll do a thing to hurt me that you can’t explain I could run, I could run, I could run You could go, you could go, you could go We could try, we could try, we could try Then at least we know I could run, I could run, I could run You could go, you could go, you could go We could try, we could try, we could try Then at least we know At least we know At least we know Then at least, at least we know At least, at least we know At least, at least we know At least, at least we know
2.
Sooner 03:32
Try as I might, my track record’s not the best Never been one to feel powerless But in the quiet of the night I can hear my heart Beating out of my chest Saying let’s do it please, saying yes Say I wanna grow with you I wanna I wanna be home with you I wanna I wanna build a time machine so I could find you sooner But more than rewind with you I wanna I wanna be kind to you I wanna I wanna say things I mean, so I’ll say them sooner Let me tell you soon, I wanna tell you sooner I wanna tell you soon, let me tell you sooner I wanna tell you soon, let me tell you sooner Let me tell you soon, I wanna tell you soon And the way that I feel now, I hope I never get used to it Never won anything in my life - my whole life As the days keep passing on, you’ll be the world I orbit Unafraid, brave when I’m by your side I wanna stand with you I wanna I wanna make plans with you I wanna I wanna rewrite the book so I could find you sooner But more than delete with you I wanna I wanna be sweet to you I wanna I wanna say things I mean, so I’ll say them sooner Chorus In the quiet of the night I can hear my heart See your face in the light like a work of art I always break pretty things Next to you it’s dizzying Wanna tell you Where do I start Chorus Let me tell you sooner Let me tell you sooner Let me tell you sooner Let me tell you soon I wanna tell you
3.
I guess I’m going around in circles I should be going And I’ve been lying inside the bed I made So I keep lying Truth is I don’t want to live here anymore I don’t like the walls I built I don’t want to live here I don’t want to clean up the floor Crying over what I spilt I don’t want to live here So I’m gonna burn my house down Watch it burn, burn, burn, burn Gonna burn the house down Burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn I can’t see myself letting the days replay I can’t be myself Cause I know I don’t want to stay here anymore Pick a flower, watch it wilt I don’t want to stay here Chorus I don't wanna live here anymore Burn, burn, burn, burn I don't wanna live here anymore Burn, burn, burn, burn...
4.
90s Crush 05:06
“So what else have you got?” Push a tape across the desk Told you I liked the plot Our ritual on VHS You hand me something new Promise that it‘s good Seven days until it’s due Really not my taste Rent it anyways Cause it’s seven days to you Feels like yesterday that I saw your face Now it’s an empty lot that was a video place Saw your friend at the mall Said I wonder how you been She said why don’t I just call Maybe now I have an in Parked outside the house Where you used to live Everything still looks the same Staring at my phone I could look you up Heard you got a different name All things change but they don’t change much Think of you, and the sweetest rush Still can feel what I never touched Back in time with my 90s crush Still chasing waterfalls and wonderwalls Frozen in amber in your overalls All things change but they don’t change much...
5.
It’s my fault I didn’t hear you Even when I was listening I just wanted to be near you Caught up in wishful thinking Got lost in a fairy tale Where we were partners in crime Let myself get carried away I’ll be a little more careful next time And now I see You wanted something else from me And if we’re gonna break down, why don’t we start now You can stop touching me like that Give this thing a shakedown, doesn’t matter anyhow You can stop looking at me like that Ooh, I know how to fall out of love Ooh, I know how to fall out of love So run your fingers through my hair I won’t be susceptible (I’m not scared) Why don’t we play a round of truth or dare I’ll cheat, undetectable Cause now I see You’ll never give me what I need Chorus I can wipe my memory of you I’ll forget the way it felt to Find your hands warm and familiar I can let you replace me with her Chorus Ooh, I know how to fall out of love Ooh, I know how to fall out of love
6.
Here’s how it starts I lay in parts Feeling my way outside of the dark And I hoped that I might hear a voice And in that place I passed the days A million sticks but never a spark Let alone any bright little joys Then it shone, first a light, then a noise A signal flare in space Oh I’m here and away Swept up on the shore of a someday Found me and then you lay down right where I laid Close to me, said: You stay, I stay yeah Where you stay, I stay yeah Here’s how it goes You keep me close And in your hands I’m making my home Built upon like a ship run aground Now you’re where I am We’re stopping time and Here in my hands you’re never alone For as long as the moon goes around Or a song has a tune and a sound Two echoes intertwine Chorus Here's how it starts And I hoped that I might hear a voice Chorus (x2) Where you stay, I stay yeah You’ll stay, I’ll stay yeah Where you stay, I stay yeah

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released February 14, 2020

All songs produced and performed by YSSY

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement
du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

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