Life Underneath (2010)

by The Young Leaves

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"Life Underneath" - The Young Leaves

Christopher - guitar/vox

Pete - bass

Simon - drums
theyoungleaves@gmail.com

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released August 6, 2010

All songs written by The Young Leaves. All songs recorded and produced by Christopher Chaisson.

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Formed in 2006, The Young Leaves are a 3-piece indie rock band from Holliston, MA. Taking influence from bands such as Dinosaur Jr., Archers of Loaf, and Husker Du, The Young Leaves play loud, fast, and powerful sludge-pop that will make you think you traveled back in time to 1994. ... more

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Track Name: Scumbag
I never wanted to be
Part of that scum you're a part of now
I never wanted to see
You dressed in that dress don't dress to impress me
I never wanted to make
You feel like the scum that you're part of now
What was the mistake
That threw you through the morals that were close to you?

Were they ever really close to you?
Was it something you were trying to prove?
Were they ever really close to you?

I never wanted to give
Into the scum that you're a part of now
I never wanted to live
That side of life that you claim is right for me
I never wanted to fit
In with that scum that you're a part of now
I know it's hard to admit
You knew what to do with those morals that were close to you

Were they ever really close to you?
Was it something you were trying to prove?
Were they ever really close to you?
Track Name: Boot to the Face
Get away
I'm not fucking with you
You want to know what I can't say?
Get away
I'm not fucking with you
You want to know why I can't be myself?

Did it ever occur to you that your fashion doesn't indicate a change?
Did it ever occur to you that if you take it all away then we are both the same?

Get away
I'm not fucking with you
You want to know what I can't say?
Get away
I'm not fucking with you
You want to know why I can't be myself?

Did it ever occur to you that your bitterness is not a change of pace?
Did it ever occur to you that I could end it with one boot to the face?

That's what I couldn't say
But I swear I'm not this way
You know I hate this place
So get away
Track Name: How Badly Do Things Suck Right Now?
Play it down but I heard you from a mile away
Never believed that you could act on what you say
So you're leaving, please help me out this once
Whatever you do please don't tell me that we're done

Cause I will call you, although afraid and
You will tell me you don't see the point in waiting
Yeah I'll call you, I hope you pick up
So you can tell me just how badly everything now sucks

And I'll walk a little more just to knock upon your door
And have you tell me that I'm so fucking plain
And you told me once before that you're headed to that shore
And I told you I won't look at you the same

Don't know why you're so hesitant to commit
I'm growing tired of your indecisive shit
Please believe me, I hope you stick around
Don't take this opportunity to let me down

Cause I won't let you disappoint me
Understand me when I say you don't control me
I will call you, I hope you pick up
So you can tell me just how badly everything now sucks

And I'll walk a little more, just to knock upon your door
And have you tell me that I'm so fucking plain
And you told me once before, that you're headed to that shore
And I told you I won't look at you the same

Not the same

So here we are now, just barely standing
We took off without ever thinking of landing
I will call you, I hope you pick up
So I can tell you just how badly everything now sucks

And I'll walk a little more just to knock upon your door
And have you tell me that I'm so fucking plain
And you told me once before that you're headed to that shore
And I told you I won't look at you the same

It's not the same
You're not the same
Track Name: Hey Man (Backup Plan)
Hey there man, how's it feel down on your knees?
The bathroom floor's the only time you call for me
You'll push it down, or swallow whole, but don't pretend you're in control
Extend the hand, begging please, but I don't feel within your reach

You claim I don't understand
But I'm the one who lends the hand
That picks you up and drags you from their teeth

I don't want to be there when it hits the fan
I don't want to be another backup plan
Like I know I will

I can't believe that you've convinced me once again
To dive head first into that crowd you call your friends
I'm not afraid, cause I will swing, they're unprepared for what I'll bring
To dig you out, of your mistake, is a different kind of hit to take

How can you pretend it's fine?
When all your problems are now mine
But if you lead the way you know I'll go

I don't want to be there when it hits the fan
I don't want to be another backup plan
Like I know I will
Track Name: Sleepyhead
Don't wake me up if you are to find me
Just leave a note addressing me kindly
Wait a winter long, a struggle to find sleep
Winter's come and gone, a struggle in cool sheets

I promise you

That if you go
I will follow
But don't expect me to get there by tomorrow
And if you go
I will follow
But don't expect me to get there by tomorrow

Don't say out loud the secrets that you keep
You'll find yourself digging in too deep
Your winters wasted days, a struggle to find sleep
My winter wastes away, I struggle in cool sheets

I promise you

That if you go
I will follow
But don't expect me to get there by tomorrow
And if you go
I will follow
But don't expect me to get there by tomorrow

Tomorrow

You'll talk me into driving with you today
I'm confident that it'll be okay
But don't wake me up even if in need
Leave me a note, leave me to my cool sheets

I promise you

That if you go
I will follow
But don't expect me to get there by tomorrow
And if you go
I will follow
But don't expect me to get there by tomorrow
Track Name: Last Laugh
Monday blew right by us, we were too caught up in it
And I'll never see you laugh like that again
Can't believe it's over, yeah you know you will be missed
And I'll never see you laugh like that again

I've got places to go, I've got people to meet
I can do anything I want
I don't need your hand to walk across the street
I've got lefts to turn, and I got rights to wrong
I can do anything I want
I don't always need you to help me

Monday blew right by us, how quickly time does pass
And I'll never see you laugh like that again
Wish it wasn't over, wish I had that Monday back
And I'll never see you laugh like that again

I've got places to go, I've got people to meet
I can do anything I want
I don't need your hand to walk across the street
I've got lefts to turn, and I got rights to wrong
I can do anything I want
I don't always need you to help me

Help me
Track Name: Ugly Line
Take your time and take a breath
Cause this one ain't worth saving
Told you I would do my best
To try some good behaving
But something's rumbling under me
And I can't seem to shake it
There's something bubbling underneath
Face me, face me, face it

If I go there, will you talk?
If I stay, will you walk that ugly line?
And tell me if I'm lying, and tell me if I'm lying
And tell me if I'm lying

Stay asleep, or stay in bed
Either way I'm staying
You won't rest until you're dead
At least that's what you're saying
You ask me if I feel alright
As if I could replace you
But I don't feel I have the might
To face you, face you, face it

If I go there, will you talk?
If I stay, will you walk that ugly line?
And tell me if I'm lying, and tell me if I'm lying
And tell me if I'm lying
Track Name: Call Me Cal
The streets are lined with piss and graves
As I grow older I grow afraid
And if I know my friends they’ll say
That it’d be cool if I went away
But I’ll write them someday

Call me California

Caught a glimpse of mother’s pain
As tears rolled off her lovely face
Told her that I’d be okay
And maybe I’d write her someday
But recognize my name

Call me California

Everyone’s got favorites
But no one’s like me
And I can’t guarantee you’ll make it
I can’t promise that you’ll be where you want it to be

I took off to find my place
To fill a void or role to play
But I can’t seem to find my way
To get out from the other’s waste
So I’ll write you today

Call me California

Call me Cal
Track Name: The Basement Song
Started off in the depths of a basement
Couple of guitars, oh we'd play them
I'd write a line or two about Carolyn
Hope that she would hear them but in fear that she would hate them

Oh they were never really good
And this I know for sure
Oh they were never really good
And this I know

Went a year without leaving the basement
Thought she would come to me, I kept waiting
I left a hundred songs in that basement
By believing she was in her room with them playing

Oh they were never really good
And this I know for sure
Oh they were never really good
And this I know for sure


Started off in the depths of a basement
Felt like we'd go far, like we'd make it
A couple years and I'm still in a basement
And I can almost hear the sounds of us wasting

Oh they were never really good
And this I know for sure
Oh they were never really good
And this I know for sure
Track Name: Life Underneath
Don't you, don't you believe me when I say
That the worst has yet to come
I'll let you know when I'm breathing and when I'm okay
After all is said and done
It's pretty pretty peculiar this life underneath
Wonder if I'll make it out
It's pretty pretty peculiar this life underneath
Wonder if I'll reach the ground

And if you'll still come around
Because you know where I'll be found
It's pretty pretty peculiar

You're making me believe
That there's something underneath
You're making me believe

Don't you, don't you remember that time last year
When the water filled my shoes
Those days on the water brought us near
But I still could not catch you
It's pretty pretty peculiar this life underneath
Wonder if I'll make it out
It's pretty peculiar this life underneath
Wonder if I'll reach the ground

And if you'll still come around
Because you know where I'll be found
It's pretty pretty peculiar

You're making me believe
That there's something underneath
You're making me believe