These Are Days EP

by High Dive

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recorded in Bloomington, IN in May and June of 2013

Toby Foster - Vocals, Guitar, Euphonium
Nick Romy - Drums, Vocals
Ryan Woods - Bass, Vocals
Richard Wehrenberg Jr. - Piano, Fender Rhodes, Sax, Vocals

Gary Whelpdale played trumpet on this recording.

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released 07 June 2013

Recorded and Mixed in Bloomington, IN by Patrick Jennings
Mastered by Mike Bridavsky

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High Dive Bloomington, Indiana

High Dive is a queer-positive pop-punk band from Bloomington, Indiana. We are Toby Foster, Nick Romy, Ryan Woods, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., and Ginger Alford.

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Track Name: These Are Days
hese are days:
i remember the day i first met you / we couldn't fall asleep / we lay awake 'til the sun came into your bedroom / we were so young, and we were so fearless / not afraid to fall in love / not afraid to let our whole hearts get crushed / i remember when i first moved to this town / we stayed out every night / not afraid of the early summer morning's harsh light / but i grew tired and i grew restless / i guess what else can you do / when you live in a town with all of your best friends / but these are days / and i wouldn't trade my life for any other / and i am thankful for the times we spent breaking ourselves of our bad habits / we gained new ones and i'm sure that in six months or six years we will look back and say / we were so young and so reckless but we are thankful for how we have changed / so i'll try to make every day a little better than yesterday
Track Name: Through All of It
through all of it:
i let myself / get caught up in / all the lies you told to me / i let myself / get dragged down by / all the things you tried to make me believe / and through all of it / i never thought that / i could be anything other than wrong / i must have forgotten the thing / i've been trying to say all along / that we all lose sight of ourselves / we all get so down sometimes / we tell lies and we start fights / we get lonely / we were raised to be so solitary / we forget that we can't make it on our own / i will give you the benefit of the doubt this time / but i won't let you make me feel like i'm worthless / when i know that i'm trying / i won't let myself believe / that i could be anything less than the good i know i can be
Track Name: How to Grow
how to grow:
i saw you reveling in death / instead of working towards a world we can live in without living in fear / and i saw you searching for a reason / to hate the things we built / the reasons why we live here / and i know sometimes it's easier to be unhappy / than admit that you could change your mind / and i know sometimes it's easier to side with the struggle / than admit some compromise / but we are learning / how to grow and how to ask for what we need when we feel / underwhelmed and overworked / we can't do it alone / and i try to remind myself that i am greater as a part than as a sum of one / and i try to remember a bring is made up of ten thousand pieces held strong / and a community takes cooperation
Track Name: Act Out
act out:
you were someone who i thought would take me away from this place / you were someone who i thought that i could believe in / but i can't believe in the way you act out / the way you act like it's everyone else / the way you tell me, oh, we are still friends / then you turn around and you only think of yourself / and i'm not trying to say that you did anything wrong / and i'm not trying to say i'll really even miss you / but it's a shame i have to say / i never even really knew you at all / here comes the bridge it was me all along / i'm a bad person it was all my fault / i was the one who did everything wrong / but i've been pushed over one too many times / i've learned enough now to see through those lies / i never meant to hurt anyone / you can't believe in yourself
Track Name: Rhetoric
rhetoric:
we've been flexing rhetoric for so long we've lost sight of what it was we set our sights on / and i just want to live free from fear and with a purpose / yeah i thought we made some progress / 'til our multifaceted, flexed rhetoric became so fractured / where i thought i had community in kind i guess i had a lack for what it means to make a better place / we've been fighting back for so long we lost sight of what it means to hold our ground strong / and i just want to do my best to support you / yeah, but sometimes i get confused / and when you look at me i hope you can see the person i want to be / a crutch to lean on when you need to / and doing what i can to make a better place / and i will do my best to stand up for what i can stand up for / if my knees tremble i hope you pick me up / instead of swiping my legs out from under me / you and i, we're on the same side
Track Name: Square One
square one:
the first time you went away / the way you cut your hair / ended up in your old room / the one that you grew up in / the second time you went away / said, "this time things are gonna change / and i don't wanna go back / back to square one" / sometimes i think about my life lately / and i get so scared / 'cause i've been building bridges out of straw / and moving without moving on / and i don't want to end up / back to square one / and i long for some way to measure the distance i've come / and i long to look back and see a length longer than i can outrun / you said maybe there's a part of me that wants to do / well, i don't know if i would completely disagree / but i know there's a bigger part of me / that doesn't want to end up / back to square one / wants to keep on looking like i'm eighteen when i'm twenty-three / wants to keep on seeing things as if for the first time / like the way you looked at me when we first met / and i don't want to give up yet / 'cause i've been here before / and i came out bruised, but breathing, with all of my limbs attached / well, you sent me a letter / said, "keep moving forward" / and i've tried too hard now to start looking back / the first time you went away seems like so long ago / and this, too, will pass / 'cause we all have demons to shake / and i know you are too brave to end up / back to square one