Burn Out Like Roman Candles

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released August 17, 2012

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Track Name: Roman Candles
She (he) said it's over and I'm leaving but I wanted to stay
I thought I'd see you in the morning time
But when I tried to call I got the dial at your end of the line
Oh ain't it funny I don't feel a thing?
Maybe it's boredom, the numbness, the cold
Maybe I sort of just fold
It's getting old
Track Name: Tell Me All About It
Tell me, tell me, tell me all about it
I swear I'd like to know but I don't
"You're such a dick," I'm feeling like Nixon
Sick such as short sold
But I won't show it now, I'm not sure how
Visit in a minute misses

You must have misheard mister mistook me for a hipster
Little does he know, I'm just a felony, end of his rope case
And point, you point the finger
Speak before you know, while you're selling me straight up the road
But one on one's not quite as fun, is it mister cynicism?
Track Name: Karma
Let me be the first to admit
On so many nights I've done it
Thought too big, lost my shit over something so small
And I take it back, take it back, but it really don't change
That you really don't want it
And you really don't need it though
I'm starving honest but I really can't feel it so

I think I'll manage take the damage
Chalk it up to karma
So don't you panic, I can stand it
And at worst I'll die young
But I'm dying young baby

Let's see have we completely lost it?
On so many nights you've done it
Thought too small, not at all over something so tall
And you take it back, take it back but it really don't change
That you really don't want it
And you really don't need it though
I'm starving honest but I really can't feel it so

I think I'll manage take the damage
Chalk it up to karma
So don't you panic, I can stand it
And at worst I'll die young
But I'm dying young baby
Track Name: Foxes
Don’t move if you wouldn’t mind
I’d like to remember this for a lifetime exactly how it is
Stone proof that we couldn’t hide
Sidelined to leave embers lit
By our night time dreams
Of bridges burning

And I feel it
Is it wrong to say
That i feel something?

I phoned you but you couldn’t find
Find mine on the members list said, “they might mind”
I know exactly what this is
Stone proof that you shouldn’t hide
Sidelined to leave embers lit
By your night time dreams
Of bridges burning
Track Name: Suburbs
I know time has a funny way as it may
Of sneaking up on you
Don’t you ever sell yourself short
And I know there ain’t no sun today
Yesterday was likewise a grey one
The view from the windowsill is a bore
It's a bore

But then the rain came and rose up a flower
Smiling in the wind as she waved
And with the pace of the clock plays a score
Through the passing of hours
But you’ll never hear it
With your back turned away

I know i’m not the one to say as i lay
And count the cracks in the ceiling
But don’t you ever sell yourself short
I know that the sun we crave day to day
Shines on all that you’d love to hide
By the windowsill on the floor
And you’re torn
Track Name: It's True, I Do
I smoke too much i drink too much
I don’t eat enough
At least that’s what they tell me
I talk too much i yell too much
I don’t think enough
At least that’s what i’m telling
Myself i know well and i don’t like me anymore
And its so sad to say that i’m feeling this way
But its true, I do

I want too much i take too much
I don’t give enough
At least that’s what they tell me
I talk too much I yell too much
I don’t think enough
At least that’s what i’m telling
Myself i know well and I don’t like me anymore
And its so sad to say that i’m felling this way
But it’s true, I do
You left me weightless hopeless dead and floating too
You left me scarred and choking hurt and broken too
And I hate to say that its true but I do
Track Name: Radio
Go on, get out, don’t speak
Turn the radio up
Oh don’t mind me finally i see its never enough
And I (you) am (are) a spirit born to be
Born wild and born free maybe (baby)
Track Name: Waited For You
I’ve waited for you
And i’m so glad to see that you made it
And came through
You don’t know just how much it means to me

‘Cause I don’t wanna burn out like roman candles
And if that’s how it turned out
It’d be too much to handle

You waited for me
And you’re so sad to see that i made it
And brought three
But you’ll never know just how much it means to me

‘Cause I don’t wanna burn out like roman candles
And if that’s how it turned out
It’d be too much to handle
Track Name: Acetaminophen
My heart is hurting and my thoughts weigh heavy
And there’s no use serving
A prison term that was never yours
My heart beats heavy and my head is hurting
I think i’m ready to go home now

Acetaminophen

My heart beats heavy and my head is hurting
I think i took too much last night
My heart is hurting and my thoughts weigh heavy
And there’s no use serving
A prison term that was never mine

Acetaminophen
Track Name: Leave A Light On
When life’s a shattered hourglass
When the time has passed
And when the sand
Is scattered aimlessly about the floor
And you wish you could go back
So bad to get some more
But you can’t and then you say

Leave a light on for me
I don’t know if I will be getting too much sleep
As i lie awake dreaming of future memories

Now that life’s a flowered grass
And the time has passed
Now the sand is a castle
We built and moved to drier shores
And i sit and reminisce
Oh to go back so bad i’d get some more
But i can’t and then I say

Leave a light on for me
‘Cause I don’t know if I will be getting too much sleep

As I lie awake dreaming of future memories

Because we all fall down