Stay Gold

by McCalister

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released December 23, 2014

Engineered/Mixed/Mastered by Stephen Kellner

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Track Name: Stay Gold
I'm growing old from this road that I roam
To this place I call home I've been told
To stay gold and to shoulder this load as it takes its toll
For once in my life I don't feel so alone
I'm just on my own and right down to the bone
While it's calloused and cold, it's perfectly fine
I'm doing my best as I walk this line

Mind ahead of my feet, now I'm running in place
All that I had is now falling away
Yet there's only so much that will break
With each mile I conquer, there's more in its wake
All I need is a change, of scenery and pace
This world is too big to just think of your face
Maybe in time that will change
But for now I'll just sit here and wait

I've been stuck in a space, where all that I face
Seems rigid and worn and steadfast in its place
No matter the reason my mind will race
And fill up each corner of empty space
Oh this story so far is one of regret
And one of remembrance that I won't forget
As I spoke more I found I did less to repair what was broken
And left of the mess

Mind ahead of my feet, now I'm running in place
All that I had is now falling away
Yet there's only so much that will break
With each mile I conquer, there's more in its wake
All I need is a change, of scenery and pace
This world is too big to just think of your face
So no matter how long it will take
I will wait, I will wait

If there's one thing I've learned after all of these months
I can write a sad song and be happy for once
So through teeth clenching winds and the breath off your lips
I hope you can see that I'm better from all of this

You were cigarette smoke in my lungs
As bad as you were, I just couldn't get enough
Now there's cancer in place of what used to be love
So my heart is as dead as the ocean is rough
Track Name: Ageless Youth (Acoustic Version)
I'm slowly coasting through the disposal of emotion
I’m washing away the remnants of my hopeless devotion
I know that look in your eyes
There's something hidden beneath all of your lies
On the surface everything seems fine
But we all know there's something on the inside

Go cut your hair and change your name
But every part of you's the same
There's not a single soul to blame
I'm through with all your games

All in all I'd say I'm doing just fine (doing just fine)
There's just no sense in wasting all this time
I'm still so young with so far to go
So before I leave I thought you should know
That I'll be okay, this didn't matter that much anyway

In retrospect I can't say I didn't see this coming
If I'm being honest I was just consumed with nothing
I'm looking for the finer things, though I don't know what they'll bring
Anything can happen, which alone surpasses everything

I'm done with reflecting on the past
This was something that I knew just couldn't last
As I sit with this notebook and this pen
I know that everything will work out in the end
Track Name: Wilsey Square (Acoustic Version)
Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m wasting away the best years of my youth
I’m tired of feeling sad and alone when I know depression has no use
I’m 21 with seemingly no sense of direction
But why do I feel like all of this shit pays off in the long run?

The sun reflecting off my window tells me everything’s alright
Say goodbye to the long nights full of streetlights that I’ve left behind
I’m making a change cause I know that things will never ever be the same
I’ve been running in place, shake the weight off my back and show me the way

I take a breath in Wilsey Square
To fill in my head and clear the air
Snow covers the ground, heavy like the load I carry around
The colder the weather the warmer my head
I’m better alone than in your bed

And I try to recognize the ins and outs of daily life
I don’t know where I’m going but I know I’ll be alright
With fortunate friends I’ll find the path for which I strive
And I know it’s on the other side

It seems you lack all common sense
I confront the point, you feign ignorance
Consistently claim innocence
But I think it’s time you clean up your mess
One of these days you’re gonna realize
That while everything in life has a downside
I can guarantee that you’ll be alright
So try living in that state of mind