Cheerleading

by The Sports

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1.
Settling feels stupid, oh please don't make me do this anymore It's only been three days and I've had enough of cheap beer and kids looking to score If this place changes her I swear I will never forgive them But god damn I'm scared that I will lose my only friend I know I'm wrong, I know you're right "Just give it time, stay here tonight" You haven't seen Mirror Lake in August But trust me you're not missing much I have seen it all before Just take me home put me to sleep Lay me down and watch me weep Goodbye summer, hello school You sure got me with that one, you sure played me a fool Please don't think I'm angry, at least not with you We both know I'm angry, it's just what I do To me, to hurt myself, to teach me lessons To let me know that I am wrong, I am wrong And everything that I love is gone, Everyting that I hate--they've been replaced with new things Have you seen Mirror Lake recently? I think I might start to like it here Is that enough? Let's just call it even Forget I even said anything Forgive, forget, feel good, for good I should be feeling something more than miserable But I have been thinking about leaving just keep walking Like that sign up on the wall I'll walk until I find myself Left you behind with everyone else But I am not nearly that brave to save me Gave my hope away to futures bright At least that's what I'm told but it must be under their light 'Cause to me it's pretty dark here Guess my bills were left unpaid Perhaps collaboration with my mind yields this darkness that I've made Between sizes, between classes, I am trying to fit in But no, not nearly nothing works for me again Win as soon as I am able Left my keys up on the tables I am gone now don't wait up I am gone I just gave up You haven't seen Mirror Lake in August But trust me you're not missing much I have seen it all before Just take me home put me to sleep Lay me down and watch me weep I am gone now don't wait up I am gone I just gave up
2.
Rebecca 01:52
First day, Thursday, don't know no one I sit alone, then along she comes Rebecca with red hair This is worse than watching ex-quarterbacks as they learn how to skateboard Oh glory days gone you must be bored Mommy's money still buys you beer on the weekend But daddy's broke and he can't afford to buy you real friends Rebecca with red hair Today I might make a new friend Hope she likes me, we could go and get ice cream Tuesday she won't talk to me anymore Please tell me what makes me so intolerable Rebecca with red hair
3.
Dreams 02:32
I had a dream about you last night You slept in my bed You smiled at me I had a dream about you last night You slept in my head You crept in my soul Why do you make me Why do you make me feel so weak? I had a dream about you last night You slept in my bed You smiled at me I had a dream about you last night You slept in my head You crept in my soul Well I never thought I'd grow to be afraid of ghosts But you're haunting me Please don't leave me be Let's go to sleep
4.
Home at Last 04:53
I am heavy-hearted, broken, lost, and gone I never had it all together in the first place I dream of you more nights than not I always thought this would be done by now please let me go I am not yours anymore, perhaps I am no one's Well it feels good to be alone: It feels the same but only different And there is constant conversation in my head And I know all the feelings in my bed And I know what everyone here really thinks about me Maybe this is what it's like to feel happy Now I'm away at home in the Ville With the pictures on my wall I like them because they're still smiling And they stayed Well there will always be a place for me here inside this notebook The one I never thought I'd fill, but now it's almost full Well it feels good to be alone When I'm with you for real it seems you always leave But if I leave this time would you feel the same as I did then? It would feel good to be alone I wouldn't worry who might leave I guess I could leave you alone I know I'm nothing that you need Promise you won't forget me
5.
Am I frozen? Like the outcomes of what I've chosen I'm standing still not running Guess I got what was coming But I'm alright At least I tell myself I am We're all wrong sometimes We're all human I'm stuck in place I could try and blame the cold But I know it's not it's fault Maybe going was not my skill to start Maybe I'm just frozen parts Am I frozen? Like the outcomes of what I've chosen I'm standing still not running Guess I got what was coming But I'm alright At least I tell myself I am We're all wrong sometimes We're all human Give me goosebumps, watch me freeze Leave it up to someone else please These thorough thick brigades of ice keep me from where I want to be But maybe they were left by me What have I done to bring me here? Stear clear, cut down the obstacles I follow the path my thought chronicles Well the mind works in strange chaotic ways I think that I would know I'm coming out of colder days Well I don't make decisions I make expectations This entire convocations been expecting restoration Revoke, reconcile, repair the part of me that's grown senile and vile Well maybe I'm not able Able to move on, to cope, to come to terms To learn that pain is only present, I'm preoccupied that I am here Unable to be somewhere else though a part of me is dying I sincerely swear I'm trying to forget the way I felt before Though it feels like there is more, It feels like I am growing old My days are running out, well let the tragedy unfold I will face it if I'm able, crack me open, pour me out Well maybe we are all unstable Maybe we need outside help I think that we disturb ourselves I think that we deserve ourselves

about

Cameron - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12 string guitar, glockenspiel, ukulele, bass, claps, zippers, vocals
Kelsey - violin, glockenspiel, claps, vocals
Brady - electric guitar, 12 string guitar, claps, vocals
Nick - drums, claps, zippers, vocals

Recorded and mixed by Cameron in his bedroom and at Mershon Studio.
Mastered by Eric Sa
Photography by Sierra Mollenkopf
Artwork and design by Kelsey

Physical CDs include two bonus tracks: Bloody Nose and Thank You, Mr. Yuker (acoustic)

credits

released April 22, 2016

Special thanks to David Fuller, Liv Birdsall, Mama Costigan, Michael and John Cohill, Brett Worrell, Steven Back, Alex Michael, Mark Rubinstein, Rad Pete, Gizmo the Cat, our families, and that dog I saw the other day.

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The Sports Columbus, Ohio

Cute and confusing bedroom pop.

Formerly The Sports, now Trying.

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