Cheerleading

by The Sports

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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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Track Name: My Life is Like a Merchant Ships Song
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
Track Name: Rebecca
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
Track Name: Dreams
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
Track Name: Home at Last
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
Track Name: Thank You, Mr. Yuker
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