The Day You Left Home [2011]

by A Close Second

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released July 19, 2011

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A Close Second New Castle, Pennsylvania

We are a 4-piece pop-punk band from Pittsburgh, PA that got it's feet off the ground in 2010. We recently released our debut full-length CD "The Day You Left Home" which contains 13 tracks & can be purchased from most digital distributors. We have big dreams and will do whatever it takes to make them come true. ... more

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Track Name: Abandon
I’m waiting on the right time to shine
Over all the things in my life
That brought me to today
And I’m looking for the right way
To define myself and everyone around me
And things from yesterday

I’ll hold my breath
And hope it happens again

Every time we take a step back through
All the places we once felt that were so new

It reminds me of so long ago
When I was younger
And I didn’t have a clue

The stars are burning out and there’s not much left to show
I think I’ll pack my bags and go
If there is really a place where
All dreams do come true
Then with this place I am through

I’ll hold my breath
And hope it happens again
Because it’s the only way
That ill ever win

Every time we take a step back through
All the places we once felt that were so new

It reminds me of so long ago
When I was younger
And I didn’t have a clue

I’ll hold my breath
And hope it happens again
Because it’s the only way
That ill ever win
Track Name: In Regret, You Won't Find Me
Who could have known?
Life could be so full of truth
Like the feeling you got
In the days of your youth
Were getting lost in the moments
Of stories left untold
And nights left to unfold
Until the time when were finally asleep

Was it really worth it?
To sell out everyone you ever knew
It’s fucked but it’s over now
You threw it all away and I don’t know how
Or why
And I never will

I’m sorry for your loss
You knocked yourself out of this round
I guess you’ve been bound all along
We never seen it coming
‘Cause two dreamers never take flight
It’s always one left in the dirt
And out of sight
And out of mind

Was it really worth it?
To sell out everyone you ever knew
It’s fucked but it’s over now
You threw it all away and I don’t know how
Or why
And I never will

As we draw the line this time
I hope you remember your crime
And as you’re looking over my shoulder
Regret is only the start
And sorry to say
But there is no end
Track Name: Summer Romantics
Seeing you is more than it used to be
‘Cause before you were just another occasion
I hope we’re both wondering
What’s ahead of us now?
Sometimes I feel like I’m too much
Everyday you’re never enough
You’re tough, but I won’t let this get tough

Summer is pulling me into this redundant sin
Tell me. Where the hell are you now?

I can’t stop thinking about
What you’re thinking about
When I’m not on your mind
The other night you were just in my bed
And now I’m pounding my head
Off of what we said

Weekdays resist the flow of time
Weekends are days at their prime
But days with you are what I want to find
Will this all be worth it at seasons end?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see
If you’d ask me about us I’d defend

Summer is pulling me into this redundant sin
Tell me why no matter how hard I try
Where’s that gaze in your eyes?
Tell me where the hell are you now?

I can’t stop thinking about
What you’re thinking about
When I’m not on your mind
The other night you were just in my bed
And now I’m pounding my head
Off of what we said

Before we go away
I want you to hear these words
And if you plan to stay
You’ll be happy with what you’ve heard

I know to you this might have come from nowhere
To me it came from somewhere
A place so natural
I can’t seem to put it
Into the words I stole from the feelings
You left me here with

I can’t stop thinking about
What you’re thinking about
When I’m not on your mind
The other night you were just in my bed
And now I’m pounding my head
Off of what we said

The nights are getting longer
And I am getting stronger
These words were written for her
The rose that took my summer
Track Name: November Sky
Another sleepless night
It’s 5am and I have given up
I stare into the dark November Sky
And know the summer winds are far behind us
I’m dreaming for a nightmare
All for my piece of mind
I know you’re sleeping somewhere
But I’m running out of time

So sing me to sleep
And I’ll hum along to your melody
And hold on tight to every line
While you sing me to sleep
And tell me what I am doing wrong
So sing me to sleep
Because your voice is still my favorite song

These days go by so slow
As my youth is fading away
Like your games I’m growing old
Up at night waiting for the day
That you’ll walk through my front door
And tell me that you’re fine
Until then I’ll lie on my floor
And try to rest these weary eyes

So sing me to sleep
And I’ll hum along to your melody
And hold on tight to every line
While you sing me to sleep
And tell me what I am doing wrong
So sing me to sleep
Because your voice is still my favorite song

And I won’t move and inch
And I won’t breathe another breathe
Until you’re next to me
Track Name: Gone
We’re breakin’ in then breakin’ out again
Like nothing ever happened
We’ll leave it all behind if things just don’t go
According to plan
Cause there’s a million other chances we’ll get
To live out our dreams in the best way that we can

For as long as I can remember
I’ve wanted nothing more in my life

Risking it all
To believe in things that I can’t even imagine
I’m gone
What if things never work for me?
I’ll never be what I should be
So I’ll be gone

Were breakin’ in then breakin’ out again
And never looking back
If the sky falls and time stalls
You’ll still see me running for my life

Cause there’s a million other chances we’ll get
To live out our dreams in the best way that we can

For as long as I can remember
I’ve wanted nothing more in my life

Risking it all
To believe in things that I can’t even imagine
I’m gone
What if things never work for me?
I’ll never be what I should be
So I’ll be gone

We’ll be racing the sun as it crosses the sky
The moon will fly in to signal the night
It’s make or break from here on out
Track Name: On The Way To Sudden Change
I’d never be more happy if I never see your face again
Or the people you take home at night
I replace my lack of words
With complaints about what to say
And your daily routines

And your weekend evening dreams
It’s all become too much for me to hold on to
(Me to hold on to)



For better or for worse
You lost your conscience late last year
I guess I can’t blame you
You had no other way out

But don’t blow this out of proportion
Do you really need the attention?

In spite of all the things you’ve done
And everything you said
Those thoughts will never leave my head
With these people that are by your side
Take a night in tonight
Don’t go out and lose your mind
Believe me it’s really all you need
In spite of all the things you’ve done
And everything you side
Those thoughts will never leave my head

For better or for worse
You lost your conscience late last year
I guess I can’t blame you
You had no other way out

But don’t blow this out of proportion
Do you really need the attention?

You’re moving fast with confidence
Find yourself and make amends
Brace yourself for what’s ahead
(You’re moving faster and faster everyday)
(No matter what I say you’ll never find your way)

If I would have found you sooner
The first thing I would have said would be
You better get your shit straight
But you know what’s done is done
There’s no sense in dwelling on the past
This life just moves too fast for that
Track Name: The Best Things
You hold me back
From all the things that I have missed
In the past year
But it’s too late to turn back now
I wish things could have went differently

But I gave this more chances than I could bear
You always said I wasn’t being fair
I just wanted you to know I’m sorry

Now I ask myself
Will I ever see your face again?
Because we both know what happens next
It’s never easy parting separate ways
Is that cliché?
Well what else is there left to say

I remember the day when you first held my hand
And the promise we made
Things are different now
But only because of me
Is this the way things were meant to be?

But we gave this more chances than we could bear
I always said that I would get my share
Of the life that I was meant to live

Now I ask myself
Will I ever see your face again?
Because we both know what happens next
It’s never easy parting separate ways
Is that cliché?
Well what else is there left to say

Now you’re done with the things that kept you sane
And I’m done with this game
Will you catch the last train out?
Or forever live in your shameless doubt

Now I ask myself
Will I ever see your face again?
Because we both know what happens next
It’s never easy parting separate ways
Is that cliché?
Well what else is there left to say
Track Name: Follow Dreams
Don’t you have something to prove?
Are the words you left ringing in my ear?
And what have you got to lose?
Follow dreams is what you’ve always said


It’s time to get out
Because time is never promised here

So I’ll take my fifteen minutes of fame
‘Cause I may fade, but you’ll still know my name
I’ll enjoy my time while I’m on top
‘Cause everyday is a minute off my watch


So let’s enjoy this moment
Cause we’ll never ever get this minute back
We’ll leave our lives at home
But try so hard to stay on track

And have you ever had a dream,
That finally came true
But it ended so soon,
so you never really knew
If it was real?

So I’ll take my fifteen minutes of fame
‘Cause I may fade, but you’ll still know my name
and I’ll enjoy my time spent at the top
so let’s have fun. But keep one eye on the clock.

Way away you’ll find me
Soon enough you’ll see
You said I had something to prove
But the proofs not in the fame it’s in my name
Track Name: Maybe In Another Life
This is a song we can all sing a long
For a girl that I seen in my dreams last night
For the first time

In the last 9 months
And I feel this has all become to much
For me to hold

Stop dead in your tracks
It seems like a hundred miles it was just enough
To break my heart
No I guess it’s not enough when you say you’re sorry
When I fell down and I can’t get up

So just scream number 4
And pretend tonight that someone else cares
So just scream number 4
And maybe tonight I’ll wonder where the hell you’ve been


You said I promise twice
But those were broken
On the day you left home
Now that you’ve gone and changed
Into somebody else
These are the last words I’ll write for you
Tonight…

And I guess that I’ve been crazy,
For somehow thinkin’ that I could save you
Were on two different paths
And the one you chose I just cannot go

When the time goes slow
And all of these bright lights have faded
I will pray someday I will wake
And I can just forget about you


So just scream number 4
And pretend tonight that someone else cares
So just scream number 4
And maybe tonight I’ll wonder where the hell you’ve been


You said I promise twice
But those were broken
On the day you left home
Now that you’ve gone and changed
Into somebody else
These are the last words I’ll write for you
Tonight…

So let the fireworks fly

To end the show
That was our love
(Sometimes you just have to cut your losses, cut your losses)
Track Name: All Ends Of The World
All of my surroundings
Are closing in on me to say the least
About what will come to be
What will happen if I don’t get out right now?
Everyone I know is moving forward

I always said that I would take my chances
A passion and a chance only comes once a lifetime

If I choose to ride out
What we know as a dream will I fall?
What I saw in a dream last night
Took me to all ends of the world

Cast away
Until I find an end
It’s all about how I choose to spend
My days tucked away
In a place to mend the choices that I’ve made

The condescending ways I choose to do things
Reflects where everyone so close to me can expect me to go

If I choose to ride out
What we know as a dream will I fall?
What I saw in a dream last night
Took me to all ends of the world

The first chance I get
To show you what I’m all about
I’ll chase it to the edge
The last chance I get
To prove myself to you
And what I’ve worked so hard for
I’ll make you remember this song
Track Name: The Two Words That Changed Your Life
You know you’ve got yourself
In a mess
What the hell were you thinking
Way back then?

We’re all here while you’re out there
(Out there somewhere)
In a hole out there somewhere

(Free)
Free from the truth
(From the truth)
That hides beneath all of her lies
(See)
See what it takes
(What it takes)
To say I do
(To say I do)

I’d throw you a rope
To climb out of that hole
But you’d soak it in kerosene
And strike a match

We’re all here while you’re out there
(Out there somewhere)
In a hole out there somewhere

(Free)
Free from the truth
(From the truth)
That hides beneath all of her lies
(See)
See what it takes
(What it takes)

It’s taken five years
To finally get to this point
Enclosed with four cheers
We made it a point
Between three miles
These Two houses saw
Just what it takes
To make one

Mistake
A one way to take
On a two way fate
You’ll die soon at this rate
Have Fun
And when you try to run
You’ll see what you have done
On a view from the sun
Have fun
Track Name: Until It Gets To You
You’re on your way down from a high
You probably never thought could get so low
Even with all of those
Consequences that you’ve faced
In spite of all these honest years
Of dedication leading to this

Point and then it hits you all at once
That you belong here
It still can’t cover up the things
That you have always feared

You’ve got to make things right
You’re fading away out of sight
Settle for nothing less
It’s what you’ve wanted all of your life

Every time you make a move
It all comes right back in your face
What if you lost it all
To the ones that never took the chance
To find themselves

Just take a look around you
You’ve got this place packed
Full of kids who know your words
Just what are your expectations?
They had to have been exceeded
You put too much on yourself
It’s the reason that your

Back to where you started
And you feel like you’ve gone nowhere
Just asked yourself where you fucked up
And when life stopped being fair

You’ve got to make things right
You’re fading away out of sight
Settle for nothing less
It’s what you’ve wanted all of your life

You’re coming into the light
Always remember the fight
Settle for nothing less
You gave your life for what you had


You’re on your way down
You’re on your way down
You can’t get up
It’s taking over you now
You’ve got to figure it out
Because there’s not much time
Until it gets to you


You’re on your way down
You’re on your way down
You can’t get up
It’s taking over you now
You’ve got to figure it out
Because there’s not much time
Until it gets to you