Poetic Notes

by Sleepfirst

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This EP has been written over the last 4 months recognizing the demons I have faced this past year. The intent of this EP isn’t to glorify anxiety, depression or heartache. This EP was written to act as a reminder that even at your worst, don’t give up. Life is weird in that it is unpredictable and you can’t control every aspect of it. But no matter what life throws at you, if you are strong and try to always carry a positive mindset/understanding that everything will be okay, you will be okay. This mindset isn’t something that can be obtained in just one day; it is something that needs to be reminded every single day. We hope this EP can inspire you and serve as a reminder to yourself or whoever needs it, that you’re not alone and you can overcome anything you put your mind too. Be strong and don’t let the chaos of life stop you from pursuing your dreams. Be there for your family and friends, and if you know someone who is struggling, help them.

Thank you to anyone who has supported this band. We have put months of effort into these 3 new songs and we hope you enjoy them.

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released September 1, 2016

Recording/Mixing: Rj Demarco
Mastering: Seth Henderson
Artwork: Tyler McFadden, Corey Summers
All music written by Sleepfirst

Special thanks to: RJ Demarco (Skyway Studios), Tanner Demarco, Taylor Rambo, Tyler McFadden, Seth Henderson (ABG Studios), Homesafe, our friends and family, and anyone else who has helped this band in any way.

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Track Name: Nervous Wreck
I'm constantly reaching for something to hold onto.
But always left with nothing worth my own effort.
And my mind, it spins to the thought of what could have been.
My heart beats faster. I'm overwhelmed with pain.

You'll never understand the fear that lives inside my clouded brain.
My thoughts recklessly running, with no room to run.
And depression has never felt so real.
I'm anxious. Self-consciously skipping meals.

I'm scattered like the frame marks on the wall.
Try to remember the photographs we have lost.

I'm a nervous wreck.
Focused solely on negative effects.
Spilling words "I won't give up again", "I'll fight until the end".
It's easier said than done.
Track Name: Disarrange
Please remind me again.
Why we trip back and forth,
Just to fall in the end.

Displace but not defeat.
Pack up your bags but please don’t leave.
This doesn’t make sense to me.
I’ve strung together these poetic notes,
to illustrate this life you chose.
A life of disappointment.

It’s only a matter of time, before your audience sees the truth.
Every wall will cave in; every lie will bleed through you.
I understand, I’ve come to terms.
I lost everything I've learned.
Disarrange yet never follow through,
I hope this was worth it to you.

Ignorance is never short from any reply,
Fabricated lives spent and counterfeit lies.
You’re unsettled soil, nothing can bare to grow.

It’s only a matter of time, before your audience sees the truth.
Every wall will cave in; every lie will bleed through you.
I understand, I’ve come to terms.
I lost everything I've learned.
Disarrange yet never follow through,
I hope this was worth it to you.

You said never.
Now condemned to your bed to suffer.
You said forever.
Grow out your hair to disguise, to hide behind.
You said never.
Contradict every line, dissever.
You said forever.
Track Name: Growth
I'm not alone, I'm independent.
Being distant, sets me free.
Whenever I grow close, acquire hope.
It takes its toll on me.

Three years old and a newborn brother.
I received the news from my mother and father.
My little brother wasn't coming home.
With a saddened heart I sat in the living room.
My family around me.
That's when I understood, what life is about.
And life is such a mess.
Such a mess.

I'm not alone, I'm independent.
Being distant, sets me free.
Whenever I grow close, acquire hope.
It takes its toll on me.
But I have learned from loss and heartache.
I won't let this bury me.
I'm not alone, I'm independent.
And I won't let life break me.

You provided me with closure, so that I could move on, comprehend.
Forced to orchestrate my life, heal the brokenness.
But through the good and bad, my life is an outlet to see the world/write songs about it.
And I wouldn't change any goddamn thing.