Be Still

by Young And Brave

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Written and recorded in 2011-12. Available at last for your ears to hear.

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released January 26, 2017

Produced by YAB
Engineered/Mixed by Christopher Hughes
Mastered by Matt Shasteen
Cover Design and Photos by Jon McKnight

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Track Name: Choose Your Own Adventure
if I turn the page, will it rearrange
all the things in my heart I thought never could change?
this sad history is no mystery
and I feel paralyzed by this uncertainty

you speak words so bold, my thoughts lose their hold
and I come to realize all the stories you've told
shiver up my spine to this heart of mine
til I can't separate the wisdom from the rhyme

then come the moments of indecision
moving oh so slow
don't think I can chose my own adventure
with all that I don't know

what if all I find where these pages bind
are disastrous tales of two lovers entwined
if I give romance now a second chance
in reality my life can never rewind

what's a novel way an author can say
there's no chance of winning the game if you don't play
I'll take that advice, risk the sacrifice
make this declaration oh so clear and concise

I won't get lost in this indecision
I'm gonna make it known
I'm gonna choose my own adventure
My life I won't postpone

I'm gonna write off this indecision
Keep my eyes on the goal
I'm gonna choose my own adventure
Take on the great unknown
Track Name: West Virginia
there goes that train
bringing coal from the mines now
the whistle always seems louder
when you're not around
it echoes deep
in the spaces you left behind
it's just as if you're a ghost here
when you're still alive

the clock in the hallway
hasn't worked in a year now
it just hangs like a statue
not telling the time
and that sugar maple tree
that grew in the side yard
well it never came back from
the winter this spring

for millions of years
things that die in this valley
become something so precious
when they're buried so deep
I remember
when you and I were so happy
but then the pressure upon us
turned our hearts to stone

you came back from Morgantown
with dust in your pockets
lipstick on your collar
and smoke in your hair
and I turned my face away
pretending to sleep so
you wouldn't see if
I started to cry

I never thought
I could lie here beside you
and not think of a single
word I could say
it isn't love
that keeps us together
I think it's just that you'd miss me
if I went away

I try to tell myself
walk away while you can girl
but every time that I see you
my heart won't let go
my friend gave me some pills
that help me to sleep so
when breathing should hurt me
I don't feel a thing
Track Name: Out To Sea
it was a slow and silent drifting
from shore to sea
when all your guilt could not sustain you
so hungry

but right, right in the middle
I think you loved me
right, right in the middle so helplessly
I pulled you back down on my knees

and when the water did surround you
you didn't cry
gave up on happy ever after
just to survive

how now can I reach you
when the water's so high
how now can I reach you
when you won't even try
and your island's your only alibi

you don't even hear a word
that's coming from my mouth
the truth of this you have already
figured out

but what what could I tell you
that you would believe
what what could I show you
what what could I show you
that would make you swim to me
when you're already out to sea
Track Name: Golden Sea
millions of years have passed before today
and thousands of times I have kneeled to pray
but the path to salvation disappeared
the moment I touched what I revered

I set my worn boots outside the door
and wash my hands of dirt and oil
but no water on this earth could ever cleanse
the tarnish from my soul enough to make amends

and nothing can describe
how I've lived cause I have died
when I touched that golden sea
and it swallowed all the faith inside of me

I'm lonelier now than I have ever been
cause I needed fortune for my only friend
but fortune is a fickle friend indeed
she leaves you oh so alone in your time of need

but strangely enough I do not feel afraid
cause I know just how a foolish heart behaves
it sinks into your chest just like a stone
poisions your lungs and chills your bones

and nothing can describe
how I've lived cause I have died
when I touched that golden sea
and it swallowed all the good inside of me

I'm telling you now what I could never say
cause I know the devil will soon take me away
to a place where my sins burn bright and long
with a fire so hot and a pain so strong

and nothing can describe
how I've lived cause I have died
when I touched that golden sea
and it swallowed all the hope inside of me...

and blinded the way to Galilee...
and cut my heart and watched it bleed...
Track Name: Everything Right (Has Only Begun)
I have made the worst mistakes
I've swallowed everything I hate
And I've washed it
with one more round
of foolish choices

So I guess I got what I deserved
I took everything I was offered
And I begged for more
til my knees were sore and my lungs
turned to stone

And you say to let go
You say to be smart
And stop telling myself
that pain is my art
And get it out of my head
Oh that it's all been said and done
Because everything right
has only begun

But oh I loved you in your torn plaid shorts,
Your worn t-shirt, and your buzz haircut
Your stacks of boxes, your piles of cards,
your strange neuroses
And I used to tell you everything
Now the unused words are deafening
They ring inside my head each night as I try
to sleep alone

But you say to let go
You say to be smart
And stop telling myself
that pain is my art
And get it out of my head
Oh that it's all been said and done
Because everything right
has only begun

I want to take my heart apart
And arrange it back so it can't start
To ache each time I face
another disappointment
And I think if I could leave my skin
And look back at the shape it's in
I would find the holes where I could sew some courage
to my bones

Then I could let go
Oh then I could be smart
And stop telling myself
Pain is my art
And get it out of my head
That it's all been said and done
Because everything right
has only begun