I Was Punk Rock Once, Vol. 1

by Here's To The Life!

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released July 26, 2014

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Here's To The Life! Kansas City, Missouri

Fast spit lyrics and pop punk chords with a twist of twang and an attitude like punk rock. Here's to the Life! Was formed in 2011 by Patrick Moses Rivera in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Track Name: Anticipation Wins The Prize For Second Best
Don't say a word, let your heart do the talking
I never sleep, I just dream when I'm walking
I've got these words on the edge of my tongue
They won't come out like a night with the sun
I'll give it all, all that I've got
I'll never bleed if I won't get shot
I'll take this bullet straight through my chest
Six feet later, I can finally rest

I'm waking up in a dream
Where everything is not what it seems
I'm lost in a maze of lies
Confused head with a fucked up state of mind
I can't think straight and my thoughts have gone
Left to right, and from right to wrong
I don't hear words, and my sight is blind
I guess this happens all the time

Don't say a word, let your heart do the talking
I never sleep, I just dream when I'm walking
I've got these words on the edge of my tongue
They won't come out like a night with the sun
I'll give it all, all that I've got
I'll never bleed if I won't get shot
I'll take this bullet straight through my chest
Six feet later, I can finally rest

I'm waking up once again
In this dream of make believe and pretend
I don't think that you fully get
What it is that we had, and what you'll regret

Don't say a word, let your heart do the talking
I never sleep, I just dream when I'm walking
I've got these words on the edge of my tongue
They won't come out like a night with the sun
I'll give it all, all that I've got
I'll never bleed if I won't get shot
I'll take this bullet straight through my chest
Six feet later, I can finally rest
Track Name: Life After You
You say that I have yet to change
You're the one who acts the same
I don't know what i said to you
To make you become so damn cruel
I know i cheated once before
Don't act like you were not a whore
I know the games you try to play
After three damn years i've learned your ways
I've got my friends, i've got my drugs
I think i'll be fine without love
I've been here once or twice before
It's the same old house just another door
Well I left home and then broke down
In this god forsaken town
I lost my love as well my will
I was born to die and not raised to kill
But I'll be alright
And I'll be alright...
Track Name: Give It A Name On Your Own Time
Here we go again tonight, just me and you and the stars up in the sky.
Everybody wants to know my life, I spill my secrets on this mic.
I've done some things that were not good, but who has always done the things they should?
I've popped the pills, I've drank the booze, I lost the girl, the one whose name was you.

The sun is bright, it shines in the sky, it's hard to see the light when your eyes cry.
I've got a voice I'll sing it loud, you will not shut me down or put me out.
The politicians think they know what's best for me and you, it's all a show.
I'm a working man just like my dad, I believe in the family that I have.
Track Name: Left Behind
It's 6am and I've already found your letters
I thought that we had said that we would make things better
It's 10pm and I now just got your phone call
I'm trying to explain but you will not let me at all
3 weeks later and I still haven't gotten a post card
I think you're making things out to be too harsh
A year later and my feelings haven't changed
I still want you back but I want you to feel the same
Track Name: Bad Kids
Bad kids, all my friends are bad kids
Product of no dad kids
Kids like you and me

Bad kids, ain't no college grad kids
Livin out on the skids
Kids like you and me

In Class
We are a minority
Got no
Respect for authority
And won't
Play well with others
And steal
From all your mothers
They'll try
To give us pills
Oh wait
Give us all the pills
Don't cry
Mom I gotta go to court
Dad won't
Pay his child support

Well you gotta understand
We only do these things because all we are, are

Bad kids, all my friends are bad kids
Product of no dad kids
Kids like you and me

Bad kids, ain't no college grad kids
Livin out on the skids
Kids like you and me

At home
He throws a hissy fit
Time out
He doesn't give a shit
Got drunk
Off all of grandma's schnaps
Got caught
Runnin' from the cops
Toilet
Paper on your yard
Six f's
On my report card
Smoke cigs
In the bathroom stall
Spray paint
A penis on the wall

Well you gotta understand
We only do these things because all we are, are

Bad kids, all my friends are bad kids
Product of no dad kids
Kids like you and me

Bad kids, ain't no college grad kids
Livin out on the skids
Kids like you and me
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Track Name: Linsey Needs 5 Dollars
If I had one wish this is what it would be
To give 5 dollars to my friend Linsey
Just so she can go (go where?)
Go to the punk rock show

There she goes, she's just a dream to me
She's everything that I will ever need
There she goes, she's just a dream

If I had another wish
I'd give her a little kiss
Just one on her hand (why so?)
Just so she'll understand

There she goes, she's just a dream to me
She's everything that I will ever need
There she goes, she's just a dream

You'll need me now
You'll need me now
And you'll need me now
Yes you'll need me now
Track Name: Mixed Up Thoughts
Mixed up thoughts and contradictions
It's time that you and I have a talk
I drank down most of my frustrations
Let's go for a stroll on the sidewalk
I've smoked out all of my temptations
It's time that you finally hear the truth
I gave up on your deceptions
'Cause my heart ain't bullet proof

Blind sighted but I'm still looking
Heart broken but I'm still trying
Out of words but I'm still talking
Broken wings but I'm still searching

A slip of the tongue, a roll of the dice
You've done it once, I'm sure you'll do it twice
Open your eyes and realize
You only live once so please don't lie to me
Please don't lie to me


Take back what you said (Blind sighted but I'm still looking)
All these thoughts that were in your head (Heart broken but I'm still trying)
If true love really feels like this (Out of words but I'm still talking)
Then I don't really want to give a shit (Broken wings but I'm still searching)
Track Name: Ballad Of A True Romantic
It took 3 whole months, to realize that I had something great
And like any true romantic would, I fucked it up and I gave it away
And now I live with that, every minute of every day
I sit here alone at night, wondering if you're missing our ways
But I can't hate, on how everything turned out wrong
Wrong for me at least I'd say, but we live to see these better days
And I'll get by, yeah I'll be good and fine
With these strings and these songs I sing, I trust nothing but these melodies

This is the ballad of a true romantic
A love so sweet, but a story so tragic
It fell apart when we both got frantic
I blame her words, but also my tactics
This is the ballad of a true romantic
A love so sweet, but a story so tragic
It fell apart when we both got frantic
It fell apart yeah, we fell apart yeah

It's been 6 full months, since I've seen her or those eyes
And damn do I miss that sight, but then again they made me cry
Now I'll stand strong, you won't knock me down again
And though we may get along, this love has burned from both our ends

This is the ballad of a true romantic
A love so sweet, but a story so tragic
It fell apart when we both got frantic
I blame her words, but also my tactics
This is the ballad of a true romantic
A love so sweet, but a story so tragic
It fell apart when we both got frantic
It fell apart yeah, we fell apart yeah

I stood by you through those days
The early mornings and the late night stays
And now I'm stuck with this memory
The kind that won't ever go away

You had my heart and you had my soul (this is my ballad, you've heard it once)
You let it go when the wind got cold (now hear it twice while I scream my lungs)
I don't think that I'll ever know (this is my ballad, you've heard it once)
Why you left me here alone (now hear it twice while I scream my lungs)