I Was Punk Rock Once, Vol. 2

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Here's to the Life's first ever cassette tape and continuation of the "I was punk rock once" series with the support of Kansas City's Merica "Records". All of my friends who donated songs for this album are all friends of Merica "Records" as well and I appreciate their support for my first release on the label. Currently there are only 50 cassettes made of this album available for purchase, but, FREE digital download!

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released January 28, 2016

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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: The Story Of Us
I know just what I have and what it is I'm missing
I don't need your books for false sense of living
I know all I know by seeing and just hearing
I hear all the lies, I see the truth, I'm crying

Nowhere is where I go to escape my dreaming
I can't sleep at night not knowing if you're smiling
It brings pain inside, knowing that we're dying
I did all I could but gave up on trying

This is the story of us and how we failed
This is the story of us and how we tried
This is the story of us and where we went wrong
This is the story of us and how we died

I tried day and night until the nights got daily
Those daily nights inside my head were so aching
Just like a bullet that hit my chest, I'm bleeding
I'm lying in your arms while you're lying to me

This is the story of us and how we failed
This is the story of us and how we tried
This is the story of us and where we went wrong
This is the story of us and how we died
Track Name: It Doesn't Matter Anymore
There you go and baby here am I
Well you left me here so I can sit and cry
Well golly gee what have you done to me
Well I guess it doesn't matter anymore

Do you remember baby last September
How you held me tight each and every night
Well whoopsy daisy how you drove me crazy
Well I guess it doesn't matter any more

There's no use in real crying
I've done everything
And now I'm sick of trying
I've thrown away my nights
And wasted all my days over you

Now you go your way and I'll go mine
Now and forever 'till the end of time
I'll find somebody new and baby
We'll say we're through
And you won't matter any more

There's no use in real crying
I've done everything
And now I'm sick of trying
I've thrown away my nights
And wasted all my days over you

Now you go your way and I'll go mine
Now and forever 'till the end of time
And I'll find somebody new and baby
We'll say we're through
And you won't matter anymore
I said you won't matter anymore
No you won't matter anymore
Track Name: I'll See You Around
Everyday I wake up with the feeling
That you will come along
Everything that is so appealing
Is never what I want
I thought that you and I were great
But then you turned your back away
It's like a knife at a gunfight
I was unprepared that night
People change and so do days
Bad times they come but yet they go
I'm so afraid of what you'll say
Your words are just as cold as snow
You stabbed me once, you'll do it twice
I'm tired of my friend's advice
Remember spring two thousand nine
When you were always on my mind

I drive around this lonely town
When all these city lights go down
And I will find myself again
Someway, somehow
And I'd take you where you wanna go
And I'd take you to your favorite show
Just hold my hand my love
And don't ever let it go
Now give me one good reason
Why you're scared, why you're fleeing
I had these arms opened for you
But they closed last season
I thought that we would see it all
From Vegas to the Taj Mahal
But now all we'll ever be
Is just a faded memory

So long
Is just goodbye without the meaning inside
And you swear
That you don't care about him anymore
But you lied
I was a game to you this entire time
Now this is goodbye
And you won't see me anymore

I guess it's goodbye
I guess it's goodbye
I guess it's goodbye
And I'll see you around
Track Name: It's A Shame
Everybody, everybody wants to play this game
And everybody wants to win, nobody likes to lose
It's a shame, it's a shame, it's a goddamn shame
All the things we do, the friends we lose, this life we choose
Everybody, everybody won't you stand up tonight
Sing it loud, shout it out, let's live until we die
It's a shame, it's a shame, it's a goddamn shame
These city lights are bright but yet this city sleeps tonight

Every night, every night is a struggle in my life
Nine to five, five to nine, I work until I die
It's a shame, it's a shame, it's a goddamn shame
All our friends that moved, and all the ones who lost their name
Every night, every night we walk among these streets
But in sunlight, we play underneath our feet
It's a shame, it's a shame, it's a goddamn shame
All these kids at home, and all the ones who sleep alone
Track Name: Growing Up
Here I go, down this lonely road again
My friend, I need you more than ever before
This dust will settle, on everything we used to know
So here I go, this is my passing glance, one last chance to say goodbye

Now say hello, to all the things you don't know
Where'd you go? You left me alone out in the cold
So here I stand, afraid to move forward again
But I'll be fine, I'll give one last try one day at a time

So here's goodbye to everything we once had
Hello to the present, so long to the past
This life I am living is moving way too fast
I'm stuck on this one track
I can't seem to get back
And everything that's happening to me is part of growing up

I'm growing up
Track Name: We'll Go Home
I saw you standing there
I knew right away I had to know your name
'Cause I will not play these games, I want you
When I call you dear
I just want it to be known very clear
That you are all I want

When it's all said and over
And we've lost our four leaf clover
We'll go home
When it's all said and over
And we've only got each other
We'll go home

When I'm standing here
I will tell you everything that you ever
Wanted me to say
I saw you shed a tear
Come on girl, won't you please wipe your eye
'Cause you're way to beautiful, don't cry

When it's all said and over
And we've lost our four leaf clover
We'll go home
When it's all said and over
And we've only got each other
We'll go home
Track Name: Dear Brother (live at davey's uptown)
Everybody knows that we don't play no games
Though our fists are kinda tough, our hearts are kinda tame
And we live, and we learn, and we play, and we work
Until the day we die, until I'm in that dirt
I will love, and I'll laugh, and I won't give it back
All those good times that we'll have, and don't forget the past
We were just these little kids with our hearts there on our sleeve
And our father wasn't home so we walked all of these streets
Oh yes we did...

And I've got your back every time you come around
And you've got my back every time I hit the ground
And I've got your back every time you need a friend
And you've got my back until the very end

Now everybody says that we're no good for each other
But don't nobody know me like you do my brother
We can sit and tell these stories of our sister and our mother
We can act like we don't like them but we don't got us another
And we can't forget our lovers and that man we call our father
Though he wasn't always there he taught us like no other
Now I have all of my family and I can't forget my friends
Because without either one of you my life would be quite over
Yes it would...

And I've got your back every time you come around
And you've got my back every time I hit the ground
And I've got your back every time you need a friend
And you've got my back until the very end

Now that everything is dead it's time to start our lives all over
Now that summer's coming to an end and autumn's on our shoulders
You were everything I needed in the past and in the present
You will always be my friend I will not take that shit for granted
No I won't...

And I've got your back every time you come around
And you've got my back every time I hit the ground
And I've got your back every time you need a friend
And you've got my back until the very end