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This Is Fine

by Secret Stuff

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1.
I’ll say I love you 
 To anyone I want to 
That’s all I wanted all along Just to feel like I belong 

I’ve got this idea in my head
That if we quit moving we’ll be dead So let’s just keep moving on Singing our stupid songs On and on and on 

And I’ll scream I miss you To everyone, it’s too true And I know it’s not okay I’ve been alone too long today

 I’ve got this idea in my head
 That if we quit moving we’ll be dead So let’s just keep moving on Singing our stupid songs On and on and on 

It’s always better to be running towards something
 Rather than away 
 From everything I thought my life 
 Would turn out to be 
 And when I close my eyes It’s hard for me to sleep 
 Cause I’m too eager to find out 
 Exactly where it is that I’m going
2.
I always feel so unimportant Like everyone just has more to give than me I could stay in my room for a week or maybe two Cause everyone else has someone they'd rather see And who can blame them? I'm no better than the rest I don't like myself Just had to get that off my chest Messages on my phone only make me feel alone Well everyone just wants what they can get from me No one asks me how I'm really doing "Just wanted to check in and see if that date was free" And if I ask you if I matter Please tell me that you'll lie And I don't know if I'll get better Or quit wanting to die You can tell me I'm strong But I feel pretty weak It's pretty hard to belong When no one cares what you think Look at the man I am now And ask what he's got to give I guess that it's myself That's hardest to forgive

3.
05:09
You were golden 
 You’d lift me up 
I made the most of you 
Absorbed your love Golden sound In the ground I took your hand 
I watched you fade 
I could not hold you 
You drifted away Golden sound In the ground 

 You were there as I grew 
What will it be like to live without you 
 You were there as I grew 
 I don’t wanna have to live without you 

I can’t believe you’re gone How am I supposed to go on?

4.
You were a sleepy fawn 
 But it was me who dodged the bullet You shouldn’t have given me a gun 
I should’ve known not to pull it 
 But I feel fine And this time I’m not lying 
Someday you’ll come around 
 But I’ll be nowhere to be found

 You told me not to write about you
 I told you I would use your name 
Right now I’m thinking I won’t do it 
But who knows that could change 

I still think about you 
Every now and then 
 Most of my thoughts consist of 
 How I never wanna see your face again 

Yeah I’m fine
 And this time I’m not lying 
Someday you’ll come around 
 But I’ll be nowhere to be found

 I am not your friend 
This is how it ends
 It’s about time that I stand up 
And exclaim “I’m over you Amanda”
5.
04:32
Would you be lying 
If you said I made you feel free? 
Would you be willing 
 To do anything for me? 

 Cause I can’t say the same for you 
 Not after what you put me through 

They say you shouldn’t make promises that you can’t keep 
 Well it’s that phrase that’s been bothering me for weeks 
Why say anything when there’s no guarantee 
 That when I wake up there’ll be anyone there but me 

I often wonder if you’ll ever feel how I did In that summer, endless bummer, nothing more than a stupid kid 
It was late July when I felt like dying 
Driving home from Franklin, dreading the next weekend
 I should have seen this is how it would end. You wanted a second chance
 A second glance at what I'd been through 
Now I’m the one who feels bad For not being all there with you 

They say you shouldn’t make promises that you can’t keep 
 Well it’s that phrase that’s been bothering me for weeks 
 Why say anything when there’s nothing that you can do 
And when you wake up I might not even be there with you 

I might not be with you 

 She asked me not to hurt her the way that she hurt me 
But all that I could muster was a weak “no promises”

about

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." If that’s true, consider Secret Stuff gone. The Nashville trio has been through its fair share of tough, and it comes out in droves in the band’s forthcoming release, This is Fine. Members Michael Pfohl, Nathan Childers, and Alexander Gonser juggled relationships, the hosting of bi-weekly house shows, and a full-time college course load while writing and recording the impassioned, ardent five song EP – multiple times. This is Fine captures the angst and misery of formative years, set on the backdrop of struggling to do even that. It focuses on shortcomings, the burdens of stress, overly critical self-analysis, and coming to terms with it all (the acknowledgement of which is where the title originates). Produced and engineered by Jon Hicks (Relient K, Haste the Day, Dance Gavin Dance), the band found a way to use their trials to define This is Fine — all five songs survey a fully focused mastery of songwriting, instrumentation, and melody.

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released January 29, 2016

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