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This Is Fine

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"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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Track Name: I Knew You So Briefly, You Dead Soap Dog
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
Track Name: I Lost My Dinosaur
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

Track Name: Golden Sound
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?

Track Name: A Man To Please
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”
Track Name: No Promises
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”