Semi Finalists

by Paerish

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ax_supertramp Saw you guys live with Sum41 in Rome, then I listened to the album in streaming, and I immediately fell in love with it! Favorite track: Start Out With Differences.
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matteo99 This LP has a great sound, the songs are powerful and the solo stuff is really well made Favorite track: Then People Forget.
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Camryn Marquez This is definitely alt. rock album of the year. It's nostalgic without falling prey to hero worship, conventional while retaining some level of exploration, and nostalgic while novel.
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Lirielle Taberer First time I heard Paerish's music was live, and I have been in love with it and excitedly waited for the album ever since, beautiful songs. Favorite track: Undone.
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released December 2, 2016

Produced by : Bruce Rintoul @ 45 A-Side Recordings
Mixed by : Vince Ratti
Mastered by : Will Yip

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Track Name: Winona Ryder
There’s a fire
About two miles
It takes so much to try
Celebrate not taking sides
You’re choking on denial

I can’t feel bad for us

I thought I woke you up
Better times are guessed to come
Once more, I’ve slept too much
A choir here to observe

I can’t feel bad for us

There’s a fire
About two miles
It takes so much to try
How come it’s always there ?
How come it’s always there ?
Track Name: Adriatic
In its right time
Choose a path or two
In a lifetime

Get enough of
Every glimpse of you
It’s been days now

Need to stop by
Need a place for two
Need to lie down

Arrows caught by both our hands and our heads
You sorrow’s consequence

In a lifetime
I’ve put faith in you
But you don’t buy that

In this nonsense
I’ll go claim my due
Before it’s too late

Arrows caught by both our hands and our heads
You sorrow’s consequence
Track Name: Undone
I hear you call
It’s quite a start
Allies always come through
When you need them to

I’ve been told
You’re unharmed
Allies always come through
Only to

Come undone
I always get so numb when it’s easy, too
Our tongues feeling encircled when we’re only two
Track Name: I Got Punched in the Face, What’s Your Excuse?
A story has been told us
Just what it takes to fill the pages
It was all before the writing starts to mean we can’t go on
Looks like we’re changing in all ways
I bet it all comes easy
You say « no worries, I’ll be there »
But for me it’s not the same old way I want to live our last days
This time I can’t rely on
Anything but voices
That force themselves inside
Oh you know I exaggerate too much
They fade before long
It will end up the same

It will end up the same numb way I remember the old days
It’s like I can’t always shrug it off, it wears me out
In strange places that I don’t see myself in
Track Name: Semi Finalists
Leave it, leave it
I will turn fears into miles
We’ve been expected
For sure I will hesitate
Lately, though I got closer
Allow me to give you the answer

Count on few tensions with one and another
None of these favors were promised to you

On our way back for the northeast towns
Feeling way past remorse, with no way out

Few moments in the hall
I’m lucky I don’t recall
But even now I could not guess
How wrong we were then

Count on few tensions with one and another
None of these favors were promised to you

On our way back for the northeast towns
Feeling way past remorse, with no way out

I found this ironical it’s true
I found this ironical of you
Track Name: Then People Forget
Another poor sort of advice I’ve told
Another claimed the few complaints I’ve got
You’re not amongst the many blanks I mourn
You’re not ahead, you’re not the reason I’m bored

I’ve come far from this
So many times, we were done
Trying more or less
Repeating how it’s begun

(How certain?)

You’re not distracted, I was out for a while
How come I sink, how come you look surprised ?
You’ll come along, you’ll come along, I know
Track Name: 7-57
Random thoughts, we’re not forced to talk
But it’s not like you walk alone
I don’t mind
You may feel a little out of time
But I don’t mind

I say
Calm down, I’m a lifelong quitter
And I can remember that

You said
« It’ll come back »
Few words that I shall stick to, always
But when do you come home ?
It’s okay, a little time to get things clear
It shouldn’t take too long
But when do you come home ?

I could force myself to get lost
If it’s all I need to start again
Whoever stops to love
Whoever stops to look for it would say that
It’s alright
I’m not going anywhere I’m not
Giving up
Track Name: Party's Over, Biff
Dabs of light in the car
Please make tomorrow alright
You’re not done
Yet it’s courtesy to follow (alright ?)
Arriving one step per hour ‘til tomorrow

It’s your call
Is it almost vain to say ?

When I’m home
It makes no mind if it’s real
Layer on many boundaries of prediction
Arriving one step per second ‘til tomorrow

It’s your call
Is it almost vain to say ?
It’s you call, were we,
Ever good at listening ?

We’ll be facing an awful thing tomorrow
Track Name: ShaqFu
I wrecked my bones and fainted out
Coughed some blood
It froze at sight
I will explain when I’m done
But I’m good at faking

But have I been mourning
All the time I’ve lost
And how it felt so long ?
So sorry I stood so
Quietly thankful
When the lights were still on

Stay I should stay
A little more, not so long
We should paint over stains
No matter why they’re still on
Track Name: Playing Field
Stumble on faces
Look and rely
It’s all I’ve got, not just exciting
Moments where we can change our own ways
But honestly, it’s all you gotta say

Don’t reply
I’ve lost it
Aren’t you sick of this ?

I reached out, erasing doubts and faults
The moment I was out, I blamed them all alone
The more I try, the less I know
(I messed up)
Track Name: Sailplane
Fierce arrow
We may not grow at all
Torn up shoes
Our plan with no control

But I feel these times
Where I may be losing it
Like an imbecile
I’m stuck in bottomland fields

If we’re opposed
Then I’ll leave it to your faith
Can’t belong
I’m not fit, I mean, too low

The corridors
Where you pray for carrying on
I might be wrong
You’re making this to show off

Just when I walk by
I’m looking down at all cost
Remember this sign
I was looking down at all cost ?

A mourning of a moment I missed
Track Name: Start Out With Differences
Start out with differences
To protect myself
You’re defenseless too
In some other ways

I’m a monster, I’m stuck
But I’m holding back tears
On a senseless answer
But did you say

Where you going ?

They found us
Floating lost out
On the sea

Start out with differences
I could see changes
In the way you’re talking
And some other ways

You’re another person
It’s something I can tell
By the look of your curses
But did you say

Where you moving ?

They found us
Floating lost out
On the sea

I don’t say it’s gonna change
But my nose starts to bleed as I’m thinking
Of how it was before
I wish I could understand how you feel