Failed State

by ayo river

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about

Failed State is a collage of many different stories in my life, all of which came to conclusions and brought forth change. It’s an album about growing older in the age of the internet, losing loves and ideas you once held dear, standing in the shadow of the future wondering how you’re going to fare against it. It is very much a series of turning points, and the beginnings of walks down new paths with nothing in your head but “I’m not sure yet.” It is tough to stitch multiple stories of your life over time together, and it doesn’t always line up as you wish, but there is a thread there of realizations.

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released August 22, 2017

Vocals/Guitar: Weston Taylor
Drums: Evan Seeds
Bass: Josh Crusa

All songs written by Weston Taylor
Produced/Engineered/Mixed By: Matt Martin

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Track Name: Porcelain
[Verse 1]
Films and songs that still feel new
Turn ten
Bought some books
Like I’m ever gonna read again
Families come from just believing in
People see it in each other, then...
You’ll understand when it happens to you
Under a southern moon

[Bridge]
Porcelain
This is the year when my life will resume
Someone will take place of you
Porcelain

[Verse 2]
There’s a bed at the ball
It’s your breathing why I can sleep at all
I’ll be 25 soon
All my older friends never think it’s news
It’s becoming clear to me
I am different people in different company
No two versions the same
So when I’m all alone
I don’t know what to say
Track Name: Jolts
[Verse 1]
So every living girl
Jolts when she’s falling asleep
It felt familiar at every intricacy
Why would we go out drinking
When we could stay
Stuck in our favorite place to lay?

[Verse 2]
When we would walk to school
Over the highway at noon
Now when you walk alone
Sometimes I drive under you
I could’ve slept forever
In certain shapes
The lazy beauty of those days

[Outro x2]
Weeks keep going by
Little quicker every time
Feelings buried deep
Some will never be retrieved
Track Name: Mercedes
[Verse 1]
So I guess that we’re not invited
To the party out on the westside
Me and all of my friends decided
We’d be better off as strangers
After Megan moved out to Denver
I came home to ashes and embers
Started swiping left on Tinder
And fantasized about my funeral

[Verse 2]
I was introduced to a lady
When she crashed her brand new Mercedes
Through a red light, straight into me
She screamed and asked are you alright
So I said, well, thanks for asking
At this point I don’t care what happens
We stood there causing the traffic
And laughed and had ourselves an awkward hug

[Chorus]
Who says you can’t go home again?
It’s all just something someone said
My eyes can only document
So much before they close again

[Bridge]
People come, people go
No one really knows
Going out on the town
Till we drown our woes

[Chorus]
Who says you can’t go home again?
It’s all just something someone said
My eyes can only document
So much before they close again
Track Name: White Dress
[Verse 1]
I left out the house and locked up the door
And looked at the phone like what is it for
I tripped by the pool and bled on the floor
And told you I would walk back home
Like forty miles, drunk, alone
Somewhere in the night I turn to
And I would say anything if it hurt you
Sleep it off and start tomorrow
Words and gestures I have borrowed
From some other time

[Pre-Chorus]
I get lost as a matter of habit
Only want it if I can’t have it
Three days out and I’m already crashing
I want it like, picture perfect, instant classic

[Chorus]
Something in the way you moved
Stayed all night or left a room
Riddled white dress that I woke up with
Things I said that I never meant
Cross your heart and hope to die
Fade into the light
I want it like this one way
And no other will do
Tried to say, I couldn’t tell you

[Pre-Chorus]
I get lost as a matter of habit
Only want it if I can’t have it
Three days out and I’m already crashing
I want it like, picture perfect, instant classic

[Chorus]
Something in the way you moved
Stayed all night or left a room
Riddled white dress that I woke up with
Things I said that I never meant
Cross your heart and hope to die
Fade into the light
I want it like this one way
And no other will do
Tried to say, I couldn’t tell you
Track Name: Porches + Patios
[Chorus]
The porches and patios
Where I would go outside to smoke
You would come out in the cold
Just to be there too

[Verse 1]
There’s maybe a million things
I’ll carry in my memory
And revisit on lonely nights
To feel as if it’s all alright

[Verse 2]
The morning when we ended things
You wiped away the tears with sheets
Politely asked if I would leave
Well, I threw up in the street

[Bridge x2]
Even when it’s gone
It carries on

[Chorus]
The porches and patios
Where I would go outside to smoke
You would come out in the cold
Just to be there too
Track Name: Waking Up
[Verse 1]
Waking up was the same again
You were in my dreams
We were still in love
Waking up, same old pain again
Look around the room
See my life’s not the same anymore

[Verse 2]
Waking up, I remember that
You are not the girl
That you are in those dreams
Where your flaws and the past dissolve
Into something better than we were

[Chorus]
I loved you so
Damn much you know
All dreams must fade
All dreams must go

[Verse 3]
Waking up, and the world out there
Is already out and about
Every minute I have passed alone
You have also passed somewhere else

[Chorus x2]
I loved you so
Damn much you know
All dreams must fade
All dreams must go

[x2]
All dreams must fade
All dreams must go
Track Name: 11 likes
[Verse 1]
Go about you day
Hope it’s going great
How did you forget
How did I forget
The fourth of July and Christmas?

[Chorus]
Never wanna lose you
Never wanna leave you behind
Never wanna lose something so hard to find

[Verse 2]
Always in the fall
The feeling comes around
Drives me up the wall
Runs me in the ground
Cause you’re never in your window

[Chorus]
Never wanna lose you
Never wanna leave you behind
Never wanna lose something so hard to find

[Verse 3]
A box of books on the front porch
Fireworks on a golf course
11 likes on a picture
A distant day in a blizzard

[Chorus]
Never wanna lose you
Never wanna leave you behind
Never wanna lose something so hard to find
Track Name: Tantrum pt. I
[Verse 1]
I wouldn’t ask too much of her
You can’t repeat the past
Well of course you can
It just doesn’t last
And I’ll do big things without her
That’ll make her prouder, I think
It sure was nice to see you
Sure was quite the thrill
Had me thinking it was still
Something real

[Verse 2]
And on my darkest days I hate you
On my best, I don’t think of you at all
How do I know you’re not a monster
Did my mom ever tell you she’s appalled?
Cause you are rude and you’re conniving
When you’re drunk, you know your eyes
They get so small
You’ll have boring jobs and boyfriends
You’ll become another mother
And that’s all
You know the sickest thing about it is
If you just wanted me to be there
I’d be there for it all
Track Name: Tantrum pt, II
[Verse 1]
I’m sorry for the tantrum there
It was a bad time and place for me
I hope you know
I do wish the very best
You and yours
Honest
You all changed me
My thanking’s due
Your name’s the same to me as youth
Track Name: Snakes
[Verse 1]
In the future
When we’re looking back
Will we wonder
Will we think to ask
Was it worth it
Did it matter once
Is it nothing
Is it just because?

[Verse 2]
I’m the king of
Playing hide and seek
When I’m hiding
No one looks for me
There were forests
Where I made my rounds
There were snakes
Blending with the ground

[Chorus x2]
I would take to the trees
How I wish they’d bitten me
I would take to the trees
How I wish, how I wish...
Track Name: Failed State
[Verse 1]
Swear to god I’ll leave the city
Taking only Zelda with me
Maybe somewhere in the northwest
Where no one knows my name or past yet

[Verse 2]
As a kid I fell for Topanga
The way her love was like an anchor
In my mind I thought I’d find
Someone like her down the line
But it was just a very nice show

[Chorus]
When was it I strayed
Another way
Another way?
Something’s gotta change
From the failed state
There’s no room for love
Or wishing for whatever was
There’s no sense of place
Failed state

[Bridge]
I was thinking I was something I was not
I’m losing my cool

[Chorus]
When was it I strayed
Another way
Another way?
Something’s gotta change
From the failed state
There’s no room for love
Or wishing for whatever was
There’s no sense of place
Failed state

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