Letters

by Toy Cars

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This record was recorded live at Lakehouse Recording in Asbury Park, New Jersey by Matt DeBenedetti, Lucas Dalakian, Mitch Gollub and Chis Beninato. The record was engineered, mixed and mastered by Erik Kase Romero, Dylan McLean and Tim Pannella, respectively.

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released August 11, 2015

Very Special Thanks To:

Our families for being the most supportive humans alive, Lucas Dalakian, Chris Beninato, Mitch Gollub for being my backbone for the last year and being amazing people, Dan Lamoreaux, Ryan Miller and Anthony Cardone for giving me the time of day, Jon Leidersdorff for existing, Erik "The News" Romero for being the coolest person and most talented engineer I know, Dylan McLean for giving me the opportunity to sing in front of Bruce Springsteen's Redheaded Minion, Tim Pannella for picking up the slack, Brigetta Fernwalt and Little Pup Records for giving this record a home, Kelsey Ayres for the amazing photos, Matt Cap for your funny voices and encouraging words, Brian Mcgee and Jared Hart for your music that inspired me to do this all, Hodera, Semiotics, the entire banana family, Luke Hendriks for booking us a million times, and the rest of the New Jersey Music Scene, and anyone who has ever listened to us, seen us, or given us a floor to sleep on. Thank you all so, so much.

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Track Name: Crows
My finger crossing days are dead and gone
I've forgotten all the words to a once familiar song
And I'm trying to stand tall, always scared that I will fall
And the rest of you will just keep moving on

And I know that you are trying to sail a stormy sea
But don't you worry baby, those crowd outside they're only here for me

And I miss the days we never thought of dying
The smiles on our faces were so real
Now I'm past the point of knowing and of trying
No longer do I want to make a deal
With the devil in your eyes
But he's staring back at me
Be careful not to cry
Because you might just set him free, oh set me free

This young American heart
You're breaking it good
Track Name: The River
I always knew I'd meet someone like you
Make me think the devil's on his way
Momma always told me I should turn away from evil
But momma never saw your pretty face

Now I'm going down to the river to wash these sins away
And if you see me and I'm bleeding, then patch me up and send me on my way
Because girl you know, you've got a heart like a loaded gun
It's times like these we learn to know who's gonna stay and who will go,
And baby you were born to run

So watch me die and celebrate when I am gone
And maybe then you'll understand, you could've given me a hand
But you, you probably knew that all along

And you'll go down to the river to wash your sins away
And if you're bleeding and you need me, I'll patch you up and send you on your way
Because girl you know, you've got a heart like a loaded gun
And now you'll never get the chance for one last song or one last dance
Because baby I was born to f******* run
Track Name: Woodchips & Glue
Back in grade school, when I met you, back when life was free and fun
When I hated all the pretty things, there was one that I loved
Oh Aliza, girl you stole my heart the day I saw your face
Then you ran with it far, far from this place

And that picture on your wall it's gonna fall, it's gonna fall
When the earth, it starts to shake, will you notice it at all?
And if your lies, they hold the world together, stitches always tear
You're still the only voice I ever hear

And this ringing in my ears won't ever stop, won't ever stop
Until I fight off all these demons and stop staring at that clock
I guess it's hard to understand when we're still worlds apart
It's always Death or Glory whole you're ripping out my heart
But I guess you knew that right up from the start

I'm and actor, I'm a liar, I pretend it doesn't hurt
I keep moving and ignore my wounds or wipe them with some dirt
I drink and smoke cheap cigarettes and I drown it out with noise
And I visit the sea to try and fill the void

Oh Aliza, oh Aliza you sure put me in my place
I will bury my head in the sand and try to hide my face
I'll write songs about you and hope you hear them
Wondering if this current flows both ways
While I'm reading all those letters that I never got the chance to send your way
Oh they say the sun shines brightest after rain
But who the hell are they?
Track Name: Letters
Would you be more damn considerate, if you knew that I was heading on my way?
And would you learn to count your blessings, know there are some things that you should never say?
Because I have had it up to here, and I don't know if I can last another day
But every time I get to leaving, don't you know that there's a reason I should stay

So goodbye,
Farewell,
Roll me through the gates of hell
Because I know for sure that we will not slow down

And I would give you everything I've got
If I knew that you would change your f******ng ways
But I am constantly forgiving
While you go and make the same old damn mistakes

So goodbye,
Farewell,
Roll me through the gates of hell
Because I know for sure, that I won't make it here
And misery loves company, but you just don't mean enough to me
So I will save my sympathy for someone who may need it
And you might have our backs against the wall
And you might have us bleeding

But we will not slow down

I will write you letters