Everything We’ve Got

Everything We’ve Got

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Liner Notes: 

Sorry for how lo-fi this is

Lyrics: 

I remember when he called me late at night
Sounded drunk, and said he wanted to die,
Told me that he had something he needed to say,
He’d kept it in for too long, it was eating away.
Said that he was nervous and felt kinda sick,
Told me he was terrified of what I’d think.
I thought I knew what he meant and my heart kinda stopped.
After a long pause that seemed to go on and on,
He said he liked some girl from class,
And my heart sank and my voice fell flat,
I tried to sound happy and I said “That’s great!”
He didn’t seem to notice that it sounded fake.
I don’t know what I’d thought he’d say,
I kinda knew he could never like me that way.
I felt kinda stupid and sorta sad,
I don’t know why I get my hopes up like that.

Sometimes I wish I could say everything I want to say,
I wish that I could say,
“I wish that I could be the one you want,
I really wish that I could be the one you want,
But I know it would ruin everything we’ve got
I know it would ruin everything we’ve got.”

Why do I always fall for people like him?
People that I stand no chance with.
And why do I always fall for my friends?
I don’t wanna ruin our friendships.
I guess I can’t choose who my heart wants,
But sometimes I wish it would want no one.
I want to be okay by myself
And lately i think i’ve been doing well
But I still wish I’d never fall in love
Everything would be so much simpler then.
I could be whoever I want to be,
If I didn’t have to waste that energy.
But it is what it is, and I should just accept it
Rather than sitting here feeling dejected

Sometimes I wish I could say everything I want to say,
I wish that I could say,
“I wish that I could be the one you want,
I really wish that I could be the one you want,
But I know it would ruin everything we’ve got
I know it would ruin everything we’ve got.”



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Comments

Elesimo's picture

Lo-fi? This is great, and the recording works perfectly. I love the drums, the guitar, the bass — everything works together perfectly. And the lyrics, so personal and honest! Beautiful, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Elesimo's picture

Listening again... this is definitely my favorite song from 50-90! So. Good.

coolparadiso's picture

very good song - haunting start and the slightly relentless monotone vocal style balances great against the music. some great "Killers"distortion in the middle - very good

billwhite51's picture

i like the way the music breaks out in the chorus after the long repetitive verses that capture the unending despair of the singer,

fresh spotless youth's picture

Nice! I really like the gentle atmospheric swing this has. It's such a great backdrop for the story you sort of rap out. You've crafted something really beautiful and emotional here. [Lo-fi? Don't talk to me about lo-fi, 'cause ain't nobody lo-er than me :)]

Trendall's picture

I have this thing where things sorta sound like what they look like to me, and the accompanying image on this song is exactly my sorta thing and really puts me into a nice headspace when I listen to this. If this is 'lo-fi' then it terrifies me to think how pristine your non-lo-fi mixes must be.