In The Fire Of My Youth

by One If By Land

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Produced and Engineered by Troy Messerall 2013
Mixed by Vince Ratti 2013
Mastered by Troy Messerall at Paper Box 2013
Artwork by Francesco Romoli

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released June 15, 2013

Fred Oakman - Guitar, Vocals, Lyrics
Troy Messerall - Guitar, Backup Vocals, Keyboards
Paul Dean - Bass
Jim Stone - Drums

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One If By Land Meadville, Pennsylvania

One If By Land is a 4 piece rock band from Meadville, Pennsylvania. The band includes ex members of The Twirpentines, Signal Home, The Walnut Street Project, The Caddies, and Waiting for Never.

The band consists of members Fred Oakman (guitar/vocals), Paul Dean (bass), Troy Messerall (guitar/vocal backups/keyboards), and Jim Stone (percussion).
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Track Name: Yesterburner
You drove yourself straight in the ground
and i for one am older now
I can’t believe we made it after all

I make the most of what i know
you gave a name to ebb and flow.
I can’t believe it I can’t believe it’s been so long

I've got nothing left to hide
and you've been burnt out left to dry
it’s funny how the things we love they leave us so alone

I drove myself straight in the ground
and I for one am wiser now
I can’t believe I made it after all

when the pushes came to shove
they dropped and left us without love
when it’s over hell it’s over and undone

I never cared to make my way
I’m always changing anyway
hell it’s a bother better finished than begun

I can’t believe it

you drove yourself straight in the ground and
I for one am older now
I can’t believe we made it after all.
Track Name: You'll Be Missed
lucky for you you’re not a chance worth taking
so bored with the truth my dear I stare start faking
it over some fear or under a ceiling
in a room full of beer you know we lost some feeling
and my vision is clear but the world seems blurry
to me and my friends you know we can’t help from hurting
from debts we've incurred from the high cost of living
I've harbored these thoughts you know I just shouldn't mention
kind of like giving up or at least expending
some time towards a job that can give me a pension
for the aches I've endured and the shit that I've carried
for all these long years yet have no exposition

but a handful of friends who don’t know where i go with
these two ringing ears and a cut up throat

you’ll be missed when i’m gone

I've done lots of good things get no recognition
I think i may just start a poor me convention
like the ones who are idle with less ambitions
the lost ones the hopeless the lovers gone loveless
can dive deep beneath my words plays and hat tricks
and finally see someone so disenchanted

from a passion gone astray and right out the front gate
right down the back lanes and straight into the ocean

you’ll be missed when I’m gone

we gave it all up we gave it in turn
and all we were taught wasn't quite what we learned
the world that we love has been built up to burn
we keep pushing on because our hearts are so stern.
I travel and wait, I’m tired and I’m broke
it’s such a damn shame no one laughs at the jokes
you give it your all you’re damned if you stall
at least you've got something to cushion your fall

you’ll be missed when i’m gone.
Track Name: Handouts
breaking my back to no avail
it’s like trying to dig to get through hell
I live cheap but still have unpaid bills
they're never ending god it’s never ending

I remember that time that you once said
there’s ever only one true sacrifice
if you give up on all you believe in
you’ll be damned just like the rest who never tried

and it seems like there’s nowhere to run
and it seems like there’s nothing worth running to
get your head out of those clouds and stop feeling so damn blue

because this guy he ain't quitting
so be rest assured you’re wrong
when the good things all seem missing I’ll be gone
take one sorry second
a moment to yourself
because good things never last can’t you tell

I sit quiet with my hands between my knees
I always make a point to say please
I don’t need a handout on these streets
it’s not my pride talking it’s just my dad talking
I always tried to do the best I can
I always want to be in a rock band
so tell the boys to wind the windows down in the van
so I can feel the changing winds change me again

good things never last can’t you tell
Track Name: Nothing On Us
this is transition
this is the way I haven’t felt
it’s the first time in a long time I’m finally feeling well
and where I’m going and what I’m doing
shouldn't really matter to you now

because I've been dead to the world

so empty is my wishing well
I've been living my life in this hell
with thoughts of sharing it with you
tonight can you feel it
I know you feel alright
because breaking never meant broken to me

let’s get this straight
I've got miles to move
and not these hours to wait
so where were you
it seems you've got twice the fight
which means you've got nothing to lose
so let’s get this right
they've got nothing on us.
Track Name: In the Shade
take one step at a time
inhale more than just twice
I've got a hope that fills this tiny cup
with every sip I feel like throwing up

everyday that I wake up I say goddamn not this again
but some nights yeah i think I've really got it do you get it
yeah I get it get it

it’s so close yet so far
I see my future bright in front of me and then it fades
it’s a shame that our failures cast such long shadows
I’m in the shade

reason’s logic's best friend
with this new news all hell is breaking loose.
Track Name: Do I
can you please now forgive me
because I’m feeling older
just don’t forget me now or even ever
I've held onto one thing
it’s holding me back there
it’s got me where it wants me
stapled to the tip of my tongue
it says I’ll spit you out
don’t you think I will

I've got thoughts that shame your looks that kill
they’re terrifying

my body is a movement
it pours on out like pavement
walked all over stepped on
but I never lose my footing
I think I've found my love hate
it buries me with mistakes
I’m so sure of a sure thing
but I don’t believe in sure things

or do I
do I

I've got thoughts that shame your looks that kill
we’ll make waves the world will never feel
we share these wounds under pretense that they may heal
or will they

is it so damn impossible
to find it all believable you make me sick
with all of that stupid shit you pull
you swear it’s under your control
but you never quit
is it so damn impossible
to find it all believable you make me sick
with all of that stupid shit you pull
you swear it’s under your control but it never is

do I
Track Name: Long Time Coming
I’m not sure that I am fine
its been a long time coming
and it’s time I speak my mind
its been a long time coming

and I hope you’re doing well
its been a long time coming
the way they ration out this hell
its been a long time coming

the summer seems different
when you’re wishing it all away
goddamn we've had enough

I finally found some time
its been a long time coming
and it’s so you to find it trite
its been a long time coming

and the bed don’t feel the same
its been a long time coming
and these habits are so hard to tame
its been a long time coming

the summer seems different
when you’re wishing it all away
goddamn we've had enough
and it all seems different
when you’re wishing it all away
goddamn we've had enough
and goddamn I've had enough.
Track Name: Airtight
spring night
I sit and watch the fire fight the light that’s shining down
and I begin to think that this place I've found

is all mine
I sit and think on all the passing time that’s winding around
my aching head begins to swell

so sooner or later
I’ll make it out alive
it’s just a constant reminder
you've only got me nine to five
through all of the bullshit
this is the best I've heard in years
what an awful ending
thank god the end is near

airtight
I can’t remember when the truth was just a burning gown
we did our best try and douse

so just lie
ahead my eyes focus the night begins to swallow down
embers from this burnout town

so sooner or later
I’m getting out alive
it’s just a constant reminder
you only get me nine to five
through all of the wreckage
this is the worst I've seen in years
what an eventful evening
thank god Jim brought the beer

hell yeah
Track Name: Winded
please give me one good reason
for me to keep around here
because I've been feeling nothing
it’s the most that I've felt all year

it’s a fucking sinking feeling
a broken cogwheel motion
a lack of true direction
and I kind of get the notion

that what I really need is prayer
please make me a goddamn good believer
and shed some light to layer
on the miracle hereafter

it gets so dark and lonely
a haunt that keeps in sunlight
I am the living dead sea
buoyant supporting no life

I still get a cordial head nod (hey, hey)
a gesture with no backbone (spineless)
I’m tired of these favors (get lost)
just hard pressed expectations with no home

despite my strong points
your hell kept coming
I was scared you’d actually found me
despite your weakness
your heart kept thumping
you were lost and you were lonely

I haven’t won at all
in fact I've earned these losses
wind knocked out I fall
across these eyes inverted crosses
the streets they glow at night
and the sidewalk it keeps spinning
like my head and this whole life
and the world that I've been living

a casual reminder
like a clipped winged bird with no cage
just one ember from this fire
is enough to set me ablaze

we’re like a cloudless skyline
rest assured it’s coming
from a volatile siphon
gas mouthed hard truth spitting

reeking like a train wreck
an unfortunate disaster
kind of like my mother said
no we can’t forsake the future

a duty unmistaken
carried out by lovers
sang out from the heavens
and forgotten by the sinners

it doesn't take a genius
to see where we went so wrong
so soon I will be leaving
going going gone

despite my strong points
your hell kept coming
I was scared you’d actually found me
despite your weakness
your heart kept thumping
you were lost and you were lonely

I’m so tired of the headaches
I’m so tired of the stress shakes
I’m so tired of no results
and I’m tired of the bad breaks
I’m so tired of the lonely
I’m so tired of the sadness
it’s about damn time I ready
and take back those things that I miss

the close friends I've been losing
the time that I've been wasting
the hope that I've been missing
and the love I've never tasted

blinded by the morning
hiding from the sunlight
worn out from the courting
and drowning in the lowlight
Track Name: The Things I Love
the wild shrill of western wind
echoes through the streets
as the lonesome howl of fallen men
fade and shake your feet
just beyond the ridge
a storm it rumbles to a roar
sometimes it’s easier
to go where others fell before

and so the story comes and goes
then comes around again
I swear I’d be remiss if I never loved again
the heat it drives me crazy
yeah i always bust a sweat
and when noone ever seems to care
it’s hard to hold regrets

it’s okay
if you really want to leave
then please don’t stay
it’s so sad
the things I want
you know I want them bad

today I think I’ll take it slow
and crest another day
because the humid air keeps finding ways
and ways to make me pay
for all the time I never took the time to see
that the time i have
is drifting right away

it always seems to fascinate
the manner in which we live
most of us are bored to death
and the rest don’t give a shit
so who am i to say that this
don’t have to be like this
these faded faces steal my hope
and try to burn what’s left of it

and it’s okay
because if you really want to leave
then please don’t stay

and it’s so sad
that the things i love
you know i love them bad

the things i love you know i love them bad.