Nobody Wants to Leave

by One If By Land

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2nd full length release from One If By Land.

Produced and Engineered by Troy Messerall 2015/2016
Mixed by Vince Ratti 2016
Mastered by Troy Messerall at Paper Box 2016
Artwork and Design by Flesh and Bone Design 2016
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released October 21, 2016

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: Where Dead Men Swim
It’s funny how these thoughts they never stay quite in my head. It’s the sound of The Weakerthans helping me through it once again. I’m not trying to make amends or meet goddamn requests. Give me time to think because the good lord is on the mend. It’s a knock from the hard knock life at my door once again. Hell it ain’t nothing I ain’t used to. Like my mistakes I let `em in. I’m not saying that life is shit. Well maybe after 10 p.m. Give me time to think because right now I’m on the mend. You’ll find nothing that you want with me. Nothing right now that you’d ever need. I said you best get on your way with me. Please don’t understate my diplomacy. I get feeling pretty lucky then it hits me every now and then. Like a broadcast casting out to sea to see where dead men swim. I’d be lying if I said I said “Things will get better before they end.” I’d be lying, you know I’d never lie. Momma always said she rose me right. Pappa must have gave me all his fight. Baby’s in the back room crying it out. Cousins in the bathroom smoking it out. Brother always gave me words that feel. My sister never made it out of here. God you know I’ve got this. I can do this, if I can’t do this I’m fucking useless. I can use this.
Track Name: True Blue, Through, and Everything About You
I had a real good feeling until you saw me coming on the night I think I lost my edge. I was half awake at 4 a.m. with wild thoughts of us dancing through my head. It was a real long tour we were on the road and I guess I must have lost my cool. It isn’t all that I lost and it’s not all that I will. It was a real good evening I was on a roll and then I heard that you were leaving the state. Then all the time I meant to redeem was lost and oh it was just too late. We had a different way of living we were younger then and I guess I thought it made you cool. If then I saw me now I’d kick my own ass because I let you go, I was such a fool. All the things we did when we were young was more than just some bored teenagers just having fun. And I’m tired of scene politics that nobody here knows. high school bullshit and pay to play punk shows. It’s not the same place I’ve learned to call my home. It was midnight stars and loud guitars, that PA sound it hollowed out my emptiness, my heart of hearts, it kept me from falling apart. And basement shows were routine shows, God I miss that underground, it’s all I ever needed when I knew I had to make it count and I’m tired like I’m wired. All the things we did when we were young. Was more than just some bored teenagers just having fun. I’m tired of high school bullshit and pay to play punk shows. Scene politics that nobody here knows. It’s not the same place I’ve learned to call my home.
Track Name: The Devil Was Due
It’s a real sad story when your jet set ready to lose. And if it’s such a hurt piece than you better toughen up like a bruise. You had a real strong year jawing off and so proud of your name. By now I know you know in the end God nothing can stay. It’s okay. It’s a real strong choice you were choked and just turning all blue. And it’s funny like nothing, nothing’s funny when you’re hit with the truth. And the trouble came bubbling topped off like the Devil was due. And I know you know I know you haven’t since ever felt the same. It’s okay. You’re lost and fading. Inebriated. My eye strain from nine to five, I can’t seem to save my life. You’re lost and fading. Inebriated. My eye strain from nine to five. I can’t sleep to save my life.
Track Name: I'm Not Sorry
I’m not sorry for the things I said. You’d have said just the same. I’m not sorry for the things I did. You’d have done just the same. I’m not sorry if I made you sad. I was sad just the same. I’m not sorry about your empty bed. Because I slept in one most my days. If the structured life that I now live is comfortable. Why am I so damn uncomfortable that nothing’s changed? Either help me find the love I’ve lost in almost every single thing, or dammit give me a reason I should stay. I should stay. I’m not sorry if my music sucks. Because I think you suck just the same. I’m not sorry that I gave a fuck. You never gave a fuck anyway. If the structured life that I now live is comfortable. Why am I so damn uncomfortable that nothing’s changed? Either help me find the love I’ve lost in almost every single thing, or dammit give me a reason I should stay. I should stay.
Track Name: Ain't Worth Your Time Kid
If what they say, man it’s getting too late. To have a fucking clue how to relate at this age thirty three to me is the new sixty eight. I’ve been lucky enough to fake it. If I’ve made it this far I’ve made it. But despite all of your reasons you can’t make that incision. I’d smile much more, if I had a way to stay flat uninformed. Right now all I want to feel is my face on the floor. There’s a bunch of sad people trying their coolest. But despite all of their trying, they all look fucking foolish. If what they’re saying ain’t worth your time kid. Don’t make a habit of all of the wrong things, I made a habit of listening to musings. If what they’re saying ain’t worth your praying. Don’t make a habit of all of the wrong things. I made a habit of listening to musings. The days get long, not long like a bad time. More like a good time that I can’t enjoy because I’m thinking and sweating and stressing too much. The nights get long, yeah they’re long like a freight train. Both my ears have been ringing all night long from playing and singing and yelling these songs. If what they’re saying ain’t worth your time kid. Don’t make a habit of all of the wrong things. I made a habit of listening to musings. If what they’re saying ain’t worth your praying. Don’t make a habit of all of the wrong things. I made a habit of listening to musings.
Track Name: Nothing Comes Easy
There’s a party out back and its just begun, and nobody right here feels quite so numb. He’s a real jet setter and you knew that, and she’s a real heart breaker who done broke your back. Words of wise men hold their own, and the truth’s the truth down to the bone. I said the years will make or break you son. I said dear God look what I’ve done. I can’t rely on anyone. God I hate it. God I hate to say it. I know you hate to hear it. “I get nothing done”. Give it a rest. Nothing comes easy, yeah you know this best. Nothing comes easy yeah you know this best. With bad thoughts in tow, I gotta focus on the positive. Get my head right and let it go. This year I’ve been negative. I gotta drive out the negative. With this on my plate, it’s so much more than I care to bear. What happens today is that I show you I can care. I’m dying to know. I’m dying to know. I’m dying to know how you learned to let it go. I can’t rely on anyone. God I hate it, God I hate to say it, I know you hate to hear it, “I get nothing done.” Give it a rest. Nothing comes easy yeah you know this best. Nothing comes easy yeah you know this best. Nothing comes easy yeah you know this best. Nothing comes easy, yeah nothing comes easy.
Track Name: Don't Ever Get Caught Running
I’m at the end of the last page of the best book I’ve read all year. I guess it’s bad in a good way. A reminder that I won’t always be here. It’s never the ending that ruins it for me, yeah it’s always the spoilers and the asshole who tells me. Don’t ever get caught running. I know better than to slow down. When you rest you rust. When you rust you blow out. Don’t forget your family. I’ve learned the golden rule now, don’t be an asshole. You better check yourself. It’s your words of wisdom I pour a drink from the top shelf. It’s those feelings of empty that I curse right down to hell. It’s the pacts that we did make when we were young we’d never tell. I don’t want to get caught up fishing from a dried out wishing well. Don’t ever get caught running. I know better than to slow down. When you rest you rust. When you rust you blow out. Don’t forget your family. I’ve learned the golden rule now, don’t be an asshole. What goes around comes around. What goes around comes around. What goes around comes around.
Track Name: Reasoner
It’s been 3 months since the last time i was sober and I’ll be happy to let you know when I have changed. It’s never funny when you say you’re feeling older and you’re meaning every single word you say. I’ve been happier in other situations. But tonight I’m going to give my very best. It’s a moot point to discuss these apprehensions that I’ve been trying my whole damn life to forget. PA towns and PA snow and PA sounds at PA shows. PA hearts with PA love for PA punk in PA duh. There’s nothing like the moment that it’s over. There ain’t nothing like the time we’ve got right now. I only ever seem to ever feel alone man, and I get so damn sick and tired of blacking out. PA towns and PA snow and PA sounds at PA shows. PA hearts with PA love for PA punk in PA duh.
Track Name: Songs of the Heartstrong
I’m not broken though I’ve seen some better days. But I’ve been through many worse so I say that I’m okay. You’ve been forewarned so keep the shit talk to yourself. These songs weren’t built on hate, so ring out the warning bell. It’s this goal or maybe the next one. I kill my drive to waste some time to kill some time and waste my drive. It’s the sad songs of the heartstrong which I hear just die in time. Yeah we all just die in time. You’d be hard pressed to find a stronger tie that binds, then the friends and family here. We all communicate in kind. It’s been like this for as long as i recall. It’s a home away from home as if I needed one at all. It’s this goal or maybe the next one. I kill my drive to waste some time to kill some time and waste my drive. It’s the sad songs of the heartstrong which I hear just die in time. Yeah we all just die in time. I kill my drive and waste some time, to kill some time and waste my drive. I kill my drive and waste some time, to kill some time and waste my drive. It’s this goal or maybe the next one. I kill my drive to waste some time to kill some time to waste my drive. It’s the sad songs of the heartstrong which I hear just die in time. Yeah we all just die in time. Yeah we all just die in time. Yeah we all just die in time. Yeah we all just die in time. Yeah we al just die in time.
Track Name: Living Rooms and Basements
What happened to the part where my script was cut. I’ve memorized these lines and I’m tired of writing lies across these arms. Living rooms and basements. I sing a song yet feel voiceless. I’m sorry if when I come home I’m not the same. The only constant that I’ve found out here is change. I take a step outside and fall into what feels right. I’m having trouble terms that I can finally learn to live and like. Like failing friendships. Dear God I’m goddamn homesick. There’s not a lot I haven’t learned from things I’ve done or places I ain’t been yet. It’s always a risk to sail your ship. At times I think I think too much I tear down walls around my life to fuck with it. There’s something you could learn from chewing on the straw that broke your back. I’m sorry if when I come home I’m not the same. What happened to the part where I finally catch my break. My neck is sore, my eyes are dry. I swear to you it is no lie, my body aches.