We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Speak Up

by Farewell Typewriter

/
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $8 USD  or more

    You own this

     

1.
You’ve got no right to complain You think that everything’s just a game Let’s see who’s winning when the sinning catches up to you You’ve got a sad, sad refrain So why should we believe you now? The paper trail never lies You’ve left more tracks than you realize And now your answer’s like a dancer leaping over me But it’s all clear in your eyes So why should we believe you now? Why should we believe you now? It’s never clear where you are Your alibis are just too bizarre I’m growing tired of your wired, rambling monologues Just save that shit for the bar So why should we believe you now? Why should we believe you now? Yeah why should we believe you? Why should we believe you? Why should we believe you now?
2.
In case of emergency I remind myself we are machines Of happenstance and accidents As much as we might cling to narratives It’s never like what you learned The words unravel and then they’re gone I know it seems so absurd Sometimes we need to be hurt To give us direction You’re facing down your enemies But you can’t fight what you can’t see A wooden link in a steel chain Weakness will be burned away There’s nothing you could’ve done It’s useless trying to patch the holes You could keep running away From things you know you should say To keep your conscious at arm’s length Though at first it seems you received a bitter cup Sometimes the sweetest thing is just to give up
3.
When I saw you at the call back I knew that you'd be getting the part Cause there's no way they could see you And not imagine you breaking some hearts And it must be a blessing Now that everybody's dressing you up I'll admit it's quite depressing That you're always second guessing your love With attention comes affliction And you're getting more than your share of both But no one knows you're hurting Knows how hard it is for you to get close And it must be a given That everyone thinks you're giving up You will not be forgiven While they assume you're living it up Collect your compensation Collect your speculation and spite Nobody’s there to pick you Pick you up from every last fight You’re taking quite a skinning All the time you’re winning awards Is this just the beginning Of the vultures’ ever-thinning accord?
4.
Equalizer 03:30
Perspective is the great equalizer Maybe if you kept more than your own then you would know Everything comes back, as much as you repress it As you lie through teeth, taking all the credit Your song is great Or so some people say But golden calfs breed sycophants They won't say to your face That you're still an asshole Perspective is the great equalizer Maybe if you kept more than your own then you would know Everything comes back, as much as you repress it Even screw flies die when they run out of flesh to molest What would you say? What does it matter? Your pride caress My thin success To chances far away Your song is great Or so some people say But golden calfs breed sycophants They'll never tell the truth That you're still an asshole
5.
Sides 04:02
There’s a storm cloud brewing right above her bed There’s a question lingering inside her head She can’t ask it cause she knows she won’t be heard So she sits until the water makes her vision blur I won’t be happy til there’s no one left Who remembers how we got into this mess No good comes from turning over stones So just pick a side and know you’re not alone Sitting down for an hour turns to four or five Sometimes he has to pick a fight just to feel alive He won’t listen if he knows he won’t understand He won’t work if he knows he’s just a hired hand I won’t be happy til there’s no one left Who remembers how we got into this mess No good comes from turning over stones So just pick a side and know you’re not alone Calling cattle only works if they can hear Calling lovers makes them feel like they are near There’s no exchange for the touch of another’s hand You might have to wait just a minute with your red-hot brand I won’t be happy til there’s no one left Who remembers how we got into this mess No good comes from turning over stones So just pick a side and know you’re not alone I won’t be happy til there’s no one left Who remembers how we got into this mess No good comes from turning over stones So just pick a side and know you’re not alone We won't listen if we know we won't understand We won't listen if we know we won't understand We won't listen if we know we're just hired hands We won't listen
6.
Lost Cause 04:22
You didn't want to hedge your bets on something so uncertain There's nothing like the fear of failure as a motivation You left your friends high and dry, with all the work they put in Why even try when there's a chance that you could be rejected? When you abandon ship Screaming, 'All hands for themselves' Are you even surprised that Everything is fine? You didn't want to hedge your bets on something so uncertain There's nothing like the fear of failure as a motivation You left your friends high and dry, with all the work they put in Why even try when there's a chance that you could be rejected? When you abandon ship Screaming, 'All hands for themselves' Are you really surprised that The water feels like fire? I warned you If you paid it forward Maybe then you wouldn't be Trapped in this place where You're afraid of every possibility
7.
Young 02:35
When you were young It felt so sweet But now a doubt has entered the scene Not that it's cold Or you're alone But that you don't need the help you did before It's that it's not that way when he's away It's that it's not that way when he's unseen It's that it's not the way, the way it used to be It's that it's not that way when he's away It's that it's not that way when he's unseen It's that it's not the way, the way it used to be Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still young Maybe we're still
8.
I said I'd never let you I said I'd never let you down But I never seem to I never seem to turn around Two shots of Jamie, please And I'll fall down to my knees and repent For all those things I said I hope you know that's not what I meant Let's not forget all the times That you said it was fine When I knew I was making it worse There's only so many ways I can ruin your days Before it feels like we've rehearsed So I can only pretend that it works And say good night I never meant to make you I never meant to make you leave I wish you would have given Given me a chance to grieve Just pour the next one neat It'll make my life complete for now When I get my life squared away I'll come right home every day to you I can't believe how much time Has gone by with you mine While I whittled our lives so far down If I could give it all up To get back what I was I would sign with my blood right now But there is no way I can so I watch And say good night Let's not forget all the times That you said it was fine When I knew I was making it worse There's only so many ways I can ruin your days Before it feels like we've rehearsed So I can only pretend that it works And say good night I wish I'd never seen your Wish I'd never seen your soul Cause I can never make you I can never make you whole
9.
We took a trip today Through desert plains and tall cascades Forgot about the shop And coming under par We caught the sunset there Gasped for the thinnest air And found we like it better where We cannot park our cars Can't have rejection, so I need perfection this time If I can't show her, I'll call it over tonight There's not a trophy for The greatest orator But that don't mean that I won't try To win it anyway Cause I'd love a shiny prize For most attempts to vocalize Despite the likely consequence Of everything I say Can't have rejection, so I need perfection this time If I can't show her, I'll call it over tonight If you think you know What I'm going to say You're probably right I can't help these thoughts I wish I could But they just come to my mind Can't have rejection, so I need perfection this time If I can't show her, I'll call it over tonight
10.
Cold 04:07
The water is cold It helps clear the urges out I still feel so strange I know I can’t keep living this way How does it work for you? I’ve lost so much more time Than I care to recall How does it work for you? I can’t keep up this lie But it’s all I know The bottle is cold It helps shut the voices out I know that I can’t change But I sure as hell can’t stay the same How does it work for you? I’ve lost so much more time Than I care to recall How does it work for you? I can’t keep up this lie But it’s all I know The more you make mistakes The more you hate the taste
11.
Transmission 02:13
Even as we dance, we speak, we speak Every time we start, we sputter and stop Every single move is a piece, is a piece A series of details, never cheap, never sweet We never speak clearly Said the nuts and bolts You always listen But never hear
12.
Ten times ten times twenty-four Times seven Times fifty-two times I’m not sure Man eat man, and dog eat dog Is the way that it is Always will be was before Ten times ten times twenty-four Times seven Times fifty-two times I’m not sure Man eat man, and dog eat dog Is the way that it is Always will be was before Light seeps in through a few cracks and crevices As the dark peels like Paint on the window to Your bedroom and the rain drums against the glass As the light warms your skin As never before tonight Ten times ten times twenty-four Times seven Times fifty-two times I’m not sure Man eat man, and dog eat dog Is the way that it is Always will be was before Light seeps in through a few cracks and crevices As the dark peels like Paint on the window to Your bedroom and the rain drums against the glass As the light warms your skin As never before tonight Light seeps in through a few cracks and crevices As the dark peels like Paint on the window to Your bedroom and the rain drums against the glass As the light warms your skin As never before tonight

about

Our 2nd LP.

credits

released April 13, 2018

Grant Shellen — electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Jason Countryman — bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
Steve Slater — drum kit, tambourine, vocals
Audie Roldan — guitar on tracks 1 & 2

Recorded by Brad McGowan at Little Red Wagon Studios in Fremont, Calif.

Mixed by Ian Pellici
Mastered by Carl Saff

All songs by Farewell Typewriter (BMI/ASCAP)
Lyrics for 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, & 10 by Grant Shellen
Lyrics for 2, 4, 6, 7, 11, & 12 by Jason Countryman

Artwork by Gabrael Collin Green

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Farewell Typewriter Alameda, California

The best mediocre rock band around.

contact / help

Contact Farewell Typewriter

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account