Somewhere Far From Now

by Chad Sugg

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released November 18, 2014

Written, Recorded, & Produced by Chad Sugg

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Track Name: Almost Famous
I wanna be happy
Is that too much to ask?
Just when I get it right
It fades to black

I wanna be lucky
Like I used to be
21 and invincible
And I’m never growing old
You should’ve seen me then
I was something else

I wanna have money
Is that too much to ask?
Lord knows I got bills to pay
And places I wanna see
My face on the cover
Of a shiny magazine

I’m almost famous
But not quite there
Yeah I got friends, man
But they don’t care
They got songs on the radio
They got the lights, and the sold out shows

I’m a little nervous
But that won’t stop me
Come hell or whatever
I’ll still believe

That I got something
Inside these bones
A heart too big
Not to find a home
Among the stars
And the fading lights
Someday tomorrow
Won’t keep me up at night
Someday tomorrow
Won’t keep me up at night
Track Name: November And Everything After
Are you lonely now?
Well, I am too
But I bet I’m lonelier than you

In the here and now
It’s so cool to be complicated
The future’s so bright I almost hate it
‘Cause it’s so far, and I’m sick of waiting

It won’t be easy
But I have to
Make it through November
And everything after

It’s colder now
Everything is slowing down
I’m thinking I might just catch my breath

Waiting for the golden hour
A somewhere and somehow
I’m wondering it there’s even something left

When the thrill is gone
What’s left to carry on?
I can the feel the ending, oh so near

This is it
One more sad song, then I’m over it
Now midnight drive me anywhere but here

It won’t be easy
But I have to
Make it through November
And everything after

I got some good intentions and a bad idea
Oh did I mention, I’m not the one?
I just wanna forget the way I feel
I’m so sick of the things that I’ve done
I got some good intentions and a bad idea
Oh did I mention, I’m moving on?
If I can make it through this year
I promise not to fuck up the next one

I’m waking up
Forever’s just not enough
I’ve never been the kind to ask for help

I’m losing touch
Been missing who I was so much
But I’m done feeling sorry for myself

I think I know what you mean now
‘Cause when I run it all slows down
This forward motion, it gets the best of me
But not tonight, no not tonight
Track Name: Love Is So Boring
I took a black coat boxcar
Sittin’ in the back yard
You were kissing my teeth
And with a heart on fire
Pain gets tired and
Love is so boring

I can’t wait to fix this
Never gonna miss this
Way I am and was
You’d think a perfect body
And a pretty voice
Wouldn’t hurt, but it does

A simple lie
And you’re too young
Oh god, what am I gonna do
She’s so sentimental
And I’m just passing through

Do you have to
Have to go solo
So soon?

Baby light my fire
Come on let me have it
I wanna hurt like the singers do
I’ll write a song that I only sing to you

So take a jet plane higher
Set it on fire
And fly it straight at my chest
With arms wide open
The bar is closing
But I’ll give it my best
To sing something happily
Let’s burn this sucker to the ground
My life’s a tragedy
But the strangers seem to love the sound
Of a hallelujah
As long as it’s not them
And I still remember
Back when we were innocent

Perfect lie
And you’re too young
Oh god, what am I gonna do?
She’s so sentimental
But I’m just passing through

Do you have to
Have to go so low
So soon?

Baby light my fire
Come on let me have it
I wanna hurt like the singers do
I’ll write a song that I only sing to you

Call me right away
If you get lonely

Perfect night
To mess this up
Oh god, what am I gonna do?
I’m finally waking up
But the world is ending soon

Baby light my fire
Come on let me have it
I wanna hurt like the singers do
I’ll write a song that I only sing
I’ll write a song that I only sing for you
Track Name: James Dean
I wanna be the new James Dean
And you’re my Marilyn
We’re the best damn thing
They’ve ever seen

I’ve got a little luck on my side
These days I’m a new man
I don’t run and hide
You know, the way I used to

I can tell the wrong from right
Except when I don’t want to
It seems every night
I end up thinking about you

Another night in the here and now
And it’s slow and you’re closer
I’m saving up my memories
‘Cause someday it’ll all be over

Another lie where I tell myself
That it goes and I’m too kind
Staying up, it never leaves
The back of my worried mind

Wait ’til I get my money right
First thing, we’re out of here
I know this shit’s been hard
But we’ll make it through this year
Why wait for this life to pass us by?
Even good things
Happen to losers like us
Sometimes

I wanna be the new James Dean
Or at least a someone different
Anybody but me

I’ve got a little light on the way
These days I’m a new man
If I can make you stay
I swear I’ll change

Never made sense to be like this
But now here I stand
I know it’s getting late
But please don’t fade

Another night in the here and now
And it’s slow and you’re closer
I’m saving up my memories
‘Cause someday it’ll all be over

Another lie where I tell myself
That it goes and I’m too kind
Staying up, it never leaves
The back of my worried mind

I don’t mind wasting time
If you want we could talk about it
Talk about it
Track Name: A Song About A Memory
Take my life and breath away
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t say for you
Everything I’ll ever need is right here in front of me
It’s you

The girl with tired eyes
Smart ass mouth
And candy lies
It’s you

Funny how I call her mine
Even when she tends to hide from me
It’s true

(You are all I need)

Pepsi Cola, sweater nights
Tangled in the Christmas lights
We keep in the dresser with the polaroids
What a pretty girl and handsome boy we were

Messy hair and mixtape songs
I’m sorry for the things that I’ll do wrong
Now I’m standing for a working wage
God knows it’s hard finding love in the internet age

And I know you’re in over your head
But not everything you do has to make sense

I like to think I loved you first
Cause in my mind there’s nothing worse than alone
I made you mine in record time
And now you call this lonely heart your home

I found you in an antique store
You wanted less, I wanted more
What’s new?
The things we seem to need the most
Are always lost or chasing ghosts too soon

And I know I’m in over my head
Sometimes, it’s not the here or now
It’s whatever happens next

I made you mine with poetry
A perfect calm soliloquy, for you
A plan to rewrite history
A song about a memory in tune

If I leave this tired earth
Before you or I’m just not worth it
Think about the quiet nights
In my car when we were perfect

Just promise me one thing
You won’t forget me
Just promise me one thing
You won’t forget me
Track Name: Lost In Space
I’ve been a bad boy
Went and told her it was all real
The sky was falling the whole time
Now yesterday’s so far from here
Goddamn the merry men and wives
Asleep in their shiny happy homes
All she wanted was a picture of the dream
But it’s fast times and we all end up alone

And all I got say is
That mister was right
Mommy got a gun and she took her life
Painted up a picture, evergreen
The most beautiful eyes you’d ever seen
When she cries
Oh love, I wonder what that’s like?

And everybody’s paying
To fall in love
The fairytale lie
For a couple a bucks
They’re calling on the phone
For trips to outer space
To get lost
I wonder how long that takes?

Tired leaves are screaming in the trees
The parking lot babes are calling names, getting paid
A child smiles in an upstairs apartment
You can almost feel the sun come out
Goddamn the alley cats and stripes
Another year in a movie of this life
The stars want money, the fools want fame
Sometimes good and bad are the same

And all I got say is
That mister was right
Mommy got a gun and she took her life
Painted up a picture, evergreen
The most beautiful eyes you’d ever seen
When she cries
Oh love, I wonder...

And everybody’s paying
To fall in love
The fairytale lie
For a couple a bucks
They’re calling on the phone
For trips to outer space
To get lost
I wonder how long that takes?
Track Name: My Head My Heart My Shoes
You remind me of a prettier version
Of the girl in that film with the long black hair
You remind me of Adalae
Summer last year when we ran away
Why can’t anything good stay?

You remind me of a Saturday morning
99 was a good year to be alive
You said “I love you” without a warning
I kinda like the way you just don’t care

It might sound cliche
But you’re amazing
You make me forget how much I hate this place

It’s January in my heart when you’re around
The new year makes such a pretty sound
In my head, my heart, my shoes
A stereo’s playing Folsom Prison Blues
But we’re free, so we do as we please

I got a lot of good ideas, I don’t mind
Faking my death if it means I get a new life
You people take it too seriously
I wish I could make you see
We all need to smile a little more often

It might sound cliche
But we’re amazing
And sometimes I don’t even hate this place

We’re big city and dreaming all alone
I got a picture of you on my telephone
In the future it all comes fast
You’re like a pretty picture of the past
You make me wanna remember and forget
At the same time

I remind you of Buddy Holly
Not the man, but the song by the W double-e zer
You remind me of Kitty Pryde
And River’s version of Ben Folds Five
I’m so glad good music is still alive

‘Cause when the right song plays
It’s amazing
And sometimes I don’t even hate this place
Track Name: Nove Mess
You look nice tonight
Wish we were going out together
Oh well

I’m counting street lamps
On my way home
Looking for reflections
In the window shop doors

And I know
I get this way
A little too often these days
I’m a little bit off in these days

So I’ll stay
In for the night
I’m done with the 9 to 5
Back to real life

Won’t someone wake me
From this dream?
Doesn’t have to be you
Doesn’t have to me

Counting street lamps
On my drive home
I’m in love with the glow

Won’t someone wake me
From this dream?
Doesn’t have to be you
Doesn’t have to me
Track Name: Digital Love
I loved you first
Before you knew my name
I saw you through some wires
On a screen
It's funny how the future works
You see the scar before it hurts
And it all falls apart at once

I saw you first
Before you saw me
Your eyes were caught on some boy
You thought was out of your league
Well trust me, no one's out of your league
You do it all exceptionally
It seems the word I'm looking for
Has just slipped my mind
I don't know you at all
But I think about you all the time

I got the nerve
Before I learned to speak
Met you in a hurry
On the street
We were somewhere in December
You were wearing a faded sweater
There were streetlights dressed as far as the eye could see
I said, “Hello” and “What is your favorite song?”
You said, “I’m sorry, I don't get along
With today or tomorrow.
The past suits me just fine, and
I don't know you at all
But I think about you all the time.”

As the story goes
I guess you noticed me
With your eyes closed
Sometimes it's hard to see
Just because you're sad
Doesn't mean that you're alone
You're just scared and so is everyone you know

Just like the stars and months and days weeks
The faded color in your cheeks
The dashboard maze of dizzy ways and complications
We’re a boxcar race of time and broken patience
Just like the cold and calm and carry on, stormy weather
I’m usually sad, but when I’m with you I feel better

I know it’s freezing but that’s a chance we’ll have to take
I mapped out sidewalks, pretty lights, and all the fake
Distractions along the way
They’re fun, then they fade
See, despite what you’ve learned
We’re not all the same
I know you been hurt
But me I’m gonna stay
Track Name: Defy
What is it about this place
that makes us turn to dust?

Is it the sad love songs
or the fools listening to them?

I've been trying
to make peace
with the way
the world works

The way the drunk girls get theirs
The way the empty cups
never fill again

The way the do-gooders bleed
a little bit more than the others
And the crooks just get away with it all

Maybe it's the dust
I should be longing for
Trade my money and good-will
I want the damn dust

Give me the cool arms
of a kind cement

To rest my head
while I hum bullshit words
to the tune of bicycles
passing by

Cussing at the kids
Wishing I was one of them

Another generation of lifers
waiting for tomorrow to be
something better than
they were promised

All the while
Here I am
A question mark
on a sidewalk

Crying about the past
and how it called me names
And how I miss my parents
even though they're not gone

And how every time
I sit in this room
or hear that song
I think of all the films
where the good guy dies

Eyes still open
with blood spitling
from his mouth
And it's beautiful
in black and white
but it still hurts
It still makes you wish
it all worked out a little different

So here's to us
The lost boys and lost girls
grasping at any and all
the gods will let us have

Jumping from the rooftops
And leaving our capes behind
Waiting for the day
We'll turn to dust
Or maybe not waiting
But, instead defying

The new holocausts and the end times
The pretty girls under dirty bar-lights
The calm and then storm
The lightning hitting me
with every single step I take
So often that I actually check my back
for a sign that says “Kick me”
Or maybe it says “Pick me”, I don’t know
I can hardly tell the difference these days

But I’m sick and tired
of feeling sorry for myself
So take this as warning or a promise
Or a fist fight waiting in the dark
I’ve done the time and lost my mind
Now all I need is a spark
And I’ll light this sucker
Bleed it dry, for all its soul is worth
And here we’ll stand, dust to dust
The last good fools on Earth

Proud and warm
In the glow of a thousand cities
we never knew
Happy and light
looking up at the sky
A few billion stars
staring right back at us
Just another thing we’ll defy
Track Name: Funeral For The Falling Leaves
I hate calling you so late
But this feeling that I'm okay
It's new
I just had to tell you

Ain't it something how it all works out?
Just when I wanna give up,
"Boy shut your mouth, look around, it's all right here."
I'm so glad you said that

The summer left
For the cool breeze
A funeral for the falling leaves
Now there's so much sky
It astounds me

It's getting late
And I'm awake in my room
Wish I could sleep for days
My life can wait

It’s a little bit funny
How the world just fades
I can tell you hate it
When I see the look on your face
Don’t take my word for it
Don’t do the things you think you should
And in case if you forget
You know where to find me

I get the nerve
Go to my car
Let it take me
Somewhere far from here
Where the future's clear

Put the windows down
Let the stardust
Trace the sound
Of the music that surrounds us
With the Cutie and the Death Cab

I like you
Even when you hate yourself
And I know my night mind doesn't help
I just wish that you were
A little more optimistic