Oh, What Could've Been

by Transience

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The journey from these songs to this page you're looking at now is a strange and winding one, filled with alcohol and regrets. But here we are. Thanks for sticking around.

Debut EP from your local neighborhood's farm bred sad punks

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released February 26, 2016

Damien Ellinghaus-Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Luigi Rueda-Drums

Recorded and Engineered by Alex Shirzay
Artwork by Ray Rackman
Graphic Design by Jennifer Somner

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Alternative rock band from Long Beach, NY

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Track Name: Fix You
Broken Man, piteous and distraught
Terrified of the pain he has wrought
Tried his best, never really got far
Held in check by his own private war
Oh, but what's a boy to do?
When your father fails you?
Smoke that cigarette, the regret, yeah you'll know what you'll get
Take a sip, dive right in, dull the pain that persists
Raise your Voice, Raise your hand, Raise whatever you can grab
And I wonder what was worse, the hurt or the hearse
Little boy, standing over a corpse
Torn between mournful cries and a roar
What you left, I can never replace
Soon enough, I'll forget your face
Yeah, there's nothing I could do
Guess we'll never fix you
Tried my hardest, couldn't stop the heartache
Yeah we'll never fix you, yeah you'll never fix you
Track Name: Wreckage
When I first saw her there amongst the wreckage
A memento to a former life, I nearly lost it
All those memories were burned away, and II
Felt nothing after that
Everywhere, lives were scattered on the streets
And I was terrified of what I was gonna find next
The waters came, and swept away our pride
Everything I ever loved was lost in the tide
Where were you, when the waters overthrew
All sense of normalcy, and when they did recede
They left behind a trail, of things that I had failed
To defend from the storm or myself
Save what you can grab, there's not a lot of time
Leave me here with all the things you'd rather leave behind
I'll watch the ark depart as the waves swallow me whole
I'd say that I was sorry, but I'm sure you already know
The fires glowed deep into the night
But I've seen all I need to see, the last thing I need is light
To show me all the things, I could've saved but didn't
If I die tonight please know that till the end my heart was in it
Miles away, let the wind carry me home
Back to where I should've been, a long long time ago
I hope that you can hear me, I hope that you can see
I hope that when it's over, there'll be something left of me
Save what you can grab, there's not a lot of time
Leave me here with all the things you'd rather leave behind
I'll watch the ark depart, as the waves swallow me whole
I'd say that I was sorry, but I'm sure you already know
All I want is there to be some memory of you left for me
To hold on to before I drown, Your voice will be the last thing
I hear before I finally drown
And go down
Save what you can grab, there's not a lot of time
Leave me here with all the things you'd rather leave behind
I'll watch the ark depart, as the waves swallow me whole
I'd say that I was sorry, but I'm sure you already know
Track Name: Tomorrow Never Came
Look in my eyes, who do you see?
Fragmented images of things I cannot be
Where are my dreams, where is my pride?
Why don't I feel that burning need to feel alive?
Talking, always talking
But you still don't know my name
Waiting, yeah I'm waiting
But tomorrow never came
Look in my soul, what do you see
There's nothing there for you, There's no one here but me
These dreaded thoughts, they fill my head
They never let me stop knowing soon I'll be dead
Talking, always talking
But you still don't know my name
Waiting, yeah I'm waiting
But tomorrow never came
I'm always counting the days
Until I will know my grave
and will you be here with me
As I become Eternity
I'm always counting the days
Until I will know my grave
and will you be here with me
As I become Eternity
No you won't
No you won't
Track Name: Crash
I feel numb
Say you'll be the only one
What could I have
done to make you hate me so much?
I'll never say a word again
I'll just bite my tongue
I'll take solace in my head
Where hollow traces of your memory remain
The world feels cold
I need to know just what I did
To make my life
This fucking unbearable mess
Just one time, could I have a night
Where my mind doesn't race towards suicide
Fuck the earth, I want a rebirth
This gift of empathy just seems a curse
Look upon this empty house and realize the mess we've made
All the sorrow and regret, we feel the weight of all our shame
Crash, beneath the ocean
Sink beneath the trenches, a thousand feet below
Crash, and burn entering orbit
You'll find what's left of me somewhere in Moscow
Track Name: When I Die
It's been so many years, I can't see anymore
Though sometimes I can swear I hear your voice
Catching me up on your life, talking about home
There's a place I sometimes wish that I could go
Though I know there's no chance that I'll see you anymore
We'll keep our vows but only if I stay afar
God I wish I knew the things back then that I know now
I would've thought twice about leaving, I would've tried to start again
Everything I thought I knew turned out to be a lie
And even though I kept on driving, I never saw that next sunrise
I used to be a better man, I used to feel alive
But I threw it all away because I thought I had it right
And as the days turn into years, I heard you less and less
and now I know for sure this wasn't for the best
I searched for paradise but found it wasn't there
I thought I knew the way but found I was misled
God I wish I knew the things back then that I know now
I would've thought twice about leaving, I would've tried to start again
Everything I thought I knew turned out to be a lie
And even though I kept on driving, I never saw that next sunrise
Well I guess I made the worst mistake
I guess I ever could've made
Nobody comes to visit me
I thought I would be better, I thought I would be saved
I thought I would be saved
I thought I would be