These Things Happen to The Best of Us

by The Best of Us

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Recorded sporadically over the course of a month in Chad's basement. We used a lot of clips from movies and TV shows and we'll probably get sued and have to sell all our gear to pay for a lawyer so enjoy it while you can!

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released June 19, 2012

Chad Stafford - guitar, vocals
Chris Hampton - bass
Dusty Spears - drums

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tags: punk Athens

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The Best of Us Athens, Tennessee

We play fast and poorly and drink a lot of beer.

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Track Name: An Open Ended Apology to Everyone I've Ever Done Wrong
I know I fucked up, but I can't stress the point enough
I'm sorry for what I did
Emotions got the best of me, and now it's obvious to see
I acted like a kid

I hope you can forgive me, but I hope you won't forget me
And I hope in time that we can work it out
And I hope that you'll be listening to this song of reminiscing
But I hope that it won't bring your anger out
Track Name: Yellow Tulips
I can't sleep when you're chasing me
Running through my mind all night
It's so wrong for us to be together
Staring at the ceiling waiting 'til the moment's right

I just wish I could fall asleep
I need to get back to you in a field of yellow tulips
Why can't we seize the day?
I'll run away with you to a field of yellow tulips

Now I sleep all day
Just for us to be together we're a dream let's come true
It's so wrong for us to be apart
I think it's time for me to tell you

I just want to fall asleep
Lying next to you in a field of yellow tulips
It's time for us to seize today
I'll be waiting for you in a field of yellow tulips
Track Name: I Don't Care
I don't care about the rumors, and what other people say
And I don't care about the clothes you wear
I like your hair that way
And I don't care about tomorrow, because we've got today
And I don't care what I have to do as long as you will stay
And I don't care

I don't care about the drugs you did, as long as you stay clean
And I don't care too much for movies, 'cause you're my favorite scene
And I don't care about tomorrow, because we've got today
And I don't care what I have to do as long as you will stay

We'll smoke too many cigarettes and play our music loud
We'll act way too pretentious, 'til we leave this fucking town
And when we finally make it, we'll celebrate the day
That we took our chances and finally got away
And I don't care
Track Name: Radio
I'm still in bed
It's half past 3
My eyes are open, but I can't see
Why you're not here and you won't be
The radio is playin'
I hope it sets me free

So let the radio play
And break these chains
of monotony
That cause me so much pain

The needle's down
My eyes are red
My heart is beatin', but I'm feeling dead
The record stops
But the silence won't last long
I flip on the radio just to hear your favorite song

So let the radio play
And break these chains
of monotony
That cause me so much pain
Track Name: I Guess You're My Muse, Then
She's laying on my bed, and always on my mind
I sit and watch her sleep as I try and write this song
To show her how I feel, and all that I would do
I want to make her happy, but I'm sure that she will find

When she wakes up things are different than they seem
When she's asleep I wonder what she dreams
Do I measure up to the vision in her head?
I sit here and wonder as she's lying on my bed

The rain pours down and I'm torn up inside
The timing's not perfect but I really don't mind
When you find what you need see it through to the end
And she's all I want so I'll give it all I can


When she wakes up things are different than they seem
When she's asleep I wonder what she dreams
Do I measure up to the vision in her head?
I sit here and wonder as she's lying on my bed
Track Name: Road Trips, New Friends and Tons of Smoking
It's time to stop pretending
That everything's alright
I'm down to my last cigarette
I won't make it through the night
Three more hours
Staring at this highway
I've searched my mind a thousand times, but there's no words I could say

I wish I could tell you everything that's on my mind
But there's no time for that now
I wanna say, I love you more each day
I just wish that I knew how

Life is so different when you're out on the road
promote the gig for two weeks straight
And only 20 people show
But after it's all over
And I finally get home
I've got you on my mind each night, but I'm otherwise alone

I wish I could tell you everything that's on my mind
But there's no time for that now
I wanna say, I love you more each day
I just wish that I knew how