Recorded, mixed, and mastered by George Yurchak at Five Minute Major Studios
Extra vocals on "Stoop Kid's Afraid to Leave His Stoop!" by George Yurchak and Heather Histed
Extra vocals on "Matt's Backyard" by George Yurchak
Track Name: "Stoop Kid's Afraid to Leave His Stoop!"
They say "Another year older is another year wiser", but they must have never met you. Was one year all it took to say good bye to everything you knew? Believe me when I say I never wanted things to be this way. And it's killing me that you'd trade your individuality for a sense of safety. I've given everything and you've given nothing at all, but you'll be on the short end while I'm standing ten-feet-tall. Because we only get one life to live and I'll take my chances with the time I'm given. You may never see, but this is right where I need to be. Do you still mean those words you said at 17 or did you grow too old to care? You were the one who shot for the sky and never settled for less 'cause now your backbone's buried in the back of your closet where you laid your dreams to rest. And it seems to me that you can't see (you can't fucking see) that your easy life and your 9-to-5 are just not for me. This is my brand this. This is my heart worn on my sleeve. This is my home and this is my family.
Track Name: Matt's Backyard
I couldn't wait for this summer heat to come back to the Northeast. For late nights and streetlights on the sidewalks we call home. Just searching for something to do 'cause we're still creeping the Turkey Hill on Main St. 'cause we've got nowhere to go. So please tell me I can come over soon. I've been spending one too many nights alone. I'm feeling so burnt out like bonfires in Matt's backyard. I'm holding on, but staying optimistic is getting hard. I don't need palaces, I just need a place to lay my head. I don't need to win, I just want to know I made a difference. And I've been living off spare change and Sheetz, but that's alright with me. I'm just trying to fill the spaces between awake and asleep. So now we're heading to the Keys just to see the Foxes play some show we've already seen 'cause I know "Florida" might just get me through this week. And my time's been spent just taking breaths to stay above in this ocean and keep my head above the waves. And my heart's been sinking with the temperature these days, but I just can't blame September for this.
And you say "Don't cave, keep your head up for one more day. The season's need to change for summer to come back again. It's not defeat, it's a setback. It's a test of your resolve, so hold strong and don't break."