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by With Sails Ahead

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This is With Sails Ahead's very first EP.

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released August 12, 2014

Sierra Binondo: Vocals, Guitars, (programmed) Drums
Mike Ottaviani: Bass

Huge thanks to Mike for mixing and mastering the EP.

An even bigger thanks to you for listening to our band. Thank you.

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With Sails Ahead Brick, New Jersey

Band from Ocean County, NJ.

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Track Name: Sounds Like a Lot Of
I'm not one to let things go.
I'm not going to let it lie.
But I'm sick of perpetuating stressful, empty friendships.
I never said my peace, because
I'm exhausted, so I'm passive.
I've spent the past years just progressing,
and you're just a shell of what once was.

But if I rant about it,
I'm the one who's wrong.
But if I stayed quiet
I'm the one who let it go too long.
But if I rant about it,
It's because I cared about it.
But I stay quiet
because I don't care anymore.

You won't let up on your cause,
you've been hung up for too long.
How could one become
everything they once stood against?
Understand that I can't surround myself
around the way you live for far too long.
I won't feign kindness for a lost cause.

But if I rant about it,
I'm the one who's wrong.
But if I stayed quiet
I'm the one who let it go too long.
But if I rant about it,
It's because i cared about it.
But I stay quiet
because I don't care anymore.

And still I'm pensive,
and still these wounds are so sore.
I can only blame you for so much,
but still you blame me for so much more.
Track Name: Forget
For countless days and nights I've lost sleep and I've lost time,
and surrendered to the vultures in my mind.
I've got memories of poor decisions that I can't seem to shake,
My hands unnerved with tension, I just can't face anything.

I'm not trying to be a burden.
I'm just overcome with sadness and it consumes me.
Every night, I can't explain it.
but it's made a home in me, it's made a home in me.

Why do I only remember what doesn't matter,
and how could I forget what I've done right?
I aspire to be someone so much greater,
I fear the fact that I'm becoming no one, nothing.

I swore I'd never feel worthless again, but here I am.

I'm not trying to be a burden.
I'm just overcome with sadness and it consumes me.
Every night, I can't explain it.
But it's made a home in me, it's made a home in me.
When you grow older,
you feel the hole in your chest where your ambitions lie,
it's getting smaller, it's getting smaller.
Track Name: Ties
We crossed the line.
Is this really what's it's come to?
So juvenile, I thought this was below you.
The irony of everything, I couldn't stand you from the start.
And yet I trusted whole-heartedly, I learned to know better than this.

Distance, distance it kills you.
Where did all your friends go?
But there's no taking sides here.
Everybody knew, it wasn't just me.
I didn't have to tell them anything.
Everybody knew, it wasn't just me.
So vulnerable and weak,
Why did it have to be me?
I guess you had that in common with me.
So vulnerable and weak.

We shouldn't be looking back this way.
I pictured it being much different than this.
Did we really want the distance?
We shouldn't be looking back this way.
Through walls and empty glances,
We both wanted lives better than this.

But if I had known you were saying red ribbon,
I guess we never would have learned, then.
But if I had known you were saying red ribbon,
I guess we never would have learned, then.
We crossed the line.
We crossed every line.
Track Name: Last Word
So let the cards fall where they may,
and every tie will sever in time.
Because tonight I know I'll think about you again.
We didn't know where the start and end began.
We didn't know any better, we just wanted forever.

Every piece falls into place,
and your truest form takes shape,
And here I stand alone, I called it from the start.
And suddenly the words you swore have not a single meaning.
If you're not here when it's imperfect, I don't need you, I don't need you.

When we look back, will you remember me as I was?
and will we wish nothing but the best intentions?

I'll remember you for who you were
for the sake of a memory.
And I'll stay a memory,
remember me for everything I was.