Space To Grow

by Oaks

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Our debut EP, 'Space To Grow'

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released April 11, 2017

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by James Strezov at Studio 1618
Artwork by Josh Flood of Wolfpack Design Co.

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Oaks Sydney, Australia

Western-Sydney Pop Punk

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Track Name: New Year, Old Me
I'm so familiar with the floor
I couldn't take it anymore
Under your bed you left it swept
Just like the secrets you should have kept
To yourself, as you toss and turn to the thought of me
Thinking we should have gone out very differently

But I made it through the winter alone
After all of this I thought you'd like to know

You say you're a lesson learned
But I say more trouble than you're worth
You talk your mouth off every time
You see me, just go and hide
"New Year, Old Me"
And you leave me begging for more
But I swear I won't weigh you down anymore

I can't speak, I'm a nervous wreck
Try to move on, you're breathing down my neck
Looking for answers I just don't have
Looking for an escape but I really can’t

But I made it through, all of this alone
That's all that counts and I thought that you should know
That I made it through the winter alone
I haven't changed a bit and you still feel like home

You say you're a lesson learned
But I say more trouble than you're worth
You talk your mouth off every time
You see me, just go and hide
"New Year, Old Me"
And you left me begging for more
But I swear I won't weigh you down anymore

New year, old me
I'm still the person I've always been
New year, old me
The same person, you've always seen
New year, old me
Wide awake while you fall asleep
New year, old me
You'll never know what you meant to me
Track Name: Broken Pieces
Leave your sour taste on my tongue
Remind me I'm never gonna be good enough
But you still walk between the lines
Cross your Ts and dot your Is
Pretend your dreams weren't make believe
But in your plan there was never room for me
So why am I counting down the days
Until I see you, the one who's played me

But I can't forget your face

I'll pick up my broken pieces
And keep the distance between us
It's not that I don’t miss you,
But I'm better off without you
So you clip my wings and keep me grounded
With all the mistakes you're still proud of
It's not that I don't miss you
It's just that I don't need you anymore

Fighting myself, I can't stand this life
I don’t need your love and we all know why
I might not make it through the night
Yet I'm always the one who’s left behind

This anger inside that is building up
Thoughts of you and they wont stop
The pain you brought here is killing me
Find the cure, I need a remedy

I'll pick up my broken pieces
And keep the distance between us
It's not that I don’t miss you,
But I'm better off without you
So you clip my wings and keep me grounded
With all the mistakes you're still proud of
It's not that I don't miss you
It's just that I don't need you anymore

Don't need you
I don't need you
Don't need you
I don't need you
It's not that I don't miss you
It's just that I don't need you anymore

I'll pick up my broken pieces
And keep the distance between us
It's not that I don’t miss you,
But I'm better off without you
So you clip my wings and keep me grounded
With all the mistakes you're still proud of
It's not that I still miss you
I just miss who I was
When I was with you
Track Name: Better Off Alone
As I cross the border,
I know I won’t be back here to hold you anymore
It’s not that important,
You swore that you’d make do without me
I’m falling forward,
But I’ll still try to put my best foot behind me
I’ll keep you in order,
But all you ever did was corrupt me

All you ever did,
Was waste my time
Now I’m falling, I’m falling back in line
For just a little piece of your peace of mind
I’m feeling used up and washed out
On the wrong side of these state lines

Please just leave me by the side of this road
So far from home and, all I know
I can’t keep track of my skeletons,
They’re coming back to haunt me
You still, feel so close

I’m barely breathing but I know
I’m better off alone
It's 1 am and I'm missing you
I shouldn't be but the mind can't control the heart
We should have known this from the start

All you ever did,
Was waste my time
Now I’m falling, I’m falling back in line
For just a little piece of your peace of mind
I’m feeling used up and washed out
On the wrong side of these state lines

You're a waste of my time
Track Name: Reshape
Take aim and reload
Missed the target again
Talk back to the voices
Inside of my head
They all say the same
That I'm better of dead
Try to repair
But I fall off the edge

Took a shot in the dark
Didn't get very far
But I knew I could never rely on you

It's so hard to reshape
And find space to grow
When everything changes
And you're all on your own
Worked so hard, so far
From all that you know
But everything changed
And you've left us alone

I've been hearing your name
All over town
Seeing it in bright lights
Is life better now?

Been showing you around
I guess that you found out
You can be whoever you wanna be
Did it all without me
Left your soul out at sea
I guess I'll see you around

It's so hard to reshape
And find space to grow
When everything changes
And you're all on your own
Worked so hard so far
from all that you know
But everything changed
And you've left us alone

It's so hard to reshape
And find space to grow
(Everything changes, you've left us alone)
When everything changes
And you're all on your own
(Everything changes, you've left us alone)
Worked so hard so far
From all that you know
(Everything changes, you've left us alone)
But everything changed
And you've left us alone
(Everything changes, you've left us alone)
Track Name: Stand Tall
I've been wasting away the days
But it's getting harder without you here
I reserved your side of the bed
But I still try to steer clear cause
I've been dealing with long nights
(Dealing with your restlessness)
I'm sleeping on my own
(Passing out on old air mattresses)

And it's been one hell of a year
But all I really know is
It's been hard without you here
There's demons on my shoulders
Regardless of what they may be
I'll be here to see it through

Cause I'm not going anywhere
My clothes have been worse for wear
Dig my feet out of the ground
Get back on the move again
Stand tall, and keep my head held high
There's more to life than standing by
And it's not going anywhere so get back up

But I do like I always do
Deserve better, expect less than I'll ever get from you

I'm growing older
Things are changing
I'm getting better
But it's not the same

I keep my heart stitched
Tightly to my sleeve
I keep my eyes aimed
Right between my feet

I'm growing older
Things are changing
I'm getting better
But it's not the same