My Best Years Have Abandoned Me

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released September 17, 2015

All songs written, performed and produced by YOUNG STATES!

Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Christopher Vernon at Perception Studios.

Additional Guitar Engineering by Ryan ‘Rings’ Ellery at The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA.

Artwork by YOUNG STATES!
'Young States!' logo by Josh Todaro'.

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Aggressive Pop Punk band from Melbourne, Australia. My Best Years Have Abandoned Me EP OUT NOW via free download on this Band Camp!

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Track Name: My Best Years
I feel the anchors aweighing on my eyes but i could,
hardly sleep at all these past 3 weeks cause my mind's been,
marching to the beat of a different drum and i just,
want to go to bed and never wake up again.

I feel the weight beneath my knees
from what everyone expects of me; (unquestioned conformity)
and it's only a matter of time before life gives up on me.
And I refuse to waste my days on a factory floor,
weighted down by my bad decisions, holding back all my ambitions.

I will persevere,
(These are my best years). x 2

My best years have abandoned me,
I’m left behind and feeling empty.
It’s just myself that I’m resenting, I get mad about almost everything.
Waking up with a heavy head and my bedsheets are all drenched in sweat and I feel the depression setting in,
(Watching the sun rise through my bedroom curtains.)

I refuse to waste my days on a factory floor,
weighted down by my bad decisions, holding back all my ambitions,
(I refuse to waste my days on a factory floor,
weighted down by bad decisions, holding back all my ambitions.)

I will persevere,
(These are my best years). x 2

Sick and tired of waking up like this,
morning sunrise,
pull the covers over my head.
Swear I won't be this way forever.
Something’s gotta change!

I refuse to,
I refuse to,
let my dreams sink. x4
Track Name: Ain't No Chaser
Think back on all the things you said to me the night I ran away.
So cavalier with all the ways you said for me to go away.
But when you realised that I was fine, you went and changed your mind.
You said you couldn't bare not being mine.

And it fucking blows me away,
How everything can all just change,
It doesn't matter what you swear on in the end.
No matter what you both say,
No matter how much you pray,

Everything's a contradiction,
in the end you can't do nothing and it trips me out,
how quickly people sell you out.
Everyone is out to get me,
paranoia's taking over me it always weirds me out,
how many people are willing to shut their friends out.

Words are just words and can't possibly explain,
or accurately describe just how it feels inside.
I should be allowed to miss you.
As much as I should be allowed to say I wanna kiss you.
I left because I had to not I wanted to.

And it fucking blows me away,
How everything can all just change,
It doesn't matter what you swear on in the end.
No matter what you both say,
No matter how much you pray,

Everything's a contradiction,
in the end you can't do nothing and it trips me out,
how quickly people sell you out.
Everyone is out to get me,
paranoia's taking over me it always weirds me out,
how many people are willing to shut their friends out.

You left me here,
Surrounded by all my biggest fears,
And the life we swore and the plans we'd made burned down by the selfish paths you paved,
I know your game and I think you're lame,
for all the ways you tried to shift the blame,
I won't be your slave you should be ashamed go and play your games I said I ain't no fucking chaser.

Everything's a contradiction,
in the end you can't do nothing and it trips me out,
how quickly people sell you out.
Everyone is out to get me,
paranoia's taking over me it always weirds me out,
how many people are willing to shut their friends out.
Track Name: Only The Good Die Young
I lift the bottle to the ceiling,
and black out all the feelings,
the ghosts of mistakes changing faces and all the shit I can't deal with.
I'm not hearing a single word you say tonight,
instead I'll end up getting drunk and in a fight.
Find a substance and grab a pretty girl I like I'm here to make a mess of my obsessive over active mind.

While trying to conquer the fact,
My memory won't retain all these moments while my eyes are blurry.
I never want to hold back,
Never want to be tamed or told to slow down when my words start slurring.
They keep saying get back,
to reality son before you fall down and your world stops turning,
I'll never live like that,
I'm not afraid to have fun.
I'll find my comfort in the thought only the good die young.

I thought I made it clear that all I have for you,
(is an I don't care and a big fuck you).
Cause I can't quite find my point of view,
(so what's the point of you?)
You've got a lack valid point to prove.

(And I can't seem to find my point of view,
So what's the point of you?
You've got no point to prove.)

You'll never fucking know the feeling,
Of forgetting all your reason.
The changing faces changing shapes now and everybody's cashing in.
I'm not hearing a single word you say tonight,
instead I'm gonna live it up in city lights.
Grab my crew,
(HEY!)
Tell'em that we're getting down we're here to make a mess of this depressive self destructive town.

While trying to conquer the fact,
My memory won't retain all these moments while my eyes are blurry.
I never want to hold back,
Never want to be tamed or told to slow down when my words start slurring.
They keep saying get back,
to reality son before you fall down and your world stops turning,
I never listened to that!
I'm not afraid to have fun!
WE'D RATHER DIE ALIVE AND YOUNG THAN LIVE LIKE MISERABLE FUCKS!

I thought I made it clear that all I have for you,
(is an I don't care and a big fuck you).
Cause I can't even find my own point of view,
(so what's the point of you?)
You've got a lack point to prove.

(And I can't seem to find my point of view,
So what's the point of you?
You've got no point to prove.)

Struggling to see straight or find my own point of view,
And I'm the classiest of views, you've got no valid point to prove.
Struggling to see straight and I've got puke on my shoes.
I've got the glassiest of views and ill probably be dead soon.
Track Name: Say What You Want!
What are we doing here, who are we trying to be?
Do we follow our dreams and live in poverty?
Do we sell out for the sake of conformity?
That just never sat right with me.

Cause I get stuck on always writing these songs for the boy who's alone and thinks the best of this is gone.
I obsess on writing these lines on making all the kids cry and getting them stuck in the back of their minds.

Cause I've fucking bled for this.
I've felt the pulse beneath my beating chest.
You have the nerve to look down on me and say you're happy with this mess?

Say what you want about me and my friends,
we've given everything for this and we'd give it again.
We're ok now we've said goodbye to your false sense of living a real life.
Say what you want about me and my friends,
we've given everything for this and we'll give it again.
We're ok now we've said goodbye, to yesterday and all your lies.

What are you doing here? It's fucking clear to me, that every word you spits full of hypocrisy.
We never needed you, we won't give up on our dreams, won't fucking rot and die a part of your society.
Cause I got sick of always feeling alone like I had no home and no place that I could call my own.
So live your 'bullshit looking down on me' lives and I'll continue to be just fine.

Say what you want about me and my friends,
we've given everything for this and we'd give it again.
We're ok now we've said goodbye, to yesterday and you're a fucking liar.
Track Name: Just Like We Used To Do
We spent a week or two just toying with the thought.
We knew exactly what we were getting ourselves into.
We laughed it off a lot and threw away our shame.
We continued smoking weed and playing our childish games.

I guess I was able to commit a little more than you.
I just needed to get myself away from you.

So let's store all the furniture in my dads storage place,
and think of how we used to joke about burning it just to replace it.
I would have loved to strike the match and watch it all burn with you,
We'd light up the fucking sky and piss off our neighbours just like we used to do.