A Last Waltz for Miami

by Late for Life

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1.
Poor Steve 03:07
Tell me about the glory days Before you were living the dreams Snorting line, crushing cans, Pacific beach.. Oh so free They called you Ice Man 44 still frosting his tips He was the clutchest wingman Before he pulled his chute For a set of tits Making 6 figures still eating at the drive through Meetings in his car blowing cancer in the bathroom Dip cups lines the desk that he chained himself to Wife is with the milkman not a damned thing you can do Because you traded your bank account, back to the bank with interest Real men let the mortgage be their mistress That’s when things got ugly And people started noticing That their checks were bouncing While you were winning (So much winning!) By winning, I mean drinking The guilt building but the pressure growing It’s every man for himself in this cruel world Every man for himself in this cruel world He’s got it all He’s so cool Working 80 hours to keep his house While I’m chilling in my friends pool He’s got a few So hot to trot Checking his honey dew list While I do what I want.. want.. You dumb mother fucker I fucken love her guys Can I put in? Just the tip.. JUST THE TIP! This is your father Steve. It’s time to stop fucking around with your little friends. The only friend you need is Glenlivet; he’s 18, he’s perfectly legal. You go every night and you wrap your lips around him and suck him fucking dry like Daddy does. Are you even thinking about our bloodline? Are you even thinking about your legacy? You’re a provider now.. Let me give you some words to live by: Initiate, Inseminate, And stagnate you little puke! You’re such a little douche.. The only words I want to hear out of you is fiduciary responsibility. What’s that? That’s the sound of 8 and a half percent compounding interest until your 65 you little fuck. Making 6 figures still eating at the drive through Meetings in his car blowing cancer in the bathroom Dip cups lines the desk that he chained himself to Wife is with the milkman not a damned thing you can do Because you traded your bank account, back to the bank with interest Real men let the mortgage be their mistress
2.
Eloping for snow With the windows down on Calle Ocho Bright light and white stripes Trying to resuscitate memories gone cold We died as clan Diazepam Blacked out, driving alone Highway lines fade They fade like ambitions If I could stay grounded Pleasantly surrounded By the ghosts of illicit chemistry If I could stay in bed Lying listlessly Cloaked by shame and misery Collins and Ocean I’m toasted Screaming Hall and Oates With my best friend talking promotions Come on Miami One more time Northbound Wishing to purge myself of this 4-wheel purgatory Shotgun with John Barleycorn Chewing handfuls of doctors candycorn That sweet candy drip Nomad, no map trip Screaming this is my final retreat Passing through the Carolinas bitterly Mile markers Etch a Sketch a human tragedy They’ve always said, that I’ve been M.I.A. This is the last waltz They say I left, but I’ve always been M.I.A. If I could just stay grounded Pleasantly surrounded By the friends I took for granted Instead Found a job, a bed and a bar stool Found a doctor, addiction, and solitude Collins and Ocean I’m toasted Screaming Hall and Oates With my best friend talking promotions C’mon Miami One last time
3.
The entire world lives To buy a better life Like robots we march To the beat of material and greed No longer do people matter I can always live in my wealth I lost myself To find the American dream Stop looking at life, superficially Knock down the walls in your mind You hold yourself down (x2) Stop looking at life, superficially Knock down the walls in your mind To die with the most Is to die in vain Everyone I know wants to be someone else Have money or should I say happiness The problem isn’t your checking account It’s the fact that you compare.. Yours to theirs Everyone I know wants to be someone else Have nice clothes or should I say class The problem isn’t your empty closet It’s the fact that you compare.. Yours to theirs Stop looking at life, superficially Knock down the walls in your mind You hold yourself down (x2) Stop looking at life, superficially Knock down the walls of elitism You hold yourself down And no one is gonna cure the pain To die with the most Is to die in vain
4.
Bad Habits 02:56
I like you when I’m lonely But by your lonesome I don’t like you.. At all And I like you when I’m drinking But all you want to do is lay around And talk about Problems Yours, mine.. All night We talk about problems And I want you gone at sunrise So sick of all our bad habits I’m addicted to the cycle I hate, I fuck you, and I don’t love you at all I used to call it sympathy Masochist purgatory, when we talk about Problems Yours, mine.. All night We talk about problems Like how we’re always broke I’m so sick of all our bad habits I don’t need you when I’m well That’s not true I need you.. Gone This is my stop, I’m getting off But not with you Sick of all your problems Yours, mine.. All night Problems Want you gone at sunrise So sick of all our bad habits
5.
Too cold in here And fucken warm outside I’d give it all to Turn this thing around But decisions aren’t that easy When your future is on the line Too many times Wish I could take it all back Then you realize what’s at stake Stuck with you Or left behind No I can’t go with you Not this time Never wanted to be in this place I never wanted this choice What I did was a mistake But I can’t listen to that voice I can only move on Don’t look back, move on I can’t listen to mistakes Move on.. Late at night And fucken late for life And nothing is gonna Turn this thing around But you can count on me to be An unconditional thorn in your side Even if I could Even if I wanted to I would not change a single thing It’s time to grow up You’re a big kid now Stop lying to yourself and You’ll be fine Never wanted to be in this place I never wanted this choice What I did was a mistake Stop listening to the noise Can’t look back, I can only move on Don’t look back, go on Don’t look back go
6.
Redux 03:54
Crawling forward Gasping for air Not under the water I’m under the influence I see a girl Lying peacefully I feel her breathing But she’s dead to me She’s dead to me We’ve got problems But your mine honey Not a bitter song It’s just a bit of truth Two years lying next to you You said I flew away Oh how time flew Two years wasted, lying wasted with you I gave up my friends Put away my guitars Hung my shirts in your closet And went numb to the world So much history And so little trust You called me a cheater How I wished that I had We’ve got problems But you’re mine honey Not a bitter song It’s just a bit of truth Two years lying next to you Next to you You said I flew away How time flew Two years wasted, wasted with you Coming home to my little family With doctor’s orders I know I’m sick And these pills don’t touch pain They don’t touch my.. They don’t touch my pain
7.
Woke up today Picking myself Off my best friends floor Survived another day Isn’t that reason to celebrate How fast things change I don’t anything, or anyone I want to go Wherever that is Alone in a place Regarded as safe Imprisoned by my trust and judgment Forced to push forward Solace in a bottle And chemicals And a clean reflection Morning won’t come And half the time If you weren’t worth forgetting Then I won’t But I got stop pretending That I belong Not many have ever understood me And I’ve abused them all Maybe you’ll meet the person that I want to be What happened to everything that I used to know Security abandoned me and left me prone We’ve all changed And no one for the better Leaving promises broken Pursuing selfish endeavors I left my home And no one cared Months went by Remaining quiet Did anyone care Were you just hiding from reality That we grew up to be overprivileged, nobodys If you weren’t worth forgetting Then I won’t But I got stop pretending That I belong Not many have ever understood me And I refused them all Maybe you’ll meet the person that I want to be The person that I want to be
8.
Is a game worth watching If it ends in a tie Can the victor reap the spoils Without money on the line Money on the line Is a song worth singing If it can’t be judged Can the singer show their passion Without an audience's love Well misery loves company So companies sell misery Their programs, program us To live vicariously Misery loves company So companies sell misery Their programs, program us To live vicariously In constant competition It drives economies And it justifies violence And it gives you a place to belong Gives you a place to belong But if it serves our interest We’ll idolize the cheaters We’ll finance our captors Who poison our minds Why do I need to make sense of everything What do I lose celebrating my brothers Because misery loves company So companies sell misery They program us To live vicariously Misery loves company So companies sell misery They program us To live vicariously In constant competition We’re sold spectacles But they’re just speculation I can’t miss a chance To cheer another scripted fabrication They make us laugh and cry They tell us who to hate, how and why They give us networks to push their profits And medicate our judgements My competitive nature is a natural disaster What do I lose, celebrating my brothers Misery loves company, so companies sell misery
9.
When you’re in love Living comes easy Hot days feel breezy Everydays the weekend When you’re in love You smile in traffic Nothing feels tragic Cheap wine tastes great to us Cuz you’re in love But the love of your life doesn’t want to be your wife And you’ll never be the same You can’t even say, her name Until one day You wake up and say Thank god.. I’m alone Now that you’re alone Options are endless Dating feels pointless I can’t wait to call my friends again Now that I’m alone I’m back in the gym Playing guitar again I got that new car feeling Now that I’m alone Having no one in my bed is messing with my head My friends are having kids and going on trips without me Until one day you wake up and say Thank god, I’m in love with you Yea the grass is always greener, isn’t it They all think it’s gonna be easy Richie don’t they Why don’t you tell em how it goes She love me, she loves me not What I need, is what I got The love of your life, doesn’t want to be your wife And you’ll never be the same, you can’t even say her name Until one day, you wake up and say Thank god, I’m alone
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Outro 01:16

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released October 1, 2017

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Late for Life San Diego, California

Late for Life believes that human fulfillment can not be packaged, marketed, nor sold. Where the bulk of the 3rd wave ska that brought them together handled safe topics, LFL implores their listeners to look in the mirror; to question everything. Their unique ska borrows from many styles including metal, reggae, and folk.

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