Running Out of Time

by The New Varsity

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released July 23, 2014

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The New Varsity Claremont, California

Reincarnating an early mellenia rock sound; The New Varsity has impacted the inland empire with an instantly memorable, emo- laced, pop punk product. Old enough to be considered retro, but modernized to acceptability. The New Varsity strives to carry on the torch once held by the likes of Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, Etc and resurface the love for a timeless scene that we all remember. ... more

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Track Name: Hangovers and Morning Afters
Watch how the years go by, this time I'm not gonna take it.
One more chance to see you cry, but I'll never know how we made it.
I remember those nights in your living room, when our minds were open to what you'd do.
And your eyes remind me that this takes time, so I'll never stop pretending.

Then those headlights dissolved in the night sky, like they're little flashes of blinding light.
There's never time for appropriate goodbyes, so I'll make do just to bite my tongue.

And this is not the end, of us. You know that I have earned this.

I wanna see if you fall into pieces. I wanna watch you collapse, but I don't know
How you kept me hanging on (let go)
This is me on the rooftop waiting, just to see if you last all the way down.
I can see for miles (I fall, and that's all that I can blame on you)

I will attack. I'll make this clear.
This is MY time. And you'll never know.

Crawling back on your hands and knees, like you're trying to say that you're sorry.
You've been beaten down, this is the last time that you'll waste your humble breath on me.

And this is not the end, of you. You know that life goes on.

I wanna see if you fall into pieces. I wanna watch you collapse, but I don't know
How you kept me hanging on (let go)
This is me on the rooftop waiting, just to see if you last all the way down.
I can see for miles (I fall, and that's all that I can blame on you)

I will attack. I'll make this clear.
This is MY time, and you'll never know.

I wanna see if you fall into pieces. I wanna watch you collapse, but I don't know
How you kept me hangin on...

This is me and you on the bedroom floor, and back then well we couldn't ever ask for more.
But these days I can't stop the ground from shaking.
(let go) Watch your step as you're making your way down.
The light's out, and the dark is on its way, now how could you be the one? You're nothing now.
Track Name: I Puked At the Fonda
10 minutes left to go,
and I am full of doubt that I can fill these shoes,
at least for now I'll see this through.
My nerves are shaking me from head to toe.
I need to hear a voice I know.
Remembering the songs that brought me to this stage.

Bright lights are blinding, and I can't see your face (I need you here)
To lift me up when I fall down (to lift me up when I fall down)
I've got you in the palm of my hand (throw it back now, just throw it back now)
I've got you in the palm of my hand (throw it back now, just throw it back now)

When the curtains close, I wanna be the one
that you can go tell all your friends (about this band) the morning after
When we wake up, we'll pack our bags and load them up.
Then we'll hit these streets and do it all again tomorrow.

Bright lights are blinding, and I can't see your face (I need you here)
To lift me up when I fall down (to lift me up when I fall down)
I've got you in the palm of my hand (throw it back now, just throw it back now)
I've got you in the palm of my hand (throw it back now, just throw it back now)
Track Name: So This Is Rock Bottom
Back then we had it all figured out, we knew the world it was ours for the taking.
And with a pact that we were all in, to fail, the thought of that it was never an option.
We'd take shots in the back seat, and talk about the bands and how we thought they were something more
Than just a flash in the pan, and we would end up like them,
and not another ghost that met its demise to the scene.

So I'm gonna raise my glass to those kids,
the ones that knew that life is all about taking chances.
And I got mine, and this time I'll let it ride.
But there's only one real thing that you taught me,
that you gotta turn your dreams into something more than just a face on the wall,
or a late night call. It's a quarter passed life and I'm waiting for more.

Fast forward 9 more years, and these kids aren't here. They wanted nothing to do with us.
I wanna trade this hand I've been dealt for a chance to hit the open road.
And when the pedal finally meets the floor, I know I'll still want more from this chance that I'm taking.
This is the shot I can't afford to miss, so blow me one last kiss, then I'm gone.

So I'm gonna raise my glass to those kids,
the ones that knew that life is all about taking chances.
And I got mine, and this time I'll let it ride.
But there's only one real thing that you taught me,
that you gotta turn your dreams into something more than just a face on the wall,
or a late night call. It's a quarter passed life and I'm waiting for more.

(Can you see me now)
I know you want what I got. And this is the first time you got caught
With your face down on the hardwood floor. I never asked for anymore.
Than what I deserve. (Than what I deserve)

Raise your glass to those kids, the ones that knew that life is all about second chances.
And I got mine, and they got theirs. So we'll make this count.

So I'm gonna raise my glass to those kids,
the ones that knew that life is all about taking chances.
And I got mine, and this time I'll let it ride.
But there's only one real thing that you taught me,
that you gotta turn your dreams into something more than just a face on the wall,
or a late night call. It's a quarter passed life and I'm waiting for more.
(I know you want what I got. And this is the first time you got caught.
With your face down on the hardwood floor. I never asked for more)
Track Name: I Can't See You Anymore
This is the last time I am calling you out, among the best of times I failed to see the signs.
Remember words in place of photographs, frames of distant songs that we'd sing along.
You'll miss me when I am gone.

I found that letter on my window. A sad excuse for what you'd call compassion (I'd call it pride)
And I hate the way you dot your I's with cheap lipstick and red wine.
These words are out of place, and out of line.
I'll find the answer for you.

I'll drive until the waves crash at my feet. And your eyes have seen enough of me.
I'll find a place where I can go and not be alone.

If you'd seen the best of me, then maybe I can be your east coast dream.
If I fall forever, then you're gonna know too well
Just what it means to just get by, and never understand the reason why
This world came crashing down. Who's the odd one in when I am out?

What's the matter darling? I've never seen you look that way.
Could it be that everybody's got you figured out?
Well here's another newsflash. All the kids in this town are on their way out.
They're sick and ready for some change. (Making their way to the coast)

If you'd seen the best of me, then maybe I can be your east coast dream.
If I fall forever, then you're gonna know too well
Just what it means to just get by, and never understand the reason why
This world came crashing down. Who's the odd one in when I am out?

This is you calling to me (I live)
For the single moment (remember when)
I caught you hesitating (pretending)
That you were here by my side. By my side. By my side.

(Carry me home)

If you'd seen the best of me, then maybe I can be your east coast dream.
If I fall forever, then you're gonna know too well
Just what it means to just get by, and never understand the reason why
This world came crashing down. Who's the odd one in when I am out?

This is the last time I am calling you out, among the best of times I fail to see the signs.
Remember words in place of photographs, frames of distant songs that we'd sing along.
You'll miss me when I am gone.
Track Name: Claremont's Finest
She wears red on days when she feels all alone.
This self portrait, never fading cuz it's etched in stone.
She waits til the time is right before she goes.
The crowd is calling her to stay all night.

The clock strikes 12, but she don't feel a thing.
but a whisper. But she don't feel anything.

I know that you're looking for someone to save you, save you from this life before it breaks you.
And I'll drive the ambulance tonight.
We'll ride until we reach the shoreline (this town will bury you alive)
That view gets better from this highrise (moments like these can last a lifetime)
Just to find a way passed the city skyline. That dream awaits you on the other side.
Don't let the meaning of it slip away.

Autumn mornings are their coldest when she's not around.
Their paper hearts were torn in two and spread all on the ground.
Like leaves that fell off of the trees have lost their purpose,
She left them wondering, well what did they do to deserve it.

I know that you're looking for someone to save you, save you from this life before it breaks you.
And I'll drive the ambulance tonight.
We'll ride until we reach the shoreline (this town will bury you alive)
That view gets better from this highrise (moments like these can last a lifetime)
Just to find a way passed the city skyline. That dream awaits you on the other side.

I've given up this state of living with your choice to self destruct on purpose.

When the morning eventually arrives, is it normal to wake up and not know where you have been,
Soaked in a mixture of sweat and shame, from the bottle that you were given.
They're not your friends, they don't remember your name,
And that bed of roses from a stranger never meant anything.
To you, this is the only way that you would last. But that note on the door read "don't come back."

(I can save your life tonight)

Wake up! You've got our full attention. You've gotten in too deep.
These nights are only getting colder, well what did you want from me?
You've got the look, and I've got the time to give you what you need.
Those walls that you have built have fell, and I want you to know that

I can save your life tonight.
Track Name: You're No Silver Lining
I guess I fell asleep at the wheel again.
Cause I told myself that you were never worth it, no never worth one cent.
And I write these angry songs for you, and I waste my nights
Thinking that I've got something left to prove, but you'll find out soon.
That I've spent enough time on my own to get by. This is the last song I'll give to you.

I'll be fine, and I swear to god that I mean it this time.
These broken bones and bruises were your design.
And someday you'll find me wearing your name out.
I hate the way it sounds, for now I'm moving on, and we're over and out.

I made that realization, that I wasn't worth your time.
You'd rather have some boy who sees you through glazed over eyes.
And he's not too cool to spend his nights with you.
This town might get the best of us when you've had enough to leave you numb.
There's a line drawn in the sand, and I'm always on the outside looking in.

I'll be fine, and I swear to god that I mean it this time.
These broken bones and bruises were your design.
And someday you'll find me wearing your name out.
I hate the way it sounds, for now I'm moving on, and we're over and out.

You've fallen out of favor with the ones you left behind.
I'm taking a step back, and I'm leaving you behind.

I'll be fine, and I swear to god I mean it this time.
I swear to god I mean it.

I'll be fine, and I swear to god that I mean it this time.
These broken bones and bruises were your design.
And someday you'll find me wearing your name out.
I hate the way it sounds, for now I'm moving on, and we're over and out.
Track Name: Not What You Thought I'd Be
I'm not imagining, this happens all the time.
So bittersweet that it's divine.
Your hopes so high that it might break you when you hit the ground
So sorry that it's over now, the lights have all gone out in this town.

I'm not what you thought I would be, this is the last time
(this is the last time that I will)
Close my eyes, and wait for this to end. You had to know that this would happen.
Now dry your eyes and walk away.

Put yourself in another pair of shoes, just not the ones I bought for you.
I wanna see if you last the night, or anywhere else for that matter.
I left you high and dry, but lets be honest you left me dead inside.
This is the consequence of letting me let you in.

I'm not what you thought I would be, this is the last time
(this is the last time that I will)
Close my eyes, and wait for this to end. You had to know that this would happen.
Now dry your eyes and walk away. [x2]

I'm not gone, and I'm not dead. I'm just the shell of a man who let this happen.
Do you see me just as I do?
An empty life will consume you and take you to those places you fear the most.
(Is anybody out there?)

I make a habit of getting in to deep, in an ocean of lies that makes it hard to breathe.
It's second nature to want to tell the secrets we meant to keep.
I'm getting better and better as the days go by, at hiding emotions and locking them inside-
My heart is a cave inside my chest, this time next year there might be nothing left.

(I'm not gone, and I'm not dead. I'm just the shell of a man who let this happen)

I'm not what you thought I would be, this is the last time
(this is the last time that I will)
Close my eyes, and wait for this to end. You had to know that this would happen.
Now dry your eyes and walk away. [x2]
Track Name: 34
Breaking apart cuz you wanted to make me out as the bad guy again.
Pressed for a kiss, and I found out the truth in your eyes.
Maybe you lied cuz it's easy to lead me away from the scene of the crime
Jaded and fading away as the stars fill the sky. They're waiting for you and I.

You left me shaking in the cold night. The wind whispers something to me,
Alright you let me go (let me go) What are you waiting for?
My heart in boxes on the front steps (pieces you left in the yard)
This is the last time that you will forget my name.

Something you'll remember, brace for the impact of never saying never. Why can't you forget this time.
Abandon hope because the thought of that brings me to tears.
Now you're over your head, asleep at the wheel again. What could you ever say to bring me back to then.
I've heard the lines that you would say to me, and frankly they're wasted, this time.
I won't hear them anymore.

You left me shaking in the cold night. The wind whispers something to me,
Alright you let me go (let me go) What are you waiting for?
My heart in boxes on the front steps (pieces you left in the yard)
This is the last time that you will forget my name.

(You look your best without me)

You left me shaking in the cold night. The wind whispers something to me,
Alright you let me go (let me go) What are you waiting for?
My heart in boxes on the front steps (pieces you left in the yard)
This is the last time that you will forget to say goodbye.
Track Name: A Place to Call Home
All I was looking for was a place to call my own, and not just another waste of my time.
They said, Hey Kid, you'll make the best of this life, so why am I
Not growing up, but I'm growing older.
I had my reasons for what I believed in. This is my story, and I'm sorry if it's overrated.
When will we learn from passed experience and justify our actions? The moral of this dialogue fell short.

Let's put this life on standby, and just let it go. You're better off with the less you know.
I'll hold my breath until my lungs won't take this anymore, then I'll scream these words at the top of my lungs.
Until the day I die, this song will be my life. Tonight.

This resignation's got me feeling like I'm not alone. It's enough to keep me up at night.
So what's the best way for this kid to make his dreams come true?
I'M RUNNING OUT OF TIME and still I've got so much to prove.
I had my doubts, and you had your doubts in me. This sinking feeling is taking a hold of me.
I start each sentence with a smile, and I end it with a prayer, that you would be there.

Let's put this life on standby, and just let it go. You're better off with the less you know.
I'll hold my breath until my lungs won't take this anymore, then I'll scream these words at the top of my lungs.
Until the day I die, this song will be my life. Tonight.

We're the kings of this, our generation. We know exactly where we stand.
Were in control of our on destiny, and we god damn know it.
This is our time now, ya this is our time now.
Track Name: One Last Thing
Now gone, long gone.
She's fighting the waves that would carry her back to the shore.
And she's lost and falling away.
Torn from the sheets so inviting, but now out of place. So I ask,

What was the worst thing I ever told you the last time you wandered out on your own?
For a second I thought you might change your mind.
Just know that sometimes those things that you wish for come true,
just not the way that you wanted them to.
And I'm pretty sure that you'll see that in the end.

Saying goodbye for the first time.
Wait til the moment is right before you close your eyes.
Just stay awake for one minute more.
Saving yourself for a chance to do better might bring you home.

What was the worst thing I ever told you the last time you wandered out on your own?
For a second I thought you might change your mind.
Just know that sometimes those things that you wish for come true,
just not the way that you wanted them to.
And I'm pretty sure that you'll see that in the end.

Now in the moonlight we stay.
And I am convinced by that look on your face, that we can last the night.

What was the worst thing I ever told you the last time you wandered out on your own?
For a second I thought you might change your mind.
Just know that sometimes those things that you wish for come true,
just not the way that you wanted them to.
And I'm pretty sure that you'll see that in the end.
Track Name: To Play Us Out
I don't have sympathy for you, because you do this to yourself.
I've heard it all before, and now I've had enough.

How does it feel to know that I was right all along? What did he say this time?
Was it along the lines of something you built up in your head?
I know that you wonder how he could sleep at night while you slowly die inside.
This is the price you pay for redemption.

I'll keep this to myself.
It's just the way I feel.

I don't have sympathy for you, because you do this to yourself.
I've heard it all before, and now I've had enough. (Enough I'm letting go)
You're falling apart on the insides, but you're not the first one in this line.
And you were blind to the truth that was right in front of your eyes.

I heard you screaming at the sky that this life just ain't right.
Well maybe you should think things over (Just take a minute baby)
What have you learned from your mistakes, if that's what you would call them anyway?
I'm braced for impact cuz I know, this ride is coming to an end.

I don't have sympathy for you, because you do this to yourself.
I've heard it all before, and now I've had enough. (Enough I'm letting go)
You're falling apart on the insides, but you're not the first one in this line.
And you were blind to the truth that was right in front of your eyes.

(Wake up)

It's enough to leave a lasting impression. I have now more words for you.
(Wake up)

I don't have sympathy for you, because you do this to yourself.
I've heard it all before, and now I've had enough. (Enough I'm letting go)
You're falling apart on the insides, but you're not the first one in this line.
And you were blind to the truth that was right in front of your eyes. (Wake up)