All the Time, Forever

by Friends of E.

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    An album, recorded entirely on my Macbook Pro, that took me three years to make.

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released February 2, 2010

me, all the things (forever)

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Track Name: Sry Pls
i know i've caused you problems
and i know that isn't all
i really need to talk to you,
you won't return my calls
i think we should discuss what our
discussion was about
so i'm leaving you this message
so that you can hear me out

our arguments brought all our problems
to a brand new light
like differing opinions of
who's wrong and who is right
you never took it too far,
to that i can attest
you would be the better person
and, in fact, you were the best

but how did you suffer through
all the things i said to you?
just know that i'm not trying to win you back
'cause honestly, i don't deserve that
no truer words than these:
you deserve apologies
can you accept that i am sorry, please?

now this is my record
that's full of all these things
i really wish i could be saying
made up situations, i love situations
'cause they're pretty easy to play, so
just pretend that it's the sound
of my heart breaking.

oh, how did you suffer through
all the things i said to you?
just know that i'm not trying to win you back
'cause honestly, i don't deserve that
no truer words than these:
you deserve apologies
can you accept that i am sorry, please?

can you accept that i am sorry, please?
Track Name: Absolute Monarchs
you're a good one, and you have fun
the only way you're allowed
you're more passive than aggressive
when you see him take her out

what you thought she knew,
you don't want her to know
and how much courage
does it take to go and
plead with her to
spend those days with you?

but don't say it's your love
that keeps you from telling her
don't say it's your love
that keeps you from telling her

then you see him, arm in arm with
the girl you haven't got
and you're wondering, "are they happy?"
and you're wishing that they're not

as viewed from the tower
our queen and her king
the absolute monarchs
of everything
usurp the throne, and
take what should be yours

but don't say it's your love
that keeps you from telling her
don't say it's your love
that keeps you from telling her
Track Name: Help Me Out
oh, are you seeing what i see?
her auburn hair; unmatched beauty?
i've waited just to sing this song.
you said you've known her for how long?
i see my future in her eyes
if she's not seeing other guys.
but things look great, i've got an in:
she's real good friends with my best friend.

so help me out
'cause i'd help you
if you liked someone
that i knew
i'd talk you up,
like good friends do.
so help me out,
and i'll help you.

and now my time has come to be!
at least, it feels that way to me.
i really think i'm owed this night,
so introduce me, please? alright!!
you've had your chance, now it's my turn.
she doesn't know me well—she'll learn
that i can be depended on--
if you can be depended on.

please help me out
'cause i'd help you
i've tried so hard
but i can't do
this on my own,
it all falls through.
so help me out,
and i'll help you.

i really think we get along
just me and her, we can't go wrong
i know it's all because of you
and so i'll tell you what i'll do:
after we set our wedding date
since i need to reciprocate,
i'll invite all the girls i've known--
now leave, so we can be alone

and help me out,
'cause i'll help you
i know that you are
searching, too
but if you want
to say "i do"
please help me out,
and i'll help you.
Track Name: Time Will Get You
we had a moment, now through
it was the first time that i knew,
was the first time i met you
tried to get my foot in the door
if i had five minutes more,
would have shown you what love's for

time will get you
if you let it
time can kill you
don't forget it
time can ruin everything,
so why can't we be time traveling?

i didn't know what to say
i had to leave you on that day
now you're an ocean away
friends say they know how i feel
say my connection wasn't real
it was only an ideal

time will get you
if you let it
time can kill you
don't forget it
time can ruin everything,
so why can't we be time traveling?

so here's the plan:
we'll meet again
in 1912 or 2010.
Track Name: Forever Endeavor
i know i never told you what my true intentions were
and now i think i'm over you, and now i'm into her
i know you never knew me quite as well as i knew you
now i'm in the same place, and i don't know what to do

i want to be in love
once in my life
and i would be there for her
all the time, forever
i'm not saying that
she'd be my wife
but that seems like a worthy endeavor
(forever and ever)

i know that all my friends had thought i really had no chance
i'm no six-foot, hot-look man, and i can't really dance
i know that i kept silent, as lonely as that gets
this time i'll tell her how i feel, and live with no regrets

i want to be in love
once in my life
and i would be there for her
all the time, forever
i'm not saying that
she'd be my wife
but that seems like a worthy endeavor
(forever and ever)

i know that loneliness is
pain and strife
and that togetherness is
all i wanted, ever
since i first thought you would
light up my life
i've been searching for what seems like forever
(forever and ever)

so let's discuss what we were discussing
before the fighting and all the fussing.
and i'll approach to take over the throne,
and when i do, i'll never feel alone, because
i see my future when i look into her eyes,
and i'll look right at her, and one day vocalize
"as long as time allows me to,
i will forever endeavor to be with you."

i want to be in love
once in my life
and i would be there for her
all the time, forever
i'm not saying that
she'd be my wife
but it seems like a worthy endeavor
(forever and ever)

i know that loneliness is
pain and strife
and that togetherness is
all i wanted, ever
since i first thought you would
light up my life
i've been searching for what seems like forever
(forever and ever)
Track Name: Liegirl
people equate waiting with faith
but i've never really had much faith in you
when you said you'd call,
or when you say anything at all
i'm never really sure if it is true

well girl, i'm fed up
with all the things you've ever said
that weren't what you really meant
i guess that i should learn to tolerate it
i'm giving up my bragging rights
hoping that you'll soon see the light
'cause i'm for love, so why are you for hatin'?

day after day, hours tick away
every one seems longer than the one before
i guess that it must amuse you very much
'cause it seems telling the truth is such a bore

well girl, i've had enough
of all the things you've ever said
that weren't what you really meant
i guess that i should learn to tolerate it
i'm wasting all my precious time
hoping that you'll soon be mine
so please show up, 'cause i'm so tired of waitin'

we've got tons of things in common,
but i'm not sure, you see
did you mean it when you told me
that you loved me?
you don't love me
you don't love me
do you love me?
Track Name: Sadie Hawkins Day
too afraid to ask--
"that's all in the past."
you're not filled with doubt.
you don't have to hear "no"
to feel that you're alone.
"it'll all work out."

sadie hawkins day
comes around each year;
but sadie hawkins day
doesn't come round here.

you don't have to cry
'cause "that's a waste of time"--
you won't make that mistake.
you don't want to try;
you see no reason why
you'd set your heart to break.

sadie hawkins day
comes around each year;
but sadie hawkins day
doesn't come round here.

(you gotta give up the wait and take a chance
you gotta get up ask that girl to dance.
you gotta give up the wait and take a chance
get up ask that girl to dance.)

"get up and dance with me,
instead of him.
tell me the things you've
never said to him.
get up and dance with me,
and you'll see
how good the two of us can be."

sadie hawkins day
please take away my fears:
that miss sadie hawkins day,
she won't be coming around here.

you gotta give up the wait and take a chance,
get up ask that girl to dance.
you gotta give up the wait and take a chance,
get up ask that girl to dance.

"get up and dance with me,
instead of him.
tell me the things you've
never said to him.
get up and dance with me,
and you'll see
how good the two of us can be."

"so dance with me."
Track Name: Come Home Again
once over two years ago
you made a mistake
lost your friends and family
because you ran away
left a path of destruction in
your misguided wake
now there's no one to turn to
until that debt's repaid

but you can turn around and
come home again
me with open arms
welcoming you in
if this evil world has
sucked you in
you can change your life,
and then you'll win

tried to get in my good grace
by talking up a storm
never showed such interest
in things i liked before
all those things you've said to me just
don't change who you are
you act like you've surgically
excised us from your heart

but you can turn around and
come home again
me with open arms
welcoming you in
if this evil world has
sucked you in
you can change your life,
and then you'll win
Track Name: Jimmy Kitts
jimmy kitts was a good friend of mine
when i told his sister my designs on her
now i don't see that girl anymore
but i've seen her husband at my store
at the liquor store, yeah

woah oh oh oh oh oh oh, jimmy
why wouldn't she see me?
woah oh oh oh oh oh oh, jimmy
why did she leave me?

jimmy had his eyes on this girl named jill
she would drive out late to find a thrill
now i see them walking, holding hands
i didn't even get to be best man
thought i'd be best man, yeah

woah oh oh oh oh oh oh, jimmy
why are you so happy?
woah oh oh oh oh oh oh, jimmy
why couldn't that be me?

now jim and jill have two kids, both full grown
and jimmy's sister has a daughter of her own
and now they're throwing a party for old friends
i'm invited, but i think i might have plans
or i'll make some plans, yeah

woah oh oh oh oh oh oh, jimmy
you don't want to see me.
woah oh oh oh oh oh oh, jimmy
you better best believe me
woah oh oh oh oh oh oh, jimmy
why are you so happy?
woah oh oh oh oh oh oh, jimmy
why did she leave me?
Track Name: By Now
i spent all morning trying to learn
the perfect song for you,
but i couldn't play or sing the tune
to anything you knew.
so i started taking note of all
the things that i'd done wrong,
and i thought i could apologize
and you could sing along.

and i sang of ancient history
and things left in the past,
the actions of a desperate man,
of things that didn't last.
and i told you all my motivations,
told you all my fears,
i told you all the stupid things
that bothered me for years.

so i sang you my life story
through catchy words and scores;
truths and untold history
among these major chords.
and i told you what was real,
and what was just what i made up,
and i told you what it meant,
and how i thought i'd be in love

by now.