Novelty

by Signature Mistakes

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released March 17, 2015

All songs written by Tyler Common with the exceptions of "Emotional Health" co-written with Jake LeMond, and "Cold Heart" co-written with Ciara Catalla
Recorded, produced and mixed by Kurt Roy at HeartGold Studios in Canton, MI
Mastered by Brad Vance at RED Mastering in Newbury Park, CA
All drums performed by Scott Solomon
Bass performed by Adam Vuletich (tracks 3, 6, 9 & 10) and Kurt Roy (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 & 8)
Additional vocals on tracks 2, 3, 4 and 6 by Leah Dixon, track 7 by Ciara Catalla, track 8 by Hunter Lukas, and track 9 & 10 by Ryan Scott Graham
Piano on tracks 3 and 10 performed by Leo Bautista
Additional guitars performed by Kurt Roy (track 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10), Sam Beebe (tracks 2, 3 and 10), Adam Vuletich (tracks 4 and 5), Jake LeMond (track 6), Andrew Benjamin (track 7), and Trish Chisholm (track 8)

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Track Name: Novelty
I'm tired of my life
I want a new one
the way I'm perceived is not what I intended for me
I don't wanna be a joke, I wanna be what you need the most
but calm and collected is a world away it seems 

A cathedral in the south put words in my mouth 
My violent youth I can't live without
A missile on main street; a man-made prisoner of war
the reason I can't sleep anymore 

I wanna be a novelty, I wanna mean more to me
The way things are going these days, I’m not sure I have the strength to stay
I don’t wanna be a joke, I wanna be what you need the most
but calm and collected is a world away it seems
Track Name: No Parachute
I've never been more nervous or scared
and I know that's probably unfair
but I can't help it, I'm selfish, insecure, and fragile like a newborn child
and I'll always do something wrong, more than I can convey in just one song

It feels like I'm jumping out of an airplane with no parachute
and the only hope I have is that you'll be at the bottom
ready to catch me with open arms
or at least have some faith that I might fly away

My heart's full of poison, and my mind's frozen in time
You are the reason I don't seem to try
and I'm stuck in the rain again, the way I'm feeling now and then
'cause when I'm feeling lonely, I'll just push you away

You know when you fall asleep during a movie, and you miss all of the important things?
well, life is just the same but fear blocks out the good parts, it's up to you to stay awake
Track Name: Lighthouse
This is the culmination of everything I've been feeling
I can't explain all of it just at once
If you look deep into my mind you will find the truth
Let's get to the bottom of this before I leave the room

You are the lighthouse guiding my boat to shore
and it's tearing at my core
I want nothing more than to just sail away
try this again another day

I think about your eyes all the time
The way you laugh at everything I say, makes me feel like everything's okay
And I know that it's wrong 
I gotta try and be strong

I romanticize over every single beautiful girl I see
I wonder what it'd take to get you next to me

I try and try to fight the gravity
but I have no luck, I have no luck 
because some feelings you can't trade back.
Track Name: Nobody's Home
Now I'm stuck lying here broken and torn
Wishing that I was never born
I'll fall back asleep and dream instead
Hoping to never leave this bed
Now dreams are just dreams, what do they mean?
If all I dream about is every girl I see
My head and my heart are going crazy
Am I insane? Possibly, maybe

Do you ever feel like you're all alone?
Like your heart is a house and nobody's home
The lights are all dim, the windows are broke
The front door’s open, it seems like a joke

Now truth be told, I must confess
I really need to get this off my chest
My days are filled with nothing but dread
waiting to just get back in bed
I forget why I'm here time and again
I'll retrace my steps before I find the end

She said she'd be back four hours ago
She left me standing here with nothing to show

"Hello, how are you?" lets hit rewind
I'm in the process of finding the time to put myself back together today
It's not going well, to my dismay

Nobody's home
Track Name: Live In Today
The sun comes up over that old Michigan sky
That's when my anxiety starts to run wild
Where will I be tomorrow? Who will I be today?
I've burned my last bit of daylight, it's time to get away
Get up, get out of bed, get back to work
You know how it goes, it'll leave you miserable
I need to break the mold before I lose my mind
The future's coming up quick and I'm running out of time

Live in today, and not your past
because your life is going by way too fast
Forget tomorrow, forget yesterday
Right here now is where I wanna stay

Sick of being criticized by everyone I know
and my anxiety makes it impossible just to go with the flow
I can't explain all of these thoughts up in my head
I know indecision all too well, it wants me dead

I know I should just go to school and get a job
but there's just something about being lazy and young, fed up and dumb that I can't seem to escape
Sure the future will always scare me, that's nothing new
Given all the time in the world and I still wouldn't know what to do

I'm not ready to grow up
I'm not ready to grow up
I'm not ready to grow up
I'm not ready to grow....
Track Name: Emotional Health
I feel this light illuminating my body
and my sight is brighter than before 
I see now what everyone else sees 
but you won't believe me
You said "how could this be true? I know you, and I know you well, you don't have what it takes to break loose from your personal hell"

I know I could be a better man,
But I don't really have a plan
for myself or anyone else,
It's messing with my emotional health

Now back to square one, "how do you do?"
You shake my hand and say "nice to meet you"
I've got a lot of things I'd like to ask,
I don't know where to start the daunting task
My nerves get the best of me when you're gone
But you’re the reason I'm holding on
Yeah, you're why I’m holding on

Nobody knows where we go
Nobody knows where we tear the walls down
Nobody knows where we go
Nobody knows where we're all alone
Wherever we are, near or far
I'll always be right where you are
I'll always be right there
Track Name: Cold Heart (feat. Ciara Catalla)
Thought I found a way back to your heart,
but you were gone before we could start
All the tears that’ve fallen are lost in the sea
Just like you and me

For every cold heart, I’m a bulls-eye on a board of darts
For every night alone, I’m just a nameless contact in a phone
You might think twice about my sensitivity
but it’ll be forgotten, so long, good riddance

You were the glue holding me together
Just like two birds of a feather
and now you’re the pain tearing me apart
Oh, why can’t we just hit restart?

I couldn’t help the way I felt, I’m sorry that it had to end
I can’t forget the time we spent, everything’s just broke and bent

For every cold heart, I’m a bulls-eye on a board of darts
For every night alone, I’m just a nameless contact in a phone
You might think twice about my sensitivity
but it’ll be forgotten, so long, good riddance
Track Name: Holy Ghost
Do you know what it's like to be the only person in your own little world?
You daydream of something better, living in a house with a beautiful girl
You gotta know it's on my mind, can't figure out this brain of mine
In this life we're only given a defined amount of time
I try to make it of good use, I try to climb and climb
The mountain's too tall, I was only made to fall 

It’s not the same when I’m all alone in my mind
My thoughts eat me alive
I need to take control of this beast eating away at my soul
Before it destroys everything in its path, with its never ending wrath

It's been two years since you’ve been gone
Feel like it’s been forever, it’s been way to long
I hope you found the Holy Ghost that lord knows I need the most
I hope you got what you’re looking for, but god knows I miss you more
yeah, I miss you more

I know it’s too late for you to come back home
and I don’t blame you knowing what I know
My hope and faith are lost in a mausoleum
Where they should have been before I let you steal ‘em
But in life, there’s one thing I know
It’s that we’ve all got room to grow

It’s not the same when I’m all alone in my mind
My thoughts eat me alive
I need to take control of this beast eating away at my soul
Before it destroys everything in its path, with its never ending wrath
Track Name: City Wall
The truth hurts a lot more
When it's not what you're looking for
This picture looks less lame
When it fits the frame
and with my heart you would gamble
The aftermath left me in shambles

Spark a hint of faith, light the flame
What are you trying to chase, if it’s not your name?
I’ve been here before, and I’ll be here once more
I can’t seem to find who I am inside

The speed you moved on is meteoric
This fight with myself is prehistoric
You've got me digging up bones in my own home
I'd like to say I'm just fine
I just wish I wasn't alone
Just wish I wasn't alone

You're gone again,
You're gone again
I'll be just fine
I'll be just fine
That's what I keep telling myself
That I'll keep telling myself

Spark a hint of faith, light the flame
What are you trying to chase, if it’s not your name?
I’ve been here before, and I’ll be here once more
I can’t seem to find who I am inside
Track Name: Soul (feat. Ryan Scott Graham)
I'm broken down again, beaten backwards and bruised
and you know it's not all because of you, this time
You wear me down, you wear me out 
But at least you're aware of that now

I'm just waiting for something to happen, but it never does 
I thought I had it all figured out but, I wish I knew what "it" was
For better or for worse, at least I've got my soul
and these words I've put together, they're all that make me whole

There's not much to do in this town,
So we waste time and just drive around
The winters are harsh, the summers will burn your skin
Friends will drift apart, where do I begin?
But it’s not long until things fall back into place again

I’m consciously unconscious with no sense of precaution
You say I’m a liar, but what does that make you?
I’d give up a year of my life for you to spend just one day in my shoes
So you’ll fade away, ridden of your sin, maybe just then you’ll feel alright in your own skin

I'm just waiting for something to happen, but it never does 
I thought I had it all figured out but, I wish I knew what "it" was
For better or for worse, at least I've got my soul
and these words I've put together, they're all that make me whole