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1.
Running 'round in circles A timer in my hand hoping that someday I'll be fast enough This isn't a dilemma I'm just bored, unfulfilled and can't associate with anyone I'm drinking on a schedule To keep it in control so I don't ever have to quit outright I'm cutting out amphetamines and coffee after 4 So I can finally get to sleep at night If everything I want is in the future And everything I've earned is in the past Then all I have now is apologies But someday I will learn to please the once and future me
2.
Hit the lights and draw the blinds Another night we’ll spend inside I know there’s a world out there to explore Meanwhile I prefer to hide From all of the ones that just might see what it is we do secretly Hitting the bricks because you never signed up for this I wish I wasn’t the me that you got Damaged goods left out by the curb to rot The things you’re not saying all screaming the thought That this isn’t the me that you want A part of me wonders why A bigger part already knows You deserve the happiness you’re seeking And that means I just have to go No one to blame, this one’s on me I wish I wasn’t the me that you got Damaged goods left out by the curb to rot The things you’re not saying all screaming the thought That this isn’t the me, though I wish I could be I’m just not the me that you want
3.
Progress 02:15
There's a cloud of dust that's blocking out the sunlight That will soon enough be settled at our feet To trap us like quicksand and pull us until we're unable to breathe. What do we export the blame to When we're all a bearing witness to the crime? With cause of complacence and result of bedlam I wish we all could wake like none of this had happened Another chance to take control we gave away I'm trying to explain the purpose of your actions But they'll be getting no respect today You took our progress and tore it away I'll keep in mind that we exist in a bubble If you'll acknowledge you gave up listening to any logic long ago There's a wave that's coming up on the horizon That will soon enough be crashing at our shore To pull us all under a blanket of water
4.
Rain Check 00:53
Too busy for lunch, too busy for dinner Too busy all times in between Never too busy for anyone else Just always too busy for me I finally get you don’t want to be friends because every time I try To make plans to hang out with you I am met with The same simple reply “How ‘bout a rain check?” More like how ‘bout a “no” Or how ‘bout a “yours is the last face that I want to see Now fuck off and leave me alone” Don’t get me wrong I appreciate that you’re trying to be polite But you might as well say what we both god damn know You just want me out of your life
5.
We were seventeen So naive A ghost of who we'd someday be But headed to the point of no return Now it's been some years We're twenty two Barely scraping by but both accepting that you're settling for me And I'm settling for you Here we go I am dropping to one knee like we had planned And with this ring I'm giving up on every dream I've ever had We're both to blame but I know that we'd agree if we were honest That we are one united failure to keep from being both alone
6.
Don't Try 01:15
If it wasn’t fucking this, it’d be something fucking else Always some dumb shit fucking up my mental health I don’t know if this is the end or a cry for fucking help I just know if it wasn’t this, it’d be something fucking else Don’t try, do drugs Don’t work, it sucks Don’t bother going to school unless you plan on dropping out Say to hell with voting because your vote doesn’t really count It’s all a joke, it’s a lie You’ll stay broke, then you’ll die But it’s your life so you decide which road you think is best Save the world or burn it down I couldn’t care less
7.
Mayday 02:26
I don’t care if the sun don’t shine And it rains ‘til the end of time All it ever did was hurt my eyes And I don’t care if this house burns down I ain’t trying to get out I’ll be gone by the time that I’m found Oh I don’t want to be like this Mayday, is there a way out of here Should I just neglect reason and accept This was all a case of shitty luck Fighting makes much more sense But honestly I feel like giving up Oh I don’t want to be like this But I guess that’s just how it is
8.
Legacy 02:39
This is our night Let's grab our drinks and raise 'em up into the sky Let's put our arms around each other one more time We'll by the martyrs of a legacy run dry Let's make a memory that cures us all There are narratives at play Each less important than keeping a common resolve Not just anyone would stay Each year that passes includes one or more moving on We're firing with all cylinders aligned We're holding off our future like a dam holding onto a tide
9.
How the hell did I get here Just kept on ignoring everything for years Hoping it would go away Fingers that I pointed now all point this Way too tired of fighting myself Those these shoes hurt my feet Won’t take them off Still have so many miles to walk Before I’m through So many times you tried to help I told you “don’t worry, I’ll fix it myself” But I never fixed a thing An expert in denial and self-medicating All those times I should have faced it but I ran “Leave me alone” I said Now that’s just what I am Those these shoes hurt my feet Won’t take them off Still have so many miles to walk Before I say I’ve made it to the place I’ve had in mind Got to leave some bad habits behind Along the way
10.
I could hold on but I grip too tight I could see you but my eyes are too wide I am winding up to see how far I can throw it all away I can throw it all away I could speak now but I'd have to write I could hear you but the volume's to high I am winding up to see how far I can throw it all away I can throw it all away We can throw it all a...
11.
Like the doctor told you Twice a day you swallow it The pills don’t make you smile They just make you shit The voices that won’t let up with the awful things they say They’re lying and trying their damnedest to take you away I need you to please stay strong for me The thoughts in your head don’t mean that you’re weak You feel there’s no coming back but you’re not crazy, you’re just sad I need you to get up and out of bed And face this day and all the ones ahead Believe me when I tell you that you’re not crazy, you’re just sad
12.
Do you remember what I used to call prosperity? Can you remember what I used to do for fun? It's like a movie made for studio Over budget, undersold With no one understanding what it was But still I'm watching for a better sense of clarity And I'm still staring at the faces frozen in time It's like a hit parade of "could've been" So many better roles if I had stopped myself from fucking up the lines I've been a hypocrite for challenging convictions A bully to a freshman on the bus I've kicked some friends out of the band so I could write more songs I'm sorry that I did that to you There is a price you pay for acting out insatiably There is an emptiness to "take all you can get" Now looking back at life and what it was The things that I did just because I realize that I'm just a piece of shit
13.
The drink’s no longer helping now And I’m too old for drugs My ass is wearing out the couch My feet glued to the rug I swear that I have tried to move at least a million times But there’s nowhere to go Except further down into a head that I don’t want to be in no more It just shouts, “let’s be done with this” And it’s getting so hard to ignore Nobody is going to call Haven’t seen a soul for days Trying to will these walls to fall Or for the roof to cave I swear that I’ve thought about reaching out a million times But I don’t and so I go That much further down into a head that I don’t want to be in no more It just shouts, “let’s be done with this” And it’s getting so hard to ignore now The train tracks by my apartment are starting to look like an opportunity To rid myself of all that I’ve felt and finally be set free Free from everything There’s so much that I can’t ignore no more
14.
Splat 00:25
If I thought that every day was going to be like this Better believe that I would find and climb the highest bridge And fall right off that fucker ‘til my brains went splat But every day won’t be like this So there’s no sense in doing that
15.
Going Home 02:07
We have all been digging in our separate well And the sky is clearing far as I can tell The sun's getting brighter The days getting longer A ladder slowly rolling down to let us up and see what all has changed We're all different in ordinary ways With patience that's growing and burdens unfolding We're feeling more inspired now It's been a great visit The next one's unknown But I've overstayed my welcome and it's time I'm going home

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"If you like melodic punk in the likes of NOFX, MXPX, or No Use for A Name, and you've never heard Symphony of Distraction before, sit back and welcome to your new favorite band!" - Interpunk

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released April 4, 2018

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Symphony of Distraction Sacramento, California

4 guys from California who are unabashedly in love with melodic skate punk. This love is poured so aggressively into their music, that people who have heard it have been known to have portions of their face melt and have awesome-sauce ooze from their ear balls. Rock it at your own risk! ... more

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