The Waiting Room

by All Systems Go

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1.
I got a good mind for awful Choices but that's okay In over my head, and trying to make sense Of everything we do and say Open perspective and vision Defined the judgement call But I'd prefer the consequences Over nothing at all We're only ever learning to take it all in stride And even if we have it, it just takes some time to find And so the story goes, but why am I writing so slow? Try to understand, we're not impossible And she's beautiful, and if you saw her you'd know The only time I'm wasting is my own And your eyes can say all the things we Both know are left unsaid And this is the silence in the air That's worse alone inside my head Nothing to lose in the long run So check the open doors 'Cause what's behind could be the worst thing That I could have ignored We're only ever learning to take it all in stride But even if we have it, it just takes some time to find And so the story goes, but why am I writing so slow? Try to understand, we're not impossible And she's beautiful, and if you saw her you'd know The only time I'm wasting is my own
2.
I got a sense of clarity from the things that go unnoticed For the longest time these eyes were always out of focus And seeing who you really are, it put me at my lowest And ever since then all you do is show what I have missed Will I ever learn of what I already know? Looking down on things we never speak of Maybe someday soon I'll finally let this go For what it's worth I put some space between us I let myself get withered down, my head torn up in scratches Who would've thought that alcohol dries up and turns to ashes? And overall it's not that I want more from you in that sense But what it is that's killing me is how long we've been like this Will I ever learn of what I already know? Looking down on things we never speak of Maybe someday soon I'll finally let this go For what it's worth I put some space between us Driving home from this show, and I want you to know That I've had way too much to drink We really lit up the room, and still I stoop so low Right now it's too difficult to think Maybe I feel ashamed, but know that I'll be damned If you can make me stray away from who I am So I'll never let it happen again I'll never let it happen again I'll never let it happen again
3.
Real 04:33
I lay down, close my eyes and try to sleep I can't help thinking about where this path has taken me Each twist and turn has me thrown against the wall You're always there to remind me even when I fall That everything's not always what it seems That can make it harder to believe We can't always tell if something's real But I know still That with you, there's no question that it's true You make my spirit sing and I know In all you do it really shows You make me feel like so much more I get up, pace back and forth around my room I can't see how someone like me deserves someone like you But then you hold me so close and call me beautiful Who would guess these twist and turns leave my heart so full And I know it'll never be perfect We'll have fights and our worst sides will surface But through all of the pain and the hurting There's still no one I'd rather stand beside I'll be your rock and you'll be mine Everything's not always what it seems That can make it harder to believe We can't always tell when something's real But I know still That with you, there's no question that it's true You make my spirit sing and I know In all you do it really shows You make me feel like so much more That with you, there's no question that it's true You make my spirit sing and I know In all you do it really shows You make me feel like so much more So much more
4.
Rom Com 02:35
This anticipation puts these words right to the test And slowly breaks this distant pretense Compliments about your eyes are overused at best But yours can blur out everything else In the room, and in my mind as well So let's do anything that we want And everything that we could ask for I've had an open heart for us Let's make this something more 'Cause things are much different than before So let this conversation take us through these boring days And talk of all the things we dream of And I'll listen to every word you'll ever have to say There's nothing that can come between us Anymore, there never really was So let's do anything that we want And everything that we could ask for I've had an open heart for us Let's make this something more 'Cause things are much different than before So let's do anything that we want And everything
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I'm Trying 04:23
Fortunate for us, we're not out of luck We get to wake up again today But as I lay in bed, running through my head I can't help but ask myself what will go wrong today If I knew back then what I know now I'd like to think it'd change my life somehow But I'm still up to no good Not living life like I should As I try to break these habits But why is it so damn hard? I'm trying to forgive, and earn forgiveness too To shake off all the rust, emerge from this brand new It's such an uphill climb, to reach these peaks in time And to overcome this mountain, I've built in my own life I'm trying to hold on, I'm trying to let go The flames are not all gone, just aren't quite as strong But she deserves the best, so much better than the rest And that's who I want to be, guess we'll have to wait and see When life shoves me down to the ground If I get back up, or if I'm down and out If I knew back then what I know now I'd like to think it'd change my life somehow But I'm still up to no good Not living life like I should As I try to break these habits But why is it so damn hard? I am trying to forgive, I am trying to forget I am trying, I am trying And I look back on another day When life was simple and we'd be okay But that was all in the past These times just weren't meant to last So we look for something to numb the pain If I knew back then what I know now...

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released December 6, 2019

All music and lyrics written and performed by All Systems Go, except where noted.

Matt Pezza – Vocals/Guitar
Devin Kollmar – Vocals/Guitar
August Baptista – Bass
Joe Codispoti – Drums/Piano

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jaime GoWell at Blue Light Digital Sound, Mt. Holly NJ.

Guest vocals on “I’m Trying” written and performed by Dan Holden (@SweepEcho, @ShadowplayRock)

Cover Art by Keith Glidewell

Special thanks to Zack Treusch, Ryan Bleaken, the Union Firehouse, newlyweds Mary Beth and Alexa Williams, the promoters who helped book our 2019 winter and summer tours, Merchcore, anyone who bought our merch or CDs, pit directors who freelanced Matt and Joe during the off-season, and most importantly, all of our families, friends, and fans. Everyone listed above completely funded this record for us and helped to make it possible. Your support means the world to us and we love you all.

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All Systems Go Delran, New Jersey

Pop punk, the way you remember it.

Matt Pezza
Devin Kollmar
Dean Mason
Joe Codispoti

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