Never Again

by Steph Barrak

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released February 3, 2017

For A.

Music and lyrics by Steph Barrak
Produced by Mike Davidson

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Mike Davidson at Plaid Dog Recording in Boston, MA

Steph Barrak - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, synth, glockenspiel
Steve Scully - drums
Annie Hoffman - bass
Lance Riley - additional electric guitar on So Familiar, Bad Habits, and Like You Predicted

Album artwork by Joseph Irizarry

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Indie folk/pop from Boston, MA.

All proceeds go to Girls Rock Campaign Boston.

Photo Credit: M. Davidson-Schapiro

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Track Name: So Familiar
I know you know what I am thinking
There is no point for me to try and
Convince you

All these floors are facing ceilings
A place to breathe, a place to sleep in

This feels so familiar
It can't go unnoticed
Don't you feel it too
This feels so familiar

I'll find ways to make this better
And make those ways become whatever
Comes easy

Counting cracks along the pavement
But I walk fast so I don't feel them

This feels so familiar
It can't go unnoticed
Don't you feel it too
This feels so familiar

I'm too far gone to call you home
I'm too far gone to call you home but

This feels so familiar
It can't go unnoticed
Don't you feel it too
Track Name: Never Again
Can't you see
I'm not trying to be you
I'll find something more
interesting to do

Don't you see
I'm just keeping it real
Chasing something that
I can feel

"Never again," you said
"Never again," I know
Did you forget that I
I don't believe you though

Can't you see
I don't want what they want
I can find my own
Costume to put on
Track Name: Bad Habits
I don't believe you, nor do I want to
The words that you say are dirt
If things don't add up you know that I'll make them
I'll fake all these numbers and words

I'm just a sad excuse for a sad excuse
And there's nothing here keeping me true
If it's not you

Can't find a reason to push you away
So I'll pull you in closer, pretend that I'll stay
And it's such a bad habit, I'm trying to quit
But they don't make a patch or a pamphlet for this

I'm just a sad excuse for a sad excuse
And there's nothing here keeping me true

As for now, I'm feeling destructive
I don't do well with your second chances
But oh, I know that I will get through this
I'm blowing bubbles up to the surface

Try as I might my heart just will not listen
To my brain when it says to quit all this feeling
Did I lose control, drive this straight off the freeway
Or do we subconsciously mean to destroy things

A sad excuse for a sad excuse
And there's nothing here keeping me true
If it's not you

As for now, I'm feeling destructive
I don't do well with your second chances
But oh, I know that I will get through this
I'm blowing bubbles up to the surface

Soon they will break it
Soon they will break it
Soon they will break it
Like I broke us
Track Name: Like You Predicted
I could've sworn it
I could've sworn I saw your face
So I turned around and
Tried to recall what I should say

Just like I practiced it
Alone in my room
All of the sentences
Pauses and vocal cues

But it wasn't you
It wasn't you

I could've sworn it
I could've sworn you left this town
I can't make sense of it
Why I keep seeing you around

Maybe I'm losing it
Maybe I'm lost
But it's not rocket science
it's not that hard

And if you hear this
I hope you know
You know that I'm trying
It's just how I cope
It's just how I deal with it
It's how I wake up
No, I'm not over it
I can't make it stop
But I've learned to live with it (just like you predicted)
And I'm doing fine (just like you predicted)
I've learned to live with it (just like you predicted)
And I'm doing fine

Just like you predicted
Like you predicted
Like you predicted
Just like you predicted

Most days are good days
But somehow I miss you more and more