RvB: B Sides, Rarities & Rejects

by Boy On A String

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about

A collection of songs that didn't make it onto RvB: Resung due to time restraints, sucking, or being written AFTER the album was released.
In retrospect, some of these songs are actually BETTER than some of the \m/ metal \m/ songs that made it onto the release.
Enjoy.

credits

released July 22, 2016

All tracks written, performed and produced by Brendan Horn at various times from 2012 - 2014

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Track Name: Mayday
CHORUS:
Mayday, mayday
Anybody out there
Mayday, mayday
Anybody (anybody)

VERSE 1:
We're stuck in this new box canyon
Nobody even cares but me
I wouldn't call these guys companions
Wouldn't even call them close to me
There's something sneaking in the background
Something I can't put my finger on
I get the feeling that we're not on our own
I get the feeling that it's just begun

VERSE 2:
Trying to keep everybody focused
Trying being the operative word
The discipline of this group of "soldiers"
The sloth, the crazy and the pseudo nerd
We're trapped in this new box canyon
There's something fishy going on I know
Crash landings rarely ever happen
And rescue usually isn't this slow
Track Name: Recovery One
VERSE 1:
Give them in an inch, and they'll take a mile
Give them a chance, and change your life
I'm done pretending
This didn't change a thing
I remember Carolina,
York and both the twins

VERSE 2:
I can't distinguish
Between his thoughts and mine
I have trouble sleeping
Don't know what I might find

CHORUS:
Recovery, recover me
I have heard the news
The evidence I really need
Is with the Reds & Blues
Recovery, recover me!
Recovery, recover me from this mess we made

BRIDGE:
Ever since you put him in my head
I knew what you did
And how it all came about
From one single mind

(Memory is the key)
Track Name: Swimming Upstream (It Must Be Hard) [Part 1]
VERSE 1:
It must be hard if your mum dies young
And your dad becomes a monster
Just trying to hold on
It must be hard trying to be strong
When the odds will over take you
And you're too scared to go on

PRE CHORUS 1:
So if you want to kill the man who made you are
Just got ahead and be my guest

CHORUS:
So will you swim upstream?
Can you swim against the river?
Is your conscience getting thin?
Do these things still make you shudder?
So will you swim upstream?
Can you swim against the river?
Your resolution's wearing thin
Or can you stand up for each other?

POST CHORUS:
You cannot retrace these steps
And not see the people and places you left
You never realised that you were
Brainwashed, lied to and part of her

VERSE 2:
It must be hard
Turning weakness into strength
Trading broken in for battle
Turning shortness into length
It must be hard thinking that you're all alone
When the distance becomes a comfort
when the fight becomes your home

PRE CHORUS 2:
so don't forget if you let go too much it won't come back
Just don't lose sight of all these facts

BRIDGE:
So did you look into those eyes
And see a part of yourself die?
Did you realise?
She was a part of you
She was part of your life
So did you look into those eyes
And see a part of yourself die?
Did you realise?
She was a part of you
She was all the time

OUTRO:
You never swam upstream
You never made a stand for anything
You just fell in line
And followed orders
All the time
And now you're out of time
You never saw the light
You even didn't see it coming
You just fell in line
And followed orders
All the time
And now you're out of time
So now you're looking back
And now you realise what you're looking at
The devastation left
In time you'll see what you have lost
And what it cost
The price you paid
And the things you lost
Track Name: Swimming Upstream (It Must Be Hard) [Part 2]
VERSE 1:
It must be hard if your mum dies young
And your dad becomes a monster
Just trying to hold on
It must be hard trying to be strong
When the odds will over take you
And you're too scared to go on

PRE CHORUS 1:
So if you want to kill the man who made you are
Just got ahead and be my guest

CHORUS:
So will you swim upstream?
Can you swim against the river?
Is your conscience getting thin?
Do these things still make you shudder?
So will you swim upstream?
Can you swim against the river?
Your resolution's wearing thin
Or can you stand up for each other?

VERSE 2:
It must be hard
Turning weakness into strength
Trading broken in for battle
Turning shortness into length
It must be hard thinking that you're all alone
When the distance becomes a comfort
when the fight becomes your home

PRE CHORUS 2:
so don't forget if you let go too much it won't come back
Just don't lose sight of all these facts

BRIDGE 1:
You cannot retrace these steps
And not see the people and places you left
You never realised that you were
Brainwashed, lied to and part of her

BRIDGE 2:
So did you look into those eyes
And see a part of yourself die?
Did you realise?
She was a part of you
She was part of your life
So did you look into those eyes
And see a part of yourself die?
Did you realise?
She was a part of you
She was all the time

OUTRO:
You never swam upstream
You never made a stand for anything
You just fell in line
And followed orders
All the time
And now you're out of time
You never saw the light
You even didn't see it coming
You just fell in line
And followed orders
All the time
And now you're out of time
So now you're looking back
And now you realise what you're looking at
The devastation left
In time you'll see what you have lost
And what it cost
The price you paid
And the things you lost
Track Name: Turn Your Back
VERSE 1:
You turned your back on your friends
You thought you knew how it ends
You said some things
That you might want to rescind

VERSE 2:
You turned your back on your friends
And what you said quite offends them
They stuck with you
And you turned on them again

CHORUS:
Cause you never really talked about it
No you never really got it off your chest
Cause you always kinda joked about it
But you never really set the record straight
Cause you probably should've talked about it first

VERSE 3:
You turned your back on your friends
I guess that really depends
On where you stand
In this topical debate

BRIDGE:
Sometimes
You forget who friends are
Sometimes
You forget what they're been through with you
Sometimes
Choosing sides, changing minds
Sometimes
You can burn all your bridges at once
Track Name: This Year (At RTX)
VERSE 1:
We touched down in Austin
And almost got lost in
A feeling, excitement
We're close, oh so close
There were zombies and Spartans
And Gavin's retarded
I might get a photo
With Cardboard Caboose

PRE CHORUS 1:
You're not here for the first time
Hope it's better than last time
I heard laughter from Geoff
Could cure all my disease
If you're here for the first time
It's much better than PAX Prime
Only joking it's equal
They're west, we're southwest

CHORUS:
We would walk a thousand miles
Or pass out on the bathroom tiles
We're playing games and being lame
It's what we'll do at RTX this year

VERSE 2:
Will we see Jack and Geoff?
Is there anyone left
Who can vouch for the stories
That Joel Heyman tells?
We hope we might impress them
With songs that we sent them
About their event
RTX is now here!

PRE CHORUS 2:
Sure I'm stuck in Australia
If I could I would sail there
I just want to hang out with the cast, staff and crew
If you couldn't quite make it,
And you think you can't take it
Calm your farm, just chill out, it'll be here next year

RTX is here!
RTX is here!

BRIDGE:
Burnie Burns boss and he's writtin the cheques
You know drill, Michael's gonna RAGE Quit
Miles and Brandon, really gotta hand it them
Nathan's just chillin', Barbara's killing Chris
You know Griffon makes art just like a pro
Seb and Monty makin' RvB go
Matt's the Sarge(nt), Gus is "creative"
Marshall's just normal, nobody rates him

CHORUS 2:
We could make some new best friends
And hope this weekend never ends
All day we play and party hard
And give the bar our credit card
Track Name: This Year (At RTX) [Alternative]
VERSE 1:
We touched down in Austin
And almost got lost in
A feeling, excitement
We're close, oh so close
There were zombies and Spartans
And Gavin's retarded
I might get a photo
With Cardboard Caboose

PRE CHORUS 1:
You're not here for the first time
Hope it's better than last time
I heard laughter from Geoff
Could cure all my disease
If you're here for the first time
It's much better than PAX Prime
Only joking it's equal
They're west, we're southwest

CHORUS:
We would walk a thousand miles
Or pass out on the bathroom tiles
We're playing games and being lame
It's what we'll do at RTX this year

VERSE 2:
Will we see Jack and Geoff?
Is there anyone left
Who can vouch for the stories
That Joel Heyman tells?
We hope we might impress them
With songs that we sent them
About their event
RTX is now here!

PRE CHORUS 2:
Sure I'm stuck in Australia
If I could I would sail there
I just want to hang out with the cast, staff and crew
If you couldn't quite make it,
And you think you can't take it
Calm your farm, just chill out, it'll be here next year

RTX is here!
RTX is here!

BRIDGE:
Burnie Burns boss and he's writtin the cheques
You know drill, Michael's gonna RAGE Quit
Miles and Brandon, really gotta hand it them
Nathan's just chillin', Barbara's killing Chris
You know Griffon makes art just like a pro
Seb and Monty makin' RvB go
Matt's the Sarge(nt), Gus is "creative"
Marshall's just normal, nobody rates him

CHORUS 2:
We could make some new best friends
And hope this weekend never ends
All day we play and party hard
And give the bar our credit card
Track Name: Advantage, Texas [Acoustic/No Screaming]
Texas wants and Texas gets
No 2nd chances, and no regrets
She'll beat your ass all black and blue
And she'll never stop til she's through with you
Thinking quick. Fighting hard
Whether on the floor or in the yard
She's just a shade of what she was
Don't mention it, or else because

Pain, will come down like a rain on you.
If you think you hold your own
Think twice, she's got her sights on you
So run! Run until you can't run anymore
Then beg
Hope she sees your point of view before she kicks your ass

Advantage. Texas
3 on 1 but you're still alive
Advantage. Texas
Tell me about it, what does it feel like
Track Name: Carolina [Acoustic/Rough Vox]
VERSE1:
What's worse? Losing first or losing hope?
I'm not sure, anymore, about what we're fighting for

CHORUS:
Carolina, you get finer, but there's a choice to make
Carolina, you can't define her, it's yours to give and take away
Never mind her, Carolina, what is the price you'll pay?
Carolina, oh Carolina, don't let them pave the way...to hell

VERSE2:
What's worse? Getting out or getting in
This lack of space, losing first place, the games begin

BRIDGE & TAG
Don't let them lead you to the grave
Don't let their numbers be what you crave
Don't think they've given you a chance
Don't be a puppet on a string
They're like a wasp and they can sting
Destroy your life and everything (you built for them)
Track Name: Crunchbite (Joke Song)
Crunchbite is the saviour of the universe
Crunchbite got to first base with Tucker
Crunchbite the Alien who only loves