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by For What It's Worth

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released July 15, 2017

Chris Beyer: Vox/Guitar
Mike Beyer: Guitar
Cody Hermann: Bass
Mike DiLello: Drums

Engineered,mixed and mastered by: Tom Happel [Vudu Studios]
All music Written by: For What It's Worth
Produced by: For What It's Worth and Tom Happel

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For What It's Worth West Islip, New York

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Track Name: Eighty-five
Those glory days, they came and fade.
Blink of an eye, they're over.
Now I don't know, where the time goes.
And I can't stop this now..

It seems like yesterday, we were all so young.
A strong sense of carelessness and always on the run.
It was such a breeze being to naive and dumb.
There was nowhere to be, the perfect type of free,
But the hour glass is running dry so quickly.

Those glory days, they came and fade.
Blink of an eye, they're over.
Now I don't know, where the time goes,
And I can't stop this..

I can't believe that seventeen was all a dream,
As I drive down this one way street.
Stuck on the rearview and there's no looking back.
I gotta keep my eyes straight or eventually I'm bound to crash.

Those glory days, they came and fade.
Blink of an eye, they're over.
Now I don't know, where the time goes,
And I can't stop this..

I won't forget the memories, engraved inside of me.
Stands with me till the day I'm no longer alive,
And as I start to age, I must embrace this change.
These ups and downs I must suffice.

Those glory days, they came and fade.
Blink of an eye, they're over.
Now I don't know, where the time goes,
And now I feel much colder.
Wish It could last, It's in the past.
That part of life blew over.
That chapters closed, man it was gold,
And I can't stop this now..
Track Name: Westbound
There’s one thing I don’t condone
Its this endless ache that’s inside my bones
No matter how hard i try
My heart won’t comply

It’s all so clear, it’s in the air
Im choking on the atmosphere
But do I do dare go grab my keys
And up and leave

Should I just drive
And leave this mess behind
Cause I’m so sick of this old place
With every passing streetlight
Ill breathe in new life

There’s no way that i will last
This path that I walk on has got broken glass
With every step that I take
The sharper the pain

And will I find serenity
While feeling the pacific breeze
I'll start from scratch
My slate, wiped clean
And finally breathe

Should I just drive
And leave this mess behind
Cause I'm so sick of this old place
With every passing streetlight
Ill breathe in new life

With every mile
The weight will subside
And then this shadow
will die

It seems so wrong
But I'm so lost

It seems so wrong
But I'm so lost

Should I just drive
And leave this mess behind
Cause I'm so sick of this old place
With every passing streetlight
Ill breathe in new life
Track Name: The Now
Take me on the night out of my life,
Yeah they swore
Oh yes they swore
Im eight shots in
And god knows what lies in store
I want some more

I won’t remember a single word i said
They all left my head

The room is spinning
I've lost control
And i don’t know what is going on
And by the morning
The bliss will fade out
But until then, let's live in the now

Over confident and totally gone, headstrong
I'm too far gone
I scream my lungs to my favorite 90’s songs
My favorite songs

The smell of the liquor is present in my breath
And so is regret

The room is spinning
I've lost control
And i don’t know what is going on
And by the morning
The bliss will fade out
But until then, let's live in the now

Seeing double, delirious
Wish me luck
Man im in trouble
I’ve had too much
And it is such a rush

The room is spinning
I've lost control
And i don’t know what is going on
And by the morning
The bliss will fade out
But until then, let's live in the now
Track Name: Search
Search
It took me way too much time to realize,
The words that left your mouth they were all lies,
The way I made you feel on that friday night,
I thought we had a little something here,

I thought you said I was different?
You lied.

If love only ends in heartbreak,
then why do we even try?
If love only ends in heartbreak,
Why should I even waste my time?

As my feelings grew strong and you opened my eyes,
I thought I might not be alone until the day that I die,
I wish I knew what made you suddenly change your mind,
Because you left me here alone now I'm losing mine

I thought you said I was different?
You lied.

If love only ends in heartbreak,
then why do we even try?
If love only ends in heartbreak,
Why should I even waste my time?

I've been trying to find the truth here for so long,
Don’t think that I'll ever find it,

If love only ends in heartbreak,
then why do we even try?
If love only ends in heartbreak,
Why should I even waste my time?
Track Name: Perspective
Headaches, a racing pulse
My common sense gone void and null
A panic hard to reverse
Reluctance plays a baneful curse
Too cautious to carry out
Im crippled by the endless doubt
It’s crucial to task the risk
This resistance will ruin it

I got one life
I can't waste it
I'm not twenty forever
I gotta cancel my fears out

I see as the end draws near
I know that this comfort is useless
I need to get a grip
Cause time’s bound to change
And I’m afraid

Each morning I can’t stand
The laughter from the minute hand
It’s hard to make up my mind
While being taunted by the time
The future it strangles me
My peers chasing down the green
Their harnessed financially
But did they really live their dreams

I got one life
I can't waste it
I'm not twenty forever
I gotta cancel my fears out

I see as the end draws near
I know that this comfort is useless
I need to get a grip
Cause time’s bound to change
And I’m afraid

And i Got my head and my heart at war
Over if i'll go through the right door
And I won't succumb
To conformity
Stride through the worst uncertainties

And i Got my head and my heart at war
Over if i'll go through the right door
And I won't succumb
To conformity
Stride through the worst uncertainties

And i Got my head and my heart at war
Over if i'll go through the right door
And I won't succumb
To conformity
Stride through the worst uncertainties
Track Name: Peace of Mind
And what comes in comes right out the other side
So irrelevant to my life
I caught myself following blind
This wasted time

No attention span for this back up plan

I got the weight of the world On my shoulders
And these six strings are all i have
I spent four years for nothing
When writing songs is all i know
My peace of mind, they ensure my peace of mind
They are my peace of mind

Get a degree to meet with the status quo
Deciding on comfort and growth
But i'm not wired that way
And that’s okay

No attention span for this back up plan

I got the weight of the world On my shoulders
And these six strings are all i have
I spent four years for nothing
When writing songs is all i know
My peace of mind, they ensure my peace of mind
They are my peace of mind

Peace of mind
Yeah!

No attention span for this back up plan

I got the weight of the world On my shoulders
And these six strings are all i have
I spent four years for nothing
When writing songs is all i know
My peace of mind, they ensure my peace of mind
They are my peace of mind
Track Name: Unsound
The sound of your voice it rings my head
Lost in self control I’m seeing red

And i don’t understand your brain
There is no direction

Safe to say it’s time to break away

And i’m sorry that this is how you live your life
You’re a poison, it’s time to make the sacrifice
And i don’t need your delusions anymore
Cause they left me broken
And i don’t need your confusion anymore
Cause it left me so unsound

The circle of lies that you say
And everything you touch just turns to gray
You’re force fed all your misery my only solitude was sleep
My lack of empathy stays chained to me

And i’m sorry that this is how you live your life
You’re a poison, it’s time to make the sacrifice
And i don’t need your delusions anymore
Cause they left me broken
And i don’t need your confusion anymore
Cause it left me so unsound

I feel so small nothing at all
I feel so small

And i’m sorry that this is how you live your life
And i’m sorry that this is how you live

And i don’t need your delusions anymore
Cause they left me broken
And i don’t need your confusion anymore
Cause it left me so

And i’m sorry
And i’m sorry
Track Name: Contention
Discovered half my hell I fabricate myself
Responsible for baggage i carry
Ironic to be tied constantly paralyzed
From all these endless options which vary

This nightmare needs to end for goodness sake
Cause every day just seems like such a waste
It’s time to spark a match on my cold feet
Cause the devil’s in the mirror and he’s me

Mercy mercy me I’m losing too much sleep
This firm anxiety it takes its toll
My biggest enemy’s myself not you or no one else
It’s up to me to break my shell not you or them

The days of being young infatuating; what’s to come
Resulted in a slap right to the face
A dagger to my eye an unpleasant surprise
To soak in the reality of ever changing pace

Mercy mercy me I’m losing too much sleep
This firm anxiety it takes its toll
My biggest enemy’s myself not you or no one else
It’s up to me to break my shell not you or them

Take a breath and breathe my reflection lies in my hands
It’s proven to be fact that faith inside is something I lack
Track Name: Silver Lining
I watch my colors fade
A darker shade with each day
A pessimist inside my body
I can’t believe what’s become

From now on I’ll do this all on my own
Make amends, possess my own key
Self abuse decolorizes my sight
So try

I know my will was impaired
But I’m beginning repair
Cutting out any sense of hopelessness
And aggravation

From now on I’ll do this all on my own
Make amends, possess my own key
Self abuse decolorizes my sight
So try

Oh there’s no time to be so afraid and alone
Before you know it there’s nothing left but stone
I can’t just lay and die it’s time to sever the ties
I’m gonna find my way

Oh there’s no time to be so afraid and alone
Before you know it there’s nothing left but stone
I can’t just lay and die it’s time to sever the ties
I’m gonna find my way

Or else I won’t survive