View From The Shelf

by North Runner

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released February 17, 2015

North Runner would like to thank:
Roy Thompson, Mike Kaladjian, Mike Lombardi, Jack Goodman, Finn Lovell, Tyler Povanda, Sam Traub, Brian Milligram, Coraline Drivick, Christian Cea, George Coombs, Elizabeth Lazo, Cross Check, Meridian, The Foxfires, Save Face, Have a Good Season, A Will Away, Cross Town Train, On Your Marks, Head North, daisychain., The Mayflower Collective, and anyone who has helped us book shows, let us play at their house, listened to our music, or cared about this band in any way.



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North Runner Suffern, New York

North Runner is

Collin Adams
Eli Ritter
Nick Magliano

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Track Name: Swimming
Hey, no I can't take it
Every flaw you passed on
Will find their ways in to the dawn
When I told you I didn't care
I guess I lied
Get your head out of the water
Find another stone to set aside

You were always so keen
On falling in between
Find yourself at the bottle's bottom again
I'll sit back and watch you bleed
Right out of me
Tie up all my veins
Losing everything is a god damn shame

The wolves that keep you sound asleep
Have had no affect on me
You Never seem to leave
Stuck in my head just like a nail
Bound me to the tracks
But this train's bound to derail
Track Name: View From The Shelf
Nothing ever puts me to sleep
I'm just glued down to my seat
I can't hurt what I can't see
I hate what I've done to me
A foot-dragging pessimist
The salt in the air has made it hard to exist

It's gotten bad
And it's getting worse
My heart beats through this clastic curse
It's gotten bad and it's getting worse
And I've never felt so shelved

And it's brought everything I know to shame
Another form or a different name
Couldn't give a shit anymore
Everything's the same

There's irony in seeing sheep
I was never one to dwell on dreams
Track Name: Time & Frames (feat. Tyler Povanda)
There's a fire that burns inside my mind
From an ember to a blaze
Done my best to live outside the haze
The organs in side don't fill you up
Committed is everything you couldn't be
Outer appearance is never enough
Brittle shell of what you used to be

Human nature fades
Living life through time & frames
All dictated lives
False identity is a fucking crime

You're trying to climb
But you're too scared of falling back down
It's comforting knowing
That you can't fall off the ground

The skies are still grey
And the frail trees feign death
Won't live another day catching the sight of our own breath

This dark and dreary year
Has become my greatest fear
And I'm not sure I can stick it out this time

I want to be like the waves
To wash away when feelings change
This place
It pulls me away
Track Name: Moss
God damn
Did I fuck up again
Did I forget to mention how my
Time here has been
I looked at myself a little more often
Found the faults while we weren't talking
I was always too late

The summer lit you up inside
I couldn't find a reason why
I could never be what you wanted
I could never be what your needed
Still sitting in the same position

I never begged you to stay
Caught in your sway
Tell me to stay
I didn't want you or this
To go away

While my feet barely hit the floor
I was tangled up in hell
Lost somewhere along the shore

I could tell you what it's like to be
The sand beneath your feet
Or I could go forget about the whole damn thing
I could tell you what it's like to be a book you never read
or a joke you couldn't put to bed

I'm sitting and waiting
My interest is fading
I'm searching and I'm sinking
I could never be what you needed
Track Name: Cold Front
Hell is in your eyes
God knows I've been there a few times
Might sleep through another night
Can't remember the last time these eyes were white

My chest is bound to burst eventually
I can't remember anything
Bound to burst eventually

Dried out like leaves that fall outside your window
My eyes glued to your face every night
The flowers that smother you
Never meant as much to me

Driving home alone once again
Worried mind
My old friend

What if I never made it home
Because in my mind sometimes I don't