Don't Look Back

by Chris Swartz

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released October 23, 2015

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mike Bridgett at the Monster House
Recorded September 3-4, 2015

Artwork by Heather Amendola

This EP never would have happened if it wasn't for a lot of influential people in my life. I am so grateful to my parents and brothers for always being supportive of anything I've done, the Baltimore music scene which showed me the most welcoming community and pushed me to write music, my friends for always giving me advice on my demos (thanks Timmy), Face Value, Carry the Banner, Chasing Morgan, Kristina, and Rusty. Finally, I'd like to thank Something More for being my big brothers and role models. I love you all, thank you for any support you've given me.

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Track Name: Mirrors
For far too many days I've been cleaning this mirror
But I still can't see myself any clearer
Scrubbing off the marks, wiping off the tears
Cause I don't know if a man they'll love is someone who has fears

I don't know who you want me to be
I don't know

They don't even know
How could I expect them
Everyone's too focused on getting into heaven
All I want is to be a fucking man
Can someone help me stop being a two-faced sham

Am I part of this master plan?
Can somebody help me be just a man?
I wanna know where I belong
I wanna know if not knowing is wrong

I don't know who you want me to be
I don't know
Track Name: In Front of Me
It's been years in the making
But still my hands are shaking
At the sound of your name
I know exactly what's gotten into me
A sense of greater destiny
Won't you take my hand?
Cause I'm finally seeing what's in front of me
And this time I believe
And I'm taking the chance
I hope I don't compromise
What we already have
But I have to see

Cause I don't wanna be a fool
I just wanna do what's right, for tonight
We'll figure it out in the morning

I kept myself from you for far too long
Now I know that I was wrong
These feelings for you are oh so strong
I'll show you where you belong

Cause I don't wanna be a fool
I just wanna do what's right, for tonight
We'll figure it out in the morning
Track Name: Seasons
I wish you could see me without having to look
I wish you could speak to me without using a book
Cause you were all appearances, you never gave a fuck
About anything internal, I guess you never looked

I roll with the tide, with the changing of the seasons
If you're scared of the light, pack up your bags cause the clouds are leaving

I am firm and grounded
Yet fluid like the air
I take in everything around me
I don't care

I roll with the tide, with the changing of the seasons
If you're scared of the light, pack up your bags cause the clouds are leaving
Track Name: Matter
It's only a matter of opinion
But you don't matter at all
But it's a matter of fact
That our history makes me appalled
It was a matter of listening
Or pretending to care
It was a matter of acting like your love for me was actually there

Don't act like you knew this wouldn't push me up against the wall
Don't act like for you I wouldn't fall way far down
Into the depths of the darkest kind
Down into the depths of my terrifying mind

You knew this
You could tell
You knew this
But you couldn't tell me

Don't act like you knew this wouldn't push me up against the wall
Don't act like for you I wouldn't fall way far down
Into the depths of the darkest kind
Down into the depths of my terrifying mind

But you couldn't tell me