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It's Only Permanent

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released November 1, 2019

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Track Name: Welcome To Paradise City
was I right to let myself sink so far down?
was I wrong for letting you drag me around?

What would I give for just one night to forget your name
so now what so now what so now what so now what?

save your breath I think I'll save mine too
can't connect frayed wires worn through

did I say the right thing or stumble over my words?
did I hear you right tangled on the phone chord?

don't you know I should have stayed back home in florida
with my sick friends on those polluted beaches
Track Name: Photographic Memory
uncertainty winding closed roads
gasoline soaking old photos
tree lines pass moments in a flash
my past is lost on the highway
hearts locked in a trunk in the driveway
still shot frames keep me sane

pumping brakes to catch a glimpse
speeding off another cliff
please make it quick
so I don't feel it

I drive away in hopes I feel okay
the wind sings husker du songs
to a memory that's almost gone

records spin 45s worn out
the radius remapping my route
fm waves in which I once bathed
disregarding all I have known
times a thief as it's closing life's windows
west winds blow back to Chicago
Track Name: Let It Go
we said goodbye with words that miss future plans that won't exist
now i'm on the long drive home
worried thoughts seep through my mind
pending answers I can't find
now I'm at a loss for words

I let you slip through my finger tips a grip to loose to constrict

let it go
so we said goodbye with words that missed
I let you slip
Track Name: Unimaginary Girlfriend
skin and bones scarred from the stones I threw in to the mirror
I couldnt see what I'd become
now I know aging alone is something that I fear
I'll fix this now while there's a chance

Then you showed up unexpectedly

you brought me back from a ledge that I had slipped off
you brought me hope in a time when I was still lost
so afraid damaged goods was label I bought
but you cleaned off the dirt until I reemerged

left alone watching the coast drift off in rear view mirrors
I could'nt see what was ahead
moving slow winter snow falls hard on shifting gears
ice piled up I stayed in bed

then you showed up unexpectedly
you're a straight flush
the heart on my sleeve

you brought me back from a ledge that I had slipped off
you brought me hope in a time when I was still lost
so afraid damaged good was label I bought
you shook your head laughed instead now I know what I got
but you cleaned off the dirt until I reemerged

save me from what I was
afraid of what I'd become

you brought me back you brought me hope
cleaned off the dirt you brought me home
Track Name: Stay Together For The Chicks
it seems that I'm falling and crashing
wish you were here to pick me back up
i know that your states away happy
I guess this time I'm shit out of luck
you finally found out where you belonged
ten years to late to realize I was wrong

flash back kids in Florida
feels like I don't know ya
too bad that's its all over
see you around someday

it seems that I'm drinking and thinking
a mere attempt trying to readjust
i know that you're in Philly not calling
I'm in the Midwest collecting dust

burning cliches hold my feet to fire
slipping through a fraying noose
i keep waiting with an anxious smile
enough of me how are you?
today I'm fine better off letting this die
today I'm fine so long let this die
Track Name: Geographic Dysphoria
where do we start? it's been a bad news year
won't fall apart, won't walk alone through here
still stepping on eggshells from past mistakes
cracking until they break
I came I crawled I conquered misery
keep up the pace keep playing make believe
we both relate but time has passed us by
cutting off all our ties

i was always searching for something else
it was in front of me i could'nt tell
now all the years that we spent
have gotten lost in transit
a lesson i wont forget

we both parted ways and moved north
chased new lives that could offer us more
now you're just a letter and a date
a reminder that time never waits

you chased i ran i couldn't pump the brakes
you turned a cheek a kiss 8 years too late
i spoke my peace your mind was set in stone
poisoning seeds I'd sown

wavering it's nothing new I do
I've been savoring forgotten scenes of you
exhausting themes I've already used
hoping they come back to life
Track Name: Alright Already
anxiously waiting pacing debating
don't know what I'm supposed to do
sick to my stomach and nothing can numb it
do I mean anything to you?

this time I swear it's not my fault
this time I swear it's all your fault

The decisions you made that pushed me away
Cant hide it you can't hide it
It's already too late there's no reason to stay
Can't fight I can't fight it

an empty postcard blank from the jump start
can't find the words to say
you're poking an prodding my heart is now rotting
until you finally get your way
Track Name: Godspeed You! Black Empanada
my fingers crossed and I hope that I don't fuck this up
winding through endless thoughts
comes back to you it's not enough
your voice is stuck lingering in the back
the corner of memories in retrograde
feelings I wish never fade

I tell myself to relax
gripping this old Kodak

come back I'll be right here
dead wrong still stuck on last year
too much time left too kill
will I ever be fulfilled?

my eyelids fold fade to black
to borrow time I sold
records spin a melody
the warmth and tone of honesty
your face is stuck lingering
in the back the corner of
memories in retrograde
feelings I wish never fade

colors are faded and worn
These corners are tattered and torn
And you're starting to fade

come back ill be right here
dead wrong still stuck on last year
will i ever be fulfilled?
Track Name: Dragger
signs are slowly showing bringing honesty in to light
I'm past the point of knowing how to happily live my life
I can't seem to let it go frustration fills my mind
I tried to bite the bullet just to see what it tastes like
there's not much I can do

You're dragging me down

time is moving slowly stealing everything that's in sight
the lights have all stop glowing dragging me into the night
I can't seem to let it go frustration fills my mind
I tried to bite the bullet to see what it tastes like

heels dug in to the dirt no rhyme no reason
call me dumb call me worse
I guess your dragging me down
Track Name: Better Get Better
lost in my mind and it's never getting better
cynical views and still feeling bitter

fighting in the world
but it's not punching you back
deafening sound as knuckles crack

this feeling won't last forever
at least that's what they tell me
reassurance and positive thinking
might be guideless and deceiving

lost in direction and I don't know where to start
standing at crossroads so where do I depart?
it'll get better better get better

Don't say it's forever this better get better
Track Name: Through Being Punk
5am in Italy I embrace the lack of heat
think of home back in my bed
sleep so long feel like I'm dead

though I kick rocks home
with shoes made of stone
still I try

no more cold floors no more locked doors
no more blankets made of wood boards
no more fever dreams no more legal speed
at the edge of disappearing
in a puff of smoke in a sinking boat
could you help please throw me a rope?
by the time I hit 30 this body might be broke
broke down

shooting pains and foreign roads
waking up in new times zone
where'd they go the family picket fences tire swings
the grass is always green

I want warmth I want health
quit killing time by killing myself
I want strength I want ease
a better reason for a better me

I might be broke down

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