Turnpike Gardens

by Turnpike Gardens

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Our self-titled debut LP, released January 2015.

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released January 10, 2015

Evan Mulgrave - Guitars, Lyrics
James Conley - Drums
Nicholas Funyak - Bass, Backing Guitar/Vocals
Heather Polvinale - Vocals, Lyrics

Produced, Mixed by Nicholas Funyak
Mastered by Treelady Studios
Cover Photo Danielle Mediate, MEDIAte Photography

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Turnpike Gardens Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Track Name: Nonstarter
Living on borrowed time
You live to borrow mine
Time's not money
So what are you saving it for

If not now, when?
No hope for a go again
If not now, when?
No hope for a go again

And I know it's getting towards the end
Still unbroken but starting to bend
And time won't wait for you to check the tide
No one out there's gonna hit rewind

Today is always taken
Tomorrow's always free
In between is nowhere
And that's where you'll be

Nonstarter, try harder
What's stopping you?
Nonstarter, try harder
What's your excuse?

And I know it's getting towards the end
Still unbroken but starting to bend
And time won't wait for you to check the tide
No one out there's gonna hit rewind

If not now, when?
No hope for a go again
If not now, when?
No hope for a go again
Nonstarter, try harder
What's stopping you?
Nonstarter, try harder
What's your excuse?
Track Name: Tiny Friends
Woke up in a story about someone else
I tried to remember just how it felt
In my little place with my tiny friends
Now I stare into the ink and it never ends
It never ends

I killed the world, I killed the man, all I did was raise my hand
I broke the book and all it took was just another look

I tried to remember what I forgot
To sell all the things that I never bought
But even if I could, don't know what the use is
Even if the punches stopped, I'd keep the bruises
It never ends

I killed the world, I killed the man, all I did was raise my hand
I broke the book and all it took was just another look
Track Name: Needle to the Groove
Good work if you can get it
But don't let it drive you crazy
With a fistful of knuckles and mouthful of maybes

It can't be won
So give them what they want
How can you say it's worthless?
If you want deep, check the pockets

The kids just wanna move, and they're looking to you
The only thing to do is put the needle to the groove

If they got new, they wouldn't know what to do
They want four on the floor and somewhere they've been before

And you act proud, cause you play it loud
Sure you got your feel, but that hook sounds so familiar

Just one more thing
Who they are playing
I hear them swinging
And a skip skip skipping

Just one more thing
Who they are playing
Yeah, one more thing
Just put the needle to the groove
Track Name: What Could Have Been
Hope I get it right
Hope I make the grade
So you can tell your folks
Show them the girl you made
Nothing a little love can't fix
Get us on the same page
Reading from your script
But I'm all over the stage

You say that I'm the one
But that I'm just not done
A work in progress
Your little project
I can't believe the things you said to me
Like that I'll love you, just the way you will be

Thinking of what could have been
It's a bullet grazing my chin

It's never 'how's your day?'
Only 'where have you been?'
Truth is never good enough
You've always got to amend
No matter what I say
You toss your accusation
Stuck in a fistfight
With your imagination

You say that I'm the one
But that I'm just not done
A work in progress
Your little project
I can't believe the things you said to me
Like that I'll love you, just the way you will be

Thinking of what could have been
It's a bullet grazing my chin

Ever since I broke it off
You say you feel so lost
You say you need us
I say get a compass

'Cause when you say you're hurting
That you're falling apart
Know that I love you
Just the way you are

Thinking of what could have been
It's a bullet grazing my chin
Track Name: Statues and Ants
Always moving, even when I'm stopped
Think I've got it now, but it's just waiting to pop
And when it does, I can never have it the way it was

I try to get along, but I can't
Cause we think like statues but move like ants

I just want something in my hand
Can't take it with me, but while I'm here
While I'm here, I just want something in my hand

Nothing's changed, from what I see
But if these walls could talk, they'd ask what happened to me
I would say, they don't take it all
Just a little each day

I want to get along, and I try
But with each hello is another goodbye

I just want something in my hand
Can't take it with me, but while I'm here
While I'm here, I just want something in my hand

If I made believe
If I thought it up
If I made it breathe
Would it be enough?
Where we're going
It should be said
Enjoy the view but mind the ledge

Is it what I want?
Is it what I need?
Statues and ants fall at the same speed
Sometimes forever is just another day
Can't keep everything
But this I won't give away

Something you can't take away

I just want something in my hand
Can't take it with me, but while I'm here
While I'm here, I just want something in my hand

I can never have it the way it was
Track Name: Drawing Circles
To make it all it ever could be
To spin black and white into eternity
It takes an island, keep the fires fed
It gets you freedom and an empty bed

Is what I don't know
Worse than being alone

What I got just isn't enough
Do I bully my way or do I button my cuffs
Neither's wrong and there is no right
Put your dreams to bed so you can sleep at night

Is what I don't know
Worse than being alone
Drawing circles with my mind
One step forward, two behind

And I know just what I'll get
A finish line painted with my regret

Oh no, they're gaining ground
Two and a half headaches and a dog from the pound
So proud to show the hand they dealt
While hoping and wishing for something else

One step forward, none behind
No idea what I may find
But this is what I know
There are worse things than being alone
Track Name: Perfect Blue
I gaze outside at empty skies
Because today the sun decides to hide

Are you getting enough?
Am I asking too much?

Slowly now, it disappears
Bit by bit then all at once
Like a dream, or memories
They're forgotten just the same

Are you getting enough?
Am I asking too much?
Track Name: Figure It Out for Yourself
You want to be first, but be shown the way
Want to know what it gets, but not how it's made
Not how it's made

You say you want to learn, but you just want to know
You want to be told, ain't got time to grow
Ain't got time to grow

And why don't you figure it, figure it out for yourself
No more questions, pick a direction and figure it out

Handing out words like they were yours to give
Maybe what you heard but not what you did
Not what you did

Always in a hurry, got to be there today
All the time in the world and you piss it away
Yeah you piss it away

And why don't you figure it, figure it out for yourself
No more questions, pick a direction and figure it out for yourself

At the mountain, didn't see the top
Took a picture standing in the gift shop

And why don't you figure it, figure it out for yourself
No more questions, pick a direction and figure it out for yourself
Track Name: Stand Back
We made something out of nothing
Then we made it nothing again
Didn't like the price, so we took it
No supply, all demand

If we wanted to bring it back
You'd just be in the way, in the way
Stand back

Got one thing on my mind
Who we gonna stone today?
But you better throw it fast
Tomorrow's gonna wash it away

Strong words which you retract
You're never first but you always react
Stand back

You heard the words but you didn't know what they meant
So you're feeling apathy but thinking it's enlightenment
Track Name: Just Say When
Don't worry I know
I know just how you feel
A full tank of gas and no one's behind the wheel
And you keep on searching
Search for what it's worth
We dug and dug and all we got was dirt

You better listen when I say
You may not think it now
But give it a little time
Cause that's all you got anyway
And it ain't worth a dime

Turn you over to the other side
No excuses, no reason to hide
It happens again and again
You're ready to go, just say when

We used to scream at the top of our lungs
Light it up and bang the drums
And we thought we could keep up with all of that carrying on
Now we just mouth the words to all our favorite songs

You better listen when I say
All good things, have to end
What better time than now
If you want something to show for yourself
Let me tell you how

Turn you over to the other side
No excuses, no reason to hide
It happens again and again
You're ready to go, just say when