Ruin A Good Thing

by Topbunk

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04:25
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04:55
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03:30
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02:18
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04:03
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03:46
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03:41

credits

released 11 November 2014

Topbunk is Gregg McCurry (Drums/Vocals) & Joseph McMichen (Guitar/Vocals)

All songs written by Topbunk

Recorded, Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Derek Perry at the Rambler Ranch from December 2013 to April 2014

Additional Tracking by Chris Farren

Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering


Bass Guitar, Synth & Tambourine on all applicable tracks by Derek Perry

Additional Vocals on "Get Better" & "Wasted Kids" by Tanner Jones (Courtesy of Topshelf Records) & Derek Perry

Trumpet & Trombone on "Nature Walk" & "New Jacket" by Matt Agrella

Guitar solo on "Right There" by Alex Rosamilla (Courtesy of Mercury Records)



Photography by Katrina Cervoni

Text Design by Wyatt Kollar

Art direction by Gregg McCurry

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Track Name: You'll See
Tell me why
Your bed sheets
Don't smell quite the same
After I come and then I leave

I'll pretend
This is all my fault
And all the doubt I feel
Is I'm not trying hard enough

We'll pretend
This is all our fault
Can't look each other in the eyes
Without asking why
We ever loved each other at the start

Your knees are bruised
From all the pews
But who is really there
The ones who you can't
Seem to find

Oh no you're wrong about me you'll see you'll see

You'll pretend
This all your fault
How many metaphors did you here
Before your mom and I stopped
Returning all your calls

Your knees are bruised
From all the pews
But who is really there
The ones who you can't
Seem to find

Oh no you're wrong about me you'll see you'll see

I'll pretend
We'll pretend
You'll pretend
We'll all pretend

Still can't see clear of who's looking down on you
The suns out of focus but I'm in plain view

Do Sunday mornings means shit
When I am not in them
Because when afternoon hits
Who is smiling now

Oh no you're wrong about me you'll see you'll see
This is all your fault
Track Name: Painted Gold
Oh I know

You'll try and calm her down
But you don't
Have the touch I did
Have you found out reasons
Why you won't work out
If I didn't then you never will

Oh I know

I try not to focus on
How ya'll sleep
Birds eye view
Of a love more sweet
Her lips are painted gold
But you're no trophy
They belong to me
Track Name: Get Better
You get gravel in your knees
Wishing it were me
I don't want to think
I don't want to
Of your familiarity
Coping with everything
And then telling me
Don't tell me

I guess we'll call it new years
Or a summers day
Till you have something new to say
Oh I can't hold on for long
I'm not strong
So anything would be great

Well it just happened to be
We had the same names
Twenty three calls you missed
Trying to find someone to blame

I guess we'll call it new years
Or a summers day
Till you have something new to say
Oh I can't hold on for long
I'm not strong
So anything would great

If you can't sleep tonight
Then I'm doing alright

If things were to get better than they
Would have already changed

But you're still the same
Track Name: Tampa Nugget
You'd pick up a penny
But let go of your wife
Is that what you taught me
On my mothers porch

Collecting change
I'm sorry
Things can't change
Reflecting on the fact
You miss her dearly now

You can't change

I want to hear the old war stories
Tell me of your brother and their kids
Was it Wilson building churches
Spreading gospel to all the families
Those pews are dwindling down every year
Every other Saturday
My mothers smile builds
To see her fathers face

You'd pick up quarter
But let go of your life
Were you just too scared to fight
You say you're afraid
More days behind you than in front
I say
You're not trying hard enough

You didn't try

I want to hear the old war stories
Tell me of your brother and their kids
Was it Wilson building churches
Spreading gospel to all the families
Those pews are dwindling down every year
Every other Saturday
My mothers smile builds
To see her fathers face

I don't think
We can dig more plots
To plant flowers in your place

I want to hear the old war stories
Tell me of your brothers and their kids
I don't think we can dig more plots
To plant flowers in your place
Every other Saturday
My mothers smile builds
To see her fathers face
I don't think
We can dig more plots
To plant flowers in your place
I don't think
You can dig more plots
To plant flowers in your place
Track Name: Wasted Kids
I can't believe
I'm seeing you here again
At Angie's apartment
I guess I'll refresh
Stale conversations
While you light your cigarette

I can't believe
I'm seeing me here again
Been on my phone for hours
Maybe warm up to the idea of talking
To anyone at all

I can't stay for long
But I brought my fathers scotch
Wasted on wasted kids
Wasted on wasted kids
I can't stay for long
I can't stay

I can't believe
We're naked again
Am I taking his place for an hour
Do your regrets ever outweigh your actions
Would you answer your phone if he texts

I can't believe
I wasted my time
Worrying about
Things that don't matter
Starting to loosen up in my own skin
I don't think I should wear it at all

I can't believe I wasted my time
Trying to loosen up in my own skin
I don't think I should wear it at all
Track Name: Mason Dixon
Don't even try kid
You'll be stuck in basements
You can drive around
Don't count the exits
Pick apart inspirations
You can't accomplish
Why'd you have to go and
Ruin a good thing

Lose the confidence kid
Because you don't fit in
I'm crossing mason dixon
And you're stuck home drinking

Thanks for the time you wasted anyways
I didn't go ruin a good thing

Lose the confidence kid
Because you don't fit in

I'll lose the confidence in
What you're saying
I'm crossing mason dixon
And you're stuck home drinking

I'll burn your house down
I'll crash into your car down 75
I'll raise your children and love your wife
And I'll be laughing the whole time

I'll lose the confidence in
What you're saying
I'm crossing mason dixon
And you're stuck home drinking
Track Name: Right There
Skipping classes
I appreciate your silence
Fogging glasses
I appreciate your silence

I know you're watching me
While I sleep

Things will get better things will get better things will
Thanks for getting better thanks got getting better thanks for
Things will get better things will get better things will
Things don't get better things don't better things don't

I know you're right there
right there

Skipping classes
I appreciate your silence
Fogging glasses
I appreciate your silence

I know you're watching me
watching me
While I sleep

Things will get better things will get better things will
Thanks for getting better thanks got getting better thanks for
Things will get better things will get better things will
Things don't get better things don't better things don't

I know you're right there
right there

Things will get better things will get better things will
Thanks for getting better thanks got getting better thanks for
Things will get better things will get better things will
Things don't get better things don't better things don't

Things don't get better things don't get better

I know you're right there
right there
Track Name: New Jacket
I bought this jacket
A fucking week ago
I'm starting to wonder why
All the seams are broke
Well I'm starting to think that
You ripped them out
Pour one last drink down
Your pretty little mouth

Hey who's to say
Being alone would be too lonely any way
And hey who's to say
I'd be happier if I stayed

You better call me when you're gone
You said before I did something wrong
So I can reach you while you're drinking
And hey I thought I heard you say
Something loving but I guess that's a mistake

Hey who's to say
Being alone would be too lonely any way
And hey who's to say
I'd be happier if I stayed