Growing Pains

by Safe, So Simple

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Debut EP from Safe, So Simple

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released September 1, 2014

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Cory Spotts at BLUElight Audio Media

Album Art by Armando Kiyama at Mondo Art Photography

Special thanks to Zach Tackett for his contributions to the writing process

And an extra special thanks to everyone that has supported us

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Safe, So Simple Benson, Arizona

Safe, So Simple is:

Derrick Fenn - Vocals/Guitar

Josh Striffolino - Vocals/Guitar

Robert Moring -
Drums/resident hot guy/resident bad boi

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Track Name: 8560Who
Terrified to get older, the days disappear
Everyone I've ever known's moved on throughout the years
The Benson city limits feel like home
In an Arizona summer when I'm all alone

Terrified to get older, things just aren't the same
Denying the harsh truth of the simple and mundane
Lies are told through stereo to played out ears
Looking for, if anything, a way out of here

You can't waste your time on people bringing you down
You only have so much time
To make your dreams a reality
(Repress anxiety of being alone and failing)

Hope is told through verse and chorus in my garage
While playing guitar, and writing this song
Terrified to find whats underneath
What's building up inside

You can't waste your time on people bringing you down
You only have so much time
To make your dreams a reality
(Repress anxiety of being alone and failing)
Track Name: See You On The Other Side
I know it's hard to handle
Please don't cry for me
Don't mourn that I'm gone
I'll be just fine
I'd rather you just sing

Take my clothes, give them to the poor
To the kids done the street, give them my old boards
These fingers won't play these guitars anymore
Don't cry for me, because there is so much more

Take my passing as a sign you only live once
(You only have one life to live)
And we won't know when the time will come
When we will be called to pastures more green
And the last sight of us has already been seen

Take my clothes, give them to the poor
To the kids done the street, give them my old boards
These fingers won't play these guitars anymore
Don't cry for me, because there is so much more
Track Name: For What It's Worth
All things considered, despite what I thought
This year's been the hardest of my life thus far
I've learned not everything will work out in the end
Often we spend too much time thinking too far ahead
It'll be ok
That's what they all say
As if they know what lies ahead

Believe me when I say that even champions get knocked down
(Get knocked down)
But they're not down and out for the count
(For the count)
I don't know if I'll forgive myself
For the lies, and the pain, and the suffering
That I put you through
I know you made me promise not to talk about it, but I had to
To get some peace of mind, and get this off my chest
To have a clear conscience, and a level head

Some clarity would be nice right now
Cause it's all I've been thinking about
For the last two days, it's all that resonates
Between these ears

How much I know it broke you
How badly that knife stung
In your back, or to your face
The poison on my tongue
The tears roll down your face
Like bullets on the floor
Like rounds against your heart
As your walking out the door

Believe me when I say that even champions get knocked down
(Get knocked down)
But they're not down and out for the count
(For the count)
I don't know if I'll forgive myself
For the lies, and the pain, and the suffering
That I put you through
I know you made me promise not to talk about it, but I had to
To get some peace of mind, and get this off my chest
To have a clear conscience, and a level head

These growing pains
consume me from day to day
I'm coming to terms with losing my baby teeth
(And for the first time in my entire life I'm accepting I'm losing my baby teeth)
Track Name: Wishing Well
Why do we abandon our convictions
In the moments we need them the most
With our heads down and our mouths shut
We just do as we're told
And if our skin is so paper thin
Why do we spend our lives
Trying to uncover our soul

Just keep bending 'til I break
(I'm giving in, I'm tapping out)
Don't Know how much longer I can deal with living this way
(Filled my head with foolish doubt)
Giving in this time around, didn't mean to let myself down
(Keep bending until I break)
I'll just set aside what could have been
(I'm giving in, I'm tapping out)

Hearing songs about hope
Chase your dreams, it's all worth it, ever since I was young
I wish I would've believed that they weren't just stories
To keep me satisfied
Just so I could sleep I night
And dream of better things
Instead these waking eyes are finding light
And facing my reality

Just keep bending 'til I break
(I'm giving in, I'm tapping out)
Don't Know how much longer I can deal with living this way
(Filled my head with foolish doubt)
Giving in this time around, didn't mean to let myself down
(Keep bending until I break)
I'll just set aside what could have been
(I'm giving in, I'm tapping out)

Throwing coins in wells just to believe a wish
I want to believe I'm meant for more than this
(Throwing coins in wells)
A lie I tell myself every single day
I bury deep down inside so I can forget the pain
(I want to believe)

Just keep bending 'til I break
(I'm giving in, I'm tapping out)
Don't Know how much longer I can deal with living this way
(Filled my head with foolish doubt)
Giving in this time around, didn't mean to let myself down
(Keep bending until I break)
I'll just set aside what could have been
(I'm giving in, I'm tapping out)