The Outsider EP

by Life on Hold

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All songs written by Steve Aliperta. Recorded at Strangeways Recording in Providence, RI between June and July, 2011. Produced by Mike Poorman and Life on Hold. Mixed and engineered by Mike Poorman. Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studios in New York City, NY. Layout and Design by Lane Atteridge.

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released September 13, 2011

Tim White- Additional Vocals
Zac Clark- Organ
Joe Ballaro- Pedal Steel
Michael Coelho-Cello, Fiddle
Kendall DiTommaso- Flute, Additional Vocals
Theresa Cleary- Additional Vocals
Laura Bailey- Accordion
Mick Fridley- Banjo, Mandolin

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Life on Hold Boston, Massachusetts

Thanks to everyone for their support over the years. We had the time of our lives doing this and sharing this last record with you is the perfect ending. Enjoy and share. We hope it brings you as much joy as you bring us.

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Track Name: The Wanderer
oh my God / seems that I've lost myself / I've been here for all my life / but I've never found my home / so stay here with me / stay by my side / and I will be lonely no more / except for tonight / all my love slipped out of my back door / I've sheltered myself from sun / and shattered my broken bones / so stay here with me / stay by my side / and I will be lonely no more / except for tonight / and rest all your worries / stay by my side / and I'll be your only one / for the rest of our lives
Track Name: One for the Foxes
you wanted me like a casual joke / said, "the money's not my worry when the wishing well's broke" / and you laid into me hard like a neck to a rope / I'm holding matches and a smokeless light all night / you're counting dozens upon dozens of my favorite goodbyes / so let me take a few for the ride / oh my only break to turn you off is suffocated by your spark to shine on, shine on / deserted like the kings and the pawn / oh, you can't rely on any sin around to sit back down / you weren't supposed to know the bones I have around / stop listening and make a sound / you troubled no man, you're a nomad only set up clean / you push your words and let your feet bring you right back to the scene / I'm thinking that you know what I mean / so don't you ever ask again / I told you what I had to spend / but the wishing well's broke / a table set for thousands of ghosts
Track Name: Best Bet
best bet when this is over and every inch is searched / they'll buy your soul a marker on a plot inside the Earth / and we'll gather round, gather round / and we'll swear we knew you back when you were yourself / worst yet is that you're older, a little heavyset / you won't buy yourself a smile / at least it hasn't happened yet / so talk to me, please / and you'll swear you knew where you could find me / now all this time has gone / but you can't help at all / so never live afraid / now all I see is sunlight / every thought I get / when I swore I'd cross the country / I hadn't lived it yet / some day I'll be free / til then you know where you can find me / now all this time has gone / but you won't change at all / so never live afraid
Track Name: Whisperfolk
I've been standing by the mirror / just to watch my sinking features fall again / and I've been joking to the masses / shaking hands and clinking glasses all for them / and it's never going back to where it is / straight up terrified this bullet's gonna hit / I've been shooting for a message / or a shred of my acceptance to the game / and I'd play if I were older / my list of friends is getting shorter by the day / and it's never going back to where it is / straight up terrified this bullet's gonna hit / and it's gonna hit / but it's not the deadliest / as long as you feel it you'll know its worth / you'll reach it from inside / and I know that you fear this but don't be scared / I'm always by your side / and I've been thinking more than normal that this infinite absorption's got to end / cause I've been tripping with the message of this overwhelming whisper in my head / and we swore to not believe them but we know that there's a reason / why they strip us down of all our confidence / so we dug a hole to build an empire / but bore too far and buried alive our wishes, hopes and dreams to live again / how can we win? / as long as you feel it you'll know its worth / you'll reach it from inside / and I know that you fear this but don't be scared / I'm always by your side / I could learn to be a doer if i could find a way to do it once again / and I could settle for the taking but at the rate my mind's been aching / I don't know if I can find my way again
Track Name: The Outsider
I guess as soon as August hit its swell / the peak of summer came and quickly fell / and all the colors will wilt away / until there's nothing but a memory / and I can only see so far til the midnight blocks my view / and gazing down upon my face was the memory of you / forgiving for their arguments aside / I sit alone and watch these embers die / I'm finally at home two hundred miles away / I finally found home / I guess as certain as the sun will set / and we will laugh and live right here forever through The Outsider and photographs / and all the colors forever stay / but do they ever wonder how they got that way? / and I can only see so far til the midnight blocks my view / and gazing down upon my face was the memory of you / I swore I saw you once on my back porch / I swore you saw me too / now don't get nervous / no don't be nervous / it's something washed out by the light / it calls me outside by your side / it's something I can't recognize