Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Scaries - Over You CD

Untitled

Fab Del Ray (1998)

Over You is a terrifying record to be almost twenty years old.  It just doesn't feel possible, but sure enough, it was nineteen years ago that I first heard it.  I got this record right when it was released, but a couple of years later I traded it to friend in Japan.  Probably for some Snuffy Smile records, but honestly I can't remember.  I figured it would be much easier for me to grab another copy of this CD.  I was wrong, I never came across another copy.

All these years later, I'm happy to say it's back in the fold after a friend of mine decided to get rid of his records.  I was only too happy to grab both Scaries CDs while digging through everything.  These songs still sound as fresh and exciting as the first time I heard them.  It's a melodic strain of pop punk that owes equal debts to Superchunk and to Walker.  The guitar work is punchy, with palm mutes and stutter steps in the right places and big catchy choruses.

The vocals are of a higher pitch with lots of great backing harmonies.  There's something so quintessentially 90's about this record.  Not in a way that feels dated, but in a way that reminds you that this is an overlooked classic of the era.  An album that deserves another chance to be heard by the masses.  It's tough to come by these days, but it's definitely worth the hunt.

Scaries - Over You:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCaUXl1pKZA
(I don't usually like linking to YouTube pages where the whole album is dumped as 1 file, but it's the only thing I can find out in the wild.  The Scaries should set up a Bandcamp page.  If anyone knows them, tell them to do that.)

9 comments:

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  2. Such an incredible pop punk album. Were the lyrics included in the booklet? Would be sooo cool if you could post them.

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  3. ‘til today

    i hurt myself again by calling you
    it’s been a long time
    and i don’t know what to do or what to say
    don’t wanna throw it all away
    i can’t explain…
    guess i was hoping you’d feel the same
    but i never missed you ‘til today

    i know i wanted something, wanted you
    it’s like the more i try the less
    that i get through but i still dream,
    i want to tell you that you mean
    something to me but i can see
    that i’m in the way
    i never missed you ‘til today

    sometimes it seems like everything
    i know is just a phase that i’ll outgrow
    ‘cause things never stay the same but
    no matter how much they change
    i’ll always feel this way

    anymore

    wait…don’t turn away
    you’ve heard it all before
    i won’t say it anymore
    you broke my heart
    but you’re everything to me
    and if i seemed confused
    i never wanted to
    i tried so hard
    but now it’s wasted
    it’s been awhile so
    if you see me smile it’s a lie
    i can’t take it and if we never meet again
    at least i know once you were mine
    and i’ll cry but just never cry
    still there’s something kinda sad about your eyes
    just never cry ‘cause it was long ago and far away
    but i’m still wastin’ time
    i wanted to know what was on your mind
    i wanted us to take our time
    i guess i wanted something more
    than something that burns out overnight and i’ll never be alright
    and i won’t see you anymore

    disappointed

    run away, i won’t try to find you
    anyway, i’ve got nothing to say
    and i know when i come home you’ll be gone
    stay away it’s cold and numb inside of me
    you took away the only thing left in my heart
    even though it’s getting better
    it’s kinda sad that we’ll always be apart
    in my dreams i call your name
    you tell me everything’s o.k. then i wake up disappointed
    now i’m lonely and afraid
    i know i’ll never feel this way again about anyone else
    even without you in my life
    another day another dream just thrown away
    every day i feel a little less like going on
    and even though it is
    getting better
    it’s kinda sad that
    we’ll always be apart

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  4. brother

    i know that these words may not be kind but you're not the same kid
    i knew last year the times have changed, now you're so rearranged
    i don't know what to think it all seems so unclear it may seem to you i’m trying to be mean i've only wanted you to face yourself and see what i’ve seen

    brother, can't you see what you're doing's killing you, it's killing me
    i wish i could stop you.
    can't you see that you live a lie
    you're wasting everything

    i know you once walked a steady line
    now your stride is staggered
    eyes are burning red
    it hurts to see you do the things
    i've done but don't follow how i've lived but what i've said
    when i look at you it burns me up inside
    you slowly wither
    you can't face the pain
    you hide
    i wish


    don’t wanna change your mind

    now i’m alone again
    feels like it’s never gonna end
    it’s not as if we didn’t try to make it work but this time
    i don’t wanna change your mind

    so take this time and make it go away
    cause i want to forget i never want to feel this way again

    i know it’s over now
    i hope we never meet again
    holding on is only tearing me apart
    but this time . . .

    i can’t see
    why it’s so hard for us
    it’s hard to make you
    understand
    you just don’t try
    now that we’ve grown apart
    i wonder if you’ll ever know how hard i tried
    but i don’t wanna change

    don’t wanna change your mind

    now i’m alone again
    feels like it’s never gonna end
    it’s not as if we didn’t try to make it work but this time
    i don’t wanna change your mind

    so take this time and make it go away
    cause i want to forget i never want to feel this way again

    i know it’s over now
    i hope we never meet again
    holding on is only tearing me apart
    but this time . . .

    i can’t see
    why it’s so hard for us
    it’s hard to make you
    understand
    you just don’t try
    now that we’ve grown apart
    i wonder if you’ll ever know how hard i tried
    but i don’t wanna change
    your mind

    nothing’s gonna be alright

    for the first time in my life
    it feels like something’s going right
    i hope it’s not the end
    it’s just always felt like
    nothin’s gonna be alright
    but i tried anyway
    i’m not gonna worry
    ‘cause things are looking better all the time
    and i know
    nothing’s going wrong tonight

    i’m getting older every day
    i don’t want to waste another second
    worried about my life

    i’m getting tired of looking back
    getting tired of the past it’s in the way
    guess i finally realized dreams
    just don’t come true but i’m still holding on
    even though sometimes it hurts too much

    used to be

    used to be so down we always seemed so tight
    used to be so down i could only do you right
    every day i was with you was like the day i first met you
    now you let me down i walk alone and see it was never meant to be

    i've seen you around
    i hope your new friends
    treat you right sometimes it gets me down sometimes i hope you're alright

    maybe now i can find myself maybe i can find someone else and we could be so down and she can find a world with me and fill the empty where you
    used to be

    maybe someday i can come to grips with insecurity you gave to me and
    maybe someday i’ll accept you were just an illusion
    maybe someday i can try and find
    the hopes and dreams that you denied me and
    maybe someday i’ll figure out my confusion
    all those days were only games you played

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  5. everything

    i’m tired of wasting all my time
    hoping something turns out right
    i need some time away i hope that it’s a phase
    you made everything so wrong
    it took me years just to move on
    i need some time away
    i hope it’s just a phase
    you fucked up everything
    for me can’t you see
    i wanted to believe

    i don’t know who i was before
    it doesn’t matter anymore
    but i know that
    i will never be the same
    you fucked up everything
    for me can’t you see
    i wanted to believe
    you fucked up everything for me
    can’t you see you were only killing me
    you didn’t notice
    you took the best years of my life


    place

    it's taken all these years to know that i've always been alone
    along my wasted way i'm wandering
    not much to lose, so much in doubt
    i'll take my chances finding out the way
    that's best for me to find myself
    to finally see that i'll be alright
    when i can find a place that i can call my home and i try
    i'll be alright when i can find a place that i can call my home and i try

    familiar faces i don't know, nothing left for me to show
    but all the memories of
    where i used to be
    was it ever a part of me?
    it seems so far away

    my mind is racing,
    wandering, aching
    and i try to find where
    i belong

    a thousand miles away
    where things will
    finally go my way...

    never was

    i can see the changes i can’t relieve the strangeness
    it’s been so long but it’s in my head now
    and i can’t take a letdown from you again

    i just can’t explain what’s the point you say?
    but i can’t turn back now and i can’t escape
    you’re too far gone you say but i can’t figure it out

    and i wonder how you’ve been
    i want to see you again want to know about your life but you can’t seem to find the time
    so you go your way
    i’ll go mine
    it’s been too long

    tonight, i can see
    it’s not meant to be
    i guess it never was
    to you

    never fade away

    remembering all my times hey distant friends of mine i think about the fun we've had the circle that we made in places new and strange where intimidation, unfamiliar faces made me want to hide away

    i cannot forget it all comes back so easily and i thank you for the chance
    you've given me

    we were there, i won't forget that place along the line, the times that always shine we were there and in my mind we'll always stay the same we'll live forever and we'll never fade away

    though it couldn't last the circle grew we had a blast just hangin' around as if we'd never go away now in that younger time i wish i could go back to the places we've all been wish i could do it all again
    it's so far away but it all comes back so
    easily and as far as i can see
    we'll always know. . .

    valentine’s day

    now, i can see that even then
    i honestly knew that there was something special
    that no words i’d ever say could
    quite explain the way i want them to
    i never should have let you slip away

    sometimes it makes me really sad
    i’m trying hard not to look back but every night
    i fall asleep and dream i’m not alone
    then wake up next to you

    the tears are falling from my eyes
    you are the only one who’s ever made them dry
    i almost thought we had something
    but then everything
    has broken once again

    and it make’s me really sad
    i’m trying hard not to look back
    but every night i fall asleep
    and dream i’m not alone
    then wake up next to you
    but it’s always just a dream

    over you

    i know you’re far away
    but i still think of you
    i hope i’m strong enough to live
    without you
    i’m over you

    everywhere i go and everything i see
    reminds me of you
    now i know you’re a part of me and
    i never sleep cause you’re not here with me
    i toss and i turn and i don’t even dream anymore

    now i’ve got no one left in the world
    where are you?
    looks like i’m gonna have to live
    without you
    i’m over you
    if i’m over you then why can’t i see straight?
    i’m over you
    i tell myself that every single day

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  6. Wow! Damn thanks a lot man! I really appreciate the effort

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