We Made It

by Crisis Crayons

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released June 27, 2017

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Track Name: Leaving
Wake up with a screaming resignation
The waves crash at my feet like some kind of demonstration
Of the things I thought I had that are now gone.

And I feel like giving in
Surrender’s got me in its icy grip
As my hand slips off the railing
I feel like all is lost

Step out to my self-inflicted exile
No turning back
There’s no way I can stop
I grab my keys off the table and I’m taking two steps
Out the door

Hit the road and my stomach starts turning
Somebody tell me am I making the right move?
To the beach and the sunny skies
Maybe there’s hope for me after all and I said:

I feel like I don’t belong here
She looked at me and said “have no fear
In a year or two all your big ambitions will disappear.”
It seems that my heart has left now
And I’m thinking maybe I should too
Give my regards to everyone
But I have to leave you

Maybe someday i will look back
And see you’ve moved on with your life
Maybe someday I’ll be sorry for what I’ve done
But it’s not today
No it’s not today

I feel like I don’t belong here
She looked at me and said “have no fear
In a year or two all your big ambitions will disappear.”
It seems that my heart has left now
And I’m thinking maybe I should too
Give my regards to everyone
But I have to leave you
Track Name: Radio Friendly
I take a drink
I spin the dial
The only thing I know of that can make me suicidal

The plastic lips
The medicated eyes
We’re all robots, tuning in to BLI

Wait a minute
If I’m not mistaken
I’ve heard that very song play on every other station

I’m searching, searching, searching
For unfamiliarity
No offense to One Direction
It just doesn’t speak to me

Hostility
The enemy of what we’re here for
But we’re not friendly
Society
In need of something fresh and different
But we’re not friendly
On the radio
We don’t wanna go
On the radio

We’re setting out
To make a difference
We’ll sign that record contract, we don’t care what the fine print says

We’ll write a hit
Three minutes long
It’ll play a couple months until the next thing comes along

We’ll change our image
We’ll plan our next score
We’re kneeling down in front of something that we never stood for

It’s worth a shot
Feeding from their hand
If all else fails we could always start a ska band

Hostility
The enemy of what we’re here for
But we’re not friendly
Society
In need of something fresh and different
But we’re not friendly
On the radio
We don’t wanna go
On the radio
Track Name: Anthem
Let’s raise a toast to the common man
Who sets on the road to the promised land
He’s off to prove
Those who’ve lost can win
But we’ll never see
His sorry ass again.

His quest began on a mountain trail
A crowd came out screaming “Go to Hell!”
He paid them no mind
As he soldiered on
His middle finger high
He would prove them wrong

Well the mountain winds proved a trying task
His mind, more than once, thought of turning back
He fell to his knees
As he lost his will
But he spied the end
Waiting down the hill.

That same crowd appeared at the finish line
Shook his hand, like they’d knew it the entire time
The man’s victory
Didn’t feel quite right
He turned around
And went back through the darkened night.
Track Name: Single Serving Friend
It’s my mistake
I should have known
We were fucked up from the start
It’s my fault
I should have known
We would fall apart

This is the second time
That I've lost my mind
And it doesn’t look like it’s coming back inside

This is the second night
I put up with this fight
And no amount of words will help to make things right

And I know I said
I’d never write a song about you
So it seems that neither one of us
Is getting what we wanted
And I know I said
I’d always care for you
And I’d never be mad
But I guess I lied

It’s my mistake
I should have known
We were fucked up from the start
It’s my fault
I should have known
We would fall apart

In my head
It’s upside down
It would take a lot for it to turn around
I should have known that we would wind up here in the end
So raise a glass for my single serving friend

I know we used to say
We’d take a holiday
But it seems like all those thoughts have gone away

I shouldn’t be surprised
It was right before my eyes
Seems I was blinded by your veil of bullshit and lies

And I know I said
I’d never write a song about you
So it seems that neither one of us
Is getting what we wanted
And I know I said
I’d always care for you
And I’d never be mad
But I guess I lied

It’s my mistake
I should have known
We were fucked up from the start
It’s my fault
I should have known
We would fall apart

In my head
It’s upside down
It would take a lot for it to turn around
I should have known that we would wind up here in the end
So raise a glass for my single serving friend

I’m not the kid that I used to be
And I won’t let your cool persuasion get a hold on me
You and me, we’re a thing of the past
I get the same sensation when I stand up too fast
A headrush, a face blush
You’re the only girl I know
Who can turn me on and turn me off
And turn around and go
Home to your empty apartment
That smells like cat piss and nonsense

It’s my mistake
I should have known
We were fucked up from the start
It’s my fault
I should have known
We would fall apart

In my head
It’s upside down
It would take a lot for it to turn around
I should have known that we would wind up here in the end
So raise a glass for my single serving friend
Raise a glass for my single serving friend
Raise a glass for my single serving friend
Raise a glass for my single serving friend
Track Name: Model Citizen
I recycle my six-packs in the trash can
90 miles an hour, staring at policemen
I pay my bills with checks that I know are gonna bounce
See the guy at the corner
Buy my happiness by the ounce

I don’t wanna say I’m the best there ever was
I’ll let you discover on your own.

Here I am
The model citizen
I am responsible
I am reliable
Here I am
I give a damn
Stick with me
I’ll never let you down.

I don’t go to the gym, I get into bar fights
Handing out broken limbs, till the very first morning light.
Whenever I go to a show I always show up two hours late
Those suckers gave me all their money
They can afford to wait

And if you need to get things done
You know that I’m the only one
Like it, or not, it’s always me

Here I am
The model citizen
I am responsible
I am reliable
Here I am
I give a damn
Stick with me
I’ll never let you down.

Here I am
The model citizen
I am responsible
I am reliable
Here I am
I give a damn
Stick with me
I’ll never let you down.
Track Name: She's a Firestarter
I didn’t know what I was getting into
She looked so cute as we fogged up my windows
But she looked in my eyes
And said it wasn’t true

A few dates, a couple rendezvous
What can I do to break into you?
Maybe go back to your place
And have a serious discussion or two?

She led me up the stairs and promised me the world
How was I to know that I’d get burned?

She’s a firestarter
Two parts incendiary
Don’t get too close to her or you’ll go up like a candle baby

She’s a firestarter
Two parts incendiary
Forget the warning label
I’m feeling flammable today

She looks so good with her hair like fire
Come on baby, let it burn higher
It’s like the Biz said
You got what I need

But we should talk about our situation
‘Bout disappointment and humiliation
Getting back to the days
Before I met you…...but that’s hard to do because:

She led me up the stairs and called me by my name
Pardon me while I burst into flames

She’s a firestarter
Two parts incendiary
Don’t get too close to her or you’ll go up like a candle baby

She’s a firestarter
Two parts incendiary
Forget the warning label
I’m feeling flammable today
Track Name: Sick of You
I’m sick of it
This always happens
Writing songs on paper napkins
Searching for words that don’t exist
Trying to convince myself
That deep down I still give a shit

Don’t bet on me if the stakes get high
(Don’t count on me, Don’t count on me)
I’m just looking for a piece of a fading pie.

Don’t look to me for what to do
(Don’t count on me, Don’t count on me)
I’m sick of being tired and I’m tired of being sick of you

Let’s stick to this
Don’t change the subject
I’m tired of you treating me like an object.
I’m sick of this and that
I’m sick of you and me
These days I’m sick of everything

I’m sick of everything about you
I’m sick of everything about you
I’m sick of everything about you
Track Name: Woman Don't Worry
She wakes up at 3AM
The silence of her empty house
Echoes in the dark

She grabs her suitcase
And she makes for the front door
She wants to run
But she can barely walk

I say woman, don’t you worry
I won’t be your judge and jury
Stop your crying
And listen to the music playing all night long
All night long

All her friends, they think they know
They know the way that it should go
But she won’t heed their warnings

She hasn’t slept too much this year
She keeps on waking up in fear
Her baby’s gone and he’s not coming back
He’s never coming back

I say woman, don’t you worry
I won’t be your judge and jury
Stop your crying
And listen to the music playing all night long
All night long

And if the sky falls down around us
I’ll give you shelter from the storm
If the winter comes tomorrow
I’ll be there to keep you warm
Track Name: Washed Up
It’s a destination
For devastation
A one-stop shop for
misappropriation

It’s a center for
Human degradation
And there’s no hope
Of ending frustration

I think we’ve messed it all up, big time

It was a hard fought fight
But we’re hanging it up
We gave it all we got
But it wasn’t enough
And as the walls fall down around us
We sit back and smile

They may have built this city on rock and roll
But those architects died out long ago
Now the kids are all gone
And it’s just another urban tragedy
In this burn-out city

We listened up
And they took our hand
And they promised us
That things would be better

But we’re disappointed
And we’re disillusioned
And we’ve lost our faith
In the new solution

I think we’ve missed the mark again

It was a hard fought fight
But we’re hanging it up
We gave it all we got
But it wasn’t enough
And as the walls fall down around us
We sit back and smile

They may have built this city on rock and roll
But those architects died out long ago
Now the kids are all gone
And it’s just another urban tragedy
In this burn-out city

It was a hard fought fight
But we’re hanging it up
We gave it all we got
But it wasn’t enough
And as the walls fall down around us
We sit back and smile

They may have built this city on rock and roll
But those architects died out long ago
Now the kids are all gone
And it’s just another urban tragedy
In this burn-out city
Track Name: Leaving Part Deux
I didn’t think I would make it
I didn’t think I could take it
I didn’t think I could walk away
That I could grab your heart and break it

But you never really got to know me
You never really got to show me
How to live or how to love
So it’s time for me to go

But I just want you to know

I’m not afraid
Of what has to be done
I’m just afraid
Of what I might become
And I’ll sit here in this room
These four walls surround me
As if they doubt me
And I’ll remind myself that you weren’t the one

Fear and loathing on the Great South Bay
I can’t believe that you’re so far away
The bathroom mirror doesn’t show me what it used to
A different version that I need to get used to

It seems like just minutes ago
But I just want you to know

I’m not afraid
Of what has to be done
I’m just afraid
Of what I might become
And I’ll sit here in this room
These four walls surround me
As if they doubt me
And I’ll remind myself that you weren’t the one

I’m only gonna say this once
I’m sorry
I’m only gonna say this once
I didn’t mean to leave you broken
I’m only gonna say this once I’m sorry
But you’re gonna do fine without me

I’m not afraid
Of what has to be done
I’m just afraid
Of what I might become
And I’ll sit here in this room
These four walls surround me
As if they doubt me
And I’ll remind myself that you weren’t the one

I’m not afraid
Of what has to be done
I’m just afraid
Of what I might become
And I’ll sit here in this room
These four walls surround me
As if they doubt me
And I’ll remind myself that you weren’t the one

I feel like I don’t belong here
She looked at me and said “have no fear
In a year or two all your big ambitions will disappear.”
It seems that my heart has left now
And I’m thinking maybe I should too
Give my regards to everyone
But I have to leave you