College Boi

by Silent Independence

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about

I was sick while recording vocals for a majority of this EP, and still am as I am filling out information to post it.

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released May 10, 2017

I credit Car Seat Headrest, Modest Mouse, and AJJ, that while not present on this EP, heavily influence some aspects of the structure of playing style.

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Silent Independence Nashville, Tennessee

A creative outlet for myself when i'm feeling stagnate. Based in Nashville, TN, born in Rural Missouri.

Warning: these first EPs are trash and are all made within two months, partially recorded with me being sick.

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Track Name: Simeon
Well you've worked yourself into a hole little Simeon
sending out letters sayin there'll be a sword in my side again
and How it's gonna turn turn turn
the people I love are gonna burn burn burn
But maybe you'll find a place again
and maybe they'll be safe again

Well Mary he's workin out for that old tree again
talking around about some people's sins
there's no hope in stopping a hope filled plan
but people will try the best they can
God only knows how this will end
and he's content to watch until then

Well you've filled up yourself again
covering scars with more scars
well no mask can hide what you've seen my friend
Bad people always confuse the end

you can walk alone or hold my hand
Track Name: Base Lines
In every aspect in every dream
we're all the actors in our own scenes
when some get cut to make the show
only the camera knows the whole role

It may feel awful when you fail
at what you said
don't forget when you make it
you feel just as bad
when you're mixed up
and out of mind
does your reflection make you stay inside

When you go to find these journeys to find your worth
you'll find you always compromise and come back to who you were

Things can be great
they can be fine
but after a time
we all fall back
to our own base lines

I ran far off to learn some big words
I thought that I'd be heard
But I wouldn't listen to what I had to say
so why would they

So why would they

When you're out of mind
does your reflection make you say inside
Track Name: Progression Pt1
I was stuck in an awful state
I was stuck in a room with awful tastes

I had been worried about the past
but moving away stabbed that in the back

The other room has come to pass
now I'm finishing essays and emailing my dad

When I look to the horizon to see a tear (Tear like tearing a page from a book, not tear as in crying,)
I realize I have no more fear

My jitters have come and they have gone
I already sang my yellow jacket song

All these nods may seem strange and unclear
it's strange for an artist to be so self aware

But 8 hours can put you in an awful haze
When it seems like you've been on the road for days

I put so much effort in what I have to say
but put little effort in the chords I play

In my mind the message beats the beat
although having both really would be sweet

I have to slow down
I'm not AJJ
i have to slow down
for a little break

Hello World
I haven't seen enough
Hello World
i can only decode so much
Track Name: Cast Song
You told me you liked me
but I can't answer
Cuz I have to take care of you
You told me you liked me
but that is too much stress
this is your burden
and I refuse

I thought about it in the past
decided it wouldn't last
held back my desires for both of our good
but now your back
confronting the source
get off your back
this is already too hard

Why is it so hard to fight my body
Why is it so hard to fight my mind
It's innocent enough just a good feeling
but I don't feel alive
Why is it so hard to fight my body
Why is it so hard to fight my mind
It's innocent enough just a good feeling
but I don't feel alive

I can't touch you even if I wanted to
I can't feel you even if I wanted to
Trust me I'm just as frustrated as you are
But I can't touch you
cuz I love you
and I don't want this to be too hard

After years of wishing
after years of waiting
hoping praying
I could
My brain sat me down
convinced me
it was all just a feeling
all just in my heart

Why'd you wait so long to make me move

You know I've always been a coward at heart
But even if I wanted, now it's too late to start

Why is it so hard to fight my body
Why is it so hard to fight my mind
It's innocent enough just a good feeling
but I don't feel alive
Why is it so hard to fight my body
Why is it so hard to fight my mind
It's innocent enough just a little feeling
but I don't feel alive

I can't touch you even though you want me to
I can't feel you even if I want to
Trust me I'm just as frustrated as you are
But I can't touch you cuz I love you
And I don't want this to be too hard

Why is it so hard to fight my body
Why is it so hard to fight my mind
It's innocent enough just a good feeling
but I don't feel alive
Track Name: Flooded Gates (Rest in Rust)
Sample:
"And he doesn't say it will be easy, infact he says there will be risk involved, because there are some who don't like me and some who don't want me to be king"

Paintings hung on walls
where the animals crawl
on their two legs

Battered beaten stairs
cracking, creaking through the air
itch of a feeling that was left down there

Whispered faded thoughts
feelings found lost on
____ ____ and TV sets

Bars crossed and checked
left for anyone
and everyone

Servants whom look big and small
come to hear your saviors call
(Dark empty heads)
And clutch the knives you take to bed
the morning fall
(Resting on pillows in beds)
will come yet again
Your
(rest won't allow sleep again)
The Gates
(Cuz hollowed out tongues
have come and rained on everyone)
Your Gates have flooded
Rusted away
Only your pinnacle of loss is on display
And the sun is a shiny sail
only leads rail to rail
now dark light star bright
make sight or else we fail

Servants whom come big and small
come to hear your saviors call
and clutch the knives you take to bed
the morning fall will come yet again
Your gates have flooded, rusted away
only your pinnacle of loss is on display
Only your pinnacle of loss is on display
And the sun is a shiny sail
only leads rail to rail
now dark light star bright
make sight or else we fail

After years of wishing
after years of waiting
hoping praying
I could
my prayers came
to encompass me

Cross your T's and dot your I's
It's I before he and not me I
Remember to think about friends

things like these I have forgotten
when and while searching on
for something in someone that never is

You can pretend to remember all the things you don't
you can get nostalgic and reopen your holes
you can walk in a place of self pity
you just don't realize what your missing

Happy places
Happy spaces
left to die
living in eyes
Happy places
Happy spaces
left to die
living in eyes

Sample:
"So these servants must decide what they will do with this investment?
Will they trust in the one who is investing in them, and will they trust in who he says he is. "
Track Name: I haavent
Wash my body but I don't wash my mind
My hair is wet and I am feeling fine
I haven't washed my jeans in about 2 or 3 weeks
I washed my body but I haven't washed my mind
washed my mind
Oooo
Washed my mind
Oooo