YAY!

by Adam Darowski

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Existential crisis songs from the mountains in New Hampshire.

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released November 2, 2015

Written and recorded by Adam Darowski in Peterborough, NH from August 2014 through October 2015.

Adam Darowski: Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Kyle from GarageBand: Drums

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Adam Darowski

Adam Darowski is a husband, father of three, and web product designer living in New Hampshire. In January of 2015, he released the three-song EP “Existential Crisis Songs” after a ten-year hiatus from recording music. In November of 2015, he released the full-length album “YAY!” ... more

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Track Name: All My Axes Are Exes
All my axes are exes
All my songs are deceased
All my axes are exes
And I want them back

It used to all come so easily
Until something sucked the life out of me
Now I've got to get it all back
I feel just like I'm running in place
My mind is only taking up space
I guess I'll stumble through this alone

Because all my axes are exes
All my songs are deceased
All my axes are exes
And I want them back
And I want them now

It's been so long I don't know what I'm supposed to do here
It's my new fear that the time will come
And nothing good is coming my way
The world has turned left me here
With my guitar and some ancient gear
And I hope that I could write a song and sing it to you
Track Name: Thanks Obama
When the leader of the free world has nothing to lose
You can tell a lot about him by the issues he'll choose
Is he focused on our freedoms
Or held back by his demons
It's time to act, so don't look back
It's not all about you

I want a President who doesn't give a fuck
About the residents who are still stuck
In the 1860s, the 1950s
Let's catch those fuckers up

When the leader of the free world raised a child of her own
She grew stronger than those assholes have ever shown
it's perspective not directive
Basic rights are not subjective
You're not old fashioned, you lack compassion
It's not all about you

I want a President with a uterus
all these rich white men are useless
They need a mother or they’ll get each other
To blow those fuckers up

I want a President who’s a socialist
I want a President who’s a feminist
I want a President who’s an immigrant
I want a President who’s fucking sick of it
Track Name: So Now What
Remember when the days began at 9 PM
We didn't need the sun to show the way
We fooled around
We drove around
We took control of this little town
No one ever told us we should settle down

We've all grown up so now what?
We've got our jobs so now what?
We had some kids so now what?
What the fuck are we supposed to do next?
We've got our jobs
We've got our kids
We've got each other, that should be enough
So why am I so afraid
That nothing else is ever going to happen again

Remember when the days would get the best of us
We couldn’t catch a break to save our lives
They fucked with you
They fucked with us
That little town took control of us
No one ever told us we should settle down
Track Name: Mountain
I can see for miles from here
I can see the world from the summit
I can see the world but they can't see me
This is where I came to hide
This is where I hoped you would find me
This is where I hoped you would set me free

So I climb to the top and then I turn around and climb back down
Then I sink to to the bottom to the point that I would almost drown
I don't want to waste another single day
I just want this emptiness to go away
So I climb to the top and then I turn around and climb back down
And then I do it again

I can hardly breathe down here
I can't see a thing when I'm under
I can't see a thing when I can't see you
This is where I came to hide
Now I'm so afraid it'll kill me
Now I'm so afraid it'll kill us both
Track Name: Power Chords and Fragile Words
I want to cut my ears off
When I hear that song
Could a hundred million people
Really be that wrong

So I go to the punk show
Just to get away
I press myself against the barrier
And the band begins to play

I take it in
I’ve never felt so self-assured
I take it in
Power chords and fragile words

Jimmy’s on the mic tonight
To tell us that kids are still alright
Jimmy’s gonna show us it’s okay
We are nothing like them
Jimmy’s gonna play guitar
Jimmy’s gonna show us who we are
Jimmy’s gonna let us in
We are nothing like them

I learned that I’m not dead inside
I only found a place to hide
I’ll tell you when I’ve had enough
I chose the punk, fuck the lust
Track Name: Go
I'm on my way
I thought that I could leave all my worries behind
But now that I’m here I'm disappointed to find
It's just a different kind of worry
I open the door
The worry turns to fury and

I try and try and everything just blows up in my face
I place an awful lot of faith in my ability to come back
I don't want to be the one who has to come back
Sometimes I wish that I could fucking go

It’s up to me to turn this around
I can't spend the whole goddamn day moping around
I pick up the pieces and I bring them all to you
I’m never put together because there’s never any glue

Sometimes I wish that I could fucking go to you
And sweep you off your feet
Just one more victory before defeat
But when I reach for you I trip over myself
Track Name: The City
I don't want to live in the city
Take me far away from all the lights
I don't know why it always smells so shitty
I just want to have some quiet nights

I want to breathe I want to sleep
I'm way too old I'm way too cheap
I'm way too set in my ways I need a little space to breathe

Sometimes I think I could get used to it
Then I remember who I am
Track Name: Breakdown
Something happened on the way to my breakdown
I set myself up then I suffered the takedown
I know it didn't come from you
Because you're lying here right next to me too
I used to think that it was me versus you
But then I realized this world is fucking with you too
I should have known it at the time
When I saw the look of pain in your eyes

Should I get on my feet
Should I just stay down here on the ground
And just accept this hand that was given to me
Should we start over again
What if we just make a brand new start
I'd rather stay down here than get up and walk away from you

Something happened on the way to my breakdown
I set myself up then I suffered the takedown
Everybody’s so full of shit
When they say life is what you make of it
I never opted into getting my ass kicked
While everybody else just looks so fucking fantastic
I've got to get ahold of myself
Or I'll end up becoming somebody else

Should I get ready to fight
Maybe you should grab my hand and hold me back
Because I can't handle another attack
Should we start over again
What if we just make a brand new start
I'd rather stay down here than get up and walk away from you