Slow Start

by Watergate

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Recorded/Mixed by Kris Hilbert @ Legitimate Business, Greensboro, NC
Songs/Album Art by Watergate


released November 18, 2016

Watergate would like to thank:
All of our family and friends, Oneforall, Unsettled, About Time,
Jonah Canepa, Discomfort, Small Talks, Hog Tide, Jack “The Bat” Sadle, Baker, Lisa, all the folks at Queen Punx, Jimmy and Quinn,
Personas/Koichi Pierce, all the Myrtle Beach friends,
Dylan and Jenni and Cody, Head High, Fez the Immigrant,
TONE, The Menagerie, everyone at QuoLab,
Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business for making us sound
a whole lot better than we actually are, and anyone who has ever
listened to us, booked us, played with us, or bought any of our merch.



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Track Name: Surf Wax Antarctica
I guess you can say, that I'm okay. I never thought, that'd it'd get this way. I'm better now than I was before when I washed up on the shore.

I don't really care what you say. Turn your back and walk away. All you do is talk talk and sway. Now your face is turning grey. I guess I'll live another day. I'm not the one who's gotta pay. So I'll flick you off into the ashtray. I'm not gonna be in this game you play.
Track Name: Retirement Home
I can't help but stop to think if I will be more than just a passing memory. Will they remember the way I laugh, how I smiled, and all of that? My mind is always racing. So many thoughts are wasted on stupid things that no one said or how I will always be alone in bed.

So tell me honestly, when I get old, will you visit me in my retirement home?

I'm sorry if I don't seem genuine. I'm genuinely trying to care, but my mind doesn't work like that
it makes me think that i just can't. So when someone like you comes around my head gets all confused. I'm sorry. Will you stay? I'm sorry. What do you say?
Track Name: Untitled
I'll be the one that you're wishing for. I'll watch you walk through a window. I want to know what you wanna know. Tired of this trance. Pomp and circumstance. Getting bit by ants Can I have this dance?

Stay away. Stay with me.

Let me know what I can do. I'll be there in a few. Make sure you're not turning blue.I think you missed your cue.

Tell me, am I worth your time?
Track Name: Slow Start
So I guess you finally left town. I bet you couldn't wait to get out. Getting used not seeing you around. I keep looking up and down.
It's not that I don't care, it's just not my kind of art. It's not that I wanna stay, it's just a slow start

I've been wanting to say goodbye to this. I'm just not ready to leave it.

So I guess you finally left town. I bet you couldn't wait to get out.
Track Name: Yellow Butterflies
So tell me, am I making you proud? Screaming every night, making sure it’s loud enough for you to hear wherever you are. I would do anything to bring you back. Radiate me. Can you kill me?

I can't get your name out of my head. It's been there since you died in that bed. All I can see is the color red. All I can hear is the last thing that you said. Now you're gone for good. When I heard I shook. I did all I could. Am I doing everything you thought I would?

So tell me, am I making you proud?
I would do anything to bring you back.

And I still see yellow butterflies from time to time. And I still see you from time to time.