The Thoughts That Keep Me Up at Night

by Sounds & Scenarios

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This album is the most meaningful thing I have ever released. A lot of these songs are personal, and are based off of real experiences I had. I hope you love it as much as I do.

The new Sounds & Scenarios album, "The Thoughts That Keep Me Up At Night," is available now here on Bandcamp. The physical release of the album (CD form) will be determined soon.


released February 3, 2017

music/lyrics by Tyler Chase
mixed/mastered by Tyler Chase
recorded at Tiny Room Studios
artwork by Makayla Jones



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Sounds & Scenarios Boston, Massachusetts

Sounds & Scenarios is a one man band project consisting of multi-instrumentalist Tyler Chase, who is based out of St. Johnsbury, VT, but currently lives in Boston, MA.

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Track Name: We Need to Talk
Wait, is it time for us to say goodbye?
There's tears in my eyes
No, I don't know if this is the right way to go
Say it ain't so

I need you here

You were all I ever thought about
But now I'm so filled with doubt
Our love was like a bang, as we touched, kissed, and sang
But now there's nothing left to say

I wish you were here

I hope you understand that we'll never be just friends
I guess this is how it ends
I hate the amount of pain that this brings
My darling, this was the last thing I wanted to happen

This was the last thing I wanted to happen

I'll miss that gorgeous look of your eyes
The kind of look that will remind me of you when I see the song rise
I drove so far just to fucking see you, but I'll never do it again
Let's leave this in the past, just forget my name, while I think about you every now and then

This was the last thing I wanted to happen
Track Name: Hollow
Leave it to me to find someone that never truly cared
Everything's been rearranged and I've never felt so scared
I'm holding onto something that I knew wouldn't last
And I would rather sell my soul than bury this in the past

Everything is turning grey
As you're turning away
I can't get you out of my head
I want you laying by my side in bed

I've felt hollow since the day you left
And I had this aching unrest
That won't seem to fade
I wish you could have stayed
The view from the patio seems so different
It's almost like the sky's become transparent
We had a life here
But now it feels so insincere

I've never felt this numb
What the hell have I become?
Everything is going wrong
Can't we all just get along?
And as the silence grows
Everyone already knows
I'm not the same as I have been
And it's all because I let you in
Track Name: Play Free Bird
I won't listen to your problems
Frankly, I have had enough
I don't know how to solve them
And I'm starting to give up
This was nice while it lasted
But it's time for me to go
I'm ashamed of how you acted
Your true self is starting to show

The crowd keeps saying "play "Free Bird""
But I wanna hear the blues
As I'm sitting in this bar
Trying to stay away from you
I don't think you realize
We're going nowhere
This has gone on for too long
And now it's too much to bear

Every minute, every hour
It seems like you're always gone
Hanging out with your old college friends
Until the break of dawn
It's time to get realistic
And see that we're no good for each other
You say that you want space
But then I feel nothing but smothered

I'm wide awake and I can see
You're doing just fine without me
Replaying the last words you said over and over again
It looks like we're back to square one
The battle's over, you clearly won
We can't keep doing this over and over
Track Name: Burlington
I was an ocean away for so damn long
And when you asked me to stay, I was already gone
But now you want me back, you made an offer I can't refuse
We're getting back on track and we've got nothing to lose

Just hold on, and I will find you
Save your breath, I'll reach out to you
I'm sorry I caused this much pain, and I never should've gotten on that plane
Just hold on, I'll be in Burlington soon

I promised myself that I'd never let you go
I kept your postcards on the shelf cause I wanted you to know
You mean so much to me even though I ran away
We're getting back to what we used to be, I'll be here everyday
Track Name: I Hope You Know This Song Is About You (Cliché Title, but Whatever)
All I ever do is listen to Moose Blood and think about you
And how your passions are so interesting, you're good at what you do
My love for you is vibrant but I'm too shy to say a thing
And though distance sets us apart, I hope to see you in the spring

I wanna scream at the top of my lungs
Just so you could notice me
All I want is to hold you in my arms
For all of eternity

You asked what it's like back home, it sucks without you here
I know that this is all cliché, but it's something you need to hear
When I first saw you, you took my breath away
And when I have the courage to tell you in person, I hope you'll feel the same way

I wanna scream at the top of my lungs
Just so you could notice me
All I want is to hold you in my arms
For all of eternity
Maybe now that I've written this song
You'll hear it and understand
That this is straight from the heart
I want to be your man
Track Name: I Love You, I Miss You, Please Come Back to the States
I'm picking up the pieces to what we used to be
I look at all these faces but yours is the one I want to see
All I ever do anymore is think of you and lye in bed
Ever since you walked out the door, I can't get you out of my head

But I know you can't come back
It's hard for me to face that fact

I love you, I miss you, please come back to the states
I want you, I need you, I long for your embrace

It's time to get real: life isn't the same without you
It's something I strongly feel, but there's nothing I can do
You're 4,000 miles away while I'm stuck in this place
I know you would rather stay, but I can't handle all this space

We've grown up since freshmen year
I tried so hard to move on, but I'd rather you be here

I love you, I miss you, please come back to the states
(I really need you here, why did you disappear?)
I want you, I need you, I long for your embrace
(Don't wanna be alone, you're all I've ever known)
Track Name: Lights Fade
Can we just cut to the chase?
I'm not happy, neither are you
So let's end it all tonight
We'll go our separate ways for good

Like all good things
We must come to an end
Just like how lights fade away
Just like how quicksand pulls me beneath the surface
Swallows me hole
And maybe I'm not ready to go
Track Name: Designated Driver
This has become too common
Busted my ass for you so many times
But I get nothing in return
Your life's become a mess
And you think that there's no light at the end of the tunnel
You're just a picture to burn

I don't wanna sit on the curb waiting for you
While you're getting drunk at The Whiskey Den
Forgetting all the times that you fucked up
Wising you could go back to do it again
I don't wanna sit in the car waiting for you
While you're getting high with all of your friends
AKA: the people who take advantage of you
And don't care at all

I find it hard to believe
That you managed to dig yourself a hole
You never wanted to find yourself in
Call me pathetic
But at least I still put in effort
While you're playing a game you can't win

You're acting so childish
Ungrateful and selfish
I wish you could look into the mirror
So you could see the monster you've become
Track Name: Train Tracks
I wanted the world at my feet
And I wanted you here next me
But now it's just a far fetched dream
Nothing's going right it seems
I guess it's time for me to get over it
And move on with my life
It's hard for me to admit
But this pain cuts just like a knife

I know that you're not coming back (woah-oh)
It's like you tied me to the train tracks
And now I want this damn train to run me over
It's like waking up to a hangover
That never seems to go away
God I wish you stayed

I'm sorry for whatever I did
Didn't mean to fuck up this badly
I acted just like a kid
And sadly,
I was never good enough for you
It was clear right from the start
Now there's nothing left for me to do
Than wander 'round aimlessly with a broken heart

That never seems to go away
God I wish you stayed
Maybe just for another day
I need you to stay
Track Name: Colebrook
I'm breathing in the smoke from the fire we once had
The embers float away as I sit in silence
This morning I woke up and swore that I had gone mad
You left, ending what I thought was timeless

How am I supposed to feel
Knowing what we had wasn't real?

I'm afraid of the end
And how you'll take me for granted
We're wasting time, let's get this straight:
You'll never be mine, but I'll always wait

I'm trying to comprehend everything that's going on,
But I can't put this into words'
And cause of everything that happened, this is my last song that I'm writing for you,
Because I feel so damn hurt

How am I supposed to react
When you stab me in the back?