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Rhonette Smith - Vocals/Guitar
Stephen Hoydis - Guitar/Vocals
Michael Florio - Bass
Pete Stern - Drums/Percussion

Recorded as they were written, this self-produced demo was tracked and mixed by Pete Stern in various locations throughout central New Jersey.

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released September 30, 2013

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Track Name: Rarities
I’ve been behind closed doors
Don’t know what I’ve been searching for
Some kind of release, something’s buried deep in me

The days seem to be growing longer
Growing tired, wearing thin
So with my hands pointed toward the sky
I reach for such great heights

I’ve never been so sure, I’ve never been so sure
Until this moment, until we reached for heaven
They told me not to reach for things that I can’t see
For things that just can’t be

You will learn to believe, you will remember me
These are the rarities

The few and far between, the faintest of dreams
I bottled everything, don’t know where life is taking me
We’re on a never-ending road
And if we don’t grab ahold we’re sure to lose it all

I’ve never been so sure, I’ve never been so sure
Until this moment, until we reached for heaven
They told me not to reach for things that I can’t see
For things that just can’t be

You will learn to believe, you will remember me
These are the rarities
Track Name: Oh My Molly
There was once a time when things were mine
When I kept my thoughts wrapped in my mind
I've been so busy waiting for the pain to subside
But all this time, I've been just fine, I'll be just fine

There was once a time I was alive
When I tried to speak my mind
We've gotten busy waiting for the pain to subside
But, all this time, we've been just fine, we'll be just fine

You take and you take
But what do you want from me?
What do you want from me, Molly?
Oh my Molly (I'll be just fine, I'll be just fine, I'll be just fine)

There will come a time when things will die
When it'll seem that my life has gone by
I've gotten busy waiting for the pain to subside
But, all this time, I've been just fine, I'll be just fine

You take and you take
But what do you want from me?
What do you want from me, Molly?
Oh my Molly (I'll be just fine, I'll be just fine, I'll be just fine)
Track Name: Heat Lightning
Is this the end? Is this the end of what we could have been?
Is this the end of the road? Will we find our way back home?

As you stand on your stage, pedestal high
When your pillars fall down you'll look toward the sky
But all you'll see is your star as it stalls
You'll be the only one to blame for your downfall

The world is spinning out of rotation
I'm getting sicker with every second
As time passes I can barely see the end

Is this real or a dream, 'cause nothing seems real to me
We've taken steps forward only to be pushed back down
Is this all over now?

You speak like a child, you don't make any sense
Just throwing cheap thoughts into space
They float but don't strike, they're just empty
You look for the impact but the moment is fleeting

Are you with me? Are you listening to what I have to say?
I'm on my knees, begging for you to be listening

Is this real or a dream, 'cause nothing seems real to me
We've taken steps forward only to be pushed back down
Is this all over now?
Track Name: When the Good Die Young
Today our hearts are heavy, and all we feel is pain
It's happened times before and it all feels the same
We're looking out the windows, just waiting for the sun
It seems our time is futile 'cause the rain has begun

So hold your heads up high, and look up to the sky
Make a thousand wishes on the shooting stars
Hope one day we'll discover who we are

Life is much too short to live in a shell
The good do die young and the guilt does surely swell
So live your life the way you want to, because tomorrow isn't promised to you
And you don't want to die with regret in your eyes

So hold your heads up high, and look up to the sky
Make a thousand wishes on the shooting stars
Hope one day we'll discover who we are

So live it up before your time comes
Because the good die young and you only live once
Track Name: Que Será, Sarah
Que será, será.
Que será, Sarah.

"You don't know the risks that you take."
"You don't know the regrets that you'll make."
"Que será, será," I'll say.
"Que será, será, indeed," you'd say.

And as our heads hit these pillows tonight,
With or without you by my side,
Dreams of your bedroom will keep me awake.
Regrets will haunt my dreams either way.

Que será, será, Sarah.
And what would be, was.
Sometimes chances are worth taking.
Track Name: Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day
This is me. It's a side of me that no one's seen for a while. It's bitter and confused (not that anyone has seen a difference). My voice travels through this receiver to the other end, where it bounces off your ears again.

See me tonight, just for this one last time. And please promise me you won't forget those days when it was still cool to make mixtapes, and when photographs weren't the only things that seemed to slow us down.

This is me with my hair soaked, standing alone in this parking lot. I can feel the rain drops falling down my face as they disguise the tears in my eyes.

And under the dim lights of this night I will look into your eyes one last time. I gaze on your innocent face. Your jaw shivers, shaking the cold away.

You tell me you're leaving me forever, but I will forget you never.