The Feeling of Falling Down - EP

by Robert Borden

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I have worked so super hard on this EP it is cray. All of this was made possible by the beautiful contributors to my Indiegogo campaign. THank you so much, I owe you all of my internal organs.

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released 30 December 2012
Oscar Hills - Banjo (Track 1)
John Gage - Drums (Tracks 2, 3, and 5)
Amanda Valaitis - Photography
All songs written by Robert Borden © 2012

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Robert Borden New Haven, Connecticut

Robert Borden is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Connecticut. His unique brand of acoustic folk/pop music has been featured on the popular YouTube show, What The Buck?!, and he has since accumulated a wide following. Musical influences include Bright Eyes, Julia Nunes, Paul Baribeau, Orla Gartland, and Max Bemis/Say Anything. ... more

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Track Name: The Windshield (Wash Me)
The corners of my windshield never become clean
They remain just out of the out of the wipers' reach
And although the daylight still shines through
It's hard not to let the mess obstruct my view

The corners of my windshield they harbour death
As the dust lies over every insect's last breath,
Opens up the freeway graveyard
On every other, other fast-moving car

And oh, you are not alone in how you feel
So many images pass by but your vision's obstructed
And oh, you are not alone in things you know
Things you do change the cars around you

There's a spot right in the middle catches my eye
And it's never cleansed and it always stays dry
And it's impossible to avoid it
As it sits directly in the centre of the traffic

And I've been waiting for a long-due downpour
To wash away the remains of the men lost at war
And the worthless gnats and all the others that have gone
Will be buried properly on I-95 come morn'

And they, they will not die alone, nor will you
The cracks are still left from the impacts of the enemy's last surge
And they, they will not die in vain, unless you want,
Wont them to, and every striker subsequent too

Ah, rain, come wash over me
Set my enemies free
Ah, rain, shatter the glass
Let me see past

And I, I've been waiting for a storm and so have you
Streaks from windshield wipers draped across my view
And I'll glaze it over with a tint so none will see
See inside, see how clean I can afford to be

And there's an asshole in front of me who doesn't know how to drive
And his back windshield's got "wash me" traced into the grime
Oh if only
Only
Track Name: Hurt You
I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
Cos I tried so hard to hurt you and I hope I really hurt you real bad

I am an asshole, I am an asshole, and I'm so full of
Regretful behaviours that I once acted under
I am the victim, you are a victim, I played the victim
I tricked them all into thinking you the gunner

Even you believed me

I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I never knew till now I hurt you, and I hope I didn't hurt you too bad

I cut me open, I cut you open and I was hoping it would work
I tried so hard to make you bleed and treat the wounds with dirt
You got under my skin, I got in your skin, traveled your bloodstream
I stopped your heart, I never meant to go this far
Please restart restart start

I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I'm so sorry that I hurt you, know you never ever hurt me at all

How could I hurt the one I love most
How, tell me how
I got carried away in my own selfish games
Why can't I feel the pain, please let me feel something

I don't want to lie and say you never ever hurt me at all
I don't want to lie and say you never ever hurt me at all
I don't want to lie and say you never ever hurt me at all
No, because you hurt me just a little that's the only thing that I've ever felt

I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I don't want to lie and say I never meant to hurt you at all
I don't want to lie and say you never ever hurt me at all
No, because you hurt me just a little that's the only thing that I've ever felt
Track Name: Say Cheese
I've had crow's feet since the age of thirteen
And I honestly can't believe I can speak
Between the numbness of my cheeks
See I've been at this shit for weeks
Cos I've been trying to hide and I've been trying to run
But all this grinning-and-bearing-it is pulling at my gums
And I think I've had enough
But it'll never be enough

So give me a smile
Say cheese
Smile wide
Said 123 now eyes on me
Wait wait wait wait for the flash
You know it's gonna pass my darling, soon
I know you and I know you've got important things to do

I won't ever make a truly serious face
In pictures of me that anybody else will take
The only way to hide your lack of faith
Is to fake and fudge all your mistakes
Cos if you admit you're flawed, everyone will run far
Cos no one gives a damn about how dreadfully you're scarred
And it may sound a good bit harsh
But it's really not so hard

To just give me a smile
Say cheese
Smile wide
Said 123 now eyes on me
Wait wait wait wait wait for the flash
You know it's gonna pass my darling, soon
I know you, and I know you've got important things to do
So if you wanna live comfortably
Suck it up and clench your goddamned teeth
It will be over before you know it
But it's never over and I'm damned if I don't know it
And don't I know it

So give me a smile
Say cheese
Smile wide
Said 123 now eyes on me
Wait wait wait wait wait for the flash
You know it's gonna pass my darling, soon
I know you too well for this to work out

So give me a smile
Say cheese
Bear your grin wide
Now hold your pose and keep your head high
Wait wait wait wait for the flash
You know it's bound to pass my darling, soon
I know you and I know you've got important things to do
Track Name: Ellie King
I don't care that I've only known you for two hours
And I don't care about the distance, it's way out of our power
All I care about is telling you right now
Be my queen, Ellie King, be my queen

I just adore you, did you know that you're adorable?
The way you smiles you should know you're so implorable
For just a kiss, I know my decisions are deplorable
Be my queen, Ellie King, be my queen

I love that way you look at me, you're so darn cute
Gliding up the floors, 5-6-7, and why am I still mute?
If I don't tell you right now, I'll forever be in disrepute
Be my queen, Ellie King, be my queen

I walk out of the elevator, head hanging low
I imagine you look over to watch me as I go
I turn around to reboard, but I'm too slow
And you've gone back to your room on the fourteenth floor

And I don't care that I've only known you for two days
You've opened my eyes, and for that there is no way to repay
Just wanna go back through those closing doors
But it's too late, I've already boarded my plane
And Ellie King, you'll never be my queen
Track Name: Dead Weight
Who's gonna steer a sinking ship, love
Who's gonna drag your ass to shore
Your anchor's down but your guard's still up and you've thrown everyone you've ever loved off board
Oh, what'd you do that for?

And I don't know much about boats, about boats
But I always thought we would stay afloat
Turns out a stern filled with tiny little holes
Will overflow no matter how much you hope it won't

Who's gonna steer a sinking ship
Who's gonna deal with all your shit
Once I'm gone
No one

Who's gonna catch you when you fall down
When you snap and jump out that window
You say you're up but you're facing down and you're picking up speed as you shoot nearer to the ground
Oh who, darling who's gonna catch you now

And I don't know much about gravity, gravity
But I always knew you liked the sky more than me
But love, you can't fly and you've known it all along
You just like the feeling of falling down

Who's gonna steer a sinking ship
Who's gonna deal with all your shit
Who's gonna carry your weight when you refuse to use the legs you've been blessed with
Who's gonna carry your dead weight
I won't hesitate

To sink this now
Tie weights to its feet and sail away
Walk the plank
You're already dead anyway
You're cold and you're cold and you're

Who's gonna steer a sinking ship love
Who's gonna drag your ass to shore
You're breaking down going belly up
Drink your bitter poison from that golden cup
Oh who's gonna steer your sinking ship
Once I'm gone
No one
Track Name: The Art of Letting Go
Let go, let be
Let me set me free
Burning hands, escape the pain
Exhale me

Operate, left foot right
Every day
Song and dance
No melody plays

And this is how we let go
And this is how we let go, carry on
And this is how we let go

Open doors
Vacuum of space
Another one gone
Cross out, erase

Scattered path, skeleton bones
And water flow
Down the river, forever
No one knows

And this is how we let go
And this is how we let go, carry on
And this is how we let go

Nothing is permanent, let go, let go
Nothing is permanent, let go, let go

And this is how we let go
And this is how we let go, carry on
And this is how we let go