EMPATHETIC / ROMANTIC

by Hello, I'm Sorry

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This album came out of a very weird time in my life where I tried to act like I had it all figured out but my physical and mental health was deteriorating. I recorded Consolation Party during that time, but then once things started to settle down and I was able to reflect on the frustrating feelings of that album not turning out how I wanted it and me not being the person that I wanted to be, I made this very shortly after.

Thank you endlessly to my roommates and good friends Liam, Sean, and RJ for putting up with the sound. Thank you to Aaron for inspiring me to make Pens. Thank you to my parents for the words of encouragement. Thank you to Alexander, Cam, and Paul for shaping this album more than you know and supporting this project in such a great way. Thank you to anybody who ever came and saw us - especially that one really drunk guy who saw us open for Together Pangea and said my shit was great. Thank you to anybody who continues to listen. I'm often surprised with how supportive people are on sole basis that you try at all.

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released August 1, 2016

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Track Name: Everybody Is Getting Naked (And I Still Hate My Body)
All of my friends are getting naked
but I still hate my body
What do you say, hunny bunny?
what do you say?
'it's not that funny'

We all have fears
it's not that weird
we all have fears
you're not that weird

I know that somewhere there's a party
I know that somewhere there's a star
I guess you go for nothing
if you go that far

Some people say that you're made in a day
but other people say thata you gotta sit and wait
at home

I don't wanna think that nothing's good
so I'll step outside
I probably should
Track Name: Bodies (Part of it All)
Because everybody's got something to say
we need to learn how to accept the hate
but I can't do that, no not today
'cause I don't feel quite ok

I don't feel like part of it all yet

'cause everybody's got problems today
and everybody's got a right to say
'I don't feel good, no, not today
I don't think I'm gonna be ok'
Track Name: The Dream Song
One night I had a dream that I hurt somebody whom I love very much and it ended with me walking by a freeway and this song started to play. I recorded it later that week.
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You don't know me
you don't know me at all
Track Name: Happy
Get bored of everywhere
or get bored of everyone
This ain't a point of pride
just something that's begun

Too much time was spent
on things I should regret
but I won't talk about it
not to you right now

You only love me when I'm happy
Track Name: Good's Not Great
Get yourself together, I just wanna see myself as someone that I like
all of my shoes have holes in the soles but that's alright
'cause all of my friends are better friends than I am
and I got nothing but a little bit of time and-

Give me time and I'll be fine
I'll try and realize I'll be fine
it's just a bitter time

Everybody in this town likes 'jazz'
I'm over here thinking 'what is this shit'
I'm so sick of people that can skate
no one understands that good's not great

Give me time and I'll be fine
I'll try and realize I'll be fine
it's just a bitter time
Track Name: Pens (Can't Wait)
I guess I miss stupid things untill they're gone
like you smoking every day on my front lawn
I won't get drunk in the afternoon

'cause I can't wait til you come home

My desk is cluttered but I can't find pens
I lost them writing "I'm sorry" over and over again

I can't wait til you come home
Track Name: No One Else
I'm not showing you my interests anymore
cause every time I do you just act so bored
Don't get me wrong, I see it's not that cool
but every time I talk about it, I feel like a fucking tool

I'm not sending out my demos anymore
cause every time i do, I feel ripped apart
Please don't get me wrong, I understand they're bad
but I have a right to feel lost and sad

I wanna find a place that feels like a home

I won't find a place that feels like a home
I won't find a place where it always snows
Track Name: Amakuru (How Are You?)
Saw you pumping the breaks
I said 'for god's sake, do we have to be so sad'

Whenever you're around I want a little bit more
I'm freaking out about this, let's go to the store

Saw you pumping the breaks
I said 'for god's sake, do we have to be so sad'

Whenever you're around I want a little bit more
I'm freaking out about this, let's go to the store
Track Name: Tried/Tired
It's been a rough year, I ain't gonna lie
but I guess you gotta decide to feel alright
I had a rough time, I ain't gonna lie
but I guess you gotta decide to try your best
or alright

& it's true, I'm' scared of what comes next
hanging on my fridge aren't any tests
I switched hair from blue to pink in my life
but this change, it didn't happen overnight
alright

And I guess I spoke just a bit too much
but, y'know, it's pretty hard to go to bed without your touch

I feel like a kid in a big body
and you look like a kid when you talk to me
Hanging around my old friends makes me feel sad
but everything else in this town makes me feel so bad

I'm not saying I didn't try
I'm just saying I'll do better next time