Youth In Youth

by Annabel

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released November 24, 2012

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Track Name: Young American
so much for adulthood
and all the things i was looking forward to
no long-term solution
to release me from my youth

aware of my surroundings
and what i need to fill the empty space
so many other options
to consider
while i wait

in comfort and content
thats when i'll have my revenge
all at my own expense
but i don't know how else
oh to be young
Track Name: The Age of Possibilities
an opportunity
for part-time lifestyle changes
the terms and practices are mostly still the same
and for what it's worth
i've come to the conclusion
that nothing works out quite like you might want it to

exciting things
could have come my way
with experience
and what funds i'd saved
nothing else i could do about it today
but i could be mistaken

i'd like a way
to keep myself from thinking
that everything is connected
I'd like a way
to keep things in perspective
depending on the situation

oh! the possibilities

exciting things
could have come my way
with experience
and what funds i've saved
nothing else i could do about it anyway

already ahead of the curve
and i didn't seem to notice
still can't seem to keep up
with every expectation of me
everything is strange and real
how i always hoped to feel
Track Name: Anti-Decisions
everything's exactly how i planned it out to be
written on the calendar with set daily routines
reaching my potential should be easy to achieve
or so my gentleman anxiety would lead me to believe

when I notice
the decisions that i've made
it already is usually a bit too late
by a minute
or an hour
or a whole day
so on and so forth
forever

it's hard to not be surprised
when your decisions turn out all right

i'm so proud
of how things turned out
i don't know how
but we're better off now!

when I notice
the decisions that i've made
it already is usually a bit too late
by a minute
or an hour
or a whole day
so on and so forth
forever
Track Name: Risk/Reward
I'm giving up
future obligations
but i set a deadline
for a few exceptions
all in all a win for everyone
only opposed because
of family tradition,
my humble beginnings,
social values and such

even though i could make
conscious efforts to change
it just wouldn't be quite the same

and sure enough
my wisdom was flawed
oh silly thoughts!
call it a complex
call it whatever you want

even though i could make
conscious efforts to change
for all intents and purposes
i don't know if it'd be good enough

for the record
it's not just a passing thought
we knew all along
it might take too long
yeah, i know, i know
some risks come with reward
and in looking forward
i don't know where to start
Track Name: Theme From "Home"
instrumental
Track Name: Home
what a privilege life's become
so convenient for everyone
settling in the neighborhood
for good

i would never take for granted
the mid-western advantages
reasonable distances
between everywhere we go

the better life
the better options
the longer we'll sustain
the better friends
the best intentions
the more reasons to complain

the better life
the better options
that I don't know anymore
Track Name: The Dept. Of Mutual Appreciation
quite an occasion
to feel unnatural
while in the company of those familiar
i might be nervous
in my own confidence
or at least comfortable in basements all around

oh, i made a lot of friends that way
i never thought it'd be hard to appreciate

general statements
with attention to detail
a name and occupation
properly arranged
in order of importance
or what comes first to mind
whatever feels right
in the moment in time

oh, i made a lot of friends that way
i never thought it'd be hard to appreciate

i've been waiting all of my life
hoping to find some meaning
in phrases
i use on a daily basis
before i get too used to them

the feeling is mutual
decimal by decimal
nothing less than genial
we're still of use
i might be certain
i might be certain
i might be certain
now i'm uncertain
Track Name: At Least For Now
it could be nice to end the night
somewhere resembling my apartment
sleeping in heat
in close quarters
i could stand it for a while

the right place at the right time
hoping our schedules will someday align
best case scenario
i could stand it for a while

i could stand it for a while
i could stay more than a night
i could stand it for a while
i could stay more than night

one day i
might learn
to travel
in two's
all plans
keep falling through
Track Name: You Could Be Living Better
casually designed
to be in certain places at certain times
oh, to be so wise
as to learn how to be satisfied
following set guidelines
planning out month to month and night to night
i guess i'll give it a fair try
filling in the blanks
and taking some advice

it's good enough
for anyone but us
if only we could trust
the judgement of others

you could be living better
you could buy things you can own
i'm probably just saying things that you already know
you could start a family
live comfortably until you're old
it's inevitable

i know
it will save
some space in our heads

it's good enough
for anyone but us
if only we could trust
the judgement of others

celebrate through the planning stages
i hope its not more than just a phase
the you in youth wont be taken from me
we'll be better for it
or at least someone should be
Track Name: Our Days Were Numbered
i want to be with you
forever

all the things I should have done by now
keeping promises, reciting vows
formalities overlooked somehow

i want to hold on to
the things i'm able to
i know that nothing else lasts
forever

i want to hold on to
the things i'm able to
so caught up in what's the right thing to do
part of the fun, they say,
is in the mystery
i guess i'll wait it out
for now