Ripped Out By The Roots

by On Your Marks

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Thank you so much to all of our families and friends, we owe it all to you for anything that this band has at any point in time. Our undying thanks to anyone who helped work on the album and anyone who supports any local music scene. This is our first full-length album and we put every ounce of effort, time, and money we had into making this just the way we had imagined and we really hope we can effect someone's life in a positive way with the work that we've created. This is
'Ripped Out By the Roots' and this is our lives.

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released June 18, 2013

All Songs written by On Your Marks*
*Lyrics as well as additional vocals on “Always Remember”- Tom Iannaccone
Additional Vocals on “Double-Crosser”- Eoin Wenger

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Matt Lagattuta
Mastered by Jesse Cannon at Cannon Found Soundation

Photography by Emily Tantuccio at Emily Tantuccio Photography
CD Photograph by Evan Fusco at Youth Photography
Artwork by Mike Wityk at 1997 Design

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Track Name: Gold Rust
How can you keep giving me shit when you preach about my lack of respect
and FUCK your disappointment, don't even try to hold me back from being a kid

And to think you're the one who's supposed to make her happy
You've ruined all of what we started
You're nothing at all
And I'm just a kid but you're less than a man
So go deceive her
You'll never keep her

Do you think that I'm happy
Just go pretend that nothing happened
It's not my fault that you hate me
You fucking hate me

And to think you're the one who's supposed to make her happy
You've ruined all of what we started
You're nothing at all
And I'm just a kid but you're less than a man
So go deceive her
You'll never keep her

And I've been waiting for you to run your course
I'll give up on my turn, crushed by the pressure I'm under

And to think you're the one who's supposed to make her happy
You've ruined all of what we started
You're nothing at all
And I'm just a kid but you're less than a man
So go deceive her
You'll never keep her
Track Name: False Calling
How can you tell me what's best for me
When all you see in me is my money?
I may be naive to say this, I'm only 17, but your school's just not for me

I'd rather wake up in a van with no A/C
Than get down on my knees for a man who thinks he's better than me
I'd rather stand for what I love than feast on immorality
The choice seems clear to me

Fall to me is lack of sleep and endless responsibilities
And as the leaves keep falling, my indecision haunts me
Everyone's telling me what I need

I'd rather wake up in a van with no A/C
Than get down on my knees for a man who thinks he's better than me
I'd rather stand for what I love than feast on immorality
The choice seems clear
Track Name: Perfect
This didn't have to end in dust and cobwebs
You didn't have to lead me on, you could have told me beforehand

You had to rip open my chest,
My cavity open and dead
But why did you have to choose my old friend
I wish it wasn't him.

You're so fucking perfect
Remember your favorite song
Keep telling yourself wrong, you're already deep in the ground

And how does your mother feel as dozens leave your home each year?
And what is your home when you eat alive
the ones who you like to call close?

You're so fucking perfect
Remember your favorite song
Keep telling yourself wrong, you're already deep in the ground
You had to be drinking that night when I called you,
I wanted to tell you
That I never knew the pain that being naive could do.

You were my open wound,
Infect me like you used to.
Track Name: Cemetery Hill
I know that you know that she's not about this
And I hope that she knows that you didn't give in
You showed nothing to make me want to stay here
My regrets unfold

You rest on my couch, your head was spinning around
And my high was the spark that showed that my interest was found
We sat on that tombstone, it felt like hours just after dawn
And I thought we got so close, but I guess that I was wrong
We rolled down that hill on muddy grass
It took so long to understand
And I thought you didn't care

It was wrong of me to leave you at the dance
I went up that hill
Sat with Tom
Cried cuz I knew this wouldn't last
I wish 3 lips had never touched
I wish you would just talk around me like you do with all your friends

I know that you know that she's not about this
And I hope that she knows that you didn't give in
You showed nothing to make me want to stay here
My regrets unfold

I know that you know
Track Name: Double-Crosser
Lately I've been thinking about the shit you pulled
It makes me sick to think that you're the one that's told to choose
And then you manipulate my friends
Tell them this is something good for everyone
This is not a family it's all fake and you're the most deceptive one of all

Own up to your mistakes, stop pinning them on everyone else
You're a coward, stop lying to yourself
You're not the king you wish you were to everyone else

And I've been laying wide awake at night
Thinking what you said was right
I've come to terms with all the flaws that I revealed to you
I hear you pulled some shit again
Betrayed someone you called a friend
Said I would never change and I have, How about you?

Own up to your mistakes, stop pinning them on everyone else
You're a coward, stop lying to yourself
You're not the king you wish you were to everyone else

I lay here, I'm drowning in self-loathing and if I dwell on it, it will never leave
So I'll stand up and push the past behind myself
Cuz dwelling on such thoughts will bring about my own defeat

Standing alone isn't enough, which is why I have my friends
They've never done what you did and never will in the end.
Track Name: I Found Myself In Doubt
Been spending the weekends all strung out
At least half drunk always think about
How the hell we're gonna make this work
And balance both sides for what they're worth
I guess it comes down to what I had first

Without their help we'll all be fucked
But we're made to sell our beliefs and plead some dudes with names and money
Or our hard-tied knot will be undone
Why even try with no chance at all?

Why even try to be something
When your hardest work means nothing
All of my dreams are just a stack of cards in the wind
Blown over but can always be found
Building back up from the bare ground,
I found myself in doubt

The last 2 years I've spent growing up and moving on
And with the Summer coming, shining hope
I'll be better than I was before
I'll have control

The scene has become home
And all my friends are finding themselves and having the same thoughts
I'm not alone
But every night I sit at my desk I wish that I saw road
There's nothing left for us here anymore

This year has taken its toll
High school is so fucking old
I can't stop feeling like I'm wasting my time sitting here at home
Empty bottles like our thoughts lay on my basement floor

The last 2 years I've spent growing up and moving on
And with the Summer coming, shining hope
I'll be better than I was before
I'll have control

I'll have control.
Track Name: Year-Long Rest
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Track Name: It Only Took A Week To Forget
They say that people change, I've believed it to be true
And after all this time I figured so would you
Your incessant attempts to be cared about again have gotten to my fucking head
I swore I saw the face of change in an apology across the coast
But I wasn't even close

Just like the first time, preluding the saddest year of my life
We still felt the same and you slept in my bed the first night

But as the day moved on, so did you
And all I'm left with is memories of you

Can we pick up from where we left off?
Can we be new again?
Can we jump the gap that we lost,
And forget the times that we fell off?
Well I don't give a FUCK what you say
Cuz i'll never come back to you anyway

The more I think the worse it gets
I'm drowning in my hopelessness

How could you possibly kill my sleep again
For the same exact shit?
It's fucking 4 AM
But you'll never feel remorse for it

Can we pick up from where we left off?
Can we be new again?
Can we jump the gap that we lost,
And forget the times that we fell off?
Well I don't give a FUCK what you say
Cuz i'll never come back to you anyway


So they say that people change, I've believed it to be true
But you will never understand the shit you do
And slowly I've been realizing
After thinking, "What'd I do?"
That I've done nothing
And it's always been
You.
Track Name: Always Remember
I'll try to keep this honest, I'll try to keep this clean
If you ever fucking touch her, I'll rip out your teeth
This isn't a power poem, a memoir for the weak
Cuz your stupid fucking actions have robbed me of sleep
You're like all the other assholes, an ego like a tower
Fucking corperate business,
A fat fucking coward
You're like that asshole Pierce or that douche-fuck James
Speaking for myself and John, you're all the same

So go smoke with all your friends and ruin your own life
You have nothing to fall back on
You should fall back on a knife
So keep going to those parties, I'll pray that you suffer
Or hit black Ice in the middle of Summer

You're not too drunk, I promise you that
Just get in your car and never look back
So when you're on the road and the drugs consume you
You should always remember
Trees like car hugs too
Track Name: Anxiety
I wish you found your place
I wish you could still skate
I wish you worked for everything handed to you
Treated as a prince, you acted like a prick
You need to earn the dreams you wished about when you were a kid

You wanted to live in a different reality
You were forced the wrong life
You couldn't handle the green
And what about me, yeah I miss you
The grip on the bottle was way too tight
For you to handle
A constant struggle with society
The enemy

You were meant to go so far
But you lost it
Track Name: Coma
If you woke up tonight I'd make sure that everyone and everything
That put you through that misery would disappear and all the pain would be gone
Why can't you wake up for us tonight?
You grew up in a red neck town
You were so alone and you loved it so
You listened to my shitty band when you came to town
We used to be so close

And I know you never made it to one of our shows
And I know you didn't want to get drowned in the smoke

And I
I now know how sad it is to be losing someone you love
I know
I know we lost contact
I should have been there when it all went downhill

I'm sorry
I'm so fucking sorry
Could I ever do anything to fix your life?
If I could, I would fix everything tonight.
Track Name: Seafloor
Never have I seen so much grief
Devastation down my street
Heavy hearts sunken and weak
Horrid scenes now haunting sleep
Innocent minds raped through the week
As they watch their own homes sink
The water acted as a thief
Taking everything we need

I watched my own town get swallowed by the sea
I watched the boardwalk become the beach
And as we lit candles to lead the way and find some peace
It was impossible to find somewhere warm to sleep
And as the radio gave any sort of outer reach
It was just dismal to the point that we would rather not speak

The next morning was the darkest time this town has ever seen
With trees fallen and RIPPED OUT BY THE ROOTS
My parents and I, we saw houses in two
And we saw hundreds line up at the gas stations for fuel
And I've been thinking about all my friends
Who's floorboards are now on the seafloor

I watched my own town get swallowed by the sea
I watched the boardwalk become the beach
Oh Sandy why'd you have to do this to me
And all the families you've broken down and laid at your feet
Well our will power is stronger than you'd ever expect
We'll come back before you ever can strike again
We'll come back

You've knocked us down, you've knocked us dead
But we'll come back.
Track Name: Gold Standard
This world's not what it's cracked up to be
I hate the change in my age and ignorance of kids younger than me
They'll never understand what being a real friend means
Cuz all I see is friends crushing other friends dreams

How did you live
Knowing the world was fucked in the end?

So don't come and find me
Just leave a space in the dirt so I can climb on down

Growing with the kids
Wise with the world
Really changes what you'll see and who you'll be
I guess that I can say the army's not for me
But I'll still have some things in my life with meaning

How did you live
Knowing the world was fucked in the end?

So don't come and find me
Just leave a space in the dirt so I can climb on down
I'm feeling lost again
I need some help from an old friend
I'm feeling lost again
I need some help from my friend

How did you live
Knowing the world was fucked in the end?
Yeah the world's just fucked in the end
Yeah we're all just FUCKED IN THE END.