Fits & Starts

by a certain smile

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1.
You want me to hold you I'd wait on hold for you I'd take the longest distance that you want me to All, you do is call and I will be, on the first plane With nothing at all, underneath all our restraint You tell me not to wait up but wait is all I do for you it's never later I'm never late for you All, you do is call and I will be, on the first plane With nothing at all, underneath all our restraint All you do is call you call you call me I'll come over Just wear nothing at all, at all, at all but when you call I'll be there...
2.
when you’re on, you’re on under the sun in the sound, you have found where you belong to the one, the one you’ve always known when you found I'm around we watched you float into the sound we got so high we won’t come down we watched you float into the sound we won’t come down, we won’t come down in the dark, in the dark, there’s a spark all around it’s the sound, you’ve found in the night, it’s so bright but you’re alright when you find it’s a lie
3.
02:46
See your eyes touch the moment when we’re done take the ride fumble towards what we’ll become in the morning sun Feel alive when we’re closest under some covers hide all the thoughts we’ve let run on in the morning sun wait to find it in the morning sun we won’t come down for anyone won’t come down for anyone we’re all just waiting till it's done all just waiting for the sun just waiting till she comes waiting for it ….we know we’ll find it in the morning sun
4.
03:49
all I want is one sweetheart but all I ever wanted in love's what love wants se va all I needs’ just one thing to start and I watch my whole world just fall apart but I don't want to be without you when I'm on my own when I feel like this I haunt you tell it in hushed tone Cause all I want is just one faithful chase but I know we’re all just floating in space All I need is to touch your sweet face And I watch you so wearily feeling so safe I can’t stand to watch you falling in your poses no, I can’t bear to watch you there, oh no…
5.
02:28
Want you to know I feel everything so slow I wouldn’t hold You in my arms To let you go I wouldn’t mind Give all I have Just for your time It’s worth the while I love to see To see you smile I love your smile
6.
02:19
this could be worst indebted to explode feelings never hurt from what we’ll never know but you can’t let go when it feels this on and you won’t get low, but it hits so hard it’s what you don’t know, that will break you all the way Feel it coming in gets inside the back they say it’s what you win you know it’s what you lack the pictures coming in do bruises ever fade indifferently again but it’s always in the way
7.
Starts with a feeling you can’t turn off every time they lie about the life they say they're not always getting by on what their handed when they want we know there’s no time for all the lies and life they bought Cause there’ll come a day oh When It won't be fun When they’ll wake up Without anyone at all Maybe today oh If it's what you want When you take something But you give nothing And you’re way too far away, run away All of the feeling that’s now gone kill it all before they walk away with what they want there’s no care for what was made before they came and bought everything we were, but not before, we all could walk!
8.
we are what we are when we let it go and we know what we want and we’ll take it all you won’t let it go then we’ll break it down and we know what you know what we know we know what we want to know we know what we need we want the world, you’re holding it we’ll settle for release we are what we want with no self-control and we won’t let go till you’re in the hole return back to progress return and go we know what you know what we know what
9.
03:00
so you think you lost it all you never really gave up what you are and though you never really tried I never thought that you would lie to me but I won't get won't get won't get lost at all when you think you lost it all in the sweet black sugar fall when you never really see all you've lost is me so we never end at all in a way, we gave back what we want and you never took to heart never trusted from the start still, you won't let won't let me off at all

about

a certain smile are: thomas (vox + guitars), casey (bass), zach (guitars + keyboards), and ian (drums); ryan (drums on track 1 + 4); other instrumentation and vocals by lisle and kitt.

recorded at the magic closet by jason michael sissoyev; mixed in chicago by the brightest firefly - lisle mitnik; mastered in portland at telegraph mastering by amy dragon.

cover art designed by dustin mills and printed by a certain smile with the help of duke at lost decade.

we would like to thank, mike at happy happy birthday to me records, chris at jigsaw, josh at san francisco popfest, ed and laura at shelflife, jim rivas, dusty and rocketship; hearts & tigers, bent shapes, literature, burnt palms, horrible adorable, the very most, avaleya and the glitterhawks, critte, and all the other bands we’ve had the pleasure to share a stage with; slumberland and sarah records for so much inspiration, everyone who helped me write these songs over the past 6+ years (tom, stephanie, charles, keith, andrew, brian, steve, olivia, erika), the indiepop shop talk group, gail and chickfactor, PDX pop now!, freeform portland, KDVS, KPSU, anyone and everyone who gave us a write up, a kind word, or encouragement. all songs written and performed by a certain smile. 2017.

acertainsmile.bandcamp.com / write to us at info@acertainsmile.net

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released August 15, 2017

Recorded in Portland, Oregon by Jason Sissoyev at the Magic Closet, mixed by Lisle Mitnik, and mastered by Amy Dragon at Telegraph Mastering.

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Raised on a steady diet of sarah records singles, slumberland noise pop, and creation era shoegaze, Portland's a certain smile work hard to find that balance between the sweet twee, the fuzzy gaze, and punky pop. Having spent years bubbling over in Philadelphia, a certain smile has taken to it's new Pacific Northwest home with aplomb and are now ready to start bringing their noize to the kids! ... more

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