Stop Living Like it's the End of the World

by Mitch Gettman

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Recorded by Jeremy Garrett & Mitch Gettman from spring 2013 - spring 2014 except for track 12 recorded by Neal Davis in fall 2012

Produced by Jeremy Garrett & Mitch Gettman

Mixed & Mastered by Jeremy Garrett

All songs written by Mitch Gettman (ASCAP)

Copyright 2014

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released May 2, 2014

Mitch Gettman - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, drums, percussion, organ, piano, electric piano, synths, radio

Andrew Malashock - Bass on tracks 8, 10 and 13

Eddie Spencer - Harmonica on track 3

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Mitch Gettman Omaha, Nebraska

Mitch Gettman is an award winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist out of Omaha, NE. His songs are typically told from the view points of hopelessly romantic characters who deal with issues such as heartbreak, social disconnection, apathy, paranoia and the like. His latest album "Dichotomy" embodies these characteristics more than any of his previous work. Hear that and more here. ... more

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Track Name: Stay a Little Longer
I'm calling so I can see you once again
I know that we're just friends but that's all I'm asking for-
us to be together while we still can
Let's make the best out of this dying evening

I'll take you to where ever you wish
just as long as I can know that I am with you once again-
you've cast a line and reeled me in
closer to the shore just to throw me back in

Stay a little longer
give me time to heal this loneliness

And so it seems you're to busy for the kid
who only wants to love but keeps his feelings
hidden from all the stones that you might throw
and turned them on their back sides hoping that you'll come again

Stay a little longer
give me time to heal this loneliness
Track Name: Pressure From the Public
Ow!

Judy was a rebel
and Johnny was a stoner in school
Each one liked the other
but they both thought that their friends were uncool
Then Judy started smoking
and Johnny started breaking the rules

Harry studied business cause
his father thought it'd bring in the gold
but Harry was unsatisfied with his classes
so he un-enrolled
and man, you should've seen his daddy's face
when he went and bought a guitar

And so it goes
when your life's not gold
you stand behind your brothers
and you pick another person to blame
and so it seems
life's not like on TV
where people love each other
even though they know they're not the same

Now listen up you preachers
cause I've got my own sermon to sing
you know, I think I understand you
but even Jesus had to question some things
and if you think you're having fun
then you should look at all the fear that you bring
oh, cause it's not alright

And so it goes
when your life's not gold
you stand behind your brothers
and you pick another person to blame
And so I think
I'll live my life in peace
and if you try and stop me
well at least I can say that I tried
and that's alright!
Track Name: She Wants to Break Your Heart
He's standing alone at the top of the stairs
who's to care if he moves
Cause nobody knows and nobody cares
what does he have to lose

It's nothing I can not see
it's just whether or not I want to believe
it's something I can not bare

And hey man, she wants to break your heart
and maybe I want to break your heart too

He's eating alone, the last dollar he had
went to a cab and some food
and it all circles back to his last affair
a sparkling spot on the sun

It's nothing I can not see
it's just useless like all history
it's something I can't forget

And hey man, she wants to break your heart
and maybe I want to break your heart too
Track Name: Big Adjustment
I've got pictures from a time when
worrying was just a part of life
but now it's such a shame, I'm noticing
you never really looked that happy anyway

You don't have to hide anything
it's all the same, I'll be okay
it's just a big adjustment
You don't have to say anything
I'll be okay, this little change
is just a big adjustment

When I was gone you were upset
we talked all night on telephones
of broken truths and fixed regrets
and of all the letters that you sent
there was always one that seemed to stand
above the rest and it read,
"Honey please come home!
I'm tired and I need someone to hold."
And so I said okay
and now I realize that I'm just a fucking
fool for you to have around to play

You don't have to hide anything
it's all the same, I'll be okay
it's just a big adjustment
You don't have to say anything
I'll be okay, this little change
is just a big adjustment

It's over now, that's silly to assume
look at our past
One day when you come back to me
you'll see a change
but it won't last

I try to keep the hate away
it comes some mornings but it never
seems to stay
and there's just one more thing that I'll say
I'm moving on but not too far
you always had a way to make me pay

You don't have to hide anything
it's all the same, I'll be okay
it's just a big adjustment
You don't have to say anything
I'll be okay, this little change
is just a big adjustment
Track Name: In the Shower
I take my time
standing in the shower
I liked them better
when I took them with her
but now she's gone,
I've moved on
now I stand alone
I like to sing songs
standing in the shower
songs of love and hate
and thorn-stemmed flowers
It makes me wonder
if I'll ever see my baby again

See her again, see her again
see her again, see her again
It makes me wonder
if I'll ever see my baby again

I've grown accustomed to
my constant wonder
of how a good world
could create such blunders
but I'm not sad anymore
it seemed for the best
So if you see her at the super market
don't say hello for me,
she would not want it
I wish her all the best
but I hope I never see her again

See her again, see her again,
see her again, see her again,
It makes me wonder
if I'll ever see my baby again

Sometimes the end is simply for the best
Track Name: Living On Your Own Time
You've got a brand new sports car,
black shoes like a 60s rock star,
you've got it all just like you had planned
New suit and your slicked back, black hair,
a fine job but your mother doesn't care,
she never knew what was on your mind

Pass on a little luck to me
Share a little of your wealth and luxury
We were born to live
and then we die

Your friend's hard from his heart attack
15 years that he'll never get back
All the money in the world could never buy
and your girl left you for a heart throb
Better hair, better car and a better job
Some plans just never were meant to survive

If distance makes the heart grow fonder
then why does love get so much harder to find?

You roll up in your 97' Porsche,
black shoes like a 60s rock star wore
You had it all just like you had planned
and your mom's long gone and dead now
Can't complain of what you let go
and your job never even thought to cry

Pass on a little luck to me
Share a little of your wealth and luxury
We were born to live
and then we die

If distance makes the heart grow fonder
then why does love get so much harder to find?
If distance makes the heart grow fonder
then why does love get so much harder to find?
If distance makes the heart grow fonder
then why does love get so much harder to find?

I guess I'll have to survive

I guess I'll have to make it
I guess I'll have to make it up
I guess I'll have to make by myself
I guess I'll have to make it
I guess I'll have to make it up
I guess I'll have to make by myself
Track Name: Tryin'
Sitting in this room asking questions
like what and when and how to do
sitting in this room asking questions
like where in heaven and hell are you?

Tryin' not to think of what's going on!

Let time fly!
Sometimes that's all you can do
but baby, I'm tryin'
but you know I gotta save my own ass too

Tryin' not to hold on too tight!

But you know I might just lose my grip
Track Name: Ant Farm
No one wants to hear
about what you want
All they want to know
is what you can do for them

And it's a crying shame
but nobody acts this way
You'd better start trying
before you convert to them

No one wants to hear
about what you need
All they want to hear
is that you need them

And it's a crying shame
but nobody acts this way
You'd better start trying
before you convert to them

So listen to your elders
and you'll find a lot of questions
Listen to your neighbors
and you might understand

That it's a crying shame
but nobody acts this way
You'd better start trying
before they do you in
Track Name: Like Shouting at Nothing
Hello once again
How have you been
I'm a long ways from my friend
but there's nothing we can't mend

So how are your friends?
And how's your family been?
You say your dad's been drinking again
and your mom has lost her meds

Well I've been doing my time
and I'll say I'm doing fine
but your always on my mind
yeah, you never leave my mind

And I wish I could come home
to the one I wanna hold
I don't wanna be alone
When you're away I'm alone
Track Name: Fallen Leaf
Go out and see
what you want to see
Don't bother me
All the things will fall
from the trees
and your eyes open up like wings
hearts dance, minds sing
for better things
There is just one thing:
be careful of what the watching eyes will think
They don't mean anything
They're just still falling from the trees
Souvenirs like medals and rings
cling so tightly
when you're stuck to high school memories,
high school memories,
love meant so much to me
and it shines and stings
like all of your enemies
ghosts of happy memories
become your worst enemies
but you will go down
through the seams
like a leaf that just keeps falling
Track Name: Best Years of My Life
When I was two
there was nothing more to do
then crawl around and smile all the time
and when teething caused my biggest fits
my mom would hold me close and sing
that everything was gonna be alright
And in my elementary school years
I knew the names of all my peers
and all the shows they watched when they went home
and an enemy was someone who
had a better pair of shoes than you
but you always saved a spot for them in line

And it never seemed like getting old
would be as hard as getting A's
or telling girls their dresses were nice
And a rock thrown through the window
made you think you were in Stand By Me
Those bastard years were the best years of my life

Now I'm smoking cigarettes
and doing things that I regret
like asking girls for numbers too soon
and the only soft spot's in my heart,
I'm not immune to Cupid's poison darts
and I'm watching movies love sick all the time
and death has never felt so near
I can smell him in my 13th beer
and he's killing all the love left in my life
but it soothes the agony for now
and it spins me and the room around
spin me back to when I wouldn't hurt a fly

And it never seemed like getting old
would be as hard as getting A's
or punching in the hours at the grind
I've had enough of this old shit
I just wanna watch my spit fall
in the years that were the best years of my life

Send me back to the best years of my life
Take me back to the best years of my life
Track Name: One Wish
When the clouds come in
to spit upon my summertime
and the moon's been getting drunk all night
with all the guys
and the robins fly on by singing of better lives

Please will you come save me from my fate again
Please will you come save me from my fate again

What's in store, who's for sure
when life is nothing more
then a game where love
is simply just to lose a turn
and a friend is just a
flower bearing helping hand

Please will you come save me from my fate again
Please will you come save me from my fate again

Give me just one wish, my friend