Calendar Days

by The Rocket Summer

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released February 8, 2003

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The Rocket Summer Fort Worth, Texas

Over the past decade and a half, The Rocket Summer—masterminded by singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Avary—has built a rich and expansive body of work that's won the loyalty of a diverse and devoted international fan base that continues to embrace Avary's exuberant songcraft, evocative lyrics and adventurously layered soundscapes. The new album titled Zoetic out Feb 26th ... more

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Track Name: Cross My Heart
Cross my heart, hope to die.
I swear I won't say what happened that night.
So starting today things are gonna be all right.
Your best you tried, and yeah you did fine -
no better than fine, perfect in my mind.
In fact, I wish your heart was mine.
And I can hear the memory in my ears,
back to the years and all those tears.
But hear me when I say I'm glad that we steered that way,
because now we're here.

Do you want to get away? Get in the car, we can leave today.
Do you want to celebrate our just made little holiday?
Cause now today is your day.
All the stuff that you used to take,
I'm glad you threw all that away cause now you look so great.
You never need to be afraid just know you went the right way.

Because even though we never get things right,
and it gets so old just saying we'll keep trying,
It's mine to decide when I'll be alright.

I know you're going crazy.
But happy is all that you make me.
And now things are gonna get better baby.
I know everything went wrong, OK.
But now it's time to get some better days.
Cause I don't want to keep acting this way.

Cause man I know we never get things right,
and it gets so old just saying we'll keep trying,
but it's mine to decide when and if I'll be all right..
and that's just a thing that takes time.

So keep going till you know when it's time, when it's right.
Keep showing yourself in that light.
Cause back in school, man that gets cruel,
but one thing is true is that man, now look at you.
Your heart is big enough for two...

Because I can hear the memory in my ears,
back to the years and all those tears.
but hear me when I say I'm glad because we're here.

I know you're going crazy.
But happy is all that you make me.
And now things are gonna get better baby.
I know everything went wrong, OK.
But now it's time to get some better days.
Cause I don't want to keep acting this way.

Cause man I know we never get things right,
and it gets so old just saying we'll keep trying,
but it's mine to decide when and if I'll be alright...
and that's just a thing that takes time.
Track Name: Skies So Blue
Man I just saw something. I'm glad that you are here.
I got to start to thinking, and seeing things so clear.
Cause now how could I forget what she left?
What happened in November is what I needed.
And I'm sorry that it shows, but life ain't so bad you know?

Now the sky is such a sweet blue,
and you made this come true,
and my heart feels so new.
(woah-oh, woah-oh, woah, woah, woah-oh)
It's now wonderful to see beautiful views
like skies that are so blue.
(woah-oh, woah-oh, woah, woah, woah-oh)
I'll never leave this you know.

I'd turn it off for this.
It looks like like we got what we wished.
It snowed in Texas but you missed (first time since '86).
and I can't stop thinking of how wonderful this is.
And I'm sorry I sound glad, but why always be so sad?

And now the sky is such a sweet blue,
and you made this come true,
and my heart feels so new.
(woah-oh, woah-oh, woah, woah, woah-oh)
It's now wonderful to see beautiful views
like skies that are so blue.
(woah-oh, woah-oh, woah, woah, woah-oh)

And I know that sometimes oh I might feel alone, so broken, and cold.
But now I'll show that I know
that the sky is such a sweet blue,
and you made this come true,
and my heart feels so new.
(woah-oh, woah-oh, woah, woah, woah-oh)
It's now wonderful to see beautiful views
like skies that are so blue.
(woah-oh, woah-oh, woah, woah, woah-oh)

I'll never leave this you know.
Track Name: This Is Me
Everyday I wake up late.
Since I quit my day job I have been sane.
But responsibilities sure do remain, but I'll just let them wait.

Because I don't know what I am doing now,
And I won't try to act like it cus I sure don't know how.
And I'll admit that I don't know, just where I'm going
on this long and winding road
that's taking me to what will be my home.

So stare and see that this is me,
And I will be just what I need to believe
that something is what I'm gonna be.
And what you do is what you do and what I do needs to be true.
The things I do maybe need to be thought through,
but just remember what's right for me, might be not right for you.

Staring at this mirror and I'm wondering who you are.
Right now is a time for searching and I just wish I had a car
to drive a long distance and just think about the war,
and how life's got so much more.
Because I don't know what I am doing now,
and I won't try to act like it cus I sure don't know how.
And I'll admit that I don't know, just where I'm going
on this long and winding road
that's taking me to what will be my home.

So stare and see that this is me,
and I will be just what I need to believe
that something is what I'm gonna be.
And what you do is what you do,
and what I do needs to be true.
The things I do maybe need to be thought through...
But I know what I want to do, and I want it to be true.
And yeah I'd be the first to say that of course I'll listen to you,
but remember what's right for me, might be not right for you.
Track Name: Saturday
Don't trying asking 'cus I never know what to say,
except just everything a few minutes later in the day.
How come everybody else seems so happy
and have intelligent things to say?
Cus you know that isn't me,
I think I'd be happy if it was a Saturday.

And yeah if only it was Saturday, Saturday...
Things would be better in every way, every way...
And I would be OK.

'Cus then I would start to try to find a way to say,
"hey, there you are."
I need to find a way to be and sound smart.
I need to find a way but man, it's so hard.
I need to think 'cus just not anything will do.
I need to think 'cus I'm just dying for "Me and You"
to be a phrase that I would always use
in the context like I belong to you.

And yeah if only it was Saturday, Saturday...
Things would be better in every way, every way...
And I would be OK.
And yeah if only it was Saturday, Saturday...
Things would be better than what's today is today,
and I would surely say that:

I'd be here for you.
And I hope that you'd be too.
And I'll tell the truth when I say that I need you, yeah I do.
You might not know, you might not care, but I need you everywhere.

Take a breath and close my eyes
and just think about this and sigh.
I need you please to save me.
I want to be your baby.
I want to see you and me together this Saturday.

And yeah if only it was Saturday, Saturday...
Things would be better than what's today is today,
and I would surely say,
"All the times I've been afraid,
well I'm gonna make it this Saturday."
Track Name: She's My Baby
Work's been rough,
hear too much stuff like
"they don't get it so tough",
It's like I haven't heard that enough.
Better luck next month.
Here's how it sounds to be let down.
After going round and round,
you just step back and think, "wow."
I guess it's actually a silent sound...

But then there's she,
and she's my baby.
She's so good to me.
She's my ba-

Becoming lost is where I am at.
So much time has passed,
and I'm stuck trying to relive the past and I can't go back.
Will somebody just save me?
'Cus I'm growing up so fast,
and yeah it ain't really a blast.

Because I just dusted off some records that I bought at 14.
Then I busted into tears 'cause I didn't believe
the melodies and memories.
'Cus then I see - the fallen dreams.

But then there's she,
and she's my baby.
She's so good to me, she's my baby.
(yes you are, yes you are, yes you are, yes you are)
She's my baby.
She's so good to me, she's my baby

Woah, yeah you mean everything to me.
Track Name: That's So You
It's a beautiful day.
and now I'll be OK now that you're not away.
Yesterday was a terrible day,
but now that you're here, I'm OK.

Because you don't know how much I - I need you.
Please don't go.
You're so wonderful.
this I swear, this I know.

You, oh you - every single thing you do.
I'm so proud of you.
What you do, when you do the things you do,
they're so you.

So thanks for your help.
You shine so bright.
You are the star that's in my sky.
And I am yours, and you are mine.

Woah you, oh you - every single thing you do,
I'm so proud of you.
What you do, when you do the things you do,
they're so you.
I'm so proud of you.
Track Name: Mean Thoughts And Cheap Shots
I'm not losing my war that's in my mind,
and I will spread my wings and soar.
And I will fly - and no I will never deny.
What's in my heart whats in my life
will be justified.
The mean thoughts and cheap shots
they will not weaken me.
The mean thoughts and cheap shots,
well, we're not weakening...that's for sure.

And I won't be afraid of taking this out
I know i'll be safe and sound.
'Cus you will be with me
fighting in all these rounds.
And i'll shout out so loud,
"i know without a doubt that
I'll be standing there when you go down."
'Cus all these things i've seen,
well now i'll try my best.
And you will be with me to never second-guess.
And we will show the world
just how we passed this test.
And we will show the world
we're better than this mess.

'Cus I'm not losing my war thats in my mind,
and I will spread my wings and soar.
And I will fly - and no I will never deny
what's in my heart whats in my life
will be justified.
The mean thoughts and cheap shots
they will not weaken me.
The mean thoughts and cheap shots,
well we're not weakening.
The mean thoughts and cheap shots,
and mean lies and mean plots,
and mean thoughts and cheap shots
wont last for long.

'Cus all these things i've seen
well now i'll try my best.
And you will be with me to never second guess.
And we will show the world
just how we passed this test.
And we will show the world
we're better than this mess.

Cus I'm not losing my war thats in my mind,
and I will spread my wings and soar.
Because I will fly - and no I will never deny.
What's in my heart what's in my life
will be justified.
The mean thoughts and cheap shots
they will not weaken me.
The mean thoughts and cheap shots
well, we're not weakening.
The mean thoughts and cheap shots
and mean lies and mean plots,
and mean thoughts and cheap shots
won't last for long.
Track Name: Movie Stars And Super Models
How come my life ain't like this movie?
I should try to look some more like that.
And maybe then I could be a movie star,
And maybe then you'd always laugh
at my jokes.
'Cus life would be just like this movie,
and I would never feel alone. In fact,
All the problems that I have would go away,
and I would forget how to feel sad.

'Cus this silver screen that I'm looking at
is making me a little bored of my life 'cus
It's not what I'm looking at,
'Cus this has so much more of excitement,
thrills, and adventurous things in every life.
And a sparkle is the reflection in my eye.

Ba ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba.
If only the shows were as real as the glows
then we'd never see the same,
but I guess we'll never know.
Ba ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba.
Well they showed it, and we bought it.
So you see it's not just me, its sweet - It's in the movie.

She wants a better body and some
super model moves.
Cuz in her head she's always been the ugly one.
Well hey, we think we're ugly too.
And it's true that we will never know
all of the things that she could have known.
Well I wonder when she thought it was
that she would win?
Cuz man she got so thin.

Every now and then she would start to pretend
like she was a star and in the movies they're in.
But it's strange cuz it seems
there's never happy endings.
Is it make believe?

Ba ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba.
If only the shows were as real as the glows
then we'd never see the same,
but I guess we'll never know.
Ba ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba.
Well they showed it, and we bought it.
So you see it's not just me, its sweet -
It's in the movie.
Track Name: What We Hate, We Make
Don't try to hide
The mistakes I made this time.
But please try and listen,
Cuz I'm breaking my heart tonight
so you can see what's inside.
Cuz wherever you go, well that's where I'll go.
I'd do so much I'll show but you won't know.
So here's a song to show for the things I've blown,
But I'm sorry so... that's the only way that I know.

And all I've learned is
What we hate we make, what we hate we make.
There's no time for hating. But what we hate we make.

Something is about to change,
I can feel it in my heart today.
And you know it's not the first time,
but I bet it won't be the same.
Cuz right now I'm at an all time low.
So here's a song just so you won't go.
Cuz that's the only thing that I know.

And I will start with a verse,
then a bridge, write a chorus,
so we all can sing along
with everything we got.
But between you and me, this song would be
written for us. But I know that's not enough
to say I'm sorry.

What we hate we make, What we hate we make.
There's no time for hating But what we hate we make.

And you will know what you will be.
And yeah, you will know what you mean to me.
Yeah, you will know that truthfully
I am sorry.
Track Name: TV Family
Just a calendar day (ba ba ba ba)
It's funny how things can stay the same
or drastically change.
Some things seem so close on some days, but still so far away.
Don't know the right things to do (ba ba ba ba)
In fact I don't have a clue... sometimes I feel like a tool.
And I want to be truthfully true to you
and do all the things that you do.
But when I hate everything about the mean things that I say -
It feels like I mess up so much and I can only say,
"i hate everything about my ways,"
But you tell me I'm OK.
And one day, one day I know you'll say:

"B, I'm so glad you made it."
"Oh well Jesus, thank you so much for saying that."
Because the truth you know is that I have just been
hating so many things I do.
But now I realize forever that you're my friend.
No matter what, you will never leave me to fend.
I don't know much, but I know we will be
happy as a 1950's TV family...
Except times infinity...

Two calendar days (ba ba ba ba)
And still my life is the same,
and other people's have changed.
I wonder what if I'm too late
All the time that I said I would just wait?
And yeah does anyone care
about us here or anywhere?
Well I just want to try and dare
to be there, to care 'cause I know - I know that's rare.
'Cus when I hate everything about the mean things that I say -
It feels like I mess up so much and I can only say,
"i hate everything about my ways,"
but you tell me I'm OK.
And one day, one day I know you'll say:

"B, I'm so glad you made it."
"Oh well, Jesus, thank you so much for saying that."
'Cus the truth you know is that I have just been
hating so many things I do.
But now I realize forever that you're my friend.
No matter what, you will never leave me to fend.
I don't know much, but I know we will be
happy as a 1950's TV family.

A family that I will be in.
A family - it's just not pretend.
A family that I will be in, a family.

I don't know much, but I know we will be
happy as a 1950's TV family...
Except times infinity...
Just a calendar day.