Dear Fate

by The Fever Haze

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Recorded in September and October 2014 by The Fever Haze
Mixed and Mastered by Jake Kalmink

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released 05 June 2015

On this record, The Fever Haze are:
Mike Greene - Bass
Jake Kalmink - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Alex Perez - Guitar
Nick Richardson - Guitar, Keys
Jimmy Versluis - Drums, Percussion

With additional instrumentation by:
Melanie Rabine - Cello on "I Can't Adjust"

Cover photo by Hailey Lamb, rear photo by Nick Anderson.
Design by Kris Sosa.

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Track Name: You've Got the Money
You're with your suburban parents
at a cocktail party.
You've been gritting your teeth
because you know you're more
than some kid with a nice house
and family photos, a storebought
sign on the wall with uncredited quotes.

But wait, I'm lost. Did you grow up
in a cardboard box?
You were talking to me like you knew
what it's like to sleep on the
cold city streets at night.

You were on a road trip
to Chicago.
Transportation blues
and truck stop food,
always eatin' like a couch potato.

But wait, I'm lost. Did you grow up
in a cardboard box?
You were talking to me like you knew
what it's like to sleep on the
cold city streets at night.

You've got the money,
your dad's got the money.
You've got the money,
your dad's got the money.

Would you mind sharing
if I gave you a smooch?
Or, would you wither away
in your bottle of hooch?
I don't understand how
you're so down to earth,
when you're family's got
a billion dollar net worth.

And you're so sad,
aren't we all?
We've got a thousand things
and nothing we want.
And, we're dead in a way.
We've got a thousand things
we could do but we're bored
and complaining.

Oh!
Track Name: Transmission
Lurches back
Heart attack
Stuck in the middle of nowhere
with places to be

Wanna be home
I can see it out the hotel window
My body isn't syncing
with my soul

Helplessness is a state of mind
I can't change how I see this
Through my eyes
Looking back I realize
Maybe I wasn't ready this time

I feel so young
Calling in favors on telephones
This Super 8 Motel feels like a hole
Then I feel so old
Sitting on the pavement
On twenty year old bones
I'm tired of carrying this heavy load

But I'm still having fun
Sitting in the grass in the sun
Illinois is as flat as I am done
There's only so far that I can run

Helplessness is a state of mind
I can't change how I see this
Through my eyes
Looking back I realize
Maybe I wasn't ready this time
Track Name: So What (if I'm in Love With Your Sister?)
So what if I'm in love with your sister?
She's tender and kind and nothing like you.
So what if I'm in love with your best friend?
She's been playing my heart more than you ever have.
So what if I'm taking time off?
You know I need a vacation.
So what if their love is what I want?
You just kept me waiting.

Let's keep this short.
You don't need to guess.
I've just got a few things that I need to ask.

So what if we aren't friends anymore?
It's not changing my life that much.
So what if I'm ignoring your calls?
You didn't wanna talk then so why would I now?
So what if I don't see you later?
You and I both know that's probably how it'll be.
So what if you tell me you hate her?
So what if you tell me you hate her?

Just keep it short.
I don't wanna guess about all the things
that you wanna ask.
Just keep it short.
I don't wanna guess about all the things
you need to ask.
Track Name: Midnight
The only thing I kissed at midnight
Was the end of a bottle of wine
If I told you what I was thinkin'
You might've thought I was lyin'

All I want now is to fall asleep
But we're sittin' here running out of time
I just wanted you sittin' next to me
But you're doin' your best to make me change my mind
Track Name: Daddy-O
I'll see you all on the town tonight
We're feelin' just right
Got some money and some time to spend
And if I see you around tonight
Just get one thing right
Oh, please don't bring your fuckin' boyfriend.

With the slicked back hair
And the bushy Grand Rapids beard
He's always drunk and shirtless
And you thought I was weird

Mamma Mia, Mamma Mia
I just wanna go for a bite
But Daddy-O over here, he can't even stand up right
If you wanna come over
Just leave him in the car
I tried to tell you this was not my fault

With your changing hairstyles
And acting like you know best
I told you how I felt
And you just called me a mess
Track Name: My Darling, My Baby
My current habit is checking for fevers
I stare at my face for hours in the mirror
Have I changed so much since she's been leaving?
Have I gotten so sick that I stopped believing?

Some said I'd grow much more
Heartbroken on the floor
After she told me no
But if she could ease my mind
I'd stop wasting my time

I've opened my heart like a can
And I wanted her to pull the tab
I've got so much more to give
Than anything she ever had

Some said I'd grow much more
Heartbroken on the floor
After she told me no
But if she could ease my mind
I'd stop wasting my time

My darling told me leave
And I couldn't even speak
I was broken and incomplete
My baby she's so sweet
With her hands between her knees
Kickin' me to the street

Turns out they were right
I feel older and wiser without her hand in mine
Know who I am and who I'll be
Just took a few months and a whole lot of sleep

I am just so lost
Now that she's gone
Just try to tell me off
If she could change my mind
I'd stop wasting her time

My darling told me leave
And I couldn't even speak
I was broken and incomplete
My baby she's so sweet
With her hands between her knees
Kickin' me to the street
Track Name: Need You Bad
Sitting in the rear of my hatchback
In the middle of nowhere at night
You have got this bow in your hair
Shining raven in the dark air

You drift off just when I feel alive
I could tell you but I've driven miles
And here we are up on this cliff
Staring off into endless space
And I just wondered if you'd still feel the same

I only want you when I need you bad
You only want me when there's nobody else
And now I've learned how to love myself
And maybe I don't need anyone's help

The roads are deserted this late in the evening
And with you passed out in the passenger seat
I get to thinking quietly
Thinking about you and me

I could think to myself but that's not where I should be
'Cause when I think to myself I think you don't need me
Got this impeccable way with words, it's like double speak, and it burns
But it makes me happy when it hurts

I only want you when I need you bad
You only want me when there's nobody else
And now I've learned how to love myself
And maybe I don't need anyone's help\
Don't need anyone's help
Track Name: I Can't Adjust
Your mother can hear you
Coughing from the basement
And you know that your dad he'll just
Tell you the same thing
Every morning when you wake up too early
"Those cigarettes are gonna kill you someday, kid."

You've been sad and you can't shake that feeling
Like you used to be able to with some friends and old board games
Advice is handed out like party favors
You can listen right now but I know you'll save it for later

I can't adjust
I can't adjust
I can't adjust to it

You go alone sometimes to the weekend shindigs
As scared of loneliness as you are of earwigs
When you were younger the bugs they seemed so big
Now you can't think of anything but how you're blowin' it

Seems you piss people off just doing nothing
Get some glares but don't know what you did
It really seems sometimes like all you do is nothing
It really seems like the only thing you do is nothing at all

I can't adjust
I can't adjust
I can't adjust to it
I can't adjust!
I can't adjust!
I can't adjust!
I can'd adjust!
Track Name: I Never Believed in You
Been thinkin' 'bout the phrase "meant to be"
And I'm starting to think I wanna be free
From the shackles of romanticism of American TV
I've always just wondered when you would happen to me

But I was never born to die
Was I born to live alone?
I just keep searching and searching
But your heart is not my home
Are my expectations
Greater than my fears?
Will I love beyond my predicted years?

Rotating around like a howlin' leslie
The world's a moving train I wish I could leave
If you asked me what I thought
It may seem kind of crude
But dear fate, I never believed in you

I was never born to die
Was I born to live alone?
I just keep searching and searching
But your heart is not my home
Are my expectations
Greater than my fears?
Will I love beyond my predicted years?
Will I love beyond my predicted years?

Dear Fate, I never believed in you.
Dear Fate, I never believed in you.