Sometimes Everything Works Out (EP)

by Beta Males

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Each of these songs was written and recorded in an evening using my mom's old Takamine, my iPhone's Voice Memo app, and my fragile heart.



"Can't stop listening to the EP...It's very endearing. I love it and I totally haven't cried at all." - Michael Postilion

"Getting me to listen to a whole album of white guy playing a guitar while talking about his life is about as hard as getting me to walk over hot coals. That being said I like your album and listened to it all the way through." - cgod

"This is a great looking page." - Nasr Simpkins

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released February 13, 2015

All songs written and recorded by Tory P-Lopez
Cover Photo by Alison Lopez

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Beta Males Chicago, Illinois

Tory P-Lopez: Singer/songwriter and token lonely guy.

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Track Name: Let Me Down
You stay up late again and burn your regrets
I never learn from my mistakes
maybe I know better than to open up my mouth again and ruin it all.

Dare i dare you to tell me the truth
you can be honest for once
is love an accurate description if it disappears like it wasn't there at all?

It's something you never liked to talk about
I love you but time is running out

We were so selfish and stupid that day
our clothes were thoroughly soaked
the rain was wetter then I bet and I feel better when I get to see you.

You be the monster and I'll be the ghost
you see right through me anyway
a sign I guess it's hard to miss that no one gets how hard it is to be you.

It's something you never liked to talk about
I love you but time is running out
I love you but it's torture just waiting around
I love you but you really let me down

you really let me down.
Track Name: Temporary
You're just going through a phase
wipe that stupid smirk off of your face
does the world look brand new?
Do you still remember your favorite food?
'Cause i do.

Do you have to go?
It's bittersweet to know i never knew you
this feeling must be temporary.

Fuck your dad for leaving you
fuck your mom for going crazy too
you're a victim you're a witch
try to drown you but it's useless.
It's useless.

Do you have to go?
It's bittersweet to know i never knew you
this feeling must be temporary

Do you have to go?
It's bittersweet to know i never knew you
your love was only temporary.
Track Name: Maybe (Demo Version)
You gave me the keys to your apartment
hot and stuffy, scratches on the floor
the view from your one window is a brick wall
is that why you think you need to explore?
There's more to life than what's in front of you
i'm old enough to know what that means.

to fall asleep last night we split a pill
the water in your shower was impossibly stale
your roommate slept between you and the kitchen
a spoon was broken choking on your hair

lately i've been dreaming i've been drowning
do you still have that shrine above your bed?
to catch all of the nightmares before they get you
does this whole thing seem clearer in your head?
instincts aren't the reason i love you
they shouldn't be the reason you leave
don't make the same mistake as your mother
don't push away the people you love.

a hollow apparition, is it like the real thing?
i'm learning how to drink alone and love everything
maybe i'm the reason this happened
maybe i'm the reason this happened
maybe i'm the reason this happened
maybe we should just stop talking.
Track Name: All The Things You'd Say
In all of my dreams I've got a way with words
in all of my dreams I've got away with worse
I'm not much of a talker, I'm just awkward and grey
I can only think of all the things I could say

All the things I could say.

Isn't it sad that I'm friends with a wall?
Isn't it sad that I'd forgive you at all?
To have another chance to be romantic or brave
but I can only think of all the things I could say.

All the things I could say

If there's a man who talks to you back
helps you face the things you needed to face.
If I could put my hand up your back
make you say the things I need you to say

All the things you would say
Track Name: Long Gone
what if i was right about you
and you were always meant to be with me
no one understands you better
and no one ever cared as much as me
would that change anything at all?

What if i had worn the clothes
you used to say that i would wear well
all your favorite books and songs
if i gave them the attention you gave to me
would that change anything at all?

I don't think things would be any different
you were always so far away
I don't think things would be any different
you'd still be long gone.

What if i was strong enough
to live alone and not be so afraid
maybe when i'm fine without you
I'll finally be the man you want me to be
I could be anything at all.
Track Name: Kalamazoo, MI
We woke up in the morning, we headed for the train
you carried all your bags, they were marked with your last name
the station wasn't busy but we got lost all the same.
if we don't make it to your mom's then really who's to blame?

Your grandpa's in the hospital, he's feeling pretty sick
your mother's still a smoker, she tried but couldn't quit
she hits your little sister, all her cooking tastes like shit
i think there's one too many problems for you and me to fix.

Nothing ever works out like you want it to
every dusty box is only haunting you
I think maybe we should stay in Kalamazoo.

We passed a pricey mansion that was built right on the shore
I hadn't seen Lake Michigan as clean as that before
your dog was there to greet you when you opened the front door
but there's a reason you decided not to live here anymore.

Your mom lives off the alimony from her ex-husbands
she bores herself with marriage then divorces and marries again
'cause love is not habitual, it's really just a trend
sometimes i wonder if you were waiting for this to end

Nothing ever works out like you want it to
every dusty box is only haunting you
I think maybe we should stay in Kalamazoo
I think maybe we should stay in Kalamazoo
I think maybe we should stay in Kalamazoo
I think maybe we should stay in Kalamazoo
I think maybe we should stay in Kalamazoo
I think maybe we should stay in Kalamazoo.

It's easy to forget with all the letters that you send
when memories are broken they're impossible to mend
when love is not habitual, it's really just a trend
sometimes i wonder if you were waiting for this to end.