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Debut EP

Track List:

1. Ghosts
2. These Days
3. Hiraeth
4. There's a Charm to This Place
5. The Way Way Back
6. Ciao Bella
7. Eyes Wide Shut

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released January 17, 2015

All songs written by On The Ropes

Recorded and Produced by Thomas Whitehead

Mastered by Matthew Anniss

On The Ropes are:

Jonny Gill - Vocals
Jamie Paddock - Guitar
Kiel Hodgson - Guitar
Craig Hodge - Bass
Alex Laine - Drums

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On The Ropes York, UK

Pop-Punk 5 piece from York, England. Est 2012.

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Track Name: Ghosts
I had everything I needed
And I threw it all away
For the life I always wanted
And the chance to say I tried

And if memories were ghosts then I'd be haunted all my life
Yeah, if memories were ghosts
Track Name: These Days
Long drives in my car
And late nights behind bars
I guess that this is what I signed up for
But I hide that I'm a mess
And these pains inside my chest
I guess that we're both better off

This might seem strange but I don't deal well with change
This week has seemed like one long day
My hands are dry and I've got bags under my eyes
I've been worse but that doesn't mean I'm okay

Late night TV and half cold coffee
Have become my closest friends

This was supposed to be easy but this truth will make me choke
This is gonna take some time to figure out between the lines you sowed with doubt
And all the words we never spoke

Late night TV is the only thing that gets me
It's getting harder to pretend

And all I've got is coffee sweats and
Empty threats and
A million thoughts inside my head
And I can't think straight
Show up to work late
And I can't sleep in my own bed

Well I never thought this was forever
I just miss the times we had together
I think that we outgrew each other anyway
You said, you said it would get better
We always blamed it on the weather
I just can't seem to fall asleep these days
Track Name: Hiraeth
I took the long way home again last night
Just to drive past my old house, but they turned out all the street lights
And it's strange to think it's been two years since I left
Took all my troubles with me and got lost

This is a little less than what I hoped that it would be
And I should have known
'Cause I am a little less than what I hoped that I would be

I'm getting good at picking myself up and shaking out the cold
But this game is getting old and now I'm
Trying to put this puzzle back together
But I don't have all the pieces
I'm in pieces

This is a little less than what I hoped that it would be
And I should have known
'Cause it's hard to get things right when you can't even sleep at night

I've been looking for something I don't have
And I never fucking will
Nostalgia's got the best of me again
Again
Track Name: There's a Charm to This Place
In my head I’m still a kid
Still living at my parents’ house
And looking to the future, like I did
In reality I’ve got creaking bones and an old man’s soul
And I’m scared that I have missed
Something I’m supposed to know

But this is nothing new and I think I should be
Over it by now, but it takes some getting used to

I’ve never been good at letting go and moving on
It’s one of many things I never learned
People say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone
But it hurts more when you knew all along

I’ve spent my life
With my head in the clouds
And my feet less than firmly on the ground
I spend all night
Staring up at my ceiling
Waiting for the sun to rise

I’ve spent my life
With my head in the clouds
And my feet less than firmly on the ground

I’ve been trying to find a way to make everything okay
But I’m tired and I’m sick
But the more I try, the more I lie, and the more I come apart

But this is nothing new and I think I should be
Over it by now, but it takes some getting used to

I’ve never been good at letting go and moving on
It’s one of many things I never learned
People say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone
But it hurts more when you knew all along

I’ve spent my life
With my head in the clouds
And my feet less than firmly on the ground
I spend all night
Staring up at my ceiling
Waiting for the sun to rise

I guess I never learned to say goodbye
I just always see the good things leave out of the corner of my eye
Track Name: The Way Way Back
With cunning and charm you lined up your retreat
You always had me on the edge of my seat
There's a place and a time and you got neither of them right

So take these battered bones and
Break them with your stones and
Take me for all I have and
Leave me barely standing

You always got it right
Your words would keep me up at night
I never knew that this was in my blood
Until the day I finally understood

So take these battered bones and
Break them with your stones and
Take me for all I have and
Leave me barely standing

With cunning and charm you lined up your retreat
You always had me on the edge of my seat
Track Name: Ciao, Bella
My parents always told me that my lack of sleep would catch back up with me
I never thought they'd end up being right
Lying on my bedroom floor with the TV on and your head on my chest
Home never felt so close

On the night that you left
I regretted every second that I ever slept
I'd have cherished every thing you said
But you never spoke a word

It's been 7 years and I'm still not over this
The sun never seems to shine the way it did when we were kids
Track Name: Eyes Wide Shut
I should have known from the start
That we would fall together or fall apart
But 10 months of being miserable have got the best of me
And left me feeling desperate and empty

I think it's probably best for both of us you ran away
'Cause I've got nothing left to say

This is nothing worse than what you deserve
After everything you did I never learned
I took back every word I said you never heard

You can point the finger all you want
And try to pass the blame
But it's pretty clear that things will never be the same
I'll never fucking fall for this again

This is nothing worse than what you deserve
After everything you did I never learned
I took back every word I said you never heard
And left them all to burn

This is the last time that we'll ever say goodbye
No matter how many times I tried and failed
I couldn't make you open up your eyes