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released March 8, 2011

Justin Kao-- Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Percussion
Thomas Meunier-- Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Mike Levesque-- Drums
Steve Bass--Trumpet on "Swing"
Greg Fortunato-- Sax on "Swing"

All songs written by Justin Kao
Arrangements for "Swing" written by Thomas Meunier
Produced by Justin Kao

Recorded at
Karmic Studios, Brighton, MA
Barefoot Studios, Brighton, MA
SSLI Studios, Smithtown, NY

Engineered by Dan Burns and Nate Christy

Mixed by Jon Castelli

Mastered by Nathan Dantzler

Artwork and design by Alison Shepard
www.alisonshepard.com

A special thanks to my family, my friends, Joe Patterson, Thomas Meunier, Jon Castelli, Nathan Dantzler, Nate Christy, Dan Burns, Taylor Barefoot, Gerard Beadouin, Russ Murachver, Jake Jenkins, Sean Astelin, Tatiana Toumbeva, Steve Tagarelis and anyone else who made playing shows/recording possible.

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thesoundofgrowingup@gmail.com
www.thesoundofgrowingup.com
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www.twitter.com/tsogu

Management/booking:
Joe Patterson
Maker and Muse Management
joe@makerandmuse.com

Press:
Bill Benson
Team Clermont
bill@teamclermont.com

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Track Name: The Kite
We are sick
Of the silence of our brothers
And the dreams of our mothers
That never got to see the light of day
So let's take anything that we can
Have ourselves a grand weekend
Oh, we can leave it all behind
But now alone
I've got to see my problems through
It's kind of hard without you
Oh don't you see

When it all tries to bring me down
There's a sudden wind that wraps me
And ties me straight down to the ground
Like a kite hangs from its string
Please don't let go

And so you stare
Right through the shame that I have built
The fire I feed with my guilt
Because somehow you know
The pain I bare
The sound of dead air in the room
The years that I have consumed
To keep you from seeing

When it all tries to bring me down
There's a sudden wind that wraps me
And ties me straight down to the ground
Like a kite hangs from its string
Please don't let go

And so I've tried to find another way
To deal with the outcomes of my fate
That's always been the hardest part for me
And dealing with the tides that change
Oh fuck my face and fuck my name
That is not what I want you to see
To see
To see

And it all tries to bring me down
There's a sudden wind that wraps me
And ties me straight down to the ground
Like a kite hangs from its string
Please don't let go
Track Name: Swing
When all you got are weekends
But they're blended and fuzzy
And the only sound that speaks to you
Is the buzz of your TV
You can make some calls
And buy some new clothes
But eventually
The very things that keep you sane
Are the things that make you leave
And it's so sad to see you go
But it's about that time of year
Maybe someone somewhere else can save you

Oh when I forgot about the fact that
My whole life is laced with doubt
That is something I could never live without
Oh and ooh it's all about the things that
You can't talk about with me
Cuz you're scared of who I could be
Yeah yeah yeah

We can sit and talk forever
If you think that's what you need
But from the sound of it
And my experience
That won't solve a thing
Oh yeah it's time we made a move
Oh yeah it's time we finally see
The very things you stand to lose
Are the things that we don't need

Oh when I forgot about the fact that
My whole life is laced with doubt
That is something I could never live without
Oh and ooh it's all about the things
That you can't talk about with me
Cuz you're scared of who I could be
Yeah yeah yeah

I forgot about the fact that
My whole life is laced with doubt
That is something I could never live without
Oh and ooh it's all about the things
That you can't talk about with me
Cuz you're scared of who I could be

Woah woah
Woah woah
Woah woah
Woah woah
Track Name: Drifting
If I drift into a daydream
I can melt away the real things
That I try so hard to find
And my hands
They are useless
While I fumble through the ashes
Where I find
That there's nothing left behind

And so there's nothing left for you to tear down
When you say that I can't make it
When you say that I can't make it
Well I'll sing when there's nothing left to say
And we know that when it comes to that day
It will work itself out anyway

And so I'll say that I won't let you down
And you just might say the same
And we sit barely breathing
As if I need a reason to come down
From where I want to be
There's no focus or direction
When a feeling hits with a mission
To turn you out

So I won't forget what you said to me
"Keep your head and someday you will see
That it will work out eventually"
Track Name: I Have No Reason
so i've been writing down everything i see
scribble in the hope of something to achieve

and it's not that i see so much, or that i'm so smart that

i pick up the things that you cant read

and if you say that i'm inspired

then you would be a liar cause

i'm driven by my apathy with the things laid out in front of me

and its hopeless when I get this way

and inspiration has no other way for me

.. ..

the fact that i can’t pick the words when i, sit down to try,

defines my life

so i’ll just keep trying to relieve, you of your sympathies, and i'm so sorry

.. ..

so you say i'm hot and bothered and your right I cant recover

but its not what you think

i cant help but write down all my thoughts, its been that way since i heard that

song so long ago and

if you say that i'm inspired then

you would be a liar cause

its just jumbled memories that i regurgitate with such ease

and its hopeless when I get this way

and my pen wont scratch the paper the way I like

.. ..

it’s the therapy that we all need except my diary is for all to read

and if its not for you that’s fine by me, just let me be, no apologies


and if you listen you’ll hear the sounds of growing up

its restless and confusing but with a little luck

i will take the songs that I hear and pin them on this spinning wheel

of the tape that rolling in my mind, so fragile in a broken line