Role Models

by Role Models

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released June 8, 2015

Role Models is Srivatsan Iyer (vocals, violin) and Ryan Orda (guitar, magazine rips).

Tracks 1 and 4 by Ryan.
Track 3 by Sri.
Track 2 by both of us.

Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Orda.

Recorded in our old apartment.

Party noisez by our frans.



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Track Name: An Incredibly Self-Aware Introduction
Hello, here’s the setting
A party beginning
Not paying any attention, they’re all staring at their phones
Why do I always sit here alone?
You remind me
Of my brother
Leaving our family every night
Why do I always forget to switch the lights?
Don’t go yet
I’m not ready for bed
And I need help getting dressed
You see the rest of the kids
Aren’t getting the hint
They’re all chasing the dog and I don’t know where he went
You can count on me to be the first
I’m out the door as I sing this verse
Track Name: Change Your Mind
Lay your thoughts all around you
Dispose of those that could destroy you
Guilt is such a useless emotion
There’s no need to repair what isn’t broken

They were all from another time
Regrets and lovers that were never mine
You and I never saw eye to eye
So change your mind, don’t let them tell you otherwise

Open up to your demons
Faith is one thing that you’re needing
We both know there’s no sense in leaving
Just drop it, I don’t care for the feeling
Track Name: Here To Stay
It's time I've shared what I've left undone
The promises of a bastard son
You should've known that I would run
Given everything but left with none

I didn't know what was at stake
For family I hope and pray
You won't say it so I'll say it anyway
We both know I'm here to stay

Sometimes you cross the line
But just like love, rage is blind
And though I hate it I have to thank you
You've given me something to fight for

You haven't learned from your old ways
Things have changed from yesterday
You can't expect what isn't there
This is not who I am
Track Name: Songs With Long Titles
He was only a brother
That wouldn't let you leave home
Couldn't tell her I loved her
But would never leave her alone

It's a classic conundrum
So just let it be known
These feelings are so dumb
I hate to let go

I jot these lines in the moleskin
Organizing the notes
I guess that I'll never know when
You'll read into what I wrote

I'll make it up when you get home