This Side Up

by Nevernauts

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    "This Side Up" is a true-to-form punk rock album, written from the perspective of a growing human being, just trying to figure out life and the chaos around her. I absolutely loved writing this, and I love to play the songs even more. Here is my gift to you, please enjoy, and thank you.

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This album was written and recorded by Mikka Tyler in a haunted house in North Carolina.

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released January 1, 2016

Mikka Tyler - guitar, bass, vocals
Joshua Ryan - drums

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Nevernauts Hope Mills, North Carolina

Nevernauts is a space themed punk rock band formed in December '14 by Mikka Tyler. "This Side Up" demo was self-released 1/1/15, and 1/1/16; a true-to-form punk release covering themes of love and personal growth.
"To Infinity.." released 3/17.

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Track Name: Intro
O.E.

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Are you listening?
Do you care?

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Are you out there?
Do you care?
Track Name: MayDay!
Calling Planet Anywhere:
I think I've crashed the ship again;
Sirens won't stop screaming, my head's ready to explode.

Calling Planet Anywhere:
I think we're sinking - do you care?
Is this thing receiving? Do you read me? Are you there?

MayDay!
MayDay!
MayDay!
Track Name: Calling All Destroyers!
Calling All Destroyers!

You're walkin' on clouds like a God-sent Cougar;
Shooting down the Stars with your Moon-Bright Luger;
Tearing down all of your Royal Suitors
Like you're made of Angel's Tears and Devil's Sugar

But you never give Love to your Copper King,
You're drinking bottled Pepsi, High as Lightning!
Shooting down the Whims of your Voyeurs,
Calling All Destroyers! All Destroyers!

Every Dawn of our Lives, a New Heart is forged,
Born and Blessed and Linked with Lore,
But you're a saffron ball among the grey,
When you were born, it was the Day to End Days.

You never tried, you never cared,
You've got the Universe in your hair.

You're living large in such a little world,
You're beautiful and ugly when your mind is unfurled,
They live to love you, but you only hate -
And when they fall in love, you never play 'em straight, so

You never give Love to your Copper King,
You're drinking bottled Pepsi, High as Lightning!
Shooting down the Whims of your Voyeurs,
Calling All Destroyers! All Destroyers!
Track Name: In the Square
I met you
In the Square;
We traded names
And we got on well, so
We played our songs
And I was scared,
But you told me,
'Not to worry'

So we drank a few
And I found some courage
Deep in a Bottle of Kentucky Whiskey.
We shared a smoke and
You know we've got jokes, and
I'll probably never see you again, but

Whenever I pass by your way,
I'll look for you. Every day.
And if I find you, you know I'll stay
If only just for a while.

Well, as it turns out,
We met again,
and again and again and again and again.
Man, there's nothing quite like
Falling in Love
And I never wanted those sweet nights to end.
And every night we play our songs,
And wind up sleeping in each other's arms,
And even though I see you every damn day,
I seem to find it harder to say, "Goodbye."

Whenever I pass by your way,
I'll look for you. Every day.
And if I find you, you know I'll stay
If only just for a while.

Well, months have gone by
Since I've seen your face.
I saw you found Someone to fill your Heart's Space
May you always know just
where your Home is,
And remember how to be your Best.
May you always speak up,
And mean what you say,
And love Her more with every day.
It doesn't hurt me at all to say
I'll probably never see you again, but,

Whenever I pass by your way,
I'll look for you. Every day.
And if I find you, you know I'll stay
If only just for a while.

Whenever I pass by your way,
I'll look for you. Every day.
I hope I find you cuz I want to stay,
I just want to see you smile.
Track Name: Wasteland
When I walked into your Wasteland,
I had Apocalypse in mind.
When I loaded up the last time,
I was headed for your sun.

Your a killer,
Shooting Stars.
You said, "You'll never get out of my sun!"

I found you with machete in hand,
Oh, you were hacking off the dead limbs.
I knew you would be crazy,
So I headed for your sun.

Cuz you're the only one,
Like a loaded gun.
You said, "You'll never get out of my sun!"
Track Name: Cold Feelings
I heard your song on the radio.
Full Stereo. Surround Sound.
It caught me off guard, but then I
I Squared my Shoulders:
I will Survive.

Cold Feelings Creepin' up again -
I Will Not Falter.
The Path that you're plotting now,
I could never alter.
I used to feel like I would Fall -
I don't even Stumble, now.

I used to feel like I would Fall,
Then I'd break down and I would Call.
Now, I don't even need you at all.
oooooooo

I saw your face in New Orleans.
Same Build. Same Style.
I think I started to apologize,
But then I realized:
We're Both to Blame.

Cold Feelings Creepin' up again -
I Will Not Falter.
The Path that you're plotting now,
I could never alter.
I used to feel like I would Fall -
I don't even Stumble, now.

I used to feel like I would Fall,
Then I'd break down and I would Call.
Now, I don't even need you at all.
Now, I don't even need you at all.
Track Name: Heaven Help Me
You said
My Love was like the Sun,
Yours was like the Moon.

One comes out way too early,
The other's gone way too soon.

You said,
"One of these days you're gonna figure me out,
And
And you're not gonna like what you see,
But don't hate me."

I'll Try
To Be
As MATURE As I Can Be
BUT I Won't Let You Misunderstand:

I NEVER WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE, AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

Heaven Help Me,
Heaven Hill.
I've been Riding for the Thrill.

Heaven Help Me,
Heaven Hill.
I've Lost My Way Back Home.

You said
My Love was like the Moon,
Yours was like the Sun.

While you were busting ass working,
I was playin' an' havin' fun.

Round and Round
This Crazy Town.
This is the part where you

FALL DOWN!!!


Heaven Help Me,
Heaven Hill.
I've been Riding for the Thrill.

Heaven Help Me,
Heaven Hill.
I've Lost My Way Back Home.

Heaven Help Me,
Heaven Hill.
I'm sick of Riding for the Thrill.

Heaven Help Me,
Heaven Hill.
Someone please show me the way back Home.
Track Name: You Win
The shitty part is we've been fighting all day
I've been crying all day, and for what?
Cuz when all's said and done, you're not sorry and my love is gone, but
We still want the same end to this plot

You've been smoking all day,
which means I'm smoking all day
I think we're killing ourselves for naught

At the end of the day,
You don't mean what you say
And all that matters is that we fought.

But I'll still give you
Every chance to
Show me some romance
To treat me the way that you should

But you see me as weak
and you don't see me for me
and even if you could,
who says you would?

Your demon eyes
Hypnotize
and demonize
You can keep your lies

You tell me what you want
And you tell me this is it
And if I let go now how much I'll always regret
How is it fair to treat me such a way when
All I've ever done was try to convince you to stay.

You Win.

Get away from me.

You waste your time, why wouldn't you try to waste mine?
You waste your life, why wouldn't you try to waste mine?
You waste your self, why would I try to make you mine?


You Win.
Track Name: Anchors Away!
Anchors Away!
We travel through time and space
In the Infinities of Mindwaves.

Anchors Away!
Don't ever get in our way,
Adventures are under way,
and we're going under the waves...

Not a lot left to say,
Anchors Away!
Cuz all we wanna do is play,
Anchors Away!

Anchors Away!
We travel through time and space
In the Infinities of Mindwaves.

Anchors Away!
Adventures are under way,
Cuz all we wanna do is play!
Track Name: Jack's Song
Bought a beat-up guitar at a pawn shop,
And late at night, when our beats would drop, He'd whisper his secrets to me.

He spoke in tone, colours felt in the bone, and the song's we'd sing were those of our own. We'd weave our own therapeutic melodies.

Cuz I been lost without you, and I know I've been trying to fly, but it's so hard to fly when you feel like your wings have broken.

I've spent too many nights on my bathroom floor, asking myself 'how could you hurt me more?' Felt like you'd ripped right through me.

But, since then, Jack and I have been doing fine, with Evan Williams along for the ride. Now they'll never let you get through to me.

Cuz I'm just fine without you, and I know all you said were lies. I've taken time and realized that I'm fine, I'll fly when I want to.

Bad things happen, so I write songs about 'em, one day I'll be rich and famous, and they'll just be old problems.
Track Name: Shooting Stars
Hello, there, my old friend,
it's 4am, we meet again,
Lend me your hand,
and I'll tell you where I've been.

I fell in love with the blue of the sky,
the same deep colour as your eyes.
And, though my heart hurts and I want to cry,
Someday I hope I fall into North Carolina sky

I found your long lost love,
a bracelet charm, I'm thinking of
a long-haired boy I never meant to leave behind.
You apologized for everything,
but all I want to do is sing
I never meant to hurt you,
break or bruise you.

So, take me back to the night I fell asleep beside you
Stars were falling, we were falling, I was falling with you
You took my hand and you took me by the heart
I'm such a sucker for shooting stars.

I said, "Sh-damn, boy, I really like your style.
May I sit with you, crush on you for a while?"
You sang me love songs, yeah, you led me on
But, now, I know you never meant to break my heart

So, take me back to the night I fell asleep beside you
Stars were falling, we were falling, I was falling with you
You took my hand and you took me by the heart
I'm such a sucker for shooting stars.

You never call, but you're always on my mind
I always fall, and you're never there to see
A truer love than mine, you'll surely never find,
Come, pretty boy, and sit next to me.

And, take me back to the night I fell asleep beside you
Stars were falling, we were falling, I was falling with you
You took my hand and you took me by the heart
I'm such a sucker for shooting stars.
Track Name: Sunshowers
I've been driving through Sunshowers,
Wasting all my free hours,
Trying to figure out where I'm going from here..
And I don't care as long as you're there, too.

I've been spending all my money
Trying to get a little honey
with you riding shotgun all over this town.

Let it rain,
You'll never see me frown.

-And I don't care if it rains or shines;
This dream is mine.
And I don't care if you''re there all the time;
Just as long as you're here sometimes.

I've been jamming for solid hours,
Working on my super powers,
Ran a thousand miles just to get over you -
Cried til my heart was black and blue.

But I've been spending all my money,
Trying to get a little honey
With you riding shotgun all over this town.

Let it rain,
You'll never see me frown.

And I don't care if it rains or shines;
This dream is mine.
And I don't care if you're there all the time;
Just as long as you're here sometimes.
Just as long as you're mine sometimes.

<3
Track Name: Time
I got time for you, baby.
I've got days and days, yeah.
Wipe away those tears,
We'll chase away all of our fears cuz
I got time for you.

Now, don't tell me I got nothing to smoke away, I said the best years of my life feel like the good old days.
Life hasn't been the same since you ran away, but I still see your face almost every single day,
And most of the time I just don't have the right words to say, but I would give you almost everything just to spend the day cuz

I got time for you, baby.
I've got days and days, yeah.
Wipe away those tears,
We'll chase away all of our fears cuz
I got time for you.

And I know you ran away cuz you were afraid, and I'm sorry I just don't have the right words to say,
But my door is open wide, kick off your shoes and stay awhile. You bring the smokes, I'll bring the light, cuz

I got time for you, baby.
I've got days and days, yeah.
Wipe away those tears,
We'll chase away all of our fears cuz
I got time for you.

I got time for you, baby.
I've got days and days, yeah.
Wipe away those tears,
We'll chase away all of our fears cuz
I got time for you.
Track Name: Rift-Drifting
The words that you would say
I'd take them all away
The promises that break
I'd take them all away
The smiles that you fake
I'd take them all away
You don't deserve the pain
I'd take it all away

You're stronger than you know
In the deepness of your soul
We're stronger than we know
From the bottom of our souls
You're stronger than you know
In the darkness of your soul
We're stronger than we know
From the top down to our soles

You're stronger than you know.