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released October 21, 2014

all songs written and performed by brandon lucas green
lyrics for "liars" and "aquarium" by tess cychosz
mixed & mastered by james palermo
artwork & photography by alicia valeri


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Sophomores Boston, Massachusetts

Sophomores is the noisy, contemplative musical alias of Brandon Lucas Green. Brandon makes music in Boston, MA, with roots throughout New England, USA.

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Track Name: Off the Rocker
please please please
listen to me
i'm begging
Track Name: The Sun's Coming Down Upon Us
it’s almost quarter til two
i hope we’re out of here soon
i wish i could stay with you
‘cause my days on earth are few

i never captured youth
i never found the time
so now i’m swallowed in these lies
when it hits half past three
you’ll find me on my knees
i hope the sun comes down on me

i’ve got to get this feeling out of the way
the city’s pulling me into the bay

i’ll lose my baby when the sun comes down
i’ll watch all the skyscrapers fall to the ground
nothing is lost when your love can be found in the dirty
we all want a world where we don’t need to try
let’s burn this one down and crawl on til we die
it’s so easy to end this painful life
Track Name: Sabbatical
let's get away from the drama
i want to learn all your flaws
so you and i can be honest
and we can share our two worlds

would it be too much to kiss you?
i hope that you don't mind
that this is the best i could do
i'll make it up to you sometime
Track Name: Soften
head to toe in bandage
you did this for me
new sensations in my eyes
i don’t recall a thing
i really want to thank you but i don’t know your name
sharpest needle
hardest fall
it softens to a grey

you don’t need to tell me
i can feel the pain
you don’t need to tell me
i can feel the pain go away

you don’t need to stay here standing in the rain
shiver closely in my arms now
that’s the only way
i don’t want to leave you
but i shouldn’t stay
you can tell me all the things that no one else would say

you don’t need to tell me
everything’s okay
you don’t need to tell me
everything’s okay for today
Track Name: LIARS
give me a hollow chest
a cave that once held
something so powerful
it escaped my bones
but ties me to every living thing
and leaves no emptiness in me

i want to be
a channel
a vessel
for something intangible

every time we settle
deny what's possible
forget we're capable

so big
my skin
can't fit
i've outgrown my words
Track Name: Aquarium
this is one hell of a place
set up to let the bomb drop
killer in a bed of lace
little taste
of the power then you don't stop

i don't wanna suffer

eating from the deepest sea
tell your friends that they should try it
while his only energy
comes to be
from a salt water diet

getting all your nutrients
from innocence
tell me, does she fill your hunger?
oh my god, in his defense
at present tense
i'm not healthier or stronger

i don't wanna suffer

we’re all fish in this aquarium
eat chemicals until we’re dumb
and no one notices the trouble at the top of the water
‘til we’re slaughtered
Track Name: When I Sleep
when I sleep I see your window
it's sealed shut and I can't get through
but I can't wake up can't wake up can't wake up can't wake up without you
it's harder now to let go

‘cause i need a connection
if i dream it, it might all work out
if i wait all night wait all night wait all night wait all night would you come?
would you come before i grow old?

my friends are all liars
they’re happy and i’m dragging them down
and i wish i could wish i could wish i could wish i could say something right
so i can keep them around

lock up all the doors and wait for the sun to come out
i don’t know why i still struggle with all this self doubt