Certainly Something

by Riley Stallings

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A year ago today (August 27th, 2014) I lost one of my closest friends. The details of the event have been lied about time and again--but I guess going into that isn't my place.

After the death of my friend, I decided to give myself until November to heal, and get my life together. This seemed to have worked out pretty well for me. I had a few shitty jobs and a beautiful apartment in Brooklyn with the guy, and the people I thought I would spend the rest of my life with.

Unfortunately, both the guy and the people had been waiting around until I was fucked up enough to trust them. And I watched them take things from me I didn't even know I had.

This record, while it may seem it, is not a "break up" record. It's about being made to feel worthless by the people around you and the people you love.

Yeah. That got serious.

Fuck you, 684. I hope you're all happy.

I know I'm not.

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released August 27, 2014

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Riley Stallings Montclair, New Jersey

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Join me on a pretty damn upsetting and moderately psychedelic journey through the life of a not-so-interesting human being!

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Track Name: Good Enough
No one seems to get
That this is not where I am
And I don't know what I could be doing for you to not see

That this is good enough for me.

When you're fast asleep--is when it occurs to me
That there's nothing I could
To make this worth it for you
And I don't know what I could be doing for you to not see

That this is good enough for me!

You will never mean what you think you do!
And I will never be enough for you!

And I don't know what I could be doing for you to not see

That this was good enough for me!
Track Name: Go Ahead
Go ahead--React to my reactions please!
But I may need a favor from you this time, see!

Please do me the courtesy of acting like a human being

Cigars on the skyline--you forgot candles this time!
Did you expect for me to lie?

I can tell that I'm the only person here!
The shell your in has gotten us all lost my dear! (hahahaha)

Please do me the courtesy of acting like a human being

Cigars on the skyline--you forgot candles this time!
Did you expect for me to lie?
Track Name: Erstaz
For the first time, I don't feel like I'm alone tonight
And I know--That I am over thinking things again
And you're not up for any of my plans

But I want this so I can be alone

And I know that I don't know you well enough to get
Your intentions--I'm cleaning up this mess

But I want this so I can be alone

At this point, I can't see if I'm the one who's preventing me

I want this so I can be alone
Track Name: Hoboken
I still think there's nothing after a Hoboken roof top in the summer time
You are always telling me I'm wrong, but please prove it before I give up

I'll never know what you are thinking
Please pass me some of what you're drinking dear

You are always oh so careful, never slipping, never fucking up
Where you are is your business, but If i was yours I'm sure you'd make it mine.
Track Name: 684 [I Give Up]
I give up!
I think I give up!

What is the point of doing all of this together--If everytime we wake up we're still on the floor?

I think we've all aged way past the point to be lied to
But we all know that won't stop you.

I give up!
I think I give up!

What is the point if his breath reeks of beer and I'm still on the floor and I still feel alone and I still can't remember the last time we spoke and I

I give up.
I think I give up!
Track Name: Among Other Things
I woke up last night to find that I still hadn't left
Surprised to find you once again fast asleep on my chest
As much as I would love to stay and hold you through the night,
I'm too afraid of what you'd say in the morning light.

I'm afraid that I have been around for far too long
'Cuz I can hear you talking in your sleep like somethings wrong
I don't think you care how long this all takes to play out
As long as I don't say that I want you all to myself
Track Name: I Left You With That Statement. I Did It.
Hi--I'm calling you for the last time
I've been talking to Julian and he's telling me everything.
Um, I hope some day you figure this shit out. The worst thing that's ever happened to me is you
You never loved me, end of story. I don't care what you say, or what you think.
You're the worst thing that's ever happened to me. I want you to stay out of my life.
I want you to stay out of everybody's lives.
I figured out why loneliness is your best quality. It keeps you away from people and stops you from being able to destroy them.
Track Name: Sadly, It Seems!
But from where I appear to be
I don't think I can see a plausible way to get lost!
This concept is new to me, and I don't think I believe that anything comes at a cost!

Flowers on white washed walls taught me that I have caused everything
Sadly it seems to me, everything that I think got away!

If i never recover--let it be known that I--I never wanted to make it!
Sadly it seems, that living is too tiring.
Track Name: Monorail
I think things should be built around me
I don't really seem to fit within things

If it's better there--than you should leave me

I will always be where you don't need me

I take up too much space in places
I take up too much space in places
Where I don't need to be

I think that I should've left here years ago
And I think that you would be ashamed to know
That i think--That I should've left here years ago
And I think--That you would be ashamed to know

I take up too much space in places
I take up too much space in places
Where I don't need to be

I think things should be built around me
I don't really seem to fit within things
Track Name: Furniture [2014 Boston Situation]
The scent of you is too deep in your clothes
I can't find it in the shirt I stole
So I don't know
If I had stayed just one more night
I could've been furniture in your life
But I don't know
I can't keep up the way I live
I don't know how to handle this
But I don't know