Restless Departure

by Johnny Manna

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Originally planned on "Restless Departure" being a single on it's own.
Then decided on turning it into something a little more than that, a trilogy EP with meaning and flow in its context.
Writing the former and latter tracks after that made it possible and they showed to fit together.
So there you go, hope you enjoy :)

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released March 11, 2015

Thank you to Tristen Whitehead for recording and mixing "Why Stay Bottled Up?" and "Myself At Heart (Not Your Way)."

Special thanks to Tom Simmons for recording and mixing "Restless Departure."

All credit goes to Morgan Wells and Jess Ascone for the artwork.

And lastly thank you to all my friends who support this :)

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Track Name: Why Stay Bottled Up?
No surprises here when you come around.
Cringe at the thought that I might not make a sound.
Pretend that you don't know what you did that's wrong.
And that will finalize the fact you don't belong...

In this world where the good keep on giving, and the fact that you think you'll be receiving.

In the past you followed me.
It didn't take genius to see that no matter what your ego will be standing.
But trouble will come back at you for everything you put me through.
If you think you're good, that will show to disprove.

Pick apart my nerve, straight from head to toe.
Then play your game of life, watch your bad luck flow.
Imagine being nice? Wait, that's right, you can't.
You'll just sit and despise the life of which you rant.

In this world where the good keep on giving, and the fact that you think you'll be receiving.

In the past you followed me.
It didn't take genius to see that no matter what your ego will be standing.
But trouble will come back at you for everything you put me through.
If you think you're good, that will show to disprove.

Every time I remember you I grow up.
I realize that I expected too much from not enough.
I'm showing signs from a different place of rebirth, and I know that you can't handle that you're never enough.
People say that you're in too deep, and you know that they're right, but you'll lose sleep and continue with your ways.
Every time I remember you I grow up.

In this world where the good keep on giving, and the fact that you think you'll be receiving.

In the past you followed me.
It didn't take genius to see that no matter what your ego will be standing.
But trouble will come back at you for everything you put me through.
If you think you're good, that will show to disprove.
Track Name: Restless Departure
Strap on your life preservers.
The world is ending now.
Thrusted upon you is a state of confusion.
Not something we're prepared for, but in the end we see it coming.
The weight of the world shifts from your feet to your chest now.

You scream at me now, but it's still something to think about.
Too many problems leave your head spinning around when...

You should just be out living.
The world's so unforgiving.
One dirty deed far out ways all the good ones.
That doesn't mean it's hopeless.
Giving up, that won't reward us.
Drown out the static left from your past transgressions.

You scream at me now, but it's still something to think about.
Too many problems leave your head spinning around when...

All this time I thought I needed you, but it's been a lie.
You gave a gift that kept on giving, so sure you can tell me why.
Even in the past, your gift just brought on loss of hope.
Now that gift has turned to dust and I'm left thinking: "Am I alone?"
Just clear the smoke.

Strap on your life preservers and your chance, it won't be further.
Your time to ponder on what lies and deceives and...
Now comes and end to treason, no need for rhyme or reason.
Just fight the time, and lose lies in the breeze and...

You scream at me now, but it's still something to think about.
Too many problems leave your head spinning around when...

All this time I thought I needed you, but it's been a lie.
You gave a gift that kept on giving, so sure you can tell me why.
Even in the past, your gift just brought on loss of hope.
Now that gift has turned to dust and I'm left thinking: "I'm not alone"
Just clear the smoke.
Track Name: Myself At Heart (Not Your Way)
Walls still broken, door frames split open.
Count on this to be your visiting welcome.
Fights will break your security, nowhere near worry free.
In here you will never forget.

No control over anything's how I feel constantly.
Each nights a whole other battle to conquer.
Silver lining's my only wish, down by just happiness.
A wish I will never regret.

It feels like I'm in my midlife, and I can't relate to anything I touch.
This house is a war inside itself, and I'm a soldier on both sides.

Fortune promised, but never gone through with.
Concentration turned into just frustration.
Thoughts of someday getting out, but not forgetting how to live with your mistakes.

Worry free? Nope, misery.
Some would call a tragedy.
Escape ropes; freeing, but still misleading.
Shells prove strong, but not to the point of unbreakable.
A chance I am willing to take.

It feels like I'm in my midlife, and I can't relate to anything I touch.
This house is a war inside itself, and I'm a soldier on both sides.

But that's okay for me to be, I'm not too bad, and I'm still me.
I'll always remember to stay myself at heart, and not your way.