From Comfortable to Uncomfortable

by 23 Missed Calls

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From Comfortable To Uncomfortable: recorded December 2013 – January 2014 in Towaco, NJ.
Zach Vander Wiele got too upset about a lot of stuff, Robbie Davis, Brendan McCreath, Kyle Coan and Matthew Gazzano put it to music, and made it sound good.

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released May 31, 2014

We would like to thank: Michael Maiello, without whom this album could not have happened, all of our families for supporting us and suffering through the early practices, and putting up with our nonsense, The Doehler Family for all their love, patient tolerance, and usage of their gym and yard on several occasions, Austin Doehler, Elijah Jefferson, Ryan Lorentz, Andrew Bruining, Mike Marrero, Alvin Young, Jacob Vander Wiele, Jeff Clark, All our friends who have never stopped going to our shows in support, German Herrera and Brian Rodriguez for encouraging us to never give up on our passion for making music, and for all the countless opportunities to play out in public, and God, our eternal Lord and Savior.
The Ridgewood Coffee Company, Cornerstone Christian Church, Grace Bible Church, Gerry Jam, The Empty Frame, electric reindeer, and Uncomfortable Santa.
Photography done by Andrew Bruining, Brendan McCreath, and Kyle Coan. Album artwork drawn by Jessica Ray. Recorded and mixed, by Michael Maiello.

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Track Name: Drowning My Sorrows In Eggnog
Crossing the border of comfortable to uncomfortable
And it's a fine line
How I spend my time and how I should be spending it
Cause I've wasted 17 years of my life
On pointless academics
And becoming apathetic

But here's to an 18th of self examination
And finding an explanation

For who I am and who I want to be
Will you show me everything?

Crossing the room to greet you seems pointless
When I'll have us both bored in minutes
With small talk and a short walk
"Have you seen the weather? I think I'm getting better"
I say totally numb

So here's to an 18th of making a reputation
And finding an explanation

For who I am and who I'm supposed to be
Will you show me everything?

What is it that you want from me?
I'm losing everything

Everything that I have missed
Crossing it off of my bucket list
And carving your name into my wrists
I've wasted so much time

But here's to an 18th of killing my trepidation
And finding an explanation

For who I am and who I'm gonna be
Will you show me everything?
Track Name: Change Your Name
You're a girl who I never thought I'd want
But you're stealing almost all of my thoughts
Now looking at you I don't see a single fault
And in your arms is right where I want to be caught

I think I like you I guess that I care
And you're the one at the end of my stare

Cause everything I've done lately I've done for you
And every line I wrote this week I wrote for you
I know it might sound crazy
I think I've gone a bit insane
But I just thought you should know
You're the one to blame

You're the girl that I swear I'm gonna get
Cause you're the one on whom my heart is set
I hope I'm the way that you're nights will be spent
And sitting beside me you'll think I am a safe bet

How does Vander Wiele sound as a surname?
Cause no one ever said there was harm in a little change

Cause everything I've done lately I've done for you
And every song I sang back then I sang to you
I know it might sound crazy
I think I've gone a bit insane
But I just thought you should know
You're the one to blame

See I've been thinking about fate
And how the chips may fall
But in terms of me and you babe
You know that it's your call

Fuck it I'm yours

Cause everything I'll ever do I'll do it all for you
And every song I sing I swear I'll sing them all to you
I know it might sound crazy
I think I've gone a bit insane
But I just thought you should know
You're the one to blame
Track Name: FF8
I had closed myself off for so long
I sealed all the cracks to keep the light out of the gaps
and I never let anyone in
why get attached if i'll soon see their backs walk away
but you made me see things differently
you crawled through my bones into my heart of stone and started chipping away
I tried so hard to keep you at bay
acting callous and rude being horrible to you
still you tore apart my veneer
of this boy always alone
who never would bemoan
but you knew
what i was going through


so when the sky goes grey I'll be here waiting
and if you can't find me I'll be here waiting
so run right through the pedals cause I'm here waiting


so I dove out into the darkness
surrounded by all the planets and stars
and i struggled to find you out there
to keep you centered in sight and to catch your eyes open
but you looked so helpless floating out there
Thought you'd never wake up comatose you were stuck asleep
but you won't be alone
I'll take you some where of your own
a home

so when the sky goes grey I'll be here waiting
and if you can't find me I'll be here waiting
so run right through the pedals cause I'm here waiting

You got me right here

so when the sky goes grey I'll be here waiting
and if you can't find me I'll be here waiting
so run right through the pedals cause I'm here waiting

you got me right here
Track Name: But Not Really
I've been thinking 'bout the day we first spoke
You got bored and got the hell out of your town
You thought things might just get better
With a change of scenery and of weather
But now you spend most nights thinking you're all alone
Cause your friends are off doing things you don't condone

I say you got me but it's not enough
You think your only option is to cut
Cause the world just won't stop doing you wrong
That's why I sat down to write out this song

If I could be with you tonight
Maybe you would feel alright
I know it's been a shitty year
I would hold your bleeding wrists
Press your forehead to my lips
I swear someday things will be okay

I've been thinking a lot about you
You've been stuck in my mind like a thorn
You know I'm there for you
I'll keep you on shore till
The shit storm is over
But when the clouds break
And the sun shows it's face
You can swim free

You don't need anyone, you're strong enough
You'll be fine, you don't need to cut
Show the world that the time is yours
So I'll sing out your victory chorus

If I cold be with you tonight
Maybe you would feel alright
I know it's been a shitty year
I would hold your bleeding wrists
Press your forehead to my lips
I swear someday things will be okay

And everything's fine

So I'm here with you tonight
I know you feel alright
even though it's been a shitty year
I will hold your scared wrists
Press your fore head to my lips cause today everything's okay

Everything's fine
You'll be just fine
Track Name: Twenty Minute Manor
What a beautiful morning
What a sun-shiny afternoon
But I sit here thinking
My life's falling out of tune
Why can't I forget her?
Why can't I escape this gloom?
Cause we haven't spoken
Since late last June

So I stare out the window
And turn on the TV
But all I see is people who are happy
So I'm left to think
Why can't that just be me and you?

I feel like I'm broken
Or maybe just breaking down
Nobody will wind me
My batteries are draining out
I want to run naked
Through my white suburban town
Take a piss on the buildings
Before I burn em' to the ground

Maybe I should step outside
And take a look around
See people alone
With no one to call their own
Realize I'm not alone
I got friends and a home

But instead I stare out the window
And turn on the TV
And think to myself
Why am I so damn lonely?
I'm running in circles
Just hoping you see me
Crossing your street
Or passing your house
Or maybe in town just strolling about
I don't know what you've done
That's got me so hung up
But when people ask
What's got me stuck
I say it's you

It's you

I say It's you.
Track Name: The Rising Tide
Caught up in the overflow
As the river runs out of control
To wash away everything we know
just leave it and go
They said you're out of time when the water rose
And it's too late if it hits your nose
Hold it together as the fear explodes
Hold it together

But even if we stop the world won't stop spinning yet
I'm here for you from beginning to end
We will rise above the tide we're not giving in
We won't sink we'll swim

Held down by the under tow
Anchored in the sand below
Gasping for air to pull
Into our lungs yeah
We've been pushed by the tide as the water rose
Lost hope inside as the fear explodes
Rise up now and take control
Your fate is your own

But even if we stop the world won't stop spinning yet
I'm here for you from beginning to end
We will rise above the tide we're not giving in
We won't sink we'll swim

We will rise above the tide
Track Name: Open Up Your Door
I'll give you a sign
Write it all out
Show what's inside now
What I've been about
I just want to tell you
What I've held onto
You'll get my message
On each fragile petal

So here's a bouquet
It say's I like you
It says that I have for years
But I pushed past my fears
And I'm on your porch now
Letting my heart pour out

Just give me a sign
That this has been well received
Maybe flash me a smile
A grin from cheek to cheek
Offer me your hand
To wrap around mine
Can I be your something?
Can I be your anything at all?

So here's a bouquet
It say's I like you
It says that I have for years
But I pushed past my fears
And I'm on your porch now
Letting my heart pour out

So maybe I'm worthless and maybe I'm empty
But it's always been your smile that fills me
Yeah I'm desperate and I'm over tired
But I wanna stare into your eyes when I retire

So here's a bouquet
It say's I like you
It says that you're the best one
No such thing as a step up
So I'm on your porch now
Letting my heart pour out
Track Name: Myopic
Find me in this cave I'm in
It's empty I will let you in
On all my secrets and all my doubts
The things that no one ever finds out
Of here, away we go
Far to fast for me to show
How I love that look in your eyes you get
As we're falling in and out again

Take me away from this
The pain of life
The guilt of our sin
Cause I don't wanna wake up again
Unless it's to your burning eyes
In my bed

So take me with your eyes like sin
Break me down come break me in
Like you broke all the rest
I'm not the first only or last
And I know that I won't be
More than just a passing thing
But till you leave me on my own
Come and break me down again

Take me away from this
The pain of life
The guilt of our sin
Cause I don't wanna wake up again
Unless it's to your burning eyes
In my bed

So rest here inside my head
Stay with me past life and death
Don't let your eyes burn on him
laying there
In his bed
Track Name: The Kennedy Affair and My Trip Northeast
Writing off these faces I don't know
And circling the places I will go
I think that I just need some space
For the memories I should've erased
Won't you please just show me grace
Or should I just keep chasing you

So Tear up my pictures
And burn all those letters
Then throw out the ties that you had severed
I only hope that you're doing better now

Pushing past these people I don't know
Counting down the days before I go
You're the one I cannot face
The person I will never replace
Laying here a basket case
You should have been my base those years

So Tear up my pictures
And burn all those letters
Then throw out the ties that you had severed
I only hope that you're doing better now

So tear me up
And burn me down
Then throw me out
I miss having you around
Track Name: Jack Maxwell
Tell me what you wanna do
I don't think we can be friends, me and you
My patience is slipping through
My fingers because of you
I'll stand by my views
I'm not moving
Tell me how I'm not improving
At anything of substance
You'll lose me as a consequence

Take another step back to the wall
I'm still waiting on your fall
Tell me the truth and I'll forget it all
But if not just know it's all your fault

Tell me how this is gonna go
What have you got left to show
You made your decision, you chose
To settle in with my foes
After I saved the back under your clothes
I'll stand by my ground
I'm not moving
Tell me how I'm the one losing
Everything of substance
Stand down and face your consequence

Take another step back to the wall
I'm still waiting on your fall
Tell me the truth and I'll forget it all
But if not just know it's all your fault

Face it, Face it
You know you wasted, wasted
Every chance that you got
You blew it your shot

Here's your opening
Here's your entrance
You need a better plan
Than dependance
Track Name: White Washed Tomb
I guess I waited too long
To let you go to let this breathe
You always seemed so tall
You left me small you left me empty

You were my crutch my constant dependency
So long I've harbored this hate for you in me
As I climb the stairs what do I expect to see
Awaits me on the balcony
A noose bred from your slender frame
Or jagged cliffs that echo out your name

So here we are a typical party scene
Your breath tells of at least a few drinks
He holds your hand firm yet soft
But he's dying just to get your clothes off
And I knew that I'd never be
Someone you'd call anything
So while he fucks you in the closet
I'll sigh in some back room
Say goodbye for the fourth and final time

You were my crutch my constant dependency
So long I've harbored this hate for you in me
As I climb the stairs what do I expect to see
Awaits me on the balcony
A noose bred from your slender frame
Or jagged cliffs that echo out your name

Alcoholic emptiness
What's left of you to remissness
Go out dressed up to impress
Underneath you hate whats left
Cry out to repent your sins
The devil and God war within

Nothing that you said or did
Was worth any of this shit

I'll sing you to sleep
My eternal dream
Track Name: Faded
So now I'm choked up at the bottom of your street
Smoking the Cheyenne® clutched between my teeth
Reminiscing like I always do
To the days when I swore that I loved you

I loved you, I loved you
And in the end we both know that you knew
I loved you, I loved you
All those times I said it it was truth

The light glows orange shining on my feet
Our town is quiet like this melody
And I recall now how you found a new home
Abandoned me here to fight depression on my own

And over two years new feelings grew
The sentiment I now call the truth

I hate you, I hate you
Say whatever you please I always will hate you
I hate you, I hate you
No more songs about our one sided fued

La La La La La La La La La
Faded, Faded, Faded like your face.