Ampersand

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Self-titled EP

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released October 15, 2012

Recorded/Mixed/Masterd by Shaun Henderson

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Ampersand Evesham Township, New Jersey

Ampersand is a alternative/punk from Marlton, New Jersey.
Ryan- Guitar/Vocals
Tom-Guitar
Lucas-Drums
Connor-Bass

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Track Name: Give Up
Well I've been staying up all night
Just trying to figure out why you do this to yourself
And my sympathy runs dry because you do this all the time
And you'd think you'd know by know

To just give up and stop trying
They're lying to your face
And i'm sick and tired of all your crying
They're never going to change

So why do you keep walking down this long road to disaster?
It's not worth it and you're only getting used
How much rejection can you possibly put up with?
You seem to like the way they treat you, like the dirt beneath their shoes

And I've been watching from the side and I'll never figure out
The point of torturing yourself
And I see it in your eyes and I know that there's no doubt
That you're aware of it all now

So just give up and stop trying
They're lying to your face
And i'm sick and tired of all your crying
They're never going to change

So why do you keep walking down this long road to disaster?
It's not worth it and you're only getting used
How much rejection can you possibly put up with?
You seem to like the way they treat you, like the dirt beneath their shoes

(Dirt beneath their shoes)

So quit playing the victim
Because I'm tired of your games
Quit playing the victim
You've only got yourself to blame
Track Name: Scars
Trying hard to figure you out
You never let your guard down
Because I've been down that road before
And I know that you have too
And I was haunted by the way that things turned out
And I don't want the same from you

You kept us from knowing
The secrets about yourself

Keep your secrets close, locking them away
Tucked in the back of your mind
Like an old dusty notebook you keep like a diary
Hidden for no one to find
That theres pages ripped out and discolored with age
(Are you hearing me? Are you hearing me?)
The binding is weathered and torn
(Are you hearing me? Are you hearing me?)
And the truth is that it looks a lot like mine
(Are you hearing me? Are you hearing me?)
You should know you've been through it before
(Are you hearing me? Are you hearing me?)

Can you hear me? Are you listening?
Here's to all of you that left scars on me
Track Name: Take It In
I'm calling out from beneath my doubts
So help me out
I'm sinking deeper and deeper, deeper and deeper

I can't keep avoiding all these issues because I'm getting overwhelmed
From transferring, getting no sleep, to my bank accounts always declining
And everyone else is moving while I'm trying to switch gears
It seems that everyone has got a plan and I'm still stuck here

The pounding of the drum beat of my heart
My vocal cords like the strings on my guitar
And this mic that makes my voice ring out
The only thing I care about

I'm just trying to make sense of all of this
This thing called life that keeps knocking me down
And I just want to make sure I've got my head on straight
When opportunity presents itself

So help me out

Another year goes by and what have I to show?
A piece of paper drifting in the wind, tell me which way to go
The needle on my compass is spinning circles around my head
Desires change like autumn leaves and motivation is tucked beneath my bed

I'm just trying to make sense of all of this
This thing called life that keeps knocking me down
And I just want to make sure I've got my head on straight
When opportunity presents itself

Take it all in

I'm just trying to make sense of all of this
I'm just trying to make sense of all of this
Track Name: Decisions
Reflectors between yellow lines light up to guide me home
And as the rubber turns, the silence fills the air like a cloud of smoke
Suffocating me and I can't help but choke
On all these memories that never let me sleep
They creep into my head, possess my thoughts, and haunt my dreams
Insomnia it seems has got its hold on me

And i just can't get away
And it slowly tortures me

I'm stuck in this place between do it and don't
I've got my reasons to try and I've got my reasons I won't
Just make it all go away, or can we got back in time?
Every night I fall asleep with these ideas on my mind

Fucked up visions in my head
Can't wait until I see you again
Looking forward to that day
When I take your breath away

(I'm stuck in this place)
Do you see the damage that you've done?
(On my mind)
I hope you're happy now
I hope you're happy, happy now
(On my mind)
Do you see the damage that you've done?
(On my mind)
I hope you're happy now
I hope you're happy, happy now
Track Name: Wiltshire Estates
I can't be left here all alone, I'm not the only one
You'd think somebody would show up
I thought it too
Someone to fight for one more day
When will this be done?
The days turn into nights and I regret everything
Every day looking over my shoulder and I thank god for nothing
I thank god for nothing

Beneath my skin my body screams
Countless cracks and spaces in between
Synoptic flashes in my head
Signals running through a tangled web of interlocking threads
All of our messages they're drifting in a sea of endless waves
I'm lost in translation
It seems I'll sink and drown inside this place
Somebody save me

I want to know
i want to know