Whatever's Chasing You

by Val Emmich

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released August 11, 2016

Written & Recorded by Val Emmich (Pezeaters Music, BMI)
Mastered by Tom Ruff @ Asbury Media
James Stahon played guitar on tracks 5, 8, 9, 10
Christina Alessi sang on tracks 2, 3, 4, 6

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Track Name: I Want To Hang Out
I don’t know what you’re going through
I don’t pretend that I have a clue
We’re all on edge in our little pens
We are careful babies, we have no friends Let’s start our own club, talk about stuff
We can leave when it starts to get dumb
If you need me I’m in my own head
Always screaming, even when I look dead

Molly comes in her flowy dress thing
Could be J. Crew, but I’m only guessing
Don’t want trouble, just want a calm night
If it happens, well, that would be all right
It may look like I have it easy
But I had an old life long before you met me
What goes high up, then it comes way down
Same is true the other way around

I want to hang out, but I don’t know how

Never knew how to relax
Never was a natural act
This life is moving too fast
Maybe less future than past
Jump in and make a big splash
Track Name: Nobody Makes It On Their Own
I’m here to help you if I can
Seems like your demons struck again
You just want to make it on your own

You are a rookie learning fast
Don’t need assistance, take a pass
You just want to make it on your own

Nobody makes it on their own

There’s an attitude that’s taken hold
These kids don’t listen when they’re told
They just want to make it on their own

People in the know present the facts
But the rest of us still don’t react
We just want to all be left alone

Nobody makes it on their own

I was a bachelor
Nobody could tame the animal in me
I tore the city up alone

But now I’ve got myself a crew
Two little daughters and then you
Takes more than one to fill a home
Now I know. . .

Nobody makes it on their own
Track Name: Slow Connection
My home’s in disarray
Dead flowers in the vase
Blue birdies flying by
I’m sequestered inside

I’m lagging so late
I’ve got a slow connection
I’m frozen in place
I’ve got a slow connection

My vision’s out of whack
I see ninjas on the attack
Watch myself on a TV show
I’m still someone no one knows

I’m lagging so late
I’ve got a slow connection
I’m frozen in place
I’ve got a slow connection

Same problem, different day
Every song I sing sounds the same
Slow down, kid, don’t forget
You can’t rush things
Remember what you said

I’m broken, can’t change
I’ve got a slow connection
Been waiting all day
To speed up this slow connection
Track Name: Falling In The Shadows
It’s taken four years since I met you
For us to finally speak

You have a steady, but you’ve been waiting
For me to set you free

We’re falling in the shadows
No one even sees
We meet up in the darkness
Behind the seminary
Want you in my bedroom
Close as I can get you, please

Out in public, we avoid eyes
Our friends can never know

We’re undercover, but getting reckless
It’s hard to dim our glow

We’re falling in the shadows
No one even sees
We meet up in the darkness
Behind the seminary
Want you in my bedroom
Close as I can get you, please

No one here suspects a thing

Until one day in broad daylight
You’ve got your hands on me

My ex-girlfriend, she is watching
She will blow the whole thing
Track Name: Almost Lost You
I got the call on my Friday drive
They didn’t think you’d make it
through the night

I stopped the car ‘cuz my head felt light
Dizzy like I’d been in some kind of fight

I almost lost you
Didn’t know what I was gonna do
I almost lost you
I almost lost me, too
Honey, I love you
Sayin’ it now don’t make it true
But I’ve always loved you
I hope you always knew

Made me think twice ‘bout all my complaints
I never knew the real meaning of pain

No time for God till the day my luck changed
I’ll say anything now if it’ll make you stay

I almost lost you
Didn’t know what I was gonna do
I almost lost you
I almost lost me, too
Honey, I love you
Sayin’ it now don’t make it true
But I’ve always loved you
I hope you always knew
Track Name: Bedtime Regrets
Every single night I go to bed
Remembering the nasty things I said
My temper always gets a dozen steps
Ahead of me. I’m so sorry

The kids are picking up everything I do
See the worst of me gets in them too
From 0 to 60 way too soon
It’s killing me. I’m so sorry

Bedtime regrets
The other choices I should’ve made instead
Bedtime regrets
The woulda coulda shoulda has me obsessed
Bedtime regrets
Tomorrow I will try my best once again

At least once a day I lose my cool
Do a cannonball in an empty pool
I jump before I even read the rules
Silly me. I’m so sorry

I’m raising my voice but it’s not to sing
Man, I get so critical ‘bout everything
The opposite of what I’m intending
I shouldn’t be. I’m so sorry

Bedtime regrets
The other choices I should’ve made instead
Bedtime regrets
The woulda coulda shoulda has me obsessed
Bedtime regrets
Tomorrow I will try my best once again

When you wake up better not forget
How you feel right now
‘Cuz you feel like shit
‘Cuz you don’t like it
Track Name: I Shouldn't Bother
Keep thinking things will change
Keep thinking things are gonna change
Somehow they never do
Somehow they always stay the same
I see so much in us
I see so much in us to love
When is enough enough?
When is enough just plain enough?

I know I shouldn’t bother . . . but I gotta

I was too young to see
How complicated it could be
How people once so close
Could someday turn to enemies
Somehow I still believe
It’s not your fault that you’re so mean
Yes, I should walk away
Either I’m too sick or too naive

I know I shouldn’t bother . . . but I gotta
Track Name: Back Me Up
Ten of them and one of me
Would you back me up?
Strangers are enemies
Would you back me up?
You know I can’t do the dance
Would you back me up?
At the funeral I wear white pants
Someone back me up

I’m gonna make a fool of myself
I’m gonna do it better than anyone else
But if I see your face in the crowd
I can pretend there’s no one else around
Would you back me up?

You can’t make it there on time
I could back you up
Insult the host about her wine
Let me back you up
Too scared to come outside
I will back you up
All alone and out of lies
I can back you up

You’re gonna make a fool of yourself
You’re gonna do it better than anyone else
But if you see my face in the crowd
You can pretend there’s no one else around
I could back you up
If you back me up
Track Name: Where My Heart Is
I go out at night, shake those hands
Try to own it
I try my best to fall in love
In the moment

You’re the only one who knows
Where my heart is

I raise my arms in a victory pose
I’m gigantic
I wink and nod, smooth and suave
Inside I’m frantic

You’re the only one who knows
Where my heart is

They wouldn’t like what I’m really like
Track Name: All I Ever Wanted From You
Now that you’re so far away
The whole thing seems so trivial
All the back and forth we did
That there was no blood’s a miracle
Never said what I meant to say
When it counted I was pitiful
If you were here again
I couldn’t call you a friend

All I ever wanted from you
Was a little itty-bitty thank you
All I ever wanted from you
Was just a little something to prove
That you cared too

All my life you looked through me
As if I were invisible
I would try to make you laugh
When you were just so miserable
I was still your biggest fan
When the whole world got so critical
I stayed by your side
When you felt you needed to hide

All I ever wanted from you
Was a little itty-bitty thank you
All I ever wanted from you
Was just a little something to prove
That you cared too
All I ever wanted from you . . .
A thank you.