The New Normal

by Post Paradise

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The debut full-length album from Post Paradise

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released September 30, 2011

Nick Starr Duarte - Vocals / Guitar
Amy Morgan - Cello
Craig Babineau - Drums
Phil Spencer - Bass
Erik Babineau - Guitar

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Post Paradise Fort Collins, Colorado

Blending strong lyrical and melodic influences from multiple genres, the four musicians comprising Post Paradise deliver an indie/alternative rock sound that is unique and memorable.


The Cello-Rock Band’s second full-length album, “Digging Secrets,” is set for release in May of 2013.
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Track Name: Sex Panther
It’s getting harder to regret the things I never should’ve let take place
I’m awake for now, that’s good enough for me

It’s the angels and they’re choirs, or the devils and their fires
I’m not sure which side I believe

There’s something beautiful about all this indecision
The quiet calm before you fight for your new life to begin
I know that it’s a ticking time bomb for sure
It’s a war

It’s getting harder to resist the things I never would’ve missed back then
I’ll admit for now that it’s been changing me

It’s the angels and they’re choirs, or the devils and their fires
I’m not sure which side I believe

There’s something beautiful about all this indecision
The quiet calm before you fight for your new life to begin
I know that it’s a ticking time bomb for sure
It’s a war

I never said I was perfect, but I can pretend
I may be wrecked but I’m worth it
And it’s a safe bet that no one will be calling me “saint” just yet
Oh, I guess I deserve what I get
Track Name: Very Last Hour
Fever and a cough, you brought me something from the east coast, baby
An ironic sickness that is oh so fitting
And oh so not lost on me
I think I finally believe

You know it’s all for show, if someone hit the alarm then I’d be ready to go
You don’t want me to go, but won’t ask me to stay
Well just make me an offer or I’m going away

‘Cause you are a brilliantly placed character
You inspire me to find myself and save the day at the very last hour

Fist up, down again, fed up and tired of writing love songs lately
I need something new to drag me out from safety
I think you know what I mean
I think you’re starting to see
Track Name: The Ghost in the Airwaves
I found footsteps up inside my head
As I woke to the radio beside my bed
If the Ghost in the Airwaves isn’t really there
Then why do I remember everything it said?

My dreams aren’t my own, I wonder if ever
I’m sleeping alone but it won’t make it better
I just have to know, it’ll haunt me forever

Another morning and I can tell it’s taken hold of me
Out of the speakers and straight into my ears, it travels the frequencies
If the Ghost in the Airwaves isn’t real at all
Then I want to remember when the dreams are gone

My dreams aren’t my own, I wonder if ever
I’m sleeping alone but it won’t make it better
I just have to know, it’ll haunt me forever

Now you wonder what it’s after
Will it lead you to disaster?
Call it something, make it what you want it to be
‘Cause you know exactly what comes after and you’re scared of all the laughter
Making up the secrets that were taken away
Track Name: A Way With Words
I’ve got this funny feeling, like someone’s coming for me
It could be paranoia, or something much more ugly

I think, I think, I’m gonna knock you off your feet
I’m gonna savor watching you sink from the weakness in your knees
I’m gonna sing

We talk, we talk, you just can’t seem to write me off
I’ve got a voice like velvet cloth, a face that screams sincerity
I’m gonna sing

You ever get the feeling, like someone’s watching you?
You know they’re out there somewhere, but always just out of view

I think, I think, I’m gonna knock you off your feet
I’m gonna savor watching you sink from the weakness in your knees
I’m gonna sing

We talk, we talk, you just can’t seem to write me off
I’ve got a voice like velvet cloth, a face that screams sincerity
I’m gonna sing

I’ve got a way with words and I’ll get away with so much more
The kind of fake that you adore
Track Name: Never Be Yours
Spending the afternoon up in the rafters, soon I will be weary and ready for home
Why would I ever think I was so clever when really you know we’ve all said it before
“I can never be yours”

Later I watched the sun setting while still not quite getting that satisfied feeling of love
‘Cause here I am patiently waiting and anticipating the loneliest sound in the world
I can never be yours
Track Name: Memory
So you’ve had enough
Yeah, you’ve had enough
I can tell by your eyes that you’re giving up
Like a magic spell that you know so well
You wrap up your smile and you send it to hell

You’re hiding away from the sun
Keeping your heart from everyone
What a strange place to put your love
What a thing to be running from

A memory

Now you’re wishing for all you’ve had before
Darling, it doesn’t work like that anymore
Now the fantasy’s brought you to your knees
The more you live in the past it gets harder to leave

You’re hiding away from the sun
Keeping your heart from everyone
What a strange place to put your love
What a thing to be running from

A memory

There’s a world outside
It’s a world you know
Track Name: Obscurity
I write what I know
That said, I’m mystified by what I hear on the radio
It’s got me thinking it’s the wrong time to be alive
It’s got me wondering how my voice would sound on a 45

Faithless and buried in lust because I worry too much
Feels like I’m living alone
There’s no room for music in art but it all comes straight from my heart
No one will ever know

A complex tapestry sewn up to perfection but destined still for obscurity
It’ll never make it because there are, frankly, too many words
4/4 but still too slow for danceable rhythms to occur

Faithless and buried in lust because I worry too much
Feels like I’m living alone
There’s no room for music in art but it all comes straight from my heart
No one will ever know
Track Name: Isn't That Something?
Clear I remember, fourteenth of September
And there I was on my way home
I wait for my ride while the bags at my side contained everything I cared to own
I don’t know where to start with so broken a heart
I just wanted to be left alone
Now, all that I said is, “You can’t judge a man by his deeds but not how much he’s grown.”
Isn’t that something?

I’ve awakened what was there all along
Ready and waiting to be proven wrong

Clear I remember, fourteenth of September
And there I was waiting to see
If it matters how far from the truth that you are
Or would my past soon catch up to me
I don’t know what to do with such passion imbued
I just wanted so hard to believe
Now I feel it’s a sham that you’d measure a man by where he’s been but not how much he’s seen
Isn’t that something?

I’ve awakened what was there all along
Ready and waiting to be proven wrong
Track Name: Falling Apart
We look up to the distant moon from the surface below
We’ll grab some fuel then we’ll blow
We’re getting closer you know

Put all that we own in the back of the car
We’ll go it alone, ’cause it’s all that we are
You know I can’t stop, I told you that from the start
How can I get what is mine if I keep falling apart?

We pull up to a vacant room to escape from the cold
We’ll get some sleep then we’ll go
We’ll rediscover your soul

Put all that we own in the back of the car
We’ll go it alone, ’cause it’s all that we are
You know I can’t stop, I told you that from the start
How can I get what is mine if I keep falling apart?
Track Name: Put Out The Fires
Hey, it’s time you gave it a rest
The way you’re lashing out at me
Yes, I’d like to think that the best hasn’t come out of me yet
Just wait

You can put out the fires
But you can’t call me a liar
When I say that you made a mistake, it’s too late
There’s nothing left to inspire

Say, what was that under your breath?
A vague admission of your duress?
My darling you’ve made a mess but I won’t think of you less
You’re safe

You can put out the fires
But you can’t call me a liar
When I say that you made a mistake, it’s too late
There’s nothing left to inspire
Track Name: Keeping You Awake
I’m here and I’m scratching the itch
Changing gears with the flip of a switch
And I’ve noticed things I haven’t before
Like the air that I’ve been breathing in
Souvenirs of the places we’ve been
Well it doesn’t get me high anymore

I don’t have the energy to make a scene
But I’ll hate this just as soon as I’m on my feet again

I hope that you hear this baby, I hope that the sound keeps you awake
You know that there’s no escaping, you know that I’ll get to you

You left me here again
Just me, my page and my pen
But lately, oh yeah, lately, I’ve been thinking about it and feeling so clever
‘Cause I know you’re just running away
Everything’s always the same

I don’t have the energy to make a scene
But I’ll hate this just as soon as I’m on my feet again

I hope that you hear this baby, I hope that the sound keeps you awake
You know that there’s no escaping, you know that I’ll get to you
I hope that you’re healing baby, you know that you can’t afford to wait
With a heart that’s been selling you out and a conscience that’s always on the take
Track Name: Carry Me On
For all I know it’s gonna fade
Things won’t always be this way
It must surely be a sin to not love the way it’s been

‘Cause I’ve got words and I’ve got songs
And they’ve been carrying me on and on and on and on and on
If I’ve got strings and I’ve got friends then I’ve got means to all my ends

For all I know we’ll never see
The answers to this mystery
It must surely be a sin to not love it while I can

‘Cause I’ve got words and I’ve got songs
And they’ve been carrying me on and on and on and on and on
If I’ve got strings and I’ve got friends then I’ve got means to all my ends

Carry me on
If I’m lonely or I’m wrong
Carry me on
Track Name: Conclusion: A Resolution
Does anyone rely on you? I’ll help remember if you want to.
I think you’d rather just forget. It can only hurt you if you let it.

What possessed you inside, that you’re gunning for your own kind?
I’m in this for a long time. Something better than just tonight.

Everything you thought you knew has left you in dire need of rescue.
I can’t let this be the end, I won’t give up ’till it’s perfected.

What possessed you inside, that you’re gunning for your own kind?
I’m in this for a long time. Something better than just tonight.

You can say it’s too late and try to wash me away.
Any decision you make, you know who I am.