Never Knows Best EP

by AJ Peacox

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These 6 songs were written over the course of my sophomore and junior years as a Pop Major at USC. These songs are for anyone who has felt lost and alone in the midst of a funny life.

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released August 1, 2012

songs, vocals, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar - AJ Peacox
photos - Megan Peranteau
photo editing - Steve Sly
recording engineer - David Burris (Manifest Music)
mastering engineer - Adam W. Berg (Manifest Music)

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AJ Peacox San Diego, California

"AJ's music is like cotton candy. It's pink because it's happy and blue because it's sad, but overall it's sweet." - Dani Ashjian, friend and fellow Pop Music Major

"It tickles." - David Burris, friend and recording engineer

"Really reminiscent of those old records on Vagrant." - Don C. Tyler
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Track Name: ...and Sing!
I was wondering about these changes
and how you could fall so hard
the sighs, they come crashing
around my passion
but I'll still try to sing loud enough
for you

Think you're wrong
I think you could be wrong this time
Yesterday I awoke to a perfect life
Think you're wrong
I think you could be wrong this time
'Cause it's a song, it's a drug
it's a boring life
and I refuse to be caught up in the strife
Think you're wrong
I think you could be wrong this time

'Cause all I wanna do is get away from you
To start a rock band, and travel through this land
and sing
yeah, yeah

Time was flashing and I was passing my classes
but it doesn't mean a thing
My friends were laughing at my frontman dancing
but I'll show you in time

Think you're wrong
I think you could be wrong this time
Yesterday I awoke to a perfect life
Think you're wrong
I think you could be wrong this time
'Cause it's a song, it's a drug
it's a boring life
and I refuse to be caught up in the strife
Think you're wrong
I think you could be wrong this time

'Cause all I wanna do is get away from you
To start a rock band, and travel through this land
and sing
yeah
Track Name: Shirt
I get this nervous feeling
on weekends
with good friends
and it's time to feel it all again
the spring ends
and summer beings

As I fall into a season's dream
and recollect an old, forgotten memory
I feel the fear
when I was a child in the summer
shedding all those hateful tears

Let my armor down
or close my eyes and drown
I'm sinking quickly now
but if I run away...

I will never dive into the world of the unknown
because my life, my simple boyish pride
was compromised by a day swimming in the pool

some wounds wont heal with time
but as time goes
I forgot mine
Well, who cares? Kurt Vonnegut was right:
"So it goes.
So it goes"

As I grew into a college kid I was in disbelief
at the things I never did
Now I stand here
still a child in the summer running from
all of my fears

Let my armor down
or close my eyes and drown
I'm sinking quickly now
but if I run away...

I will never dive into the world of the unknown
because my life, my simple boyish pride
was compromised by a day swimming in the...

I am gonna dive into the world of the unknown
because this time, the problems in my life
could be worse
so just forget about it
Track Name: Never Knows Best
Sometimes you fight against yourself
and you can't even stop doing
what it is you hate
and backtracking is a cause to celebrate
because you've learned this point before:
that a life is a pattern
you learn, then forget
You can waste it trying to get back to
the end

'til words come around and teach you everything
that you'll keep in a heart that you've cut out of steam
Watch it slowly dissolve into the air you breathe
I'd float away if my friends weren't holding me down

Sometimes you try to be the best
but there's always someone who seem to get it all
They walk through this life like it's nothing at all
and you deny that you ever tried
I'm just sitting and waiting for much better things
"Never knows best," is the song that I sing

'til words come around and teach me everything
that I'll keep in a heart that I cut out of steam
Watch it slowly dissolve into the air you breathe
I'd float away if my friends weren't holding me down

I spend my time in a long-lasting day dream.
Track Name: In My Dreams
Alone
when I'm at home
the only voice that sings me love songs
is my own
Inspired
like a raging fire
I invent our love in verses
I'm a liar

and if I can't have you close to me
then I can hold you in my dreams

Time
is swiftly passing by
you're moving on with life
but you stay the same inside my mind
So glad
you're happy and content
When my heart empties out
I fill it up again

So, if I can't see you in my life
then I'll feel joy and pain at the same time
And if I can't have you close to me
then I can hold you in my dreams

Can you tell me what is real?
Is this the way that love's supposed to feel?
Or is it me...
Tell me what I'm supposed to be
Can I see you anywhere but in my dreams?
Tell me...
I watched you walk away
We don't keep in touch these days
And now I'm just screaming on a stage

When will I wake up, and start to live my life again?
Track Name: A Funny Life
The moon's hiding in the sky
I feel dead tonight
and I couldn't wait for
another night alone
just singing all my lonely songs
that I write
and stretching out my voice to hit
the final note
falling faster out of control

And you lend a tired ear
to my secret fears
from outside my window
and knocking on the door you try
but all I do is hide
I don't think I'm ready
and stretching out my legs to stand
before my ghost
you let me know

Your voice comes to me
and it whispers, "everything
is going to be alright
so fall asleep tonight
As we walk through this life
celebrate the fact you're falling all the time"
And I couldn't help but say to you,
"only if you want me to"

Tears falling from my eyes
it's a funny life
or am I just crazy?
I think of all the times I've tried
just to get one right
please don't say I'm lazy
and stretching out my arms to hold
the swaying moon
you're reaching, too

Your voice comes to me
and it whispers that this life
is just a dream I hide
from my waking life
and it comes to us all
as we swim against the tides that pull and pull
and I will keep my head up for you
but only if you want me to
Track Name: I'm Okay; You Suck [The Summer Song]
I'm okay, but this sucks
I know it's just a phase
that I've been going through
that we've been going through

This season's air is thick
and holds me in this place
and all I want is to get away

Is this how we all grow up?
We lose the friends we love
to summer jobs
and forget our favorite songs

I'm alright, but barely
and thinking way too hard
and staying up too late

I miss my friend in China
I wish I could be there
This unavailing year

seems to pull me further down
with dreams of drifting out
beyond the break

I don't know what to say

I'm okay, but you suck
I know it's just a phase
That I've been going through
That we've been going through