The Art of Recovery - EP

by The Last Gatsby

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released January 29, 2016

Josh Paul: Vocals
Jonathan Hoopes: Drums
Gary Samuelson III: Guitar
Wes Winner: Guitar
Chase Gerber: Bass/Vocals

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Pura
Assistant Engineer and Studio Manager: Jonathan Rego
Recorded at The Panda Studios in Fremont California
Artwork: Natalie Hoopes
Layout: Jonathan Hoopes

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Track Name: Honest, I've Got This
I always thought we’d take the world, by storm or force but you gave out
So what’s inside that pretty head, I’m lost again was I mislead.
And I don’t what to do about all these bitter thoughts and I don’t know what words to use

And I’m not angry I’m not upset, it’s just this hollow spot in my chest
And it hurts just to think, what could’ve been, should’ve been.
And I’m not angry I’m not upset, it’s just this hollow spot in my chest
So I’ll wait my turn, because the nice guy never learns.

Locked out, I’m freezing again. And you know it’s how we all end.
And I hope that we make amends but I need you to understand that this is how it ends.

And I’m not angry I’m not upset, it’s just this hollow spot in my chest
And it hurts just to think, what could’ve been, should’ve been.
And I’m not angry I’m not upset, it’s just this hollow spot in my chest
So I’ll wait my turn, because the nice guy never learns.

When it comes to loves well I’ve had enough, but you’re at it again and I’m at my whits end and this is the time to look myself in the mirror.
So I’m staring at me saying “your life’s complete,” but I know it’s a lie, I can see it in my eyes, and it’s such a mystery what you’ve done to me.

And I’m not angry I’m not upset, it’s just this hollow spot in my chest
And it hurts just to think, what could’ve been, should’ve been.
And I’m not angry I’m not upset, it’s just this hollow spot in my chest
So I’ll wait my turn, because the nice guy never learns.
Track Name: The Rescue
I was fine before my mind up and left me standing in the rain
Take your time and you’ll fall in line to the rhythm of the beating of their drums

So please come to my rescue,
Because I’ve been here before and I’m not really sure if I’ll be back for more,

They told you sure, in your own way you were doing ok
Take your time and you’ll fall in line to the rhythm of the beating of your heart

So please come to my rescue,
Because I’ve been here before and I’m not really sure if I’ll go back,
So please come to my rescue,
Because I’ve been here before and I’m not really sure if I’ll be back,

Will they keep talking about a world gone mad?
And they keep wondering how things got so bad

Well there is no substance; there is no substance, but only excuses
Well there is no substance; there is no substance; there is no substance, but only

So please come to my rescue,
Because I’ve been here before and I’m not really sure if I’ll go back,
So please come to my rescue,
Because I’ve been here before and I’m not really sure if I’ll be back,

Well there is no substance; there is no substance; there is no substance, but only
Track Name: Crown Me King
There’s no love lost, that has to be the worst
Because there’s nobody found in an empty hearse
There’s no praying in the heartless church
Now I’m raging inside because I’m so insecure
Don’t go, don’t go and leave me alone
Don’t go, don’t go I can’t stand on my own

Now you won’t see my skin till I face these demons alone
Cause I’ve been marked by those who wanna break my bones.
I’m a fake I’m a fraud and you’ve heard it all before
All those lies we tell, my habits are coming back for more.

Now I’ve got things to do before the grave
This is war and there’s casualties
This is life is precious, but this world is vicious
So Crown Me King or leave me be.
I’ve got things to do before the grave
This is war and there’s casualties
This is life is precious, but this world is vicious
Crown Me King or leave me be.

They say I’m a menace and I can’t be a contributing member of society.
But maybe I don’t wanna waste my time.
Can’t you hear me? I’m just fine.
A menace, a fool, you’re going nowhere
I heard you the first time and I still don’t care
A menace, a fool, you’re going nowhere
I heard you the first time and I still don’t care

Now I’ve got things to do before the grave
This is war and there’s casualties
This is life is precious, but this world is vicious
So Crown Me King or leave me be.
I’ve got things to do before the grave
This is war and there’s casualties
This is life is precious, but this world is vicious
Crown Me King or leave me be.

No, you’re the fake you’re the fraud
And we’ve seen it all before
This might be life but this is war

I’ve got things to do before the grave
This is war and there’s casualties
This is life is precious, but this world is vicious
So Crown Me King or leave me be.
I’ve got things to do before the grave
This is war and there’s casualties
This is life is precious, but this world is vicious
Crown Me King or leave me be.
Track Name: Fighter
Hey, I’ve lived my whole life with you but now you’ve gone to God in the Blue
Oh and I, I’ve learned from your life, we fight to the death and go out the best
Oh but I didn’t say you could go.

Well you’re tough as the nails you ate, you fought like a dog in chains. And that palace you built is waiting for that boy in bloodstains.
Well I’m not leaving till I know you’re sleeping cuz I never knew a better man than you.

Hey, can you tell me how to feel, cuz I struggle to know what’s fake and what’s for real,
Oh and I, I know you understand the struggle it is, to be a better man.
Oh but I didn’t say you could go.

Well you’re tough as the nails you ate, you fought like a dog in chains. And that palace you built is waiting for that boy in bloodstains.
Well I’m not leaving till I know you’re sleeping cuz I never knew a better man than you.

And I swear this life is such a curse, and I swear this can’t get any worse and I know it’s such a burden, but I know that it’s something you learn from.
And I swear they clipped all of my wings, I swear that I can barely sing, so tell me are you listening?
And I swear this can’t get any worse, and I swear this life is such a curse, and I know it’s such a burden, but I know that it’s something you learn from.
And I swear they clipped all of my wings, I swear that I can barely sing, so tell me are you listening?

Well you’re tough as the nails you ate, you fought like a dog in chains. And that palace you built is waiting for that boy in bloodstains.
Well I’m not leaving till I know you’re sleeping cuz I never knew a better man

Well you’re tough as the nails you ate, you fought like a dog in chains. And that palace you built is waiting for that boy in bloodstains.
Well I’m not leaving till I know you’re sleeping cuz I never knew a better man than you.
Track Name: The Human Element
So let's be honest my ghosts are haunted
I'm learning the hard way this ain't worth it
After all this time, I realized what a shame it was
I lost my mind
It's time to say it, I'm lost and I know it
It seems to me I've lost that human element

Can I admit it, I messed up, I hid it
And everything's so different
A simple decision, I lost my conviction
And now I feel so irrelevant
I tried to tell you but I was sinking to fast
I can't move forward when I'm stuck in the past

You pretend you're me again
You're sick of it, I get it but I'm trying to admit it
That I only seem to fight myself
Instead of fixing problems in my head

Can I admit it, I messed up, I hid it
And everything's so different
A simple decision, I lost my conviction
And now I feel so irrelevant
I tried to tell you but I was sinking to fast
I can't move forward when I'm stuck in the past

Is it always so wrong to hate what they tell you?
When you can't sing along, just hold on you'll pull through.
They say, “you'll pay for everything you think and say.”
Is it always so wrong?

Can I admit it, I messed up, I hid it
And everything's so different
A simple decision, I lost my conviction
And now I feel so irrelevant
I tried to tell you but I was sinking to fast
I can't move forward when I'm stuck in the past
Track Name: The Recovery
You’ve been searching for an answer, you’ve been digging up every boulder, you’ve been hoping that there could be some light in this tunnel.
You’ve been searching for your reason since you’ve been changing with the seasons, you’ve been hoping that there could be some light for tomorrow.

When the world’s a waste, will you change this place, and when there’s no more space, will you come home to me?
And when the world’s a waste, will you change this place, and when there’s no more space, will you come home to me?

Now you’re staring down your nightmares, I’ve heard it said this life is so unfair. So hold your ground and brace yourself, the sky will clear again.
And when you’re running on empty, just remember you can stop pretending. So close your eyes, you’re doing fine. I think I see the end.

When the world’s a waste, will you change this place, and when there’s no more space, will you come home to me?
And when the world’s a waste, will you change this place, and when there’s no more space, will you come home to me?

You always said that we would change the world someday.

When the world’s a waste, will you change this place, and when there’s no more space, will you come home to me?
And when the world’s a waste, will you change this place, and when there’s no more space, will you come home to me?