Quarrels

by Me As A Pilot

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released December 27, 2012

Recorded in The Freedom Lounge in Saint Paul
Produced by Nick Costa, Sam Sanford, and Ryan Traster
Mixed By Knol Tate
Mastered by Danny Morrison

The Band:
Nick Costa: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Rhodes, Banjitar, Melodica, Vocals, Percussion, Noise
Eric Carranza: Electric Guitars, Rhodes
Andy Sanford: Bass
Max Gremillion: Drums

Artwork by Kerri O'Halloran

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Me As A Pilot Minneapolis, Minnesota

Me As A Pilot is the solo project for Nick Costa. Nick is also the singer/guitarist in the band The Person and The People (thepersonandthepeople.bandcamp.com).

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Track Name: December
The air outside is thin and still
It makes me shiver for a short time
I was cold, but not for long
Out of instinct
Or maybe just the thoughts of you alone

Bury them in snow

You whispered something to me once
"Where does time go, when we're old and dumb?"
I do not seem to recall any answers
Any answers from you at all

Bury it in snow

I've been trying to find a way
To get us back again
To the place where we once stayed
But I feel it's washed away

In the rain
In December
Track Name: Where I Need To Be
I was waiting for the right time
But looking for the wrong way
I have so much built up inside
But really very little ever to say

How did we not know
Which way that this would go?
I didn't know

I was drinking, in the sunshine
For warmth I did not need
Thinking that it was exactly
Where I needed to be

How did we not know
Which way that this would go?
I didn't know

I was waiting for the right time
But then I guess it slipped my mind
Track Name: I Don't Know If You Love Me (Anymore)
The only thing that I hope for
Is that you'll understand
That this came as a surprise to me
As I'm sure it did to you
I swear I never had this planned

But time has a funny way of changing me
Like the mountains or the tide
And if I seem tired, or it don't feel like before
I don't know if you love me anymore

Over wine and whiskey
We wonder how long has it been
Since that feeling was in our stomachs
You know, the one that never seems to rest?
You say "It never left."

But you have a funny way of showing it
And I don't mean to pry
But this love feels tired and nothing like before
I don't know if you love me anymore

Time has a funny way of changing things
And honey, I don't want you to cry
But this love feels tired and nothing like before
I don't know if you love me anymore
Track Name: I Can't Lie To You
We found who we were
With help from each other
And it's beyond me
How I'd need another
You can blame it on the wind
I'm blaming myself again
Because all you do is love me

And I'm so sorry to put this on you
But what would you rather I do?
I can't lie to you

Maybe I'll go
Try to wait and see
You had no idea that something's been eating me
We were building a foundation
While ruining a home
I can't seem to leave you all alone

I'm so sorry to put this on you
But what would you rather I do?
I can't lie to you
Track Name: Gold
Gold, I know you come and you go
But I never know what to keep.
If we weighed what we thought we made
Would we be able to sleep?

We will not outgrow all the things that we'd learned long ago
I thought you needed a little room
But that's something I shouldn't assume

Sculpted bones, they broke long ago
By the hands that once brought them to be
If we stayed forever this way
As dust on the floor we should sweep

We would not outgrow all the things that we'd learned long ago
I thought you needed a little room
But that's something I shouldn't assume
Track Name: Wishing Well
I was sitting over by that wishing well
I was holding you hand and as we laughed, we fell
And I couldn't tell where we had fell
Heaven, or hell.
I sifting garbage by the interstate
Hoping for some car crash to crash my way
I said, it was wrong
So I moved along

I'm not trying to die
In fact, I'm trying to stay alive
But there's something inside
That takes away the ugliness that comes to me from day to day

I was sitting silently beside the beach
When some older woman came up laughing at me
She said it was wrong, and I don't belong
And I don't belong

I'm not trying to die
In fact, I'm trying to stay alive
But there's something inside
That takes away the ugliness that comes to me from day to day
And I know that it is funny, I just can't believe you think that way
If you've lost all your respect for me, then what do I have left to gain?
And I'm sorry for my craziness, but sometimes I just feel a little strange
Track Name: Feeling Strange
We heard the news and we were broken up
It's feeling strange, because I knew you once
And after all this time I'd have never known you would be gone
I dropped you off at your home
You were very happy to be all alone
And after all this time, we should have grown
But I moved away

And I need to say I'm sorry, but I don't know how
As we bury your name into the ground
I never saw it coming, I never thought it would end this way
This feeling is crazy, and I don't know what to say
You have gone, gone, gone away

I know that there's a lot of love
But now it doesn't seem to know where to go
My poor sister, she's so shook up
She loved you so

And I need to say I'm sorry, but I don't know how
As we bury your name into the ground
I never saw it coming, I never thought it would end this way
This feeling is crazy, and I don't know what to say
You have gone, gone, gone away
Track Name: Keep It To Yourself
Well, I don't mean to call them "lies"
But something has been on my mind.
And I'm not trying to be unkind
I've been making it easy to say goodbye

Should I keep it to myself?

The flies flying around my head
Are telling me "Surely, something's dead."
When I've been trying to make it live
But something in me wants to start again

Should I keep it to myself?
Should I wish you well and say I need no one else,
To everyone else?

Most times, I'm more at peace
If I didn't know the people I see
Because sometimes, this place is so ugly
It's been making it harder for me to breathe

Should I keep it to myself?
Should I wish you all well and say I need no one else,
To everyone else?
Track Name: Long, Long Gone
Lost, and wandering
Where do I begin?
You have my soul
Done, done and gone
We don't seem to belong
To anyone

You got a ring around your finger
And you don't seem to mind
But there is fear that seems to linger
On your mind

Getting sick
Of the shit I let myself go through
Oh, you're long, long gone
We don't see anyone
Really anymore

You are a fever that's running
My body to the ground
From your toes up to your fingers,
I feel you around
You got a ring around your finger
And you know that I don't mind
But there is fear that seems to linger
On your mind
Track Name: All Shook Up
Am I all shook up?
I can't tell
Did I lose your love?
Tell me, do you love me still?
When you see her,
Do you need her?
Am I all shook up?
I can't tell

What do we dream of?
Just living well.
Do you see me there,
Or honey, is it just yourself?
When your mind wanders,
Are you bothered?
Am I all shook up?
I can't tell

Where did we go?
I don't know.
Did you put our love
Above or below me?
When you see me,
Do you need me?
Am I all shook up?
Yes, I am.