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"Miscreants" is another song that had its genesis from the 2012 live band's frequent rehearsals and shows, and because of that I feel it is an appropriate companion song to "Drowning In Myself".

With this song I was definitely wearing some of my influences (my shoddy interpretation of playing a "shoegazey guitar line") on my sleeve, and it now sounds a little silly to me personally. The melodramatic nature of the song is not really something that I can do as well anymore, and that's partially why I still occasionally ask the band to rehearse it; I can see this song getting a makeover in the future.

Of particular note, I recall a very memorable performance of this song to a very sleepy crowd at about 2AM at the (now no longer existing?) Oasis. I remember thinking that was the direction that How Scandinavian would go into after "Pity Won" (it was recorded in the same "sessions" as the songs that appeared on it) but of course that was not meant to be with what would be released later on.


too much time to live on
I feel as though this is an act
amount to nothing perhaps
it must be the end I saw now

sickening majority when
I think of everyone I've met
it's hard to not wish to be gone
too many lives, too many times to waste away

but no one told us how
nobody taught me how to run
walking from it all
nobody taught me how to live

you're always looking down
nobody told me how to run

I guess it's hard to live
knowing there's nowhere else to go

another torn explanation of
details I don't care about
dripping away
dripping stagnation on your face again

just drag your feet in the ground
cause there's no safe way
without falling down
nobody taught me how to run

wish you were gone and dead
nobody taught me how to live

I guess it's just something else
nobody taught me how to run

walking on two feet now...
nobody taught me how

pass it away, pass it on
pass away another day again
to say it wasn't a waste
but you know it was

wake up again knowing
there's nothing
nothing new, nothing left to live

but heard it before
you should have changed something
but now it's too late

you know it's wrong
nobody taught you how to live

I guess it's something else now
nobody taught you how to run

knowing there's something else
nobody taught you how to run

you know there's something else
tell me there's a reason too


from Drowning In Myself, released December 7, 2014
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocals - Bryan Santizo
Recorded and Mixed at The Lost Ooze between 2012-2014
All songs written and produced by Bryan Santizo.


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