A Faded Way of Life - LP

by Shawn Hatfield

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A Faded Way of Life was written, recorded, produced, and mastered by Shawn Hatfield at Groove: Music Lessons + Recording. The artist/album is represented by Appalachian Groove Records.

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"Hatfield’s first album is full of complex and emotional songs that cross every genre and audience. The album truly tells a story, and it’s one we can all relate to: love and loss, deception and desire, and how deeply someone can affect you. I love that this album sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard before, and the production quality is absolutely incredible. Can’t wait for the next album!" - iTunes Review

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released October 16, 2015

Wrtten & Produced by Shawn Hatfield
Cover Art: Brandan Lickey
Design/Artwork: Lindsey Reeves
Record Label: Appalachian Groove Records

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Shawn Hatfield Leesburg, Virginia

Shawn Hatfield is a Virginian born musician, writer, and producer. His first record, A Faded Way of Life, was released in October 2015 and in July 2016 he released his first book, Waking Up Is a Disgusting Habit. Hatfield collaborated with Sam and Pete Walton to release two singles in September 2016. A 3-track EP entitled, Wet Socks Down at the Docks, is set to release in early 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Avalanche
Instrumental
Track Name: Swing Set
I remember when she used to be happy with me
but when I'm gettin' high it makes me really see

That she lives to make me hurt
Dispite what I've heard
My mind's running like a mouse
on a wheel and I don't
really care how the sunshine
feels but now I'm coming down
and I can't see clear anymore

She still fucks with me even though
we are split apart
It tortures me and I don't even know
where to start

I walked in on the both of them
and she lied when she swore
I spent my time, my money,
and my heart is broke for sure
I'd wait for her but she wouldn't
wait for me

I tried to play nice but she wouldn't
share her toys
It didn't come as a surprise that she
ran around with other boys

I'm not the kind of man
to have my time wasted this way
I'm done with girls, I've found a woman
and she cried out my name
cuz she knew that I'd say
that she should be ashamed

Now it feels good to get high again
yeah, now it feels good to get high again
Track Name: The Way She Moved
The tides shift because she controls the moon
She walks to her own beat and plays her own tune
We never argue and I'd cook for her as she'd cook for me
We've got plants in the garden and growing an orange tree

The way she moved
was so wonderful and full of grace
The way she moved
was like the moon floating in space

I could love her til my days are done
If she'll have me I'll never need to look at another one
Could things really be this good?
And would she be with someone else if she could

The way she moved
was so wonderful and full of grace
The way she moved
was like the moon floating in space

"All these things are too good to be true
and I stick to you like glue"

The way she moved
was so wonderful and full of grace
The way she moved
was like the moon floating in space
Track Name: Mona
When I wake up on Sunday
She's got my breakfast in the pan
Her smile's nicer than the ocean
and I'm glad I can be her man

The heat is rising in the house now
The air outside is thick as mud
She tells me summer time is here
and she's the only one I'm thinking of

She's got the lips of an angel
and the voice to tell a fairy tell
She's got the hips of a goddess
and through the sky we both shall sail

Like a couple of doves that are migrating south
to escape the long cold winter
There's never disappointment in my head
and our problems couldn't be thinner

I don't mean to compare
but she's better than any I've had before
There's no sense in taking
a step back to move forward

When I look at her I feel
good to know she's all mine
She's my brown eyed girl
and I'm her blue eyed guy
Track Name: I've Become Empty
I'm being used
Passive aggressively abused
cuz she is a liar and the Queen Bee
She straightens her hair like a movie scene
and I'm sick of seeing it
cuz she destroys me

Sometimes being with her
is like being trapped in a hole
Inside I've become empty
and I'm stuck playing the
same old role

I'm upset all the time
but she gets angry
cuz I'm a cynic and there isn't
much that makes me happy
I'm not too sure what happened
between her and I
One day were great, the next
we're fighting through the night

Sometimes being with her
is like being trapped in a hole
Inside I've become empty
and I'm stuck playing the
same old role

Sometimes being with her
is like being trapped in a hole
Inside I've become empty
and I'm stuck playing the
same old role
Track Name: Leave Me Be
So relax in your lovely chair
and close your eyes without a care
Just forget the fun we had so
you stop feeling this God damn bad
You've got something that I can't name
It's not your heart babe but in your brain
I can try to ease the pain but I will probably
feel the same

You see I'm here but my lips feel numb
I'm so tired but I'm hangin' on like a thread
to a needle that's working a dress except my
passion's gone and inside I'm a mess

I broke all my things and tore up the house
I can barely feel or understand how but
I want you to know that I'm sorry I gave up
He said "don't patronize me" you don't give a fuck

It's eating my interior as I lie upon this bed
My veins are showing from all the stress built in my head
You don't have to worry much the issues I accept
Your crying doesn't help as my wings begin to spread
The emptiness is as full as George Jung's nose
I can't explain the feeling you'll be first to know
It's been slow and painful and such a long time
That was the last thing I thought before I closed my eyes

I say you should keep moving on
like a train on its way down to Charleston
Pack up your bags, drop everything, and leave
cuz this is the last time you'll be seeing me

I broke all my things and tore up the house
I can barely feel or understand how but
I want you to know that I'm sorry I gave up
He said "don't patronize me" you don't give a fuck

Burn all my thngs and move out of the house
You can't have me so carry on somehow
Don't ever think that you could do more
Now one last time walk me through the door
Track Name: Touche
He gets his values from nobility
Dots his "i's" and crosses his "t's"
Hindsight's 20/20 and it's all a cliche
She made him the asshole that he is today
He was thinking bout his lady
but her mind's on someone else
This is goodbye for him but to her
hello to someone else
He's never felt this way about anyone before
She tore that from him and threw it on the floor

He drinks his sorrows and she brushes her mane
It cures for a moment but he hangs his head in shame
"You made me believe you were in love with me
Should have known she was a fucking tease"

The grass always smelt so sweet but now
it bleeds a bitter stench
The moon mocked him in the sky because
her thirst he couldn't quench
"Fuck you for doing this"
he said while drowning in his tears
"You'll find someone better" she said
but she's been shifting gears
The clouds were grey and full of rain
but the bottom fell in his hands
The leaves were green and flowers bloomed
but his brain fried in a pan
I'm really fucking pissed at you
for what you've done to me
He opened his eyes but could not see

He drinks his sorrows and she brushes her mane
It cures for a moment but he hangs his head in shame
"You made me believe you were in love with me
Should have known she was a fucking tease"

You were always to me
You were always to me
You were always to me

He drinks his sorrows and she brushes her mane
It cures for a moment but he hangs his head in shame
"You made me believe you were in love with me
Should have known she was a fucking tease"

He drinks his sorrows and she brushes her mane
It cures for a moment but he hangs his head in shame
"You made me believe you were in love with me
Should have known she was a fucking tease"
Track Name: I Was Blind
How could she know?
(She could not know)
How was I supposed to see?
How could she know?
(She could not know)
How could she do this to me?

I spent the night in the dark
without her and the first time and
it was so cruel to me
Her moon lit up the sky and
laughed in my face and the love
in my soul went on a killing spree

I bedded women all along the
coast but I could only smell her
scent in the air
None of the girls could ever help
me with my sadness or my
heart tear, so tell me

How could she know?
(She could not know)
How was I supposed to see?
How could she know?
(She could not know)
How could she do this to me?

I was angry I threw glass bottles
at the walls and wondered about
my dignity
She made a fool outta this man and
now I'll always question a
character's integrity

Oh don't you know that I need you

You know I cried every time I hoped
you'd come back to me but I realized
I was better off alone
She burned me real bad I've got the
scars to prove it but God dammit
I should have known

How could she know?
(She could not know)
How was I supposed to see?
How could she know?
(She could not know)
and why would she do this to me?
Track Name: A Faded Way of Life
Well I'm taking it day by day
and I'm running out of things to say
The lights are off and I'm in
a trance of laziness in my skin
How late am I for work, the bills,
the rent, energy I exert
Tired all the time but I can't sleep
Thinking bout the memories
that I can't keep

Hop in the shower let the steam
rise to the ceiling
Tears fill my eyes as I'm
reminded of the feeling
of what it's like to be alone with
no ears to hear the sadness
that fills my heart each
and every year
The pain chips off the walls and the
sinks begin to clog
Everyone can see but I'm constantly
stuck in a fog

I'm not thinking clearly meeting women
in the middle of the night
Who's names I can't remember ask me
to slap choke or bite
I'm not sure if I could ever love again
The only passion that I have is when
a pen's in my hand
I'm not embarrassed to admit that I
prefer to be alone
There's something about all of you and
not the right emotion shown
Suddenly one comes along that really
catches my eye
Her looks may be good but the last one
turned to cyanide

Hop in the shower let the steam
rise to the ceiling
Tears fill my eyes as I'm
reminded of the feeling
of what it's like to be alone with
no ears to hear the sadness
that fills my heart each
and every year
The pain chips off the walls and the
sinks begin to clog
Everyone can see but I'm constantly
stuck in a fog
Track Name: Cynic
I am a bad person without a single doubt
Yes I am an asshole as you will soon find out

No I'm never gonna cut my hair
I think I've found someone who doesn't care
Yes I'm gonna grow my beard to the ground
You don't have to tell me twice that I am hell bound

This new lady makes me feel so good
She understands my bitterness and she'd cure it if she could

No I'm never gonna cut my hair
I think I've found someone who doesn't care
Yes I'm gonna grow my beard to the ground
You don't have to tell me twice that I am hell bound

She knows what it's like to be numb
and as crazy as it seems I cannot see through her
My poor tortured mind can't hide behind
how I feel about the way she shines through the night
And it scares me how much I might care for someone
but she waited patiently while my mind was on the run
And I, I think I could trust you
but please don't break me like that woman did under the moon

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