The Art of Staying Alive

by Reinventing Your Exit

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    This debut EP incorporates Progressive & Post-Hardcore while also taking elements from Pop Punk. It seeks to reinvigorate the genre and succeeds in the process.

      $5 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
03:54
3.
03:17
4.
03:34
5.

about

Born & raised in Orange County, California, siblings Michelle & Richi Molina had long considered music the end all, be all. They became quick regulars at their local respective music venues & supported the local scene. Having found success in previous bands, they found the missing element to their sound in Darnell Calderon, a multi-talented musician who joined as lead guitarist to form Reinventing Your Exit.

Produced by the brilliant Anthony Barro, former bassist of New Years Day, the work behind this debut EP spanned over 5 months at his in-home studio. Combining influences of Progressive melodics, ferocious Post-Hardcore, and the fun catchiness of Pop Punk, this ambitious EP aims to make a definitive mark.

credits

released July 29, 2016

Composed by: Darnell Calderon and Anthony Barro
Written by: Michelle Molina, Richi Molina and Anthony Barro
Produced by: Anthony Barro
Recorded by: Anthony Barro in Diamond Bar, CA
Mixed by: Anthony Barro in Diamond Bar, CA
Mastered by: Anthony Barro in Diamond Bar, CA

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Reinventing Your Exit Anaheim, California

contact / help

Contact Reinventing Your Exit

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Broken Memory
This glass is finally clear
I know now what's been happening here
Never will I take you back again this time
One too many times that I have wasted on you
Time that I could have spent with someone else
To make me feel alive again

You scream into the sky
Reminisce, reminisce all of the times you gave me the runaround
Yes or no, stay or go
Shed some light into this sick reality of a place that we call home
Please don't send your love on broken wings

It doesn't even matter
Throw it up and hope it shatters
This broken memory has come back in patterns
And I know, I know this story all too well

You scream into the sky
Reminisce, reminisce all of the times you gave me the runaround
Yes or no, stay or go
Shed some light into this sick reality of a place that we call home
Please don't send your love on broken wings

Forget me like a broken memory
Like a broken memory

Forget me like a broken memory
You scream into the sky
Reminisce, reminisce all of the times you gave me the runaround
Yes or no, stay or go
Shed some light into this sick reality of a place that we call home
Please don't send your love on broken wings
Track Name: My Own Hands
Your open eyes exorcize all my facades
They peer inside, throwing daggers at my throat
I remember that day you told me, and I quote,
I've got my own way of doing things, of doing things

Hold me close until it means something
You're not the one to settle for anything
Indifference is on the tip of my tongue
But I'll never know
My brain left my body long ago

Anxious sweat manifests obvious intentions
And I fear I've lost my imagination
She said, "Boredom is the killer of muses,
But brooding like this is completely useless"

Hold me close until it means something
You're not the one to settle for anything
Indifference is on the tip of my tongue
But I'll never know
My brain left my body long ago

So what are you doing?
I'm running away
Where are you going?
I really can't say
I'm brushing dust off my plans
And I'm putting my life back into my own hands, my own hands
It took me so long to realize that you were the page that I fell asleep on

And I've got my own way of doing things
Track Name: Empty Rooms
Misspent youth, empty rooms
Hellish mess, laid to rest
To be rid of this place
Giants waves that I've swam
Never concerned about who I am

And when the night comes
And everything comes rushing in
It's your voice that pierces through
And brings me right back again

You're the heart underneath my floorboards
How long until she catches on?
How long until she catches on?

And when the night comes
And everything comes rushing in
It's your voice that pierces through
And brings me right back again

Every time I try to peel back the paint flecks from your eyes
You always get away with it
You always get away

So tell me now, does this make us even?
So tell me now, just say that you're leaving
Say that you're leaving

And when the night comes
And everything comes rushing in
It's your voice that pierces through
And brings me right back again
Track Name: Erase
I know you'll never see this
But it's not for you, it's for me
I've been keeping myself together
Ever since you made the choice to leave
Now I can't say it was easy
But it started to feel like the best part
Nothing left to do but start over
My only light has left me in the dark

Your regrets, around your neck
I can finally breathe since you left
You'll never erase this
You have so many faces
But I know you live for the attention, don't mention my name
You can't escape the past
I'm the one who's laughing last

See, you didn't take away the colors
Out of the eyes of everyone I know
Block out the sun, you couldn't manage
Or pull me down in the undertow
I wasn't too late to lose my pride
This has been a work of heart
You'll never move, or break the cycle
So, what's another life ripped apart?

Your regrets, around your neck
I can finally breathe since you left
You'll never erase this
You have so many faces
But I know you live for the attention, don't mention my name
You can't escape the past
I'm the one who's laughing last

I hope that this gets hard to swallow
That I'm leaving you far behind
Let's just call it what it is, darling
That we were blind to the caution signs
I never knew the air could taste this sweet
Never thought I'd find peace so easily
Did the worst in me bring out the best in you?

Your regrets, around your neck
I can finally breathe since you left
You'll never erase this
You have so many faces
But I know you live for the attention, don't mention my name
You can't escape the past
I'm the one who's laughing last
Track Name: The Art of Staying Alive
When you say that you have nothing else to live for
Cause everything has fallen apart
But even at the end of the mightiest storm
Shines a brighter light
Raising the colors of a rainbow

Don't let them pull you down
Don't let your feet touch the ground
They say, "That we all have a purpose"
And I'm sure that what we chose was worth this
Don't think your life is worthless, don't think your life is worthless
It's the art of staying alive

I don't think you know the hold you have on me
Your words cut sharp like a knife that's pressed on my skin
It's a reminder of who I've been
And who I will never be again
Who I will never be again

Don't let them pull you down
Don't let your feet touch the ground
They say, "That we all have a purpose"
And I'm sure that what we chose was worth this
Don't think your life is worthless, don't think your life is worthless
It's the art of staying alive

Feed them ignorance with both hands
One day they'll understand
Feed them ignorance with both hands
One day they'll understand
Can we survive, can we survive
One day they'll understand
One more day, one more day
One day they'll understand