The College Years

by Look Left

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The College Years is the first album by Look Left. Originally released in July of 2010, after a few months locked in a public college dorm room, Jared Clark, Derek Wilber, and Andrew Cotts crawled from the hot, stinking, sweaty cube clutching a hard drive. This is what that hard drive contained. It's pretty cool.

ALSO! Buying this album digitally gives you free bonus extras. An exclusive WIP sketch of the cover art and a free AMATEUR music video. That's right, it was shot on a flip cam and it's for a song you'll never expect.

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released July 12, 2010

Jared Clark: Vocals, midi drums and acoustic guitar
Derek Wilber: Bass guitar and backing vocals
Andrew Cotts: Electric guitar and backing vocals

This album was recorded in the bed room and dorm rooms of Jared Clark and Derek Wilber.
It was produced, engineered, and mixed by Jared and the members of Look Left.

Music and lyrics written by Jared Clark with the following exceptions
Bass on 1, 9, 10, and 11 by Derek Wilber
Guitar on 4 by Andrew Cotts
Lyrics on 2 by Joseph Angel
Lyrics on 10 and guitar performed on 3 by Matt Royek
All instruments on 6 performed by Thom Vail

Cover art by Blackfeathr
Disc art by Eozarth
CD case and graphic design by Nick Fritz

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Look Left Phoenix, Arizona

Look Left was formed in 2008 when Jared Clark (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar) decided he wanted to be a rock musician. He went out into the harrowing Northwestern Pennsylvania tundra, bought a microphone and started recording. He was joined by Derek Wilber (Bass), Andrew Cotts (Guitar/Backing Vocals), and Matt Royek (Cajon/Percussion/Oddjobs).

LATER after graduating the college, Jared continues alone.
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Track Name: Howl It Out
Being one without a reason
giving my reality
nothing, nothing never happens
killing individuality

won’t you scream it in my ear
wasted hope and wasted year

If it makes ya feel better just
Howl it out
clear the air and dispel the doubt
to cut through the grey you’ve gotta
scream and shout
get a hold of your other side and just
Howl it out

may I be wise enough to
know the difference between
what I cannot change and
what could break the stream

Yeah I’ll take it on my face
If you’ve got no better place

chorus

Red drips cold
blurring angry past
leaving, ripping, tearing
I come to you at last

chorus
Track Name: Loving You
When I first stared into your eyes.
My heart hastened its beat.
there was something, made my mouth go dry
made me feel incomplete.

I could already tell that you were something else.
I had to win your love.
I needed to hold you
My own white winged dove.

And even now as we entangle in the sweat
I feel your breath, you ask me whether
Don't guess, don't hope. don't bet,
'Cause I'll make sure we are forever.

Love isn't real, if I'm not loving you.

I remember the first time I fell
I knew you were mine.
You could have loved anyone else,
But you chose me, and hell, that was fine.

What is there left for me to say? No words can describe how I feel about you.
When you're around, night turns to day,
And the sun turns to meet you

And even now as we entangle in the sweat
I feel your breath, you ask me whether
Don't guess, don't hope. don't bet,
'Cause I'll make sure we are forever.

And even now as we entangle in the sweat
I feel your breath, you ask me whether
Don't guess, don't hope. don't bet,
'Cause I'll make sure we are forever.

Love isn't real, If I'm not loving you.

Love isn't real, if I'm not loving you.
love isn’t real...
Track Name: Jambalaya
Chorus:
No, can't you hear them say
no, can't you hear them say
no, can't you hear them say
Jambalaya, Jambalaya
No, can't you hear them say
no, can't you hear them say
no, can't you hear them say
Jambalaya, Jambalaya

break it on down to the left street
baking no meat, only 8 feet, laugh it up

make a wrong sound to the high hopes
trollin' wrong dopes, tying no ropes, look around

now unfurled, lead it by
now unfurled, lead it by

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
hobbling, (can't complete the rhythm)
crawling, (can't complete the rhythm)
mauling,

what, who, where, why?
Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

who can have all when they want some
then the dogs come, eat the stale crumb, next in line

feel it all dumb in a fake rub
it's a take hub, if ya get snubbed, step in time

now unfurled, lead it by
now unfurled, lead it by

Repeat chorus
Track Name: Look Away
Look away please hide your eyes
you know my vision’s based on size
god has made my bed for me
we’ll hide away where none will see

Forever and a day
as many miles to walk away
where happiness begins
don’t know where I parked my car again

so just pack up and leave
I’ve still got other souls to reave
Never wonder never why
another half a mile to buy

Never one to fall from grace
never one to fall
if I landed on my face
would you recognize me at all

See us melting into blue
I could never get that far from you
still ignoring all the hype
don’t you know that I’m too sick to type
Track Name: Frenetic
Frenetic

Words flow from my head uninterupted
by the things like rhyme and
reason rushing forward unpropelled
by any preexisting forces

I can’t help but open wide
the cadence plagal falling forward
once begun is only done with

all of this frenetic energy

call the kettle blacker than the
coal it’s sitting on is was a
choice to disregard all of the
warnings made of paper plastic

I can’t help but open wide
the cadence plagal falling forward
once begun is only half done with

all of this frenetic energy

Patronize, he won’t recognize when he fries
Patronize, he won’t recognize when she fries

Northern doors are broken by an
unsuspecting asking all the
questions only thought by fools and
martyrs of the false vendetta

I can’t help but open wide
the cadence plagal falling forward
once begun is only half done with

all of this frenetic energy
all of this frenetic energy
all of this frenetic energy
all of this frenetic energy
Track Name: I Won't Be There ft/ Thom
And now, here comes the sound
So familiar, so enigmatic
it’s heard so often, just pulls your heart out

so round, and so despair
second nature, to sadness
a sense of longing, so prevailing

No, I won’t be there
No, I won’t be there
the sound, just went underground

(bridge)
you better hit em right where it hurts
or they might just hit you back
yeah, they’re wearing the wrong color shirts
you anticipate their attacks

and, aw baby don’t let me hurt you now
get as far away as you can
you know they always got me lookin’ down
again and again and again.

(guitar solo)

no ground, no resolution
enough to spend, for days
you can have it, if you just want it bad enough

the hounds, I think they see me now
so I guess I’ll, just see you later
there is no boundary, once you’ve crossed it

but No, I won’t be there
No, I won’t be there
the sound just went underground.
Track Name: If You Break It, They Will Come
If you break it, they will come.

Black and white is much easier to define
Us and them looks better on paper
wave a flag to those without one to wave
I could do that, yeah I could do that, I could do that

1 2 3 4 this is why we go to war

blame misplaced on the back of a humvee
how much baggage can they take
here come another thousand to help with that weight
and boy you got to carry a long time, long time, long time

1 2 3 4 this is why we go to war

if ya gotta say it gotta give me your hands
and if ya gotta read it gotta give me your hands
and if ya gotta think it gotta give me your hands
and if ya gotta live it then give, me your

open up and look inside
ain’t no reason, where to hide
feelin’ bad for those that died
It aint the only reason that your mama cried

no, no, no, no
no, no, no, no
no, no, no, no
It ain’t the only reason that your mama cried

ban the black and white lest you get painted yourself
Take the time to change your mind and give the pain to someone else
They say that you should never buy the first thing to cross your path
Weigh your mind and it will be in time, the greatest service to the everlast
Track Name: Look Away - Acoustic/Intermission
Look away please hide your eyes
you know my vision’s based on size
god has made my bed for me
we’ll hide away where none will see

Forever and a day
as many miles to walk away
where happiness begins
don’t know where I parked my car again

so just pack up and leave
I’ve still got other souls to reave
Never wonder never why
another half a mile to buy

Never one to fall from grace
never one to fall
if I landed on my face
would you recognize me at all

See us melting into blue
I could never get that far from you
still ignoring all the hype
don’t you know that I’m too sick to type
Track Name: Back In the Ground
Fire up the cauldron
bake another batch
mix in all the courage
may another hero hatch
laying life down worthless
the time grows ever long
to fuel the great awaken
pull the switch appease the throng

Chorus
They may come for us with blade
they may come for us with torch
swift of will and motive strong
we’ll put them back in the ground where they belong

Happy Ever Other
or are you AFK
wrinkled time like water
leaking out of the display
turn your turnip turnstile
it’s just the second course
Jacob’s lamentations
moving forward no remorse

Chorus

and still they stormed the fortress
singing “O vos omnes”
o vos omnes qui transitis per viam
attendite et videte
si est dolor sicut dolor meus
vide domine quoniam tribulor


Dona nobis pacem
but do we have the time
breaking bleeding noses
soon the crunches start to rhyme
Flatter than a pancake
but only half as moist
let them try to stifle
the vibrato in this voice

Chorus several times
Track Name: Butterfly Effect
Hang it up by the fireside
I can’t stand to be alone
T’was the last thought before he died
loosing spirit flesh and bone

Earlier they’re risin’
ever self-surprising
falling out within the game
fascination climbing
find no reason rhyming
squaring up within the frame

Bleed away from me 3x
Breed away from me 3x

see it clear even through the blinds
the ascending diatonic
work in progress means nothing more
falling short of the neurotic

Earlier they’re risin’
ever self-surprising
falling out within the game
fascination climbing
find no reason rhyming
squaring up within the frame

Bleed away from me 3x
Breed away from me 3x

terror in the moonlight stripped away
cushioned by desire, held at bay

AND THAT’S THE WAY!!!

Earlier they’re risin’
ever self-surprising
falling out within the game
fascination climbing
find no reason rhyming
squaring up within the frame

Bleed away from me 3x
Breed away from me 3x
Track Name: Sleep in the Stars
There's a flicker of hope tonight
As I gaze upon the stars and sky
the heaven’s shines so bright
And all is here for you and me.

Chorus
Onward and upward, to the forward of home
Where no man may enter, and no man has come
I shall make a living here in eternal sleep
Thinking forever of you and me.

At night I sit and think
About all the times we did the same
this life is just a wake
As important as the single drop of rain

Chorus

Bridge
I see the lights of Venus closing silent
And I see the swirls of Jupiter ever violent
Mars is flying in a red twirl
While I see the moon as a distant world
vocal cadenza
now I must sojourn
But I will come from stars again
To roam the earth and lights
Emanating from your stargazing eyes

chorus
Track Name: Put Out the Fire
Feel the earth beneath my feet
heavy paste so sickly sweet but
where were you along the burning meat
flakes of ash to smear the wheat

CHORUS
I’m still standing here
away from the flames
though you feel me near
I couldn’t be more far away

peel the chalky powder pull
waiting ranks sweat through the wool
remind me why my cup’s not full
smash the horns and take the pill

CHORUS

lay back and ignite
there is no wrong from right
styrofoam and gasoline
don’t get it in your eye (repeat)
nothing left to burn
nothing left to melt
nothing left to dry
nothing left is felt

Turn of phrase then off to jail
walk for days skin cloven shale
indeed the right to tip the scale
father blaze extinguished in the hail

CHORUS

I’m still standing here (repeat several times)
Track Name: The 4th Step
Coyote came to earth as a clean-up man
fix the mess and get the world redressed
that was the only plan

But not alone, no, he was given a brother
The fox was made, give coyote the aid
These instructions spoken to the other

Step four times if you find me dead,
Step four times I come back again
step over me
Step four times if you find me dead,
Step four times I come back again
step over me

Then, one day coyote, was struck with an arrow
there was blood on his chest and fox, he knew from the mess
this would surely be a fatal blow

Kneeling, weeping, by his brother, stone dead
Not even a fight, this fallen Desert Knight,
but fox remembered the words he said

Step four times if you find me dead,
Step four times I come back again
step over me
Step four times if you find me dead,
Step four times I come back again
step over me

Never will pay for my fiery theft
come back even if one hair is left
Never will pay for my fiery theft
come back even if one hair is left

Eventually fox grew old and tired
couldn’t keep up with coyote
having never been rewired

He fell to the earth, never to take that step again
glancing behind, coyote turned to find
his brother was forever dead.

He started to step, step, step... ect
over and over just step, step
How many steps to bring you back to me
Oh don’t you leave me now!
oh, no, I don’t want it to end
no, not yet.