Maladies and Melodies

by Young Costello

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Young Costello's debut EP

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released 23 February 2013

Engineer: Scot Giebel of Armored Star Productions

Recorded January 2013 at Austin Studios, in Austin , Tx.

Special Thanks to Tiger Anaya for recording trumpets in tracks 1-4

This album is dedicated to Anthony "Chucky" Trevino
RIP Nov 17, 1989 - March 23, 2012

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Young Costello Austin, Texas

Forming in March of 2012, Young Costello are quickly making a name for themselves. With a sound rooted in ska, reggae and punk, this five-piece ensemble clearly has good things in store. With an extremely diverse musical background respective to each member, YC has a way of designing intricate song structures, while still managing to incorporate the tastefulness that embodies reggae and ska music. ... more

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Track Name: Misfortunate Son
I've been pacing on a dim-lit street
Strung out and trippin on my own damn feet
Wondering what have I done wrong
I see a vision staring back at me
It knows exactly how to set me free
Instead, it sings the same old song.

So tell all my friends i'll be just fine
I've just been this way for quite some time
I just need to calm this restless mind
I just need some time
So tell all my friends I'll be just fine
I've just been this way for quite some time
I just need to calm this restless mind
I just need some time

Oh, they all know that I've been lying
They just don't see that I've been trying
I've made my mistakes, I hate my mistakes
I just can't escape these demons
My memories are often all I have
I look straight ahead but see the past
I've made my mistakes, I hate my mistakes
I just can't escape these demons

Chorus

So was it all for nothing?
Did it stand for something?
Tell me now, tell me now.

Chorus

OH!
SO WAS IT ALL FOR NOTHING?
DID IT STAND FOR SOMETHING?
TELL ME NOW.
Track Name: An Altered State of Mind
Can sombody please just tell me where I am?
I'm out here on my knees, just trying to understand.
Are we losing touch with everything we know?
Or are we only tired of feeling so alone?

Is it life or is it death?
Am I just trying to catch my breath?
A devil walks these streets and takes the form of man.
A withered hand blocks out the sun
A million hearts all break at once
And no one cries
They just sit back and follow blind
It's just an altered state of mind.

Can somebody please just spare a little time?
All so lost at sea, we've all but lost our minds.
Twenty halos hanging neatly on the wall
Haunting footsteps echo faintly in the hall

Chorus

Repeat Verse 1

Chorus
Track Name: Goblin
Stop and listen, baby.
My heart could explode in the blink of an eye.
Don't care if I'm not making sense at all.

The person that I fear the most is me.
The person that I fear the most is me.

So baby, think about it.
We always talk about it.
I'm only saying things won't always be the way we planned them.
I hate to do this to you.
I know my words confuse you.
But all I'm saying is I'm better off alone.

Our lives weren't meant to be this way forever
And if we stay together
We'll only cause more pain.
You know we both feel the same
We fell in love and there's no one to blame
We just can't control the flame.

Chorus

Repeat Verse 1

Chorus
Track Name: Levantate
Well I don't wanna be the one to have to tell you everything's alright
When everything's so wrong
But I'm not gonna lie to you and tell you you're the only one who's ever felt this way
I'm just asking you to stay
Oh, Misfortune, she moves like a whisper
Although patient in her nature, she took your faith the day you kissed her
Here we stand, you've got your life on the line
It's never easy but you just have to give it some time.

We build it up and then it all falls down
I've come to find it's just the way of the world
And i'm not gonna let you slip away
It's not worth giving up the life you've made
This isn't your escape/

And I know you don't wanna listen
The empty bottle's gone right to your head
The way it's done before
But I just wish you'd open up your eyes and see the damage that you've done
To yourself, to your woman, to your son.
Oh, Misfortune, she moves like a whisper
Though abrasive in her nature, it always proves hard to resist her
Here we stand, you've got a pistol to your head.
It won't be easy but I swear to you, I meant the words I said

Chorus 2X

I'm not saying things will be the way they were back then
Just believe me when I say that it won't always be this bad
Don't tell me it's far too gone, don't you tell me it's been too long
I think it's time to stand

Chorus 2X
Track Name: How It's Gotta Be
I'll make my way down the interstate
I'll leave this one-way town
And if you haven't heard from me just know I'll be around.

The last thing that she said to me before she drove away
Is, "Boy don't let that city change you.
When life gets hard, don't let it make you think you're wrong
Or not enough
And just remember that I love you and I hope to see you've made it
But I just can't sit here waiting.

And I hope one day, you find what you've been looking for.
Just please don't lose yourself.
And if you find one day, you're missing me,
Just please don't look back, don't you look back now.
That's just how it's gotta be."

The last words I could think to say before she drove away
Were, "Girl, I'd give you all the answers if i could only find the words to say.
This town will be the death of me, so I filled that car with gasoline."
She closed her eyes, turned and sighed
And all I could think to say was

I hope one day you find what you've been looking for
Just please don't lose yourself
And if you find one day you're missing me,
Just please don't look back, don't you look back now.
That's just how it's gotta be.

I'll make my way down the interstate
I'll leave this one-way town
And if you haven't heard from me, just know I'll be around

That's just how it's gotta be.