Say | The Deluxe Reissue

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"Say" was originally recorded and released in late 2001 in the bedroom of (then) 18 year old Brad Skistimas. Though the recordings were never intended for commercial release, as popularity grew in Five Times August many of these songs became fan favorites. Interest in the album re-surfaced enough for Skistimas to revisit the songs again in 2009. This deluxe reissue includes both the original 2001 recordings and newer versions recorded in 2009. Also featured is a bonus commentary track featuring a short discussion on the making of the album.

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released December 10, 2001

All songs written by Bradley James Skistimas (ASCAP)

Brad Skistimas - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

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Track Name: Any Time, Any Day
ANY TIME, ANY DAY

Does she even know what she wants
Or am I looking like a fool?
Does she even know what she lost
I guess she took me for what she could

So it’s time to start again,
But do I even know what I want?
Could this make sense once again?
Could never see me for what I’ve got
But I can’t be this way forever now
Now

Any time, any day she wants me, she’s got me
She knows that I can’t say the lies that she told me all the time
Anywhere I go she knows there, a fear that
I can’t wake up from this love I made up from her lies

Any time, any day she wants me, she’s got me
She knows that I’ll be waiting for the return of her love
Anytime, any day she wants me, she’s got me
She knows that I’ll be waiting for the return from above

But I can’t be this way forever now
Now
Track Name: Six Months
SIX MONTHS

She said that I was just a waste of time,
I don’t know what I’m thinking ‘bout.
I said I’m just taking time,
I don’t know why I’m filled with doubt

But I can’t move on,
I can’t without her near
And I can’t show her that all she needed,
all she wanted, is all right here

I’m so crazy cause I’ve gotta know,
How she could leave me so suddenly
She’s so lazy cause she never showed
The intentions of loving me

But I can’t move on,
I can’t without her near
And I can’t show her that all she needed,
all she wanted, is all right here

In 6 months time,
I made her mine, and everything
So why am I nothing now
At least to her?

She said that I was just a waste of time,
I don’t know what I’m thinking ‘bout.
I said I’m just taking time,
I don’t know why I’m filled with doubt

But I can’t move on,
I can’t without her near
And I can’t show her that all she needed,
all she wanted, is all right here

In 6 months time,
I made her mine, and everything
So why am I nothing now
At least to her?
Track Name: Nothing I Could See Of Her
NOTHING I COULD SEE OF HER

One thought of you is all I’ve got
One part of you is all I want
So where do I go from here?

Some thoughts of me are all you have
Some parts of me you won’t give back
So where do I go from here, now that you’re not here?

Cause I can’t take this any longer
And I’m not getting any stronger

You said that you would never lie
Now I can’t believe what’s in your eyes
You said you’d never lie

Now I can’t take this any longer
And I’m not getting any stronger

In all of love, she had enough
She ran away from me
‘til there was nothing I could see of her

Now I can’t take this any longer
And I’m not getting any stronger
Track Name: Before
BEFORE

I’m going crazy my mind is spinning in these circles,
I don’t want to be with out her tonight
These days are passing and I don’t think that I’m the last thing
That she’s going to dream of in her mind

It’s never ending, ‘cause I’m full of wishful thinking
And it’s nothing that will make it right
With all I’m losing, like her beauty, it’s a good thing
That she won’t be coming back tonight

She’d tear me down
From all the things I was before
Drowned me out
To solve the piece she never knew before

I’m going crazy my mind is spinning in these circles,
I don’t want to be with out her tonight
These days are passing and I don’t think that I’m the last thing
That she’s going to dream of in her mind

She’d tear me down
From all the things I was before
Drowned me out
To solve the piece she never knew before
Track Name: Say
SAY

Is this the last time of being alone?
Is there a right time that I’d never know?
Cause I needed all you gave,
But you turned away

Could I have been wrong to push it so much?
I’m singing the same songs you used for a crutch
And I’m writing one right now
You’ll sing someday

You say it’s for the best. I don’t it yet.
You say I’ll wave goodbye to the things you said someday

Are these the same lines that I’ve heard before?
Could they have been mine, just switching the words?
Did you ever really say
What’s really there?

You say it’s for the best. I don’t it yet.
You say I’ll wave goodbye to the things you said someday

Cause I needed all you gave,
But you turned away
Track Name: The Greatest Falling Stars
THE GREATEST FALLING STARS

It was a sudden wave after a Saturday
It wasn’t what she said, just the way
And I felt so strange finding her right there
And the way we changed has led to here

Now I'm not made for this,
The truth that she would not admit
The greatest falling stars are in her eyes,
Not in her lies

And it’s all you want, and all I gave
But as soon as you turned this way, I was too late

Now time won’t wait for us,
And you say we happened just because?
But that’s not the way it’s suppose to be
Not for me

So let it all go down,
Let me turn you around
And I will make you smile
The way you did, the way I thought that this was suppose to be
Track Name: Sweet Temptations
SWEET TEMPTATIONS

don’t need this when everyone is telling me something else.
It’s so confusing cause I don’t know who’s right or wrong,
Are you right or wrong?
I don’t know how everyone can care for just themselves.
From all they’re losing , they’ll never know what’s right or wrong,
And I’m right, not wrong.
But I’m not saying I’m the greatest thing beneath the sun,
I only say things so you won’t make the same mistakes,
I’ll do what it takes

Sweet temptations die for a good time, and you wonder why.
Swinging yourself on by in my mind, I wish that I
Could see how you are now

And it’s a sad life, watching everybody live it wrong.
It’s so pathetic on why hell it has to be the way we are.
But you don’t need this, everyone is telling you something else.
It’s so confusing, you never know what’s right or wrong,
But I’m right - not wrong.

So turn it up, give it all you want, remember things that you forgot,
Now throw them away
Live or die, the sun will rise, the ocean tide will save it all for another day
Track Name: Take Me Away
TAKE ME AWAY

It’s killing me, I’ve got to see what’s underneath,
what’s holding me, what’s got me down
It has to be the best of things, I wont be one to disagree, but it’s way to loud

So take me away
Take me away

Falling down, it’s all around, it’s the only thing
that I have found beneath the sun.
Scattering, there has to be a little more simplicity, to make this one

So take me away
Take me away
It’s brought me down, away from all I know

So take me away
Take me today
Take me away
Take me away
Track Name: Wake Me When I Get There
WAKE ME WHEN I GET THERE

And so it happened again,
I’ve got to live it one more time
I wish that these days would end
And I could take what’s left of mine
Cause I’ve been waiting for the right medication
Cause I don’t need this anymore

I’ve made up my mind before
But it’s been so long since then
And where it took me before
It only left me where I am
Now I’m stuck waiting with the wrong education
And I don’t need this anymore

So wake me when I get there
No need to try while I’m here
I’m just a fool with my dreams
Trying to make the best of things

I’ve had my minutes of fame
But I don’t think I’ve had enough
I hope that my life will change
Because I think I’ve had enough of this one
Cause I’m stuck being someone they’ve never seen
And I don’t want this anymore
Track Name: Mystery To Me
MYSTERY TO ME

I don’t wanna be the life of the crowd
I would rather be just someone that made you proud
I just wanna be myself, rather than be someone else
I just wanna have some mystery

But I don’t want to be the joke of the day
I don’t you need you laughing at all the mistakes I’ve made
Cause you already know me, and I’m already showing
There’s no mystery to me

Days are passing, hours lasting, but I’ll be someone soon
Call me crazy, but I’m amazing, and I will show you too
Cause I am a mystery

Don’t you see anything you thought I was?
Everything I wasn’t was because you never heard me

Cause I am a mystery
Track Name: Any Time, Any Day (Original 2001 Version)
ANY TIME ANY DAY

Does she even know what she wants
Or am I looking like a fool?
Does she even know what she lost
I guess she took me for what she could

So it’s time to start again,
But do I even know what I want?
Could this make sense once again?
Could never see me for what I’ve got
But I can’t be this way forever now
Now

Any time, any day she wants me, she’s got me
She knows that I can’t say the lies that she told me all the time
Anywhere I go she knows there, a fear that
I can’t wake up from this love I made up from her lies

Any time, any day she wants me, she’s got me
She knows that I’ll be waiting for the return of her love
Anytime, any day she wants me, she’s got me
She knows that I’ll be waiting for the return from above

But I can’t be this way forever now
Now
Track Name: Six Months (Original 2001 Version)
SIX MONTHS

She said that I was just a waste of time,
I don’t know what I’m thinking ‘bout.
I said I’m just taking time,
I don’t know why I’m filled with doubt

But I can’t move on,
I can’t without her near
And I can’t show her that all she needed,
all she wanted, is all right here

I’m so crazy cause I’ve gotta know,
How she could leave me so suddenly
She’s so lazy cause she never showed
The intentions of loving me

But I can’t move on,
I can’t without her near
And I can’t show her that all she needed,
all she wanted, is all right here

In 6 months time,
I made her mine, and everything
So why am I nothing now
At least to her?

She said that I was just a waste of time,
I don’t know what I’m thinking ‘bout.
I said I’m just taking time,
I don’t know why I’m filled with doubt

But I can’t move on,
I can’t without her near
And I can’t show her that all she needed,
all she wanted, is all right here

In 6 months time,
I made her mine, and everything
So why am I nothing now
At least to her?
Track Name: Nothing I Could See Of Her (Original 2001 Version)
NOTHING I COULD SEE OF HER

One thought of you is all I’ve got
One part of you is all I want
So where do I go from here?

Some thoughts of me are all you have
Some parts of me you won’t give back
So where do I go from here, now that you’re not here?

Cause I can’t take this any longer
And I’m not getting any stronger

You said that you would never lie
Now I can’t believe what’s in your eyes
You said you’d never lie

Now I can’t take this any longer
And I’m not getting any stronger

In all of love, she had enough
She ran away from me
‘til there was nothing I could see of her

Now I can’t take this any longer
And I’m not getting any stronger
Track Name: Before (Original 2001 Version)
BEFORE

I’m going crazy my mind is spinning in these circles,
I don’t want to be with out her tonight
These days are passing and I don’t think that I’m the last thing
That she’s going to dream of in her mind

It’s never ending, ‘cause I’m full of wishful thinking
And it’s nothing that will make it right
With all I’m losing, like her beauty, it’s a good thing
That she won’t be coming back tonight

She’d tear me down
From all the things I was before
Drowned me out
To solve the piece she never knew before

I’m going crazy my mind is spinning in these circles,
I don’t want to be with out her tonight
These days are passing and I don’t think that I’m the last thing
That she’s going to dream of in her mind

She’d tear me down
From all the things I was before
Drowned me out
To solve the piece she never knew before
Track Name: Say (Original 2001 Version)
SAY

Is this the last time of being alone?
Is there a right time that I’d never know?
Cause I needed all you gave,
But you turned away

Could I have been wrong to push it so much?
I’m singing the same songs you used for a crutch
And I’m writing one right now
You’ll sing someday

You say it’s for the best. I don’t it yet.
You say I’ll wave goodbye to the things you said someday

Are these the same lines that I’ve heard before?
Could they have been mine, just switching the words?
Did you ever really say
What’s really there?

You say it’s for the best. I don’t it yet.
You say I’ll wave goodbye to the things you said someday

Cause I needed all you gave,
But you turned away
Track Name: The Greatest Falling Stars (Original 2001 Version)
THE GREATEST FALLING STARS

It was a sudden wave after a Saturday
It wasn’t what she said, just the way
And I felt so strange finding her right there
And the way we changed has led to here

Now I'm not made for this,
The truth that she would not admit
The greatest falling stars are in her eyes,
Not in her lies

And it’s all you want, and all I gave
But as soon as you turned this way, I was too late

Now time won’t wait for us,
And you say we happened just because?
But that’s not the way it’s suppose to be
Not for me

So let it all go down,
Let me turn you around
And I will make you smile
The way you did, the way I thought that this was suppose to be
Track Name: Sweet Temptations (Original 2001 Version)
SWEET TEMPTATIONS

I don’t need this when everyone is telling me something else.
It’s so confusing cause I don’t know who’s right or wrong,
Are you right or wrong?
I don’t know how everyone can care for just themselves.
From all they’re losing , they’ll never know what’s right or wrong,
And I’m right, not wrong.
But I’m not saying I’m the greatest thing beneath the sun,
I only say things so you won’t make the same mistakes,
I’ll do what it takes

Sweet temptations die for a good time, and you wonder why.
Swinging yourself on by in my mind, I wish that I
Could see how you are now

And it’s a sad life, watching everybody live it wrong.
It’s so pathetic on why hell it has to be the way we are.
But you don’t need this, everyone is telling you something else.
It’s so confusing, you never know what’s right or wrong,
But I’m right - not wrong.

So turn it up, give it all you want, remember things that you forgot,
Now throw them away
Live or die, the sun will rise, the ocean tide will save it all for another day
Track Name: Take Me Away (Original 2001 Version)
TAKE ME AWAY

It’s killing me, I’ve got to see what’s underneath,
what’s holding me, what’s got me down
It has to be the best of things, I wont be one to disagree, but it’s way to loud

So take me away
Take me away

Falling down, it’s all around, it’s the only thing
that I have found beneath the sun.
Scattering, there has to be a little more simplicity, to make this one

So take me away
Take me away
It’s brought me down, away from all I know

So take me away
Take me today
Take me away
Take me away
Track Name: Wake Me When I Get There (Original 2001 Version)
WAKE ME WHEN I GET THERE

And so it happened again,
I’ve got to live it one more time
I wish that these days would end
And I could take what’s left of mine
Cause I’ve been waiting for the right medication
Cause I don’t need this anymore

I’ve made up my mind before
But it’s been so long since then
And where it took me before
It only left me where I am
Now I’m stuck waiting with the wrong education
And I don’t need this anymore

So wake me when I get there
No need to try while I’m here
I’m just a fool with my dreams
Trying to make the best of things

I’ve had my minutes of fame
But I don’t think I’ve had enough
I hope that my life will change
Because I think I’ve had enough of this one
Cause I’m stuck being someone they’ve never seen
And I don’t want this anymore
Track Name: Mystery To Me (Original 2001 Version)
MYSTERY TO ME

I don’t wanna be the life of the crowd
I would rather be just someone that made you proud
I just wanna be myself, rather than be someone else
I just wanna have some mystery

But I don’t want to be the joke of the day
I don’t you need you laughing at all the mistakes I’ve made
Cause you already know me, and I’m already showing
There’s no mystery to me

Days are passing, hours lasting, but I’ll be someone soon
Call me crazy, but I’m amazing, and I will show you too
Cause I am a mystery

Don’t you see anything you thought I was?
Everything I wasn’t was because you never heard me

Cause I am a mystery
Track Name: "Say" Album Commentary
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