The Independent

by Five Times August

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about

"The Independent" was the first album in history to be sold in Walmart stores nationwide without any kind of record label support, indie or major. The track listing duplicates the 2005 release "Fry Street," on which every song had been licensed for TV, Film, and Commercial use. It also includes three extra bonus tracks. Because of it's success, "Fry Street" was reissued in 2007 with new artwork and album title as "The Independent."

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released June 13, 2007

Same as "Fry Street" album

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Track Name: First Time For Everything
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

I’m standing in the place we met
Heart shakes, and then I sweat
It’s so hard to see that it’s all over

What did I do to make this end?
And could I really be your friend?
I can barely just pretend it’s over

I’m standing in the place we first kissed
There’s so much I miss
This I can’t resist cause I’m all over
Where we took our first photograph,
And where I first held your hand and laughed
Awkward moments like that have passed, it’s over

(bridge)
You’re fine and I believe it
I’m something you never needed
I can’t say the same for you

(chorus)
But there’s a first time for everything
And I’ll fall in love again
When I begin my second time around
It’s the last time I’ll think of you
You can do what you’d like to do
But if you only knew I’m never coming back

I’m standing in the place we first said goodbye
I don’t know why, I so relied on you for my smile
I laid happiness in your hands
And I don’t really understand
The cost was more than I could stand
It was miles wide

(bridge)
(chorus)
(bridge)
(chorus x 2)
Track Name: Better With You
BETTER WITH YOU

So maybe I’ve got a lot to learn
Or maybe I’m just hanging on my words
Or maybe it’s not a big concern
But if I raised my hand
Would I understand why I’m better with you?

So maybe there’s not a lot to say
Or maybe I’m wrong doing things my way
Or maybe things will be okay
If I get it together
And do somethingclever
But make it better with you

(bridge)
So tell me where did I go wrong before you
Before you came along
Well, it seems like I was lost
You showed me how to do things right
Now I’m so glad that now you’re mine

So let me say it all again…

So maybe there’s not a lot to do
Or maybe I’m just making myself confused
Or maybe I’ve got nothing to lose
But if I get out of line,
Just tell me you’re mine,
And how I’m better with you

(bridge)

(chorus)
So use me, don’t let me screw it up
I believe you and I need your touch
Just a little spice of you
Could never be too much
I believe you and I need you now
To make it better some how
You make it better some how

(bridge)
(chorus)
Track Name: Save It For Later
SAVE IT FOR LATER


Look at me, do you see anything you want?
I do, when I look at you
Three words unheard
A verse that I should say to you
But there’s just no use

Cause I’m shy around the edges
‘Til I know what I should mention
And my thoughts are still on catchin’ up
to leave my mouth
I’m thinking I should wait
But it’s getting kinda late
And I sure would really hate to leave
the same old way tonight

(bridge)
And I want you,
And I need you,
And I don’t think I could leave with this in mind
So oh this time
I’ll say the wrong words
And you’ll move onward
Cause I’m a coward
I don’t know how to work this out

(chorus)
But I’ll save it for later
Cause I’m a terrible moderator
On what’s happenin’
I don’t know where to begin
I’ll save it for later
‘Til I get a little more creative
Cause just sayin’ it, won’t make it right

So look at me, do you see
That everything you want is here?
But it’s far from near

(bridge)
(chorus)

ooh tonight
ooh tonight
Well I tonight, deny that I
Had never really tried
To get a three word line to you
Track Name: So Typical
SO TYPICAL

This morning sky won’t clear up
Feels like it’s been raining 3 whole months
But maybe if we chin up
We could turn the days into what we want

And so, for everything, I’m sorry
It’s so typical, don’t worry about it

Filling in the outlines
Of memories that we could never draw in
Then running in these circles
Will make us dizzy, we’ll just keep on falling

And so, for everything, I’m sorry
It’s so typical, don’t worry about it

We just need to situate ourselves
Get away, just evacuate this hell
Maybe take a short vacation
A little rest and relaxation
Could never hurt all for something so typical

So, for everything, I’m sorry
It’s so typical, don’t worry about it
And so, for everything, I’m sorry
It’s so typical, don’t worry about it
Track Name: Wherever
WHEREVER

It’s strange to me, I’ll give you everything
But you don’t know what it means
And I hate to be the one to disagree
But you don’t know what your missing

Cause I see inside you
I want to be the life of you
Cause you gave that much to me

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
I’ll be waiting for my time to go
Whatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done

So I’ve laid it on the line, do you need a little time?
I guess I could understand that
It’s a lot to take in you wouldn’t know where to begin
But you won’t need to ever look back

Cause I see inside you
I want to be the life of you
Cause you gave that much to me

You know, I want you to know
You know, I want you to know
I could give you more the world and a little bit more

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
IWhatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
I’ll be waiting for my time to go
Whatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done
Track Name: Up To Me
UP TO ME

You want to feel loose
You want to feel how I’m abused, I see
You want to get faded
You never want to concentrate on me
I’m too much of an angel
I’m too much of a saint,
Thought I can’t be
I’m too much of reject,
You don’t expect much from

I want to feel safe
I want to feel like I’m not hated too
I want to get closer
I want to feel the most I’d get from you
I’m too much on the rebound,
I’m too much on the ground,
But you can’t be
You’re always getting higher,
You don’t desire me

So what’ve I got to prove?
What’ve I got to lose
When you’re not worth fighting for?
And why am I feeling down
While you’re out messing around?
You’re not worth begging for

Just wanted to stop by
Just wanted to see you one last time
Just wanted to say bye
Just wanted to get you off my mind
Just wanted to fit in
But then I saw you with him

So what’ve I got to prove?
What’ve I got to lose
When you’re not worth fighting for?
And why am I feeling down
While you’re out messing around?
You’re not worth begging for

It's up to me, It's up to me
And I'm still falling
It's up to me, It's up to me
And I'm still calling

(It’s up to me)
And I’m still hoping
For you to hold me
To let you go
But for all you know
I’m already gone
Track Name: The Way You Do
THE WAY YOU DO

She's not waiting
As I sit here and concentrate on reasons I'm alone
And I'm just saving
A little space to hold my grace on seasons made of stone

So maybe I'm just a photograph for her to laught at
Seems that I don't want her back, I do

Seems to me a little bit crazy
Hard to think I'm in the middle of a maze
But still I feel a little real killing time
Seems to me a little too hard
I jumped the gun and I ran too far
And slowly I feel too
I feel the way you do

So move a little fast and make me the last
I feel a little down and want you around
And suddenly another me feels a little loss for words

Oh then I'll see
This ain't the place that I want to be
So sorry if I fail to see your view

Seems to me a little bit crazy
Hard to think I'm in the middle of a maze
But still I feel a little real killing time
Seems to me a little too hard
I jumped the gun and I ran too far
And slowly I feel too
I feel the way you do

Oh then I'll see
This ain't the place that I want to be
So sorry if I fail to see your view

Seems to me a little bit crazy
Hard to think I'm in the middle of a maze
But still I feel a little real killing time
Seems to me a little too hard
I jumped the gun and I ran too far
And slowly I feel too
I feel the way you do
Track Name: Owe It All To You
OWE IT ALL TO YOU

Sunshine looking over my head
Where do I go? What do I know?
Moonlight breathing down my neck
Whispers let's go, baby let's go

It was a lonely day til you arrived
And the sun came up to light by eyes
Now everyone keeps asking me
Why am I so happy and I'll say..
That I love you and all the things you do to me
I'm suddenly finding my own sanity
And I owe it all to you

Flash back then I start to back track
Where did I go? Why don't I know?
Too bad it's looking at the days when I had thought I had it all
Now I'll only get to places where I can't remember faces

And I'll say that I love youand all the things you do to me
I'm suddenly living my own fantasy
And I owe it all to you
Track Name: Do It Again
DO IT AGAIN

So you got what you want out of me
Took me for the ride but you never bothered saying goodbye
No return, I burn
Everything you learned put me in detention
Now you’ve got so much attention from me
But I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again

So I got what I want out of you but I choose to keep real close
Keep it so nobody knows
What I have, is all that I have
And I’m so afraid of losing,
And I'm so afraid of bruising
Cause I’ve been here before but I still want more and I’d do it again, I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again
Track Name: Perfectly
PERFECTLY

You’re the center of me
And you’re a sinner in me
A saint in the wait, but the weight keeps bringing me down

And I’m the beggar of you
You’re taking me when you choose
My words of desire are going to set me on fire tonight

Cause how you leaned on me
And how you’d sing to me
That’s what you mean to me,
And it’s perfectly you

And You’re the end of my nights,
The starting thoughts at sunrise
You’ve got me changing but the same things are holding me back

But what I do, it’s all for you
It’s understood you don’t like the change
But don’t leave me out, I want you now
I’m sorry how I can’t turn you away
But you’re worth so much, a priceless touch
And I worry, when you’re not perfectly you
Track Name: Roll Into You
ROLL INTO YOU

I’m fine
It’s 45 after 9
Looking up sideways
I can’t wait for you to make your move

You’re mine
At least you are tonight
But I've been getting so frustrated hanging on the line

What are you waiting for?
I couldn’t want you more right now
I’ve never felt so unsure
All signs point in your direction
Start it now, lets get this perfection rolling

And I’m great
I hope it’s not too late
We’ve been weaving out and in all night, wasting time
So do you feel like I do or do you just feel like you?

What are you waiting for?
I couldn’t want you more right now
I’ve never felt so unsure
All signs point in your direction
Start it now, lets get this perfection rolling

And in my mind I know it’s fine,
I know it's time to make it right
But you don’t seem to see the signs
So I guess the only thing is to put it all on me

What are you waiting for?
I couldn’t want you more right now
I’ve never felt so unsure
Cause all signs point in another direction
All my affection was for rejection
I’m rolling to you
Track Name: Side 2 (bonus track)
SIDE 2

One stop into the record shop - I need you
Your melody is tellin’ me that I’m in blues
Isle 5 is next to your mind, got a wide selection, I can’t choose
So what do you say? Let’s get away, the radio’s playing “I’m with you”

So go on and love me like the needles starting side 2
A new groove, it’s in you much
But your dust sleeve says don’t touch me, so you’re not leaving now
And you tease me, would you release me on my own Tuesday with you?

So back into the moment when I saw everything I wanted in you
From a cover design that flows my eyes to a back side that blows my mind
So much information, no need to use my imagination, listening station here I am
Gona find out what you want, what I’ve got, can I afford a little more, the import version of you?

So go on and love me like the needles starting side 2
A new groove, it’s in you much
But your dust sleeve says don’t touch me, so you’re not leaving now
And you tease me, would you release me on my own Tuesday with you?