Fantasies & Fiction

by Forever Strong

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This is Forever Strong's debut album consisting of 4 original songs all recorded in Bridgeport, WV. We love these songs and hope you do too.

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released June 21, 2016

Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Eric Kirkland at The Ginger Lair
Vocals, guitar, and lyrics by Ryan Glaspell
Drums by Jonah Marcum
Additional guitar and bass by Eric Kirkland

Photo taken by Ryan Glaspell
Special thanks to Trisha and Logan for the photoshoot

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Forever Strong Morgantown, West Virginia

We are four dudes from North Central WV dedicated to making the most rocking music to connect the things inside to the world outside.

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Track Name: In The Rye
She thinks my favorite book is overrated
The plot is vague and there’s a lack of bad guys
But she’ll never know about the depth of a character
Until she reads Catcher In The Rye

He’s way too overdramatic to be a teenage protagonist
Do you even remember what it’s like to struggle with all of it?
It’s a story of growing up and getting through insecurities
I can’t speak for you, but that sounds a lot like me

You’re a phony, you’re a fake you are running in place
Try living outside of your pre-constructed life
You’re a phony, you're a fool you are used as a tool
I’d rather die than live my life a lie

Let’s take a trip to New York in December
We’ll walk around and smoke lots of cigarettes
We’ll find ourselves in Central Park as the cold starts to set
And make believe that we are smoking with our breath

Dance with me darling, my older lady love
I’m young, but I am nimble on my feet
Afterwards I’ll talk to a prostitute in a hotel room
Sometimes I just get so lonely

You’re a phony, you’re a fake you are running in place
Try living outside of your pre-constructed life
You’re a phony, you're a fool you are used as a tool
I’d rather die than live my life a lie

There’s not much action or many moral lessons
It’s not a drama-tween fairy tale of sorts
It’s about seeing Holden Caulfield in your reflection
And knowing you can live your life unsure

You’re a phony, you’re a fake you are running in place
Try living outside of your pre-constructed life
You’re a phony, you're a fool you are used as a tool
I’d rather die than live my life a lie
Track Name: Best Friends
Last night I kissed you in my dreams
We were only friends, but I was so weak
It’s not a thought that I often entertain
But your lips refuse to leave my brain

We don’t talk as much lately
We’re on two separate planes
Yours is always moving forward and
Mine has yet to change

Best friends, don’t fall in love with your best friends
You know how this ends, don’t fall in love with your best friends

This is honestly the first song about you
My subconcsious triggered something I never knew
Okay so I’ve pondered it before
But I love you too much to ever shoot for more
I’m losing my mind and I cannot see
How I’m so wrapped up in something in my sleep

Best friends, don’t fall in love with your best friends
You know how this ends, don’t fall in love with your best friends

And the worst part is that you’ve never been anything more than a best friend
But I felt the same, we were on mutual terms
But my slumbered state has led me astray when will I learn?

Best friends, don’t fall in love with your best friends
You know how this ends, don’t fall in love with your best friends
Track Name: It's Not as Easy as It Looks
What does a man do, when his heart says follow through
But every nerve in his body refuses to let him feel any part of you

His brain reminds him, of everything he lacks
Every dawn is a new day, but it never fails to fade to black

What does a man do, when everything he owns
No longer brings him any pleasure and he feels so alone

I’ve spent my days stumbling through a haze
Memories all cease to mean anything to me
And I lose my mind at the thought of breaking down
Let’s stick to the plan, no helping hands are gonna pull me out of here

How does a man think, when she calls him by his name
And tells him she doesn’t care about pretense, and hopes he feels the same

His stomach lurches, and turns inside out
Why the hell is this happening now, what’s it all about?

How does a man think, when he wants to run away
After all they say that good things come to those who wait

I’ve spent my days stumbling through a haze
Memories all cease to mean anything to me
And I lose my mind at the thought of breaking down
Let’s stick to the plan, no helping hands are gonna pull me out of here

What is the reasoning?
One day she’ll be leaving me.
What can I do with this?
Fantasizing fiction to keep me from something I can’t fix
Track Name: Waiting
Oh my God I fear Your day
I don’t think I am ready to go
All the while I pray for faith
I keep on waiting for You to show

Do you ever think about what’s going to happen when we die?
Is there a shore opposing the great divide?
We can spend our lives living like nothing matters
And pray that our fate will coincide

All the things we used to think were bred by our own apathy
We can’t see past the things in our own eyes
The thoughts that carried us to peace are tainted with our ignorance
And truth is so damn hard to find

Growing up I forgot what I used to know
23 years of existence with no satisfaction to show
Some nights I drink and I think of the fate I am destined for
My heart beats for greater things, but my faith is on the floor

All the songs we used to sing, discordant in their harmonies
And lacking all the passion in its words
We scream about the better things, but we are lost in misery
Chasing wind until our legs are sore
I’m living life inside a dream when all I want is honesty
Truth is just so damn hard to find

We feel the love we used to hope
Would keep all of our life afloat
And shiver as it slowly sinks away

These battered dreams and broken wings
Are remnants of angelic things
I’m left alone with nothing else to say