by Kids & Heroes

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released February 22, 2013

Produced by: Stuart Douglas Ross
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered: Stuart Mckillop

Recorded at Rain City Recorders, Vancouver, BC 2012



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Kids & Heroes Winnipeg, Manitoba

KIDS AND HEROES is a five piece pop punk band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Though always down to play local shows, they've been seen sharing a stage with bands such as Propagandhi, The Flatliners, Death By Stereo, Belvedere, and even Total Chaos.

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Track Name: Sidewalks

Step after step, face to the ground
Never to stop and just look around
The path you are on, the distance you’ve gone
Walking the street where everyone’s from

It’s a long road
All the sidewalks are packed
You can push through the crowds
Or just slip through the cracks
And the best way
For you to get by
Is to look past the things
That hold you behind

It’s not a race, it’s not about speed
The time that you’ve got is all that you’ll need
And it’s easy to waste by slowing your steps
Don’t wanna be the only one left

Look up from the ground now
And look up at the sky
Look past all the shit now
That holds you behind

And just fly away
And never look back
Just keep your direction
And never lose track
On the long road of life
The sidewalks still stay
Packed full of people
Wishing they could get away
Track Name: It's Alright
It’s Alright

It is not a sign of weakness
To say you love me, say you need this
Say you want me just like I want you tonight
It’s alright

Can’t disguise butterflies and I know that you notice
You’re on my mind all the time; it’s just so hard to focus
Hold your hand while I can for as long as you’ll let me
Let’s begin, just give in, wish you would come and get me

And all the signs you decided not to see
Of all the things that you do to me

It is not a sign of weakness
To say you love me, say you need this
Say you want me just like I want you tonight
It’s alright
So just come out and admit it
Free your heart from where you hid it
Say you want me just like I want you tonight
It’s alright

Hold you close so it shows that I’m ready for something
When I try, you deny and you leave me with nothing
I’ll adjust ‘cause it’s us and I don’t wanna rush you
You deflect and reject while I just wanna touch you

And all the hints you decided to ignore
Every time you leave me wanting more

I can tell by the way you stare
From the eyes that shine from behind your hair
I can tell by the way you smile
From the lips that say I should stay for a while
I would do anything, no I can’t sing
But I’m trying
If you’d say honestly that possibly
You wanna be with me.

It is just a sign of weakness
To say I love you, say I need this
Say I want you but you don’t want me tonight
It’s alright
Track Name: Here To Stay
Here to Stay

Another year has passed and I don't
Know where I'd be now without you all
When anything gets complicated
I can count on you to ease my fall

It doesn't matter if we go down
We’ll go down the gutter
As long as we’re here to stay

Let's just stay out
Until the suns up
‘Cause I just don't care what we do
As long as I'm with all of you
Moving forward
Won't know what hit us
‘Cause it’s times like these I won't forget
I won't regret the things we've done

I can't believe what we've all been through
In these past two years they have gone so fast
They've had their ups and they've had their downs
But were still here making these times last

It doesn't matter if we grow up
I know we’ll all show up
As long as we’re here to stay

We're moving faster then before
I can't believe the speed of time
We’ll all be gone before we know it
I hope our times spent well
It’s times like these I’ll never regret
Moments like this I’ll never forget
I’ll never forget
Track Name: What If
What If

I can’t tell if I’ll be okay
I can’t say if this was the way
Things were supposed to go
I can’t pretend
This was how I wanted this to end

I can’t think of something that I
Haven’t asked myself tonight
What if she called right now?
What if she heard me out?
What if I put up a fight?

What if these what-ifs won’t go away?
Amounting to nothing but thoughts that stay
Trapped in my mind for all time, making me pay
For all of the things I didn’t say

I can’t tell if I’ll be alright
I have nothing new to recite
What if I had all the
Right things to say
And the strength to have said them that day

I can’t help but learn from the past
Of all the questions I’ve asked
What if she’d take me back?
Never thought of that
What if it could never last

What if I fought longer for nothing
Or if I was stronger or something
Now we’ll never know
Track Name: Give Up Or Give In
Give Up Or Give In

To be honest
I won’t grow up
Stay young at heart
For forever and
I promise
To make my mark
I’ll never give up
Or give in

Every second counts
And we’re running out of time
I don’t wanna let you down
I just wanna do this right
You are my thoughts and concentration
only thing that’s on my mind
My strength and motivation

Give up or give in
Track Name: Take It Back
Take It Back

Cleaning up knowing you’ve got one more chance
Hard to do when she’s giving you that warning glance
Feels like you’re walking on shells
Hope at the end of the night you’re not stuck in hell
Take it back; don’t look at me like that
I know I fucked up but I can’t take it back
Get in the car and we’re ready to go
Felt alright but how was I to know
Pull up the drive, 40 in hand
A two-six would have been a better plan
No one’s surprised that I get shit-face smashed
Morning rolls around, I guess this is the last time
She will ever belong to me

Sleeping in for the nights I didn’t sleep at all
Falling back from the times where all I did was fall
Calling off always staying up until last call
Making up for when we didn’t make up at all

Waking up and the room starts to spin
Hoping that I didn’t go and do it again
Head is throbbing, can’t remember a thing
My stomach drops when the phone starts to ring
I know it’s her and it’s gonna be bad
But I answer even though I wish that I never had
I try my best to apologize
She said, I’ve heard it all before but it’s all just been lies
I understand what I did wasn’t right
But don’t throw it all away ‘cause of one stupid night
This has happened before, it’s something we can get past
She said, I’m done forgiving now and this is the last time
She would ever belong to me
Track Name: Living For The Breakdown
Living for the Breakdown

Alcohol and cigarettes
Is this as good as it gets?
Night turns to day, we fade away
The record skips and starts to replay
And now we’re starting over
Like we’re waking up sober
What we believe starts to deceive
Tells us to stay when we should leave

And all the time we spent here wondering
And all the time we spent here wondering
Why we pretend

Stuck in our hometown
We crashed and burned down
That’s all we know there’s
Nothing left to learn now
What’s there to gain now
Playing for the same crowd
Singing just to make sound
Living for the breakdown

This is what we all need
A break from the misery
We used to say don’t fade away
An escape from every day
And now we’re moving forward
Towards what we believe
Day turns to night, we see the light
Turning all wrongs into right

And all the time spent on recovering
And all the time spent on the other end
Where we pretend

Stuck in this town
That’s all we know now, that’s all we know now
Watch it burn down
Nowhere to go now, nowhere to go now
The same old sound
That’s all we know now, that’s all we know now
We’re breaking down
Nowhere to go now, nowhere to go now
Track Name: Five Houses Down
Five Houses Down

It makes no sense to complain
As we grow old
I hold my breath and sustain
Through the chokehold
‘cause I have learned to see
It’s not me, it’s us
In friends we trust, so just roll

For all the times in my life
That we’ve been through
Just know that I wouldn’t be
Here without you.
All the nights we’d walk
And just talk it out
And not care about what we’d do

Everything keeps changing
yet somehow we stayed the same
and now it just goes without saying,
that it’s day after day

And whether it’s five, five houses down
Or if it’s a drive across the town
You know there’s no stop, stopping us now
I’ll see you tomorrow somehow

We’re growing up, not apart
Still you’re moving
I’m there so much, seems like I
Should just move in
‘cause with friends like these
You don’t need to ask
If I need to crash, I’m assuming

Another day and we’re still here together
Another year and it keeps getting better
‘cause these thieves are thick
And it’s sick to see
It’s still you and me forever

It makes no sense to complain as we grow old
I hold my breath and sustain through the chokehold
For all the times in my life that we’ve been through
Just know that I wouldn’t be here without you.

It makes no sense to complain as we grow old
I hold my breath and sustain through the chokehold
It doesn’t matter the storm ‘cause we’ll weather it
You’ll know we’ll be there regardless of whether it’s…
Track Name: Wolves On East Sixth
Wolves On East Sixth

Leave it to the moon
To take me far away
Leave it to the stars
To take me to a better place
I can feel it now
As I look up to the sky
The sun is gonna rise
And I’ll be fine

And if the stars were brighter we’d catch fire
Ignite to spite the light of day

If the night’s as young as we feel
Then we’ll never let it go
Light me up, remember this time
We’re never coming home

I guess I should be tired
Thought I was a while ago
But my body is a liar
And my mind begins to slow
Darkness falling on my face
Shadows crawling all around
Friends blur together just like
Faces in the crowd
Track Name: Letting Go
Track 10

Thinking back to when we used to have it all
Now it’s like it never happened.
It’s hard to think that we could ever walk away
But you refused to hear the things I couldn’t say

So this is letting go
So unsuspected, how was I to know
You’d leave me here all alone
Last thing you said was the fault is my own

So this is for all of the time that we shared
The things that you said to make me think you cared
Mistakes that I made like the songs that I wrote
For every “I love you” that escaped my throat

And I, I fell for the lie
I believed that I could fly
I’m falling, I’m falling
And now, as I hit the ground
I feel like I should stay down
What do I do, what do I do

Now I see how it goes
Hard to be happy when everyone knows
I fucked it up but it takes two
I thought I could but I can’t wait for you

Forever and ever I fought to endeavor
But you thought that I was just trying to be
Witty or clever, I’ll never say never
But I’ll never get back what you took from me

I said I would forever, she said I should forget her
I said that I could never, she said we’ll see
I won’t forget my promise; she said well to be honest
Your promises, you see, don’t mean a thing to me.