Dwelling

by Televised Republican

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After a 7-month silence from Televised Republican, the second full-length record of the punk solo project emerges. Songs are faster, longer, darker, and more diverse, topics jumping from the town of Dover, DE, moving on from being hurt, and Donald Trump. The progression from this record from the last is clear, with two songs being completely rerecorded from the Summer Semester EP from August 2016. Clocking in at just under 20 minutes, Televised Republican wears their Joyce Manor influence on their sleeve.

Released on Sehnsucht Records (SR06)

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released April 1, 2017

All songs written, recorded, produced, and mastered by Brody Hamilton from December 2016 - March 2017.

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Track Name: James Smith Residence Hall
One thing I learned is
Don't date a girl who
Cheats on all her exes
Cause that ex will soon be you

Another thing I learned is that
Make her sign a contract
So all her false allegations will
Fall flat

I'm not tryna get arrested
For something that you said you wanted
Time is money, so expect a bill
For the last year of my life you wasted.
Track Name: Pencader Dining Hall
I hope you made up your mind
Cause you don't have me anymore
Together we burned some bridges
And then you burned one more
And when you come crawling back
Know I won't you back in
You've fucked me up too many times to remember
And I guess I know where we stand

I never really had a temper before
But since you left I've been sleeping on the floor
It's so hard not to think about you anymore

The back seat of my jeep
You know I play for keeps
You're a hole in my drywall, nothing more.
Track Name: Pavement
I stay up late waiting for you to crawl through my window
With no results
You left the city before I had the chance to go
And now I'll take my revenge on you

What makes you think you get to fuck me up like this?
Cause you're the only thing weighing me down to the pavement
Of this lonely town, you'll never weigh me down to the point
That I can't sing these songs in my basement

My mom told me if I keep chasing after what I've lost
I'll never look at what I've got
Leave me alone and I'll decay on my own
Soak like a rag in my emotions, full of acetone

What makes you think you get to fuck me up like this?
Cause you're the only thing weighing me down to the pavement
Of this lonely town, you'll never weigh me down to the point
That I can't sing these songs in my basement

And I figure because you're not here anymore
I can focus on starting to love myself a little more
Detach from you like I guess you want me to
And I'll focus on what went wrong between me and you
Track Name: Empty Words
All my friends had big, big plans
They said as soon as school ended, they would pack their bags
They graduated when I was a sophomore
Now I'm a junior and they all still work at the mall

The only thing about this town that I like
Is all the people I hate, you know they help me get by
All I want is to be free of this toxic city
Underpasses, racist graffiti
Just wanna move on, go to somewhere bigger
Be free of the base and get to the harbour

When my four years are up you know I'm getting out
Nothing pisses me off more than this fucked up town
We talked about such big plans before
And I won't let all those be empty words

I'll go where feminist isn't a dirty word
In the eyes of everyone who's heard it
Let me be me on a greater scale
No more Dover, Delaware
You'll say "You're just bitter, you're just another pop-punk kid"
"You only wanna leave cause it's a trend to get out"
"Nothing's wrong about your town"

When my four years are up you know I'm getting out
Nothing pisses me off more than this fucked up town
We talked about such big plans before
And I won't let all those be empty words

But stay home and get high
Live at your mom's house and try to get by
You promised me leaving this place was all you
But all I see are your promises falling through
This town is, it's all just toxic
Concrete ankles, my hometown
Doing nothing but keeping me down

When my four years are up you know I'm getting out
Nothing pisses me off more than this fucked up town
We talked about such big plans before
And I won't let all those be empty words
Track Name: Esplanade
Do you remember when we sat outside your house or my garage and counted stars?
You helped me carve our initials in the tree outside my house
But now the air is cold and the leaves are all dead
And I just wish that you were out of my head
Driving home just makes me feel alone

You're the reason that I used to drive safely
And you're the reason that I don't anymore
Track Name: 19934
I'm gonna burn my fucking yearbook
I'm gonna throw out the decay
And on the last day of my senior year
I'm gonna drive away

I'm circling drain
Suburban insane
Sitting on my roof and staring
Bound to move away
Can't take more of this hole
Trying hard to solve
Every problem that it's given me
I'm starting to dissolve

Don't weigh me down
It's so hard to find a good way out
Fuck my hometown
Dover, Delaware's my crippling doubt

You are the fear in my head
You are the cold in my bed
You are the tides in and out
You are the stormclouds ahead
You are the whitecaps at sea
Rocking my boat back and forth
You're the inevitable shipwreck
You are the somber rebirth

And when my body reaches land
Will you be there to take my hand?
I had a dream last night and I'm scared that you won't
Ever understand
Well I can see
We've got some changing to so
And I can tell
That the whole reason is you
And I won't pretend
That there's a single god damn thing in this place
Left for me

Don't weigh me down
It's so hard to find a good way out
Fuck my hometown
Dover, Delaware's my crippling doubt
Track Name: Crusty Beanie
I don't want a girl who gets high all the time
And I don't want a girl who don't treat her friends right
And I don't want a girl who makes a thing of all her issues
Cause she thinks it's cool
I just want you

She's got those ripped jeans
Lightskin
Staring at me
And I don't know her name
But she knows what I mean
White converse hi-tops
Staring at me
While the train rolls past Main St.
At 10:15

I don't want a girl who isn't passionate about things
Cause when we sit up on my roof I wanna hear you talk to me
And I don't want a girl who doesn't give a fuck about school
Cause she thinks it's cool
I just want you.

Sitting on the front steps of my job
Waiting for my dad to pick me up
And I can't stop thinking about you
And I'm shivering
I'm fucking freezing
And I realize I'm not telling you the truth
Who I'm really waiting on is you

Just please don't turn out like all the rest
Please just tell me you don't feel for anybody else
Please don't turn out like all the rest
Please don't
Please don't
Please don't
Please don't
Track Name: President of the USA
Take my rights away
Punch me in the face
Make my sisters bleed
Fuck the president of the USA

Force me to obey

Blood is running thin
Letting lines lead to sin
Bigotry and racist hate
Cabinet discriminates
Alt. Right
Alternative facts
How about those emails
Y'all still mad about that?

Fuck the president of the USA
And force me to obey

January comes
Kept promises don't
There's a reason Blue won
The popular vote
Fuck your backwards hypocrite
Conservatism bullshit
What happened to the melting pot?
We're just a fucking tar pit

Fuck the president of the USA
And force me to obey

Isn't it a little bit of a bigoted move to persecute against people who were here before you?
You have them underfoot with their teeth on the curb
"Pipeline motherfuckers, It's time you learn."

"Pipeline motherfuckers, it's time we earn."
Track Name: Scouts Honour
It's 10:15 but I don't hear the train pass
Woke up at 9 am but I'm not on my way to class
The sky's gray, I think about Purnell Hall again
It's hard to keep on going if you only remember
Where you've been

Cause I never had issues with my trust
You had issues with your commitment
You promised me you'd stay, fingers crossed behind your back
Next time just say what you really meant

My favorite hobby is poking holes in all your stories
You did things for him you'd never do for me
Was he really abusive or was that a lie too
One thing I know for sure is it's me without you

These sehnsucht records on my turntable
Remind me of times I never had
And how happy I was then

I say I've never been happier than when I was alone
But I'm not so convinced that that's the truth
Track Name: February
First thing's first
Empty sex just isn't enough
I fall in the same old holes and care too much

April calls, will I be there to answer?

Mark my words, rue the day
Words I write but never say

I'm getting road head
From a friend I've known since middle school
Just cause I'm too weak to get over you

Courtyard walls behind the Center St. church

Mark my words, rue the day
Words I write but never say