by City Of Auburn

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A sound reminiscent of early 2000's alternative rock, made for modern listeners craving for a taste of coming-of-age nostalgia.


released September 21, 2018

City Of Auburn - Spinning

Produced and Engineered by Matt Goldman
Recorded at Glow In The Dark Studios in Atlanta, Georgia
Mastered by Sam Striker of Native Darkness Productions in McKinney, Texas
Vocals: Michael Osborn
Guitars: Jordan Shepherd
Bass: Mark Putman
Drums: Reid Poffenbarger
Guest vocals on Afterthought performed by Stephen Christian
All songs performed by City Of Auburn
All music written by Jordan Shepherd and Michael Osborn
All lyrics written by Michael Osborn
*except Afterthought written by Michael Osborn and Stephen Christian
Pre-Production by James Motter of Reflektion Productions in Plano, Texas
Keyboards and programming by Matt Goldman and Jordan Shepherd
Album art and direction by Erin Bain and Michael Osborn


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Track Name: Better Off
I'm fighting out my thoughts of what's impossible
I'm breaking everything that I find tangible
And there's a violence that sends my head spinning
And I'll scream it again: Why did I have to be me?

Driving fast with the lights down
I'm lost with no way out
Will I make it? I can't fake this.
How can I see what I am to be?
Will you believe the best in me?
and take this pressure off somehow
I'm better off without it now

Take a hold of these little hopes in silent moments
They grant us the strength for new days coming
There must be a change that comes with age
I try to remind myself that I was worth it all this time
Prepare yourself for what they won't see coming
Track Name: The Picture
Take some time, you’re going to need it my friend
If you go out alone in the end it’s your decision
Set your sight, do you finally see light?
I think you’re starting to see the picture you’ve been painting

and I believe that you’ll be taking the center of stage
and I believe that you’re no longer a bird in a cage
If you’re going to go all out, you’re doing it right
Take a second just to breathe slow
It’s going to get harder down this road (yeah you know)
If you’re going to go down in flames, you’re doing it right

Take your life, and see you ain’t living right
If you’re going to go take this risk then you might as well go in debt
and when you look back on all those years' filled regret
you will soon find out that they don’t exist

Take some time, you’re going to need it my friend
Take some time, it's going to be all right
Track Name: Afterthought (Feat. Stephen Christian of Anberlin)
I stayed up all that night. I hate to see you cry, but you're so far away
I want to take your pain, there's got to be a way
If I could just get back to you to make sure you’d feel brand new

But you're so far away
There's got to be a way

Did you forget that everything will work out fine?
Do you remember you're worth more than what's left behind?
You've given me something and I can't replace it
All the words you spoke in my life
I can't feel the floor beneath me, I'm losing gravity
You are more than just a spark, and never an afterthought

Well I just can't sleep at all knowing you couldn't sleep it off
Can't imagine what's running through your head
And why am I still here if your hands are over there?
Throwing caution to the wind, I'm taking the next train
I'm coming to see you

I'll travel back to those places for you
I'll try my best to renew
Track Name: Joy
I lay here on the floor with all my reasons
I’m asking myself why I even try
My head is filled with all the pain that I had held within these days
I’m wishing it could all just go away, you know?

The weight of what surrounds won’t fall beneath me
the feeling is starting to feel addicting
this fear is such an undertow
It takes you down and keeps you low
it’s harder now to see such brighter days

Can you tell me now, the light you see in me?
Could you turn it on so I can finally see
who you are is who you’ll be
you’re everything you’ll ever need
If you’re everything you’ll fight for
It’s worth it in the end

It’s harder now to take back lies within me
It’s harder now to shift what I believe
But I have seen the joy in life and never has it felt empty
I know that there must be such days ahead

I will lay down my time
to make sure you see what lies within you
for you to see what’s in you

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