Happy Birthday to the Love of My Life, and Her New Boyfriend Andr​*​w

by Social Norms

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driftwood kid The Life of Pablo has nothing on the multiple changes to this album over the last five months. Listen and cry.
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robertstratton The progression of SN's music over the past year is unparalleled. I first learned about them when they followed me on twitter, and I listened to their music. An accurate description of their music: the reincarnation of Modern Baseball. I love everything that Social Norms stands for, and I truly love the music they make. In the recent months, I've become friends with Joseph of Social Norms, and he epitomizes hard work in the music industry. I truly love everything they do. Favorite track: Without You.
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Jesse Ruben Such a good album with real heart. Great instrumentation and cool sounds. Relatable lyrics. All around great!
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released April 23, 2018

An Earwicker Production
Written and Performed by Social Norms
Produced by Daniel Collins
Album artwork and banner by Corey Purvis
Background artwork by Perry Shall

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Social Norms Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Everyone’s had a crush who makes fun of your shoes and makes out with your friend. Or maybe not. Oh well.

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Track Name: Balcony
I thought I would try
to take you to the shore then sky.
Straight from your balcony, we'd lift off
and go right to the stars

And I'll never
I'll never, I'll never leave you scared.
And I'll hold on
I'll hold on, I'll hold on till we're there...

I thought I would try
to take you to the shore then sky.
Straight from your balcony, we'd lift off
and go right to the stars.

And I'll never
I'll never, I'll never leave you scared.
And I'll hold on
I'll hold on, I'll hold on till we're there...

We were up until the break of dawn.
And then I fought so hard, you had moved on.
I recall the night we spent up late
on her balcony on our first date.

And I'll never
I'll never, I'll never leave you scared.
And I'll hold on
I'll hold on, I'll hold on till we're there...

(Up on her balcony,
she sat and talked to me,
up on her balcony we drank beer
and watched the stars...)

And I'll never
I'll never, I'll never leave you scared.
And I'll hold on
I'll hold on, I'll hold on till we're there...

(Up on her balcony,
she sat and talked to me,
up on her balcony we drank beer
and watched the stars...)
Track Name: Oh Well
i thought about her for the better part of a year
she thought about me for probably.. ten seconds.

i cut my hair for her, i cut my hair for her
and i bought pomade for her, i bought pomade for her
i looked like "mad men" for her, i looked like "mad men" for her
i didn't sleep at all for her, i didn't sleep at all for her

her roommate said she'd gone back out
to meet a guy she met at the party we were at
i saw them there, i thought that they were friends
i guess i should have known when i saw them making out
oh well.
oh well.

i tried to be funny for her. i tried to be funny for her.
i drank too much for her. i drank too much for her.
i wrote a love song for her. i wrote a love song for her.
and i brought flowers to her. i brought flowers to her.

her roommate said she'd gone back out
to meet a guy she met at the party we were at
i saw them there, i thought that they were friends
i guess i should have known when i saw them making out
oh well.
oh well.
oh well..
oh well...

it was his last night in town
andrew my very good friend
she spent the night all over him
and i just wanted it to end.

her roommate said she'd gone back out (gone back out)
to meet a guy she met at the party we were at (we were at)
i saw them there, i thought that they were friends (they were friends)
i guess i should have known when i saw them making out

her roommate said she'd gone back out (gone back out)
to meet a guy she met at the party we were at (we were at)
i saw them there, i thought that they were friends (they were friends)
i guess i should have known when i saw them making out

oh well. (nah nah nah nah)
oh well. (nah nah nah nah)
Track Name: I Miss You
I'm walking home.
I'm all alone.
I have the spins,
with a mile to go.

And I miss you.
I miss you...
Yeah, I miss you.
I miss you...

Can we get high,
and spend the night,
beneath the sky,
on your rooftop?
'Cause I miss you.

Yeah, I miss you.
I miss you...
Yeah, I miss you.
I miss you...

(Alone... alone...)
Track Name: Next to You
Please tell me what you want to do on your birthday.
I want to be your only one.
I want to be right next to you.

Please tell me what you want to do on your birthday.
I want to be your only one
I want to be right next to you.

I want to be your only one.
I want to be right next to you.
Track Name: Overly Aggressive Bingo Players
last night, last night
we went out
we went out
went out to see
to see what we could
what we could get
get for the money
that we had made
made, from the bingo we played..

last night, last night
we passed out
we passed out
passed out from all
from all the drinking
from the drinking we did
did with the money
that we had made
made, from the bingo we played..
Track Name: Up Late
I stayed for four weeks longer,
'cause I thought you'd change your mind.
But you told me to go there faster,
'cause you didn't change your heart.

I walked straight through the winter
to your place to see your eyes.
I threw debris and ice at your window
to wake you up so you would come outside.

We stayed up late and talked for hours
on your balcony it was cold as ever.
And you told me that you're going to Norway
while I study teeth at school in Philly.

She slept close to me.
She slept close to me.
And in her eyes I found time.
She slept close to me.

At the party we went to on Thursday
I drank too much and barely made it back.
I looked for you in a maze of frozen sidewalks.
The new year came but you had gone away.

We stayed up late and talked for hours
on your balcony it was cold as ever.
And you told me that you're going to Norway
while I study teeth at school in Philly.

She slept close to me.
She slept close to me.
And in her eyes I found time.
She slept close to me.
Track Name: Without You
So goodnight and goodbye.
I don't know what else to say,
but we've tried, so many times,
and now we've come to an end.
We'll move on...

Just last week I dreamed
of all that we once were.
It felt real. It felt good,
'cause you were here with me.

And I know that we will be just fine. (I'm not fine.)
And I know that we'll both move on with our lives,
if we just give this some time...

I'm without you. I'm without you. I'm without you.

Now it's over, and this winter,
it's making everything cold.
But this season will bring summer,
which is when this all began.

When I met you and you met me,
how could i ever forget?
It was so sweet, and I'll keep it
deep inside my heart.

And I know that we will be just fine. (I'm not fine.)
And I know that we'll both move on with our lives,
if we just give this some time...

I'm without you. I'm without you. I'm without you.

And I know that we will be just fine. (I'm not fine.)
And I know that I don't want to be "just fine,"
if it is without you.

And I know that we will be just fine. (I'm not fine.)
And I know that I don't want to be "just fine,"
if it is without you.

(I'm without you! You're without me! My best friend (andr*w) made out with you in front of me!)

And I know that we will be just fine. (I'm not fine.)
And I know that I don't want to be "just fine,"
if it is without you.

I'm without you. I'm without you. I'm without you.
Track Name: Chocolate Mints
It's been days, and I'm feeling like
it's been years since we last spoke.

Was it here or in a different life
that we were friends for all that time?

I blocked you like a kid,
'cause you hurt me with your words.

Found it strange that you disappeared from my life
in an instant...

So I'll out and make my mistakes
like the loser that you have replaced.
I'm binge drinking all of my regrets
and over sleeping to try and forget.

And the fear of having failed is drawing near to my room.
You're not here anymore to make me safe from losing.

So I'll out and make my mistakes
like the loser that you have replaced.
I'm binge drinking all of my regrets
and over sleeping to try and forget.

I'm coughing up my lungs!
You made me sick!
It happened on the last night that we kissed.

What a shitty gift for me
on Valentine's Day
when I specifically asked for chocolate mints!

So I'll out and make my mistakes
like the loser that you have replaced.
I'm binge drinking all of my regrets
and over sleeping to try and forget.

I'll try and forget...