Kept You Waiting

by P-sychiatrist

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My debut album is finally here.
Sorry to have kept you waiting.
~ B ~

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All songs written and performed by Branden Steinagle*

All songs recorded, mixed, and mastered by Branden Steinagle at Club Records in Freehold, N.J.**

Artwork and book by Branden Steinagle
OK This is starting to feel like the opening credits of "The Room"...

Special thanks to:
SRG: T meh for being my guru of culture, Skeed meh for being the GOAT, Phul for coming thru like a boss on bass, Adeki for being my rock in a stormy sea, Jimmy Jay for being the inspiration for "Kept Yu Waiting", the only decent love song I ever wrote.
The Foes of Fern (particularly Matt for his ever beautiful guitar-work).
Kelsey Lynch for being my one-woman choir.
Chuck Andino for helping me with my muy malo Spanish.
Elan Bibergal for his buttery smooth radio voice.
Wust for his Wust charm.
Henry Akerman for leaving me on Valentine's Day to travel the world, Jon Diaz for not giving a fuck, and Stan McNeil for always encouraging me.
My squad that would put T-Swift's to shame: Morgan, Chuck (again), Mike, Nick, Collin, Orcün, and a ghost named Dhävve.
Shouts out to my parents, they're some real ones. Put some respek on their names (Ken and Maria, a.k.a. Papa Stein and Mama Stein).
Thank God, if you're into that kind of thing.

*"Entrance" was co-written with Tennessee Nuñez, "Tired Of Yr Dancing" was co-written with Phil J. Marflak, "Te Extraño Tanto" was co-written with Chelsea Andino and Matt Fernicola
**Parts of "Tired Of Yr Dancing" were recorded by Phil J. Marflak at Phul Records.

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released March 19, 2017

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Track Name: Entrance
Here comes Miss America, I know when it’s a dream
Strawberry eyes, flowers blossom where her golden hair gleams
She is my light, my life.
I've been dreaming away love,
harrowing cries of the dead,
Who even knows…

Edge of the building is where I am standing
My heels is planted, toes hanging off the edge
Pray to God I don't relent
Clouds pushing me down with force
Girls taking me down these forked paths
I know that I can't describe it
I know that I don't really wanna na na na
Talk about the shit that I be really on
But pill poppin, xanny talkin, suicidal thoughts
Knees crumble with the blues and the greens
Thinkin bout meetin up with Billy Jean
Whatchu mean?
Shit
Man we need em velour couches
Women in jumpsuits in the penthouses
Please don't tell me what to do
Please don't tell me what is cool
I be killin it with B
English majors but our songs are jewels (JEWELS JEWELS)
Man they jewels, man they jewels
Somethin that you fuckers can't own, or sell, or pawn off
Bitch you better walk off
or hit the cat walk
cause we sus for life and that's the plan boy

Why can’t I do this?
Why can’t I summon the courage without their help?
Why can’t I do this?
Why can’t I love myself?
Track Name: Worry Away
There are several things
I'll always worry about
Did I lock the door?
Or take the garbage out?
And some are awful things
that kept me in the dark,
but I don't wanna talk about them right now.

He was never one to stay down.
(never one to stay down)
So get up, get up, don't drown
(Get up, get up, come on!)
Why are you giving yourself away?
Why are you giving yourself away?
Why are you giving yourself away?
Don't give up on yourself.

There are several things
I cannot say aloud
When corporate media
is trying to tune us out.
And on my darkest night
I couldn't even cry.
I'm out of my mind,
can't really talk about it right now.

Never one to stay down
(never one to stay down)
So get up, get up, don't drown
(Get up, get up, come on!)
Why are you giving yourself away?
You should try giving yourself a break.
Why are you giving yourself away?
Don't give up on yourself.

And when abuelo died,
his smile shone through the tubes.
He left a gift for me,
the gift of love for you.
He taught me not to hide
in darkness, find the light.
And I just wanna thank him one more time.

Now we'll never ever stay down
(never ever stay down)
Yeah we'll get up, get up, won't drown
(Get up, get up, woo!)
Please never give yourself away.
Please never give yourself away.
No need to give yourself away.
Don't give up on yourself.
Track Name: Tired Of Yr Dancing
She thinks she’s so innocent,
breaking all their hearts like that
She claims she loves her parents.
She’ll wait until she’s married
[that little lying girl].

Never knowing of remorse,
chase her down her stubborn course.
She says she’s independent,
like she is any different
(from the rest).

I don’t wanna hear it,
I don’t wanna see it,
I’m tired of your dancing.
It’s such a waste of time,
such a waste of time.

She will always play the part
of the one who has it hard.
She hides behind appearance,
and finds her friends on clearance.

I don’t wanna hear it,
I don’t wanna see it,
I’m tired of your dancing.
It’s such a waste of time,
such a waste of time.

[She’ll always be innocent,
cherishing her ignorance.
Why cry? You'll still be lonely.
Girl you were my only (one).]

Don’t you shed a single tear,
I’ll still haunt you through the years.
And lest our bodies sever,
twin spirits meet in ether.

What’s left to believe in?
Holiest of heathen
Swim forever in semen.
A husband and a wife
invented me one night
in ‘93.

And I will try to fight the feeling.
And I will try to form a friend.
Because I must try to fight the feeling.
And I will try to try again.
Track Name: Te Extraño Tanto
You could write
a song of love just to see if it comes true.
Or you could writhe
in pain from the things that were taken from you.
Both, I’ve tried,
I was twenty years old, and I didn’t know what to say
And I still don’t,
here I thought things were supposed to be getting easier

As time flows on
And years roll by
I wander still
I wonder why

Oh I’m not gonna let your memory die
But I know I can’t think about you all the time
So I’m taking care of everyone except for myself.
I miss you so much,
I miss you so much.

Si quieres, yo te puedo ayudar
Y que triste que todos se tienen que ir
Y siento solo por la primera vez
Te extraño tanto,
Te extraño tanto!

You could write
a song of love just to see if it comes true
For I did once
and suddenly found myself tangled in you
And what we had...
well it only comes once and I took it for granted
These precious ties
are all that we own on this tiny planet

And life’s unfair
It chooses you.
The more you have,
the more you’ll lose.

Oh I’m not gonna let your memory die
But I know I can’t think about you all the time
So I’m taking care of everyone except for myself.
I miss you so much,
I miss you so much.

Si quieres, yo te puedo ayudar
Y que triste que todos se tienen que ir
Y siento solo por la primera vez
Te extraño tanto,
Te extraño tanto!
Track Name: Kept Yu Waiting
Ooooooohh

We got coffee at like 4 a.m.
No, we weren't waking up, but thinking,
“let's sleep in”.
I miss that.

Ooooooohh

Nostalgia is my enemy
RISC chips slice my bleeding heart
My cousin's copy of Mario Kart
[Dissecting cartridges of Mario Kart]

Invincible under the veil
of youth,
the pixels mask my failures -
Worse.
Extinguish flames before warmth is felt.

[The memories are pixel counts,
In faded colors we lived somehow.
We only think it's better cause we're tired now.]

Ooooooooohh

Pork roll, egg, and cheese at 4 A.M.
We never
questioned how our brains were functioning.
I miss that.

Oooooooooohh

While you wait for me I worry:
is it just luck?
While you wait for me I worry:
is it just luck?
While you wait for me I worry:
is it just luck?

But when I see your smile I know it's love.

And there was nothing wrong,
There was nothing wrong.
There was nothing for us to worry about.

There was nothing wrong.
(There was nothing wrong.)
There was nothing wrong.
(There was nothing wrong...)
There was nothing for us to worry about.
(...for us to worry about.)

There is nothing wrong.
There is nothing wrong.
There is nothing for us to worry about.
Track Name: Wishing You Were Here
Everything's wrong, everything's right,
Wishing you were here.
I know it's hard growing older,
I still wish you were here.

Cause I know your secrets,
And ask me your questions.
Just please don't leave me in the dark.

I don't love you, and I don't want to;
I just wish you were here.
Cause every day we just grow colder,
I'm still your shoulder here.

I've told you everything that I know,
So could you please tell me who I am?

Mis abuelos, mis amigos;
how I need you near.
Guide me through this tumultuous life;
be my scribe and seer.

Things fall apart when your life’s some fool’s opera.
I think that I thought I knew then.