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1.
No Miracles 04:58
The night was coming to a close He counts his tips, gets out that door But then he’s off to work once more Because his heart won’t be ignored The more things change The more things stay the same Lonely are those who don’t use their soul They’re only prisoners It’s a fight for your life, there’s no wrong from right There are no miracles You work day and night, you put up a fight To make it meaningful At the set of the sun, when you think it’s all done You’ll know it’s just begun He passes up the time Tangling rhymes up in his mind Sometimes it keeps him up all night But every rhythm and syllable helps him get his soul right Everyday things change Everyday things rearrange Lonely are those who don’t use their soul They’re only prisoners It’s a fight for your life, there’s no wrong from right There are no miracles You work day and night, you put up a fight To make it meaningful At the set of the sun, when you think it’s all done You’ll know it’s just begun Now he passes up the time Having to fight for his new life Plays to a full crowd every night And he’s finally found what’s right Everyday things change Everyday things rearrange Lonely are those who don’t use their soul They’re only prisoners It’s a fight for your life, there’s no wrong from right There are no miracles You work day and night, you put up a fight To make it meaningful At the set of the sun, when you think it’s all done You’ll know it’s just begun
2.
Wildcard 02:49
Everyone everyday We all play the same game With these urges to win When we don’t really know what the game even is But there’s cheating There's deceiving We try and trick people into believing But there's too much at stake these days Isn’t there too much at stake these days There's too much at stake these days Isn’t there too much at stake these days I know we can’t help The cards that we’ve been dealt Maybe a joker or a two faced suit But we tend to live our lives like we're used to Hidden traces Poker faces We can deceive all of the other players But there's too much at stake these days Isn’t there too much at stake these days There's too much at stake these days Isn’t there too much at stake these days So picture this, what if And I’ll put my money where my mouth is We stop complaining about How everything is changing and face it Cuz there's too much at stake these days Could you imagine what would happen if we started to Show our hands Combine our hearts To clear the future And make a new start Oh I’d go all in on that wildcard Cuz there's too much at stake these days Isn’t there too much at stake these days
3.
Alive 04:06
Sitting on the edge, wishing you were here Wondering if I’m here at all See the people stare, glazes on their eyes Wondering do they even know Blank faces on the train, dead silence in the sky Blame it on the screens they steal our lives They say we’re doomed to fail, we’re fighting tooth and nail To be what we’re meant to be Alive, I’m alive, I’m alive Don’t tell me what I want to know, just tell me what I need to hear I’ll figure it out on my own Don’t tell me what I want to know, just tell me what I need to hear I’ll figure it out on my own There are secrets no one knows, I was tippin’ on my toes Holding onto curveballs I’d never throw But situations change, and mold our lives like clay And make us into what we are today Alive, I’m alive, I’m alive I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive Don’t tell me what I want to know, just tell me what I need to hear I’ll figure it out on my own Don’t tell me what I want to know, just tell me what I need to hear I’ll figure it out on my own I’m alive
4.
I never thought I’d find my way Growing up with indirection No role models there to say That I’d soon make a connection I always struggled to project Stumbling over words and what to say I thought that others were made perfect Impossible even to meet them half way And that’s when you cam into my life Opened up and showed me that you cared Spent the time to sharpen the knife That carved me into what I am and made me feel prepared It isn’t easy being who you want to be Others pushing their priorities If you fail to set your course The only thing you’ll see Is another man’s agenda Will tell you who to be I know I had a few believers Friends and family guide me towards the lights They tried to act in my best interest Hoping that someday I’d see what’s right It wasn’t always what I needed Some will try to hurt you out of spite Some show love in knowing I succeeded Some will never dare to say that I was right to fight, so It isn’t easy being who you want to be Others pushing their priorities If you fail to set your course The only thing you’ll see Is another man’s agenda Will tell you who to be [Rap feature] It isn’t easy being who you want to be Others pushing their priorities If you fail to set your course The only thing you’ll see Is another man’s agenda Will tell you who to be
5.
Maybe I’m crazy Thinking you’re the one for me It’s so frustrating After all of the things I’ve seen You’re so jaded and you lie I can see straight through all your alibis But I just can’t get you out of my head Maybe I’m crazy It drives me crazy When you smile so perfectly My thoughts are weighted Who’s on the other side of that screen You’re so jaded and you lie I can see straight through all your alibis But I just can’t get you out of my head Maybe I’m crazy After all of the games we played You still took the best of me And you turn me into just what I hate And it makes me wanna scream I’m up nights waiting Wondering if he’ll come home to me Just contemplating Who’s he with, where’s he at, what’s this mean Now I’m so jaded You don’t even try And I’m asking myself why I just can't get you out of my head No I just can’t get you out of my I just can’t get you out of my I just can’t get you out of my head
6.
I thought it was clear, I already let you go Yeah we had something goin but boy that was years ago So I think it’s about time that you and me sat down And you tell me exactly why you have come back around And maybe I’ll let you back in But baby don’t play with me again One bad night for everyone involved Mistakes were made all around the table But I’m not so naive ooo like I used to be I don’t know what you’re doin so I’ll keep you safely at arms reach And maybe I’ll let you back in But baby don’t play with me again I don’t know what I want but I know that it’s not to lose you as a friend again I’m so apprehensive but my heart won’t let this end just yet So maybe I’ll let you back in Maybe I’ll let you back in Maybe I’ll let you back in But baby don’t fuck with me again.
7.
Lost in the dark feel like you just can’t see But this little light is gonna shine on me You might be afraid but then one day you’ll find That you are the light and that you’re all mine No matter how it all ends up No matter what we say and do In the end you need to know I’m better off for loving you You were a gem but you were slightly flawed But I didn’t care I still held you in awe Time runs its course and all good things must end I hope you’ll always know that You were my best friend. No matter how it all ends up No matter what we say and do In the end you need to know I’m better off for loving you Why did it have to end How did it get so frayed Why couldn’t we have stayed This way together, forever? Oh wouldn't it be grand Holding your hand Just like I should Just like i should
8.
He was always caring He was always wondering bout the why Why we’re always searching Searching for the one that makes us whole She was always staring Staring out the window at the sky Wondering bout the future Wondering if he could feel like home Who knows where we’ll go Who knows what we know Who knows how we feel Does this make us real? He was always smiling Smiling at the thought of her embrace But sometimes he would wonder Wonder if she really made him whole She was always thinking Thinking bout the things he did for her How he made her happy But did he ever really feel like home Who knows where we’ll go Who knows what we know Who knows how we feel Does this make us real? He was bored and tired Staring out the window at the sky Sick of all their fighting Sick of never ever being whole She was feeling lonely Lonely even though they shared a bed In that shit apartment Knowing it would never feel like home Who knows where we’ll go Who knows what we know Who knows how we feel Does this make us real?
9.
There’s not too much that’s left to say Cuz we’ve said it all a hundred ways already And one more time sure won’t convey anything new And I’m watching headlights getting closer The girl behind the wheel I barely know her Losing my mind, my composure, is that anything new? Try to keep from going under But these walls haunt me like thunder And I realize this love was ours to lose Why can’t we grow from our mistakes Just start a new and not lose our way Sun is up, haven't slept in days, is that anything new? And if this car runs outta gas I guess that’s it, no looking back Give up on me and let that be that, till you find someone new And she’ll keep you out from under And you’ll never have to wonder about me and you and everything we used to be [Rap feature] And she’ll keep you out from under And you’ll never have to wonder about me and you and everything we used to be There’s not too much that’s left to say Cuz we’ve said it all a hundred ways already And one more time sure won’t convey anything new And one more time sure won’t convey anything new
10.
20/20 04:09
He’s been walking around in a hazy daze Wishing he could see you baby Could there be another way To get back to their special place She lies about the things she feels Never knowing what is real Looks at her life and sees the things she fears Remembering what she had was real Life takes us different ways From living our dreams to hiding our pain Just know that we are all the same We’re fighting for a better place And I don’t know what the end will hold Only the past is known But we can wait and see And maybe we can find a new design That’ll make us feel brand new They talk about the past and life Drinking from the bottle tonight Can finally see in a different light Maybe this will end their strife Life takes us different ways From living our dreams to hiding our pain Just know that we are all the same We’re fighting for a better place Life takes us different ways From living our dreams to, we’re all just hiding our pain Just know that we are all the same We’re fighting for a better place
11.
Reflection 04:12
I want to move forward And turn my own page I don’t know what I’ll face But I’m afraid this isn’t the place So maybe it’s time For you and me to lose touch for a while We tried to make it last But you’re already part of my past So goodbye, goodbye my sweet My sweet reflection You were heaven for a moment But I feel it in my bones I’ve got to let go I want to live where I feel good Get a job, buy a house made of wood There are too many things that hold me back where I am now I’ve got to start over Tear everything down So maybe it’s time For you and me to lose touch for a while We tried to make it last But you’re already part of my past So goodbye, goodbye my sweet My sweet reflection You were heaven for a moment But I feel it in my bones I’ve got to let go So goodbye, goodbye my sweet My sweet reflection You were heaven for a moment But I feel it in my bones I’ve got to let go

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released November 10, 2017

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The Crooked Vines New Orleans, Louisiana

Based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, The Crooked Vines is a rock-pop collective that brings impressive, funk-fueled jams to the stage. The group released their first studio effort in 2015, self-titled "The Crooked Vines," and their second album, "Alive," in 2017. These albums were joined by a semi-live third album, "Mostly Alive", on February 12th, 2021. ... more

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