It Was Romance

by It Was Romance

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released May 5, 2015

Lane Moore - electric ukulele, synthesizer, vocals, backing vocals
Alejandro Triana - guitar
Angel Lozada - drums
Jeff Connors - bass, flute on It's Like You're Not Even Trying

Recorded at Vacation Island in Brooklyn
Mixed and mastered by Lane Moore and Jeff Connors

Artwork by Lane Moore. Cover art photo by Katia Temkin
All songs written by Lane Moore
Storms originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac

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It Was Romance Brooklyn, New York

It Was Romance began as the solo project of Lane Moore, using found and collected instruments, including an electric ukulele with a distortion pedal that she plays like an electric guitar, and her own voice. Years later, it grew into a garage rock quartet that has been featured and praised by Pitchfork, Village Voice, and Bust magazine. ... more

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Track Name: Philadelphia
Called you tonight, you picked up the phone on the first ring,
I wanted to tell you everything,
but it was too sad.

You answered, you sounded so happy like you'd wanted me to
Like you had wanted me to call you, but you were too scared to call me.
If you, you say you're moving to Philadelphia
You know that I would follow you there, baby I would follow you there.
You say, you say that you don't wanna go, you say that you would miss me so, but not in so many words.
Your voice is getting high-pitched I can tell that you're missing me and
You can't say, you're on a crowded plane.

Oh baby, if you're moving to Philadelphia
You know that I would follow you there, baby I would follow you there.
It wouldn't matter if you lived in the middle of nowhere,
baby I would follow you there, I would follow you there.

Making everything alright.

I called you tonight, you picked up the phone on the first ring,
I wanted to tell you everything,
but it was too sad.

Oh baby, if you're moving to Philadelphia
You know that I would follow you there, baby I would follow you there.
It wouldn't matter if you lived in the middle of nowhere,
baby I would follow you there, I would follow you there.
Track Name: Come Home
I've been waiting patiently,
For you to come on home to me but I ain't holding out for much
I've signed the books and credit cards are all lined up
Just waiting for you to come home and realize you're safe.
Oh, it always takes away.

And I would be here every day if you would come home and you'd say,
"My darling, I am ready for this life."
But all the upsides coming down and all the right sides turn around so
I can hardly find a place to stare.
If you'd say that you care.
I would run on right to you I don't care if it were something that took a night train to get there.

Oh you and me, we cannot be apart for much longer I would wait for
You and me, we cannot be apart for much longer before I go to sleep
I won't go to sleep, I won't go to sleep, I won't go to sleep.

I would sit here waiting for you here upon the bathroom floor
I've got the pins and knives you leave around
And all the blood that's on the ground is almost never ever found
Til I can get the guts to point it out.

Oh you and me, we cannot be apart for much longer I would wait for
You and me, we cannot be apart for much longer before I go to sleep
I won't go to sleep, I won't go to sleep, I won't go to sleep unless you're here with me.
Oh I won't go to sleep unless you're near.
Track Name: But Not Forgotten
Oh would you wait for me
If I were too be gone by the time you woke up.
Would you be scared and shiver away from me, of what I would do?

If you would've told me we would've only had one more night
I would've kept you awake
Longer, for three days. I wouldn't have slept, no I wouldn't have slept.

It's never been a case of i love you, baby I love you too
But you're busy and I am busy too.

This can't be how this all ends,
I'd like to say that we'll be friends, if it wouldn't split my heart in two.

I'd talk to you daily, say I miss you like crazy but I know that's unfair,
I know we can't do that why won't you wait for me why won't you wait for me.

I'd wait for years, I'd wait as long as it took, I don't need to look around I know I've found you and if I die tomorrow, well baby
I know I never called you baby, I always meant to call you baby I just never found the time.

So I'm writing you this letter, I probably won't send it
I got a box of letters in this closet if you'll let me I'll show em to you.
It's a lot to go through.

If you think that you like me, if you think you could love me
If you're home right now and you can't go to sleep cause you're
Thinking of me, oh you're thinking of me
I'm thinking of you, oh I'm thinking of you
And all the things I didn't do, I should've loved you better baby
I should've called you baby, I meant to call you.

If there is a chance you'd be better without me then take it.
But if there's a chance that we could be happy then take it.
I know this world is full of uncertainty I don't know if I'll make it to Saturday, all I know is there's one face I'll see when I go to sleep.

One day I'm gonna open the door to find you
Standing there with your flowers, they're pretty like always
And you'll be there.
It'll be like the photo I kept in my room,
You almost forgot me but you came back just soon enough.
Gonna have to remake this love.
Track Name: Hooking Up With Girls
One of us should go and not return.
One of us shouldn't call the other every night,
I wanna be the one to leave, could it mean enough to me?

One of us should be the one to run out on everything I love about you,
One of us should be the one who calls me out.

Even if you should try to catch my eye and say you're sorry
I am not the type to keep you,
And even if I was, I've already given up.

It may seem like I am stuck in the middle,
Like I can't make decisions and I'm holding out on you and like
There's some kind of love I'm just not giving to you.

I'm gonna hold your hand until I fall asleep
You'll be the one I'll see when I'm waking up
I'm gonna hold your hand until i fall asleep
You'll be the one I'll see when I'm waking up

Even if you should try to catch my eye and say you're sorry
I am not the type to keep you,
And even if I was, I've already given up.

Let me know if all we are, if all we are, is girls hooking up with girls.
'Cause if we are...
Track Name: It's Like You're Not Even Trying
Most of my friends I never see
They live a ways outside of here
And I try and make new ones every week
But then again I know, then again I know I'll leave.

Most people say that it takes time
To wrap your head around this town
Well I've been trying to wrap mine
But then again what if it's just a waste of time.

You say, you say there's a fence around me,
I'm not letting you in.
But I say it's a climbable distance you just don't wanna put the time in.
You don't wanna put the time in.

I'm well aware of what I do,
A series of tests and bells and loops,
And I'd rather hate you, rather find you unsuitable but,
But then again I know, then again I know, I'll leave.
Then again I know, then again I know.

You say, you say there's a fence around me,
I'm not letting you in.
But I keep saying it's a climbable distance you just don't wanna put the time in.
You don't wanna put the time in.

And I haven't found it yet, haven't found it yet, I haven't found it yet.
Track Name: Chances
Don't suspect too much
I'll write a thousand words like I've opened up
But I won't.

Camp broke my heart,
Oh yeah and it's used to doing that.
The great divide between what I want and what I can find.

And even you would say the same thing to me
Never give it up, never give it up
It took you getting farther away for us to get closer.
Never give it up, never give it up.

And there were cards,
Signs of some romantic life,
Left out on steps,
And I go running to the night.

And I know you would say the same thing to me
Never give it up, never give it up
Oh, chances, I'm taking my chances on you.

And all your movies end the same way
Running to me, running to me, running to me.