Get Better

by Citysick

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Get Better is a collection of songs that we have been working on since March 2017, recording in studios, apartments, and even office buildings in Northern and Southern California. Each song speaks to a different form of moving forward, and improving upon negative situations that come up in life. Life is always going to have ups and downs, and for some of us, a lot more downs than ups, but the bad things that happen don’t have to control our lives entirely, and that is what this EP is all about.


released December 1, 2017

Citysick is Conner Lewis, Curtis Loyless, David Hollenbeck and Kaleb Sievers
Recorded & mixed by David Hollenbeck
Drums recorded at Catacomb Studios with Johnny Liu
Artwork by Kayce Tynan


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Track Name: Moving Season
There’s cardboard boxes
Stacked up on bare wood floors
You said it’s moving season

I told you I prefer those empty rooms
But this apartment’s been feeling pretty sparse with out you

So I’ve been trying to fill it up
With things to give it meaning
Since you started talking about leaving
Since you started packing up your things
To leave

Let’s talk about the last time you felt okay
Since you were sick of it all
And you were writing me off in a letter,
I never read it all
Started with you telling me that you’ve changed
I know you didn’t believe it
As if you’re sorry about what you said when you were leaving

So you’re gone but you’re coming back soon
It’s just a sedative, I never said it was true
So I walk in circles to compensate
For lack of purpose
I’m feeling lost again
Where the sidewalk ends

Sun tanned sick becomes sun bleached
And the ink marks on your legs
Become concrete
Stay inside and wait for better days
You can’t remember why you
Why you changed your name
Track Name: Leaning
Empty me out
To fix your broken head
Ask me why I’m so hollow again
Am I a bottle of pills
To help you get through the day
Swallow me up with
The trazodone you take

Your lack of faith
And my battered frame
I can’t carry you out
So you take care of yourself

Left you leaning on the balcony
I’m to tired to tell you
I can’t be the fix you need

Empty out this bottle
Forgot what it was for
Looks like I’m not enough anymore
I’ll walk away from all of this
Constant misdirection
And cold calls for attention

Go find some perspective
You always said you need more space to breath
You’ll get all the space you needed

So if I’m the worst part of your life
How come you call me every night
So can say I’m on your mind
And say I’m keeping you alive
If I’m the worst part of your life
How come you call me every night
If I’m the worst part of your life
Track Name: Joyride
I found your note
In the office of your parents’ home
What a way to go
Hopeless and completely alone
You said I’m so expendable
Your handwriting’s hard to read
It’s beautiful just hard to read

I was in the backseat of your joyride
Always changing lanes
I never really knew why

You saw the worst in me
And I think you were right
So say it to me one more time
You won’t get better if you
Stay here forever
And did you really think that
If you leave you can’t come back
You won’t get better if you
Stay here forever

I spoke with your ghost every night this week
She’s telling me the most terrifying things
When she’s gone I’ll miss her
A silhouette of you
Opacity’s twin sister
Translucent and blue

All of your life long friends
Saw the back of your hand
But you were always like that
You were always like that
Track Name: Hurricane ft. Kelly Corfield
Sunlight through the window
Casts a shadow on the box of you mother’s records
The ones we used to listen to
When everything was out of place and perfect
I’m drunk and I might drive home
Crash into the light
At 20th and Park
Feel my ribcage splinter and crack from the impact
And wonder where you’re at

The clouds roll in
And take the city by storm
Rain will excavate a path
To your apartment floor
You were never
A sincere lover but I tried
I tried to keep you warm
From the cracks in the ceiling
To every evening I spent with you
Couldn’t forget if I wanted
I couldn’t forget if I wanted
San Francisco air hits my cheeks
From your open balcony
What was I supposed to think

And oh, I can feel you coming down like a hurricane
And I will lie without a sound
And you’re right, you’re right, you’re right
I missed the last chance I had
You’re so incomplete
And scattered to the wind
Take me out at 4 AM
To the water
Push me in
Lie to me, say you can’t swim

Did you really think this was in our control?
It’s not like we didn’t try our best to mend it
Did you really think we could wait out this storm
‘Cause these waves will drag you down if you let ‘em
Track Name: Cut Short
Well I need a break
From hearing all bad news as you lay sedated
and I can’t take one more
“Maybe we consider options” conversation
I’m trying to be brave
But it’s hard to be so strong
When the ones you love
Are standing in their graves

Well I guess I’ll love you while I can
If I let you go, try to understand

It’s here again
The feeling I got three years ago when you left
It grips my chest and slowly caves it in
I’m helpless to help her
My hands on the hospital bed where she sleeps
She’s fading

‘Cause you’re a part
Of something I can’t say
But love is for the living
And for walking away

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