I Don't Still Want to Unless You Want to

by Terriers

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"What Terriers does so well is take feelings that are universally felt at one time or another and turn them into music that you can listen to over and over. The songs are so well-crafted, even listening to them as instrumentals creates a strong emotional reaction. Self-doubt, fear of loss, jealousy, anger; they all come through in equal measure throughout I Don’t Still Want To Unless You Want To."
- Music. Defined.

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released October 20, 2017

Produced and mixed by Dan Duszynski at Dandy Sounds
Dripping Springs, TX

Engineered by Bobby Lord at The Office and Birdcatcher
Chicago, IL

Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering
Chicago, IL

Danny Cohen - Guitars, Vocals
Easton Gruber - Bass, Vocals
Connor Boyle - Drums, Vocals
Nora Leahy - Keyboards, Vocals
Brandon Hunt - Guitars
Andy Masters - Guitars
Bobby Lord - Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
Dan Duszynski - Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals

Words & Music by Danny Cohen

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Track Name: Anything
I have fallen out of love so many times before
It's getting harder to discern what really hurts
Got mixed up messages and signals sent by semaphore
And I have limited ideas for what might work

Tried to fake it at a party with a friend of mine
Stuck around until the first sign of the sun
Walked her home and at the end I was left standing still
And everybody says I should be having fun

As if there's anything in this world
That could get me over that girl

My, it's gonna take some time to forget about you

I am finally beginning to appreciate
Your reaction to the reckless things I did
Still, as foolish as it was I did not deviate
I persisted til the end and that was it

Now there's fire in your lungs and you have cried enough
And I've been hauled over the coals, put on thin ice
I've been tempted more than once to break the silence up
But you could simply make an effort to be nice

As if there's anything in this world
That could get the ghost of that girl

My, it's gonna take some time to forget about you
Track Name: Never Know
The first day I met you
You were singing as you went about your work
I said "I want to sing along"
But I just whistled because I was lost for words
You danced around the back room
And I watched you, though I felt that I should not
For I should catch that overwhelming feeling
And forever I'd be got

Speak to me now
Love me somehow or go on home
Cause I can't stand to be around you
If I cannot get you all alone
Maybe we might
Start up a fire, do something wrong
But I can't bring myself to do it
Oh, I guess we'll never know

The last time I saw you
I just had to fight the urge to hold you close
I thought I saw it in your eyes
That pained restraint, you kept yourself composed
Well the way that you moved next to me
Sent a mighty, violent wind into my heart
It blew apart the wreckage
That was stopping me from letting it restart

Speak to me now
Love me somehow or go on home
Cause I can't stand to be around you
If I cannot get you all alone
Maybe we might
Start up a fire, do something wrong
But you don't have a mind to do it
Oh, I guess we'll never know

Half the time I'm guessing
And the other half I've never been more sure
But I've laid my heart out for you now
And it's that it seems was awfully premature
But really was I so far off
Can I wait until forever now to know?
Cause it seems that you and I
In other matters have such long, long ways to go

Yeah, and it's that little shred of hope
In your rejection keeps me seeking your affection
And yeah, if you'd just let up the rope
And let me fall I'd be much better off
But I guess we'll never know
I guess we'll never know
Feels like we'll never know

Speak to me now
Love me somehow or go on home
Cause I can't stand to be around you
If I cannot get you all alone
Maybe we might
Start up a fire, do something wrong
But we just ain't prepared to do it
Oh, I guess we'll never know

We'll never know

The last night I dreamt about you
I lay in your arms and you in mine
And so it all began again
Forever then were you and I entwined
Track Name: Younger
When I was a younger man
I learned to play in oceans and
We walked across the sunbaked sand
With dirty hair and steady hands

We bore excuses for our sins
And swimming suits to help us swim
Through stormy weather, heavy winds
We waded and got sucked right in

The summer sun was not enough
To stop us falling out of love

When I was a younger girl
I hadn't seen much of the world
We wasted hours, we wasted words
We guessed at what we thought would work

Wore heavy coats to stay inside
And rubber boots to keep us dry
And comely masks to hide behind
The walls we built kept us confined

The summer sun was not enough
To stop us falling out of love

I was too young
You were the one
I was too young
Track Name: Happiness
If a picture's worth a thousand words
How come I haven't a one
To articulate how mad I got
Despite how far I've come?

Seeing you embracing, arm in arm
How could I fend
But to make of you an enemy?
Cause once you were my friend

Happiness I will find
Happiness and peace of mind
If happiness don't mean nothing to you
Then happiness lies with somebody new

I've been trying to ignore you both
But man, has it been rough
Cause I'm a glutton for your punishment
I cannot get enough

If it was just a brief infatuation
I'd be calm
But it must be something more
If I still feel the need to air my qualms

Happiness I will find
Happiness and peace of mind
If happiness don't mean nothing to you
Then happiness lies with somebody new

Maybe I'm rambling on
But I really do think there's something wrong
Is it you or is it me?
Well I wish that I could tell you but you wouldn't agree
Maybe there's something I can't see

I'd only just begun to get up
From your last punch
You offered me your hand
And then you said "Let's stay in touch"

If I was waiting for an even clearer message
I've got it now
But thank god I have a leg to stand on
And I don't feel so bad somehow

Happiness I will find
Happiness and peace of mind
If happiness don't mean nothing to you
Then happiness lies with somebody new
Track Name: Resolution
I wanna stop being so stupid
I've had plenty of time to get my shit together
So you can go ahead and play cupid
But everybody knows that it won't be forever

I wanna start something
Without worrying how long it's gonna last
Cause I used to be so present
But nowadays I'm living in the past

I'd like to open my mouth
Without having rehearsed what comes out

I wanna stop calling it a failure
When something's run its course but didn't reach the finish
Just because it didn't end up in your favor
Doesn't mean that you should think that it was not a winner

If you look at it that way
You'll never have a moment of regret
But if you continue in dismay
You can be sure as hell that's what you're gonna get

I'd like to feel cozy in
The boundaries of my own skin
And oh, I'd like to see you again
Track Name: I Don't Still Want to Unless You Want to
You act so brave
But you're as quiet as a mouse
As soon as you're asked to explain it
You feign amazement
When the truth comes out
I guess you cannot be tasked with sustainment
I was lucky
Just to sit by your side
On the couch in your three room apartment
I could have kissed you
And ruined that night
But instead we sat there nestled in the dark

I don't still want to
Unless you want to
I am afraid
All of those days I spent pining away
Were a terrible waste of my youth

I think you know
How much it damages me
To see you fucking around with a friend of ours
Cause your poor excuse
That you weren't ready
Turns into me against him, and I'm losing the war
I have to say
I think you're better than that
I hope you get what you deserve, it's neither one of us
What you need now
Is a stronger man
Who understands you and would not break your trust

I don't still want to
Unless you want to
I am afraid
All of those days I spent pining away
Were a terrible waste of my youth

I shouldn't think
I'd like to see you again
I'd be so cruel to blindly welcome in that heartache
And yet I know
That that's exactly what I am
I am a fool designed to make the same mistakes

I don't still want to
Unless you want to
I am afraid
All of those days I spent pining away
Were a terrible waste of my youth
Track Name: Birdsong
Born in a nest up in a tree
No mama bird was watching over me
So when my hunger grew to great
I hatched a plan to make my big escape

I waited long atop my bough
Until the wind would send me tumbling down
I opened up and I took flight
And I soared off into the unlit night

And I know that I will find you
I'm not sure what you will say to me
I may have to fly behind you
Could be the only way that we could ever be

I can't forget how you'd unfold
Your pinions brightly colored red and gold
I had to shield my fledgling eyes
Why'd nature make such an un-winnable prize?

Well I know you're still in training
You just wanna give your heart some wings
But every time you start explaining
Little bird, your words don't seem to mean a thing

I'd like to sing for you my song
A little something I've been working on
It has a plain and simple tune
I think you'll like it, god I hope you do
Track Name: Apology
I've got no more time
To be wasting on you
There must be better ways to spend it
Better things to do

I keep busy all day
Trying to forget
For the most part I succeed
Until I fall back into bed

Where the memories slowly return
And I wonder "Will it pass, will I ever learn?"

I've had no luck so far
Shifting my thoughts
From the lies that you sold
Which I so happily bought

I've been going out at night
So tired but I can't sleep
I go running round the block
But it comes chasing after me

I've been telling everyone that I see
All about all the details so casually

Please don't say you're sorry
I don't care anymore what we do about it
I just wanna hear you say you're wrong

Our friends take me out
But none of them know what to say
So they pretend we never were
Isn't it easier that way?

If only I could do the same
But I replay every scene
And for all my good intentions
I remember everything

It comes to me when I'm dreaming of you
I know you wonder if I have been, well I often do

Please don't say you're sorry
I don't care anymore what we do about it
The moment has come and gone

I don't need to hear your
Insincere, cavalier, fake apology
I just wanna hear you say you're wrong
Track Name: What I Wanted to Say
Goodnight
I hope I see you tomorrow
Then again
I guess it's all on me to call
Right
But with the sun comes my sorrow
I'm acting like
It's even up to me at all

That night
If I had lain in the moonlight
Only for a moment more
Then would I know
Why
You had to give me the quick knife
Turning it a final time
Before you go?

I should have shut my mouth
But I was hoping you would share in my pity
I know you had a heart
But I think that it was lost in this city

Alright
If it is wrong to remember
Everything you've said and done
Until today
I
Will have to suffer September
Forgetting that you led me on
And walked away

I could have had your back
But instead dear it was all you could show me
And it isn't much to ask
For you to turn and just pretend that you know me

Love you
Love you
Do I love you?
Love you
Do I?

I hope I see you tomorrow
Track Name: When I Dream of You
When I dream of you
And I often do
I wake with wide eyes
Feeling new

When the day is done
And I lay my head
I think of all of the fights and arguments
That I could be having instead

When I dream of you
In the early hours
And I wake with you next to me
Or in my arms

You are sound asleep
But you kiss my neck
And pull me closer and hold me tightly
And tell me that you love me the best

When I dream of you

When I hide away
Only you can find
A way to get through to me
And ease my mind

When I cannot rest
It is your embrace
I pray I'm never the one to hurt you
Cause all I want is for you just to stay

When I dream of you

I see you walk through the door
And I want nothing more

When I dream of you

When I dream of you
And I often do
I wake with a full heart
When the dream is through

And though I used to doubt
I would ever feel
Such love and affection I cannot believe
But I know I'm not dreaming, I know this is real

And I still dream of you

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