Relationship Sneakers

by Goin' Places

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***RIYL Screeching Weasel, Mr. T Experience, The Queers, The New Rochelles***

About Goin' Places:

Goin' Places origins date back to May 2000. Richie, Frank and Victor got together in Victor's basement and started writing songs in their downtime from their other bands. Drawing influence from bands like Screeching Weasel and the Mr. T Experience, along with classics like the Beatles and Buddy Holly, the three friends quickly came up with a catalogue of songs.

After spending a year playing local shows the band headed out to Indiana to record their debut album at Sonic Iguana with Mass Giorgini producing. The resulting album, "Girl Songwriting 101" was released in October 2002 on Coldfront Records and featured guest vocals from Joe Queer. The release of the album was followed by shows with bands like The Queers, Teen Idols, Groovie Ghoulies, Misfits, and CJ Ramone. After a recording session with Ramones producer Daniel Rey for the song "Never Forget" the band decided to slow down and let "real life" take over. 2008 saw the Goin' Places machine rev back into action but this time in a somewhat different direction.

The band wrote and filmed two independent films which were released in 2008 and 2009. After that it was time to get back to basics and the group started work on the long delayed follow up to their debut album.

The result is a brand new 15 song album called "Relationship Sneakers". The record is a collection of songs written over the last 7 years and shows the band starting to break out of the mold from the first record while still maintaining the catchiness and accessibility of their early material.

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released February 14, 2012

Goin' Places:
Richie - Vocals, Guitar
Victor - Vocals, Drums
Frank - Bass

All songs by Goin' Places

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Richie Holes at Good Good Studios in
2009 and 2010.

Artwork by Cristy C. Road / Croadcore

2012 Bright & Barrow

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Track Name: Be With Me
"Be With Me"

The other day I met this girl
She was the cutest girl in the world
Brown hair and beautiful eyes
I think I like her more than fries

I really wanted to flirt with her
But I coudldn't think of what to say
That's because I work with her
I have to see her everyday

Oh baby won't you be with me?
I really like you, can't you see?
Come on baby, won't you be my girl?
Make me the happiest guy in the world

Very slowly we started to talk
Strictly business, nothing major was said
Then I had a dream about her
And now I can't get her out of my head

One night I drank too much
Told her I wanted to be more than a friend
But I made a fool of myself
Looks like I'm gonna be alone again
Track Name: You're Living In A Dream World
"You're Living In A Dream World"

What's going on upstairs making you think you're always right?
No matter what I say or do, we always end up in a fight
Call and ask for permission to hang out with my friends
If you think this is gonna work, well you'd better think again

Cause you're living in a dream world
And I cannot satisfy you
No matter what the hell I do
So I'll see you around

I won't just give in to you and hand over my life
I only asked you for a date, wasn't looking for a wife
You said that you didn't like my whole style of life
So I said I've had enough of this, I'm dumping you tonight

Cause you're living in a dream world
And I cannot satisfy you
No matter what the hell I do
So I'm saying goodbye
Track Name: Relationship Sneakers
"Relationship Sneakers"

She was at the mall, she saw them there
The new white sneakers that I would wear
She didn't look twice, she bought them for me that night

She came home with a shopping bag
She said "Try these on" as she ripped off the tag
I knew there was something she was trying to tell me, alright

She didn't waste a second, she pulled off my old shoes
Then threw them in the garbage all the way across the room
I said "Wait a minute...I like my Cons a lot"

Then she said
Whoa oh oh relationship sneakers
Whoa oh oh you lace them up tight
Whoa oh oh relationship sneakers
You'd better put them on or you won't get laid tonight

I heard her on the phone talking with her friend
"Dressing him up is like playing Barbie and Ken
So let's go shopping and buy more clothes for my doll"

I thought that she was only joking around
But then she came with a bag from Aeropostale
She said "Wear this...no more t shirts for you"

I wore my shoes to practice, my friends said "What are those?"
I told them that my girlfriend bought me brand spanking new clothes
They asked me where my Cons were, I tried to change the subject yea

But they said
Whoa oh oh relationship sneakers
Whoa oh oh you lace them up tight
Whoa oh oh relationship sneakers
You'd better put them on or you won't get laid tonight

Whoa oh oh get rid of those sneakers
Whoa oh oh it might start a fight
Whoa oh oh tell her you still love her
But wear your Chuck Taylors when you leave the house tonight
Track Name: Bedroom Window
"Bedroom Window"

I can see through you
You protect me from the rain
You show me the world
You let the sun shine in

Time has changed your look
Time has beat you down
All the years you shielded me
You never wore a frown

Years of filth never fade
It stays with you forever
As hard as I try to clean
It still will not get better

Life has past me by
Through my bedroom window
No one sees my pain
Through my bedroom window

I'm locked up for a while
They can't believe I was involved
No one thinks I can do it
You've been with me through it all

"You're Gonna Be My Girl"

Staring at the ceiling
Counting up the reasons
Why I should give up on you

Seems that there are plenty
Whenever I'm ready
I just have to make a move

But there's just one issue
I still wanna kiss you
And take you home with me

Next time we come back here
We'll be with each other
Yea, and everyone will see

You're gonna be my girl

Every now and then I
See things 20/20
And I realize what to do

Then I see that smile
And after a while
I can't get my mind off you

Just imagine what it
Would be like if we were
Makin' love inside my room

I'm the one who's needy
And it may sound greedy
But here's what you have to do

You're gonna be my girlfriend
And I'm gonna make it happen
so you better watch out now
Cause I'm comin' now to get you

Now it's all planned out
So just stick your hand out
And walk around with me

Everyone is looking
How did he get that girl?
Air is filled with jealousy

Let's go where it's quiet
No one will bother us
We'll do what we have to do

As you take my shirt off
I start to wake up
Some day this dream will come true
Track Name: You're Gonna Be My Girl
"You're Gonna Be My Girl"

Staring at the ceiling
Counting up the reasons
Why I should give up on you

Seems that there are plenty
Whenever I'm ready
I just have to make a move

But there's just one issue
I still wanna kiss you
And take you home with me

Next time we come back here
We'll be with each other
Yea, and everyone will see

You're gonna be my girl

Every now and then I
See things 20/20
And I realize what to do

Then I see that smile
And after a while
I can't get my mind off you

Just imagine what it
Would be like if we were
Makin' love inside my room

I'm the one who's needy
And it may sound greedy
But here's what you have to do

You're gonna be my girlfriend
And I'm gonna make it happen
so you better watch out now
Cause I'm comin' now to get you

Now it's all planned out
So just stick your hand out
And walk around with me

Everyone is looking
How did he get that girl?
Air is filled with jealousy

Let's go where it's quiet
No one will bother us
We'll do what we have to do

As you take my shirt off
I start to wake up
Some day this dream will come true
Track Name: Tongue Tied
"Tongue Tied"

She's got me tongue tied
But this one doesn't seem like last time
I know this girl who's got me tongue tied
I couldn't think of a sweeter crime

And when I see her
My palms get sweaty and my mouth's dry
I wanna tell her what's she's doing
A smile is my only outcry

I wanna tell her I love her
That I only think of her
But I can't seem to come up with the words

I wanna tell her I need her
That I wanna be with her
But I can't seem to come up with the nerve

Cause she's the one who can do it
Yea and I always knew it
From the minute I caught that little smile

She makes me so happy
To be alone with my misery
And you know I'll give one more try

And then she tells me
Says that she loves me, couldn't hurt me
Just want her to know she can take it
That it's for her to hold or break, yea

Want her to know how I see her
That I feel like I need her
And I can't seem to get her off my mind

That she keeps me awake
That she's got my heart racing
That I think about her all the time

Let her know that I'd be there
Show her how much I really care
If she'd only just give me the time

And it's not for those reasons
Now I'm begging and pleading
That you'll let down your guard just one time

And then she walks by
I'll take it slow and this time say hi
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Tongue tied
I love the girl who's got me tongue tied

She's gonna break your heart (I knew it from the start)
You come from different worlds (she's my kind of girl)
You know it's gonna hurt (but when she wears that shirt)
She's got a different lifestyle (and that cute little smile)

She'd rip the heart out your chest (but her laugh is the best)
It's not meant to be (when she looks at me)
She makes you toss and turn (a lesson I dont wanna learn)
You'll never get that girl (and that's why I love her so)
Track Name: Nobody Gives A Shit About Us
"Nobody Gives A Shit About Us"

Nobody gives a shit about us
Nobody seems to care at all
Nobody listens to our music
They'd rather buy their rap songs at the mall

Nobody likes the punk rock music
Nobody likes the punk rock show
They just come to see their friend's band play
Playing for the people that they know

Because nobody gives a shit about us
They don't care about our stupid band
They don't care about you or me or him
They'd rather see their friends then be our fan

Nobody wants to buy our music
They'd rather spend it on the rest
They'll buy their friend's brand new demo
Our scene is a popularity contest

Why do we bother making records?
Wasting our time in a punk rock band?
We're doing what we want so fuck off
(We're) having fun so we have the upper hand

We know that
Nobody gives a shit about us
And we don't really care at all
Track Name: Wonder Why
"Wonder Why"

I wonder why your life had changed
And that mine had stayed the same
Too often we had a very hard time
Is that why you are no longer mine?

I wonder why you went away
I had plenty more to say
What's going on? Why must you hide?
Why must you take that other guys side?

We were young and we had time to spare
You laughed when I said I wanted green hair
We always joked and had a great time
And then you went and said that damn line

Why?

Time had ripped us apart
We will never be the same
Now I see it's better that way
That's why life's a funny game

Now I sit and think about the past
And it's funny how I thought it would last
Our time together was time well spent
But now I realize that you're not heaven sent

Now I know why
Track Name: Just Another Girl Song
"Just Another Girl Song"

I like her, I think she's really great
I wish that she could be mine
I wanna be with her all the time

I saw her just the other day
And I found a place that I wanna stay
It's in your arms, oh come on girl

People say we belong together
I definitely agree
She doesn't feel the same way about me
I guess it's just not meant to be, oh yea
Track Name: Goin' Places
"Goin' Places"

Goin' places with our lives
I saw this girl the other day
I couldn't think of what to say
But goin' places with our lives
Track Name: Wait And See
"Wait And See"

She looks at you, you look at her
You're thinking how to talk to her
She wants you, but you can't speak
You can't think so you go take a leak

You come back, she's still there
You can't help, you still stare
You get the nerve, you walk up
She says "It took you long enough"

You say that she is looking fine
Why don't we go out just one time?
You could have a real good time with me
We could go out on the town, just wait and see
Track Name: Running Out Of Time
"Running Out Of Time"

Look at me, I'm so damn pathetic
A reject and no place in a girl's mind
Life is love and I will never get it

Cause I don't have it yet and I'm running out of time

My friends make it look so damn easy
They hang out with their girlfriends every day
I don't know how they do it

Cause I don't have it yet and I'm running out of time

As each day passes by,
I lose more and more
Time is such a factor
You only get one chance
Where do I go from here?
Dying alone is my worst fear

Every time I sing this song
More time has been lost
I wish that I could go back
And do things differently
Track Name: I Love You Girl
"I Love You Girl"

I love you girl
Track Name: Never Forget
"Never Forget"

Sitting alone
Radio real loud
Remember it like it was yesterday

Hearing those songs
Changed my life for good
More than just a band, you showed us we can do it too

Our favorite bands exist because of yours
Punk rock's the effect, the Ramones the cause
From CBGBs to overseas
You gave us musical lobotomies

Pick up a guitar and start to play
Before you it wasn't this way
We all listened and we took your cue
And now we all have something to do

Joey Ramone
Sad to see you go
But we still hear you on our stereo

You've had lots of fun
And look at what you've done
Singing for the band that made music fun again

You said you couldn't give us anything
Modest words coming from the king
We took a trip down to Rockaway
It's not the same since you went away

At every show we do the blitzkrieg bop
Sniff some glue and do the cretin hop
We wrote this in honor of you
Punk rock lives on like you wanted it to

You accepted us, now we remember you
Thank you for giving us something to do
We'll never forget the Ramones

Punk rock legends