Farewell Fighter

Farewell Fighter

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandPopPunk

Watch your ears when you step into a room full of Farewell Fighter. You might hear something you like.

Biography

One would think that being named the #1 unsigned band in the country by a nationally syndicated magazine would be cause enough for any band to call it a day and ride the waves of success. For Farewell Fighter, however, being featured as Alternative Press Magazine's top Hometown Heroes of 2010 is merely the first of many stepping-stones in a path to achieving far bigger goals in 2011 - and they're not taking their time for granted. Starting the year off with the release of their all new 7-song EP titled "The Way We Learn" and an ensuing month long tour of the eastern United States, the band have already set their sites on the west coast. Making the jump from a local band to a nationally touring force to be reckoned with is not a goal easily achieved without the love and support of true friends and fans back home. Booking their own tours, designing their own merch, even being seen walking the streets of their hometown chalking up sidewalks for upcoming shows; With a strong relationship among their fellow bands and adoring fans, FF have become known for their vigorous work ethic and undying "DIY" attitude.

With a tendency toward literal lyrical statements and guitar riffs to back them up, Farewell Fighter are winning the hearts of fans and reviewers alike via their fun live show and endlessly singable pop-rock songs. Along side solid harmonies, unforgettable melodies and solid performances from every member every show; the band seem to be on a collision course with success. Watch your ears when you step into a room full of Farewell Fighter. You might hear something you like.

Lyrics

Growing Pains

Written By: Farewell Fighter

Remember when we were young
We got so good at being bad
We would shake responsibility so carefully
And would protect everything we had

We spent our days outside
Waiting for the sun to set so our stars could shine
And we would dream of better times

Maybe I was holding on too tight

(chorus)
Every day, I get lost in a world that’s in the way
Of who I am & wanna be
Cause when I think of all the memories,
I never seem to see the missing piece
And now I’m starting to believe
That it was always me

I try not to panic
But panic is all I can do when I feel confused
I’m drowning fast in all of those sad excuses I abused

Cause all the lost balloons that you and I let go too soon
Were much too high to see

(chorus)
Every day, I get lost in a world that’s in the way
Of who I am & wanna be
Cause when I think of all the memories,
I never seem to see the missing piece
And now I’m starting to believe
That it was always me

(bridge)
It’s something so real
Something I’ll never feel
Maybe something in time I will understand
But the tables are turning
And both ends are burning
I think it’s okay cause the burning is all I have

Have I been standing in the dark too long to tell
If I’ve been living with my eyes shut tight or just hiding far too well

(chorus)
Every day, I get lost in a world that’s in the way
Of who I am & wanna be
Cause when I think of all the memories,
I never seem to see the missing piece
And now I’m starting to believe
That it was always me
I know it was always me

Well Wishing

Written By: Farewell Fighter

I wish I were pretty
I wish I were brave
I wish there was somebody left in this world I could save
And if I get to choose who I am
I’d wish I were great
But for now, I’ll take anything

It’s not just a matter of who I’ve become
I think deep in my heart I’m still way too damn young
But I’m wishing
And if wishing were worth more than wishing I’d probably grow up

Never Have I Ever

Written By: Farewell Fighter

I want a new kind of day job
The kind I don’t have to work
I wanna stand fast on the lazy side
I just might let the phone keep ringing

So leave the money on the bed
Leave inhibition at the door
Listen close you can hear me screaming
I don’t wanna dream anymore

So let me go
I’m on my own now

(chorus)
I wanna be a sports star, drive a race car
Wanna walk on the moon and do the things
I never really thought I could do
I know that maybe I’m a longshot but I won’t give up

I wanna move so fast
I wanna make this last
I’ll figure out a way that I can have the best of both
But probably not

I need to stop using words that I can’t spell
I need stop buying stock from this wishing well
If this isn’t therapy
My mind got the best of me again
(chorus)
I wanna be a sports star, drive a race car
Wanna walk on the moon and do the things
I never really thought I could do
I know that maybe I’m a longshot but I won’t give up

Step after step after step in the right direction, I’ll live it up
I know it’s only an opinion
But I bet I could rule the world

Love, Lust or Losing It?

Written By: Farewell Fighter

Well everything I’m learning has got to do with sex
And I don’t really think I’m ready for all this stress
Cause I can’t get girls to like me if I don’t learn how to dance
And with my two left feet I know, I know I’ll never stand a chance

So leave me alone, or don’t it’s up to you but tell me what I should do
With the presents on your lawn, I almost forgot how you love to lead me on
It’s alright, cause in that tight white dress, you can make me forget
I’ve been feeling depressed and lonely, you just know me

(pre-chorus)
I didn’t follow you home
I got here on my own

(chorus)
Help me, I’m not well, I can’t tell if it’s love or if I’ve lost my mind
And Oh, I know this isn’t a crime, it’s just my turn to cross the line

And it’s sad, but I’m only happy when I’m licking the wounds that you inflict
Is love supposed to be this hard, am I supposed to feel this sick
If this is the way we learn, this is a risk I am willing to take
(chorus)
Help me, I’m not well, I can’t tell if it’s love or if I’ve lost my mind
And Oh, I hope this isn’t a crime, it’s just my turn, it’s just my turn

(bridge)
And the doctors say I’m ready
They swear I’ll be well soon
Will you see all of my problems and raise me the truth
Because right now, all that I can see is you

(chorus)
Help me, I’m not well, I can’t tell if it’s love or if I’ve lost my mind
And Oh, I hope this isn’t a crime, it’s just my turn,
To make you mine

Terminal

Written By: Farewell Fighter

Why don’t we move a little bit slower next time
I’ll learn to be polite, I’ll let you sleep at night
Just let me find a way to make this right
Before you say goodbye

(Verse 1)
I guess I didn’t know
That you were meant to make me whole
A lot of my decisions are based on mistakes I can’t quite forget
But with that said

(pre-chorus)
Maybe I should try to be a man and make this up to you
I never really meant to make you sad
Is it too much to ask to just let me blame it on the fun I’ve never had
Baby, is that so bad?

(chorus)
Why don’t we move a little bit slower next time
I’ll learn to be polite, I’ll let you sleep at night
Just let me find a way to make this right
Before you say goodbye

(verse 2)
This isn’t what I thought would come of all those late night talks
I guess all the attention I paid to my dashboard was out of line
There were so many signs

(pre-chorus)
We could make it through another day, tell me what I can say
To make you believe that we should give this one more try
(give us one more try)
If it’s too much to ask before I go let’s have a toast to better times
I don’t have the time to find

(chorus)
Why don’t we move a little bit slower next time
I’ll learn to be polite, I’ll let you sleep at night
Just let me find a way to make this right
Before you say goodbye

(bridge)
We never fell out of love, its only harder cause we fell so fast
But maybe when I grow up I’ll figure out a better way I can give my intentions a rest

(chorus)
Why don’t we move a little bit slower next time
I’ll learn to be polite, I’ll let you sleep at night
Just let me find a way to make this right
Before you say goodbye to me

Where I Belong

Written By: Farewell Fighter

Connect the dots
There is a picture in these lines
My favorite parts of life are in
The nights of better sleep I never find

(pre-chorus)
But even if I don’t decide to chase my dreams
I won’t throw them away
And even if it kills me tomorrow
It’s not that bad today

(chorus)
I know we always wanna feel just a little bit
(better now and then, but it never ends)
I know we always wanna feel just a little bit
But it never ends, So just let it go

(verse)
I’d love to decide for myself how I feel all the time
But lately my mind’s been tied up like my tongue
I won’t forget everything that I went through to get here
But I haven’t decided if here is quite where I belong
I haven’t decided if here is quite where I belong

Where I Belong
(pre-chorus)
So even if my heart paid attention
I dunno what to say
But even if it kills me tomorrow
It’s not that bad today

(chorus)
I know we always wanna feel just a little bit
(better now and then, but it never ends)
I know we always wanna feel just a little bit
But it never ends, I think it’s my turn to just let it go

(bridge)
Let go, Let go
Don’t sweat the rain
Life’s not that bad today

(chorus)
I know we always wanna feel just a little bit
(better now and then, but it never ends)
I know we always wanna feel just a little bit
But it never ends, will it ever end
I know we always wanna feel just a little bit
(better now and then, but it never ends)
I know we always wanna feel

Golden

Written By: Farewell Fighter

In my short time I’ve realized that there is so much more to life
Than getting older, and getting mine
This is my ready, set, let-go attempt at finding who I am and I’ll be brief
So listen closely

I’ve learned not to talk through movies, when I still don’t know the lines
I’ve learned who not to ask advice from when I can’t make up my mind
When times get tough I’ve learned that breathing is the best thing I can do
And I’ve learned letting go of friends is something I won’t get used to

I’ve learned a fair amount about the world of women and of love
I’ve learned that money doesn’t always mean deserving one or both of the above
I’ve learned it’s hard to be alone when you’re alive
But somehow I have learned that we won’t be alone when we all reach the other side

Something in my heart is telling me I’ve learned to love who I’ve become
I know my learning isn’t done

(chorus)
But Ohhh, I’m afraid I will never quite understand, the way I wish I could
Know everything I would ever need just in case I ever lose my way

I’ve learned not to lie to people who know me better than my word
and I believe I’ve learned to filter out the voices in my head (but I’m still not sure)
I’ve learned that failure’s not an option, it’s frowned upon and rude
And giving up before the bell is something I’ve learned not to do

I’ve learned how to keep my head above the water line in desperate times
I’ve learned to swim when someone lonely ties an anchor to my legs in-spite
I’ve learned to fight, The difference between wrong and right, how to sleep at night
I still don’t have that cartridge but I’m learning how to live in black and white

(chorus)
But Ohhh, I’m afraid I will never quite understand, the way I wish I could
Know everything I would ever need just in case I ever lose my way

Golden, we are golden because we’re alive
We are nothing without our goodbyes
Illuminate our own way from inside
We shine so bright, we shine so

Discography

The Winning Team - 2009

The Way We Learn - 2011