See The World

See The World

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See The World believes that we should live our lives according to the passions we dream about--the things that make us want to wake up in the morning, or even in the middle of the night. With a sound similar to Keane, Death Cab for Cutie, or Augustana, the melodies will follow you home.

Biography

If you're reading this, it means you've taken a portion of your day to check out See The World, and for that we are in debt to you. Thanks so much for stopping by. Check back often as we are continually working in the studio.

See The World is in its infancy, and we're experimenting with possible directions we can take musically. But overall, the message will stay the same. We should live our lives according to the passions we dream about--the things we would do if we could do anything, the things we are gifted in, and the things that make us want to wake up in the morning (or in the middle of the night).

As a songwriter, I keep going back to the idea that we shouldn't waste our lives chasing the societal norm. I'm not saying everyone should go start a rock band, but I AM saying that everyone should take a step back to analyze where they are. For me, I want to write music and be a part of the crazy industry that surrounds it. If that leads me to living in a van, making $10,000 a year, and showering once a week, I will be thrilled.

So, I encourage you to take a step back from what you think you SHOULD be doing, and find out what you WANT to be doing. Maybe it's a career change, maybe it's spending a few hours a week watching classic movies, or maybe it's taking a weekend road trip to practice photography. No matter what, we should figure out a way to follow our passions and see the world that surrounds us from a new perspective.

With a sound similar to Keane, Death Cab for Cutie, or Augustana, See The World is bound to get stuck in your head!

Lyrics

By A String

Written By: Jeremy Austin Smith

Life has got you questioning
It's got you by a string
And you can't let go
While you're hiding all your dreams
In a diary next to your bed post

And I wait for you here
Oh, wait for you here

And I will help you climb this mountain
From the shore of everything that lies below
And I will help you rise beyond the
Storm that is a life that holds you down for more

Cry yourself to sleep at night
A somber lullaby is ringing on
Can it really be that this is where it leads
Hiding the dreams that come?

And I wait for you here
Oh, wait for you here

And I will help you climb this mountain
From the shore of everything that lies below
And I will help you rise beyond the
Storm that is a life that holds you down for more

Could it come true
What's in that little notebook?
Spiral-bound pages you keep far from the world
All of your hopes, please tell me what did you write
In blue lines on white

And I will help you climb this mountain
From the shore of everything that lies below
And I will help you rise beyond the
Storm that is a life that holds you down for more

Paintings On A Wall

Written By: Jeremy Austin Smith

You tell me you’ve lost all your dreams

You tell me you don’t believe

You tell me that you’re growing old

You tell me your story’s been told

Well I don’t believe
We are paintings on a wall

We can’t get down to break your fall

But we can see behind our painted eyes

Lines and colors, you won’t recognize

Well I don’t believe
You’re kissing dreams away

Shutting curtains on your stage

But tell me is this what you call growing old

Haunted

Written By: Jeremy Austin Smith

The cracks in my skin are like cracks in the floor

Been waiting all year, I’ll be waiting some more

I sit here and think of the summer we had

The winter is cold, the winter is black

And I, I’m haunted

And I, I want you
Hundreds of miles of falling apart

I’d give anything to go back to the start

Hundreds of miles but less than a day

To just hear your voice, to just see your face

And I, I’m haunted

And I, I want you
You’re in my head I can’t escape it

My mind’s eye has left me dry

The sun can (will) rise on new tomorrows

But can I stand another day?

Numbered Days

Written By: Jeremy Austin Smith

When I saw your face and the tears as they fell down

When I saw that old oak tree, the leaves they hit the ground

When I first realized that life would have its end

When I saw the tears fall down the day you lost your edge

I don’t know what to say, cause

I can’t explain the reasons

I can’t explain the seasons

And things will come and go

Though we’ll stay on our knees and bow our heads to pray

There’s a number to our days, and that’s all right with me

Each one is a gift, and brings us such great things

Like the crisp of the night, or a sparkling champagne sky

For these I give my thanks, for these I wipe your eyes

I don’t know what to say, cause

I can’t explain the reasons

I can’t explain the seasons

And things will come and go

Though we’ll stay on our knees and bow our heads to pray

We live for this moment

One day at a time

We live for this moment

You’ll know that it’s right
I don’t know what to say, cause

I can’t explain the reasons

I can’t explain the seasons

And things will come and go

Though we’ll stay on our knees and bow our heads to pray

There’s a number to our days

Broken Cities

Written By: Jeremy Austin Smith

I see the children laughing at me

They say I can’t be what I wanted

I think I’m losing, I’m swimming upstream

But I guess this battle’s just started

I’m hiding myself this morning

I’m not getting up, I’m not getting up

I’m hiding myself from the city

The city never stops, the city’s broken up

Can’t feel the ground under my feet

It feels like a race I am running

Against the clock, I’ve got to believe

What’s killing me’s worth leaving

I’m hiding myself this morning

I’m not getting up, I’m not getting up

I’m hiding myself from the city

The city never stops, the city’s broken up

It’s broken up

It’s broken up and it’s falling down

I see no life in this dead town

It’s broken up and it’s falling down

See no life

Lies lies lies

Losing To Win

Written By: Jeremy Austin Smith

Look from other angles to your eyes

To see the thoughts you try to hide

The pressure rises, you slip away

Hiding memories to mask your pain

It won’t be long now

The hurt becomes too much to bear

And I can see inside you

Through the veil, the smile you wear

Been on the fence a time or two

And jumping off was hard to do

I can see you’re there and you’re looking back

Hoping your future meets your past

It won’t be long now

Your hurt becomes too much to bear

And I can see inside you

Through the veil, the smile you wear

Shattered dreams of a future untold

What you once were sure of now is on hold

Across the table with a glossy stare

Looking for answers that won’t be there

It won’t be long now

Your hurt becomes too much to bear

And I can see inside you

Through the veil, the smile you wear

You’re cheating yourself

You’re losing to win

You’re losing your grip

And it’s so useless

Discography

By A String - Single (April 2009)
Broken Cities - EP (September 2009)

Set List

For a typical set, we play both our 6-song EP release "Broken Cities" in it's entirety, in addition to new material yet to be released. We might play a cover song, but not regularly. The set is approximately 40 minutes in length.

Songs include:

Broken Cities
Losing To Win
Haunted
Paintings On A Wall
By A String
Numbered Days
Lost At Sea (unreleased)
Clouds That Shade Me (unreleased)
Reap What We Sow (unreleased)
When It's Dark (unreleased)
The Skin Beneath The Scars (unreleased)