The Boy Next Door

by Andy Gartrell

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This EP was written and recorded in a week. The subject matter is all the same but the songs are all quite different. This is my most personal release yet as it covers some of the things that i've been dealing with recently. I did seek permission from the person who most of this is about as I didn't want them have anything they didn't want published.

Unlike the Ando Volumes, this was conceived and executed very quickly. I decided to do this quickly as otherwise the lyrics in the songs wouldn't have the same meaning that they do now. It's to help give those who've been confused about where my head is at right now some insight. I'm not particularly good at saying what's up but I can write about it and then have something to be proud of.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me about them. I might not answer all of them as it's not just me that i'd be talking about but i'll do my best.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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released July 9, 2015

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Track Name: Unsatisfied
“Unsatisfied” by Andy Gartrell

(Verse 1)
I guess it’s funny how I never thought I’d see this day
Now it’s here and I don’t know what to say
I guess I got cold feet and I’m feeling blue
Cos now the shoes, that were mine, look so good on you


You’re the person that I loved when you didn’t know
When you were nothing and you didn’t know how to grow
But here we are, now you’re the one standing tall
I’m the one who’s struggling waiting for your call

(Chorus)
I never thought I’d see the day
When I was unsatisfied
And now you won’t come my way
Leaving me to hide

Is this what you wanted from the start
To know what it was like for you
I can surely tell you now
I do

(Verse 2)
You may think all you’re doing is having fun
That when everything is over and you think you’re done
That we can just go back to how we used to be

But the truth is I’m lonely, and although you say
I’m surrounded by those who love me everyday
The one love I want is the one I threw away

(Chorus)
I never thought I’d see the day
When I was unsatisfied
And now you won’t come my way
Leaving me to hide

Is this what you wanted from the start
To know what it was like for you
I can surely tell you now
I do

(Bridge)
All I wanna do is hold your hand
Fall asleep with you every night
You say that you’re here for me
Even though it’s a lie


Is this what you wanted from the start
To know what it was like for you
I can surely tell you now
I do
Oh I do

(Instrumental)

Is this what you wanted from the start
For me to understand what you went through
I can surely tell you now

I do
Oh I do
Track Name: Everyday (Piano)
“Everyday” by Andy Gartrell


(Verse 1)
Everybody’s always asking
What the hell is wrong with me?
Am I alright?? I just sit tight-lipped, stare them dead in the eyes and tell them I’m fine
Cos it’s easy


Everybody’s always got an answer
On how to live my life the best
Gotta move out, gotta move on, gotta get her off my mind, gotta get my chin up
And look straight ahead


(Chorus)
Cos there’s a world out there that I’m gonna miss
If I close my door hiding from your kiss
And the way it use to feel on my lips

So you better watch out as I set myself free, from you


(Verse 2)
Every day’s a different issue
A different scar upon my skin
Cover it up, pretend it didn’t happen
And just think what it could’ve been

One day my best friend told me
Love when ready, not when lonely
Although it hurts right now it’s not gonna last for ever
That one my mother told me

(Chorus)
Cos there’s a world out there that I’m gonna miss
If I close my door hiding from your kiss
And the way it use to feel on my lips

So you better watch out as I set myself free, from you


(Bridge)
Though I still get up at the crack of dawn
So I don’t wake up and see you’re gone
Cos I’ve got this funny thing in my head

All I wanna do is scream and shout
Punch a hole in the wall, throw my toys about
But what good will that do me now?

So I write it all down, get it out of my mind
Look at what I’ve got and see that I find
The answer staring me in the face

Time will heal
The hurt is real
But I am not alone


(Chorus)
Cos there’s a world out there that I’m gonna miss
If I close my door hiding from your kiss
And the way it use to feel on my lips

So you better watch out as I set myself free
Change for you and now for me
I’ll be better, you wait and see.
Track Name: Anymore
“Anymore” By Andy Gartrell

(Verse 1)
I can’t even look at your photo
Knowing it’s not one I took
I miss all the memories and moments
Can’t even bring myself to look

I feel like you’re living without me
Even though I’m living right next door
I hear all your laughter and smiling
And know it’s not me anymore

(Chorus)
I still see your face
Peering through my door
Telling me goodnight
But not I love you anymore

(Verse 2)
I think about what would’ve happened
If I’d not broken your heart
Would this still have ended
Would we still have drifted apart

You were once my lover
My best friend too
I wish that I could show you
How much I really love you

(Chorus)
I still see your face
Peering through my door
Telling me goodnight
But not I love you anymore

(Bridge)
Do you miss the things that I miss?
Do you feel the things that I feel?
Do you know what I’m like?
Or do I hide it all too well

(Chorus)
I still see your face
Peering through my door
Telling me goodnight
But not I love you anymore

Telling me goodnight
But not I love you anymore

But not I love you anymore
Track Name: The Boy Next Door
Dear Andy
I’m confused about how this all started
I know that I like you and I’m leading you on so don’t be broken hearted.

I’m coming to terms with the facts in my head now that they are the same as my heart
I’m staring at you just thinking about how to play this part


I’ve never been the one to fall in love before
You listen when I’m sad and I want you more
I hope you understand me when I say just give me time
I’m waiting for the day until know you’re mine



Dear Andy I’m (just) so happy about the time that we’ve shared
I know that you’re nervous after 3 months together you’re starting to get scared.

The world might feel all dark at times but the future’s looking bright
I’m at the end of the tunnel. I’ll be your guiding light


I know that we are young and our foolish hearts
Can’t always tell right and wrong apart
I’m strapped in beside you on this roller-coaster ride
I love you like crazy so stay with me tonight



Dear Andy
I know something’s not right but I don’t know where to begin
Again you tell me “just don’t worry about it” but when you do, nobody wins

Do you want to miss me or do you want to kiss I can’t tell, I’m so confused
Is there somebody else you haven’t told me about.
Look at me, is there somebody new?

I see the way you look at her and not at me
Am I jealous, or going crazy
I’ve got a few suspicions but I hope that I’m not right
I still love you Andy, please know that I tried



Dear Maddie, you remember the night you fell in love with me?
We cuddled together in your best friends bed at quarter to 3
You didn’t want to close your eyes cos you’d lose a second or two
You didn’t mean to say it when you said “I love you”


I know that I’m not perfect and I didn’t give you
Everything you needed when I was with you
Hear me as I try to make amends for what I’ve done

I don’t know what I want but I know I need you
By my side through it all, but now I see you now
Are stronger than me and now you’re moving on

This will be the final letter
As move on forward, trying to make things better

Yours

The boy next door
Track Name: Everyday (Looped)
“Everyday” by Andy Gartrell


(Verse 1)
Everybody’s always asking
What the hell is wrong with me?
Am I alright?? I just sit tight-lipped, stare them dead in the eyes and tell them I’m fine
Cos it’s easy


Everybody’s always got an answer
On how to live my life the best
Gotta move out, gotta move on, gotta get her off my mind, gotta get my chin up
And look straight ahead


(Chorus)
Cos there’s a world out there that I’m gonna miss
If I close my door hiding from your kiss
And the way it use to feel on my lips

So you better watch out as I set myself free, from you


(Verse 2)
Every day’s a different issue
A different scar upon my skin
Cover it up, pretend it didn’t happen
And just think what it could’ve been

One day my best friend told me
Love when ready, not when lonely
Although it hurts right now it’s not gonna last for ever
That one my mother told me

(Chorus)
Cos there’s a world out there that I’m gonna miss
If I close my door hiding from your kiss
And the way it use to feel on my lips

So you better watch out as I set myself free, from you


(Bridge)
Though I still get up at the crack of dawn
So I don’t wake up and see you’re gone
Cos I’ve got this funny thing in my head

All I wanna do is scream and shout
Punch a hole in the wall, throw my toys about
But what good will that do me now?

So I write it all down, get it out of my mind
Look at what I’ve got and see that I find
The answer staring me in the face

Time will heal
The hurt is real
But I am not alone


(Chorus)
Cos there’s a world out there that I’m gonna miss
If I close my door hiding from your kiss
And the way it use to feel on my lips

So you better watch out as I set myself free
Change for you and now for me
I’ll be better, you wait and see.