Never Turn Around

by Jesse Dylan & the Scaredy Cats

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thank you greg holden for lending me your guitar.
thank you gina for everything else.

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released October 13, 2016

vocals/guitar/bass/drums/harmonica - jesse dylan
organ/backing vocals - dave cohen
additional backing vocals - lelia broussard + gina schiappacasse

engineered + mixed by john thayer
mastered by tj lipple
recorded at thump recording studio in greenpoint, brooklyn
produced by jesse dylan & john thayer

cover photo by shervin lainez

all songs by jesse dylan & the scaredy cats
in memory of david kristin

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Track Name: Self-Obsessed
in the autumn riding along
on the stereo playing our song
got you out of your little town
got me out of the city for now
in the wagon windows down
in the basement rolling around
and i held you in my arms
nothing could ever do us no harm
no one could ever keep us apart but

we could never last
i was self-obsessed
making my little world
and you were the girl that i liked best
we could never last
i was self-obsessed
you were adorable
but i was self-obsessed

in the summer running round in the rain
couldn't help but get us swept away
loved you like an old friend of mine
loved you like i couldn't help but crying
making patches stitching 'em on
after practice i'll play you a song
at the show you'd stand to the side
loved you with everything inside
loved you maybe til the day we died but

we could never last
i was self-obsessed
making my little world
and you were the girl that i liked best
we could never last
i was self-obsessed
you were adorable
but i was self-obsessed

and if i had the chance again i'd hold you tight
and if i had the chance again we'd drive all night

getting lost in a northern town
in the backseat rolling around
had a pretty flower in your hair
million miles an hour not a care
in the summer running round in the rain
couldn't help but get us swept away
loved you like an old friend of mine
loved you like i couldn't help but crying
loved you maybe til the day we died but

we could never last
i was self-obsessed
making my little world
and you were the girl that i liked best
we could never last
i was self-obsessed
you were adorable

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Track Name: Never Turn Around
going fast down the exit lane
you can outlast anyone
give it back if you meant to take
it from another lost soul like yourself
keeping it all miles away
out for a little fun
keep it for yourself, if you wait
you might as well give up your shot

keep running keep running
don't give up on yourself
keep running keep running
got no reason to doubt
keep running keep running
forget about the world
gonna leave it someday anyway babe

never turn around
from where you started out
never turn around
never surrender to anyone

headed down a twisted maze
don't get tangled up
old fear has got you in its gaze
tell it to try a little bit of the stuff
got a story that's a heavy weight
with a feather cure
got a habit that the miserable hate
it's feeling better than ever before

keep running keep running
don't give up on yourself
keep running keep running
got no reason to doubt
keep running keep running
forget about the world
gonna leave it someday anyway babe

never turn around
from where you started out
never turn around
never surrender to anyone

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Track Name: Black Coffee Rain
been trying so hard not to lose these days
been loving so much i've given away
i've been clenching my jaw even harder at night
if i don't stop soon something's gonna break

i need a friend who won't strip my paint away
been grinding teeth away beneath black coffee rain
with this black pen shaking onto the page
up all night beneath black coffee rain
black coffee rain

i've been treating my love like a kitten on the roof
cute as can be but so hard to move
i've been living on faces much happier than my heart
so no one can see it breaking apart and

i need a friend who won't strip my paint away
been grinding teeth away beneath black coffee rain
with this black pen shaking onto the page
up all night beneath black coffee rain
black coffee rain

always counting down from one
and tomorrow just won't come
and i'm shaking

i've been trying so hard not to lose these days
i've been loving so much i've given away
i've been treating my love like a kitten on the roof
caught in the sound of black coffee rain and

i need a friend who won't strip my paint away
been grinding teeth away beneath black coffee rain
and with this black pen shaking onto the page
up all night beneath black coffee rain
black coffee rain

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Track Name: Same Highway
you were young once
you can be young again
the whole world can lay ahead for you
just keep your head up
and don't get caught up
in the talk of all the ignorant fools
who can't see

we're all born free
brothers and sisters reaching for a dream
saying let it be...

cuz everyone's on the same highway
trying to make their way to that unknown place
everyone's on the same highway
doing their best with the time they've got left
each with their own story
on the same highway

she was yours once
might not be yours again
the world can turn so suddenly
can't plan it all out
the love that ran out
all that sadness can weigh you down
so you can't see

we're all born free
brothers and sisters reaching for a dream
saying let it be...

cuz everyone's on the same highway
trying to make their way to that unknown place
everyone's on the same highway
doing their best with the time they've got left
each with their own story

and tell those ignorant fools
you can forget about me
you can forget about me
you can forget about me

the ones that ridicule
you can forget about me
you can forget about me
you can forget about me

cuz everyone's on the same highway
just give 'em a chance man to do it their way

all you dignity thieves
you can forget about me
you can forget about me
you can forget about me

we had some fun for awhile
still time to make it last
no need to chase the past into view

just keep your head up
and don't get caught up
in the talk of all the ignorant fools
who can't see

we're all born free
brothers and sisters reaching for a dream
saying let it be...

cuz everyone's on the same highway
trying to make their way to that unknown place
everyone's on the same highway
doing their best with the time they've got

everyone's on the same highway
just doing the best with whatever they're paid
everyone's on the same highway
doing their best with the time they've got left
each with their own story

and tell those ignorant fools
you can forget about me
you can forget about me
you can forget about me

the ones that ridicule
you can forget about me
you can forget about me
you can forget about me

cuz everyone's on the same highway
just give 'em a chance man to do it their way

all you dignity thieves
you can forget about me
you can forget about me
you can forget about me

i've got my own story
on the same highway

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