From Where I Stand, the Sky is Falling

by Trycheck

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Trycheck has a bad year.

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released November 13, 2015

Michael Trycieckyj - Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Theremin, Melodica, Mandolin, Harmonica, Trumpet, Vibraphone, Viola

Jason Shu - Cello 1, 6, 10, 13
John Hyland - Guitar, Vocals 5
Alex Walker - Tenor Saxophone 5
Catelyn Huang - Violin 13
Jessica Crum - Vocals 13

All songs written and arranged by Michael Trycieckyj
Track 5 written with John Hyland

Produced, recorded, mixed, mastered by Michael Trycieckyj

Additional drum tracking assistance thanks to Matthew Trycieckyj, who also handled photography and video

Artwork by Nicholas Trycieckyj

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Track Name: Shadows
Stepping out of the shadows that you cast on my life
It’s the words that you gave to me that keep me up at night
I kept quiet for too long, the sound will break down the walls
What does it take to show you that I’ve been here all along?

Your hard, hard head keeps on getting in the way
My mind won’t speak what my heart’s just trying to say and
I can’t stay here, no I don’t think that I should
When I’m just waiting in the dark

I am so relieved by the sun’s warm embrace on what I’d once believed to be a godforsaken place
If I had the time or the means, I would bring this to where you are
I’ve got this need to prove that I can go just as far as you

Your hard, hard head keeps on getting in the way
My mind won’t speak what my heart’s just trying to say and
I can’t stay here, no I don’t think that I should
When I’m just waiting in the dark

Stepping out of the shadows and into the light
It’s something you gave to me that gets me through the night
Track Name: Help Yourself
She lived around the corner, the girl with flowers in her hair
I’ve been waiting hours and hours to find a mirror in my stare
And now I’ve come to terms that you must be on your way
To a life of better things, crowded streets and a grimy city

Remember when I said I’d do anything for you?

Can you hear what I’m trying to say? I’m calling, I’m calling
If memory is what is dying today, then I’m sorry, so sorry
That I can’t save you from yourself but this might

What does forever mean to someone who never has the time?
And as we slip and fall, we’ll never turn back at all

If I told you that I needed you, then you’d know I’m crazy
And it’s a damn dirty shame that we’ll be remembered this way

Can you hear what I’m trying to say? I’m calling, I’m calling
If memory is what is dying today, then I’m sorry, so sorry
That I can’t save you from yourself but this might help
Track Name: Get Down, Get Out
Keep on, keep on this straight push right to the end
Fools rush in where angels dare to tread
I get down and I get so out
In a place so shallow, I’d much rather drown

Oh maybe baby, I can’t live this way
You’ve gotta help me out

In a world that keeps turning around,
It’s hard to feel right when you’re upside down
When you’re upside down

They’re preaching to the choir but you know I can’t sing anymore
They’ve got their heads so high and away from the floor
I’m imagining fondly a better time and better place
Yet I feel so guilty wishing all my time away

Oh maybe baby, I can’t live this way
Maybe baby it’s getting late
You’ve gotta help me out

Cause in a world that keeps turning around
It’s hard to feel right when you’re upside down
When you’re upside down
Track Name: Paranoid
When it comes right down to it, there’s nothing wrong with me
When I start to think to myself, the whole world’s laughing at me
I can’t be left alone ‘cause I’m afraid of the dark
I think my problem is that I’m paranoid

I’m paranoid
Track Name: Here
The morning sky is fading from black to blue, from me to you

It was a Sunday afternoon on these uneven streets
Where we exchanged small words as we finally did meet
And you may not have seen just what it meant to me
It was the coldest winter that I had in years

I felt fine for the first time in a long time
But I know there’s nowhere to go with this so
Track Name: Motions
Give me something simple, that’s all I need
Give me some way to feel, could you remind me
It’s not the way that I felt that night but it’s the way that I feel right now
I’m starting to realize that there’s something missing here

Lately I’ve been going through motions
And so far I find I’m hardly moving at all

I dream in color but I’m living in some kind of grey
I can’t stop thinking over and over about yesterday
I stare out these windows, I walk down these halls
The only thing I see is that there’s nothing here at all

Lately I’ve been going through motions
Lately I’ve been blocking out the notions
That maybe I’m waiting on your call
So far I find I’m hardly moving at all

I can’t tell if I’m standing still or if the world’s moving too fast
I can’t tell if I’m standing still or if this one will last
Track Name: Disconnected
What a strange reunion, how long has it been
It’s getting harder to breathe here with apathy in the air

No it don’t mean a thing to me, what they said on their TVs
And when we’re all in the same room, I feel so disconnected from you

These seasons flash by faster and faster and I can’t remember a thing
It’s like those off-handed conversations when I barely knew your name
And now I’m hopelessly hoping that we could become something so much more
I wanna watch the snow fall from the outside since we’re hiding here indoors

No it don’t mean a thing to me, what they said on their TVs
And when both in the same room, I feel so disconnected from you

Hello, is there anybody home tonight?
Hello, is there anybody home tonight?
I’m pacing the floor, all night long just waiting on your call
And truthfully I am so alone tonight.

I feel so disconnected from you
Track Name: When You Were Mine
There once was a time I felt so alive
But now I’m in the belly of the beast
That consumed what once was my life
And every day is a shade of grey that carries me away
The patterns in this dull routine are so simple on repeat

Finding beauty in this repetition, like a song waiting to be sung
I need something that can hold me together before I come undone

There are no voices inside my head but something’s calling out to me
They’re like words that I’ve never read though it comes so naturally
I heard your songs about longing for love and I could sing along
We could both be lonely together as our dreams dissolve, dissolve, dissolve

Finding beauty in this repetition like a song waiting to be sung
I need something that can hold me together before I come undone
Track Name: Wait
Wait, before you go
I just wanted to let you know
That I am not afraid but I am concerned
Concerned for you and the rest of your life
So take some time before you turn out that light

Outside the rain is falling on your window
Are you holding on in fear of letting go?
I can’t bear to see you go too late
It’s not for me but for your own sake

Sometimes I think I miss the abuse
But I can never let that become true
Track Name: Sucker Punch
My eyes are heavy as my breath
As I fill my lungs with the smoky air of this house of death
It’s superficial, overrated and antiquated
But I’m a sucker and you’re the punch

Behind closed doors I feel so open and I’ll let you in until we find a light
‘Cause these crowds and rooms don’t mean a thing to me despite what I’ve been led to believe

Look how far we’ve come, trails of dust leading into the sun
And as we burn up like stars, I’ll pretend that we were so much more than we are

I’d much rather be in the safety of a room where I know we’ll both be
So I’ll take to these uneven streets that’ll guide me to a place I’ll call home tonight

And If I seem to fall too hard,
I’m a sucker and you’re the punch
Track Name: Shine On Me
Out from the black of the center of the universe, a room with no space for me
I saw you standing from what seemed so very far away
And I dreamed that one day, we’d collide
But you went right and I went left and everything since then has felt so wrong
But I think it’s time to awake ‘cause I’ve been sleeping for far too long

Without the days the nights get so much darker
And I’m trying, trying to find a light

Far, far away from what I used to know
Solace and security mean nothing on my own
From where I stand, the sky is falling down
But perspectives are misleading. My time, it is fleeting
But I’ll stay to pick up the pieces that I was prepared to leave so far behind

Without the days the nights get so much darker
Oh the moon and the stars will help us find our way
In due time, I will find a light

Trying to find, trying to find, trying to find a light

Turn around, shine on me