We Deserve Better

by Space Cadets

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There's been a lot of changes in my life over the past few months. The week before I recorded the vocals, we had a completely different record lyrically. Some things can change so quickly, when you least expect it. However, I think that's where this EP came from- honesty in the moment. In that week before I recorded vocals, I re-wrote 75% of the lyrics because the original ones were no longer relevant to my life. The past few months have been hard but this band and this EP have kept me going. I hope these songs speak to you in some way. I hope they help you as much as they've helped me.



released June 23, 2017

Jarrett Wenzel - Drums/Vocals
Matt Trinkle - Guitar

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matt Bogacki at Blue Light Digital Sound in Mt. Holly, NJ



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Space Cadets Mount Holly, New Jersey

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Track Name: New Vermont
Here I go again
And I'm afraid it's worse than it's been
I can't lie to you
But I've been trying to

And I might go through with it
Cause I'm sick of wanting to die
Every single time the stress hits
Is this the real world?
I sure don't hope so
Cause if it goes on like this
God, I don't know
Track Name: Vanilla
5 am, concrete porch step
Barely morning, I'm adoring your new sundress
Your face glistens in the light of a new day
Your eyes hint at what your mouth can not say
Your cues I'll take, non-verbally
Follow me and close the door behind you
It's only us now

But we wake
And wonder will this last
Your move-in date is approaching
Way to fast
And it feels like the foundation has been pulled out from underneath
Oh what will I do with you that far from me?

I've had my doubts don't we all
Looks like my gut is never wrong
It's best I just move on
But it's so hard
Track Name: Disconnecting
We've been disconnecting since move in day
And I wish that I could say
Things aren't beyond repair and we'll be okay
But since you left nothing has been the same

3 years
Takes its toll on me
I can't be everything I know you need
I'm not taking this lightly
But I can't help you when no ones helping me

Cause I've been doing worse than I could ever show
My friends don't even know
So I need time to be alone
Be happy on my own
I need my time to wise up and let go

3 years
Takes its toll on me
I need to step away from everything
I'm not taking this lightly
But I can't help you when no ones helping me

Grab your keys
Get on the turnpike
I'll see you on the other side
Track Name: In the Shirt You Gave Me
Guilt makes a drive feel twice as long
One swift motion could end it all
But I'm just not that strong
So I'll go do
What I don't want to
God knows it'll hurt me almost as bad as it'll hurt you

To be honest
It's for the best
If not, I can handle it

Cause I've felt alone for so long
So there'd be nothing new
I've been longing to start over
What else can I do

So in the stairwell I broke your heart
And I couldn't falter as
Our two hands came apart
We were crying
As you asked me
"Were the 3 years and the memories all for nothing?"

And those words they fucking haunt me
Til I can't eat or sleep

Cause it's still so fresh in my head
I guess I need my space
I don't know what I'm looking for
But I can wait

It's not supposed to be easy
I can tell it won't be
Remember who's choice this was
And don't you dare play victim
When the pain comes
Cause it's bound to
Keep you up and eat at you
It's bound to make you think bad things when you've had a few

I tried to do what I thought was right
With both of us in mind
I didn't find what I was looking for
Maybe in time