Swing For Fences

by Metrofique

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Metrofique is the new collaboration of two of San Diego's most creative and original songwriters, Steven Bradford and Gabe Lehner. With both songwriters heavily influenced by The Beatles, Metrofique has many Beatles-esque moments in their music, but put in the context of more modern indie rock the likes of The Shins, Coldplay, and Death Cab For Cutie. The eleven songs on the duo's debut album, Swing For Fences, are not only sure to be on a constant loop in your head after hearing them, but they will make you feel good...really good. Metrofique offers a much needed blend of the simplicity and folkiness of the acoustic "coffee shop" sound with the production and arrangement of bands like Radiohead and The Beatles, providing a fresh yet familiar sound with mass appeal. Their debut album, Swing For Fences, is completely a DIY effort recorded by the duo at Gabe's home studio, making Metrofique as indie as they come. And it looks like they will be here to stay.

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released October 5, 2009

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Track Name: This Knocked Down
You never hold your head up. Does it bother you to smile over this face with you now? I'll break this bottle, drink it down. And I don't want to think tonight that my mistakes are around. And you wake with the mirror in your lap, and hate what you see there looking back. And you hope that your eyes deceive you now, and you don't let them see you this knocked down. I want to take a part of me and pump it in to someones heart, let it flow from end to end. I see that old has been renewed, and through the crawl you can't hold on, but you see me crackin......crackin up. And you wake with the mirror in your lap, and you take as you know you're looking back. And you hope that your eyes deceive you now, and you don't let them see you this knocked down. Do you lie when you say you're fine? Do you lie? Do you lie to me all the time? Do you lie just to hide your eyes? All the time? You never hold your head up, does it bother you to smile over this face with you now? And you wake to the mirror in your................... And you hate what you see there looking back, and you hope that your eyes deceive you now. And you don't let them see you this knocked down.
Track Name: Chain That Ends
So here I am, fumbling all my words again, but I'm not going back to ways things used to be for me. So here I go, the audience waits patiently to witness my demise. It always seems so cold to me. Where does this illusion end for us? How do I die right? I've seen the chain that ends a million miles from home. We spend all our time just waiting for the end. Another day begins, I find nobody there to hold me up or help me make amends. I am disillusioned from this game, and how can I die right? So here I go. I write how I think I feel, but who can really know? Is this life I live my own? And here I know the audience waits patiently, and will they get my life back on track, I seem to see. Where does this illusion end for us? How can I die right? I've seen the chain that ends a million miles from home. We spend all our time just waiting for the end. Another day begins, I find nobody there to hold me up or help me make amends. I am disillusioned by this game. How can I die right?
Track Name: Goodbye Blue Skies
Late at night, all alone, I never knew I had a light tucked away behind the safe I find. Goodbye blue skies, seems all we've got is grey. How long till sun shows it's burning face? Picked it up, plugged it in, and still I feel like I'm a child reaching out, clutching it. I haven't felt right in awhile. Goodbye blue skies, seems all we've got is grey. How long till sun shows it's burning face? You used to keep me sane from the demons that were in my brain. What a light you were, and now you're back. You're burning pain away. And you help me fall to sleep. And you bury thoughts that fester deep of my porcelain king. You shield me while I slumber free. My body is burning darling. I need a lesson for you now. Late at night, all alone, I never knew I had a light tucked away behind the safe I find. Goodbye blue skies, seems all we've got is grey. How long till sun shows it's burning face?
Track Name: Adrian
You can tune me out, I wouldn't be surprised. Lately you don't laugh or look me in the eyes. Somethings off and you show it, you've got to know it too. I see your life once lost, it's sad, but it's true. The skin beneath your clothes is barely even you. Don't tell me that you're trying when I see you're lying down. You are half way toward six in the ground. You can't have heaven for free, come down, come down. You look like hell and you need to come down, come down......before you hit the wall, Adrian. You feed your arm more pain, and look what it's done. You've given up on love, you've started to run. Somethings wrong and we know it, gotta see it's showing you. God, I know you're scared, and I'm scared too. You can't have heaven for free, come down, come down. You look like hell and you need to come down, come down. You can't have heaven for free, come down, come down. You look like hell and you need to come down, come down......before you hit the wall, Adrian.
Track Name: Hollow
So you say sometimes you don't feel right, losing sleep to thoughts that creep inside. So you say you think there's no end in sight. Face that fear, darling, you have to fight. I love you and wish you well, you'll be fine, I can tell. You're gonna get out of this hollowed-shell prison cell. Everyone everywhere has got some things they don't share. Everything's gonna be what we know it ought to be. Nicotine helps the dumb the feelings down. Alcohol frees you from darkest clouds. When you wake up from your forced-fed haze you will see clear heads make cloudless days. I love you and wish you well, you'll be fine, I can tell. You're gonna get out of this hollowed-shell prison cell. Everyone everywhere has got some things they don't share. Everything's gonna be what we know it ought to be. I know you know we're drowned out, but you want me. I feel your pain when we live like have no name. I know you know, even though we've not met, I feel your pain.
Track Name: Let Your Hair Down
Hey, you can let your hair down now. I think that you should let it out. Say it's too much too soon now, but you're one I can't forget about. It's like a drug straight to my blood. Why won't you let your hair down? Wait, this is how the best men fall. I never thought I'd feel it now. Take in a breath and breath it out. I wonder where's the ground now. It's like a drug straight to my blood. Why won't you let your hair down? It's like a drug straight to my blood. Why won't you let your hair down? Hey, you can let your hair down now. I think that you should let it out. Say it's too much too soon now, but you're one I can't forget about.
Track Name: Something's Gonna Happen Soon
You've got a notion great as the ocean. You're gonna live your life instead of hoping. This wishful thinking kills your achieving. You wander all around instead of leaving. You've gotta change your pace if you expect her back. Something's gonna happen, something's gonna happen, something's gonna happen to you now. Keep your eyes on the prize cause something's gonna happen soon. You got a feeling making it real, and you gotta find out why can't you steal it. You got a note and you don't believe it. You say you wonder why was she leaving. You've gotta change your ways if you expect her back. Something's gonna happen, something's gonna happen, something's gonna happen to you now. Keep your eyes on the prize cause something's gonna happen soon. Don't be afraid of it. You were meant to be amazing. Nobody said it was easy when you want it all. You've got a notion great as the ocean. You're gonna live your life instead of hoping. This wishful thinking kills your achieving. You wander all around instead of leaving. You've gotta change your ways if you expect her back. Something's gonna happen, something's gonna happen, something's gonna happen to you now. Keep your eyes on the prize cause something's gonna happen, something's gonna happen, something's gonna happen to you now. Keep your eyes on the prize cause something's gonna happen soon.
Track Name: Lady On The Outside
Fumbled her words and watched them hit the floor in piles. The parts you heard weren't supposed to force a smile. Way familiar. Nothing left but empty baskets, lady on the outside. All alone, lady on the outside. Burnt out on trying to please everyone, and it shows. Spend too much time feeding all the dogs bones. Scared of failure, scared to run, but scared of staying lady on the outside. All alone, lady on the outside. She lies, she lies, she lies, she lies. She lies, she lies, she lies, she lies. So far, so good, gathering the strength to go. She knows she should, but it's hard when you feel made of stone. Unfamiliar, she won't let the world break her back, lady on the outside. All alone, lady on the outside. Lady on the outside.
Track Name: Over Love
You say that it's over, over, love, but I'll do what I can. I promise you sober, sober love, I'll do what I can. When we were happy, were you sad? All that time were you mine? And through the laughter did you cry? All that time, were you mine? I know I'm not perfect, perfect love, but I'll do what I can. I'm giving you reasons. Hear them love. I'll do what I can. In you the sun shines, shining love, so I'll do what I can. Lets start this over, over love. What a beautiful plan. When we were happy, were you sad? All that time were you mine? Through the laughter did you cry? All that time, were you mine? In you the sun shines, shining love, so I'll do what I can. Lets start this over, over, love. What a beautiful plan.
Track Name: Wits End
Give me a sign like raindrops, show me the eye of time. I hope you can explain it best cause I'm at my wits end. People believe in strange things I never understood. Give me a reason for this rhyme. I'm breaking up, my hands tied. What can you say? Why should I come around? Tell me your name and when you're coming back. How can you save? And how can I turn around? What could I say? Show me what grace is like, oh no. And when are you gonna come? Show me a life, not diamonds, cause I've been bled dry and stoned. I knew you could explain it best cause I'm at my wits end. Where did you go? Am I alone? I am a man undone. Give me a reason in due time, I'm breaking down, I'm tongue-tied. What can you say? Why should I come around? Tell me your name and when you're coming back. How can you save? And how can I turn around? Show me your face. Show me what grace is like, oh no. And when are you gonna come? What could you say? Why do we come around? Tell me your name and when you're coming back. How can you save? And how can I turn around? Show me your face. Show me what grace is like, oh no, no, no. When you coming home?
Track Name: Swing For Fences
Don't want to swing for fences that I will never climb. Don't want to waste my time. And are we ever gonna find where we are? Where we are? Don't want to make a mess when I might not clean it up. I don't want you to rush. I want to lay here in the sun where we are. Where we are. I want it, you've got it. You're all I need. There is a new song we can sing, won't you sing? I'm drowning, you're watching. Why don't you see? The weight of everything at once buries me. So pull me from the waves and set me free.