Patience EP

by Standard of Living

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    All proceeds from selling our music and merch at these prices will go to fund the release of music from our upcoming project. If you like the music and want to donate more than the minimum price, it would mean the world to us. Those who do--we'll figure out a special thank you gift in the near future.

      $2.99 USD  or more

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Digital download of BOTH "Patience" and "Paint the Night" EPs as well as your choice of either the green "Rainy Day" or purple "Standard Fo' Living" t-shirt, printed on Tultex brand. Photos of both shirts are above.

    You will be able to download "Patience" instantly, and within 2 days we will e-mail you a one-time use download code for "Paint the Night." You just come back to Bandcamp, enter the code, and download.

    Both shirts available in adult S/M/L--limited quantities available.

    All proceeds from selling our music and merch at these prices will go to fund the release of music from our upcoming project. If you like the music and want to donate more than the minimum price, it would mean the world to us. Those who do--we'll figure out a special thank you gift in the near future.
    ships out within 10 days

      $9.99 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
04:07
5.
6.

credits

released June 19, 2006

All music written and produced by Standard Of Living. Lyrics by Josh Rabenold. Mixed and Mastered by Chris Nagy at Select Sound Studios.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Standard of Living Buffalo, New York

contact / help

Contact Standard of Living

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: In the Palm of Your Hand
I stand next to you
And I wanted you to understand
That life is in the palm of your hand
You speak of what’s wrong
But you never notice what you have
You’d rather wonder what you lack

So you come clean
And you wait so long to be
Someone who smiles
For more than just a while
And start your life tonight

I stand next to you
And I still want you to understand
That life is in the palm of your hand

You don’t realize
What you have inside
You’ve got so much
Don’t leave the door shut
And open your life tonight

So you come clean
And you wait so long to be
Someone who smiles
For more than just a while
And start your life tonight
Track Name: Never Fade from Me
Promise fifty
Is on its way down the drain
But I plugged it up just in time
And he says that’s weak
He doesn’t know
It’s the strongest I’ll ever be
I guess it’s stronger than water and gravity
But he doesn’t realize
When you promise, you can’t compromise

Every battle is won with the toss of a coin
If all stays the same the coin is double sided
I know who’s gunna take this one
'cause at the end of the day
I’m under sheets with her voice

I’m in between two beasts
I can’t stop them from making shreds of me
I’m like a shared blanket
In frigid temperatures
It’s the hardest thing I could
To choose them over you
But sometimes I have to
Overlook them and see you

(Chorus)

I took a stand when I sat with him and said
I’m on a tight rope
With my heart in my left hand
And a piano in the other
And when I fall I’ll be caught
By the wife or my brothers

(Chorus)

I’m under sheets with her voice
That will never fade from me
Track Name: Autumn in Amherst
It’s Autumn in Amherst
And I’m wondering why
There’s no leaves on the ground
And not dark by 5
It’s dull on the east coast
And it’s why we choose rock
And time sure flies
When you’re tossing clocks

In our town, we sit around
Watching movies and hanging out
In our town we’ve imprinted
Our bodies in leather couches

It’s Autumn in Amherst
And I’m wondering why
There’s no leaves on the ground
And not dark by 5
It’s dull on the east coast
And it’s why we choose rock
And time sure flies
When you’re tossing clocks

Don’t get me wrong

In our town, we watch the rain
Turn to leaves turning into snow
In our town, we choose string and keys
Over desks and essays
I know we’ll never change
The suburbs inside us will
Never go away, never go away

(Chorus)

Don’t get me wrong
We have our fun
Don’t get me wrong
We have our fun


I know we’ll never change
The suburbs inside us will
Never go away, never go away
I know we’ll never change
The suburbs inside us will
Never go away, never go away
Track Name: The Drive
The drive is there, not a task
Just felt like we saw everywhere
And I’m glad that I can share this car with you
You speak, you speak delicately
And you’re melody is a memory
That I’ll always keep

The countryside soothes my mind
The black and yellow
They are smooth and mellow
I am calm and impatient
I guess the summer breeze
Ain’t got nothing on me

3041
I’m counting stars
I’m keeping time
For us the stars will shine
3041
I’m counting stars I’m
Keeping time

I got Jimmy Eat World on
To my favorite song
And we’re singing along
But you turned it off
And you said listen
To the silence
Yeah, there are no words left to say

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

3041
3042
3043
3044
Track Name: DMS 101 (Basic Film)
The dark is a blanket, is a blanket
The film runs at 20 frames per second
Why can’t you see
That this is more than a part of me
In the back row, sitting in the back row
The screen is filled with characters
That I’d like to know
So smooth and calm
This is where I belong

The dim light guides me down the runway
As the film takes off
The crowd’s silence is piercing
We’re living reel to reel
Watching opening credits
Should have know that they’d last this long

We dive in and somehow we’re missing
The most obvious, obvious meaning
Don’t go we still gotta figure out
The most obvious, obvious, reason

The dark is a blanket, is a blanket
The film runs at 20 frames per second
Why can’t you see
That this is more than a part of me
In the back row, sitting in the back row
The screen is filled with characters that I’d like to know
So smooth and calm
This is where I belong

We dive in and somehow we’re missing
The most obvious, obvious meaning
Don’t go we still gotta figure out
The most obvious, obvious, reason

The dark is a blanket, is a blanket
The film runs at 20 frames per second
Why can’t you see
That this is more than a part of me
In the back row, sitting in the back row
The screen is filled with characters that I’d like to know
So smooth and calm
This is where I belong
Track Name: The Valley of Dreams
The sun lays to rest
And it’s a beautiful sight
The stars bright
The sky is blessed
The moon shines so bright
And there’s so many ways you can too
And the sun, and the sun

We’re all there, the few of us
And the fire it burns as we discuss
She spends her words on me
I’m collecting them by the sentence
And I agree
She looks back down and I know she’s mine

And the sun lays to rest
And she’s a beautiful sight
Her eyes bright, I am blessed
And the moon shines so bright
And there’s so many ways we can too
And the sun, and the sun

We move to the fire
And it speaks to us in sizzle and snap
As we lay by each other
We find ourselves speaking back

Morning rays reach my eyes
Through the window I see
Blue and green compromise
And I see the heart of bliss
It’s the valley of dreams
For you and me, full of promise
She looks back down
And I know she’s mine

(Chorus)
We find the things inside us that we lack

And we move to the fire whoa
As we lay by each other whoa