Music Home Lyrics About Contact Media Home News Shows Shop

December

by Lovelast

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $5 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Physical copy of "December" with artwork by Ben Gillin of benmaru.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of December via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $8 USD or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 10 Lovelast releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Beauty and the Fire, Awake, Halfway to You, Home Again, Pt. 1, Happy, San Francisco, Home, Promises, and 2 more. , and , .

      $10.75 USD or more (50% OFF)

     

1.
01:05
2.
03:53
3.
04:00
4.
05:10
5.
05:05
6.
03:34
7.
00:32
8.
9.
03:48

credits

released December 1, 2011

--
All songs written by Chase Jenkins

Produced by Chase Jenkins

Engineered by Chase Jenkins with additional engineering by David Howard and Derrick Huang

Recorded in Houston, TX at Hyde Park Studio, The Basic Block, Red Tree Recording Studio, Tight Sound Studio, and David Howard's Living Room

Mixed by Joshua Moore at Thundervolt Mixing Haus, Houston, TX

Mastered by Bob Boyd at Ambient Digital, Houston, TX

Vocals: Chase Jenkins
Background Vocals: Chase Jenkins, Lindsey Kidd, and Derrick Huang
Keys, Programming, Acoustic Guitar, and Percussion: Chase Jenkins
Electric Guitars: Taylor Johnson
Bass: Ryan Owens
Drums: Dan Hamilton

Additional acoustic guitar on Someday: Derrick Huang
Additional electric guitars on Less Than Alive: Greg Everett

Artwork by Ben Gillin

lovelast.com

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Lovelast San Francisco, California

Formed in Houston, Texas, and now based in San Francisco, Lovelast is the work of singer and multi-instrumentalist Chase Jenkins, whose songwriting and production style range from cinematic and soaring to minimalist and intimate.

contact / help

Contact Lovelast

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: December
the times I remember are far more than embers of
long lost nights in silent December
when we'd sit there in our childish liturgy

when the hand I was holding was the hand that was scolding me
and I let go in the moment you were trembling
to see if you would get up off the floor

and I'm in love with the you I knew before

and in my mind you inscribed every contour of
thick disguise that encased your sorrows
as you whispered, "forever I am yours"

then drive I did when your words weren't so welcoming
and I gave up as the sun was beckoning
the sky to scream in colors from me you'd torn

and I'm in love with the you I knew before
and I don't know if I'll love you anymore

soft and sweetly, too discreetly
hide me from your loves anew
come December I'll remember
everything they never knew

I'm in love with the you I knew before
and I don't know if I'll love you anymore
cause I'm in love with the you I knew before
and I don't know if I'll love you anymore

waste, don't waste my time
tear your heart from mine
save your energy for the next love you'll run away from

the times I remember are far more then embers of
long lost nights in silent December
when we'd sit there in our childish liturgy
Track Name: On My Mind
I can't get you off my mind today
it's funny how we learn to say the things that push us far away
from all we want and all we shouldn't need
but you're all I want and everything I want to be

and she said, "did you hear the sky is falling?
and no one's come to save me from your face"
and he said, "did you see the sun stop burning
when it stepped outside and saw an angel fall from grace?"

and some days there is nothing left to say
so I sit and dream and make believe that you are not so far away
from all I want and all that I should need
now all I want is something I can't be

and she said, "did you hear the sky is falling?
and no one's come to save me from your face"
and he said, "did you see the sun stop burning
when it stepped outside and saw an angel fall from grace?"

broken and crawling out
a token of all your doubt
chasing the fear within
and fighting the tears without

and she said, "can't you see the shame I hide?
no, cause you're too wrapped up and tangled in your travesty
of a life you say you want to leave behind
and so you'll run away and leave you on my mind
on my mind..."

I can't get you off my mind today
Track Name: Someday
don't ask me what my name is
or I'll never cry again
don't tell me what the day is
or I may never let go again

and if you feel the same as I do now
would you wait another moment for me now?
don't give away the truth yet
just wait a little longer now

cause someday we'll be in love
and they'll wonder what could keep us apart
cause someday I'll find the trust
to let you hold this fragile heart
cause someday I will wander your way
but today I'll stay

you wonder at my reason
I wander in your eyes
I'd tell you I'm not ready
I'd tell you but I'd lie

I'm letting go of what's behind me now
so wait another moment for me now
I'd give away the truth, love
if I could tell you what it was

cause someday we'll be in love
and they'll wonder what could keep us apart
cause someday I'll find the trust
to let you hold this fragile heart
cause someday I will wander your way

wait, wait - love stay
I've tried but is it too late?
wait, wait - someday
just not this time, no it's not the same

can't you see I'm falling apart
cause, lover, I don't know where you are
but someday they won't keep us apart
cause, lover, you'll have stolen my heart

(wait, wait - love stay
I've tried but is it too late?
wait, wait - someday
just not this time, no it's not the same
wait, wait - love stay
hold tight until I speak your name
wait, wait - one more day
and you're mine)

but if you feel the same as I do now
would you wait another moment for me now?
don't give away the truth, love
just wait a little longer

cause someday we'll be in love
and they'll wonder what could keep us apart
cause someday I'll find the trust
to let you hold this fragile heart
cause someday I will wander your way
but today I'll stay
Track Name: Twenty Years
wonder when it stops
beating 'round the moments
wonder whose the fault
beating down the bushes

was I all to blame?
all I wanted was to be the rain running down your face
if I have to change
twenty years could all be gone today

tell me when it hurts
all the pulls and pushings
beneath your skin I've found
a memory worth eliding

take back all my shame
all I wanted was to be the dirt you walked on every day
if I can be plain
twenty years is a long, long time to throw away

are you worth it?
no, you - you're worth it?
you can't be
are you worth it, worth it?
no, you - you're worth it.
you're worth it?

was I all to blame?
all I wanted was one small glance to say it was ok
if this is what it takes
twenty years will all be gone today

are you?
you're worth it
you're worth it
Track Name: Turn
wait while the moment falls apart
cause I'm still getting past this part
your eyes will never look on mine
except with secondary sight

maybe we were right
maybe I was wrong
only time can tell, but time is gone

so turn
turn me upside down until I catch my breath
spin me all around until there's nothing left
but everything we were and everything that never can be again
come on, love, and turn

put back the pieces that you stole
all but the center of my soul
take back the words you try to hide
cause the love you claim I've found impossible to find

turn
turn me upside down until I catch my breath
spin me all around until there's nothing left
but everything we were and everything that never can be again
come on, love, and turn
come on, love, and turn

love, you've got another try
but I'm still fighting for my life
turn, turn me upside down
until I catch my...

spin me all around until there's nothing left
but everything we were and everything that never can be again
come on, love, and turn
come on, love, and turn
Track Name: Less Than Alive
these are the words I want to say:
darling, I loved you, but it's not the same
you waited far too long to see
and now it's your own fault that we can never be

I didn't ask you for your help
I never begged to see you in my dreams
and I would die before falling to my knees for you
and love, here's your chance to be free from actuality

it's a mistake
it was a chance we'd take
we bend and then we break
this is the line
for ever a day goes by
that we're less than alive

I just have to close my eyes to see
your brilliant lies that twist and turn inside of me
you're running me through with open arms
but you had your chance and now it's my turn to move on

it's a mistake
it was a chance we'd take
we bent and now we break
this is the line
for ever a day goes by
that we're less than alive

for days and nights I'd lie awake
and feel your hand brush on my face
and there I'd wait, but there you'd stay
content in all your misplaced faith
there's nothing I want more
than to tear you from my heart with a fatal blow
get out of my mind - you've lost your hold
and there's nowhere for us to go but down again

it's a mistake
it was a chance we'd take
we bent and now we break
this is the line
for never a day goes by
that we're more than a lie

it's a mistake
this is a chance I'll take
to save me from your face
this is the line
for ever a day goes by
that we're less than alive
Track Name: Right
you waste the dawn cause you're wide awake
but sleeping still inside
I'm wasted now and too far gone
to hold on to my pride

what would it take for you to come here?
what would it take for you to lose your fear
to give into this life?
what would it take for you to be here -
just be here by my side?
what would it take for this to be clear -
that I would throw this life away
if you would say you feel the same?

I taste your breath from miles away
keeping me alive
just face the truth that this is not fake
and forget all their lies

what would it take for you to come here?
what would it take for you to lose your fear
to give into this life?
what would it take for you to be here -
just be here by my side?
what would it take for this to be clear -
that I would throw this life away
if you would say you feel the same?

you know that this isn't in your mind
so don't give in now, love, please don't hide
we're almost leaving them behind
just take my hand and you'll know it's right