Better Days

by The Wayouts

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Our one and only full-length, released in the fall of 1998. Features the single "Better Days."

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released November 1, 1998

Erik- guitar and vocals
Mcrae - drums
Scott - guitar, back-up vocals, bass on tracks 4 and 5
Mike - bass, guitar on tracks 4 and 5

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The Wayouts Chicago, Illinois

The Wayouts were a pop punk-turned emo band from Chicago that existed in the late 1990's. People still get in touch occasionally looking for our CD, so we created this page to make it a little easier to find. Feel free to get in touch with any questions. Thanks. ... more

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Track Name: Better Days
The paint is dry
And my eyes are soaking wet
You know a good lie
Has a lot of truth to it

I’ve waited my whole life
For you to get wise
But you never came around
No big surprise

Will it ever be okay
Will it ever be the same
Now that you’re not here
Now that you’re not here

Will it ever be okay
Will it ever be the same
Guess I’ll keep on praying
Praying for better days

Well, it’s Friday night
And I’m drinking with my friends
To chase away this lonely state my heart is in

And I know I’m coping out
But what else can I do
When I’m alone my thoughts
Keep coming back to you

Will it ever be okay
Will it ever be the same
Now that you’re not here
Now that you’re not here

Will it ever be okay
Will it ever be the same
Guess I’ll keep on praying
Praying for better days

I know I’ve said it all before
But I mean it this time

I’m sorry

Will it ever be okay
Will it ever be the same
Now that you’re not here
Now that you’re not here

Will it ever be okay
Will it ever be the same
Guess I’ll keep on praying
Praying for better days

The paint is dry
And my eyes are soaking wet
You know a good lie
Has a lot of truth to it
Track Name: Green Everleaves
I had a dream I was a tree
My roots grew deep
And everyone looked up to me
I had a purpose and a place
I lived a simple life of dignity, dignity and grace

Leaves ever green

Now I’m awake and I’m afraid
Ya say I’m free but I’m a slave to all these have to’s
I don’t wanna live my life that way
Don’t want to live my life that way

I had a dream I was a tree
My roots grew deep
And everyone looked up to me
A silent angel in the night
I was out of mind and out of sight

Now I’m awake and I’m afraid
Ya say I’m free but I’m a slave to all these have to’s
I don’t wanna live my life that way
Don’t want to live my life that way
Track Name: Three Winters
It’s all the same I heard you say
Then she turned and walked away

It’s been three winters since I last heard your name
It’s funny how nothing has changed

Well, promises are made to break
Left my heart at the lake
No one’s to blame but yourself

And all the words don’t mean a think
It’s hard to fly with broken wings
It’s hard to fly with broken wings

It’s all the same I heard you say
Just a different time and place

You never really know until it goes away
And by then it’s just too late

You let it slip right through your hands
No going back no second chance
You wanted more and lost it all

I can’t believe it’s come to this
Wouldn’t give for one last kiss
Wouldn’t give for one last kiss

And I wrote a million songs
And all the words sounded wrong
And I wrote a million songs
And all the words sounded wrong

It’s all the same
It’s all the same
It’s all the same
‘Cause nothing changes anyways

We had it all
Track Name: Ghost of Edvard
Instrumental
Track Name: Oceans Overflowed
Time goes slow
What happened to that boy I used to know?
My spirit’s in the cold
Dreams are bought and sold
Feel I’m on the edge
Digging for some relevance
Spitting in the wind
Paying for my sins

Time goes slow
What happened to that boy I used to know?
My spirit’s in the cold
Dreams are bought and sold now

I won’t lie down
I won’t lie down
I won’t lie down
I won’t lie down

The ocean’s overflowed
The thought of you just can’t let go
I’m sitting all alone
We reap what we sow

I won’t lie down
I won’t lie down
I won’t lie down
I won’t lie down

The ocean’s overflowed
Track Name: Crane
Lift me up just to watch me fall
Helpless with my back against the wall
Been conditioned to accept the worst
Crucified at birth

I wash my hands of these
Beliefs ingrained in me

I wash my hands of these
Beliefs ingrained in me

Lift me up so you can watch my fall
Silent with my back against the wall
I’m sitting on this white picket fence
Call it bliss, I call it ignorance

I wash my hands of these
Beliefs ingrained in me

I wash my hands of these
Beliefs ingrained in me

These pictures fade
the sun it fades
And dreams they fade
Fading

I wash my hands of these
Beliefs ingrained in me

I wash my hands of these
Beliefs ingrained in me
Track Name: Fishing
Turned my heart
Upside down

Turned my heart
Upside down

Pointed like an arrow
At the sky
Shot it into the
Black of night

Pointed like an arrow
At the sky
Shot it into the
Black of night

And I’m fishin’ through my pockets
For some change
Fumbling for the words to say
Fishin’ through my pockets
For some change
Fumbling for the words to say

Turned my heart
Upside down

Turned my world
Upside down

Pointed like an arrow
At the sky
Shot it into the
Black of night

Pointed like an arrow
At the sky
Shot it into the
Black of night

And now I’m fishin’
Fishin’ through my pockets
For some change
Fumbling for the words to say

Fishin’ through my pockets
For some change
Fumbling for the words to say

Your tears stain my eyes
Blue to green
Softly rolling down your cheek
And it tasted like the ocean
It tasted like the ocean
But the taste is fading
No I won’t fade away
‘Cause I just wanna stay
I won’t fade away
If I wanna taste the ocean again

*Lyrics Written by Mcrae