That Just Happened

by Aaron Van Allen

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This album is a live recording of a small Fast Car show in West Chester Pennsylvania!!

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released September 16, 2011

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Aaron Van Allen Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aaron Van Allen is a singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, PA

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Track Name: Time and I
Time and I, shall we reconcile, or even try? Time and time again we fall for the same, get caught on the same old lines. You and I, though I never say never, we never seem to get it right. Give it time, give it time.

Time and I, we've known each other for a long, lonesome time. Where you go I'm never far behind. Time and I, wish I could always say you were on my side. Where you go I'm taken for the ride.

Days and years seem to disappear. How'd I get here? So I fear that I just can't keep my balance. I'm so vertically challenged, it's clear. Lucky you, you don't slow down for no one. You go and you go in full gear, and all I can do is try and steer.

Slow down, I wanna get off, I never wanted to end up here. Hold up, I wanna get on, I wanna see what I'm missing here. What's missing here?
Track Name: Embers
Here are the words that I'd been trying to find. I would never dare put out your fire. And I could be the fuse that you ignite. I could never live without your light.

And you can burn a hole in me, and I won't mind. You can use the lot of me, and I won't mind. Look at all the beautiful embers in the air. They float without a care.

We can say so much that we don't mean. We can brush it off or take it back. And I know that we're more than what we seem. I would never trade it for a thing.

And some of these walls I'd like to burn them down. The walls that stand between the hearts of you and me. But you're the flame why can't you show me how? I can't even ask you. I just let you pass through.
Track Name: This Isn't a Love Song
These insecurities, they get the best of me and you, but if you wanna spend a little time, please do. Most night's I lie awake, wondering how I can fake the truth, but I though I could shed a little light for you.

This isn't a love song but it's your song. It's for no one else. You're that someone, and I hope you feel special is all. It's not picture perfect but it's worth it just to see you smile once in a while, because you should feel special is all.

We could take a little walk, find a place where we could talk things through. And if you wanna tell me everything, please do. Don't wanna be the risk you took. Just wanna be an open book, for you. Maybe, you would wanna read a page or two.

And long before I had you on my mind, I knew you were special. Well I just had a feeling is all. And long before I'd wasted all this time, I should've told you you're special. Now I just hope you feel it is all.
Track Name: Story Ever After
Hey young love what happened? You swore that this was thick and thin. Did thin wear in? A story ever after, and now you're saying this must end. What happens then?

If you go, are you gone? Forever and does forever have any end? Feel the tide coming up. Let the current come in and let it take you away. It doesn't care where you've been or if you wanted to stay. It doesn't hear what it is that you were trying to say.

Hey young star what happened? I could've sworn you'd make it big. Did you call quits? You say you just stopped trying, cause she walked out and you stay in. It's such a sin.

A story ever after is all I wanted this to be.
Track Name: What You've Been Waiting For (acoustic)
Come now, it's what you wanted what's wrong now? Why are you running? Your life's led up to this. Stop now, throw in the towel and just cop out. You're running out of excuses not to live.

Well the lights came on and the curtain's drawn, it's your cue to take the stage, why are you running away? Is this not what you've been waiting for?
Well the nights were long and the fights went on but you made it through the storm, why are you running away? Is this not what you've been waiting for?

So long to all you knew. It's been so long. You could be through you've got one foot out that door. Go on, how long will you let this go on? How could you ever even ask for one thing more?
Track Name: Until You Go
Sometimes I feel diseased, and all my naivety only seems to escape me. And somewhere in between dreaming and reality I can feel something take me.

Are we all down in over our heads? Is it always gonna be like this? I guess, you're never gonna know until you go.

It's like it never rains. It only pours and it pains me to see you there soaking. You say it's all the same, but I've been praying for change. Just like you, I've been broken.
Track Name: A Reason Why
Well I never came accustom to the darkness of this place, and though I've been here quite some time I still can't seem to navigate. In you're begging me to differ cram expressions down my throat. Cheap attempts at making sense of all the things we'll never know and I'm so tired, of listening.

All I want is a little light. I've been trying to find a reason why. I've been trying to find my way. You kick me when I'm down, and I realize. There's no one here for guiding me. I'm in it all alone.

Driving faster miles an hour you're still biting at my heels. Like any power hungry animal can go and get behind the wheel. And the sun is setting down on all I valued in a soul, and even if I had the fuel I'd still have no where left to go. I'm just so tired of driving.

Well I know I lost my way but I swear I had it once. I'm gonna wait until the day, when a moment comes along. I can get it back, I can get it back.
Track Name: Hey You
Saw you out alone standing on your own, looking unforgettable. So the time was right tell me how could I be any more regrettable. If only I could speak to you through the sweet melody of a song. I swear, well you would already be here.

The last time that I saw you alone I held my breathe and I held my self from saying hey you, can I hold you tonight? When I'm lacking the nerve and I'm lost for the words and the moment's passed me by, all I wanna say is hey you, can I hold you tonight?

So the days go by and I wonder why I'm so unreliable. I trip I fall and I drop the ball. Now it's so predictable. If only I could sever all this ignorant doubt from my heart. I swear, you would already be here.

Is it what I deserve? Tell me what am I worth? If ever you had a heart I swear, you would already be here.
Track Name: Careful Who You Wave Your Guns Around
So you play? So you say, well not as hard as I do. And you work oh I'm sure, yeah your day job must consume you. Cause you're licks are all weak, you're time is off beat, and now you step to me I say whoa, whoa, whoa.

Careful who you wave your guns around, because I'm telling you I'm gonna shoot you down. See if you even last one round before I come and shoot you down.

So you learned from the best, but I don't recall me teaching. Here's a tip and a test, how do you expect to beat me? With a bass like Flea and the drums like Barker and don't get me started on this guitar cause you can't afford to finish.
Track Name: Leave You Now
Baby I'm tired, tired of you letting me down, tired of you pushing me out, I gotta leave you now. Baby I'm hurt. My eyes are welling with tears. You got me trembling with fear. I gotta leave you now.

How does it feel my dear? Can you believe your ears? You better try, oh because I gotta leave you now.

I know you got that style, and you got this way about you, but I know I cannot be fooled. I gotta leave you now. I wanna stay, but I can't be treated this way, and I know that you'll never change. I gotta leave you now.

And I know I'll lie here awake so many nights, but if that's what it takes to better my life. I gotta leave you, I gotta leave you, I gotta leave.

The way that I feel my dear, I could never even if I tried. Oh I, I couldn't leave you now.
Track Name: Did It For Love
I know I rang you off the hook. I know you said you're gone for good. I knew a lot of things but I did not know how to let you go and I. I know how lucky that I was. I know how bad I messed it up. I know you know the score but I hope you know, what I do I do it for love.

I do it for love.

I knew I had to give it time, and let you make up your own mind. I knew that I was strong but I did not know how much longer I could go on. I knew I had to see it through. Called every Sunday afternoon, and when I heard your voice well I had no choice. I just knew in my heart it was love.

I knew it was love.

And sometimes it's all too much at once, and far too soon. We know not what we do. And I find it hard to measure up to everything I have with all I try to give back.

I know I never saw it through, but I need time to self improve, cause you need something more and I hope you know, what I did I did it for love.

I did it for love.
Track Name: In The Making
Well tomorrow's too late, and we're lost on a one way, but you're unrelenting and you know it. Maybe we could save face, and admit to defeat, to get off this dead end street.

We're broken and we're battered. As if it mattered, all of the things I wanna say. I'm going because I've had it, and you won't have it. No other way, so we're not ok.

So now yesterday's gone, and we both should've moved on. I think something went wrong. Have you noticed? That with every ending there's a new beginning. Is it in the making?
Track Name: We'd Have The Road
I've been around a bit here and there. I don't claim to know but you don't seem to care. I heard that you roamed the streets all your life and I been alone here at home all of mine. I'm hoping you could show me the way. Lead me along and we'll leave here someday. I won't slow you down or hurry you up. I'll wait for your signal and that'd be enough.

Say what you say, do what you do, go where you know, and I'll follow you. I've been trying to get out but I don't know the ropes. If I had you here I know we'd have the road.

I spend the day just pondering life, wasting away thinking what it'd be like to know who you are, to love where you were, to not feel ashamed and to know what you're worth. I think of you, the places you've been, all that you've done and the things that you've seen. I wish I was there, along for the ride. It'd be a dream just to be by your side.
Track Name: What You've Been Waiting For
Come now, it's what you wanted what's wrong now? Why are you running? Your life's led up to this. Stop now, throw in the towel and just cop out. You're running out of excuses not to live.

Well the lights came on and the curtain's drawn, it's your cue to take the stage, why are you running away? Is this not what you've been waiting for?
Well the nights were long and the fights went on but you made it through the storm, why are you running away? Is this not what you've been waiting for?

So long to all you knew. It's been so long. You could be through you've got one foot out that door. Go on, how long will you let this go on? How could you ever even ask for one thing more?