Unlearned Lessons EP

by Chio

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jmanti Great EP! Love the general vibe of each track, it's really catchy. Looking forward to what's next!! Favorite track: The Rebel Inside.
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Unlearned Lessons was recorded during the spring of 2018 at Conifer National Park in Brooklyn, New York. All words and music were written and arranged by Anthony Chiofalo (c) 2018.

The album was produced, recorded and engineered by Justin Hofmann and Jerome Giancola. A huge thanks to both of them for their efforts, talents and professionalism.

Special thanks to Mary DeCaprio for photographing our recording sessions.

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released August 20, 2018

Vocals, Guitars & Keyboard: Anthony Chiofalo

Bass: Jerome Giancola

Drums: Justin Hofmann

Mastering: Matthew Girard at Revolution Sound Studio, Charleston, MA.

Album artwork by PoseManikin.

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Track Name: The Rebel Inside
So maybe I'm not as hard as I thought I was
At age 15 when I caught my first real buzz
But that don't mean my mind won't break
When you put my pride at stake

Penning lyrics through a droning lecture
Could it be all high school conjecture
You must have known all along
Good from bad, right from wrong

But you seem to see right through me
You're all that I've got and it's gunna consume me
But I know it's good to be choosy
Watch out maybe you're about to lose me

But you seem to see right through me
You're all that I've got and it's gunna consume me
But I know it's good to be choosy
Watch out maybe you're about to lose me

So let your mind surf
On the black turf
Wasting the day, 'til you toil away
All in for a higher number
Status, madness,
Dumber and dumber and dumber and dumber and dumber

But you seem to see right through me
You're all that I've got and it's gunna consume me
But I know it's good to be choosy
Watch out maybe you're about to lose me

But you seem to see right through me
You're all that I've got and it's gunna consume me
But I know it's good to be choosy
Watch out maybe you're about to lose me
Track Name: Out of My Head
It's sad to see how much I gave in to you
What little I received
We could have been there, we could have saved each other
If you'd only believed
But you left me a piece of yourself
There's nothing I could do
Used to look ahead to the future
Saw myself staring back at you

Why is it every time I turn around
You're running away
Don't know what I'd do for you
Don't hear what I'd say
Why is it every time I turn around
You're running away
Don't know what I'd do for you
Don't hear what I'd say

Sometimes I feel as if it were all for nothing
Was it worth a cent
All the freedom you had taken from me
Lost days that were better spent
So I threw out a piece of yourself
There's nothing I can do
Now I see ahead to the future
It's only me, there's no room for you

Why is it every time I turn around
You're running away
Don't know what I'd do for you
Don't hear what I'd say
Why is it every time I turn around
You're running away
Don't know what I'd do for you
Don't hear what I'd say

I think I'll take it easy on myself
And keep you out of my head
We threw so many words upon each other
Petty things better left unsaid
Now I only feel peace in myself
It's all that I could do
This moment's my only future
And there's no time left for you

Why is it every time I turn around
You're running away
Don't know what I'd do for you
Don't hear what I'd say
Why is it every time I turn around
You're running away
Don't know what I'd do for you
Don't hear what I'd say, I'd say, I'd say
Track Name: Haunted
There's a special place in hell for people like you
The ones that take my heart, but don't see it through
And I'm just vulnerable if you look too close
A sheet in a dark room, but you think that I'm a ghost

Out in California, found my heart
Took it back hoping to get a fresh start
When I landed I had to let it go
Buried it beneath the dirty New York snow

Now I'm haunted
I'm haunted
I'm haunted by your ghost
Now I'm haunted
I'm haunted
I'm haunted by your ghost

So in the darkness when you stop and stare
It's just a silhouette, but you think I'm there
Hoping it's a message, coming through
Affinity for ecstasy of what we once knew

Now I'm haunted
I'm haunted
I'm haunted by your ghost
Now I'm haunted
I'm haunted
I'm haunted by your ghost
Track Name: Long Distance
Do you see him, oh the answer's always yes
Every hour of the day you must confess
And just your breathing it would keep him satisfied
Faraway, messy haired and wild eyed
There is no cure for this cursed disease
Rob you of this obsession, if you please

You know you love him, but you won't say a word
And if you love him well, why hasn't he heard
Know the reason why you keep your feelings inside
When you see him, you run and you hide

He follows you, well everywhere you go
No matter what you'll pretend that you don't know
When you're in you car, he's never far away
Drive passed his house at the end of the day
Though you've never met, though you've never spoke
Girl that don't make your love some kind of joke
When you're with those other guys
He'll get so jealous, it's no surprise

You know you love him, but you won't say a word
And if you love him well, why hasn't he heard
Know the reason why you keep your feelings inside
When you see him, you run and you hide

You get to talking on the phone every night
You say "Hello" and then hang up, but that's alright
You know sometimes, this may give him quite a scare
But you only do it because you care

Just because you see him in your sleep
Does that make you some kind of creep
You know the reason you hide inside your shell
He's too good for you, baby you can tell

You know you love him, but you won't say a word
And if you love him well, why hasn't he heard
Know the reason why you keep your feelings inside
When you see him, you run and you hide
Track Name: Into the Waves
If every fire, left to burn
Put itself out, each in turn
We'd finally be resting now
No more of this, some way, somehow
But that's not fate that came to bear
The flames still rage on, God knows where
We all still feel it, subtle heat
Unlearned lessons always repeat

But I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
And say yeah, oh yeah

There's times we've all, felt submerged
Too much faith in what our teachers urged
When they themselves, had just forgot
How it feels to be in our spot
Then the roles must be reversed
Saying the words you've always rehearsed
See the change in jaded eyes
In your youth, you're much more wise

But I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
And say yeah, oh yeah

But I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
I just want to jump into the waves
And say yeah, oh yeah

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