Three Week Rotation

by SGF

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SGF took a new song from start to finish every three weeks in 2016. Here are ten of those songs.

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released May 26, 2017

SGF is Ryan Batie, David Balatero, and Rob Hanlon.

Written, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by SGF at Pop Life, the Parkhurst, Still Freakin', Ryan's apartment, Rob's car, David's car, an airplane or two, and probably at work.

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SGF Seattle, Washington

SGF spans pop realms with their multifaceted sound. Listen through their releases and you’ll hear forays into synthpop, house, dream pop, darkwave, R&B, and even smooth jazz. Unified under heartfelt hooks, SGF melds these disparate genres into something that is both uniquely theirs and never far from the dancefloor. ... more

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Track Name: Thoughtless
I guess that life couldn't contain you
Pushed you to search for danger on the sly
Had me screamin' "why, oh why? You know I can change, too"
But you left me cold and dry, my god!

Maybe I made a misstatement
Cause I don't even mind
The mess you left kept me up all night

It's your right to be foolish
When I'm not in your life
Have distances kept you satisfied?

You barely let me down

You kept tellin' me you had to hear the call
And it scared me that I heard nothin' at all
When you said you were gonna leave
Was it just as you promised?
Always thoughtless
Always thoughtless

There's a wild thing inside me all along
I guess this is just how it feels I'm movin' on
I'm a radiant feral beast
Little ignorant spirit
Always thoughtless
Always thoughtless

I left my ire miles behind you
I am at peace with a lover at my side
And I find we're entwined, oh!
She shows her teeth, too
And I hope you catch that light, my god!
Track Name: Heart Attack
Panic, no-win, a slow death
And your back's against the wall
And I know the wars you've been fighting
I know that you're really frightened

I minded, I admit, but no man
Ever braces for the fall
And I know your voice has been trying to say

"Ooh, suddenly I'm having a heart attack"
I won't back down when I'm with you
Won’t back down
"Ooh, suddenly I'm having a heart attack"
I won't back down when I'm with you

You call it divine will, but oh man
I just don't believe at all
'Cuz I know the reasons you're running
And I know that we could recover

But my wish is that this is no end
'Cuz your back's against the wall
And I don't know if you'll ever find it
You say

"Ooh, suddenly I'm having a heart attack"
I won't back down when I'm with you
Won’t back down
"Ooh, suddenly I'm having a heart attack"
I won't back down when I'm with you

I know the war you’ve been fighting
I know that you’re really trying

I know that you’re really trying
I know that you'll never find it
Track Name: Show Me How 2 Do It
If you were a real friend
You'd feel it in your hands
You can handle every concept
But you never learned the dance

It should only take a moment
To include me in your plans
You keep tearing out the context
You never understand

Show me how to do it right, boy
Show me how to do it right all night
You don't know what I know

Show me how to do it right, boy
Show me like we've got all night
You don't know what I know

If you were a real friend
You'd feel it in your hands
You can handle every concept
But you never learned the dance

Show me how to do it right, boy
Show me how to do it right all night
You don't know what I know

Show me how to do it right, boy
Show me how to do it right all night
You don't know what I know

It would only take a moment
To include me in your plans
You keep tearing out the context
You never understand

If you were a real friend
You'd feel it in your hands
You can handle every concept
But you never learned the dance
Track Name: Dark Water
I remember saying
You gotta stay more open
It's so easy
To get myopic
It feels good
So you avoid it
It feels good
So you're retreating
So all that's left is
Little moments
In little rooms
For you to keep them

These days all I want to do is watch dark water grow on the ceiling
These days all I want to do is watch dark water grow on the ceiling
These days all I want to do is watch dark water grow on the ceiling

Haven't made a friend in weeks
I'm shocked that you stuck around
I'm afraid of what you think
With my doldrums spinning out
I don't want to be awake
It's not your fault I let you down
Down down down down down, down, down

You need
Someone
Who needs
You need
To believe
Or you can't speak
It feels good
So I avoid it
It feels good
So I'm retreating
So all that's left is
Little moments
And a cave
For me to sleep in

These days all I want to do is watch dark water fall from the ceiling
These days all I want to do is watch dark water fall from the ceiling
These days all I want to do is watch dark water fall from the ceiling
These days all I want to do is watch dark water fall from the ceiling
Track Name: Glitch (That's How It Happens)
I am settled into my foundation
Save my summer teeth, they grind my patience
I am not a thing with bars and borders
But I crumble quick like brick and mortar

That's how it happens
Cultivate a kind of softness
As it complicates and deepens
Scared they're gonna think it's weakness

Now you advocate for walking wounded
Did your calluses impede your movement?

I can't shake it
I still have this bruise
Nothing changes
No matter what I do
It's not fading, no
Yellow, purple, blue
Is not fading, no

That's how it happens
Hiding place out of habit
Remember when the thought would break me
Remember when my hands were shaking
That's how it happens
Cultivate a kind of softness
As it complicates and deepens
Scared they're gonna think it's weakness

I could patch myself with incantations
But I stumble in my awkward cadence
As the limbs I know collapse around me
There are upper limits to my body

I can't shake it, I still have this bruise
Nothing changes, no matter what I do
Track Name: "Personal Problems"
Where my familiar light
Was burning, there's nothing
Can't I just stay inside?
I need it, I'll find it
I tried, I know I tried
It's coming, not coming

What have you done?
Guess they have to burn another one

What a shame
What a shame
Mm, that's right
Tell me what to do
Tell me what to do
What am I supposed to do?

I tried
I tried
I tried, you know
There's nothing, there's nothing
There's nothing

I tried, take a look
What am I supposed to do
Tell me what to do

Take a look
Take a look
Take a look

I tried to spit it out
But the rotten words stick to my mouth
If I don't stop all my nothing sounds
There's only doubt, there's only doubt
So I will open wide
I, I
So scared the moments gone
I am burning another one
I am burning another one

Worried it's gonna be the death of me
Why does there have to be an enemy
Worried it's gonna be the death of me
Why does there gotta be an enemy

[spoken]
As I get older
I realize that I never really
Solve any problems that I actually have
Sort of a conundrum
I mean
What are you supposed to about
Things that are out of your control
I feel like there's
An expectation that you just kind of
Learn to ignore them
Do things to kind of distract yourself from
The
Things that should be weighing down on you
I know that I'm guilty of that
Are you guilty of that?
Are you guilty of not being who you want to be?
Do you feel some sort of
Loss
Some sort of
Helplessness?
That's normal
That's what life is
How can your look at yourself in the mirror in the morning
When you know that you're a failure
How can you just
Deal with that
It's okay, it's hard, I know
But, you know, you'll
You'll get over it
I hope
You know I love you
Track Name: What U Brought Home
So you find
You're losing the fight

Enemies of
Living in your mind

You say you're getting better
You say you don't know
You say you're getting better
You say you don't know
I know you better
I know you better

You say you're getting better
You say you don't
You say you're getting better
You say you don't know
I know you better
I know you better

Puttin' aside your role
Are we getting better
I think you know

Come inside
Shadow I don't know

Memories of
Black jeans on the floor

You say you're getting better
You say you don't know
You say you're getting better
I don't know if this is better
I don't know what u brought home

You say you're getting better
You say you don't know
You say you're getting better
I don't know what u brought home
I don't know what u brought home

Capsize
We tried
I know
you

You say you're getting better
You say you don't know
You say you're getting better
I don't know what u brought home
I don't know what u brought home
Track Name: Boy
I don't really wanna be unafraid
Making all your moves before you move away
Different intersection almost every night
Turned so hard I felt like I was taking flight

I don't really want to be so afraid
That everything I'm feeling could be just a phase
Think about you leaving, and it gets so tight
Tell myself I swear I'm gonna be alright

Cause we're never sleeping, up all night
Steady causing trouble side by side
Cause you'll always be my number one
Get a load of that body
Get a load of that body

Boy, you're always laughing at my jokes
While some boys are scheming just to steal my joy
Oh, the ocean moved away from Ohio
Even though we never tried it

Boy, you're always laughing at my jokes
While some boys are scheming just to steal my joy
Oh, the ocean moved away from Ohio
Even though we never tried it

I don't really want to be so afraid
That everything I'm feeling will eventually fade
So I'm drinking to distraction almost every night
How'd I ever let you get so deep inside?

So I'm never sleeping, up all night
Wishing you were right here by my side
'Cuz there's never been another one
Get a load of that body
Get a load of that body

Boy, you're always laughing at my jokes
While some boys are scheming just to steal my joy
Oh, the ocean moved away from Ohio
Even though we never tried it

Boy, you're always laughing at my jokes
While some boys are scheming just to steal my joy
Oh, the ocean moved away from Ohio
Even though we never tried it

Oh, boy
You're always laughing at my jokes
Oh, boy
You're always laughing at my jokes
Oh, boy
You're always laughing at my jokes
Even though we never tried it
Track Name: All Gone Missing
Been awake since 3:30
I can’t sleep alone
Gives a purpose to dreaming
In this dark, empty home

I don’t eat when you’re angry
‘Cause I can’t taste a thing
So I’m constantly hungry
For a moment of peace

Ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah

Oh, sometimes
I don’t wanna know
Yeah sometimes
I think I don’t wanna know at all

Oh sometimes
I don’t wanna know
Yeah sometimes
I think I don’t wanna know at all

Oh, where did our September go?
Now I need you more and more
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone missing
I’m digging us a deeper hole

Oh, where did our September go?
Now I need you more and more
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone missing
I’m digging us a deeper hole

Oh, sometimes
I don’t wanna know
Yeah, sometimes
I think I don’t wanna know at all

Yeah, sometimes
I think I don’t wanna know at all
Yeah, sometimes
I think I don’t wanna

Where did our September go?
Now I need you more and more
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone missing
I’m digging us a deeper hole

Where did our September go? (been awake since 3:30)
Now I need you more and more and more (I can’t sleep alone)
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone missing
I’m digging us a deeper hole (I'm digging us a deeper hole)

Where did our September go? (I don’t eat when you’re angry)
Now I need you more (‘cause I can’t taste a thing)
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone missing
I’m digging us a deeper hole (digging us a deeper hole)

Where did our September go? (oh, sometimes)
Now I need you more and more (I, I, oh)
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone missing (yeah, sometimes)
I’m digging us a deeper hole (I think don’t wanna know, wanna know at all)

‘Cause sometimes
I don’t wanna know
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone missing
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone

I’m digging us a deeper hole
It’s all gone missing, it’s all gone missing
I’m digging us a deeper hole
Track Name: Speechless
Here I am
Livin' in the dark
I work so hard
But I'm so alone

There's no sound that I can make
That'll show you what's inside
But my heart, it pounds, and my bones, they shake
I think something should happen

If I could say it out loud
Maybe I'd say it out loud
These unclear sounds
Won't make it all make sense

[chorus]
The words don't come (you got me, you got me) SPEECHLESS
And I know you feel the same way too (you got me, you got me) SPEECHLESS
But how are we to let them know (you got me, you got me) SPEECHLESS
When no words flow (you got me, you got me) SPEECHLESS

[4x]
(you got me, you got me) SPEECHLESS

Here I am
Livin' in the dark
I work so hard
Still so alone

[spoken]
I whisper half-thoughts
I write nonsense down
But it's never enough
You keep coming up

[chorus 2x]

[chorus]