Freshman Year - EP

by Gus Rachels

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"Freshman Year" starts off with a brand new original song of the same name. After that, the EP features four rerecorded songs that were originally written and recorded during or before 2010, giving them an updated, more professional sound.


released August 9, 2014

Lyrics and music by Gus Rachels
Vocals by Gus Rachels
All instruments played by Gus Rachels
Sound editing and mixing by Gus Rachels




Gus Rachels

Gus Rachels has always been passionate about rock music, and has been writing and recording original songs since he was eleven years old. Developing and improving his sound with every new release, Rachels's songs showcase gripping hooks, clever lyrics, and an indisputable ability to kick ass. ... more

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Track Name: Freshman Year
I can’t believe that it's tomorrow
I can’t believe that I made it
Cause when I wake up tomorrow
I will be a graduate

But then I sleep through the night
And when I check the mirror, I can’t help but scream
I’m 5’4” and my voice is way up high
Was all of high school just a dream?

I thought that it was over, I thought that I was done
But high school has only just begun

Back to freshman year again
Going back to 2010
And every stupid class and every stupid person has gotta be relived
Yeah, I’ve done it before but can I do it again?

Gotta deal with all my old teachers
Gotta deal with all of my girlfriends
Oh no, I forgot, I don’t get one for two more years
God, freshman year was a fucking drag

I thought that I was out, but I’m only going in
Yeah, freshman year is just about to begin

It was just about to end
This is all so wrong
And now I’m back to the same old friends
And back to the same old songs
Track Name: Freezerburnt
I got the monkey on my back
And the elephant in the room too
Girl, you gave me a heart attack
Trust me, I wanted to be with you too

But my heart has been broken one too many times
I think it's better to just let sleeping dogs lie

I'm freezerburnt, baby
You should've come at another time
I mean no when I say maybe
I'd say I love you, but that's a lie

When you're coming up to me
And you say you wanna be mine
Oh, that's not who I wanna be
I've failed too many times

Hey, you know, you waited too long
Now your chance is gone
Rather be safe and sound than start another round
I'm just freezerburnt
Track Name: Rusty Nails
You always said you loved me
I knew those words sounded kinda fake
And now you tell the truth
And I don't know if I can take it

For it feels like I've been nailed to the ground
But those rusty nails can't hold me down

You poisoned me with your lies
And now I really feel the pain
All of our lives together has all gone down the drain

And now for no reason you go on and shun me
Don't know why I ever loved you back then
What on earth did I see

I used to be mesmerized by your love
Now I just plain hate you
Now you're just another face in the hall
Except the other ones I respect
Track Name: Hellevator
You screwed up this time
You got a lame-ass alibi
You're going down of that I am sure
I knew this wouldn't last
Now you're going down fast
No one's gonna trust you anymore

The judge is gonna throw a fit
And you'll be sent to a fiery pit

One was ticket down to hell
Your cover story ain't gonna sell
On a hellevator, and it only goes down

You had your fun
Now your time is done
You're going down even if you confess your sins
Not guilty, guilty, pleading don't matter
Everyone knows that you're the latter
Either way, you ain't gonna win
Track Name: Wrong
I don't know why I'm saying this
But I think we're done
Later when you look back and laugh 'bout this
You'll swear you were foolish and young

But for now just remember
Never follow your heart, follow your heart

You should do the leading
Hearts make bad decisions
If I've said it once, I've said it twice
Hearts are always wrong

You think you'll never get over me
But you don't know the future one
Now that you're single, foxy, and free
Go out there and have some fun

And when I see you coming my way
Looking like you won't make it through the day
I wanna tell you it's all gonna be okay
But there's only one thing I can say