.​.​.​Was Right All Along

by Allison Weiss

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Allison Weiss Was Right All Along is the sixth release, third studio record, and first full-length album from Athens GA-based singer/songwriter Allison Weiss. Her songs sound like your saddest memories sung to the tune of your happiest. They’re catchy, relateable, and filled with an unavoidable message of hopeless hope. Known for her “quirky charm”, sharp pop sensibilities, and avid online following, 22-year-old Weiss spent her summer raising money via Kickstarter.com to fund the entire project through donations from her dedicated fans. A true DIY artist, Weiss does her best to harness the power of the internet to shamelessly self-promote, because who else is gonna do it? She’s also a graphic designer, has directed her own music videos, built this website, and wrote this third person bio. The secret is out! There’s no turning back now!

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released November 24, 2009

©2009 Allison Weiss. All Rights Reserved.

All songs written by Allison Weiss.
Produced by Allison Weiss with Nate Nelson & AJ Weiss.

Recorded in summer 2009 at Cortright Recordings in Athens, GA. Engineered by Nate Nelson. Piano, mellotron, and "I Was An Island" recorded at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Athens, GA. Mixed and mastered by Dan Romer for Drawing Number One Productions in Brooklyn, NY. (www.drawingnumberone.com)

Art direction, design, and photos of airplanes by Allison Weiss. Photos of Allison by Shervin Lainez (www.shervinfoto.com).

Allison Weiss (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, rhodes, percussion, piano, wurlitzer, synth, mellotron, melodica)

AJ Weiss (electric guitar, vocals, synth, percussion)

Nate Nelson (rhodes, bass, vocals, electric guitar, percussion, tambourine, synth)

Donovan Babb (drums, vocals, shakers, tambourine, percussion)

Alec Wooden (bass, vocals)

Ryan White (electric guitar, e-bow)

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Track Name: I Was An Island
I was an island before you came along,
Put your boat in my sand, your hand in my hand,
Your heart in my songs.

I was a fighter, and I was so brave.
But I lowered my sword when you held me and swore
You'd stay, stay, stay oh

I can't do this alone anymore
'Cause I'm no good on my own anymore
What did I do to deserve this?
What did you do to me?
Baby, come back.
You know I don't want to be free.

I was a rebel, but I had a cause,
'Til you came to town, pushed me around,
And showed me what love was

I was a wolf, dear, apart from the pack
But you answered my cries in the dead of the night
And told me tha tyou had my back, oh

I can't do this alone anymore
'Cause I'm no good on my own anymore
What did I do to deserve this?
What did you do to me?
Baby, come back.
You know I don't want to be free.
Track Name: Fingers Crossed
Waiting for something
But I don't know what I want
Searching for reasons, babe
Reasons to carry on

I got my fingers crossed
And my hopes are high
So I'll try to stay calm
Try to stay dry

Jumpin' from place to place
With a plan so out of range
Nothing I can to to save me
And nothing I can change.

I got my fingers crossed
And my hopes are high
So I'll try to stay calm
Try to stay dry

Wake up and shake off sleep
'Cause there's work to do today
I need time, I need direciton
I need something to say.

I got my fingers crossed
And my hopes are high
So I'll try to stay calm
Try to stay dry

Try to stay dry
I don't know why
I let you into my life
Into my heart
Into my bones
Into my mind
I don't know why
I let you into my life
Into my heart
Into my bones
Into my mind.
Track Name: From You To Me
I don't know why
I'm afraid to fly
Back to my home
Where I know I'll be alright

I never could quite say
How you made me feel
The way you always did
But kid, I'd never treat you right

And I don't know where you are
And although I've come so far
I can't say that life without you isn't hard
And I don't know where to go
Please don't say "I told you so"
When I tell you I still miss you in the dark

I guess I'll always miss you in the dark.

I'll say goodbye
To the memories
And the lies I always told
I'm getting older every day

If I could, I'd take it back
But the past is just the past
With you and me,
It doesn't matter what I say

And I don't know where you are
And although I've come so far
I can't say that life without you isn't hard
And I don't know where to go
Please don't say "I told you so"
When I tell you I still miss you in the dark

I guess I'll always miss you...

In the dark
We were all we'd ever be
I was you and you were me
Crashing deeper to the bottom of the sea
Where we still lie
And if I fall out of the sky
I won't dare to wonder why
'Cause baby, I deserve to die.
Track Name: July 25, 2007
I woke up at seven
Rode the bus until eleven
Called ex-lovers, and my brother
Hoping someone was awake
Circled around the campus
In a t-shirt and pajamas
As I stared out the window
And my heart began to break

But it's all good,
'Cause I'm no good
And believe me,
You don't need me.
It's a big world,
And I'm old news to you.

I started healing
Soon as I regained the feeling
In my fingers pressed so hard
Against that steel the night before
I wrote another love song
But my heart, it wouldn't sing along
My head agreed, I didn't need
To try and right the wrongs

But it's all good,
'Cause I'm no good
And believe me,
You don't need me.
It's a big world,
And I'm old news to you.

I woke up at seven
Rode the bust until eleven
Called ex-lovers, and my brother,
Hoping someone was awake
Track Name: You + Me + Alcohol
There's wine on my shoes from the time that I spilled it
That morning I knew that you were the one
You made me believe that things could be different
To my disbelief, the damage was done
The stain, it won't come out
And now when I look down
I see you. I see you.

This bottle of liquor I left in my kitchen
Was finished the night I was finished with us
I kept it around, although it was empty
So empty like you. So empty because
We drank that bottle dry
I cried, I cried, I cried
For you. For you.

Remember the last time I saw you? I loved you.
But we were so drunk we were practically dead.
And I can't remember the things that we did
But man, I remember the things that we said.
You were not the same without me.
I was not the same with you.
With you.

No no no
Please don't don't don't
I can't can't can't
I won't won't wont
You will let me down
You will let me down
No no no
Please don't don't don't
I can't can't can't
I won't won't wont
You will let me down
You will let me down like you do.
Track Name: Try To Understand
Well I'm sitting here in silence
and I'm feeling so discouraged.
'Cause I only want to call you,
but I just don't have the courage.

And it seems like only yesterday,
things were going fine.
It's funny how our lives can change
in only seconds time.

And I know I'll miss the bad jokes,
and the way you never called.
I know I'll miss the way your TV glowed blue on the wall
as we lay there in the darkness.
Try to understand it all.
Understand it all.
Couldn't understand at all.

I'm sorry that I never could
quite say this to your face.
Always hiding behind melody lines,
hooks that keep me safe.

And I know this may be catchy
but I know you can't relate,
so what's possible's impossible,
and that I won't debate.

But I know I'll miss the bad jokes,
and the way you never called.
I know I'll miss the way your TV glowed blue on the wall
as we lay there in the darkness.
Try to understand it all.
Understand it all.
Couldn't understand at all.

So don't take this the wrong way.
This is nothing like the past.
I'm fine and I am okay
with the fact that this won't last.
And I'll try to fix my problem,
sorry I was so afraid
of what could've been,
what should've been,
oh what a mess I've made...

'Cause I know I'll miss the bad jokes,
and the way you never called.
I know I'll miss the way your TV glowed blue on the wall
as we lay there in the darkness.
Try to understand it all.
Understand it all.
Couldn't understand at all.
Track Name: Why Bother
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Track Name: Yer Going Down
I've got a feeling
I know it all too well
I'm getting even
And I'm going straight to hell
For all the thoughts that I'm thinking
I think I'll stick around
I found a ship to sink
And you're going down, down down

I've got a feeling
I think I need your touch-
-me if you feel it
Oh god it hurts so much
To be the bearer of bad news
We barely left the ground
I know you did what you had to
But you're going down, down, down

So lie your way out of this one again
Cry? I think I won't this time.
I'll take you for all that you are.

All that you are
All that you are
A fading scar
Won't leave a mark

I'm off the deep end
Still swimming fast and hard
Against your current
But my current state
Won't get me far
I'll keep you closer now
You bring me down
But I don't care
Don't bother lookin for me
You won't find me anywhere
You won't find me anywhere
You won't find me anywhere

I've got a feeling
I know it all too well
I'm getting even
And I'm going straight to hell
For all the thoughts that I'm thinking
I think I'll stick around
I found a ship to sink
And you're going down, down down
Track Name: Ghost Stories
I slept on the futon and listened to sounds in the silence
I left when the day broke and walked through the city alone
I looked for a towel, forgot mine when I left Virginia
The snow in my boots was much warmer than you
And I just wanted to go home
Go home
Home

Through layers and layers of blankets, I felt my heart beating
We left in the afternoon, headed down I-95
Directions in notebooks and ice on the roads slowed our progress
Got lost in New York, but the view from the bridge,
It was beautiful that night
All those lights
Those lights

A couple hotel rooms and coffee shops later, I found you
Telling your secrets and ghost stories soft in the dark
When you fell asleep, quiet in the backseat, I remembered why I loved you
And my brother drove on while I wrote you a song in my mind
It wasn't the first time
It wasn't the first time
Track Name: Let's Leave
Well I never took a shortcut out
I don't know about you
And looking back is so damn hard
But I still manage to
And I'm quick to call you over
When I'd rather call you mine
So I'll meet you in the middle
I just a little time

These days are keeping me up at night
No way you're taking me down
Let's stay awake through the morning light
Let's leave this town

And you keep me for the lonely days
I swear to God it's true
I can't blame you 'cause I've done the same thing
Many times to you
There's a truth that we cannot deny
'Cause fate don't lie, my friend
You're the reason for my rise, my fall,
My beginning, and my end.

These days are keeping me up at night
No way you're taking me down
Let's stay awake through the morning light
Let's leave this town