Better All Along (Demo)

by Cardinal Heart

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With all of us away at school, working jobs, and living in different cities most of the year; it can be difficult to get together and make the music that we enjoy. After a long hot summer, we decided to share the progress we've made in the past year. This set of demos is the result.


released August 15, 2016

Huge thank you to Allie Dooley for the cover art. Check out her photography at

All songs written and preformed by Ethan Rader, James Hruska, Kyle Olifirowicz, and Lukas Skucas
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ethan Rader



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Track Name: Home (Without You)
It's hard to lie when you're this high
But I'm just calling you by your name
You stopped by your old place
But after an hour you were gone

You missed the countdown
You missed the cheer
You missed the drinking and the tears
You walk around like you own the place
The neighbors know you by a different name

Fuck you - it doesn't feel like home without you
Fuck you - without you it doesn't feel like home
Track Name: Coffee Grounds
I left a note up on your bed
Full of things I wish I said
But never could
Like I should

(It read)

Give me time and space and air
Your vacancy is hard to bear
You're never there
When I need you

Melody stuck in my head
Makes me glad that I'm not dead
This ruined me
But I'm getting better

Each day I wake up with you gone
I'm better all along
The coffee settles in my chest
The place that my heart was