Mixtapes ‘Even On The Worst Nights’ Track-By-Track

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 28, 2012

Mixtapes have posted a track-by-track for their new album, Even On The Worst Nights. Check it out here or read a few below by clicking “Read More.”

“Seven Mile”
This song is essentially a song about feeling out of touch with everyone around you the more you put work into something that you love. With most things you put your heart into, it’s easy to get so wrapped up in it that you forget a lot of basic things and that can easily include human interaction. It’s a song about that and just getting older and figuring out what you want to do without worrying about a level of success or what other people think. I’ve realized a lot of songs I write don’t always focus on one certain thing, but a few things that I usually try and tie together, as I’m sure you will see.

“Something Better”
Basically a continuation of “Seven Mile,” this song focuses on the day-to-day basis of getting older and finding your place in the world. Sometimes we worry so much about the future that we don’t enjoy the things happening around us. This song is saying that on most nights I just care about that specific night, and maybe one day we can find something better. Until then, these nights I spend with people I’m lucky to know, talking about movies on a porch, or how much so many current bands suck is just fine.

“Hey Ma Pt. 2”
Maura Weaver: When I wrote these lyrics, I was sort of living between places and I ended up at my mom’s apartment, but could only stay for so long. Basically, my life was a bit of a shitstorm for a little while last fall.

I’m pretty sure these lyrics were some of the only ones I wrote during this time period that seemed worthwhile of anything. I remember feeling a helplessness that seemed immense when I wrote them, and I just wanted to express that.  As a nineteen-year-old who wanted to be hanging out with groups of people and getting into mischief, but also wanting to accomplish goals that other people my age didn’t really relate to, I felt it hard to find balance.

I guess through this I was just reminded that I can change my life if I feel deserving of it. As long as you keep letting yourself feel helpless, you’ll be helpless. No one is cheating you but yourself—especially if you look at the world like it owes you anything. I’m still working on this, but I’m glad for the reminder.

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