Where We Belong

by BAD CAPTAIN

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about

After releasing our EP in 2011, we thought it was time to start working on a full-length album. We had already written more than half of the material that we thought would make it on the album and we were already playing most of that material live.

We took a break in Fall 2011 to start rehearsing for the studio, and in February 2012, we started recording. After four months of recording and countless sleepless nights of mixing and mastering, we were done! 'Where We Belong' was complete! The album is filled with messages of hope, unity, strength and love and is mostly about finding yourself as a person, finding something to believe in and making your way through life even though you can sometimes make mistakes, lose someone you love or hate or say or do the wrong things!

We wanted this album to sound like us, not like computers and not like every other Modern Rock album out there. We were highly influenced by the Foo Fighters' last album 'Wasting Light' and their mentality when producing this record. We think way too many albums sound too much alike. If there are any real drums, they're triggered, the guitars are processed, the vocals are extremely auto-tuned... We love the styles of music that use these techniques, but we quickly realized that it's just not who we are. We wanted the album to sound organic, real and true to what we sound like live: a really loud three-guitar rock band made up of five young men playing their asses off! Sure, the album was recorded on a computer, some of the back vocals are enhanced with pitch adjustment and some of the drums are quantized, but we didn't really go too far in editing. We're not perfect, music isn't perfect, neither is the album and we love it that way.

credits

released May 22, 2012

Music & lyrics • Patrick Tremblay

Produced by • Nicolas Michel ~ Bad captain
Executive Producer • Patrick Tremblay
Recorded ~ Mixed ~ Mastered at • Maestro Studio ~ Montréal
Recorded & Mixed by • Nicolas Michel ~ Assisted by Sébastien Richard ~ Mathieu Raymond
Track 03 mixed by • Mathieu Raymond
Mastering by • Mathieu Raymond

Additional vocals on track 04 performed by • Gabrielle La Rue
Additional drums on tracks 04 & 07 performed by • Alexandre Ouellette ~ Patrick Tremblay
Percussions performed by • Alexandre Ouellette ~ Patrick Tremblay
Synths performed by • Patrick Tremblay ~ Programmed by • Nicolas Michel
Group vocals on track 02 performed by • Bad Captain

Cover Photography ~ Cover Art ~ Graphic Design ~ Digital Booklet • Patrick Tremblay
Cover Photography • Reese Turner
The Face • Mathieu Hénault
Band Photography • Julien Laperriere

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Track Name: Walking Disaster
I was at a standstill it seems
I had no one to trust and nowhere to be
I had lost my way in my broken dreams
And all that I loved had been taken from me so I

Led a life of dissatisfaction
With broken heart and no self esteem
I was a reckless mess of aggressive reactions
And I pushed you all away from me

I was a walking disaster
But somehow I knew that I was getting so close
To finding the one thing that matters
So I never gave up and now I know that

I was a walking disaster
(But together we can be something more than dreamers)
I’ll fight until I get what I’m after
Get ready, I’m starting all over

I made a series of bad decisions
Followed by multiple overreactions
So they’ve stopped caring a long time ago
But I guess it’s good ‘cause I don’t anymore

I’ve found what I need to be perfectly happy
And there’s no way in hell that you can take it from me
Just watch as we set out to conquer the world
And show you what we’re really worth
(‘Cause together we can be something more than)

I was a walking disaster
But somehow I knew that I was getting so close
To finding the one thing that matters
So I never gave up and now I know that

I was a walking disaster
(But together we can be something more than just dreamers)
We’ll fight until we get what we’re after
Get ready, this is our takeover
Track Name: The Future Awaits
So rally your troops, boy
You’re due for a change
It’s been a long time coming
And now it’s time for better days
Oh! The future awaits

So what are you made of?
Now don’t let me down
It’s been a long time coming
And now it’s time to find your way
Oh! This is your fate

‘Cause all your pain and sorrow
Will be resolved and no more
Than fuel for a better tomorrow
Where you can finally feel alive

And all your tears and worries
Will vanish as you savor your victory
And learning from the worst of all your memories
You’ll walk away and finally see
You’ve found a way to survive

I see you’ve rallied your troops boy
Now you get a chance
It’s been a long time coming
Now go and fight for your better days
Oh! The future awaits

So tell me what are you made of?
You better not let me down
It’s been a long time coming
So now it’s time to find your way
Oh! This is your fate

‘Cause all the pain and sorrow
Will be resolved and no more
Than fuel for a better tomorrow

And all your tears and worries
Will vanish as you savor your victory
And learning from the worst of your memories

You’ll walk away
From the worst part of your life
And towards your better days

Yeah you’ll walk away
From the worst part of your life
And towards your better days

The future awaits
Track Name: All That Matters
We've had our differences you know
But this was quite unexpected
You left my world with perfect timing
And all that's left of you is nothing

I told myself that you’d be back before
I sold my soul in order to get you home

Who knows
Why you left and where you’ve been
But I can say for certain
That I don’t want to know

I don’t want to know (I don’t want to know)
What you did out there
I swear don’t tell me how (how)
‘Cause I know you’re back
And it’s all that matters now

I started to lose faith after
Not hearing about you for a year
But I got a letter from you that said
I love you forever and I won’t be staying here

But I told myself that you’d be back before
I sold my soul to get you back at home

Who knows
Why you left and where you’ve been
But I can say for certain
That I don’t want to know

I don’t want to know (I don’t want to know)
What you did out there
I swear don’t tell me how (how)
‘Cause I know you’re back
And it’s all that matters now
Track Name: Tangled (feat. Gabe La Rue)
I always knew
That this day would come sooner or later
But not so soon
Maybe this is just about making us stronger

But you’re turning your head
From one side to the other
Saying the words that will change us forever

And I watch it all burn
With watery eyes
‘Cause his is one thing I just can’t deny

And now the simple fact that you and me
Know that we will never be
Hit so many times that it hurts
It feels like the weight of the world
On my shoulders

I’m trying too hard
And thinking too much
I don’t know what’s gotten into me
But somehow I want to believe

You’ve got me tangled in a web of illusions of love
From which I don’t ever want to break free
Because make belief might be the one thing I get
‘Til you move on and lose sight of me

All the late nights we spent
When no one else existed
Just you and I looking in each other’s eyes

Well those times are wasted
‘Cause this is the end
Whatever was left of our love has died

And the simple fact that you and me
Know that we will never be
Hit so many times that it hurts
It feels like the weight of the world
On my shoulders
Track Name: Crash & Burn
Well, you made it boy
You managed to mess it up so bad
You wanted to play the game
But you lost everything you had

And as they'll look down on you
You know they'll find what they're looking for
A boy in guilt who would've been forgiven
Had he only told the truth

You made it by lying your way through
The dirty mess you left behind
Figured it would work itself out
And you'd never have to tell the truth

But one day
The truth will make its big return
And one way
Or another you deserve to crash and burn

Hell, you made it boy
You managed to mess shit up so bad
You wanted to play the game
But you lost everything you had

'Cause one day
The truth did make its big return
And one way
Or another you deserved to crash and burn

One way or another you deserved to crash and...

There you have it, girl.
I said it all and made it hurt
So you can hate me now
'Cause I deserve to crash and burn
Track Name: You're Not One of Us
Every now and then I’d hear you say
That you just couldn’t stand being by my side
You needed the spotlight and I was in your way
You were never happy after everything I tried

Leaving through the back door
Not getting what you asked for
(But you know that what we have in store
Is our way to make it and the pain is worth it)

Taking all your goodbyes
With my eyes on the first prize
(The only way to the top of the world
Is to brace yourself for war)

There’s no denying
That we’ve been doubting
Reasons why we came to you in the first place

I know you’re trying
But we’re not buying
The time has come to leave us and find your own way

We thought that you were one of us
But it seems we were fooled ‘cause now you’re walking away
We though we gave you everything you wanted
But now your leaving with nothing left to say

That’s why you’re leaving through the back door
Not getting what you asked for
(You know that what we have in store
Is our way to make it and pain is worth it)

Taking all your goodbyes
With my eyes on the first prize
(The only way to the top of the world
Is to brace yourself for war)

CHORUS

So stop pretending like you’re one of us
You’re not one of us

Leaving through the back door
Not getting what you asked for
You know that what we have in store
Is our way to make it and pain is worth it

To hell with all your goodbyes
Got my hands on the first prize
The only way to the top of the world
Is to brace yourself, is to brace yourself for war

CHORUS

That’s why you’re leaving through the back door
You’re not one of us
Track Name: Way Too Easy
I tried to stay
But I just couldn’t help it I had to run away
I felt trapped in a cage
And turning insane

Now she’s convinced I took advantage of her
And that I left as soon as the party was over
I don’t see her around here anymore
But if I did she’d want me to know

You got exactly what you wanted from me
And now you’re letting go

When did you make up your mind
That’s one thing I want to know
Now that you’ve wasted my time

I bet it was way to easy for you to say
Once you had made up your mind
That’s one thing she wants to know
Now that I’ve left her behind behind

The truth is she’s not that wrong
I tend to get bored after two to three sons
I don’t see her around here anymore
But if I did she’d want me to know

You got exactly what you wanted from me
And now you’re letting go


When did you make up your mind
That’s one thing I want to know
Now that you’ve wasted my time

I bet it was way to easy for you to say
Once you had made up your mind
That’s one thing she wants to know
Now that I’ve left her behind behind

But she has always known
It’s been clear from the beginning
She just had it coming
Track Name: You & Me Against The World
No looking back now
It’s way too late to change our minds
And bridges are burning down

There’s nothing good for us
In what we leave behind
We won’t be missed won’t even be remembered

It’s not about erasing
Anything we’ve written
It’s not about regret or denial

This is about
Writing a whole new chapter
To the story of how we made it out alive
‘Cause we’ll make it out alive

And we’ll run away
Because this town just can’t be where we belong
Yet we know that one day we will find a place
Hell, what do we know we might be wrong
But we’ll make sure to find out for ourselves

I remember the look on their faces
Jaded and full of hatred
As if we weren’t supposed to be (As if we weren’t supposed to be)

So now it’s you and me (you and me)
And we’ll never be like them so let’s find a
Place where we won’t have to be afraid

CHORUS

It’s you and me against the world
You and me against the world (‘Cause this town just can’t be where we belong)

It’s you and me against the world
You and me against the world
And we’ll make it if you hold on to me

CHORUS
Track Name: It Didn't Have to Be So
Sometimes I wonder
If we still share the same memories
We used to be brothers
Now you can’t stand the sight of me

Tell me what the hell could’ve happened
You’re not the way you used to be
I just tried to do my best
But would’t didn’t listen to a single word I’d say

So you go on (you go on)
Pretending like nothing bad’s gonna happen
But we all know (we all know)
That your backstabbing tools are sharpened

So tell me what the hell could’ve happened
Is your heart filled with jealousy
Are you waiting for the perfect moment
To tell me off and watch me burn revengefully

So please next time we meet
You better lay your armour down
I’ll get back on my feet
But I’ll need precious time to think

And next time we talk
You better watch your mouth
I know that you were looking for some peace of mind
But it didn’t have to be so

I’ve tried to be your best friend
Yeah I always had your back
But on you I can’t depend
Now that our friendship has gone bad

So tell me what the hell could’ve happened
That made you turn your back on me
All your promises are wasted
And I’ll never believe your stupid forgeries
Track Name: Big Mistake
What a big mistake
To have left your friends for good
How do you expect to make it
Without any of us to around you

It was a misunderstanding
To think we understood
The lies that lied deep within your soul
To think it was the truth

What a big mistake
To have left this in your hands
But how could I’ve predicted
That this was the way you had it planned

I don’t know what you were thinking
But we will make it through
I hope you hadn’t imagined
That we wouldn’t be fine without you

Whatever I said
Whatever I promised
No matter how many times
I said I loved you

Whatever I said
Whatever I promised
Whatever word I gave
It'll never be the same

What a big mistake
To have left your friends for good
How do you expect to make it
Without any of us around you (you won't have any of us around you)

What a big mistake (It'll never be the same)
What a big mistake (Without any of us around you)