Room Without A View

by Rob Carroll

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Room Without A View is the debut full-length album from Long Island singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rob Carroll. It examines the course of a relationship from start to finish. Though there is a loosely connected narrative throughout the album, ‘Room Without A View’ isn’t a concept album in the traditional sense. There are no characters or overarching plots tying the songs together. Instead, it is a collection of thematically linked pieces showing a part of life that everyone experiences.

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released December 8, 2016

All drums, recording and mixing for Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 9 by James Meslin at Jameslin Studio

All drums, recording and mixing for Tracks 1, 2, 7, & 10 by Nick Zinnati at Zin Records.

All songs written and performed by Rob Carroll

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Track Name: You Make It Easy
I try so hard to avoid falling in love
But I lie to myself for there could be no one else

I don’t want no other lover when I’m with you
You make my tired, lonely broken heart feel brand new

You make it easy, you make me smile
Whenever I’m with you I don’t have to try
You make it easy to love

All of the time that I’ve spent and girls I’ve lamented, holding regrets in.
Don’t seem to matter much more when I realize that they lead me to you.

I don’t want no other lover when I’m with you
You make my tired, lonely broken heart feel brand new

You make it easy, you make me smile
Whenever I’m with you I don’t have to try
You make it easy to love

All of the time that I’ve spent and girls I’ve lamented, holding regrets in.
Don’t seem to matter much more when I realize that they lead me to you.

You make it easy, you make me smile
Whenever I’m with you I don’t have to try
You make it easy to love

You make it easy, you don’t even try
You make my loneliess go out of sight
And you, you make it so easy. So easy
To love
Track Name: Can't Stand Being Alone
It’s been a long, long day, but now I’ve come home
I’d like nothing more, than to be alone
But then you come in, and I can’t help but grin
Because I realize, that I’ve missed you.

I’ve got loads of work that I should do
But I’d rather be alone with you.
We can waste away the hours of the day
Don’t pretend that this means anything.

We both know we need someone, that doesn’t mean I need you.
I’m sorry if that hurts girl, but it’s true.

I don’t want to mislead you, but I can’t stand being alone
So for now you’re whom I belong to when I come home.

We both know we need someone, that doesn’t mean I need you.
I’m sorry if that hurts girl, but it’s true.

I don’t want to mislead you, but I can’t stand being alone
So for now you’re whom I belong to when I come home.
Track Name: Close 2 U
When you eye me, I get so excited
To think that I’m the only one you see.
I can’t help it, if sometimes I get jealous
When we’re alone you belong to me.

We could make love but it’s easier to fake love
It’s just the way I’ve grown accustomed to.
I can’t promise that when we’re done I’ll want this.
I need more time because right now’s much too soon.

And I know it’s not fair to you
I feel at home in a room without a view
And if you go I won’t know what to do.
Because I want to be, close to you.

I can’t keep up, with all these thoughts they creep up
On me and I can’t sleep much, thinking of you
And I’m tired of confusing desire, with things that I admire
And feelings that aren’t true
When I’m not with you, all I do is miss you
Though I try, I can’t deny that this is real.

What’s the future got to do,
With who we are and what we’re going through?
And if you let me, well I could be there for you.
But now you’re the one stuck in a room without a view.

Maybe one day we could start our lives
You and me together wouldn’t that be nice?
Right now what we need is time.
Even though you’re mine, I’ve got to let you go.

I’m scared, so scared, of what this means for us.
Should we keep in touch, or should we be alone?
In the end I want what’s best for you
Even if I’m never next to you again.

Maybe one day long after you’ve gone away,
I’ll be happy too.
A piece of you will be here and the skies will be clear.
We’ll finally have our view.
Track Name: We're In Need
I don’t believe in Jesus, I’ve never had time for the lord
I don’t believe in kingdoms, or riding into war.
I don’t believe in prejudice, it only leads to more
Can’t you see, that we all bleed? We’re in need of a change

I’ve spent my whole life learning, but what is it that I know?
I’ve been afraid of changing, a part of me can’t let go.
Maybe I’ve just been here too long, I’ve settled on a plateau.
Can’t you see, that we all bleed? We’re in need of a change.

How long has it been, since you’ve felt alive?
How many hours do you lie awake, in the dead of night?
And how many times have you thought about, how it’s a struggle to survive?
Can’t you see, that we all bleed? We’re in need of a change.
Track Name: If I Loved You
I’d grown accustomed to, having you for so long
I just can’t make do, I feel as though I can’t go on.
Then I think about the days gone by
Perhaps our memories misrepresent the time
Because if I loved you, it wouldn’t feel like compromise

Everything I see reminds me of when you were here
Every single kiss not from your lips doesn’t feel sincere
And I find it so hard being cast aside,
But I know that for once we did things right
Because if I loved you, it wouldn’t feel like compromise
Track Name: Say Goodbye
I don’t want to say goodbye x3

Moving on and getting up aren’t the same thing
For too long I’ve waited just to see what each day’d bring
Even still, I don’t want to say it because I don’t want to say
Goodbye

It’s hard to leave but we both know that I’ll be back again
There’s no places that’s out of reach and nothing’s permanent.
Even still, I don’t want to say it because I don’t want to say
Goodbye.

I don’t want to say goodbye x3

Why do you say goodbye? I don’t want to make you cry.

I don’t want to say goodbye x3

I won’t admit how much I’ll miss this routine every day
But I’m tired of structure maybe, all I need’s a break
Even still, I don’t want to say it because I don’t want to say
Goodbye

Why do you say goodbye? I don’t want to make you cry

I don’t want to say goodbye

Goodbye
Track Name: Rope
Everybody needs some rope once in a while
Everybody tries to cope with a smile
You’re what keeps me hanging on
Even though I know it’s probably wrong

No one wants to be alone, they’d rather drown
Always trying to postpone being let down
The thing is no one really cares
Everybody likes to stop and stare

I need some hope
Give me some hope
Rope is what keeps me hanging on
But without hope, I’m already gone.

Everybody needs some rope once in a while
Track Name: OMW
It doessn’t matter what I say
As long as somehow you can relate
My friends are all on drugs, they’re the life of the club
We all have something that we hate

What scares me most is the unknown
How long will I be on my own?
How good is good enough? I know that sounds like giving up
Sometimes it’s all just too much

What if you can’t get what you want?
Could you pick yourself up and move on?
Who wants to live forever, nothing’s really getting better
Maybe it’s best to burn out young

The lies we tell ourselves to get us through the day
The image we project, pretending we’re ok
The attention that we crave, the games we love to play
If not the only one, well I guess I’m on my way

Do you care about me yet?
How much of this will you forget?
If I’m the latest trend, will that make you my friend?
I’m only human in the end.

The lies we tell ourselves to get us through the day
The image we project, pretending we’re ok
The attention that we crave, the games we love to play
If not the only one, well I guess I’m on my way
Track Name: You're Not There
She said: I don’t ever want to see you again,
but baby we can be friends if you want to.
I said: Do you think that makes sense, what you said?
In your head, I’m sure it sounded better.

She said: I’m confused please don’t hate me I loved you
I meant it each time that I said it.
I said: Well then if you don’t anymore,
there’s the door no need to stick around.

Time has warped the love we had
But there’s no need for tears
Even though we’re near the end
And this is what we feared.

I’m looking at you, the way I’ve always done
and I feel nothing
I’m’looking at you, with pity in my eyes
Because it’s puzzling
Why you’d pretend and act as if you cared
I’m looking at you,
But you’re not there.

She said: You deserve something better than me,
Something better than this yes you do.
I said: Baby, all I wanted was you.

Even though I’ll miss the days
When our love was young
I’ll find happiness in other ways
But you won’t find anyone

I’m looking at you, the way I’ve always done
And I feel nothing.
I’m looking at you, with pity in my eyes
Because it’s puzzling
Why you’d pretend and act as if you cared
I’m looking at you, but you’re not there.
Track Name: Alright?
How did I get here? I don’t recall
How it feels before.
I seem the same, but am I?
No, something’s changed in my mind

But everything be alright
Every Single thing will be all right.

When did I become, so afraid
To chase the dreams I’ve made?
What happened to the man I used to be
Who used to believe?

That everything will be all right
Every single thing will be all right

The days become months, the months turn to years
Suddenly my whole life’s disappeared
The sound of settling has deafened my ears
Can someone get me out of here?
Lately I’ve been having trouble thinking that

Everything will be alright
Will every single thing be alright?

What’s done is done, I’m happy
I’m happy, I’m happy

Will everything be alright?
Will every single thing be all right?