1) You know we’re never gonna wake up a generation in a come, and I don’t care about your problems. You’re looking better with your mouth shut, because I’ve had enough. We’re never getting out (out), young and useless.
“You and Useless” starts off the Sound of Fire as a fast paced pop rock song. I really enjoyed the lyrics, sharing the chorus with you here. This is one of my two favorites from the album. I find it to be pretty true to our generation. Most people sit around not doing much. Lots of people have problems (myself included) and not all people give a care. We tend to get annoyed by people with minor problems, and we’d rather not hear them talk.
2) You are the sound of fire burning up the night, and I can’t hold a beat to save my life. You are the sound of fire keeping me alive, and you need you to need me to survive. I don’t want to dance alone.
“Sound of Fire” reminds me of the Love and Back EP with the piano and drums. I enjoyed the bells in the background and the melding of the drums and guitar. The lyrics go with the beat and make you want to dance around, that’s one thing I love about This Century: their ability to make their listeners want to get up and dance around.
3) I’m begging for mercy I’m down on my knees. Hopeful romantic I don’t ever want to be alone. It’s automatic because you know I’m going to lose control. I’m in the static I’m an addict, and you’ve got to know hopeful romantic hopeful romantic.
“Hopeful Romantic” as if it needs to be said again, a super catchy song. I’m honestly surprised this band hasn’t gained more popularity when their songs are so easy to dance to. The intro kind of reminds me of old school All-American Rejects. I love how clear the drums are in the music, without being overwhelming. I suppose that’s what helps with the catchiness of their songs, it’s easy to follow the beat of the song to dance to.
4) She comes and she goes, she’s everywhere I want to be. When she’s high, when she’s low, she’s everything everything. I follow her like satellites, around around she goes, she’s everywhere, she’s everything.
“Everywhere Everything” slows things down a bit, but that doesn’t mean you want to stop dancing by this point. It’s not my favorite song on the album, but it’s still worth a listen and buy if you love the rest of This Century’s music.
5) Let’s learn to put the past behind us. Let love push through the door and find us, just keep your heart wide open so I can fix what’s broken. Stay around maybe I can be a better me.
“Money Honey” is another slower song, probably the slowest on the album. The above quote is so sweet, once again This Century proves they know how to write a good love song. I swear if the guy I liked sung this song to me, I would just melt on the spot.
6) I mean it every word of it. I don’t know the future but she was never in it, and if she thinks I’m insane. I’ll do my best to explain. That’s when I’ll tell her I went to love and back. I’m not giving up I’m just starting over. You’re the one I loved, thought it would last forever. I can’t be with you when you want me to, I fell off track I went to love and back.
“To Love and Back” is a re-release, which This Century has done before. What some fans may or may not know is that the song was re-written. You can especially hear it during the second verse. Honestly I’m not sure which version I like more, I enjoyed the original one so much, but the re-write was well done so it’s hard to make up my mind about it.
7) Oh you do it to me cut me off until I can’t believe. If I could get next to you inside of your heart. Oh you’re making it hurt, when I tried to make it work. If I could get next to you inside of your heart, you do it to me.
“Do It To Me” is another good dance song. Really this whole album makes me want to find a friend who will dance around with me for the whole thing. Hell if I listen to this thing sitting on my bed, I find my upper body swaying to the music. It’s that good.
8) And you can’t hold me down, no you won’t hold me down. I want to be loud, I want to get out. You’ve got the noise I’ve got the habit, losing control if I have it. I want to be loud. You got something that I want from you, you’ve got something that I want you. Nobody’s going to turn me down when I’m shouting out.
“Loud” is a great song to end with. It left me wanting more (then again their music has always had that affect on me). It has a similar speed to the opening track “Young and Useless” and makes me want to scream it at the top of my lungs. It is also my second favorite song from the album. I love the guitar on this track, it’s such a catchy song. I also agree with the lyrics, no one can turn you down when you’re shouting out. Get up and do something, be loud.
You’ll probably enjoy this album if you like All Time Low, The Summer Set, Mayday Parade, The Academy Is…, Cartel, Every Avenue, The Maine, etc.