Things I Need To Say

by Survay Says!

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price




released October 19, 2013

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Nick Orr at Highland House Studios

(except for track 5: Recorded, mixed and mastered by Henry Menzel at AtVariance Studios)

Produced by Henry Menzel & Dennis "D.Jay" Menzel

Music & lyrics by: Henry Menzel & Dennis "D.Jay" Menzel



all rights reserved


Survay Says! Blairstown, New Jersey

Survay Says! Is a 6-piece pop punk/ska band from New Jersey. Averaging 150+ shows a year for the past 3 years, Survay Says! Blends horn-driven ska music with a hard hitting and quick, catchy pop punk sound.

contact / help

Contact Survay Says!

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Things I Need To Say (Intro)
So this could be your background noise/
Or this could be your amusement/
But we're gonna let you decide how you choose to take our music/
'Cuz while we travel states and provinces/
Just trying to keep our promises/
Before we find out where the bottom is/
We just want you to know that you're part of this/
And while our past is sordid/
We're still listener supported/

I've gotta find the courage to say the things I need to say/
One day the truth will surface and I'll be closer to okay/
Track Name: Show Me Potato Salad!
Try and stop me/ Only I can stop me/ Jersey branded/ Cut me off at the knees I'm still standing/ And you can't stand it/ Success might still be years away and I'm looking for my big score/ I've got people that I used to call friends not speaking to me anymore/ And I've been working on brand new solutions To deal with reality and illusion/ Cuz an object that's in motion Tends to stay in motion And an object that's at rest Will always fail the test And thats the only thing I know/So come with me, we're about to go/My friends like to tell me life is a goldmine /But I can't see an entrance or a road sign/ I'm the master of my destiny but a slave to my ambition/ In a world of outsiders, I'm an outsider I don't care what I'm missing/
Track Name: The Netflix Song (Season Two)
I think I'd rather be alone tonight/I think i'd rather sit back and see what Netflix has to say 'cuz its better than waiting, better than debating how to fix all the problems you gave me/I'd rather stay in tonight/ I've never been a big fan of the parties you throw anyway/ and it makes me feel useless, like I just cant do this and I know you wont be there to save me/

and they say time heals all wounds/
well time better hurry the fuck up/

cuz its been way too long since i've seen the light of day/
now this blinding light it just doesn't feel right. I cant make this okay/
cuz its been way too long since i've seen the light of day/
and I cant make the world go away/

There's a thousand miles between the way things are and the way they should be/
and you and I know how good things could be/
but you still call me naive/
So I'd rather be alone tonight/
I think id rather sit back and watch a TV show/
Because you're about to see me go insane/ (i'm already insane)

I may not even get off the couch today/
I'm fighting a never-ending battle making the thought of you go away/
but I cant for even a minute/
maybe because we are so kindred/
So if you need me I'll be sitting here all day/
Track Name: Dear JCP&L, I'm Tired Of This Nonsense
I havent had power in 8 straight days/
and snow on halloween just sent the east coast in a craze/
just makes me wish i wasn't so dependent/
but i'll take any warmth I can get/
Ive got everything I might need/
A sweatshirt with a thermal underneath/
and I've been sleeping on MPF's couch
(just feeling like a waste of space)
But he's got a shower in his house/
But I can't wash this pain away/
Remember just the other day when we finally had a show to play but mother nature had her way/

So with this hand i've been given
I put a middle finger up and say fuck the town I live in
and I miss my dad and mom

Ive played for hours, can't beat this game
and I know I'm not the only one that feels this and I'm ashamed
Just makes me wonder what if I was somewhere thoughts like this would never come there
My point of view would just be shattered cuz none of this would ever matter
and as I lay here on this couch
(just thinking about those awful days)
the thought that travels to my mouth
(is may never leave this place)
where I spent every single day
it somehow keeps my friends at bay
they're stuck here too.
I guess i'll stay

and I know more storms will come and this feeling will be gone
by the end of this
Track Name: At Least I'm Safe Inside My Mind (Part 1)
I've been thinking about all of the places that I came from/
I can think up a list a mile long but I can't name one/

You're the reason why I'm feeling this pain/
And you're the reason why I'll be okay/
And I won't hide myself away/
I love this life you gave to me/

But I know I can be better than this/
Because you showed me that I could be/
And I know you see me when you look down/
Until we meet again, I'll see you around
Track Name: Denial (version 2)
This has been the worst damn year/
The worst day of my life and you can't even be here/
And I can't stand this pain I'm feeling/
Its so revealing and I can't make these start healing/
I'm losing all my friends and now i'm losing myself/

I've gotta find the courage to say the things I need to say/
One day the truth will surface and I'll be closer to okay/

This pain I feel, I know that it's not real/
And I know that I am not the only one/
And now I know I've grown to be the man that I'm supposed to be/
And I can feel you close to me/
I've got this feeling you're not gone/

My daily prescription keeps increasing slowly/
It keeps from being a monster around the ones that know me/
But I always see the monsters/
I pretend that they're not there, that doesn't make them disappear/

And now i've found the courage to say the things I need to say/
One day the truth will surface and I'll be closer to okay/

You're not real. Go away.