The Things We Should've Known By Now

by Happy Monday People

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Happy Monday People's 2nd full-length.

Miguel's word on it:

This album predominantly about: Your ex -lover/girlfriend who broke your heart into a thousand china pieces just for the hell of it, long distance fling with a hot Russian cosmonaut named Lenka, and life after a melodramatic breakup with your hot professor in college.


released June 26, 2015

All songs written and performed by Miguel Montero
All songs mixed, recorded and mastered by Miguel Montero in his "Bedroom"

Album cover by Thea Cinco

Miguel would like to thank:

All my super friends from north to south: Glen Tiopez, Thea Cinco, AJ Dizon, Rhys Trillanes, Danny Fabello, Faye Lopez, Jem Mejia, and Camille Barrientos, Vina Florento and Cj Desilva-Ong.

To all my musician friends and bandmates/ex-bandmates: Glen Tiopez (the 18s), Ted Cinco( Pinata) Rhys Trillanes (Molar), Tani Carino (Molar/Pinata), Janjan Arcenal (the 18s) Ralph Gonzalez Official (Molar) JR Santos (the 18s) and Gian Pineda (the 18s) and the peeps from Fools and Foes.

(klankbeeld), buddha and

Kat Merto for the cover photo of "where are you now?" (single)

Continent Records and to all the people behind it: Tani the papabols Carino, Jaime Abellar

- Thank you for putting up with me all these years, Love you all!

Copyright 2015 by Miguel Montero and Happy Monday People.
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Track Name: Where Are You Now?
Oh did I lose you somewhere behind the city bright lights?
I know this is what you wanted.

But I didn't know I'll lose you, where are you now?

Somehow all your promises faded, consumed by the pervasive bright lights.
And you did everything just to have it.

I'm here picking up our pieces, trails and good old memories of you.
I never say I'll regret it, but I hope we did learn something out of it.
Track Name: Happy Monday People
Urgency in time, the world has turned its wheels.
I'm past my time outside your door.
The city and its prying eyes had cast a shadow, hovering my own.

I'm tired to hear your scorn and blabber about your perfect life, it's porn.
Why don't we dare to peel off those filters that deceive us more than what we can chew?

Hoping I won't pass my time.

Because we are happy Monday people, no one deters our resolve, no one would even dare to void our very souls.
We will put up a fight to the world, we'll draw our swords.
Here's a toast to the glass, oh brothers and foes.
Track Name: The Clouds We Nibble
Memories and somber melody surround my ears, it reminds me on how we used to be.

When we strum a note of a life time, we tease your dogs on our past time...
We smoke the clouds as we pass by.

You promise me, eventually, we would never let go...
I promise you, that I'll be true, for the rest of my life.

Cause you remind me of a summertime.
The bees, the breeze, and bottles of wine.
The clouds we nibble as if it's mine.
The keys, the piano, as the melody floats by.

I'm a fake to say, not to miss you.
Gently, how you cling your arms around me, how tightly... it can be.

When we both cling to the moment, we trap ourselves in the silence while we trust each other's patience.
As we watch our roads part, we never looked back.
But if I had a second look, I think I still would.
Track Name: Here In My Room
Hello somber and warm four corners of my room.
I know you heard her story before, how she changed the way I looked at life, at love and loss.

Giggles, oh smiles and tears, your walls are a witness to it all.
How could you not warn me that she had been faking it all.

It's because in your fantasy was the only time you were happy.
And yet she felt surreal to me or maybe I'm just too scared in reality.

The figure of smile and your schemes, there's no way to forget them at all.
Oh damn my heart and mind in thinking we could end it all.
Track Name: Moonbeams And Seas
Moonbeams and seas across St. Marie of my superb mastery.

Of jargons and bluff, I'm nothing but none.
I wish I could have taken it back.

Back from the start, right back to you.
Wish I could've loved you like before, like what he does, like what I did back before.

You haunted like the wind inside of a storm, my emotional baggage of sort.
I know everything is blissful and sane.
Right back to your cornerstone.

I could've done a thousand things.
I could have saved us from this mess.
I know I was lame, and your reasons were lame cause we're insecure.

We could have done just one thing.
We could have trust each other again.

But those days were gone,you were stolen by the wind of moonbeams and seas.
Track Name: Pale Shadows
Are you still here or are you gone amongst the haze of dust?

Since your pale shadow, it still lingers inside my room.
It is what's left on what we were once.

I remember when the time we understood our differences and what it really means.
Yet we were one and free.

Remember when I used to hold your hand and speak about forever and what it means?
Because we were one and free.

In space and in between, I feel your hair and your skin.
But do you feel me too?

Since your pale shadow, my life was never been the same.
I'm trapped here gasping for air.
Track Name: Parks And Houses
You're Summer of my fantasy.
We rode weasels and might have been's.
You were light on my dark days.

I keep track of our happy hours cause I know time's not on my side.
This is my realization.

But you're so far away from me now, not even your memories will keep me through my day.
I wish you're here now.

We sang hymns on distant stars and wrote songs bout childhood memories.

My sweet distraction.

You kept things float for awhile before you pulled the plug on us.
This is your revelation.

It was my fault to think it's more than just a kiss when I thought I'll change your mind and make you feel the same way too.
I guess I'm wrong now.

So long, goodbye.
Farewell, oh lover from my past.

We/I move on to the road where no one takes.
Track Name: The Purging Of You
Time has changed us all.
We're left with nothing to hold on.

I'm scared that I wasted your time.
I'm trapped here in a world of changing times.

I wish I can go back to the time where I could mend things over again.
I'll patch these holes with my bare hands to stop our hearts from purging love again.

Say you'll stay for me.
Just hold my hand and say you'll always be.

Much has been said than done.
We tried to fight our fears and tears but we came up short.

Don't blame me for all the mess we've done, I did all for you and you alone.

Why didn't I realize that I wasn't the man right for you?
But I'll always remember that we tried.
Track Name: Midnight
Sun's down, yet your smile still lingers here in my mind.
Brighter than what they told me, truly you're one of a kind.

I wish time was never set in motion by the moment when you told me, "Can you stay close to me?"

I don't know why I feel this way, but what I feel is true, I say.
Though you might not believe in words I say, I'll say it anyway, I miss you...

I know your past troubles you like the way I once had.
There's no easy way but to face them.
Worry not, I'm with you, my darling.

Gently, I'll wipe those tears if you need me.
I'll blow the rain clouds, far away from your eyes.
Oh darling, please smile.