Who Sang I Am Trying Very Hard to Be Here? AFI

AFI Crash Love cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2009-9-23
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Punk
length: 2:44
producer: AFI and Joe McGrath
lead vocals: Davey Havok
mixer: Rich Costey
engineer: John Silas Cranfield, Mike Fasano, Jake Davies, Joe McGrath, Andrew Scheps and Seth Waldmann
electric guitar: Jade Puget
electric bass guitar: Hunter Burgan
additional background vocals: Brock Honma, Christy Vegas, Mark Oshiro, Scott Raymond, Courtney Cavazos and Natacia Mariott
publisher: Ex Noctem Nacimur Music
drums (drum set): Adam Carson
assistant mixer: Noah Goldstein and Charlie Stavish
assistant engineer: Bill Mims and Morgan Stratton
booking: Stormy Vehnekamp
artist & repertoire support: Luke Wood
legal representation: Stacy Fass
Before you came what was your name? Did you look like me?
No one's from here, no one my dear, not even the trees.
So change your name, just keep your face. We're temporary anyway.
Before you came we played this game in our masquerade.

Flash, Flash, Car Crash
we're no fixtures.
Quick, now, Quick take our picture!

What was your past?
When was the last time that you recall someone you knew
was someone who asked nothing of you?

So lose your past. I'm sure you'll find it's in the way all the time.
Before you're through you're someone who looks a lot like you.

We can't remember the seasons
We chant in the manmade snow.
We can't recall the feelings that we cannot show.


CD 1
  • 1 Torch Song
  • 2 Beautiful Thieves
  • 3 End Transmission
  • 4 Too Shy to Scream
  • 5 Veronica Sawyer Smokes
  • 6 Okay, I Feel Better Now
  • 7 Medicate
  • 8 I Am Trying Very Hard to Be Here
  • 9 Sacrilege
  • 10 Darling, I Want to Destroy You
  • 11 Cold Hands
  • 12 It Was Mine
  • 13 Carcinogen Crush
  • 14 Ether
  • 15 Miss Murder (duet version)

  • Release information
    label: Universal International
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    script: Latin