Split with Parrhesia

by Alessa

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released June 25, 2010

Physical Record Released by Bear Recordings
Recorded on April 23rd at Dead Air Studios by Will Killingsworth.
Mastered by Matthew Dahl

On this recording, Alessa is:
Justin, Keith, Bob, Andrew




Alessa New Hampshire

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Track Name: 10209
The optimist stands tall and swats away attempts to reach.
Eyes wide, smoke billows from an open mouth.

(he says)
"you've spent too long in my shadow,
there is no safety left I can provide you"

So unchanged but unbroken,
we covered our heads and ran into the coming months.

Our fear! Our fear of the words!
Our fear!
Our fear of the words was the only tumor in our throats.
Track Name: Cracked Out Reality
...and I'm taken back at the thought that this is what you wanted.
I've seen entire conversations dissolve into mirrors.

We mock our own identities,
and only speak up when we sleep:
a few lonely hours of honesty.

Why can't you read my lips when I say
"I need to hear it from you"?
Why should you have to wonder
"Can anyone else hear me in this skin?"

We fear what we can't touch and fight what we can't see,
and never search for another way.
I deserved all of this.

It's hard to catch with porcelain arms,
but lock-and-key, we're stronger by the day.