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Intro 01:33
Please let me know How your making your way Silence your cruelest device Though I have so much more to say So far I'm left here to drift Wondering where you stand I'm over thinking as usual Sinking fast in the sand The present could not tame your longing for fame The moment that I see it, I'll believe it Sensibility's such a shame CHORUS This temptation collection you broke to fix The busy bee that collects the honey There's no honesty left, so save your breath If you fall in love, for the love of money You croon for the arts To keep your world from crumbling Still worship the charts With an open heart, off and running Now I sense your divisions, a solitary act All the while pertaining that you had my back CHORUS
No Surprises 03:33
You disappear everywhere It's a game To see who really cares You played every card Till your heart gave out This dead weight you could not bear Now everyone knows it's a cold world For the dearly departed For some anger is a fuel That's how this fire got started I had my sights on you From the moment we met It wasn't my first sign I know how people are in LA for sure Trust is not a friend of mine Playing every opportunity that came your way Pushing me aside Another contact for you, to slide into With those bedroom eyes CHORUS No surprises here No surprises dear Got this off my chest Now my conscience is clear No surprises here Now take a look around Your happy home You needed something That you could call your own You burned this bridge down Back to a bed that you made Now we don't talk anymore There's nothing to save CHORUS No surprises here No surprises dear Got this off my chest Now my conscience is cleared No surprises here
I need some general relief To help me through the night Somewhere that has to be Something to make this all right 'Cause I'm a lonely boy In the big city of a million lights There's no one anymore to hold my hand For so long I had someone to make it okay Please understand that this saddens me so For me to wither and to watch you blossom and grow CHORUS The comedown's so hard But I need a release To take it away It comes and goes the way this fear takes hold The comedown's so hard But I need a release To take it away It comes and goes the ways I deal to cope
Cruel 03:36
Cold as ice A setting sun You asked for advice I'd say were done The words that come to mind Are raw emotions Picture us in a final frame The past is the past Were no longer the same The people we were That was such a long time ago They say seek and you will find That truth is abstract It's not always kind It's through the pain The self acceptance That I learned You only speak in cryptic words I know deep down inside you hurt You always act On the attack I'm wounded now I haven't the will to try again There's too much guilt Sweet suffering But I know you Will pull on through Find another way Yes I'm a loner hiding out Reflecting, writing it all down It's no excuse But I'm no use For you now CHORUS I've been avoiding you 'Cause I don't mean to be cruel Cold as ice a setting sun
Inhabitants 03:01
Shallow 02:57
Cover your tracks Keep the mystery Hide in the shadows With a low profile lead It's all a game Seems transparency won The cut and run Off the radar down low Every story I ever stung Was not a passing phase Or the switch of the channel With words sporadic Songs unsung Let's aim to win Or cry tomorrow Another story takes an obvious turn With mistakes I've learned by cold choices I dot my eyes with common sense I can't pretend Watch as I grow CHORUS You're so shallow Yes you are that shallow Yes you're so shallow Yes you are that shallow You are, you are, you are Cover your tracks Keep the mystery Hide in the shadows With a low profile It's all a game Seems transparency won The cut and run Off the radar down low You're so shallow
Intemperate 05:36
For my little one You hide away Far from the sun Your golden view It holds you down You're so far removed From everyone I've heard many things I've wondered you The light you bring Were intemperate too The heart will go If there's no room for love anymore I'm sorry that I wasted your time Surrendered to my state of mind I messed with you I'm no good for myself I'm a victim to Everything You go, you go, you go ... I remembered you A helping hand You're so sweet to me My friend I'm lonely too Time just stalls I miss you On every hour Time will tell where we go I hope you're there to hold Have the sweetest smile I've ever witnessed The soft embrace Your pure kiss
I told you so It's how far you go Cold as ice For any vice It's not real The way you feel Cold as steel It's your brain Tricking you again Take this pill See how you feel... You see your colors Slowly fade away Moving faster than this world can save So confused You put your trust in me Finding answers only you conceive Collapse in dust Friends do corrupt I was always low Couldn't change myself Or face the world It was a battle to crawl Felt nothing at all Maybe the end has come We finally reached the road ... But you're going down the wrong path You're going down the wrong path now Are you going down the right path now? The blood of the rose The end of the road ...


Released by Coredark Records


released May 9, 2014

Written and Produced by Milton Scott and Ross Totino
Produced and Recorded at Collision Studio's L.A by Ross Totino and Milton Scott
Mastered by Jeff Swearengin at Ritual Systems

FOC System 66 Modular Synthesizer
Alesis Andromeda
Waldorf Microwave I with custom software
Yamaha fs1r
Yamaha SG200 guitar
Sequential Circuits Prophet 600
Fender Chroma Polaris
Fender Precision Bass

Eventide H3500 DFX-Sampling
Eventide H949
Deltalab Effectron x2
Ibanez HD1500
Lexicon PCM 91
Dynacord VRS 23
Roland SBF-325
Tascam RS-20
Empirical Labs EL7
Electro-Harmonix Micro Synthesizer
Line 6 POD X3

Logic Pro 9
Bias Peak
NI Reaktor
NI Kontakt
NI Guitar Rig
iZotope RX
Celemony Melodyne
Propellerhead Reason
FXpansion BFD2
FXpansion Amber/Cypher/Strobe

Shure SM7


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