EP

by Novelas

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    First run of our first EP. 4 songs, custom artwork and liner notes. Self released.

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released December 15, 2016

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Track Name: South Carolina, Goddamn!
My body a weapon
Battleground of a nation
To bend a knee in submission
Or be the fist of resistance

How could a man bring so much hate
Into a house of love?
Leave so much pain behind
A congregation to be left
In a wake
To look into the void and wonder
How this began
A family dismantled;
Overcome!
We come together
We sing as one
Rise up and say their names

A warm rain
Raps on cold shallow graves
Solemn tongues
Will utter their names

South Carolina, Goddamn!

My brothers
My sisters
My family
My friends
In darkness, we see the light
Track Name: Convalescence
Frozen faces
Tired eyes
They could care less if you live or die
Endless cycles without resolution

Convalescence on a city street
Blankets of snow
Unbearable heat
You expect anything to change?

How dare you say
That their lives aren't worth a goddamn thing?

Hollow walls
Plastered gray
Sit in silence
Waiting for the grave
It's easier to push it all in the corner
Far away

Broken system
Endless pain
Push them outside
To sleep in the rain
Mental healthcare is a fucking joke

He's not my child
That's not my son
He never came home from Vietnam
Drown in pills to get to sleep
Eaten alive by PTSD

How dare you say?
That their lives aren't worth a goddamn thing?
(Eaten alive)

You live
They die
But you'll never look into their eyes

I'll show you resolution
Revolution, now!
Track Name: Constellations
Constellations

Our voices will carry still

Long shadows form
As the sun sets
On integrity and hopefulness
The restless lull
Of voices muse
Under pressure of social cues
And we partake
In shaking ease
I follow as you lead

Stumbling in darkness
As our bodies collide
Voices caught in hollow throats
I am trapped within your eyes
We were star-crossed constellations
That’s what you led me to believe
Wake me from the haze and sweat
I am fighting just to breathe
Wide mouths gape open
To taste what’s undeserved
You’re becoming obsessed
With the obtaining of flesh
No remorse
Nothing earned
I put trust in good intentions
I put trust in what was said
I put trust in a boy who created a toy
Out of the drugged girl
On the bed

But with these hands
I will fight
To the death
For the sake of the girl
Who can’t catch her breath

Catch her breath

Long shadows form
As the sun sets
On integrity and hopefulness
Long shadows form
As the sun sets
But our voices will carry still
Track Name: Tannins
Can you feel the wood grain
And the pain in my skin
Bleeding like tannins
To haunt me again
Will I become a forest
With my kin at my side?
Or maybe just driftwood
Washing up with the tide

Can you count my rings
On the day that I died?
Weathered grey
Broken limbs
The lines under my eyes
Will the stressed have been worth it?
Inescapable, it seems
Will all I have in the end is sand
And broken dreams?

The wind, it blows
My limbs, set in stone