Raise Up the Ground

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All tracks are free and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike, with the exception of track 5, for which all rights are reserved. You can donate, but it's not required. Enjoy. Or don't. I'm not your Dad. Don't listen to me.

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released July 4, 2014

Lyrics on track 5 by Kerry Ellis

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Track Name: Fucking, Blow, and Bad Art
I raise up the ground beneath you
Just to find out what you would do
Track Name: Sink
It's so cold out tonight,
I think it's best we get to bed.
We could lie
play dead under covers
and the sheets we've stained with red.
My hands are chilled
to the bone but, Sweety,
they'll warm quick in your blood.
And we can drive
this dream off of a bridge
While we're both strapped to the hood

So sink
Sink with me
Sink and bleed.
Oh, Baby, I can hear you scream
Scream my name from the bottom of these sheets

Pride knows well
where to hide
when the sun goes down.
Choices are made,
broken and only sensation will resound.
"So hold me close.
Oh, hold me closer.
make it hurt, make me scream"
Track Name: Levonorgestrel
I know you couldn't stay the night
And I swear to god they're all blind
They couldn't see this coming, though it happens all the time
He's still a goddamn savior in their eyes

And here's the point where the colors start to blend
God bless the baby born to sin
and god bless the mother who wouldn't let it live
And the ones who could have saved it but never did

As they sing, "I'm here for you"

Praise be to the siren song unsung
For when we lie, we eat our own young
Like the little one who left, you send him your best
But you traded your only soul to the silver sun

As they sing, "I'm here for you"
As you pray, "Please take me, too"
Track Name: And All That Could Be Still
Trees whisper in the wake
Shape the void you pass beneath
Traces and places you left behind
Drifting slowly out of reach

It’s colder on the outside
Hands against the door
Whispering through a lock
Let me in once more
Solitude won’t make you disappear
No matter how hard the will
Pick up all that might have been
And all that could be still

Far
Away
Standing so close
So close to you
Stuck
Between
Shadows of promises
And wishes uncome true
Forgiven
Thoughts
Wash the stone clean
And bitter voices, too
Fall in
To me
I will do anything for you

And all that could be still
Be still

Far
Away
Standing so close
So close to you
Stuck
Between
Shadows of promises
And wishes uncome true
Forgiven
Thoughts
Wash the stone clean
And bitter voices, too
Fall in
To me
I will do anything for you
Track Name: Lifelong Romance
The words flow out, cold as the winter
and that's when her knees hit the ground
Tears fall like stars in a shower
and everything else melts away as she falls with them down.

This is the pain you were made for
This is your purpose in life
You question the reason you suffer,
but know that the truth is it's the only time you feel alive.

So when you pick yourself up don't cry
Don't give them the pleasure or time
Just know that the blood is still flowing
And your hearts beating faster as everything falls back in line.

Can you see?
Your mind is racing.
Can you feel?
Your heart gives out...

He wakes up at three in the morning
And pulls himself out of her bed
Another useless fuck and abandon
Poor girl, she won't know, she'll wake up alone and forget.

But you are too clear-eyed and sober
to join in the ranks of the blessed
You question if God is to blame for
delivering to this world his only begotten mess.

What if you could give it all up?
What if you could change you life?
You question the reason you suffer,
but know that the truth is you've never felt more alive.

Can you see?
Your mind is racing.
Can you feel?
Your heart gives out...

Can you feel?
I don't, I don't feel a thing.
I don't, I don't feel a thing.
I don't, I don't feel a thing.
I don't, I don't feel a goddamn thing...
Track Name: Beauty Supreme
Let's go down to the river
where you meet your saint.
He has come to deliver
you from your restraints.
And all that talk of leaving home
sounds so bittersweet.
But what do you know of alone?
What do you know of losing sleep?

When you talk,
do you even hear a word you say?
When you walk,
do you even see the steps you take?

So hang your headless to drain
from that tree in your back yard.
Where you laid and swore you would paint
each and every star.
But dreams are fickle and you were young.
The clouds got in your way,
but it won't be long 'til the morning sun.
And it won't beg you to stay.

"You know I tried,
but I just can't get through the day."
"You never thought...
What did you expect living this way?"

Now, all I want is a ring.
Just one telephone call.
Let mean know you were clean,
or let me know you're dead and gone.
Track Name: My Little Pantomime
I know it hurts
I know the knives aren't all on the shelves
I know it breaks
I know you wanted to be someone else

Listen, My Love
The siren call beckons your name
Like fire from above
It falls down on you like Armageddon rain

I know your reasons
I don't need your lies
You'd change the seasons if they weren't on your side
Take all you have, Love
Burn it all down
Then you will know what it's like to drown

I've seen the show
No lights but quite the brilliant display
That's even though
Your eyes are as blind as the lights on this stage

And I am not your mask
I will not hide your grotesque array
Of unspoken regrets
And all of the innocence you've lost with age
Track Name: Broken Piano
You went in search of something you could beg for
and your hands remain as empty as the pleas
All along you knew the trial was hopeless
but you remain as steadfast as can be

Pushing through the door to no redemption
you gaze upon the dream of what you could be
And in those eyes you see your self fading
but you have fought too hard to just retreat

Your memories are distant and unlit now
you feel as if they belong to someone else
The sound of your brother playing Heller
on the broken piano by the stairs

You want to remember what this felt like
you want to believe you still exist
But what can the wind say to the petals
without a voice to warn of the coming storm?