Affliction

by Parasol

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released February 15, 2016

Artwork by Meghan Minior
Recorded by Jay at Project Sound Studios
Mixed/Mastered by Joey at Punkall
Touched briefly by Will from Dead Air Studios

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We are Vicky, Lily, Jake and Josh from Olympia, WA.

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Track Name: Harsh Light
Street lights shine on my face every night
What's the point of sleep anymore?
It's not the stars or the moon you see
Piercing into your cranium
Its harsh light reality

What's the point of sleeping?
When I can’t remember dreaming

Enemies tucked in the corners of your mind
Echoing off of each other a reflection of their size
Fingers ignite, electric lights that fill my head
Energy that rises up from crowded rooms beneath your bed

What's the point of dreaming?
When I gave it up for sleeping
Track Name: Summer Skies
Ask me 20 questions
I’m feeling kinda shy tonight
I will attempt to tell you reasons
Why we are the way we are is a lie

Summer Skies are red at night
We hesitate and take flight
I can’t ask you to stay

I’ll fight with your questions
I still can’t look you in the eye
We spin the same old stories
Of why we are, the way we are is a Lie

Summer Skies are red at night
We hesitate and take flight
I can’t ask you to stay
Track Name: Hot Air
I wish that we
Could be much better
But we don’t speak, no
Every word we breath is full of fire and hot air

Your head feels like a trap
When every thought gets caught and lingers
Bitter tongues don’t bite back
They just spill over and over

You will shut down
Gonna keep me out
Shapes in the ceiling move
Remember when we were too young to

I hit you down to size
Despite everything you fight for
Try to roll it off your bike
But words dig deep
Cutting over and over
Track Name: Pictures of You
I took down all my pictures of you
But I left just one
It was raining out that day
Everything was green
and I made you smile

But it’s too late for us now
There's a weight
Like a hundred thousand pounds
And I can’t remember how to breath but I guess that I’ll learn how
It’s too late for us now

Photo edges curl and start to pull away
Your smile starts to fade
When we were younger we were tall
Now we speak in sorry sentences, our heads sway and fall

But it’s too late for us now
There's a weight
Like a hundred thousand pounds
And I can’t remember how to breath but I guess that I’ll learn how
It’s too late for us now
Track Name: Collect Dust
You’ve got no hesitation
When everything goes wrong
You're the first to run and the last to speak up
Maybe it's my fault but you hide well in the shadows
Saying “Hey, it’s not big deal...I’m not trying to tell you how to feel.”
Well I hope you’re comfortable sitting on the fence
You can’t get off it

Last night, your record skipped
Your voice shudders and shakes
Last night, your record skipped
So I put it away
Last night, your record skipped
So I put it away
Let it collect dust and fade
Track Name: Affliction
Everyones got affliction
Writhing in pain
In their own ways, in their own ways
We beat it down and say, “I’m okay”

These days, nothing sits quite right
I hide under the covers you turn out the lights
Try to ignore the bark and the bite
I hide under my covers and turn out the lights
These days, nothing sits quite right
I look out of my window in the middle of the night

Everyone goes on bending
Under a weight
In their own ways, in their own ways
We beat it down until we break
Track Name: Moon Shadows
We’re riding as fast as we can
And I don’t know where we’re going but I’ll follow you
Into the darkness
Moon shadows all around us cast shadows we don’t recognize

I think I hear a wolf howl at the moon
But I know it’s just the hunger for the things we’ll never do
Disappointed

I can’t sleep
For us, I cannot dream
What's the point when we wake up and stray
Like a wolf in the darkness, blood thirsty always searching for prey

We slow down but we still can’t find
The path that brought us to the edge
Is somewhere behind us in the darkness
I’m scared of your light

I think I hear a wolf howl at the moon
But I know it’s just my hunger for something wild and new

I’m scared to speak out loud, so I just dream
Wishing I could just chase them all away
Instead of running from the thunder in my head that keeps me awake
Track Name: Tiny Tethers
I am terrified
Of all the murky waters in which we reside
And I can’t see the bottom of these rocky seas
Suspended suffocating can’t remember how to breath
Or how to walk on my own two feet

Throwing anchors like we’d throw a fist
Dragging like a current we struggle to swim against
Your words bite like teeth
Heavy, singing downwards digging into me
Cut me open as you watch me bleed
Track Name: Love is a Lie
Leave me alone
Don’t look me in the eyes
You can’t stop thinking about me
But you can’t tell me the reasons way

Love when it call is a lie

Just let me be
I get so lost in those eyes
I can’t stop thinking about you
But I can’t tell you the reasons why

Love when it call you can’t deny
Track Name: I Hear You
I hear you singing softly
Through the walls
We ain't made of much
Just muscles, bones, and blood
Thin skin, cheap plaster

It’s no wonder we run and hide
When clouds grow dark and collide

I ain’t ever seen you like this
Always angry at yourself
They don’t give us much
When we are bruised and cut
A lock and key for our wondering minds

I hear you, crying softly
Through the walls
Can you hear me?