s​/​t

by Ekumen

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1.
Nearreal 01:28
we said we’d never give up. we said we’d never give in. and the strange thing about it? i don’t know that we did. too young to die. too old to care. the more things change, the more they stay the same.
2.
Unist 01:08
the sun rises for you but you still can’t see. past yourself. past the reach of your arms, past what’s holding you back. past the depths of your heart - can’t you see? all if this is for you.
3.
Shiftgrethor 02:40
the ONE thing you had to do was listen. then decide to do the right thing. to think with your right mind. it couldn’t be more simple - it’s his life or mine. it couldn’t be any harder for me - i had everything on the line. gave my voice to what shouldn’t be heard. he spoke nothing but lies. what couldn’t possibly be. things completely despised……. did you hear what i said? yet you call me a liar? misleader? false witness? how could his be the better story? how was mine not the truth. i don’t want to believe men exist like him either; but they do, and he did. he’s no good. oh my god. the world that i live in cannot be the same one that just let this man walk away. i know of no man. he is no man. i know of no man who does what he did and still greets each day without shame no justice. just me.
4.
Kemmer 02:24
never wanted more and they never wanted more and they never wanted more and they never wanted more and….. i never thought i’d end up in a place like this. surrounded by the kind of hit far less than they ever truly miss. content to sit back. content to watch life roll on by. never wanted more than a desk and chair. never needed more than a desk and chair. i wanted- i needed- i deserved- more than this.
5.
Beldene 01:57
never told me it would be like this, days spent waiting for more of the same. only told me this is what i want. like all the rest, how it’s supposed to be. tell me, tell me, are we meant for settling? tell me, tell me, is “good enough” enough for me? content? i can’t believe that this is all there is - a life held up against a dream of more than this. never felt a ring would bring me joy. never felt a house would settle me. never felt a kid would round it out - a perfect life, for somebody. tell me, tell me- are we meant for settling? tell me, tell me is “good enough” enough for me? tell me, tell i won’t believe that this is all there is. a life held up against a dream of more than this. tell me, tell me - am i meant for different things? tell me, tell me to strive for things beyond this frame. content? i can believe it is a place i’ll see one of these days if i keep going on my way.
6.
Handarra 01:29
it’s a real deal waiting for the out-of-towners. nice to see it, but what about the rest of us? well it’s a real deal waiting for the moneyed few. nice to see it, but tell me - what’s left for us? the ghosts who walk these streets. the ones who keep the beat. when we’re ghosts where will we go? what’s left to haunt that’s not rented out? tell the nouveau - they gotta - they gotta - they gotta go!
7.
Propios 02:30
what they don’t tell you is that the nights now last years. the corners of your eyes constantly lie. how far have i come. and how much further still. until i can breathe in peace. until i don’t fear the quiet. until a hand in mine won’t make me want to die. what they don’t tell you is your mind will race. your breath will catch. your hands will shake. forget all you know, except that it hurts. forget all your words, except for the verse of “again? again?” - a constant refrain. waking up to this new routine every goddamn day. burning out on all this need. what i need is space to breathe. space to scream: what more can i take? what more can i face?
8.
Gaal 02:20
fell apart. fell more apart. repeat. watched things crumble around me. lost some faith in humanity. learned what i wanted. learned what that meant to me. learned what i needed. learned how useful i could be. fell apart. more apart. repeat. didn’t give up, didn’t give in. well maybe a little, who could blame me if i did? but how do you write about the worst of your life……… the story that i wanted was not the one i got. the story that i needed was not the one i got.
9.
Odonian 03:49
why couldn’t one voice be enough? it shouldn’t have to take a choir. too late! you know you can’t deny the world you see. too late! it shows - the light is slipping through the cracks. the day will come we won’t believe our memories of time we lost to darkness we attacked. too late to run too late to hide what’s done in the dark has been brought to the light. don’t think you can hide. the light hits us all. don’t think that you cannot change. don’t think that you’re without blame. i can’t live with a world that spins with eyes closed. i can’t live with the knowledge you could but won’t. too late! it shows - the world you know that wee all need. i know it’s hard, so tough to change your ways. deep breath, then act. “sorry” isn’t enough. we won’t let this slide. won’t stop until there’s no more, with nothing less than no more.
10.
Ansible 02:05
so tired of finding myself right back at the start. a circle chase of a game that no one wins. and i can’t believe we’ve still got to have these fights. still got to have these nights when dark uncertainty creeps on in and it feels like Good will never win. so tired of this argument when there isn’t one. so tired of progress not progressing a bit. so tired of watching the hope fade from out eyes. so tired of hearing the same old constant lies. so tired of saying “enough”. so tired of screaming too much. so tired of listening over and over again to men in suits talking tough. but we feel it! try to believe it. try to remember the light in our hearts that is real. is it ever enough? no it can’t be. are we whining too much? no we can’t be. so tired of feeling like nothing we do has a point. so tired of feeling like nothing we say has a point. so tired of feeling like nothing we think has a point. so tired of feeling like nothing we feel has a point. so tired of feeling at all.
11.
Odonianism 04:08
winning never felt this bad. this tired, this scared, this beaten down. i knew there’d be a price, didn’t think it could be this dear. but still we fight on. what we’ve won can’t be taken away. and still we fight on, because we know there’s a better way. asitisabovesoitisbelowasitiswithinsoitiswithoutdowhatthouwiltshallbethewholeofthelawloveisthelaw i will love what i choose. love won’t lose. love can’t lose. hearts like ours won’t let it.

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released May 10, 2019

Recorded/Mixed by Scott Francioni
Mastered by Jasper Denhartigh
Art by Cris Crude
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