lΛVΛl I

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released November 19, 2016

All songs written and performed by lΛVΛl.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Justin ‘Gramps’ Gonyea at The Thunderhole, Burlington, VT.
Judged by Stephen ‘Coach’ Sharp.
Artwork by Brendan Mainville.

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Track Name: Shakes
Tilted toes crept down these halls
She leaves all of the lights on
Eyes well up with tears of old
Once confronted with the day's new sun, she's burned, now she's burnt

Tainted wit cuts deep like swords
Creaking floors are forever scorned
Somber lights bleed through the sky
I've never felt this high, never this high

I stand until my legs grow numb
And this ground beneath has sunken into a grave for us all
My hands have been worn down to the bone
But I dare not loosen my grip to this here rope
Yet I still slip inch by inch as does my hope
These rooms forever haunted by memories of ghosts
And these floors are much softer, all the while louder than most
I've been teaching scriptures to the blind
Through flagrant awes and passing sighs

I've had enough of all of you

It paces
It flutters
I'm done
Track Name: Flaws, Part Deux
She only becomes aware that the Sun's crept down into its hole
Once the lights go out, yeah her light's gone out

She's burdened by the weight of their wrath
2 steps forward and now 3 steps back
Strangely amused by this harrowing path
2 steps forward now 3 steps back

Filling up the tub
Inch by inch her whole body's now covered in blood
With both hands concealing an eager mien as she sobs

Rational minds are alive in this home
Is it too damn late or her to atone?
Her sins get washed out like an extravagant tide
While her bodies stuck in waiting for her soul to arrive

She's burdened by the weight of their wrath
2 steps forward and 3 steps back
Strangely amused by this harrowing path
2 steps forward now 3 steps back

So long
So long, the damage is done
So wrong
Hiding away from the touch of the sun
And no longer feeling the weight of their wrath
3 steps back, 2 steps back

Discard all of your stories
Into the wishing well
She's Racing headfirst towards a brick wall,
With a wave and a smile she recedes with the ocean swell
Track Name: Shine
I'm only blind
I can still
I can hear your crowded steps
In my head

I wanna shine
I wanna shine
Don't you want me, don't you want me to be unkind
To be unkind

I want to show you how good this feels now
Can I please show you?
I should just throw you straight out this window
But I want to know
Yeah I'd like to know you
With time, it's only getting worse
Let's see how much this hurts
I'm fine, I swear, this fear has ran its course
But it sure still hurts at first
Let's see how high this burns

I wanna shine
I wanna shine
Don't you want me
Say you want me then leave me blue
Leave me blue

I wanna shine, I wanna shine

I wanna shine
I wanna shine shine
Track Name: Stay Cold
I can't eat, I can't sleep, I've been crushed under you
Call the cops, search the scene, you'll find my body wrapped in yours

It's now 5 AM
And I hear not a sound
The trees all have arms
They reach toward me through the clouds
Dig my grave
And mark it with a cross
I'll be grasping at straws
To pull my way out
But I slip, I slip, I slip, I slip

This feels like home
The world's a cage and I'm trapped all alone
A constant itch I've been dying to scratch
I'm burning up, I'm so hot to the touch
But I feel so cold
I'm so fucking cold

Paper thin walls
Leads to dirty ears
With such a filthy mind
This needle's held so damn near

Scratch the bone
Till the marrow spills out
And lands on the tongue
Of the devil himself

I slipped up

This feels like home
The world's a cage and I'm trapped all alone
A constant itch I've been dying to scratch
I'm burning up, I'm so hot to the touch
But I feel so cold
I'm so

I slipped up
I slipped

A few final words
For our dearly departed
It's been so many years now this day is finally upon us
Track Name: Graceful Debt
Punch drunk love
In the bed of a pickup truck
With swollen gaze, she turns but can never get enough
Hold on tight
Keep both arms inside the cart
This tragic stranger
Won't dare quit staring hard, so so hard

I've got a love that turns me on, spewing out spells of thick coated lust

The rumbling in the streets offsets that of his stomach
The rumbling beneath the sheets, transmits more than simply comfort
He still watches

No home I know
A place I've never, ever been before
So far from home
She has never suffered this before
Can't you feel it? Can you feel me now?

Up all night
The stars breed our only light
Leave not a trace
Squeeze fragile hands as he cries
He peers closer
Wounds form underneath his skin
Hey, lonely stranger
Quit pressing up against me, let go of me

I've got a love that turns me on spewing out spells of thick coated lust
I've got a love so steadfast and strong
That I guess it can't be wrong, I can't be wrong
I've got a love
But it's never enough
I've got a love
Track Name: Liar Liar House on Fire
I've seen what's buried under the surface
You hide all your secrets under the mattress
God damn you all
I see no point of carrying on
My ears are pinned to the floor
Not a sound, no ones home
It's so absurd to revolt
When you're sure just to follow their moves
Like a sheep in heat

Time to say goodbye

I'm aware that this feeling is mutual
Let's refrain from this outdated ritual
My mind sinks deep into the lore
I seem to struggle to feel anymore
Crimson streaks down from all the cracks in the walls
As it fills in the spaces deep in the floor boards
I can feel you watching
Keep your eyes peeled and up towards the ceiling
It moves closer and closer and closer
My urges strengthened by this never ending torture

This dread barely moves
Grab tight the things you hold dear
Got no more time to lose
Strike a match burn this sucker to the ground

Fire fire
Set it ablaze
Watch as the dark's illuminated by flame
Fire fire
Fire fire
Send it away
This homes now a burden, this loves not the same
Fire fire
Fire fire
A world that's so empty, fill it with hate
Fire fire
Set it aflame
Watch as the smoke engulfs everything
Fire fire
Fire, fire, fire