secret demo 2017

by Marlon Battad

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released February 16, 2017

written, recorded, and mixed in secret by unknown individuals, nowhere in particular and at an unspecified date and time (possibly 2017)

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Track Name: When This Bough Breaks
When this bough breaks, dear, we must fall, limbs entangled, bones and all,
and when the wind blows, dear, our own words will sway us gently out the door.
The piece of you you'd dared to give away: I never knew quite how to keep it safe, now I must bear its wounded cries and moans
'til I grow a new bough for it to sleep upon and cry no more. Don't

count to ten, don't say goodbye, 'cause words are just the most common of lies.
Breathe deep the breath you dared not speak, or try to drink the water you shed in your sleep but

when this bough breaks, dear, we must fall, hearts entangled, bones and all,
and when the wind blows, dear, our own words will send us crashing down below,
and a little part of you will split away that I had never learned how to keep safe,
but I will bear its wounded cries and moans 'til I grow
a new bough for it to sleep upon
and cry no more.
Track Name: The Moth
Mother had a busy day, you read it on her face.
Cloak yourself in blue and gray and gather up your strength.
Would you see me fly? Am I a speck lost in the blue?
Would you hear my footsteps if I crawled up on the roof?

When all is said and all is done I did not know the way to sew my father’s armor on,
but every stream will be explored and every road be paved, and I can always chase the sun.

O Icarus, my son…

If all was said and all was done I would not know my way. They’ll take away the lie I’ve loved
when every ocean’s been unfurled and all the Earth is claimed that I could always chase the sun.

O Icarus, my son…

I creep past my mother, so still in her sleep, at night so my father don’t hear me weep.
Now you, fiery other, I beg you to see the chink in my armor and make me weak,

and though I know the flames would torch my soft and waxy wings, I swear by God I will taste the-

Son, O my son. Icarus, my heart. Icarus, my light. Icarus my love,
is the sky or the ground approaching?
Will we fly or are you falling
down?
Track Name: All Good Things
Stay outside while the sun still shines; it's fun to play pretend.
I feel just like a child, but all good things must come to and end.
My heart has grown so tired, it's almost time to lock it up again.
'cause I was never yours, and you were never mine, and all good things must come to and end,
but I'll stay outside while the sun still shines; it's fun to play pretend,
and then we'll shut the door and shut the blinds, and all good things will come to an end.
All good things must come to an end.
'Cause our hearts have grown so tired, it's time to lock them up again.
I was never yours, and you were mine. All good things must come to an end.