wilt & blossom

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released March 1, 2019

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Track Name: Wilt Over Time
If I praise the struggle of every day
That I spent wishing November to turn into May
With every second I contemplate
If the rush is making up for my mind's decay

This one is for all the souls I carried along with me
Relive the past
To feel what certainly will come to be
Old hearts beat half speed
Oh how it made me

Repeat what has been done
And hope that I will learn

A sea of risks to take, and make, regret a parable
Foundations chipped away, replaced, with gold of glory days

My time is moving way too fast
Try to run and make the feeling last
The twelve hours that I lost back then
Are haunting me again

They haunt me again
They haunt me again

This is forever
As far as I can see
Nostalgia is not
Not what it used to be

Is it too late?
Never too late
Never

Though distinctions are far and few
This essence keep pulling through
Pick up your bones, rebuild anew
Since nineteen ninety two
Track Name: Ever Scaling
I've covered so much ground
Eyes wide and red
I've covered so much ground
Too much to focus on these precious little things

And I curse the building tops
For not giving me view enough

Clawing paths for the sky
Without final ground

And this view is not enough
I curse the building tops

For long, this has been my release
To soar, in search of a higher reach

Climbing higher, details will
Soon expire, but I can't help but hunger for more.

So I curse the building tops

They’re not keeping me atop
Not giving me view enough

With the broadest stare
Seeking peace by fear
You'll know
You'll know
I'll be remaining here
Remaining here
Track Name: Peace Was Never Mine to Be Found
When we carry we go
It’s the same reflection
That I view from the water down below
You we’re stronger, I should know
A burden for warm hands to hold

Once it was clear
The sky fills with drab light
Our mothers echoes draw near.

As we disappear
Again

In a dream, we could stay
In a dream, we would never return just to leave

Soaring and fleeing
Like we were told
The ways are repeated
Like days of old

Cut from the same being
You held on
Cut from the same being
Let famine come

You flee the sun
A cycle undone

Nothing is ending
As we flew
Nothing is ending
But the fear in you

And amidst the sound
Of wings
Sweeping past the ground
Peace was never mine to be found
You were stronger
Stronger
I should know
Track Name: Through the Garden Gate
Waves that eat, soil and stones
Winds that reap, empty homes
Save a piece, of a cliff overlooking
the deepest sea, like a blade

On the precipice, it still stands
rotting and worn to bits, coloured by hands
of families, that once thrived among
plots of irises, so many years have gone

Fairest town, but it grew
Until vanity was all it knew
Made the ocean a foe
A sentence of permanent woe

Incited the storms
A tempest of strife
Only brought at ease
By a yield of life

False aim
Tread into the dive
Bound by the shame
Ignorance be their last goodbye

The leap from which families break
Less echoes surrounding them
For a while
They find solace, with the waves
Through the red garden gate


In the wake of
Abandonment, a boy walked the streets
Ever reticent, eyes cloudy and white
Every day he spend, hearing of terrors that
would impend, never the same

With the greyest gone, to rest in the depths
Without sight or tongue, no savior to be
Called upon, away by the people
He was torn, as sacrifice

Dragged by the hands,
Through the remnants of the lands
That had flourished before
Conceit had brought them war

Brought before the precipice
An offer with no voice to miss

Into the world lost
Out from this world clean
Into the world lost
Out from this world clean
Into the world lost
Out from this world clean
Into the world lost
Out from this world clean

She rose from where waters they meet the sky
Winds turned to knives and tides ran high
Form of haze, hair like waves
Herald of their kindreds’ graves
Placed in his hands, two shells from the shore
“With these you shall cover in darkness no more”
“Take them as eyes, go where they don’t know”
“A child like you have nothing to owe”

Gifted
from what only ever takes
but he didn’t want to view
a world build upon mistakes

Pointed a finger to his mouth
so he was given a voice
Plead for the people to change their ways
Innocence had made its choice

Selfless resolve
Selfless resolve

Words so softly spoken
For ears that wouldn’t hear
Soon the waves retreated
And the skies went clear
And the skies went clear
And the skies went clear
Track Name: More String Than Pearls
If you could envision
The striking eyes of people
Reflecting pure ambition
In their face
I saw her

A smile hid cautiously
She could see through walls,
She would see through me

It was the same love
Graces fed the air
It was the same love
Carved a place for you here
All that was left to spare
It was the same
It was the same

I told you I’d fear no death

So convinced that we were destined
And that no chance
Could have brought us here

Disregarding the written words I read
Blind by praise, I saw no accept
Accept

A hope not to find
More string than pearls

It was the same love
Graces fed the air
It was the same love
Carved a place for you here
All that was left to spare
It was the same
It was the same

Called my name to have me felled

Tried so carefully to spare me
But you felt the ache
of a fools last dance

It was the same love
Graces fed the air
It was the same love
Carved a place for you
Laid bare all of my achievements for no world to see
It was the same
It was the same to me
Track Name: In Teal
She whispered
“Climb up the hill”
“I lay too ill”
Answered her call
It was autumn
The start of fall

Reluctant steps she tread
Through mountainside
For water she’d been sent
From the greater height

Instilled by a vow that lead
Far off from the riverbed
By will of her guardian
A task so quotidian

Slaved her way up against the incline
Guided by hymns of surrounding pine
Rust-coloured leaves dancing by her side
She found the well in a view so bright

In teal

Held there in awe
And so she saw
Some mountains were never meant to be moved at all
It was autumn
The start of fall
The start of her fall
Track Name: Blossom Under Leaves
Restless covers
Gathered in row
Pages are yellowed
Words hanging low

Purpose of staying
We said that we’d know
As ashes embrace us
And we fail, at all
to grow

Yearn for affection
Undeserving trust
Showers of teeth
Gilded with rust

Dim gazes
Passionless love
Pick me up
Pick me up

Sweet unforgiveness
Lather my tongue
Colour the rivers
Doubt will be gone

Cures that killed off
So many memories
Many more
Than I bargained for

Let’s forget why we left

Don't glance at the door
You won’t find what you’re looking for
Don't glance at the door
You won’t find what you’re looking for
You won’t find what you’re looking for
You won’t find what you’re looking for
Looking for

So pick me up
Pick me up

Sweet unforgiveness
Lather my tongue
Peel apart everything
Peel apart everything

These cures that killed off
Too many memories
Many more
than I bargained for
Bargained for
Bargained for
Bargained for
Bargained for
Bargained for

Don’t pick me up
Not to be found
Don’t pick me up
Not to be found
Now I'm the outlasting victor
Thinnest blood
And for once, I return
With a goal
With a goal

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