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The Innocents

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    Debut LP from Brooklyn based singer songwriter Weyes Blood. Black vinyl cut at 33 RPM. Includes printed inner sleeve.

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The Innocents is a rare melodic and vocal masterpiece, navigating the depths of heartbreak through to the empowering resolve of the human spirit. Mering's beautifully sculpted melodic prose set against eerily smooth minor progressions yields a high powered and timeless recording that seems to manifest itself in new forms with each listen.

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released October 21, 2014

All songs written by Natalie Mering.
Recorded by Jordan Burgis, Al Carlson, Jaie Gonzalez and Natalie Mering.
Mixed by Rusty Santos.
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering.

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Track Name: Land of Broken Dreams
As I stand, up to the wall
in fear to define history
what lies right in front of me
can't feel as good as it used to be

and the dead, any american is found
to feel at times blue
what can you do
when you're sedated
and put through
the failure
of some man's world

stand by to believe
in the land of the free
whatever you want it to be

desperate minds
desperate times
to see the alter smashed over
by this beast
hours spent
an infinite feast
with the screen to devise
your fantasy

and when I walk, oh how I walk
to stand and be tall on this burial ground
the faint sound
the echo of what they first found
must stand on somewhere

stand by to believe
in the land of the free
whatever you want it to be

so I didn't learn a thing
in school about being
one with star
chances are
we're more far
in the curse that divides
the sun from you

my family
my country and my school
have all left me dry
to wonder why
we were just born to buy then die
and change nothing

in this time
you must be strong
find your song
now

in this time
you must move on
don't fall behind
now
Track Name: Hang On
Oh no it's me
caught up again
inside my tomb
making plans
I give you more
than I have
this wrecking game
feels so bad

who can see behind their eyes
who can tell what is wrong or true
is it just you
to hold out
till the end alone
must I own my will
to be strong and hang on

I will hang on
when the rains come
and wash away
all I've come from
The burning spear
of desire
no longer takes me
any higher

who can see behind their eyes
who can tell what is wrong or true
let it be you
from the start
cause you know
what to live for
never goes
it just knows
and makes you move on

I will hang on
I will hang on

oh I feel free
when idle time
no longer coils
'round this heart of mine
I now can see
what light looks like
the battle field's
just in your mind

who can see behind their eyes
who can tell what is wrong or true
let it be you
to be pushed
and to never stop giving
you must own your will
to be strong and hang on

to be strong
Track Name: Some Winters
you won't hold me in your arms anymore
we've paid our price
bled from the source
I'm already gone
the house of stone we built
has turned into sand
and you know I'd still hold
your hand
a hope I can't conceal
the memory
how we used to feel

some winters spent in loss and pain
alas our love ended in shame

shame now
that I'm as broken as
a woman can be
and I know that you'll never see
that I was the victim
that I still suffer on

some winters spent in loss and pain
alas our love ended this way
in shame
go on leave me for the last time
you can't save me
again

oh love is what you get
who knows how to start
or when it ends
and I wish we could still be friends
but we won't end that way
sometimes there's just
no more to say

some winters spent in loss and pain
alas our love ended in shame
in shame
Track Name: Summer
summer is gone
I can't wait
for the time
to be alone
and think about what I've done

entire summer's gone
and its time to put
my jacket on
and say goodbye
or I'll try

trying to cure
cureless things
weighing the moth
and drinking the storm
I will be forever yours
atleast until this fall

entire summer's gone
and its time to let
bygones be bygones
my dear
there's nothing to fear

each time I lose step
further and further
from who I am
I won't forget what you
showed me
you showed me
how to just be

summer's gone
Track Name: Requiem for Forgiveness
I will forgive you
days in my life
are numbered and so rare
holding pain
is not living in truth

I forgive you
I have no more to hold onto

the ship has left my harbor
no longer as time sets us free
I hope you forgive me
as the past fades away sweetly

I have learned how to forgive you
Track Name: Ashes
lead astray
by a turn in the wheel
and now I'm afraid
by how you
made me feel

how bad to dream
more of things untrue
ashes of you
still haunt me this way
still haunt me this way

stained by your sun
with your eyes open wide
you once let me inside
now the time
passes me by

how bad to dream
more of things untrue
ashes of you
still haunt me this way
still haunt me this way
this way now

still to this day
still to this day

in my own tomb
where I like to keep you
all tangled into
my own very
vision of loss

how bad to dream
more of you today
I'll throw your ashes away
right now
right this day
I'll let them blow away
away

now I'm on my own
now I'm all alone
my heart longs for
where the grass is green
the meadow I destroy
so that I am free
Track Name: Bad Magic
Get outta bed
put on some clothes
and find your shoes
atleast there's nothing more
you could really lose
now is there

drink a cup
had enough
the sky don't shine
on me anymore
since I've been starrin' here
at this floor
for too many days
lost my way
and got on this train
that's runnin' away
that's carried me this far
but now I
can't stay

pretty bad magic
pretty tragic
on a runaway train
and I'm not goin' insane
things just don't stay the same
and I must
find a new way

make the best of death
and love what's left
you're not just a time bomb
just cause you went off
don't mean your
scattered everywhere
it's still there
in the palms of your hand
just give it one more chance
don't wait to understand
just find a new way

pretty bad magic
pretty tragic
on a runaway train
and I'm not goin' insane
things just don't stay the same
and I must
find a new way
one more day
my soul can give
it'll work out for me
when I meet the man that makes
the blind see
through me
see through me
see through me
Track Name: February Skies
february skies
and tombstone morrows
fires die
as I wait for thee
heaven sent me
to your doorway
without
the right key
now I wear my own heart
open
to changes
in the wind

all alone now I'm
now I'm all alone
you must carry your stone
this winter day
on your own

build your fire ever higher
you're going to need
that light to see
mind or matter
which one burns faster
it's your call
when you fall

all alone now I'm
now I'm all alone
you must carry your stone
this winter day
on your own

first day of spring
winter must bring
first day of spring
winter must bring
well you weary child
wondered so long
now you can follow
the sun
the sun

fool or folly
choose your doorway
to stay behind
and waste your time
I will find my someone someday
I'll find a friend
to break bread

all alone now I'm
now I'm all alone
you must carry your stone
this winter day
on your own
Track Name: Bound to Earth
bound to earth
chained in madness
and foolish games
that we like to play
sin and mothers
pain from others
who thinks of home
when it seems so still
its hard to be real
but you must see the salt
in your own free will

and the sun
carries on
drawing me near
and the times
have their lines
in space and rhyme
the beauty we hide

bound to earth
made by air
with a mind to see
past my hurried feelings
fire eyes
mission cries
don't fall asleep
to the treasure you keep

if we run and pretend
we're no friend
of her
how it feels
to admit it's all real
this sphere
guided us here

bound to earth
chained in madness
in love and in pain
on our physical plain