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The Innocents

by Weyes Blood

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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

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1.
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
2.
Hang On 03:45
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
3.
Some Winters 06:15
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
4.
Summer 02:47
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
5.
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
6.
Ashes 05:27
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
7.
Bad Magic 05:54
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
8.
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
9.
Montrose 02:57
10.
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

about

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.

credits

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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