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All Is Illusory

by The Velvet Teen

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1.
Sonreo 03:15
the whole world lay before us running to the forest a cape for every crown clambered past that sylvan edge and climbed up through the foliage to see where the wind had gone though it wasn't that clear you could feel it in the air all alone in those branches swaying with the wind breathing it in from who knows when though you can see it in my face and you can easily trace everywhere i'm going i refuse to be scared and with my finger in the air i'll know which way the wind is blowing though it isn't that clear you can feel it in the air all alone in those classes swaying with the masses breathing that air from who knows where
2.
Eclipses 02:47
i've finally a taste words fall from my ellipses shadows, your eclipses you were in the way blacked out as the night during the day on the phone i know that it's done i will call your voice answers but you are gone your love imitates my thirst, as unspoken as salt in the ocean i pull and you break your current wave, still barely a wake i would weather it like a sailor our storm had begun fights through thin walls light through pinholes in cardboard see the sun covered on the phone i know where you've been i will call you on whose bed you have been sleeping in
3.
Manifest 04:13
love can be a royal menace and i’ve been reminiscing you were pretty, penniless with looks to kill a king you were blind begging for change just you wait and see now we're making empty threats pawn their vacancy we’ve been ruling for years yeah, really what a waste we’ve been burning love letters all that we wrote, erased we would turn in the manifest now that we both could read we've been learning the terms we committed to were meant for memory like the sky you were over me yeah, I know we needed space i'd go to mars and make a record curiosity i’ll find another life is ordered now for the exploring yeah, if you can take my chaos, baby well, i’ll map your terrain we’ve been ruling for years yeah, we’re never far away and now we’ve been touring and tearing the veil well since the milleni’… um, yeah baby girl, someday, someday cos i’m never far away yeah, we’ll be burning the sheets we'll save on laundry yeah, back in 1980, maybe nah, i was never innocent now, we’ve been burning the papers since 1997 we've been drinking free today yeah, drunk on liberty i’ve been learning and earning my confidence
4.
Pecos 04:51
no rage surges through my amplifier more dangerous a happy fighter no cage or rush but ample fire from los angeles to the top of the empire you can make it better but it takes an effort don't wait for fairer weather make use of the wind did you forget your soul, survivor beat a billion sperm to ankle-biter i was made from dust call me macgyver and will return as such a tornado rider
5.
undecided on the role you'd yet to play down the recital hall when all were turned away you passed like a dream when you wake you had no choice good will finds us yeah, your eyes give you away a watch that winds up in a second hand display to lose track of time with you, i’d run away have you seen this boy you'd never infer what we were in for oh... i thought you were someone else like a lock of hair to keep you close to me tongue in silent prayer on the bead of your rosary i am nothing more all is illusory a dream of sorts you'd never infer what we were in for oh... i thought you were someone else
6.
moving on, getting ready for the role of slow and steady no rabbit, all turtle letting go of what’s behind me making room for the new, finally aware and in control all in all, i find it fitting to realize you were just visiting some time we bought but were returning to the start before devoting so it goes, the giving in running away yet again know where i want to go? i always thought you were behind me reaching out and waving blindly no idea at all i knew it when i saw you remember the first time i’d play the fool to follow you you were always on my mind don’t know the words to say it i don’t know where to start you take my breath away, yeah but i won’t let you take my heart all in all, i find it fitting to realize you were just visiting some time we bought but were returning to the start
7.
did i learn to hate from church or state who chose for me, my palette who knows, who cares i keep on thinking should i give up drinking will i wake up breathing tomorrow but every moment foments till throwing it in where i'm going no one will follow i burn my candle my soul, i sell what is money i can't tell an empty shell which fasting or feasting will pass like a bee sting in rash and the riesling i swallow and every moment ferments till throwing up in the closest thing at hand and hollow going away for the evening another day dead and gone no mind your arms around me feel safe second to none so dull pointless i lose focus and pretend not to notice
8.
Taken Over 10:54
we wrote the rules of currency the rest learned their lessons fluently we spent it all and had plenty we are takin’ over fools arrive younger and bolder thinking us wise ‘cos we are older we will school them like a soldier we are takin’ over sharp thoughts dance mind if i cut in on your own all of a sudden priceless art sold for a bar again mine, you stole without hesitation darlin’, we all have our moments think of the time that we’ll spend proving that all else is pretend we are taken over every day a miracle though, even to say it means fuck all frankly, the thing makes me chuckle we are taken over sharp thoughts dance mind if i cut in on your own all of a sudden priceless art sold for a bar again time, you thought could spare a second chance
9.
i wanted out, so i escaped you cannot build until you learn to break when time will tell what will it say? "i am not money"? or maybe, "wait"? you were the first like the one before you you got it worse well, i don't got it, it due you lost the thirst and drank, but i grew i break the curse you say, but i do i want the pills and the bottle and the excess i want the bill and the model that collects it i want the thrill and the throttle and the lexus i want it all they pay, none other taxes all of the greats are bested one day they sigh, "auf wiedersehen" sometimes i feel i'm better off doing the same until the day we pull back that veil at least pull back on the reins i've seen the film and i fall asleep at the end the end we will not bend we will not sway until you say, "i'm at your mercy"
10.
what is one thought another who looks out behind the eyes of your lover yours, a sight i would drink in in time like a wick’s end all that i have you deepen in the tunnel by the bridge held my breath and from the silence made a wish for a time, our next hit tonight, only this for the light toward the exit allow me to follow your lead in the dance let only one step carry me the distance my only request is simply your presence for now... as it is though the taste of it is sweetest when you’re on your hands and knees with the best, some bitter let it breathe here and now i am alive rising silent as the sun from my horizon i alone see your dawn in the morning when what rest will awaken and vision is blurry when we stumble from the dream when we finally see behind the veil between will the sight of the truth free you are you frightened of who’ll see you are you still in a hurry
11.
Gtra 03:19
i don't need to be in control no ache to break the mold i will, like the joint i roll disappear don't need to beat the game no ache to take the king i just want to do my thing ‘cos it is passing on horn a’ plenty calm dissenting cognoscente i hear it all loud and clear i just want to stay right here and do my own thing who will escape their role when blindly, led by the fold if they say they do not know what it is voices will rise in vain the loudest end up missing so if they know they do not say but it is doublespeak singularity paradox or merely parody i see it all come and go i just want to take it slow and do my own thing
12.

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released June 30, 2015

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