Discarded Angels

by Seven Graylands

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When I work on an album I usually have a theme and set genre - which is why I often work on several albums at once. This time, I decided to just write and record whatever happened in the studio and go with it. Nothing decided, no framework. Just explore and see what happens.

Of every album I've done, I think I'm most proud of this one.

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released July 22, 2015

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Track Name: Evangelina
At the end of summer
She’ll disappear like a cloud
And at the end of sunlight
She wanders in to the night.

But where she goes, no one knows
What she said, had no words
Where she goes, no one knows

She was holding the moon and dancing with children
Like a god damn neon Mother Teresa
Giving glow sticks to the poor
Evangelina

Oooooooo Evangelina
Oooooooo We want to see ya

But where she goes, no one knows
What she said, had no words
Where she goes, no one knows

When she pulls you closer
Her touch is soft as the fog
She’s a mystic contradiction
who wanders in to the night.

But where she goes, no one knows
What she said, has no words
Where she goes, no one knows

She was singing a song as she spun in the sunlight
Mixing bible verse with a cake recipe
Spreading her arms out to us all
Evangelina (Evangelina)

She was holding the moon and dancing with children
Like a god damn neon Mother Teresa
Giving glow sticks to the poor
Evangelina (Evangelina)

Oooooooo Evangelina
Oooooooo We want to see ya

Where she goes, no one knows
What she said, had no words
Where she goes, no one knows
What she said, no one heard
Where she goes, no one knows
but when she smiles, flowers grow

(Evangelina)
Track Name: Noose
I’ve got a shiv for an attitude,
a couple of daggers in my eyes for you.
I’ve got a hat pin in my spine,
watching you suck it dry,
What’s your fucking point?

You’re a greed machine
With a cement scheme
and we’re burning down your buildings with gasoline
More destruction and more confusion
but your profits keep going up

If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away
If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away

It’s just a back-slap in the face
another day, another way
Things just get worse
Gouge them for a dollar
with the dollar getting smaller
so what’s your fucking point?

You’re a greed machine
With a standard theme
and we’re tearing down your buildings with a brand new scene
More destruction and more confusion
and your profits stop going up

If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away
If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away

You can distract the people
with a shiny new Apple
and some shit on TV
Greet the drooling masses
with a scandal
or an actress and her big brand new tits.

You’re a greed machine
With a perfect scheme
and the people think they’re living in a perfect dream
No destruction and no confusion
and your profits start going up

If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away
If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away
Track Name: Discarded Angels
So a brand new day
Never finding shelter
You’ve hidden from the world
Your shaking hands

And with a sky so blue
Everything around you turns to gray
Your time has fallen through
You cover up your head and join discarded angels

And if the sun shines
I’ll feel it on my shoulders
I’ll carry it to you
And keep you warm

They ask for life again
Covering their ears from what we say
They turn their backs and then
Never open up their eyes to see discarded angels
Track Name: We All Took Pictures
Eddie always knew how to stop, drop, and roll when we lit him on fire
Mary always lit the match, she thought Eddie was a liar
Jim would show up at the house some time about a quarter past eight
But Jane always seemed to miss the fun because Jane was always late

We knew one day we’d miss
That house, that time, those friends
We knew one day we’d say
Back then, do you remember that day?

In the spring on highway eight
Bob drove his car into the ditch
Eddie and Mary hooked up that night
Even though Eddie thought that Mary was a bitch
Jules ate nothing but bread
And Debbie moved away
No one is really sure where she went
But we all took pictures that day

The day she moved away

Joe would always know someone who could get us into all the good shows
Jill would meet us later downtown, she’d say she didn’t want to go
Chuck would sneak around the back and try to give the roadies a hand
And Chuck always scored a groupie girl, he’d say he’s in the band.

We knew one day we’d miss
That house, that time, those friends
We knew one day we’d say
Back then, do you remember that day?

In the spring down on the beach
Mary said she’s sick of being used
Eddie and Bob hooked up that night
Eddie said he felt just a little bit confused
Jules sure loved his bread
And Debbie moved away
No one is really sure where she went
But we all took pictures that day

The day she moved away
We all took pictures
The day she moved away
We all kissed her
The day she moved away
We all took pictures
The day she moved away
We all still miss her

Eddie always knew how to stop, drop, and roll when we lit him on fire
Mary always lit the match, she thought Eddie was a liar
Jim would show up at the house some time about a quarter past eight
But Jane always seemed to miss the fun because Jane was always late

We knew one day we’d miss
That house, that time, those friends
We knew one day we’d say
Back then, do you remember that day?

We were all out on the bridge
Mary flipped and kind of lost her mind
Joe had failed to talk her down
She was fine because the bridge really wasn’t that high
Jules just ate his bread
And Debbie moved away
No one is really sure where she went
But we all took pictures that day

The day she moved away
The day she moved away
Track Name: Descent
Its there
They said
Down below

Keep going
They said
You have to dig

The more you dig
The deeper you go
The deeper the hole
The closer you are

Keep digging
To find it
Dig deeper
Under the ground

The more you dig
The deeper you go
The deeper the hole
The closer you are

Keep digging
To find it
Dig deeper
Under the ground

And so
I go
Into the soil

I’m going
To dig
I have to dig

I’m working
To find it
I dig deeper
Into the ground
This hole
Gets deeper
The only thing I find in the hole
Is me
Track Name: Cinder
We’re moving silent
We move like a serpents
This cold dead black heart we keep in a box

We keep collections
Perverse selections
The metal and the soul transcends us all

Head down, Walk proud
This human wanting
This human craving
The skin has tales of desire
Black leather
Whips
..or whatever

The sun goes red, expands, and loves us all

We turn to cinder
We turn to dust
Abiogenesis has nothing on us
We turn to cinder
We turn to dust
Half-life dead stop

They all go absent
These gods desert us
We take our paradise and do what we want

With no more futures
Remove the sutures
Open up the flesh and let it flow

Last call countdown
It’s the beginning
Of this new ending
We’re all new gods we bring rain
And lightning
And thunder

The sun goes red, expands, and loves us all

We turn to cinder
We turn to dust
Abiogenesis has nothing on us
We turn to cinder
We turn to dust
Half-life dead stop
Track Name: Idiot Me
I don’t hear the whispers, idiot me
I don’t take the hints now, idiot me.
Half the time I’m driving blind
In the foggy road that is my life
I don’t know where I’m going, idiot me.

Now I can’t read the signs now, idiot me
Unaware of dangers, idiot me
There’s a closed road up ahead
It’s hard to tell why I’m not dead
Pedal to the floor now, idiot me

Nothing seems to open up my eyes
I’m just an idiot
I can’t differentiate the lies
I’m just an idiot
Nothing seems to open up my eyes
I’m just an idiot
I can’t differentiate the lies
I’m just an idiot, idiot

Now I can’t read the signs now, idiot me
Unaware of dangers, idiot me
There’s a closed road up ahead
It’s hard to tell why I’m not dead
Pedal to the floor now, idiot me
Track Name: Lost
Left alone in this desert
I’m a billion miles from anywhere
Floating lost and I’m weightless
I can feel the end is drawing near

There’s nothing here for you
There’s nothing left to lose

Lost I’m hollow here

Communication error
Sent off course years ago
And all you take for granted
Are things I’ve since forgotten

There’s nothing here for you
There’s nothing left to lose

Lost I’m hollow here

No rain, no clouds
No conversation
No message from the ground
No inspiration
There’s nothing here
(no air)
No breathing here
(no air)

I set the charge as a warning
I can hope they see my sign

Lost I’m hollow here

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Track Name: Quarantine
Reaching out through global wires
We gaze across the digital spires
No hands to hold but the words transpire
Counting friends which we acquire

We make the daily pilgrimage
We read the words and see the image
Bow our heads as we acknowledge
We’re building gods out of nicad voltage

(vocoder)

Binding networks for colonization
No desires for tactile sensation
Gaining knowledge through instant translation
Speaking only in abbreviation

Connected, disconnected, so serene in this quarantine
Connected, disconnected, so serene in this quarantine

They are well known, but all alone
Touch the screen. It’s like a dream

Connected, disconnected, so serene in this quarantine
Connected, disconnected, so serene in this quarantine

Extending out our mortality
Bound to machine anatomically
We shall make this transcendency
And finish life through LCD

(vocoder)
Track Name: Euthanasia
With a lethargic heart its getting much colder in here
Pound my lethargic heart
It feels so much older it won’t start
I can’t when my skeleton
tries to crawl out from under my skin
Sometimes it feels like I’ll never, ever win.

And it feels like a million times just now
Or it fells like a trillion hours just passed
Over me, and through me, off of me
I’m so uncomfortable kill me
Reach into my chest a second time
Take my heart it cant be called a crime
Just rip, and pull, and tear it out
It’s almost dead it’s all burned out

Rip it out – it’s almost dead its euthanasia

With my aging heart I’m almost saddened by you
but I’ll remember the time when I was much younger
and I had never been shaken then
and I can’t forget all those many, many times
because of you I plugged into so many machines

With a congested heart its just too hard to see clear
With these thickened veins
I’ll sit and smoke and wonder how it still works
And if I think of you I can hear this old heart sputter though
Sometimes it feels like I’ll never, ever, ever forgive you
Track Name: River
Next to the water
As the clouds came in
They found another
She was face down again
Bound and tied the violence showed
Though it happened long ago
This green river still flows

The ground opens wide
Reveals the secrets
She was holding on to so tight
We dig through the night
Evidence of crimes below
If there was a motive we may never know
And this green river flows

Meanwhile above us
Something caught our eye
And just for a moment
It streaked across the sky
Where it landed no one knows
Up in the mountains
I suppose
And this green river still flows
Track Name: Home
A lot of things are on my mind
So many things I can’t describe
Walking circles on this floor
Wearing holes in the world
Damnation
No sensation
I’ve been patient here
But nothing is happening

It never felt like coming home with you (around again)
It never felt like coming home with you around (again)

I framed the shot so long ago
Emoting scenes from a silent show
Been improvising takes
Now I’ve run off the page
Frustration
No elation
I’ve been acting here
But nothing is happening

It never felt like coming home with you (around again)
It never felt like coming home with you around (again)
It never felt like coming home with you (around again)
It never felt like coming home with you around (again)