The Blackout

by Concubine

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released January 20, 2012

Artwork by Felicia Simion

Recorded at MNG Studios by Dan Swanö.
Mixed & Mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound
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Track Name: World of Dischords
we conquered the city with our thoughts aligned,
we painted the world as a brand new hope.
but they're watching every move we make,
and from the top of our lungs, we made them collapse.

with rusted hands, I cover my eyes from the lights,
we were never left alone, so we had to leave.
pray for sleep, because we will never run away
and just try and stop us when we all ignite,
in this world of dischords.

"you're taking the life of innocent men."
a firing gun sounds the same in every fucking language.
we walked half the world with bleeding feet,
the sign carved in my chest is our guiding light.
but our torches shine brighter than every sun,
we're all here to watch you burn.

we conquered the city with our thoughts aligned,
from the top of our lungs, we made them collapse.

with rusted hands, I cover my eyes from the lights,
we were never left alone, so we had to leave.
pray for sleep, because we will never run away
and just try and stop us when we all ignite,
in this world of dischords.
Track Name: Eyes Like Gallows
i'm not giving up.
no matter how many times,
i'm waking up face down,
staring into your dead eyes.
sleep next to me,
just to feel my body dissolve next to yours.
and all I'm wondering
is how washed up I'll be.

i'll speak through your tongue,
just to hear myself lie every second.
when I'm holding the hands of fate,
yours are the hands I'll let go of.

here comes that feeling
you thought you'd forgotten
getting sight back
in a blind world

i'm giving all that I have,
while you're giving me what's left of you.
i'm giving all that I have.

oh please just -
say something, say something else
than all these paperthin lies
i want to find forgiveness
just to keep you away from me
say something, say something else
your words are suffocating.
every time, I look at you,
all I see, a dark fucking end.

i'm giving all that I have,
while you're giving what's left of you.

here comes that feeling
you thought you'd forgotten
getting sight back
in a blind world x2

scarred with the pain of knowing,
her eyes are like gallows.
all the lovers in your trophy case,
all the weights in your buried heart.
you, me, and love,
will never see the light of day.
Track Name: We Live in Circles
waking up without a brain cell left
in my head
every memory lost with every second
so i breathe in
”who the fuck are you to call me wrong?”
i'm not the one
lying half dead
with a liver filled with the disappointments
each night brings
so i breathe out

every heartbeat is a revolution
in this imprisoned body
”all you have to do is say no”
so i breathe in
pick up the pieces of the shattered dream of us and
i'm not leaving this room alone
so breathe out

leave the lights on so you'll dry your eyes out
from watching every spark between us fade
when there's nothing left

keep breathing in// keep breathing out//
keep repeating - until you're speaking in tongues

day one: i'm not dying alone, i'm finding a way out – no matter the price
day two: what is lost cannot be found, what is dead cannot be saved
day three: everything for some intimacy, but i'm still running away from closure
day four: i'm stuck in her choking caress, lost in translation
and i keep living the same day
day five: what is a man without a conscience? a hollow lie, just a hollow lie
day six: even though this is the beginning of a panic attack eighty years strong it feels like it's neverending
day seven – eight – nine – ten: i'm fucking sick of being like them, this is enough

we're living in circles,
i'm not saying farewell until it's the truth
and all you do is talk, talk, talk, talk, talk
the silence is bliss for once
break loose from this life stuck on repeat
”who the fuck are you to call me wrong?”

we're living in circles
we're living in circles
Track Name: A Heart's Weight
defeated by sleep, stuck in collision,
between the grains of sand
in the hourglass always counting down
struggling to maintain a sense of the emotions,
once felt, now lost.
leave the losses,
we're the might we need to carry on

to all those with the weight of the world
on their shoulders
to all those
with a heavy heart
i'll carry your burdens and your despair
for i am weightless.

still i keep falling night by night
and the panic flows in,
uninvited, yet welcome
choking me until i wake

can't you keep steering me home?
every word you whisper in my ear
i'll scream under the streetlights
as a cry for help
i want to start again at square one
but i'm stuck at minus five

to all those with the weight of the world
on their shoulders
to all those
with a heavy heart
i'll carry your burdens and your despair
for i am weightless. x2

never let me feel anything again
6000 days and i'm losing track
twice as many until i see an ending
when you were ten hearts lighter
we weren't alike, we were each other

when you were ten hearts lighter
when you were ten hearts lighter
Track Name: The Blackout
the panic starts rushing through my veins,
struggling to feel free for once.
pull out my heartstrings and tie me down,
she still breathes from my lungs.

blackout, or am I blind?
another sleepless night.
i won't let go.

collapsing into a new dark void,
without any sense of control.
every night, running towards the red lights,
in hope of finding home again.

blackout, or am I blind?
another sleepless night.
we've lost all hope.

if this night never comes to an end,
and if everything I gave up meant nothing at all,
kill all the lights in this town, because I'm not waking up.

and silhouettes are dancing side by side in this mirrored room
even though I'm a million miles away from the curse that carries your name,
I will never be free.

you're an echo in every breath,
enslaved by structures built in your name.
and every pale memory is engraved within me,
and so I start running against the wall,
with death as my finish line

I could scream your name a thousand times
in the middle of the night, and it wouldn't change a single thing
yet I'm still waiting for this spark to ignite
and I'm nothing, until you say I am not.

And I'm nothing, until you say I am not.
And I'm nothing, until you say I am not.

without hope, there is no me.
without love, there is no us.