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Written and recorded in various locations, including the BR, the Lari Lair, Byrnes 9D2, Verdae Park, Grassy Court, Crowders Mountain, deep Greer, the Blue Building, the Brooks Center, Clemson University and its surrounding forests, and LDASSSE.

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released November 30, 2012

By Cole Monroe. Cover photo by Andrew Harris.

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Track Name: Sources
Seize the sun.
Breathe in change.
New thoughts shadow the dark and offer a light to clarity.
Embrace.

I've started again to
Rid myself of my sources,
Turn to the foreground
And start a new thread of conscious,
Shed off the old clothes
and leave the past with my struggles,
Take in a deep breath
And begin anew.

Lay on the weight of new beginnings.
I saw a chance to grow.

I've started again to
Rid myself of my sources,
Turn to the foreground
And start a new thread of conscious,
Shed off the old clothes
and leave the past with my struggles,
Take in a deep breath
And begin anew.
Track Name: Ki
You say you want to run away from all of the things that kept you safe.
Well anyone could say the same.
Your arms are crossed while the walls are fading away.

I can't be certain of where my mind is going.
Faced with a fate, but can't seem to argue while it's washed to the curbside.
A steady motion to make peace with the pavement resounds in every step.

And only now, I long to say that happiness feels miles away.
Only now do time and place seem a different side of me.
And only now, I long to break through the thoughts that urge to stay,
Because in my dreams she sings to me, "home is somewhere far away."

Please give me something,
A little something just to keep me off the backbend,
And I will take to your-

I can't believe this is happening.
No, won't believe this is happening.
Oh, can't you see where I want to be.
Oh, won't you be where I want to be.
Track Name: Sinking In
You are the one lost at the seams of another.
Can't feel, slow down this train of thought.
Gives me the feeling that it's being held under,
And so I brave a chance at new.

Because, it seems lately I've been thinking
That all I see are whites against a grey background,
With lights to trick my brain to think that there's more depth
To this space of thought that I've been sinking in.

You are the one lost at the seams of another.
Can't feel, slow down this train of thought.
Gives me the feeling that it's being held under,
And so I brave a chance at new.
But I can't figure you out. What is it that you see in me?
Inside my bones?
I'm sure that I'm unsure of where to go.

Because, it seems lately I've been thinking
That all I see are whites against a grey background,
With lights to trick my brain to think that there's more depth
To this space of thought that I've been sinking in.

I can't seem to see you and me.
Where do I go when this road ends?
Track Name: Did You Know
Did you know I love the way you look at me
And tell me everything is okay,
"You're just being stupid. Smile at me, just smile at me?"
But did you know I hate the way you look at me
And tell me everything is okay,
"You're just being stupid. Smile at me, just smile at me?"

Oh, no.
Guess again, my dear, dear friend.
All we had's now lost to the sound of a love once lived.

Did you know I love the way it feels to be
So selfless and so free of worlds that lack precision?
Know what I mean? Do you know what I mean?
But did you know I hate the way it feels to be
so selfless and so free of worlds that lack precision?
Know what I mean? Do you know what I mean?

Oh, no.
Guess again, my dear, dear friend.
All we had's now lost to the sound of a love once lived.
Track Name: Purple
Home.
Never considered it worth abandoning,
With its open arms and rest for tired feet.
But, no amount of arms or legs could keep you here in this place,
Where we would walk and spend the days retelling stories
That I swear maybe fifty times you've told me.
Can't seem to trace the reasoning for teething back to its source.

Pause.
A break from the chatter of the buildings,
To give us a moment to breathe easy.
Well, scattered thoughts could keep me here all day,
Where we would talk of where we were and where we were going.
I swear I didn't know what I was doing.
Wrapped up in something I can't explain.
So we tried.

You're the purple in me, but only in my dreams can I kiss and hold you.
Track Name: Robin
The days of grey are long and gone,
When everything I knew was wrong.
A season's mindset, young and bold,
Now swept away like dreams of old.

Taking to the current makes me believe instead, believe instead
That everyone and everything is in my head, in my head.
Living in a cycle that repeats an end, yet sees no end
Leaves me with the thought that I will never change, you'll never change.

But oh, my eyes, there is a sun
And it makes me feel alive and good.
And the seas, the sea of leaves from trees,
They make me feel alive and good.

The days of grey are long and gone,
And all that's left is to seek what's sought:
To dissipate from where we grew,
To break away and become new.

Hoping that the cycle sleeps, yet it will begin, it will begin
Because everyone and everything is in my head, in my head.
Drifting through the currents I can see no end, feel no end.
Beneath the waves of sanity it's all the same, it's all the same.

But oh, my eyes, there is a sun
And it makes me feel alive and good.
And the seas, the seas of leaves from trees,
They make me feel alive and good.
Oh I know, I know someday I'll grow
Into something that I never thought I could.
And I know, I know someday I'll float beneath the ground where I once stood.
Track Name: Never Again
All the words that I have thrown away to feed a fleeting feeling.
All the sleepless nights I lay awake and wondered what could happen next.
Countless hours lost to an unforgiving novelty,
When whispers clouding judgement were no strangers to me.
Well, if I could,
I'd take back all of the wrongs that I've done to you and all of the others,
And myself.

Never, oh never will I contradict the words I own.
Never, oh never will I follow you down that road.
Never again.

Hear the screams of an old life now lost in another.
See the dreams of a young prayer now faltered in its slumber.
Feel the teeth of a poor boy bite down to the bone.
Bear the truth of a broken and long forgotten soul.
Well, if I could,
I'd take back all of the wrongs that I've done to you and all of the others,
And myself.

Never, oh never will I contradict the words I own.
Never, oh never will I follow you down that road.
Never again.

All along, I knew well
That where I was, I couldn't tell.
Never again.
Track Name: Of a Divine Nothing
I see the sun.
I know now.
This world's a dream.
I feel the dirt.
I know now.
This world's a dream.

And it builds me up,
Breaks me down.
It grips me tight,
And to it I'm bound.

I see your eyes.
I know now.
This world's a dream.
I feel your touch.
I know now.
This world's a dream.

And it build me up,
Breaks me down.
It grips me tight,
and to it I'm bound.