Away Message

by Quentel the Cryptid

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released October 11, 2019

Written and performed by Agent Arsenic

Mixed and recorded by Nick Kauffman

Mastered by Robert RIch

Artwork and design by Elly Russell

Live drums by Jordan Lucas

Synthesizers, drum machine and electronics recorded at the WitchCentipede [Portland, Or]

Vocals, guitars and drums recorded at Downfall Studios [San Ramon, Ca]

Upright piano and glockenspiel recorded in Albany, Or

Keyboards and drum machine on Slipstream recorded in San Francisco, Ca

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cryptid [krip-tid] noun- a creature whose existence has been suggested but that is unrecognized by a scientific consensus, and whose existence is moreover often regarded as highly unlikely

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Track Name: Slipstream
despondent
a slipstream moon cropped from your heart
that's soon forgotten
an open wound still pulled apart
that's sewn wide open
with a distance forged throughout the years
its all begotten

you enlist yourself unto your fears

deception suits you well

I never walked away from what I couldn't fix
I just told myself I'm over it
but I'm transfixed by every lie
my attempts to justify the things I haven't been
the life withheld I had to give
And yours, an artifice you've hatched
A next attempt unmatched, its still your calling card
Don't let us down, you've come this far

I know.

With all your bridges burned, and far too late you've learned-
It's a long way down

An echo, a backwards dream calls from the dark
I heard an ocean, a vast expanse that owns my heart
In all my searching a turquoise hue splinters the void

It's all begotten,
But I hear you still through all the noise

It's in the secrets you avoid
I said I never walked away from what I couldn't fix
I just told myself I'm over it
But I'm transfixed by every lie
My attempts to justify the things I haven't been
The life withheld that I had to give
And yours, an artifice you've hatched
A next attempt, unmatched is still your calling card
Don't let us down, you've come this far

I know.
Track Name: Synapse
abstracted lines and hard to read
were you here before? is it time to leave?
and is there more to this than i can see?

is it a promise always to be free-

to fall on these roads

i've done some things wrong

still in this half light i'll wait

until brighter dawns come 'round to take me away

i'll do what i want and what i love.

was there something you lost?
I think i've had second thoughts
and all our bridges were burned
[but you will become what you once were]

okay, we're here so what now?
let's find the fastest way out
[when all our time has been reversed]

and something more could finally be
were you here before? is it time to leave?
I try to sort it out, but I could hardly breathe

is it a promise always to be free-

to fall on these roads

we've done nothing wrong

still in this half light we'll wait

until brighter dawns come 'round to take us away

we'll do what we want and what we love.



...was there something you lost?

I think I've had second thoughts

can we just call this thing off?



And all things will fade out this way

But we hope you have enjoyed your stay.
Track Name: Eyelids!
laundry list
fingertips
legs are going nowhere quick

you've been found out
they've tracked you down
so we wear blank expressions now

is it who you are?
who you long to be?
does it wait down the hall?

or is this your curtain call?
should your past be absolved?
you're just waiting, watching, unknown

so this is it
your last plot twist
it all was so violent, directionless

take your insides out
and don't you make a sound
yeah, we live in eyelids and underground

the memory scathes
like razor blades
keep your back to the wall!

this is your curtain call
should your past be absolved?

you're just waiting, watching, unknown

leave a message after the tone

i declare obstruction!
denier!
absolve us!
a plague on both your houses!

its just a reminder
we saw you
we kept detailed accounts-

what are you asking of me?

you said "we're not afraid"
and maybe i was
but i'm not today

i declare obstruction!
denier!
absolve us!
a plague on both your houses!

its just a reminder
we saw you
we kept detailed accounts-

you said "we're not afraid"
and maybe i was
but i'm not today

laundry list
fingertips
legs are going nowhere quick.
Track Name: Away Message
it's been a long way to go without you
I guess it's about time I let you down
I live through my dreams, not how I want to
I think I'll keep my head in the clouds

To waste your days away this way

To waste your days away.

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