Away Message

by Quentel the Cryptid

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1.
Slipstream 05:08
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.
2.
Synapse 05:09
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.
3.
Eyelids! 04:22
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.
4.
Erase Us 05:24
5.
Away Message 03:18
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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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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