To Be Alive EP

by AKW

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released 31 October 2014

Written by AKW
Produced by Tom McFall

big thanks to:

Tom McFall, Marta Dymek, The AKW Kickstarter team, our mamma's and pappa's, Dino Paredes, Sonny Moore, Marie-Eve, The Goons, Tyler Cushing, Stephanie Reese, Alyssa Fisher, Cassidy Turbin, Halycon Pictures, Jayna, Julia, Taylor & lop.

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Track Name: Little Jay
There's a moment that comes
after tossing sheets,
after a night of no sleep

where there is nothing to hide
all these things that are so revealing.

You are the sun, you forgave at night
when I was lost for all that time.

I began to realize that I felt unworthy
and that I had no name unless you screamed mine.

I've only seen what you've wanted me to see
and when I looked underneath, I found nothing.

It gives me reasons to be running so far
away from these days and onto better ones.

You are the sun, you forgave at night.
Track Name: Desperate
I'll breath in whatever's in the wind
if it means we can be what we could've been.

When it's cold in cities that I don't belong to,
I want to blame you.

I spent all that time desperate;
Breaking my own heart as you held it.

I miss you so much that I'm fighting
to not let this love die right here
and because of me.

I know we're changing
with every single try

but I know it's worth the waiting;
to feel fire before it dies.
Track Name: Walk Home
Leave me in this field,
left to withstand the rain.
Watch my limbs give;
My body will become tame.

Don't think twice, don't worry for a second.
Please just let me here before you regret me again.

I'm just the walk home;
A comfort you find when you're cold.

Your mind mirrors mine
as I watch you sleep right next to me.

The morning sun from blinds to sheets.
You lay divided by the lights leaks
and it confuses me.

I'm just the walk home;
A comfort you find when you're cold.

In finding all these things that tore us,
I'm starting to believe it's me I'm unsure of.

I know that I should go.

So, by this time tomorrow, I'll be gone.
Track Name: The Hunt
There's something in the moon that tells you I've lost
and the second I notice, I know I should run

because I've been all your bitter songs.
I've been all your bitter thoughts.

Thinking, "It's alright, it's over now.
Just take my love and run."

But then you found me in the bathroom
with my hands on my face

and you asked, "Can I have you in another time and place?"

and I said, "I'm sorry, babe. I've lost it again."

"It's alright, it's over now.
Just take my love and run.

I'll run and you'll live in me but for what?

You found me in the bathroom with my hands on my face

and I asked, "Can I have you?"

and you said, "Not this way."
Track Name: To Be Alive
That sound. The night's gone.
I know what I'm not to you.

What hurts more than memories is what you do without me.

I'll give it up all right here;
I'll give in to this nightmare
where I'm awake
and I'm afraid.

I need your love more than you'll ever know.

I see your ghost everywhere I go.

Lying here in a foreign bed
wondering what you meant when you said
that you wished us empty. That broke all of me.

I'll blame it all on timing.
I'll throw myself into beds
that don't belong to me
and I'll feel empty.


I need your love more than you'll ever know.

I see your ghost everywhere I go.

As much as I knew that you were just dying
to let me go, I kept trying to stay here
and fight for you.

As much as I knew that you didn't have it
in you to tell me that these were just habits
of being so naive.

I need your love more than you'll ever know.

I see your ghost everywhere I go.
Track Name: Waking Birds
I broke the one promise I said that I would keep.
I broke your heart as if it was nothing
but that wasn't me.

I would have fought for the right for us to simply speak.

Tell me, how is it that you love me at all?

You should just treat me like a ghost,
tell me that I'll never feel like home
like I use to.

Tell me that no matter what I do,
I've lost the trait of being safe for your heart.

Then, I'll swallow all this guilt
and I'll let my eyes fill
until I fall asleep, eventually.

Tell me, how is it that you love me at all?

The sound of waking birds.
The clouds moving north.
The wind creaking panes
again.