To Be Alive EP

by AKW

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1.
Little Jay 03:09
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.
2.
Desperate 05:34
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.
3.
Walk Home 03:51
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.
4.
The Hunt 03:58
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."
5.
To Be Alive 04:51
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.
6.
Waking Birds 03:12
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.

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released October 31, 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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