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The Unraveled

ash.ØK Album Art
  1. When (w/ The House Jacks)
  2. Chained Rebellion (w/ Kid Moxie X Chrysanthe Tan)
  3. The Unraveled (w/ Rebecca Loebe)
  4. Godly (w/ Kaly X Rah Sungee)
  5. Holding Sand (w/ Tina Guo)
  6. Breathe Me In (w/ Anna Yvette)
  7. Bitter Herbs (w/ Merry Ellen Kirk)
  8. Just Freedom
  9. Athenaeum
  10. We’ll Waste Away (w/ Robyn Cage X Jomy George)
  11. Liquid Therapy (w/ Flash Icaza)
  12. Shattered on the Inside (w/ Conkarah)
  13. Don’t Say Xie-Xie (w/ the West Philadelphia Orchestra)

Lyrics

1. WHEN

When I was a young boy
The world was in the palm of my hands
And as I grew older
I began to understand
That you
Were no friend
On you
I could never depend
And these dreams
Though they bleed
And they cry
to come alive
Please I just beg for a kiss
To let me know I still exist
Cause I need you to smile

2. CHAINED REBELLION

All those dreams we softly dreamt
All those dreams in a haze of blue
Never felt such loneliness
Never felt so close to truth

Always love for what we wished, even when we had to keep
Always moving, never reaching all the things we had to be
Trapped within the arms of time
This rebellion chained inside our mind

[chorus]
In this moment
In this instance
We lost a lifetime, we lost a lifetime

Desperate for some other life
Clinging on to what we know
Half carpe diem and then
Looking back at tomorrow

Forever was just yesterday
Now we’re here caressing heartbreaks we thought were faraway
We’re shadows, memories
A final dusk and our soul’s released.

[chorus]

3. THE UNRAVELED

I walked this road in my worn shoes
Never even cared to look behind
Walked towards a dying light
Let the darkness keep me blind

You’re talking, I don’t hear you speak
So darlin’, please just save your words
Tomorrow comes, the burden is real
Your cries will be the only thing unheard

Took a drag of my last cigarette,
Closed my eyes, wishing this could be my last breath.
Turn the page, let this darkness lift – so we can breathe

[chorus]
In your hands, is an answer, dear
So quietly you slip away
Forever’s gone, but this moment is here
Unraveled and I left you this way…

The children laughing and the world moves on
A face I don’t know staring back at me
No promises today, if tomorrow comes
We’ll remember how we used to be

Too busy getting by to really just live
So lost in now, I forgot to dream
You stood silently by our side
Carrying a burden I’d never see

Took a drag of my last cigarette,
Closed my eyes, wishing this could be my last breath.
Turn the page and let this darkness lift – so we can breathe.

[chorus]

Darling touch my hand, can we dream something better than this
Press your lips to mine, fairytales end with a kiss.
Forever wasn’t meant to fade this far away
Somewhere lost inside I think we’re still the same.

[chorus]

4. GODLY

Godly – what they call me
You can miss me with the bullshit
God given me the pulpit.
And this blue pen.
Brown king got a round brown thing
Ride around town with the top down
Bow down to the brown skin
You a hater if you ain’t bouncing
By now you should know that the flow move mountains
And I ain’t just found it
I’ve been loading up clips rain down like a fountain
Load another fuckin’ round then
If you ain’t my king get down then
If you ain’t my king get down then
Wanna call me king, get down then
Load another fuckin’ round then
If you ain’t my king get down then

5. BREATHE ME IN

Raindrops crashing down a window
Chasing paths that you know
We’ve been here to end again

Same words spoken all before, tired
This will be the last time, that you’ll hear them from my lips

They say people don’t change
You said there be no more games
I know I shouldn’t have listened.

Holding out for hope, you’re clinging
Seal your fate before the end.

[chorus]
Breathe me in
Figure me out
Learn me again.
If the storm should pass
And we don’t fade away
Learn me again.

You’ve been running around in circles
Looking with your eyes closed
You don’t want to see yourself.

Just take a look in the mirror
And see yourself clearer
Before you lose me.

Holding out for hope, you’re clinging
Seal your fate before the end.

[chorus]

6. BITTER HERBS

Bitter herbs, crushed to dust now
Nectar sweet, melt away now
Everything, slowly steeping inside
This cup is warm, but only tonight.

Take a sip, can we forget now
Just today, no words or regrets now
If this is the last time to gaze in your eyes
Heart breaks spilling into this chai

[chorus]

There was a time, we both dreamed away
In coffee shops, our love brewing away
Let me drink deep your fantasies
Pour your secrets out, all your memories

And now we’re here, it only ends once now
When you leave, forever is done now

And I know there’s nothing more we can say
As we’re sitting here, already drifting away
Can we linger, just one story, one more fantasy
When this cup is done – so are we.

7. JUST FREEDOM

Give me that freedom just to feel so good
You give me freedom just to feel so good
I got that freedom just to feel so good
Give me that freedom just to feel so good

8. WE’LL WASTE AWAY

Whisper half a truth
I’ll give you half a lie
Overdose on love
I’ll bring you back to life

I’m just that sorrow
Slowly fading away
Memories of a heart
That you never tamed

Many times I tried set you free
I couldn’t knowing how much
You loved me

Hide my heart, maybe, we can survive
Make believe and I’ll tell you everything’s fine.

We’ll waste away
Just one more day
We’ll masquerade
As we fade away

[chorus]
Don’t be fooled by your love for me
Let go of your emotions and wake up from the fantasy
Don’t be fooled by your love for me
If you knew how I felt, you would learn to forgive me

My dreams at night are full of regrets
Of your broken heart caged
And a love that will never be met

I’m not unfaithful, I’m just incomplete
like my soul is in rebellion
and your love won’t let you see

I’m not the one to want to break your heart
To take devotion so pure
and tear it apart

And we’ll masquerade
As we fade away

[chorus]

9. SHATTERED ON THE INSIDE

Nights wrapping over our souls
Buried in our memories
No dreams other than this
I can’t remember how it used to be

Pretty lights flashing in your eyes
Only we could ever know
Deeper truths, shackled away
Scream and let go

[chorus]
Shattered on the inside
Pretending that we’re alright
Falling deeper, intoxicated
These dreams got me faded

We said that we could be free
And live our lives one day at a time
But baby all is never forgotten
Tears hide behind smiling eyes

Let’s not forget, all the talk
There’s nothing more I want to know
Deeper truths, shackled away
Scream and let go

[chorus]