Drowning

by Before Dawn

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1.
Hey Sister 03:48
Hey sister, I got something to say Because you're leading me on With all the games that you play It was cool when we were just hanging out But when we're out and about You cause me serious doubt Well I play, too I can play with you If you show me what not to do Let's just be cool This is not high school Quit taking me seriously I don't want to be your lover forever But I never say never so let's see what goes on Stop treating me like Little Jack Horner Yeah, he sat in his corner With his thumb in his pie-ie- I play, too I can play with you If you show me what not to do Let's just be cool This is not high school Quit taking me seriously Did you really think that I would try To hold you back at all? That wouldn't be right And now it feels odd that you feel it, too And if the sun and moon should ever collide and we're the only ones left on Earth I've got a feeling that I'd be quite popular with you. Now you've got me all worked up in a lather 'Cause I'd really much rather Be holding your hand I bet you'd think that I was some kind of god And I'd be catching your eye If I was in a rock band. But I play, too I can play with you If you show me what not to do Yeah, let's just be cool This is not high school Quit taking me seriously
2.
Drowning 03:48 video
I lost control, I lost my soul Perish the thought, savor the sin I tried to take it all in, afraid of losing you Before I could find you Before I found myself, Now I’ve lost something else The Coffins on the floor And the bones are everywhere And I don’t think you know I don’t think you care I have to embrace this sin That we are drowning in Receiving me/you with reckless abandon So sweet and innocent I tried to make you more than a Noble hypocrite with good intentions Well who can you believe in now?
3.
Happy 03:07
Saying things I shouldn’t say Doing things I shouldn’t do Going where I shouldn’t go Knowing what I shouldn’t know And it’s all ok, in some strange way And we call this happy And we know that we’re happy And the river flows……………… Changing it direction with respect to the earth Coming in through air we breathe Going out with friends we leave A heart, what’s heart but mortal flesh Machinery like gears that mesh And I wish that you’d stay In some strange way And we call this happy Yeah, we know that we’re happy And the river flows Changing its direction with respect to the earth They say that life is making sense of it all A great big picture in a tiny frame This familiar dissection, this illusion of perfection As we wait, and we wait
4.
Love Robot 03:14
Am I ever in your dreams confessing sins or making scenes All consumed with becoming great once convinced you were my fate Not sure how we got this far, you’re forgetting how lonely you are This silence is wearing thin as your sentiment comes crashing in Lovable robot with a mechanical heart Come cry with me we’ll make a new start I’ll make you real, show you how to feel Give me your tears, I’ll make them sincere I’ve lost interest in prudence, remorse and redemption Don’t know why your passionless lies can make me feel high In your arms and in your eyes such illusions come to life To my chagrin your conscience of convenience has struck again
5.
What is Real 03:50
What is real? Was there a moment of love? Was there a moment of fear? In the happiness that we steal Wanting the answers not the truth What is, is what’s meant to be Well our feelings aren’t hurt I wonder why we cannot see What is real? What is on your mind? Where is the joy and pain? The feelings that we cannot find? It’s a strange day we all agree We’re in a fog and can’t find Our way back to reality Where will I be when it all hits me What is real, what is on your mind? Where is the joy and pain? The feelings that we cannot find? So what happens here Stays here……………….
6.
Lover 03:36
I’m lying next to you and I wanna make a move I don’t want to beg too much but my body craves your touch I wanna hold your hand and you have to understand There’s a need inside of me that only you can please You make me kinda weak, you’re the one I want to keep I don’t want to get out of line, I’m f-feel’n all your signs Show me what to do and I’ll come through There’s a dream inside of you that I wanna make come true What are you doing swimming through my mind What are you doing coming into my life When we spooned, I swooned But it was all over far too soon Lover Lover Lover Lover touch me Lover kiss me Lover grab me
7.
Score 02:53
Your body used to know mine so well If we were together in the dark now, could you still tell Now put your hand in mine and just close your eyes I never meant to make you cry Well the drinks we take and the games we play Only lead to the promise at the end of the day Well the drinks we take and the games we play Only lead to the promise at the end of the day You’re not here anymore, You showed yourself to the door I spent so many nights with tears on the floor I learned to quit keeping score Your body used to know mine so well If we were together in the dark now, could you still tell Now put your hand in mine and just close your eyes I never meant to make you cry Well the drinks we take and the games we play Only lead to the promise at the end of the day Well the drinks we take and the games we play Only lead to the promise at the end of the day
8.
Turning Off 03:47
I might like the torture of uncertainty anticipating something turning up nothing you left me high and dry before I liked it better when we both left sore protect my heart from disillusion a process callous evolution I sold myself ambivalence the cost was my own innocence I’m drowning in pretense surrounded by walls I’m sitting on fences afraid to fall I have become numb to pain trying to keep myself sane do you think that its all real or is this my part of the deal Is there someone else to blame are you feeling just the same? I’m drowning in pretense surrounded by walls I’m sitting on fences afraid to fall
9.
Wake Me 02:21
Heaven has eyes When you tell lies I wanna go with you A knee in the back A kick in the sack It’s all the same I’m not here at all The party doesn’t start until the needle falls I’ve no fear at all Wake me in the morning when the devil calls Don’t stop Give it up Tell me what you want now I’m not going away soon Wrong, right Not tonight Set me up another one I’ll be fine Don’t whine Or worry about me at all Tender sunny moments Are really just a thing of the past You’re carrying a weight upon your shoulders that you never thought would ever be an issue at all

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released January 1, 2007

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Before Dawn Appleton, Wisconsin

“A hook and synth-laden wall of sound decorated with memorabilia from 70s punk rock, 80s new wave, 90s club music and, well, just about anything else you can think of! With a timeless showmanship and knack for comedic timing, this two-person outfit is guaranteed to start a full-on dance party with or without you.” – Shawn Petsche, Sled Island Music Festival Promoter ... more

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