Green & Blue for Blackness

by Ninth Floor Mannequin

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The creation of this EP was a long process. The reason for that & the story of the EP can be seen here: steller.co/stories/397787790630192599
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released 02 January 2015

All songs written, performed, recorded, mixed & mastered by Jarrod Pedone. Additional guest vocals on "Empty Tunnels," by Lucas Madrazo, Katie Locke, Gerald Edward (inlandtraveler.bandcamp.com)
& James Downes (www.theendofamericamusic.com/news.htm)

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Track Name: Won No Victory
Looked as if the river wouldn't dry when you were mine
'Til circumstances damned up all that I was worth
What was it all for?

Drown into Messiah, sink into what's history
No one needs what you would love to give
Please understand that you're not what you once were to us
We would like to thank you for your work

Well, all of them just come & go like ghosts
Well, I've lost them all
I have won no victories in time at all
What a shameful show

Drown into Messiah, sink into what's history
No one needs what you would love to give
Please understand that you're not what you once were to us
We would like to thank you for your work
Track Name: Snakebit
Me, I'm an emperor watching over dust
She is a lovely distraction from my work.
But is the product greater than her parts? (Maybe)
An aberration, sent to me, to be solved

So what if I am snakebit?
So what if she's my savior?
We'll pioneer a new era
where the bones & the steel are one.
Legend will spread across the planets
Forsaken off in a desert
then she came & the walls would fall

A savage surface without one grain of faith
Before she landed here , my throne was just a cage &
My mind's caved, cause I'm alive & you're a fake. (Maybe)
Liberation couldn't save me. Can I trade it for the lie?

So what if I am snakebit?
So what if she's my savior?
We'll pioneer a new era
where the bones & the steel are one.
Legend will spread across the planets
Forsaken off in a desert
then she came & the walls would fall
Track Name: Lines Advancing
Unfinished sketches
Flying machines in armor
Decorate all the walls
Those engine roars
They sound more & more &
That same horse won't take you home
& unseen

The lines advancing from wall to ceiling
Just keep them off of your arms
The city crawling uphill slowly
Keep those wheels spinning strong

Drawing what's left of your memory
before the faces are gone
& every decade
details are always fading
Those more you try, the more you've lost

Keep an eye for meteors
Knocking down all of these walls
Leaving just one big hole.
End it all
Track Name: Empty Tunnels
Listen Annie, give me any name.
I don't come with one.
Please don't be afraid because I am what you need.
Thin or sturdy, build me as you please.
I can love you & I can never leave.
I swear that I can feel.
As the years go by
These circuits, they turn into something you love.

Cave in & make believe
You don't know that I don't even bleed.

My veins are simply empty tunnels, we ignore.
Until I break you down
& you send me on back home
to tell them all I've learned
& you, learning to feel love.
(sing the body)

Cave in & make believe
You don't know that I don't even bleed.
Just cave in & make believe
You don't know that I don't even bleed.
Track Name: Grainy Clips
Trading in all of the green & blue for blackness
All alone, all of the cities start to lose their glow

Frozen stiff, my black orb hangs in vastness
Living for a long dinner & a short dance

The way that you'll be
The way I am now
The way my speck gets smaller, smaller & smaller still

Play & replay the grainy clips in disarray
Trying to keep a disappearing face & a voice alive

Up here alone , I feel my wrinkles stretching longer
& down below, she stays suspended in a smooth young glow
Blue & green come into focus much more slowly
The sudden heat, feeling the earth beneath my feet
& don't you know, it doesn't feel a thing like home
& all is lost, back in the blackness is where I belong

Play & replay the grainy clips in disarray
Trying to keep a disappearing face & a voice alive