The Fear

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06:16
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released May 18, 2018

All Tracks Written by: Michael Moroni
except for Track 1 Written by: Michael Moroni & Robert Moroni
and Track 12 Written by: Michael Moroni, Robert Moroni, & Jon Cales

All Tracks Recorded by Michael Moroni & Robert Moroni at Bonnibel Studio except for: "People Are Snakes" Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Joe Richmond at The Seldom Seen Studio, Drums Recorded by Kyle Smith at Side 3 Studios for tracks (1, 2, & 4-11) and Bass Recorded by Brandon Whalen at The Franklin Tape Room for tracks (1, 2, & 4-11)

Mixed by Michael IV at Bonnibel Studio
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes

Michael Moroni: Guitars (1-12) Vocals (1-12) Bass (5, 6, 8, 9)
Trumpet & Piano (12)

Robert Moroni: Guitars (1-4 & 7-11) Bass (1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 12)
Auxiliary Percussion (10) Sax (12)

Jon Cales: Drums (1-12)
Mason Maxwell: Bass (7)
Jon Pumplin: Bass (3)

Cover Photo Taken By: Talia Lezama Photography

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Track Name: Fear at 17
I’ve got The Fear, the fear that you’re putting me on
With every sentence, all the words fall off of your tongue:

“I’m not a villain, every time that I’m leading you on,
But if you were a sinner, (whoo) we’d get it done instead of dicking around.”

Don’t be offended, I won’t join your song and dance.
Everybody’s famous, (oh yeah, whoo) all pomp no circumstance

And it’s all the same
Don’t be offended, when I say that I gotta go

Is it a sin that we can live when every good man dies?
The truth’s a thing that we don’t tell our children.

Count to 11 and half-an-hour past that time.
I’d give a damn if you’d been crawling in the dirt with us.

I can’t relay it all and then explain it all while I’m alive.
I can’t relay it all and then explain it all while I’m alive.

You should’ve seen, you got the cancer of the mind,
and you’ll feel it just in time, while I forget what you said.

We were only 17, I kissed you from your lips down to your knees,
and everything in between.
Now you’re a part of me, and I just can’t see how that came to be.
I just don’t know.

I got the fear, the fear that I never could dance.
Everybody’s famous, (uh huh, whoo) all pop no circumstance, till now.

And it’s all the same. Don’t be offended, when I say that I gotta go.

We were only 17, I kissed you from your lips down to her knees,
and everything in between.

Now you’re what’s wrong with me, and I could find respite if I could breathe.
But I don’t know what you mean when I go out of space, out of bounds.

And I’m sold (oooooohhh), it’s gold (oooooohhh), I thought you always knew.
Track Name: Cordyceps
Hands tied and they covered my face.
Thrown in a hole all dark, no light.
Was it fear I tried to erase?
Well I guess I never did ask.

We were so close.
11-and-a-half.
I just can’t help but laugh.
When they’re burning up the bills,
we’re choking on the ash.

The Reavers in the Black,
the Cordyceps, the PAX.
“It wasn’t what we thought…”
Miranda said.

Head down, now I’ve caught the disease.
When I was born, I was black-and-white.
When I’m found, then I’ll sit on my knees
and every day that I live, I think of blood…

…from feathers on the wings I pulled off every lark,
we’re killing with our teeth, all screaming in the dark.
And I can’t get enough, I love the taste of blood.

We were so close.
11-and-a-half.
I just can’t help but laugh.
Are you feeling dangerous? I’m thinking that I am.

The Reavers in the Black,
the Cordyceps, the PAX.
“It wasn’t what we thought…”
Miranda said.

What did I control? I never learn at all.
God’s an animal.

We were so close.
11-and-a-half.
I just can’t help but laugh.
Are you feeling dangerous?
I’m thinking that I am.

The Reavers in the Black,
the Cordyceps, the PAX.
“It wasn’t what we thought…”
She said.

What did I control?
I never learn at all.
God’s an animal.

Close 11 and a…
Track Name: People Are Snakes
Snakes walk on two legs, or so they say.
What’s the difference either way?
You’ll see when no one’s around,
they’re slithering on the ground.

I’m cornered, it’s just as well.
With “friends” you never can tell.

Believe me now? Do you?

You and me have been a long time coming.

I’ll tell you something they won’t.
They love you until they don’t.

Piranhas half of your size,
prepared to eat you alive.

I warned you, I meant what I said,

do you believe me now?

you…

I warned you, I meant what I said,

do you…?

I warned you, I meant what I said.

Do you…?

There’s nothing left for me to tell you.
Track Name: Lachrymal
Once love
Your contaminates cannot
Dissolve any further

That face
it reminds me what you lost
I saved
the spectre of a cistern

Now now,
is a catalyst to blame
what shrouds
should have hidden?

That null
I could furrow over what is left
’til it buries me alive

I should’ve known
You’d go

Struck down
Your devil’s sword
Undone
Banished

Once was,
we were daggers in the nightmares had
By the daughters that we never
were

I know
I'm what you wanted to kill
A lone
Villain

Enough,
I won’t explain myself
I’d have given you my life and
you turned it into amber
and the evidence was Lachrymal

I should’ve known

What once was lost
for countless loves
I tried to pretend
It didn’t matter

Blood from my fingers
to the edge of your mouth
kiss me in the dark
’til I bleed out
Track Name: Snap The Branches
There’s no running from me, long as I’ve tried
Shouldn’t you have known?

I can’t tell you any more than I have
Where’d your attention go?

Does the silence mean that you’re dead?
Can I hear you breathe, in my head?

You’re the motive of every one of my crimes
I thought you should know
It’s been killing me enough

I tried to find a reason to stay
I’m sorry that I end up with none
I didn’t mean to take up your time

Better Living Through: What You Want
Love like matches burn when you’re gone

I’ve forgiven every one of your crimes
What do I get now?
Isn’t admitting it enough?

I’ve finally got a reason to stay
I've waited and considered enough
I’m tired of always biding my time

What will you think when it’s over?
When your last admirer’s gone
With the ghost of your lover?

Prince of Darkness bleeding gore
True love’s dying all over the floor
I’m believing every one of my lies
You don’t get to know
Isn’t killing me enough?

I finally thought of something to say
I’m tired and I’ve given enough
You know we’ll never get out alive

What will you think when it’s over?
When your last admirer’s gone
With the ghost of your lover?

What will I think if you prove me wrong?
That you caught me off my guard,
And I’ll say it again and again
What will you think when it’s over?
When your last admirer’s gone
With the ghost of your lover?

If your body was the wind
your breath would snap the branches

Snap the Branches

If your body was the wind
Your breath would snap the branches

Snap the Branches
Snap the Branches
Snap the Branches

Fear I’ve failed, you’ve always been
damaged goods or my favorite sin

But I’m still alive

Still alive
Still alive
Still alive
Track Name: Avidazen
What’s wrong with my head?
I’ve studied every increment of your face in my bed
Born of my fear,
I turn a feverish red whenever you’re near

Avidazen
I wanna feel alright, alright?
Avidazen
I wanna feel somebody, I’m bored of myself

But I know, it’s just the way that it is

What did I gain?
I keep denying it but the result is the same
Lost in our scenes
I’m betting every last dollar you know what I mean

Avidazen
I wanna feel aright, alright?
Avidazen
I wanna feel somebody I’m bored of myself

Fools rush in,
just like somebody said
I’d sooner be dead than disagree

Avidazen
I wanna feel aright, alright?
Avidazen
I wanna feel somebody

Avidazen
I wanna feel aright, alright?
Avidazen
I wanna feel your skin
I’m tired of being sentimental

Wait, that’s not how you spell that?
Track Name: This Garden's Over (A)
I can’t explain what you should know yourself.
I tried, I don’t know why.
You have that feeling I know all too well,
“I’m fine, fine.”

And the weeds grow in and
Lie. (Ahh)
Lie.
Lie.

So your body was the test of age?
It’s love, or close enough.
You don’t have to live with what he does,
“I’m fine, fine.”

And the weeds grow in again.
And the flowers (are) screaming:
“Lie. (Ahh)
Lie.
Lie.
Lie.”

I’m feeling that I’ve gotta know if you’re sure.
“I’m feeling that I’ve got it now.”

If you’re sure.
Track Name: This Garden's Over (B)
Wound of the obsolete,
burns from a arctic fire
are food for my wasted thoughts
to the edge of your desire

Speak softly,
it’d be rude to awaken
Sleep soundly with
what you have taken

I hope you drown…

I hope you…

drown in the air, I hope you
drown in the air you breathe
Drown in the air, I hope you
drown in the air

Then sunflowers ate my sword and
arrogance has a foil
that killed our exquisite corpse
and buried it in the soil

Speak softly, it’d be rude to awaken
Sleep soundly with what you have taken

I hope you drown…
I hope you…
drown in the air, I hope you
drown in the air you breathe
Drown in the air, I hope you
drown in the air

drown in the air, I hope you
drown in the air
(This Garden’s Over)
Drown in the air, I hope you
drown in the air
(This Garden’s Over)
Track Name: You Are My IV
We dance in circles of light
Falling backwards, while I…

Will spend the night reliving every note
It takes a lifetime for your eyes to close
and open

You are my IV

We dance in circles at night
Old, familiar, while I’m…

expert at hiding what I feel the most
That night your scent had lingered like a ghost

We made a great pair

You are my IV

I can feel you passing by
I can see so clearly now that when it comes
I’ll have always known

You are my IV
Track Name: How To Wield The Knife
Back now from the dead,
I still remember what you said. It builds and builds and builds up like a cavity.
Conformist fantasy.

I can’t get back to,
I can’t get back to you.
I can’t get back from,
from when you left.

You’d have me dance (true),
to the sound of a calliope.
I won’t forget (true).
I won’t go back.

I can’t convince you.
I just won’t waste my time, trying to fix you.

I go further, you won’t bother.

Embers shoot out from the place you villainize.
I want you to remember what you tried to kill a million times,
cause I remember what you said.
I’m not a creature born in a vault.
I’m not what you need me to be.
But I tried it on, new.

I can’t convince you.
I just won’t waste my time trying to fix you.

I can’t convince you.
I just won’t hurt your pride.
Trying to teach you.
Track Name: After Image
In a way I never was a fool.
You and me, we tried but couldn’t overrule.
Did it feel good taking off your clothes?
I wish this after-image was an afterglow.

Don’t lie now, you know full well.

Is it so hard to give away your pain?
What you can’t restart never should remain.
Did I feel good taking off your clothes?
Did it feel good at all?

Don’t lie now, you know full well.
Deep in my heart, nothing gives if nothing falls apart.
Track Name: ---
Wait

I can’t see you when you’re

far away

Where did all the letters go?
I’ve been blind a spell
Now I’m trapped in this hell for

Violence
Descending like a cloud
My Siren
To get the Message out

Jué

All My Love
Always With You

Jué

These days you never know
Now we’ve lost our place (but)
I remember your face, my

Jué

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