Melpomene

by Ursa Indigo

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released December 27, 2014

All lyrics, main vocals, compositions, and rhythm guitar by Chloe Demos
Black & White, The Epitaph of Caution, Old Crow, and Ethereal recorded and mixed with Billy Siegel in Flemington, NJ and also Channel Drive Studios
All songs recorded, mixed, and mastered by Zack Spader at Channel Drive Studios
Broken Dream ft. Ben Wilton on flamenco guitar
Black & White ft. Billy Siegel on keys and bass, Andy Demos Jr. on saxophone, Ben Wilton on flamenco guitar, Alex Letizia on percussion
The Epitaph of Caution ft. Billy Siegel on bass and keys, Alex Letizia on percussion
Old Crow ft. Billy Siegel on keys and bass, Alex Letizia on percussion, Andy Demos Jr. on saxophone
Ethereal ft. Josh Mayes on bass, Alex Letizia on percussion, Ben Wilton on flamenco guitar, Andy Demos Jr. on saxophone, Lubomir Smilenov on gadulka

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The original songwriting/lyrics/compositions are by Chloe Sayre Demos, but the actual songs are a collaborative, beautiful brainchild of her super-talented friends and family. ... more

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Track Name: Melpomene
I couldn't fall asleep
The ships docked too early, and I wasn't ready to be saved
Oh, your bed felt strange
You were clinging relentlessly on to the pillow case

The ships came in too soon
They sent in the sentry
With lifeboats and white flags aplenty,
But I wanted to stay

I guess I missed my window
I am always jumping way too high
Or maybe it was you who thought the grimy moon was way far out of sight

And oh, Tragedy, how I would die
To float in to heaven,
Lazy, contented
With you on my mind

The sinkin' ships the burnin' bridges
We've manifested our on demise
I saw her in your eyes,
Melpomene

You cast your nets out
You don't care what your bringin' in
A strange embodiment of a man
Or a muse
Either way, you're singin' the blues

Sweet Misery
The apathy grew wild as a thicket
The bed we made in your name
Oh, it was covered in blood

I've seen the sun rise over that desert
I felt the bloodlust of your sands
I've spent a lifetime as a child
Searching for your hand
Melpomene

The ships came in too soon,
But I wanted to stay
Track Name: Broken Dream
One broken dream, now you're down on your knees
Despite this barren day you were feeling free
When your heart cried out, "I love him!"
No sacrifice was willing to be made
Maybe your spirit can't be broken, but your heart is shattered underneath your feet
You know the stars can be such liars
You were lost in a belief
You'd give anything to feel this
Maybe to love is all we need

One broken view and we're all bound to hell
We can't be loved if we don't love ourselves
No pleasant reveries, no beautiful horizon
Open the box that you are shutting your lives in
You have so much love to give
You have so much life to live

When you're running through the rainstorm
Don't let the lightning strike you down
When you're running out of the norm
Don't let their cold eyes get you down

Running your colors out of the lines,
You're soaring way above the clouds

You'd give anything to feel this
Maybe to live is all we need
Track Name: Black and White
An angel of war sends me photographs, black and white
I surrender
So we
Chew on Floridian palms
The majesty of loons
And how
To conquer the moon

I do look on that day with anxious yearning,
His epic return to the void
Because this game of tug of war was always easier without holding the rope

So I taped his photographs beneath a mask that hangs from my mirror
Where I spend hours rehearsing
How to disappear

And I cannot force his wings closed, I cannot soften the blow, no
His motions like ocean tides
So strong and so slow

So I taped his photographs beneath a mask that hangs from my mirror
Where I spend hours rehearsing
How to disappear

So I taped his photographs beneath a mask that hangs from my mirror
Where I spend hours rehearsing
How to disappear
Track Name: Melody
Outside looking in
Melody is chasing her tail again
Buried a bone, went back home to focus
Patience, dear, nothing clear dwells in the distance

Inside echoes thin
Burrowing deep holes under her skin again
What is this strange, smoky wilderness
Round and round, she fell back to cyclic existence

Oh, and the mantras were just advertisements
We cannot do it alone, please come join us
They say love will set you free, but they know not what that means

Love will set you free, but we know not what that means
Track Name: Luminosity
I blocked the sun out with my hand to try and show you I can stand without the light of a thousand burning stars
I tried to show you all I am without my bright eyes breaking down into certainly never being sane again

I need to feel this
I need to find out who I am
So I can live this
The sun is always in my eyes

Remember you told me life's a test
I wore my satin, flowered dress
And we sat wondering about this quiet world
We followed all the golden lines
Your chest was so damn close to mine
That night the ocean roared with gentle jealousy

I need to feel this
I need to find out who I am
So I can live this
The sun is always in my eyes

But now, the sun is going down on this quiet little town
Real dreams always conquer our sweet reveries
I dreamed you held me in your arms
The people set off their alarms
And when I woke up you were gone with no goodbye

I need to feel this
I need to find out who I am
So I can live this
The sun is always in my eyes
Track Name: Underground
They put on uniforms of blood-thirsty thieves
And marched through the gardens of Adam and Eve
Stealin' fruit from the earth's only trees
Forcing names onto contracts hanging off their sleeves

Underneath the ground I'll wait
Underneath the ground always
Underneath the ground I'll be
Underneath the ground

The bluebird sings to the alley-cat
The food for the dog's eaten by the street rat
The king walks by peasants tip their hats
Tell me, can you fathom that?

Underneath the ground I'll wait
Underneath the ground always
Underneath the ground I'll be
Underneath the ground

Isn't she lovely?
Watch her drown
Isn't she lovely?
Hold her down

Underneath the ground I'll wait
Underneath the ground always
Underneath the ground I'll be
Underneath the ground

For one is lost and never found
Track Name: The Epitaph of Caution
Please, sir, can you help me?
I'm lost
Do you have a compass,
An old map I could borrow,
A global positioning service

Please, sir,
I know it's late,
but I lost my way somewhere on the interstate
And all these roads, they look exactly the same

And night turns to dawn,
Still the road seems just as long

Please, sir,
Can't you see
You're just like me
I can see it in your eyes
I can smell it on your breath
It's the heaving of your chest
Lend me some of your precious time

And night turns to dawn
Still the road seems just as long

Please, sir,
I know it's late,
but I lost my way somewhere on the interstate
And all these roads, they look exactly the same
Track Name: Old Crow
Old Crow
Did they leave you in the dark
Without so much as a spark to light your way home?

Why don't you tell them
Birds of a feather got to flock together
After all

Old Crow
All those bad omens foretold
Such a heavy burden for one little bird to hold

Aren't you just a songbird like the rest of them
The best of them, baby

Old Crow, didn't your mama tell you
If you want to play with the big boys
You've got to learn how to roll

Old Crow, you know you've go to find your way home
Track Name: Bo
The wind sucks the words right out of Bo's mouth
A melody carried out
By someone's weathered hands

I know their eyes like ocean waves
I know their silence never hides a thing
But, how could you ever hear them over all that heavy rain?

You spread your wings then pull them in tight
Ground yourself in flight,
But the soil is just quicksand

I know their love is like that day
You fish it out and they pull it back in again
I told you so, nothin' ever works out quite as planned

Oh, you ebb and flow
Anything to bring that feelin' home
Cast your anchor out
But your terrified to land
Nothing ever works out quite as planned

I know their eyes like ocean waves
I know their silence, it never hides a thing
But, how could you ever hear them over all that heavy rain?
Track Name: Ethereal
Was a supernova space cadet
Came down from the sky
Drenched in light, oh, soaking wet
Crashed into a lock-head jet

Ethereal

Spaceman, what have you to offer?
Here we serve life, love, and laughter
Stray away from disaster
Because a spinning cloud breathes out a sound

Ethereal

Words are meaningless,
Vibrations true
Global Consciousness, a mess
Fooling me, fooling you

Ethereal