SAD SURPRISE

by emma citrine

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released February 10, 2017

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Track Name: Poor Boy, Blind Man
There's a poor boy in the window
He laughs at his own shadow
Hold on, then he's gonna let go
He's wailing, wailing, wailing
So he sells himself
'Cause he's just barely scraping by

There's a blind man in the corner
They treat him like a foreigner
A girl walks by, go warn her
He's aching, aching, aching
Just to look into
Somebody's eyes; forget the pain

(Chorus)
There's a beast inside you too
You don't know how to keep him tame
There's a hollow hole inside
You don't know how to remain sane

Your sister tried to warn you
Your father tried to scorn you
The street kids, trapped and torn
You stand inside a house of cards
Patiently waiting for
The wind to rid you of your sins

(Chorus)

There's a poor boy in your eyes
You don't know how to feed him right
There's a blind man in disguise
You don't know how to gift him sight

Your face is planted neatly
Ever so discreetly
Flat upon the concrete
Scream and shout
You know you're never, never, never
Getting out
Track Name: Make War
Sick street lies, people talk, get 'round
With the words they're pegging into the ground
Gotta keep your speed up and bite your tongue
That you lied through your teeth with to everyone

Pull back, the world's about the game play
Never gonna make it if you don't focus on the airplay
Try to make a sound that can relate back to the new phase
They've gotta keep you rich if they want to make new waves

Make war, make war, make war
Don't love me anymore
Make war, make war, make war
On who you were before
Make war, make war, make war
As you speed on your way
Make, make war
It never should have been this way

Turn up only to get laid
Never look twice at anyone unless you get paid
Hard times help you see them, real fake
Pushing too hard, better check yourself or else you're gonna break

I took time to think like the old me
Never gonna change all the people that are phony
The drugs kick in, make you walk sideways
Just kick back now boy, we're gonna party my way

(Chorus)

It never should have been this way
You steal what you cannot take
You batter them until they break
No, it never should have been this way
Track Name: The Fall
Oh baby, cold and crying
Found me alone and dying
Behind the riverbed
It's been two years and somehow
I've fallen twice as hard now
Toward this path you've led

(Chorus)
All I want to do is fall now
Through the sky
And hear you call now
This is how I want you to know
You are the only place
I want to go

The river holds us down low
They'll never catch us below
The waves of ecstasy
Does fortune come and call you
Or do you seek it out through
The ever-changing days?

(Chorus)

Won't you please look at the sky now
And forgive my lying eyes now?
Waiting like a flower in the snow
Look into the sky and then you'll know
Stare into my eyes and then you'll know
That I must, I must let you go
And I must, darling, let you go

Oh baby, cold and crying
You know I feel like dying
Look how hard I am trying
Seems time ain't on our side

We're alone
Alone, alone, alone
Track Name: A Screaming Comes (Across the Sky)
A flame, royal blue
On a Saturday afternoon
The television waits to talk to you
As he stands, his naked skin
In the sand
He tells you to follow all the rules
Such proper language for an act so cruel

(Chorus)
Spring came bearing no sunlight
Light won't bring me back to life
Every night, a screaming comes across the sky
And you wore your collar high
Tried to talk, you walked on by
Feigned composure through this long
And lonely life

The sun, through your eyes
Parading through powder blue skies
That drapes its way around your thin disguise
In the end, there's no one left for to pretend
So throw a shower for a friend
A token of my love I'll never spend

(Chorus)

Spring came bearing no sunlight
Light won't bring me back to life
Every night a screaming comes across the sky

Dry your coat off at my door
Am I who you're waiting for?
Every night, a screaming rattles through my floor
Spring came bearing no sunlight
Light won't bring me back to life
Every night, a screaming comes across the sky
Track Name: Give Them Love
Don't hide my face inside anymore
For I have someone waiting at my door
Don't bide my time making war
'Cause the violence it brings will hurt me more

(Chorus)
Down, deeper into riverbeds
Crossing every path
You led me to your house
And I'm damned by every thought I did not speak
Haven't seen the rain in weeks
Outside my house, outside my house

A brighter sacrifice came around
And picked you up when you were broken down
Illuminating every bruise on your skin
Will you drown them all in sound?

All my money is laying on the pavement
(You haven't come around)
Don't have enough to tie myself down
(You come and go like the wind blows)
God only knows the last time I made a payment
(Sink or swim, never to be found)
But I give them love, I give them love
I give them love

(Chorus) x 2