Empty Room

by Erin Incoherent

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Produced and recording at Dirty Old Robot Studios in Wrightstown New Jersey Dec 2019
Released Feb 2020 on Residual Waste Records 'The Lonely Troubadour's Songbook Vol. 1' Full comp here:
residualwasterecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-lonely-troubadors-songbook-vol-1

lyrics

[spoken]
There were only nightmares last night
stitched together by crumbling staircases in houses filling with water
empty rooms are loudest when your head is sick
and always running from something

Why have you given me
to the edge of the world where there's nobody listening
And can you deliver me
from this wretched unkindness and ask where the time has went
Why is it you've given up?
Are your demons so real, now you're saying you've had enough?
And are you waiting for judgement day?
For your nightmares to flee you, or cordially greet you?

Why suddenly so tame?
Has your fire burnt out or have you just encased it with grout?
Why suddenly so low?
Have you given yourself to delivering the final blow?

You're blocking your ears while your eyes fill with tears
and building these fences to encase your resentments
Exploding completely on those you hold dearly
and I'm watching you too, through a mirror in this

Empty Room
Yeah, I'm watching me do this to myself through a mirror in this
Empty Room

[spoken]
Windows shattered
jagged teeth threatening to bite my arms
not again
Enemies guiding me
my life depends on listening to them
or so I thought

Are you so satisfied?
Has your razor done wonders, like exhausting a lover?
And what makes you so blind?
That you cannot defeat this, or stand up to beat this?
Well, who's telling who?
Are you shifting this weight. cause you just cannot carry the hate?
Who're you shifting it to?
When your hands carry bruises from breaking mirrors inside your room

Why suddenly so tame?
Has your fire burnt out or have you just encased it with grout?
Why suddenly so low?
Have you given yourself to delivering the final blow?

You're blocking your ears while your eyes fill with tears
and building these fences to encase your resentments
Exploding completely on those you hold dearly
and I'm watching you too, through a mirror in this

Empty Room
Yeah, I'm watching me do this to myself through a mirror in this
Empty Room

Why suddenly so sad?
Are you mad at yourself or the things that you feel you should have?
What will rectify this?
Should we hang by the neck or should you learn to not just get pissed?
What do you call yourself now?
Are you still voice of reason or now have you given yourself doubt?
And are you so choked with strife?
That you can't stand up and just learn to get on with you life?

Why suddenly so tame?
Has your fire burnt out or have you just encased it with grout?
Why suddenly so low?
Have you given yourself to delivering the final blow?

You're blocking your ears while your eyes fill with tears
and building these fences to encase your resentments
Exploding completely on those you hold dearly
and I'm watching you too, through a mirror in this

Empty Room
Yeah, I'm watching me do this to myself through a mirror in this
Empty Room

[spoken]
I cannot say why the house didn't bury me last night
or the waves trap me to the ceiling
but I woke up alive, and in the pouring rain
with a voice in my chest sternly declaring
'This too, I could handle'

credits

released February 20, 2020
Lyrics/Vox/Tambourine/Guitar: Erin Incoherent
Drums: Chris 'Ozone' Olsen
Bass: Mike Dyer
Recording engineer: Bill Nobes
Producers: Erin Incoherent and Bill Nobes
Mixed by: Erin Incoherent and Bill Nobes
Mastered by: Sean Glonek of SRG studios

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Punk rock singer-songwriter in South Philadelphia.

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