Dancing on the Faultline

by Emily Is

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released June 15, 2015

all songs written and performed by emily is & roger greenawalt.
featuring chatterbox on piano.
album artwork by adam, shin & emily is

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Track Name: I'm Not Bad But I Play That Way
(when i walked in)
i knew the trouble started
the ticking time bomb in my hand
(starts flashing)
countdown to a showdown,
educate/ misunderstand
tell myself it's different--
different players
different game
they may all be different
but it's me that's still the same.

you'd think i'd learn
but i don't
you'd think i'd learn
but i won't
i'm not bad but i play that way

(when i woke up)
days later accepted the razor blade inside my mind
i vowed to
find you in the wreckage
explain i want you to be mine
broken by need
symbolically on my knees
sometimes choosing chains
is the way to make you free

what's left after this wandering,
this wandering,
once this wandering is done
from this wandering
all this wandering
i hope what's left
is you and me
cause you had me
you and me
Track Name: Ain't Nothing Wrong With My Beach Song
ain't nothing wrong with my beach song
but i can't get me there
no i can't get me there

i tried to go yesterday the party went late
and the list of my accomplishments missed checkmarks on every page
I want to go today but i'm a transportation slave
looking for my bikini, oops, i missed the train

i want to go tomorrow but i'm gonna have to say no
i like necking on the pier, my baby can't go
we can plan, we can plan, take the passion out of fairy land
or in the sand, in the sand, we can make love

ain't nothing wrong with my beach song

i want on one hand the noncommittal freedom of space
and on the other hand the discipline to make the world we need to make
reversal in roles if it's the ocean that beckons home
hate myself for wanting less at the same time i want more

looking for fun as the beat goes on
looking for love as the beat goes on
looking for peace as the beat goes on
ain't nothing wrong with my beach song
Track Name: Ghost of the Disco
cruise down boulevards
through the gay and straight bars
loose, in full pursuit
learning to play hard
is it too much to ask
for a little room to move
a place to laugh
looking at the dudes
look at me
shake my ass

murder when the beat comes
beaten by the bass drum
disassembling this brain
into this body that i'm bumping

now where'd you go
now where'd you go
i'm in love with the ghost of the disco

spin around
i'm dressed nice
looking like i love life
sweatin red
he pushed up in
and breathed upon my neckline
was it the moonlight
or the garden at midnight
his alchemy convinced me
took every spell that he could recite
and i thought i was a strong girl
but oh no, i was wrong girl
one pass behind his mask
and i'm already gone, girl

now where'd you go?
now where'd you go?
i'm in love with the ghost of the disco

i''m in love
with the ghost
of the disco
Track Name: Singulate That Vibe
singulate
singulate
singulate that
singulate that vibe
yeah we move like we're alive
Track Name: In Custody
i don't want to be incarcerated
i don't want to be in custody

i recognize the pattern, well this one i lay out
when something looks too perfect i graciously bow out
give myself too much credit, sometimes not enough
but i keep making choices to save art and kill love

i don't want to be incarcerated
i don't want to be in custody

several times see me at the crossroads
smart enough to know
i should choose the way to go
but find a way to say no
gut instincts take control
filaments into your soul
you can choose a path but
sacrifice for rock and roll

i don't want to be incarcerated
i don't want to be in custody

if the threat of a lifetime
all the way in solitary
accepting the blindfold
to skate over tragedy
who is it that says so
bestow the key to mind control
what we've resigned, in this pact
is our logic of yes and no
Track Name: I'm In the Mood For Love & Drugs
culture of escaping
costuming and caped men
frolic over the rainbow
your colors are around me

i'm in the mood for love and drugs
i'm in the mood for drugs and love

behaving like halloween
hyperbole or what you dream
run away into the screen
no background til you paint the green

i'm in the mood for love and drugs
i'm in the mood for drugs and love

ordinary that i feel
an extraordinary need
the cycle viruses itself
bridge the gap of what is real

i'm in the mood for love and drugs
i'm in the mood for drugs and love

back to sitting on the floor
overstimulated still bored
new perspective helps me breath
look up to you, you down at me

i'm in the mood for love and drugs
i'm in the mood for drugs and love

gods and goddesses we contrive
can't deliver a mob arrives
insatiable, good reason why
swallow emptiness instead of life
Track Name: Comatose
where the fuck have i been
a tornado moved in
it got me so high

i'm getting close
almost comatose
i'm getting close
almost comatose

you can feed us drugs
if the doctor signs off
and the bill is paid

i'm getting close
almost comatose

the control we surrender
to the next pretender
check what we contend for
the love of the next emperor
easy to let them fall
one-sided wall
with a mirror on the opposite
no one left to call
on soma

you get me close
almost almost
Track Name: Explosives Is Dangerous
i'm playing dolls
with this very very pretty pretty bomb
i dress it up
sugarcoated, lacquered like a stage mom
tuck it in
kiss it's cheek
fuck the wick
it's such a deep hard on
smash that piggy bank
as a way to pay
and thank you
for that pretty pretty bomb

dangerous
dangerous
dangerous

it will be cold in new york city this year
the window's closed, but the first split warms up in here
the energy watching me
he can see i'm struggling
keeps on
trade the future for the now
thanks to the pretty pretty bomb

as if a silver bullet
you come in like you know it
like you got it
like you'll take it
like you want it
like you own it.
pretending to have
all this muscle and bread
like a zombie cowboy lassoing the dead
i feel heavy and wet
underrated, undersexed
always move the simple question into the complex
neglected but fortified
hard in love but mind on science
tunnel vision questions why
acts of faith, child on fire
Track Name: Dancing on the Faultline
i've been warned, I know
i hope you change your mind.
until you do, i'm bored
and dancing on the faultline

step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer

bliss
we're dancing on the faultline
one little kiss
dancing on the faultline

step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer

now
dancing on the fault line
say it loud
dancing on the faultline
we're going down
dancing on the faultline
limbo now
we're dancing on the faultline

step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer

dancing on the fault line
don't give a fuck
we're dancing on the faultline
we push our luck
dancing on the faultline
we're giving up
dancing on the faultline

step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer

gotta laugh
we're dancing on the faultline
forget your past
we're dancing on the faultline
future? who cares? the faultline

step closer
step closer one step
step closer one step
step closer
Track Name: If It Feels Like Love
was holding back
i knew early i was in a mismatch
though we shared solace
couldn't look at you like that
you can't fault me for falling down
trying to catch a friend
when you were not around

if it feels like love
it probably is love
by why
cause i
am not enough

i walked away
the first time
feeling like the bastard child
told to go
you had someone else in mind
and i saw the same thing happening
your lady is there
i am left hanging

if it feels like love
it probably is love
then why
cause i
am not enough

what i never told you
Track Name: The Place I Escape To
i hear people say that they
wish they knew it then
but that would make them different
it would change the way they acted and
you can say it's wrong or right
if we're vector-based in time
got to question this
20/20 hindsight

everywhere where i go
you can't follow
but in this place i know
we will wander

like understanding is regression to the past
but i can live a future better understanding that
sentimental memory
fades the truth to black
time goes by but we still don't know what we had.

everywhere where i go
you can't follow
but in this place i know
we will wander

i feel this spinning rock
turning underneath my toes
a sense of retrograde
don't change the way it goes
if i'm a spiderweb
underneath a wooden home
it's my own pattern, leave it alone

everywhere where i go
you can't follow
but in this place i know
we will wander
Track Name: Now Is the Time
if you dreamed me up
then where have i been?
mindfuck magic
of where and when.
allow me the gift to love again
the smell and the sweat of this body i'm in.

in case you are wondering
now is the time

if this is real life
then give me some more.
let it echo back and forth
like your favorite chord.
find what's good and make it yours
give yourself back as earth's reward

in case you are wondering
now is the time

couldn't make it more clear
if i spelled it out
don't feed the poison of fear and doubt
it's easy to forget about
this moment we have is happening now

in case you are wondering
now is the time

this is it, boy, this is it
this is it, boy, this is it
this is it, boy, this is it
this is it boy.