Nothing Important Happened Today

by Emma Ate the Lion

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    1. Patterns and Fingerprints
    2. Viscus Intuition
    3. Dear Captain
    4. Two Vain Too Let the Blood Flow
    5. Viral Extensions
    6. Capillaries Bursting Like Fireworks
    7. Cough Medicine

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released July 29, 2011

Written by: Emma Ate the Lion (EATL)
Engineered & Mixed by: Jim Keaney @ Devotion Recording
Produced by: Jim Keaney and EATL
Mastered by: Tom Waltz @ Waltz Mastering
Art Work by: Melissa Thyden
Catering by: Gangril's
Prescription Eyewear by: Linnehan's

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Track Name: Patterns & Fingerprints
(Chorus)
Until we see the lines, of your
Hands that bare the crime of
Silently waiting, desperately shaking

With eyes grown dull, through all this
And ghostly white, through all this
We start to see these scares will remain permanent

Now as shadows fade
And our words loose cut
Oh we're so compulsive
We're so compulsive

Awkwardness sets in
It's the start of the end
Of all this
Colors gone to gray

And I'll write it down again
Until we know

I've been the violent
And shown my teeth again
And I've been the pacifist
And hid in, sleep for days
Avoiding the siren sound
All hands on deck

Gentlemen man your guns
It's gonna be a long, long night

(chorus)

I'll sew the holes shut
Through all this
Trace it all back
Through all this
But the gaps have seen
To much passing debris

I never thought these images could rip me apart at the seams
Yet you stayed claiming regret
Trust me honey
This is something that you'll never forget
This is something that you'll never forget

We're So Compulsive

Until we forget this
Know i was relentless
To hold this out

I never thought these images could rip me apart
Track Name: Viscus Intuition
Cut this in two
I'm finding it hard to breathe, out of this cathedral
This is a wreck
An unconscious mess
Of all that we feel, of all we
But the plight of our mothers
And grief of our fathers demand
Oh it's high strung time again

Cut this in two
He asked 'why so shaky?'
Is it just too much caffeine?
Or a sense of instability?
I don't know
Do you think that I know?
NO

Tell the truth I've come this far
And to be completely honest
It's ripping me all apart

An ode to my appendages
And a sense of self-loathing
That I've learned to nurse so well

This frame has been splintered
And where covering it in kerosene

(chorus)
Enter your color schemes
Enter the coward we know so well
Enter your color schemes
Show me the hours where in this hell

I've been asleep, for so damn long
Just to wake up screaming again
And to my didactic schemes
Those beliefs, inept themes
That I've never learned to live by myself

This frame has been broken
And baby girl I'm on fire again.

(Chorus)

Oh please, I've swallowed this non-sense for close to a decade
Lately, inflict mass bruising, disguise as the wounded
ALL HAIL HYPOCRISY

(chorus)
Track Name: Dear Captain
Digging all these holes
Frantic and eccentric
Dear captain lets get to the bottom of this

My eyes have gone astray
Hands have gotten shaky, and you've fallen asleep

Stand your ground boy, and prove how your far gone

(chorus)
Bury Me! Inside!
All these memories

Answer me! I'm Right!
Everything's for show

Call off the search for the night
Our captains done nothing
Oh what these hands have done...

It'll be a cold day in hell
When we...

It'll be a COLD day in hell
When we, show ourselves for what we really are

(chorus)*

Sealing all the exit wounds, taking it back
Color of your complexions faded and sad

Don't say a word
Your vocal chords cracking
We've heard it all before
Don't.
Say.
A.
Word.

I'm just sitting here taking my time
Lets start this all again
Good morning sunshine
Where have you been?

Bringing on the laughter
But eventually disaster

Slowly, the tick of the clock is still
The wicked witch of the west is dressed to kill
Step on through the door but apparently nobodies in the house.
Slip into a dream, my conscience is fading out.

My conscience is wearing out.

Is fading out.

My conscience is wearing out.

CALLS FOR RAIN TODAY!
Track Name: Two Vain Too Let the Blood Flow
At-tent, your sorry ordinance are failing nightly
Secure the tone of your voice

Give it all a chance
We can give it all a chance to create something more

(Chorus)
"So where do we go now
When your faults remain the same
How many people will it take till we all fall down
Take it slow
Take it Slow
Your regrets fading off
Take it Slow
You'll regret"

Through confusion we'll break apart
We're the only ones to blame
It'll all end up the same
As we ignite ourselves bright

(Chorus)

In suit
These lines just seem to never connect
Messages torn apart across a dark blue landscape
With broken intent
Trough all different accents
Your vessels been commandeered for your own good
This vessels been commandeered am i understood?
Martyred as the salty wind burns our eyes.

You've been caught up
You've been pulled down
Your tongue has been stolen now

Plauged by silences
Till the end
Track Name: Viral Extensions
Hold, Now it's time to relate
To a broken picture frame
With an image that's gone away

To Touch, would be to paint ourselves red
Calling all attention to the targets on our heads

Gun Shot
Exile, Bury Me
Blood shot
Denial, Bury Me

Begin with your cosmic relapse
Your selfish sense has left the room
And sanity starts to crack

Begin, oh just paint ourselves red
Calling all attention to the targets on our head

Gun Shot
Exile, Bury Me
Blood shot
Denial, Bury Me

(Chorus)
I failed to mention
All the viral extensions that are breaking us apart

And oh as we start to realize
All the cataracts over our eyes
That are making ourselves blind...
Track Name: Capillaries Bursting Like Fireworks
Oh these young eyes have seen a lot
From start to the end
And death is what he fears not, love.
But he shrieks at the sirens outside his room again
Oh he shrieks at the sirens outside his room again

You'll awaken in total bliss
Through ruby, ruby red you'll see the world a new again
It's not ending quite like this boy
It's not ending quite like this boy

(chorus)
Father will I see you again
The sight brother found is just terrifying, breathe
Father will I speak of this again
Resting my head under the flash of the blue and red

You prescribed me a sense of security
As your hands clench the bed frame your knuckles turned a solid white
The terror in your voice is horrifying
And it's causing my will to fade
It's causing my will to fade

Hold your eyes shut
From the wreckage
Cut the seams to to finally see that this will be the death of me
Cut the seams to to finally see that this will be the death of me

Cold
Goodnight beacon

(chorus)

God dam
Boy just give it up
White flag
Head down
And eyes shut
Track Name: Cough Medicine
Call it off
Your hesitation is uninviting

Now as islands discourse from the center
Will we shake it out?
Will we make a sound?

Shut it down

So here we go again
I'll burn it down
Until we char the roots

And are you privy to the twisted sound?
As these embers destroy all you ever knew

Day falls into night
Let's make it one more day without a fight
We're suffering again

Taking control
Over again we will slide
We're suffering again

Now we're pressing back again
Faithful to the bitter end
Of us all
Of us all
Sharpen all the dull ends
Let me know you feel the same
Set it off, set it off

Call it off
Your sure steps been stifled
Encased by these nightmares

Now as islands discourse from the center
Can we shake it out?
Can we make a sound?

Shut it down

So here we go again
Words like gasoline
Waiting for a spark

We're suffering again

It's taking control
Over and over and over again
Almost like
We're suffering again

Enter the state
A lapse in your conscience
Screaming to break
Explosive and violent

Oh my dear
Oh my dear

Drag me through hell
A years worth of drowning
Broken not down
Darlings got fight left

Oh my dear
Oh my dear

Code red in silence
You've got the best of me
You've got the best of me

Volunteer for your last meal are you thankful?
Shaky hands and black ink stains scream your signature

Goodnight my love

You got the best of me