Offerings EP


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released June 30, 2013

written & performed by Douse (Alea Rae)

Douse is:
Alea Clark • Voice, Guitar
Patrick Farrugia • Bass (tracks 3 & 4), Electric Guitar (tracks 2, 3 & 4)
Jeremiah Ackermann • Drums (tracks 3 & 4)

Additional musicians:
Michael Friesen - Cello on "An Honest Man" & "Teal"
Jonas Flueckiger - Cello on "Offerings" & "Stunning Silence"

Additional Instrumentation by Ryan Worsley.
Produced & Mixed by Ryan Worsley at Echoplant Sound, 2013
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering
Copyright Alea Rae 2013


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Track Name: An Honest Man
I knew an honest man
Don't care for too much, or think of too much
Never speaks

I travel all the night through
Growing no closer to you
But it's just as well

I once knew such a man
But he let love take over his head
Now his agony watches him close, and it follows him home

And so I keep to myself
Never fulfilled by hope
Still my hands from quivering so

Thought you could outrun desire, well you were wrong
Claimed us all to be liars, well you were wrong
That's what you get for straying from you bed,
And now you can never be saved
That's what you get for believing that someone could drain all your sadness away

I knew an honest man
Track Name: Teal
Will you not stay here
Will you not stay awake
How did I come to be this way
Easily discouraged
Thoughts not well worded
And I am growing anxious

Inside my head
Somewhere deeper still
A word in no language
He snatches with his hands
Structures I did not create
The words I don't choose

When you get nervous
You hide things in your clothes
Take the long way home
You said it yourself
Your thoughts don't make a sound
How am I supposed to know you care

You said it yourself
Track Name: Offerings
Where will you run to
Where will you choose to go
It will outlive you
It will swallow you whole

You always lose what
Lose what is best for you
You never take advice
And you think you're alright

When grief will lay me down, it will let me sleep
For it quite enjoys my cold embrace
And should the ocean draw back its shores
It shows no signs of us, no traces at all

But I don't mind
For I've lost this war before
And I don't mind
I make the same mistakes again just to be sure

Storms upon storms,
And I'm not what you were hoping for
And when you come back
I won't be waiting for you
Track Name: Stunning Silence
With walls torn down, your house now faces the sea
An ominous rock face of cold cement
And ivy grows through the window where we last met

If I come to a stunning silence
I will only lie down and accept it
And if you tend to believe in things you've never seen
You can be sure that you will never leave

The void of time fills me with dread
I can be so easily led
If it takes me to the shallows
If it takes me through dark oceans
I can see the storm behind its eyes

If I come to a stunning silence
I will only lie down and accept it
For I am no fool
And I am no saint
And to hell if you think I'll be back to this place

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