Offerings EP

by DOUSE

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1.
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
2.
03:33
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
3.
02:55
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
4.
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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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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