The Divide

by Alchemilla

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THE DIVIDE official release 11/19/2016

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released November 19, 2016

Engineered/produced/mixed - Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studios
Mastered - Jeff Lipton/Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering

Strings on "Flooded Lands" written, arranged and performed by Allison Dooley (Lady Pills)

Percussion, mandolin, Moog, Mellotron, written and performed by Benny Grotto. Additional vocals on "Got to Choose" performed by Benny Grotto.

Piano and organ written and performed by Michael O'Shea (Holmes)

All songs written by Alchemilla
Lyrics by Kat Bondi

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Track Name: Fatal
Burn your sins like barbecue
Naked in the rain
I’ll become that part of you
And we can share the blame

Drowning in proximity
You’re so kind to enable
Fumbling through your misery
I’m trying to be stable

It’s you I would fight for
You I can trust
You who lifts me higher
Up out of the dust

Let’s be poisonous together
And complicate some lives
We’ll be fatal forever
Deadly till the end of time

You fill your life up with things
Without them it looks empty
What will those illusions bring
When checking out looks tempting
Checking out looks tempting

It’s you I would fight for
You I can trust
You who lifts me higher
Up out of the dust

Let’s be poisonous together
And complicate our lives
We’ll be fatal forever
Deadly till the end of time

You
You
Track Name: Big Star
Electric pandemic
Trying to turn out the light and fade into the night
Daydreamer, time stealer
You don’t appreciate the chance to find another circumstance

So go far, big star
Meteoric fall
Here we are, we’re trying
Raise the bar, we’re climbing

We’re waiting
We’re watching
Spying from afar trying to find out what you are
So jaded
Ill-fated
Time is running out to silence
Voices that scream out

So go far, big star
Meteoric fall
Here we are, we’re trying
Raise the bar, we’re climbing
Track Name: Pass Blind
I see you talking all the time
When do you listen
I hear you crying all the time
You should see what you’re missing

But you pass it by
Like you’re living blind
Yeah you pass it by
Like you’re living blind

I see you fighting all the time
Like you’re in a prison
Do you think you’ll survive
This war that you’re living

But you pass it by
Like you’re living blind
Yeah you pass it by
Like you’re living blind

Step up real close
Real close to the edge
They’re waiting like ghosts
To take the daily bread

But you pass it by
Like you’re living blind
Yeah you pass it by
Like you’re living blind
Track Name: The Divide
When you want too much you hide
The things you've been denied
And when you need more
Then you'll take more
And it never stops

So close the divide
Between fear and the rest of your life
Close the divide
Between here and the other side

And when you're reaching for the lie
You're bringing it to life
And when they need more
Then they'll take more
And it never stops

So close the divide
Between greed and the rest of your life
Close the divide
Between here and the other side

Feel your fingers scratching through the wall
Feel your fire crawling through the hall
Feel your fingers scratching through the wall
Feel your fire crawling through the hall

You always want too much
Always need too much
When you need more
Then you'll take more
It never stops

So close the divide
Between fear and the rest of your life
Close the divide
Between here and the other side
Track Name: Flooded Lands
It's like the lights turned on when your star burned out
Everyone drowned when your wave crashed down
We were so close to knowing
What you are
What you are

Our feet lost ground when the sky turned 'round
Nobody spoke, but our thoughts were unbound
We were so close to knowing
What you are
What you are

We're trying to stand on flooded lands
Grasping as life flows through our hands
We're trying to sleep on screaming seas
Desperate for somewhere else to be

Walking lost we cursed the clouds
Heavy the cost of a life shot down
We were so close to knowing
What you are
What you are

We're trying to stand on flooded lands
Grasping as life flows through our hands
We're trying to sleep on screaming seas
Desperate for somewhere else to be

So close
We were so close
Track Name: Got to Choose
These voices all around me
They tell me what I feel
Dead faces that surround me
They show me what is real
I have to listen so hard
To try to hear myself
I keep on searching so far
To try to see myself

If you keep reaching for the past
The present moment goes so fast
If you want to live a life that’s free
You have got to choose what you believe

These vices they consume me
I don’t know what I feel
These places start to blind me
Everyone wants a deal
But we keep trying so hard
We’re fighting to get out
We’re gonna make it so far
There’s no more room for doubt

If you keep reaching for the past
The present moment goes so fast
If you want to live a life that’s free
You have got to choose what you believe
You have got to choose what you believe
You have got to choose what you believe