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released January 15, 2003

Recorded by Chris Badami @ portrait recording studios

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Track Name: Passion
give one moment more
and i will show you
everything under
the stars.

they burn so bright,
they burn so hot
they beckon all our
skin to scar.

and from these ashes
rose up the flame.
and from this flame
rained down,

the ashes of
our inhibitions.

this rooftop be our
flashpoint
your harbinger,
my heaven.
Track Name: Hope
the sun set, down on me.
and i feared her as i fear
the faith of not knowing.
as i feel the fingertips
on my chest, pulling me
closer, holding me still,
keeping me just so, just
here, just right. with
desire on my tongue and
expletives around my neck.
all across my back.
my thoughts to every shadow
like smoke rising through
needled branches, up from
underneath. all senses
pouring like rain drops
falling, softening our skin
showering from sins.
if only the sun never
rose and these thoughts
never crawled behind
my eyes, behind my eyes
i'm hopeless
Track Name: Jealousy
i will never let you win
i will never let you win
i will never let you win
i will never let you win
never let you win
never let you win
never let you win
never let you in.

i hate you.
for cursing my hands.
for actions carried in your
name.
for cowardice.
for hate.

i hate you.
and i will never let you in.
Track Name: Pain
her beauty haunts me

tormented. by pain.
trapped with emotions
that i can't explain

tortured by feelings
that tear at my brain
trapped with emotions
that i can't contain

her eyes cast me
dreams of despair
thoughts of her passion
stir tearful nightmares

her touch impales me
it tears. out. my heart.
blood flies in slow motion
i can not depart

what you think is real
is not what is real
what you think i feel
is not what i feel
what you think is pain
is not what is pain
what you think is pain
is not really
pain.
Track Name: Depression
starved.
starved of the sky.
i tried to form a note,
but my scratchy throat
choked it back
it never slipped through
the smiles you wrote or the
teeth you broke
Track Name: Happiness
full of desperate thoughts
enough to drive
any sensibility out
replaced with fear.

on top of everything
feelings show what they're
made of.

leaving behind everything
on the smooth polished
surface
internalizing this
needless
gravity of losing.

yet
outside in the cold
undernourished my memory
follows you.