Facade

by I Was Awake

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released July 30, 2016

I Was Awake is:

Chris Bouchard - Drums
Justin Demko - Guitar
Dan Goodhue - Guitar
Chris Harvey - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Percussion
Kyle Paradis - Bass Guitar, Piano, Percussion, additional Guitar

Sean Cahalin - Additional Percussion

All songs written and arranged by I Was Awake, © 2016
All lyrics by Chris Harvey.
Recorded at New Alliance Audio Productions, Cambridge, MA and Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA;
By Kyle Paradis and Sean Cahalin.
Produced by I Was Awake
Mixed by Kyle Paradis at New Alliance Audio Productions, Cambridge, MA.
Mastered by Jay Frigoletto at Mastersuite Mastering Studio, Brookline, NH.
Artwork by Miguel Cruz.
I Was Awake would like to thank all our friends, family, significant others, fans, venues, anywhere/anyone with beer, and anyone willing to listen to what we're doing. We love you all.

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I Was Awake Boston, Massachusetts

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I WAS AWAKE is a progressive rock band from the Boston area. IWA started when 5 North Shore area musicians/friends started collaborating in the spring of 2011 to create a new and eclectic sound. And this is what came of that.
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Track Name: Erasing
All that you bring, offering a sure thing, is it. A sin. Is shit.
And all that you give them again, that sure thing
Disillusioned from anything, no difference.

What if we don’t leave a footprint?
Please concede that its all routine.

The irony is obvious.
You swear that it means more than this. Surrounded by such talent and gracious ones who live it.
The bedlam is devious,
you swear that it means more than this. Surrounded by such promise and humbled ones who own it.

Can’t they see the pattern,
lets leave this scene, a joke unfunny.
The irony is hilarious. 
You know that you can polish shit, neglecting their talents and recycle the remnants.

Count down from ten, who will be one again? Slaves to your metrics, strangling this “business.”

This is not enough, please expose us.
It won’t cost too much, listen to us.
That is not enough, not good enough.
You just talk too much, just expose us.
All that you bring, giving in to them is it. A sin. Is shit.
Your spin is not even slightly convincing.

Its over, follow me back home with how we never
Looked over, disclosure of all schemes with your plans or motives.

Left or sought, to be bought by favors, forms, or all you foster.
Hey big brother, you’re just another that we don’t see…you false deity.

They won’t see you.

Walk away now. Play it safe, how?
Erased. They’re erasing. This sound. They’re erasing. Erased.

Cannot find another way to pinch a penny from ya.
Icon satellites are rumbling, suture from this great exposure.
Track Name: Confidant
Confide in me all your deepest secrets.
Confess for me all your failed securities.
Decide to leave, yet run right to the next one
With the damage done, and you’re the one I want no part of.


What is it that you see in these eyes? How do you know to make me your target?
They’re your problems, this won’t solve them, so set your sight
Further forward, cause its not me.

Better off, will come to soon enough
Pick you up and suddenly save you.
Realize it takes more than someone else…you will.

But not by me. No, not me.

Confide in me all your deepest secrets.
Confess to me all your insecurities.

Don’t you tell me I’m the one for this, not even knowing where I come from.
All the exes, habits, and the children
All these problems, I can’t solve them, its still not me.

Better off, will come to soon enough
Pick you up and suddenly save you.
Realize it takes more than someone else…you will.
You’re better off, it’ll come to you soon enough
Pick you up and suddenly save you.
Realize it takes more than someone else…you will.

You know it doesn’t work like this.
False hope, the only thing I’m giving.
No show, don’t expect an answer.
Alone…there must be reciprocation.

Don’t confide in me all your secrets
And don’t confess to me, anything.

Better off, will come to soon enough
Pick you up and suddenly save you.
Realize it takes more than someone else…you will.
You’re better off, it’ll come to you soon enough
Pick you up and suddenly save you.
Realize it takes more than someone else…you will.

But not by me. You are not for me…pity.
Track Name: The Messenger
Just one last moment now, can it tell
You all achievement and all expired expectations?
Soon to be buried underground, so safe and sound
How’d it become with no farewell, and no forewarning?

Why did you go, without a word or leaving?
We’ll miss you though…did you know?

All your past races around, worn out ground.
You can’t be done, can’t overcome the pain of knowing.
We’re calling out, don’t even say it
The messenger, his voice so tender speaking splinters.

It’s over so we have no words, just grieving.
Where can we go, escape that scathing?

Always I know how, where or when, this all ends now.
And your sleep sounds, echoes drowned out.
With words you said and the mark you have left
Will not fade away.

To think of their absent faces resonating
From up above the clouds are sinking, with ground breaking.
Calling out to us when needed most, more light awaking
That this has just been all the most entertaining.

Come back, just come down.
Won’t you please take me with you, too soon?

Always I know how, where or when, this all ends now.
And your sleep sounds, echoes drowned out.
With words you said and the mark you have left
Will not fade away.

He’s lost now...
Track Name: The Frightened One
Hush, don’t make a sound. Don’t wanna wake.
He who lives inside, a very cautious state.
Nobody knows, exactly why he waits.
For them to smoke him out? Consciously desired fate.

Closed…to know, too scared to find out…

That I am the frightened one
Too blind, and my eyes won’t ever come.

Feel that? He shakes. He’s listening.

Now hidden away, slumped down in this cave.
Half comatose and nervous. He says…
“Am I your pet? Your little plaything?”
No we’ve always known, exactly what we made.

Known to those, who ridiculed and scathed.

That I am the frightened one
Too blind and sheltered to find the sun
Yes I am the frightened one
Too blind, apathetic to resolution.

Save me. I’m here. I’m listening.

And you, you will find me crawling on all fours
Animalistic, dehumanized, knowing nothing more.
Yeah you, you will hear me, I’ll be struggling for air.
This gasmasks a necessity, chokings too hard to bear.

With finally finished running
And sick of all the time
The only life that’s wasted
The only life’s that mine.

Set me free
Please release me.

Please enunciate what I mean to you.
Demonstrate who u are.
Alliterate all aid aiming at
Investigating all your crimes.
Unannounced, I’m here and you
You’re wishing I was not.

‘Cause I am the frightened one
Too blind and sheltered to find the sun
Yes I am the frightened one
Too blind, apathetic to resolution.

Save me. I’m here. I’m listening.

Please enunciate what I mean to you,
Demonstrate all your crimes.
Track Name: Killers, Thieves, Deceivers
Own this autobiography of all staggering footsteps
And oh how deafening is the hoax, of caring for anything.

Take control of all, all tyrannical, overbearing.
No letting go, all these shortsights, undercutting.
Smiles don’t you know cut so sharply when out of context?
Making debtors of all encountered.

(you know?) They’re all killers, thieves, deceivers.
(follow?) All the other non-believers.
(so low) To feed the needs of bottom feeder.
(bow out) Sinking ships to save your brothers.

Steal our modest commodities and do you
Need them so much more than us?
Sell hell, all our souls and so much more to
Save yourself…oh so despicable.

See the last reaction, any change or adaption?
Making instigations, little fingers, big intentions.
We’ve lost the mission, but made sure to pick their pockets.
Eager enemies, knives in hand say…

What’s this? We’ve caught up to your useless antics
With lower motives than we’ve known or even ever spoken.
Please forfeit this, you attempts to make a profit
And poisoned again.


(you know?) They’re all killers, thieves, deceivers.
(follow?) We’re the only true believers.
(solo) To feed the needs of bottom feeders.
(oh no) Alter egos taking over.

And count out all this reasoning with overshadowing
And oh how deafening the truth is, can you hear it?

What’s this? We’ve caught up to your useless antics
With lower motives than we’ve known or even ever spoken.
Please forfeit this, you attempts to make a profit
And poisoned again.

Track Name: The End
Let go, show us something new for once now.
Please move slow, careful of your footing.
We don’t want you to fall.

Fault lines rarely hide such sympathies, but these are better days
They say.

Now that you’ve abandoned what is lost, and found
These new, fresh wounds, diagnosis distant in playing dead
For two.

This is the end, end of you.
Your eyes, slowly closing, never to open.
Get out of line, out of your mind.
This light, shines so bright its painfully blinding.

Drown in you, night deceiving dreams, far from what she seems.
This dark room, screaming from the walls, its defining…

This is the end, end of you.
Your eyes, slowly closing, never to open.
Get out of line, out of your mind.
This light, shines so bright its painfully blinding.
This is the end, end of you.
Your eyes, slowly closing, never to open.

This is you, your end.

See how you’ve become all you’re afraid of?
See what you’ve done, all that you’ve done to them?
See what you’re becoming…dust?
See what you were once, what have you done since then?
See what your life’s become? No fun.
Exhausting all attempts at resuscitating this one
Our perfect charade is all you’ve become.

This is the end, end of you.
Your eyes, slowly closing, never to open.
Get out of line, out of your mind.
This light, shines so bright its painfully blinding.
This is the end, end of you.
Your eyes, slowly closing, never to open.
Get out of line, out of your mind.
This light, shines so bright its painfully blinding.

This is your end.
Track Name: Gravity
I won’t go in too close.

Give me a reason why you left it that way.
An undetermined future brings you no less pain.
this feels like treason, at war with yourself.
I never thought I’d feel so helpless, never.

I won’t go, sinking slow.

With all these questions of what has changed.
A broken heart and spirit tell us every way
That we go and falter, please pick up the pace
As losing time and losing faith cannot sustain.

Gravity of our lying to you all.
Floating far, more than you would know.
I never noticed how much we had to fall from.

No we won’t go.

Beyond this sky stars align.
I won’t go with…

Gravity of our lying to you all.
Floating far, more than you would know.
I never noticed how much we had to fall from.
Track Name: Seek to Hide
See what you’ve done?
Please believe me when I tell you.
To free and then lock it away all encaged
23 years, it took just to give in.
So what’s the point?
Reservations that I’ve learned now.

This apathetic comeback, a sad attempt at meek revenge.
Complete ineptitude enlightens and exaggerates the stench.
Infatuation burns away, incinerating schematics gray
How it ends is changing fast, insinuating quick decay.

All so alarming will I ever find you again?
Hide away yourself, oh so we’ve lost all sense, direction all gone
All sense of perfect, selection’s on.

Another failed advance, a sad attempt at connection.
Complete ineptitude, exaggerating the stench of you.
Intimidation lingers on, abstinence comes on so strong
How it ends is changing fast, proclaiming nothing never ever lasts.

All so alarming will I ever find you again?
Hide away yourself, oh so we’ve lost all sense, direction all gone
All sense of perfect, selection’s on.

Pieces of my life pushed aside
Live to run, seek to hide.
Rediscovering parts you’ve had
Oh never let it go or leave it wasted.

Pieces of our lives left by the wayside.
Left to rot, seek to hide.
Rediscovering parts you’ve had
Oh never let it go or leave it wasted.

Now turn me off.
All motivation is fading fast.
I’ll steal your confidence.
Try on the façade for a glimpse.
Would you like a fix?
Yeah give me something just to take the edge off.
To binge in this indulgence.
I can’t stop the questioning.

Pieces of my life pushed aside
Live to run, seek to hide.
Rediscovering parts you’ve had
Oh never let it go or leave it wasted.

Pieces of our lives left by the wayside.
Left to rot, seek to hide.
Rediscovering parts you’ve had
Oh never let it go or leave it wasted.

Sleepwalking the down the streets.
We torture ourselves to create.
Staring into those cold blue eyes
oh tell me who you used to be.
Sovereign sitting on your throne
Take a bow and cast me out
Or open wide and let me in
Your little kingdom oh so sweet
Those so lucky to fill that void
Without a thought, without a noise
They have a gift a talent so,
So sought after by the cold.

Feel that shake? We’re finally awake.
We’ll escape, all willing copulate.
From inside, we seek to hide.
Make this climb, fall to a new height.

Where am I and who are you?
What am I doing here?

Now did you feel that shake?
We’re finally awake.
We’ll escape, all willing copulate.
From inside, we seek to hide.
Make this climb, oh fall to a new height.

All so alarming will I ever find you again?
Hide away yourself, oh so we’ve lost all sense, direction all gone
All sense of perfect, selection’s on.

Pieces of my life pushed aside
Live to run, seek to hide.
Rediscovering parts you’ve had
Oh never let it go or leave it wasted.

Pieces of our lives left by the wayside.
Left to rot, seek to hide.
Rediscovering parts you’ve had
Oh never let it go or leave it wasted.

Where am I and who are you?
What am I doing here?
Where am I and who are you?
How did I end up here?
Where am I and who are you?
What am I doing here?
Where am I and who are you?