Death // Compromise

by Stories in Braille

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released March 26, 2013

All songs written by Stories in Braille
Produced by Stories in Braille
Engineered, mixed, mastered by Mike Rose Jr @ Encore Studio
Art Direction by Curtis Kern (curtiskern@gmail.com)

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"There is a wonder in braille that the sighted will never know..to touch words and have them touch you back."
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Track Name: Gethsemane
Wake up my brothers
The wicked hour arrives
Farewell my brothers
I'll greet you after the night

Hello my brothers
You come at me with your swords
Farewell my brother
You're killing me with your kiss
Track Name: Princes, Paupers, Thieves
We're burning under city skies
We slumber here beneath the night
With forever in our sights
Straining to see the fading light

We'll dine with princes, paupers, and thieves
We'll drink with harlots, whores, and kings
'Cause in the end we're the least of these

For now we wait here in between
As we cross these dying seas
Here where even cynics dream
Straining to see the fading beams

We'll dine with princes, paupers, and thieves
We'll drink with harlots, whores, and kings
'Cause in the end we're the least of these
Track Name: Maps & Mazes
Father and son, bonded in blood
With a fire burning holes in their chests
Mother is gone, into the dark
When death came and laid her to rest

We'll find our way, walking down
By the road marked with blood on the ground
We'll find our way, marching through
These woods painted sadness and blue
We'll find our way to the sea
Where my lover is waiting for me
We'll find our way to their shores
Dream of bright lights behind their doors

A bullet and gun for father and son
The trigger weighs heavy like sin
Tattered and torn, threaded in love
Carrying on with no start and no end

We'll find our way, walking down
By the road marked with blood on the ground
We'll find our way, marching through
These woods painted sadness and blue
We'll find our way to the sea
Where my lover is waiting for me
We'll find our way to their shores
Dream of bright lights behind their doors
Track Name: Gomer's Breed
She trades her charm for cheaper things
She's got no time for diamond rings
She fakes her way through everything
Feigning a smile from ten to three

She lays with whoever pays
She loves whoever gives enough

They come and go as they please
She fakes her love for a fee
They burn her up like gasoline
She gives them everything they see

She lays with whoever pays
She loves whoever gives enough

We sons and daughters of Gomer's breed
We live like slaves though we are free
Our eyes are fine but we can't see
We keep believing fallacies

We lay with whoever pays
We love whoever gives enough
Track Name: Annabel Lee
Many many years ago
In a kingdom by the sea
There lived a maiden there who you may know
Oh she was loved by me
In a kingdom by the sea
The wind blew out by night, her life it stole

And the angels envied me
In a kingdom by the sea
They stole my Annabel and left her cold
Our love was stronger still
Than even they could see
They could not cut the cord binding souls

So now the moon, it beams
Every night and brings me dreams
In a kingdom by the sea with sinners just like me
And now the moon, it shines
Illuminates the night
As mortals bodies die I see my bride

Oh lovely Annabel
I see that you are well
They've kept us far apart for far too long
Oh lovely Annabel
As far as I can tell
Our love is beautiful and far too strong
Track Name: Death of Narcissus
I fell in love too soon
Down by the drowning pool
I fell head first into myself, the fool

I fell in love too fast
Like chasing burning coals
I fell head first into myself, the fool

And now I see the sun
Shine through the water glass
This death can't be undone, I drown, I pass

Into the dark abyss
Of my reflection's eyes
This death can't be undone

I found the beauty of myself
I found the beauty of my soul
In lies, in death and compromise
I found the beauty of myself
I found the beauty of soul
In war, battle waged without a sword

Go now and learn from me
Shatter the mirrored lies
All that which shines and gleams will fade and die

So lay your treasures
By the eternal tree
Its light will never fade

Go find the beauty of yourself
Go find the beauty of your soul
In light, in the dawn behind the night
Go find the beauty of yourself
Go find the beauty of your soul
Be whole, take back the love they stole
Track Name: The Carousel
We've been dancing around this fire for ages
Now your in my arms, despised and hated
You're crawling up this hill
The carousel descends

Welcome to your hell
Here is where it ends for you and those you love
Welcome to your hell
Nothing will be well for you and your sons
Welcome to your pain
End of love and grace for you and those you love
Welcome to your pain
These are darker days for you and your sons

You've been forgotten and forsaken
But I like you like this, weak and broken
You're crawling up this hill
The carousel descends

Welcome to your hell
Here is where it ends for you and those you love
Welcome to your hell
Nothing will be well for you and your sons
Welcome to your pain
End of love and grace for you and those you love
Welcome to your pain
These are darker days for you and your sons

What have you done?
You're breaking my grasp
What have you done?
You're breaking my grasp
What have you done?
There's light in the cracks
Track Name: Atmosphere
You fell into a broken love
But we built these towers from the mud
And we feel something over us
And we feel it falling over us

It's in the atmosphere, we feel it everywhere
It's in the atmosphere, we feel it everywhere
It's in the atmosphere
It's in the atmosphere

They've made such a mess of us
But we built these castles from the dust
And we feel something over us
And we feel it falling over us

It's in the atmosphere, we feel it everywhere
It's in the atmosphere, we feel it everywhere
It's in the atmosphere
It's in the atmosphere
Track Name: All is Sea
When skies are gone and all is sea
Your light is leading me
When moon is dark and stars are dreams
Your light is leading me

Sweet Annabel, I've felt your spell
Inebriated by your light
Sweet Annabel, now all is well
As we dance into the night
Track Name: The Air is Clear
You're hanging by a thread
And you fall so well, you fall so well
You're walking like the dead
And you fall so well, you fall so well

Wake up, wake up
Your light has come
The dawn is here, your night is over
Lift up your eyes
Breathe in and rise
The air is clear, your night is over

Your eyes are burning bright
And you see so well, you see so well
Behold the breaking skies
And you see so well, you see so well

Wake up, wake up
Your light has come
The dawn is here, your night is over
Lift up your eyes
Breathe in and rise
The air is clear, your night is over
Wake up, wake up
Daughters and sons
Your hope is here, your night is over
Lift up your eyes
See death's demise
The end of fear, your night is over

Wake up and breathe it in
Wake up and breathe it in
The air is clear
Your night is over
Track Name: Flooded
Can you hear the sound of love rushing us
Can you hear the sound of love flooding us
Can you hear the sound of love's covering
Hear it loud

This is you

Can you hear the sound of love breaking in
Can you hear the sound of love crashing in
Can you hear the sound of love resonate
Hear it loud

This is you

And the whole world sings along
'Cause the whole world feels the flood

Can you feel the flood
Do you feel the rush
Can you feel the love
Feel it now