Ink

by Apres Pompeii

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released August 5, 2014

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Apres Pompeii Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Always forward, that is the mantra.
Apres Pompeii is currently entering a new era. Gospels is an ongoing project that will take form over the whole of 2013. With a full length album and seven EPs planned for the year, the path to its completion will undoubtedly be long and toilsome. This project’s focus is on the internal struggles and relationships that inform the way we interact with the world. ... more

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Track Name: Now
You spoke in honey. You touched me with silk. I bathed in your Technicolor as your love spilled all over our living room—oh you painted our walls. Your arms were a daisy chain that I wanted to fall all over me, oh, all over me. You draped like a weeping willow, bent over me. We rose up like rain in August from inside our sheets. We spoke with our buried words we never thought we’d see again. We poured ourselves on each other, love. I want your two a.m. and I want all of you all over me, oh, all over me. [Tell me now] Promise me that now will last forever. Promise me. Promise me. Promise me that now will last forever, oh. We melted away like watercolors in rain—poured pigment on top of pigment and loved the stains. Promise me that now will last forever. Promise me. Promise me. Promise me that now will last forever. Promise me. Promise me now.
Track Name: If You Need Me
Linen swaying on the line, echoing the silent and sublime. All my days and all my time ripen like fruit upon the vine. I feel far too plump to pick. I think I’m rotting in your midst. The world it moves and over it I keel, I just can’t keep up with this clip. So I’ll be in the foyer pulling petals of my skin off with my teeth if you need me. Asphalt drinking in the sun, cicadas buzz into a hum and you can’t tell how long that I will take until my mind is done running, running, running, so you’ll be on the front porch sipping lavender milkshakes in the shade while you wait and I’ll be in the foyer pulling petals of my skin off with my teeth if you need me. You know better than to look. Bury your nose into your book. Hide your eyes while mine catch fire and I bide my time atop the pyre. So I’ll be in the backyard digging holes to spill my venom into and I’ll be in the basement hanging my devils from the rafters oh and I’ll be in my bed shaking my soul from out my body oh and I’ll be fitting silver dollars for my eyelids oh and you’ll be begging god to just let me enjoy the silence oh and I’ll be brushing burns into my cheeks with the carpet, I’ll be looking out the window wondering, aloud, ‘how do I stop this?’ oh and I’ll be in the foyer pulling petals of my skin off with my teeth if you need me.
Track Name: Someone Else's Arms
You’ve been keeping me at a safe distance baby but the thought of your skin had me going crazy. Now you say you’ve found loving with the right guy and I know I’ll never see another sunrise in your eyes and that will have to be okay. But my heart’s still broken and my heart’s still broken. I can’t seem to quit you baby. I’ve been wondering if I’ll ever see you again. Well my heart’s still beating and the world still turns. I played with fire and my lips got burned but I’m still yearning. I just want to hold you; we can make it through the storm. I can feel your fire and it’s so warm. I just want to hold you, I don’t want to do no harm, but you’re dreaming of someone else’s arms. Oh, someone else’s arms. You let me kiss you one last time, but tell me was it his lips on your mind? You tell me that you love him and I’m a mistake. I’m headed home alone while both of our hearts break. And my heart’s still broken, I said my heart’s still broken. Yeah, my heart’s still broken. . I just want to hold you; we can make it through the storm. I can feel your fire and it’s so warm. I just want to hold you, I don’t want to do no harm, but you’re dreaming of someone else’s arms. Oh, someone else’s arms. How about you let me know if you’re going to throw me away. I just want to hold you; we can make it through the storm. I can feel your fire and it’s so warm. I just want to hold you, I don’t want to do no harm, but you’re dreaming of someone else’s arms.
Track Name: Beg
Bitterness rose in you like oil in water. Your blood to the sky, you said; your son to the slaughter. But you ain’t no Abraham and he is not Isaac. This ain’t your god’s demand, no, you made your own altar. Tell me what has he done to you, tell me what are his crimes. He’s just a fucking child I say with tears in my eyes. Well, what have you done for him? Where was your guidance? You say he is old enough, well, I say you’re not so wise. But I will beg for you to come around. I’ve been watching you tear at him for far too long. He’s just a tattered rag by now you’re dragging along. How did he get this way? Just look at your hands. You’re picking his stitches out, you’re leaving a trail and I will beg for you to come around. Father, father, I am begging you and I will beg for you to come around.
Track Name: Better Life
I didn’t know what I wanted when I said I wanted you, well, what were you supposed to do? I wanted to hold you through the night. I dreamed you out in sighs. Won’t you let me get lost inside your eyes one more time? Just one more time. You, you’ve been trying to live with half of you at sea and the other half just buried in the sand. I, I’d be happy to meet you in that place; we could waste away the day standing in those lapping waves. Oh, but you’ve got that boyfriend. Oh, did he break your heart? Did he tear your world apart? Well, I’m not so sure I can do this anymore. So I’ll say goodbye, I think I’ll love you until I die, go and live your better life. I’ll say goodbye, I think I’ll love you until I die, go and live your better life. Go and live your better life. Go and live your better life. Go and live your better life. Go and live your better life. I think I’ll love you until I die. [Go and live your better life, go and live your better life]

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