Dearly Divided

by Dearly Divided

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1.
89' 02:49
Dearly divided, Here’s a new declaration The people on the pavement are all walking backward Simple spellbound souls Content pretending they can go home again If you want a message for the ones I've left behind Tell 'em that I left my heart in ‘89 What now that all the leaves have fallen? Wanting nothing more than to be gone and forgotten I'm seething just to stop the bleeding I don't pretend to know who's right but I'm still breathing Taxing tragedy Sometimes friends and apathy Adults who act like children and the games they play Have brought me to this ledge I’m standing inches from the edge I won't fall I've learned how to cash in all my disillusionment Let your collapse be my entertainment
2.
Notes 03:03
We’ve spit venom and fire We’ve fallen from high wires We’re prisoners; shackled to words we can’t unsay We’ve fled from the scene We’ve poured gasoline We’ve done everything to guarantee mutual self-destruction There comes a time when lightning strikes And everything is as it seems Wish yourself back to a time When we’d work to compromise But those days are gone Before we were wide awake We would swear we could relate But those days are gone Regrets and reminders To put this behind us We can’t reclaim hours of any wasted day We got what we wanted Forgiveness forgotten We made like we’re angels, but let devils steal our hearts away
3.
Was it all in vain? Is progress pain? Every fire burning in me Doused by reality Battle lines crossed Fine soldiers lost Every single peace treaty drawn Keeps us from moving on and so I'll say: I guess I've learned my lesson Clearing the dead Wasn't in the plan Here I stand embarrassed by my arrogance Are we resigned to this great divide? Do you lie there blinded by your arrogance? I've had my say Now washed this away If there’s something else you want from me All that remains is pity Had to decide To get out alive Forever humbled by the time Instinct led me in the wrong direction I guess I've learned my lesson `Clearing the dead Wasn't in the plan Here I stand embarrassed by my arrogance Are we resigned to this great divide? Do you lie there blinded by your arrogance? Clearing the dead Wasn't in the plan Here I stand embarrassed by my arrogance Are we resigned to this great divide? It's fine. Die there betrayed by your arrogance I guess I've learned my lesson Inherited this arrogance
4.
Flawed 03:25
Here we are irritated, infuriated once again At those who never get us They’re spoiled, pretentious, alien It might take a lifetime just trying to survive this, but I'm not giving in And if you're not stopping, then I'm not saying when I'll stand here screaming I want: Someone to lean on Something to bleed for A place to lay my head still If they don't: Hear me now, they never will I’ll still be screaming Some put their faith in gold Let’s celebrate the gift of being flawed They can have the world and fight it out And if we're out in the cold There we'll perfect the art of being flawed The art of being flawed We know passion and duty Anguish and beauty all the same And those who project perfection Go on expecting us to change It might take a lifetime just trying and imbibing to just keep ourselves sane And if they're all winning then I won't play this game I'll just keep screaming
5.
Broken 02:32
Here after years of apathy We've found some common ground Against a mutual enemy The product of intersecting lifetimes Now taking inventory of what we're worth This blood is all we have Allegiance- such a foolish notion And yet we ply ourselves with idealistic dreams Though so it seems We all walk alone I won't waste time trying to find out Exactly what went right and what went wrong Without regret, let's accept it and objectively admit what we are: Still broken Call it our curse although perhaps Serendipity has placed us on divergent paths Content leaving all arguments unspoken Yet adept at blowing kisses, blowing smoke Let's wash this from our hands Or endure life with hearts left waiting I'll end this make-pretend with my true colors showing And forever find comfort and solace in Knowing that
6.
Circuits 02:40
No coincidence or surprise Always misery finds you waiting there Exactly where she left you Is it really just me Who senses futility and foolishness In wanting to survive to Fight another day? Thought we’d left this far behind Now we’re running in circles again How have we used this gift of time? To reload and regress Let my guard down and now I’m running in circles again In circles again Maybe you’re out of touch Maybe I think too much and hear this voice That echoes and surrounds me Maybe I need some space Maybe it’s just this place that brings out the Absolute worst in me But I can’t get away Fight another day (thought we left this far behind) For what? We won’t be shown If we really can be more than what we own Fight another day
7.
The time has come to retreat From cracked sidewalks and dirty streets Complete with faded hearts and faded signs Economic casualty The virus of poverty Laden with boarded homes and boarded minds Where good things come to those who lie I'll never be fine, but I won't be afraid So strap me in for one last ride I'll never look back, but I won't have to say I'm sorry This thing is long beyond repair But this I swear: this wave won't carry me down Get past the malice and despair And this I swear: this wave won't carry me down And this I swear: this wave won’t carry me down All Logic and honesty are slowly washed out to sea But ignorance and indifference remain And can time ever erase The darkness around the place Where loved ones turned to dust and blew away? Where good things come to those who lie I'll never be fine, but I won't be afraid So strap me down for my last ride I'll never repent, and you won't get to say you made me Never look back again Never look back to times when we were young, Just smile and say so long
8.
Shadows that still haunt me From another time and place A troubled soul now put to rest Without leaving a trace Your deeds are now but ashes That drift away into the sky Forevermore the rest of us Can’t escape the darkest night Lowered faces Falling graces Tears and empty hearts And wounds that never heal Left behind- chasing shadows Questions without answers- True feelings never known As I kneel beside the grave Two years to the day A withered rose and memories Are all that remains Gone but not forgotten Truer words could not be said Time turning pages of a book That precious few have read I can now take solace I’ll see you again one day When I become the shadow That others have to chase It’s fleeting Hearts beating Stories and photographs That never fade away
9.
Ithaca 02:59
These flames flickering Black clouds and bickering Have fallen upon me where I live I’m sure you don’t know what extent I would go To finally rid myself of all of this See I don’t ask for much And all I need is one push The state of foundation- decayed And all ambitions raised have crashed down This business of granting forgiveness Bankrupted as veins have bled out We’ve all bled out So charming and wise With disarming disguises- still these lies Spin us round and round I can see in your eyes You don’t think I’ve the spine To finally burn this thing right to the ground But I want nothing more Than to have nothing to stand for The state of foundation decayed And all ambitions raised have crashed down This business of granting forgiveness Bankrupted as veins have bled out And I’ve got nothing left Except pockets full of “should have saids” And I’ll figure out this legacy on my own
10.
Monuments 03:07
Columns to congratulate Ourselves on this mess we made Hopes and golden glasses raised We’ve waited so long Tedious tranquility Manages to agitate We sprout wings and fly away And we land right where we belong All that I know If what we are Is another failed mutation Unsuccessful adaptation Lost our resolve and folded So welcome to the penultimate page Trapped in Caligula’s cage Is it the remnants of our gilded age Or fear that keeps us holding on? This alone is what I know It won’t be long If what we are Is another failed mutation Unsuccessful adaptation Lost our resolve and folded (What are we searching for?) Don’t be afraid We won’t live to see tomorrow, but we’re better off that way All that remains Are these lines that make no sense To serve as monuments to what we are
11.
Vapor Trails 02:52
Another layover in hell Choking antiseptic smell Devotion dedicated to a frame An empty room down the hall A shattered glass of half-full Collectively asking what we do now I don't know I really don't believe In much of anything But now I see What you couldn't say Painted blue and grey And I know just where my home is Rejoice in the rain This fight's "to the pain" And I know just where my home is Determined to give it our worst To break perceived bondage of birth We ache for inspiration So we drive With our ideals in tow We wait- for all we know Tonight might really be the night we leave this all behind

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"The highly anticipated debut album from California’s new darlings of the Epitaph / Fat sound from the 90’s. 11 tracks of thunderous drums, driving bass-lines and ripping guitars are the backdrop for the huge vocal hooks this album delivers. Get on this train early, as it shows no signs of slowing down."

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You can order "Dearly Divided" on CD for €7,95 here: morningwoodrecords.com/product/dearly-divided-cd/
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released March 2, 2015

All music by Dearly Divided.
All lyrics by Jamie Cairns except "Chasing Shadows" by Brian Manter
Additional vocals and guitar by Scott Goodrich
Produced by Dearly Divided
Engineered by Ben Hirschfield and Scott Goodrich
Recorded at Nu-Tone studios in January 2014
Mixed and mastered by Michael Rosen
Cover art by Matthew Hamlet
Graphic design by Janmarie Wright
Released by 45th Parallel Records and Morning Wood Records

Jamie Cairns - Vocals & guitar
Aaron Bruski - Drums & vocals
Brian Manter - Guitar & vocals
Brett Mathews - Bass

Dearly Divided - "Dearly Divided"
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