The War Is Won

by Alexandrian

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1.
Promise Land (free) 01:27
I'm like fire to rain, meaningless and mundane you are the gasoline to my flame you are the promise land, I am the desert sand lost forever, but only one will bring you peace they sought you, but got lost in me to prove a point that I'm filled with envy
2.
I can't believe you would go, but you know I saw - I saw with my eyes, your goodbyes them days are gone and what has moved you is gone - so long! and what has moved you was wrong, but it's gone this ship has sailed and though you reach, it's gone, it's gone it was not supposed to happen this way, oh my god the game is lost I will look up at the stars and wonder where you are and if you there, you'd have told me - you were just someone and you're gone you're gone oh my god the war is won
3.
Crush 03:24
been told your love would be safe here it's such a waste, such a waste dear I didn't mean it, I didn't mean it now it's too late, dear if we look at this with darker eyes did we break or just run out of time? was it a waste? am I too late? I didn't mean it, I didn't mean it now it's too late, dear bury you in thoughts of me weigh it down and crush your body I didn't mean it, I didn't mean it now it's too late, dear I'm weighing down to crush your body I'm weighing down
4.
though it may not be worth fighting over and we may not be getting any closer we're not getting any further we're not getting any further away I don't know how you lost yourself along the way, along the way I don't know how we lost ourselves falling down to the quiet sound there's a light that won't go out and it's burning us down smoking us out I'm a lot less sad about you than I could be, than I should be there's a fire that won't go out and it's dragging us down clawing us out I don't know how you lost yourself along the way, along the way I don't know how we lost ourselves falling down to the quiet sound
5.
I still miss you when it's dark out I still miss you when it's dark out I still miss you when it's dark at night and as I get on the plane I find nothing is the same nothing's the same and the backbeat still rings in my ears I still hear your voice creeping in here I was always proud that I didn't cry nobody knows what I did or why you did too much and it brought you down and you are gone now I've never spoken of you before nobody knows what you were, what you are are you buried? are you burned? is it a fate you feel you've earned? them days are gone outlined in red they are dead and you are gone in peace you rest I am left I still miss you when it's dark out I still miss you when it's dark out I still miss you when it's dark at night and as I get on the plane I find nothing is the same nothing's the same and the backbeat still rings in my ears I still hear your voice creeping in here are you buried? are you burned? is it a fate you feel you've earned? them days are gone outlined in red I am LEFT
6.
Buildings 05:01
if you pull the adhesive from under your skin will I see your heart beating? I can't get anywhere with you on a day like this I sit back and wonder what I missed if the demons inside my head would pull me out of bed you'd see me earlier or I'd see you instead buildings to trees to waterside and the bay back to trees to the roads to the seas and the city on the side; when do my eyes close? where do I go now? if you pull the adhesive from under your skin will I see your mind working? and it clings to me like a disease and I can't push it away you treat me like a stranger like before we met that day buildings to trees to waterside and the bay back to trees to the roads to the seas and the city on the side; when do my eyes close? where do I go about now? like the weight of the world is coming home like the edge of the sun is falling down I can promise you, I'll be alright maybe not today, not tonight I said my goodbyes to you 'cause I knew this couldn't fall through
7.
Lungs 04:16
and I know what I could've said was enough but it was not something I'd have done so I never said a thing 'cause I know it'll be okay and I know you will pass by me it'll be like we didn't meet but I know it'll all be fine 'cause in my heart you will always shine and I look up at the moon if we die, it'll be too soon no one will love you like I do and your bullet, it went straight through and I won't, I won't write about what we did I'll erase it all from my head the sun sure shines over my house now it's not poetic, but still right somehow and I won't call you or write you back oh, you know, I don't owe you that In dreams, I will crawl on top of you and shock your lungs like I used to no and I know, what I could've said was enough if I could've fixed it, but it was rough no one will love you like I do no one will love me like you oh what a shame! it didn't mean a thing! it doesn't mean a thing
8.
Brother 01:56
oh brother, where have you gone tonight? o' father, where have you taken him this time? can you tell me, can you tell me he's fine? can you look me in the eyes and tell me he's fine? now we'll go back to the place you were when you died and as you fall asleep, I feel weak, 'cause you don't fight I have said it: you are lost now, somewhere in my mind
9.
one: we follow you home in the night and two: we sleep in the dark on the highway and it's a punch in the gut it's the air in our lungs but I promise you'll be satisfied three: we break on the concrete four: we all settle down and on the fifth day: we colour the water, alright, but now you're gone in the night six: it's starting to fade seven: haven't seen you in days eight: we were filled with potential, but we let it all go to waste 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 eight: it all goes in circles, so we let it all go to waste eight: we were filled with potential but we let it all go to waste
10.
I the fields we knew have seen us right through through the fire, through the fire and the worst is over and I'm putting my money on never-coming-back and the dark is fading into a burning sun and the horizon can't stop me now yeah, I'll drive right through driving right through there is blood on the floor and I got blood in the soul and you got blood on your hands I hope to God you understand I don't know where to look for everything we lost in the war you got blood on your hands I hope to God you understand I don't know where to look for everything we lost in the war the war is over (and what has moved you is gone - so long!) II everything we lost will find its way back if the tide changes you gotta lose some to win any gotta lose some, gotta lose some if the tide changes I'm weighing down
11.
Desert Sand 00:37
I'm a mirage over hot concrete made up of glass and old gasoline in the morning, crash over me to prove a point, yeah, I'm filled with greed

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written and recorded September 2013 - March 2014

* except Buildings, written November 2011, recorded February 2014

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released October 18, 2014

all lyrics and instrumental by Alex Clement

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Alexandrian is the experimental music project based in Toronto

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