The War Is Won

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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 Toronto, Ontario

Alexandrian is the experimental music project by Alexandria based in Toronto

Third album "Good God!" out July 2017

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Track Name: Promise Land
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
Track Name: The War Is Won
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
Track Name: Crush
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
Track Name: The Quiet Sound
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
Track Name: Buried, Burned
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
Track Name: Buildings
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
Track Name: Lungs
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
Track Name: Brother
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
Track Name: Let It All Go To Waste
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

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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
Track Name: The War Is Over / Everything We Lost
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
Track Name: Desert Sand
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