Phantosmia Act I: Into the Darkness

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Act I of my musical electro-rock oerpa

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released March 20, 2016

Written and composed by Alicia Marguerite
Produced by Clint Manning

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Track Name: The Crack of Dawn
Instrumental
Track Name: Red & Blue (Call the Firemen)
"I've been robbed!"
"You! Thief!"

Call the firemen, not the police
I don't need anymore taken from me
I've been shot! Oh, please...
Call the firemen, not the police
I don't need anymore guns around me

They haunt me every time I breathe the wrong way

When I'm trapped in my house by threats from a meth-head
They just stand there
And the longer they stay, the more I am wasting their time
When my car spins and flips into the highway
They could not care less
They just want me to pay for my crime

When they wear that robot costume
There's a change in their brains
They become a pest, a monster

But even their lingering presence
Is nothing to the ineffable terror of their minions
Those evil, blinding lights

Red and blue on black and white
Brings horrors to my mind
Chills down my spine
A stone in my gut at the briefest sight
Fear at the very thought
Tremors

I've been robbed! Catch those thieves!
But call the firemen, not the police
I don't need anymore taken from me
If I'm shot, will you please
Call the firemen, not the police
I don't need anymore guns around me
Track Name: Mermaid
I could swim in your voice for hours and not get tired
You are the child I lost somewhere along the way
All my secrets surfacing, what I've always desired
You are the wild girl forever out to play

So I'll drown out here in the Pelagic Zone
I long to go further into the magical unknown

You are calling to me
Calling, calling
And I'm falling, falling
Into the sea

You are the witch from my nightmares
You are the fairy from my dreams
Is this an answer to my prayers
Or is the world tired of my screams?

All I can think of is that you've done it first
Is this an inspiration or a curse?
Do I follow you into the blue
Knowing I could never be as good as you?

Keep calling to me
Calling, calling
And I'm falling, falling...

You are calling to me
Calling, calling, calling
I'll be falling, falling
Until you set me free
Track Name: White
Forgotten winds that chime so sweetly like a velvet sky in evening
Lit by stars and heaven's singing
A lonely cross that sits ahead upon a hill
Where children fight and whisper helping secrets in the twilight

Oh, how gently the crown of thorns is piercing into hearts that can't stop beating
Oh, how little we know about the promises we keep from lies repeating

Lessons learned in years ahead depicted by a scrapbook long decayed
Within a box you dare not open
Forced by every fiber in your being to look so beautiful for him
It's what the guardians are hopin'

Oh, how innocent the child that takes her clothes off after wearing white on Sunday
Oh, how helpless and exposed until temptation kills the wall set up there, one day

And one day you'll fall asleep in the arms of an angel
Wait here until that one day comes
For someone so beautiful, it's hard to believe that you are still not loved

Let your heart give into what you thought was by the perfect scorned
Let your words reveal the truth beyond any recognition torn
Let your thoughts lift you higher that even those who were adorned
Listen to the words the Devil spoke the moment you were born

And sleep, fly, breathe in your lovely dream

One day you'll fall asleep in the arms of an angel
Wait here until that one day comes
For someone so beautiful, it's hard to believe that you are still not loved
Track Name: Glass
Give me my eyes
Or I'll hurt you
Give me my eyes
Or I'll hurt you

Lay down on grass with painful blades
Until you're called upon to rise
But if the sunlight never fades
Its claws will reach beneath your eyes

Give me my eyes
Or I'll drown you
Give me my eyes
Or I'll drown you
They're mine

When you came into my room
Did you see or just assume?
Feel enough to know that there was more than enough to consume
You could have taken my car
You could have taken my mother's jewelry
Wanna trade for my guitar?
Quit all this fucking foolery

Give my my eyes
Or I'll kill you
Give me my eyes
Or I'll kill you
They're mine!

I once went down into a rabbit's hole
To retrieve the treasure that he stole
When I caught him, he let out a scream
Reminding me that it was all a dream

But this is no dream!
Give me my eyes!
Why did you take my eyes?
All the money and the memories
All those functional accessories
But you took my eyes
A visual organ on either side
Now I am blind
Give me my eyes...
THEY'RE MINE
Track Name: Burning Up
Look, there's a little love
It'll expire in there if you're not careful
Stop where the little dove sings
There's a fire in there, and you're not prepared
To go where the stones are down
Where the flames are 'round
And the waters drown you

I'm burning up
Burning up, burning up
I'm burning up
Burning up, burning up

That lovely volcano is awfully still
These wild waves may spark until the ocean sets the mountain on fire
Then you can say, my love, there's no one else to speak of

Watch me burning up
See the smoke on the surface
Still, you only look up oblivious

Here I silently write about you
Here I am growing wise without you
But I will not stop burning up until I know you've fallen
And the ground will be gone
The fire dissolved
And where there's a little love
There'll be no one else to speak of

I'm burning up
Burning up, burning up
I'm burning up
Burning up, burning up

That lovely volcano is awfully still
These wild waves will spark until the ocean sets the mountain on fire
Then you can say, my love, there's no one else to speak of
Track Name: Air Loom
It's like an old woman's mixture of clay and oil
It's like a gallon of milk that is about to spoil
Maybe a tire screeching against the pavement
A pool of sweet blood on wet cement

It's like a brand new car that has already rust
As if the metal is rotten, the wood turned to dust
Could be tobacco dipped in gasoline about to combust

I can't see it
But I can smell it
I don't know where it comes from
I don't know what it is
But I know that it makes me sick

It's like a bowl of cream that has sat for hours
It's like a pile of waste that is growing flowers
It is in between bitter, sweet, and sour
I cannot taste it, or hear it, or feel it
And I can't see it

But I can smell it
I don't know where it comes from
I don't know what it is
But I know that it makes me sick

It's like a house they abandoned in the pouring rain
It's like a beautiful carpet with a red wine stain
I don't know how to say it, I just can't explain
Don't ask me what it looks like, I've told you time and time again
That I can see it!

But I can smell it
I don't know where it comes from
I don't know what it is
But I know that it makes me sick

I can't see it
But I can sense it...
I don't know why it's come
I don't know when it goes
But this horrible feeling inside of me grows
From the back of my brain to the tip of my nose...
Oh...
And the worst thing
Is that I'm the only one towards whom it blows
Track Name: Abracadabra
Write it out immediately
Or else you may forget what came to you
That one in your mind
Hiding like a shadow escaped from a dream
You are not crazy
You're only learning how to crawl (fly) on your own

I begin to think aloud when I'm alone
I will show you how it's done

(Abracadabra)

Curtains dressed up a pretty girl
A minute later she had disappeared
Into a hole of crystal tears
But have no fear
I see a creature from another world
A bowl of of paintbrushes and a plate of wood
Speaking words often misunderstood
Ridding you of the bad for the good

Illusionist, please set me free
Release this disease inside of me
Disasters gave me a souvenir
Now show it how to disappear

Abracadabra
Abracadabra

(Abracadabra, abracadabra, abracadabra)

I begin to dream alive when I'm alone
Track Name: Grey
I live inside a fairy tale and I'm the one who's cursed
I dress up as a mirage and manipulate their thirst
So when the White Queen came to me and said "Recite this verse"
I replied "Please give me mercy"

Sister Harmony, Sweet Discordia
I'm still fastened to The Crack of Dawn
Please help guide me to the almost-nightly hue
Where I turn back into a black swan

Is it more brave to keep holding on forever?
Or is it more brave to say "I will never, never never!"?

I can't escape the wonders that my ear have taken in
The sirens sang me lullabies and taught me how to sin
Now I'm in love with mortals, still I can't escape the din
Violins and the prince singing: "I will win! I will win!"

Sister Harmony, Sweet Discordia
The truth is I am still so afraid
I'm somewhere in between with all those shades of grey
The only way to freedom is to fade away

Is it more brave to keep holding on forever
Even though the light may take away the ones I love?
Or is it more brave to let go and be one with the darkness?
Track Name: Black
Try to imagine a sound so alluring
If you start to resist it, it tears into your brain
A gravity so haunting and pure
A scent that threatens your cerebral vein

I want to sing to you this sweet serenade
I want to lie beneath you, but I'm so afraid
In my mind, I am so intoxicating
In my dream, I fascinate
So why am I still unworthy of the one I desperately love?

Trying to tell the difference between a sign and temptation
Is wasting my time
I no longer care if they say it's obscene
In my eyes it could just as well be sublime

What if we sink into darkness -- our masquerade?
Passions kept invisible so no one feels betrayed!

I'm in love with my distress
Darling, please follow me into the blackness

Magnetism's not a sin for the visually impaired
Horrors, hold me
I love being scared and confused
I am a painting of these black and blues
Like the night sky, I love being bruised
When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose

To feel the light of being blessed
I must be cursed
To feel the relief of being healed of my distress
I must be diseased first

A curtain draping over me, above me, right there
I don't want to escape the feeling of this nightmare

In my mind, I am so intoxicating
In my dreams, I fascinate
Why can't I reach the stars above?
Where there is light and there is love
Maybe if I dress in black
All the darkness will fall back into the sea
And I can breathe
You'll love me and I'll be free

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