Fatal Reverie

by A Farewell Device

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Five song EP from A Farewell Device.

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released February 1, 2013

Justin Vanegas - Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Percussion
Tracy Thomson - Vocals

Tim Andresen - Drums
Phil Traina - Guitar Solo on "Fatal Reverie"
Jessica Hartmann - Vocals on "Ashes"

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Track Name: Forget You Not
You say I've got a way with words that always seems to make you smile,
but lately every stupid phrase I say is coming out all wrong.
Would it have killed you just to tell me when I'm stepping on your toes,
instead of letting me offend your friends? You could have just left a note.
I'm told it's not your way to bring things up that bother you.
Just know it's killing me to be leaving all because I made a joke.

I'm waiting to forget.
I'm waiting on you.

Wake up and check the tube. You're in the news well almost kinda counts.
Can't help but smile and think if I was there we'd be a headline now.
I schadenfreude my way through winter days of California cold.
Works for a while but the sight of breath reminds me I'm alone.
Think what you're up to. Suburban nights are full of time to think
of San Francisco lights the first time that I offered you a drink.

I'm waiting to forget.
I'm waiting on...

We separate into lines. We're two lines just forming.
So now I wait. In queue for another chance.
At this point maybe I should just try to dance.
Track Name: Fatal Reverie
We started simply enough with labyrinthine dreams of lust.
The coldest nights we made blazing.
And after all the years we spent molding each other to statuettes
Can't say I'm happy with what I have made from you.
So tell me...

What do you have to take the place of all the dreams we planned?
Cuz even after every thing's gone bad, one fact will always remain:
the two of us in this fatal reverie.

Wake up to the sound of rain. Another morning slips away.
As do I in the driveway.
Through the window wave back to you my personal waterloo.
Gotta keep a straight face when I say there's no pangs.

You say that I can't go on without this opulent love
But I say that maybe you are the one who's afraid of what's coming up.
Track Name: Here Goes Nothing
It's not the first time
that I've tried to write a song for you.
But for the first time
I think I know the ending. I hope it's true.

Awake to your eyes
again you catch me fall for you.
The morning's grey skied
as I lose myself in pure blue.

It hasn't been a fairy tale.
No storybook ride.
But I'm staring somehow knowing you're
the love of my life

Chorus:

So let me know what your plans are
for the rest of your life.
Because I need to show what you mean to me
And it might take a while.
Tonight or the rest of my life.

Can't comprehend why
you put up with this tired act of mine.
Undeserving me
A fact I know but daily you deny

I may never be rich
I'm not some prince from afar
But this working boy
will build with pride
a home for your heart.

So forgive me for delaying
This shouldn't be so hard to say.
Just know the feeling's real
even if the diamond's fake.
This is where I end the song
and drop down to a knee
to finally ask you…
Track Name: Founders Hall
Another night
I need to think
I my close my eyes to another drink
Trace lines to where we went so wrong.

Was it my work?
maybe the
holidays in Spain we never took?
I can't bear to say "so long"

Two questions please
before you leave
What did I do wrong?

And can we please go back to being kids in love
before the bills and pills and children's tales of war
Just pretend the last 25 were all imagined haunts
and all we need is just to see the sun come up
over Founders Hall once more

Your bags are packed
Your mind is made
I try to speak but nothing's changed
The kids are grown so now you're gone

Was there a warning?
Am I just blind?
deaf to the angel by my side
Your car drives off I say "so long"

Four bed three bath
and now just me.
What did I do wrong?

(Chorus)

And can we please go back to being kids in love
before the bills and pills and children's tales of war
Just pretend the last 25 were all imagined haunts
and all we need is just to see the sun come up
Just give me one more chance to be the man you love
after the thrills and spills of youth are in the dust.
Cause all I need is just to see the Sun come up
with you next to me once more.
Track Name: Ashes (feat. Jessica Hartmann)
She a passionate bird
Crimson lipped and a heart that burned
With every kiss a burst
Hotter each time she returned

But he...
couldn't help but scowl at the flower

Chorus:

So she burned...
him away
as he left her silently.
Until she turned...
into smoke
and left her note
to remind him how she burned

A poem so often heard
Two roads in a yellow wood
She copied every word
in hopes that he would understand

that she...
couldn't help her ephemeral infatuation

Her ashes in his window
left without a sound.
Desires on that pyre
leave no embers to be found.