Johnny Topside

from by A Taste Of Daylight

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This first batch of physical CD's has a misprint on the disc; track 2 plays as track 3 and vice versa. The order of the songs plays as: 1. Hell Valley Sky Trees 2. Johnny Topside 3. Elucidator 4. Red Bird / Black Bird 5. Goodbye To Gaia (Cognitive Dissonance)
    Comes in bifold case with lyrics printed on inside of case. The lovely artwork is by Alicia Tormey.

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Track 3 from the new EP "ira."


Convictions at the edge of the blade.
Collapsing on the ties that I've made.

Buried in self-contempt.

I brought the party to the gunfight.

A pill once a day keeps my evils at bay.
My pain is self-inflicted, or so they say.

Paranoia is me.
I've devoted my life to collecting stones they've cast at me.

If God is the face of death, then call me a God fearing man.

What lies at the end of the world?

I'm heavy with these existential patterns carved by knives and stencils.
Ink and blood on canvas formed from atrophy inside my fleeting mind.
Why can't I go back to sleep?

The clock is ticking the day away.
Maybe you were right.
Maybe the medicine is useless.
My skin continues aging but my mind's not changing.

Poison. Clear the air from my lungs.

I've never visioned myself as powerless, except in case of malady.
Driven to suffer by catalytic theories of doubt.
Now I can't picture myself as anything but just a ghost of reality.
Now I'm the victim. I'm dying to suspend disbelief.

I'm dying to feel alive.

Maybe you were right.
Maybe the medicine is useless.
My skin continues aging but my mind's not changing.
Brought the party to the gunfight.
This isn't what it looks like.
I'm suffocating, never changing.

I beg for poise through frenetic noise. Admire the view before I...

By blackened skies and bloodshot eyes, defy myself before I capsize.
(There's nothing left to say.)
(I'm suffocating.)
So please just leave me alone.


from ira, released September 27, 2016
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Artwork by Alicia Tormey:
Tracked and mixed by Jason Daggett, mastered by Kris Crummett.



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