Birth Love Death

by The Dalliance

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released May 29, 2012

Recorded and Mixed at Disgraceland Studios by The Dalliance. Engineered by Darrell Long. Mastered at Channel Fuse Media. All Songs Written and Performed by The Dalliance: Greg Gilroy, Darrell Long and Barry Mangione. Published by Misadventure Music.

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Track Name: Leave It All Behind
Run away
Run away
Escape the misery and pain
Get away
Get away
There's nothing left here to be gained

Leave it all behind
Erase it from your mind
Leave it all behind
Erase it from your mind

Give it up
Give it up
There's nothing left here to be won
Let it go
Let it go
You did your best, what's done is done

Leave it all behind
Erase it from your mind
Leave it all behind
Erase it from your mind

Leave it all behind
Erase it from your mind
Leave it all behind
Erase it from your mind
Track Name: Pain Has Gills
Just one drink
Just one more
Drink until you hit the floor
Drink til the room spins clockwise
How long until you realize?

Pain has gills
It breathes underwater
Pain has gills
It swims in your veins
Drink all you want
You'll never drown it
Use all you want
It won't go away

Take your pills
On your tongue
Inhale amnesia into your lungs
Pierce your skin
Float on air
Come back to Earth
Your pain's still there

Pain has gills
It breathes underwater
Pain has gills
It swims in your veins
Drink all you want
You'll never drown it
Use all you want
It won't go away

Pain has gills
It breathes underwater
Pain has gills
It swims in your veins
Drink all you want
You'll never drown it
Use all you want
It won't go away
Track Name: The Lesson
Flying blind in a storm
No blanket to keep me warm
Pushing and pulling
Wanting and needing
Trying to stop the internal bleeding

Where do I go now?
Where do I turn?
This is a lesson I don't want to learn

Hitting a thick brick wall
Fully prepared to risk it all
Hoping for miracles
Wishing for help
Coming out swinging
But hurting myself

Where do I go now?
Where do I turn?
This is a lesson I don't want to learn

Happiness seems so far away
So far away
So far away
Should I act or should I wait?
Should I wait?
Should I wait?
I'm tired as hell but I can't sleep
I can't sleep
I can't sleep
I got myself in way too deep

Where do I go now?
Where do I turn?
This is a lesson I don't want to learn
Where do I go now?
Where do I turn?
This is a lesson I don't want to learn
Track Name: Broken Ballerina
Rachel talks to me in strange ways
She tells me that this ballet dance is worth all the pain
Rachel comes and goes, but she's never far away
She tells me to be patient, and wait for a change

She holds my hand while I'm out here twisting on a line
She keeps my faith in love alive one day at a time
But how long will I have to wait...
For my Broken Ballerina?

Rachel reaches out for me when I'm slipping away
She says the Ballerina's locked herself inside a cage
Rachel begs me, "Hold on for one more day"
To help the Dancer break her chains
And find her way back to the stage

She holds my hand but I'm still dangling on this line
She keeps my faith in love alive one minute at a time
But how long will I have to wait...
For my Broken Ballerina?

Rachel wants the Dancer to spread her wings and fly
She longs to see her echappe into a better life
Rachel's own wings won't let her come down from the sky
So she depends on me to help the Dancer see the light

She holds my hand
But I can stand and I'm ready for this fight
And I will keep my faith in love burning day and night
And I don't care how long it takes
Because the love is worth the wait
When one day she will grand jete...
My Broken Ballerina
Track Name: What Does Electricity Taste Like?
What does electricity taste like?
How does the sound of silence sound?
How do you know when you're comfortably numb?
How much loneliness can emptiness surround?

I'm not giving up
'Cause I'm not up to snuff

I won't be the one to turn the lights out
I won't waste this life that I've been handed
I won't be the one to turn the lights out
I won't take another day for granted

What does blind faith look like?
Can you be honest with yourself?
What goes through your head when you clear your mind?
Can you exercise your mental health?

I'm not giving up
'Cause I'm not up to snuff

I won't be the one to turn the lights out
I won't waste this life that I've been handed
I won't be the one to turn the lights out
I won't take another day for granted

What would you gain if you lost everything?
Can you be completely incomplete?
What does electricity taste like?
Can you hear the smell of victory?

I'm not giving up
'Cause I'm not up to snuff

I won't be the one to turn the lights out
I won't waste this life that I've been handed
I won't be the one to turn the lights out
I won't take another day for granted
Track Name: Stay Still
I wish I could be there for you
I wish I could take your pain and make it go away
But it's not that easy to do
Things are so hard right now
There is no other way
My only advice for you
The only thing we can do

Is stay still
Don't make a sound
Stay still
Hide underground until
The world can understand
I know this is not what we planned
But for now we need to stay still

I know it's getting harder for you
I know you want to run and scream
But believe me the best thing to do
The best thing to do

Is stay still
Don't make a sound
Stay still
Hide underground until
The world can understand
I know this is not what we planned

Stay still
Don't make a sound
Stay still
Hide underground until
The world can understand
I know this is not what we planned
But for now we need to stay still
Track Name: Minor Disturbance
Minor disturbance
A ripple effect
You start to lose your grip
Wonder what's next
Lose your focus
Lose your sight
Find yourself waking up
In the middle of the night

Minor disturbance
Concentration breaks
You start to realize
Just how much it takes
Try to stay loose
But hold on tight
It's gonna take more than you've got
To make this right

Looking inside my head
I reach for something to make the pain make sense
I look for reasons, I look for answers
But all I find are questions
But there is one thing I know
I will not be broken

Minor disturbance
Secrets revealed
Illusion is shattered
Have to learn how to deal
Inching forward
Falling behind
Losing momentum
Losing your mind
Track Name: Wasted Sunshine
I feel summer as I'm standing in the winter
I feel autumn as I'm standing in the spring
I let go of the past, but it comes back to haunt me
I wish I could let go of everything

Fast forward
Rewind
Save money
Buy time
Downward spiral
Uphill climb
Wasted sunshine

How can a year go by when time stands still?
How can you have the power but not the will?
How can I move forward looking back?
How can the heartless feel a heart attack?

Fast forward
Rewind
Save money
Buy time
Downward spiral
Uphill climb
Wasted sunshine

Blink once, seasons change
Blink twice, a year goes by
Go to sleep, wake up
And life is behind you
All we have is this moment
Here and now

Fast forward
Rewind
Save money
Buy time
Downward spiral
Uphill climb
Wasted sunshine
Track Name: A Quiet Calm
Life has dealt me yet another blow
I should be crying my eyes out
I should be down on my knees
But I'm not

A quiet calm has come over me
A quiet calm has come over me

I should be abandoning hope
I should be screaming my lungs out
I should be begging, "God, please."
But I'm not

A quiet calm has come over me
A quiet calm has come over me

This is not the end of my life
Tomorrow I will wake up and I'll still be here
This is not the moment when things go black
This is the moment when everything becomes clear

I should be losing control
I should be tearing my heart out
I should be sick with disease
But I'm not

A quiet calm has come over me
A quiet calm has come over me
A quiet calm has come over me