MetaDada

by The Parlor Pinks

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METADADA is the first full-length album by The Parlor Pinks

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released September 7, 2018

Production/Lyrics/Artwork/Vocals: Deltalys (Rachel A. Clark)
Vocals/Lyrics/Concept: Mash Weds. (Ash Foster-Lee)
Mastered by Drew McConnell @ FPR Studio
Guitar on "Myriad" and "Lightcycles" by Drew McConnell

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The Parlor Pinks Greenville, South Carolina

The Parlor Pinks is an electronic darkwave collaboration between ∆LYS (Deltalys) and Mash Weds..

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Track Name: 11:59
WAKE UP
WE’RE OUT OF TIME
SO RAISE YOUR VOICE WITH ME
YOU ONLY GIVE AWAY WHAT YOU ALLOW
FACE THESE DAYS
NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW


I AM HERE WITH YOU
IN THE GRAY AROUND THE TRUTH
BUT I NEED YOU TO MOVE

ELEVEN FIFTY NINE
HOLD ON THE LINE
DARK CLOUDS ROLL SOUTH
WE MUST LEAVE NO DOUBT

THIS IS WHAT WE”RE ABOUT

"Under the spreading DOGWOOD TREE 
I Told you and you told me. 
There lie they, and here lie we 
Under the spreading DOGWOOD tree.
Under the spreading DOGWOOD TREE 
I Told you and you sold me. 
There lie they, and here lie we 
Under the spreading DOGWOOD tree."

ELEVEN FIFTY NINE
HOLD ON THE LINE
DARK CLOUDS ROLL SOUTH
WE MUST LEAVE NO DOUBT
THIS IS WHAT WERE ABOUT

"Under CHERRY tree 
They sold you and you can’t see. 
There lie they, and there lie we
Under the CHERRY tree."

THIS IS WHAT WERE ABOUT
WE CAN CHANGE TIME
Track Name: Riptide
Don't listen to your thoughts
In this melancholy
In this sleep deprived state
When you can't peel your eyes
From the blinking lights

The city is unkind but so is she
Wearing a robe of stormy cold billows

The streets pose smiling and glistening
But they'll eat you alive

I am only human
I am compromised
These days caught me by surprise like a swift riptide
Track Name: A Mess
I hope you had a sad sick summer
and feel so much thinner than you are
You seem to think you’re something special
Know you’re not the only one

1010101010

Catching by viruses
Let the images infect you
Shoot up popularity
Tap to the beat of your heart

frozen digital equation
pretty little dead blue eyes
i wish I only knew you on paper
We don’t write like we once did
Etching words into time
Replacing the space with

10101010101010

Captured by viruses
Let the images replace you
Shoot up solidarity
Tap to the beat of your heart
Track Name: Chaotic Neutral
The farther I go
In any direction
The more I wonder
About the other lives

The farther I go
In any one direction
The more I wonder
About the other lives

We don't move until we must
We keep quiet until words come naturally

The longer I stay
In one position
The more I wander
With tunnel vision

The longer I stay
In one position
The more I wander
With tunnel vision

We don't move until we must
We keep quiet until words come naturally

Oh and I could have lived
I could have died
Oh and I could have lived
I could have died
Oh and I could have lived
I could have died
Oh and I could have lived
I could have died

OH WHAT COULD HAVE LIVED?
WHAT COULD HAVE DIED?
Track Name: Myriad
7 MIRRORS FOCUSING ON A SINGLE FAULT
SOMEWHERE THERE’S A WAY TO UNDERMINE IT ALL
FROM A FLAMING CENTER
A TALL FIGURE ENTERS
STEEL KNUCKLES SWINGING
HIS BRIGHT WHITES GRINNING
STAND BACK AND HEAR HIS HOWL

INTO THE HEART OF FEAR
A LION AND AN ARCHER
PATTERNS NOWHERE BUT HERE
PRISON OF CHOICE
WHAT CHOICE? WHAT CHOICE?

CHAINED TO A BOOK I CAN NEVER READ
I THOUGHT I’D ASK MY QUESTIONS, CRY, AND BLEED

FLICKERING FLAMES
SHOW BANNERS OF BLAME
COLOR ME MORTAL
WE ALL END THE SAME

FLICKERING FLAMES
SHOW BANNERS OF BLAME
COLOR ME MORTAL
WE ALL END THE SAME
Track Name: Lightcycles
EVERY LIGHT IS GREEN
100 MILES OF GO
EVERYTHING IS FREE
NOWHERE IS HOME

WHAT DESTROYS YOU FROM THE INSIDE
WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE?

WHAT DESTROYS YOU FROM THE INSIDE
WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE?

My body aching
My will defeated
While lost in sleep
The dream repeated

WHAT DESTROYS YOU FROM THE INSIDE
WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

WHAT DESTROYS YOU FROM THE INSIDE
WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

Returned unto a source
past all the hurt and shame
burdening our shoulders 
while forced to play this game.

WHAT DESTROYS YOU FROM THE INSIDE
WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Track Name: Fear And Trembling
After so many years,
God, so many years!
I heard you tonight.
I heard you tonight.
Your heavenly voice.  I need you. (Me?)
That soft, still voice.  I need you. (Me.)
How I've waited. 
God, I've waited.
Now you call over and over (Save me, save me)
and over and over (Help me, Help me!)
Softer and softer, 
weaker and weaker.
It's just the echo of a prayer.
It's just the echo of my scream.
Track Name: Merge
I recoil at your touch
lie and say I love too much.
That’s what’s wrong with types like us
who postulate, complain and fuss
that there’s no sense of unity 
in what I feel or who I see.
We are what we pretend to be.
We are what we pretend to be.

Why don’t you just be me?

We are what we pretend to be.
We are what we pretend to be.

Why don’t be you just be me?
 
The figure over which I hover,
in reflection, or under cover,
never feels at home despite
the warmth provided by another.
That ghost hangs heavy on my shoulders
And reminds me of the times I told her:
 
What you see and what I see 
will not converge:  This isn’t me.
My mind and flesh have failed to merge,
And both of us are lost at sea.

We are what we pretend to be
Why don’t you just be me?
Track Name: Mephisto
A POINT A CLICK AND I LOSE TIME
WITH UNVALIDATED SMILES
A POINT A CLICK AND I LOSE MY MIND
SMEARED BRICKS AND GLOSSY TILES

ONE MORE LAYER OF GUNMETAL GRAY
IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED EVEN IF ID STAYED

MY FEAR TASTES LIKE A BATTERY
MY FEAR TASTES LIKE A BATTERY

A POINT, A CLICK AND ALL THAT’S MINE
DRIPS FROM UNEVEN LINES
I COULD NEVER FOLLOW THROUGH
IT JUST WOULDN’T BE FAIR TO YOU

MY FEAR TASTES LIKE A BATTERY
MY FEAR TASTES LIKE A BATTERY
Track Name: Wraith Loop
My body aching
My will defeated
While lost in sleep
The dream repeated
Track Name: Burn
Burn your pride
Take steps
In the right direction
No looking back
On your feet
Run run
Runaway

Burn every page
You wrote to me
Take the box with pictures in your head
And throw it away
You don't need me anyway

Burn down the house we built together
Bone to dust
Brick from mortar
Cause if you don't
If you don't
I'll haunt you forever baby

Baby

I am the one you think of at night
Don't sleep on me cause I’m still here

I want you to fall.
I want you to keep it down
I want you more dead than alive.

I was a tortured youth
Surrounded by beauty but never to touch the forbidden fruit
I made plans to escape but the ones I desired kept me in a snare
You broke your own wings
They told me
You did this alone
You are alone
You put yourself there

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