Holes

by Arsoniste

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released June 30, 2016

Produced and Mixed by Alex Meade
Mastered by Stephen Paul www.moustachemastering.com
Recorded at Echo Chamber with Charles Austin
Vocals and Piano - Rachel Sunter
Drums - Shawn Burke ("Holes") and Patrick Murphy ("Waterfall" and "Consolation")
Bass - Jason Vautour
Guitar - Alex Meade
String Arrangement - Jess Younker
Violin and Viola - Rachel Wise
Cello - Alexa Kirste

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Arsoniste Halifax, Nova Scotia

Arsoniste (Rachel Sunter) is a synthpop and piano singer-songwriter.

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Track Name: Waterfall
Feeling sorry is not enough
Your sympathy is bouncing off me
Like snowflakes off a windowpane

How I love, how I love
The gently furrowed lines above your eyes
They hardly meet my gaze

(Chorus)

There's a waterfall
We're headed for it
You tell me don't look down
We'll just ignore it

But I'm tired of seeing what I want to see
Instead of being who I want to be
Want to be

(oooh)
waterfall, waterfall

You're too careful, like a cat
You pussyfoot around my back
And you always run away

I should have seen it in your hands
The way they softly understand
And put my reckless words at bay

(Chorus)
Track Name: Holes
Pain is a bottomless pit
It'll swallow you whole
Stand at the edge of it
The deeper you look, the deeper it goes

For the present moment, all I see is you
Evanescent, glowing
All I see is you

Standing across the room
I feel your eyes, they awake me from my sleep
Every cell alive, I wanna be
The only thing you really see

For the present moment, all I see is you
Evanescent, glowing
All I see is you

Problems are passing by
There's always more problems to be found
Weeds that we pick today
Will leave more room for tomorrow's weeds to grow
Track Name: Consolation
Authenticity
Why do you run from me
Thoughts can buzz like bees in my head

Harder I try
Still the days slip by
End up with nothing

(Chorus)

We're treating water
My face gets older
If I don't try to reach for my dreams
I'll have no one to blame but me

Words that I keep inside
Seldom want to hide
Find a way to slide past the gates at night

One thing keeps me sane:
Nothing stays the same
Ever-changing

(Chorus)

When I am most in need
I can forget to bleed
Tears in a pillowcase
Offer consolation

consolation
consolation
consolation
Track Name: Thank God For That
Once in a while I can lose my way
I forget who I am
Floating like a buoy in the ocean waves
No sight of land

Once in a while, every few years or so
I succumb to my fears
I'd really hate to leave this place without a trace
A name without a face

And maybe I'll never
See the end of the road
But at least I've got you
And thank god for that

I really should close the window
But the sound of the rain
Smoothes the edges of my pain
Washes everything in grey

I really should close the window
On tired dreams from the past
High hopes weigh heavy, when I really should say
Tant mieux, alas

And maybe I'll never
See the end of the road
But at least I've got you
And thank god for that

Maybe I've been given
All that I'm owed
But at least I've got you
And thank god for that
Track Name: Blow It Down
A house, filled up with lidless jars
The streets, cluttered with rusting cars
Trees line up the boulevards
Unpainted gates guarding gardenless yards

Oh let's build a house of cards
So we can blow it down

Dampness on my skin lingers
Can't get the rings of my fingers
The whole world is swelling in my head
Like the disappearing numbers
A never-ceasing hunger
I can't keep my eyes from the past

Let's build a house of cards
Hang a romance on our lucky stars
Oh let's build a house of cards
So we can blow it down

Pain in my body keeps burning
Making mistakes but I'm learning
How to get out of this place
Let's build a house of cards
Hang a romance on our lucky stars
Oh let's build a house of cards
So we can blow it down
Blow it down