from underneath EP

by ROYA

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my first EP comes to life. big thanks to all the people who helped me when i was stuck/lent their talents for some tracks. i really appreciate everything.

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released September 14, 2012

male vocals provided by the ever-talented Ryan Sherrer
and bell parts on "from underneath" provided by Benjamin Robb (aka sweetest guy ever)

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Track Name: co-lateral
i had hunch you'd be sleeping in
hungover or not, it seemed you had lost interest
i'd crash my car in some ditch east of your town
it doesn't seem it so far, but i'd probably dig us right into the ground

because miles make bad friends and you won't even call
what's a couple lonely hours if your words are locked up in your jaw?
we can listen to the same old songs but i'll never know what it's like to feel so close to you at all

so what? are you a word i should just try to forget?
i haven't worked up the courage to say how i feel about you yet
another one's biting the dust, i can feel you peel away
in an empty apartment from 1000 miles away

because miles make bad friends and you won't even call
what's a couple lonely hours if your words are locked up in your jaw?
we can listen to the same old songs but i'll never know what it's like to feel so close to you at all
Track Name: blue
you're sullen all the while
i taught you all you know
your broken back's carved sutures in the stone that is your past
weighed down way down at the bottom where i rest
you throw an anchor and hope it's for the best

you're clever, but it won't last
when the sea's washed away our paths
you're blue
Track Name: loveloss (w/ Ryan Sherrer)
i'm not unhappy but i'm a little on edge
sneak out for some coffee and maybe a cigarette
when i said i felt sorry i didn't quite mean what i said
i'll tear down our future if you'd stop burning holes in my chest

If I said you we're pretty, would you put on a smile again?
we can never feel better if i don't get the chance to explain
each mile's a marker, you can't let them get in the way
but each time you start lying, my heart breaks just the same

you can love what you lost, but you can't lose what you love
Track Name: from underneath
brother you don't need to turn away
father you still breathe blackened lungs everyday
separate we stay, two silvered clouds above the haze
i buried your name as a soft and lonely thing

so make me a wound inside your palm
and hold hands with strangers in the warm september sun
a grave of lessons and broken teeth will bury me
from underneath, i saw that love's a silly thing

mother you don't need to keep digging through those weeds
we'd set fires down the street, you'd be praying on your knees
the sky is just as such, a black and often wicked little crutch
i swear it in your name, to think these things has always felt too vain

so build me a nest inside your heart
i'll sing you songs about how i never learned the right way to grow up
a grave of nothings and false beliefs will bury me
from underneath, i saw that love's a silly thing
from underneath, i saw that love's a lonely thing
from underneath, i saw that love's a stupid thing
from underneath, i saw that love's a silly thing