Forest Demos

by Atoms Apart

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    some older demos predating our first album. They aren't perfect, but you can see where we were going with this.
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1.
03:49
Wonder aloud about the tinge I feel The static I store within my wrists Sprinting the city now I see you briefly I can't be quiet - can't be still Don't have to be a mess You are my skin Without you i am less I hold you in Could not survive a wreck You are my sin Without you, I'm the rest I hold you in The buzzing inside my chest just feels like bees Been failing to jar it up for weeks If I could relay to you the waves I feel They threaten to drown me, hold my breath
2.
05:34
each dot of you a particle comes through they fade the lights for us only - this room a lonely moon peeks through easily, for you and me the room goes dark your fingers trace the way it whirs so loud, the spin of the machine makes me the little kid i've always been the dome just disappears we stare up, a sky of mirrors without the atmosphere somehow we breathe well i see you in stars the constellations part well i see you in stars the brightest point of light and though we are still worlds apart from here the galaxy is not enough for me your silhouette, the lights cannot repeat a pantomime of hands across the sheet sink in the chairs till you see satellites reveal to you you hesitate but i'm prepared to wait
3.
03:38
When all the city's dark When all the sirens stop drive on with the high beams on i never ask aloud The miles and minutes separate Within this place I’ll wait, I’ll wait you've never needed rescuing the tide is low lets walk in The ocean knows what you withhold let go I want the rest of you you never mention wars you lost when all the shooting stopped the decade where you came apart but you've kept count of hidden scars i want to know of every snow of every shouting episode you've kept afloat with air you own but take my hand don't swim alone at night, give in you cry so soon if you have to be then i'll be with you
4.
04:14
I'll never be home without you I want to be whole again i'll never be home without you our eyes in the darkness but where do we start? meant it when i said i had to lie about the words i had to keep the shouting in my sleep glaciers in my bed drove you away again can you come back tonight? a fire left to say used to tracing out the lines of sand myself it's raining on my hair There's paper everywhere we can't start now and all because the world won't pause to mourn our loss will i see you?
5.
04:38
standing next to you it never seemed a boring thing to do we would pass a word between us every hour sentences just seemed to flower no one searched for me the waves abated when you'd count to 3 even when your house was continents apart your letters filled me up we live so half awake i want to take you so far away with everything to prove I want to take you so far away but every time we change our hearts in the dark all i want to do is live by the waves if i could set the way i want to take you so far away grow tall with you a lottery of sorts i entered through tossing paper airplanes through the night we'd both turn off our lights morse code melodies encoding every song you hummed for me and even though the skies were kept by you alone this time i'll hold my own but can't change the way i've seen hurricanes can't change their flow even though we both have compasses i am lost without plan cautiously your chutes and ladders shatter carelessly even though you've always been the stronger one i know that things go wrong
6.
when i first heard you speak a sirena at sea all my movements had ceased an anchored fleet every boat now would stop halting waves in the dark cannot move even when i chose in the three weeks we've seen marionette i have been but your toys never sleep a broken beat nights begin, waltzes start cut the strings, fall apart moving to any song you choose its something that you left me its something that you wrote me abandon what i said you whisper it so gently this echo that you left me decaying in my legs, my chest, my head it's so good. in the space that we keep cipher words that you speak so your heart stays a glyph that i can't read

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released March 10, 2011

Mike - vocals, guitars, synth
Emil - vocals, synth, drums, programming
Tini - piano

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Atoms Apart Arlington, Virginia

Brothers Mike and Emil Favila are an electronic pop duo from Washington DC. They write, perform and record all their own music, lyrics and videos. Their sound has been compared to bands like Postal Service, M83 and New Order. Their debut album White Label is out now on Bandcamp, Itunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and all major digital outlets. ... more

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