Begin EP

by The Interstate Life

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released 07 March 2014
Produced by Rob Fraboni
Assistant Engineered by Bob Mallory and Ed McEntee
Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar by Giorgio Fareira
Percussion by Anton Fig
Guitar and Backup Vocals by Blondie Chaplin
Guitar by Jake Hertzog
Bass by Keith Lentin
Keyboard, Organ and Backup Vocals by Ivan Neville
Backup Vocals by Drew Angus
Backup Vocals by Kelly Britton
All songs written by Giorgio Fareira
Artwork by Erica Peterson
Graphic Design by Ben Bangser

Recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC
Mixed at One East Recording, NYC

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Track Name: I'd Kill for a Spoiler
Whatever it is between you and me
It's an emotional gravity
No matter where my mind wanders
It always lands on you

How do you captivate me?
You're so much more than good memories
You are Mercury, my past
You are the sun, my future
And there's only emptiness between

I'm on a journey to a star so bright
It illuminates the moon
Though I'm so far so long
I am so near so soon
I'm on a journey to a star so bright
All the others disappear
Though I'm so far so gone
I am so soon so near

How do you captivate me?
You're so much more than good memories
You are Mercury, my past
You are the sun, my future
And there's only emptiness between
But you're pulling me close with your gravity

It's the 3-2 of the countdown
The start of the end of the prequel
The last few words of the prologue
The journey is nearing its end
The adventure's about to begin
Track Name: Woe is Me Without You
I'm turning you on
But you're shutting me down
And I must admit
I had my doubts
You'd been acting kinda strange
It was driving me crazy
But my life feels so empty
Without you baby

I've been crying
Because I want you back
But I can't afford make it work
And I'd be lying
If I told you I could possibly
Describe what you're worth
All the things
You did for me
Made me far more impressed with you
Than I ever thought I'd be

I can't live without you

Now you may think
That I'm out of my mind
But I can't live without you
Track Name: Anthem for the Strong Survivors (For Diane)
I look into your eyes
And I see
Just how precious life can be
Believe me when I say
You're a blessing
Words cannot express
How brave
You prove to be everyday
You're more than worth fighting for
You're an inspiration

Sometimes it slips my mind
That I can only live one day at a time
How can I help someone today?
I'm fine and it's not a crime
To help somebody who's got different problems than mine
So what do I have that I can give away?

When I'm gone
I don't just want to be remembered
For the life I lived
I want to be remembered
For the life I gave

I won't walk away
Holding on to what I have to give away
I won't walk away
Holding on to what I have to give away today

When I look into your eyes
I see
Just how precious life can be
Believe me when I say
You're a blessing
Words cannot express
How brave
You prove to be everyday
You're more than worth fighting for
You're an inspiration

When I'm gone
I don't just want to be remembered
For the life I lived
I want to be remembered
For the life I gave
Track Name: Mid-March Showers
At the end of winter
When the trees are at their weakest
If the wind blows
We can't stop it
When the wind blows
It's mass destruction

The ground shakes and trembles
As the branches strike the road
We have lost control
We could lose it all
We may drown in endless rivers
Or the wind could smash it all
Will we reach higher ground?
And if we do can gravity keep us down?

These mid-March showers
Bring life and death the same
Taking strength and life from trees
Giving birth to brand new leaves all over town

The ground shakes and trembles
As the branches strike the road
We have lost control
We could lose it all
We may drown in endless rivers
Or the wind could smash it all
Will we reach higher ground?
And if we do can gravity keep us down?

These winds they howl and roar
More fearful than any living thing
'Cause they could crush me
And they have no mercy

Please have mercy on me

April showers will bring May flowers
But Mid-March showers
Destroyed the town
Track Name: Formulate Yourself (Hacerse)
He walked
He rode
He hitched
He stowed
He graciously accepted

He tried
He feared
He persevered
He did all that he could
And here he stands
Was it all enough?

Brave the waters boy
You've got the world inside your hands
You gotta tick tick tick tick take it all
And make it what you want
Formulate yourself
You and the world won't care when you lose your life
If you tick tick tick tick waste it all
So break the cycle

He works
He cares
He grins and bears
He moves however slowly

He tries
He fears
He perseveres
He's doing all he can
And here he stands
Hoping it's enough

Brave the waters boy
You've got the world inside your hands
You gotta tick tick tick tick take it all
And make it what you want
Formulate yourself
You and the world won't care when you lose your life
If you tick tick tick tick waste it all
So break the cycle

Though it hurts and at times you might fall
If you can't walk sometimes you must crawl
A new chapter in life has begun
You've finally accepted your childhood is done
As the pages of life do turn
You will think, you will grow, you will learn
But don't sit through your life 'cause it's tough
It's time you accept it's still time to grow up
Track Name: Snow = Love = A Convoluted Mess of Contradictions
You've been waiting in the snow
But I'd never have thought to look up
To find you as you're softly falling around
The curse of what we don't know
And a gross lack of sense
Is what froze me in my tracks
Though it hasn't quite been cold enough for that

Our hearts still beat a song
We lose track of the rhythm
But slowly sway along
We'll synchronize
We're keeping time

I've been expecting snow
I'd never have thought I'd look up
And smile as it's softly falling all around
The beauty of the unknown
And count it as bliss
You froze me in my tracks
Though our love is far too warm for that

Every bit of love
Every thought and raw reaction is a snowflake
Never the same shape
But when my eyes get fixed on yours
I know precisely which flakes I want to cover me
Sent by heaven's purity from you
To this tapestry of broken things

I hope these words
And poorly crafted metaphors
Can speak some truth to you
So you'll see what you do to me

It's the first snow of the winter
Though I'm warmer than I've been for quite some time