Skyward

by Transience

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Debut album! Songs about anxiety and hating yourself! Overwhelming and all encompassing darkness forever!

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released October 22, 2016

Damien Ellinghaus- Guitars/Vocals
Jon Antonik-Bass
Luigi Rueda- Drums

Artwork: Jaimee Gentile
Graphic Design: Jenn Sommer

Tracked, Engineered, Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Dan Thabet, Marcus Lam & Johnny Sohl at Liquid Studios in Merrick, NY

All songs written and performed by Transience, except for “Born Again” written by Transience and Johnny Wims.

Additional guitars by Johnny Sohl. Guest vocals on “Transcend” by Anthony Copozzi
Guest vocals on “But Have You Considered the Implications?” by Travis Gentile.
Gang vocals on “The Way It Is” by the homies.

©2016 Transience. All Rights Reserved.

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Alternative rock band from Long Beach, NY

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Track Name: Transcend
When you take a few steps back, do you like what you see?
The emptiness, the gorgeous tragedy
And all of a sudden things aren't like what they seem
And everything gets washed up in the street
The terrifying truth about what you think you know
It starts to show and now
Now it all comes undone
But we've just begun
Who's to say we're meant to be?
Who's to say we're something more than
A tangled line of communication
A myriad of existential full life crisis
The world in monochrome, the world destined to blow
No fucking salvation
No chance to breathe
Cannot think straight
No more reactions
No place in this world
I just want to die
Hard to think straight, hard to breathe
Feels like it's been eternity
Lungs constricting, chest caved in
Heart stopped beating
Track Name: Wreckage
When I first saw it there, amongst the wreckage
A membento to a former life, I nearly lost it
All those memories were burned away and I felt nothing after that
Everywhere, lives were scattered on the street
And I was terrified of where I was gonna find mine
The ocean came, and swept away our pride
Everything I ever loved was lost in the tide
Where were you when the waters overthrew
All sense of normalcy, and when they did recede
They left behind a trail of things that I had failed
To defend from the storm or myself
Save what you can grab, there's not a lot of time
Leave me here with all the things you'd rather leave behind
I'll watch the ark depart as the waves carry me home
I'd say that I was sorry, but I'm sure you already know
The fires glowed, deep into the night
But I've seen all I need to see, the last thing I need is light
To show me all the things I could've saved but didn't
If I die tonight please know that till the end my heart was in it
Miles away, let the wind carry me home
Back to where I should've been, a long long time ago
I hope that you can hear me, I hope that you can see
I hope that when it's over, there'll be something left of me
Save what you can grab, there's not a lot of time
Leave me here with all the things you'd rather leave behind
I'll watch the ark depart as the waves carry me home
I'd say that I was sorry, but I'm sure you already know
All I want is there to be some semblance of you left for me
To hold onto before I drown
Your voice is all I'll hear as I begin to go down
Save what you can grab, there's not a lot of time
Leave me here with all the things you'd rather leave behind
I'll watch the ark depart as the waves carry me home
I'd say that I was sorry, but I'm sure you already know
Track Name: But Have You Considered the Implications?
I can't imagine, anyone listening
I wouldn't wanna be them, I don't wanna be me
Should stop pretending, I'm making no sense
I wouldn't wanna be them, I don't wanna be me
And every stupid self involved misguided anecdote
Is making things worse
My propsensity for calamity, and misguided need to intervene
Is sinking me, no clarity in the words I speak
And yet I never stop to ask myself, have I considered all the implications?
I'm not the one you oughta trust
Whatever shine you see will rust
I'm not the one you oughta trust
I'm not the one you oughta
I'll never stop myself
Never fuck myself over enough
I'll never stop myself
Track Name: The Way It Is
To be honest, I'm not sure if there's much use writing this
I don't know what I expect to achieve
But at some point, we have to sit down as a species
And think long and hard about where we go next
How much grand posturing before we think maybe we need a change?
How many people die before we start acting our fucking age?
Do you really need to listen to me sing this shit in a song?
I can't be the only one who thinks society just got it wrong
Don't analyze it
Just be complicit
Don't overthink it
Jut be glad you're in it
Glad you're with it
Reap the benefits
Use the buzzwords, foxcus on the lower class
It's much easier to sell you something if you never ask
villify the social movements, mock their leaders, mock the poor
Make sure everybody knows which one of us you're working for
We're spiraling it seems
200 years of broken dreams
They came for you, they'll come for me
Wait and see
Your silence dooms the ones who lack
The ability to turn their backs
And I don't know
I don't know how you look in the mirror
Track Name: Xenophobe
Yeah it's the point you're fucking missing
Close your eyes, cover your ears and run
You're blinded by your own admission
Guilty of everything under the sun
But yeah I'm sure God will forgive you
He's got a history of poor decisions
Excuse me if I choose not to
The Lord and me don't always share his vision
Oh, it must be nice to live your life so sheltered
Hiding in comfort whil you promote helter skelter
Oh, it must be nice to think that you can decide privilege
When you're th eonly on who gets to fuckin glive it
Decrying detractors as PC liberal idiots
Espousing diatribes to all your loyal syncophants
You know nothing can save you
You're naked and exposed
You know no one can love you
You know you'll die alone
You know nothing can save you
You're naked and exposed
You know no one can love you
You know you'll die alone
I know this song won't change your mind
Words and melodies never could
I know exactly how this ends
But I can't stand it
I can't stand it
Track Name: Absent
Cold as ice, but I saw through the facade
Hard as steel, but I saw through the inside
The biggest regret I'll have in this life
Is taht you didn't hear this song in this life
I said it all, but I didn't say it soon enough
Haven't coped well at all since last time
Still been searching for a reason, a familiar rhyme
Enough's enough, but I never spite it up
Wish I could say that I believe in up above
But all the things I have to say, I keep em bottled up
I hope you knew I always cared
Even when you wished that I'd be there
The things in death we wish we said
Whether you knew is anyone's guess
Cold as ice, did you see through the facade
Hard as steel, did you feel from the inside
The biggest regret I'll have in this life
Is that we only ever get this one life
I don't pray for one more day, but it would be nice
Track Name: Born Again
Growing pains, awkward strains in me
Always augmented by a change of scenery
Never a friend around when the time came
Maybe it's for the best, they should forget my name
But I still wonder, oh what could've been
If I stayed under your skin
I ran away, ran away, cuz I couldn't stay
Lessong learned, I'll never make that play
I wanna stay, wanna stay, don't make me run away
Don't make me born again
Every morning rise again
Another day in the life of a scared and anxious man
Every night, repeat my prayers
Dear god, just let me remain here
But I still wonder, oh what could've been
If I stayed under your skin
I ran away, ran away, cuz I couldn't stay
Lessong learned, I'll never make that play
I wanna stay, wanna stay, don't make me run away
Don't make me born again
I don't wanna leave, please don't make me go
I don't wanna leave, please don't make me go
I don't wanna leave, please don't make me go
I don't wanna leave, please don't make me go
I don't wanna leave, please don't make me go
I don't wanna leave, please don't make me go
Please don't make me go, Please don't make me go
I ran away, ran away, cuz I couldn't stay
Lessong learned, I'll never make that play
I wanna stay, wanna stay, don't make me run away
Don't make me born again
Born Again
Track Name: It's Getting Old
I've got 4 walls, I've got a room and out of tune guitars
I've got some windows but I don't keep them open for long
I like my bubble it provides me with security
Oh please don't pop it, I don't wanna I don't wanna leave
Just forget it, I'm better alone anyway
I think I could do a lot more good here anyway
I used to wonder what would lie just beyond the door
One time I went out, I don't think about that anymore
Reclusively exclusive, don't wanna be intrusive
Yeah you'll invite me but I'll just end up inviting myself out
I always end up staying too long
I always end up singing this song
I always end up staying too long
I always end up being wrong
I'm so sick and fucking tired of always thinking that I'm gonna die
I'm so sick and fucking tired of every sentence beginning with I
I'm so sick and fuckin gtired of never being able to cry
I've got nothing good to say, so I should just keep it shut
Track Name: Where I Stand
Every day, every day I'm wandering
I'm wandering around inside this empty head of mine
Trying to keep, tryin gto keep myself contained
But I'm afraid that my degree in sociology
Appears to be more useless than I thought
Something seems, something seems so wrong with me
How could i have allowed myself to devolve to such a sorry mess
But hey I mean, hey I mean it could be worse
If you think for just one second I could be
In my bedroom drinking myself half to death
Trying to come up with something everybody will love and respect
Cuz everybody all want's theirs
It's not about the art, it's about who cares
Yeah every word I write has to be poetic and just
And all these songs I sing about myselg will never be enough
I don't get it, and to be honest, I think I'm out of luck
Do you see, do you see now what I mean
I don't know what I wan, but I'm pretty sure that it ain't me
Yeah I'm pathetic, apathetic, out of touch
I can't help feeling shitty and I know that I
Absolutely, probably, definitely think too much
I'm not original, or individual
And the residual of that has got me feeling down
But hey I'll try, I'l keep trying till I die
If you wait for just one second
I promise there's a point to these words I'm vomiting
But I can't recall the message, so until then I'll just keep on singing
Cuz nobody else is there, I'm singing to an empty room somewhere
Screaming at the top of my lungs, hoping someone will respond
Until my throat is bleeding and the band members are gone
And I'm alone, and if we're honest, that's all I ever was
And this is where I stand, this is where I stand
And this is where I stand, this is where I stand
And this is where I stand, this is where I stand
And this is where I stand, this is where I stand
Track Name: Peaking
Been alone for far too long
Can't be good for an anxious mess like me
To be alone every day, reflecting endlessly
My mind betrays me always, it never ceases to amaze me how
I can be so careless and vain, yet so deeply unsure of who I oughta be
My life's a vicious cycle of co-dependencies
And reliance on a myriad of excuses, man I'm gone
I'm gone
Come with me, we're almost there
To the top of the mountain where I lost
My time and place, my place and time never seem to sync up right
I throw myself right off, into the waiting arms of apathy and when
I look around, and fail to fly
I close my eyes and know there's nothing I can do
Without you
Without you
So let's all have a toast
To the martyrs and the ghosts
Who pray to God that they were never born
Drink away the pain, snort the lines until it fades
Every single bullshit idea I try to explain
Track Name: Just This Once
Moving at all hours
Never going somewhere new
I've been here for too long
I've been staring at these walls
Losing all my patience
All my big plans fell apart
Nothing really ever matters
And when it does, I fuck it up
Nothing ever seems to change
Just this once, I wish it would
Is this all I am
Is this all I ever was
Is this all I'll ever be
Like father, like son
Just this once, let me blaze a path
Just this once, I want to believe in me
Just this once, please just let me in
Just this once, just this fucking once