Acoustic EP

by Emporia

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released December 25, 2013

Produced by Aram Vehuni (Maxiimus Productions)

Lyrics/Performance/Written: Ben Barsocchini

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Emporia California

Emporia is:
Ben Barsocchini (guitar/vocals/bass)
Will Hettel (drums)
Connor Burke (guitar)


Recording Engineers:
-Rico Macalma and Bethany Wycoff
-Aram Max Vehuni
Mixing and Mastering:
-Rico Macalma (A Town Called Charybdis/Scatterbrained)
-Aram Max Vehuni (Acoustic EP/Lighthouse EP)
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Track Name: Melatonin
Let’s sing songs half drunk by the light of the moon
I’m not scared of these faces I just wish they knew
Lose ourselves in someone’s eyes every night
Get bit by the bottle, swim in the night

I know, I know I broke an oath
Moved out with doubt, settled down with sin
Medicate me, bring me melatonin

Take care skin I wish had let me in
Move on heart, just let me live
Stress, swallow me whole
Spit me out, choke on soil
Some days I am the sun
Others I hide, fantasize about what I haven’t done

I know, I know I broke an oath
Moved out with doubt, settled down with sin
Medicate me, bring me melatonin
Track Name: Morning
Since you said it was all too much
I've been running circles in my head
Dreams like these are never sweet
I wake up from seeing you in my sleep
Woah
Deny accountability
When the morning comes I won't think less
Of you and how you always prove
That I'm the one who is a mess

Woah

Trade this love for lust
Just say you'll stay anyway
To be honest I never seem to learn
I just sing my life away

I'm the one who never lets it die
Sew up my lips now, don't think twice
Bury this flame in fall
Peel me off like paint from a wall
Now when I just close my eyes
I'll replace your soft face by seeing red
Pour it all into confidence
Because swallowing emotion just makes sense

Woah

Trade this love for lust
Just say you'll stay anyway
To be honest I never seem to learn
I just sing my life away
Track Name: I Won't Tell
"Do you feel like you're dying?"
"Would you like to be alone?"
Were the careless retorts that tortured her at home
Such ignorant words and weak power of will
Mother pushing downfall pretending all is well

She said I ain't sleeping
These walls they close in tight almost every night
To myself I sing 'I won't tell, I won't tell
Seize this one opportunity when you just lie to me
Say "I won't tell"
Eyes are bleeding their light
My thoughts don't turn out right

All you know of her life is wrapped right around her wrist
Carefully exposed, you'll never question this
Deny her a thought, but judge on a whim
Pretty little shell, taking in too much sin

She said I ain't sleeping
These walls they close in tight almost every night
To myself I sing 'I won't tell, I won't tell
Seize this one opportunity when you just lie to me
Say "I won't tell"
Eyes are bleeding their light
My thoughts don't turn out right

Try to play the part of the hero
But the mask never fits
You've fucked it all again
The faces will change but the story will stay the same
Track Name: Fear The Night
Is that you angel I last saw?
Walking toward me through springs misty fog?
Play your part you know that I will walk out screaming
Ink seeping from the skin
To wash out the feeling

What am I now, love?
Something covered up with dust?
Tell him I'm smiling from above
From these shelves I'll watch him grow
In time he'll grow to know
My face as a blur, but his voice as his own

What if I sing along
To this siren song?
What if I'd rather be
Complacent and free?
Do not fear the night
The dark may give you sight
Of the monsters you may find
Do not fear the night

Is that you angel
I last saw?
Cloaked in black,
Opening up your arms?
Drag him from the bed
Suit and tie and all
Drag him from my mind
Replaced with scars and songs
Teach me that we're not all living just to breathe
Give me release, give these hands a chance at peace

What if I sing along
To this siren song?
What if I'd rather be
Complacent and free?
Do not fear the night
The dark may give you sight
Of the monsters you may find
Do not fear the night
Track Name: Process To Progress
Balance, where to begin?
Ran out of miracles just like you said
All I’ve got is these two hands
To stop burying that vial filled with sand
Forward, away from all the could have beens
Away from all the sunken ships
Sail off in the night, pushed by the wind
Or courage, whatever the fuck it is

Time only moves for you
Don’t waste it retreating from the truth
Blow out each candle paired with a dead rose
Recognize fault, embrace all of your ghosts
Turn process to progress
Turn process to progress

Saw change as my enemy
For what it had taken from me
Without it who would I be?
Gave me some semblance of destiny
Regression a detriment
Never wanna be stuck in missing the summer set
Too clouded for closure, I just missed clarity
Running from nostalgia never meant more to me’

Time only moves for you
Don’t waste it retreating from the truth
Blow out each candle paired with a dead rose
Recognize fault, embrace all of your ghosts
Turn process to progress (x10)