Entwined Split (Maxiimus&Emporia

by Emporia & Maxiimus

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Recorded in close partnership over spring quarter with Aram Max Vehuni (Maxiimus) in his 6th story dormitory in Porter.
Mastered by Aram Vehuni.

Emporia's half written/performed/lyrics: Ben Barsocchini

Artwork by the talented Brianna Simpson.

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released June 25, 2014

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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: Escapist (Emporia)
Settle down, I know where God is now
Built us in his image, then had his doubts
Ran away, so now we try to do the same
Cause baby if love doesn’t make me whole
I’ll fall in love with these chemicals
Fuck this place, for making me think
A half will make me whole

18 years worth of goals stuck in my chest
Oh with you, I’ll end up an escapist

I have a tendency to lie
When I get hit by the wagon,
Always have the same old reaction
Dammit, I tried
To cauterize with lighters’ spark to stop a bleeding heart
Call it pitiful, call it free will
Call me fucked up, but I’m just flailing still

18 years worth of goals stuck in my chest
Oh with you, I’ll end up an escapist
18 years worth of goals stuck in my chest
Maybe I was born an escapist
Track Name: Impact (Emporia)
Sometimes I swear
It’s all just in my head
Nothings there
I am just strung out again
I saw her there, walking through florescence
Teeth like knives, more beautiful than absence

I savored the impact
Soft and quick
In my belligerence
Was drawn in by your lips

Dimly lit to aid the fog
That slowly filled my mind
Tangled up, entwined
Forget where I went wrong
Seductive amnesia to pass the time

Of all the times I’ve tried
Lights off, with drunken smiles
I like lack of light best on you
Stumbling over words and pleasantries
Intoxicated melodies
Faces flushed with liquid bliss

I savored the impact
Soft and quick
My hurriedness
Hidden by your lips

Dimly lit to aid the fog
That slowly filled my mind
Tangled up, entwined
Forget where I went wrong
Seductive amnesia to pass the time
Track Name: Linger (Emporia)
It all just goes to show how
It’s just the pressure of lying in this bed
I’ve made it all up cause
I can’t stand failures, I pretend

So I pitch Her perfect lullibies,
Look at my life and idealize
I do it for fun

I love comparing time and medicine
My ever-growing lack of hesitance
To walk out of a room
Voices buzz
Patience is thin here
Yet forced smiles tend to linger
Just as you do

I change my face with ease
Just like these clothes, or my disease
That I like to say I have
Burn one down to keep my head clear
Of awkwardness and numb drunk of cheap beer
And lack of light

So I pitch Her perfect lullibies
Look at my life and idealize
I do it for fun

I love comparing time and medicine
My ever-growing lack of hesitance
To walk out of a room
Voices buzz
Patience is thin here
Yet forced smiles tend to linger
Just as you do
Track Name: 10 Weeks (Emporia)
I watched the sunrise through bloodshot eyes
Drank and shattered the remnants of last night
No I haven’t slept for a while
This foreign life leaves grasstains on my skin
I am hungover, watching dewdrops settling
Spend my day up on trees
Laughing off the scrapes on my knees

Sold myself this life
And second tries
Have I found myself here
Or do I wait another year

Made friends with Saturday
He’s kept me wandering
From hand to hand
For weeks on end
Thank god I’ve got my friends
And daydream medicine
And that day we spent
In that field staring at the sun
Til we were blind enough
To love again and carry on

Sold myself this life
And second tries
Have I found myself here
Or do I wait another year
Track Name: Kings (Emporia)
I woke up a few miles south
And no-ones around
I pluck these strings to pass the time
No twisted alibi
Well who am I?
When I’m distant old and grey
Will they cry for me?
I’ll have lived this life a thousand times
Through all theses songs I’ve been
Never giving in

When we were young were kings
Dancing at the shoreline to remember to breathe
Grew up with all our memories
Building castles, infinitely

Well truth is your dreams are not what I need
Maybe happiness is insanity
Inside castle walls I’ve buried it all
Something golden, something small
Put on my crown of shell and bone
And I take my leave
There’s no good in staying inside
I’ve left it all behind to be washed away with the tide

When we were young were kings
Dancing at the shoreline to remember to breathe
Grew up with all our memories
Building castles, infinitely
Track Name: Magician (Maxiimus)
It’s magical the way you are
It’s magical the way you are
And you say
Please stay
And I say
I ain’t goin nowhere
So hold
Me close
Hold me

And you,
Sitting around this fireplace
Keeping winter spirits away
With you
Sleeping is more than resting of the mind for the day
I met you, I was entranced how
Quickly you stole me away
It became, that you were the magician and I was your puppet in a cage

Cause It’s
Magical the way you are
It’s magical the way you are
And I say,
Please Stay
And you say
I ain’t goin nowhere
Let me hold
You close
Let me hold you

And me
The talk of the town
Let’s take a ride down
To quiet lane
So quietly
I can explain
In plain detail
What you mean to me
You laugh a laugh
Using your charm so
Effortless effervescent
Sparkling beauty

Let’s play a game
Be my magician and I’ll be your
Puppet in a cage
Track Name: Trains (Maxiimus)
The subway is so crowded here
I’m hearing slow blues in the speakers
Gotta catch my train to the other side
I got some feelings waiting for me when I finally arrive
And I,
Oh I,
Don’t know why
I’m still alive
But I’ll be okay
I really don’t know why
I’ll be okay
Yeah

What is life when nothings lovely
Except for snoozing with music and kissing softly
Got a cup of coffee to ease my mind
And a day with my love, in the summer shine
And just trust my word
And it’ll be alright
Wrap your fingers in mine
And hold on tight
This is a ride we’re going through together
Maybe if not forever until something better
And it’ll be okay
Yeah

Skipped my trip
Because I lost my ticket
Went back to my apartment and
Decided to kick it
Feel no pain in my body or mind
just a sense of numbness
Left with nothing to find
There is so much to do
In this life let’s live it
Sitting on a blue porch while the sunlights leavin,
I’m gonna tell you again and again and again,
I’ll love you til the end and it ain’t for pretend
Yeah it’ll be ok

What is life when nothings lovely
Except for snoozing with music and kissing softly
Got a cup of coffee to ease my mind
And a day with my love, in the summer shine
And just trust my word
And it’ll be alright
Wrap your fingers in mine
And hold on tight
This is a ride we’re going through together
Maybe if not forever until something better
And it’ll be okay
Yeah
Track Name: Hopefully, Happily (Maxiimus)
Words blur
Letters fall
Over each other
Regret is all
I try to keep from my mind

And I
Synchronize
My sickened eyes
I lie to myself
I hide myself

Though I
Am stuck inside
Looking out through figures
In all sorts of shapes and sizes
The colors I see

Is a blessing with a curse beside
It’s something I have placed upon me

Her eyes
One or the other
The focus lacks a central stance
But if I dare to take a glance
I see her staring back at me

I gotta take it lightly
Or else she’ll try to fight me
I better keep my distance
but if I ask her why me?

What were you thinking?
What can I give back
Except a promise
To be a samartian
To be a good man again
But im here
In this situation
And I guess I better just accept it
And live in harmony
Hopefully, happily
Hopefully, happily
Hopefully, happily
To live in harmony
Hopefully, happily
Track Name: Wild (Maxiimus)
Time and time again
I’ve tried to speak to you
Words left in my throat dry like
The flowers I gave you
In my notebook
Scraps of promises I’ve left
Sticking to your windowsill the weather left them wet

Trying hard to tame the shrew
Trying hard to tame you
But honestly
All I see myself doing
Is hoping praying
That you will forgive
All of my pathetic and feeble attempts

To please you
Sitting here contemplating all of my options
All of this while
I’ve been wild for you
Forgive me
Laying here thinking of you endlessly
All of this while
I’ve been wild for you

Firing line again
I’m stuck behind my shield
Memories and memoirs left
Behind this veil
Lazy as a coward
Too much on my mind
Of a new emotion call it
Loving fear

Trying hard to leave you
Trying hard to escape the shrew
Honestly all I see myself left with
Is shattered bones
And a cluttered mind and
And a word or two to let you know that
All I wanted was

To please you
Sitting here contemplating all of my options
All of this while
I’ve been wild for you
Forgive me
Laying here thinking of you endlessly
All of this while
I’ve been wild for you
Track Name: Insomnia (Maxiimus)
Skipping stones to
Skip the sorrow
We’re keeping up with clockwork
Just to reach tomorrow
This bed addiction
This odd condition
Is breathing when you don’t even realize
Is visiting the movies behind your eye lids
And I don’t even understand
How we spend half our lives hidden under covers

So hypnotized
I’m sleep deprived
I’d better get to bed I have a date
With dear insomnia

Still open eyed
This tender night
Her hollow laughter my joy oh
Sweet insomnia

Ooooooh
Ooooh
Track Name: Vials (Emporia & Maxiimus)
(Emporia)
I try not to give a fuck
About my father's name
I ran from all the sick
But it found me all the same
As any child might
I grew to see it like a cancer
That spread through arguing with every late answer
To "Where have you been?"s and "How much was it this time?"
Silently seeping in to sleep and just subside
And prescription oozed off counters through holes
That shone in her eyes I called beautiful

Your tendrils I ease
Through denial and pursuit of
Being naiive
And can you stop greeting me please?
With this vial of happiness
Corrupted by being appeased

(Maxiimus)
All of this world could be my guest
I'll take you around my petty nest
I'll be an open book with pages I can never overlook
All of this while I've had my rest
My mind was a palace my home a mess
I'll be an envy chaser
Using my mind eraser
Waking myself from one world to another
Just the two-toned color from a single marker
How did we end up like this?
How did we end up like this?

Your tendrils I ease
Through denial and pursuit of
Being naiive
And can you stop greeting me please?
With this vial of happiness
Corrupted by being appeased