Bleeding

by Alec Hamblin

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Bleeding is an album on the dark, cyclical nature of love.

It features lots of lush harmonies, flowing independently of each other on a meticulously planned stereo setup. Consequently, this EP is best listened to on a nice pair of headphones or a solid stereo system.

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released July 1, 2017

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Alec Hamblin Dayton, Ohio

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Track Name: Two Headed Boy
Two headed boy
All floating in glass
The sun it has passed
Now it's blacker than black
I can hear as you tap on your jar
I am listening to hear where you are
I am listening to hear where you are


Two headed boy
Put on Sunday shoes
And dance round the room to accordion keys
With the needle that sings in your heart
Catching signals that sound in the dark
Catching signals that sound in the dark


We will take off our clothes
And they'll be placing fingers through the notches in your spine
And when all is breaking
Everything that you could keep inside
Now your eyes ain't moving
Now they just lay there in their cloud


Two headed boy
With pulleys and weights
Creating a radio played just for two
In the parlor with a moon across her face
And through the music he sweetly displays
Silver speakers that sparkle all day
Made for his lover who's floating and choking with her hands across her face


And in the dark we will take off our clothes
And they'll be placing fingers through the notches in your spine
And when all is breaking
Everything that you could keep inside
Now your eyes ain't moving
Now they just lay there in their cloud

Two headed boy
There is no reason to grieve
The world that you need is wrapped in gold silver sleeves
Left beneath Christmas trees in the snow
And I will take you and leave you alone
Watching spirals of white softly flow
Over your eyelids and all you did
Will wait until the point when you let go

Dee dee dee dee dee dee dee doo doo
Dee dee dee dee dee dee dee doo doo
Dee dee dee dee dee dee dee doo doo
Track Name: Inner Monologues
Having trouble trying to sleep
TV's keeping me awake
Call you on the telephone
Know that you'll be awake

Tell me that I'll be okay
Don't believe a word you say

Keep my problems to myself
Internalize the everyday
Pretend my problems don't exist
Pack anxiety away
"Don't let your feelings get to you,"
is all they'll ever really say
I know you have problems too
I know you're hiding it away

You say that you're okay
I know that you're not okay

Sometimes life really gets you down
You'll wanna throw it all away
Take your problems as they come
Everything will be okay
If you keep your chin up high
it'll help keep stress at bay
Make a choice and then move on
Take everything day by day

Take everything day by day
I know that we'll be okay
Track Name: Cold Day In The Sun
It was mid-January
A few weeks after Christmas morning
The opiates kept me warm while I played guitar
The smell of smoke stuck to the walls and stained them yellow
Through a broken glass window a pale white-haired girl grabbed me by the collar

She dragged me out into a cold day in the sun
The winter breeze cut up my face and left me cold and shivering

I followed her footsteps into the forest
The pines creaked beneath the weight of snow
The footsteps led me to a cabin behind a flowing creek
The water stung my legs while I watched smoke billow out through the chimney

She dragged me out into a cold day in the sun
The winter breeze cut up my face and left me cold and shivering
Track Name: Kerosene
The message was clear, the damage was done
the mangled bits of metal did a dance with the sun
the hawthorn survived but the sapling undone
the mother, the car and the unlucky one

and the car
did swiftly careen
straight into
a tanker filled with kerosene

The smoke fills the air from the mangled machine
was dead on impact she was only eighteen (kerosene)
the car was a wreck the whole scene was obscene (kerosene)
the smoke fills the air from from the mangled machine (kerosene)
Track Name: Body, Puddle, And Cloud
He sits alone in his empty glass house
Stones thrown and he can't feel the ground
he floats around wondering how
he came to feel this way on his cloud

she said that she loved him but wasn't in love
quothe the raven, "what, dead, my dove?"
he wondered if time was a line or a plane
could he travel freely before he felt pain

a flinch - he heard the end of it all
a quick sullen bang echoing through the halls
some neighbors woke up - the sound was quite loud
a body, a puddle, a boy on a cloud

she never blinked twice - she cried and moved on
she ended up happy he ended up gone

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