Mechanism

by Gabrielle Graves

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released February 20, 2020

All songs written by Gabrielle Graves
Produced by Shian Storm
Mixed and Mastered by Rich Mouser
Recorded and mixed at The Mousehouse - Altadena, California

Gabrielle Graves - Guitar and Vocals
Bryan Evans Gill - Guitar and Vocals
Shian Storm - Bass and Vocals
John Wash - Drums

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Track Name: So Kind
Sortin' through the bones again
Still feel it burnin'
Everyone has different ways of coping
It’s all part of the mechanism

When you say that
Makes me feel so bad

Keep your mouth
Closed enough so the words
Don’t fall right out

Think about the consequence
Of mindless humiliation
Say it’s a coincidence
We fall apart in the end

When you say that
Makes me feel so sad

Keep your mouth
Closed enough so the words
Don’t fall right out

If I can’t fix you
Might as well join
This may be best left to imagination
Let it run wild

You can be so evil
You can be so kind

You can be so evil
You can be so kind

You can be so evil
You can be so kind

You can be so evil
Without even trying

You’re so fuckin' evil
Without even trying

Keep your mouth closed enough
So the words don’t fall right
Keep your mouth closed enough
So the words don’t fall right out
Track Name: Idiot
What if I let you in?
Would you understand?
Or waste my time again?

I can’t tell you anything
Without being seen a child
Follow me now

Could it be you’re
Sick and no one can see?
Maybe I’m afraid to walk away

What if I held my breath?
Would you count to 10?

You can tell me anything
I won’t see you a child
Follow you now

Could it be you’re
Sick and no one can see?
Maybe I’m afraid to walk --
Could it be you’re sick and no one can see?
Help me out from this silence

Counted stars so I could be
A part of mediocrity
The silence in a sleepless night
Is harder than you know to fight

After we’re gone where do we go?
Follow the waves
Ebb and flow
Insignificance you latched onto
It swallows up all of you

Seek outside you’ll find me
Somewhere between past future meet
Constant smiles become a scream now

I don’t wanna talk about it anymore.
Try
Pity washes up upon a dry shore
Track Name: Lost On You
The realization that you
Are everything to me
Is so frightening
I can’t breathe

I can’t be lost on you
I can’t be lost on you

Wear me down - Watch me break

It’s critical - the condition
You’ve fallen in once again
It’s okay, don’t be afraid
We’ll find a way you can sustain

I can’t be lost on you
It's okay. It's okay. It's okay.

Wear me down - Watch me break

Believable - the position
You claim you’ll never be in again
It’s okay, don’t be afraid
We’ll find a way you can refrain

I can’t be lost on you
I can’t be lost on you

Wear me down - Watch me break

What you think about me
Is none of my business
I can’t be lost on you

Not even my maker
Has the right to shame
I can’t be lost on you
Track Name: Cyclecide
They just need
Something to believe in
Someone to concede to
Don’t care if it’s real

Didn’t have much but you gave
Parasites take what they may
And they wouldn’t try for you
Wouldn’t die for you
Bottled years of regret and now nothing is left and they
Wouldn’t die for you

You took more than was offered
Now you’ll pay

I’m open to the possibility
I might be wrong this time

Didn’t have much, but you gave
Parasites take what they may
And they wouldn’t try for you
Wouldn’t die for you

Something I know that they wanted to do
But they wouldn’t try for you

You took more than was offered
Now you’ll fade

I’m open to the possibility
I might be wrong this time

I’m open to the possibility
You might be wrong this time

I can see that you’re hurting
But you’re always wanting more
On the surface you’re a grown man
But you’re a child at the core

Did you get enough of her yet?
Guess it had to come to this
No benefit to your existence
A product of prolonged remiss

Cyclecide

Cyclecide

Cyclecide

Cyclecide
Track Name: Hands
Crawl around on the ground
Crookedly
Guess you’ll stay here
Stuck in infancy

A helpful hand pulls you out
Could make you see
Guess you’ll bleed here
Indefinitely

I’ve done all I can
You know where I stand

Now I know
Now I see
Now I’m where I’m supposed to be

Broken in, broken down, clarity
Forgiveness won’t clear your history
It’s all the same to me

I can’t be what you need
Take your hands away from me
Give it all away
Give it all away

I don’t wanna fight

I can be by myself
I don’t need your time
I...
Give it all away
Give it all away
Track Name: Groomed
What it took just to move a little closer

I feel the grip loosen again
And now it’s comin' back
Fragments of youthful delusion
And now I can't react

It’s taken work once she didn’t wanna wake up
She’s making waves somewhere
She’s doing fine but it really did a number

She was a child
You liar
You were no hero
Denyyyyy

Groomed up with no real place to go
Oh no you’ve done it now
The satisfaction that you feel
Is just inconsideration

It’s taken work once she didn’t wanna wake up
She’s making waves somewhere
She’s doing fine
But it’s been a fucking rough one

She was a child
You liar
You were no hero
Deny

Oh here it comes again
You pick up your pride and walk on
And here it comes again
There is an end to this
Statustory

She was a child
You liar
You were no hero
Deny

Set me on fire
And watched me burn
Killed you to see me rise

Fossilized
Ostracized
Newly ripe for the night
Who am I?

What it took just to move a little closer
She’s makin’ waves
Track Name: Advice
Oh here it comes again
The only way to go
Isn’t my choice at all
Ya think ya know.
"Take my advice, it’s the only one you need"

Decipher weak from kind
Don’t think you can
Listen to what I say
Not what you’re hearin’
Take what you need, it no longer serves me

Succumb or not to come
Fail either way
Resist forever or you’ll stay the same

Something’s broken in a triggered mind
A little pain you wanna run and hide

Am I insane? - Are you the same?

How does it feel to know I’m alive?
You’re not
How does it feel to know I survived
How does it feel
How does it feel to know I’m alive?
You’re not
You’re not

Something’s broken in a triggered mind
A little pain you wanna run and hide

Am I insane? - Are you the same?
I’m not sane

Something’s broken in a triggered mind
A little pain you wanna run and hide

Am I insane? - Are you the same?
Track Name: FFOM
Hatred passes time in confused minds
Stirring up the truth until you’re blind

Complacent you sit and wait
Hoping that it all will fade
Oh why does it have to be this way?

Silence -
Why do you speak your mind
Smile -
When nothings fine
Follow -
Me into dark divides
Swallow -
All of your pride

I am not alone
I am not the only one

This is not my home
Far from mine I’ve had to
Far from mine I’ve had to run

Silence -
Why do you speak your mind
Smile -
When nothings fine
Follow -
Me into dark divides
Swallow -
All of your pride

It’s not your fault you don’t know how to behave
You’ll get a pass cuz “it’s just the way you are”

It’s in the way
It’s in the way
It’s in the way that you’re acting like you give a damn
About us
About them
About anybody, but yourself

It’s ok
It’s ok
We’ll find a way to dig ourselves out of this hole
That we’re in
Cuz of you
And your ignorant followers

You can be sure
We have been here before
We will be heard
We will be heard

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