Hide & Seek

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Emblems - Hide & Seek

Matthew Stevens - Guitar/Vocals
Cassie Grabowski - Violin/Vocals
Ian O'Brien - Drums
AJ Griffith - Bass

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released June 23, 2017

Recorded and mixed at Electrowerks Recording in Downer's Grove, IL by Chuck Macak. electrowerksrecording.com

Mastered by John Naclerio at Nada Mastering. www.nadarecording.com

Artwork (painting) by Nicky Barkla (The Dear Hunter, Lydia). www.nickybarkla.com/band-artwork/

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Emblems Chicago, Illinois

Emblems was started by Matthew Stevens. Song structures took on a folk inspired feel in the early stages before the band grew into its own blend of somber rock. Emblems is Ian O'Brien, AJ Griffith, Zig Sun Oo, and MatthewStevens.

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Track Name: Alive
I
will take
the time
to make
you mine
if you
will stay
and let
your fears fall to your waist
settle
for what
you know
you deserve
you’re the sound
I hear when silence fills the air

I am sick and tired of feeling this way
I just want to feel alive
so take my hand, soon you will understand
that this life is meant to be enjoyed

I just want to make everything okay
because I know that you know
Track Name: Decor
A reluctant memory
that fades or collects
like the dust in the
apartment I left
only time will tell

I moved all of my things,
you moved all of your things in too
You let me utilize
a room to myself
in exchange for the decor you loved
You made it seem simple
I stressed a lot
I tore down the paintings
the ones we’d just bought

You entered a drought,
shutting your loved ones out (including me)
I tried to tread water
while feeling the coral
brush up against my feet
When one thing ends
another begins
or stalls in the doorway
without words to say

A reluctant memory
that fades or collects
like the dust in the
apartment I left
only time will tell

I’ve been in love with the idea of it
rather than the reality of what is and what could be
that one too many times I'd let my alcohol induced eyes
form possibilities instead of room for longevity
Track Name: Summer
I’d like to say
a valiant effort was made
but who’s to say
inevitable change won’t take place
I’d like to start making progress,
instead falling short,
with every failed attempt I’ve had
at finding love,
can you really be in love
with anyone at all?

I read the numbers on the clock,
different now than when I last looked
a half hour passed,
my heart awoke to the emptiness,
the longing

summer I let go
summer I let go
summer I let go
summer I let go
Track Name: Weighted Key
The sun has set
sunlight dispensed
I felt your lips, grace my neck
The amount of time between arguments
had left me anxious and discontent
I felt something evil in me
something too overwhelming
I pushed it down with an unwinding frown
and slept until my lungs gave out

Your’re a weighted key
a rusty string
a dusty shelf
an unread book
There are bookmarks
throughout
the pages
I’ve read

Lightning crashed in the rearview mirror
a retina exposed to the atmosphere
a bolt of lights, telephone wires
came in the form of screeching tires
I felt something evil in me
something too overwhelming
I pushed it down with an unwilling frown
and slept until my lungs gave out

Your’re a weighted key
a rusty string
a dusty shelf
an unread book
There are bookmarks
throughout
the pages

I’ve read
I’ve read
I’ve read...
Track Name: Step Back
I took the time that was needed
to reset and refresh
to cleanse my exhausted mind
that rested, without reason
To help bring an equation to light
that this path I've chosen
Will hurt the ones around me most
When I've let demons surround their host

You see i had to take a step back
before i knew i could come back

In pitch black winter air
you could feel a draft
when the shutter door was left
unlatched the night before
pouring in from the octagon windows
my father installed above
the cedar
burning
fireplace.

I made a promise
to the lover that I had
that I would make more progress
with one less drink in hand
if you know of a solution
please let it out
because the direction we’re headed
is coated in doubt

You see i had to take a step back
before i knew i could come back

In pitch black winter air
you could feel a draft
when the shutter door was left
unlatched the night before
pouring in from the octagon windows
my father installed above
the cedar
burning
fireplace.

Fluorescent lights
seeped into my body at night

You see i had to take a step back
before i knew i could come back home
Track Name: Rotten Woods
We flew down, from the petals of giant lilies
in parachutes, I swear my harness was tearing
Our fear was once a black hole,
every hope seemed to seep on through
I swear I hardly knew you
The only evil around
were the roots on the ground
that were forced out, then left out
for the air to kill
we formed our own opinions

We flew down, from the petals of giant lilies
in parachutes, I swear my harness was tearing
Our fear was once a black hole,
every hope seemed to seep on through
I swear I hardly knew you
The sky was on putting on a light-show
not from us but from volcanoes
as we played hide and seek

In rotten woods,
In rotten woods,
In rotten woods

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