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I feel your anger, now look inside I feel no anger, never confide Set ourselves afire Wear our new fashion Smoke stings our eyes Let's dazzle the sun! I feel no anger, stand in the tide I sense your fervor, anchor denied I feel your languor, no meaning implied Broken mirrors, now look outside Roads lead to nowhere Ride like the wind Roads lined with red falls Hearts rot in the sun! Set ourselves afire Wear our new fashion Smoke stings our eyes Let's dazzle the sun!
Monachopsis 02:37
Murky prescience in your eyes Betroth to ruin, hope to die Locked in a dead soul Heading for a free fall Smash cold waves below the ridge Slipping on stones bash the rock walls Its starting again Drops of rain scald my skin See me through to the other side Flay my love nothing to confide Prelude pray to misconstrue Turning over in your mind Forge me into something new Cover my tracks no love can find Blackened blue sky closing in Shimmer light stars, so divine Feel no mirth when I hold your hand Broken locks are my enemy Lock your doors I'll slither inside I'll cry again Forge my love I have nothing to disguise Look beyond this field of mud Footsteps in soil mixed with our blood Susurrus voice behind Bow my head, pray to the unkind
Bottle 01:18
I sat there in the forest I slept there in the dark I woke up feeling chilly I couldn't make a spark This bottle in my hand Wants to fly so far So it can share its anger With the golden czar I want to take a drive I want to see them all I want to drive all night I want to see them fall I want to speak my mind I want them to return I don't want them to listen I want to see them burn
Shadows 03:11 video
I love to walk among the flowers I love to sit among the stones Gray crosses placed above the arches Blue crystal panes adorn my home Now I see you at the alter Wish I'd never left you there In the silent snow of winter We used to walk together here Our love would never last forever Embers lanced these Oconee Hills Wish I had never pulled the trigger Wish I had never left you crying Confined to a lonesome world of shadows Wish I had never left you there
4:35 03:11
Listen to the wind outside, ash and forests coming down Streets buried in mud, there's no one around Look at my watch in the dead of the night Still says 4:35... No, that can't be right Take a sip from my last bottle of gin Network is down and there's one shell left Tungsten slugs fall from the sky, the stars are black now Last bottle of oxygen is low, it's almost time now
Guests 03:28
Falling outside, no stars shine tonight. Ice breaks inside, a sharp pain resides Close your eyes, shadows pass through the light Those like mine, dancing apparitions of fright Do you hear them call? Do you hear our call?
Erosh 03:30
Ere Erosh na desh zakong, bera zákomang… Xash sowng leva mi fong shelaf Zakomang de im ta showxa desh redéshang ere da éreluf Im na sefesowng xiya! Milowda gonya go to da schlauch mi pochuye Wameku fo peng imalowda gif medicine Im sefesowng ere bik imbobo It reaches out! x4 Locked inside I fall to the floor Mud in my mouth, mud on the door Eyes burn hot and skin turns gray Muscle sloughs off and slithers away Speak incoherent, beg for death Born again, insectoid silhouette I begin to reach out, moans on dead air Death neverending, eternal despair It reaches out! x4 Zakomang ta du xite im fo det Im na sefesowng xiya!! Imim ta pashing milowda Im na sefesowng xiya!! Mi sense da tomak Im na sefesowng xiya!! Detim imim finyish du wa ting, im ye fo sempere


Χάρων (Charon, prounounced keh-ron) is an Ancient Greek mythological figure charged with carrying souls of the recently dead across the river Styx, in Hades. The Ancient Greek alphabet and language stopped being used around the year 500 B.C. We include the original glyphs on our album cover for artistic purposes only.


released October 19, 2018

Adria, Candy, and Debbie made this record.

Engineered and produced by Tom Ashton
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Subvon Studio in Athens, GA

Thanks to our friends at Flicker Bar in Athens GA, WUOG 90.5, Classic City Roller Girls, The Bakery in Atlanta, Atlanta Rollergirls, TransIt, your mom, and everyone else who supported and encouraged us along the way.

Special thanks to Stephen Cramer and Brain Aid Festival for bringing positive attention to mental health awareness.

© 2018, Tears for the Dying

Tracks 1,3, 5: Music and lyrics by Adria Stembridge
Tracks 2, 4, 7: Music by Adria Stembridge, Debra Beat, and Natalija Moss. Lyrics by Adria Stembridge,
Track 6: Music by Adria Stembridge, Todd Caras, and Dara Bishop. Lyrics by Adria Stembridge


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Athens GA deathrock / postpunk project originally formed 2003.

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