U N I D E N T I F I E D

by How I Became Invisible

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Well I'm waiting here, I'm waiting for a symptom To relieve this pressure from my aching bones Well I'm leaving here, I'm leaving as the last train's dying On the way to where I couldn't find my home It's a lonely time, a lonely time, when you're in the city Searching for the final puzzle piece to come unglued Well I'm waiting here, I'm waiting for another revival But eyes are only seeing things I've yet to do I'm a sloth, I'm a drunk, I'm a vampire I'm a zombie killing all your precious time I'm an object unidentified Swimming through your dreams tonight No good will come while I survive Unsatisfied, unsatisfied, I'm tired I'm letting down my shields, so go ahead and fire away You can stick a knife into my side and leave me out to bleed and die I'll be back again, just stay well away You're beautiful, you're beautiful, you're wasted You're everything I want and I don't care, just go away 'Cause I will wreck that pretty face and turn you into what you hate I'm the cancer of the world, you know my name I'm a sloth, I'm a drunk, I'm a vampire I'm a zombie killing all your precious time I'm an object unidentified Swimming through your dreams tonight No good will come while I survive You'll count my faults on every star So take those numbers, roll 'em up, and let 'em go I'll be waiting where you are I'm a sloth, I'm a drunk, I'm a vampire I'm a zombie killing all your precious time I'm an object unidentified Swimming through your dreams tonight No good will come while I survive No good will come while I survive No good will come while I survive
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I will see you on the other side And I will see you on the other side The sky is painted black There's no one here for miles Something's very wrong There's no one here for miles I know there's something more I can see it in the stars When it's my turn to go I'll be waiting where you are Something's in the way Something's in the air Just another breaking dawn We were never even there I'll see you on the other side
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It's hard to sleep when the room is on fire Burning houses surround us And god, we're so tired Water's flooding out of the hearts that we don't have Rusted buildings and sinking ships Are all that's left So I guess move on Is there a question somewhere? Is the person I knew in there? There is nothing left to lose But you I was frozen, I was broken, but I refuse I refuse Did you miss the answer somewhere? I'll say it again, I'll say it again with Flair And I'm taking back what's mine Falling in and out of love Is better than falling in line You had your chance, you made your mark Now it's my turn to shine And I'm taking back what's mine
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No one knows who I am And that's all part of the plan Check my bags, check them again Take control of what I can Clean pressed suit, shined up shoes Keeping up appearances the whole way through Polite and quiet, smoking in my solitude Can't let them know what I'm gonna do "The Bandit King of the Air" Seems like all I'll ever do And though the world may go unaware For one day, I flew For one day, I flew She thought it was just one more mostly empty flight "Miss, you better look at that note" Could I have flipped that switch on that late night...? Well, I guess we'll never know Tacoma's quiet in the rain Close my eyes and count the days It wasn't for the money or for fame Let them wonder, I'll leave with my own name "The Bandit King of the Air" Seems like all I'll ever do And though the world be unaware For one day, I flew For one day, I flew For one day, I flew For one day, I flew
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Semi-sick sympathy; Close-eyed and braced for catastrophe; We are not the ones your parents warned you about last summer. Smiling and syncopating; Cold-eyed and hallucinating; Freeze the words faster than we can speak them. Can you see them? Here we go around again, And it's all I know. Here we go around again, And it's not what you said. All the fading fearless false final refrains we faced... I know why we go around. Main line, west and driving faster; Old eyes pray for disaster. Take the wheel, turn hard, and drive us closer To the wall we know we'd hit before we fall. Streetlights, burned out and fading. Your eyes are dead and waiting For the last breath to be broken and repeated one more time. Here we go around again, And it's all I know. Here we go around again, And it's not what you said. All the fading fearless false final refrains we faced... I know why we go around. Here we go around again And it's all I know. Here we go around again And it's not what you said. We go around, we go around, we go around. No matter what comes around, we go around.
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O R B I T 05:46
From way up here, you all seem so small Like ticker tape and snowflakes as they fall And it's colder than the coldest stone flying through the air Tell me can you hear me now Are you even there The minutes pass like cellophane and parades I'm finally finding what they mean by "slow decay" And the glass that separates the atmosphere Has grown thinner by the hour The instruments go blue to red to blue to red to gone Beyond my power To recover and discover why I'm Floating through this Calls go out in distress Get me out of this mess I want to go back home But the lines are busy And the view is dizzying The reply is missing I'm still missing you I think I know the way to go I sit still From way up here you all look so unreal The mirror goes from black to red I know I shouldn't look ahead But I, but I do And the fire that's outside this craft Can only help but bring me back to you To you
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Keep making peace with your demons Let them know who you are and what you're keeping People keep their secrets But it's not yours Not for you to know There is no time for waiting We travel far never knowing what we're facing There is no time at all Infinite space and we're all so small And I, I can see you We're all floating away And I, I believe you Please don't make me wait I am up here looking down You are down there looking out
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Hello Emily 02:16
Sing it back tomorrow, sing it back to me Sing it back in silence, sing it back to me Sing it back in slowness, sing it back to me It's nothing to be faithless, sing it back to me Complications are all I need Conversation that never ends or never gets to be Content and waiting for anything to be I guess that's me I guess we'll see Sing it back tomorrow, sing it back to me Sing it back in silence, sing it back to me Sing it back tomorrow, sing it back to me Sing it back in silence, sing it back to me

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released September 13, 2019

How I Became Invisible is:
N. Reed: guitar, bass, vocals, keys, programming, drums

Featuring:
Joseph M Edwards: vocals (track 2), guitar (track 8)
Mark Bancroft: guitar (track 2)
Nicole Cordisco: vocals (track 9)

All songs, music and lyrics, by N. Reed.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Wayward Studios

Cover photo by Nicole Cordisco, www.nicolecordisco.com

Thanks and love to Nicole, Alexander, Kyle, Mom, Dad, Caitlin, Joseph, Tom, Mark, Robots & Racecars, Danger Club, Take Today, and David Bowie. Special thanks to Shana, Jenna, Amy, and Emily J.

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songs about science, sadness, anger, and transition. we're all in this together. so raise your fist and start to sing.

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