FF006 | Traverse

by Traverse

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1.
Firestarter 02:31
I always saw that spring coming But finally it’s here And I’m so unprepared However I get used to seeing My world crumbling This time I’m passing out It’s your turn to watch me fall I can’t cover my face There’s no place left to cry I jumped too high and hit The ceiling once again Now I can’t merely hide Life seems so easy when you’re Constantly moving backward And all your whispers are Dissolving in the sunrise I wage us leaving on the edge of me Stood on your feet and pushed you in anxiety We built this castle on loose soil Please stare at me What if this was the last smoke I can’t hold my breath no more And nothing’s big enough to gather Your shattered feelings up I’m running out of excuses It seems my demons are not buried deep enough I miss the ashes you used to spit at my face I walk these empty streets at night Waiting for a better morning sight The dirty sheets and your clean smile are not wrong enough And the wind is carrying away our fire, Echoes of the moments we ‘ll never have I’ll be fucked up anyway By how all of this will end
2.
Asymptotes 01:46
Back down the wall once again You said my fortress was safe It seems it keeps crumbling down in the end I’ve set fire to those maps I’m exhausted from retracing I'm used to jump feet forward on those traps My will dissolved I swallowed it ‘till the last drop Watch me shrivel my determination I'm so close to get the perfect knot with my rope Hear me throw up my salvation Tomorrow’s brilliant colors Are gently turning into grey My beat slows down as my embers allay The branches we grow are breaking down Is that a sweet disturbance ? Don’t you see our promises drifting away? I swear I’ll stay lucid, warm and strong I won’t step further with the poisons These struggles are meant to be clear There’s no way I invert the flow If I’m still standing here
3.
Meridians 02:19
Does the ocean always heal ? Is there a way to overstep the meridians between us ? The summer’s slowly dying And now I’ve got so many demons to deal with On my own Have we become strangers yet ? I get lost in the vesperal lights of unknown cities Your voice is so distant I see some comets splitting up a jet black sky And I wonder… Do my words over the phone Still mean something ? Is it your ghost or your reflection ? Why does my life over the years Seem so stagnant ? I haven’t slept in so long… We won't be home again My heart’ll always be elsewhere Forever in between Always stuck in between We’ll never be home again Our hearts’ll always be elsewhere
4.
Au creux des rues somnolentes Les yeux alourdis Suis-je encore vivant ? Les dernières ombres vespérales Dévorent les pavés, Les quais, l’Arsenal Défragmentés les coeurs, Ravivées les révoltes Dans la fumée, le sang, la sueur « Désencerclés » les corps, Je fuis les carlingues bleues Qui savent si bien happer les morts Absorber la crasse des boulevards La routine écrase et la peine se tait On garde de Paris une de ces maladies d’hiver Dont on ne guérit jamais Combien de flammes à attiser Pour combien d’incendies ? Chercher encore une marge pour exister
5.
It takes a lot to get home But I guess it’s fine When the light’s always on « Cheer up » Echoes on and on But it’s so hard when everyday Feels like a permanent night Worn out of struggling You know it feels like giving in Sometimes I feel like giving in What if this life was about fighting ? You know it feels like giving in Sometimes I feel like giving in And I’m so tired and empty and voiceless I don’t sleep long but I sleep fast Even if my body starts winding down Collecting wounds and stumbling on sights I’m still searching for a steadier ground Cause there’s a coldness in every fire I light Worn out of struggling You know it feels like giving in Sometimes I feel like giving in What if this life was about fighting ? Sometimes it feels like giving in You know I won’t be giving in And I’m so tired and empty and voiceless
6.
Situations 04:27
We’ll deconstruct every single one Of their old white male ideals They shouldn’t take anything for granted There’s chaos in all our hearts I’m gonna « dress up like a girl » if I want to We’ll kiss each other if we want it, And burn what we’ve been told Let’s take back the streets And light the torches Because nothing’s ever felt alright. We write and sing « The world or nothing » And raise our fists through the sunlight Clean polished house, A white picket fence and a 9-to-5 ? Let’s fight to build our own value system We’ll rewrite history books, Hang them high And paint all flags in jet black If scissors beat paper Then our ardour beats their elite And all of our hearts will beat A hundred times more than their speech
7.
Have we filled up the gaps In our little lives ? What is this all about Drenched in twilight ? A thousand miles traveled I can still remember The hundred faces The countless stories I need to go to sleep now And forget about it all Will I still be restless When I wake up too old ? Will we pin up new places to go ? Have we all become What we expected ? I can’t feel so much more My shaking hands Sometimes I wonder How many ghosts now Live within my bones, My old bones… I wish I’ll always feel homesick For those places we’ve ever been
8.
Have you ever left someone before In a ghost town you used to call home ? I’ll never be missed Sail off into the sunset This place won’t be missed Took the fences down And never came back Goodbyes seem so pointless When you’re resigned Have you ever left someone before In a ghost town you used to call home ? Small talks from limping old dogs, Every street leads to a dead end (Leave it all behind) Friends nowhere to be found Sad settings and meaningless signs The rumble from the throat of this dull town Was humming some promises it would never keep So let’s drive ’til the sun goes down, Until I lose sight of the darkest part of me Deep down, we feel this place is cursed I cherished departure and said : « I’ll never be missed » Have you ever left someone before ?
9.
Our bodies have a price set, But our minds don't have any yet, We know what we own is not what we get, These houses are prisons, These living, fake obsessions, And we carry on absolving the treasons, The street is setting the pace, This fuss isn't sensless The curtains will close and it will be a mess, We know the skies we're reaching will keep the clouds away Every match we strike has to turn into a blaze Set fire to this game that we don't wanna play, Will we watch this ship sink untill the end ? Collecting the few pieces of us that remains, We're already stitching our wounds, by our own hands, We'll embrace our fears and doubts as we claim, We'll all hold the helm since we all are captains Will we watch this ship sink untill the end ? Collecting the few pieces of us that remains, We're already stitching our wounds, by our own hands, We'll embrace our fears and doubts as we claim, We all are captains
10.
The kid I once was has never grown up My old bedroom is full of dull school pictures, These faces and names I can’t remember Tiny flickers in the night We’re bodies bathed in bar lights The morning sunrise Seems to ask me where I’ve been Let me think back When the night monsters crept in So drunk, so broke, I feel old at 25 Roaming like a ghost I guess I saw better days but they don’t fill the frame I can’t feel any pride
11.
Nothing seems new under the stars I feel like I’m caught in cycles Barely sober most of the time I’m sick of looking for a home We live with silhouettes we’ll never follow And paths we can’t afford Anything to forget that we will die alone alone alone Another song that we could sing along Sing along… These 50 hour weeks Start to get the best of me I’m too tired to cry, Being busy to get by We try so hard to stay alive Despite our aching hearts And these endless miles of failures That we never thought to measure Anything to forget that we will die alone alone alone Another song, that we could sing along to Sing along… What’s the point of being a part of a game We somehow try to play but never win ? Our muscles can’t drag us through another day You know, we sometimes sleep but never dream We sometimes sleep but never dream We sometimes sleep but never dream

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released March 1, 2018

Recorded live and mixed by Guillaume at Swan Sound Studio.
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio (Cornwall, NY).
Artwork by Kevin Coeur-Joly.


CLIP FIRESTARTER :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SCAINyXPQ

1st album from Indie/Punk Rock band Traverse.
Debut EP still available !
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physical order : March '18

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