Unfolding

by The Empty Page

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released October 21, 2016

(C) 2016 All songs written and performed by The Empty Page

The Empty Page are:

Kel - vox and bass
Giz - guitars
Jim - drums and backing vox

Recorded at The Farm Studios, Vancouver, Canada
Produced by Gggarth and The Empty Page
Engineered and Mixed by Karl Dicaire
Assitant Engineer Ben Wittrock
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS

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Born in Manchester in 2015. Fuzz pedals, bruised melodies, loud quiet loud. Smiles.

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Track Name: In Patterns
In Patterns

Head down, grit your teeth
Grit your teeth and make your peace with misery
Cos that’s all there’ll ever be
For you and me, for you and me

We chose our destiny
We build our own shackles
Cage ourselves in patterns
So nothing ever happens.

Wait now, rub your eyes
Rub your eyes and step outside
Outside the frame you’ll see things more clearly
The fallacies, the possibilities
You choose your destiny

We build our own shackles
Cage ourselves in patterns
So nothing ever happens

Deny your fate, destroy create.
It’s not too late, destroy create.
Na na na na na na na
Track Name: Cracks In The Surface
Cracks in the surface

Your painted face has cracks in the surface
Your pep talks only make me feel worthless
Garbage in garbage out
Shut your mouth, shut your mouth
You make me hate me
And I don’t deserve this.

(Lies) fall out of the fractures
(Lies) slip through the apertures
(Lies) the slits and the splits and
(Lies) crawl all over me

Your smile is all teeth
All teeth and no eyes
What lurks underneath,
I’d rather not find.
Garbage in garbage out
Shut your mouth, shut your mouth
You’re one sham handshake
Over the red line

(Lies) leak out of the fissures
(Lies) each rift and division
(Lies) and crevice and cranny
(Lies) crawl all over me

(Lies) pour out of the punctures
(Lies) the rips and the ruptures
(Lies) the gaps and the gashes
(Lies) crawl all over me
Track Name: Turbulence
Turbulence

What hope left for us now?
Shrouded under a sombre cloud of uncertainty.
Will we die here or learn how to survive here?

We shelter in sound
Clinging to the strings to keep from falling.
A perfect release, determined to find peace in this turbulence.

We are iron clad
Braver under the iron mask of creativity.
Checking out of reality.

We shelter in sound
Clinging to the strings to keep from falling.
A perfect release, determined to find peace in this turbulence.

Oh oh we are fireproof.
Oh oh we are death proof.

We shelter in sound
Clinging to the strings to keep from falling.
A perfect release, determined to find peace in this turbulence.
Track Name: Wardrobe Malfunction
Wardrobe Malfunction

Naked for your debut and all the rest is drag.
Hipster, vicar, princess, fag.
Zips clips buttons like bars on a cage.
Slip into your uniform and behave.
Oh behave!

Know your role, yeah, your wardrobe.

And in your raincloud suit you’re the invisible man.
Rat race leatherface killing Peter Pan.
Wolf wolf grandma, wolf wolf grandma
What you hiding?
What you hiding under there?

Know your role, yeah, your wardrobe.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

You’re as strange as us
What’s in your dressing up box?
You’re as strange as us
What’s in your dressing up box?

(Stop staring cos it’s not your problem)

You’re as strange as us
What’s in your dressing up box?

(Stop staring cos it’s not your problem)

You’re as strange as us
Track Name: Yoyo
YOYO

So they fed you a fairy-tale
They only meant to protect you
Maybe they didn’t know
That it’s the truth that frees you.

There are no streets paved with gold
And pretty much you’re on your own
Everybody gets lonely and cold sometimes
That’s how it goes.

So now you know life’s not a fairy-tale
Sometimes a wolf will get you
Maybe it doesn’t know
That it’s supposed to feed you.

There are no streets paved with gold
Pretty much you’re on your own
Everybody goes down the wrong road sometimes
That’s how it goes.
Track Name: Big Wheel
Big Wheel

Swallowed whole by a goal
History is a horror to recoil from wounded
And you never learn
Despite what they tell you, it’s consistent
The cycle, the hindsight

But you’re already moving
Already leaving, your wheels are turning
Before you let the past decide your future
Kiss it goodbye, kiss it goodbye.

Followed home by a groan
Anxiety has jagged teeth but prise them open
Cos you gotta grow
Despite the confusion and desperation
It’s cool, you’ll be alright

Cos you’re already moving
Already leaving, big wheel is turning
Before you let the past dictate your future
Kiss it goodbye, kiss it goodbye

Now you’re already moving
Already leaving, big wheel is turning
Before you let the past devour your future
Kiss it goodbye.
Track Name: Deeply Unlovable
Deeply Unlovable

No sisterhood. I wish you would be open armed.
Entirely disarmed.
But you side-eye me, shape and size me.
Compare, contrast, always a first and last.
And it’s a shame, it’s such a shame.
It’s such a shame, and we don’t need any more shame.

Deeply unlovable, yeah.

No self-respect ‘til we reject the tags they hang around our necks.
Cos they divide us to undermine us.
Puke wax nip tuck
Nothing’s ever good enough.

But it’s a game, it’s all a game.
It’s just a game and we don’t need to play your game.

Deeply unlovable, yeah.

Cut it out…..

Deeply unlovable, yeah.
I feel so
Deeply unlovable, yeah.
Why do I feel so
Deeply unlovable, yeah.
Track Name: A Life Saving Operation
A Life Saving Operation

All the shoots died one by one.
And all the girls howled at their doom.
Hold on to your tune, always gets you through.
Blue bruise suits you.
Don’t look now, you got a cheap crown.
Turn that frown upside down.
They’ll never let you be you.
Who knew life could be so cruel?

A clear conviction, a blast.
A lifesaving operation.
Bringing your temper back.
Run away from it, run away from it, run away from it all
…until you find yourself running headlong into a wall.

And all the roots tied themselves in knots.
A twisted fist. A community oppressed.
Coming together as one to prepare for the worst.
Hold on to your friends.
Save you in the end.
Ruby shoes, through and through.
Don’t look down, a permanent frown, turns your crown upside down.
The problem with you is you.
Why d’you have to be so cruel?

A clear conviction, a blast.
A lifesaving operation.
Bringing your temper back.
Run away from it, run away from it, run away from it all
…until you find yourself running headlong into a wall.
Track Name: Chasm
Chasm

The noise is crackling underneath my skin
I don’t know where it ends and where I begin

This hunger gets stronger
It defines everything and all I am
It overrides, devours all

A chasm opens up, an insatiable drive.
Its avaricious jaws locked open wide.

This hunger gets stronger
It defines everything and all I am
It overrides, devours all

Crackling, crackling, crackling.
Track Name: Unfolding
Unfolding

I need to un-numb, coming undone.
Cos it’s no fun being no fun.

I promised myself I wouldn’t do this.
But here I go running from that black dog again
Takes all of my strength not to let this swallow me whole
Can’t you see I’m unfolding?

I need to dry eye, stem the supply.
Cos all this why why won’t make things right.

I promised myself I wouldn’t do this.
But here I go running from that black dog again
Takes all of my strength not to let this swallow me whole
Can’t you see I’m unfolding?