1- DIAMOND RINGS

M. LARKIN, D.L. POUYAT, J. BIRCH, C. NOLLIE

 

Diamond rings are pretty things but I don’t want one for me

No, diamond rings are pretty things but I don’t want one

 

I got closets for my secrets

In my secrets are the regrets

In the regrets are the boxes

Can’t get in, uh, cause I locked them

In the boxes are the pages

On the pages, all my rage is

Written down with concentration

All those good girl expectations

 

I don’t care what they think

Cause we’re building up our estate and

We’re building up an empire of hate

For what we’re told

We can’t hear you

Imperfection’s what we do

 

In that rage is all the memory

In the memory is my body

In my body is the worry

From repeatin, I’m not worthy

In that worry is a focus

In that focus is a vengeance

In that vengeance loaded weapons

To defend my Independence

 

BRIDGE

Picket fences in the front yard - can’t run

Pin up girl forever more

Have it all make it look easy  - can’t run

Be an angel and a little whore

Be a good girl don’t cause no trouble

Be a good girl, or you’ll see double

Be a good girl don’t cause no trouble

Be a good girl, or you’ll see…

 

 

 

2 -LIFE JACKET

M. LARKIN, D.L. POUYAT, J. BIRCH, K. MUATA

 

Don’t wanna boy, I wanna man

But I crucify the one who understands

Don’t want the truth, when I could lie

Because my fantasy is easier than life

Don’t want my past, so cut it up

Cause age is just a number when you’re young

I wanna run, I gotta go

But my mind’s too fast and my body’s too slow

 

I can’t hold my head up

I can’t hold my head up

If you want me

I’ll be underwater

If you want me

I’ll be underwater

 

If you want to love me

Don’t jump right in, no

If you want to love me

Get a life jacket, cause

If you want to love me

You’ll hold your breath till death for me

 

Don’t want to sleep, I want the high

First class ticket to the other side

Don’t want to work, I wanna ride

I wanna wake up and feel like I’ve arrived

Don’t wanna talk, I wanna scream

You can ruminate on my soliloquy

Don’t want the gang, I wanna be alone

When I’m there, I’m home, When I’m there, I’m home

 

 

 

3 - FUCKIN ROUND ON YOU

M. LARKIN, D.L. POUYAT, J. BIRCH, Y. BERHANE

 

I know that you love me like I am

I know that you’re my biggest fan

You know how I feel about you

You know baby we’re the lucky few,

 

I don’t have to be a lover

Always hiding undercover

I know, I know, there ain’t limits

And I can't help it if I worry

That these lines are getting blurry

I know, I know, there ain’t limits

 

I’ve been fuckin round on you         

You know it, you’re quiet

I’ve been fuckin round on you

In my head, with another

Fucking round, fuckin, fuckin, round, round

on you, on you, on you

Fucking round, fuckin, fuckin, round, round

on you, in my head with another

 

I’ve been covering up the traces on my phone

Quiet riot, tell you that I need some time alone

And then I wake up remember what we are

A famous romance written in the stars

 

 

BRIDGE

You know you got me baby good

But I am trouble when I’m locked up here

You know you got me baby good

I’d have you all day if I could

But sometimes I just gotta disappear

 

 

 

4 - CAN’T SLEEP

M. LARKIN, D.L. POUYAT, J. BIRCH

 

I’ve been waking up at night

With a crushing pressure restin’ on me

Cause I tell myself that if I fall in love

That’s when tragedy finds me, and now

 

I can’t sleep at all

Cause i’m afraid of this dying, baby

I can’t sleep at all

Cause I’m afraid, I’m always afraid

 

I’ve been clutching at my chest

Got this bag over my head feelin’

I don’t know if there’s a God

But my broken mind has got me kneeling, and now

 

BRIDGE

You’re at the end of your rope, I’m sorry

I’m at the edge of the ledge, I’m sorry

Can we write a new story?

You’re at the end of your rope, I’m sorry

Can we write a new story?

Can we write a new story?

 

You’re the only one

Who can talk me off the edge when it hits

I said I’d show you everything

But God I didn’t want you to see this

 

 

5 - HEIGHTS

M. LARKIN, D.L. POUYAT, J. BIRCH

 

I don’t wanna turn out the light

I want you to see me

Make the room bright, lock eyes while you breathe me

Open the window, we let the street know

Till the tired light of the morning

 

I know that when we touch it’s like a dream state

Everyone before you was a light weight

You make my baby blues wanna dilate

Cause you know just what to do on the uptake

 

Baby you’re a devil with a halo

You got me seeing stars in my shadow

Master of legato and allegro

Everyone’s a player, you’re a maestro

 

BRIDGE

This body ain’t yours, but it could set you free

If you will explore higher heights with me

I want you to see me, higher heights with me

 

 

Uh, you remember, summer in the 6ix

We had a little but we put it on the line

We on roofs getting high

It’s the start of a dream son

I heard you say I don’t wanna pay the price

Living out a pack of lies

I don’t got it in me

So come on baby, let’s start another life

Everybody’s fuckin’ but nobody’s fuckin right

Everybody’s fuckin’ but nobody’s fuckin right

 

You know, baby, you’re my medicine.

 

 

 

 

PRODUCED AND ENGINEERED BY

JAKE BIRCH & D’ARI LISLE

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY JAY PAUL BICKNELL

ON “FUCKIN’ ROUND ON YOU”

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY CRXSH ON “LIFE JACKET”

 

RECORDED AT "THE VILLA”

IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

ADDITIONAL RECORDING AT THE HIVE, TORONTO

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND VOCALS AND GUITAR BY

JAKE BIRCH AT CAVEMAN STUDIO

 

PROGRAMMED BY JAKE BIRCH

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING BY CRXSH ON “LIFE JACKET”

 

MIXED BY JAY PAUL BICKNELL

AT INTERSCOPE STUDIOS L.A.

ADDITIONAL MIXING BY JAKE BIRCH & D’ARI LISLE

 

MASTERED BY JOAO CARVALHO

 

COVER PHOTOGRAPY BY DREAMADEIT

 

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