The Other Room

by Silent Independence

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An EP with 10% more Cohesion than the last one.

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released April 27, 2017

Art Work Taken from Brian O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim Volume 4.

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Silent Independence Nashville, Tennessee

A creative outlet for myself when i'm feeling stagnate. Based in Nashville, TN, born in Rural Missouri.

Warning: these first 4 EPs are trash and are all made within two months, partially recorded with me being sick.

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Track Name: The Other Room
It's comforting to know at least I'm a weight inside your mind
I give compliments like vitamins that I sometimes refuse to take

I don't seem to affected by the moment
but when there are more lights than eyes to see them I break

A little above your left breast, there is a tattoo there
and I always try not to look
cuz I don't want you to think I'm thinking of something else

I seem to do as much as when I'm laying down
seem to do as much as when I'm on the ground

resting and relaxing aren't the same thing exactly
because after resting I'm still out of breath

If I ever feel like I'm moving forward
just give it a few days

I have a heart though I've never really seen it
I have a heart and I can feel it
through every crusted smile
when they say stay for a while
the air is cold but fire is warm
people might jump in

I really wanna talk to you
but I can hear people talking in the other room

I see that I should keep privacy
Track Name: Please (Going)
Sometimes I look to the stars
and wonder if other people are
and where they are
I wonder about the people above me
or whether their lives are better or worse
and if their destination increases their self worth

I wonder that when I walk into a muddy garage
if other people walk into their lover's arms
Or if an elevator takes them to see
the last breath of a family member
or to see the breath of a new generation
I think of victims of war and disease
and how no thought are longer entering their lifeless bodies

I thought of what they would think of me
walking in the rain
I think that they would find urgency in my fleeting life
and envy...show anger at the ways that I do nothing
I must think for them and make the most of my existence

but I don't know how.
I don't know how

I'm going to places they've never seen
Please
Track Name: Ride (Life According to the speechless)
PART I

I think that
for a really long time I just
for some reason I had this idea in my head that I wasn't happy
cuz of things that happened in my past
that kept me from being happy
or that I wasn't happy because I wasn't in a relationship
But as I p-rsue the th--gs that I love
and get b---er at --em
I fi-- t-at n- ---ter what I do - -- al--ys un----sfied
an- -t -eal-- feels p------ss
That e--------g I -- -- --t ---d ---ug-
either -- -- --n --es -- in o---r p---le's --es
I ---- ---- I --- ne--- -- ----hing I--- f--l p---- -f
--- e--- -- - -- -- ---'t ---ng -- -- a----ere
-- -- -s --------y c------ely --------s
-- - -- -------ly ---- ----g -- fo- ---
B-- p-rt -- --- --- for -- i- p----e ----yin- --
but th- th--- -s, I hate thi--s ---ple t--- -- e--o-
so h-- -- I sup--sed to ---- that mid--- ground
I really don't know

Okay so I'm not really sure where this is going
I think it is going to be an ever involving piece
Actually, I guess you are supposed to sing in a song at some point

I'm not really sure where this is going
I think it is going to be an ever involving piece
I'm not really sure where this is going
And I hate my own singing
Not really sure where this is going
but it's going to be an ever evolving piece
whatever that means
not really sure
but it will get somewhere in some time

PART II

I refuse to make you a piece of my simulated depression
And when I search for you
and call you in my phone
The only numbers I see form your name
Cuz you are cut from the chord
from your bone
off to places snowing cold
cold as your heart
A place to reside in and terrorize me from
I got lonely and dropped your pride
you tried to make me take you back
But I don't give ghosts a pass
and yes I'm sure I didn't wanna talk to you I could care less
and yes I know I've got everything figured out except 100% of it
And that is filled with doubts

well take a second to breath in and breath out
take a minute to be silent and gather yourself

cuz there is cracked coffee tongues in bathroom stalls
a few extras, a few extras, a who cares, why are you crying, some cross stitched plaid
we made it fables
and do I wanna be an artist or do I want to be a success
These are nothing about a mediocre guy
talking about how he can't make rhymes
Doomed to die in a distasteful cradle bed
My whole body itches

I wrote these things years ago and I still agree with them

It is like for every step I take I don't

PART III

If I could will your existence
into a negative affliction
with the only thing you love, yourself
I would
If I could drive twenty miles to throw up your bile
into the hell you spawned from
well I would
If I could rebuke your name from laying on my lips
My w-will would and could
If I could rip off each cell of my layers of skin
so you had nothing to do with it
Well then I would

I am removing you from reality
and replicating your reality
to the conscious at best
as if best had any sort of relation to you
it's an awful word to use
So I am takin your paper personality
and I'm printing it out
Burning the essence of whoever you are
tear by tear
your negative amount
you are nothing
the incarnation of a falsified Satan
Yourself
you only exist when you want
but this is my mind
and this is my life
so I'm ripping you out

PART IV

I'm sitting in the window drinking my burned coffee
I'm sitting in the window drinking my glass coffee
Because I can finally see
I finally don't have to worry what's behind me

Bricks of sand build bad houses
so I went out and bought me a new one (A new one)

I don't have to worry what's behind me
I can finally see
and move with things
would you move with me

The farther away in miles
the easier it is to forget
the farther away in miles
You remember what you don't know yet

We all need something to feed from
something to grow strong in our pursuits
and in our lives
To face our demons
or at least to try

getting sold on a dream
a semi realistic fantasy
in all it's grainy glory

light bulb ligh tbulb
shock me to life
heart oh heart
guide me right

Everything in life is so complicated
it is easy to get distracted and not remember the high points
on the ride
Track Name: Stopping Hearts
I don't wanna see your sexual side
I just wanna kiss and cuddle and hold you tight

cuz I'm scared of getting older
and I don't wanna participate
in some sort of emotional liberation

And there's only so many more days
that I can hold her
before we melt into the ground
and collapse against the sound of the sound of our still beating hearts

Well companionship is key to satisfy all these awful things
like lust and greed and the destruction of lifes better things that I see

Well there's only so many stupid things that I can fit in one day
but if I could fit her in each one of them I'd finally be okay

cuz I'm scared of getting older
and I don't wanna participate
in some sort of emotional liberation

And there's only so many more days
that I can hold her
before we melt into the ground
and collapse against the sound of the sound of our still beating hearts

So grant me independence God
and let me feel some joy
seeing the sun rise
staying forever a boy

cuz I'm scared of getting older
and I don't wanna participate
in some sort of emotional liberation

And there's only so many more days
that I can hold her
before we melt into the ground
and collapse against the sound of the sound of our still beating hearts
Track Name: The Other Room Pts. 2&3
It's comforting to know that at least I'm a weight inside your mind

I put about 10% more effort
into this EP
But I didn't write down any of the lyrics
that I'm currently singing

This EP only took only about a week
most of the songs were already seen
by people who no longer talk with me

Most of the reason that that
is the way it is
is because I am really bad at
establishing any connections

I never wanted to talk to you
I heard you in the other room
And I never wanted to talk to you
I heard you in the other room
and it destroyed my privacy
ad it destroyed my privacy

I never wanted to talk to you
It really hurt me when I heard you in the other room
I knew you were lying to him about me

You took everything I said
you changed it flipped it upside down
and pretended that what happened
never happened at all

I really want to talk to you
but I can hear people talking in the other room
And after I talked to you
you went on and talked in the other room
So now I don't trust you
and you no longer talk to anybody who
I know
I've never seen you anywhere but in
my past

I see that I should keep privacy
Track Name: The World at Large (Modest Mouse Cover)
Ice-age heat wave, can't complain.
If the world's at large, why should I remain?
Walked away to another plan.
Gonna find another place, maybe one I can stand.
I move on to another day,
to a whole new town with a whole new way.
Went to the porch to have a thought.
Got to the door and again, I couldn't stop.
You don't know where and you don't know when.
But you still got your words and you got your friends.
Walk along to another day.
Work a little harder, work another way.

Well uh-uh baby I ain't got no plan.
We'll float on maybe would you understand?
Gonna float on maybe would you understand?
Well float on maybe would you understand?

The days get shorter and the nights get cold.
I like the autumn but this place is getting old.
I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast.
It might not be a lot but I feel like I'm making the most.
The days get longer and the nights smell green.
I guess it's not surprising but it's spring and I should leave.

I like songs about drifters - books about the same.
They both seem to make me feel a little less insane.
Walked on off to another spot.
I still haven't gotten anywhere that I want.
Did I want love? Did I need to know?
Why does it always feel like I'm caught in an undertow?

The moths beat themselves to death against the lights.
Adding their breeze to the summer nights.
Outside, water like air was great.
I didn't know what I had that day.
Walk a little farther to another plan.
You said that you did, but you didn't understand.

I know that starting over is not what life's about.
But my thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth.
My thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth.
My thoughts were so loud.
Track Name: Brothers (Brand New Cover)
So the air's getting colder
And the news keeps us scared
We still wrestle this summer
From the bones of our tired and blistered hands
'Cause tonight we got drinks
And just a couple of friends
And the girl that my brother likes is finally talking to him
And his chest is all swelled like he's proud and happy
Like he's got a great idea
Like he's making a memory
Wake up and come out to the car
There's an east swell coming
And it's howling off shore and we'll be
Lying like lions out in the sands
But I'll be dead before you put a gun in my brother's hands
So we make jokes back at home
And we lighten the mood
But growing up my parents saw
What sending a kid to fight can really do
Now with the war I can tell they're a little shook up
'Cause just a few mother's sons will never really be enough
Not 'til half of our names are etched out in a wall
And the other half ruined from the things we saw
Wake up and come out to the car
There's an east swell coming
And it's howling off shore and we'll be
Lying like lions out in the sands
But I'll be dead before you put a gun in my brother's hands
Wake up and come out to the car
There's an east swell coming
And it's howling off shore and we'll be
Lying like lions out in the sands
But I'll be dead before you put a gun in my brother's hands