Apparitions

by Commonweather

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released April 29, 2016

Written and performed by Commonweather
Produced and Mixed by Kyle Ahlstrom of Reverie Audio at Crystal Recorders in Lombard, IL
Mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege in Portland, OR
Album art by Chris Christopher McKenney

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Track Name: The Devil You Know
Verse

And If the devil calls from hell I'll say
That I've wasted all the breathe he gave 
Maybe the priests were right
I'll pay for my sins, that I've poisoned my nights
With the taste of bliss, lingering addictions friend

Burying symptoms of a disorder that never left 
I sold my soul to a lover I've forgotten
She's taken my voice, and without her I'm nothing 

Chorus

Lay me down
By the river 
Let me drown
Wash away my sin
Sleeping with apparitions
Track Name: Dismantle Me
Verse

Buried in a sea of notions, I'm shivering
These scars engraved in my skin
A feeling that's so persistent 
Am I a burden on your shoulder?
Just wasting time, fading fast
Damaged and so afraid 
These demons left me this way

Chorus

Shameful
Can't go a day without thinking we're 
Better off alone 
Numb to the touch, there's no other way
Daybreak
Came suddenly, and there's still a stain 
Am I responsible 
Dismantle me, It's the only way

Verse 2

I can't even think straight 
There's no where safe
When every night's the same
And guilt runs through these sunken veins 
The shades cast my weary self
And your deaf and blind to my pain
I'd rather it stay that way, I'd rather it stay underneath

Chorus

Shameful
Can't go a day without thinking you're
Better off alone 
Numb to the touch, there's no other way
Daybreak
Came suddenly, and there's still a stain 
Am I responsible 
Dismantle me, It's the only way

Bridge

Dismantle me, It's the only way
Dismantle me, It's the only way

Chorus 

Shameful
Can't go a day without thinking we're 
Better off alone 
Numb to the touch, there's no other way
Daybreak
Came suddenly, and there's still a stain 
Am I responsible 
Dismantle me, It's the only way
Track Name: Cantigny
Verse

On my own again 
But not on solid ground 
This rain won't subside, I start to drown
So I've been searching for a place
To rest this jaded mind 
With a keepsake of your words

Pre-Chorus

It's more beautiful than you've heard
Yet it's not the same 
They say it's a better place, as I watch the soil bury your name 

Chorus 

Excuse me while I rearrange my words 
I lost my voice on the road behind your hearse 
Decaying flowers make up your bed
A prayer from empty lips, why can't I understand 

Verse 2 

These days I feel weak
In doubt, avoiding crowds 
Reassure myself but can't help 
That I'm just one to dwell on the past 
Your apparition remains
An undertone that haunts me

Pre-Chorus

It's more beautiful than you've heard
Yet it's not the same 
They say it's a better place, as I watch the soil bury your name 

Chorus

Excuse me while I rearrange my words 
I lost my voice on the road behind your hearse 
Decaying flowers make up your bed
A prayer from empty lips, why can't I understand 

Excuse me while I rearrange my words 
I lost my voice on the road behind your hearse 
Decaying flowers make up your bed
A prayer from empty lips, why can't I understand 

Bridge  

It's in my nature to feel the way I am 
Convince myself you've been saved  
It's in my nature to feel the way I am
October sets me adrift, tides so familiar
Track Name: Stranger In Flesh (Your Own)
Verse

Hollowed eyes in mirrors
Afflictions bend, a spine so broken 
Drown it in your sorrow, was it worth the numb and consequence?

Pre-Chorus 

Was it worth the numb and consequence?
Now your left estranged and so alone

Chorus 

Carving regrets on your headstone 
Selfish and wasted, they watched you deprave yourself
Pray you won't keep these thoughts, just silence
Hiding phantoms in a hospital bed 

Verse 2

Cracking at the seams
Searching for solace in orange bottles that dull the ache
Flawless negligence
Lies of perfection 
A stranger in your own flesh
This mask fits you all too well

Chorus 

Carving regrets on your headstone 
Selfish and wasted, they watched you deprave yourself
Pray you won't keep these thoughts, just silence
Hiding phantoms in a hospital bed 

Bridge 

You finally crawled your way out
But woke up with these tired lungs
A reminder of the shadow you're living in 

Chorus 

Carving regrets on your headstone 
Selfish and wasted, they watched you deprave yourself
Pray you won't keep these thoughts, just silence
Hiding phantoms in a hospital bed 
Track Name: Asphodel
Verse

I walked myself home
Winter's breathe stung me that day 
Cigarettes in my lungs
Fight my thoughts and lie awake 

Chorus 

Because you told me 
Don't look back 
And I waited 
But I lost track of the time 

Verse 2

I took the train home 
Watch you bloom with the seasons rain
I still think of your room 
And how I left too soon that day 

Pre-Chorus

They called you home
You kept a promise you shouldn't have made

Chorus 

Because you told me
Don't look back 
And I waited 
But I lost track of the time

Oh you begged me
To not forget 
The sun on your face
The rain that made you laugh 

Bridge

I know that this is what you wanted
But I didn't expect to lose everything 
I wear your secrets around my neck 
I buried them deep in my bed so I could forget

They lowered you down and begged forgiveness
For the sins you committed and the ones I live with
I guess we're past the point of being saved
Track Name: Never Whole
Verse

Readjust my thoughts
I can't seem to find a single moment I felt sane
The safety used as a crutch was torn and stripped away
Just stripped away
Now creaking floorboards are chipping at my feet 
Turning me into a victim of relentless wondering

Chorus

Piece by piece I'll tear apart
The life we took as gospel 
And leave the clocks to work themselves
To make sense of it, and repair what's missing 

Verse 2 

Losing sleep with my attempt to fix this shattered frame (shattered frame)
Never whole, just a reflection of a life I couldn't claim
Defined by my failures, excuses are my only friend
I just need to escape this 
So I can finally breathe again 
And now patience is the only the price we have to pay
To wake up without fearing 
That we won't commit today

Chorus

Piece by piece I'll tear apart
The life we took as gospel 
And leave the clocks to work themselves
To make sense of it, and repair what's missing

Bridge 

So sick of feeling lost, in dead eyes
And now I'm just a wounded soul, with no home to reside 
Carrying mistakes, cracked my fucking spine 
My stability quakes, nothing is right