Faces

by ochrence

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A song about some tough places many of us are in right now. Conceived in March 2020 and produced on and off until August.

100% of proceeds from purchases and streams of this track made by October 1st, plus $300, will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI, nami.org). NAMI is an important organization that works tirelessly to erase mental health stigmas, to provide support to those in need, and to advocate for public policy to prioritize intervention over incarceration. I am proud to support them in these challenging times and hope that you will too.

lyrics

Forty days and nights of total isolation
Spent wondering if each day will be the final stand-off
You close your eyes but can't stop watching
Nod and smile and keep on walking

And still I'm in the here and now
But the faces ask me how
And the faces look just like you do
I'll fall into a groove
And the faces might approve
But the faces look just like you do

Once you felt secure, but really did you ever
Or is that what you tell yourself to make the present miserable?
You're such a chore to deal with, aren't you?
It always has to be about you

I try to focus on the now
But the faces ask me how
And the faces look just like you do
I'll fall into a groove
And the faces might approve
But the faces look just like you do

She told you to keep in mind all of the wonderful things you have done
The taunt swirls around in your head
You'd be better off gone
Than the next washed-up know-it-all, rambling:

"I invented the next big thing before it happened"
"Someone clearly heard me talking and took it away"
"My problem is that no one can see my genius"
"It's such an unjust world that we live in today"
You're one step closer to your freedom
Go ahead, they're right behind you

I try to focus on the now
But the faces ask me how
And the faces look just like you do
I'll fall into a groove
And the faces might approve
But the faces look just like you do

Try to focus on the now
But the faces ask me how
And the faces look just like you do
I'll fall into a groove
But the faces might approve
And the faces look just like you do
Just like you do

credits

released September 1, 2020
Thanks to Lucas Wood for co-producing and mastering this track.
Thanks to Aidan Robichaud-Ward, for helping me drag a keyboard halfway up a mountain for the cover photo.
And last but not least, thanks to my father, my brother, and countless friends for offering feedback and always putting up with my eccentricities.

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ochrence Los Angeles, California

I'm a vocalist and electronic music producer raised in Maine and currently based in LA. This is my wonky synthpop project.

For more experimental stuff look here: ethancraigo.bandcamp.com.

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