Fragments

by The Violet Hour

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released 29 May 2015

The Violet Hour is:
Kenneth Sabbar – guitar
Keith Bauer – bass
Ignacio Catral – drums
Karen Muehlbauer – vocals/synth/acoustic guitar

All songs written by The Violet Hour
Recorded and mixed by Kenneth Sabbar
Mastered by Matt Miller at Mission Control Audio
Photography and design by Ignacio Catral

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Indie rock band from Milwaukee, Wisc.

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Track Name: Young Spirits
When we were struttin’ down the street
It was at the Vox we’d meet
The jukebox played our favorite songs
That feeling nothing could go wrong

We were young spirits
We were young spirits

We used to meet our single friends
Pint glasses seemed to have no end
We’d stay out like we didn’t care
Like work was no burden to bear

We were young spirits
We were young spirits

We always had each others’ ears
The place would change over the years
Turned out that we would all change, too
As older age will do to you

Where did the time go?
What do we have to show?
Where did the time go?
What do we have to show?
Where did the time go?
What do we ever know?
Where did the time go?
What do we ever know?

We try to lead our double lives
And reminisce about the times
The jukebox played our favorite songs
That feeling nothing could go wrong

Friends were just steps away
Now we’ve gone our separate ways
Friends were just steps away
Now we’ve gone our separate ways

We were young spirits
We were young spirits

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh...
Track Name: Pleasure Fountain
I worry, worry takes me over
Trying to meet expectations
I hurry, hurry is the fashion
Making no time for reflection

We spend so much time looking into
Mir rors without really seeing ourselves
We,are so removed from what matters
Inside of our shells

I worry, worry about others
Standards that I have to follow
I hurry, hurry is the reason
It’s all built up inside of my head

We spend so much time looking into
Mir rors without really seeing ourselves
We,are so removed from what matters
Inside of our shells

The pleasure fountain calms me down, it makes me feel alright
Amidst the busy city lights, it's such a pleasant sight
The rushing rushing rushing water, it settles me down
Amidst the busy city noise, it's such a pleasant sound

We spend so much time looking into
Mir rors without really seeing ourselves
We,are so removed from what matters
Inside of our shells
Track Name: Evil News
There's something going on
There's something in their eyes
There's something going down
Have you heard the cries?
Reporters calling it
The story of the year
Trying to make sales
So we all live in fear

Headlines breaking out
Alarming undertones
Intended to scare
Too naïve to know
They’re messing with our heads
With their embellishment
Sensationalizing
The significance

I have to stop listening
To the news, it's killing me
We have to stop living
In fear because of

Evil
Oh oh oh
Evil
Oh oh oh

There’s something going on
In some part of the world
There's something going down
Haven't you all heard?
Their words are animals
Waiting to break free
Attacking every sense
Of sensibility

Exclamation points
Exaggerating truth
The story’s on their side
And we all follow suit
They’re going to extremes
Twisting right to wrong
The story will be done
As a new one comes along

I have to stop listening
To the news, it's killing me
We have to stop living
In fear because of

Evil
Oh oh oh
Evil
Oh oh oh
Track Name: Beeze
Now we have been warned
Of a dark, impending storm
That this uprising will win
Time and time again they're wrong
Yes, they're wrong

Not making any sense
No facts for their defense
All they have to say
Is the doctrine is the way to live
it's no way to live

The happier we are
The more you'd think they'd be
Outrage is our proof
But the opposite is truth for them
Not for us

Under the microscope
I am uncomfortable
Under the microscope
I am uncomfortable

Your love swarms me like bees, like bees
Your love swarms me like bees, like bees

You seem perfect in my eyes
Winds have surfaced, gone in time
You seem perfect in my eyes
Winds have surfaced, gone in time

Not making any sense
No facts for their defense
All they have to say
Is the doctrine is the way to live
it's no way to live

The happier we are
The more you'd think they'd be
Outrage is our proof
But the opposite is truth for them
Not for us

You seem perfect in my eyes
You seem perfect in my eyes
Winds have surfaced, gone in time

You seem perfect in my eyes
You seem perfect in my eyes
Winds have surfaced, gone in time
Track Name: War Beach War
Through all these years
Fought with yourself
Outside, so calm
Inside, a fight

Torn back and forth
Pulled up and down
Like a boat that storms
Into the shore

You tried to escape
Your head, Normandy
Thoughts soldier on
But you will come out strong
Stronger than ever before

They’ll raid by sea
Use any means
You’ll take them down
You will survive

Dark for so long
At battles’ end
Like a blinding light
It will take time

The world seems new
When introduced
Through different eyes
But you will come out strong
Stronger than ever before

Adjust to the world that you now live in
Adjust to the world that you now live in

You’ve been through it all before
You know your time is worth more
You will end this war beach war
You will end this, you will end this
You’ve been through it all before
You know your time is worth more
You will end this war beach war
You will end this, you will end this
Track Name: Cubism
Eyes are glazed
Fixed on screens
Wondering
What we're missing

These fake walls
Are closing in
Consuming
Everything

Day in and day out
Time goes slowly by
Trapped inside these cubes
Here we spend our lives

Wish for days
To go faster
We're waiting for
Something better

Where's the spark
Where's the art
In wasting days
And losing dreams

Day in and day out
Time goes slowly by
Trapped inside these cubes
Here we spend our lives

We’re not robots
We’re not machines
We’re not any
Any of these things

No no no no
No no no no

Tick tock tick tock
Tick tock tick tock
Track Name: Un-American
Tote their guns
Cause they’re the ones
Who own this place
This country is theirs
Take a drag
And wave the flag
Cause it belongs
To people like them

But we all don’t live like them
Guess we’re un-American
No we all don’t live like them
Guess we’re un-American

They guzzle gas
They could care less
That the future
Depends on them, too
Forget what’s fair
Cause they’re the judge
Of anyone
Who’s different from them

But we all don’t live like them
Guess we’re un-American
No we all don’t live like them
Guess we’re un-American

We’re un-American
I guess we don’t fit in
I guess we don’t belong

Judge our way of life
‘Cause they are so far right
That they can’t see they’re wrong

We’re un-American
‘Cause we are different than
The ones who go along

In this society
If there’s no conformity,
I guess we don’t belong
Track Name: Randy, Convince Yourself
Randy, convince yourself
That you are always right
Randy, convince yourself
But we know all your lies

So condescending in your
Actions they stole our spirits
So we will regain control
We will make sure you hear it

Randy, convince yourself
That you are always right
Randy, convince yourself
But we know all your lies

Conflicing interests in all
The power that you could get
You held us back so we left
And you lost out in the end

Randy, convince yourself
That you are always right
Randy, convince yourself
But we know all your lies

Randy, convince yourself
But we know all your lies
Track Name: Same Old Tired Ways
Well, you’ve worn out busted
All the cracks are rusted
Well, you’ve worn out busted
These same old tired ways

Time to pack up your lies
Cut these frazzled ties
Time to pack up your lies
‘Cause we’ve run out of time

Well, we waited so long
For the change to come
Well, we waited so long
For everything to break

We’ve been waiting for too long
We’ve been singing the same old song
We’ve been waiting for too long
We’ve been singing the same old song

Well, you’ve worn out busted
All the cracks are rusted
Well, you’ve worn out busted
These same old tired ways
Track Name: Joyful Dream
Every day I wake up to
The sun and you’ve already gone
90 miles to the west
Twelve hours til you’re home

I wait for snow to melt away
The lifeless gray and darkest days
And think how lovely that it is
You’re coming home to me

There becomes a time
When waking is better
Than sleeping is
We’re here in this joyful dream, this joyful dream

Seasons change and things become
Easy in the springtime sun
To and from on 94
A distance worth our love

I wait for you, the engine runs
I greet you at the downtown stop
And think how lovely that it is
You’re coming home to me

There becomes a time
When waking is better
Than sleeping is
We’re here in this joyful dream, this joyful dream

Things have never been so good
I keep waiting for something to change
Things have never been easy
I keep waiting to accept the blame

I hope it lasts forever
Hope it lasts forever
Hope it lasts forever