Burn (2016 LP)

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Burn attempts to convey various feelings experienced during/after recovery (falling/rising phoenix). The previous EP (Angel Heights) is about healing at its core. Healing is a process, and some sort of growth--be it positive or negative--is inescapable.

This album is inspired by old poems, songs, and life. I'd describe my music as hopeful, and that's how I hope you feel after listening.
Hope--that's my genre.

Each track can be downloaded individually for free. Sharing, donations, and/or (more importantly) taking the time to listen to my stuff is greatly appreciated. These songs are my own live home recordings with a raw/undoctored sound--real is what I'm going for. Sounds best to me on a good set of flat eq'd speakers or semi-open cans.

'phoenix ↓' is a music/band/poetic project I've been working on the past few years. Much more to come.

Thank you truly and from the heart,
phoenix ↓


p.s. I love to play live and do so often; please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding upcoming shows, lessons, downloads, etc.

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released February 8, 2017

Ethan Mask

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Project: phoenix ↓

Music can change the world. It's as simple as getting into a better headspace. Whether it's through your headphones, speakers, or coming out of your lungs, music can & does change you.

I put my heart in every song--music makes me feel, & that's the best part.

I hope these tunes can make you feel something too.
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Track Name: Burn
Burn (Lyrics/Poem)

"Hello there,
at least you're sober this time

Hand over,
the keys--like this,
I said you can't,
you can't drive

Oh well,
it's awesome how you twirl me around

Oh well,
it's awesome how you burn me

Oh well,
it's awesome how you turn this around

Oh well,
it's awesome how you burn me,
down

Oh...

Hello there,
at least it's over this time

Pull over,
like this--I said you can't,
you can't drive

Oh well,
it's awesome how you twirl me around

Oh well,
it's awesome how you burn

Oh hell,
it's awesome how you'll turn this around

Oh well,
it's awesome how you burn me,
down

Oh...

And it's burning,
and again and again

You are turning,
all alone in your head

It's concerning,
the time that we spend

To taste it,
and waste it,
to start over again

You can burn me all you like

I won't fall

I won't break at all (break it off)

I won't fall

Hello there,
at least it's over--

This time."
Track Name: Miss
Lyrics/Poem:

"Your perfect little house,

At the back of your mind,
You could come on out,
Or meet me inside,
Are you afraid?
Of things I'll never find,
In that creepy little basement,
You fight so hard to hide.

And how long has it been?
Since you dug your teeth in?
And I need to believe,
Tomorrow will come and today will leave.

Not soon enough.

Are you in love?
(Or) With the thought of being in love?
Have you had enough?
Circling around your mind.
This time,
I will help you find me,
In the darkest place of your mind.

And how long has it been?
Since you dug your teeth in?
And I need to believe,
Tomorrow will come and today will leave.

Not soon enough.

And that perfect little house,
At the back of your mind,
Well you could come on out,
Or let (or meet) me inside.
Are you afraid?
Of what I will never fight,
In that creepy little basement,
You've fought so hard to hide.

And how long has it been?
Since you dug your teeth in?
And I need to believe,
Tomorrow will come and today will leave.

Not soon enough."
Track Name: Wings
Lullaby:

"It wasn't like you,
To end the world,
Right?

It wasn't like you?
To hold my hand through the night

It wasn't like you?
To strip the secrets from my soul

It wasn't like you?
To keep me,
Whole

Hold,
On to me,
Girl

The World,
It doesn't need,
A thing

Hold,
To broken wings,
Girl

The world,
Can watch this body sing,
Sing

It wasn't like you?
By surprise

To empty oceans,
Through plain and faded eyes

It wasn't like you?
To start

The leading reason for the beating of my heart

Hold,
On to me,
Girl

The world,
It doesn't need,
A thing

Hold,
To broken wings,
Girl

The world,
Can watch this body,
Break

Lying awake,
Lying to you,

These tides will break,
If you want them to--when you cross the moon

Who floods my mind,
With what self-destructive habits this time?

So easy to feel alive (When your Heart is on Fire),
With failing wings at my side (With flaming Wings at my side)

At my side,
You shouldn't feel this way--it's alright

You shouldn't,
Be afraid--it's alright

You shouldn't,
Walk away--it's alright

You shouldn't believe (bleed)
(You should know)

Hold,
On to me,
Girl

The world,
It doesn't mean a thing,

Hold,
on to Hope,
Girl

The world,
Can watch these bodies'

Wings."
Track Name: Endpiece Kids
Poem/Lyrics:
*(whispered "anti-lyrics" in brackets)*

(Endpiece Kids)

"Sun, (Son)
Hear me out,
It's been the Moon's fault,
Since the Sky fell down

Words, (Words)
I need some help,
It seems all you are with,
Is all I'm without

You leave me alone, (You)
Each and every day,
You leave me alone,
In every single way

(...Something that I've never known, something that has never owned me)

At least I'm not alone to say-- (I hope)

That your stars don't seem to shine, (They never shine)
Through 18 years of your life,
Could they somehow have passed you by? (How the hell could that happen?)
When you had felt like this inside?
And every town feels more alive, (More alive than this shithole)
When you come from the outside, (Out of where?)
You can take this and so can I, (I can't take it, I can't take it)
'Cause you were born and raised to survive

(...And I'll be there)

Sun,
Please don't shout, (Don't tell me what to do)
It's not the Moon's fault,
That Stars walked out (Then who's fault is it?)

Words, (You don't have any)
I need your help, (I can't help you)
It seems all you are with,
Is all I'm without (I'm everything)

You leave me alone, (The way you should be)
Each and every day, (The way we should be)
You leave me alone, (Because I'm an answer, because I'm a cancer)
In every single way (What are you doing to me?)

(And then I could hope for you too)

But your stars don't seem to shine, (And why would they?)
Through 19 years of your life,
Could they somehow have passed you by? (That could be)
When you had felt like shit inside? (Everyday)
And every town feels more alive, (I can't stay here)
When you come from the outside, (Help)
You can take this and so can I, (Can I take this?)
'Cause you were fuckin' made to survive (I can take this)

You, (You)
You, (You)
You, (You)
You."
Track Name: Sad Song
Tell me everything,
Are you still turned on by the cold?
And the love that it brings,
Why can't you just buy yourself a coat?

An easy lover,
An easy cover,
But you don't have to hide,
Despite this easy love tonight,
Something in your eyes doesn't look quite right

Okay listen,
To this song,
The words they aren't too catchy so you won't sing along,
And you won't dance to this--no you won't sing,
I really hope that this time you feel something

Oh no

Tell me anything,
Are you still afraid of the moon?
And the light that it brings,
Shining on the damaged part of you,
That perfect part of you

And who would've guessed?
I ever had a chance,
And who would've known?
I never learned to dance

Well okay listen,
To this song,
The beat is not so up so don't you dare tap along,
And you can't dance to this--no you can't sing,
Just like those fakers on TV who'll sell you anything

And you can't dance to this--you can't sing,
Kickstart that drum inside your chest that stopped beating

Oh no

I don't have the heart,
To write this song,
And to hear you turn and ask "are you okay, what's wrong?",
There's no cure for this--no there's no way,
Well baby that's bullshit you know,
'Cause people change

Oh no

And you will dance to this--and you will sing,
Every single note and word in this life you're missing,
And you can dance to this--and you can sing,
I just hope this time you actually feel something

Oh no

Tell me everything.
Track Name: Ember's End
Ember's End (Write-off)

"December 31st,
A hell of a way to live our lives,
The resolution flirts,
With better ways to spend our time

But only when you see,
You've written off a write-off--no how?
It's only then you'll see,
The everything you could be now

But you want more,
You think you've found an out,
You're coming around,
You're coming around now,
To bleed our insecure,
Hearts out

But you want

Me to understand,
Hey--this could be the end,
But only when you see,
You've written off a write-off--no how?
It's only then you see,
And be everything you could be now

But you want more,
You think you've found me out,
You're coming around,
You're coming around now,
To bleed our insecure,
Hearts out

But you want more,
You think you've found me out,
You're coming around,
Coming around now,
To bleed our insecurities,
All out--

But you want more...

You,
Know,
You

Ember,
I'm trying,
To remember,
The words

But Ember,
I feel it dying,
So please remember,
To Burn

Ember,
I'm trying,
To remember,
The words

But Ember,
I feel it dying, (I'm dying)
So please remember,
To Burn

You want more,
Haven't you had enough yet?
It's never enough,
Never enough no,
Just to feel the feelings come,
And go--

But you want more,
Haven't you had enough yet?
It's never enough,
Never enough no,
Just to feel the feelings come,
And go--

But you want more."
Track Name: ↓
Phoenix Down,
Please hate me,
Reiterate me,
Incinerate me

Phoenix Down,
Please save me,
Uncomplicate me,
Recreate--