Crisscrossed (2017 EP)

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Collection of new/old poems and songs--stay tuned = music pun...

Inspired by life and getting through it. It's my hope these songs will help you feel something inspiring in your life. Music is truly an incredible outlet.

All songs here are live home recordings. I keep it minimal and record vocals and guitar at the same time so you're sort of getting a live experience with each song. I don't do any 'correction' type editing. Not that I'm against it, it just wouldn't be the real/raw experience I'm trying to convey otherwise.

Most of these songs were recorded shortly after they were written--it's my hope you can hear the emotion that inspires them.

Deepest thanks to everyone who continue to listen & support what I do.

Love,
phoenix ↓


p.s. Some poetry: ethanmask.deviantart.com/gallery/

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released July 14, 2017

Ethan Mask

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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: ALT 25
Track Name: Crisscrossed
Crisscross,
I'm at a loss,
For words,
These days,
I really feel it,
Today

Crisscross,
Applesauce,
And other shit,
Kids say,
I really hope,
You're okay

Would you please?
Let her sing for me,
Let her sing for you

Would you please?
Let her heartbeat,
Next to you

Would you please?
Play your song for me,
I'll play my song for you

And scratched knees,
On kids playing hopscotch,
Kids just like you

Could you please?
Play your heart for me,
Play your heart for you

Could you please?
Let her heartbeat,
Beat right on through.
Track Name: Heartbeat
Death threats and bedhead,
Is where I'm at lately,
Where I can be more or less,
For your own safety

I notice you noticing,
I can't help but notice,
What's not worth noticing

No.

Death threats and bedhead,
It's rather simple lately,
Where I can be more than this

I notice you noticing,
Oh well is it worth...

Simple things will bring me down,
Low,
Simple life is over now,
Simple how you just twirl me around,
I know,
Our simple life is over now

We lack communication,
Sometimes,
We lack participation,
In our lives

Simple things will bring me down,
Low,
Simple time is over--
Simple how you will twirl this around--
I know,
Our simple life is over now...

Lately,
I am ashamed,
For being who you told me,
To be

Lucid dreaming awake,
How can you breathe,
In this place?

Lately,
I'm not afraid,
To fill in my faults,
With your hate

And I feel tomorrow today,
How can you stay in this,
Shape?

Lately,
I'm not okay,
Lucid dreaming life away,

I can't feel your heartbeat,
How can you love less than you,

Hate?
Track Name: Infinity
Hello,
Welcome to my head,
You know,
I think you were always part of it

No,
Is this as good as it gets?
'Cause I've been digging around,
And all the holes that I've found,
Haven't pulled me out yet

You light,
The night sky,
The highlight,
In my life,
You floss right through me,
Through skylines

How low,
Would be your bet?
'Cause it's been 10 long years,
Since I started it

I know,
It's all in my head,
But it's been crawling around,
Oh It's been dragging you down,
Well has it pushed you away yet?

You light,
The night sky,
The highlight,
In my life,
You floss right through me,
Through skylines

'Cause you`re the right high,
The right fix,
The ice in my veins,
Are you losing it?
No

Because you might risk,
You might die,
The feeling,
A feeling,
Close to you and I,
Are you losing it?

Hello,
Welcome to my head,
You know,
This was never fucking part of it

I know,
You try your best,
Then your arms wrapped around me,
And your warmth that surrounds me--
Hasn't slipped my mind yet

You light,
The night sky,
The highlight,
In my life,
You floss right through me,
Through skylines--
Through Infinity

Until the sun finally dies,
And the moon tries to reach its place,
To change emotion is to rain,
To die and fall right back again

'Cause you're the right high,
The right fix,
The ice in my veins,
Are you losing it?
No

Because you might risk,
You might die,
The feeling,
Of feeling,
Close to you and I,
Are you losing it?

No,
Not Ever.
Track Name: Note To Self (Still Here)
Keep your head down,
Hold me out,
And we don't believe it'll change,
We don't believe you,
Can we?

And the more we travel,
In two distinctly different paths,
I can't relate,
To,
You

They inform me to pass,
Break time and heal,
In your own special way,
Break ties with me--don't be alone,
You knew but you bit anyway

And it don't belong here--I'm here

I'm here,
I'm still here,
I'm here,
I'm still here,
I'm here,
I'm still here

Here.
Track Name: Adelaide
- Adelaide -

Open end engine,
Roaring and turning,
Crisscross I'm feeling,
Crisscross I'm learning

Don't open this engine,
Shaking--not working,
Keep close O's and X's,
Keep me from burning

...

We feel our strongest,
When we burn out the moon,
We don't belong to August anymore,
We don't belong to you

Adelaide,
It's over,
Adelaide,
It's only just begun,
Adelaide,
You're coming around,
Adelaide,
You're falling,
You're falling,
Down

Plastic forks and knives,
Don't quite feel right,
'Cause we can't afford the good stuff,
'Cause we can't afford that lie/life

Adelaide,
It's over,
Adelaide,
Well it's only just begun,
Adelaide,
You're coming around--
Adelaide

(You know you)
(You knew me)

Burnout my soul,
With these wings by my side--
I'm alive

Burnout my soul,
With these wings by my side--
I'm alive

Burnout my soul, (Experience thoughtfulness)
With these wings, (Presence and ending)
By my side, (Out of mind--end what this is)
I'm alive (Lost within finding--Crisscross)

Burnout my soul, (Experience deadliness)
With these wings, (Prolonged to warning)
By my side, (Out of mind--do you know what/if this is?)
I'm alive (To stop fire from hurting--exhaust is pouring out of you)

No,
Please don't,
Look me in the eye,
While I'm spilling out these guts for you

Please don't,
You look the other way,
While I'm talking to you,
Talking to you

Adelaide,
It's over,
Adelaide,
It's only just begun,
Adelaide--

It's over.
Track Name: Blue
I don't know why,
But I've been here,
Out on the waves,
Before

I don't know how,
But you stayed right by my side,
And you never let,
Go

I don't know why,
But it's in here,
I never felt,
So Blue

Get out of my mind,
But you'd stay right through the night,
No you never let,
Go

I don't know why,
But it's in here,
Out of my mind,
So Blue

The more that I try,
To fit in here,
The farther away I get,
From you

I don't know why,
But it's in here,
Out of my mind,
So Blue

I hope you decide,
To live the rest of your life,
Don't you ever let--
Go

Lately,
I can't see you,
You're barely,
Coming through

Maybe,
You should be you,
Am I getting through,
To you?

Out in the white,
I've been here,
I never felt,

So Blue.