Rough (2007​-​13 Demo)

by phoenix ↓

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Old songs from my first demo: 'Rough'.

These are old/rough songs that I've come to love and can't let go. Unpolished, clipping, offbeat--they're an imperfect part of me.

This tracklist will likely continue to grow. These songs have been with me for a long time.

- Some old fingerstyle--air tapping (more on the way):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=buS9beS5WTI (Leaking - Solo)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2uKEDnUdBE (Angel Heights - Alt.)

- Youth4Music Article:
youth4music.ca/portfolio-item/youth-voices-ethan-mask/
(Pretty cool organization I encourage you to check out!)

- Older--and much rougher--tracks can be found on ReverbNation:
www.reverbnation.com/ethanmask

Thanks so much for listening,
Ethan

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released February 8, 2017

Ethan Mask

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Ethan Mask Ontario

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: Wounds
At least we try,
I don't have the words,
but I think you might--
understand

That you and I,
what we have is worth it,
your stronger light,
and your fight to bend

'Cause what's not perfect,
is so worth saving,
so let's re-open our Wounds

And let our scars cry,
out words incredible,
and show the world just what we've been through

Our Wounds

At least we try,
I don't have the words,
but I think you might--
understand

That baby you and I,
what we are is perfect,
your strongest light,
your fight to mend

'Cause what's not broken,
is so worth fighting for,
so let's re-open our Wounds

And let our scars sing,
out words incredible,
and show the world just who we are

Our Wounds.
Track Name: A Okay (Old Demo)
Come what may,
'Cause they're everywhere,
Inside.
Please,
Don't stay,
'Cause I'll remember you,
And you'll remember me.

Come in,
Be quiet,
'Cause I'm asleep.
You should have seen what you've done to you,
'Cause it's all around me,
And it's all around you,
And it's all waiting to--

Come what may,
'Cause they are everywhere,
Inside of me.
Please,
Don't stay,
'Cause they'll remember you,
And they'll dismember me.

With beautiful lips,
And beautiful eyes,
There's beautiful colour in the beautiful skies,
There's beautiful meaning in beautiful lies,
Why won't you listen to me?

It's the damned cold night on the winter's edge and I know,
I've been here twice and I've never felt so alone,
Your vacant stare in the night,
Broken Glass you hold so tight,
Your Eyes are wide and reality is sinking,
In.

'Cause it's all around me,
And it's all around you,
And it's all waiting to--
No, it's not for me,
And it's not for you,
It's not something we choose.

It's A-Okay.
Track Name: Heroes (Old Demo)
'Cause then she asked for the time,
And he said 'When would you like?'
She said 'The time of my life',
'Would be fine'

So she whispered a lie,
'And I will stay by your side',
'But you should commit',
'Because it's cold tonight'

Hello,
My name is,
Hesitant--truly

And she has places to hide,
And he has secrets to keep,
The bruises under her eyes,
The Weakness in his knees

'Cause he has places to go,
And he has people to meet,
And he needs them to know,
The expectations he meets

You walk on by,
Never mind the time of day,
Do you give a damn anyway?
But you'll walk on by,
She isn't part of your life,
Would it kill you to care?
For all the rumors and stares?

Hello,
My name is,
Ignorant

And then she said 'I want out',
And then he said 'You won't mind',
And then she said 'You're without', ('You're an out')
'But you have something inside' ('But you are nothing inside')

And then he said 'You want out?'
Then he said 'I won't lie',
'Cause then he said 'You're without 'cause I have something else in mind'

Then she screamed 'I want out',
Then he said 'I don't mind'
So she whispered the notes,
That made him push her inside

It's when he tore off her clothes,
It's when he took what he liked,
It's when he reached for her throat,
It's when she reached for his knife

Hello,
My name is,
Ignorant,
Hesitant,
And Innocence

She screamed 'Show me your fists',
''Cause they're as clean as my wrists',
'Don't act so surprised',
'There's nothing secret in this lie/life'

(In this life) It's what you don't say,
That made her tear out her heart,
And made her throw it away

Hello,
My name is,
Hesitant--
Are you?

Hello,
My name is,
Ignorant--
Are you?

Hello,
My name is,
Innocent--

...Are you?
Track Name: Burn (Original - Old Demo)
Hello there,
at least you're sober this time.

Hand over the keys,
like this you can't drive.

It's awesome how you twirl me,
around.
It's awesome how you take me up to burn me,
out.

Hello there,
at least it's over this time.

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

It's awesome how you twirl me around.
Really it's awesome how you take me up to burn me,
down.

It's burning,
again and again,
You're turning,
all alone in your head,
it's concerning,
the time that we spend,
to taste it,
and waste it,
and start over again.

Hello there,
at least it's over,
this time.
Track Name: EMH (Don't Settle For The Moon)
It's been awhile since I've been here,
Felt the Earth and Breathed the Air,
It could take a while but if you still care,
Maybe you can meet me here.

But didn't you know?
Home is where the heart is,
But where did that go?
You've been kidding yourself,
Waiting for the chance to go.
Taking after something,
But didn't you know?
That I'm alright.

Can we please take our time?
Would it help you find your way if I found mine?
And all these words we say we feel?
Despite feeling fine,
I don't think I've fully healed.

But didn't you know?
Home is where the heart is, (Home is where it's hardest)
But where did that go?
You've been kidding yourself.
Waiting for the chance to go,
And leave it all behind you,
But didn't you know?

Where did it go now?
Where did it go?
Where did you go now?
Where did you go?

And I guess we can't stay,
Come just to leave me out,
Why does it always go away?
When I've finally figured me out?

Maybe the sun never sets,
If you don't settle for the moon,
'Cause baby I haven't slept yet,
'Cause I've been thinking of you,
And the things that we said,
When we were chasing after nowhere,
Well have we gotten there yet?
No.

Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Track Name: Rain (Old Ambience Demo)
Phone lights up to,
A beautiful parade,
I know one or two/too,
(Too) comfort the Rain

Low,
Low

Come pour,
Come to reason again,
Free fall,
You

Come light,
Cover me,
Leave nothing--
They take

They take for you,
Lie for miles,
I believe

Home lights up too,
In full parade,
I know one or two/too,
(Too) find comfort in the Rain

Sky for miles
Track Name: Weapon (Alternate Ending)
Well you can say what you want,
It really couldn't matter to me,
I hope you got what you wanted,
But where would that leave me?

I want you to feel again,
To hold me tight like your Weapon,
And I want you to feel again,
Or maybe just pretend to

Well you can move all you want,
It really couldn't matter to me,
And we don't have to change ourselves,
I know you all too well

What does this mean for me?
Where do I have to go?
Why do I have to bleed?
Just for your self-control?

If I don't owe you anything,
Then why can't you let me know?
If I don't owe you anything,
Then why don't you let me go?

Let me go

Please,
Let it blow,
Let it out,
Of here

Please,
Let it out,
Let it down,
From here

No,
You're not fit,
To be my leader

No not again,
Hold on tight,
To your Weapon.
Track Name: Wounds (Extended)
At least we try,
I don't have the words,
but I think you might--
understand

That you and I,
what we have is worth it,
your stronger light,
and your fight to bend

'Cause what's not perfect,
is so worth saving,
so let's re-open our Wounds

And let our scars cry,
out words incredible,
and show the world just what we've been through

Our Wounds

At least we try,
I don't have the words,
but I think you might--
understand

That baby you and I,
what we have is perfect,
your strongest light,
your fight to mend

'Cause what's not broken,
is so worth fighting for,
so let's re-open our Wounds

And let our scars sing,
out words incredible,
and show the world just who we are

Our Wounds.