Honesty

by The Purge

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Derek Karnes
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Derek Karnes While I tend to fall out of Goth/Industrial these days (please don't take my card, black is still my favorite color) and into other genres, The Purge always brings me back. The track "Self Repair" really hit home for me, lyrically and musically. The Cure influence is unmistakable, but it's also obviously a unique homage and not a stolen sound. Highly recommended. Favorite track: Self Repair (Alethea's Song).
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VampyreBytes "Honesty" is the most "The Purge-iest" album. I was only a few songs in when I first wrote this, but yeah..... Holy Frack man. It's like the Purge used to hide behind curtains of The Cure and Thomas just stripped the curtains away and left himself exposed and it's beautiful. It's everything I love about Nur Black but as The Purge.
This album is just ... The Purge. Favorite track: It's Not Your Fault (Dark Places).
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1.
Honesty 04:20
I could use venom either way Tonic or toxic, lust gets obnoxious Breakin' away, tryna heal Like I give a damn about how I feel Like I give a damn about how I feel Like I give a damn about how I feel I could use passion either way Productive/destructive, something corrupted Something to trust in and heal Like I give a damn about how you feel Like I give a damn about how you feel Like I give a damn about how you feel I could use venom either way Tonic or toxic, forgiving what's caustic Reaching out, trying to heal Like I give a damn about how I feel Like I give a damn about how I feel I could use venom either way I could use passion either way I could use venom either way I could use passion either way I could use venom either way I could use passion either way I could use venom either way I could use passion either way I could use venom either way I could use passion either way I could use venom either way I could use passion either way I could use venom either way I could use passion either way I could use venom either way I could use passion either way I could use venom either way
2.
Miss You 04:30
I will miss you When the night is done I will miss you When the night is over I will miss you When you kiss me I will miss you When you're with me I will miss you When we sleep as one I will miss you Because we're in love I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you When you kiss me I will miss you When you're with me I will miss you When we sleep as one I will miss you Because we're in love I will miss you When the night is done I will miss you When the night is over I will miss you When you kiss me I will miss you When you're with me I will miss you When we sleep as one I will miss you Because we're in love I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you When you kiss me I will miss you When you're with me I will miss you When we sleep as one I will miss you Because we're in love Because we're in love Because we're in love Do you miss me? Do you miss me? Do you miss me? Do you miss me? I will miss you When the night is done I will miss you When the night is over I will miss you When you kiss me I will miss you When you're with me I will miss you When we sleep as one I will miss you Because we're in love I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you I will miss you When you kiss me I will miss you When you're with me I will miss you When we sleep as one I will miss you Because we're in love
3.
A distant voice from distant days Something new starting to crawl through the waves I used to think things couldn't change And that my fate and all my choices were already made But all that's starting to change It's a question of choice It's a question of choice This time I'm choosing to change Something calm in the twilight air Becoming so suddenly aware A damaged you, a damaged me Repairing so similarly I feel me starting to change I feel me starting to change A damaged you, a damaged me, Repairing so similarly And I don't flinch when you stand near The first time in a long time I don't feel fear A damaged you, a damaged me, Repairing so similarly And I don't flinch when you stand near The first time in a long time I don't feel fear A damaged you, a damaged me, Repairing so similarly And I don't flinch when you stand near The first time in a long time I don't feel fear A damaged you, a damaged me, Repairing so similarly I feel safe when you are here The first time in a long time I don't feel fear
4.
Mirages 04:16
Feel safe; be safe Feel safe; be safe What I want for you, I want for me What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you Feel safe; be safe What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you Life can be a sad mirage I don't want to sabotage again Life can be a sad mirage I don't want to sabotage again Life can be a sad mirage (What I want for me, I want for you) I don't want to sabotage again Life can be a sad mirage (What I want for me, I want for you) I don't want to sabotage again again again What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you What I want for me, I want for you
5.
I was learning how to live when I dove in I was afraid, but I got brave and I wrote a different song to sing I can love me now Even when sad winds howl And I can learn to love you too And wait for the tides to allow I am the sun: A consistent, warm, recurrent star At night I'll become the moon And raise oceans for you from afar I was learning to forgive myself For all the guilt I wore I loved broken hearts with broken love And wrote broken songs in the dark but I can love me now Even when sad winds howl And I can learn to love you too And wait for the tides to allow I am the sun: A consistent, warm, recurrent star At night I'll become the moon And raise oceans for you from afar I can love what is past I can love what is now I can love and say, "What will be, will be" I can love you the way you deserve because I love me While we're alive I'm glad we have this While we're alive I'm glad we exist I can love me now Even when sad winds howl And I can learn to love you too And wait for the tides to allow I am the sun: A consistent, warm, recurrent star At night I'll become the moon And raise oceans for you from afar I am the sun: A consistent, warm, recurrent star At night I'll become the moon And raise oceans for you from afar
6.
Anxiety 03:50
Say "Hi" for me I get anxiety There's a real person who I've met before Someone out there who I love and adore I say everything to her, maybe too much sometimes I can't tell if I'm okay or if I'm just losing my mind Say "Hi" for me I get anxiety I get anxiety because I grew up lonely I act out when I'm nervous; I think people disappear I'm tryna change and make my own self happy But I get shaky when I think I'll never see you again Say "Hi" for me I get anxiety It's crazy how needy I feel like I am, and I get so guilty around it, and then that kinda spirals out, y'know? Things will be fine, and I'll have so much going on, and then the next thing you know I'm alone with my thoughts and I'll just think about how much I miss you. And I'll think about you while I'm doing other things too, don't get me wrong, and it'll be great and I'll feel inspired, but remember that time I told you about when I was a little kid and I peed on the carpet just to impress my friend because I thought he was starting to not be my friend anymore? It's like that. I care about you and your ambitions more than anyone else's in this world, but when I don't hear from you for a while I get nervous and feel like you've already disappeared, and I'm trying to get help to figure out why, but, I guess, in the meantime Say "Hi" for me I get anxiety Say "Hi" for me I get anxiety (Rain, rain, go away, don't come back until I say) (Rain, rain, go away, don't come back until I say) Say "Hi" for me (Rain, rain, go away, don't come back until I say) (Rain, rain, go away, don't come back until I say) I get anxiety
7.
Demons 02:19
You have so many ways to stay away I tried so many days to be back tomorrow Sometimes there's a lot to say We say enough to get through the day Sometimes there's a lot to say And we keep demons inside I told you I would fight for you Against you if I needed to I told you what was in my mind And you kept demons inside But I've got faith and trust When we're afraid we'll go from dust to dust I've got faith and trust We can raise from the ashes what's left of us Because I've got faith and trust I want to show you faith and trust Because I've got faith and trust I want to know your demons
8.
I remember the calm inside your house And the sunlight dancing in your room And the way it felt to watch you come and go I watched you come and go and I fell in love I fell in love with you And I've tried to feel that calm again I fell in love with you But we always have to go You caught my eye inside a dream And I tried not to let you hold me up, but some nights I wasn't enough for me I got used to the way it felt to see you crawling through the waves to me And when we both choked back the ocean I fell in love with you And I tried to churn the seas again I fell in love with you But we always have to go When I remember the floor, I know now Sometimes there's a lot to say We can't go there every day But when your voice reached me across the sea I fell in love with you I fell in love with you And I've tried to feel that calm again I fell in love with you But we always have to go But today I felt the calm Today I learned the calm was never you Today the calm was inside me Today I learned that the calm was just something you had to teach me
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10.
Sometimes you get to choose Who lives and who dies Sometimes you get to choose who lives and who dies And if you don't decide Someone else becomes your guide It's not your fault when they can't love It's not your fault when you're not loved Sometimes you have to lie To survive in dark places When you relinquished pride You were running from your light Don't forget The decades spent Don't forget the times That you were silenced It's not your fault when they can't love It's not your fault when you're not loved When you gave everything, but it was never enough, The guilt felt like home But it was never meant to be a place for you to live And it felt like creatures crawling on your skin And you scratched at it for years And I know it hurt, because I felt it too But now we can see the pain for what it is
11.
The Purge 03:48
I was afraid to let myself feel when we met But I had already made a choice to heal I asked why I was afraid to disappear from me And I asked why I was afraid that you would disappear I don't have all the answers But I can make a choice To do everything different And be brave And I don't care if I'm completely wrong about you Never finding out might be the biggest mistake of my life And I already told you I would rather be alone And be your friend Then settle for anyone again And it hurt And it might hurt again To trust and change But we have demons that need to be purged And I don't care if I'm completely wrong about you Never finding out might be the biggest mistake of my life And I already told you That this is gonna be different This friendship will last will last will last I want to see us heal And I want this to be real I'm in love with you And I want us to purge our demons I'm in love with you And I want us to trust and heal and feel again I want to see us heal And I want this to be real
12.
Sleep now sister Sleep now darling This was all born to be Now rise from the grave You don't need to build a world You're already in one and you're safe Some days I don't believe it But we made it and we're safe Sleep now brother Sleep now darling I am here beside you And now it's gone You don't need to build a world You're already in one and you're safe Some days I don't believe it But we made it and we're safe Tonight We're above the waves Let's go sister Let's go brother You don't need to build a world You're already in one and you're safe Some days I don't believe it But we made it and we're safe Tonight We're above the waves Tonight We're above the waves

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released August 5, 2019

Songs written and produced by Thomas Duerig.

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