The canons of modern day pop music are replete with love songs; narratives detailing the subject of falling into, being within, & aching without love. But few concern themselves with the wearisome reality regarding the fall out of love. Sometimes the descent is guillotine quick, & then sometimes it’s painfully prolonged; the proverbial snail across a razorblade. French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre described this drawn-out dirge of resentment & self-deception as an act of bad faith, in the sense that individuals willingly deny their authenticity in order to save face in light of social constructs & misguided values. Sometimes, the most ethical route towards truth is through the exit.
couldn’t believe you if I tried
won’t even look me in the eye
& if you did I’d have to lie
because you know it’s never fine
& if you could just take the time
because we ain’t seeing eye to eye
you know this shit ain’t going to fly
so close to the fan
everyone knows that the ceiling
could never be high enough
to keep up with where your head’s been
to tell you the truth, I’ve grown so tired
& I’m really just sick of this
so who’s going to be the first one to call it quits?
released January 13, 2017
All material written, performed, produced, arranged, mixed, & mastered by Chase Fiorenza & Matthew Smith.
Bass Guitar parts arranged & performed by Michael Levine.