Prelude: the Demo

by Indigo Violet

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released August 11, 2016

Indigo Violet is:
Jacob Peng - Vocals, guitar
Jonah Blaser - Drums
Michael Henley - Vocals, keyboard
Ruian Shi - Bass

Additional vocals by Charlotte Wong Labow on Track 3.

Produced and mixed by Jacob Peng.

All lyrics & music by Jacob Peng except:
"The Blood of the Theatre" - lyrics by Jacob Peng and Michael Henley; music by Jacob Peng
"Lay Me Down" - written by Sam Smith, James Napier, and Elvin Smith

Artwork by Karissa Tam.

Special thanks to Shannon Dunbar, Alex Klingmann, Austin Long, Danika Moir, and Charlotte Wong Labow.

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Track Name: The Blood of the Theatre
Take a breath and count to ten
Open your eyes and maybe then
You'll have the courage to do it
Step forward, but not a moment too soon
Or the flush in your hue will give it away
Back's breaking, hands shaking
Wipe the sweat from your brow
It's now or never long as we're together
Places everybody, the curtain's about to rise

And God only know you're not ready
You're blanking on your first line
You pray to your legs to hold steady
As you run out of time

So give me a tragedy, rip my heart into pieces
Send chills down my spine as the tears fill my eyes
And show me the blood of the theatre
Give me an epic tale of lust, love, and envy with a dash of betrayal
Come one, come all and watch as it comes to life

Give me bloody, give me vengeance
You know what they want, you know what sells tickets
You know how to make them adore you
The stage is set, and not a moment too soon
All eyes are on you, so blow them away
Heart's racing, lights fading
Time to start with the show

Or stop, because you're feeling just a little big nauseous and today just really hasn't been your day, now, has it?

And nothing is just quite as moving
As old-fashioned misery
Even cold hearts need their soothing
As they pulse to the beat
Track Name: Part I
I could never tell a lie to you
My guilty mind would never rest, I'd feed it the same loneliness
And you would never for a second
Believe a single word, you crack me open like your favourite book and

Read me so when you've read all over will you speak about me
And tell me all your favourite parts

About which stories came and gripped your heart
Did you fall for the hero, or did the villain charm you with his
Misplaced morals and his silver tongue
In more ways than the obvious, but you'd know so much better when you

Read me so when you've read all over will you speak about me
And tell me all your favourite parts
No one's ever made it all the way and seen it through
They mark their place where they left off

I could never tell a lie, your words are etched into my mind
I know you never signed up for this, and I'm sorry
I couldn't just control myself, if only I was someone else
Someone better suited to what you want

Fuck

So maybe in some far-off date unknown, when we are different people, I'll walk you to your doorstep and
You'll hold me and you'll beg me not to go
And maybe I could listen, oh maybe, oh maybe I could

Read you so when I trace my fingers down your spine and open
I'll drink in all there is to see
I'll read you and tell you of my favourite paragraphs, the sweetest words
Do you know how beautiful you are to me?
Track Name: Part II
Pick me up, set me down
Stand me tall so I may make you proud
You know how, you always have
You see right through me like I'm made of glass

But I am so sick of being see-through
I'll paint myself over with colours of the deepest hues

The water rises, it's all too much
The overflowing need to feel your touch
Sometimes I wonder, how it was
How did we get here, could you call it love?

But I am so sick of being angry
At nothing at everything and all that lies in between
When two hearts are broken, who is the truly guilty?
If I was a fool then you, you are my queen
Track Name: Part III (Pantalaimon's Lullaby)
Patch yourself up as the old seams start splitting
Embroider a new design
You've gotten so deft with your needle and thread
At telling yourself that you're fine

"So don't, don't worry your pretty little head"
You smile, and as you speak
Your button eyes, right where you hide
Leave tear stains across your cheeks

Here it comes again, it threatens to break you
But you've always coped before
Sewn yourself together as your stuffing starts leaking
Who could ask for more?

"So don't, don't worry your pretty little head"
You smile, and as you speak
Your button eyes, right where you hide
Leave tear stains across your cheeks
Track Name: 3:00 AM
You've been crying again
It's 3:00 AM and you're shaking
I struggle to shake the slumber off to hold you

'Cause you can't trust your friends
And they've been talking about you
I struggle to calm your rapidly beating heart

You've been wanting to die
And I've no right to stop you
So all I can do is selfishly refuse
To let go of your hands, and whisper that I love you
Through teary eyes that watch you slip away

'Cause I don't know how to make it stop
I don't know how to shut them up

The light has left your eyes
It's 3:00 AM and they're empty
So darling, just try to get some sleep
Track Name: Fatale
Take a look, take a listen, drink it all in
Back to the mirror, hands over your skin
See your reflection through other men's eyes
Can you spot the difference between truth and goodbyes?

Whisper so sweetly, over their heads
Tell them "A moment, I'll come back to bed"
Cradle their hopes with the softest caress
Open their throats with your poise and finesse

Tread ever lightly, don't make a peep
I'll leave my door open, blissful in sleep
I'm waiting for you, I know what that means
My friends have gone missing after seeing what I've seen

Seeing what I've seen

Just say you'll remember, say you'll remember me
Track Name: Lay Me Down (Bonus)
Yes, I do, I believe
That one day I will be
Where I was right there
Right next to you

And it's hard
The days just seem so dark
The moon and the stars
Are nothing without you

Your touch, your skin
Where do I begin?
No words can explain
The way I'm missing you

Deny this emptiness
This hole that I'm inside
These tears
They tell their own story

Told me not to cry when you were gone
But the feeling's overwhelming, it's much too strong

Can I lay by your side?
Next to you, you
And make sure you're alright
I'll take care of you
I don't want to be here if I can't be with you tonight

I'm reaching out to you
Can you hear my call?
This hurt that I've been through
I'm missing you, missing you like crazy

You told me not to cry when you were gone
But the feeling's overwhelming, it's much too strong

Can I lay by your side?
Next to you, you
And make sure you're alright
I'll take care of you
I don't want to be here if I can't be with you tonight

I'll read you and tell you all that lies in between your button eyes, right where you hide leave tear stains where every kiss stitched a thread, and I could never tell a lie to you, all I'd ever need to know is in this moment

Can I lay by your side?
Next to you
You