The third and most compelling EP from the Dallas natives Belle Epoque. A passionate album showcasing the raw talent and beauty that has always defined these hard-working musicians. Whether you prefer head-bobbing intensity or sweet, beautiful melodies, this album has it all for you.
released 14 August 2012
Recorded at Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced, engineered and mixed by Matt Goldman
Mastered by Nolan Brett at Crystal Clear Studios in Dallas, Texas
All songs written by Belle Epoque
Guest vocals on Disappear by Gage Speas
Artwork by Ryan Davis
Photography by Alexander Eggebeen
Belle Epoque is:
Kyle Istook - Vocals/Piano
Aaron Anthony - Guitar/Vocals
Sebastian Kerravcic - Bass
David Conley - Drums
Casey Brajevich - Guitar/Vocals
forget the moonlight. i never thought i would be here into the night, my sight is failing fast. theres something coming now, i can hear the footsteps pound as my heart is racing, time is running out. dont bury the truth, it'll only get you down and out the hard way. don't say I didn't warn you, cause tonight might be the last chance to walk away. i wanted to get out to pretend i was changed for the best, as i lied through my teeth. and i was waiting, i had things on my mind i don't need. when it was over, i was falling down, turned around, i looked the same but i felt the part. sand was slipping through the cracks i pulled myself from the ground and came inside. the hours passed, moments started fading. the only thing i could do was try to get away.
Track Name: Tight Rope Walker
i fear when i fall, i can't breathe. it starts inside my head and moves through every vein. i never knew the truth. i always thought that id be fine. i never seemed removed. i always kept it all inside. you always claimed to be much better than i thought you were. i never needed you to tell me that and id be fine. i fear when i fall i can't breathe (you know its over, its over again). it starts inside my head and moves though every vein. i never saw the gun, when it was pressed against my head. i never tried to run, i could've made it out alive. I've heard it all before, i never opened my eyes at all. take it as it comes and walk away, cmon just get out. you wanted, you needed, you never believed it was right before your very eyes. you took it and changed it and i was afraid, but i couldn't lead myself astray. you wanted, you needed, you never believed it was right before your very eyes. you took it and changed it and i was afraid, but i couldn't let myself down.
Track Name: Not Going Home
the competent will be the bearers of the future when the storms invade our homes. will we last one more night? are we strong enough to survive? were not going home. when there is nothing left, save you strength and carry on. will we last one more night? are we strong enough to survive? the water is full of poison and the smoke is filling up our lungs, no where to go. i will withstand the collapse of time. i will reach out, i will embrace the ending. beliefs carry us over. the weak and hopeless surrender. break free from the chains that bind you, destroying everything you've ever known. hold on love, its cold and dark. if i could see the sun one last time i would know that i was on the path.
Track Name: Disappear
Bones, they say, are resistant to breaking when you take care of them. won't you see whats inside you make you whole makes you strong? and your fear is the one thing you must overcome. sleep your worries all away. just close your eyes and disappear from the world. you'll be safe and sound here in your bed, and the demons that you keep will fade. then, i could almost hear your voice loud and clear, but the waves they were crashing on my chest. i was lost, i was tarnished, i was gone before i was home. keep me safe, keep me warm, keep me close. keep me out of the storm, bring me home.
Track Name: Mannequin
oh there it goes again, the rain beat down upon our face, and who would've guessed it? we're not done. big scars covering all you see. we’re broken but not defeated, we won't back down. then the mannequins arms started to move and it lit up like a figure holding something in his hands. i thought it was a candle, turned out to be quicksand. i called your name, but nothing could ever change the way you felt. who would've guessed it, we're not done. if you could open up the sun, then you'll feel the light inscribe your eyes. this is not a test.
Track Name: Until the End
Say your eyes were never open wide, would you see the end of the road up ahead, honestly? where did your courage go? you're weaker than before. your body's breaking down from the fear i can sense in your voice. keep from distraction. would you carry the weight of the world on your back, would you swallow it down? would you care if they came and demanded it back? are we too far gone, are we too far to mention? you've been tangled, closed, beneath the symmetry. without a grip you've failed to believe in anything anymore. your hands are dirty now, like they've never been before, tied up and bound to the bed that you've made for yourself. have we buried ourselves in our own graves? keep them distracted. we're all bound to fall, a lesson we refuse to see now. But, in the end, when everything is black, when everything is shut out you will break out, you've gotta break out.