Bedfellows: The Forgotten Daughter

by Bastions

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released January 27, 2014

Recorded 19-23 of August 2013 at Brighton Electric
Produced & mixed by Jag Jago, assisted by Mike Lord & Thom Mills
Mastering by Brad Boatright at Audioseige

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Bastions are a visceral alternative/hardcore band hailing from the most northern point of Wales.

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Track Name: Empty Vessel
Polaroid pictures of youth
Stretched across an empty room
Holding on to what I miss
I lost myself writing this
The desperate youth tell themselves it isn’t forever
But your tongue tastes bitter, and the stink is on your collar
I gave up on life after giving up on help
So I lie in a bed of scabs where I left myself

Let my soul sing
Let my spirit fly
I wonder what you’re thinking now?

Tell me who I was, I can’t accept what I’m becoming
Survival was remembering, now survival is forgetting
This face frightens me, this face frightens me
My father was an irish gypsy traveller
Cruel and kind in equal measures
He used to say -
“If man is meek, then meeker the man, often in which we punish, and sacrifice the lamb”

Oh, anxiety
you cruel, cruel lover, you keep fucking me

Let my soul sing
Let my spirit fly
I wonder what you’re thinking now?

It hurts that I’m nothing more than a memory
Go rot with filth, just like me, just like me

Let my soul sing
Let my spirit fly
I wonder what you’re thinking now?
Track Name: Foreign Bodies
I’ve spent my life
Being screamed at
Courage give me heart
This time I’m screaming back
I want to close this door
I find it hard to do
To my future self
I’m sorry I failed you
Be still, be still
Every ounce of love I give, would never amount to bliss
Palm to palm, wrist to wrist, let me free of this
Casual lovers plead for acceptance and dabble in honesty
It lies at the bottom of a filled-in well, alone in misery

I see you
You vulture
I see you
Not welcome here

I’m loveless
So loveless

If you could be a better poison
With every cold and distant look
I’ll try to be a better person
A bleeding ocean your love
I’ve been drowning in your arms
Gladly drowning all these years
I wish I could let you go
But I still hold you close my dear
Track Name: Mother's Ruin
You dug so deep, so desperately
Destroying something right inside of me
Covered me in wounds I have to see
In your will, I am absent and free

This house colours me blue, the same as her lips
Though her death strangled your heart, I’m savouring the taste of this

She buried her young in the backyard
Your love was a house of cards
Bring her back from the abyss
Scratching myself sick for all of this

She called to the sea “come for me, oh comfort me”
Take me to another place where the sun won’t meet the sky

I’m put away, put away
Lock and key, lock and key
Just a ghost, a memory
Of a foul memory

Empty words from empty voices
They pull me through, they pull me through
Empty words from empty voices
They pull me through, they stay the pain

She called to the sea “come for me, oh comfort me”
Take me to another place where the sun won’t meet the sky
Track Name: The Watertower (Feat. Bart from Birds In Row)
Break, break down control
Take, take back your hope

I’m not going home there’s too much silence
I’m not going home there’s too much silence

I’m far too proud to be me, this world is mine as much as it is yours
Is your only true love doubt? Is your only true love doubt?
I will not let you profit
From my pain though I miss your touch
I forgive this world, I forgive this world

Life burns with a hard flame, it does not blind me
The fire in my stomach burns brighter than your shine

I stand alone
A family gone
A broken home
All I’ve known

I’m not going home there’s too much silence
I’m not going home there’s too much silence
Track Name: Murmuring
I’ve gotten so good at lying to myself
I say these things like “don’t go, I need help”
And the lines on your face are too much to touch
So I breathe and I let your warmth pull me in
‘Til we’re alone, and your okay, and I am washed in my sin
Because I can’t find fault in what you do
You have me at the heel and I can’t do this without you
Can’t do this without you
Can’t...

There’s no monster under my bed
When I realised she was in every word that I said
So I sit and I drink, I have nowhere to be
And I let this solemn song sing back to me
And in spite of my efforts it tears me apart
That I fail in removing you from my heart
Yes I planned to say all these terrible things
In the end I want to tell you that I miss you and it’s killing me
“Let me go.” Just murmuring... “Let me go.” Just murmuring...