Up In Open Arms

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released April 14, 2018

Produced, recorded and mixed by Corey Zack at the Cocoon in Jersey City, NJ
Art by Modern Misery
G'Ra Asim- vocals/bass
Rhiana Hernandez- violin
Jake Lazaroff- guitar/vocals
Jonathan Perry- drums

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Track Name: Notes Toward a Dreampolitik
Notes Toward a Dreampolitik
Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez and Jake Lazaroff

The more I learn about reality, the less I think
That keeping it real is anything worth bragging about
Track Name: Hearing the Music
Hearing The Music

Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez and Jake Lazaroff

Don’t tell me that you’re afraid
To stop living in retrograde
You’ve got a long way to fall
And we’re leading the movement

Those who were seen dancing
Were thought to be insane

But if you’re hearing the music
Don’t ever lose it
There’s better acoustics with your head in the clouds
Just keep humming the changes
Keeping the faith is
Knowing we’ll make it if we’re singing it loud

Don’t tell me that I’ve got to steel
Myself and forget how to feel
I’ve seen what you did with it all
And there’s room for improvement

Those who were seen dancing
Were thought to be insane
Ain’t it so enchanting
Not having to explain

That you’re hearing the music
Don’t ever lose it
There’s better acoustics with your head in the clouds
Just keep humming the changes
Keeping the faith is
Knowing we’ll make it if we’re singing it loud

Cynicism has its charms
We'll stay up in open arms
Let them sound their false alarms
We’ll stay up in open arms
Track Name: Thanks for the Angst
Thanks For the Angst
Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez and Jake Lazaroff

She’s been driving me to wit’s end
Testing my conviction
Baiting me to make my move

Reason beckons for an instant
I reckon I should listen
‘Cause I got so much left to prove

Ineptitude--I’m blessed not to exude
But there’s a special place in Hell for all us selfish prudes

Whether I end up
With lipstick
Or egg upon my face
It’s always a send up
Of chick flicks
I’ve seen but cannot place
I’m not getting bent up
Conflicted or twisted
Out of shape…
In the end, the edge is straight
Track Name: I Guess This Is Glowing Up
I Guess This Is Glowing Up
Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez and Jake Lazaroff

You tipped me off
You knew you had
If you hooked me up to a polygraph
I’d never pull off all this nonchalance

Should we walk
Or take a cab
I’m playing dumb like I always have
That same old kid who don’t know what he wants

Let’s turn all this nervous
Talk into lip service

I’m a risk but I’m yours for the taking
It’s a kiss for our own myth making
Even though my hands are shaking
And you’re staring at your shoes

Who’d’ve thought
A sentiment
As big as this room’s elephant
Could disappear with summer and tan lines?

We could stop
Development
But when we’re in our element
We go together like a slant rhyme

We turned all this nervous
Talk into lip service

I’m a risk but I’m yours for the taking
It’s a kiss for our own mythmaking
Even though my hands are shaking
And you’re staring at your shoes

So please accept this fortune
Of these hard-earned endorphins
There’s nothing more important
Than the trouble we get into

When all we ever wanted was to take this for a spin
And be forever haunted by the things that should have been
I haven't learned a lesson
From planning obsolescence
Have you?
Track Name: Guilty of Being Tight
Guilty of Being Tight
Written and performed by G'Ra Asim, Rhiana Hernandez and Jake Lazaroff

When middle finger politics
Turn to rules of thumb
Could it be that we refused
The shape of punk to come?

Here is where the buck stops
If we’re going to make it now
Need I remind you?
Maybe there's relief
I got into punk rock
To slaughter the sacred cow
But every time I do,
Someone’s got beef

So, why not

Burn down the old stomping grounds
Turn down heirlooms that we found
Scream out the songs and never tire
And we’ll all get along like a house on fire

I would count myself among
Those who started out so young
Searching for a voice that speaks to where I’m coming from
(Baptized) in the church of discontent
(Capsized) when we wander and dissent
Log years and age
Dog ear the page
At the dawn of malaise
(How quickly they forget)
Can we solve the charade
If the call of the stage
Breaks our fall from grace
(‘Cause I’m not done just yet)

We can burn down the old stomping grounds
Turn down heirlooms that we found
Scream out the songs and never tire
And we’ll all get along like a house on fire

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