Adamantine

by Friends Without Faces

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Nancy Barbee I have been a fan of Friends without Faces since his first album. Adamantine provides amazing depth of lyrics and intense mixtures of sounds electronic and acoustically. American Dreams track 2 makes me feel his sense of not feeling enough but staying focused on his hopes of belonging with another! I love this track I relate to it. Track 6 October is one of my favorites! The song writer has been able to capture so many real emotions of what the listeners can actually be feeling! The entire album moves me and I find something from each track! Thank you for this beautiful composition of lyrics, emotions and sounds! I look forward to your next album! I am truly a huge fan!!!
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1.
Can’t Shake This Feeling I made you, wrought you from sand I lay there beside you and I nursed you from sickness to health And now I can't really help My anger, my forlorn wrath Resides in cerebral paths And I'm sorry, I bore you your life I've wronged you to tell you that I can't shake this feeling The pictures I see in my mind I tell you, I've yet to find A solace, though with them I tell From Metis, a child fell Withhold me, cradle my hand You told me the safest land Is inside me, though I question now How ravaged when I think how I can't shake this feeling My hand you grasp I lay and gasp at All the pain I caused you And am causing you again My thoughts you quell My vision swells Ain't it swell to be back at what cost though Don't let go, God, please don't let go of me
2.
American Dreams I can only get so weak The ringing in my ears has finally faded Your tongue cuts through your cheek My sense of self and worth, I feel invaded All these little things Can seem like mountains when you're this low And all my broken seams Are mended by the thoughts I see and borrow I wish I could see through your cross eyes And analyze Why I can't be all that you need I'm paralyzed I know it's a lie I'm sorry goodbye I don't have the time I won't let these American dreams Fall at the seams tonight The site of new frontiers Sets me beside myself in sorrow And all my reckless fears Lead me to hide my pride and swallow The touching of our hands In silent winds I use to bury jitters In swept, decaying sands Still a light at night will blink and flitter I wish I could see through your cross eyes And analyze Why I can't be all that you need I'm paralyzed I know it's a lie I'm sorry goodbye I don't have the time I won't let these American dreams Fall at the seams tonight
3.
I Need You 03:44
I Need You I look at my hands, then you spin me around "Are you okay?" I'm living in fairy tales Where life stays the same Memories of my life seem to spin through my head Why's this not okay? We're living the real life now And things always change The clouds bring no action, though faster still I'm scared and I'm hiding The laws of attraction; subtraction ex part Still, in short, I need you I look at my hands, then I fall to the ground "Aren't you okay?" I'm ringing in badder days But it's all gone my way Memories of my life seem to spin 'til I'm dead Why not be okay? We're bringing the good times But I've got no say The clouds bring no action, though faster still I'm scared and I'm hiding The laws of attraction; subtraction ex part Still, in short, I need you
4.
Intralude 01:38
5.
Dear God, I Hate Myself I'm just a punk boy A punk who likes punk boys Who feel the same that I do (That is to say, my stance on punk boys - that stance being that they’re pretty cute) When I was little My mother told me that God was here, all around Watching, observing, But wouldn't make a sound And I believed her, 'cause we were Christian And I thought he's in us all In me, in her, in them, and him And you And if God's in me, Then maybe I am in God too Just a thought If so, then all the wicked men who Fought and lied, instead used God to deny My rights to hold and live a life Were in there too I wonder if God hates me like I do I wonder if God was made up of us too I wonder if God was with us all along And maybe it's God who's writing and singing this song Dear God, I hate myself Today, I've gone away to lands Where your foreign lambs won't stay I know that life is sometimes hard We're all just cards, unplayed, in your sadist games sometimes
6.
October 05:16
October Here I lie on the floor I can’t think about this thing anymore All my faults can’t default On my faith, nor my mind, nor my soul - or what else? Then all those little reasons start to cloud my head And gently rain upon me And as my thoughts beset me, pounding me away Only you remain; I’m washed away Who do you think you are? You nobody superstar? Oh how good it feels to be With some body that I used to love (Follow me into the night) Follow me into the night you said And never were seen again Give me something to go; don’t tell me you’d never know How much this would mean to me An idea of you Of someone I knew It couldn’t be right Or maybe it might? No… The blood that you drew Of feelings so true Come to me post-fright An October night But you’re gone, I move on And all the storms in my head fade away Except you, you’re here too And my obsessive-compulsions also stay Oh In the calm and still air My idea of you lifts me back up slowly I don’t think that I love you But the idea of you helps me pull through, so that’s enough Who do you think you are? To say that I’ve gone too far? When that morning comes, I’ll be Out the door and I’ll be holding on Under the blinking stars Through the moonroof inside your car It was only one night alone, I blinked and then you were gone Don’t tell me it didn’t mean a thing An idea of you Of someone I knew It couldn’t be right Or maybe it might? No… The blood that you drew Of feelings so true Come to me post-fright An October night
7.
Komm, Süßer Tod Who cares what this song is about? I just want to say words in a nice, timed melody I spend time with you, but what good does it do If I'm juiced on some non-prescription meds? You sit and you type your sweet words To my eyes and I start to reply, but I Think it's too sad and sappy to send So I backspace the whole thing away I see a light in the distance Behind me lay smoldering clouds I used to feel something deep in my heart But I'm getting over it now In songs, I can change, rearrange, and make strange All the things that I write; I wish I Could do that in my real life I'm finding myself Saying things again, and again - not again... You make me feel so warm inside I don't know how many times I need to say it So I can make things feel right I see a light in the distance Behind me lay smoldering clouds I used to feel something deep in my heart But I'm getting over it now "Komm, Süßer Tod" on your playlist Party tunes drown out the rest I can still feel my heart skip a beat when your Leg barely touches mine (I, I'm sorry that I keep writing songs about you and keep them so thinly veiled)
8.
Turn Around 03:53
Turn Around A manic-depressive episode The corporate fires alight the ires of the soul In my tender heart Why can't you let me breathe? All the flairs afloat in air burns my throat Into my chest Maybe I've seen you before But I can't see you now It's just not fair Now is it done? I've never felt this way in my life It all just comes crashing down And now they've flown me like a kite It turns out I can't turn around The milky sunlight flares Through the nightgown-laden views to the world I stare right on through And though I've known you then It takes a lot to see you fall to the bed And take a straight path Maybe I've seen you before But I can't see you now It's just not fair Now is it done? I've never felt this way in my life It all just comes crashing down And now they've flown me like a kite It turns out I can't turn around I can't go on like this I've refused payment, kids I don't want to live anymore Living behind the lies I can see through the highs I don't want to miss anymore I've never felt this way in my life It all just comes crashing down And now they've flown me like a kite It turns out I can't turn around
9.
Bill Murray 06:15
Bill Murray Slipping through car doors into the cool void of night time Slipping through fingers all the grains of sand I hold to represent my life and signs Hollow and ringing ears are left alone in darkness Hollow and singing tunes to drown out all the silence left when you fell asleep I told you then I'll say again No problem, friend, I said I'm not a man And yet I am You understand You get me (You do get me, right? Yeah, of course you do.) All of the bands You have on hand And play in your van They all have a song You sing along 3 minutes long Bill Murray, track 8 I hold my hands up and sing along All the angled shadows hit me wrong I move out; pump my head to the beat You lie in your seat Video tu non sic es non Video tu nunc sed es non Wishing for sleep to come to me and leave us silent Wishing for peace to come and eat alive the wistful words of psalms Time and time again, I leave the window closed to fell winds Time and time again, I open all the doors and reach out towards the world and meet its hands I told you then I'll say again No problem, friend, I said I'm not a man And yet I am You understand You get me (You do get me, right? Yeah, of course you do.) All of the bands You have on hand And play in your van They all have a song You sing along 3 minutes long Bill Murray, track 8 I hold my hands up and sing along All the angled shadows hit me wrong I move out; pump my head to the beat You lie in your seat Video tu non sic es non Video tu nunc sed es non
10.
I'm Sorry 05:07
I’m Sorry My hopes and dreams come undone; the night has won All the time I spent alone, now no one knows Where once a man, what dread commands instead now stands Anxiety - and I'm the trees - like wind flows over me Frozen hands in far off lands control our sands So I'm dissolved, I flush away what still remains Can someone else step up to speak? I'm just too weak I'm bruised and cut, and out of luck; just take me home What can I tell my family when I grow old? Clouds came and covered up the sun? And I watched? Would it be that I'm just one man, what could I've done? Understand Maybe it's God who has all of us here and it's all just so queer how one hand brings that down I'm sorry
11.
Adamantine 07:44
Adamantine Foreign sailors, their ship's path labyrinthine An endless ocean is where we lay our scene Starved and thirsty, they cackle and bemoan Their stern, cross captain who stands alone and Holds on to life Oh, I'm alive A ship inbound to port but dead at sea A spectre, [as] large as mountains waits and sees Twirling waters, the crew all falters down A rising visage of a woman from the ground She holds her hand out, and guides them all to land Safely now the sailors kiss the sand The bloodshed pools and dyes the sunset brown Against the towers' rise from forth the ground He turns the adamant around An alien scene is all I see In lands surrounded by the sea He turns the adamant around He turns the adamant around And all my life is on display I feel alive somewhat today He turns the adamant around He turns the adamant around I burn, my hands move to cover my face I sit and watch in all my disgrace My life has led all to this If this is me, then what have I missed? So all the songs I hear in my mind And all I've still yet to find Are muted, blocked, and drowned out Like me, I'm trapped under doubt I can't see anymore My eyes aren't in my head And so I'm left instead With all the Thoughts that race in my mind I've still yet to find My drive so I can say I'm alive I can't hear anymore My mind's not in my head And so I leave instead To all the Plots that form in the world My vision becomes swirled And now I'm left for dead Now I'm left for Dead What have I done? I'm left for Dead What have I done?
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Friends Without Faces
'Adamantine'

The follow up to 2015’s “Adam and Eavesdropper”, “Adamantine” is Friends Without Faces’ third studio album and the first to be featured on Illuminated Paths!
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Combining Electronic soundscapes with Pop and Rock songwriting, “Adamantine” is a self-contained ecosystem of music about love, mental illness, identity, fiction, and more - sure to deliver a fresh palette of sounds to your ears and library!

Check out Friends Without Faces here:
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