THROAT EP

by Vivek Shraya

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With additional production by John Wozniak of Marcy Playground.

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released September 17, 2003

Written by Vivek Shraya.
Produced & mixed by Greg Johnston & Lyle Molzan.
Tracks 1, 2, & 6 mixed by John Wozniak.
Vocals by Vivek Shraya.
Guitars, bass, keys, and programming by Greg Johnston.
Guitars by Russell Broom.
Drums & percussion by Lyle Molzan.

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Track Name: A Good Thing
Don't go now
We've got a good thing
It's hard for me to say stay

I pull your waist to mine
With your innocence sacrificed
Dissolve your love, ravage your mind

You say don't go away
Break it down
Make it simple

I like you, you like me, let's stay together

I carve my name on your tongue
And pull the air from your lungs
Suffocate you, til you think I'm the one

You say
I like you, you like me, let's stay together

Unravel in my void
Then undress to the sound of my voice
And dance for this cruel cruel boy

You say
I like you, you like me, let's stay together
Track Name: Never Enough
God, I'm so lonely
Though I am married to what may be
It's never enough

God, I'm so weary
Of accessories and possibilities
They're never enough

Everybody's looking for a good time
I think I've found mine

God, I'm so lonely
Though my dreams haunt me
Who could ever want me
When I'm never enough

Everybody's looking for a good time
I think I've found mine
And everybody's looking for a piece of the pie
I think I'll give away mine

And if you think for a moment
I would spend my life waiting for you to decide I am enough
Well, let me save you the trouble

'Cause everybody's looking for a good time
I think I've found mine
And everybody's looking for a piece of the pie
I think I'll give away mine

It's never enough
Track Name: To Be Your Man
Tell me what it is that makes a man
Tell me what it is that makes me sad
I just want to be everything you say I am
Don't feel sorry for me, no sympathy please

Just hold my hand
Tell me what you see in this man
Tell me I am good, if you can
I am helpless and desperate for you to understand
In every moment that we spend
I'm happiest when you hold my hand

There are so times you feel out of reach
Though you're next to me
I just want to be close to you
Even if just the sand that you tread

Tell me what it is that breaks a man
Is it the desire he can't have
I know I'll wander through time and over land
Wishing I could have been
The one that you let in
To be your man
Track Name: Only Words
It's over
The promises we thought would last
Have now come to pass
And that's okay
Maybe they were only words
Only words
But sometimes it still hurts when we meet
And you look so tender and so far away

It's over
The day we both did dread
Has now come, and my bed is empty
Maybe they were only words
Only words
But sometimes it still hurts when we meet
And you look so tender and so far away

And I could say:
"Baby, let's try again"

But maybe they are only words
Only words
And sometimes it still hurts when we meet
And you speak
Of the life you've built without me
Track Name: For Your Pleasure
For your pleasure
A little black leather around my neck
Whatever you want

For your pleasure
A little black liner around my eyes
Whatever you want

Just say

For your pleasure
A little black magic in my hands
Whatever you want

Just say

And for your pleasure
A little black leather around my mouth
You stole all my air anyhow

Someone once told me love is danger
And now I'm a witness to how I would suffer
For your pleasure

For your pleasure
My heart on a platter
Track Name: Fire and Fall
See my face
Stained on the moon
Feel my breath
Woven into cool

In fire and fall
Know my song
In sleep and in dreams
Be my song

Go down to where the water rises
To greet the moon's satin kisses
This fire is burning bright
Just whisper my song tonight

Taste my blood
In your wine
Feed your heart
With absent time

In fire and fall
I will burn
In sleep and in dreams
I will return

Go down to where the sun is sleeping
And wait to watch
The snow is coming
There's fire in my eyes
And my tears are golden light
And I cry for you tonight
Track Name: Surrender
Memory, leave me
Let this sleep be forgiven
I rise and try to walk but then I smash into ashes
I surrender

Memory, leave me
Let this sleep be forgiven
Memory, desert me
All loneliness is forgotten
I rise and try to
And open my eyes
Is it me or the sky that is falling
I surrender

Memory, I forsake thee
I surrender this body
Stars and shards of glass cut deep
But in this surrender, I am free

I rise and try
To work but then
I forget I am breathing
I forgot I was breathing
I surrender
Track Name: Gasoline
Love passed through me like gasoline
Burnt my insides and left me clean
We tore and tore and tore until our love was no more
And I fell asleep for two thousand years
Let the scent of gasoline disappear

Wake me when we get there

Moved by some incredible sound
My body left the ground
Towards the city covered in ashes
Eyes closed, towards the masses
Of bodies and dreams in flames
I won't forget your names

Wake me when you get there

I place my head to the ground
Place my head to the ground
There is no death
Just a tear
Where you once were

Torn heart, torn city, an immaculate dream
This love isn't blind, I watched you fall
And though love passes through like gasoline
Maybe love is redeemed
In the moment that you believed
That when you'd fall from the sky
You would fly

Wake me when if get there
Will we ever get there?