Datura

by Stratford

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released July 21, 2017

Bobby Dunlap
Tom Erb
Raine Erb
Noe Vital

Artwork/Photography: Amanda Huerta
Logo: Matthew Gaudiano

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Stratford Joliet, Illinois

Bobby Dunlap - Vocals

Thomas Erb - Guitars

Noe Vital - Guitars

Raine Erb - Drums/Vocals

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Track Name: Fallen Love
I wanna fall in love
I wanna see the world
Take my chances on my own
And reach the sky with wings unfurled
But I'm tethered by this aching notion
Complacency will set in motion
The wind to bring you back to me
You're not coming back to me

Hide every dream with laughter
So self deprecating
As the axis spins you away faster
I'll just keep waiting

Wasted time still feel wasted
Even if good intentions are an understatement
The things I could have done
Places I could've seen
The people I could have met
The person that I could have been

Hide every dream with laughter
So self deprecating
The axis spins you away faster
But I'll just keep waiting

Hide every dream with laughter
So self deprecating
As the axis spins you away faster
I'll just keep waiting

I thought I could fall into you
But you fell far away from me

No matter how important you say I am
You're so good at making me feel like I'm not
Track Name: ...And the Antagonist Wins It All
As a friend once said,
"We're all a little messed up."
And as time goes by,
Some end up wondering why
Anything we ever give
Ends up never being enough
Not enough

Nothing but ravenous beings
And false believing
Unclear with seeing
On this place so beautiful

I'm so terrible
And we're so horrible
Obtain the gullible
Abstain the actual

Please tear me in two with that rage
'Cause I know we can't be on the same page
Yet alone the book itself
I'm a whole other story
That doesn't deserve to be on the shelf

Please tear me in two with that rage
'Cause I know we can't be on the same page

As a friend once said,
"We're all a little messed up."
And as time goes by,
Some end up wondering why
Anything we ever give
Still isn't enough

Pages stained with rosy ink
Tails of betrayal are so succinct

This story's about a man
Who wants everything for himself
And nobody else
On this place so beautiful
But he's so terrible

We're not the same
You're taken pieces of a visage
Of another perfect being
So go and take your light back
And I can try to get my life back on track

Away from the terrible
And back to the horrible
In a place so beautiful
But you're so pitiful
Track Name: 11:11
What have I done?
Where have I been?
The mistakes that I have made
Romances I've been buried in
You knew what this meant
I never did
But it's too late to apologize
And it's too late to forgive

11:11
Child's dreams and bursting seems
Child's dreams and bursting seems
Sent from heaven
Hearts throbbing but a conscious screams

When did this happen?
How did I not know?
Between my balance on the fence
And my shoulder you kept so cold
My tactics have gotten old
You still accepted every lie I sold

Wishing for another chance
But praying to be better
I want to give this all I got
But can't trust a love so fairweather

11:11
Child's dreams and bursting seems
Child's dreams and bursting seems
Sent from heaven
Hearts throbbing but a conscious screams

If I wished upon a star
Or begged to God to be where you are
Could I come back in?
Would you even let me in?

11:11
How could I expect you to be okay
Sent from heaven
When I can't mean the words that you need me to say

11:11
Child's dreams and bursting seems
Child's dreams and bursting seems
Sent from heaven
Hearts throbbing but a conscious screams
Track Name: The Devil in the Details
This is the place where innocence
Goes to die
This is the mindset where sick sad truths trump little white lies
A fascist passion without answered questions
In love with your cupidity
Finding tragedy in heartbroken bastions
To hide your lack of humility

Like a sea of salt for the thirsty
Drink your fill to expedite destruction
A mindless bow to your id and ego
An internal oligarchical seduction

So when you're staring down the empty aisle
Peering towards the mountainous body pile
The friends you used to have
Are the corpses that you left behind
You may have leached the life out of me
But you'll never take my spine

You're no different than the monsters
You claimed ruined you
You're just a wolf wearing wool
Deceivingly difficult to see through
The words you write
Paint the picture of the damaged
I'm shedding light
That will catch you red handed

You're not a victim
But a tyrannical sociopath
So take this wisdom
The villain never gets the last laugh

So when you're staring down the empty aisle
Peering towards the mountainous body pile
The friends you used to have
Are the corpses that you left behind
You may have leached the life out of me
But you'll never take my spine

Dictate
Replicate
Falsify vows of silence
Detract
Redact
And erase all of the violence

(Get fucked)
I am nothing but safety pins and razorblades
(But I won't be what you want me to be)
Track Name: Wasting Time in Wonderland
I understand
You don't quite have it figured out
You're a mess
But little do you know that
I myself am constantly
Picking up the debris of everything
Falling down inside of me

Each blow gets harder
But I become more numb
The low feeling gets louder
But I keep having fun

Don't feel bad for me
Please don't feel bad for me

I get mad
I can't believe this happened again
And you confessed
Before I sank too deep but
I'm still stuck
Stuck between trying to escape
Or letting myself sink to the bottom

Each blow gets harder
But I become more numb
The low feeling gets louder
But I keep having fun

Don't feel bad for me
Please don't feel bad for me

And I can't tell you that I miss you
Your smile, your scent, your embrace
How special you made me feel
The way my heart breaks when I see your face
I can't tell you that I didn't mind
You wasting all my time
I can't tell you that I didn't mind
You wasting all of my time

Each blow gets harder
But I become more numb

Each blow gets harder
But I become more numb
The low feeling gets louder
But I keep having fun

I'm a mess
I don't know if I'll figure it out
But I understand
Why you've done this to me