satyagraha.

by Ashley W.

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    Bare-Bones. Stripped Back. Unplugged. Whatever you want to call it. Pulled way back on the production on this. Two guitar tracks, double tracked lead vocal, sparse harmony.

    The only processing done was reverb and slight compression. No auto-tune was used in the production of this EP.

    This is probably as close to straight-up Ash as you'll ever get outside a live show.

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released July 20, 2010

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Track Name: Alaska
There's a darkness, hanging on the villa.
There's a ghost, haunting the villa.
And I've been letting it know
all about the troubles I've found.

There's a garden, outside the window.
There's a cross, hanging in the window.
And I've been letting it know
all about the troubles I've found.

And if we breathe deep we can go.

There's a road map, pointing towards Alaska.
There's a magic, living in Alaska.
And I've been letting it know
all about the troubles I've found.

And if we breathe deep we can go.

I've been letting them know,
that if we breathe deep...

And if we breathe deep we can go...

To Alaska.
Track Name: The Lions Den
Well here I am again, in the lions den.
I always end up here lying next to my dead friends.
And everything you said ended up being a lie.
And every time I see your face I wanna die.
I haven't felt compelled to call you in so long,
because every time I do I end up being wrong.

Well here I am again, my head in the lions mouth.
Cornered, desperate, like a jackal lashing out.
And every time I pass you on the street,
I wish I could fly, please god, let me leave my feet.
And every time someone happens to bring you up,
I feel the uncontrollable urge to go throw up.

You're like a wolf in wolves clothing, double the misery.
Little red riding hood could never be as gullible as me.
You're like a bad habit I seriously need to drop.
And just like these pills I take I can never seem to stop loving you.

Well here I am again, running from the lions den.
I'm sorry I had to leave the bodies of my dead friends.
Well some of you aren't dead, you're still rotting away in the local penitentiary.
I said I'd visit you all one day soon,
but I'm not well known for doing the things I said I would.

You're like a wolf in wolves clothing,
double the misery.
Little red riding hood could never be as gullible as me.
You're like a bad habit I seriously need to drop.
And just like these pills I take I can never seem to stop loving you.
Track Name: Something Beautiful
I'll eat my words.
I'll break my stride.
I'll leave this world,
and smile wide.

And every smile on every child's
face is worth the while.

I'll curse this ground.
I'll praise this curse.
I'll leave this town,
all for the worst.

And every smile on every child's
face is worth the while.

Haven't thought of something beautiful in quite a long time.
Haven't seen something quite so pitiful in quite a long time.
Haven't felt this unnatural in quite a long time.
Haven't thought of something beautiful in quite a long time.

I'll break these oaths.
I'll cut my ties.
I'll tear these clothes,
and I'll probably die.

And every smile on every child's
face is worth the while.

Haven't thought of something beautiful in quite a long time.
Haven't seen something quite so pitiful in quite a long time.
Haven't felt this unnatural in quite a long time.
Haven't thought of something beautiful in quite a long time.
Track Name: Please Stand By
You're a phone that never rings.
You're an alarm clock that never goes off,
you never wake me up.

You're a tv with no signal,
you're a bunch of colored bars.
All you say is please stand by.

And in the corner of my eye
I can see some white lines.
Like the creases that mark
all the well read and written spines.

You're the night that never ends,
filled with vampires, and monsters
romantic and full of sin.

You're a hurdle I must jump.
If I clear it, then I win,
but it's more fun to knock you down.

And in the corner of my eye
I can see some white lines.
Like the creases that mark
all the well read and written spines.

I don't care if I'm bringing you down.
As long as you're gone than I'm happy.
Track Name: Satyagraha
The smoke is rising,
to the west a blanket of a blaze
It filters east,
I feel like I could burn alive for days.
I see your face,
but the features have begun to shift,
I hear your voice,
but it can't quite seem to retain it's pitch.

I splash the water,
cough in fits.
spit out blood my tongues been bit.
I break the silence,
scream out loud
raise my head towards that awful sound.

The fog is lifting,
like a veil moving in and out of wind.
My mind wanders,
I can't keep it settled on just one thing.
A flower blooms,
While I sink back to my vampiric tomb.
A flower dies,
while the color slinks away from the room.
I see your face,
but the features have begun to shift,
I hear your voice,
but it can't quite seem to retain it's pitch.

I splash the water,
cough in fits.
spit out blood my tongues been bit.
I break the silence,
scream out loud
raise my head towards that awful sound.
I fall to my knees,
bury my face.
Wonder how I got to such a place.
Turn the lights on,
breath in deep,
I really doubt I can get back to sleep.

I feel sardonic, catatonic.
Feel like I'm laughing, ha ha ha.
I feel manic, a hint of panic
feel like I'm living Satyagraha.

I'm getting what I deserve,
I really should have learned,
life's not easy, love's no law.
I'm missing all of my turns,
Feel the sun as it burns,
it comes with Satyagraha.