Grand Mal - EP

by John Samaras

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03:10
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04:02
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04:21
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04:47

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released November 30, 2013

Additional personnel:

Chris Fullum- Drums (Track 3)

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John Samaras Queens, New York

Born in the future, John traveled back in time to show us how bad music gets in the coming years.

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Track Name: Hollow
Hollow
Filled-in empty spaces
Traveled many places
To find no one

Wallow
Bask in deprivation
Just a past sensation
That still rings true

Situational feeling that constantly lingers
The air is just so heavy, it's not getting any clearer
If its such a drag, then why are you still here?

Leaving
Searching for some purpose
And it's not on purpose
If I don't write home

Sleepless
Nights that I've wasted
Waiting for elation
That never comes

Situational feeling that constantly lingers
The air is just so heavy, it's not getting any clearer
If its such a drag, then why are you still here?

Farewell
It was fun while it lasted
My welcome, I surpassed it
I'm moving on
Track Name: Your Beautiful Angel
The things a man would do
Just to get his fix
Takes my breath away
Always with your moods
It’s just the same old tune
Even when you’re away
Oh caged little bird
You needn’t say a word
Because I can relate
To sing on command
And receive reprimand
How could you understand?

Your beautiful angel has gone

Standing by the shore
Waiting for the tide
To wash my sins away
The voices in your head
Know wrong from right
But cannot be heard
Turn a phrase upon itself
It’s more trouble than it’s worth
When all’s said and done
And at the end of the day
There wasn’t much that you could say
Just to make her stay

Your beautiful angel has gone
Track Name: Grand Mal
Feeling devoid, your memory’s destroyed
And by the look on your face
You can’t live without it
A ‘sorry’ won’t heal
It’s just rust inside the wheel
Of a vehicle that barely started
The luck of the draw, always out of place
But at the right time
A resubmission
Keep running your mouth
Until you finally find yourself
Running low on ammunition

You’ll see yourself again
In the midst of it all
Lose control now and then
Caught within a grand mal

You come to me
Visiting my dreams, and exiting when
I’m slowly waking
Some silhouette, an unexpected threat
To things that you think about
But never happened
Just killing the time, waiting for a call
And what could be worse?
Than nothing at all
Just taking up space
There’s hardly any room,
For any mistakes, yet it’s too late

You’ll see yourself again
In the midst of it all
Lose control now and then
Caught within a grand mal

All that you could do now, is stick around
It doesn’t make a difference, to me anyhow
Track Name: Matryoshka
In a fortress so tall, you won’t get far
Conversing with words not of your time
Acquaintances and friends from past lives
The cycle recedes when on the decline

Drowning in sound, I can’t make it out

Though the light often shines bright
You can’t help but draw down the blinds
There’s no solace in times of strife
Waging a war over your mind

Drowning in sound, I can’t make it out
There is a world outside of yours

It hurts less when you’re the fool
Don’t look back despite the pull
Let go of all those myths and tales
Self-doubt is the hole in your sail

Drowning in sound, I can’t make it out
There is a world outside of yours
Track Name: On Cue
Looking up to someone that looks down on you
Disappointment sinks in as if right on cue
I’d hate to admit that it’s just not my point of view
Why did those things that they said have to be true?

Tongue-tied and numb, I feel so dumb that things went astray
You’re dull and you’re vain, and you should be ashamed
Not that you care

Now that you know, I hope you find your own thing
Something to keep your sanity from vanishing
That’s all I can give, but it’s not enough for you to take
Standing perfectly still, waiting for the day to break

Tongue-tied and numb, I feel so dumb that things went astray
You’re dull and you’re vain, and you should be ashamed
Not that you care