Blood Dread

by Ronan Conroy

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1.
Autumn Sun 03:58
Autumn sun on my face Shining in the window of this empty place Shadows move across the floor We don’t live here any more Boats are sailing to the bay Clouds are moving through the sky There is nothing left to say Doesn’t really matter why The day you planted all those flowers outside You worked yourself so hard you almost cried I was oblivious to you inside Autumn passes - the flowers die I want to tell you about this dream I had You were smiling next to me in bed Then I woke up in that empty place Nothing beside me, just an empty space
2.
The Dark 04:45
Lie in the dark - darker than dark The fireworks - fire in the blackness My head - the blood dread Oh - we’re in the Dead Zone Dusty flickering filaments Light bulb flash on and off Light of misery - flash of anxiety Oh - we’re in the Dead Zone Low ebb: we’re in the Dead Zone Low ebb: dead. Eight feet glass wall Between you and me Oh, is that all? My head - and the blood dread.
3.
Primordial 02:21
And always the girls face in the sunlight And she is looking at you as the sun shines through her hair Sun glints on the camera lens Softly the chords breathe Such a subtle sound of sunlight Hum of summer one more time This scene that never was This scene that always is because it’s primordial In the sunlight And she is looking at you as the sun shines through her hair In the close shot And she is smiling at you as the lens of the camera blurs This scene that never was This scene that always is because it’s primordial
4.
No friends of yours No friends of yours Closing of doors means we’re no friends of yours No friends of yours No friends of yours The cut and the cure means we’re no friends of yours Get out of your head And what you think we said We gave you everything we gave you left it for dead No friends of yours No friends of yours Silence of words means we’re no friends of yours No friends of yours No friends of yours The closing of doors means we’re no friends of yours No friends of yours No friends of yours The cut and the cure means no friends of yours How you like me now? Caring when nobody’s left around Stuck in my head Alliances vanished and broken and dead Can you hear me now? Mirror’s got something to say to me about Words that I use that I don’t understand Like “closing” and “cutting” and “curing” and “friend”
5.
Tonight 04:04
How did we get here? Where do I go from here? None of the choices seemed like choices at all Stagnated in fear: my back to the wall Across the river the city lights up The lights in the water - it’s never enough It’s a beautiful moon in a beautiful sky So white and clear and the air is so cold tonight Tonight! The streets are full of desperation pulling me down, down! Years of tortured voices yelling Telling myself to “Rise! Rise!” Now I am alone tonight Tonight!

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My new five track EP "Blood Dread" is my blood on the tracks.
It's the soundtrack of a low point, looking ahead to the future.
All things ebb and flow. Things arise, and then they pass away
After the largely acoustic 2014 "Discontent," the broader 2015 "The Game," and 2016’s far more intense "not a part of anything," this EP will sound stark and stripped down, but ready to reach new crescendos.

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released March 11, 2017

Music and lyrics by Ronan Conroy
Vocals by Ronan Conroy
Guitars by Ronan Conroy
Bass guitar on #2, #4 and #5 by Charles Nieland
Synths on #2, #3 and #4 by Charles Nieland
Piano on #1 by Charles Nieland
Glockenspiel on #5 by Charles Nieland
Drums on #2, #3 and #5 by Justin Wierbonski

Produced and engineered by Charles Nieland at Capture Sound Studios, Brooklyn, New York between August 2014 and September 2016
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Avatar Studios, Manhattan, New York in October 2016
Album cover designed by Shannon Brown

Thanks to the artists who appeared on the album with me - Charles Nieland and Justin Wierbonski
Thanks as always to Fred Kevorkian
Thanks to Shannon Brown for another beautiful and amazing album cover.

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