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Anthropocene

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    Lemon, Cedar and Orange
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1.
I’ve come to realize Just how deep this goes Take me there Don’t fight me Take all I have Just don’t harm me Fading, sinking, softly With nothing left to hide Infinite refractions Of people left behind I’ve come to realize Just how deep this goes
2.
After it’s said and done And the tide begins to rise Remember your instincts Know that waters will recede After it’s said and done And you’ve seen what’s left to climb Don’t stop your momentum Hesitation weights you down you’ll see After it’s said and done And the sun casts down its light Please turn to reflection Take in everything you see After it’s said and done And you lay your head to rest You’ll dream of the answer Have you noticed no one owns their truth? But the night will fall upon Every breathing group of cells Sooner or later you’ll return Emptiness will silence all Earthly cycles to an end Sooner or later they return And the darkness conquers all Taking living creature's breath Sooner or later we’ll return
3.
Welcome to my broken dreams Where conveyor belts align Packed in rows of twos and threes Stacking towers high Nobody ever said it’d be easy Nobody ever said it’d be hard I’m stuck for now but the day I leave I’ll say Hey-oh, hey-oh, hey-oh, goodbye Hey-oh, hey-oh, hey-oh, goodbye Eyes ahead, there’s more than this Than cardboard miles high Ignore the pain when sinew pulls Forget the things you know Nobody ever said it’d be easy Nobody ever said it’d be hard I’m stuck for now but the day I leave I’ll say Hey-oh, hey-oh, hey-oh, goodbye Hey-oh, hey-oh, hey-oh, goodbye Just how long do I have wait For the start of my life today? For now, the sun will rise again
4.
No matter how far he’d go The storm would still follow Ghostly in nature haunting it maker It’s filled with trouble pasts With rains of regret that last Flooding with memory Drowning his future, present and past Yet he’s unaware That the storm Has surrounded him From the start What do you say to the man? That sits in the eye of the storm That sits in the eye of the storm. Nothing went well for him Living his life so grim Lost all intention stuck in frustration Yet he’s unaware that the storm has surrounded him from the start What do you say to the man That sits in the eye of the storm That sits in the eye of the storm That sits in the eye of the storm
5.
Fake News 01:32
Every day is just the same Helping no one spewing nonsense All the men around you fake Always getting what you want Everyday is still the same Spreading violence divide and concur All the men around you quake Time exposes what you are
6.
Closing In 03:22
Entering the house of my thoughts I close the door behind Windows blackened cracked at the seams only letting in beams of light The walls are closing in Foot by foot Losing space Flashback of who I was Before I entered I roam the halls and examine each room I choose to forget Dusty covered books with words I can’t seem to read. The walls are closing in Inch by inch loosing air Flashback of who I was Before I entered
7.
Climbing up the mountainside Farther I’d go The higher the peak would grow Running with no destination Round I would go Somehow remaining still And it wearing me down Wearing me down Wearing me - I can’t see who I’ve become Who am I supposed to be? Pushing through the crowd of people Losing my way not a familiar face Worried of the world around us Over and over never seemed to grow And it’s wearing me down Wearing me down Wearing me - I can’t see who I’ve become Who am I supposed to be?
8.
Anthropocene 03:59
We should have been the ones to see We should have been the ones to note That the ending’s not that far a way We could have been the ones to know We could have been the ones to save Never seemed to cross our minds The anthro- The Anthropocene is ending Ending now ending now The anthro- The Anthropocene is ending Ending now ending now We could’ve been the ones to die We could’ve been the ones to thrive Troubled people running wild We’re tired of the lies we hear We’re tired of the pain we cause Never seemed to cross our minds The anthro- The Anthropocene is ending Ending now ending now The anthro- The Anthropocene is ending Ending now ending now We want to be the ones who grow We want to be the ones who breathe Maybe this this time we will see This’ll be the day we change This’ll be the way we live Never seemed to cross our minds The anthro- The Anthropocene is ending Ending now ending now The anthro- The Anthropocene is ending Ending now ending now Softly we ascend and leaving scars behind Slowly we are taken back Never to be seen again Never to be seen again
9.
Open your mind and greet death Slowly we descend Open your eyes and see death Closely we approach Closer the stars begin to move Often with hesitation Surrender to the ever falling stillness We often search for Return to where you hold your truth A place you can imagine We tend to lose our site through life now it’s clear we are suppose to This time we don’t know what’s to come A silent reminder We tend to lose our site through life Now it’s clear we’re not suppose to understand Fading fading to nothing Waiting waiting for nothing Thinking thinking of nothing Breathe

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released October 16, 2020

Music and Lyrics by Frankie DeRosa
Music for tracks 3, 4 and 9 written with Robbie Simmons

Produced by Robbie Simmons and Frankie DeRosa

Recorded by Robbie Simmons at Dos Gatos Studio and Retro City Studios
with Drums for Tracks 2, 7 and 9 recorded by Jesse Gimbel at Jesse Gimbel’s Basement, Bass for Tracks 4 and 8 recorded by Nick Morolda, and Double Bass for Track 7 recorded by Tim Wolfe, Jr.

Mastered by Jett Galindo at The Bakery, Los Angeles CA

Logo design and Cassette Artwork by Emily Mineo
Cover art by ThebandIvory and Emily Mineo

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ThebandIvory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ThebandIvory is the collaboration of singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Frankie DeRosa and musician/producer Robbie Simmons. DeRosa’s time as an orchestral musician is reflected in orchestration, while his study of eastern music is heard in his unique performances. Simmons’s vision as a producer takes the songs from wall-of-sound to minimal and restrained. ... more

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