Michael

by Sophie's Dream

/
  • Streaming + Download



    interesting images included with download

     

1.
02:27
2.
02:30

about

"As his physical transformations began to overshadow his life as a musician, Jackson's now-famous mask of white skin and red lips...would come to be read as the most arresting change in the man who said no to life but yes to pop."
--Hilton Als, "Michael"

"...in the summer of 1831, the Lord revealed to Joseph...that northwestern Missouri was among the earth's holiest places: the Garden of Eden had not been located in the Middle East, as many believed, but rather in Jackson County, Missouri, near what, by the nineteenth century, had become the city of Independence."
--Jon Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven

for more of the darkbop music you crave, stay tuned for "katya and arkady," to be released in the second half of 2015.

this one is for michael

credits

released May 22, 2015

sophie's dream is or has been nathan and julian.

nathan: vox, guitars, bass, songwritering
julian: guitars, bass, drums, production

track 1 recorded by julian at his house in cincinnati
track 2 recorded by nathan at his old room in new york
photos by julian
artistic direction by nathan

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Sophie's Dream Cincinnati, Ohio

who's sophie, anyway?

contact / help

Contact Sophie's Dream

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Michael
i want to change my face
destroy this body, build something new in its place

i want to be okay
it's a hard fought path, it's the right way

so where did you go, my most beautiful friend?
i don't know that it mattered in the end

tell me the truth, it's a beautiful fiction
talk to myself and i start to get sickened
when i finally realize there's no answer
tell me the truth, it's a beautiful fiction
talk to myself and complain of my diction
and the forgery spreads over me like cancer

i want a lover who looks like me
i want a lover who is what i want to be

perfect moments, shattered glass
born unreal, but i can pass

in the mirror, as i planned
see myself, you will never understand

tell me the truth, it's a beautiful fiction
talk to myself and i start to get sickened
when i finally realize there's no answer
tell me the truth, it's a beautiful fiction
talk to myself and complain of my diction
and the forgery spreads over me like cancer
Track Name: Independence
he never thought it would end this way
but god sent him a vision on the last day of may
he saw that his faith would be put to the test
he got on a train and it carried him west

she never thought she'd survive the year
her brother's face was streaked with tears
she could hardly bear to leave him behind
but she had to get out so she put it out of her mind

they gave up the vices that tore them apart
they cut loose the ties that bound up their hearts
it was the turn of the season, a chill in the air
a call had gone out and they began to gather there

your postcard came in from wherever you'd been
independence, missouri; original sin
unoriginal sinner, me in a word
but you're hanging in there, at least, that's what i heard