The Completionist Nightmare EP

by Sophie's Dream

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"...but when I grew up, I put away childish things." 1 Corinthians 13:11.

photo: matthew reads sexual behavior in the human male. taken by nathan. all books appear courtesy of butler library, the lord thy god.

these are various addenda and miscellany from the sophie's dream story as it occurred between 2012 and 2014. holler at cincinnati, and howl at the moon.

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released September 29, 2014

sophie's dream is or has been nathan, nick, julian, aj, and spencer.

nathan: vocals, acoustic guitars, fuzz bass, half-kit drums, cajon, some synths, looper, mixing on some tracks, songwritering
nick: keys
julian: electric guitars, unfuzzed bass, mixing on other tracks, production + mastering
aj: drums
spencer: other synths, cymbal

track 1 was recorded by josh elstro at the mrc.
tracks 2 and 3 were recorded by nathan in his basement.

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Track Name: Evanston 12:00
from here you don't look real
there is only so much you can ask one person to feel
before they snap
they don't look back

cars circle outside
and in my mind you're still out there
trying to hide, but i can see
you're running on empty

if i could realize
with all your little dreams inside
where you might be
would you wait for me?
around this bleeding cul-de-sac
your phantom walks and doubles back
made new
i would wait for you

the fog is thick tonight
i still remember how you looked
when you walked up into the light and said please no
i remember your glow

and ten thousand broken souls come out
from windows, sewers, water spouts
and call
it's a long way to fall
but i am trapped inside our room
and if you don't make your entrance soon
we're through
i would wait for you

the fog is thick tonight
i see your spirit smoking, leaning underneath the streetlight
and i call
it's a long way to fall

and your spirit sends a message
as it stands there luminescent
and on fire
heart's desire
and maybe thirty miles away
your body starts to rot away
i care
i put you there

but right now your spirit starts to lean
and i see all the inbetweens
it means
and i understand
no one has a right to walk
these midnight streets where once we talked
as strangers
in a strange land

and no one else will ever know
the shattered beauty of your glow
and so
i take a final view
there's no one else i've ever loved
the lost souls break the sky above
and i
i would wait for you

the fog is thick tonight
i see your spirit smoking, leaning underneath the streetlight
and i call
it's a long way to fall
Track Name: The Firework Maker's Daughter pt. 3
i went to bed drowning and woke up coughing
i've been having these dreams more often
i've drifted out further than love can save
the sun rises and sets again on the grave

went out of the house and breathed in the air
hot smell of sulfur but i don't care
i've come to return the gifts that you gave
the sun rises and sets again on the grave

sat out the storm in the basement that night
the dark god told me my eyes were shining white
he's not my lover and i'm not his slave
the sun rises and sets again on the grave

i start a small fire just to watch it burn out
i stuff a rag into the rain spout
i go into the bathroom, cut myself while i shave
the sun rises and sets again on the grave
Track Name: Schrodinger's Cat
when i was young, i had not ideas but enthusiasms...