The Course of Empire

by Le Bas-fond

supported by
gabrielalavela
gabrielalavela thumbnail
gabrielalavela OMG. Year of the Rat. WOW! Favorite track: Year of the Rat.
/
1.
still wear the sweater I bought you still have everything I gave do you tell her where it comes from? or do you just play dumb? or is she really that dumb? tell her before I do say you don't think about me explain your pity party drunken graveyard shift streams don't mend my broken dream my broken dreams tell her before I do I say I've learned to live without you I don't know if that's true we can both lie we can both lie we can both lie and say we don't care explain that to Becky with the Shit Hair tell her before I do
2.
year of the rat year of the rat fuck around and find out how am I supposed to griece when you won't fucking leave? the never-ending nightmare that was once my xmas dream you better keep my name out of your filthy mouth wanna push my buttons? fuck around and find out when did it get so desperate? time to recall the light to your lonely room I'm quite frankly fucking SICK of you how am I supposed to grieve when you won't fucking leave? you better keep my name out of your filthy mouth wanna push my buttons? fuck around and find out So when is it over? Disaster in your wake you make all of us pay for your big mistakes you wanna push my buttons? fuck around and find out how am I supposed to grieve when you just won't fucking leave?
3.
4.
we're kindred spirits cos we like the same shit but that's not real connection you'll never be far away from me I question how I let it go so long what if we're not wrong? you'll never be far away from me I'm not sorry I loved you I'm not sorry I love you I'm sorry you couldn't be what I need
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
r i p e 01:57
it's not fair I'm ripe right now I'm in my prime right now but I'm an empty vessel I wish I were older I wish I were younger I wish I were any time before or after so this feeling would pass (this bruise's nectar) it's not fair I'm ripe right now I'm in my prime right now but I'm numb and I can't be touched I could love but I can't be touched it's not fair I'm ripe right now I'm in my prime right now
11.
Consummation 04:38
Never a bride Never a prize Never never say Never never say yes Never never say yes Whatever it was I wasn’t enough Not ‘enough’ enough Wasn’t up to snuff Wasn’t tough enough But was there when you needed me (when you needed me) That’s an awful long time To drag someone along Never a bride Never a prize Never never say Never never say yes Never never say yes Now it’s too late Now I am too old Too retraumatized To be legitimized To be so comely yet so wasted (comely yet so wasted) Consummation A consolation prize Am I adult enough Cos I can’t be touched So I can’t check off That sacrament? I’m impure so my White dress is stained in blood They don’t care They don’t care How I got there Never a bride Never a prize Never never say Never never say yes Never never say yes (never your bride) (never your prize (never never say) (never never) (never never) Never your bride Never your prize Never never credits released April 1
12.
a c h e 03:25

about

It's the apocalypse, so we might as well dance.

Based on "The Course of Empire," a series of five paintings created by Thomas Cole, the tragic short life of Thomas Cole, and pieces that were inspired by him.

Inspired by the CrashCourse histories series on YouTube--and how we obsess over the falls of empires and the failure of relationships in the same way. We go over every single little detail of why they've failed, but we never do anything about it, and just continue to fail in the same ways again.

Written from Feb. 20th to April 28th, 2020.

credits

released June 8, 2020

Melody Nicolette Pilotte is Le Bas-fond.

Vocals, production, synths, analog drum machines and graciously provided Apple Logic loops arranged by Le Bas-fond

All songs written, composed, performed, engineered, mixed and mastered by Le Bas-fond.

Special thanks to John Green of CrashCourse.

Special thanks to Deneve Dennison.

For Merwin.

© 2020
CD Baby Publishing/ BMI

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Le Bas-fond San Francisco, California

Soprano, composer, cute animal enthusiast, synesthete. Aspiring werewolf. Graveyard girl. Like Snow White, only more maudlin. Reina Indígena. "tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties!"CREAG AN TUIRC.

contact / help

Contact Le Bas-fond

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Le Bas-fond recommends:

If you like Le Bas-fond, you may also like: