This City Kills

by Kirsten Arian

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This City Kills is my debut EP. I'd love to explain each song to you someday. But until then I hope you enjoy the music, and that these songs awaken you to smile, laugh, cry, and maybe, just maybe even dance. :)

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released April 25, 2013

All these amazing people are the only reason this EP was able to happen! They are so talented and have some of the best hearts in the World! Thank you so much: Cory Wilhite, Joe memel, Kelly Besch, Jeff Wood, Cassie Shudak, Becca Bradley, Ryan Winnen, Jordan Gable, Vion, Tyler Weitz, Miles O'Brien, and everyone who supported this project financially, and by spreading the word.

Above all I dedicate this project to My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Without Him none of this would have been possible and to HIm alone be all the Glory! Amen!

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Track Name: Figured Me Out
I know who I am; I know where I’ve been
I know where I’m from, and everything that I’ve ever done
I know that the soles of my shoes seen lots of struggle,
Seen lots of trouble outside this room

And when you look at me, I can’t help but think you,
Already figured me out

Well, you walk with your face to the ground
Staring at nothing, wishing that something, would block your gaze
Such a beautiful face, hides all your secrets, hides words you wish you could say

And when you look at me, I can’t help but think you,
Already figured me out

Hmm my palms are sweaty, I’m not ready, I’m not ready
I take it back, take it all back, give me the thoughts, you should have never known I had, I regret ever word that I said, oh oh oh

You burn like fire and sting like a bee
And there was never hope for you or for me
But, we walk, this road, with our hearts on the fold
We walk, this road, with our hearts on the fold
Track Name: Face in the Dark
Oh you’re just face in the dark
But I’m not scared cause your killing me with Light
I see you there, in the middle of the night
Whispering sweet words of love
Oh you’re just a beam on my chest
Burning hot, but it felt so right, I couldn’t stop
In the middle of the night, you came and swept me off my feet.

Don’t you Ever leave me

I saw you in a land that was promised, long ago but I couldn’t get in
Now I know, that you’ve loosened my chains, and opened up the gates
You taught me that when tears fall down
It’s just a start for some brand new eyes
To open up, and to see this life is just a gust of wind, so take it all in

Don’t you Ever leave me

I’m smiling in my sleep, I’m laughing in my dreams
I’m loving this feeling my heart pounding

Don’t you Ever leave me
Track Name: Let the Leaves
Let the Leaves fall on me oh; let the leaves fall on you
Let the weather wrap around our cheeks, let the lightning light up all we see

You could take my hand; you could take my heart too
But oh my love, I’d be lying to you
We could have this dance, but we would be out of step
And oh my Love, There’d be nothing left

Let the Leaves fall on me oh; let the leaves fall on you
Let the weather wrap around our cheeks, let the lightning light up all we see

You could take my hand; you could take my heart too
But oh my love, I’d be lying to you
We could have this dance, but we would be out of step
And oh my Love, There’d be nothing left

I’d love to play pretend with you
I’d love to take a night or two, and watch you sleep beneath the stars
But I’m not your rescuer,
I’m not even yours; so don’t pretend to know me like you do

You could take my hand; you could take my heart too
But oh my love, I’d be lying to you
We could have this dance, but we would be out of step
And oh my Love, There’d be nothing left
For you
Track Name: This City Kills
Have you got a soul, Mister yours is cold
Laughing at the old folk, telling all your cruel jokes
Have you got a heart, mister yours is dark
Scaring all the children, cheating on your women

This city kills, and you’re a Victim
This city kills, and you’re a Victim

When you were a kid, was it like this
Or did you share in laughter, happy ever after
Cause I see you alone, locked in your home
Staring out your window, waiting for tomorrow

This city kills, and you’re a victim
This city kills, and you’re a Victim

Hopeless man, I wish to bring you a happy song
But my words are solemn, and my hearts been breaking for ya all day long
Mister man, I wish to bring you a happy song
But my chords are minor and my hearts been breaking for ya all day long

Maybe it’s the streetlights, maybe it’s those long nights
You didn’t have a chance, when you locked the door and left

This city kills, and you’re a victim
This city kills, and you’re a Victim

Have you got a soul, Mister yours is cold
Laughing at the old folk, telling all your cruel jokes
Have you got a Heart, mister yours is dark
Scaring all the children, cheating on your women

This city kills, and you’re a victim
This city kills, and you’re a Victim
Track Name: I Choose Freedom
Oh You came like a serpent, Slithered into my dreams
I didn't want you, but you want me
Like a lion waits for its pray, you waited for me
You waited for me, to bleed

Brittle bones look for something to hold
Sleepy souls make their beds, their home

Lord I'm slipping; I am falling like the first
It is tempting but I know this fruit is cursed

And there's war as the dawn breaks, both seeking for my soul
There are no truces, one will take it all
Pure and Holy like a sweet Lamb, and one with horns
One with horns, like a ram
How could I say, I did not know
As sure as the Son came, I was told

Lord I'm slipping; I am falling like the first
It is tempting but I know this fruit is cursed

Be Gone
I choose freedom, I choose Freedom

The curtain is torn, and the first had been raised
The wrinkles are rung out, and there is sweet grace

You came like a serpent, slithered into my head
You'll never get me, no sir you are dead