Dark Synthetics

by Secret Shame

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1.
Gift 03:22
Matteo, why Matteo, stop, stop Matteo, why, when you see them cry, do you seem to like it? Matteo, why Matteo, stop stop Matteo, why, when you see them cry, do you seem to love it? In another light I’ll see you go dark Noose around your neck to catch me off guard Another gift from creator, that feeds your head Maybe he was possessed No, it was a gift A gift from God that makes him alive That seizes her light And makes him a man The drugs that make you work- She’ll think nothing of it, force her and she’ll love it Maybe she’ll draw towards you And all your Gods- they will take second chances Oh, my God, I can see your tear away face and your tear away Gods who lead you back to the grave In another light you’ll slowly kill yourself Feel nothing else but crystals consuming you The lord, he said it unto you To seize her light, he sees Sees her light turn into dust You can kill yourself but don’t ask me why Don’t ask me why Why, Matteo, archangel-master, Will he let himself die? Don’t ask me why. Why, oh
2.
Comfort 03:07
From below the caverns of night reaches out a monster From the sickness in you creeps through, as you’re watching her Fall far away from those tired seething eyes Nobody likes this, nobody likes this, nobody likes it at all Fall far away from those tired seething eyes She’s in a peril, she's in a peril, nobody trusts it at all Fall far away from those tired seething eyes Nobody trusts it, nobody like it, nobody likes it at all All, all, all She needs to be left alone with her grief She will stay withered without a release He mangles her, castrates her dreams are sharp teeth From below the caverns of night reaches through to eat you up From the sickness in you creeps through and you’re out of luck Fall far away from those tired seething eyes Nobody likes this, nobody likes this, nobody likes it at all Fall far away from those tired seething eyes She’s in a peril, she's in a peril, nobody trusts it at all Fall far away from those tired seething eyes Nobody trusts it, nobody like it, nobody likes it at all Reject what heals you and you’ll slowly die Reject what loves you and you’ll lose your mind Blood will seep out from underneath the grave you lie Shake shake.
3.
Creature 03:11
See him there, do you laugh at that? Do you cry at that? How does it feel? Make it seem real- who are you? Who am I? You want to die? That’s fine. That's fine. That's fine. That's fine. That's fine. That's fine. See her whole, and see her tear Cognizance is an utmost tier Societal falseties- consequences build our breed It’s okay! I am fine! I feel so good all the time! It’s okay- I’m not sure? Cheeks that help her feel demure But purity don’t come naturally Your lips bleed apathy Come purify me, get them hypnotized with simple words We become baptized Look at me, read my lips Come institutionalize, and fade down Ice spreading, shaking barren seas Waves of indecision keep us drowning Frostbite on hot holding hands Creature, come take me with you It's fine. That's fine. That's fine. It's fine. It's fine. See you, see her whole and see her tear Cognizance is an utmost tier And fade down Come institutionalize, and slave me around Lead me to you and help me hurt Rip the spine out from above me, spineless cannibal Dying animal Eat your heart out, heart that eats me It’s okay. I am fine. I feel so good all the time. Suicide Suicide suicide while it’s still easier.
4.
Dark 03:19
Carcassed shell of animal Help me hurt you Unbeknownst to heathen lives, you will adapt to what heals -And break it down once again you Once Again You Failure of a human mind Is it disfigured? Inspiring minds would like to know Pain that doesn’t matter at all, prodding you for easy pleasure, Easy pleasure numbs you down Numb your way Stop, hold on Stop, hold on Stop, hold on Stop, hold on Hold your fire Reachin desire Fade Fade Fade Fade Modern Quasimodo it lives Help me hurt you Help me open up your eyes, I want to see worlds through your skull And break it down Animal I Animal I Am Modern Quasimodo it dies Heaven hurts you Unbeknownst to heathen lives You will adapt to what heals And reject it all Reject it all Stop, hold on Stop, hold on Stop, hold on Stop, hold on Hold
5.
Haunter 04:34
When you hear the whispers in your mind whisper- Who’s there? An empty wall is all you’ll find Whisper, whisper, When you hear the whispers hit her high- Do they lie? Hear her cry When you hear the whispers in your mind whisper, Whisper Some saying you’re insane and you’ll fade to white They’ll try and control you and you will fade to white Some saying the love you but you are jaded inside What you can’t see won’t hurt you, fade to white When you hear the whispers in your mind whisper- Who’s there? An empty wall is all you’ll find Whisper, whisper, When you hear the whispers hit her high- Do they lie? Hear her cry When you hear the whispers in your mind whisper, Whisper Some type of doom is inside you and you’ll fade to white Don’t come near me, don’t hold me tight, and you’ll fade to white Clear that consumes you, talk to me, fade to white What you can’t see won’t hurt you, fade to white ***** Fear them, spirits, pretend you don’t hear it Calling you, voices, songs not of existence See white, see deadliest night, her face is cracked in half And there will be leaking, boiling, corrosions and spoiling Hear them, screaming, sirens and bleeding Noise, noise, words of indecision Whispered visions, dull precisions Whisper, whisper Whisper, whisper Haunter, haunter Haunter, haunt her Open up your eyes into existence Open up, they never existed.
6.
Calm 04:34
Fight it, Trust in him subsides as lying lips bleed rhymes And confuse themselves, convince themselves they are Christ themselves Compelled to fill the void with dark synthetics Prescription decisions, tangible nightmares, edible night terrors I see you trying to be a martyr Let it rest, you’ve done your best, and you’ve tried your best to be blessed- But you never will be you never will be You never will be. Calm me down or I am going to burn up {As soon as I fit my head round you, you’re gone} Calm me down or I am going to burn up {As soon as I absorb you, then you’re gone} Calm me down or I am going to burn up {As soon as I betray you, then you’re wrong} Calm me down or I am going to burn {As soon as I stop killing myself, you’re gone}... Tell me, when did you become a motherfucker And how has it served you in life? Serve you on golden platters, It isn’t abuse if she’s losing her mind And when the path is dark, All the girls thank you for choking the life out of them Come submit to submission- The feminine psyche craves to die by your hand- I’ll convince you myself Prescription decisions feed the beast that desires Feed the beast that desires Fuel the flames of the fires... Calm me down or I am going to burn up {As soon as I fit my head round you, you’re gone} Calm me down or I am going to burn up {As soon as I absorb you, then you’re gone} Calm me down or I am going to burn up {As soon as I betray you, then you’re wrong} Calm me down or I am going to burn {As soon as I stop killing myself, you’re gone}... I am going to burn {you're gone} I am going to burn {you're wrong} I am going to burn up, see it in those eyes {you’re gone} Burn up, see it in those eyes {you’re wrong} Burn up, see it in those eyes {you're gone} Gouge your mind, gouge your mind And burn up, gouge your mind Gouge your mind or I am going to Burn up, gouge your mind Gouge your mind, or I am going to Burn up, gouge your mind Gouge your mind, or I am going to Burn up, Gouge your mind Calm me down or I am going to burn.
7.
Storm 04:12
You exterminate any apology for stealing from me It’s just a kiss, it’s just a touch And if you’re sorry- stop putting the blame on me In your mind, where the pale moon ricochets In your eyes And within your vapid brain, Intertwined And the symptom of the cause is you’re problematic And the symptom of the cause is you're so dramatic And the symptom of the cause is you take what you crave Stop putting the blame on me In your mind Where the pale moon ricochets Off your eyes And within your vapid brain Intertwined Inside You’re exposed and blind It's all bleak Your ideals, it's all bleak inside Your fever claws till you can feel the way she winds Down Dig your claws, and you can feel her, catch and bind Her Inside It's all bleak, bathed in white Trap her innocence inside It’s all bleak inside It's so cold It's so cold It's so cold So cold

about

"There’s a rage trembling under the group’s chiming post-punk, which winds itself around an ultimatum about self-preservation..." - The New York Times

"Secret Shame channel both the tragic beauty and spooky ambience of a graveyard." - Paste Magazine

"Secret Shame’s new album Dark Synthetics is a seven-song tempest of guitar-driven dark post-punk in the vein of Skeletal Family, Rubella Ballet, and Look Back in Anger." - post-punk.com

"The band thunder around Lena like a horde of bats..." - bandcamp.com

"I can’t get over the vocals – they soar high above many out there right now. Not only am I transfixed by the vocal tone, but also the driving and intense music that the whole band creates." - CVLT Nation

"Secret Shame make gloomy, melodic rock steeped in '80s goth and post-punk." - BrooklynVegan

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released September 6, 2019

Lena - vocals, lyrics, synth
Matthew - bass, synth
Nathan - drums
Aster - guitar, synth
Ryynikki - guitar

Recorded and mixed by Ricky Olson at The Ward in Richmond, VA January 25-27th, 2019
Mastered by Bryan Walthall at Stereo Image
Logo by Ayana Price
Cover painting and singles art series by Lena
Layout and design by Nathan

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