2012 Demo

by Blessed State

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  • 2012 Demo
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    4 song demo recorded by Brian Pauze in October 2012.
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Cassette release now available through the band.


released October 28, 2012

Recorded by Brian Pauze.
Layout by Haley.
Cover photo by Brian.



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Blessed State Northampton, Massachusetts

Punk rock from Western Mass

Rob Flaglor (guitar)
Brian Frenette (vocals)
Kiana Saroce (bass)
Andrew McCarthy (drums)
K. Harley Gebo (guitar)

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Track Name: Ghost Front
the wall outside my window grows a little bit each day
not sure what to think or what to say
just can't shake the feeling this might all just slip away
have to keep climbing if the will remains

status quo
nothing's changed
getting hard to see anything

go on each day, think that this is living
what next when you wake up and see that wall
at the skyline, never ending
what can i do now?

the greatest joke i told was that i could keep trying
unencumbered by apathy
unburdened by apathy
Track Name: Wiser
interchanging parts, comfortable locale
how can this be, so close yet so far

you'll get no argument from me
but it hurts when you show
your sense of direction seems so off
i'll see you as time goes by

now left to decide
how the story goes
traitor in our midst
Track Name: Where There's Smoke...
floodlight so bright it starts to burn, is it supposed to be that way?
yes, correct now pay no mind just ignore the smoke & flame, you'll be just fine

well i don't want to know why you feel the need to bring me down but please leave me be

wallowing in the aftermath to repair & to explain
now at least i know my worth, commodified & sold for another's gain

subtle like a brick to the head, never sure where you'll stand
loyal to a fault they say/no worries here, with this display
Track Name: E For Effort
not sure if i'm the one who can help you when i can't help myself
is it for difficult to disappoint or never try from the start?

what if i'm not the one with your answers? what if i'm as clueless as i feared? as hopeless as i'm accustomed?

suddenly not so useful. suddenly not so wise. now to be discarded, left to remember what i was.