Primitive Smile

by Emanuel and the Fear

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1.
Some May Fall Asleep
2.
State Of Violet
3.
Holding On
4.
03:05
5.
Lately
6.
03:49
7.
Sheffield
8.
The Unwinding (Sparrow Song)
9.
I Would Love To Be Forgotten
10.
Goodbye

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releases September 23, 2016

Emanuel Ayvas - Guitar, Piano, Synths, Vocals
Nic Cowles - Synths, Rhodes
Gil Goldin - Bass
Jeff Gretz - Drums, Percussion, Rhodes, Space Echo
Sarah Haines - Violin, Viola, Vocals
Liz Hanley - Violin, Vocals
with Mark Humburg - Cello

Produced by Emanuel Ayvas, Nic Cowles and Jeff Gretz
Recorded by Brendan Tobin at Ice Cream (R.I.P.) - Brooklyn, NY
Additional Recording/Post Production by Nic Cowles and Emanuel Ayvas at Boom Studios
Mixed by Brendan Tobin
Additional mixing by Emanuel Ayvas
Mastered by Joe Lambert at Lambert Mastering - Jersey City, NJ
Cover images/Photography by Haoyan of America and John Carluccio
Layout/Design by John Carluccio with Laura Beltran and Alyson Forbes

All lyrics/string arrangements by Emanuel Ayvas
All music by Emanuel and the Fear
String arrangements on Some May Fall Asleep and I Would Love To Be Forgotten by Nic Cowles
Management - Tom O'Rourke at OneFifteen

Copyright 2016

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Track Name: I Believe
I've known people who go through their days
like a wide eyed old dog slowly crawling away,
fearful, watching the people go by,
never trusting anyone or taking the time
just to say hi.

There've been times when I acted this way,
when I needed so much, I pushed people away
only wanting the things that I had,
never looking for more than the way that I am

but now I believe in everyone I meet,
in everyone who shows me something I can never be.
And I believe in everywhere I go,
in how it’s all the same as where I came from.

You may find yourself running away
from an actor pretending to be what they’re saying.
But I've learned from the years I have seen
that the fool is who acts upon only one thing

and why I believe in everyone I meet,
in everyone who shows me something I can never be.
And I believe in everywhere I go,
in how it’s all the same as where I came from.

But what is more than what you want and what you need in anything?
And if you go to where you feel where you belong suddenly seems
so bloody awful when it's over and you're holding up your head
wondering why you bothered at all

but I believe in everyone I meet,
in everyone who shows me something I can never be.
And I believe in everywhere I go,
in how it’s all the same as where I came from.

And I believe in everyone I meet,
in everyone who shows me something I can never be.
And I believe in everywhere I go,
in how it’s all the same as where I came from.

Because what is more than what you love and what you learn from everything?
And if you go to where you feel so bloody awful all you need
is to go on to where you grow within the things that you have seen,
wondering why you worried at all.
Track Name: Meredith
How many times will I so close, be met with doubt?
A bitter man's cold fabric looks familiar to me now.
How could I stand to fold and end up in that way,
slowly like a freezing drip turned icicle in change?

Lady she found me headed head first into that.
She greeted me and just as quickly warned me.
Now, I've seen many eyes, so naturally I warned her back
and said you can't say what you're saying when you look at me like that.

Meredith what can I say,
sometimes these things get away from us
but I don't want to change just yet.
And lady, yours is your fate,
Meredith, do what you have to
I won't stand in your way.
Just promise you will

take all of the weakness in what we are,
push it away till it's too far
to ever go back to again.
And if there's a way for us to start,
if you can be here as you are,
I hope that I’m not too far gone.

How many times will I so close be met with doubt,
Pushed and pulled as if I were your curtain?
Now, I don't mean to whine,
but I can't do that to myself.
So, if you can't see what you're doing,
then I'll leave you sort that out.

Take all of the weakness in what we are,
push it away till it's too far
to ever go back to again.
And if there's a way for us to start,
if you can be here as you are,
I hope that I’m not too far gone.