The Johari Window

by The Singular

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Blood 03:32
Time was thick yea I could feel it Around the edges where the skin had become visibly faded A moment of clarity knocked me off my feet I could see the world but I couldn’t see myself in it The light behind my eyes grew quiet As helpless I witnessed the death of my rebellious youth Did the machine we raged against really exist? Impossible to tell if now we are a part of it? I want your blood I’m just so bored with mine anymore A cow that hates the chewing of her cud I’d give anything to let you climb inside The voice inside my head fell silent As I experienced a rare and fleeting moment of peace The numbers in my bank account and things I own Stopped their endless screaming out for me I want your blood I’m just so bored with mine anymore A cow that hates the chewing of her cud I’d give anything to let you climb inside
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Burned Burned by the words as old As the scribes who penned the histories we’d prefer Just like the old man Just like the sea And when you fall from the bottom I'll be there Collecting old cans Like a drifter on the square I’ll wait for my old friends To take me away Yea… Hold Me in your perfect arms When I blather on you’ll listen like a fool Just like in Network And on the West Wing Yea when you fall from the bottom I'll be there Collecting old cans Like a drifter on the square I’ll wait for my old friends To take me away Yea… Just like the best of 2003 And when you fall from the bottom I'll be there Collecting old cans Like a drifter on the square We’ll wait for our old friends To take us away Yea…
3.
I could hardly blink for days to know you're wandering through the world Like a deer in headlights were ya? These are not the only thoughts I ever drove into the ground Now they're bringing out the worst in everyone I know I know I'll be home by 10 Withered old infirm and silent In my idle mind Finally confess I only wanted to see and be seen in return I could smile a million teeth and still be scared as fucking hell Like a deer in headlights I am I'll be gone by then The urn and dust contained therein And the dust goes on And the world moves on I only wanted to touch and be touched in return If I could find the strength of this immeasurable ideal Could I suffer with a smile? Humor me and tell me lies though honest in intent And I’ll get over it When I heard your sadness songs I knew your blood was on my hands Like a deer in headlights we are But I’ll be on the mend Broken pieces glued back in With the hope to rise With the will to rise I only wanted to know and be known in return
4.
Will we burn When we tempt our wooden features In the coming age A slick facade For concealing true emotion Buried deep In a chrysalis of laughter Was a promise made Out of hope With the very best intentions When love was like a war We fought for it Falling home Like some sad and drunken stranger Feeling 'round In the dark For the white flag to unfold
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I know I’m no different I'm just waiting for the numb And if you’re still looking for trouble well It might find you yet No one can escape their coin toss fate I'll be your lady if you want it I can do the things the others won't And if your ire is any indication of your warm regard I'll be your best one when I get my due I know I’m no different I know I’m no different
6.
I tend to get so morose Have mercy! Don’t think twice Just pass the knife All week long I’m going off on innocents Small, like a child The way it gets sometimes like I might get it right Sinners masquerading as saints just for one night I’ll break one off and try a little just to make it through another day I’m okay…. Fill me up with all my mental medicine There’s no other way The old way’s broke Tear down all my walls and tell the world I’m done A prison for everyone A heaven of hell. The way it gets sometimes I’m too low or too high Like a serial killer desperate to get it just right I’ll break one off and try a little just to make it through another day I’m okay…. My body is healthy My mind is brilliant And my soul is tranquil I forgive all those who have harmed me And peacefully release them A river of compassion washes away my anger…
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Please don't Don’t worry about truth Don’t think about what’s real Just smile and take a bow We all wait for fallen flowers To take us round the rainbow Where we’re all lovers We’ll walk on water when we go And if you told me that you thought you knew better Then I’d be the greater fool If you think Think you know what you are Consider what you’d carry Just to carry on We all pine for fallen flowers To take us round the rainbow Where we’re all lovers We’ll walk on water when we go And if you told me you thought you knew better Then I’d be the greater fool Funny You’d force a million strangers But not your sons and daughters To walk the road laid down I’ll take you round the rainbow Where we’re all lovers We’ll walk on water when we go And If you told me you thought you knew better Then I’d be the greater fool
8.
When you were The statues on the beaches The rain it fell in pieces To fill you when you’re numb You overflowed With sentimental nonsense An existential process To keep you upright There In the fall When you felt the weight of things to come Holding fast to the strings that could all come undone In your head Did you know that there was something Something that was changing If you were If you were a good man She wouldn’t have to work So hard to find your bed In the fall When you felt the weight of things to come Holding fast to the strings that could all come undone In your head Did you know that there was something Something that was changing Reality remained dark In the void was a masterpiece of love The bird spoke "Everything is veiled until it’s not" Oh In the fall When you felt the weight of things to come Holding fast to the strings that could all come undone In your head Did you know that there was something Something that was changing
9.
I fell on my face I stuck the landing Thanked my audience for understanding I was 30 seconds off again It was only for a minute Out of phase then in it Trying hard to feel myself again Who's that chump inside the mirror Choking on his tears Was he hugged too much or not enough as a child? When you push me around I swear I’m feeling something Yea I’m feeling something When you kick me down at least I’m feeling something Yea I’m feeling something Now I’m feeling something Yea I’m feeling something I feel I stuck out my neck I was surprised when The blade came down and gave me fresh perspective I walked into a warm and healing light All of my dead pets were in it Giving me forgiveness Watched as my life flashed before my eyes People charging me for bullshit Giving me the business I can’t believe I stuck around for this When you push me around I swear I’m feeling something Yea I’m feeling something When you kick me down at least I’m feeling something Yea I’m feeling something Now I’m feeling something Yea I’m feeling something I feel Have we only Imaginary Fast and fleeting Shades of meaning …ah heck! When you push me around I swear I’m feeling something Yea I’m feeling something When you kick me down at least I’m feeling something Now I’m feeling something When you push me around I swear I’m feeling something Now I’m feeling something When you kick me down at least I’m feeling something Now I’m feeling something Yea I’m feeling something I feel Now I’m feeling something I feel
10.
I can’t wait for the day we come home and hang around Waste our scarce and brilliant sounds on vapid talking When the clouds start to break we’ll feel like everything’s okay So we'll open all the graves and kiss the coffins But I know what it’s like to be at home and in your head When every penny saved has been spent And I know what I found What was buried underground When I fell back to the earth and They told me to go home But I won't Will they fall to the floor like so many times tonight? Will they dry their swollen eyes and tell your orphans? Once they know, will they go, with all their darkest thoughts confirmed Sing their songs that never were; about your father But I know what it’s like to be at home and in your head When every penny saved has been spent And I know what I found What was buried underground When I fell back to the earth and They told me to go home But I won't But I won’t When the hammer falls I’ll make myself a nail I will serve her without fail I will be strong And when god comes back I'll punch her in the ear Scream the names of all my fears into her lungs Until there's none Until there's none But I know what it’s like to be at home and in your head When every penny saved has been spent And I know what I found What was buried underground When I fell back to the earth and They told me to go home But I won't
11.
I'll bury the lede inside this unmarked grave I'm digging To be reborn in dirt and darkness no fucks given I feel like a zombie The slow destruction of my body And an emptiness I’ll never quite fill Condemned to walk the earth in thoughtless fashion Until the end times make us still What if it turns out there’s nothing in it for you? Voices crying out “There’s nothing in it for you!” Three sheets to the wind and two to sleep away my feelings A fetal cocoon to hide from all life’s dirty dealings I was given over to the spirits in the moment And I won’t be made to feel it’s wrong For everything the muse has given to me I will sing her songs What if it turns out there’s nothing in it for you? Prophecies predict there's nothing in it for you We’ve got a lot of road to go People will say "I told you so" As if there’s something that they know That makes them better There was a verse I heard one time That spoke my feelings It feels like a dream Too beautiful to be believed in What if it turns out there’s nothing in it for you? Skywriters spell out “There’s nothing in it for you!”

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The Johari Window is an album about experiencing trauma and dealing with its aftermath. It is The Singular’s third, and likely final, full length album. Shortly after recording the album the band decided it was time to move on to other projects. They remain open to working together in the future.

The Johari Window was recorded in The Singular's practice and recording space in Kent, Ohio. It was written with a collaborative process that involved lead singer and primary songwriter, James Pequignot, recording a rough acoustic track, to which he sung a melody with mumbled gibberish words. Members of the band would try their hands at interpreting these incoherent mumbles. The interpretations were edited by Pequignot, used as inspiration, and incorporated into the final lyrics. Unlike the bands previous releases, this lead to most members having a hand in the songwriting process. While guitarist Miles Cobbs was not involved lyrically, he was a prolific collaborator musically, and helped craft interesting musical turns for the songs to take.

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released June 7, 2019

The Singular is:
James Pequignot
Mark Bradbourne
Terry Mortensen
Nichole Catalano-Miller
Miles Cobbs

All songs were produced and arranged by The Singular. All songs were engineered, mixed, and mastered, by James Pequignot.

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The Singular is a band that holds high the value of music as an experience and strives to make a good one for anyone who cares to listen. As a modest four piece rock band they produce a sound that can be described as cavernous and overwhelming. They triumph the art of storytelling through song, and always invite their audience along with them on a musical journey. ... more

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