Kill the One You Love

by GEMS

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $10 USD  or more

     

1.
01:39
2.
04:07
3.
03:55
4.
5.
04:17
6.
03:53
7.
03:28
8.
9.
04:55
10.
03:34
11.
04:45

about

Carpark Records CAK 108
Buy on vinyl / CD: smarturl.it/gems_carpark

credits

released October 30, 2015

All songs written and performed by GEMS
GEMS is Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher
Recorded by GEMS in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, North Carolina, Montreal, QC

Produced by Clifford John Usher
Mixed by Damian Taylor
Mastered by Emily Lazar
Album Layout by Rob Carmichael
3D Images by Captured Dimensions
Inside Photo by Kristen Wrzesniewski

Thank you to Dave, Cindy, Rob, Lisa, Steph and Kate, Sally, Crystal, Aunt Lisa, Linda, Don and Bill, Jake and Norma, Sean McVey, Donny Mazza, Courtney Centeno, Ben Wall, John Thornley, Deena Hyatt, Jessi Frick, Daniel Traci, Matt Holland, Damian Taylor, Gillian Bar, Louise Cocks, Kathryn Chalker, Todd, Steph, Reese, everyone at Carpark, Stewart Burns, Peter Wade, Elena Coyle, Andrew Hunter, Mike Reina, Holly Burnham, Danny Lane, Lauren Ward, Ish Kundawala, Spencer Zahn, Chris Keup, Charlie Sheppard, Orel Hershiser, Matthew Hickey, thanks for believing in us. And thanks to our fans, this was possible because of you.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

GEMS Los Angeles, California

North America booking: daniel@windishagency.com
Europe booking: edthompson@theagencygroup.com
mgmt: jessi@saltymgmt.com

contact / help

Contact GEMS

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: w/o u
long way down
when there’s no way out
how i long
for the way we were
days go by
in the dying embers
I still remember

these days I’m haunted by
each day that passes by
these days passing by

I want to get out
but I can’t live without you
I can’t live without you

long way down
and there’s no way out
still I ache
for the way we were
if I repent
in the dying embers
will you remember?

these days I’m haunted by
each day that passes by
these days passing by

I want to get out
but I can’t live without you
I can’t live without you

can you save my soul?
can you make me whole?
try to remember...

and the wind will blow
but I won’t let go
try to remember...

I want to get out
but I can’t live without you
I can’t live without you
Track Name: Soak
when we fell in love
I fell into
a black hole
I'm black and blue

you're a part of me
that's scarred and rough
but I'm running on empty
and I've had enough

the same old tears
are falling down
hold me under
let me drown

are you still afraid?
well I've been there too
lonely and drifting
away from you

I am your water to float in

lost the will to go on
but it’s coming back to me
nothing left to hold on
but it’s coming back to me

the wall we built
where I hid my heart
in a silent storm
I’m torn apart

I’m fighting still
but i’m wearing out
where does it end?

I am your water to float in

lost the will to go on
but it’s coming back to me
nothing left to hold on
but it’s coming back to me

how do I sleep without you?
how do I dream without you?
how do I breathe without you?
how do I say this to you?

I am your water to float in
Track Name: Living as a Ghost
we could end this war and then you’d never have to doubt me again
sick of going nowhere, sick of wondering if you’re still my friend

living as a ghost, living in a dream
living as a ghost, living in between

if I could take back what I said, forgive for what we’ve become
if I could give my love to you as if we’d never come undone

living as a ghost, living in a dream
living as a ghost, living in between

maybe what I’m waiting for is you to get me by
maybe what I’m waiting for is you to feel alive
Track Name: Empires Fall
holy, when you lay your hands upon me
in the doorway to heaven, in the neon light
holy, when you wrap your arms around me
and we might not get to heaven, it'll be alright

but I can’t stop losing you
I can’t stop the hurt
I can’t stop losing you
I can’t stop...

what hope is left for us now?
you keep telling me, gonna make it somehow
even empires fall
to the ground

holy, I want to feel a higher heaven
but the tears fall around me, and the days go by
holy, you can wear your arms around me
and I’ll tell you all about it in the daylight

but I can’t stop losing you
I can’t stop the hurt
I can’t stop losing you
I can’t stop...

what hope is left for us now?
you keep telling me, gonna make it somehow
even empires fall
to the ground

if I can feel your heartbeat
if I can know your mind
if I can halt your retreat
for just a moment in time...
if your heart has spoken
if you can never look back
if our bond is broken
red rose turned black…

what hope is left for us now?
you keep telling me, gonna make it somehow
even empires fall
to the ground
Track Name: Heartbreaker
heartbreaker, will you hold me tight?
I know your eyes, I can feel you in the night

how can I touch you when your heart is cold and black?
how can I reach you if you’ve gone and won’t come back?
you want to tell me that it’s over so we’ll go and let it die
but if you love me like you used to one more time…

I’ll go straight for you, it’s all I wanna do
I’ll dream for you, I’ll bleed for you

heartbreaker, will you hold me tight?
I know your eyes, I can feel you in the night

how can I love you when you’ve left me all alone?
how can I want you when this ache is all I’ve known?
you want to tell me you’re a free man, fine then look me in the eye
if I can love you like I used to let me try

I’ll go straight for you, it’s all I wanna do
I’ll dream for you, I’ll bleed for you

heartbreaker, will you hold me tight?
I know your eyes, I can feel you in the night
Track Name: Scars
baby, I can't bear it alone

I can’t tell you no wrong
you know all my lies
you know just where it hurts
you’ve seen it in my eyes

ooh, you know that I've got scars

you know me without words
what’s inside
and you know all my scars
no we can’t hide
Track Name: Tangled Memories
I do, do not, don't want to let go
but you're pulling me under and I can't keep my head afloat
I can, cannot, can't give what I don't got
if we don't got love then we got nowhere left to go

tangled memories

I can't forget this year I let
you slip through my fingers, I was pushing you away
I give, I take, I bend, and I break
if it's already over I won't beg for you to stay

tangled memories

I can’t get out of my head
I can’t run from the weight of the things you said
I can’t hide from the light and the things I’ve done
I keep fighting but all that I had is gone
and I lost myself...
Track Name: Savior
when the secrets that I keep, pull me down into the deep
I can’t be your savior underwater
when you ask me to believe, when you wear it on your sleeve
I can’t be your savior underwater

I know when I fall, when my back’s up against the wall
I can’t tear the darkness from the light
I know when you go, wherever you will go
I can’t tear the darkness from the light

go...

if you’re drowning let me be your air,
don’t hide your love

when I’ve lost myself again, when I hate the skin I’m in
I can’t be your savior underwater
think of all that we could be, in the end was up to me
I can’t be your savior underwater
when I don’t know what to do, I’m afraid I might have lost you…

I know when I fall, when my back’s up against the wall
I can’t tear the darkness from the light
I know when you go, wherever you will go
I can’t say the words to make this right

go…

if you’re drowning let me be your air
don’t hide your love

go… say the word to make this right

if I could know which way to go, I’d give my life
if I could see what’s meant to be, I’d give my life
Track Name: Epitaph
you are
rain on the waves
the stars in the sky
the calico days

you are
the delicate lines
the wind in my hair
the knot in my spine

I live a little
I lie a little
I cry a little
I die a little

I don’t care

you are
the thorn in my side
you're taking your aim
you're taking your time

you are
the light on the stairs
save your breath
save your prayers
Track Name: White Light
killing time
or is it time that’s killing me?
in the dusty sun
I could drink until I’m free
when it’s all done
in the daylight, chalk and bone
I was graceful
like a falling heavy stone

white light, white wine
(I can’t be a part of you)
I never wanted this for you
(I can’t be apart from you)
let my light shine
(I can’t be a part of you)
I don’t know how to get to you
(I can’t be apart from you)

as you’re leaving
shut the door and leave the keys
under the carpet
worn as thin as memories
with all our patterns
from what I’ve come to love and lost
paper lanterns
crushed and swallowed by the frost

white light, white wine
(I can’t be a part of you)
I never wanted this for you
(I can’t be apart from you)
let my light shine
(I can’t be a part of you)
I don’t know how to get to you
(I can’t be apart from you)

killing time
or is it time that’s killing me?
in the dusty sun
I could drink until I’m free
when it’s all done
in the daylight, chalk and bone
I was graceful
like a falling heavy stone