The "I Swear, I'm Trying" EP

by Lucifer O'Brien

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My second EP of originals! Recorded in my dorm room at school and my bedroom at home, February and March, 2017.

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released March 24, 2017

Vocals, Guitars, and Laptop: Luke O'Brien
All Songs Written by Luke O'Brien

Produced and mixed by Luke O'Brien

Cover Models: Adelyn Lotito, Liam O'Brien, and Luke O'Brien

Special Thanks: Kai Holl, Suzanne O'Brien, Patrick O'Brien, Liam O'Brien, Roxie O'Brien, Mary Comeau, Chris James, Johnny Hoel, Christopher Hantman, Sounds and Tones Records, Nick Tardive, Philip Shedd, Bridget Broyles, Victoria Papetti, Drew Weisse, Izzy Heltai, Zebulon Hildreth, Özten Paul, Anne Zachodni, Madison Franklin, Devin Crockett, Mark O'Brien, and anyone who has tolerated an open mic performance of mine!

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Track Name: Frozen (To The Ground)
Nothing seems to work anymore
Everything's broken and frozen
Everything's broken and frozen to the ground

My feet are freezing inside my Chuck Taylors
Don't have the proper footwear
Everything's rusted
I wanna break something important
I wanna break
I wanna...make a difference
I wanna save someone's life

Everything's frozen to the ground
And I wanna rip the roots up
Make a change for everyone that I know
Track Name: When Will The Scales Tip?
My room is so cold
I don't think I'm alone
There's a ghost in the corner, and her eyes are crying blood
And I'm not safe, I don't know what to do

My room is cold
The ghost shrieks out
She tries to drown my in the bathtub
Hold my head below the water
Hold my head below the water

My room is so damn cold
My room is so damn cold

I don't know what to do
I'm damaged goods no good for you, no way
Not for anyone to consume, consume...

Will I be haunted forever
Or will the memories finally fade?
I can't wait for that day where there is no more pain
I can't wait for that day when there's no longer pain
Track Name: Hazardsville, CT
The highway stretches for what seems like forever
The road has two predators, sneaky and large

Gas prices and adult bookstores fly by
The world seems so big as we coast by another Longview Drive

Dairy Queen hot dogs and Blizzards
Don't look at me, I know it's January
Ice cream is fine no matter the time

Prolonged red lights
A whole night worth of driving trying to set it on fire

4ND 744
What did you mean when you said you always want more?
4ND 788
Why does it seem like you're so consumed with hate?
4ND 799
It seems like every time we talk I wanna die!
Oh oh!

Damp and chilly nights
Red and blue police car lights
When will we ever get home?

The false sense of arrival
That comes with the mountain climb
One mountain comes after another
It just never stops
No it never does stop
No it doesn't stop!

4ND 744
What did you mean when you said you always want more?
4ND 788
Why does it seem like you're so consumed with hate?
4ND 799
It seems like every time we talk I wanna die!
Oh oh!
Track Name: Yellow Windows
She stares at the yellow windows in the rain
And she wonders if she knows what love is
She wears a white shirt and surrenders, gives herself to him
But she wonders if she knows what love is

He says:
"There's no need to be dramatic, or put up a fight
Stop putting up a fuss, it'll be alright"

First cut might be the deepest,
But it's the final thrust that seals the deal
She composes herself in the mirror, telling herself not to feel
Smoke dances around her hair
Rain fogs up her glasses
She laughs as if she doesn't care
But she wonders if she knows what love is