Dysphoria

by Furnace Creek

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Dysphoria is an attempt to understand the persistent darkness, fear, and insecurity that comes from life. Ironically, I wrote most of these songs while I was going through the best year of my life -- yet there was always that persistent weight of uncertainty.

In this uncertainty, Furnace Creek has become centered on creating an art that focuses on people like you, and like us. Everything you go through, we go through. With Dysphoria, we confront our insecurities and fears head-on, and then respond to them by striving to build a loving community full of life and healing. We believe in building this community because we need it just as much as anyone else.

We have found the answer to persistent darkness in Jesus Christ. Just as the moon reflects the sun, there will always be the light of Jesus reflecting upon the earth, forcing the darkness to flee. No matter what dysphoric affliction persists in your lives or ours, Christ is more than enough and His light shines through even the darkest night. So together, let us mourn but more so, let us rejoice – for there is always the moon.

Will Lauzon recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced this EP. He pulled dozens of all-nighters and worked ridiculously hard on this project. If you liked it, please shoot him a message before any of us. He deserves it and so much more.

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released May 27, 2016

Ian O'Niell played some electric, acoustic, and bass.
Mark Hurey is on drums and acoustic.
Dan Wixtrom is on the vox, banjo, harmonica, and acoustic.
Christina Vasile is on vox.
Audrey Weatherstone is playing cello.

Hit up Will here: anotherevergreentree@gmail.com

Lightbulb was written by Mark Hurey. Everything else was written by Dan Wixtrom but in reality every single member of this band has assisted in the song writing process.

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Track Name: Kayla Paige
Those eyes swallowed me alive
Two blue sky's tamed by the sun
I watch closely to your fingers and thumbs
Dismay, I know that it’ll never come

I stole, I stall, I stole, I stole, I still -- I still will
My secret slips to the fabrication of
Of your crimson lips and those bony hips
Adoration
I hope I hope I know you hope I hope to find rest in you by a shady hill... I know I know I know I will

Kayla, let me build you a home
Kayla, I have a home

I stole, I stall, I stole, I stole, I still -- I still will
My secret slips to the fabrication of -- of your crimson lips and those bony hips
Adoration
Track Name: Brooklyn
I was in Brooklyn late last night
I was scouting the streets looking for you
The sun enters in and it is morning
I am still mourning
Was that you under those city lights
Or was that just a reflection of myself?
I'm losing my mind
Was that you under those street lights
Or was that just a reflection of myself?
Oh God, I’ve lost my mind

Does my voice reach to you through the air, do these sounds fire off within you like a flare?
Or is my sound not something in which you abide, does it resonate with you, do you cry?
Oh Thomas do you cry?

Well I swear I saw you late last night
Cause I finally felt something other than this apathy or losing my mind
Well I swear I saw you late last night
I felt you like a sword going through the center of my eye
So pick up the phone
Is it the unknown?
Just let me know when you get home
Just let me know, just let me know

Does my voice reach to you through the air, do these sounds fire off within you like a flare?
Or is my sound not something in which you abide, does it resonate with you, do you cry?
Track Name: Lightbulb
There's a lightbulb in my head and it warms my heart
Keeps the cold out of my veins and it sings to me
The melody I hear is an angel from above
My closed mind sees beauty in this light

But the light is growing dim
The cold in my heart is creeping in
With this melody out of my head
I've lost my mind

I am never safe
The fox comes and eats all the grapes
My actions were taken when he ran away
Your wires, they hold my life but I died when you turned off the light
Oh I die every night

But the light is growing dim
The cold in my heart is creeping in
With this melody out of my head
I've lost my mind

Worry wakes me up and gets me out of bed
Pain holds the door and follows closely behind
Anxiety holds my head as I walk through the day
And anger creeps around and rattles my face
They all come together and sing me to sleep

I make words that poison the air around my mind
I lose my mind every night

The glow is dim and it is out of my grasp
I'd give it up for your melody again
Track Name: Blackbirds
The darkness has been rising
The cold winter winds have been settling in
I exhale my breath, just to warm my skin
I hear my name in the middle of the night
The blackbirds they are singing again
So quietly, so innocently they call me to the winter winds

Oh these blackbirds, they call me their friend
But they're only hungry again
They just want to taste my skin

They will cut me down and bleed me dry
They'll make a nest in a hole in my chest
Why do they call me their friend?
I am not your friend, I am not your friend

I am not your friend
I will never be like you again
I am not your friend, I am not your friend
I am not your friend, I am not your friend
I will never be like you again
Track Name: All Things Familiar
When you showed him your naked skin did he grin thinking about his teeth sinking in or did he hold you so tenderly?
Were his words spoken so delicately when he swore that he only wanted you or did he tell you just what his body could do?

Did he have perverted eyes? Were they full of lust once resembling mine?
Did you think you were in for a good time?
I'm sure that it felt great, but to him you're just one of eight
But does it feel better now? Do you feel better now?
Was it worth the cost of all that we lost? Are you better now?
So tell me without a doubt - are you better now?

You spin my head around, around
I see you driving with him around town
Can you tell me without a doubt that you're better now?
Track Name: Always, The Moon
Dear God,
Do You have room in your home for me?
Is there a spare couch for me to sleep?
I will leave in the morning
I'll lock the door behind me
We don't even have to speak
I think I'd prefer it that way anyways

Dear God,
Why are You trying to make a bride of me?
I have been the nastiest whore
I have given myself to this dead body

My God why do You want anything to do with me?
Can't You see that I cannot be the spearhead You once wanted me to be?
Just wait I'll take that spearhead and pierce Your side
In due time, in due time, in due time

Oh my God why do You say I know not what I do?
Why are You defending me?
I know just what I do
I know how bad I hurt You

It should be me in that fire