The City Skyline (Demo EP)

by Fail Mary

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The one that started it all!

Our first foray into music-making, The City Skyline is a collection of six demo tracks we recorded in the winter of 2014-2015. Everything about this EP was done by us -- the writing, recording, artwork -- EVERYTHING.

And we had no idea what we were doing.

Because of this, it is full of production errors and its audio quality is poor. Please keep that in mind as you listen!

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NOTE: For simplicity's sake, we've added "The Aftermath (Demo)" to this download. "The Aftermath (Demo)" originally released November 2015.

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released February 12, 2015

All songs by Fail Mary
All lyrics by Connor D. Jones

Drums and percussion by Chris Glass
Vocals, guitars, and bass by Connor D. Jones
Piano on tracks 4 and 6; and ukulele on track 3 by Ramzie Samhouri
Additional vocals on Track 3 by Ariana Alameda

Recorded at ALCF
Produced by Fail Mary

"FM" logo and art direction by Fail Mary

Special thanks to Travis Glass

℗ & © 2015 Fail Mary. All rights reserved.

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Track Name: Iodine (Demo)
Taking your beating heart for granted,
Someday you’re gonna regret this.
Taking your beating heart for granted,
I tell you someday you’re gonna regret this.

Taking your beating heart for granted,
Someday you’re gonna regret this.
I’ve taken your beating heart for granted,
I know that someday I’m gonna regret this.

I’ve been proven wrong time and time again
But I still have faith that people can change.
I felt the opposite of love, and it isn’t hate,
But indifference. Indifference, hey

I’ll tell you something--you’ll never believe this:
The universe is cold, uncaring, and indifferent.
I’ll tell you something--you’ll never believe this:
The world has no obligation to grant your wishes.

I’ve got a bottle of iodine, it’ll make it alright.
Track Name: M.P.G. (Demo)
Watching the city skyline as we pass it by in the night.
Everything looks so surreal.
Watching your face as the sun begins its rise.
I knew this could not be the real world.

I’m not sure why I ever held any doubt.
I would’ve been better off if I’d just gone without.
But your eyes--it seems to me--
They were the most beautiful things that the world had ever seen.

M.P.G.
That’s all you see.

So when I reached to touch your face,
I never thought that I’d regret it.
And when I dared speak your name,
I never thought that I would ever regret it.

Well, I regret this every single day
And every day I’ll ever have the displeasure to see.

M.P.G.
That’s all you see.
M.P.D.G.
That’s all I see.

And so the city passed us by,
Along with the rest of the time.
And so my life is not mine,
And I can see it was all a lie.
A lie. Another fucking lie.
Track Name: I Would Never (Demo)
I would never wish death upon anyone,
But this time you have forced me to make an exception.

An exception.

And I would never wish death upon anyone,
But this time you have forced me to make an exception.
The lies you spread about my best friend are coming back to you.
And if I were you, I'd prepare myself for what I'm gonna do to you.

Well, when I saw your face, I flinched in pain.
I flinched in physical pain.
When I saw your face, I flinched in pain.
I flinched in actual, physical pain.

Cause, baby, it's a small town.
I know I'll see you around.

I'm making an exception for you.
Track Name: I Think I'm Allergic to Something in the Water (Demo)
Well, now, how are you?
I’ve been fine except for I’m a bit overdue
For a letdown--for a letdown. Oh, I love the sound
Of a letdown--of another letdown. You know I love the sound.

Does this make me wrong? Does this make me bad--
Wanting more than I’ve ever had?
Does this make me sick? Does this make me strange--
Wanting more than just that?

Does this make me wrong? Does this make me sad--
Wanting more of what I never had?
Does this make me sick? Does this make me strange--
Wanting more than just that?

Oh, it’s just that

I think I’m allergic to something in the water.

There’s nothing I could ever change about you,
Even if I ever wanted to.
There’s nothing I could ever say about you
That could change the way that everyone perceives you.

There’s nothing I could ever change about you,
And God only knows I really wanted to.
There’s nothing I could ever change about you.
Unfortunately, I will have to make do.

Does this make me wrong? Does this make me bad--
Wanting more than I’ve ever had?
Does this make me sick? Does this make me strange--
Wanting more than just that?

Does this make me wrong? Does this make me sad--
Using a bit more sarcasm
Than I used to? Is it so sad?

Oh, it’s so sad.

As the unbearable cold claws at my skin,
Still no one will let me in.

Oh, is it so sad?
Oh, does this make me bad?
Track Name: Scopaesthesia (Demo)
Love turns to contempt and I now see
What you really meant, how nothing is free.
Will I turn around and once again
Find a new man in your arms?

All this time, I thought I
Was being watched by you.
I’d find a way to violate
Causality for you.

Still haven’t forgot those things you said.
Now, it’s been near a year and I’m willing to bet
After all these trials, you’re starting to regret
The day you turned around and told me “not yet.”

All this time, I thought I
Was being watched by you.
I realize it was I
Who was watching you.

I was watching you.
I was watching you,
And everything you’d do.
Track Name: Summer Lies (Demo)
Baby, I can’t describe
Just how I feel tonight.

We can talk about what it means to be alive.
Then we can make each other feel so alive.
We can take a chance on a summer lie.
We can take a chance. Come on, take a chance, come on.

Tell me why I’ve become such a sentimental fool.
And tell me why I’ve become so much less than what I was.

We can talk about what it means to be alive.
Then we can make each other feel so alive.
We can take a chance on a summer lie.
We can take a chance. Come on, take a chance, come on.
On a summer lie.

So lie to me.
Track Name: The Aftermath (Demo) [Bonus]
"I'm ending my life," he announced to anyone who'd care.
"I no longer see the light. It's hard to tell you're even there."
"I'm ending my life," he announced to everyone who saw.
"In ending this strife, I knew you would just stare in awe."

"I'm ending my life," he announced to everyone who tried
To bring him down again and again until all he could do was cry.
"They said they would try. They said they would try!"
And now all he can think of are the many ways he could die.

"I'm ending my life," he announced.
He's ending his life.

"He's ending his life!" she cried to everyone around.
"They've always been so unkind! Won't someone bring him down?"
He steps off the ledge—her arms, they are spread.
And by the End, a miracle: only one was dead.

"Oh, no, no."