The Bridge, Once Crossed [RPM 2017]

by RhythmEngine

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about

This year for RPM, my album concept followed my real life: I moved across the country halfway through the month. The first half was recorded in my hometown, with several of my friends contributing musically. Track 6, in the middle, was conceptualized on the road, and the rest of the album was written and recorded after arriving at my destination. Thus, I kept the tracks in order of recording, to preserve the two halves.

credits

released March 1, 2017

Brian S. / [rhythmengine]: Most vocals, most instruments, drum programming, production

Tiffany Platt: album artist

The Five Rob Millers: backing chorus on tracks 1-5
Joey Ruiz: rhythm guitar and ending solo, track 2
Colton Gabelmann: lead vocalist, track 4
Michael Lynch: backing vocalist, track 5
Jake White: acoustic guitar solo, track 5

San Antonio, TX: tracks 1-5
Sedona, AZ: track 6
Santa Clara, CA: tracks 7-10

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Track Name: Requitable
V1:

part one / come undone / and re-become / the mourning son

CH:

terrify the terrible / affirm the beautiful / set fire and reclaim the ashes; desirable, yeah

V2:

high noon / come to blue / and un-become / the waning moon

CH:

terrify the terrible / affirm the beautiful / absorb and return the favor; requitable, yeah

OUT:

ooh, the beautiful / ooh, the terrible / ooh, oh, the ashes; requitable
Track Name: What Do I Know
V1:

ooh, ahh, ooh, ah-ah-aah

i know only what i think i know

CH1:

there's nothing to say when we meet tonight, it's all alright

it's totally fine! no defeating them, please think again.

there's only a hatred

repeat my sins, tell me again, repeat my sins, tell me again

what i can do, to live for you, at the cost of my self and all else.

V2:

ooh, ahh, ooh, ah-ah-aah

where is the truth i'd like to think i know?

who wrote the books on what should cause sorrow?

bring them to me for an interview, and have them tell me what i should and shouldn't do.

CH2:

it's only a seed, how can this save us? it's hideous!

everything's okay if we grow from it. plant the planet.

there's only a hatred

repeat my sins, tell me again, repeat my sins, tell me again

what i can do, to live for you, at the cost of my self and all else!

[GUITAR SOLO: JOEY RUIZ]

OUTRO:

lovers, beloved

hated, hatred
Track Name: Mirror Into Dreamworld
[instrumental]
Track Name: Don't Breathe
V1:

when you're done weeping for the dead

i will help you rebuild in any way i can

until then, i'll be here, but i don't know how much longer i have

CH1:

don't breathe, next to me / don't breathe ever aga-a-a-a-ain

don't breathe, next to me / don't breathe ever again

V2:

when i'm gone, see me in the abstract

i was never there, i was never really known

will this help you now? i don't know, but i have every bit of hope

CH2:

don't sleep, next to me / don't sleep, ever aga-a-a-a-ain

don't breathe, next to me / don't breathe, ever again

hold your breathe next to me / and exhale when i leave
Track Name: Dead Men
CH:

dead man, switch off, tune out the time and / tell no tales, no tales from the dead mind

dead man, switch off, tune out the time and / tell no tales, no tales from the dead mind

V1:

life is a drain on my soul, a physical strain, and i can't get away

hell no i don't pray, but at the end of the day, will i find something here?

just one day i'm here / then the waste returns / the months away

[CH]

V2:

life is a beach / ain't never had shit that was mine (on my mind)

drowned out the world; too afraid; left behind / can't bother to catch a fish, can barely cast a line

time wears on / my beach turns dry

[CH]

BRIDGE:

before i come home, the world turns over and falls

and i will never get back / i've been attacked

my feet are gone / and i can't walk away (just can't get away)

[GUITAR SOLO: JAKE WHITE]

V3:

been here far too long / lost in my own mind / lie, lie, lie / tell myself i'm gon' be fine

(doot doot doo)

no i can't get away

[CH]
Track Name: It's Real
V1:

real, it's all real, everything / okay, not everything, but some of the stuff i thought was fake is

real, it's all real, everything / okay not everything, but some the stuff i thought was fake is real

CH:

today, the story book that ran away, came back to me, finally

today, the story book that ran away, came back to me, finally

there is nothing else to say that can be captured

captured in words

V2:

true, it's all true, what they told me / okay not everything, but some of the stories read to me were

true, they're all true, what they told me / okay not everything, but some of the stories read to me were true

[CH]
Track Name: Who Moved My Teacup?
V1:

you could put anyone to shame / with the way that you play the game

you could send on any hate down the river, yeah yeah

CH1:

i keep moving the cup / where did i put it up again?

moving these things around is growing tiresome

V2:

yeah, you telegraph all of your plays / but the way that you learned the game

you could make almost any player reconsider, yeah yeah

CH2:

they'll keep putting it up, and i'll keep hunting down the pin-point reasons

figuring it all out / til i can't stand unless i push myself
Track Name: Landmines
[instrumental]
Track Name: Shattered Glass
V1:

but for the shattered glass that splays around me / what has happened here?

was it a long-form instance of the classic / accidental tear?

but for the great impact they must have seen me / in some tragic fear

as for the far-flung repercussions, darling / we aren't even there (YET)

CH:

i remember the river / i remember the water

i remember nothing else / the rest is in pieces

pieces, pieces, pieces!

Pieces, pieces, pieces, PIECES!

V2:

instinct can hardly be relied on / if you want to get out now

no trust in anything but what you see / if this is your true route

and should the floor fall out from under you / i cannot promise life

but it should go without saying that / i will always try to fight (THEM)

[CH]

OUTRO:

The rest is in pieces, pieces, pieces, pieces, pieces!

Pieces, pieces, pieces, PIECES!

PIECES, PIECES, PIECES, PIECES!
Track Name: EZCS
V1:

this is my easy closing song / just in case i don't get anything else done

this is my easy closing song / and i'm gonna play it all day long

V2:

this is my easy closing song / just in case i don't get anything else done

this is my easy closing song / cuz i got nothin' else for RPM!

V3:

this is my easy closing song / just in case i don't get anything else done

this is my easy closing song / and you probably hope i don't sing it

all day long

OUTRO:

nah, na-nah, na-nah, na-nah, nah