The Book of Us

by Amelie Prime

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about

a reflection, an apology, a letting go

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released May 13, 2016

Amelie Prime is:

Ashly Dalene: Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Lyrics
Colin Keating: Drums, bass

Recorded and Mixed by Stan & Derek at Buzz or Howl Studios in Portland, Oregon
Mastered by Adele Nicholas


thank you to all those involved in the old complex and the new prime

contact us at theamelieprime@gmail.com and facebook.com/amelieprime


upcoming shows:
August 6th @ The Shrimp Pawt, Portland OR with Superbrat/Sea Charms
(message for details)
August 21st @ Eugene, OR (details to come)
August 25th @ Valentines, Portland OR with Val Bauer and The Spoils of War

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Amelie Prime Chicago, Illinois

Amelie Prime is a pop/punk/alternative solo project by Ashly Dalene (formerly of Heroine Complex and One Wing Low)

contact: theamelieprime@gmail.com

facebook.com/amelieprime

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Track Name: gemini
drive through the ghosts on the road to get to you faster
you bring the big machines and i'll bring the ammunition
side by side, you and i with our hands held so hard
and our hearts beating with a sound so far

air so heavy we can drink it up
isn't everyone so pretty getting drained out of the city

hey gemini, you and i
you and i against the world, here we go
hey gemini, you know you were the last one to know

am i cashing in one vice for another
pill bottle full of pearls, just leave the shame in the sheets
every time we try, you and i
i say your name and it starts the fight all over

morning minds so heavy we can't pick it up
didn't we do this before and won't we do it over?

hey gemini, you and i
you and i against the world, and so much more
hey gemini, you know you are
the only thing that i'm living for

with our hands clasped like this, hair pulled like this
back and forth we fight this and you've learned some new tricks

hey gemini, you and i
you and i against the world
Track Name: committed
i want you to forget my fucking name
i'm out of here now
far, far away
this is not a home now, no
this house is a graveyard
no one has made it out alive
whenever it gets too hard
i wish i didn't always have to be right

and you say i should be committed
to getting out, to getting through, oh
but what you really mean is i should be committed
more committed to you, no

why do we tangle everything we love with everything we need its never enough
put on the patch and add more glue
but nothing could sew me or stick me to you

don't i know you from somewhere
the bed the hall the bath the kitchen
haven't i seen your face before
isn't there a piece missing

and you say i should be committed
to getting out, to getting through, oh
but what you really mean is i should be committed
locked away that's what you would do
and what you always mean is i should be committed
more committed to you, no

i want you to forget my fucking name
i'm out of here now
Track Name: delirium
well i don't think we're old
but i don't feel young
every time i taste you you've got that burn on your tongue
baby i've been in the black half my life
fuck sanity, i'm soaking every night

well i got a little secret
i've kept hidden in the corners
a tale of long nights and missed mornings
over, and over
so baby i've been sick, i've been sick this whole time you've been mine

delirium
i am tryin tremblins
tell my hands to stop shaking
delirium, delirium

well they say we can fake it i think we can take it
they tell us we're losers and don't think we'll make it
but i know what you don't
and you know what i don't
and you won't if i won't
well i know that i won't if you don't

delirium,
i am trying tremens
tell my hands to stop shaking
delirium, delirium

and going home seems like such a long walk in a thick fog
break me i need this

delirium
i am trying trembling
tell my hands to stop shaking
delirium, delirium
Track Name: bottles+battles
strip it away, oh break this whole thing
can't live a whole life on scraps any more
what will i do when you waste away in front of me?
what was this whole thing for?
its an ugly mess we made and i think you know
bottles and bottles, and battles and battles
around in the circle we go
so how do i...

watching you dry outs like watching you drown
when you won't put the weight on your feet
when you're tied up in red yellow ribbons skin dried out sweating
what does that leave here for me?
so tell me, through all of this
what did you save to show?
bottles and bottles, and battles and battles
dear that's all we know
so how do i let that go?
Track Name: the book of us
don't speak the book, the book of us
i know i have to forget, but i am not ready yet
haven't written the book of us into my skin
i don't know how to begin

together together, alone forever
together together, and bound forever

your picture is on every page of the book of us
cluttered ephemera, blur blamed on the camera
reflections in the mirror when you were never here

together together, buried together
together together, forever forever

i will finish my role in the book of us
i've given you my time
then i'll bury where no one will find the book of us
in the back of my mind

emily, don't come back to me
emily, don't come back to me
don't come back to me

if i let her melt into the ether is it the last time that i'll see her

i've spent my whole life waiting writing the book of us
with half my heart in your grave
now i'm putting down the pen and ripping up the page

emily, don't come back to me
emily, don't come back to me, don't come back to me no
emily, don't come back to me
don't
come back to me