Staring at the Sun

by Faux Fiction

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Our first full-length album. Enjoy!

<3 - Gabby, Jason, Peter, & Paul

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released June 17, 2016

All songs written and performed by Gabriella Kartz (guitar/vocals), Jason Kartz (guitar), Peter Hair (bass/vocals), and Paul Tyree (drums).

Record and mixed by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Milwaukee, WI).

Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering (Chicago, IL).

Album artwork by Betsy Christensen of Thoughtful Designs (Milwaukee, WI).

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Faux Fiction Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Catchy alternative/powerpop from Milwaukee, WI. Faux Fiction is Gabby (guitar/vocals), Jason (guitar), Peter (bass/vocals), and Paul (drums). fauxfictionband@gmail.com

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Track Name: Racing the Red Lights
You have exhausted every attempt to put out the fire
Eating your heart
I think you like the feeling of going up in flames
Burning from the inside out

Chasing it down
Can't let it go
Tugging at your sleeve just to let you know

We're running in circles chasing our tails
It's all over, chaos prevails

Racing toward the light at the end of a winding road
Leaving it all (ha)
Never to return, never coming back again
And I feel left out

Chasing it down
Can't let it go
Tugging at your sleeve just to let you know

We're running in circles chasing our tails
It's all over, chaos prevails

We're running in circles chasing our tails
It's all over, chaos prevails
Track Name: Between Heartbeats
I fill my lungs with wasted air and breathe out magic words
No one hears the last hurrah
But they claim to be listening

To the sound between heartbeats
Ringing out, loud and clear
In your head, singing you to sleep
Tomorrow's gonna bring you down

You fill your lungs with bated breath and breathe out empty words
You've everything thing left to say
But no one is paying attention

To the sound between heartbeats
Ringing out, loud and clear
In your head, singing you to sleep
Tomorrow's gonna bring you down

Down where you belong
With you feet on the ground
And you head in the clouds
Come down
Down where you belong
Keep your ear to the ground
Sing it loud
Til your lungs are burning out

It's the sound between heartbeats
Ringing out, loud and clear
In your head, singing you to sleep
Tomorrow's gonna bring you down
Track Name: Lukewarm Snakes
If you ain't hot or cold
You must be lukewarm
If you ain't man or beast
You must be a snake
You must be a snake

Crawling towards it on your hands and knees
Over fields of glass and things unclean
Crawling towards it but you'll never reach the top
Yet you slither onward, you ain't never gonna stop

If you ain't left or right
You must be caught between
If you ain't good or bad
Then you must be a tease
You must be a tease

Crawling towards it on your hands and knees
Over fields of glass and things unclean
Crawling towards it but you'll never reach the top
Yet you slither onward, you ain't never gonna stop

Crawling towards it on your hands and knees
Over fields of glass and things unclean
Crawling towards it but you'll never reach the top
Yet you slither onward, you ain't never gonna stop

You ain't never gonna stop
Track Name: Bleach & Razor Blades
I keep staring at the sun
Hoping to bleach out the way you stare
Cause I can't stand to look at you
Without giving myself away
And I can't stand in this room
Without splitting into two
Just one piece for myself
And the bigger half for you to crush

I'm ruined for anyone else
My heart is tainted and black
I'd tear it out and lock it away
If I thought it would hurt any less

I hang onto every word
Hoping my name falls out of your mouth
The sound's like a razor blade
Slicing across my resolve
And I can't stand in this room
Without splitting into two
Just one piece for myself
And a million more for you to breathe

I'm ruined for anyone else
My heart is tainted and black
I'd tear it out and lock it away
If I thought it would hurt any less

I'm ruined for anyone else
I'm ruined for anyone else
I'm ruined for anyone else
I'm ruined for anyone else

I keep staring at the sun
Hoping to bleach out the way you stare
Cause I can't stand to look at you
Without giving myself away
Track Name: Dig It Deeper
You wear your heart on your sleeve
I wear my heart on a chain
Close to my chest
Lest I give it away
Or worse, give it to you
This hole is all I have left

Dig it deeper
Dig it deeper
Dig it deeper
Over my head

You keep running your mouth
And I keep biting my tongue
Til I bleed red
This bitter taste in my mouth
Is like dirt on my lips
And it buries me underground

So dig it deeper
Dig it deeper
Dig it deeper
Over my head

I am buried so deep the night creeps over my eyes
I am buried so deep your mouth speak nothing but lies
I am buried so deep the night creeps over my eyes
I am buried so deep your mouth speak nothing but lies

So dig it deeper
Dig it deeper
Dig it deeper
Over my, over my head
Track Name: Promises, Promises
We were made to fall apart like broken glass
This could never last
Never last
A convoluted portrait of two separate hearts
This is the hard part
The hard part

If I let you go
Will you promise to stay away
If I let you stay
I promise you I will break
Break down

We're like two magnets with the same pole
You push me away
Push me away
And you leave me empty, not one drop left
I can see through you
I can see through you

If I let you go
Will you promise to stay away
If I let you stay
I promise you I will break
If I let you go
Will you promise to stay away
If I let you stay
I promise you I will break
Break down

I got nobody
There's no one else
I wanna use you
I wanna use you
(I said)
I got nobody
There's no one else
And I wanna use you
I wanna use you

If I let you go
Will you promise to stay away
If I let you stay
I promise you I will break
If I let you go
Will you promise to stay away
If I let you stay
I promise you I will break
Break down
Track Name: Ghosts
Say what you have to say
Let the words roll off your tongue
It's not like it matters anyway
Because the state of things has let you come undone

They don't have eyes to see you
They don't have ears to hear you

They are just the ghosts
Of everything you know and what you don't
They are just the ghosts
Of the haunted hallways in your mind and they won't let you go

Say anything it's all the same
The words get twisted on your tongue
The memories we weave are strange
And with the state of things we're better off alone

They don't have eyes to see you
They don't have ears to hear you

They are just the ghosts
Of everything you know and what you don't
They are just the ghosts
Of the haunted hallways in your mind and they won't let you go

They don't have eyes to see you
They don't have eyes to see you
They don't have eyes to see you

They don't have eyes to see you
They don't have ears to hear you

They are just the ghosts
Of everything you know and what you don't
They are just the ghosts
Of the haunted hallways in your mind and they won't let you go
They are just the ghosts
Of everything you know and what you don't
They are just the ghosts
Of the haunted hallways in your mind and they won't let you go
They won't let you go
Track Name: Man Overboard
Pick yourself off the floor
You look a mess but then again
Maybe it's better this way
Here we go again
This predicament never goes over well
You can't tell

That your head's under water
Just breathe it in

You're sinking in the middle of the ocean
And no one can save you now
Man overboard, the water's crashing down
And no one can save you now

Take a good look around
You're the one to blame, it's such a shame
Maybe it's better this way
End over end
Down the rabbit hole
Don't you know that you're done for this time

Cause your head's under water
Just breathe it in

You're sinking in the middle of the ocean
And no one can save you now
Man overboard, the water's crashing down
And no one can save you now

Oh, you alienated everyone who
Put out a hand to help you up
You lost everything you ever loved
Cause you're too damn selfish to have given it up
Track Name: Wasted Time
It was never worth the time
The time I had to spend
Breaking down and tuning out
I'll break but I won't bend

But I'm fine

Build these walls and knock them down
Til there's nothing left
Forfeit the game and go on home
Still you tried your best
Sometimes it's not worth anything
In the end

I've spent a lot of time
Watching things with a blind eye
The tighter I held on
The faster they went by

But I'm fine

Build these walls and knock them down
Til there's nothing left
Forfeit the game and go on home
Still you tried your best
Sometimes it's not worth anything
In the end

Build these walls and knock them down
Til there's nothing left
Forfeit the game and go on home
Still you tried your best
Sometimes it's not worth anything
In the end
Track Name: Deadweight
The world's wide open but you shut your eyes
I know you're hoping for something you will never find
So tell me
What am I supposed to do

The world is waiting but you hesitate
I know you're saving time for something you can't anticipate
So tell me
What am I supposed to do
Please tell me
Should I stick around and wait on you

Say the word and we'll run away
To find something we could never have here
Say the word and we'll run away
And leave it all behind

The world's wide open but you close the door
You shut me out again
I don't know if I should stay anymore
So tell me
What am I supposed to do
Please tell me
Should I stick around and wait on you

Say the word and we'll run away
To find something we could never have here
Say the word and we'll run away
And leave it all behind
Track Name: Flows to Nowhere
Nothing is black or white
Instead everything is gray
The color blended in between
That shades us all the same

Believe the words
Falling from their lips
Like a waterfall
That flows to nowhere

Read between the lines
Nothing is as it seems
As words we roam the page
Never knowing what we mean

Believe the words
Falling from their lips
Like a waterfall
That flows to nowhere

Release the hounds
Your words are falling on deaf ears
Scream all you want
Your words are falling on deaf ears

Believe the words
Falling from their lips
Like a waterfall
That flows to nowhere
Track Name: Good Things
Can somebody tell me
If there's an instructional manual for life
Cause I left mine behind
I have no idea what I'm doing here but that's okay
Cause neither do you

They said
You're married now
You should settle down
And make yourself a home
You'll be missing out
On all the good things in life (but)

I'm not missing a thing

I made lots of plans
Over again a million times
I just can't make up my mind
Maybe when we're old
And the story's told
They'll understand why we took our time

And they said
You're married now
You should settle down
And make yourself a home
You'll be missing out
On all the good things in life (but I said)

I'm not missing a thing

Oh, if I knew just how
This would all turn out
I'd do it all over again
Doesn't matter now
Got it figured out
To hell with the way it should be
It's the way it should be

I'm not missing a thing