Haunted Mind

by Booze Radly

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released June 14, 2019

Drum Tracking by Matt Molchany, Shards Studio in Bethlehem, PA
Additional Tracking by Vince Dejesus & Alex Manescu, Echobase, Philadelphia PA
Mix & Production Engineer: Merritt Jacob, New York NY
Mastered at Trout Recording by Merritt Jacob & Adam Sachs, New York NY

Alex Manescu - Vocals, Guitar
Vince Dejesus - Guitar, Vocals
Dylan Molloy - Vocals, Key & Bass Demoing
Pete Sovia - Drums, Vocals, Keys
Youssef Moussa - Bass, Vocals

Mary Carter - Additional Vocals on Willow
Rosalie Wetzel - Additional Vocals
Dani Wasko - Bass Demos
Adam Tuttle - Additional Keys (Willow)

Samples & Additional Credits
Alan Watts - Collected Speeches 1960-1969

“Haunted Mind” album cover art provided by Sereno C. Jacob from his private collection of original paintings

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Track Name: Empty Rooms
“Empty Rooms” by Alex Manescu (2014)

And we’ll lay down on our backs
Where the walls meet and the cracks
Grow deeper in our hearts
Deeper in our hearts

And everything that you’ve ever known
Will make you ache
Will make you scream
Will make you feel so damn alone

And my father he once said
That every day the son will set
And rise again from a different point
Point of view

I swear its the last time that I
Will ever speak your name
Cause everytime I do
My heart burst right up into flames
And empty rooms echo with all the things
We’ll never say
They collapse into a tomb
And bury both of us away

They collapse into a tomb
And bury both of us away

Life keeps moving on
And on
And on
Track Name: Untitled
“Untitled” by Alex Manescu (2014)

Perfectly defeated now
And my words out pace the sounds
They need for me to sing them out

Because I spend all of my spare time
Thinking about the world in rhymes
Writing songs about a memory of a feeling

That I will never know
That I will never know

You don’t owe me a goddamn thing
I’ll tell you everything that you
Want to hear when you’re alone
Crying on the telephone

Allison, Allison
Do you think we have it in
Us, to forgive
The people we have been

And I said I was alright
A thousand goddamn times
But it never made a difference

And I said that you were right
A thousand goddamn times
But it never made a difference
Track Name: Riptide
“Riptide” by Alex Manescu (2016)

And we all grow in time to know
The feelings hiding down below
Like what lies beyond the great unknown
Equal parts the reapers, and the sewn

You pull me under like a riptide
Underneath the Atlantic Ocean waves
Why do I even wonder if we’re ok?
When we’re already resting
In our watery graves

I’ll scream in silence as water fills my lungs
You weigh me down like the anchor you’ve become
Underwater, with no feeling
Treading water for no reason
Life rafts come too little, too late
There’s nothing left for us to say

You pull me under like a riptide
Underneath the Atlantic Ocean waves
Why do I even wonder if we’re ok?
When we’re already resting
In our watery graves

Lately I’ve been feeling anxious
Lately I’ve been feeling empty
No screams for help could reach us
There’s no solid ground beneath us

My skies turn black when you’re around
There’s no hope for us to be found
You’re the millstone around my neck
And we’re quickly pulling down
Quickly pulling down
Quickly pulling down
Track Name: Teenagers
“Teenagers” by Dylan Molloy (2018)

You haven’t said a word
You always were so stubborn
I was intentionally blind
Like sleeping masks you’d put over your eyes

The rote motions that we’d gone through
A list of talking points, but none were new
Our naive hearts thought we could last
But our best days had long since past

Couldn’t survive all the change
That came with age
As we transplanted, across the state
There came a point
I could see it on your face
When your mind had already been made
So I just counted down the days

Feelin like I had it figured out
Like I felt when you were still around
I’ve been wishing that I knew you now
I’ve been wishing that I knew you now
Track Name: Willow
Willow by Alex Manescu (2014)

I swear that I
Won’t forget you now
Cause regret is the kind of thing
That always leaves me wondering how
All the choices that I’ve made
Come with outcomes all the same
And all the missteps that we take
Are slowly driving me insane

With every second guess
I left my words more meaningless
And they just hung in the air
Like leaves on willow trees down where
We talked laying in the grass
I still remember the last
Thing, that I ever asked you

Do you think of me fondly?
Do you think of me often?
We lost ourselves in the silence
Your last words rang like sirens

I know, you’re not alone
But there’s a little part of me that wishes
You were
So we’d have that much in common now
And there’d be one last thing for me
To lose sleep about
Track Name: Elizabeth
“Elizabeth” by Alex Manescu (2012)

She arched her back
Down on the rails
In the town where we both met
She said close your eyes
And hold me tight
And we’ll pray that we’ll both die tonight

And we’ll make believe
That we’re in heaven
While we’re demons on the run
And we’ll paint the town in red and black
In the names our parents wanted us to have

And I heard her voice
Down on the street
While I lay face down in my room
And she screamed my name
Inside my head
But I never saw her face

She said the city it moves
Like a beating heart
As the cars roll down on broad street
And the people their phones
They ring off the hook
But they never hear a damn thing

And so she drove me down
To the edge of the parkway
Where we fell in love
And we emptied the fuel out of her gas tank
And poured it on the ground
She said lets burn this fucking town down
Track Name: Xmas Eve
“Christmas Eve” by Alex Manescu (2012)

And we all burn through our brightest days
Like a summer’s night or a passing train
That’s just another thing kind of hard to
Find the strength to remind you
I hate to say it but

I can’t pray that you
Won’t end up alone
When your heart gives out
When your heart gives out
I can’t say that you
Did all that you could do
But your time ran out
But your time ran out

With all your gifts laid out
On the floor all around
As your breath left your tired lungs
And you stumbled to the ground
With all the words that you never said
With all the words that you never said

I can’t pray that you
Won’t end up alone
When your heart gives out
When your heart gives out
I can’t say that you
Did all that you could do
But your time ran out
But your time ran out

I can’t pray that you
Won’t end up alone
When your heart gives out
When your heart gives out
I can’t say that you
Did all that you could do
But your time ran out
But your time ran out
Track Name: Stratford
“Stratford” by Alex Manescu (2014)

Dagger, bloody dagger
Please fill the void inside my chest
Cause the poison I’ve been drinking
Has left me reckless and a mess
So we’ll sleep here tonight
And we’ll lie through our teeth
For the rest of our lives
Our lives, our lives, our lives

With broken bones and hollow lives
We’ll drink away our paint tonight
Tonight
As soon as I realize
That it’s too late to see them fading away
Away

Your name is a plague
I swear it’s true
It curses everything you do
So tell me can you see those ghosts
That hover all around you
You’re not a lord
You’re not a king
You’re hardly much of anything
Who knows what tomorrow’s fortune brings
But I doubt it’s your name “they” will sing

I’ve had enough of these winter months
The snow can just bury us
Until we can’t see the sun rise
Until there’s nowhere left for us to hide
From here
It happens every single fucking year
So I’ll stay, inside
Dreaming of our lives in better times

With broken bones and hollow lives
We’ll drink away our paint tonight
Tonight
As soon as I realize
That it’s too late to see them fading away
Away
Track Name: Glass
“Glass” by Alex Manescu (2015)

Hey little sister can you see those strings
That prop up all of your new friends
The rhythm of your heart beat skips in time
And you find words lose their meaning

And in the evening hours at your desk
Find comfort in the poems of a dead man
You’ve lost your taste for fashionable friends
And you’re alone now

And ink stains the page
With all the words you couldn’t say
Any time I pick you up I could shelve you away
But we’ll speak inside my head almost every single day

And we’ll find its getting harder
And we’ll find its getting harder
And we’ll find its getting harder
And we’ll find its getting harder

To breathe with lungs made of glass
To breathe with lungs made of glass
To breathe with lungs made of glass
To breathe with lungs made of glass
Track Name: Haunted Mind
“Haunted Mind” by Alex Manescu & Dylan Molloy (2015)

With words like fractured limbs
Upon your lips you’ll sing
And I’ll watch you while you weep and cry yourself to sleep
The voice you learned to love is howling in the wind
Like aches of memories you’d rather not relive

When you recognize a face passing in a dream
Familiar names of places that you’ve never been
Think back as far as you can hoping you will see
A friend forgotten that you just can’t seem to reach

Who’s gonna miss you when you’re gone when no-one cares when you’re there
Where do you find the strength to carry on when your thoughts lead you everywhere
And at night the shadows on the walls paint demons chasing from your past
Because the truth you know is probably the only thing you have
Breaking up my built up mental levees
Waking up sweating from all of my dreams lately

You’re cursed with a haunted mind
But the ghosts are nothing more than lives you could’ve had

You’re cursed with a haunted mind
But the ghosts are nothing more than lives you could’ve had

You’re cursed with a haunted mind
But the ghosts are nothing more than lives you could’ve had

You’re cursed with a haunted mind
But the ghosts are nothing more than lives you could’ve had

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