Lopsided Moon

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Lopsided Moon takes you on an epic journey through self-discovery, commenting on the fragility of the human condition. Using the balance of epic orchestrations, pounding rhythms, elegant vocal melodies, and soft lyrical interludes, an audible adventure will swiftly ensue.

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released February 28, 2015

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Written by Armenia Sarkissian
Lyrics by Armenia Sarkissian
Orchestrated by Armenia Sarkissian and Spencer Creaghan
Produced by Armenia Sarkissian and Spencer Creaghan
Recorded by Armenia Sarkissian and Spencer Creaghan
Mixed by Spencer Creaghan and Hunter Bennett
Mastered by Chris Crear (Metalworks Studio)

Vocals by Armenia Sarkissian
Featured vocalist on "Lopsided Moon" track: Milen Petzelt-Sorace
Drum programming by Spencer Creaghan
Guitar & Bass by Spencer Creaghan
Additional Guitar Arrangements by Armenia Sarkissian, Tim Bodfish, Wayne Alfonzo

Album Artwork by Drake Mefessta
Album Photography by Ishkhan Ghazarian

Choir on "Lidwina" and "Broken Chords"
(Sop) Ann Blennerhassett/Nicole Malcolm/Karoun Chahinian/Grace P.
(Alto) Alexandra Sarkissian/Emma Cava/Kemi Lo
(Tenor) Daevyd Pepper/Jake Butineau/Caoimhghín Aindréas
(Bass) Jivan Stepanian/Taylor Gibbs/Miles Finlayson

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Track Name: My Own Self
I told you all that my heart had enough
I told you all
You knew how far the limits were met,
still you enthralled!
Turn around face the heat of the fire,
torturous flames of affections.
Brought on a silver plate of desire,
and a lust for unceasing perfections

Hey, so long since I've seen you
Hey, who knew I'd grow into my own self?
Ooo

How does it feel, to feel how I felt?
Now can you see?
Restored is the power of truth and of self,
I'm finally free!
Tell my what's spinning 'round in your mind,
a circus of love?
The whipping rope passed to the lion's hands,
who appeared to be gentle...

Hey, so long since I've seen you
Hey, who knew I'd grow into my own self?
Ooo

I have gone the distance,I have rose from ash.
Against all odds, I survived the crash.
No room today for the sins of my past.
Hope for tomorrow finally unmasks

Baptized in hope, how could I escape?
I coveted, craved you....
Benevolent acts, hostile traps,
but I saw through you.
I saw through you
(through you)
Track Name: Lidwina
Choir: *Armenian Hymn: Hamenayni*

Present your soul to The Maker
Blessed be all, in the name of The Lord.
Come in peace, speak thy name, given after a saint,
who died, lived, and suffered.

The pageantry of your sorrow,
stems from a place smothered with doubt.
Violation of self, seeking no help,
stroking the boundaries of fate

Lidwina
Lidwina
Speak Lidwina
Help us through this pain
Lidwina
Oh, speak Lidwina

Choir:
Oh! Oh! Ah
Oh! Oh! Ah

In hardship and in vain,
my deteriorating soul I maintain.
In the confines of my room,
I implore, increase my pain,
'till the rosebush fully blooms

I will not forsake you Lord,
just keep near me.
And I have done all You have asked,
I fear no black banshee

Lidwina
Lidwina
Speak Lidwina
Help us through this pain
Lidwina
Oh, speak Lidwina

(Ah)

Choir chants:
Lidwina Lidwina
Lidwina Lidwina
(Speak Lidwina)

Lidwina Lidwina
Oh, speak Lidwina
Track Name: Vapour
Is that a face on my mind, or a shadow's vague outline?
Undefined yet preassigned by a just as foreign mastermind...

You are vapour,
fleeting foggy mist.
I can't see you,
what lives that can't exist?
Fire freeze me,
don't ask me what makes sense.
I can't hear you,
Is truth part of pretense?
You are vapour.

Not tangible nor even part of my reality (oh)
Destined as a matriarch with a solitary family

You are vapour,
fleeting foggy mist.
I can't see you,
what lives that can't exist?
Fire freeze me,
don't ask me what makes sense.
I can't hear you,
Is truth part of pretense?
You are vapour.

A cabaret pre-judgement day, is that the way to you?
But who are you, and what am I? Is there a way to tell?
Are you the one with cloudy eyes, that I've been lost without?
Or don't you know and are you too in midst of natural doubt?
Are you the one with cloudy eyes?

You are vapour,
fleeting foggy mist.
I can't see you,
what lives that can't exist?
Fire freeze me,
don't ask me what makes sense.
I can't hear you,
Is truth part of pretense?

You are vapour,
fleeting foggy mist.
I can't see you,
what lives that can't exist?
Fire freeze me,
don't ask me what makes sense.
I can't hear you,
Is truth part of pretense?
You are vapour.
Track Name: Broken Chords
Crafty eyes,
Artful smiles,
Iron bound ties.
Yesterday is years long gone,
if chosen to play.

Voices of forgotten Lords
echo in the night over broken chords.
Say the words, recite the prayers,
for the kingdom's lost...

Trust is for
the weak of mind.
Honour only for the gods.
Earthly lords,
with fragile swords,
lack immortality

Voices of forgotten Lords
echo in the night over broken chords.
Say the words, recite the prayers
for the kingdom's lost...

Cassis wines, regretful brides.
Play for gaines or belong to swine!
Cassis wines, regretful brides.
Play for gains or belong to swine!

Choir chanting (Ah)

Voices of forgotten Lords
echo in the night over broken chords.
Say the words, recite the prayers (Ah)
for the kingdom's lost...

(with choir)
Voices of forgotten Lords
echo in the night over broken chords.
Say the words, recite the prayers (ah)
for the kingdom's lost...

Say the words, recite the prayers.
Track Name: Grounded By My Feet
I'd never seen so many colours on one sweater.
In a market for used things, a red guitar without the strings,
a woven dress made in Beijing,
nobody here the better.

As the sky pours and wettens our shoes,
our eyes they meet, intentions fuse.
I see now why I have come.
Doesn't matter where you're from,
or how long it took for us to meet.
Now I'm only grounded by my feet.

This moment lasts a hundred years,
yet we're unmoving.
Who of us will dare to speak,
meet a stranger on the street?
Rushing reds across your face,
an overwhelming sense of place...

As the sky pours and wettens our shoes,
our eyes they meet, intentions fuse.
I see now why I have come.
Doesn't matter where you're from,
or how long it took for us to meet.
Now I'm only grounded by my feet.

(Ah)

The truth is, I knew all at once,
that this was no coincidence.
What led me here to interlock
with your stranger eyes?
(stranger eyes)

(Ah)

As the sky pours and wettens our shoes,
our eyes they meet, intentions fuse.
I see now why I have come.
Doesn't matter where you're from,
or how long it took for us to meet.
Now I'm only grounded by my feet.
Track Name: Lopsided Moon (feat. Milen Petzelt-Sorace)
Once upon a time ago,
There were three musketeers, a golden trio,
but fate intervened, and stole their pot of gold.
They held the streets, in the palms of their hands,
in the blink of an eye they were down a man –
A brother, a friend, a wise young man,
Worth more than gold, or wealthy lands.

Lopsided Moon,
you know too well what we’ve been through.
The spiral of our orbit,
has been compromised.
Now we wait, wait to fall,
or collide.

Never from grace, but fall they did.
Surviving through rage, the storm grows louder.
Yearning to grasp anything to distract
from a merciless day, that’s not worth facing.
The pain in grows, it festers here -
Inside my heart it is burning.
The only simple way I can survive is to numb the pain...
It feels like flying, I’m flying (flying)

Lopsided Moon,
you know too well what we’ve been through.
The spiral of our orbit,
has been compromised.
Now we wait, wait to fall,
or collide.

To drop the match
won’t seize the flame -
for what’s a thousand smiles
in the face of forceful pain? (pain)
(Oh)

I know that you’re free from this misery,
but heaven bring my brother back to me.
I care not for your grand worldly schemes.
Heaven bring my brother back, back to me!

And I’ve forgotten how to breathe
(I've lost so much of you, of who I am, and used to be)
One more hit, then I’ll be free
(I know the lies and cries inside of me)
Memories live along these streets
(You haunt the corners of my mind, their selfish tendencies)
Feeding souls that long to feast!

(Ah)
Blood of the enemy
(Ah)
No one can hear me scream!

Life divided, stones and fear don’t make good company.
Can you hear me? Brother can you hear my calling out?
I’m lost brother (Oh)

Lopsided Moon
You know too well what we’ve been through.
The spiral of our orbit,
has been compromised.
Now we wait, wait to fall...
Lopsided Moon
You know too well what we’ve been through.
The spiral of our orbit,
has been compromised.
Now we wait, wait to fall,
or collide.

(Ah)