Burning // Drowning

by Why, Marilyn & Colour In The Clouds

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Jake Friedrich The two best bands I know, straight up. This split is ridiculous, good lord. Favorite track: Darling (We Are Burning).
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Burning // Drowning is a collaborative split between Why, Marilyn & Colour In The Clouds.
Featuring a new song from each band,( January & Fear of Despair)
2 new collaborative songs written by combining members of both bands, (Through Oceans & Darling)
& 1 track from each band that's a cover of one of the opposing bands already released songs. (Like Broken Glass & John Doe)

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released March 31, 2015

Written/Performed by Why, Marilyn & Colour In The Clouds

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Mark Troyer at Evergreen Sound.

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Why Marilyn Calgary, Alberta

Why, Marilyn are a melodic / progressive / rock band based out of Calgary, AB. They will be sure to surprise you with their live show, leaving you captivated and hypnotized by their soaring vocals and powerful instrumentals.

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Track Name: Why, Marilyn - January
We've been running around in circles wasting time
Although this book is never ending, i'm falling behind
My head weighed down with shame for who I've been
With my head in the clouds, the world worked against me now
I swear this isn't who I've become

Sometimes we confuse our hearts for home
Along the way we stray from what we know
Can I re-write the end?
So come back to me now
& through the mess we've made
I hope to still see you there while finding my way

I guess you'd say I've been a little less than myself these days
The lows were low & the highs weren't enough
So in fear I saw all signs pointed south
Lost in this haze, I couldn't keep my feet on the ground
I swear this isn't who I've become

When I looked back I saw I was the only one
I was standing in my own way, I blocked my own shot
But Im learning now. Darling hold yourself together
Do we have to have it all figured out?
Sometimes we fall short of ourselves

So come back to me now
& through the mess I've made
Will you be right there?
While I'm finding my way
Track Name: Colour In The Clouds - Fear of Despair
This bed it never sleeps,
Cause it's holding me together.
If I hide inside my dreams,
Maybe I'll feel better.
Well, we are all just dead kids,
Just waiting to be mourned.
Most of us die dreaming,
But none of us were ever warned.

Oh winter, my winter.
Your cold hand leaves me in decay.
For cracks in my skin,
They weep blood tears.

Don't you go,
Don't fall for it.
(...and you promised we'd never be alone,
Just stay the night and tell me that you won't.)


... and when the wind rolls in,
And takes all of the leaves with it,
You're letting sad songs petrify the moment.
Look it up and down.
What goes around won't come around,
Cause its still dead,
It's still left in this fucking town.
Track Name: Through Oceans (We Are Drowning)
Here we are again,
Same story, different end,
Now I'm asking why,
I keep doing this to myself.

Drowning in my own thoughts.
I didn't mean to take you with me,
I didn't meant to weigh you down.
Within arms reach, we could be,
We wouldn't let each other drown.
Cause I don't want to fade away,
Been living in my thoughts too long.

The gold in my heart has faded grey.
(The light has gone out)
You said you'd never say good bye,
Don't you give up now.
Oh my love, oh my love.
(My love, where'd you go now?)
Don't you say good bye.
I'm not giving up.

If I broke your heart, can I still make you believe in love?
Lets fix these hearts we swore we'd never break.

Drowning in my own thoughts.
I didn't mean to take you with me,
I didn't meant to weigh you down.
Within arms reach, we could be,
We wouldn't let each other drown.
Cause I don't want to fade away,
Been living in my thoughts too long.
So who's to blame anyway?
Did our love just fade away?
Are you still within arms reach?

Am I breaking you down?
Go ahead and try now.
Am I to blame this time?
When lonely hearts fade away,
Don't let me crash & burn.
I didn't mean to weigh you down,
My love, don't give up now.
Don't say goodbye.
Let us be within arms reach.
Track Name: Colour In The Clouds & Why, Marilyn - Darling (We Are Burning)
Do you still get scared,
The way that you used to,
When you were faced with your mistakes or any confrontation?
Just keep telling yourself,
I'm the one who made this happen.

But it would be okay,
And it'd be alright.
You knew I'd stay,
You knew I wouldn't fight.

It's all okay,
It's just fucking fine.
Just fake what you feel,
I'll talk you through night.

I'd kill myself,
Just to watch you burn.
In hell this pain feels so familiar,
For me at least,
While you just miss the fucking throne.
Don't you miss this?
Standing side by side while burning from the inside out.

I'm wasting my time,
Spending my life,
In your heart clutching on to your lies.
Hoping to find a way out,
Through open veins you've cut to keep up this disguise.

You were nothing but a mirror,
And you broke when I looked in,
Now all I have are pieces of me.

Because you never seemed to find yourself,
And you romanticized the image of a girl who needed help.
I'm over feeling sorry for the damage you've done,
So fucking hate me, but just know that you're the reason I know what to call love.
Track Name: Why, Marilyn - Like Broken Glass
It'll move like the hands on a clock: crippled with regret,
With bleeding knuckles, and calloused skin,
Still gripping tight to every second,
Never letting me forget.

This cuts just like broken glass,
Anxiety drowns us.
So many sleepless nights;
We don't dream much any more.

I've seen the dreams of my father slip away.
I've seen the scorn in my mother's eyes.

Don't we all love the way it feels when it makes us lose control?
When alcohol consumes the mind and sorrow. (I can't put it down)

Well, here I go again,
I'll re-live these childhood memories as a constant let down,
Just a fucking burden.
Don't leave me with the pain you thought,
A child could replace.

We all carry things in our hearts we won't bear,
Won't let it weigh us down.

Don't we all love the way it feels when it makes us lose control?
When alcohol consumes the mind and sorrow. (I can't put it down)
Sometimes we have such heavy hearts,
Sometimes they weigh us down.
Will we be more than remains of a wasted life? (I can't see myself)

We'll waste our lives.
Track Name: Colour In The Clouds - John Doe
Saying nothing was your best bet,
Your actions said enough.
So go ahead & give up something
For someone who did nothing for you.
& after everything, I'm sorry to say kid,
You let me down.

I still see the light you never saw in yourself,
But it's burning out.
You're wearing down,
But don't give up.

I know you're afraid to be alone,
& I can tell where your heart is.
Isn't 17 too young to give up now?
Do you know who you are when this world get's too much to bear?

So don't count your losses yet,
Don't burn your bridges when,
There's a hand reaching out to guide you.
Loosen up the rope that's kept you tied down,
& see where this world will take you.

& after everything, I'm sorry to say,
You let me down, you're wearing out,
But you don't have to fall.

I know you're afraid to be alone,
& I can tell where you're heart is.
Isn't 17 too young to give up now?
Do you know who you are when this world get's too much to bear?

This is the beginning, it's not the end.
Open up your eyes & see beyond C-Street.