from Sadness is a Gesture by APHRA

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Baby let me sleep
You can wake me up if you want to
I'll say who I am, I'll say who I am, I'll say who I am
If you don't take that away from me
I'll put on my prayers
I'll make you breakfast, I'll make your love I'll make your bed
I'll sound the alarms, there's fascists everywhere
And then I'll lose you to social drinking

I've got an opera of feeling don't want to make it regret
Cause I'm a daughter of a revolution, gotta keep my head up
You're demanding exposure, I'm demanding respect
Why can't you want what’s already here
And your brain is so well lit
But your mind is on a wave
Do you really want to know,
(Keep breathing, say something, cause everyone’s watching)
What's keeping me this way?


I need a T.V or a mirror or a window, give me something
Cause I'm looking to save my skin not my soul.
And I need you and I want you but we're not in love
Within two showers and you’re gone.
Got my license inspected but no where to go
I could trade this hard lovin for something more.
In the valley or darkness will you yell my name,
Or will you just make a mess of my body again?

I'm wide awake
Am I?
Am I making it all up? X2


from Sadness is a Gesture, released February 28, 2017


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APHRA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Under the moniker APHRA, Philadelphia’s Rebecca Waychunas has meticulously crafted a left-of-pop persona that infuses experiences of personal struggle with both the grit of the DIY/ punk scene and the layered instrumentation of her electronica contemporaries. ... more

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