Qualia​(​Reissue)

by Alex Stanilla

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1.
05:00
2.
04:14
3.
04:13
4.
04:32
5.
07:16
6.
03:15
7.
04:30
8.
04:45
9.
04:12
10.
11.
05:05

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released June 25, 2019

Tracks 1, 6, 10 Mixed by Plead The Filth
Tracks 2, 7, 8 Mixed by Kevin Wishard of Twenty/20 Audio
Tracks 3, 9 Vocal Mixing by Eric Fletcher
Tracks 4, 5 Mixed by Carnival Light Recordings
Track 11 Mixed by Jamie Brown

Drums on Tracks 2, 7 by Austin Smith
Additional Production on tracks 1, 6, 10 by Plead The Filth
Drum Programming on tracks 3, 9 by Eric Fletcher
Additional Production on track 11 by Jamie Brown

Tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10 mastered by Kevin Wishard at Twenty/20 Audio
Tracks 3, 9 mastered by Eric Fletcher
Tracks 4, 5 mastered by Taylor Bull at Seventh Wave Studios
Track 11 Mastered by Jamie Brown at the Fire House

All songs written/produced/engineered by Alex Stanilla between 2016-2019.

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Alex Stanilla Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Do More. Try Less. Discordian/Chao/Pop artist based out of Pennsylvania aiming to bring life to melody and death to order, cohesion and structure.

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Track Name: Changing
are you really sure?
cuz i feel less than certain
i've seen these walls before
but now there's different curtains
i've made my mind clean
but my body feels it's worsened
(whoah)
now all these stupid love songs have been taking their toll
and if i have to kiss her than i won't do the roll
i thought myself an artist i've been selling my soul
just to be who you want me to be

but baby i am changing
please leave me to my changing

i was never sure
you just seemed so perfect
you and all your curves
having my mind working
you just seem so clean
and i can smell your perfum
(wherever i go)
now it's all about the money so i can buy you shit
staring out high windows and has me wanna quit
but i know if i can finish and just get through this
then i'll have something to show for you

baby, i am changing
plz leave me 2 my changing
Track Name: My Luck
my luck
ain't that just my luck
i can never get close enough
close enough to you
Track Name: Arcadia
is this how it goes
threw a twig into the brine
with which the tributaries flow
watched it drift right out of sight
maybe it's in my mind
something's out of place
so ominous and grey
i really can't help feeling fey
but i've been capped and cast a caste of past expense of immense
delirium endured
i really thought that i'd outgrown
this disillusion of the unknown

but in the heart of the dark
redwood bed
i feel it watching me
and yet i feel so alone
nightfall came oh, so fast
the fog it blocks my path
have to find my own way back

i guess that's how it goes
i cut my hand on thorns
i ruined all my clothes
and i'm not sure what i learned
i'm not sure what i learned
i'm not sure what i learned
i'm not sure what i learned
Track Name: Dog Sweater
what's the point
if it doesn't keep you warm
what the hell is the sweater for
if you're allergic to the kind of dog it is anyways
mother always told me to find a nice gal
one how likes
animals

i kno it's kinda nuts but i am trying to cheer you up
makin' a stupid song for you to sing

i feel like everyone i know is in some kinda despair
and i'm the only one who's livin' without a care
do you really think it's as bad as
the TV is tellin' me
forgive me dear i can't help but to see that you're down
how about i take you for a night on the town
i can't promise i'll pay
but i know a bartender who owes me

i knew you'd never take me out
but how about
mmmm
ayyyyeeeee
don't know what 2 say 2 such a
pretty
lady like you
no
i don't have a clue
(NOOOOO)

i feel like everyone i know is in some kinda despair
and i'm the only one who's livin' without a care
do you really think it's as bad as
the TV is tellin' me
forgive me dear i can't help but to see that you're down
how about i take you for a night on the town
i can't promise i'll pay
but i know a bartender who owes me
Track Name: Hyde
is this what you wanted
or everything that's been hauntin'
you
said you're waitin' on the right time
to light a little sage candle
in ur room
swear u saw the devil on a saturday night
lookin' back at you
(at you)
i wanna take you out but you've been killin' my vibe
but we gonna be alright, yea alright
cuz you've been messing round with pills u can't pronouce
lookin' for a little something just to leave the house
livin' your life through a little screen
with the world in your pocket, why would you wanna leave

(why would you wanna leave)
side to side i have my side, i want the corner cuz the world's not big enough
Track Name: Quiet Kids
you really think that the quietest kids
become the saddest adults
and that's one way
that i'm just like you
you really think that i
am gonna lose my mind
and that's one thing
that you've been through

you lay awake all night waiting for the sun
paralyzed by a weight on your chest
drinkin' so the ringing bells all stop
drinkin' just to quiet down your head

everyone's all talkin' the same way
like the earth is in her final days
wish i had some nicer things to say
it's been awhile since i was feelin' brave

can we talk about the dream you had
the one you thought the world wasn't so bad
and in the end you thought that love had won
just before we were swallowed by the sun
Track Name: Birds
i watch the birds
go flyin' by
and i pull on my hair
and try not to cry

that one was blue
she caught my eye
took a picture of her
but she was too high

the clock above the stove ain't right on time
i just wanna sit at the window
and watch the birds
singin' their songs
all night
Track Name: Candy
i thought i saw you
stepped outside to have a smoke
saw a girl in your black coat
on the corner lost in her phone and i counted
i counted the hours since we last spoke
counted the times i told you that joke
counted the ways that i fucked things up with you

but it wasn't it you
no it wasn't you

now i know that you don't
need someone to walk you home
you don't need someone to give you their coat
you don't need some boy to light up your smoke
cuz you're doin' fine out on your own
you don't need someone to tell you to smile
you've been on your own for quite awhile
yeah, you're doing fine out on your own, doin' fine out on your own

thought i knew you
thought i knew how to treat you right
keep it hollywood and we'll be just fine
couldn't've been further from wrong
you really are one of a kind
opened doors into my mind


but it wasn't it you
no it wasn't you

now i know that you don't
need someone to walk you home
you don't need someone to give you their coat
you don't need some boy to light up your smoke
cuz you're doin' fine out on your own
you don't need someone to tell you to smile
you've been on your own for quite awhile
yeah, you're doing fine out on your own, doin' fine out on your own
Track Name: Anhedonia
(i don't know/where i'm at
won't you help/me get back
i don't know/what to do
won't you help/me get through)

you know that i want to
spend more time with you
but they've been workin' on my head
it's takin' longer than they said
i swear i'm trying
to be normal like everyone else
but lately it's been feelin' like hell
to leave the house

oh, god
why you doing this
i can barely handle myself
what makes you think i can help someone else
oh my god
don't think i can help you
don't think i'll make it through

i don't know where i'm at...
Track Name: Strange Promises
holdin' on
to passing thoughts
of memories and melodies i've lost
i'm forgetting everything you said
poured another plastic cup instead

thought i saw someone i might've loved
holding hands with someone i could never become
im holding on to everything you've said
another night, of strange promises

and another tiny man goes driving by in a tiny car he drives too fast
it was another perfect night to watch the sky but there's a cloud cover i can't see past
and another and another and another and another and another tiny man goes by too fast
it was perfect it was lovely it was beautiful but there's a cloud cover i can't see past

holding on to passing....
Track Name: Dexter Ave
i thought i saw you
cross dexter avenue
in the middle of the day
and all the children, turned to listen
just to hear what you might say

i only see you when it's nighttime, baby
exchanging glances over words that you've never shared
you say that it's the only right time, baby
unless i find a way to show you that i really care

i let you get away
i don't know why
i saw another girl
with your eyes
and when she looks at me
i want to cry
i can only think
how i am not the one for you
no, i'm not the one for you
no i'm not the one for you
not the one, the only one for you

i only see you when it's nighttime, baby
exchanging glances over words that you've never shared
you say that it's the only right time, baby
unless i find a way to show you that i really care

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