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Stay EP

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released February 23, 2016

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Tiny Kingdoms Chicago, Illinois

Tiny Kingdoms is a 4 piece indie-alt band from Chicago, IL. With influences from many different bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Fall of Troy, The Smashing Pumpkins, Mew, Circa Survive, and Say Anything.

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Track Name: E.S.F.S.Y.S.F.B
I’m waiting for the moon to fall
This eternal heartbreak had me holding out for complete collisions or close calls
Practicing ancient prayers, midnight hymns, rips and tears
Every night it gets closer and closer
But I can’t help to feel farther and farther away

When a dog can’t stand It bites back
Combat your demons and go for their throat
Arising, the Bismarck has come back afloat

There is something vicious burning up this spiral
But don’t hold me down now, don’t hold me down now
I’ll submit myself to voids of black holes
Don’t hold me down now, don’t me down now

I’m lost in thought again
Drawing up the apocalypse and I can’t seem to pull myself back in
I’m out for blood again
This body was riddled with good intention
But even the brightest lights eventually grow dim

I was thrown to the wolves
Tearing my bones
But I’ll come back whole breathing in solar winds
Reattaching my limbs, fastening safety pins

There is something vicious burning up this spiral
But don’t hold me down now, don’t hold me down now
I’ll submit myself to voids of black holes
Don’t hold me down now, don’t me down now
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Track Name: Thieves
wapping organs in and out
Strapping me to tables, dissecting me yourself
You can take all the pieces you don’t have
Rebuild your shell if it means cutting me in half
But I could never do the same to you
I’d beg my way to the alter, I’d bleed out I do’s
So stitch me up and make me brand new
Because I can’t wait for that day

I was always caught up in
how you crashed the sky into the sea
When you grew wings I couldn’t keep your feathers from shedding
It looks like we have a lot to talk about
We have a lot to talk about

We were less like lovers/more like thieves
Stealing the hearts of others to wear on our sleeves
So we hid in arctic circles
You grew in arctic circles
Because despite what you think, I would freeze
If it meant keeping you warm

But then you say it’s not okay
That we’re okay with dying alone

Call me up, call me up
Tell me you’re addicted to this travesty
Call if off, call it off
And fly away when this island starts sinking

Brave the cold, the arctic breeze The ice has covered all of me
And I could never fall asleep
Without your lips, your hips, your tongue, your teeth
We have a lot to talk about
We have a lot to talk about
Track Name: Stay
Dead for another evening
We were sleepless on the ceiling
You found your way to
my skin, and burrowed in

I thought I’d never tasted love,
I’m always so detached
But there’s a movement missing from the inside of
my chest And all the beautiful words you would speak,
still devour me

I was wrapped up
in your veins And stayed suspended and tangled for days
Above the deepest divides, we fell with our hands still tied
And I thought This is what happens when two hurricanes collide
It becomes easier to let go even
when it’s everything to hold on tight

But I don’t want to know I don’t want to know

We were more than just catastrophe
Twisting fate lines so you and I could be
But I always feel so far away
You were where the Atlantic and Pacific agreed to meet
Overtaking the ground and flooding into me
You always swept me away
and all I want is to stay

You traced paths between the stars
Your fingertips created scars
But I didn’t need the sky when I had the nova in your eyes
So this is what happens when I cave in too soon
The labyrinth I’m condemned to keeps me light years from you

But I don’t want to know I don’t want to know

I loved that habitat we made
The place where we always dreamed awake
With you, I was home But there’s all this chaos in
my blood and I just had
to let it go

But I wanted to stay

So just cut your losses and hate me for it
But I don’t wanna know

So just cut your losses and hate me for it
But I don’t wanna know
Track Name: Allison
You were lost in the garden,
embraced by it all I chased you down rabbit holes,
through summer and fall
And I think I was alive
You were filling in landscapes with new color schemes
Changing up physics and astronomy
And I knew you were so high

Is it too soon to be thinking of you?

We wandered in courtyards
Through graveyards you danced
Reading each headstone till our eyelids collapsed
Saying, “if we were to go, this would be our home”
So we drank down our potions and chanted new spells
Second guessed heaven and whispered of hell
You thought eternity seems boring

Is it too soon to be thinking of you?

We are just children playing in the dark
Creating worlds, and trading them for ours
But I
I’m dreaming of you, I’m dreaming of you
I’m dreaming of you, I’m dreaming of you

There is so much of your body that I want to know
That I promise that I’ll go wherever you wanna go
I would do anything to explore the galaxy with you alone
Cause when I was a boy I dreamt of spaceships and planets
Multiple skies, and playing with magic
And you’re the closest I will ever get
Track Name: Good Morning
I was reborn and spat out
I took a year to crawl around on tragic ground
I stood out as a white flag and was completely burned down
And when I woke, the state had flooded
And the water looked so deep
So if I had a soul worth saving maybe I’d drown in good company

Keep it together
I’m trying to keep it together

I’m not running away
I was orbiting too fast through time and space
But my head got spun around when I tried to slow down
Now I don’t know if there’s a place to go
I just can’t keep it together

I looked for comfort on the mountain
The top clouded my view of all the things I thought I knew
I was too big of a coward to undress this city
I was so afraid that there’d be nothing left for me

Please don’t go

You’re one of the few things making me want to stick around
When I committed to leaving

But now I already miss everyone and everything
Oh my God,
what have I done Please say it’s not so bad

Please just say you’ll be around when I get back