Diaspora

by Couteaux

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released February 9, 2016

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Nick Botelho at NB Recording, Santa Rosa, CA
Released February 9th, 2016

All songs written by Couteaux
Additional help writing on "So It Goes" and State of Mobility" by Noah Latham-Ponneck
Post-Production by Nick Botelho, Noah Latham-Ponneck, and Nico Molinari

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Couteaux San Francisco, California

Couteaux formed the summer of 2011 after the demise of the post-rock group Atheorem, and as a side-project to the bay area metal band Simoom.
With our genres combined we can play melodic music with a punch...and also summon captain planet.

Our debut EP "Sail West to Reach The East" will be released June 30th, 2012 with all songs fully downloadable from our bandcamp...for a measly sum of $3.
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Track Name: So It Goes
seems all the thoughts i held esteemed
can seldom work to justify the means
much better than the act i’ll always
say on this play's stage
motive’s lost in the moment

find all these fractured creatures seeking form in
shadows much darker and dim
than the enemy’s
ascent is harder than the fall i’d rather see
feigning heroics in the
looming face of fear

selfless
frame of mind
lost in time
and these
selfish ways
came in place
mirrors
speak lies in front of my eyes

have I tried to say that I was wrong
and subdue feelings of valor in song
And I've been thrown
facedown against the ground

find all these fractured creatures seeking form in
shadows much darker and dim
than the enemy’s
regrets are greater when the time you seek will never be
worse when it indicates me
as the enemy

my body starts to shake
beneath the weight
of what is right
and if I see this end
with empty eyes
i’ve lost the light

to the enemy

If I turn my head
and satellite these souls
let my will bend
say so it goes…

would it just disappear or
would i just disappear
at the end of what I know
of your end
Track Name: Pyrrhic Victory
our home was built on
a dream that's gone
on for so long
and it stood to be
ate by the sea
inevitably
but we can't bear
to bring an end to our spring
so we keep building

our welcome's worn worse than they'll say
and we all just stay the same
who's to blame?
for stubborn states of change
we'll all just play the game,
calamity cured correctly could be
but what we all see's
a Pyrrhic victory
too late to mitigate
oh, we bite the hand that feeds
and can't believe it bleeds.


I never said...
I know what's best
for this unrest
I only guess
that you and I
we gotta try
and kill the old lie
that we need
it all


how do we
deceive
with ease
what we believe
is insane and naive
what we ignore
is fear or
is there more?

our welcome's worn worse than they'll say
and we all just stay the same
who's to blame?
for stubborn states of change
we'll all keep playing the game
calamity cured correctly could be
but what we all see's
a Pyrrhic victory
too late
to change our fate
oh, the world burns on a pyre
and we just fan the fire

they'll never see
why can't they see a world
destroyed for money made
buys them only a gilded grave
Track Name: Constellations
I’ve seen this all before
How you’re dreaming while you
wake through closed eyes

I suspect that you’re the one
to tell me I’ve been
Wrong all the right times

I’m choking on my words
but i’m finding that I
never thought that we’d make it out ahead
never thought that you’d say those things you said
You’re calling out my past
and it’s buried in a
fabled end to a failed start I fear
Stars above sing a song that no one hears

These pages torn from fate
Their burning ashes
light all we see

The veil that you wear
brings darkness to all
these seeds we’ve sown

It’s over
No words at all

Certainty is all that you breathe
when you divinate my thoughts
It dissipates like warmth in cold air
Exhaling all that you believe
spoken in tongues unknown
resolved in ways that I can’t place
So far
the stars have led me here
to a quiet constellation
Track Name: A.L.O.C.
don't stop chasing memories
(misplaced)
don't you know me
whispered softly in your ear

fiction is filling your head
riddles in rhyme
were all you said
your failing fight to find
the words
has left us wondering what
we've heard
circular reasoning why
you can't seem to find your mind
you're speaking nonsense and
you're lost in time

but don't stop
chasing memories
(misplaced)
don't you know me
whispered softly in your ear

don't you know me

and I know those telling eyes
the body's worst disguise
vestige parts make up what's left
to try and salvage the rest
futile fools
to change the rules
by which our body will choose
faceless facts can't help but lose
and let go

oh, I won't believe
it's unreceived
the signs you know
flicker, fade, go

and I fear that

you're locked in
chasing memories
(misplaced)
don't you know me

mortal men we find
all will bend with time
can we mend our bind?
should we just resign?

don't follow my ghost
Track Name: State Of Mobility
I expected that you’d arrive
to confidence in my eyes
but indecision took its toll
when I decided
to lay down

If all we know is loss
encased inside our thoughts
we’ll never wager this to chances
that pass by
If I had only known
I’d fold so soon

I’ll collapse
gladly under the weight of your hearts’ content
help connect
circuitry ripped out from me
to rest my head


If all we claim to see
By candle on a darkened road
are more than shadows
but less than foes

we’ll all be here in time
but time seldom says a word
just carry on and understand
but happiness as I know will be lost
if I go one more day this way
with one last tried attempt
i’ll carry on the present tense in defense
Track Name: Anastomosis
you breath in, life blows you out
we’re such fragile light
we could burn it self consumed
extinguish in the night
yet you knew we all held more
than self in mind
than the features nature prides
more than one survives

confusing as all proves to be
you helped us see
that we are
all just healers
to be

who writes brief lines of fate
i don’t believe its fair
why fight or lie in wait
it won’t deceive what’s there
lines of sight we get too late
or won't believe are true
would you?

how death has changed in my mind
as an end
horizons bend
back in the comfort we find
in words you left behind

could we contain all of what we lost
adrift in your wake
what separates in the sea is gone
just floats on and on

to all the shores
of our minds
in time
do we find more
still
without
you here
do we believe?
yes, I do
you’ve gone
on

you always said
we’d broadcast love if we tried
into all the sky
and its all that is left
like you said

we are mind, body and spirit