We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Fragile

by Icarus Machine

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    If you buy the album, you get not only this great music, but our liner notes.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $3 USD  or more

     

1.
Defiance 04:34
Sweet words won't stop me From cursing you again and again My cold heart won't feel a thing when I defy, defy You. Why do you fight my defiance, my oblivion You, you, why do you resist my resistance to your My oblivion Defiance keeps me alive Reliance, that's when I die Defiance keeps me alive Desires mock me Exposing me again and again My cold heart won't help me defy, defy Oooh love why do you fight my defiance with a love song You, you, why do you resist my resistance to your love song Defiance keeps me alive Reliance, that's when I die Defy me, defy me, defy me My oblivion Defiance keeps me alive Reliance, that's when I die Defiance keeps me from harm Defiance is my love song When you sing me a lullaby all I hear is a forever bye-bye When you write me a love song all I hear is a forever bye-bye When you tell me what your heart wants all I hear is a forever bye-bye When you sing me a lullaby all I hear is a forever Good night Your song won't save me from this lullaby Your sweet Good night Defiance keeps me alive Reliance, that's when I die Defiance keeps me from harm Defiance is my love song Defiance keeps me alive Reliance, that's when I die Defy me with all your lullabies Defy me with your love song
2.
Roses are red Violence is blue Pain grows in gardens tended by you Hold me tight Pick me but know that thorns impale, poisons get stronger So torn I am thistle I am thorn I am belladonna Poison seeds will grow I close my eyes Weed my field of scars I am thistle I am thorn I am belladonna Can you say Do I reap or do I sow when I weed my field of scars Whispering willows Ivy love, Ivy come Come feed this pyre tended by you Hold me tight Adore me but know that thorns will sting, poisons grow stronger So torn I am thistle I am thorn I am belladonna Poison seeds will grow Weed my field of scars I am thistle I am thorn I am belladonna Can you say Do I reap or do I sow when I weed my field of scars Is there still life on a field of scars Hold me tight, make it right When I weed my field of scars When I touch the pain Hold me tight I remember when Make it right But this is now not then Is there still life on a field of scars So torn I am thistle I am thorn I am belladonna Poison seeds will grow I close my eyes Weed my field of scars I am thistle I am thorn I am belladonna Can you say Do I reap or do I sow when I weed my field of scars
3.
Dissonance 05:31
I said "Hi" I said "Hello" I said "I think that I need you" You said "Hey" you said sure, "What do you need me for?" I said "Oh, never mind, I don't know, I don't know, I'll just do it on my own" Hello It takes two to pitch a proper fight It takes two to propagate a lie It takes two to ask a question But only one to say no It takes two to play a proper game It takes two to make someone believe It takes two to build a connection But only one to shut it down At the end of the day I just wanted someone to know me At the end of my song I am dissonant At the edges I'm frayed At the end of the night I just wanted somewhere to belong A place where I can always go At the end of the day I just wanted you to hear me In my dissonance Hello It takes two to pitch a proper fight It takes two to validate a lie It takes two to make a friendship But only one to let it die It takes two to play a proper game It takes two to make someone believe It takes two to build a connection But only one to shut it down At the end of the day I just wanted someone to care that I feel At the end of my line I don't know what's beyond here Beyond here At the end of the day I just wanted someone to know me At the end of the day I just want to know I matter To you Hello It takes two to pitch a proper fight It takes two to propagate a lie It takes two to change perception But only one to see it my way It takes two to play a proper game It takes two to make someone believe It takes two to build a connection But only one to break it down The separation is all mine Anxiety is blind I know in my mind, you're all around But at the end of the day it's just me, myself, and I In your voice I hear reason In your absence I hear treason After all, that's what I came to know Hello It takes two to start another fight It takes two to ease somebody's fright It takes two to make perfection But only one to deny It takes two to pick a different game It takes two to build another faith It takes two to build a connection But only one to shut it down I said Hi I said Hello I said I think that I need you You said Hey you said sure what do you need me for I said Hi I said Hello I said I think that I need you Hello
4.
Descent 04:11
What did you write in that chart Is it the be end be all Don't look at me, I'm diagnosed The evolution of my self-delusion, I'm suspicious of this probe in my mind Don't look at me, I am a diagnose Look it up in the book then name my pain Gimme my, gimme my, gimme my Diagnose me Give me a name for what's wrong with me Tell me Label my descent What I've done wrong But let me do what I've got to do Sedate me Once you've branded me Remind me Once you've labeled me Cause I am wrong It's the beginning of the end What's in the pill Is it a miracle Give me some therapy I need a diagnose I have to see what's wrong in my head You say I'm crushing on my self-destruction but I think you're just a voice in my mind Just a voice Just another voice Don't look at me I've got a diagnose Look it up in the book then name my pain Gimme my, gimme my, gimme my Diagnose me Give me a name for what's wrong with me Tell me Label my descent What I've done wrong Then let me do what I've got to do Sedate me Once you've branded me Remind me Once you've labeled me Insane Cause I am wrong It's the beginning of the end It's the beginning of the end of my descent What's in the pill Is it a miracle It's the beginning of the end The beginning of the end of my descent You've got the power of words so label me insane It's all that you know to do But this is life and I am real And that's why you can't save me Diagnose me Give me a name for what's wrong with me Tell me Label my descent What I've done wrong Then let me do what I've got to do Sedate me Once you've branded me Remind me Once you've labeled me Why I am wrong It's the beginning of the end Label my descent Label me insane Label my descent Label me insane
5.
When you want me I am perfectly sane When you want me I am perfect, I'm sane I talk to memories in my head I turn around, they're not the same Maybe there's a demon in this frame When you want me that's the frame I'm in I talk to shadows I become a shade In this black light it's perfectly sane Maybe it's the way you see me watching you watching me That's when you want me And this is what I know You took your time did you Enjoyed my crying did you know I know now The only time you want me is when I'm broken You put me right did you The only time you want me is when I'm broken When I'm broken When I'm broken Poisons Taken Broken Tie me down or let me go There's nothing in-between the two Let me know Can I walk, can I talk, am I allowed to live That's when you want me And this is what I know You took your time did you Enjoyed my crying Did you ever know The only time you want me is when I'm broken It took my life to learn you don't matter Watch me now I'd like to see you try to break me now Cause I'm not the same, not the same, not the same I'm done crying This is a new day With open skies And I'm on my way, on my way, on my way So watch me go You'll be breaking me down, you'll be breaking me down no more Break me down, hold me Hold me down, embrace me It's so clear The only time you want me is when I'm broken You took your time then told me how you made me It's so clear The only time you want me is when I'm broken Broken, I was broken, I was sane That's how you want me, how you want me I talk to memories in my head My body speaks; it speaks of pain Maybe I'm the demon in this frame I think I'm stuck with the shame I talk to shadows I become a shade In this black light it's perfectly sane When you want me that's who I am I am perfectly sane
6.
Fragile 05:01
I need those fingers tighter oh oh oh I choke on tainted air but I'm still drawn to satisfy Is that my blood on the floor Like I need your pity oh my pretty oh my Your need rips into me I can feel the freedom when I obey so I obey you Embrace my whip and cane Is that my blood on your face Like I need your pity oh my pretty oh my I'm torn, gone Who am I I'm worn, done Just like all of my My dreams where I I'm fragile still Still your fragile affectation You say You say I'm lost without you but I'm just alone You say I want you when I obey when I belong Soothe my torn libido Is that your blood on my tongue I can taste your bitter oh my pretty oh my What time does morning come when nights last forever What shape does love take when stains last forever What time do mornings come when nights last forever And when does love die And how can love, can love I'm torn, gone Who am I I'm worn, done Just like all of my My dreams where I I'm fragile still Still your fragile affectation Lay me down on foreign floors Tell me you want me Oh my pretty oh my I will soar at your beck and call Tell me you need me Oh my pretty oh my Silence me I need these voices to fade away Make me believe you Give me a different face Oh my pretty Once I come around I'm torn, gone Who am I I'm worn, done Just like all of my My dreams where you You're fragile still Still my fragile expectation

about

6 Song EP

credits

released September 22, 2021

Music and lyrics: Jenny K Brennan
Music: Ben Theobald, Jordi Ribas, Bill Babcock
Producer: Bill Babcock
Co-producer: Jenny K Brennan
Mixing engineer: Bill Babcock
Mastering engineer: Bill Babcock
Vocal engineer: Jenny K Brennan
Tracking engineers: Bill Babcock, Jenny K Brennan, Jordi Ribas, Ben Theobald

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Icarus Machine Lakeville, Massachusetts

Icarus machine formed 2015 with Bill Babcock (United States) as Maker of Music and Jenny K. Brennan (Canada) as Storyteller vocalist.
This Sundered World is steam-punk fiction which inspired our first album.
Jordi Ribas (Spain) joined the band on bass.
After the release of Corium, Ben Theobald (Ireland) joined as drummer.
... more

contact / help

Contact Icarus Machine

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Icarus Machine, you may also like: