How to Speak With Gravity

by Celestica

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released July 15, 2016

Recorded in Sensus Studio, Örebro.
Produced by Celestica and Andreas Karlsson.
Mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden.

Photograph by Elin Lundström / konsekvenser.se.
Editing and layout by John Jonsén.

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Track Name: Statement #1
we are no longer needed here

equality doesn't start with attention
for male egos
equality doesn't start with trophy handouts
for nice guy of the year award

it starts with shutting up
and realizing that
this is inequality

remove the y-chromosome from your life
Track Name: Dethrone Me
drown with me
i concede that i am weak
strip me of my pride
i am a cavity, a waste of space

emasculate me
i was conceited and i saw
the way i injected you with
sex, shame and insecurities

exhale the norms
and inhale the possibilites
put me on the sidelines

the knight in silver armor
exerts his power of
captivation and captivity
cross me out

justify the harm i put you through
you won’t be crawling back to this
to the back alley of your mind

there's nothing left for you here
but the games i play
to "let" you wake up in my bed

if my words hold no value
everything is in its right place
don't change yourself for me
to fit my standards
i'm not worth it
dethrone me

you were not unconfident
you were not provocative
you were never asking for it
dethrone me
Track Name: Pixelated Youth
dry lips / time slips
i'm apparently a dead beat
with a touch of defeat

i'm filling up your backseat
with regrets and countless debts
i'm as close to breaking down as it gets

change the gear, disappear
when i'm on the edge
of the city skyline,
hopelessly aligned
to the corporate spine
i will return and i will yearn
for something to burn

no consolation
no inspiration
no sensation left
but this is not over

are you afraid to
live without your routines?
you put your trust in their
mirages and scenes
without even knowing what it means
to be deprived of something
or to have survived

no admiration
just isolation
this devastation
has no restoration
Track Name: Saccharine
i could try, try to get past the pain
i realise i have lied to myself for years
that i'm not satisfied

i could fail
fail to leave behind what i've lost
'cause it still lingers with every step
looking back at all the things
i should've done

tiny transmission waves on your wrist
i'd love to wear them for you
to dress up in your anxiety
and your fears

fleeting, beating, deceiving feelings
leave your marks, see the sparks
of our day dream flicker and fade

you're so serene, saccharine
you're nailed into me
i'll miss you in this satisfaction

cold caresses, sending you away
but the worst is
it takes some time to let you go;
put my love aside

you're so serene, saccharine
you're nailed into me
and i'll miss you
in the saddest fashion
before you wear me out
Track Name: Like Electricity
can you feel the rhythm in your veins?
get the feeling but afraid to show it?
move to the pulse of passion
dance to the beat of the revolution

cast aside your fears
release your inner heart
pour the milk on my skin
and dance to the beat
of the revolution

let your audacity flow
ignore his taste in your mouth
sorrow does not hold you here
dance to the beat of the revolution

dance to the movement
a world of light
we revolve around her
a world of love
dance to the revolution

do you feel the electricity?
can you feel it through your bones?
Track Name: In Lieu of Love
i wish you could love without distance
never asking for warm caress
or a figure to follow
or even a helping hand
still following your footsteps

i'd rather starve than to be hungry for attention
the greatest lie i have ever told
staring down the bottom of the glass
to fill the absence

severed ties and different names
afterimages and forgotten heirs
your ego remains untouched
the single root of our family tree

forest fires and confrontations
enemies for following generations
but i am the same bad seed as you
the same hollow body,
the same hollow love

child of imagination felt the bloodhail
and the salt of someone's elses unburdened skin
child of paper walls uncollapsed
veered between fragility and rejection

fill the void with chains
i would rip them out if only you would let me
they have settled and built a home
counting down the days until they move out of you.
and in to me.
Track Name: Blooming Guilt
don't give up on me now
blithe and insensible
i need you

all the things they said
to make you demure
i feel you

can't stand to think
where you would've been now
open the door

two hundred units of vacant hearts
don't call, i'm appalled
but in the long haul
i still feel it

a life longed by the living
we could drive forever
but what if we were never here?
we could drive forever until

you saw the dark waves
parliamentary death of '14
i think you felt it
mellan sandarna och hisingen

give me strength
to talk about it
give me alleviation
can't stand the end

a life longed by the living
we could drive forever
but what if we were never here?
we could drive forever until

can't stand the end
Track Name: Dark Capital
take me back where i belong
resist, exist
forced into cages,
forced into the industry

take my flesh
consume, produce
birthed into slavery
birthed into lifelessness

capitalize on the entrails
look the other way
the earth is sufficient
but you want blood
on your hands

tell them it's alright
”this is how it's always been”
since history is
so flawlessly correct

systematic murder,
you're all part of this
collapse, collapse
you can't stand to make a change
for a better life
give up, give up
collapse, collapse,
dark capital

wasting lives
(excess, oppress)
crawling back
(so weak, oblique)
no forgiveness
(collapse, collapse)
lifeless

systematic murder,
you're all part of this
collapse, collapse
you can't stand to make a change
for a better life
give up, give up
collapse, collapse,
dark capital

wasting lives
crawling back
no forgiveness
collapse, collapse,
dark capital
Track Name: Melatonin
these words are not loud enough
to express the regret of my elitist self
judged your every move
to ignore my own flaws

the people in my life
are like sunspots in my eyes
everywhere i go
time to rest

take the pills

you're better off without me,
so why do you remember me?

too afraid to ever be content
too stupid to do whatever is best for me
this must be a sign that i'm
too afraid of the coward i really am

my mind is weighing me down
my mind is telling me to take it
the pressure is weighing me down
my mind is telling me to take it

take the pills
spend forever asleep
Track Name: Comfort & Closure
someday i'll write you an anthem
about our loves and losses
about how you pull me back down to earth
but it's not enough

someday i'll write you an anthem
about the high coast and our lives' lowes
oh how you set me free

let's effervesce
along the coastline
celebrate what we hold
and let go of the past

i distintegrate
into a million fragments
i'm everywhere to remind you
that this is not the end
of these times

celebrate what we hold
and let go of the past

a life in the light is a lie
ask yourself
do you deserve this?

someday i'll write you an anthem
about our comfort and closure
about the pain of perseverance
but it's not enough
but at least we're free.

a life in the light is a lie
ask yourself
do you deserve this?
someday i'll write you an nathem
but it's not enough