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Reptars Seriously best album of this year thank you for your work also shout-out to Communion After Dark for introducing me to you Favorite track: Medication.
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Kerilia This for me is already the album of 2018.
It encompasses so many personal powerful emotions on different levels its hard describe.
With many masterful catchy stand out tracks it is almost a homage to our existence and the travesty of religious beliefs of today conveyed through his music.
Mark Roberts digs deep into your psyche and answers the questions most try to avoid.

We can only thank Mark for his ability as a talented music artist to make this happen. Favorite track: Universe.
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released January 26, 2018

Written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Mark V. Roberts
Stem mastering and additional mixing by Gregor Beyerle / Studio Dreamcatcher

(c) Trisol Music Group 2018
Published by Kick The Flame

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Track Name: Universe
I’m a deer in the headlights, a parasite
I’m sorry I love you when I have no right
Your love is an easy thing to forsake
How much do you offer? How much can I take?

But even apart, I could never shake you
Somehow for me to love was to break you
I'm a shell of a man in the skin of a ghost
I gave you up when I needed you most

And then right before our time is up
You give me just a few more minutes to try
And when you call out and light my heart
We are the center of the universe
And we are the summer and we are the sun
Our future’s always been part of our song
And baby, I love you, and I want you to know
You are the center of my universe

I'm damaged goods, I’m good to discard
I'm sorry for making your life so hard
You know where to find me, you know where I hide
You're the only one out there who ever tried

Our light is my cause, my way, my reserve
A second chance I would never deserve

We’re stronger together, we’ve braved the worst
Now the time has come for me to put our love first

And then right before our time is up
You give me just a few more minutes to try
And when you call out and light my heart
We are the center of the universe
And we are the summer, we are the sun
Our future’s always been part of our song
And Baby, I love you, and I want you to know
You are my universe
Track Name: Candy
Last night I dreamed of my death again
Barely awake and already overwhelmed
And so I struggle through the days
Until I hear your key
Turn in our front door

I’m the kid who can’t escape the maze
I even struggle through the best of days
Sometimes I think that’s all there is:
Just random suffering
A meaningless abyss

Only you can help me feel
That I’m not lost
That none of this is real
Just morning frost
Like the flicker in a spark
Just a whisper in the dark
(Just an errant question mark)

You turn ashes to embers
Black and white back into color

You are the morning star
You are my dramamine
My ignition
You are my gasoline
You are the very best in me

You are my shake and shine
Compass and center line
You are brilliant
One in a million
You are the very best in me
Track Name: Polyamory
I’m your favorite man
And you’re my favorite, too
But I cannot be everything to you

You should be free
A hunter on a spree
Choose the woman you were meant to be

A boy to kiss your cheek
A man to lick your feet
A girl to whip you when you’re feeling weak

A confidante
A mistress you can flaunt
One to give you everything you want

Tell me is anyone out there whom you love more than me?
There’s no need to feel ashamed
Tell me is anyone out there whom you love more than me?
I will love you just the same

Our honesty will sting
But jealousy builds trust
No one ever set the rules for us

Don’t hesitate
We are both adults
We love everyone we’ve ever loved

Tell me is anyone out there whom you love more than me?
There’s no need to feel ashamed
Tell me is anyone out there whom you love more than me?
I will love you just the same
Track Name: You Must Have Known
You always knew
And you knew again
Tapping furtive texts at 6am
The wartime stratagem

I’ve grown tall on your frail shoulders
Brawling in dark corners
As I fly, you flail and crawl
At my beck and call

I miss the smell of leather
The chant of the bell
The raised and the felled
The snap of our tether

No, a fight’s never fair
We’re just the clueless cavalry
Without the storied glory
Of an epic rivalry

I always knew
You must have known

I gamble spades and hearts
Puff my chest like Bonaparte
The big payoff of this song and dance
Is every chance

And so I shimmy shake and shiver
Wading through the icy river
Yeah it numbs the guilt
I always knew
You must have known
Track Name: Winter
The ground beneath our feet is growing hard
The sound of cracking limbs, bones blue, skin raw
The shadows of a storm drawing closer with every truth
Wild wolves howling at the moon

Eyes full of glass and colorless
As blank as the horizon, all spent and dispossessed
We sifted through the fire, unsure of what remained
Waiting for a spark, we waited too long

This winter hit us hard
So hard, so hard

I can tell we’re lost, scattered in the wind
Our shadows swallowed by the moon, and our lips are quivering
Of all the things we said, the things we didn't say were worse
It only took a night of bad weather to reverse twenty years of trust

This winter hit us hard
so hard, so hard
Track Name: Animals
We’re all just animals
Think with animal minds
Feel with animal hearts
We’re all just animals
See with animal eyes
Are fearful of the dark
We play like animals play
We kick and bray
Dance and hideaway

We sleep like animals sleep
Inducing dreams
With acetylcholine
We’re all animals
Love with animal hearts
Break animal bones
We’re all just animals
Lust like animals
Chase animal pheromones

We’re all just animals
With animal minds
And animal hearts
We’re all just animals
With animal eyes
And fearful of the dark
We play just like animals play
Like animals play
Like animals play

We dream just like animals dream
Like animals dream
Like animals dream
We grieve just like animals grieve
Hollow-eyed
We mourn our losses
We die just like animals die
Self-aware
As we lead them to their slaughter
Track Name: Earth
Clawed and teeming wildlife
My body floating in a marshland
Swimming, circling round my feet
Water-bugs and cranes are nestling

Feel the anaerobic cells
Floating, flexing in the reeds
Smell the leaves and burning hair
Grind red earth into my heart

You were my first pioneer
Called me back to roof our home with skin

Building ditches and canals
Leaving nothing but the summer wind
A vision blind before the veil
Copper, golden eyes and Bordeaux lips

Stealing back my heart and then
Eating what is left of yours
Fingers grasping for the tin
Faceless and anonymous

The grappling hook is anchored deep
Sticking to my pulpy, pulsing muscle
I stagger through the blood red sands
Barely breathing lunges burn up with air

Pressing ribs calibrate
The friction and the fusion
Our love springs deep and dark
Witness to the sticks and twigs and dust
Track Name: Echoes
Separation anxiety
Feeds the beast inside
We shut the solemn light outside

Within my heart
The devil is with me every day
I cannot shake its presence alone

And if our heart is the day
And my soul is the night
We fade into the space in between

Falling in and out of love
Everyday I cannot resist the temptation
To let it slip away

Even hardened skin and bones
Just break apart
For we are built of hollowness

Falling in and out of love
Everyday I cannot resist the temptation
To let it slip away

We make our own heartache
Trying to make each other whole
Of broken promises

Falling in and out of love
Everyday I cannot resist the temptation
To let it slip away

You are in my heart…
Track Name: Medication
Adderall to wake, Ambien to sleep
Citalopram and Xanax for anxiety
Wellbutrin as an aid to my sobriety

We know when it's not true, we know when it's not real
It's real if you can feel the rush of what you touch
It's real if you can touch the things that make you feel rush

Everything I thought, I thought I knew was true
Was built on lies I told myself when I was young
And so the darkness spoke with a persuasive tongue

At night I twist and turn, haunted by my dreams
Not dreams of things I've done, but things I didn’t do
The vision of the man I should have been with you

So the darkness spoke of silence and despair
A parched summer wind, a whisper in my ear
“Take my quiet breath up into the air”

I am sad even though I am on all the meds
Track Name: Shadows
Waiting, waiting, waiting for true life to start
Mistaking exertion for effort, depression for art
It’s not dying, but missing the whole point of life that I fear
Mistaking talent for work and the hours for years

Why must we die, when it feels like life just started?
Why even try, if we all end up broken-hearted?
When my life began, I thought that everything would last forever
Now I'm too old to pretend

There’s not a thing I won’t miss about life, but a lot to regret
The imprint I leave behind will be quick to reset

Why must we die, when it feels like life just started?
Why even try, if we all end up broken-hearted?
When my life began, I thought that everything would last forever
Now I'm too old to pretend

I won’t go quietly into the night
Not when our life together just got started
Fight the dying light
Even if we’re shot down broken-hearted
Thunder and fire at will
Storm the hills, be swift and keen on ascent
Now take my hand and pretend
We don’t want this to end
Track Name: Heaven
What did you think would happen when we died?
Did you think you would see your loved ones united?
Your mother, your father, your friends, and your lovers?
A life in a flash, a bright light discovered?

There’s nothing here, there is no one waiting
Just embers extinguished and cells permutating
There’s no one here, there is nothing waiting
Just echoes of echoes and heartbreaking silence

Why aren’t you here?
Our life was our last goodbye
No light far and near
It’s all I had feared
There’s no grace in dying
There’s no shame in crying
Just echoes of echoes and heartbreaking silence
Fuck heaven…

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