The Subject

by Long Knives

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"The whole process of writing and recording Long Knives’ first full length 'The Subject' took about 4 years to finish. It was a lot of work. It emotionally and mentally drained me. There were times I wanted to scratch the whole thing because I wasn’t happy with it, but I’m really glad I stuck it out because we are proud of the songs. During the writing process, I made myself vulnerable because I wanted to raise awareness about mental illness, gender dysphoria, homophobia, white privilege, abuse, and consent. I know that these things can be triggering to others and it certainly is for me as well, but I want my voice to be heard so thank you to those that actually listen to this album. It truly means a lot."

-Kris

Long Knives is:

Kris Moya(they/them) - Guitar/Vocals
Connor Koreski(he/him) - Drums/backup vocals
Robert Herrera(he/him) - Bass
Reese Grey(they/them) - Keyboard

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released January 10, 2019

Guitars, bass, and drums recorded at Different Fur Studios by Grace Coleman in December 2016
Vocals, keyboard, and extra percussion recorded at Earth Tone Studios by Patrick Hills in January/March/April 2018
Mixed and Mastered by Patrick Hills

Kris Moya - Vocals, guitar, keyboard
Connor Koreski - Drums, backup vocals
Robert Herrera - Bass

Lyrics by Kris Moya
Music by Long Knives

Artwork/Design by L.Andrews // A Flight Of Yesterdays
Photo by Kelly Sullivan

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Track Name: Normal
When you hope for a new season
For a new version of yourself to shed some old skin
You call out for a release
This time around, will it be achieved?

Born and conformed to a standard
Carry yourself like a banner
This is normal

Discontent
Feels like a disconnect
When the beat of your heart must be a defect
Discontent
Feels like a disconnect
All that has been made is a dent

Born and conformed to a standard
Carry yourself like a banner
This is normal

What you long for, what you desire
All you want is to breathe, to be free
What you long for, what you desire
You haven't found the directions to make these ends meet

Born and conformed to a standard
Carry yourself like a banner
This is normal
This isn't normal
Track Name: Golden Lady
I'm welcomed in by a careless motion
I rose my chin, you caught my attention
That impression led to a great conversation
A few hours passed and we were attracted to each other like a negotiation
And when it ended, we felt the satisfaction

Don't ever change

We exchanged a few words and that was okay
My only concern was holding you in different ways
It was getting late
I kissed you one last time and called it a day

In my mind, you will never change

Sometimes I wonder how the weather's treating you
Maybe you'll visit soon
But for now we stare at different patterns of the moon
Track Name: More Than You Can Hold
It doesn't matter what day or year it is
There's nothing more familiar than this

I've met you more than once before

Given more than you can hold
How long can you go?
Where are you now?
How long until you come around?

I guess I'll always be here
Never out of reach and always near
That is what you want
It always comes back to haunt me

Given more than you can hold
How long can you go?
Where are you now?
How long until you come around?
Track Name: Home
The wind blows, but doesn't hit us all the same
Don't you ever worry because we're held by a chain
Just you and me

If the rain falls down on you like a storm
I'll keep you warm
I will shelter you
There's nothing I wouldn't do for you

Never feel alone
This is home
Track Name: How Can I?
The sun rises
But I'm still down
It's not my fault
But I still don't believe myself when it comes out of my own mouth

Nowhere to turn so I numb myself
But at least it won't hurt right now

How can I fix this?
Please, restore and kiss these broken lips

How can I continue to protect you when I can't protect myself?
You say you'll deal with yourself
Here I am again laid up on this shelf

How can I fix this?
Please, restore and kiss these broken lips

Can we fix this?
Please, restore and kiss these broken lips
Track Name: Temporary
It's been you
You keep me going
And I swear, I've been doing better
I hear you're doing well, too

I'll see you soon

This is all temporary
I'm sorry to keep you waiting

I carry your picture so I'm not alone
No matter where I'll end up you're forever my home

This is all temporary
I'm sorry to keep you waiting

I can sleep at night knowing that you're resting well

This is all temporary
I'm sorry to keep you waiting

I'll see you soon
Track Name: The Subject
Everyday is a new beginning
But how many more times can you repeat the same ending?
Everyone knows what you think you're trying to hide
When you've managed to keep yourself open wide

It is difficult to admit who we really are to ourselves
I know it isn't easy to take these steps

Please, don't change the subject
Track Name: In My Chest
I sit in silence
It's been like this
If only you knew
All I wanted was to talk to you

Your tone is as dry as the west
The air is hard to breathe around you and I can't digest

I can feel it in my chest
Track Name: Anticipate
You said that I understood you
And sadly enough I knew
I knew your next move
But you gave me nothing so I had nothing to lose

Things can easily be prevented
But one can only hope for the best to happen
Why can't this happen?

Why won't you give in?
I'll keep you in high spirit

Ahead I see a light, an escape
All I want is to find my place
Track Name: Leave Them All Unanswered
Yes, I've placed my head on this bed
I can finally rest

I won't bother asking any more questions
It no longer matters
Leave them all unanswered

I've hold onto the last memory that left me complete

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