Audra

by Audra

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I can see it in the sky Like I can see it in the mirror The way the light hits the ground The way it touches the side of my face I can see it in the clouds Like I can see it in my eyes Being there is like holding yourself Like kissing yourself In all our androgyny I can see their faces change Like I can see my own at midnight The way they seem as a mask The way I’m a stranger to myself I can see it in the water Like I can see it where the rivers meet They are taking what is given to them I would not hesitate to take it again Being there is like holding yourself Like kissing yourself In all our androgyny
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04:58
There is another world A place only I can see I stare at the possibility Of stepping through Not only myself but with you When you’re alone There’s always something... And I hear a voice And it’s so soft It’s like touching the air It whispers poetry When the lights go dim Venus left me standing alone The sun is a candle left to burn After your eyes close Nothing exists for me I need to get drunk On your tears On your fears And on your body On your body I fear I am lost
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I’m screaming out to all of you But you don’t even hear me There is a black shadow passing over me And it’s at that moment When you regret ever thinking in the dark You are all in front of me But are your eyes really seeing me I am here Suffering From myself In the worst dream Of my life Don’t whisper my name in the dark Disappear and become air Say goodbye I’ll go away I can’t come back Where I’m going to I’ve burnt my candle to the ground I’m dripping all over the ground Don’t whisper my name in the dark There are no secrets just a voice Just a voice Don’t whisper my name in the dark Because I’m not there
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Hiding behind superstitions Gets me nowhere I know what it’s like To have clipped wings I can’t even fly anymore The past has fallen With my hair to the ground And I’m left dizzy Spiked with black and rum Staring into the eyes of a doll That looks back Through glass and emptiness My problems lie in my obsessions There are no stars, only images
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Lying on crimson sheets Still young with a friend on the road I see you in my mind laughing Now in front of everyone in a metal box Eyes closed with bullet holes Don’t you cry out for your mother She’s too far away to listen But she sees you now Like your father Who looks a lot like you do The motel screams But it was time to sleep Time to sleep through the night But the door swung open In a crystal haze Now your night lasts forever And now your night lasts FOREVER In my dream I found you Smoking with a glass in your hand They walk up to you hand in hand And I imagine what your eyes had seen
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04:22
I have some flowers That I wanted to give to you I picked them from a garden far away Where no one will notice they’re gone I want to walk up to your, To your window and knock softly And hand them to you one at a time Until your arms are filled I have some flowers That I’m bringing especially for you I thought that they would match your eyes In the garden I’ll tie them together I want to walk up to your, To your window and knock softly And hand them to you one at a time Until your arms are filled I have some flowers That I’ll leave on your doorstep I’m leaving them with no name I’ll run and hide in the soft shadows Of your garden and walk away I want to walk up to your, To your window and knock softly And hand them to you one at a time Until your arms are filled But even if I could knock You would have never answered If you knew it was me
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2 girls in 1 dress On the sidewalk It’s been so long I forgot how to sleep I’m looking on the streets for you I’m looking in the alleys for you 2 girls in 1 dress Lie dead on the sidewalk It’s been so long... It's been so long I forgot how to sleep I’m looking on the streets for you I’m looking in the alleys for you 2 girls in 1 dress Lie dead on the sidewalk Tonight I’m crying backwards My shadow looks the other way
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03:57
Oh, don’t let me die that way Alone with a scream Cold in the night Black, pink and red Terror on their faces Terror on mine “I’m sorry, He’s dead.” Concrete tears a trail To a path in a garden Unmarked friends Lying in eternity Oh, don’t let me die that way Alone with a scream Cold in the night Black, pink and red Terror on their faces Terror on mine “I’m sorry, He’s dead.” Concrete tears a trail To a path in a garden Unmarked friends Lying in eternity An ancient soul encased In a youthful body A flying god Striking hearts with a purr
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“Don’t.” says a beautiful lady “Do.” says another He opts for a quick drink in postponement I’ll be waiting, I’ll be waiting He rolls his way across the floor To see the dancing images in the glasses The mirror does not display as much as he’d like Yet does he really want to see What’s behind the door And is he ready To unleash something he can never contain The bar is closing and all that remains Are the two frail hands and the face of a ghost I’m waiting. I’m waiting The bar is closing And all that remains Are my two frail hands

about

Somewhere between a Tim Burton landscape and a Dorian Gray painting.

Based out of Mesa, Arizona, Audra is Bret Helm (vocals, bass), Bart Helm (guitar, piano) and J. DeWolfe (drums, percussion). Audra broke out onto the national scene in 2000 when they signed with indie label, Projekt Records. After two well-received albums and well-over 300 live performances, the band decided to leave Projekt and go back to the ‘do-it-yourself’ approach that started their career in the mid-90s. 

Much like other ‘family’ bands such as Oasis, The Black Crowes and Jesus & Mary Chain, Audra is fueled by the unique chemistry that is generated from brothers Bret and Bart Helm.

This self-titled album is Audra's debut and was originally released on July 11, 2000 on Projekt Records.

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released July 11, 2000

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Audra Mesa, Arizona

Formed in 1991 by Chicago-raised brothers Bart & Bret Helm. In the early 2000s, Audra released 2 albums with Projekt Records. 2009 saw the release of Everything Changes. The long-awaited 4th LP Dear Tired Friends hit the racks in Aug 2019. Mike VanPortfleet of Lycia guests on ‘Planet Of Me.’ Audra has performed with AFI, Peter Murphy, She Wants Revenge, New Model Army, The Mission UK etc ... more

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