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Dark Love Song: Debrider – “Love Song”

  • December 20, 2015
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“Love Song”

Blind And Bloodshot

Do you love shoegazer/instrospective music?  Debrider is for you.  Debrider is the solo project of songwriter and musician, Lia Pisa-Relli. Before creating Debrider, Pisa-Relli wrote songs and fronted a predominately male shoegaze band for 4 years. After two EPs and one full-length album, Pisa-Relli left the band, and within a few months, began learning guitar, writing songs, recording and playing open mics under the moniker, Debrider. Now, with Blind And Bloodshot, she has definitely grown into her own.  Although sounding similar to a lo-fi Throwing Muses or early Portishead, Debrider is definitely an original.  On one hand, she is much darker than the two.  On the other hand, her guitar work is original and very much in focus.  And with lyrics like the following, you know you are not listening to Little Mary Sunshine here, which is what I love about her.  Remember, my favorite poets are Plath, Sexton, Genet, and Dickinson.  I LOVE THE DARK.

“I wish I had a compass
I’d navigate this mess
I’d know which way to set my sails
I’d know which way is best
I’d know what’s real or make believe
I might keep on that dress

I’d know you didn’t mean it
I’d know we weren’t a lie
I’d never wonder what went wrong
Or if you even tried

I wish I had a crystal ball
I’d know your words were real
I never let myself believe
That I’m allowed to feel

Wish I’d wake up knowing
what were dreams and what were not
Realities that stain my sheets
Impure and deadly thoughts

I close my eyes and count to ten
Envisioning us clearly
You with yellow eyes and skin
And me holding you dearly
Admiring your failing organs
Knowing what you need
Watching all life leave your gaze
To show me what’s beneath
I’m sure it’s beautiful inside
Won’t you let me see?
I promised you I’d be there
Now you have all of me

I’d hate for you to leave so soon
The fun has just begun
I’m starting to enjoy it all
Watching you come undone
I’d really like to let you leave
But it can’t be that way
Because, you see, I lose my life
If you should go away

I never said this would be good
In fact I warned you so
The thing we love will kill us both
And you’re the first to go
I hope you rest peacefully
I’ll tell them you were great
And soon after I’ll join you
And together reach our fate”

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