Better Off

by Highland Kites

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1.
Better Off 03:20
All the words that passed from me to you All the things you said I couldn’t do I was the queen of what was difficult I was Atlas, so good at it What could I do? What should I do? You put me on a pretty pedestal Shook your head and said I should be grateful My bones they chipped they flew out to the wind I turned to a ghost where we used to laugh with our friends Do you still feel me there, like a phantom limb? What could I do? What should I do? Now that I’m better off We both know I’m better off without you
2.
Acting 05:00
You want me to write an anthem for you, I don't write anything but sad songs It's how I get along I sit down at my piano bench it all starts to make so much sense the reasons you left, maybe I'm just flawed Please come back we'll pretend the last few years don't exist we're all acting anyway, we'll go along with it I swear we could figure this out if you lashed out at me let the poison out you'd feel better in the end, so come on, I know I ruined it (chorus) Come on, just come on
3.
The bedsheets are cold I hear the panes creak The light floods through my widow I hear the ocean calling me, she says "darling, you don't belong here" This place is so old The wood it creaks beneath my feet I can't go anywhere Secretly I want to leave, without breaking you or breaking me because love, no I don't belong here I gave you everything, everything Everything, everything You chewed me up and spit me out like wretched poison in your mouth, it feels unfair but I can't be angry now I knew I didn't belong there The windows were down, I drove towards nothing in my old Mercedes Benz Tears streaming down my red cheeks and I cried out to the open, "why didn't you save me?" I expected life to be fair and the break to be clean but I was so young, so completely naive Even though I knew it right then, it still broke every piece of me when you said "I love you, but you don't belong here." 'Cause I gave you everything, everything Everything, everything You chewed me up and spit me out like wretched poison in your mouth and it feels unfair It feels so unfair You chewed me up and spit me out Like I was poison in your mouth and it feels unfair But I can't be angry now I knew I didn't belong there
4.
The Inside 03:52
The Inside Inside me is a storm, but all you hear is words inside me is a world as fragile as the earth beneath a pretty face beneath these tired eyes inside me is a sea as vast as the sky If you could only see the world inside of me If you could only look on the inside Inside me is a fire warm and inviting with a couch perfect for both of us to lie in beneath a battered body and my scattered mind there’s a perfect melody I wrote for you and I If you could only see the world inside of me If you could only look on the inside you’d see how beautiful the world is I build for you and me if you could only look on the inside
5.
Marionette 05:56
Why was fixing myself always the goal? Because I thought I could be nothing else without you making me whole Therein lies the problem I was just your little puppet you had me where you wanted because you were all I wanted My body was a marionette with some sturdy strings you held when you cut me when you cut me off I barely even knew myself I was too small to hold what I felt I swallowed the sound is that why my insides they all turn to hell when you're around? Therein lies the problem I was just your little puppet you had me where you wanted because you were all I wanted My body was a marionette with some sturdy strings you held when you cut me when you cut me off I barely even knew myself I had to learn to love myself

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Our 4th EP!

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released June 21, 2019

Songs written by Highland Kites

Better Off, Acting, The Inside & Marionette produced by Aaron Domingo & Highland Kites

Vocals/keys: Marissa Lamar
Drums/pad/bass pedals: Neil Briggs
Lead guitar: Aaron Domingo
Additional Lead on "Acting", "Better Off" & "Marionette": Nigel Briggs
(as well as the slide guitar on "Acting")

"I Didn't Belong": produced by Raymond Richards
Guitar and bass by Raymond Richards

Mastered by Little Red Book Mastering

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Highland Kites Nashville, Tennessee

Highland Kites is an independent dreamy alternative band formed in LA and now based out of Nashville. For more about the band go here: www.highlandkites.com#bio

“There’s a profound energy emitting from Highland Kites’ music: Vibrant and bright, reflective and engaged.” -Atwood Magazine

Their next 5 song EP “better off” was released on the the 21st of June 2019 via MGM distribution.
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