Archetype

by Mass Love

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Mass Love is a cross-Atlantic collaboration between Indianapolis-based studio singer Lauren Moore, and David Beukes, who produces from a hilltop in the wilds of Limpopo, South Africa. They connected on reddit, and bonded over their mutual appreciation of Firefly, the greatest TV show ever made.

Despite their long collaboration, the two have never met face to face. They make synthpop, injected here and there with large orchestra sections and sprinkles of hip-hop.

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released January 31, 2015

Words and Music by Lauren Moore and David Beukes
Album art by Eli Craven
Recorded and mixed in bedrooms across the planet
Useful Sonic Input by Brian Sepel

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Mass Love is a transatlantic collaboration between Indianapolis-based studio singer/songwriter Lauren Moore, and producer David Beukes, based on a hill in the wilds of Limpopo, South Africa. The two met on reddit in 2010 and bonded over their mutual appreciation for dodgy scifi and 80's synthpop. ... more

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Track Name: To War
Sleep now, my beloved warrior
On the morn we go to war
To war, it's what we've waited for
our whole lives
To war, to war
Kiss me now, my beloved warrior
When we rise we go to battle
One last time

We can see the standards flying
We can feel the clash of steel
We can hear their voices crying out
But you know I refuse to kneel
We can hear their drums a'pounding
We can see the trail of red
We can hear their trumpets sounding out
But I'd rather they had my head

And you keep on trying to find your own way
On the other side
And you keep on lying to yourself
Like you've got something to hide

Hold me closer
Oh my love, hold me closer
If we live to see another day, we'll find a way
It's our time
Track Name: Another Year
Let’s talk about this feeling
My god, where did we find the time?
Let’s talk about the honor
Of not walking this road alone
I don’t wanna walk it without you
Hey, I know you’re ready for somethin’ new

Here’s to another year
We’ll make they wanna hear
Swear to god it’s gonna be better than the last one, ya know?

Let’s talk about the challenge
They ask how did we find a way?
I say it’s all about the honor
Of not walking this road alone
I don’t wanna walk it without you
Hey, I know you’re ready for somethin’ new
Track Name: Find Me
Hey, can’t you see?
I’m still learning to be what they expect from me
I guess it’s always been my destiny
Hey, will you bear with me?
Please just bear with me

Hey, if I got lost on the way
Would you still let me stay?
If I got lost on the way?
Hey, would you search to find me?
In the dark so blindly?
Would you search to find me?

Hey, don’t you see?
I’m attempting to be what you think you see in me
I guess I’ve always known to some degree
Hey, will you bear with me?
Please just bear with me
I don’t know what I’m doing

The way is so far down for me
Track Name: Strange
I can still see the sky from where I landed
Falling from a dark and twisted spire
Not really sure why I was handed the crown
But my heart says otherwise

There’s something beyond these walls
That only I can change
Somethin’ outside these walls
Has got me feelin’ strange

Like a sparrow on the morning, I hear it
Like a sun on the horizon, I see it
Like a ripple in the water, I feel a change
Like a humming in the distance
Oh, it’s strange

I can still hear the cries from all the frozen
That water swept away the things that I held dear
Not really sure why I was chosen to lead the way
But gods, it seems so clear
Track Name: Hype (Legit Hit Masters)
I’m through writing these songs
For no one to sing along
Lately I’ve been thinking
Shit, they gonna wish they’d listened
I’m through hearing these “hits”
There’s so much that doesn’t fit
All I can think is
Shit, I could do better

Listen on up, follow my voice
Soon enough you won’t have a choice
We’re the legit hit masters

Shit, they gonna wish they’d listened
(Wish they heard every word from the start)
(Wish they knew every note from the start)

I’m so over puttin’ in time
It’s not me, no it’s such a crime
Lately I’ve been thinking
Shit, they gonna wish they’d listened
I’m so over hearing what’s “hot”
Just wanna tell you it’s really not
All I can think is
Shit, I could do better
Track Name: Anxiety
I’m having issues today, I don’t know what to say
Despite it being scripted in my head for years
They said it would be easy for me, I just have to press play
But in this moment you’re confirming my fears

You’ve got me questioning myself again
And reliving all of my sins
Can you carry me a little ways?
You know me and you, it’s just a phase
You’ve got me doubting myself again
And thinkin’ of all that coulda been
Can I get a little off my chest?
Oh it’s me and you, you woulda guessed?

I feel uneasy today, I don’t wanna stay
Despite it being planned out in my head for years
They said it would be simple for me ‘cause I know my own way
Yet at the moment I can feel the tears
Track Name: Trippin' Up
Gimme a second to center myself
Your eyes have got me all confused
Some kinda craving is settling in
You might have to just excuse me

Hey boy, I must admit you’ve got me trippin’ up
Whoa boy, don’t you know you’ve got me trippin’ up?
It’s in the way you move closer
I feel like you might want to stay over

Gimme a second to steady myself
My mind just took a little cruise
Some kinda yearning is taking control
You might have to just excuse me
Track Name: In the Meantime
Another night; a new story for us to write
On the way; something that you'll wanna play
I feel like the spell is breaking
The sun has set; What makes you think I could forget
Such a climb? It doesn't happen all the time
I feel like the winter's ending

And all around the world is listenin'
I wasn't sure that it could happen
All around I feel good
I know you've been here before
But humor me and let me be
A bit excited, I'm believin'
Dreams come true, they're comin' true

Even though you're a million miles away
Even though your night is my day
You've opened up my eyes
And everything is clearer in the meantime
Even though we're still oceans apart
It was there right right from the start
You've opened up my heart
And everything feels lighter in the meantime

Another day, a new lesson to take away
Out of sight, it's like it happened overnight
I feel like, feel like, the weight is lifting
I know you've been here before
But humor me and let me be
A bit excited, I'm believin'
Dreams come true, they're comin' true
Track Name: Big Shot
You know I had something to say
But I forgot to breathe
You know I can’t wait to see what
You’ve got up your sleeve

What kinda journey are you gonna take us on this time?
What kinda trip are you gonna take us on this time?

You know I had some sorta plan
But, lost my train of thought
You know I can’t wait to see what
You’ve got in mind big shot

What kinda road are you gonna take us down this time?
What direction are you gonna take us down this time?
Track Name: Luvsong (A Little Late)
Do you think I look nice
Through the sleep in your tired eyes?
Last night what we were wearing is all around the floor

Where'd the time all go?
Didn't we just say hello?
Please let's keep things slow
Savor this morning glow

Hey, let’s start the day a little late
Even though mornin’s comin’ through my window pane
Anyway we could start the day a little late?
Even though mornin’s comin’ through my window pane

Do I look like I've been cryin?
Haven't felt this way in a while
No, it doesn't mean that I'm sad
I'm not scared to use these tears
Track Name: Stuck in Your Head
Man I used to think that you were my idol
Without a single word you made it heard
Now you're starin' at me like I am your rival
Without a single fact to back it up

You see me as a threat and it's a shame
Singled out on this rush to fame
I heard you lost your cool, you lost your grace
You know I've heard it all over the place

I don't need the lights
I don't need the buzz
I just wanna get stuck in your head
I don't need the stage
I don't want that cage
I just wanna get stuck in your head
I don't need to give what you wanna give
Just wake up with me blaring in your head
I don't need to do what you want me to
I don't need to wake up in your bed

Hey, I used to swear that you held the title
You had the whole damn world under your thumb
Now it's all comin' down to our survival
Why you're turnin' your back on where you're from?

You think you're better, baby it's a shame
Rushin' round on this road to fame
I heard you lost your cool you lost your grace
You know I've heard it all over the place
Track Name: Deadly Combination
Oh hey look it's you kid, playing through my stereo
Wonder what you’re up to now that you've gone
I've learned not to question why people leave when they must
Took me awhile to understand that some of you are well beyond your years

Gravel singer prodigy and a dashing fool anomaly
What a deadly combination
Wise with such a calloused heart
What a way with words, what a way with art
It's a deadly combination

I hope you find that high that you were searching for
I hope you find that peace that this world couldn't afford to give
I hope you find that place that puts your mind at ease
Oh please, a new beginning and a new story to unfold
I guess that's what we're told
Did you believe it?
I'm not really sure myself these days

Hey kid, after all I've seen I'm pretty sure I'd agree we've been had
But I wonder if it puts their minds at ease
I've learned not to blame myself people leave when they must
Took me awhile to comprehend that some of you aren't meant for this world