Be True

by Born Days

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released July 28, 2017

Written, arranged, produced and performed by Born Days/Melissa Harris.

Recorded by Melissa Harris in Chicago, IL.

Mixed and Mastered by Brian Cook and Melissa Harris.

Album art/design by Melissa Harris, photography by Erica Contreras, logo by Joseph Doornbos + Melissa Harris.

Special thanks to Brian Cook, Joseph Doornbos, and Erica Contreras.

(c) Melissa Harris / Born Days

“Lush, dreamy dark pop from Chicago that most certainly evokes the city’s grey, humid summer haze.” - Bandcamp

“Chicago's Melissa Harris is a self-taught solo electronic artist who goes by the moniker Born Days under which she creates a type of dystopian electronic pop music, provoking notions which flirt with darkness and apocalyptic ambience” - Destroy and Exist

“Though the pianos tinkle delicately along, white picket fences and singing skylarks dotting the landscape, there’s a love of darkness at the heart of everything Melissa Harris does.” - DIY Magazine

“A mixture of droning synths, slow drums, and reverbed vocals, Harris deftly mixes shoegaze and synth pop to create something that sounds somewhere between EMA and Lana Del Rey.” - Surviving the Golden Age

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Born Days Chicago, Illinois

Born Days is Melissa Harris. She makes dark electronic pop music. Her sophomore EP, Where We Live, is set to release October 4, 2019 on Rain Heart Records. Pre-order will be available on her bandcamp very soon.

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Track Name: From Nothing
In the end they will say
What was it that we knew
what was it that we did do

We will hope for the best
But we could be the test
To see how far we do go

In the end when we are free and all that we can see
is nothing
I can take each breath with pride my heart stops every time
at nothing
And when it is said and done and all we do is run
From nothing

We have seen our own dream
We know our history
And we know what we will do now

As for them I can not say
but will they join the fray
To see how far this can go
Track Name: Set Fire
You and I can see the light
But we can never find it
All I ask is to be free
But I’m too absent minded

Every time I leave my house
I get sick to my stomach
I’m so tired of everyone
why can’t we just
Burn this

Hey you, who are we?
Hey you, who are we?
Hey you, who are we?
Track Name: In The Sun
My mind is an ocean
But I keep getting caught up on the same shallow shore
If my heart is a diamond
I can’t seem to see what you had seen
In the sun

In the sun
In the sun
My heart is in the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Begin again my love

If you don’t know your name yet
Well you can see that I can see
Straight to your heart
If a soul needs a body
Then why is it that we must live
To just pay the rent

In the sun
In the sun
My heart is in the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Begin again my love

Pack your things we’re going somewhere
Don’t ask any questions
Don’t you want to live with me forever
And on a sunbeam
Space and time are endlessly
Expanding and unforgiving
Deadheading a rose - my love
Can trick it into a new beginning

In the sun
In the sun
My heart is in the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Begin again my love
Track Name: Analogue
I met someone like you
in the heat of the night
and you danced right by my side
I’m not like you
I’m just stupid sad and I’m smart but bad
At making new friends

we can debase everything we know
and everything we are
just to save some face

How do we choose
what we know is true
and what we knew
but now we know that it is false

How do we choose?
How do we know?

I’m not like them
in a big tall house
with a picket fence
happy as a lark
When the sky lark sings
is it to be free or to bring joy
to every living thing

We can set fire
to everything and everywhere
Just to find some peace

How do we choose
what love is true
and what love is false
trying to be true

How do we choose?
How do we know?
Track Name: Baby Baby Baby
Baby Baby Baby
I’m like you
Baby Baby Baby
I can shake the blues
Track Name: Be True
You and I communicate
On a different level
You always say
It’s me who wants to be a rebel

But I just want to be helpful baby
I just want to be true

All of my friends
Change themselves
for better or worse
I will always be
Here for you
through the thick and thin

But I just want to be helpful baby
I just want to be true

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