Be True

by Born Days

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1.
From Nothing 03:36
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
2.
Set Fire 03:41
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?
3.
In The Sun 04:55
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
4.
Analogue 05:19
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?
5.
Baby Baby Baby I’m like you Baby Baby Baby I can shake the blues
6.
Be True 03:49
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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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 Chicago based singer, songwriter, and producer Melissa Harris. She makes darkwave dystopian bedroom pop that evokes all things dreamy and apocalyptic. She is currently working on producing her first full length album.

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