The Quest for the Other (feat. DJ Halo)

from by Joey Alpha

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I knew you existed every night we talked in my dreams, hoping that these nights we shared would somehow come to be. Never seen you in your human suit; it don’t compute how I know you in and out but we still don’t have the proof. Caught the glimpses of your smile hidden deep in self-denial, you save me from myself before I’m taken by the wild. I’d return the favor since I’m made to be your savior but I had to play it safe instead of wasting time with strangers. Hating the impatience that’s consuming situations waiting for the day to waste away so I can finally say it. Screaming at the walls venting all of my frustrations hoping if I keep it up it provides some vindication. Is it just a waste of thought or does it mean a lot? Is it something that I need or just another thing to want? Either way I know I’m gonna try and make it real. There is no excuse to live in fear of something that you feel.

Exposing the cracks in our fishbowl, two lost souls going which way the wind blows. Stuck in the undertow everyone is moving slow. See you on the other side look me in the eyes and never let go. Since the first time I met you every second’s been a blessing never second guessing here I am confessing to the best thing that I’ve ever seen. Lay with me forever never needing wedding rings to show the world that we’re together. Ask me if I want you I know you’re haunted by your past. Your exhausted from the cost it took to wash away the mess. Take me by my hand our promised land is in each other you complete my every being we fit each other like a glove. (Yeah) The thought of life without you can’t afford to let you be, tied a cord around your neck you’ll pull my heart out if you leave. The problem is with trust its not you or me it’s us, all these promises mean nothing when you can’t accept my touch. I cut off cupid’s wings its all the stupid things that matter, threw his arrows in our fire the flames that grew destroyed our madness. If fate has brought us closer than its time to play our role. Its not too late to fix the crack that’s growing in our bowl.

Disappearing in to the darkness. Reappearing then with a stone in the place where your heart was. I was told to be cautious, but no one ever said that it would be my own conscience. Will it ever stop? Nobody seems to have the answer. It’s devoured my desires I ingested all its cancer. Eating my aorta thought I had it sorted out until the words that I was searching for were falling from my mouth. I hate you please don’t leave I know it seems to contradict, but with everything that’s happened it makes sense for us to quit. We tried and tried again to make our sickness coexist, but these puzzle pieces we’ve been given turned out not to fit. Leaving gaps in our arrangement has estranged us from each other; every time I feel you close I feel just like I’m being smothered; slowing down to pull the roses out from underneath our noses sensing the deception as it blows up our composure. I suppose that this is it, dissonance has settled in. Persistent to resistance there is nothing more to give. Draining our vitality we couldn’t let it go until both of our realities crashed down upon our souls.


from Tales From A Drifter, released November 8, 2016
(Lyrics by Joey Silva, produced by Henry Villa, cuts by DJ Halo)



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